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 Foresters
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
(Watch YouTube Video here)

March 7: Regenerating Bioregional Food Systems
Hannah McDonald, Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Education Events Manager
(Watch YouTube Video here)

March 21: An Introduction to PFAS
Jeffrey Arps, Vice President Tighe and Bond
(Watch YouTube Video here)

March 28: Making Energy More Sustainable in Massachusetts
Christopher Mason, Western Massachusetts Regional Coordinator, Green Communities Division, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
(Watch YouTube Viedo here)

April 4: Regulatory Framework for Wetlands Protection in Massachusetts
Sarah LaValley, AICP, Assistant Director, Northampton Office of Planning and Sustainability
(Watch YouTube Video here)

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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For more information contact Daniel Shustack: or 413-662-5301.