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Monday, November 26, 2012

Climate Action Seminar: Responding to the New Normal

Time: 4:05 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Location: Lafayette L207
Description: Climate Action Seminar: Responding to the New Normal
Topic: "Meeting the Climate Neutral Challenge: a University Panel"
Presenters: Gioia Thompson, Director, UVM Office of Sustainability
Julie Newman, Director, Yale Office of Sustainability
Tatjana Vujic, Director, Duke University Carbon Offsets Initiative

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Building for Social Responsibility Presents: AIR SEALING: Got Air??? The Importance of Building Science and Systems

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: On the Rise Bakery – Richmond, VT
Description: Presented by Tom Perry, BSR Board President / New Leaf Design
Presentation will begin at 7pm. The presentation will cover:
• ·          The value of building science and testing, what you need to know is pretty basic.
• ·          The importance of controlling the airflow through the envelope as much as possible.
• ·          Basic air-sealing specifics.
• ·          Typical (and perhaps atypical) thermal by-passes.
• ·          Health and safety consequences of this kind of work.
• ·          The Vermont Energy Code.
Who should attend?  Carpenters, Remodelers, Builders, Architects, Weekend Warriors – anyone who would like to better understand how airflow in a building can positively or negatively impact the quality of the environment inside, and the building itself.
Free – Open to the Public: Presentation & Discussion
RSVP  hhunter@bsr-vt.org / 802.735.2192 / www.bsr-vt.org

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Gund Tea: Lini Wollenberg - "A Landscape-based approach to climate change mitigation"

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room

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RSENR Graduate Seminar Series: Dr. Austin Troy - “A Summary of Sustainable Transportation Research at UVM.”

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Aiken 102
Description: Dr. Austin Troy, Director, Transportation Research Center, University of Vermont, presents “A Summary of Sustainable Transportation Research at UVM.”

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Climate Action Seminar: Responding to the New Normal

Time: 4:05 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Location: Lafayette L207
Description: Climate Action Seminar: Responding to the New Normal
Topic: "What Would You Choose?: Real-World Carbon Offset Projects"
Clear Water Carbon Fund
Native Energy
Others

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Vermont's NEW Economy: New Tools for Economic Resilience

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Chapel, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT
Description: Keynote address by Ellen Brown of the Public Banking Institute
Working Sessions - Open Space options include: A Vermont State Bank, Post Office Banks, Local Investment: Crowd Funding and Local Markets, Complementary Currencies, New Economic Indicators (GPI & GNH).

To register: www.global-community.org/neweconomy

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Gund Tea: Robin Naidoo - "Ecological and socioeconomic aspects ofcommunity-based conservation in Namibia"

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Book Launch - "Greening Vermont: The Search for a Sustainable State"

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Goddard Art Gallery, 54 Main St., Montpelier
Description: VNRC and Thistle Hill Publications will officially launch the recent publication of "Greening Vermont: The Search for a Sustainable State" at 54 Main Street – the Goddard Art Gallery – in downtown Montpelier (across from City Hall).

The authors, Elizabeth Courtney and Eric Zencey, will be on hand to discuss and autograph this beautifully illustrated book—which makes a great Christmas gift. Refreshments will be served.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Gund Tea: Jamie Tanquay - "Using Alternative Well-being Indicators in Vanuatu"

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: 234 Jeffords Building

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Winter Break

Day Event

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Winter Break

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Winter Break

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Bob Herendeen's Seminar re: Nomination as Adjunct Faculty

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: 311 Aiken
Description: Bob Herendeen has been nominated for adjunct faculty status in the Rubenstein School.  He will be presenting a short seminar on his scholarship and his interests in becoming an adjunct faculty.

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Gund Tea: Dr. William Keeton - "Towards a common vision of forestcarbon management"

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Alexander Wezel - “Agroecology: world-wide interpretations and applications in France.”

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Davis Center, Livak Ballroom (Rm 419)
Description: Speaker: Alexander Wezel, Associate Professor of Agroecology & Landscape Ecology, Head of the Department Agroecology and Environment, ISARA-Lyon, France

Free and open to the public. Refreshments available.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Burack Lecture: Dr. Pamela Matson

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Dudley H. Davis Center, Jost Foundation Room
Description: Title: 'A New Era in Global Change Science: Linking Knowledge and Action for Sustainability'
Dr. Matson's research addresses a range of environment and sustainability issues, including sustainability of agricultural systems; vulnerability of particular people and places to climate change; the consequences of tropical deforestation on atmosphere, climate and water systems; and solutions to global change in the nitrogen and carbon cycles. With multi-disciplinary teams of researchers, managers, and decision makers, she has worked to develop agricultural approaches that reduce environmental impacts while improving livelihoods and human wellbeing. Dr. Matson serves on numerous boards and committees, including the National Academy of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has produced nearly 200 publications, including "Seeds of Sustainability: Lessons from the Birthplace of the Green Revolution". Dr. Matson received her B.S. in Biology from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire; her M.S. in Environmental Science from Indiana University; and her Ph.D. in Forest Ecology from Oregon State University.

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Gund Tea: Abdon Schmitt - "The Southern Brazil Agroecology Case: From Family Farm Livelihood to the Provision of Ecosystem Services"

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

REMINDER - Abstracts for the 7th Biennial Conference of the USSEEDue on 2/15/13

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Location: Online
Description: Please visit the Call for Papers page to submit your presentation ideas using our online form found at www.uvm.edu/conferences/ussee/ .

Abstracts are due by February 15, 2013. For questions, please contact conference organizers at ussee13@uvm.edu
Or call UVM's Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at (802) 656-1353.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Gund Tea: Chris Koliba - "Making Environmental Governance a More Prominent Feature in Ecological Economics and Ecosystem Services: A View From the Empirical Trenches"

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room

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