Spring on the York College campus

Sustainability and Environmental Studies

Since its beginning, the Sustainability and Environmental Studies has provided a venue for discussions tied to our program. From speakers to films we go beyond the classroom and bring together the campus and larger York community in dialogue and ongoing discovery. This year, rather than focus on one theme, we bring you a sampling of topics. From the impact of fossil-fuel dependency on the U.S. armed forces, to considerations of climate change on Pacific islands, from battles over bottled water to discussion of the fire, and from seed to systems, we encourage you to join us as we learn together.

Humanities Building and the rock Spring 2016.
The Burden
The Burden
September 12 at 7 p.m.
Weinstock Lecture Hall
The documentary The Burden shows the deepening dependency on fossil fuels.
Climate Change
Climate Change and Atoll Countries in the South Pacific
October 18 at 7 p.m.
Weinstock Lecture Hall
David Fyfe will discuss the effect of climate change on the Atoll countries in the South Pacific.
Appropriate Academic Business
What is an appropriate Academic business model to drive commercialization of sustainable technology?
October 25 at 7 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
Robin D. Rogers will discuss the sustainability efforts of McGill University.
Divide in Concord
Divide in Concord
November 15 at 7 p.m.
Weinstock Lecture Hall
The film Divide in Concord about a woman trying to ban bottled water will be shown along with a discussion afterwards.
Tatiana Loboda
Climate Change, Sustainability and Wildland Fire
March 28 at 7 p.m.
Weinstock Lecture Hall
Tatiana Loboda will discuss the connection between cultural sustainability, wildland fire, and climate change on Earth.
Seed: The Untold Story
April 19 at 7 p.m.
Weinstock Lecture Hall
The documentary SEED: The Untold Story about the fight to defend the last of Earth’s seeds will be shown along with a discussion afterwards.
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