Center for Sustainability: Sustainability Events Archive

Wells College has offered our community many sustainability-related learning opportunities. 

2016

November 14, 2016
Sustainability Perspectives series: The Language of Waste, Consumption, & Sustainability
Presenter: Deb Gagnon, professor, Psychology, Wells College

November 7, 2016
Sustainability Perspectives series: Auburn Permaculture Park: A source for Community Transformation
Presenters: Peter Cramer and Laura Kennedy, co-founders, Auburn Permaculture Park

November 1, 2016
Sustainability Film series: Just Eat It

October 26, 2016
Hydrilla Update - Cayuga Lake Intermunicipal Organization meeting

October 25, 2016
Sustainability Film series: The True Cost

October 24, 2016
Sustainability Perspectives series: Oxygen and Early Animals: Modern Implications of Ancient Geologic Records
Presenter: Shuhai Xiao, professor, Geobiology, Virginia Tech (Phi Beta Kappa speaker)

October 17, 2016
Sustainability Perspectives series: Sustenance and Sustainability - A Personal Reflection on Food, Wellness and Sustainability
Presenter: Laticia McNaughton, SUNY Buffalo (Wells In-Residence scholar) 

October 6, 2016
Home Storage of Fruits and Vegetables
Presenter: Monika Roth, agriculture educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County

October 4, 2016
Sustainable Business series: How Money Responds to Climate Risk
Presenter: Vita DeMarchi, managing partner, Synapse Partners LLC

October 3, 2016
Sustainability Perspectives series: The Importance of Getting outdoors: and why it's not always so easy
Presenter: Rachel Danford, outdoor educator, The Discovery Museums

September 26, 2016
Sustainability Perspectives series: Cayuga Lake is not Forever - We Must Protect it Better
Presenter: Hilary Lambert, Lake Steward, Cayuga Lake Watershed Network

September 24, 2016
Natural Dye Workshop
Presenter: Sarah Gotowka, visual artist

September 19, 2016
Sustainability Perspectives series: Haudenosaunee Biocultural Restoration
Presenter: Neil Patterson, associate director, Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, SUNY-ESF

September 13, 2016
Sustainable Business series: Sustainable Sweets (improving the candy industry one truffle at a time)
Presenter: Darlynne Overbaugh '01, owner and head confectioner, Life's So Sweet Chocolates

September 12, 2016
Sustainability Perspectives series: Harnessing the Power of the Earth and Sun: geothermal systems and battery storage
Presenter: Jesse Cook, president, Geotherm Inc.

September 5, 2016
Peachtown Native American Festival presentation:  "Mni Wiconi" - Water is Life
Presenter: Cody Two Bears, member, Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council

April 25, 2016
Sustainability Perspectives series: Breaking Down Compost – the ins and outs of soiling our earth
Presenter: Kurt Pipa, Master Composter

April 18, 2016
Sustainability Perspectives series: Management and Citizen Science at New York State Parks
Presenters: Tom Huges and Josh Teeter, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

April 11, 2016
Sustainability Perspectives series: Terra Preta de Indio – pre-historic curio or future landuse model?
Presenter: Dr. Johannes Lehmann, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Cornell University

April 4, 2016
Sustainability Perspectives series: The Feasibility of Aquaponic Food Production in New York
Presenter: Paula Turkon, Environmental Studies and Sciences, Ithaca College

March 28, 2016
Sustainability Perspectives series: Local Bugs, Local Jobs
Presenter: Carol Glenister, IPM Laboratories, Inc.

March 7, 2016
Sustainability Perspectives series: "An All-of-the-Above Renewable Energy Future" 
Art Weaver, co-founder and president, Weaver Wind Energy Inc.

February 29, 2016
Sustainability Perspectives series: "Sustainability Ethics"
Ron Meyers, Ron Meyers & Associates, Inc.

February 22, 2016
Sustainability Perspectives series: "What's in Cayuga Lake? A look into the pharmaceutical and consumer products in the Cayuga Lake watershed"
Susan Allen-Gil, professor, Environmental Studies and Sciences, Ithaca College

February 15, 2016
Sustainability Perspectives series: "Debrief from the 2015 AASHE Conference"
Stephen Armstrong '16 and Holli Erkson '16, students, Wells College

February 8, 2016
Sustainable Business series: "Role of Business in Designing a Sustainable Economy"
Laura Ornstein, coordinator, New York State Sustainable Business Councli

February 8, 2016
Sustainability Perspectives series: "Gendered and Racialized Spaces: Understanding the Experiences of women in the New York City Community Garden Environment"
Richaela Primus '12, Master's candidate, SUNY-School of Environmental Science and Forestry

February 1, 2016
Sustainability Perspectives series: "Recycling of Used Agricultural Plastics in New York"
Nate Leonard, NYS Field Coordinator, NYRAPP

January 26, 2016
Deer and Deer Management in New York State - Session 2
Wells College hosted this community webinar offered by NYS DEC, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Cornell Human Dimensions Research Unit

January 20, 2016
Deer and Deer Management in New York State - Session 1 
Wells College hosted this community webinar offered by NYS DEC, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Cornell Human Dimensions Research Unit

