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April 2015
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(ENVS Lunch & Learn) Science and Conservation

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center

Tweet Dr. John Hagan established Manomet’s Forest Conservation Program, based in Brunswick, Maine, in 1997. He has led a variety of field studies on forestry and biodiversity in the region and has helped transform how the forestry sector thinks about protecting biodiversity. His early work on birds and forestry showed that clearcuts can be important habitat for many species of conservation concern. He has also shown that modern forest management threatens the persistence of many less charismatic species, such as lichens…

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Northeast Campus Sustainability Conference

April 9 @ 8:00 am - April 10 @ 5:00 pm
UMASS Amherst,
Amherst, MA United States
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Tweet Join us for “Strengthening Ties for Collective Impact: Campus Sustainability in the Northeast Region”, a conference hosted by UMASS Amherst April 9 -10, 2015, and brought to you by the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium, the New England Campus Sustainability Forum, and their partners.  Prior to the conference, Farm to Institution New England (FINE) will be hosting a conference earlier in the same week at UMass Amherst:  www.farmtoinstitution.org/summit. Participants are encouraged to participate in both events and more information will…

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(ENVS Lunch & Learn) Sustainability of small land-hold farmers in Africa: Real challenges and potential solutions

April 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center

Tweet Professor John A. Pickett is a world authority on semiochemicals in insect behavior and plant defense, and plays a leading role in the move away from the traditional use of wide-spectrum pesticides to more precise control through compounds targeted against specific pests at crucial stages in their life cycles. His work centers on the chemical ecology of interactions between insects, between insects and their plant or animal hosts, and between plants. John Pickett’s contributions to the field of chemical ecology…

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Future Food: Eco-friendly GMOs

April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Eaton 201,
5 The Green , Medford, 02155 United States
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Tweet This is a university-wide public event in collaboration with Community health and International Relations and with the support of the Office of the Provost. As a part of health week, “Future Food: Eco-friendly GMOs”will be presented by distinguished professor and Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, John A. Pickett from the prestigious Rothamsted Research Institution in the UK. Professor Pickett will present on the controversial topic of genetically modified crops as a tool to increase sustainability in our…

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$15

The Future of Food and Nutrition: Student Research Conference

April 11
The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy,
150 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA United States
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Tweet The 9th Annual Future of Food and Nutrition Student Research Conference is a unique venue for graduate students across disciplines and from around the country to submit and present original research relating to the food system and nutrition science. Last year, over 200 graduate students came together to hear students from 30 universities present research from fields as diverse as anthropology and nutritional epidemiology.  As a presenter or attendee, you will gain valuable professional experience presenting and discussing novel,…

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The Warming Arctic

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Fletcher School,
160 Packard Ave., Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Tweet The 4th annual Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy International Inquiry on the Warming Arctic comes at a time when the United States assumes the Chairmanship of the Arctic Council. This year The Fletcher School will convene high-level decision makers from diplomatic and security circles, cutting-edge energy and science researchers, and social, environmental and business stakeholders to investigate solutions to the Arctic Paradox and promote a sustainable future for Arctic  inhabitants within a “High North, Low Tension” policy framework.

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The Pursuit of Sustainable Living Conference (Devens, MA)

April 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Devens Common Center,
Devens, MA United States
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Tweet THE PURSUIT OF SUSTAINABLE LIVING Fifth Massachusetts Sustainable Communities Conference Fourth Massachusetts Sustainable Campuses Conference April 16, 2015  |  Devens Common Center Call for   Presenters   Exhibitors   Sponsors Communities and campuses are pursuing sustainability: green businesses, net zero energy, zero waste, community farms, miles of bikable/walkable routes, solar fields… Learn about best practices, research, products and services Take home ideas & resources   Register Online

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$60

The Pursuit of Sustainable Living Community & Campus Sustainability Conference

April 16 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Devens Common Center,
31 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA United States
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Tweet Communities and campuses are pursuing sustainability: green businesses, net zero energy, zero waste, community farms, miles of bikable/walkable routes, solar fields…. Learn about best practices, research, products, and services. Take home ideas and resources.

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(ENVS Lunch & Learn) Photographing climate change above and below the waterline

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center

Tweet Boston photographer David Arnold (www.doublexposure.net) precisely compares glacier and coral scenes to create “then and now” comparisons to illustrate the significant changes already taking place above and below the waterline of a warming planet. His Double Exposure exhibit opened at Boston’s Museum of Science in 2008, then toured the country non-stop for four years. Currently he is working on a second exhibit. He will speak personally to the power of photography, and reflect with audience help about how we got into…

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(ENVS Lunch & Learn) New England Groundfish: A Story About Managing People

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center

Tweet New England fisheries date back several centuries, with the iconic Atlantic cod playing a key role in our countries’ development. In the 1970′s, faced with declining fish stocks, Congress passed the Magnuson-Stevens Act to create sustainable fisheries that benefit our fishermen and our Nation. The Act created eight Fishery Management Councils made up of fishermen, along with state and federal managers to develop measures to manage fisheries within the legal requirements. The New England Council is responsible for developing…

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