Center for the Environment - Spring '11
The Great Organics Debate: Organic Agriculture A Solution For Feeding The World? A Debate between professors Robert Paalberg and Sammy Barkin
Climbing PoeTree multimedia environmental justice presentation and performance. "ART is our WEAPON, our MEDICINE, our VOICE, our VISION." Climbing PoeTree’s performers, Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman, are poets, performers, print-makers, dancers, muralists, and designers. They use their art as a tool for popular education, community organizing, and personal transformation. This event was organized by Environmental Studies and co-sponsored by 17 other groups on campus! (Committee on Lectures and Cultural Events, Harambee House, Davis Museum, American Studies, Barnette Miller Fund (Political Science), Music, Botanic Gardens, Theatre Studies, English, Latin American Studies, Cinema and Media Studies, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and the Office of Intercultural Education, Wellesley Energy and Environmental Defense, Africana Studies, Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Women and Gender Studies.)
Wellesley Environmental Studies Alumnae Job Search Panel. Monisha Khurana (ES ’08), Jane Zhou (ES ’10), Kate Doiron (ES’05). Marg Garascia (ES ’09), Lauren Gritzke (Poli Sci ’08), Melanie Kazenel (ES ’10) talked with current students about their post-graduation experiences in the environmental job world.
No Impact Man Lecture: What would it be like to try to live a no-impact lifestyle? Is it possible? Could it catch on? Is living this way more satisfying or less satisfying? Harder or easier? Is it worthwhile or senseless? These are the questions at the heart of the endeavor, which Colin Beavan will explore with us in an open forum following the screening of his film, No Impact Man.
WEED’s Communicating Science Symposium: Technological Solutions to Climate Change: Keynote Speaker: Matthew Nisbet, “framing science for policy-makers and the public”