Green Living Seminars

capitalismGreen Living Seminar Series Spring 2024
"Greening new england"

The 2024 series is a presentation of the MCLA Environmental Studies Department and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

Every semester the Green Living Seminars center around a different topic, timely and relevant in current sustainability issues.

Presentations will be broadcast on Northern Berkshire Community Television Channel (NBCTC) 1302 at the following times:
Wednesdays at 7:30pm
Fridays at 4pm
Saturdays at 3:30pm
Sundays at 11:30am
Mondays at 5:30pm

Green Living Seminar presentations will start promptly at 5 - 6 p.m. EST in Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation (FCSI) Room 121

MCLA's 2024 spring semester green living seminar. Greening New England. THursdays at 5-6 pm in FCSI 121

January 25: Advanced Sustainability In Urban Residential Neighborhoods Of Massachusetts
Samantha Eanes And Sarah Greenleaf, Urban Forester s
Massachusetts DCR Urban And Community Forestry Greening The Gateway Cities Program
(Watch YouTube Video here)

February 1: Local and Regional Sustainability Initiatives
Seth Jenkins, Senior Planner of the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission
(Watch YouTube Video here)

February 8: Nature Based Solutions for River Restoration and Flood Resilience in New England
Erin Rogers, Western New England Project Manager, Trout Unlimited
(Watch YouTube Video here)

February 15: WD Cowls- Sustainability is Our Purpose: Perspectives From Massachusetts’ Largest Private Land Owner
Arthur Haskins, Vice President, Real Estate & Community Development, WD Cowls, INC. Land Company
(Watch YouTube Video here)

February 22: Land As Climate Solution for the Berkshires
Jenny Hansell, President, Berkshire Natural Resources Council
(Watch YouTube Video here)

February 29: National Forest in New England: Management for Climate Resilience That Incorporates Sociopolitical and Economic Pressures
District Ranger Martina C. Barnes
US Forest Service, Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests, Manchester Ranger District

March 7: Regenerating Bioregional Food Systems
Hannah McDonald, Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Education Events Manager

March 21:  PFAS in the Environment and the Mass Legislature PFAS Task Force
Jeffrey Arps, Vice President Tighe and Bond

March 28: Making Energy More Sustainable in Massachusetts
Christopher Mason, Western Massachusetts Regional Coordinator, Green Communities Division, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources

April 4: Regulatory Framework for Wetlands Protection in Massachusetts
Sarah LaValley, AICP, Assistant Director, Northampton Office of Planning and Sustainability

April 11: Ensuring Everyone Can Enjoy the Outdoors in New England’s Sustainable Future
Rachel Hailey, Founder and Transformationalist, DEI Outdoors

Free & open to the public. For more information contact: Daniel Shustack 413-662-5301. Podcast will be posted online folowing each presentation.



Spring 2024

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                  PODCASTS AND WEBINARS

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For more information contact Elena Traister: or 413-662-5303.