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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lynx to Loons: Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: ECHO
Description: An all day symposium celebrating the legacy of the Endangered Species Act and Vermont's experience protecting our most vulnerable species.

Keynote speakers include Joe Roman, Author and Hardy Fellow in
Conservation Biology, Harvard University and Collin O’Mara, President
and CEO, National Wildlife Federation—and panels of experts will examine
the future for conservation biology and discuss the challenges ahead for
preserving Vermont's natural heritage. Other panelists will include our
own Jed Murdoch, biologists from Vermont Fish and Wildlife, and the US
Fish and Wildlife Service as well as a number of NGOs.

More details about the conference can be found here:
www.anr.state.vt.us/site/html/L2L.htm
This link is to the agenda:
www.anr.state.vt.us/site/html/L2Lagenda.htm

Registration is $15, which includes lunch from Sugar Snap.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

José Maria Tardin - Agroecology in Brazil

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Billings North Lounge
Description: José Maria Tardin is a member of the Brazilian Movement of Landless Rural Workers (MST), working in the pedagogy sector, in technical schools for agroecology in Brazil and the Americas. Since 2005, he has been a coordinator of the Latin American School for Agroecology (ELAA), located on the Contestado agrarian reform settlement in the county of Lapa, one hour from the Paraná state capital Curitiba, in the south of Brazil.

Sponsored by the Food Systems Initative and the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Lecture by Dr. Steve Polasky: Getting to a global climate deal: Yes we can!

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Davis Center, Livak Ballroom
Description: For more information, please call the President's Office at (802) 656-3186 or visit www.edu/president/marsh/

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Gund Tea - Steve Polasky: How inclusive is inclusive wealth?

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will present on their research for 30 minutes, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the group. Open to the public.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Early Adoption Dynamics of Private Governance Initiatives: A CaseStudy of the Marine Cultured-Pearl Industry Seminar And PhD Dissertation Defense By Julie Nash

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Aiken 311
Description: Seminar And PhD Dissertation Defense

Early Adoption Dynamics of Private Governance Initiatives:
A Case Study of the Marine Cultured-Pearl Industry

By Julie Nash

Seminar: 5:00 p.m., Aiken 311
Defense: 6:00 p.m., Aiken 311

Committee

Saleem Ali, Professor, RSENR, Co-Advisor
Clare Ginger, Professor, RSENR, Co-Advisor
Christopher Koliba, Professor, CDAE, Chair
Jon Erickson, Professor, RSENR

ABSTRACT

In the last decade, private sustainability governance initiatives have flourished resulting in a diversity of formats including third-party certification, consumer product transparency systems, and industry roundtables. In many industries, these initiatives compete to define the transformation and evolution of sustainability governance. This dissertation draws on a case study of the marine cultured pearl industry to highlight the early adoption dynamics of these initiatives. This industry provides an illuminating case study for adoption of private governance initiatives based on the potential strength of the positive environmental impact and farm presence in ecologically vulnerable coral reefs areas. Yet despite these strengths, no formal initiatives have developed.
This research explores the early adoption of private governance initiatives through a mixed-methodological approach. The first study, a quantitative survey of US jewelry consumers, examines the impacts of environmental messages on perceptions of luxury value. The second study assesses the effect of network legitimacy on producer interest in these initiatives. The final study investigates the impact of value-chain structure on these competing initiatives.
The research results highlight distinctions between the rival initiatives. The US jewelry consumer research shows that consumer messages featuring positive impacts on coral reefs outperform third-party certification on luxury attributes. The marine cultured-pearl producer research highlights the network legitimacy advantages of consumer product transparency systems when compared to third-party certifications. The value chain research indicates that, when compared to third-party certifications, consumer product transparency systems have inherent characteristics that provide an advantage in addressing producer upgrading opportunities and small producer participation. Results from each of the three studies highlight the potential advantages of consumer product transparency systems over third party certifications initiatives.

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Gund Tea - Ihor Soloviy

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will present on their research for 30 minutes, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the group. Open to the public.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Gund Tea - David Grass

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will present on their research for 30 minutes, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the group. Open to the public.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gund Research Slam

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: ECHO
Description: Get a quick taste of the research going on at the Gund and various collaboration opportunities. We will have 20 Gund Fellows, Gund Affiliates, Gund Graduate Fellows, and Postdocs give 4-minute talks, without Q&A, on specific projects they are excited about. We'll pause several times for discussion breaks, where people find each other to keep talking about the talks that sparked an idea, etc., and then adjourn for the night. It will be a fun, efficient, and productive session.


1-1:10 – Introduction

1:10-2:00 – 10 presentations (4 minute talks, 1 minute transition)

2:00-2:30 – Discussion

2:30-3:20 - 10 presentations (4 minute talks, 1 minute transition)

3:20-3:30 – Closing thoughts

3:30-4:30 – Discussion and networking

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Gund Tea - Anthony Dvarskas: Ecosystem accounting in NY State

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will present on their research for 30 minutes, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the group. Open to the public.

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Gund Tea - Robert Bartlett

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will present on their research for 30 minutes, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the group. Open to the public.

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Friday, December 26, 2014

Winter Break

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Winter Break

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Winter Break

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Friday, January 2, 2015

Winter Break

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