Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.62
Liaison Teshome Molalenge
Submission Date Sept. 17, 2013
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Bridgewater College
ER-T2-6: Sustainability Events

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Jeffery Pierson
Division Head-Communic, Fine Arts, & Lit Professor of Communication Studies
Academic Affairs
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Does the institution hold major events related to sustainability, such as conferences, speaker series, or symposia, that have students as the intended audience?:

A brief description of the event(s):

In the past few years, we have had several speakers on campus to lecture on sustainability-related matters:

1. Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherds, and director/star in Animal Planet's “Whale Wars,” spoke on whales, their impact on the ecosystem and Japanese whaling.
2. Sonya Shah spoke on the effects of oil consumption.
3. Edith Widder, a marine biologist, spoke on oil spills, general waterway pollution, and techniques to document and improve environmental disasters.
4. Joel Salatin spoke on organic farming.
5. Kyle Theirmann, surfer, spoke on surfs around the world.
6. Annie Leonard, spoke on "The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health—and a Vision for Change"
7. David Radcliff, founder of the New Community Project, spoke on global warming and faith and the environment.

The website URL where information about the event(s) are available:

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