BMC EARTH DAY April 20, 2013 12-3pm BMC Garden & Wyndham Parking Lot
The Mellon Tri-College Creative Residencies invite you to the screening of "Rock the Boat - stop playing games with my river"
Thursday 18 April 2013 7pm Sharpless Auditorium, Haverford College
Richard Watts, "Water Politics, Water Poetics: Practicing the Environmental Humanities in the French Caribbean"
Thursday 18 April 2013 4:30pm in Carpenter 25
Robert Davidson, "Catalan Terroir: From the Priorat to Ferran Adria"
Wednesday 6 March 2013 4:30pm in Thomas Hall 224
TriCo Environmental Studies Minor Spring Tea
Tuesday 2 April 2013 4:30-6:30 pm in Thomas Hall London Room
The Philadelphia Geological Society presents
Dr. Donald C. Barber of Bryn Mawr College
"Hurricane Sandy and Sea-Level Rise Down the Jersey Shore: Modern Observations and Holocene Evidence"
Multi-scale Elements of 'Perfection' Within the 'Perfect SuperStorm'
Thursday 24 January 2013, 7pm Park Science Center Room 243
contact: Benjamin Greeley 215.272.3373, email@example.com
TriCo Environmental Studies Minor Fall Tea
Thursday 1 November 2012 from 4:30 to 6:30pm
Campus Center 105
Alternative Energy: Community Film Screening
When: Saturday, April 21, 3:30 to 5:30 PM, and Sunday, April 22, 3:30 to 5:30 PM
Where: Science Center, Room 199, Swarthmore College
The Swarthmore Friends Meeting Environmental Group, QUEST, will screen two films and facilitate discussion on the topic of alternative energy and choices we can make to live more sustainably.
On Saturday, April 21, we will show The Last Mountain , an inspiring film that documents residents of Coal River Valley in West Virginia standing up to the lawless tactics of Massey Energy, which through mountaintop removal mining has scarred the local landscape. The film ends with an inspirational documentation of the benefits of wind power to support the local economy and environment.
On Sunday, the film Carbon Nation will be shown; more evidence of clean energy technology development across the U.S. will be presented . Students and the public are invited. Please join us!
Ruth Cary of Quaker Environment & Sustainability Task Force (QUEST)
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Fiege, "The Republic of Nature: Environmental History and the Canonical American Past"
Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 4:30-6pm
TriCo Environmental Studies Minor Spring Tea
Tuesday 27 March 2012, 4-6pm
Bryn Mawr College, Campus Center 105 (near UnCommon Grounds)
Food Week is a week of food-related events at Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore around issues of local food, sustainability, food justice and access, vegetarianism and veganism, farming, and culinary careers.
Student Organizing Workshop: Developing a Campaign - Goals, Strategy, and Tactics
Co-Sponsored by Green Corps and the Bryn Mawr College Greens
Thursday, January 26, 2012
"The Sustainable Foods Committee is conducting a composting trial in both Erdman and Haffner Dining Halls on November 15, 16th, and 18th (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday) during all meals. We will be collecting both food prep waste and post-consumer waste to
get a more accurate idea of the volume and weight of the food waste we
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com"
50 States. 1 Year. Zero Garbage? YERT Screening Tomorrow
Learn more at a screening of the eco-documentary YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip) sponsored by the Bryn Mawr College Greens!
Thursday November 10th, 8pm, Thomas 110
50 States. 1 Year. Zero Garbage? Called to action by a planet in peril, three friends hit the road - traveling America with hope, humor…and all of their garbage - to explore the good, the bad, and the weird across every state in search of the extraordinary innovators and courageous citizens who are tackling humanity's greatest environmental crises. As the YERT team layers outlandish eco-challenges onto their year-long quest, an unexpected turn of events throws the project for a loop in this award-winning docu-comedy. Featuring Bill McKibben, Wes Jackson, Will Allen, Janine Benyus, Joel Salatin, David Orr, and music by Ben Sollee, Daniel Martin Moore, Mark Geary and more.
Want more information about the film? Check out: http://www.yert.com/
This event is free & open to all Tri-Co community members and the general public! + There will be food!
We hope to see you there!
Questions? Maggie Zelonis, BMC Greens Vice-Presidentmzelonis@brynmawr.edu
TriCo Environmental Studies Minor Fall Tea
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011
Quita Woodward Room, Thomas Hall @ Bryn Mawr College
GARDEN HARVEST AT HAFFNER GARDEN, Friday 23 September 2011, 1-4:40pm
The Greens Garden Committee is having a Work Day at the Garden. Come weed, harvest veggies and plant new seeds. Stop by and help.
Monday, March 21 at 8pm in the MCC @ Haverford College
Michael Paone, Community Organizer, New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Radical Workshop on Empowerment and Organizing
Tuesday, March 22 at 7pm in the Campus Center @ Bryn Mawr College
Philadelphia Farming & Food Justice Panel:
Mill Creek Farm, Philadelphia
Weaver's Way, Philadelphia
Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger
Philadelphia Community Gardens
Wednesday, March 23 at 4:30pm in thomas 224 @ Bryn Mawr College
Aliza Green, Chef & Cookbook Author
Talk on Culinary Careers, Sustainability & Food Writing
followed by "Meet the Author, Eat the Recipes" in Haffner
Join us for dinner at the dining hall!
