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Sustainability Calendar

Fall 2012

This calendar contains not only Sustainability's events, but many events around campus that may be of interest.

"The Future is in the Dirt" by Ben Hewitt

"The Future is in the Dirt" by Ben Hewitt

September 27, 2012 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Keynote: "The Future's In the Dirt," Ben Hewitt

Ben Hewitt is a farmer in Cabot, Vermont, and the author of two books, The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food and Making Supper Safe: One Man's Quest to Learn the Truth About Food Safety and an upcoming book, Saved: How to Break the Spell of Money, Live Well, and Change the World. His writing has also appeared in numerous national publications including New York Times Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, and Outside. His work focuses on how a regionalized food-based system can be used to create economic development, how weaning Americans off their dependence on industrial food improves public health, and how communities all over New England can become sustainable food hubs similar to what has been created in his hometown.

Cosponsored with Local Farms-Local Food, a program of the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust and the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust. 

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Adapting to Climate: An interactive Panel Discussion on Climate Adaptation & Preparedness

Adapting to Climate: An interactive Panel Discussion on Climate Adaptation & Preparedness

October 3, 2012 7:00 PM  – 8:30 PM
Searles Science Building, Room 315

Adapting to Change: An interactive Panel Discussion on Climate Adaptation & Preparedness
Wed. Oct 3 7:00-8:30 pm
Searles Hall, Room 315
Bowdoin College

A Pre-conference panel discussion of the Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association. The panel discussion will provide an opportunity for attendees to converse with outstanding speakers on a number of climate adaption issues dealing with infrastructure, wildlife habitat, and adapting to our ever-changing coastal area in New England.
This event is free and open to the public free of charge.

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Film: "Goranson Farm: An Uncertain Harvest" Oct. 17

Film: "Goranson Farm: An Uncertain Harvest" Oct. 17

October 17, 2012 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

In the 1980s, first-generation college graduate Jan Goranson returned to Maine to run the family farm upon her father's death. Over the course of 25 years, she and her family built the farm into an active organic farm serving the Midcoast.

The film follows Goranson and her husband Rob Johanson, their two sons, and their crew through the 2009 growing season, as they struggle first against the rainiest June on record, then with a potato blight that threatens to destroy their entire crop.

Goranson Farm: An Uncertain Harvest was an official selection at the Camden International Film Festival.

Co-sponsored by Film Studies and the Environmental Studies Program. Open to the public free of charge.

For more information, see the webpage

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