Sustainability
Help UMass and your residence hall out-green the competition by participating in the 2017 RecycleMania competition.

January 23—April 1, 2017

All Campus

Weekly 30-minute mindfulness practice followed by sharing of resources, action-based opportunities, and ideas.

January 30—May 8, 2017, Mondays 3:00 pm-3:45 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 1638

In this workshop we will consider how we might act like ancestors of future generations and reinvigorate our commitment to climate justice action. The group is facilitated by Tim Beaucage, graduate advisor/teaching associate at UMass Amherst. 

February 24, 2017
12:30 pm-2:00 pm

Campus Center, 917

A Live webinar for faculty is presented by the Disciplinary Association Network for Sustainability. Learn to access expert guidance and curricular materials to engage your students in current and future solutions. This webinar is applicable to any course, in any discipline; discussion to follow.

March 1, 2017
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 2601

The focus of this workshop is reflective writing, group discussion and practical steps to support career exploration. The group is led by contemplative career coach and mindfulness teacher Jennifer Earls, M.Ed., Dance with Life Consulting. 

March 2, 2017
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 2601

Learn about the state of debate on climate policy in Massachusetts and where we go from here.

March 6, 2017
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Gordon Hall, 3rd Floor Conference Room

To kick off Patagonia's Worn Wear College Tour at UMass Amherst, we will be screening “The True Cost,” a documentary film about about the clothes we wear, the people who make them and the impact the industry is having on our world.

March 7, 2017
7:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, N151

Patagonia's Worn Wear College Tour will be traveling to college campuses around the country and tell the story of the Student-Led Zero Waste Movement, highlighting campuses that are leaders in sustainability and zero-waste initiatives.

March 8, 2017
10:00 am-5:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Rick Ridgeway, Adam Werbach and Scott Briscoe present their talk titled “What to Do, How to Live: Personal Activism for a Threatened Planet,” as a part of Patagonia's Worn Wear College Tour stop at UMass Amherst.

March 8, 2017
7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

A workshop featuring Don Ogden, author of Bad Atmosphere. A free copy of Ogden’s book will be given to the first 20 participants to arrive.

March 23, 2017
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 2601

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