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2011 Website Re-Launch!!

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2011-2012 American Studies Sustainability Project

The American Studies Sustainability Project will engage the campus community on the issue of sustainability in multiple and creative ways. Check out the articles about the Sustainability Project in the Vanderbilt View and Vanderbilt News. See our webpage for the full list of events.

Bill McKibben to Kick Off Sustainability Project

The American Studies Sustainability Project kicks off with a lecture by Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet on Thursday, September 22, at 5:00 in Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music. His talk is titled Global and Local: Reports from the Fight for a Working Planet, and will be followed by a reception. 

Sustainability Events in September:

  • Martha Ingram Rivers Commons Fall for the Arts: Sustainability-Inspired Art Project, Friday, September 16
  • International Lens Screening: How I Ended This Summer (2010), Wednesday, September 21, 7:00 p.m. Sarratt Cinema (Discussion led by Kostya Kustanovich)
  • Green Screen: The Last Mountain Nationwide Campus Skype Event, Wednesday, September 21, 7:00 p.m., Commons Multipurpose RoomVanderbilt Dining: Annual Farm to Fork, Tuesday, September 27, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Peabody Esplanade

  • Laura Dassow Walls, William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame: Alexander von Humboldt’s American Horizons, September 29, 2011, 5:00 p.m.

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Upcoming Events

9/21 7:00 p.m.
I-Lens: How I Ended  This Summer 

9/21 7:00 p.m.
Green Screen:The Last Mountain 

9/22 5:00 p.m.
Bill McKibben, Author of Eaarth,  Global and   Local: Reports from the Fight for a Working Planet 

9/29 4:10 p.m.
Laura Dassow Walls, Alexander von Humboldt’s American Horizons 

10/09 2:00 p.m.
Green Screen: Queen of the Sun 

10/13 5:00 p.m.
Gabriel Warren, Polar Probings: Sculpture by Gabriel Warren (Opening Reception) 

10/19 4:10 p.m.
Van Jones, Rebuild The American Dream: Green Jobs & Beyond


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