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Lecture: Are Fish Safe to Eat?

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

“I wouldn’t mind having a third eye. Would you?”

Tomorrow morning, Dr. David Carpenter will deliver a lecture titled “Are Fish Safe to Eat?” Dr. Carpenter serves as  director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at UAlbany’s School of Public Health, and previously worked as a lab director for the New York State Department of Health. He is also a noted authority on contaminants in farmed salmon.

Thursday November 29, 11:10am @ Gannett

Lecture: Global Food Security

Monday, November 12th, 2012

What you get when you google “global food security”

Tonight, lecturer Susan Bragdon will deliver a talk on global food security, titled “Who Owns What You Eat: Why the Use and Control of Biological Diversity Matters to Global Food Security.” That’s quite a mouthful (NO PUN INTENDED).

Bragdon is an expert on international law, agriculture, conservation, biotechnology, and other things that ES majors like talking about. As a consultant and patent attorney, she specializes in international sustainability initiatives and “plant genetic resources law.”

Last April, Bragdon was appointed executive director of Seeds for All, a non-profit fighting for “inclusive intellectual property rights and policy development in the area of agricultural innovation to strengthen food security and alleviate poverty.” Adjectives!

Monday November 12, 7pm @ Emerson

(via Skidmore)

Lecture: The Future is Riding a Bicycle

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010
Jeff Olson

Jeff Olson and A Hill

Jeff Olson, the East Coast Principle at Alta Planning, will be in Gannett Monday at 7m giving a lecture on the role bicycles will hopefully be playing in our slog toward sustainability.

Olson, who is a Saratoga Springs resident, and Alta Planning work towards creating communities where cycling and pedestrian traffic is safe, effective and encouraged, and as the world slowly topples around us the economic, environmental and health effects of cycling offer a relieving optimism and a welcome excuse to wear lycra pants.

Olson’s lecture is sponsored by the Environmental Science department and will be followed by the annual Environmental Studies Welcome Reception in the Palamountain Lobby. Join ES faculty, staff and students as well as local community organizations to learn more about environmental issues at Skidmore and in the greater Saratoga Community.