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Monday, September 30, 2013

Energy Action Seminar: Soren Hermansen

Time: 4:05 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Location: Waterman Building, Room 413
Description: TOPIC: "Energy Independence: A European Model"
SPEAKER: Soren Hermansen, Samso Energy Academy, Denmark

A weekly seminar series exploring ways to get to 90% renewable energy in Vermont by 2050. Featuring world-class speakers on policy options, political controversy, costs and benefits, activism, and jobs. Free and open to the public. Get educated about Vermont’s energy future!
More information at:
www.uvm.edu/sustain/cef/cef-projects/energy-action-seminar .

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Gund Tea: Elena Bennet - "Provision of Multiple Ecosystem Services in an Agricultural Landscape"

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 spend anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes on their presentation, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the entire group. Open to anyone interested in attending.

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PSS Weekly Seminar: Gillian Galford - "Tropical agriculture-- food security, poverty and environmental sustainability"

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: 112 Jeffords
Description: SPEAKER: Gillian Galford, Research Assistant Professor GUND Institute, UVM
TOPIC: "Tropical agriculture-- food security, poverty and environmental sustainability"
Refreshments served, 1:00 to 1:30 in 107 Jeffords
For more information see: www.uvm.edu/~pss/?Page=seminar13.html .

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Energy Action Seminar: Frederick Weston & Joan White

Time: 4:05 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Location: Waterman Building, Room 413
Description: TOPIC: "Central Government and Democracy in Energy Decision Making: China and Vermont"
SPEAKERS: Frederick Weston, Regulatory Assistance Project
Joan White, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, UVM

A weekly seminar series exploring ways to get to 90% renewable energy in Vermont by 2050. Featuring world-class speakers on policy options, political controversy, costs and benefits, activism, and jobs. Free and open to the public. Get educated about Vermont’s energy future!
More information at:
www.uvm.edu/sustain/cef/cef-projects/energy-action-seminar .

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Aiken Lecture Series - Steven Pinker: War and Peace – A Historyof Violence

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: UVM Ira Allen Chapel
Description: Speaker: Steven Pinker
Topic: "War and Peace – A History of Violence"
For more information please see the following website:
learn.uvm.edu/aiken/ .

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Gund Tea: Stephanie Seguino - "Can Economic Analysis Afford to Ignore Race and Gender Stratification?"

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 spend anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes on their presentation, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the entire group. Open to anyone interested in attending.

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Panel Discussion - "What Does Divestment Have to do with a Thriving Local Economy?"

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Davis Center's Maple Ballroom
Description: A happy hour panel discussion, with free snacks and music.
Featuring Maeve McBride of 350VT, Bruce Seifer, author of 'Sustainable Communities: Creating a Durable Local Economy', and Michael Shuman, author of 'Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Main Street to Wall Street and Achieve Real Prosperity'.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Energy Action Seminar: Chapin Spencer, Karen Glitman, & Stephanie Kaza

Time: 4:05 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Location: Waterman Building, Room 413
Description: TOPIC: "Transportation: The Elephant in the Room"
SPEAKERS: Chapin Spencer, Burlington Dept. of Public Works
Karen Glitman, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Stephanie Kaza, Environmental Program, UVM

A weekly seminar series exploring ways to get to 90% renewable energy in Vermont by 2050. Featuring world-class speakers on policy options, political controversy, costs and benefits, activism, and jobs. Free and open to the public. Get educated about Vermont’s energy future!
More information at:
www.uvm.edu/sustain/cef/cef-projects/energy-action-seminar .

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ted Radovich: Tea Time in the Tropics: Compost tea production

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Aiken 102
Description: Tea Time in the Tropics: Compost tea production, plant health, & farmer viability

Dr. Ted Radovich is an Associate Specialist at the University of Hawaii, Sustainable and Organic Farming Systems Laboratory. His talk will discuss the whole farm research approach to nutrient management using compost tea, examining the independent and interactive effects of compost quality and vegetable type under synthetic and organic fertilization on yield and phyto-nutrient content of model root, fruit and leaf vegetables on commercial vegetable operations on three islands of Hawaii.

Sponsored by the Food Systems Graduate Program and the Food Systems Initiative

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

James Marsh Professor-at-Large Steve Polasky - ‘The Main Challenges to Mainstreaming Natural Capital'

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Waterman Memorial Lounge, then Waterman Manor
Description: Speaker: Steve Polasky
Topic: ‘The Main Challenges to Mainstreaming Natural Capital'
Reception to follow in the Waterman Manor. This talk is free and open to the public. For more details please see:
www.uvm.edu/president/marsh/?Page=polaskybio.html .

