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Skidmore College
Environmental Studies and Sciences

CURRENT EVENTS 2018-2019

Fall 2018

Thursday, September 20, 6:30 p.m. – ESS Keynote speaker Rachel Gutter: "Healthy People, Healthy Planet: WELL Buildings Ignite a Second Wave of Sustainability"

Rachel Gutter is the President of the International WELL Building Institute, a public benefit corporation with a mission to improve human health and well-being through the built environment.
Location:  Filene Auditorium

Thursday, September 20, 5:30 p.m., informational tables from local environmental groups

Informational tables from local environmental and conservation groups will be set up in advance of the keynote address.  If you are interested in finding out about internship or volunteer opportunities, please come by to talk to local representatives.
Location: Filene Lobby

Friday, September 21, 3:30 p.m., ESS outdoor adventure

All interested students are welcome to join us on either a hike up a local ADK mountain or an exploration of Fish Creek in kayaks and canoes, followed by a pizza dinner.

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Friday, September 28, 2 p.m., Chef Bun Lai

Chef Bun Lai works at Miya Sushi, the first sustainable sushi restaurant in the world.  He creates sustainable menus by exploiting destructive invasive species, along with ingredients that are often otherwise discarded.
Location: Dining Hall Test Kitchen

Tuesday, October 23, 5 p.m. – ESS Advising Meeting

In advance of registration for spring courses, the ESS Program will hold a meeting to introduce students to the ESS curriculum and answer questions about major and minor requirements and upcoming courses. ESS faculty will give an overview of the program, and then students will break into small groups to discuss our 2 majors:  Environmental Studies and Environmental Science.
Location: Harder 201

Monday, November 19, Renewable Natural Gas Workshop

Energy Vision is a nonprofit organization with a mission to research, analyze and promote the technologies and strategies required to transition toward a sustainable, low-carbon energy and transportation future. As part of this mission, Energy Vision, in collaboration with Skidmore’s ESS Program and Sustainability Office, will hold a workshop on campus to explore local and regional opportunities to produce and utilize renewable natural gas (RNG) made from organic waste.
Location: Gannett Auditorium

Wednesday, December 12 – ESS Holiday Party

Join ESS faculty and students in celebrating the end of the fall semester.
Location: Dana Atrium

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