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Friday, September 26, 2014

Gund Tea - Meryl Richards: Greenhouse gas calculators: How good can they get?

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Meryl will discuss her work to develop methods to quantify greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture in order to identify mitigation options and help developing countries access climate finance.

Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week a presenter presents 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, October 3, 2014

Gund Tea - Ulice Acosta Llanes: Havana, Cuba's Environmental Plan: Strategies for a Sustainable Cityscape

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Ulice Acosta Llanes, Specialist in Environmental Management and International Cooperation for the Patrimony, Community and Environment Program, Office of the City Historian for Havana, Cuba, will outline environmental challenges facing Havana and key strategies to create a more environmentally sustainable city, including climate change adaptation, protection of the Bay of Havana, solid waste management, alternative modes of transportation, energy conservation and urban agriculture.

Open to the public.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Food Sovereignty Initiatives in Chiapas, Mexico

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Davis 422 (Jost Foundation Room)
Description: Helda Morales and Bruce Ferguson
Professors and researchers at El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR), Chiapas, Mexico

Chiapas is among Mexico's poorest states, with a dark history of exploitation that spawned the Zapatista uprising. In recent decades, and especially following the implementation of NAFTA, food production and retailing have become increasingly industrialized and corporatized. A diffuse movement for food system sustainability and justice is emerging, in which indigenous farmers and other peasants, urban producers and consumers, new markets, formal education, traditional knowledge and agroecological innovation all have a role to play. Helda Morales and Bruce Ferguson both have PhD's from the University of Michigan and are researchers and professors in the Agroecology Group at ECOSUR in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, México. Their current research focuses on scaling up agroecology through formal and informal education, local markets, and social support networks.

Co-sponsored by the Agroecology and Rural Livelihoods Group and the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics.

For additional information, contact Martha Caswell at martha.caswell@uvm.edu.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Gund Tea - Ken Bagstad: Using ecosystem services for conservationand natural resource planning in U.S. Federal agencies

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: U.S. federal agencies are increasingly requesting information about ecosystem services to assist in long-range planning and resource management. In this talk, I will discuss recent efforts to develop rigorous and timely ecosystem services information for agencies including the Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and USDA Forest Service.

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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Monday, October 13, 2014

Gund Tea - Ilan Kelman: Climate change and islands: Evacuation asadaptation?

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Climate change is stated as being likely to cause the forced movement of millions of people, especially from small island communities. In fact, in climate-induced migration discussions, islands are a populist icon, with the discourse tending to be that the blameless residents from those communities must flee the rising seas. Such statements are not always placed in wider and deeper understandings of mobility and non-mobility. Focusing on island communities, this presentation examines and critiques island evacuation as climate change adaptation, especially in comparison to wider environment and migration contexts. Without denying the major challenges which climate change has previously brought to some islanders and brings to many islanders today, climate change is often overplayed--but that does not diminish the relevance of island experiences for our own climate change related decisions.

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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New Economy Week: Josh Farley: Money and Finance on a Finite Planet

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: 127 Jeffords Hall
Description: Sponsored by the Gund Institute, the New Economy Coalition, the Donella Meadows Institute, and the Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New Economy Week: Movie and Pizza Night "Inside Job"

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: 101 Fleming Museum
Description: Movie and Pizza. “Inside Job,” documentary about the causes and consequences of the crash of 2008.

Sponsored by the Gund Institute, the New Economy Coalition, the Donella Meadows Institute, and the Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New Economy Week: Film and Discussion "The Story of Stuff"

Time: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Aiken 103
Description: Film and discussion: "The Story of Stuff," shown as part of the "Envisioning a Sustainable Future" course at Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, UVM.

Sponsored by the Gund Institute, the New Economy Coalition, the Donella Meadows Institute, and the Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Gund Tea - Gillian Galford and Friends: Vermont Climate Assessment

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, 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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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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