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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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Richard King on “The Giant Squid, Global Warming, and Whale Extinction”

On September 29th, 2016, beloved Williams Mystic Professor, Richard King, spoke to the Williams Community on Moby Dick and the Giant Squid.  Specifically, what historical fiction can teach us about the world around us. Professor King reviewed for some and explained for others Herman Melville’s classic, Moby Dick.  King explained the amazing observations Melville made, and

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Van Jones on “Green Jobs not Jails”

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 – ’62 Center, Williams College Is it a coincidence that the United States holds 25% of the world’s prisoner population and also produces 25% of the world’s greenhouse gasses? Mass incarceration accompanied by mass extinction. Speaker and activist, Van Jones, says no. On Wednesday, September 28, Van Jones spoke to Williams College

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Todd Holland on “How a Small Liberal Arts College, with Limited Resources, made a bold move into Solar that will Slash most of its Carbon Emissions in a Single Project”

At Log Lunch on Friday, September 23, we heard from Todd Holland, the Projects and Operations Manager at Hampshire College. Mr. Holland worked at Williams College for four years in the Zilkha Center and Facilities Department, where he oversaw the implementation of cost-effective energy efficiency retrofits such as LED lighting and building insulation. During his

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