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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.
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.
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.

Tuesday, January 31, 3:50-5:50 p.m.
The Importance of science communication in our “post truth” world
As director of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, Dr. Lindenfeld focuses on shaping our collective future through strengthening linkages between knowledge and action.

Thursday, February 16, 3:50-5:50 p.m.
Building a renewable energy company
Founder and CEO of the renewable energy company Windstax, Ron Gdovic will speak about renewable energy in Pittsburgh and the process of starting a sustainability company.

Friday, March 3, 3:50-5:50 p.m.
Film screening and discussion – The Power of One Voice
Former Director of the Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham University, Patti DeMarco will present The Power of One Voice, a documentary about the life of Rachel Carson.

Monday, March 27, 3:50-5:50 p.m.
An Ethnoecological Approach to Incentivizing Sustainable Management of agro-pastoral systems in the Kyrgyz Republic
Assistant Professor of Food Systems at Green Mountain College, Dr. Currey specializes in biodiversity conservation in small-scale agricultural systems.

Thursday, April 13, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Sustainability, accountability, and responsibility in the corporate sector
Currently the CEO of the Governance & Accountability Institute, Hank Boerner is a widely-published author and trusted senior advisor to leaders in corporate, public, and social sectors.

Date and Time TBD
Willie Dodson is the secretary for the Board of Directors of Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards, an organization working to stop the destruction of communities by surface coal mining.