Sustainability Week, November 9 -12, 2015 "Global Strategies to Protect Unique Local Places"

Monday, November 9, 7:00 p.m., Student Center 3105, "Navigating the Edge of Collaboration and Exploitation", Professor Jim Toia, Director, Community Based Teaching, Lafayette College

Tuesday, November 10, 7:00 p.m., Hancock 2023, "Out of Sight: The Corporate Outsourcing of Catastrophe", Erik Loomis, Assistant Professor of History, University of Rhode Island

Thursday, November 12, 11:00 a.m. until 4:45 p.m., 9th Annual Campus Sustainability Day, Student Center (SC)

11:00 a.m., SC 3105, Morning keynote address with Tom Wright, President, Regional Plan Association (RPA). RPA is America's most distinguished urban research and advocacy organization, working to improve property, infrastructure, sustainability and quality of life issues in the New York-New Jersey- Connecticut metropolitan region. 

12 noon -2:00 p.m. SC 3rd floor hallway, Information and Education Displays featuring food tastings, food and nutrition, clothing swap, fashion display, Fox Paw, Marist Divests, Take Back the Tap, Marist Information Technology and the RA Sustainability committee

12:30 p.m. until 4:45 p.m., Workshops Presentations

12:30 -1:45 p.m., SC 3105, Nature and Literature: Ecological Themes with Marist faculty Dr. Judith Saunders and Dr. Stephen Mercier, Teaching Associate

12:30 - 1:45 p.m., SC 3101, Food: Cradle to Grave

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m., SC3105, Philosophical Perspectives on the Environmental Crisis with Marist faculty Dr. Patricia Ferrer-Medina, Dr. Justin Myers and Dr. Georganna Ulary

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m., SC 3101, Trails and Public Access to Nature with Robert Anderberg, Vice President and General Counsel, Open Space Institute; Seth McKee, Land Conservation Director, Scenic Hudson; Marykay Vrba, President and CEO, Dutchess Tourism, Inc.

3:30 - 4:45 p.m., SC 3101, What Is the True Cost of Fashion? Film screening of The True Cost with discussion with Marist Fashion Department faculty Melissa Halvorson, Radley Cramer; Dr. Richard Feldman and Dr. Elizabeth Purinton-Johnson

3:30  - 4:45 p.m., SC 3105, Preserving Open Space in the Hudson Valley with Lucey Hayden, Executive Director and Karissa Stokdal, Development Assistant, Winnakee Land Trust; Karin Esme Roux, Senior Land Projects Manager, Dutchess Land Conservancy; Tom Gravel, Land Projects Manager, Open Space Institute; Elizabeth Long, Director of Conservation Science and Paul Huth, Emeritus Director of Conservation Science, Mohonk Preserve


Valley Cafe: Every Tuesday from 11:30am to 1:30pm in the Cabaret and Thursday from 4:30pm to 8:00pm in the Main Dining Room during the fall and spring semesters, Marist Dining Services and Student Affairs sponsor The Valley Cafe.  You can find additional details about the Valley Cafe as well as the week's offerings at Marist Dining Service's Locations site.