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Paradise Lost? Karen Freudenberger’s Discusses Loss of Madagascar’s Rain Forest

On October 20, Karen Freudenberger discussed looming catastrophe on Madagascar’s doorstep. The talk, entitled “Paradise Lost? Reflections on a Quarter Century of Environmental Programs in Madagascar,” began with a series of outstandingly beautiful photographs of Madagascar’s rainforest intermixed with images of slash and burn agriculture, detailing fire and destruction. 15… Continue reading »

Climate Migration and the National Security Myth

At log lunch on November 14th, Gregory White, visiting professor in International Environmental Studies and professor of Government at Smith College, discussed the growing agreement among security-minded think tanks in the North Atlantic that climate migration will create large national security issues. The talk was a product of White’s most… Continue reading »

Michael Blanding Talks Water Wars and Coca-Cola

Curious about the dark side of multinational corporations? On September 30th Michael Blanding, a Boston-based investigative journalist and Williams alum, told log lunchers a part of the grim and complicated story of the Coca-Cola company’s international ventures. Blanding just published his first book, The Coke Machine: The Dirty Truth Behind… Continue reading »

Jim Carlton at the Log

At Friday’s log lunch on September 23, Jim Carlton, director of the Williams Mystic program since 1989, spoke with easy humor about what he’s learned about testifying before Congress, something he has done nine times. He most recently testified in a hearing about the best ways to regulate ballast… Continue reading »

Bill McKibben Encourages Activism

On September 20, Bill McKibben, an environmental writer recently turned activist, spoke to a packed audience of entranced Williams students and Williamstown locals at the ’62 Center. McKibben focuses his efforts on finding new ways to compel our government to enforce policies that mitigate climate change and its effects on… Continue reading »

HooRWA Summer Intern

The Hoosic River Watershed Association seeks to improve the river and the lives of those who live in its 720-square-mile catchment. Among other duties, the intern would assist in determining if bridges and culverts in the watershed are sized appropriately and allow for wildlife passage. More information Continue reading »

Log Lunch Lectures

A tradition of the Center since 1972, Log Lunches are held on Fridays during the academic year at noon. Each week, a vegetarian lunch prepared by Williams students is served, followed by a talk on an environmental topic. Continue reading »