Environment

Dr. Cheryl Genet to Speak on Science, Wisdom, and the Future and Humanity’s Quest for a Flourishing Earth

Event: 
Sat, 06/02/2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Dr. Cheryl Genet to Speak on Science, Wisdom, and the Future and Humanity’s Quest for a Flourishing Earth

 

This event is free and open to the public and takes place from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. on June 2 at The Evergreen State College Campus in Seminar 2, E 1105. 

 

Is a Flourishing Earth Possible?  What are the Challenges for Modern Business?

 

Philosopher, professor, and editor of Science, Wisdom, and the Future: Humanity’s Quest for a Flourishing Earth, Cheryl Genet, Ph.D. will share insights, possibilities, and further questions as she draws from the expertise and scholarship of 41 authors, whose insights explain the multitude of challenges that face us, while also relaying hope, vision and solutions for our future. 

As the final speaker for the year-long programs, Business and Sustainability: Myth or Method? and Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Business Management, we will ask:

  • “What does it mean to live sustainably on a personal, local, and global level?
  • How can we take these ideas, and create lives, businesses, and communities that live sustainably with each other and the Earth?
  • How can we promote and implement concepts of social change, ethics, personal and community enrichment, and support our goals in forming pathways toward cultural, economic, and environmental sustainability?

Cheryl Genet will explore important themes that arise from conversations among the book’s authors, including: Our interconnectedness with all life; the importance of community, relationships, and wisdom; our impact on living systems and resources of our planet; the urgent need to address our daunting reality and our future; our scientific cosmology’s capacity to inform and guide us.

 

The Evergreen State College Presents ‘Van Jones Speaks’ Saturday, June 2, at 4 p.m.

Event: 
Sat, 06/02/2012 - 4:00pm

“Rebuild the Dream” author Van Jones reflects on his journey from grassroots outsider to White House insider.

Van Jones will speak at The Evergren State College, College Recreation Center, located at 2700 Evergreen Parkway, Olympia, Washington 98505.

Tickets are available for $7 in advance at The Evergreen State College book store, and $10 at the door for students, staff and faculty with ID. General admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

Advance purchase tickets are available at the following locations. • www.ticketswest.com • Rainy Day Records. 301 5th Avenue SE, Olympia (360) 357-4755 • QFC Store outlets throughout Washington • Ted Brown Music Company, 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd., Tacoma (800) 562-8938

About Van Jones

A civil rights and environmental advocate and an attorney in Oakland, California, working to combine solutions to social inequality and environmental justice, Van Jones founded the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, a California non-governmental organization working for alternatives to violence. In 2005 he co-founded Color of Change, an advocacy group for African Americans that seeks to strengthen “Black America's political voice.” In 2007 he founded Green For All, a national NGO dedicated to “building an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.” In 1998 he was awarded the Reebok Human Rights Award and in 2008 wrote The Green Collar Economy: A Revolutionary Plan to End Global Warming, Beat Poverty, and Unite America that reached number 12 on the New York Times Best Seller list. In March of 2009 he was appointed by President Obama to the position of Special Advisor for Green Jobs where he worked to advance the administration’s climate and energy initiatives.

West Olympia Farmers' Market

Event: 
Tue, 05/15/2012 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

WEST OLYMPIA FARMERS’ MARKET OPENING MAY 15TH

Neighborhood-based Market to Highlight West Olympia Producers


The West Olympia Farmers’ Market is back again! The Market will be open every Tuesday from 4PM to 7PM, beginning May 15th and running through October 16th.  The Market is in a new location in the parking lot of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on Harrison Avenue and Thomas Street! Just two blocks south of our previous location. There will be produce, baked goods, eggs, flowers, veggie starts, native plants, crafts, and more!

A Sense of Wonder, May 3

Event: 
Thu, 05/03/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Rekindle Your Sense of Wonder, Celebrate 50 Years of Action for The Environment on May 2 and 3.

