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American Studies Sustainability Project

Sustainability Events, 1/30 - 2/05

Road Trip Sign-up Now: Nashville Environmental Justice

Saturday, February 4, 2012, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Explore key sites in the battle for environmental justice in Nashville with David Padgett, Associate Professor of Geography at Tennessee State University; Joe Bandy, Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching; and local activists. Sites include the communities of Edgehill, Bordeaux, North Nashville, and East Nashville. Guest speakers include:

  • Dr. Robert Wingfield, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Fisk University
  • Sizwe Herring, Executive Director of Earth Matters Tennessee and Urban Agriculture Specialist for Community Food Advocates
  • Matthew Walker, Organizer, the Community at Bordeaux
  • Kimberly Jackson, Doctoral Student at the Institute for Sustainable Practice, Lipscomb University

The bus will leave from Kirkland Hall at 1pm and return at approximately 5pm.

Email to register. This trip is part of the American Studies Sustainability Project.

Next Week

Peter Gleick: "Conflicting Visions for Water: Common Property or Private Good?"

Thursday, February 9, 2012 , 4:10 PM
Black Cultural Center Auditorium

Dr. Peter H. Gleick is co-founder and president of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security in Oakland, California. His research and writing address the critical connections between water and human health, the hydrologic impacts of climate change, sustainable water use, privatization and globalization, and international conflicts over water resources. Dr. Gleick is an internationally recognized water expert and was named a MacArthur Fellow in October 2003 for his work. He serves on the boards of numerous journals and organizations, and is the author of many scientific papers and seven books, including the biennial water report, The World's Water, and the new Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water.

Cosponsors: Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and the Environment, the Climate Change Research Network, and the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences

Upcoming Community Events

Introduction to Northwest Earth Institute Small Group Discussion Courses

Friday, February 3 from 6:30-8:00 p.m., David Lipscomb University, Ezell Center-Room 138
Since 1996, over 100,000 people nationwide (in work places, faith communities, schools, nonprofits, and neighborhoods) have participated in these courses developed by NWEI (a nonprofit based in Portland OR). Now they're coming to Nashville! Come and learn more. Some example course titles are "Menu for the Future," "Voluntary Simplicity," and "Healthy Children - Healthy Planet." For details, visit the Transition Nashville Meetup Page.

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Upcoming Events

2/4 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Road Trip: Nashville Environmental Justice

2/9 4:10 p.m.
Peter Gleick, Conflicting Visions for Water: Common Property or Private Good?

Proposals for the Cumberland Project Due

2/23 All Day
Spring Literary Symposium: Sustainability and Creative Writing

Symposium: "Barriers to Renewable Energy"

2/29 12:00 p.m.
Green Bag Luncheon Series: Green Spring Cleaning

3/1 4:10 p.m.
Elinor Ostrom, Updating the Theory of Collective Action and the Commons

3/20 4:10 p.m.
David Bollier, The Commons as a Counterpoint to the Market/State Duopoly


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