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This calendar lists each week's notable events with a focus on sustainability and its economic, social and environmental components. To get your event added, contact Joanne Benkley, Assistant Director, CEEDS. To have information about your event or activity sent to all campus e-mail accounts, submit it to eDigest.

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Featured Event

Kinder Morgan Pipeline: Questioning the Need, Considering the Alternatives, and Engaging the Public
October 3, 2014
An ES&P Lunchbag with Katy Eiseman, Director of Massachusetts PipeLine Awareness Network and Bruce Winn, President of Berkshire Environmental Action Team, will talk about the proposed natural gas pipeline through northern Massachusetts. They will give an overview of the proposal and offer a multi-scale assessment of the project from its impacts on the pipeline corridor to its implications for carbon emissions and climate change. Lunch provided.
McConnell 103
12:15 pm

Events at Smith

Stargazing
October 2, 2014
Come see stars, clusters and the moon. All are welcome - please dress warmly. For further information or to check on weather conditions, contact Meg Thacher mthacher@smith.edu, ext. 3935.
McConnell Hall Roof
8:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Operation Wallacea Info Session
October 3, 2014
OpWall is a biodiversity research and conservation management organization hosting scientific expeditions in Indonesia, Transylvania, South Africa, Madagascar, Peru, Guyana,Honduras, and Mexico. Students can join as Research Assistants (internship and credit options available) and receive training in different survey techniques such as mist-netting, SCUBA diving, GIS, camera-trapping, stereo-video transects of coral reefs, and much more. Students can also join as Thesis Students and collect data for a specific research project. Some of the research topics offered on site include marine ecology, agriculture, spatial ecology, genetics, herpetofauna, and environmental science. There is even a unique expedition for Pre-Med students looking to experience field medicine. Most importantly, all the research goes towards protecting valuable ecosystems by levering funding and monitoring the success of various conservation management strategies. Come learn how you can get involved!
CEEDS, Wright Hall
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

SWG Reads the News lunches
October 3, 2014
We all read the news in different forms: as ticker tape under the tv broadcaster, in newspapers, on Facebook, twitter or as blog posts. But we often read it alone, even if with running commentary talking back to the news as we do so. Members of SWG invite you to join a more collective setting in Duckett Dining Hall over a Friday lunch to read the news: that is, decipher it, ask questions, give reactions, add new frames, in a sense, re-write the news. For those not on the meal plan, primarily staff and faculty, your lunch is on us.
Duckett Room B
12:10 pm

Presentation of Environmental Concentration: Climate Change
October 6, 2014
Learn how the Climate Change Concentration can compliment your major and add meaningful hands-on experience to your academic goals. Learn more at www.smith.edu/climate/
CEEDS, Wright Hall
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Hydropower, Climate Change, and the Public Interest – what’s the deal?
October 6, 2014
Andrew Fisk, Executive Director of the Connecticut River Watershed Council, will be exploring the relationship between the future of hydropower, the growing threat of climate change and the importance of public interest.
McConnell 103
2:40 pm to 4:00 pm

Meeting: Divest Smith College
October 6, 2014
Want to be a leader on an important issue that affects all of us? Help us work towards getting the College to divest from the fossil fuel industry. Come to one of our weekly meetings and learn more.
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Campus Center 204
7:00 pm

Presentation of Environmental Concentration: Sustainable Food
October 7, 2014
The Sustainable Food Concentration lets students engage in an interdisciplinary exploration of food and the many issues involved in sustainability. Come explore your interests! Learn more at www.smith.edu/food/
CEEDS, Wright Hall
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Bike Kitchen Workshops
October 7, 2014
The Bike Kitchen staff will be hosting a mechanics workshop this fall. It will be Tuesdays from 4-6. The workshop series started on September 23rd and will continue every Tuesday through November 11, except over fall break. The series is a great introduction to bike mechanics if you want to learn to fix bikes but aren't sure where to start! "Fixing Hours" will be Sundays from 1 pm to 3 pm and Thursdays from 4 pm to 6 pm. Feel free to bring your bike in for maintenance or swing by to hone your fixing skills.
The basement of Talbot House
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Arava Institute Info Session: Trans-boundary Environmental Cooperation in Israel
October 8, 2014
Study Abroad and Internships available. The Arava Institute is founded on the belief that wherever you are, on any side of a border, the environment is the defining challenge of our time. The Arava Institute provides students with an exceptional interdisciplinary environmental education that combines natural and social science with conflict mitigation training, while living with diverse host-families.
CEEDS, Wright Hall
12:15 pm to 1:00 pm

Events Off Campus

Mill River Walk
October 4, 2014
Join us! This month we'll be walking Leeds to Haydenville: River Road to South Main Street. Sponsored by the Mill River Greenway Initiative, Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways and Smith College CEEDS (Center for the Environment, Ecological Design & Sustainability) SPACE IS LIMITED! Email us at info@millrivergreenway.org to reserve your spot and get directions to the starting point!