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Gund Tea: Steve Polasky - "Projected land-use change impacts on ecosystem services in the U.S."

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: James M. Jeffords Hall, Room 112
Description: Drivers of land-use change can have large impacts on projected land-use with cascading effects on the provision of ecosystem services.  We explore the potential effects of projected land-use trends on carbon storage, food and timber production, and wildlife habitat across the contiguous U.S. to 2050.  We forecast land-use trends for two baseline economic scenarios and three policy alternatives designed to encourage forest cover, natural landscapes, and reduce urban expansion. 

Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will spend anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes on their presentation, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the entire group. Open to anyone interested in attending.

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PSS Weekly Seminar: Margarita Fernandez, PhD Candidate - "Seasonal hunger in coffee communities: Integrated analysis of agroecology and livelihoods with smallholders in Mexico and Nicaragua"

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: 112 Jeffords Hall
Description: SPEAKER: Margarita Fernandez, Ph.D. Candidate
TITLE: "Seasonal hunger in coffee communities: Integrated analysis of agroecology and livelihoods with smallholders in Mexico and Nicaragua"

Weekly seminar on a range of topics.
Refreshments served, 1:00 to 1:30 in 107 Jeffords

For more information on this week's speaker see: www.uvm.edu/~pss/documents/fernandezabstract.pdf

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Energy Action Seminar: Mary Powell

Time: 4:05 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Location: Waterman Building, Room 413
Description: TOPIC: "Solar City: Green Mountain Power’s Energy Vision for Rutland, VT"
SPEAKER: Mary Powell, Green Mountain Power

A weekly seminar series exploring ways to get to 90% renewable energy in Vermont by 2050. Featuring world-class speakers on policy options, political controversy, costs and benefits, activism, and jobs. Free and open to the public. Get educated about Vermont’s energy future!
More information at:
www.uvm.edu/sustain/cef/cef-projects/energy-action-seminar .

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Food Day Lecture: Josh Farley on Agricultural Efficiency

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Kalkin 001
Description: Location: Kalkin 001
Josh Farley of UVM's Community Development and Applied Economics department will speak on how redefining how we measure efficiency in our agricultural could fundamentally shift our food system.
www.foodday.org

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Gund Tea: Cecilia Danks - "Institutions and Incentives for Sustaining Forests and Communities"

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 spend anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes on their presentation, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the entire group. Open to anyone interested in attending.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Renewable Energy 2013 Conference & Expo: Community Solutions for Vermont

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Conference Center, Burlington, VT
Description: Check this site for more details: www.revermont.org/main/events/conferences/ .

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Energy Action Seminar: Alan Nogee & David Blittersdorf

Time: 4:05 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Location: Waterman Building, Room 413
Description: TOPIC: "Growing Renewables: Policy Tools & Programs"
SPEAKERS: Alan Nogee, Formerly Union of Concerned Scientists
David Blittersdorf, AllEarth Renewables

A weekly seminar series exploring ways to get to 90% renewable energy in Vermont by 2050. Featuring world-class speakers on policy options, political controversy, costs and benefits, activism, and jobs. Free and open to the public. Get educated about Vermont’s energy future!
More information at:
www.uvm.edu/sustain/cef/cef-projects/energy-action-seminar .

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Energy Action Seminar: Tim DeChristopher

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Location: Ira Allen Chapel (26 University Place)
Description: TOPIC: "Re-Thinking the System: Energy Activism"
SPEAKER: Tim DeChristopher, Energy Activist, (see film Bidder 70)

A weekly seminar series exploring ways to get to 90% renewable energy in Vermont by 2050. Featuring world-class speakers on policy options, political controversy, costs and benefits, activism, and jobs. Free and open to the public. Get educated about Vermont’s energy future!
More information at:
www.uvm.edu/sustain/cef/cef-projects/energy-action-seminar .

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Renewable Energy 2013 Conference & Expo: Community Solutions for Vermont

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Conference Center, Burlington, VT
Description: Check this site for more details: www.revermont.org/main/events/conferences/ .

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Gund Research Slam

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: ECHO Center
Description: Details to follow. . .

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Gund Tea: Brendan Fisher - "Fish, Farms and Food: Linking conservation and development in Coastal Mozambique"

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Topic: "Fish, Farms and Food: Linking conservation and development in Coastal Mozambique"

Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will spend anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes on their presentation, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the entire group. Open to anyone interested in attending.

