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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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Featured Event

December 1, 2018
from Artist Annie Zeybekoglu '67. Tea is everywhere--its ubiquitous presence rivals the most common object. Once used, each stained teabag holds a personal experience, records a private sharing, serves as a visual reminder of conversations, reunions, and journeys. Tea is a common denominator in much of the artwork of Smith alumna Annie Zeybekoglu '67. Tea serves as a vehicle for preserving memories offering subtle tonalities that have evolved into her artist’s palette, finding expression in her handcrafted jewelry, books and image making. Exhibition on view Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Opening exhibition reception is Friday, Sept. 28, 5-7 p.m. September 10-December 14,
Alumnae House Gallery, 33 Elm St.
9:00 am to 4:00 pm


Events at Smith

November 28, 2018
Climate change is predicted to lead to an increased intensity and frequency of natural disasters. This increase in extreme weather events may lead to displacement and forced migrations, involving UNHCR and IOM responsibility on the international scene. Focusing on the UNHCR and IOM international organizations, how are these existing international development, migration and humanitarian organizations dealing with climate change? Marine Denis, PhD candidate in public international law at Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, will challenge and discuss these issues. Pizza will be provided for the first 25 attendees.
Lewis Global Studies Center
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm


November 28, 2018
Coral Ed is a paid 8-week marine environmental education and research program held primarily in San Pedro, Belize each summer. Sound like something you might want to do? Come for lunch and hear more about what it entails from former student participants and faculty advisers.
CEEDS, Wright Hall lower level
12:15 pm


November 28, 2018
Meredith Root-Bernstein has a PhD in Ecology and has worked on interdisciplinary approaches to conservation research and action in Chile and Italy. In her work she takes an ethnobiology approach, focusing on indigenous and local knowledge, ontologies, and STS approaches, to combine ecological research with environmental anthropology.
Dewey Common Room
3:00 pm


November 29, 2018
Environmental Justice and Environmental Inequalities: Towards a Legal Vision of the Climate Justice Concept, is a lecture by Marine Denis, PhD candidate in public international law at Unversite Sorbonne Paris Cite. Denis will address how the issues of inequality and fairness in the environmental domain are growing challenges in Europe, and the importance of the climate justice concept. Sponsored by the ES&P and Anthropology departments.
Seelye 106
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm


Events at Smith

December 4, 2018
ES&P students Athena Sofides and Haleigh Anderson will present their honors thesis.
Dewey Common Room
4:30 pm


Events Off Campus

December 5, 2018
A panel discussion featuring: 1.Jo Comerford, incoming Mass State Senator, Hampshire-Franklin-Worcester District. Jo has spent the last two decades in the Pioneer Valley leading initiatives on a host of public policies including criminal justice, health care, education and the environment. 2. Clare Higgins, Executive Director, Community Action Pioneer Valley, and former Mayor of Northampton. 3. Mindy Domb, incoming Mass State Representative, 3rd Hampshire District, and Executive Director of the Amherst Survival Center. For more information contact Casey Beebe, casey@hitchcockcenter.org, or Tim Zimmerman, tzimmerman@hampshire.edu.
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm


December 8, 2018
This annual gathering will feature a keynote presentation from Denise Fairchild from Emerald Cities, whose work focuses on justice and sustainability. There will also be workshops on Communicating about our Changing Climate, Community Choice Aggregation, Community Solar and Local Jobs, and Worker Co-ops Building the Solidarity Economy. The event is free of charge with a suggested donation for dinner. Register at the link below.
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TechSpring, 1350 Main St (5th Floor), Springfield
4:00 pm to 8:30 pm