Our Spring 2018 series

Talking Truth: Finding Your Voice Around the Climate Crisis

Spring 2018 Series

Sustainability Slammer
Tues. 1/30 10am-3pm
Stop by the Talking Truth booth at this info. fair for campus sustainability groups
Location: Cape Cod Lounge

Interactive, Creative Responses to Climate Change
Wednesdays. 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7
3:00-4:00 pm (arrive 2:30 for quiet contemplation, check in)
Reflective writing, art making and sharing. A collaboration with Paperbark Literary Magazine
Location: Goodell 406A


Thurs. 3/22, 7-9pm  – Climate Leadership: Starting with Your Story
Why do you care about climate change? Learn how to discover and communicate your unique story in a compelling way for different audiences. Facilitated by Lauren de la Parra, Climate Reality Leadership Corps trainee (Pittsburgh, 2017) and UMass graduate student in Sustainability Science.

Thurs. 4 /5, 7-9pm  – Finding Your Life Purpose: Career Workshop
Reflective writing, group discussion and practical steps to support career exploration. Led by contemplative career coach and mindfulness teacher Jennifer Earls, M.Ed., Dance with Life Consulting.

Thurs. 4/19, 7-9pm – The Work That Reconnects
Engage your love for the Earth with a variety of practices. WTR builds community and connectivity, reminding us of our core mission. Starting in the 1970s, these practices have spread around the world, shifting how people perceive and address climate change – helping us move from our intellect to our hearts. Facilitated by trained facilitator Bela Schultz who is also a UMass student in BDIC with a concentration in Environmental Psychology.
Location: Du Bois 2601


Music and the New England Trail: Concert with Ben Cosgrove

Thurs 3/22, 7-9pm

Come spend an evening with the Appalachian Mountain Club and Kestrel Land Trust to learn more about the New England National Scenic Trail (NET) and hear music inspired by the trail and other landscapes, performed Ben Cosgrove, a young composer, essayist, and multi-instrumentalist whose work is guided by landscape, place, and ecology.

Green Building Tour
Thurs. April 5th 4:00-5:30
Get the inside stories of Crotty Hall, the new Design Building, renovated Old Chapel, South College addition, Integrative Learning Center and others. Led by Ludmilla Pavlova, Senior Campus Planner.
Location: Meet at Crotty Hall


Reference Services Librarian, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Liaision to Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, and Hillel.

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