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Energy Action Seminar: Lakshman Guruswamy & Michael Dworkin

Time: 4:05 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Location: Waterman Building, Room 413
Description: TOPIC: "Energy Justice: Powering the World’s Poor"
SPEAKERS: Lakshman Guruswamy, University of Colorado Law School
Michael Dworkin, Vermont Law School

A weekly seminar series exploring ways to get to 90% renewable energy in Vermont by 2050. Featuring world-class speakers on policy options, political controversy, costs and benefits, activism, and jobs. Free and open to the public. Get educated about Vermont’s energy future!
More information at:
www.uvm.edu/sustain/cef/cef-projects/energy-action-seminar .

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Gund Tea: Richard Donovan - "Corporations, Communities & Sustainability – The Upsides & Downsides"

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Topic: "Corporations, Communities & Sustainability – The Upsides & Downsides"

Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will spend anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes on their presentation, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the entire group. Open to anyone interested in attending.

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Energy Action Seminar: David Hochschild & Chris Recchia (invited)

Time: 4:05 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Location: Waterman Building, Room 413
Description: TOPIC: "California: On the Front Lines of Renewable Policy"
SPEAKERS: David Hochschild, California Energy Commission
Chris Recchia, Vermont Public Service Department (invited)

A weekly seminar series exploring ways to get to 90% renewable energy in Vermont by 2050. Featuring world-class speakers on policy options, political controversy, costs and benefits, activism, and jobs. Free and open to the public. Get educated about Vermont’s energy future!
More information at:
www.uvm.edu/sustain/cef/cef-projects/energy-action-seminar .

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Energy Action Seminar: Tony Klein (invited), Beth Sachs, Duane Peterson, & Liz Edsell

Time: 4:05 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Location: Waterman Building, Room 413
Description: TOPIC: "Paths to Change: Entrepreneurs, Activists and Political Leaders"
SPEAKERS: Tony Klein, Vermont House of Representatives (invited)
Beth Sachs, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Duane Peterson, SunCommon
Liz Edsell, Vermont Public Interest Research Group

A weekly seminar series exploring ways to get to 90% renewable energy in Vermont by 2050. Featuring world-class speakers on policy options, political controversy, costs and benefits, activism, and jobs. Free and open to the public. Get educated about Vermont’s energy future!
More information at:
www.uvm.edu/sustain/cef/cef-projects/energy-action-seminar .

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Gund Tea: Greg White - "The Politics of Environmental Catastrophism: Implications for Adaptation to Climate Change."

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Comments will leap off of the one-year anniversary of hurricane Sandy, the political response(s), and the challenges of communicating the science of climate change. It questions the use of catastrophist and fear-based discourse to motivate political action.

Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will spend anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes on their presentation, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the entire group. Open to anyone interested in attending.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Pooja Kanwar's Seminar & Dissertation Defense

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: 311 Aiken Center
Description: Seminar & Dissertation Defense
"A Regional Ecological Risk Assessment and MultiJurisdictional Institutional Analysis of the Kaipara Harbour in New Zealand"
By
Pooja Kanwar
 
Seminar: 1:00 pm, 311 Aiken Center
Defense: 2:00 pm, 311 Aiken Center
 

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Gund Tea: Donna Ramirez-Harrington - "Targeting for Enforcement: Mandatory Pollution Prevention (P2) Planning Under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) of 1990"

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Unilateral adoption of environmental management systems, EMS, in the spirit of ISO 14001, have been shown to be effective in improving some measures of environmental quality.  Thus, environmental regulators in the US and Canada are increasingly mandating the adoption of these EMS as an enforcement tool in inducing better environmental performance.  This paper (1) uses alternative theories of regulation to understand how regulators target specific polluters for this type of enforcement action, and (2) employs various treatment evaluation methods (regression-based and matching-based approaches) to assess whether and how much this enforcement tool has promoted the adoption of environmental technologies and lowered chemical releases.

Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will spend anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes on their presentation, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the entire group. Open to anyone interested in attending.

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Monika M. Derrien's Seminar & Proposal Defense

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: 311 Aiken Center
Description: Seminar & Proposal Defense
"RURAL LANDSCAPES AND COMMUNITIES IN THE NORTHEAST:
DISCOURSES OF CONSERVATION AND CHANGE" 
By
Monika M. Derrien
 
Seminar: 2:00 pm, George D. Aiken Center (311)
Defense: 3:00 pm, George D. Aiken Center (311)
 

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Jean Lee's Seminar And PhD Dissertation Defense

Time: 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Location: Aiken 103
Description: Seminar And PhD Dissertation Defense
 
"Are pro-poor agricultural carbon projects the win-win solution? A multi-case study of gender, participation, and livelihood benefits"
By
Jean Lee

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Winter Break

Day Event

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Winter Break

Day Event

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Winter Break

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Winter Break

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Gund Tea: Matt Burke - "In Search of Sustainable Agriculture in Contemporary Cuba"

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 spend anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes on their presentation, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the entire group. Open to anyone interested in attending.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Behavioral Economist Candidate Fangfang Tan's Seminar

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: "Providing global public goods: Electoral delegation and cooperation"

Ms. Tan is currently working as a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance in Munich, Germany.

