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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

How Brave Do You Want to Be After College?
March 7, 2014
A workshop with Selena Rezvani, author and women's leadership consultant. Join other Five COllege students for a sit-down "networking" lunch followed by a two-hour workshop. Selena Revani will guide you through an interactive session to help you recognize the time and place for taking risks when making big and small decisions. This is the third annual leadership experience co-sponsored by Mount Holyoke’s Weissman Center for Leadership and Smith College’s Wurtele Center for Work & Life.
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Campus Center Carroll Room
12:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Events at Smith

Summer Program and Internship Info Sesssion
March 5, 2014
Join us for lunch to learn more about Hampshire College's Food, Farm, and Sustainability program and available summer internships from director Beth Hooker.
CEEDS, Wright Hall
12:15 pm

Panel Discussion: Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movements
March 6, 2014
Featuring Anat Biletzki, Professor at Quinnipiac University, and Tel Aviv University, chairperson of B’Tselem (’01-'06), Sa’ed Atshan, Postdoctoral fellow in International Studies at Brown University, Elliot Fratkin, Professor of Anthropology and African Studies at Smith College, and Miri Talmon, Ph. D, Schusterman Visiting Professor in Israel Studies at Smith College Brought to you by: Faculty for Israeli Palestinian Peace, Students for Justice in Palestine, and J Street U
Seelye 106
7:30 pm

Spring Bulb Show (March 1st - March 16th)
March 8, 2014

Smith Botanic Garden Greenhouse
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

LSS 100: Landscape, Design, and the Environment lecture
March 10, 2014
Lecture in honor of John Burk, Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences Sonja Duempelmann , Graduate School of Design, Harvard University From Airfields to Greenfields: A Genealogy of Airport Landscape
Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
2:40 pm to 4:00 pm

Miller Lecture in Art and Art History: Maya Lin
March 11, 2014
Maya Lin is the world-renowned architect of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. Through a careful balance between art and architecture, her work addresses how we relate and respond to the environment, and creates a systematic ordering of history, language and time.
Smith College, Wright Hall, Weinstein Auditorium
7:30 pm

Events Off Campus

Conference-- BuildingEnergy 14: Advancing Your Practice
March 5, 2014
March 6, 2014
Organized by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association and it’s members, this conference for high performance building and renewable energy practitioners is the oldest and most established in the region. BuildingEnergy is known for cutting edge, vetted content as well as an open, honest setting where professionals share their successes and failures openly. Come for the vital content, CEUs and networking - leave with skills, connections, and inspiration to succeed in the year ahead. * 80+ Sessions & workshops accredited by AIA, BPI, USGBC, BOMI, NAHB, NARI, InterNACHI (some MA CSL and APA credits available, see site)* Trade Show & Live Demonstration Stages * Free guided trade show and building tours * NESEA Night Dinner Cruise Aboard Spirit of Boston * Keynote by Living Building Challenge VP Amanda Sturgeon
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Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA 02210

WORKSHOP: LEADING FROM THE EMERGING FUTURE
March 5, 2014
Join us for this workshop-style event that will explore leadership and change-making through higher education. RSVP to reserve your spot! https://intranet.hampshire.edu/forms/viewForm.php?id=1495
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Hampshire College, Prescott Tavern
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Distinguished Lecture Series: "Income Pooling and Living Standards"
March 6, 2014
A core assumption in conventional poverty measurement is that income is shared within households to the benefit of all household members. This presentation draws on the 2010 Irish SILC module to examine aspects of the household’s financial regime, including which household members receive income, the extent to which income is contributed for the benefit of other household members and responsibility for decision-making. Professor Sara Cantillon is director of the Equality Studies Graduate Program at University College Dublin School of Social Justice.Her main areas of research are equality, poverty, gender and intrahousehold distribution. She has published on these topics in top-ranking journals including Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Social Policy, Feminist Economics, Res Public, and Radical Statistics and has numerous co-authored books and policy reports for state departments and statutory bodies. She is the Irish expert on the EU Commission’s Network of Experts in the field of socioeconomic discrimination.
Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall- East
4:00 pm

Sustainability Talk
March 6, 2014
"Unsettling nature in the Florida Everglades" Dr. Jessica Cattelino, Associate Professor of Anthropology, UCLA and Visiting Associate professor, Yale University
Amherst College, Fayerweather 117
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

2nd ANNUAL MASSACHUSETTS URBAN FARMING CONFERENCE
March 8, 2014
The UFC conference is designed to advance urban farming issues ranging from farming techniques and business models to climate change adaptation and food security. The UFC contributes to short-term and long-term state-wide strategic planning for a sustainable food system in Massachusetts. Network with Massachusetts' diverse, multi-sector stakeholders in this dynamic event that looks at current issues, emerging practices and programs, and markets that can contribute to Massachusetts' urban farming sector resiliency. For more information and to register:
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Northeastern University Student Center, Curry Center, Boston, MA
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Conway School Graduate Program in Sustainable Landscape Planning and Design
March 10, 2014
The Conway School offers a 10-month graduate program in sustainable landscape planning and design. Our graduates leave with a Master of Science in Ecological Design and all the training they need for a variety of careers in landscape design, urban & regional planning, restoration ecology and much more. If you are a student interested in sustainability, Admissions Director Adrian Dahlin would like to meet with you to talk about your interests, plans after graduation, career goals and how Conway might be a good fit.
Amherst College, Keefe Campus Center, 203
10:30 am to 2:00 pm

