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UMass Amherst School of Earth and Sustainability Celebrates Earth Day with Student Showcase, Resilience World Café and Keynote Speaker
DATE: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
TIME: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
WHAT: Earth Day Celebration: Hope & Resilience
WHERE: John W. Olver Design Building Atrium, 551 N. Pleasant St.,
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Hope and Resilience is the theme for this year’s Earth Day celebration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Sponsored by the School of Earth and Sustainability, the celebration begins at 10 a.m. with a showcase of undergraduate and graduate student projects that cover such topics as climate change, environmental solutions, green design and sustainability.
At 11:30 a.m., Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy and School of Earth and Sustainability director Curt Griffin will give welcoming remarks before Susanne Moser’s keynote address, “Hope in the Face of Climate Change: The Real New Deal.” Moser is a geographer, independent scholar and consultant whose work focuses on adaptation to climate change, resilience, science-policy interactions and effective climate change communication.
At 1 p.m., Paperbark literary magazine will host a Resilience World Café, guiding participants in identifying their strengths and creativity relative to unprecedented challenges and uncertainty. The World Café model combines conversations that matter with writing and drawing. A collaboration among the School of Earth and Sustainability, College of Humanities and UMass Libraries, Paperbark is published annually with a focus on the environmental humanities, sustainable living and the promotion of literary and fine arts.