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January 2015
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(ENVS Lunch & Learn) Investing in sustainable well-being

January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center

Tweet We have entered the 21st century in a perfect storm of global challenges encompassing unprecedented wealth inequality and environmental degradation. Concurrently, we are living at a unique time in history with enormous opportunities to create solutions afforded by rapid innovations in technology, business and investment that includes a growing movement of impact investors and social entrepreneurs forging new business models and solutions that ‘do well by doing good.’ In this talk, Shaun Paul will share some of his research…

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(ENVS Lunch & Learn) Witness Tree: What one oak tells us about our changing world and relationship with nature

January 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room,
Medford,
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BTQURU 03 is a spectacular, 100 year old red oak: a tagged, tracked research specimen in a long term study of changing seasons at the Harvard Forest. Sprouted back when the industrial revolution was just getting started, the oak grew to tower over what was once a farmer’s field, abandoned as people left for jobs in factories and cities – beginning the transformation of our world. Here, in this tree, is a living timeline of those social and historical changes, and their environmental consequences, observable in my tree’s growth and even its breath.

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December 2014

Sustainable Development in Asia

December 5, 2014 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cabot 703,
Tufts University Fletcher School, 160 Packard Avenue, Medford, MA United States
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Tweet The authors will discuss their recent book series examining sustainable development in six countries in Asia. RSVP here. More information.

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November 2014

Documentary Screening: Our Daily Bread

November 13, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Latin Way 250s

Tweet Maybe you’ve heard the stories, but have you ever looked industrial agriculture in the face? Well now is the time! The Green House is back with another flick in its sustainable film series: “Our Daily Bread,” which shows the stark realities of Europe’s mechanized food production and calls into question what ends up on our plates. (http://www.ourdailybread.at/jart/projects/utb/website.jart?rel=en&content-id=1130864824947) Come to the Latin Way 250s on Thursday, November 13th, 7:30-9:30pm for free (Danish) pastries, a movie, and discussion. We are honored…

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October 2014

Eco-Imaginaries: Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

October 10, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tweet The Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference Committee is pleased to share the following CFP for the fourth annual Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference, “Eco-Imaginaries”. The keynote will be delivered by Elizabeth DeLoughery, an associate professor of English and of the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability at the University of California, Los Angeles. We welcome papers from all disciplines and fields whose work participates in emergent conversations about the environment in the humanities. Please send your abstract of no more than…

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June 2014

Mass. Water Resources Conference

June 18, 2014 - June 20, 2014

Tweet The Mass. Water Resources Research Center is collaborating with UCOWR, NIWR, and CUAHSI to organize a three-day conference at Tufts University on the theme of Water Systems, Science, and Society under Global Change. We are in charge of a track on Evolving Roles of Blue, Green, and Grey Water in Agricultural Water Security and Resilience under Uncertainty. We are particularly interested in the on-the-ground work of extension with farmers/landowners in the US. Please see the conference website.

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Water Systems, Science, and Society Under Global Change Conference

June 18, 2014 - June 20, 2014

Tweet UCOWR-NIWR-CUAHSI Conference, Water Systems, Science, and Society Under Global Change, to be held at Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts. Plenary speakers include Alva Couch, CUASHI; Richard Hooper, CUAHSI; Robert Hirsch, U.S. Geological Survey; Arjen Hoekstra, University of Twente; Annette Huber-Lee, Stockholm Environment Institute; Upmanu Lall, Columbia University; Dennis Lettenmaier, University of Washington; Jay Lund, UC-Davis; Daene McKinney, UT-Austin; Dan Sheer, HydroLogics; and Peter Weiskel, U.S. Geological Survey. We hope that you have already registered for the conference, but if not,…

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May 2014

The President’s Picnic

May 21, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Tufts University,
The President's Lawn, Medford/Somerville, MA United States

Tweet The picnic on the Medford/Somerville campus will take place on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the President’s Lawn. The rain date is Thursday, May 22. All students and faculty are invited to a picnic hosted by the University President himself. As part of Tufts’ ongoing commitment to campus sustainability, the picnic will once again be a zero-waste event, which means that everything used will be either recycled or composted. To minimize waste even further,…

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Webinar: Security and Sustainability

May 9, 2014 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Tweet In the first week of May,  the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) plans to release the report of the third U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA).   The NCA is a climate status report authorized every four years under the Global Change Research Act of 1990. It is based on the best available science and written by hundreds of scientists and experts from academia; government; the private; and non-profit sectors. The USGCRP released the draft report for public comment nearly a year ago. The Security and Sustainability forum hosted a…

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National Climate Seminar: China – How Much Climate Action?

May 7, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tweet Each semester, The National Climate Seminar provides a twice-monthly call-in opportunity for your students to engage with top climate scientists, economists, political leaders, film-makers, business pioneers, artists and others who are on the front lines of understanding global warming, and driving change to stabilize the climate.  Students can send in advance questions or ask questions in real time, and all conversations are available for podcast after the call. The Seminar is sponsored by The Bard Center for Environmental Policy. Calls are first…

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