Smith CEEDS Highlights Environmental Learning and Green Events

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The Smith Center for the Environment, Ecological Design & Sustainability (CEEDS) is a unique concept focusing on collaboration and integration, housing staff and faculty from various backgrounds and disciplines who share the common goal of fostering and enhancing environmental learning at Smith. The Center’s purpose is to “graduate women who excel at integrating knowledge across disciplines in support of environmental decisions and action,” and it works to connect students to green initiatives and academics and to support faculty understanding of current environmental issues.

One of the events listed on the CEEDS calendar of green events is the Five College Consortium’s third annual Native American and Indigenous Studies Symposium April 6 – 8, 2017 at UMass Amherst. The event will explore indigenous ecological knowledge and how to adapt to environmental change in order to build bridges among cultural heritage, ecology, economics, and ethics. The Symposium schedule includes a viewing of the film “The Spirit of Standing Rock,” Animate Lands and Living Waters panels, roundtable discussions, a reading by LeAnne Howe and Susan Power, a reception, and a plant walk.

For more information on this event, visit the Five Colleges Web site.

For more information on CEEDS, visit their Web site.

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