Log Lunch

Professor Alex Apotsos on the Cape Town Water Crisis

February 8th, 2019 On Friday, Professor Apotsos gave a Log Lunch lecture on the Fulbright Fellowship he did last year in Cape Town, South Africa. Using his background in coastal oceanography and work at the USAID (US Agency for International Development), Professor Apotsos aimed to work with regional planners to… Continue reading »

Nutrient Cycling in Riparian Zones with Wyndom Chace ’21

January 11th, 2019 At the last log lunch, sophomore Wyndom Chace presented on her CES-funded summer internship at the University of Rhode Island. She conducted research on how nutrients used for fertilizer, like nitrogen and phosphorus, behave throughout riparian zones. A riparian zone is any land adjacent to a… Continue reading »

Peter Kelly-Detwiler ’83 on the Transformation of the Energy Market

Don Carlson with Peter Kelly-Detwiler November 16th, 2018 Energy expert Peter Kelly-Detwiler’s (’83) Log Lunch talk centered on the rapid changes occurring in electricity and transportation sectors. As renewable electricity resources and energy storage become increasingly cost-effective, the electricity sector begins to become greener. At the same time, our… Continue reading »

Jenny Hansell on the Berkshire High Road

November 9th, 2018 At last week’s Log Lunch, Jenny Hansell, President of the Berkshire Natural Resources Council, gave a talk on her work at the BNRC. The BNRC is a land trust, conserving parcels of land through trail-making and also providing human access to the wild. In particular, the… Continue reading »

Tessa Kelly: The Mastheads Project

November 2nd, 2018 Last Log Lunch, architect Tessa Kelly ’07 spoke about her ongoing project in her hometown, Pittsfield. She is working with students in Sarah Gardner’s Environmental Planning senior seminar to design a park in the west side of Pittsfield. This is a historically black neighborhood with culture that… Continue reading »