  • The Willi Unsoeld Seminar and Rachel Carson Forum Present  A Sense of Wonder: A Play Based on the Life and Works of Rachel Carson on Thursday, May 3, 7 pm, in The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington
  • On Wednesday, May 2, 6 p.m. The Master of Environmental Studies Student Association will present  The Social, Ecological, Economic, and Political Implications of “Correct” Pesticide Use in Our Society Today, featuring a panel of policy makers, activists, biological scientists, and research scientists, also in The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center.

The Evergreen State College will present A Sense of Wonder--a play about Rachel Carson’s love for nature and her fight to defend it.    The performance will take place in the Longhouse at 7 p.m.

The play, written and performed by Kaiulani Lee, has been touring the United States for over ten years. Lee has performed it at over one hundred universities, dozens of high schools, the Smithsonian Institute, the Albert Schweitzer Conference at the United Nations, the Sierra Club's Centennial in San Francisco, and at the Department of the Interior's 150th anniversary celebration.

A Sense of Wonder has played throughout the provinces of Canada, in England and Italy. In addition, Kaiulani Lee opened the 2005 World Expo in Japan and in May 2007 performed the play on Capitol Hill, bringing Miss Carson’s voice once again to the halls of Congress. 

Arts Walk Pop-Up Show - "The Lexicon of Sustainability"

Event: 
Fri, 04/27/2012 - 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Pop-Up Show w/Douglas Gayeton: Lexicon of Sustainability
Friday, April 27 5PM - 10PM
The Mark - 407 Columbia St NW

As Part of Spring Arts Walk, the Mark Gallery is hosting a Pop-Up Show with photographer/filmmaker Douglas Gayeton as a part of The Lexicon of Sustainability.

Gayeton and his wife Laura Howard-Gayeton have crisscrossed the USA to learn the new language of sustainability from its foremost practitioners in food and farming. In all, nearly two hundred leaders in food and farming from across the country have contributed their valued experiences to this rapidly growing Lexicon of Sustainability. These insights have been translated into large format “information art” photo collages,  a series of short films, and pop up shows across the USA.  Study guides, a book, and lastly a social network of good ideas, a place where people can dig deeper into these terms (and even add to our ever-evolving lexicon), are also under development.

By illuminating the vocabulary of sustainable agriculture, and with it the conversation about America’s rapidly evolving food culture, the Lexicon of Sustainability educates, engages and activates people to pay closer attention to how they eat, what they buy, and where their responsibility for creating a healthier, safer food system in America begins.

The 22nd Annual Rachel Carson Forum - May 2 Brings Experts to Discuss Pesticide Use Today

Event: 
Wed, 05/02/2012 - 6:00pm

Interdisciplinary Panel on the Implications of Pesticide Use in Our Society Today – Presented by the Masters of Environmental Studies Association (MESA) at The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA.

Just how far have we truly come since the days of Rachel Carson? How did this environmentalists’ legacy shape the current reality of pesticide use? Where do we need improvement and where does society still feel the impact of pesticide use? How can home gardeners relate to this larger issue? Gain insight to these questions and more as we host a panel of experts from diverse disciplines. The Evergreen State College Longhouse, Olympia WA, May 2, 2012: Expert speakers Ciscoe Morris (Gardening with Ciscoe), Dr. Marion Moses, Dr. Steve Herman, Dr. John Perkins, and Janette Brimmer of Earth Justice, will speak on the past and present implications of pesticide use in or society today. Moderated by Rusty Burlew of Honey Bee Suite and with introduction by Kaiulani Lee. Doors open at 5:00pm with tabling by local organizations; the panel begins at 6:00pm. This event is being produced in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring, and is one of a host during April and May that celebrate the life of one the world’s most renowned environmentalists.