Featured Event

Film Screening: Do the Math
March 12, 2014
The first in the EARTH'S TURN film series planned as a lead up to Earth Day. A discussion after the film will be led by local community org Climate Action Now. Sponsored by CEEDS, Sustainability Reps, Green Team, Divest Smith College, SGA Sustainability Committee, Climate Action Now, 350 MA, Office of Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Science and Policy Program, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, with support from the SGA.
McConnell 103
6:30 pm

Events at Smith

Lecture and Lunch: The LIDAR Revolution: A new way to look at landscapes
March 13, 2014
a geosciences talk with Bob Newton. The imagery will be remarkable --- don't miss it! As usual lunch will be served at noon and the talk will start around 12:10.
Sabin-Reed 103
12:00 pm

Lunch and lecture: Engineering Meets Reality:
March 13, 2014
The Wicked Problems in Sustainable Engineering Initiative with Dr. Alexander Dale, Executive Director of Engineers for a Sustainable World Lunch will be provided, please bring your own beverage. Presented by Engineers for a Sustainable World.
Ford Hall, room 240
12:00 pm

Field Station Friday!
March 14, 2014
Join us at Macleish field station for maple sap collection. Visit the Bechtel Environmental Classroom, and explore the surroundings!
Meet at Chapin Annex parking lot
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Spring Bulb Show (March 1st - March 16th)
March 15, 2014

Smith Botanic Garden Greenhouse
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Events Off Campus

The Global Fork, Responsible and Delicious Eating
March 12, 2014
For over 25 years, Leslie Cerier, “The Organic Gourmet” Chef has been teaching culinary nutrition and hands-on vegetarian cooking for health and vitality, writing cookbooks focusing on eating local, seasonal, organic foods that are not just good for you, but also pleasurable, delicious and good for the planet.
Mount Holyoke College, Dwight Hall, Room 101
7:00 pm

Lecture: Global Climate Governance
March 13, 2014
with Lars Blaxekjaer, PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen and Visiting Pre-Doctoral Fellow at McGill University.Blaxekjaer will discuss "green growth" and global climate governance in three areas: 1) global climate governance in crisis using the Fukushima triple disaster as case, 2.)governance solutions outside the UNFCCC, particularly the emergence and spread of the green growth policy idea, and 3.) governance solutions inside the UNFCCC, particularly new groups at the COPs as discursive positioning. Sponsored by the UMASS Department of Political Science
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Machmer Hall Room e23, University of Massachusetts Amherst
1:45 pm to 3:45 pm

Lecture: City farming: Havana's Productive Urban Landscapes
March 13, 2014
With Carey Clouse, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, who teaches architecture and landscape architecture coursework at UMass Amherst with a focus on sustainable urbanism. She also practices architecture for disaster and climate resilience with her firm, Crookedworks Architecture. Her professional work and research addresses the intersection between design and sustainability, with a specific focus on food security, climate change adaptation and self-sufficiency.
105 Hills (North) 111 Thatcher Road , UMASS, Amherst
4:00 pm

Conference: Sustainability: Systems and Solutions
March 15, 2014
For more information and to register for this April 17th event, visit the web site listed below.
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UMASS Lowell Conference Center

Featured Event

The Role of Business in Promoting Sustainability
March 25, 2014
The Role of Business in Promoting Sustainability: A Conversation about Social Entrepreneurship. The Law Lecturers of the Isenberg School of Management and Sustainable UMass Present a Panel Featuring Sustainable Businesses, Benefit Corporations and B Corps: -Nathan Rothstein ‘2006, President and Co-Founder, Project Repat -Andrew Bellak, CEO, & Terry Mollner, Chairman, StakeHolders Capital -Ted Barber, Co-Founder, Prosperity Candle -Arya Shekar, Manager of Legal Strategy and Operations, Dimagi, Inc. -Jessica Manganello, Esq., New Leaf Legal -Trista Ristvedt, MBA/MPPA ‘2015, President, Net Impact UMass-Amherst
UMass Isenberg 108
7:00 pm

Events at Smith

LSS 100: Landscape, Design, and the Environment lecture
March 24, 2014
Marcus de la Fleur, Landscape architect & Principal at De la Fleur LLC, Chicago: Fix it! Resilience, Durability and Creativity
Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
2:40 pm to 4:00 pm

Events Off Campus

Esther Sperber: Studio ST at 10: Design and Collaboration
March 25, 2014
Esther Sperber is the Principal of Studio ST Architects, a full-service, woman-owned, architectural firm located in Manhattan that is dedicated to exploring the embedded logic of materials and structures to generate new spatial experiences.
UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center, room 463
5:30 pm

What is Environmental Racism: A PopDev Community Workshop
March 25, 2014
This interactive session will be an introduction to environmental racism and will include discussion around themes like specific case studies in the US, government versus community responses to environmental degradation, and environmental justice as an intersectional social justice movement that centers around the experiences of people of color. Bring your questions and an open mind as we explore and create various definitions of environmental racism and talk about our role as activists and allies. This workshop will be led by students Jessa Orluk, Justine Gonzalez-Berg, and PopDev Environmental & Reproductive Justice Fellow Senti Sojwal. Since we want to create a good learning space, please only come if you are able to stay for at least half of the workshop. Thank you. Dinner will be provided.
Hampshire College Library, 3rd floor
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

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