Event: Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Dr. Katharine Wilkinson

Event: Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Dr. Katharine Wilkinson
Event: Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Dr. Katharine Wilkinson

Following Naomi Klein’s talk in Spring 2020, The Climate Action Capacity Project, funded by the Erol Foundation, is thrilled to host, in collaboration with groups across campus, this critical event on Nov 12th from 6-7:30pm!

When climate change looms large, the pandemic has no definitive end in sight, racism and racial injustices continue to compound, the US election is uncertain, and everything feels overwhelming, what do you do? How do you find your way to meaningful action? Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine Wilkinson will join us virtually for a special conversation about their experiences and draw on insights from their new book, “All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis,“ a collection of essays by women spanning backgrounds, approaches, and generations at the forefront of the climate movement.

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert, writer, and Brooklyn native. She is founder of Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank for the future of coastal cities, and founder and CEO of Ocean Collectiv , a consulting firm for conservation solutions. Johnson is the co-host of Gimlet Media’s How to Save a Planet, co-created the Blue New Deal, and has written and presented widely on hope, strategy, and the intersections of race, racism and the climate crisis. 

Dr. Katharine Keeble Wilkinson is an author, strategist, and teacher working to heal the planet we call home. Her writings include The Drawdown Review (2020), the New York Times bestseller Drawdown (2017), and Between God & Green (2012), which The Boston Globe dubbed “a vitally important, even subversive, story.” She is a vice president at Project Drawdown, where she leads the organization’s editorial, creative, and communication work on climate solutions. She recently launched the “A Matter of Degrees” podcast.

Cosponsors include: MCAB, Franklin Environmental Center, SNEG, New Perrenials Project, Innovation Hub, among others.

Film Series: Water, Justice, Power

Join us for three film screenings in the Water, Power, and Justice Film Series where we will watch and discuss documentaries focused on water contamination in marginalized communities across North America, and the World. 

Flint: The Poisoning of an American City 

Date: March 30th at 7pm 

This documentary follows the events before, during, and after the Flint water crisis in 2014. It sheds light on the environmental neglect and environmental racism that occured during this crisis and the effects that this abuse had on the individuals in Flint. Many of us are aware of the Flint water crisis, but this documentary lets us into the homes and lives of the people living there and combines interviews with residents, experts, and committee hearings to dig deeper into the crisis.  

There’s Something in the Water 

Date: April 26, 7-9pm

This Canadian documentary highlights three communities deeply affected by the rampant environmental racism present in Nova Scotia. Elliot Page (the producer and director) speaks with Black and Indigenous women about how the pollution of their water has affected their families, friends, and neighborhood, and dives into why the outrageous health effects have been left unaddressed by the government. 

Flow: For the Love of Water

Date: May 18, 7-9pm

This 2008 documentary focuses on the global water crisis, water privatization, and pollution. Through interviews with activists, experts, and communities world-wide, Flow highlights the issues of agricultural pollutants and massive corporations controlling local water resources. Although this is a relatively old film, it introduces topics that are still relevant and pervasive today.  

  • Knoll Garden Volunteer Hours

    Join us for weekly Garden Volunteer Hours at the Knoll. All are welcome, no signups are required. Full information and updates for weather are posted right here.  

    The Knoll

    Open to the Public
  • Knoll Garden Volunteer Hours

    Join us for weekly Garden Volunteer Hours at the Knoll. All are welcome, no signups are required. Full information and updates for weather are posted right here.  

    The Knoll

    Open to the Public
  • Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series

    “Living in Relationship: An Abenaki View of Place.” Melody Mackin, Associate Director Atowi Project.

    Melody Mackin will discuss what it means to live in relationship with place and how the Abenaki view the world of creation. Indigenous identity is inseparable from place and the traditions of the past can often be the best solutions for our future.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public
  • A Global Call to Heal the Planet

    What are the global limits to sustainable growth and development? Can we stay within them and how?

