Schedule

September

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Shana Weber

Monday, September 19
4:00 p.m., Johnston Hall

“Cultivating high impact sustainability on campus, for the world”

Dr. Shana Weber is founding director of Princeton's Office of Sustainability, which opened its doors in 2006. She comes to the sustainability field with a background in ecology, climate science research, teaching and communications. Current research interests periodically take her to the mountains of the American West, but the bulk of her work focuses on helping Princeton University become an exemplar of sustainable practices, campus-as-lab research, and education. Weber also serves as President of the NJ Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability, and administrative sponsor for the NE Campus Sustainability Consortium.

   

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International Day of Peace Campus Tree Planting

Wednesday, September 21
4:10 p.m., Hurd Campus
(To the right in the lawn area as you enter the Hurd Campus from Main Street)

As part of our Heritage Day celebration of tradition, community, and service, and in conjunction with our In Focus theme of Sustainability, we will be planting a white pine tree - the Native American tree of peace, in honor of the International Day of Peace. Please join us for the planting, the music of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Hillfonia, and a few moments of reflection.

   

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Vik Muniz | Wasteland

"Wasteland" movie
Thursday, September 29
7:00 p.m., UBC Room, HUB

Poster Exhibition - showcasing the work of Vik Muniz
Through Friday, September 30
H. Paty Eiffe Gallery

Interactive Vik Muniz-inspired piece
"Favela" slum in Brazil
HUB, wall near Prosser
Glue trash onto the outline created by Art Club

Brazilian artist Vik Muniz showcased the "pickers" from the world's largest waste dump in artwork created using materials from the dump. The works of art in "Wasteland" were often inspired by iconic paintings.

View poster ...

   

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Dr. Caleb Gallemore - Politics and the Environment in a Presidential Election Year

Wednesday, October 12
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
UBC Room, Haupert Union Building

Dr. Caleb Gallemore, International Affairs Program
Lafayette College, Oechsle Center for Global Education

Dr. Gallemore teaches courses on globalization, global sustainability and geographic information systems with a specialization in inter-organizational collaboration in these areas. Dr. Gallemore has a Ph.D. in Geography and an M.A. in Political Science both from the Ohio State University and is the author of numerous scholarly articles including ones published in such journals as World Development, Ecological Economics, The Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Ecology and Society, and Applied Geography.

   

Erik Rutkow -The Great Shift: How Trees Became a Renewable Resource in the U.S.

Tuesday, October 18
7:00 p.m.
 in Prosser Auditorium, HUB

Eric Rutkow is the author of American Canopy: Trees, Forests, And the Making of a Nation, which tells the extraordinary story of the relationship between Americans and trees across the entire span of the nation’s history.  Rutkow reconceives America’s historical relationship with the trees and forests that shaped the development of the nation, recognizing that as symbols of liberty, community, and civilization, trees are perhaps the loudest silent figures in America’s complicated history.  Rukow is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School, has worked as a lawyer on environmental and corporate issues, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in American History at Yale University.

The event is free and open to the public.