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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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September 24-30

October 1-7

October 8-14

Featured Event

September 26, 2018
L. S. Gardiner '95 is the author of a book by the same title: Tales from an Uncertain World: What Other Assorted Disasters Can Teach Us About Climate Change. She is also an author of two and illustrator of nine children's books about science. A veteran science educator, she works at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Center for Science Research. Lisa received her PhD from the University of Georgia. Sponsored by the department of geosciences, environmental science and policy, and CEEDS.
McConnell 103
12:15 pm to 1:00 pm


Events at Smith

September 24, 2018
Come to CEEDS to learn about how you can get involved with the Smith College Bicycle Kitchen! Our mission primarily is to teach people in the Smith College community how to repair bicycles, through hands-on instruction, and additionally to encourage bicycle riding widely within the community. We hold weekly open hours, where we train interested students as "bike mechanics", and where the newly-trained mechanics instruct other students on how to fix flats and adjust brakes (etc.). No experience fixing bikes is necessary to get involved – all you need is an excitement and willingness to learn!
CEEDS, Wright Hall lower level
12:10 pm to 1:00 pm


September 26, 2018
Bring your questions about the book and take advantage of an alumna visiting campus to also ask your questions about her career path! L. S. Gardiner '95 works at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Center for Science Research where she is a veteran science educator. Lisa is the author of the new book "Tales from an Uncertain World: What Other Assorted Disasters Can Teach Us About Climate Change." She is also an author of two and illustrator of nine children's books about science.
CEEDS, Wright Hall lower level
4:15 pm


September 28, 2018
Learn the science and methods used to make high resolution maps and 3D models from drone imagery. The Spatial Analysis Lab and the Kahn Institute are hosting a technical training/workshop on photogrammetry - the processing of overlapping images into an orthophoto mosaic and/or 3D models. The workshop is part of a larger Kahn event titled Drones: Power, Play, Policy and Pedagogy organized by Jon Caris and Greg White. Schedule: 10:00 - 12:00 - hands on photogrammetry workshop in the Spatial Analysis Lab (SR 104); 12:00 - 1:00 - pizza lunch or on your own; 1:00 - 4:00 - continuation of photogrammetry with broader discussion on applications. Students are encouraged to participate in the 2-part hands on workshop. Please indicate your interest in attending the morning and/ or afternoon sessions (with lunch) by filling out the RSVP form below. This will be great learning opportunity to learn from an expert in the field of drone mapping. Open to students, faculty, and staff at Smith and in the Five Colleges.
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Sabin-Reed 104
12:00 am


September 28, 2018
by Faine Greenwood, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Drones are everywhere, yet they are an ambiguous and polarizing topic. This talk will contextualize non-military drones and consider how our culture thinks about the technology, and how that shapes our understanding and affect of human-robotic relationships.
Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
5:00 pm


Events Off Campus

September 24, 2018
With Jacqueline Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program. Patterson has worked in many capacities on many issues, including women, HIV/AIDS, racial justice, economic justice, and environmental and climate justice. She is also the co-founder of Women of Color United, an organization that connects women of color in the US to women abroad. Patterson serves on the International Committee for the US Social Forum, the Steering Committee for Interfaith Moral Action on Climate, the Advisory Board for the Center for EarthEthics, and the Boards of Directors for the Institute of the Black World, Center for Story Based Strategy, and the US Climate Action Network. Refreshments will be served.
Franklin Patterson Hall, Main lecture hall, Hampshire College
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm


September 25, 2018
With Jacqueline Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program. Patterson has worked in many capacities on many issues, including women, HIV/AIDS, racial justice, economic justice, and environmental and climate justice. She is also the co-founder of Women of Color United, an organization that connects women of color in the US to women abroad. Patterson serves on the International Committee for the US Social Forum, the Steering Committee for Interfaith Moral Action on Climate, the Advisory Board for the Center for EarthEthics, and the Boards of Directors for the Institute of the Black World, Center for Story Based Strategy, and the US Climate Action Network. Lunch provided.
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm


September 25, 2018
The Western Mass Chapter of Science for the People invites the public to join political agroecologist M. Jahi Chappell in a discussion of his path-breaking new book: Beginning to End Hunger: Food and environment in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and beyond. Chappell presents the story of Belo Horizonte, home to 2.5 million people and the site of one of the world’s most successful food security programs. In this convincing case study, Chappell establishes the importance of holistic approaches to food security, suggests how to design successful policies to end hunger, and lays out strategies for enacting policy change. With these tools, we can take the next steps toward achieving similar reductions in hunger and food insecurity elsewhere in the developed and developing worlds. M. Jahi Chappell is a political agroecologist with training in ecology and evolutionary biology, science and technology studies, and chemical engineering. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) at Coventry University, a Fellow of Food First/the Institute for Food and Development Policy, and an Adjunct Faculty member of the School of the Environment at Washington State University.
Thompson 620, UMass
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm


