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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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Information Sessions at the Conway School:
May 4, 2013
graduate programs in sustainable landscape planning and design. At the information session you will meet the school’s director and humanities professor, as well as get to see the campus. It will be a great time to ask questions and see how the school operates. The program includes: • Conway’s whole systems approach to sustainable land use planning and design; • Profile of the year, starting with the fall orientation trip through graduation requirements; • Presentation of current student work, and a look at past residential, community and regional projects; • The application process and federal financial aid requirements; • An opportunity to speak informally with students, alums, faculty, and staff.
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The Conway School, 332 South Deerfield Rd, Conway, MA
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Outdoor Gardening Classroom
May 5, 2013
Get your hands dirty and celebrate spring! Come with your gardening questions to UMass Permaculture Franklin Garden (in front of Franklin Dining Common). Various stations with demonstrations and interactive workshops on compost, seeding and transplanting, sheet mulching and more! All ages welcome. Co-sponsored by Grow Food Amherst and the UMass Permaculture Intiative.
Franklin Dining Commons, Permaculture Garden, UMASS Amherst Campus
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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Co-op Power's 9th annual Sustainability Summit
May 11, 2013
Find out what activisits, thinkers, green professionals, and organizations are doing to promote justice and sustainability. Share ideas with like-minded people on topics from green business development and community finance to sustainable heating options and green energy. Figure out what resources are available going forward. The Summit will feature -Nine tracks of three workshops on themes that cover different aspects of sustainability. -Catered lunch. -An exhibitor area where attendees can connect with vendors, non-profits and activist groups. -"Transitioning to the New Economy", a facilitated session with keynote speaker, Halina Brown, of Clark University and the Sustainable Consumption Action and Research Initiative. 4-6:30 PM: Co-op Power's Annual Meeting and Potluck. Members will make decisions about cooperation and autonomy among our decentralized network of local organizing councils.
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Hampshire College
9:00 am to 6:30 pm

Featured Event

Joint reception-
May 18, 2013
Environmental Science & Policy, Landscape Studies, and Environmental Concentration in Sustainable Food- for seniors, alumnae and their guests.
Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability; Wright Hall 005
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

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