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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.
In Pursuit of Silence
In Pursuit of Silence
Jan. 30, 2019, at 7 p.m.
Weinstock Lecture Hall
In Pursuit of Silence is a meditative exploration of our relationship with silence, sound and the impact of noise on our lives. Cosponsored by Schmidt Library.
Jen Shaffer
L. Jen Shaffer: "Making Sense of Climate Change: Building Adaptive Capacity Through Co-Knowledge Production"
Feb. 20, 2019
Weinstock Lecture Hall
As an ecological and environmental anthropologist, Shaffer's work focuses on the exploration of local indigenous knowledge to answer questions about adapting and responding to environmental change in sub-Saharan Africa.
Earth Day Panel
Apr. 24, 2019, at 7 p.m.
Weinstock Lecture Hall
As we approach the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, join our panel of faculty members to learn about Earth Day, the status of sustainable living, and what we can all do to be better stewards.
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