    Mahaney Arts Center, Olin C. Robison Concert Hall

    Open to the Public
  • Knoll Garden Volunteer Hours

    Join us for weekly Garden Volunteer Hours at the Knoll. All are welcome, no signups are required. Full information and updates for weather are posted right here.  

    The Knoll

    Open to the Public
  • The world we are dreaming into being: Conversations to cultivate hope, possibility and action

    What is the world we want to live in? The world we are already living into! How can we cultivate a stronger sense of connection to self, each other and the planet? Curious?! Join Carolyn Finney, Artist-in-Residence, and Sophia Calvi ‘03.5, Director of Programming, Franklin Env Center, for the first of three discussions they will host during fall semester. The additional dates are Oct. 18 and Nov. 29.

    Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103

    Open to the Public
  • Knoll Garden Volunteer Hours

    Join us for weekly Garden Volunteer Hours at the Knoll. All are welcome, no signups are required. Full information and updates for weather are posted right here.  

    The Knoll

    Open to the Public
  • Knoll Garden Volunteer Hours

    Join us for weekly Garden Volunteer Hours at the Knoll. All are welcome, no signups are required. Full information and updates for weather are posted right here.  

    The Knoll

    Open to the Public
  • Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series

    MIDD-ES CORE PANEL DISCUSSION: Conflict Transformation

    Dan Brayton, Julian W. Abernethy Professor of Literature
    Jeff Howarth, Associate Professor of Geography
    Jon Isham, Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies
    Monica Przyperhart, Visiting Laboratory Professor in Environmental Studies

    Dana Auditorium (Sunderland Language Center)

    Open to the Public
  • Knoll Garden Volunteer Hours

    Join us for weekly Garden Volunteer Hours at the Knoll. All are welcome, no signups are required. Full information and updates for weather are posted right here.  

    The Knoll

    Open to the Public
  • Knoll Garden Volunteer Hours

    Join us for weekly Garden Volunteer Hours at the Knoll. All are welcome, no signups are required. Full information and updates for weather are posted right here.  

    The Knoll

    Open to the Public
  • Knoll Garden Volunteer Hours

    Join us for weekly Garden Volunteer Hours at the Knoll. All are welcome, no signups are required. Full information and updates for weather are posted right here.  

    The Knoll

    Open to the Public
  • Knoll BIPOC Affinity Garden Volunteer Hours

    Thursday Garden Volunteer sessions are held as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and other people of color) affinity space for students, faculty, staff and community members. Please find more information right here.  

    The Knoll

    Closed to the Public
  • Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series

    “How Business Model Innovation is Working to Combat Climate Change.” Pier LaFarge ‘10.5, CEO, Sparkfund, Phil Croker ‘16, Senior Director, Sparkfund, Kwame Mukasa ‘19, Program Manager, Sparkfund.

    An exploration of how innovative business models are being put to work to deliver new solutions to the climate crisis, across decarbonization, resilience and electrification technology, from wildfire prevention to building energy efficiency and beyond.

    Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103

    Open to the Public
  • Environmental Affairs Welcome Back Social

    Welcome back!  Join the Environmental Affairs team for a gathering in Franklin Environmental Center to reconnect, share food, and ignite exciting collaborations around sustainability and climate change for the coming year.  

    Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103

    Open to the Public
  • Knoll Garden Volunteer Hours

    Join us for weekly Garden Volunteer Hours at the Knoll. All are welcome, no signups are required. Full information and updates for weather are posted right here.  

    The Knoll

    Open to the Public
  • Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series

    ENVS 0401 B Community Engaged Practicum Student Presentations: Social and environmental justice in the built environment.

    Offered both in-person and virtually. To join virtually, please use this Zoom link (Password: 050427).

    Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103

    Open to the Public
  • Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series

    ENVS 0401 A Community Engaged Practicum Student Presentations: Environmental health disparities and climate vulnerability in Vermont.

    Offered both in-person and virtually. To join virtually, please use this Zoom link (Password: 050427).

    Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103

    Open to the Public
  • Shmita: Learning Spiritually and Agriculturally from the Sabbatical Year

    The shmita, or sabbatical year, is a year of rest for the land and an economic resetting for society that occurred every seven years in the ancient Jewish calendar. Join us as Grace Oedel, Executive Director of Northeast Organic Farming Association of VT, Danielle Stillman, Rabbi and Associate Chaplain at Middlebury College, and Remi Welbel ‘22, co-founder of Zumwalt Acres Farm discuss the ways that shmita can be applied today and what lessons are available from thinking about cycles of rest for the land and for ourselves.

    The Knoll

    Open to the Public
  • Eat and Greet: Making Environmental Connections at Midd

    Join Environmental Affairs, SNEG, and others for an informal “eat and greet.” There’s so much good work being done at Middlebury and during the pandemic, we’ve deeply missed having the ability to really connect to understand how we’re prioritizing our efforts, as well as how we can best coordinate with and support each other. Our goal is to celebrate the end of the semester while re-establishing, re-imagining, and building new connections across student groups, faculty, staff, and other environmental initiatives on campus.

    Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103

    Closed to the Public
  • Animal Rights: The Environmental and Ethical Impacts of the Animal Industrial Complex

    Animal Rights: The Environmental and Ethical Impacts of the Animal Industrial Complex.

    Renowned Australian philanthropist , environmental, and animal rights activist Philip Wollen will discuss the environmental and ethical impacts of the animal industrial complex on the atmosphere, water, forests, the oceans, and the existential threat to the survival of humans and up to a million other species. The 90 minute event will include a presentation by Philip Wollen, a Q & A Session and some time for action planning.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public
  • Environmental Studies Program Spring Social

    Learn more about the Environmental Studies major and opportunities in the program and get any questions answered prior to fall registration. Prospective majors and minors are also encouraged to attend.

    Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103

    Closed to the Public
  • Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series

    “Toxicology and Public Health in Vermont: PCB testing in schools” by Sarah Vose, PhD, State Toxicologist, Vermont Department of Health.

    Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103

    Closed to the Public
  • Climate Action Fellowship Info Session

    Looking to support your climate-related work? Get summer funding, develop skills, work with peers: join us for this info session to learn more and apply to be a Climate Action Fellow!

    Virtual Middlebury

    Closed to the Public
  • World Wide Teach-In on Climate and Justice

    Participate with Midd in the World Wide Teach-In on Climate and Justice! Middlebury will be joining more than 350 educational institutions around the world (in more than 50 countries and most US states) in the teach-in. On or around Wednesday, March 30, 2022, faculty will devote at least five minutes of classroom time to a conversation about climate solutions and justice.

    Middlebury College

    Closed to the Public
  • Climate Action Fellowship Info Session

    Looking to support your climate-related work? Get summer funding, develop skills, work with peers: join us for this info session to learn more and apply to be a Climate Action Fellow!

    Have an idea you’d like to explore? An unpaid internship you’d like to fund? A desire to supplement and connect your paid internship with a cohort of others working on climate this summer and into the academic year? Learn more in this info session at go/caf. 

    Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103

    Closed to the Public
  • Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series

    “The Climate Action Landscape in Vermont: The Climate Council, Legislature, and the Grassroots” by Johanna Miller, Energy and Climate Program Director at the Vermont Natural Resources Council.

    Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103

    Closed to the Public
  • Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series

    “Environmental and Earth Narratives, How to Belong?” by Sarah K Khan, Maker/Scholar, Artist-in Residence @ ArtHx, Princeton University.

    Khan shares diverse multimedia work on how she inscribes dismissed narratives, real and conjured, into, onto and alongside what we call North American environment and culture, and beyond. Twitter @sarahkkhan Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sarahkkhan/.

    Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103

    Closed to the Public
  • Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series

    ENVS 0401 A Community Engaged Practicum: Shifting baselines on a changing planet: a collaborative past and future ecology of Vermont.

    You are welcome to attend in person in Hillcrest 103, Franklin Environmental Center. This discussion will also be streamed, attend virtually by clicking here.

    Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103

    Open to the Public
  • Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series

    ENVS 0401 B Community Engaged Practicum Student Presentations: Climate and Energy Justice.

