Events Calendar Listings:

Lecture by author of “Affluenza” to speak at Middlebury College

Monday, Oct. 4,

12:15-1:30 p.m.

Lecture by author of “Affluenza:” John de Graaf, author of “Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic” (2001) and founder of “Take Back Your Time Day,” will give a talk titled “America Needs a Break: How Overconsumption and Overwork Harm our Health, Families, Communities, and Environment.” De Graaf, who is the co-chair of the Public Policy Committee for the Simplicity Forum, a national think tank for the voluntary simplicity movement, is also a producer of numerous documentaries for public television station KCTS-TV in Seattle on the subject of environmentalism and American consumerism. He is the recipient of more than a 100 regional, national and international awards for filmmaking, and of the Founders of a New Northwest Award for his work in environmental media.

Free and open to the public

Room 220, McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Bicentennial Way off Route 125 (College Street)

For more information, contact Janet Wiseman, environmental studies academic program coordinator, at or 802-443-5710.

Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program.

Adventure Travel Presentation

Monday, Oct. 4

7 p.m.

Adventure Travel Presentation: Mandip Singh Soin will present slides and stories of his own expeditions, which range from trekking and climbing in the Indian Himalaya, the Alps and Scotland, to travel adventures, including a camel safari across the Indian Thar Desert and elephant trips in the jungles of South India. Singh Soin, who is internationally recognized for his work with India’s eco-tourism industry, is owner of Ibex Expeditions.

Free and open to the public

Johnson Memorial Building, Room 304, Château Road off College Street (Route 125)

For more information, contact student organizer Derick Okwan-Duodu at or 802-443-4376.

Sponsored by the Middlebury College International Students’ Organization and the Middlebury College Mountain Club.

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