News & Announcements

Katie Constantini ’16 et al. on The EcoFellowship Experience: How CET is training the next generation of environmental leaders

On Friday, February 10th, five fellows from the Center for EcoTechnology (CET) spoke to the log lunch crowd. CET is a forty-year-old non-profit located in Pittsfield, Northampton, and Springfield that works with residents, businesses, contractors, and communities in Massachusetts, promoting and facilitating energy efficiency and waste reduction. CET, which focuses on tangible impacts, helps homeowners,

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Don Carlson ’83 on Sustainable Investing

On January 13, 2017, Don Carlson spoke to the Log Lunch crowd about sustainable investing. With the incoming administration antagonistic toward environmental regulation, Carlson’s work—mobilizing the private sector to accomplish environmental good—has become more important than ever. Carlson, who went on to Harvard Law School after graduating from Williams in 1983, has worked for Goldman

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Carmen Montoya on “Ghana Think Tank: Turning the Tables on Climate Change”

How do you prevent the huge amounts of waste generated by current party culture? Design can and bottle recycling containers specifically for drunk users. How do you reduce the number of unnecessary short drives that occur in Williamstown? Organize a car-share program and a bike cab service. How do you talk about climate change with people who don’t

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Sophie Robinson on “The Age of Consequences”

On November 4th, 2016, Sophie Robinson, spoke to the Williams College community on the film, The Age of Consequences. Sophie is a filmmaker, climate change organizer and a social justice activist.  With that, she is the film’s Executive Producer and Director of Outreach. Sophie spent three years organizing and coordinating with The Better Future Project

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Steve Hubbard on “How it Pays to Go Green”

On October 28th Williams graduate Steve Hubbard discussed “How it Pays to Go Green” at the weekly Log Lunch.  Hubbard laid out what he considers: Renewable Energy Tax Credits 101.  He reiterated that shutting down every power plant and polluting industry cannot happen right away. To make change, we must work within the capitalist system.

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Angela Tang ’18 on: “Sensing Place at the Clark Art Institute

As a recipient of the Williams College Center for Environmental Studies summer grants, Angela Tang, class of 2018, worked with Hank Art at his Sensing Place exhibit at the Clark Art Museum.  At first glance, Angela shared, it does not seem like an art exhibition.  It is very much history and nature.  The exhibit proved

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Ellie Wachtel ’17 on: “Me and the Maps: My Summer at Ecotrust”

As a recipient of the Williams College Center for Environmental Studies summer grants, Ellie Wachtel, class of 2017, worked in Portland, Oregon with Ecotrust.  Ecotrust was founded by a Williams College alum and works to connect people with the environment around them.  At Ecotrust, Ellie worked in a restored old industrial building, which became an

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Johanna Wasserman ’18 on “Going with the Flow: Curriculum Development about the Hoosic River”

Based on her interested in Williamstown’s neighboring town, North Adams, this summer Johanna Wasserman worked with Judy Grinnell at the Hoosic River Revival.  Johanna wanted to get involved in the greater community.  She shared that here at Williams it is very easy to get trapped in what we call the “Purple Bubble.” North Adams is

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Erica Chang ’17 on “The Blue Mussel: Mytilus edulis”

As a recipient of the Williams College Center for Environmental Studies summer grants, class of 2017 student Erica Chang pursued her interest in marine life and returned to Mystic, Connecticut to continue her research of the impact of rising temperatures on intertidal species. During her school semester at Williams Mystic, Erica explored how environmental stresses impact

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Jeffrey Rubel ’17 on “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish”

As a recipient of the Williams College Center for Environmental Studies summer grants, Jeffrey Rubel, a member of the class of 2017, presented his summer project “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish,” at Log Lunch on Friday, October 14. Jeffrey focused his project on seafood consumption, explaining that he was and remains curious

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