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Environmental Studies Spring Seminars

3:30 PM Reception
4:00 PM Talk
007 Steele

April 7 - Lauren Culler
“Modeling, observing, and experimentally testing the effects of temperature change on freshwater ecology”

April 21 - Braden Elliott
"A curious case of plants and people: How a flower may help tell the story of indigenous foodways in the Pacific Northwest"

May 12 - Ruth Heindel
Title Forthcoming

Sustainability Salons with Terry Tempest Williams

Join Terry Tempest Williams for her annual "Sustainability Salon" series sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program. This year's focus will be on "The Naturalist's Gaze" as participants will make three walks along the Mink Creek Trail to chart the changes in the unfolding of spring. Salon discussions will include the work of poets and naturalists Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, Rachel Carson, John Burroughs, and Richard Jefferies. These walks are open to the Dartmouth community: students, faculty, and staff; and to the Upper Valley community, at large.

The first salon will be held in Fairchild 101 on Tuesday, April 1 at 4:00; subsequent dates will be April 8, 15, and 22. Meet at the Mink Creek Trail parking lot. For questions, please contact Kim Wind at or 603-646-2838.

Upcoming Sustainability Solutions Cafés:

Tuesday, April 29 - John Ehrenfeld - "Flourishing, Not Sustainability, Should Be Our Goal"

John Ehrenfeld, a leader in industrial ecology, has drawn deeply on philosophy and psychology to make the case that rekindling genuine care for ourselves, other humans, and other life on earth is the key to transitioning our consumerist culture from pervasive unsustainable trends to sustainability.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
4:00-5:00PM Café discussion over tea and refreshments

Occom Commons - Goldstein Hall

Open to the public

Cover of Flourishing: A Frank Conversation About Sustainability

Thursday, May 8 - Helen van Hoeven - "Transforming Markets To Mitigate Environmental and Social Impacts"

Trade and economic growth have improved the quality of life for millions of people around the world, but it has come at a high cost to the environment. As market demand for food, fibre and fuel increases in the coming decades, so will the impact on our planet's natural resources. During this session we will discuss, amongst other topics, if big brands can help save biodiversity and if consumers should have a choice about sustainable products.

Thursday, May 8, 2014
12:30-1:30PM Cafe discussion over lunch
Paganucci Lounge, '53 Commons

Open to the public

Helen van Hoeven

Last Updated: 4/9/14