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February, 2020

Penn Shield
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

These sessions are intended as opportunities for members of the Penn community to share environmental humanities related works-in-progress in an informal environment, and to help build the EH scholarly community on the Penn campus.

All sessions will be held Wednesdays from 12:30 - 1:30 PM on the 6th Floor of Williams Hall. Bring a lunch and join us! Please note this session will be held in Williams 616.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

UC Green is having a fundraising event at the Chipotle at 39th and Walnut in support of their spring community tree planting from 5-9pm (please show this flyer). They are working toward to fund 50 trees that will be planted in West Philly, and every little bit helps! http://www.ucgreen.org/

Penn Shield
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Ecuador's Vice President Otto Sonnenholzner will address the challenges of biodiversity protection in Latin America, like balancing development and economic growth with sustainability and environmental protections.

He will also discuss Ecuador's relationship with neighboring countries, including Venezuela, the issue of migration, as well as the local and global concerns around preservation and managing eco-tourism in the Galápagos Islands.

Lunch will be available from 11:45am.

Penn Shield
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

The climate change motivation for a transition to clean energy has been clear for some time. Political differences, a lack of urgency on climate change, and a failure to engage society broadly and equitably have all contributed to the slow pace at which humanity has addressed this global crisis. In this talk, Kammen will examine how the confluence of technological change and changing social dynamics have finally made clean energy, social justice, and ecological preservation mainstream topics.

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 10:00am to Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 3:00pm

The eight Ivy League schools are teaming up once more to host the All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair on February 28, 2020! Representatives from organizations in the private, non-profit and public sectors across a multitude of industries will have the opportunity to connect with top graduate and undergraduate students.

 

Penn Shield
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Relax with free yoga at the Palestra, brought to you by Penn Campus Recreation. It is open to all Penn students, faculty, and staff. Bring your Penn Card.

Penn Shield
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Presenter: 

Ryosuke Motani

March, 2020

Penn Shield
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

The talk will cover the megatrends of climate change, demographic growth and urbanization at the global level; the multiple impacts of climate change on cities, with a particular emphasis on coastal ones; and the threats facing historic cities and their higher vulnerability. The natural hazards and climate risks facing World Heritage Cities, as proxies for historic cities in general, have been studied in detail in a World Bank paper authored by Bigio et al.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Somini Sengupta, the international climate correspondent for The New York Times, discusses how decades of short-sighted government policies endanger the health and well-being of millions of Indians in the age of climate change.

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-change-in-india-supersizing-risks-for-indias-poor-tickets-93521769129

Penn Shield
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

These sessions are intended as opportunities for members of the Penn community to share environmental humanities related works-in-progress in an informal environment, and to help build the EH scholarly community on the Penn campus.

All sessions will be held Wednesdays from 12:30 - 1:30 PM in the Humanities Conference Room in Williams Hall, Room 623. Bring a lunch and join us!

Learn more here: https://ppehlab.org/index.php/events/eh-brown-bag-anne-berg-rubbished-world

Penn Shield
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Julianne Polanco was appointed California’s State Historic Preservation Officer in July of 2015.  She served as a Commissioner and Chair of the California State Historical Resources Commission from 2005 to 2015. 
Ms. Polanco was the Director of Cultural Resources for Lend Lease Americas.   She was the Federal Preservation Officer and Senior Preservation Specialist at the Presidio Trust and Assistant to the Vice President for programs at the World Monuments Fund.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for the first session of our 2020 POPCORE urban orchardist training course. This workshop will provide a look at ecological orchard care through the seasons and focus on winter pruning of fruit trees, berry bushes, and fruiting vines. Class preceded by optional hands-on pruning session (3pm to 5pm) and community potluck (5pm-6pm).

Learn more and RSVP here: https://www.phillyorchards.org/events/

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

We cordially invite all to join us on Friday, March 6, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Penn (Oral session to be held at Lynch Lecture Hall on 231 S 34th St, Philadelphia and Poster session to be held at Hayden Hall on 240 S 33rd St, Philadelphia).  If you plan to attend please register here by February 12th, so that we can plan lunch and refreshments accordingly.  If you would like to present your research please also provide a working title for your presentation.

Penn Shield
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Join an experienced guide for our featured tour of the month. Explore the early signs of spring emerging at Morris Arboretum. Tour begins at Widener Visitor Center.

Included with garden admission

Learn more here: http://morrisarboretum.org/calendar.shtml

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for the second session of our 2020 POPCORE urban orchardist training course. This workshop will focus on holistic and organic approaches to management of orchard pests & diseases. Class preceded by optional hands-on demonstration of holistic sprays (3:30pm to 5pm) and community potluck (5pm-6pm).

Learn more and RSVP here: https://www.phillyorchards.org/events/

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 7:30am to 3:30pm

The annual Watershed Congress melds science, policy, and practical applications into one program that highlights the best available information and techniques for protecting and restoring watersheds.

Learn more here: http://watercenter.sas.upenn.edu/events/

Monday, March 16, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Dale Jamieson, Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy at NYU, will present on his work. 

Learn more here: https://www.cla.temple.edu/center-for-the-humanities/climate/

Monday, March 16, 2020 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

This forum is an opportunity for input and dialogue regarding the creation of a collaborative multi-stakeholder network. This is a key part of a larger process aimed at connecting and leveraging existing issue-based or location-based efforts to encourage regional integrated water resource management.

The structured part of the evening will be from 5.30-7.30pm with food and networking to follow. Participants must RSVP via Eventbrite to ensure provision of adequate space and catering.

Penn Shield
Monday, March 16, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

This evening brings together acclaimed New York City chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, philanthropist and activist Marcus Samuelsson and award-winning scholar, author, lawyer, professor, and civic and academic leader Provost Wendell Pritchett for a dialogue about the many ways in which food culture strengthens communities—from facilitating new alliances to revitalizing neighborhoods.

Admission is free and open to the public; advance online registration is required.
Featuring an audience Q&A and reception.

Penn Shield
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Many of the negative externalities of energy development—including fossil fuel extraction and renewable energy development—fall primarily at the local level, whereas the benefits accrue more broadly. Yet local governments in the United States have varied regulatory authority over this development, in part because state governments increasingly preempt local control—particularly in the area of oil and gas.