Sustainability careers: Changing the Rules of the Game
– 5:30 PM
Adams Hall, Room 111 (Common Room)
"The common key to career success and satisfaction in the sustainability field is the ability and desire to lead, not to manage. By definition, driving sustainability-either though rule-changing (policy) or game-playing (business)-involves taking people where they otherwise would not go, and inspiring others to lead in the same direction." Join Eban Goodstein, Director, Bard MBA in Sustainability & Director, Bard Center for Environmental Policy, Bard College for a discussion about careers in the sustainability field.
Read an article in Green Biz magazine by Eban Goodstein to learn more about his thoughts on careers in the sustainability field. This event is co-sponsored by Sustainable Bowdoin and the Environmental Studies Program.
Image credit: Image of Man with blank sign outside by Stephen Finn; inset of pollution and clean energy by Tom Wang, both via Shutterstock. Photo collage by GreenBiz Group
Environmental Justice: At the Crossroads with Public Health, Conservation Politics, and Generational Change
– 4:00 PM
Schwartz Outdoor Leadership, Beebe Room
Schwartz Outdoor Leadership, Beebe Room
This program will bring together practitioners and experts in the environmental justice movement who will focus on the interconnected issues of environmental health, and conservation politics. Speakers and participants will also explore and discuss the importance of equity, inclusiveness and diversity for the future of the environmental movement and social change.
Angela Park will be the keynote speaker. Ms. Park is the founder and executive director of Diversity Matters (soon to be Mission Critical), a Fellow of the Sustainability Institute's Donella Meadows Leadership Program, and author of Everybody's Movement: Environmental Justice and Climate Change. Ms. Park is a writer and a consultant to non-profits, governments, foundations, and companies. Much of her work focuses on the integration of social, environmental, and economic issues, and she is a leading expert on equity and diversity in the environmental field in the United States.
This symposium is free to Bowdoin students, staff, and faculty. A $10 registration fee to cover lunch is asked of other participants.
For more information please contact Rosie Armstrong, 207-725-3396, firstname.lastname@example.org.
CO-SPONSORED BY the Departments of Africana Studies, Earth & Oceanographic Science, Gender & Women's Studies, Government & Legal Studies, History, Math, Philosophy, the Asian Studies Program, Environmental Studies Program, the McKeen Center, and Sustainable Bowdoin.
Green Career Series: Corporate Sustainability
– 8:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom
Making a Difference in the Private Sector: Careers in Corporate Sustainability
Kevin Bright: Sustainability Coordinator, Colby College
Amy Hattan: Corporate Sustainability Officer, Thornton Tomasetti
John Rooks: Sustainability Consultant, President and Founder, The Soap Group
Brad Bowers: Plant Manager, Oakhurst Dairy
Moderated by Katye Charrette- Emerging Professionals Committee, U.S. Green Building Council
Careers in green building are many and varied. Join us to hear from professionals about their careers in Corporate Sustainability. The Green Careers Series is a fun, casual way to learn about green careers and pick the brains of folks who are working in the field. After a moderated discussion with panelists, there will be ample opportunity for Q&A and conversation.
This program is a project of the Emerging Professionals Committee of the U.S. Green Building Council, Maine Chapter, and hosted by the Bowdoin College Career Planning Center and the Environmental Studies Program. Questions? Call 725-3396.
Securitization of Water, Climate Change, and Migration Linkages in Israel, Jordan, and Syria
– 9:00 PM
Searles Science Building, Room 315
Protracted droughts and scarce water resources combined with internal and cross-border migration have contributed to the securitization of discourses around migration and water in much of the Middle East.
This presentation will examine how Israel, Jordan, and Syria frame issues of water, climate change, and migration as national security concerns in different ways. Dr. Weinthal and her colleagues identify two different framings of the water-climate-migration nexus, depending on whether migration is largely external or internal. In Israel and Jordan, concern with influxes of external migrants elevated migration as a security issue in part through impacts on already-scarce water resources. In Syria, where severe drought in the early 2000s prompted large-scale internal migration, officials downplayed connections between scarce water resources, drought, and internal migration, part of a broader pattern of rural neglect.
Dr. Weinthal specializes in global environmental politics and natural resource policies with a particular emphasis on water and energy. The main focus of her research is on the origins and effects of environmental institutions. Her research on water politics in conflict regions (e.g. the Gaza Strip in the Middle East) focuses on how the environment might be harnessed for peace building.
Dr. Weinthal is Associate Professor of Environmental Policy and Associate Dean for International Programs at Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment. She earned a PhD in Political Science from Columbia University.
Co-sponsored by the Government Department and Environmental Studies Program with support from the John C. Donovan Lecture Fund.
Human Trafficking Q&A
– 1:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room
June Guo will share insights from her recent experience attending the Not Here conference on Human Trafficking. She will be joined by a panel of faculty and other concerned students to answer questions, examine the local and global dimensions of the problem, and discuss what Bowdoin can do to make a difference on this issue.