September 29, 2018
In the 19th century, William Cullen Bryant inspired an early American conservation ethic through his poetic verses and compelling essays. He penned nationally read poems and editorials that encouraged Americans to rethink their connection to nature and experience the unique and undeveloped American landscape. Following Bryant’s lead, The Trustees present a Symposium - a gathering in the spirit of environmental awareness - with a keynote address by the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History and New Yorker staff writer, Elizabeth Kolbert. This day's program will focus on how local journalism and the creativity of literature can inspire a modern conservation ethic and call to action in preserving our rustic New England landscapes. College Shuttle There is a free shuttle to this event for all Smith students. The shuttle will leave from:1 Roundhouse Plaza, Northampton, MA (Peter Pan Bus Terminal) at 8:35AM on the day of the event. To RSVP for a spot on the shuttle, please email: bryanthomestead@thetrustees.org by September 25th
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William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington, MA
9:30 am to 12:00 pm


September 29, 2018
September 30, 2018
See link below for travel and parking info; schedule of entertainment, activities, and exhibitors. Admission: Only $5 per day for adults, $8 for a weekend pass. Kids 12 and under free. Come prepared: No ATM on site, bring a water bottle for free water, and a bag to carry great goods! Great music, entertainment, and spoken word fill three stages and the rolling fields. The line-up of performers this year is an amazing testimony to the culturally diverse and abundant talents of the region. Over 100 bountiful booths feature regional artists, farmers, community organizations, and healing arts; strengthen community and economy by purchasing locally crafted and grown. Plus, over eighty engaging workshops and demos, activities and performances are scheduled throughout the weekend! Garlic games abound on the main field, including the famous raw garlic-eating contest. Travel the garlic globe in the chef demo tent, and fill your belly with farm fresh and savory cuisine in four food courts. Orange is the New Green: trash free (only three bags for 10,000 people) with everything else recycled or transformed into fertile compost to make gardens not garbage. Bring your own bottle for the free drinking water provided, or buy a souvenir refillable one along with an artist-designed festival tee shirt and collector cookbook. And much, much more. See link below.
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Forster’s Farm, 60 Chestnut Hill Rd. Orange, MA. No pets allowed on site or in parking lots.
10:00 am to 5:00 pm


Featured Event

October 4, 2018
The environmental concentrations let students engage in an interdisciplinary exploration of the many issues involved in the topics of sustainable food and climate change. Come for a tasty lunch and find out more!
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CEEDS, Wright Hall 005
12:00 pm


Events at Smith

October 2, 2018
Can't make it to our lunchtime information session? Stop by our table near the Cafe and get all the important information about how to study with us for a semester or for the summer. re you thinking about studying abroad for a semester or during the summer? Get more information 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 a number of 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 experience.
CC, Cafe table
10:00 am to 2:00 pm


October 2, 2018
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 a number of 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. Pizza lunch provided.
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CEEDS, Wright Hall lower level
12:00 pm


October 3, 2018
A Talk by Denise McKahn, Engineering. Part of the Sigma Xi lunchtime series. Talks begin at approximately 12:10 pm and are open to all faculty, staff, and students. A complimentary lunch is offered in McConnell Foyer.
McConnell 103
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm


Events Off Campus

October 4, 2018
Explore career advancement and sustainable development. Enjoy cross-sector dialogues with stakeholders from government, business, education, and nonprofits. Learn about current trends and resources.
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MA Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Westborough, MA
9:00 am to 2:30 pm


Featured Event

October 10, 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

October 10, 2018
Come for lunch to hear from fellow students about their experiences in a variety of Smith-approved study abroad programs that have an environment-related focus, and learn how you might participate. Lunch provided.
CEEDS, Wright Hall lower level
12:15 pm


October 12, 2018
with Margaret Lamb, PhD. Discussion of competitive fellowships available to undergraduates in STEM majors (including Goldwater, Hollings, and Udall) and for graduate study (including NSF GRF, at US universities, and Churchill, Gates-Cambridge, and Marshall, in the UK). Selection criteria will be discussed, as well as ways that students can make themselves stronger candidates for competitive opportunities. Open to ALL students who are looking for funding and want to understand the requirements of competitive fellowships. Pizza lunch provided. Part of the STEM and Health Professions Lunchbag Series.
McConnell 103
12:15 pm