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Behavioral Economist Candidate Hillary Sackett's Seminar

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: "Applying Experimental Auction Theory to Behavioral Environmental Economics”
   
Ms. Sackett is currently employed as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Westfield State University, Department of Economics and Business Management.

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Gund Tea: Michael Crowley - "Scaling up Sustainable Urbanism Through Peer-Learning"

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 spend anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes on their presentation, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the entire group. Open to anyone interested in attending.

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Gund Tea: Charles Canham - "Patterns and causes of variation in harvest regimes in eastern forests"

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 spend anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes on their presentation, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the entire group. Open to anyone interested in attending.

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Gund Tea: Pipa Elias - "Making 24 hours of Travel Worth the Effort: Success in the Land Use Sector at the UN Climate Negotiations"

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Pipa Elias - "Making 24 hours of Travel Worth the Effort: Success in the Land Use Sector at the UN Climate Negotiations"
Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will spend anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes on their presentation, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the entire group. Open to anyone interested in attending.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Chris Golden - "Optimizing conservation and public health in viewof current environmental mega-trends"

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Chris Golden, a colleague from Harvard working on ecosystems and human health, will be visiting Feb. 11 and 12. 

Chris has just been named Director of the HEAL project.  He's a rare combination of people with degrees in both ecology and public health, and he's working on a range of projects at this interface, from field experiments in Madagascar to global analyses (with Alicia Ellis, Brendan Fisher, Taylor Ricketts, and others).  He's in town to get to know UVM and the (small but growing) community of people working on this topic, and to discuss new collaborations under the HEAL umbrella.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Gund Tea: Matt Cropp - "Peer-to-Peer Money? The Past, Present, and Possible Future(s) of Cryptocurrency"

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Matt Cropp - "Peer-to-Peer Money? The Past, Present, and Possible Future(s) of Cryptocurrency"
Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will spend anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes on their presentation, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the entire group. Open to anyone interested in attending.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Leadership for Sustainability series with Guest Keya Chatterjee and Host Taylor Ricketts

Time: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Aiken 102
Description: What's the answer to the population question? A Zero Footprint Baby.  

Author of "The Zero Footprint Baby" and Program Director for the World Wildlife Fund, Keya will discuss her work as Director of the Renewable Energy and Footprint Outreach program and her efforts on international advocacy for Climate Change Policy.  

More information about the Rubenstein School Lecture Series: www.uvm.edu/rsenr/lectures/

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Gund Tea: Daniel Clarke - "Ecosystem Accounting in National Accounts: From the local to the global"

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 spend anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes on their presentation, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the entire group. Open to anyone interested in attending.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Leadership for Sustainability: Annie Bourdon - Executive Directorof Carshare Vermont

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Aiken 102
Description: Annie Bourdon is CarShare Vermont's founder and executive director. She is a sustainable transportation enthusiast who has been involved in the car-sharing industry since its arrival in the U.S. over a decade ago. In early 2001, she helped her two friends and mentors launch San Francisco's City CarShare, where she spent four years expanding mission-driven car-sharing throughout the Bay Area and beyond. She currently serves on City CarShare's board of directors, as well as the board of the CarSharing Association.

Series Introduction:

Seven billion and growing. Drastic global biodiversity losses. The looming spectre of global climate change. We have a long way to go to forge a sustainable future. Sustainability is a concept and value that only a minority of Americans embrace, with the remainder of the population unaware, skeptical, or unconvinced that actual behavioral change is needed.

Earth in Peril - Leaders Needed: Leadership is clearly one part building a sustainable path to our collective future. The purpose of this lecture series is to expose an audience of students, staff, faculty, and public to a variety of leaders and their stories, in order to encourage a personal path to leadership.

The weekly series for Spring of 2014 invites national and local leaders to share their stories of how they came to rise to the challenge of leadership. The collection of leaders that are participating reflects a diversity of pathways to leadership that can help us understand working for change and inspire many of us to continue to explore our own pathways to contributing to a sustainable world.

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