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Upcoming Events

Upcoming events are now posted on the Skidmore Sustainability Office homepage in the upcoming events section. For the most up to date event schedule, visit the Skidmore Sustainability Office Facebook page.


Past Events from Fall 2013

Dr. Zurayk will talk about the rural/food dimensions of the Aran Uprising and will critically discuss the role of food sovereignty in relation to liberation struggles, taking Palestine as an example.

Rami Zurayk is professor of Ecosystem Management in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the American University of Beirut (AUB), and author of Food, Farming and Freedom: Sowing the Arab Spring,(2011) and War Diary: Lebanon 2006, among other titles. He is a longtime activist for political and social justice. Zurayk's current research focuses on the relationship between landscapes and livelihoods, on food politics, and on local food systems. After the July 2006 Israeli war on Lebanon, he created a post-war development program, Land and People, to aid in livelihood recovery.

Join the S-Reps in the Williamson Sports Center for Skidmore's Men's and Women's basketball doubleheader against Rochester Institute of Technology. The S-Reps will have sustainability themed games and activities all afternoon long! The women's game begins at 2 p.m. and the men's game begins at 4 p.m.

Sustainable Skidmore and the Office of Student Diversity Programs are hosting the second dialogue in its Food and Justice Series. We invite the Skidmore community to join in a thoughtful dialogue on the topic of health food, race, food gentrification, and food racism.

Kate Clopeck is visiting Skidmore College to talk about the Community Water Solutions Fellowship Program. The program is a three-week volunteer trip in Northern Region Ghana. This program teaches students about the water crisis and provides the opportunity to make a significant, lasting impact on this global problem. Teams of students work with communities to build water treatment businesses and train local women entrepreneurs how to manage it. For more information about Community Water Solutions and the Fellowship, please watch this video.

Designed to promote energy-conscious behavior through education, Skidmore Unplugged encourages campus residence halls to achieve the greatest reduction in electricity usage. This year, the hall with the greatest reduction will win a water-bottle refilling station!

Where do you shop for food and why? Join Sustainable Skidmore and the Office of Student Diversity Programs in a dialogue about food justice as we kick off Local Food Day by examining how our environments and identities influence our experiences with food.

The Sustainability Office invites students, faculty, and staff to join in on a discussion around sustainability at Skidmore College. Many changes have occurred over the past few months and we want to provide a space for the community to hear the latest updates and have any questions answered.

***We will meet in Harder 110 and will move to Harder 202 for more space if needed***

Advanced screening of "Growing Cities," a documentary film that examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat.

Co-sponsored by Farm Aid, Sustainable Skidmore, and EAC.

Join us to hear from a local Saratoga woman, Karen Flewelling, about her experiences fundraising and traveling abroad to carry out international service work in communities in Tanzania, Nepal, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guinea, and many other countries to help install water wells and provide healthcare to women. She will help students and community members understand how one person can make a difference globally and talk to us about her upcoming trip to Rwanda and Tanzania.