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The Falk School of Sustainability & Environment Announces Spring 2017 Eden Hall Speaker Series

PITTSBURGH:   The Falk School of Sustainability & Environment will host a broad range of speakers during the Spring 2017 semester.  All events will take place at the Esther Barazzone Center on the Eden Hall Campus in Richland, PA.  Events include:

Thursday, January 12, 3:50-5:50 p.m.
GEORGE  SCARLETT
The spiritual and ethical case for sustainability
National leading child psychologist and professor at Tufts University, George Scarlett examines the relationship between spiritual development and the natural world.

Tuesday, January 24, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
NANCY KLEHM
Film screening and discussion – Weedeater
A documentary about the social ecology work of Nancy Klehm, an ecological systems designer, landscaper, horticultural consultant, and permaculture grower.

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Chatham Partners with Allegany College of Maryland on 2+2 Bachelor of Sustainability

PITTSBURGH:   Chatham University and Allegany College of Maryland (ACM) have entered into a partnership that enables ACM students to complete a bachelor’s degree in sustainability through Chatham’s Falk School of Sustainability & Environment.

Housed at Chatham’s 338-acre Eden Hall Campus, the Falk School is the world’s first academic community built expressly for the study of sustainable living, learning and development.

Thanks to the “two-plus-two” agreement between the two institutions, ACM students who graduate with an associate degree in biology can transfer seamlessly into Chatham’s bachelor’s program in sustainability.

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Chatham Places as 2nd Overall Performer in Master’s Institutions in the 2016 Sustainable Campus Index

Pittsburgh: Chatham University has achieved second place in Master’s Institutions’ Overall Top Performers category in the 2016 Sustainable Campus Index, a publication by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Chatham earned the second highest gold level rating with an overall STARS score of 75.8, with only one university earning the highest platinum level rating. Chatham also tied for first place in the Grounds category, which highlights achievement in campus land management and biodiversity of campus grounds and surrounding lands.

The 2016 Sustainable Campus Index recognizes top-performing colleges and universities overall and in 17 distinct aspects of sustainability, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS).

STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance developed by AASHE. With nearly 800 participating institutions, STARS is the leading tool for measuring higher education sustainability performance. 124 reports were submitted in the most recent calendar year, resulting in an 11 percent increase over the previous year and a third consecutive year of growth.

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The Falk School of Sustainability at Chatham University Announces the 2016-17 Speaker Series

PITTSBURGH:   The Falk School of Sustainability & Environment will host a broad range of speakers during the 2016 Fall Semester. All events will take place at 2 p.m. at the Esther Barazzone Center on the Eden Hall campus in Richland, PA.  Events include:

October 28
“The Budding Aromas from Taco Trucks: Taste and Space in Austin, Texas” will feature Robert D. Lemon, MCRP, MLArch, PhD, department of geography University of Texas, Austin on October 28. Lemon is a visiting professor for Human Geography at the Institute of Geography and the Heidelberg Center for American Studies at Heidelberg University. He is a cultural and urban geographer with a passion for landscape studies. As an urban geographer and environmental designer, he has studied extensively the social practices and built transformations of cities through their aesthetic representation.

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