"Plant Songs" at the Community Radio Station

Event: 
Thu, 04/12/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

With Leah! jimiLIVES1970@aol.com

Leah would like to share some of the songs they've learned from their plant spirit teacher Scott. The songs mostly focus on native plants & the elements. We will would do a few songs a week!

Come to this magical class today at 3pm in the KOWA studio behind Media Island!

816 Adams St. SE

 

 



"Life in the Slow Lane" - Slugs and Snails

Event: 
Tue, 04/17/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

From today's inbox:

Adventure & Conservation Speaker Series
"Life in the Slow Lane" with David Gordon
Tuesday, April 17th; 7:00 to 8:30 PM
REI Olympia, 625 Black Lake Blvd. #410

Seattle-based naturalist David George Gordon has appeared on Conan O’Brien and been featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not. In his most recent book, The Secret World of Slugs and Snails: Life in the Very Slow Lane, Gordon invites us to “step into a world that, until now, you’ve only stepped on.” During his one-hour presentation, he’ll share his insights about our local slugs and snails, their curious behaviors and the niches they fill in the natural world. He’ll also explain how to forge a meaningful and lasting peace with these slimesters in our gardens and offer tips for watching them in the wild. A book-signing will follow his talk.

Register online at: http://www.rei.com/event/36033/session/45428 or by sending an email to Kathleen Ackley at kathleen@capitollandtrust.org or calling (360) 943-3012.

City Hosts Urban Agriculture Discussion

Event: 
Wed, 04/25/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

From today's inbox:

Urban Agriculture Discussion
hosted by
City of Olympia & Sustainable South Sound
April 25th at 7:00 p.m.
Olympia City Hall, Room 207

Dear Fellow Olympian,

Do you want to live in a city that values fresh local food and the people who grow it?

Do you want to see more community and backyard gardens and a thriving local food economy?

The City of Olympia is reviewing its approach to urban agriculture and wants to hear from YOU! You are invited to a community meeting to discuss issues related to local food and agriculture, hosted by the City and Sustainable South Sound. Some of the topics we’ll explore are:

  • What changes would you like to see?
  • What are your concerns?
  • What are your ideas?
  • Are three chickens enough?
  • Does Olympia need more neighborhood produce stands and farmer’s markets?
  • Would our community have enough food reserves in case of an emergency?

Questions? Contact Sustainable South Sound at tjjohnson@scattercreek.com or Jennifer Kenny at the City of Olympia, jkenny@ci.olympia.wa.us or call 753-8314

The Social, Ecological, Economic, and Political Implications of “Correct” Pesticide Use in Our Society Today

Event: 
Wed, 05/02/2012 - 6:00pm

Rekindle Your Sense of Wonder, Celebrate 50 Years of Action for The Environment on May 2 and 3.

  • The Willi Unsoeld Seminar and Rachel Carson Forum Present  A Sense of Wonder: A Play Based on the Life and Works of Rachel Carson on Thursday, May 3, 7 pm, in The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington
  • On Wednesday, May 2, 6 p.m. The Master of Environmental Studies Student Association will present  The Social, Ecological, Economic, and Political Implications of “Correct” Pesticide Use in Our Society Today, featuring a panel of policy makers, activists, biological scientists, and research scientists, also in The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center.

The Evergreen State College will present A Sense of Wonder--a play about Rachel Carson’s love for nature and her fight to defend it.    The performance will take place in the Longhouse at 7 p.m.

The play, written and performed by Kaiulani Lee, has been touring the United States for over ten years. Lee has performed it at over one hundred universities, dozens of high schools, the Smithsonian Institute, the Albert Schweitzer Conference at the United Nations, the Sierra Club's Centennial in San Francisco, and at the Department of the Interior's 150th anniversary celebration.

A Sense of Wonder has played throughout the provinces of Canada, in England and Italy. In addition, Kaiulani Lee opened the 2005 World Expo in Japan and in May 2007 performed the play on Capitol Hill, bringing Miss Carson’s voice once again to the halls of Congress. 

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