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GLS 2018 Poster

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 Channel (NBCTC) 1302 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. 


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


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

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

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 (podcast)


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

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

3/8/18SNOW DAY

3/15/18 (Spring Break)


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


Landscape modeling to provide guidance for strategic habitat conservation
Ethan Plunkett, Unversity of Massachusetts Amherst, Research Associate (podcast)

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

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

Podcast Archive

Green Living Seminar Series from 2010-2017