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Green Living Seminar Series 2019

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

 

 


Green Living Seminar Series 2019

Sustainable Food and Farming

All seminars are Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. in CSI 121

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

1/31/19

Organic Certification: The story behind the label
Laura Davis, Northeast Organic Farming Association/ Massachusetts Chapter, Organic Certification Assistance Coordinator and Soil Technical Advisor (podcast)

2/7/19

Cows Save the Planet: Soil, climate, and the promise of regenerative agriculture Judith D. Schwartz, Journalist and Author of “Cows Save the Planet” and “Water in Plain Sight” (podcast)

2/14/19

Realizing the New England Food Vision
Julia Freedgood, America Farmland Trust, Assistant Vice President of Programs

2/21/19

Farming in the City
Lydia Sisson, Mill City Grows, Co-Founder

2/28/19

Indoor Farming: The future of food?
James Mayer, Grateful Greens, Farmer

3/7/19

Closing the Loop: Composting food waste
Trevor Mance, TAM Organics LLC, Owner

3/14/19

Sustainable Dining at MCLA
John Kozik, MCLA Dining Services, General Manager and Anthony Fiorentino, MCLA Dining Services, Executive Chef

3/21/19 

(Spring Break)

3/28/19

The Farm Bill: What it is and what it means for farming in the U.S.
Justin Chase, Tufts New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, Director of Farmer Training Programs

4/4/19

Land Rich, Dirt Poor: Dairy Farming in New England
Sarah Gardner, Williams College Center for Environmental Studies, Associate Director and Lecturer in Environmental Studies

4/11/19

Climate-smart agricultural policy in New York
Julie Suarez, College of Agriculture and Life Science at Cornell University, Associate Dean

4/18/19

MCLA Undergraduate Research Conference (URC)

4/25/19

Innovating Open-Source Technology for Small-Scale Sustainable Agriculture
Dorn Cox, Tuckaway Farm, Farmer; Farm Hack and FarmOS Co-founder

Podcast Archive

Green Living Seminar Series from 2010-2018