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Roots Rising: Connecting Youth With Land

April 26th, 2019 Jamie Samowitz and Jessica Vecchia are the co-directors of Roots Rising, a youth development program in Pittsfield, MA. Their mission is to empower youth and build community in a place where many young adults need extra guidance. Jess Samowitz (left) with Jamie Vecchia Adolescence is a… Continue reading »

Dr. Art Gold on Fiji’s Coral Coast

April 12th, 2019 Dr. Art Gold, a professor of watershed hydrology at the University of Rhode Island, spoke at Log Lunch today about the degradation of Fiji’s coral coast due to excess nitrogen. High levels of nitrogen entering the coastal waters results in Sargassum… Continue reading »

Judith D. Schwartz on Writing Regenerative Agriculture

March 8th, 2019 At this Log Lunch, Judith Schwartz gave a lecture on the research she’s been doing as a freelance writer and journalist. Her most recent book, Cows Save the Planet, is about soil, in short. But it is also about busting environmental myths, like the common argument that… Continue reading »

Topher Sabot ’99: From Econ Major to Dairy Farmer

February 15th, 2019 Topher Sabot ’99 gave a Log Lunch talk on Friday about his dairy farm, Cricket Creek. He brought along three of his cheeses for the crowd to try, a special treat for a rapt audience. Topher spoke about his roots as the son of an Economics professor,… Continue reading »

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 »

Prof. Don Carlson ’83 on the Evils and Perks of Capitalism

January 18th, 2019 At the last log lunch, visiting economics and sustainability professor Don Carlson gave a talk on the benefits and disadvantages of capitalism in the context of climate change. Professor Carlson is teaching at his alma mater as a “reverse sabbatical” from a fruitful career in investment banking… 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 »