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Green Living Seminar Series 2018

Presented by the Environmental Studies Department and the MCLA Berkshire Environmental Resource Center

Every semester the Green Living Seminars center around a different topic, timely and relevant in current sustainability issues. 


Missed a seminar?
 

Presentations will be broadcast on Northern Berkshire Community Television's Channel 16 at the following times:

Wednesdays at 7:30pm
Fridays at 4pm
Saturdays at 2pm
Sundays at 11:30am
Mondays at 5:30pm

 

Spring 2018 Green Living 

Sustainability and the Role of Technology

All seminars are Thursdays at 5:30pm in CSI 121

Listen to a podcast from earlier this year, below, or hear podcasts from previous years. 

1/25/18

Making technological innovation work for sustainable development
Alicia Harley, Harvard Kennedy School, PhD Candidate

2/1/18

Treatment technologies for small water systems: Innovation at the water-energy nexus
Patrick Wittbold, WINSSS, University of Amherst, Quality Assurance Manager

2/8/18The future of smart grid technologies
Jennifer Schilling, Eversouce, Director of Strategy and Performance

2/15/18How network of real-time sensors is being used to understand and manage the Hudson River
Stuart Findlay, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Aquatic Ecologist

2/22/18

Innovative strategies for Facilitating and monitoring fish movement and migration
Alex Haro, United States Geologic Survey, Fish Passage Engineering Section Leader

3/1/18Using forest models of guide sustainable forestry practices
Charles Canham, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Forest Ecologist 

3/8/18Innovating open source technology for small scale sustainable agriculture
Dom Cox, Tuckaway Farm, Farmer, Farm Hack and FarmOS Co-founder

3/15/18 (Spring Break)

3/22/18

Challenges of offshore wind development
Alison Bates, Univeristy of Massachusetts Amherst, Lecturer

3/29/18Landscape modeling to provide guidance for strategic habitat conservation
Ethan Plunkett, Unversity of Massachusetts Amherst, Research Associate

4/5/18Understanding potential large wind farm impacts on local meteorology using satellite data
Liming Zhou, University at Albany, Associate Professor

4/12/18Studying whales using drones: The Ocean Alliance's Snotbot
Iain Kerr, Ocean Alliance, CEO

Podcast Archive

Green Living Seminar Series from 2010-2017