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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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May 9-15

Events at Smith

April 25, 2018
with Breanna Parker '18. Lunch provided
McConnell 103
12:15 pm

April 27, 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:
Macleish Field Station
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

April 30, 2018
with Kenneth Helphand, author of Defiant Gardens: Making Gardens in Wartime and other award-winning books; Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Oregon. A joint event between 2017-18 yearlong projects: Destroy then Restore and War; sponsored by the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute.
Campus Center, Carroll Room
5:00 pm

April 30, 2018
by Joan Maloof, Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University and founder of the Old-Growth Forest Network to preserve, protect and promote the country's few remaining stands of old-growth forest. What do you know about the forest cover of the planet, and of Massachusetts specifically? Are we gaining forest land or losing forest land? Are there any untouched forests left? If so, where could you experience one? Why are ancient forests so important and how can we preserve the ones that are left? In this Arbor Day talk we will turn our attention to the silent plants and animals who cannot speak for themselves. We will take some time to connect with our forest heritage and imagine a greener future.
Smith College Conference Center Oak Room
7:00 pm

Events at Smith

May 2, 2018
Lunch provided.
Campus Center 103/104
12:15 pm

May 2, 2018
Mary Hubbell, soprano; Monica Jakuc Leverett, piano. Songs and piano pieces by Schumann, Liszt, Brown, Joplin and more. Featuring the premiere performance of a new song by Gregory W. Brown, dedicated to the College Hall American elm, with text by Naila Moreira.
Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall
12:30 pm

Events Off Campus

May 6, 2018
with Kevin Healy (Lawyers Fight Climate Change), Susan Theberge (Building Solidarity to Respond to Climate Change), and Ed Stockman (The Secret of Industrial Food & Climate Change). Healy has practiced environmental and land use law for 43 years and has lectured and written extensively on the subject of climate change. Theberge is co-founder of Climate Action Now and active participant in the Sugar Shack Alliance. Stockman is co-founder and education director of Regeneration MAss, He is a biologist and 4th generation farmer.
Chesterfield Community Center, 400 Main Road, Chesterfield, MA 01012
2:00 pm

Events at Smith

May 11, 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 Museum of Art
8:00 pm