Center for Sustainability: Sustainability Events Upcoming

Wells offers a robust schedule of sustainability-related events each semester.

Due to the lingering impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, most academic year 2021-22 events will continue to be "virtual" with presenters delivering their talk over the internet.  The virtual presentation platform for most of these hosted events will be   Near the time shown, click on "Join a Meeting" on the site and enter the event link coordinates that are listed below each event description to enter the "meeting". 


(check back frequently - we are still building our Spring events calendar)

February 9, 2022     5:00PM   Faculty Parlor      7:30PM  AER - Macmillan Hall
Visiting Writers series: Madeleine ffitch
Environmental and indigenous rights activist Madeline ffitch will facilitate a 5:00PM Master Class on the intersection of writing and social justice work and at 7:30PM, also read from her fiction. Set in Appalachia, a region known for its independent spirit, ffitch's 2020 novel "Stay and Fight" shakes up what it means to be a family, to live well, to make peace with nature and make deals with the system.
The Center for Sustainability is a co-sponsor for this event.

January 31, 2022   12:30PM
Sustainability Perspectives series:  The Soil Factory Network: Advancing the Circular Bionutrient Economy
Presenter: Rebecca Nelson, professor, School of Integrative Plant Science, and professor, Department of Global Development, Cornell University
Zoom #: 871 1055 6102   passcode: &fE0HMTg

February 16, 2022    7:00PM    DeWitt Lecture Hall 106 Zabriskie Hall
Sustainability Film series: Seed - The Untold Story
On-campus screening free and open to the public.  Masking required. Organic popcorn with organic butter will be served. 

February 23, 2022   7:00PM  
Sustainable Business series: Retailers Reaching for Net-Zero
Presenter: Scot Case, VP for CSR and Sustainability, National Retail Federation
Zoom #: 889 7130 7983    passcode: EZbHv9+5

February 28, 2022     12:30PM
Sustainability Perspectives series: Hazardous Waste Disposal Practices and Challenges
Presenter: Glenn Kays, project coordinator, US Ecology
Zoom #: TBD  passcode: TBD

March 8, 2022                7:00PM
Sustainable Business series: Sustainability at ALDI (tentative)
Presenter: Amber Hardy, director of Facilities, Systems and Sustainability, ALDI Inc.
Zoom #:  871 3315 0130   passcode:  BUn&VsG9

March 28, 2022         12:30PM
Sustainability Perspectives series: Genetically Engineered Trees - No Solution to Climate Change
Presenter: Theresa Church, assistant director, Global Justice Ecology Project; coordinator, Campaign to STOP GE Trees
Zoom #: 882 5766 9080  passcode:  !htSH2vG

April 11, 2022           12:30PM
Sustainability Perspectives series: Merlin, eBird, and the power of the birding community
Presenter: Cullen Hanks, project team leader, MacCaulay Library, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Zoom #: 823 8406 2970   passcode: nJ$Vj*K0

April 18, 2022      12:30PM
Sustainability Perspectives series:  Research Perspectives at the Intersections of Climate and Energy Justice
Presenter: Daniel Carrión, assistant professor, Environmental Health Sciences,  Yale School of Public Health, and director of Education, Yale Center on Climate Change and Health
Zoom #: 882 1733 5869  passcode:  ETf?9r*B

April 19, 2022        7:00PM                     Sommer Center
Sustainability Special event: Around the World in 90 Minutes
Presenter: Marty Essen, multi-award-winning author and photographer

April 21, 2022        7:00PM        DeWitt Lecture Room Zabriskie Hall 106
Sustainability Film: Kiss the Ground
On-campus screening free and open to the public.  Masking required. Organic popcorn with organic butter will be served. 


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