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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 24- Mar 2

March 3-9

March 10-16

Events at Smith

Stories From Down The Line
February 24, 2017
Be a part of the Undesigning the Redline exhibit by sharing your stories about how racism has shaped your community and neighborhood. Issues like gentrification and unjust real estate practices are continuing the racist legacies of redlining in housing. Come by the Knowledge Lab. You can also submit a video selfie from your phone! Send it to knowledgelab @smith.edu. More instructions are available at the link below:
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Neilson Library, Knowledge Lab
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Green Team's Solar Education Event
February 24, 2017
Green Team is participating in national Solar Education Week. Join us for a Skype info session with energy economics researcher John Farrell of the Institute for Local Self-reliance and a solar panel demo. Free pizza will be served.
CEEDS, Wright Hall 005
12:00 pm

Plant Adaptation Up Close: A Biological and Artistic Interpretation
February 26, 2017
The earth's diverse environments create many challenges for plant survival, and plants have evolved adaptations that allow them to thrive under hostile conditions. This exhibit explores these diverse adaptations, from clinging to the rock cliffs to eating other plants. This is your lats chance to put on the 3-D glasses and enjoy this otherworld of plants! Through March 26.
Botanic Garden, Church Exhibition Gallery
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

SEA Semester Information
February 28, 2017
Are you thinking about studying abroad for a semester or during the summer? Come learn about the unique, hands-on SEA Semester program! SEA Semester offers field-based environmental programs to students of all majors. Students learn how to sail and embark on a research voyage to either the Caribbean, Europe, New Zealand or French Polynesia while becoming active crew members on a 134' ship. We offer six different semester programs focusing on environmental topics such as global climate change, cultural and environmental sustainability, and conservation and marine biodiversity. There are also summer sessions for students looking for a shorter time to study off-campus. We seek motivated students who are passionate about learning, inspired to tackle and address real-world issues, and eager to become part of an unparalleled living and learning community.
Campus Center - Main Level
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

SEA Semester Information Session
February 28, 2017
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.
CEEDS - Center for Environment, Ecological Design and Sustainability - Wright Hall 005
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Undesign the Redline
March 2, 2017
Join us for an interactive exhibition and pop-up library that invites participants to “explore how redlining and other policies, practices, and investments create systemic disparities and inequalities that not only perpetuate our most pressing social challenges, but impede the full potential of democracy.” The exhibit has been customized for our community, with references to Pioneer Valley history and historic maps of Boston, Hartford, Holyoke/Chicopee, and Springfield. Interactive mapping projects from the Spatial Analysis Lab will be on display from SWG 230 (Gender, Land and Food Movements), highlighting food access, gentrification, and the school-to-prison pipeline. The exhibit is on view whenever the library is open.
KnowledgeLab, Second Floor of Neilson Library

Learning Foundations of Sustainable Well-being Societies
March 2, 2017
with Harold Glasser, Executive Director of Western Michigan University’s Office for Sustainability and Professor of Environmental and Sustainability Studies. Placing our current concepts of sustainability in the context of three historical revolutions, Glasser challenges key assumptions grounded in this history that he argues are no longer consistent with our knowledge of the state of the planet, the goals of sustainable well-being societies, or our survival as a species. Glasser discusses building new, life-affirming narratives, concluding with examples for creating meaningful, lasting change with powerful new models that displace, rather than fight, existing models; thus ushering in a fourth, sustainable well-being revolution.
Seelye 201
4:30 pm

Events Off Campus

Can you hear me? Understanding & reducing the impacts of underwater noise in marine protected areas
March 1, 2017
Leila Hatch, Ph.D. Marine Ecologist, NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries Sponsored by Mount Holyoke College Biological Sciences and Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences
Cleveland Room L1, Mount Holyoke College
4:15 pm

Sonic Sea
March 1, 2017
Oceans are a symphonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity in marine life. But ocean noise is threatening this fragile world. Sonic sea is about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of ocean noise pollution. 6:30 screening of the documentary Sonic Sea (the effects of noise pollution on marine mammal communication) 7:30 discussion with Leila Hatch (NOAA Stellwagon Bank National Marine Sanctuary, featured in the film) and Laela Sayigh (Hampshire College School of Cognitive Science and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Franklin Patterson Hall Room 104, Hampshire College
6:30 pm

Identity, Nature and the Environment
March 1, 2017
Our identities- our race, ethnicity, gedner, class- are vital to how we see nature. In this event, we explore how identity intersects with history and politics to shape our interactions with and understanding of the environment around us. Join a conversation led by Lauret Savoy- author of Trace; Mistinguette Smith- executive director of The Black Land Project; and Naila Moreira- Forbes Library writer in residence. Free and open to all.
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Coolidge Museum, 2nd floor, Forbes Library. 20 West Street, Northampton
7:00 pm

Events at Smith

Botanical Explosions: The Evolutionary Impact of Ultra-fast Plants
March 3, 2017
Joan Edwards, Professor and Chair of the Biology Department at Williams College will give the Spring Bulb Show opening lecture. Followed by a reception and SPring Bulb Show preview at the Lyman Plant House.
Campus Center Carroll Room
7:30 pm

Spring Bulb Show: Fields of Flowers
March 4, 2017
Visit the Botanic Garden and step into rooms filled with flowers and bright colors and recharge your spirit. Open until 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sundays. The show runs from March 4 through March 19.
SMith College Botanic Garden
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Plant Adaptation Up Close: A Biological and Artistic Interpretation
March 5, 2017
The earth's diverse environments create many challenges for plant survival, and plants have evolved adaptations that allow them to thrive under hostile conditions. This exhibit explores these diverse adaptations, from clinging to the rock cliffs to eating other plants. This is your lats chance to put on the 3-D glasses and enjoy this otherworld of plants! Through March 26.
Botanic Garden, Church Exhibition Gallery
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Film Screening: Major!
March 9, 2017
-- a documentary profile of 75 year old Black transgender elder and activist Major Griffin-Gracy, with Q&A led by Jennifer DeClue, Assistant Professor in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender. This is the closing event in the Undesign the Redline series co-sponsored by CEEDS.
Graham Hall
6:00 pm

Events at Smith

Spring Bulb Show: Fields of Flowers
March 11, 2017
Visit the Botanic Garden and step into rooms filled with flowers and bright colors and recharge your spirit. Open until 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sundays. The show runs from March 4 through March 19.
SMith College Botanic Garden
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Plant Adaptation Up Close: A Biological and Artistic Interpretation
March 12, 2017
The earth's diverse environments create many challenges for plant survival, and plants have evolved adaptations that allow them to thrive under hostile conditions. This exhibit explores these diverse adaptations, from clinging to the rock cliffs to eating other plants. This is your lats chance to put on the 3-D glasses and enjoy this otherworld of plants! Through March 26.
Botanic Garden, Church Exhibition Gallery
8:30 am to 4:00 pm