2009-2010 Events

Spring 2010


Tuesday, February 9

Center for the Environment Internship Information Session II
4:30 pm, Kendade 303
Still haven't decided what you wanted to do this summer? Here's your second cance to check out available opportunities. Come to learn about summer internship and research opportunities the CE offers and hear previous student interns talk about their experience!

Thursday, February 25

Women of Color in Environmental Leadership, Law, and Public Policy
4:30 P.M., Kendade 305
Panelists will address issues in their respective fields regarding environmental justice, community development and public interest. Speaking from their own experiences working with non-profit environmental justice organizations, city government, and academia, the panelists will discuss the innovative approaches that connected them to their careers and offer advice for students considering work in environmental advocacy, urban planning, legal studies, and human rights.


Tuesday, March 2

Environmental Policy in Action
4:30 P.M., Shattuck Hall Cassani Lounge
Professor Timothy Farnham, Leslie and Sarah Miller Director of the Center for the Environment, will engage students in a conversation about environmental policy at a “Fireside Chat” conducted by MHC’s chapter of the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network.


Thursday, April 8

Sustainable Development in Rural Communities
4:30 P.M., Kendade Hall Room 305
Marty Strange is the Policy Director for the Rural School and Community Trust, a non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen rural schools and communities. He was a founder of the Center for Rural Affairs in Walthill, Nebraska, and served as its program director for 23 years. His book, Family Farming: A New Economic Vision, is one of the leading critiques of industrial agriculture.

Fall 2009


Friday, September 18

Harvest Festival
4:30 P.M.-5:30 P.M., Prospect Hill behind S. Mandell
Come enjoy the 3rd annul harvest festival of MHC's student organic garden. Have fun with picking up eggplants, papers...and learn how you get involved with the garden. Crafts, snacks and music will be present!

Tuesday, September 29

Lick It Green!
4:00 P.M. -5:30 P.M., Blanchard Campus Center, Lantern Green
Learn what the Green Partners are doing-- and how you can help- to conserve energy, recycle materials, and reduce MHC's ecological footprint. Ice-cream will be scooped!


Friday, October 2

Volunteer Day with Gardening the Community
Meet at 4:15 P.M. in front of Center for the Environment office Gardening the Community is a youth-centered community based urban agriculture project in Springfield, MA. Through growing organic food and riding bicycles in the city, they introduce and foster principles of sustainable living. CE has organized a volunteer day on Friday October 2--a wonderful opportunity for you to get your hands dirty with people from the community, learn about urban agriculture and sustainable community building in one of GTC's lovely urban gardens.

To participate, contact Elise Evans.

Sunday, October 18

Kestrel Trust - "5k for Farmland"
Founded in 1970, The Kestrel Trust is a non-profit regional land trust protecting farms and forests in the Pioneer Valley. A 5K Road Race and 2 Mile Walk will take place on October 18, 2009 to benefit the Kestrel Trust and commemorate Hadley's 350th Anniversary.

If you are interested in helping with setup and registration, email Elise Evans.

Monday, October 19

Careers and Choices in Environmental Studies: What Can I Do with My Major? An evening with MHC Alumnae
4:30 P.M., Willits-Hallowell Conference Center
This event will bring together alumnae and students to make connections with each other about career or graduate school opportunities, life and social choices, personal passions, more. Join us!

Friday, October 23

Ethics and Policy in the Face of Climate Change: A community discussion of the issues that await us
5:00 P.M., Kendade 305
Tim Farnharm, director of the Center for the Environment; Al Werner, professor of geology;Susannah McCandless, visiting professor of Environmental Studies.

Join the MHC faculty members in a community discussion about the climate issues that individuals and populations will face at both local and global levels. This is an event leading to the 350 International Day of Action in conjunction with Five College Climate Action Week. See more Five College Action Week.

Saturday, October 24

International Day of Action!


Tuesday, November 3

Environmental Law Series: Careers and Graduate Study Options in Environmental Law and Public Policy
4:30 pm, Kendade 305
The Career Development Center and the Center for the Environment are bringing to campus four panelists who will share a unique look at the field of environmental law and public policy. Come find out what’s available in these careers and how to get there. We have representatives from the following institutions and an alumna working in the field:

- Vermont Law School
- Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Science
- Earth Justice
- Department of Environment Protection

Tuesday, November 10

An Evening with Singer/Songwriter Erica Wheeler
7:30 pm, Blanchard Campus Center,Great Room
Erica Wheeler is an award winning singer/songwriter and national touring artist. Erica has five critically acclaimed recordings to her credit. She has facilitated “The Soulful Landscape” writing workshop and offered keynote concerts at conferences and events across the country, including the National Land Trust Annual Rally, The Forest Guild Annual Meeting, Antioch New England Graduate School, The Walden Woods Institute, and more. Her extensive background in the performing arts, combined with her life-long passion for environmental studies, cultural history and spirituality provide a unique and transformative experience.

Tuesday, November 17

Center for the Environment Internship Information Session
4:30 pm, Kendade 303
Ready for the next summer adventure? Come to learn about the summer internship and research opportunities the CE offers and hear previous student interns talk about their experience!