Consortium institutions celebrate Earth Day

Monday, April 15, 2013

Northeast Climate Science Center Consortium Institutions are holding a variety of events in honor of Earth Day 2013.  Check out an event in your area.


UMass Amherst:  Commonwealth Energy and Environment officials will visit UMass in honor of Earth Day

April 18, 2013 - Join the Northeast Climate Science Center in welcoming the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs to Amherst.  Early career scientists will present recent interdisciplinary climate and energy research.  The Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Team will present the Commonwealth's plans to meet stringent emissions targets in 2020 and 2050, and related efforts to promote cutting edge research in support of those goals.  This event is part of the UMass Earth Day Celebration.  Climate & Energy Poster Session - Highlighting climate & energy research from early career scientists at UMass and the Five Colleges.  Massachusetts Climate Solutions: Turning research into action for the future   The Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Team will present on their recent State Climate Plan and emissions targets, as well as climate change mitigation, adaptation, and preparedness.  Read more...

Other UMass Earth Day Festival events are listed here:


College of Menominee Nation:  Earth Day 2013 Event

April 22 at 4:30pm in the CMN Culture Building - Come celebrate Earth Day in an exciting and free Earth Day 2013 Event on the CMN Keshena campus. The evening will have hands-on demonstrations, booths, giveaways and more! Come show your support and sign a sustainability pledge with fellow CMN students, faculty, and community members. At 6pm, author and environmental activist Al Gedicks, brought in by CMN student group SEEDS, will speak about mining and its effects on the environment. Join us as we explore some of the issues our planet faces. There will be interactive booths on topics such as climate change, water quality, mining, campus sustainability and gardening.


University of Wisconsin: Conservation Everywhere: Sustaining Natural and Cultural Diversity

April 15, 2013 - Conservation Everywhere: Sustaining Natural and Cultural Diversity explored connections between biological diversity and human cultures and examine preservation across the whole range of environmental contexts: from forests and oceans to cities and farms.  This year's conference raised awareness of the many frontiers of environmental action, including but beyond traditional wilderness areas: in neighborhoods and communities, in forward-thinking business models, and in sustainable urban areas.  Read more...


Marine Biological Lab: 

April 18, 2013 - The GREAT WHITE Shark in New England: “Jaws” or Wildlife Treasure?  A talk for grade school students by Greg Skomal, Marine Biologist and Shark Researcher.  FREE Admission! No registration required.  Sponsored by the MBL Associates. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Lillie Auditorium.  Read more…

April 26 - MBL Falmouth Forum Lecture Series – Epic Journeys: A Documentary on Shorebird Migration, Shawn Carey, wildlife photographer and co-founder of Migration Productions. Co-sponsored by The 300 Committee – Lillie Auditorium, 7:30 PM  Read more...