Thursday, March 24 at 5pm in the DC and Erdman
Local Meat-Out Dinner
FRESH the Movie at 8:30pm in Chase Auditorium at Haverford College, begins with roundtable discussion about Bi-Co Students' experiences with farming, food justice and education
Friday, March 25 at 6:30pm on Haverford College Apartments Green
BiCo Community Potluck & Fiesta with local bands performing
(rain location Ehaus Apt. 15)
Food Week sponsors at Haverford include: the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, the Committee for Environmental Responsibility, 8th Dimension, EarthQuakers, Ehaus, Culinary House, Quaker House, Seasonal Supper, and Dining Services, and sponsors at Bryn Mawr include: the Civic Engagement Office, the English Department, Environmental Studies, Dining Servies and BMC Greens.
President Jane McAuliffe invites you to a lecture by
Tuesday 1 March 2011 at 4pm in Thomas 110, Bryn Mawr College
The Center for Peace and Global Citizenship @ Haverford College is hosting
Farm Coordinator for Lettuce Link, Seattle, WA
for a Talk and Q & A session on Urban Farming, Sustainability, and the upcoming US Farm Bill.
Wednesday, December 8th, 6 pm @ the CPGC Cafe
“The Ethics Enshrined in U.S. Environmental Legislation”
Thursday, November 18, 2010
7:30 pm, Thomas Hall 224
Bryn Mawr College
Andrew Brook is teaching Environmental Ethics in the Bryn Mawr Philosophy Department during the spring '11 semester.
University of Minnesota
“Ecology and Human Rights: Foci of the Information Age”
Monday, November 15
4:15-5:30 pm Thomas Hall 224
Bryn Mawr College
This talk is sponsored by the Bi-Co Department of East Asian Studies, the Class of 1902 Lecture Fund, the Department of History, and the Environmental Studies Program.
University of Maryland
“Conservation in a Globalized World: Infectious Disease, Amphibian Extinctions, and Effects on Ecosystems.”
Friday, November 12
2 pm, Park 229
Bryn Mawr College
Karen is the director of the Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology Program at Maryland. Students interested in meeting with Karen over lunch should contact Mike Sears in Biology.
The Economics of Climate Change
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
5-6:30 pm: Panel Discussion in Sharpless Auditorium
6:30-7:15 pm: Wine and cheese reception in the KINSC Rotunda
This is a discussion panel on the economics of government policies aimed at controlling climate change, featuring:
Marc Stuart, co-founder of EcoSecurities
Dan Price, Haverford ’77, who served as the senior White House official responsible for international aspects of financial system reform, energy security and climate change
Paul Minnice, Haverford ’09, an economist at the U.S. Transportation Department
This event, Haverford's third annual economics alumni forum, is sponsored by Haverford's Economics Department and the CPGC.
A Note on the History of Environmental Policy Studies at Bryn Mawr
Jane Kronick, emerita professor, GSSWSR
Environmental Studies at Bryn Mawr College began earlier than many realize, and in an unlikely place. In the early 1970's both William Vosburgh and Jane Kronick, faculty members in the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, spent a year in New Zealand during the time when New Zealand was implementing a radical new program, the Accident Compensation Act. This Act moved that nation substantially away from private market solutions to the problems of harm from hazardous materials in the environment whether in the workplace, the home or the community. The Act was particularly radical because it abolished the right to sue for injury and instead instituted a governmentally funded program of prevention of harm, restoration of damage and compensation for injury or death. In 1976, Jane Kronick, Principal Investigator, with William Vosburgh and an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional team of researchers received a National Science Foundation Grant to study the underlying philosophy and political process leading to this innovation. This was the first of a series of environmental grants this team received. The next grant examined the major laws establishing the environmental policy of the United States, the Clean Air Act, the Pure Water Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Public Health Act, among others. From the study of the hearings and submissions across many acts, the foundation of American environmental policy and its inadequacies were developed. This was followed by an analysis of the accident at Three Mile Island, a case study in the failure of prevention. The last grant in this series focused upon nuclear energy and the problems of nuclear waste disposal, completed in 1982. The people working on this project developed a series of policy courses that were taught in the School of Social Work. These courses, on the development of policy, the foundation of American policy, and the problems of occupational health all used environmental policy as the focus for the analysis. This research and these courses represented the first introduction of concern for environmental hazards in a School of Social Work in this nation. Jane Kronick also offered an undergraduate course in the political science department on environmental policy. Several students in Social Work completed PhD dissertations on environmental problems, including the careful study by Jane Donohue of the coalmine fire in Centralia, one of many fires burning in Pennsylvania in abandoned coal veins.
These investigators also took their concern for the environment to other institutions. Jane Kronick introduced this to the Social Work doctoral program at the University of Tennessee during the years she served as visiting professor there. Under her direction, Hussein Soliman completed a study of the contamination of the Pigeon River by the paper mills in North Carolina. Richard Gaskins completed the book, Environmental Accidents, while at the University of Chicago and continues currently to advise the New Zealand government on legal aspects of the Act and teach courses in the law school at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. Miriam Vosburgh introduced this work into the courses she was teaching at Villanova University, as did John Orbell in the political science program at the University of Oregon. In the 1990's before retiring from the Bryn Mawr faculty, Jane Kronick held an IREX grant to examine environmental problems in the Czech Republic at the end of communism and introduce scholars at the University of Masaryk, Brno, to her method of studying environmental policy. So, for the 25-year period from the early 1970's until the mid 1990's, Bryn Mawr had a group of scholars heavily funded by NSF and NEH studying and teaching environmental policy as it existed in the US and in other nations.