News & Announcements

Elizabeth Kolbert’s Baccalaureate Address at Williams College June 4, 2016

https://youtu.be/8tcLd4X1T84  

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Blogging about Environmental Justice

For their final assignment, each student in Environmental Justice explored a place-based instance of environmental injustice, i.e. a situation in which an already under-resourced or marginalized community has suffered the disproportionate effects of mad-made environmental hazards.  In a series of blog posts, every student-author examined the history behind the inequality at issue.  They investigated how

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Last Log Lunch of Spring 2016

Sadly, Friday, May 6th, marked the last Log Lunch of the year. There was no speaker this week because the final Log Lunch is dedicated to the graduating CES Seniors. As a parting gift all CES Seniors received a book, The Sixth Extinction, written by visiting Professor, Elizabeth Kolbert. Thank you to all the CES students, faculty,

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Caroline Atwood on “Playing in Ponds: An Attempt to Constrain the Hydrology of the ’66 Environmental Center”

On April 29th, Caroline Atwood ‘16 wrapped up the 2015-2016 Log Lunch year with a presentation of her senior thesis. Caroline spent the past year studying the water balance and hydrology of the brand-new Class of 1966 Environmental Center.   Caroline began her presentation by informing the audience that the Class of 1966 Center was

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Georgette Yakman & Michael Hickey on “The Story of PFOA in Hoosick Falls, NY”

On Friday, April 22nd Michael Hickey and Georgette Yakman visited Log Lunch to give a very important and relevant Earth Day talk. Both Michael and Georgette are from Hoosick Falls and have been personally affected by the PFOA water crisis plaguing the town. In the wake of his father’s death Michael suspected something was wrong about

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Sayd Randle on “The Storm Catchers: Environmental Labor and Stewardship in Los Angeles”

On Friday, April 15th, Sayd Randle visited Log Lunch to speak about Los Angeles’ water problem. Sayd graduated from Williams in 2008 and is now a PhD candidate in environmental anthropology at Yale University, where she is focusing her studies on emergent modes of water management, ecosystem valuation, and political subjectivity in Los Angeles.  

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Paul Greenberg on “American Catch: How we lost and how we might regain our local seafood”

On Thursday, April 14th, Paul Greenberg, author of Four Fish and American Catch, visited Williams to talk about his passion for the fishing industry, international and national management, aquaculture, and the future of oceans. During his presentation Paul delighted the audience with his effortless humor, flawless impersonations, and intense knowledge of all things fish! As

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Doug Hollett on “Technology, Innovation, Policy and Climate: Critical Intersections in an Energy-Hungry World”

  Welcome back from Spring Break! It’s been three weeks since our last Log Lunch and CES was excited to have Williams alum, Doug Hollett, talk about “Technology, Innovation, Policy and Climate: Critical Intersections in an Energy-Hungry World.” Doug graduated from Williams in 1976 with a degree in Geology then went on to receive a

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Jeff Goodell on “Visiting Alaska with President Obama”

On Friday, March 11th, Jeff Goodell spoke about his visit to Alaska with President Obama. The Rolling Stone contributor editor spoke about his time visiting local villages and discussing the looming issues that catastrophic climate change will have on the United States, specially these local Alaskan villagers who are threatened by sea level rise and

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Jonathan Labaree on “Integrating Seafood into the Local Food Movement”

On Friday, March 4th, Jonathan Labaree, class of ’85, returned Williams to speak at Log Lunch. Jonathan works for the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and presented on integrating seafood into the local food movement. The local food movement is a well-known topic among Log Lunch goers and the CES community, however, understanding how seafood

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