Events Archive

Barton Seaver - Sustainability and Seafood

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
4:30 - 6:30 pm
008 Kemeny Hall
Barton Seaver -  National Geographic Fellow, Chef, and Author of *For Cod and Country

The compelling narrative of conservation is a story of responsible consumption. Barton Seaver uses the common lens of dinner to translate some of the big issues affecting our oceans into everyday cultural concerns such as health, jobs and community. He explains how a sustainable approach to seafood goes beyond red lists and green lists. It's not just about what products we use, but just as importantly, how we use them. Beyond that, we have an opportunity as consumers to participate in the restoration of damaged ecosystems and depleted fisheries by supporting the work of fishermen and organizations working to improve the state of the marine environment. Seaver's thought-provoking and inspiring stories teach us about innovative ways everyone can glean more economic and social value out of theproducts we use every day. His mission is to help us restore our relationships with the natural world and, in doing so, achieve our common goals for well-being, prosperity, and sustainability.

ENVS 17 Marine Policy class visit to the New England Aquarium October 4, 2011

On October 4, 2011, students in the ENVS 17: Marine Policy class journeyed to the New England Aquarium in order to observe the ecological systems they read about for class and to interact with oceans experts from many different fields. They were lucky to be able to join the group Women Working for the Oceans (W2O) for an IMAX presentation by National Geographic photo-journalist Brian Skerry. Brian uses his amazing photographs to tell stories about oceans ecosystems that are threatened due to human action. Then, Vice President for Research, Scott Kraus, gave a special presentation on the Aquarium's research and outreach programs for the class. After these talks, the students had about three hours to explore the aquarium itself before heading over to Legal Seafoods for a sustainable seafood dinner. There, one of the chefs gave a short introduction to their criteria for sustainability and answered many questions. Profs. Anne Kapuscinski (conservation biologist and chair of ENVS) and D.G. Webster (political economist and ENVS 17 professor) were also on hand throughout the day to answer students’ questions and highlight points of interest.

Johnny Clegg Visits Dartmouth and the Upper Valley, April, 2011

Visit with Students
South African musician, environmental and cultural activist, and anthropologist Johnny Clegg took time out from his six week, 32-show tour of the U.S. and Canada to speak with a group of students in a crowded Environmental Studies Library in Fairchild on the afternoon of April 6th, 2011. This is the second time that the Environmental Studies Program has brought Clegg to Dartmouth. Clegg, who was born in England and lived in several African nations during his childhood, spoke about his adopted homeland, the struggle to end apartheid, and his musical influences.