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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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September 16-22 September 23-29 September 30- Oct 6

Featured Event

Uniting the Planet: Bringing Faith, Science, and Community Organizing Leaders
September 17, 2014
Together to Promote Environmental Justice. This panel of environmental justice advocates will provide insight into the importance of bringing together science, faith, and community leaders in addressing sustainability issues. Sponsored by The Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability (CEEDS), the Center for Religious & Spiritual Life, and the Smith College Green Team.
Campus Center 103/104
7:15 pm

Events at Smith

Green Team meeting!
September 16, 2014
Join us for our first meeting of the year!
Campus Center 003 (lower level)
6:00 pm

Film screening: Disruption
September 16, 2014
Disruption takes you on a fast-paced journey through the tangled world of climate change: the science, the politics, the solutions, and the stories that define this crisis at this pivotal point in human history. An event sponsored by the Green Team.
Stoddard Auditorium
7:00 pm

Community Garden student org meeting
September 16, 2014
Come hear about what we were up to this summer, who we are, what we hope to do over the next semester, and share your ideas for fun activities!
CC 003
7:30 pm

Risk Taking & Its Rewards: A Conversation on Advocacy and Social Change
September 17, 2014
Join the conversation with three alumnae panelists. The panelists will be Erinn McGurn '94, Co-Founder and Executive Director of SCALEAfrica (and CEEDS Alumnae Advisory Board member), Kimberly Scott '91, Associate Professor at Arizona State University School of Social Transformation and Executive Director of COMPUGIRLS, and Staci Williams '81, Attorney and Judge-elect of the 101st District court. A reception will follow in the Alumnae House Gallery. This is the 3rd Annual Elizabeth Miller '81 Lecture.
Alumnae House Conference Hall
4:15 pm

SWG Reads the News lunches
September 19, 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

Film screening: Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint of War
September 21, 2014
Can't travel to NYC to participate in the People's Climate March, but want gather in solidarity with others locally? Join us!
Bodman Lounge, Helen Hills Hills Chapel
2:00 pm

Lecture: Trashing the Climate: Waste Policy Solutions
September 22, 2014
Lynne Pledger will speak about her work as a Waste Policy Consultant. This event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.
McConnell 103
2:40 pm to 4:00 pm

Meeting: Divest Smith College
September 22, 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

Featured Event

Lecture: Why Local Food Matters
September 29, 2014
Andy Pressman is an Agricultural Specialist at the National Association for Appropriate Technology. He will discuss local food and issues surrounding its importance. A great lecture to attend if you are interested in the Sustainable Food Concentration! This event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.
McConnell 103
2:40 pm to 4:00 pm

Events at Smith

Looking for adventure? Want to study abroad?
September 23, 2014
Come by our info table to learn more about SEA Semester! SEA Semester offers field-based study abroad programs for all majors during the summer or semester in the Caribbean, Europe, Polynesia, and New Zealand. Students spend half the semester in Woods Hole, MA in preparation for the second half voyage as a full-working crew member aboard one of two tall sailing ships. Email edorr@sea.edu with questions.
Campus Center, lower level
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

SWG Reads the News lunches
September 26, 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
September 29, 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

Events Off Campus

18th Annual Source to Sea Cleanup
September 26, 2014
September 27, 2014
A two-day coordinated effort in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut. You can join one of over 100 cleanup groups. Find one near you:
www.ctriver.org/cleanup

Events at Smith

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

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.
More...
Campus Center 204
7:00 pm

Events Off Campus

MA Green Career Conference: Your Future in Clean Energy and Sustainability
October 1, 2014
Follow the URL below for more information and to register. Registration: $60 before August 26, $75 after August 26 $45 Students
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Holiday Inn, Marlborough, MA

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!

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