Global Harvest Festival
October 4, 2014
October 5, 2014
Enjoy a festive celebration that features Heifer’s Global Village where you can tour international homesteads, taste food from other countries, and meet the farm animals. Other hands-on activities like churning butter, roasting coffee, and digging potatoes will be on-going throughout the day. Hay rides to our pumpkin patch,face painting, potato sack races, scavenger hunts and more family-fun activities and crafts are packed into this globally themed and one-of-a-kind fall festival. Admission is $10 per vehicle.
Heifer Farm, Rutland MA
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Events at Smith

Info Session: Duke University Marine Lab & Nicholas School of the Environment
October 9, 2014
Interested in doing a semester away? Thinking about grad school? Come learn about the semester program offered at Duke University's Marine Lab and the prestigious Nicholas School of the Environment. Learn more at www.nicholas.duke.edu/
CEEDS, Wright Hall
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

SWG Reads the News lunches
October 10, 2014
We all read the news in different forms: as ticker tape under the tv broadcaster, in newspapers, on Facebook, twitter or as blog posts. But we often read it alone, even if with running commentary talking back to the news as we do so. Members of SWG invite you to join a more collective setting in Duckett Dining Hall over a Friday lunch to read the news: that is, decipher it, ask questions, give reactions, add new frames, in a sense, re-write the news. For those not on the meal plan, primarily staff and faculty, your lunch is on us.
Duckett Room B
12:10 pm

Meeting: Divest Smith College
October 13, 2014
Want to be a leader on an important issue that affects all of us? Help us work towards getting the College to divest from the fossil fuel industry. Come to one of our weekly meetings and learn more.
More...
Campus Center 204
7:00 pm

Bike Kitchen Workshops
October 14, 2014
The Bike Kitchen staff will be hosting a mechanics workshop this fall. It will be Tuesdays from 4-6. The workshop series started on September 23rd and will continue every Tuesday through November 11, except over fall break. The series is a great introduction to bike mechanics if you want to learn to fix bikes but aren't sure where to start! "Fixing Hours" will be Sundays from 1 pm to 3 pm and Thursdays from 4 pm to 6 pm. Feel free to bring your bike in for maintenance or swing by to hone your fixing skills.
The basement of Talbot House
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Featured Event

Gleaning with Rachel's Table
October 19, 2014
Gleaning, which dates back to Biblical times, is the gathering of produce after harvest. Farmers are often unable to sell all of their produce, either because of imperfections or because they simply cannot harvest it all. Many farmers welcome the opportunity to donate excess produce that would otherwise have been thrown out; others donate salable produce simply out of kindness. We will be taking a van to a few farms to harvest the produce, and then we will be donating the food. Email skirk@smith.edu to reserve your spot!
Chapin Annex Road
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Lecture: Mass Audubon: Conservation, Education, and Advocacy in the Pioneer Valley
October 20, 2014
Jonah Keene, Director of the Mass Audubon Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries, will be giving a lecture about his work and the organization. This event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.
McConnell 103
2:40 pm to 4:00 pm

Events at Smith

SWG Reads the News lunches
October 17, 2014
We all read the news in different forms: as ticker tape under the tv broadcaster, in newspapers, on Facebook, twitter or as blog posts. But we often read it alone, even if with running commentary talking back to the news as we do so. Members of SWG invite you to join a more collective setting in Duckett Dining Hall over a Friday lunch to read the news: that is, decipher it, ask questions, give reactions, add new frames, in a sense, re-write the news. For those not on the meal plan, primarily staff and faculty, your lunch is on us.
Duckett Room B
12:10 pm

Lecture: 'MUMBAI ELEGY?: Matters of Design in an Arduous Landscape
October 20, 2014
Niall Kirkwood, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Technology at Harvard will discuss the role of the design and planning of infrastructure in a contemporary landscape environment that defies conventional approaches, tactics and means. The role itself of a landscape architect (or indeed any designer, engineer or planner) will be held up for critical review and commentary.
Graham Hall
5:00 pm

Bike Kitchen Workshops
October 21, 2014
The Bike Kitchen staff will be hosting a mechanics workshop this fall. It will be Tuesdays from 4-6. The workshop series started on September 23rd and will continue every Tuesday through November 11, except over fall break. The series is a great introduction to bike mechanics if you want to learn to fix bikes but aren't sure where to start! "Fixing Hours" will be Sundays from 1 pm to 3 pm and Thursdays from 4 pm to 6 pm. Feel free to bring your bike in for maintenance or swing by to hone your fixing skills.
The basement of Talbot House
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

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