BERC Continues Green Living Seminars at MCLA


NORTH ADAMS, MA - The Spring 2011 "Green Living" seminars at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will continue on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 5:30 p.m. with a presentation on "Climate Change, Population, and Global Water Availability," in Murdock 218. 

The aim of the "Green Living" series is to inform both students and community members about the impending global water crisis as well as provide an overview of our local water infrastructure. 

The "Green Living" series is free and open to the public, including the Feb. 24 presentation of "Water wars: Protecting our water resources." 

"Climate Change, Population, and Global Water Availability" will be presented by Steve Frolking, research professor of Biogeochemical Modeling at the University of New Hampshire. This presentation will address how a growing global population and changing climate can lead to water scarcity in some areas of the world. 

Dr. Frolking's background and training are in physics and biogeochemical cycling, with particular focus on climatic controls on trace gas emissions from terrestrial ecosystems. His current research focuses on the interactions between terrestrial ecosystems, human land and water use, and the Earth's climate system. 

The series will continue on Thursdays through April 28. For more information, go to greenliving or contact Elena Traister at (413) 662-5303. 

The Green Living Seminar Series is sponsored by EOS Ventures, Inc. and Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort and is a presentation of MCLA's Berkshire Environmental Resource Center (BERC) and the MCLA environmental studies program.