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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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April 24-30

May 1-7

May 8-14

Events at Smith

April Showers
April 24, 2017
April 25, 2017
April 26, 2017
Take part in the annual competition to see which house can save the most water and energy! The winning house will win a gift certificate to Herrells! For two weeks, starting on April 17th, mark on the scoresheet in your house's bathroom for every day you skip a shower or take a shower that lasts less than five minutes. Eco Reps will place timers in showers throughout the houses.
All Smith Houses!

Pipelines in our backyard! Conversation with Katy Eiseman, Pres. of the Pipeline Awareness Network
April 25, 2017
Ms. Eiseman is coming to CEEDS to talk about the role that states can play in terms of dealing with the Trump administration and its push for more fossil fuel infrastructure and fewer regulations that protect the public trust. Come with questions, comments, concerns, and an open mind!
CEEDS, Wright Hall 005
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Environmental Science and Policy/CEEDS Lunchbag:
April 26, 2017
Unpacking the 4/22 "March for Science" and the 4/29 "People's Climate March" with students who participated. Co-sponsored with CEEDS. Lunch provided.
CEEDS, Wright Hall 005
12:15 pm

April Showers
April 27, 2017
April 28, 2017
April 29, 2017
April 30, 2017
Take part in the annual competition to see which house can save the most water and energy! The winning house will win a gift certificate to Herrells! For two weeks, starting on April 17th, mark on the scoresheet in your house's bathroom for every day you skip a shower or take a shower that lasts less than five minutes. Eco Reps will place timers in showers throughout the houses.
All Smith Houses!

Thoreau and the Language of Trees
April 28, 2017
An Arbor Day lecture with Richard Higgins, writer and editor from Concord, MA. Higgins's most recent book, of the same title, will be published in April by the University of California Press. A former longtime staff writer for the Boston Globe, Higgins's writing has appeared in the New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Christian Century, and Smithsonian. Lunch provided.
Campus Center Room 103/104
12:00 pm

Fly kites and build fairy houses at MacLeish!
April 28, 2017
Come fly kites and build fairy houses at MacLeish! We will be enjoying the outdoors and indulging in some simple fun times outside at the field station. A van will leave from the Chapin loading dock at 1:00 pm and return at 4:00 pm, Friday the 28th. Email Lucy Debolt at ldebolt@smith.edu to reserve a seat.
MacLeish Field Station
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Events Off Campus

Western MA Premiere of "THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES"
April 26, 2017
The First Full-Length Documentary of Climate Change's Impact on Global Stability, as seen by U.S. Military and Security Officials. Directed by Jared Scott, Director of "Requiem for an American Dream" Discussion to Follow, Led by Prof. Michael Klare, Five College Professor of Peace & World Security Studies.Free and Open to the Public.
HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE, Franklin Patterson Hall, Main Lecture Hall
7:30 pm

Featured Event

Documentary screening- Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock
May 2, 2017
A new film by Josh Fox. The film will be followed by a community conversation.
Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall, Smith College
6:30 pm

Events at Smith

Plants of Pompeii: Ancient and Modern Medicinal Plants
May 1, 2017
Ancient Pompeii was famous for its gardens and flower culture. This exhibit features plant portraits created by Victoria I and Lilian Nicholson Meyer for the book A Pompeian Herbal. The illustrations portray medicinal plants identified in the excavations of Pompeii and those that still grow in the area today. A living exhibit of some of these plants will be on display in the Physiology House in the Lyman Conservatory.
Botanical Garden, Church Exhibition Gallery
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Environmental Science and Policy Lunchbag Talk:
May 2, 2017
Presentation of the ENV 312 student projects
Neilson Library Browsing Room
12:15 pm

Events Off Campus

Holyoke Food Justice Conference
May 5, 2017
This conference will host a diverse group of nationally-recognized food movement leaders who will share from their experiences working towards food justice and their visions for the work ahead. The conference will explore the historical roots of food inequity and evaluate our current food system. We will look at policy strategy across movements working nationwide to make our food system more equitable for all. Finally, we will share reflections on our 25 years of work at Nuestras Raíces at the intersection of food, culture, and urban agriculture in Holyoke, Massachusetts. The conference is sponsored by Holyoke Community College (Leslie Phillips Theater) and Nuestras Raíces. For more information and to register, visit the link below:
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Holyoke Community College
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Events at Smith

Plants of Pompeii: Ancient and Modern Medicinal Plants
May 8, 2017
Ancient Pompeii was famous for its gardens and flower culture. This exhibit features plant portraits created by Victoria I and Lilian Nicholson Meyer for the book A Pompeian Herbal. The illustrations portray medicinal plants identified in the excavations of Pompeii and those that still grow in the area today. A living exhibit of some of these plants will be on display in the Physiology House in the Lyman Conservatory.
Botanical Garden, Church Exhibition Gallery
8:30 am to 4:00 pm