2015

November 30, 2015
Sustainability Perspectives series: “Sustainable Burial? Way to Go!”
Jennifer L. Johnson, Co-director and Burial Coordinator, Greensprings Natural Cemetery Preserve

November 16, 2015
Sustainability Perspectives series:  "Learning How to Mourn Environmental Losses"
Nancy Menning, assistant professor, philosophy and religion, Ithaca College

November 9, 2015
Sustainability Perspectives series: "Invasive Threats to Water Quality"
Bruce Natale, P.E., Environmental Engineer, Cayuga County Planning and Economic Development

November 2, 2015
Sustainability Perspectives series: “Farming the Woods: An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests”
Steve Gabriel, co-founder, Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute and agroforestry specialist, Cornell Small Farms Program

October 26, 2015
Sustainability Perspectives series: “You, Your Brain and the World All Around”
David Mumm, founder, Aurora Institute for Accelerating Human Development

October 21, 2015
Sustainability Speaker series: "Turning the Tide - How Young Leaders are Winning a Just and Livable Future"
Dominic Frongillo, Elected Officials to Protect New York

October 19, 2015
Sustainability Perspectives series: "Informed Consumer and Active Citizen - Essential Paths to Toxics Protections" 
Rebecca Ruggles, director, Maryland Environmental Health Network

October 7, 2015
Sustainability Film: Cowspiracy

October 5, 2015
Sustainability Perspectives series: 
"Does a River Still Run Through It?  Water and Culture Along the Upper Missouri"
Ernie Olson, professor, anthropology and religion, Wells College

September 28, 2015
Sustainability Perspectives series: 
“Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture”   
Peter Wright, State Conservation Engineer, Natural Resources Conservation Service, US Department of Agriculture

September 23, 2015
Sustainable Business series: "Sustainability at Wegmans"
Jason Wadsworth, Sustainability Manager, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

September 21, 2015
Sustainability Perspectives series: 
"Restoration and Reciprocity: Finding Common Ground between Scientific and Traditional Ecological Knowledge"
Robin Wall Kimmerer, director, Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
* this talk was presented in conjunction with the Peachtown Native American Festival

 September 14, 2015
Sustainability Perspectives series: “A Return to Meaningful Work as a Strategy for Achieving Sustainability”
Kent Klitgaard, professor, economics, Wells College

April 14, 2015
Sustainability Speaker series: "The Whole Fracking Enchilada"
Sandra Steingraber, author of "Living Downstream"

April 9, 2015
Sustainable Business series: “Staples’ Sustainability Story… the Continuous Journey”
Mark Buckley, VP for Environmental Affairs, Staples Inc.

April 6, 2015
Sustainable Business series:  “Adventures in Clean Tech Investing”
Terence Cryan, managing director, Concert Energy Partners

March 30, 2015
Entrepreneurship Week Keynote Speaker: "Do Cool Sh*t"
Miki Agrawal, serial social entrepreneur

March 20, 2015 
Sustainability Perspectives series: "Knowledge, Perceptions, and Behaviors towards Sustainability: A Comparative Analysis"
Srijana Bajracharya, professor and chair, Health Promotion and Physical Education, Ithaca College

March 19, 2015
Sustainability Film series: "Comfort Zone" with filmaker talk-back

March 18
Sustainable Business series:  “How to Build a Purpose-Led Marketing Platform”
Jim Armstrong, founder, Good For Business

March 6, 2015
Sustainability Perspectives series: "From Lab to Regulation: How Should Science Inform Policy?" 
Jay Goodman, associate counsel, Couch White LLP

February 24, 2015
Seed Saving Workshop
Chrys Gardener, Commercial/Community Horticulture Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County 

February 20, 2015
Sustainability Perspectives series: "Sustainability Science"
Jason Hamilton, professor and chair, Environmental Studies and Sciences, Ithaca College

February 6, 2015
Sustainability Perspectives series: "Learning from Hach Winik: Tales of Naturalized Knowledge and Scientific Research"
Tomasz Falkowski , PhD candidate, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

February 4, 2015
Sustainability Perspectives series: "Organic Gardening: Why it Matters and How to Do It"
Rosaly Swann Bass '58, author of "Organic!"

2014

December 3, 2014
Sustainability Perspectives series: "Lighten Your Study Abroad Footprint"
Astrid Jirka, director, Cornell University Language House and founder, Green Passport

October 31, 2014
Sustainability Perspectives series: "Permaculture: Designing with Systems"
Karryn Olson-Ramanujan, SEEDS (Strategy, Education, & Ecological Design for Sustainability) Consulting and Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute  

October 17, 2014
Sustainability Perspectives series: "Sustain This! Making Math Matter"
Tom Pfaff, associate professor of mathematics, Ithaca College

October 2, 2014
Sustainability Perspectives series: "Reimaging Water"
Mara Alper, associate professor of media arts, sciences and studies, Ithaca College

September 23, 2014
Sustainability Film: "Disruption, Climate Change"

September 17, 2014
Sustainability Perspectives series: "The Iroquois White Corn Project"
Kevin White, assistant professor, Native American & American Studies, SUNY Oswego

September 3, 2014
Sustainability Perspectives series:  "Linking Architecture and Education: Sustainable Design for Learning"
Anne P. Taylor '55, Ph.D., president, School Zone Institute 

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