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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 18-24

February 25- Mar 3

March 4-10

Events at Smith

February 21, 2019
Students studying environmental science and policy have diverse interests in this broad topic. Join us to hear from some of our students about their projects and experiences, including "Les clefs de chez moi: Queer Home and Home-Making in Modern Paris" by Ella Martin-Gachot '19; "How Traditional Soy Sauce Changed My Perspective on the Environment" by Jojo Ong '19; and "Adaptation to Climate Change and the Climate and Society Journal Experience" by Sydney Abraham '21. Refreshments provided.
CEEDS, Wright Hall, Lower Level
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm


February 23, 2019
Lets kick off the maple syrup season! Join us for an afternoon of tapping maple trees at the MacLeish Field Station. Bring your friends and learn all about maple sap production! Reserve a spot in our vehicles at tinyurl.com/macleishvans. Vans leave from the Chapin loading dock
Chapin Loading Dock
12:30 pm to 4:00 pm


Events Off Campus

February 18, 2019
A presentation by Thomas Delworth, Senior Scientist at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, and faculty member in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science at Princeton University.
Science Center, Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall (SCCE - Room A011), Amherst College
7:15 pm


February 21, 2019
Environmental historian John Sinton will present an illustrated talk about the Mill River, its major diversions in 1710 and 1940, and the role the river played in the formation and development of Nonotuck and Northampton. Hosted by A.P.E.@Hawley Street. In cooperation with the Mill River Greenway Initiative. Limited seating. Register to reserve a seat. Suggested Donation of $5-10 at the door.
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33 Hawley Street, The Arts Trust Building in Northampton, MA
7:00 pm


February 22, 2019
Valley authors Allison Bell & Maida Goodwin will describe three remarkable stories: (1) how three independent research projects reunited long-separated photographs and letters (some with secret code) that (2) tell the story of a 1902 hike in the White Mountains of two women naturalists, who subsequently took leading roles in the successful effort to protect the White Mountains of New Hampshire and (3) the region’s extraordinary alpine habitats and hiking trails. Limited seating. Register to reserve a seat. $8 members/donors of Historic Northampton, AMC and students. $12 all others.
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33 Hawley Street, The Arts Trust Building in Northampton, MA
7:00 pm


February 23, 2019
Historic Northampton & A.P.E.@Hawley Street are honored to announce a special evening with Rosamond Purcell, internationally acclaimed photographer, and Alan Edelstein, film producer & Northampton native, for a screening of the documentary film, An Art That Nature Makes: The Work of Photographer Rosamond Purcell. 6 pm: Reception with Rosamond Purcell & Alan Edelstein 7 pm: Film, Conversation and Book Signing $20 Reception and Event; $10 Film, Conversation & Book Signing only; $5 Students with valid I.D. (includes reception & event)
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33 Hawley Street, The Arts Trust Building in Northampton, MA


Events at Smith

February 25, 2019
This talk is part of the Landscape Studies Spring 2019 Lecture Series, which is free and open to the public. Natalie DeNormandie from Sego Design in Lincoln, MA, will present "Planting for Beauty and Ecology."
Graham Hall, Hillyer
2:40 pm


February 25, 2019
From planning an effective campaign strategy to organizing campaign outreach, join us to learn how to plan a successful campaign for change and workshop your own activism efforts alongside professional advocates. For more information contact aastor@environmentamerica.org.
Campus Center 102
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm


February 25, 2019
A talk by Pincelli Hull, assistant professor from Yale University. Refreshments in McConnell Foyer starting at 4:15.
McConnell Auditorium
4:30 pm


February 26, 2019
Dr. Rex Neilson, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Brigham Young University, will discuss the development of Brazilian environmental discourse in relation to national anxieties about water resources. As heated discussions over water rights, dams, and desertification remain at the forefront of public environmental discourse in Brazil, Euclides da Cunha’s 1901 essay, “The Desert Makers,” explores the causes of drought while simultaneously critiquing Brazil’s neocolonial aspirations at the beginning of the twentieth century. Part of the Spring 2019 Lecture Series: Brazilian Nature-Cultures.
CEEDS, Wright Hall, Lower Level
4:30 pm


February 27, 2019
Stop by the SEA Semester info table to find out more about this field-based study abroad program focused on the ocean environment. SEA offers 6 different semester programs ranging in focus from global climate change to cultural and environmental sustainability to conservation and marine biodiversity. SEA semester programs include an on-shore component followed by a sailing research voyage in the Atlantic, Pacific, or Caribbean.
Campus Center, Main Level
10:00 am to 2:00 pm


February 27, 2019
Learn more about this field-based study abroad program focused on the ocean environment. SEA offers 6 different semester programs ranging in focus from global climate change to cultural and environmental sustainability to conservation and marine biodiversity. SEA semester programs include an on-shore component followed by a sailing research voyage in the Atlantic, Pacific, or Caribbean. Pizza lunch provided.
CEEDS, Wright Hall, Lower Level
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm


March 2, 2019
Diana Cohen is one of the 30 artists whose work is featured in the current exhibition, Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials. A multi-media artist, painter and curator, Cohen is best known for her two- and three-dimensional works using recycled plastic bags sewn together. In addition to being a visual artist, Cohen is the co-founder and CEO of the Plastic Pollution Coalition. At a time when sustainability is an international concern, Cohen asks us to rethink our relationship with plastic and consider the material as a valued resource instead of waste. Sponsored by the SCMA and the OSE.
Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm


Events Off Campus

February 28, 2019
With Mary Booth, director of Partnership for Policy Integrity. Mary currently directs the Partnership's science and advocacy work on greenhouse gas, air pollutant, and forest impacts of biomass energy. Registration and donations appreciated.
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Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West St, Amherst
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm


Events at Smith

March 4, 2019
This talk is part of the Landscape Studies Spring 2019 Lecture Series, which is free and open to the public. Robert Ryan, from the Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning department of UMass Amherst, will present "Landscapes that Heal Body, Mind, and Soul: Lessons for a Sustainable Future."
Graham Hall, Hillyer
2:40 pm


March 5, 2019
Ta-Shana Taylor, director of training and recruitment, Outdoor Afro Paleontological Society Distinguished Lecturer, will present "Blind spots to diversity and inclusion in geosciences: Lessons learned from a decade of working within black communities." This is part of the Sigma Xi series
McConnell Auditorium
12:00 pm


Events Off Campus

March 6, 2019
"How to Get a Job in Sustainability: Purpose-Driven Careers in Business, NGOs, and Government" is a webinar in which Dr. Eban Goodstein, director of graduate programs in sustainability at Bard College, will outline mission-driven career strategies in sustainable business, non-profits and government for both soon-to-be and recent college graduates. Goodstein will provide participants with a concrete job-search strategy, discuss what the current political climate means for careers in social and environmental sustainability, cover grad school and continuing education options (including school now / school later); and take questions from the audience. Registration required.
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7:00 pm