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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 email accounts, submit it to eDigest.

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February 22-28

March 1-7

March 8-14

Featured Event

February 28, 2018
A lecture by internationally renowned climate scientist William Moomaw, Professor Emeritus of International Environmental Policy at the Fletcher School, Tufts University. Moomaw has worked at the intersection of science and policy, advocating for international sustainable development. He has conducted research in areas including sustainable development, renewable energy, trade and environment, technology and policy implications for climate change, water and climate change, economics and geochemistry of the nitrogen cycle, biodiversity, and negotiation strategies for environmental agreements. He has been a long-time contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Please register for the event at the link below:
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Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
7:00 pm


Events at Smith

February 22, 2018
This event is part of the Spatial Analysis Lab Spring Workshop Series. Contribute to humanitarian missions by identifying infrastructure in satellite imagery to inform government and NGOs for effective response. Participants can choose to complete a disaster mapping task from Humanitarian OpenStreetMap, or map potential modern slavery sites for Rights Lab’s Slavery from Space project. Dinner will be provided. Registration is required for this event. See link below to register.
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Sabin-Reed 104 Lab
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm


February 23, 2018
Get off campus and reconnect with nature at MacLeish! Our field station has it all- scenic views, miles of hiking trails, sites for research and a state-of-the-art Living Building with tea and wifi. Vans leave from Chapin loading dock at 1, and will be back in time for tea. Sign up with the link below:
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Macleish Field Station
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm


February 24, 2018
Learn to prune and care for apple trees at the MacLeish orchard! Artist in Residence Dan Ladd will share his expertise in training and structuring living trees in this hands-on workshop. Van departs from the Chapin loading dock at 1 pm and will return by 4. Please note that seats are limited. Use the link below to sign up.
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MacLeish Field Station
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm


February 26, 2018
Can't make it to lunch? We hope you will stop by to talk with us some other time to find out more about SEA Semester, a field-based study abroad program focused on the ocean environment. Our program offers 6 different semester programs that focus on environmental topics ranging from global climate change to cultural and environmental sustainability to conservation and marine biodiversity. SEA semester programs include an on-shore component in Woods Hole, Massachusetts followed by a sailing research voyage in the Atlantic, Pacific, or Caribbean. Motivated students of all majors who are passionate about learning, inspired to take on real-world issues, and eager to become part of an unparalleled living and learning community are welcome to apply.
Campus Center table, near the Cafe
10:00 am to 2:00 pm


February 26, 2018
SEA Semester is a field-based study abroad program focused on the ocean environment. They offer 6 different semester programs that focus on environmental topics ranging from global climate change to cultural and environmental sustainability to conservation and marine biodiversity. SEA semester programs include an on-shore component in Woods Hole, Massachusetts followed by a sailing research voyage in the Atlantic, Pacific, or Caribbean. Motivated students of all majors who are passionate about learning, inspired to take on real-world issues, and eager to become part of an unparalleled living and learning community are welcome to apply. Pizza lunch provided.
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CEEDS, Wright Hall lower-level
12:00 pm


February 26, 2018
with Neftali Duran, Director, Nuestra Comida Project, Holyoke, MA. Part of the Environment and Sustainability: Notes From the Field lecture series sponsored by CEEDS. Open to the public.
McConnell 103
2:40 pm


February 26, 2018
Find out more about Williams-Mystic, a Smith-approved, interdisciplinary coastal and ocean studies semester program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport. Students need not have prior experience or interest in ocean studies; our interdisciplinary semester touches on broader themes ranging from literature and history to present-day policy and ecological challenges. Students interested in environmental issues find that studying America's oceans and coasts enhances their understanding of climate change and its impact on societies around the world.
Campus Center
6:30 pm


February 27, 2018
An On-line Data Resource. Presented by Bob Newton and Paul Wetzel, CEEDS. Lunch is served in the Foyer at 11:45 a.m., talks begin at 12:10 p.m. and are open to all faculty, emeriti, staff, and students.
McConnell 103
12:10 pm


Events Off Campus

February 24, 2018
Harvard College Conservation Society's annual conference, aimed at equipping college students with a passion for conservation work to pursue a career in this field. The conference features inspiring keynote speakers and panelists, engaging workshops on different aspects of conservation, and networking opportunities with local professionals, organizations, and other students. Come to learn more about the fascinating, multidisciplinary field of conservation work, network with other conservationists - both aspiring and professional - and get excited about this crucial work! Event details at the link below:
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Harvard
10:00 am to 3:30 pm


February 28, 2018
Reflective writing, art-making, and sharing. A collaboration with Paperbark Literary Magazine. Arrive at 2:30 P.M. for quiet contemplation and check-in. This event is part of the 2018 Climate Change Series "Talking Truth: Finding Your Voice around the Climate Crisis". All events are free and open to the public. Please note that seating is limited.
UMass Amherst, Goodell 406A
3:00 pm


February 28, 2018
Faculty Seminar: Teresa Gonzales (FCWSRC Research Associate and Assistant Professor of Sociology, Knox College) Much of the literature on community development emphasizes the importance of cultivating trust in order to build inter-organizational networks within poor communities. We know trust relationships may bring additional funds and political influence to a neighborhood, but at what cost? Particularly if power is consolidated into the hands of the few. IF trust can increase marginalization, how might mistrust create opportunities? Using a case study of how two low-income neighborhoods in Chicago, Gonzales focuses on the ways that neighborhood-based community groups use mistrust as a strategy for local power.
83 College Street Mount Holyoke College
6:00 pm to 8:00 am


