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Green Living Seminar Series


Presented by the Environmental Studies Department and the MCLA Berkshire Environmental Resource Center



Every semester the Green Living Seminars center around a different topic, timely and relevant in current sustainability issues. 

Missed a seminar?
Presentations are broadcast on local cable access television:

Fridays at 4 pm

Sundays at 11:30 am

Tuesdays at 7:30 pm

or click the podcast link after the seminar title, below, to listen anytime.


2014 Green Living Presentations

All seminars are at 5:30 in Murdock Hall, Room 218.

Listen to a podcast from earlier this year, below, or hear podcasts from previous years. 

Creating Sustainable Food Systems (podcast)
Philip Ackerman-Leist, Green Mountain College, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of the Farm and Food Project

Policies for the Future of New England's Food System (podcast)
Margaret Sova McCabe, University of New Hampshire, Professor of Law

The Role of Food Co-ops (podcast) (Cancelled due to weather)
David Durfee, Wild Oats Co-op, General Manager

The Environmental History of Milk (podcast)
Kendra Smith-Howard, University at Albany, Assistant Professor and Author of Pure and Modern Milk: An Environmental History Since 1900

Panel Discussion: Sustainable Food Systems on College Campuses (podcast)
Including MCLA Aramark Food Services Director John Kozik, Williams College Sustainable Food and Agriculture Program Manager Brent Wasser, Hampshire College Sustainability Initiative Director Beth Hooker, and UMass Auxiliary Enterprises Sustainability Manager Rachel Dutton

Sustainable Business as a Vehicle for Social Change (podcast)
Dean Cycon, Dean's Beans Organic Coffee Company, Founder and CEO

Current Status of Farming in Berkshire County (podcast)
Melissa Adams, Keep Berkshires Farming Program Coordinator and Sarah Gardner, Williams College Center for Environmental Studies Associate Director

Meat Production and Processing (podcast)
Ali Berlow, Author of The Mobile Poultry Slaughterhouse: Building a Humane Chicken Processing Unit to Strengthen Your Local Food System

Permaculture and Resilient Food Systems (podcast)
Jono Neiger, The Conway School, Professor of Regenerative Design, and Regenerative Design Group, Principal

Community Gardens: Sharing the Harvest (podcast)
Jennifer Munoz, Growing Healthy Garden Program Director and Russell Moody, Pastor at Pittsfield Church of Christ

Farmers' Roundtable Discussion: Successes, Opportunities, and Challenges Farming in the Berkshires (podcast)

TCE Contamination

This mini-documentary about TCE contamination of North Adams ground water was produced by students in the 2011 Green Living Seminar.