December 11, 2013
James Forester, IonE Resident Fellow and Assistant Professor of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences
Across the globe, spatial patterns of land cover and human land use are changing rapidly. Coincident with these changes are shifts in the spatial and temporal patterns of weather and climate. For wildlife species at the edge of their geographic ranges, these changes can be dramatic and potentially limiting. Forester will discuss initial steps to quantify how wildlife populations are responding numerically and behaviorally to these novel combinations of climate, weather and land cover.
The second in a series of three webcasts by the EPA aimed at providing information on communications strategies and methods, this session will explore how communications tools can be used throughout the implementation of climate and clean energy programs to achieve behavior change and ensure sustained, lasting impacts. Key points that will be discussed include the role of behavior change in the success of a program; the value of communicating program results and successes in sustaining change; how incentives, awards, and competitions can be used to recognize behavior change; and how to assess behavior change. Sign up here.
December 12, 2013
Collecting food waste in retail dining operations is challenging but the opportunities for food waste reduction are immense. Join us as we look at successful “reduce and reuse” strategies, food donation programs, and unique materials management solutions for the dining hall and “dining on the run.”
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December 13, 2013
Dr. Johannes Meier, the CEO of the European Climate Foundation (The Hague, The Netherlands) will be visiting the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development on Friday, December 13th. He will be speaking about the latest work of the Foundation.
February 6, 2014
Julie Nelson is a UMASS Professor in the Department of Economics.
The ENVS Lunch & Learn Program began in the Spring of 2011 to create opportunities for environmentally-minded undergraduate students, faculty, and interested staff to communicate and interact on environmental issues. Tufts University alumni, graduate students, faculty, and undergraduates who are actively participating in interesting research and internship topics give weekly presentations. Non-Tufts speakers have become an integral part of the program as lecturers and by serving as a resource for ideas on future lecture topics.
While we originally anticipated a predominantly undergraduate attendance, the program has attracted graduate student, faculty, staff and Medford community visitors as well.
If you are interested in participating in the Lunch & Learn program as a guest lecturer/participant, contact Ann Greaney-Williams, Program Coordinator at environmentalstudies (@tufts.edu).