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Environmental Events for Spring 2012

Release date: February 01, 2012

Goucher College continues to demonstrate its support of environmental sustainability with this series of educational and extracurricular activities during the Spring 2012 semester: 

Recyclemania Kick-Off

Saturday, February 4, 9 p.m.

Hyman Forum, Athenaeum

This event starts the 10-week Recyclemania competition, during which Goucher will report and compare its recycling and trash data with other campuses to promote waste reduction.


Mellon Scholar Lisa Rausch

Monday, February 13, 5 p.m.

Batza Room, Athenaeum

Lisa Rausch, of the University of Kansas, will present a talk titled "If You Go, I'll Go; Assessing and Lowering Barriers to the Adoption of Conservation Practices by Farmers in the Brazilian Amazon."


Fishermen, Turtles, and Darwin

Thursday, February 23, 7:30 p.m.

Kelley Lecture Hall

Jill Constantino, of Harvard University, will speak on conflict between Ecuadoran fishermen and environmentalists.


Mellon Scholar Gerrit J. Knaap

Monday, February 27, 7 p.m.

Batza Room, Athenaeum

Gerrit J. Knaap, of the University of Maryland, will present a talk titled "From Smart Growth to Sustainable Communities: Politics, Policy, and Planning Technology."


The Water Front Film Screening

Tuesday, February 28, 7:30 p.m.

Kelley Lecture Hall

Montreal-based filmmaker Liz Miller follows an array of characters in this suspenseful documentary about one community's struggle to save its most basic resource. A dessert reception will follow the screening.


Attack of the Monster Crabs

Thursday, March 1, through Saturday, March 3, 8 p.m.

Mildred Dunnock Theatre

This comic nightmare explores the consequences of crab extinction in the Chesapeake Bay. The interdisciplinary multimedia production is inspired by Roger Corman's B-movie classic Attack of the Crab Monsters. Tickets can be reserved at 410-337-6512 or www.goucher.edu/theatretix.


Sustainable Beer and Wine Night

Friday, March 30, 5 p.m.

Gopher Hole

Goucher faculty, staff, and students (21 and older) are invited to enjoy locally produced wine and beer from the Greater Baltimore region and learn about wine and beer production, home brewing, and more.


Clean Stream

Saturday, April 7, 12 p.m.

Meet at the SRC

Participants will head into Goucher's woods to clean up a stream that runs through campus. (Wearing comfortable clothes, gloves, and waterproof boots is strongly recommended.) Rain date is Saturday, April 14.


Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 14, 12 p.m.

Residential Quad

Goucher is offering a variety of events in honor of the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day, which is celebrated worldwide to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the environment.


Low Carbon Diet Day

Thursday, April 19, lunchtime

Stimson and Heubeck Dining Halls

The college's dining facilities will serve foods that help illustrate key principles of how food production and consumption can help reduce climate change.