    You are welcome to attend in person in Hillcrest 103, Franklin Environmental Center. This discussion will also be streamed, attend virtually by clicking here.

    Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103

    Open to the Public
  • COP26: Bill McKibben reflects on global climate agreements and what's next

    Bill McKibben will dive into what happened at COP26 in Glasgow and what is needed as we move forward.

    Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend in person in Hillcrest 103, Franklin Environmental Center. All are welcome to attend virtually by clicking here.

    Sponsored by the Climate Action Capacity Project, Environmental Studies and Environmental Affairs

    Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103

    Closed to the Public
  • Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series

    A Environmental Studies Colloquium Series talk titled “Adaptation, Resilience, and Transformation in Maine’s Coastal Communities” by Heather M. Leslie, Director, University of Maine’s marine laboratory, Darling Marine Center, and Professor of Marine Sciences, UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public
  • Environmental Studies Program Fall Social

    Come meet fellow ES majors, minors, and faculty; learn more about the major and opportunities in the program and get any questions answered prior to spring registration. Prospective majors and minors are also encourage to attend. Cider and cider doughnuts will be available. 

    Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103

  • Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series

    A Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series talk titled “As below, so above: Economics and the orbital commons” by Akhil Rao, Assistant Professor of Economics, Middlebury College.

    Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103

    Open to the Public
  • Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series

    An Environmental Studies Colloquium Series talk titled “Shacksbury Cider, from Middlebury’s Knoll to a National Brand” by David Dolginow ‘09, Co-founder, and Vice President of Shacksbury Cider.

    Join David Dolginow ‘09 as he discusses the journey from living at Middlebury College’s Weybridge House and working a summer internship on the Knoll to founding Shacksbury Cider and living permanently in New England, despite being an avid KC Royals fan. Shacksbury is now sold in 35+ states and produced in a 36,000 square foot facility in Vergennes, Vermont.

    Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103

    Open to the Public
  • Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series

    An Environmental Studies Colloquium Series talk titled “Environmental Justice in Vermont: Challenges and Opportunities in a Rural Context” by Kesha Ram Hinsdale, Vermont State Senator.

    Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103

    Open to the Public
  • The Future Is...: Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Ed

    Middlebury is a Host Institution for this three-day virtual conference offered by AASHE (Assoc. for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Ed), October 12 – 14.

    FREE REGISTRATION is available for Midd students/faculty/staff and includes access to all sessions and events during the live conference plus eighty days of post-conference on-demand access (through Dec 31).

    Virtual Middlebury

    Closed to the Public
  • Vermont's S.148: An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

    Please join us for a virtual panel discussion to raise awareness of and support for Vermont’s S.148: An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont. The bill seeks to establish an environmental justice policy for the State of Vermont and would require state agencies to incorporate environmental justice into their work. The bill will be discussed in this spring’s upcoming legislative session.

    Confirmed panelists are:

    Senator Kesha Ram Hinsdale, Vermont State Senator and lead sponsor of S. 148

    Judy Dow, Abenaki Educator and Executive Director of Gedakina

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public
  • The Future Is...: Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Ed

    Middlebury is a Host Institution for this three-day virtual conference offered by AASHE (Assoc. for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Ed), October 12 – 14.

    FREE REGISTRATION is available for Midd students/faculty/staff and includes access to all sessions and events during the live conference plus eighty days of post-conference on-demand access (through Dec 31).

    Virtual Middlebury

    Closed to the Public
  • FFW: Campus Trees Celebration!

    Come Join our Horticulturist on a Campus Tree Tour!
    Tim Parsons, horticulturist, will lead a tour around campus pointing out all of our various trees while sharing interesting stories along the way. Please meet at the front steps of Hillcrest.

    Location: 531 College Street, Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest

    Middlebury College

    Open to the Public
  • Knoll Fall Family Weekend Open House

    Enjoy a stroll out to the Knoll to see the gardens, meet interns and staff, walk the labyrinth, and enjoy light snacks from the garden. 

    The Knoll

    Open to the Public

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