Events at Smith

March 1, 2018
Coral reef restoration and the value of environmentally engaged artmaking with Hope Ginsberg, Environmental Artist, Richmond, VA. Part of the Environment and Sustainability: Notes From the Field lecture series sponsored by CEEDS. Lunch provided on a first come, first served basis.
CEEDS, Wright Hall lower-level
12:00 pm


March 2, 2018
Join us as we tap maple trees at MacLeish Field Station in preparation for the CEEDS Spring Maple Sugaring Event. Van departs from the Chapin loading dock at 1pm and will return by 4. Please note that seats are limited. Sign up with the link below.
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MacLeish Field Station
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm


March 2, 2018
Presented by Tim Johnson, Director of the Botanic Garden of Smith College, and former Head of Preservation at Seed Savers Exchange. Join us for a journey through time as we explore the evolution of seeds and the emergence of the angiosperm (“vessel seeded”) plant lineage. These flowering plants arose some 125 million years ago. Learn about how the humble skill of seed saving changed the course of human history and about the current work being done to preserve both biodiversity and cultural identities in seed banks. Followed by a reception at the Lyman Plant House and a preview of the Bulb Show in the illuminated Lyman Conservatory.
Campus Center Carroll Room
7:30 pm


March 3, 2018
A spectacular array of blossoming crocuses, hyacinths, narcissi, irises, lilies and tulips provide an early glimpse of spring. Friday, Saturday and Sunday extended hours 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Groups of 10 or more visiting the show must schedule in advance.
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Botanic Garden of Smith College
10:00 am to 4:00 pm


March 3, 2018
Lend a hand collecting maple sap right from the MacLeish trees to store for our CEEDS Spring Sugaring Event. Van departs from Chapin loading dock at 1pm and will return by 4. Sign up below- please note that seats are limited.
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MacLeish Field Station
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm


March 6, 2018
Looking for a farm internship this summer? Stop by for more information about opportunities with Amherst College's farm.
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Smith College Campus Center Main Level Table
11:30 am to 1:30 pm


Events Off Campus

March 3, 2018
When hundreds of people come together to build towards a better and healthier future, great things happen. Our annual Local Environmental Action conference will bring people together to trade stories from winning campaigns, share strategies, and dream up innovative ideas for the work ahead. Join Toxics Action Center and Massachusetts Climate Action Network and hundreds of activists and experts to learn, network and be inspired. FaceBook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/171230003451365/ Registration is now open! Reserve your spot at the link below:
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Northeastern University, Curry Student Center. Boston, Mass


March 3, 2018
This presentation with Sonia Schloemann will explore how fruit can be incorporated into an edible landscape setting. We’ll talk about common fruit like strawberries and blueberries and also more unusual fruit like Aronia and Lingonberries. Participants will learn what these plants can contribute to a home landscape and what it takes to grow them successfully. The end of the class we will tour the UMass Permaculture Garden.
French Hall/UMass, 230 Stockbridge Rd. Amherst MA
10:00 am to 12:00 pm


March 7, 2018
Reflective writing, art-making, and sharing. A collaboration with Paperbark Literary Magazine. Arrive at 2:30 P.M. for quiet contemplation and check-in. This event is part of the 2018 Climate Change Series "Talking Truth: Finding Your Voice around the Climate Crisis". All events are free and open to the public. Please note that seating is limited.
UMass Amherst, Goodell 406A
3:00 pm


Events at Smith

March 8, 2018
This event is part of the Spatial Analysis Lab Spring Workshop Series. Webinar by the World-Wide Human Geography Data Working Group (WWHGD) with speakers from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US Military Academy, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, and US State Department. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required for this event. See link below to register.
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Sabin-Reed 104 Lab
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm


March 9, 2018
On four Northampton Arts Nights Out this spring, photographer Pamela Petro and poet Naila Moreira will present an art exhibit, Dusk at Macleish, of seven ecological graphic poems. Their work, in word and image digital presentation, will be projected on a triptych of screens. The photos and poems of Dusk at MacLeish reflect on the fragile moment in ecological history in which we live, suggesting liminal moments between light/dark, seen/intuited, day/night, present/future. The project juxtaposes moved-image photographs taken at dusk by Petro with poems written simultaneously by Moreira, created in a series of visits to the Smith College MacLeish Field Station in Whately, Massachusetts. The simultaneity of artistic production allows for a deep focus on place, setting, and ecological framing, making the landscape itself a powerful collaborator in the work. The series forms part of Arts Afield, a program at the MacLeish Field Station supported by the Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability (CEEDS).
Pop-up parklet On the Green by the Smith College Art Museum
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm


March 10, 2018
A spectacular array of blossoming crocuses, hyacinths, narcissi, irises, lilies and tulips provide an early glimpse of spring. Friday, Saturday and Sunday extended hours 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Groups of 10 or more visiting the show must schedule in advance.
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Botanic Garden of Smith College
10:00 am to 4:00 pm