College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Upcomming Events 10/15/10

October 13, 2010

I. Understanding and Influencing Sustainable Behaviors: Promoting energy conservation, recycling, and alternative transportation
II. Harm Reduction Group
III. Investigating Cultural Implications and Local Knowledge of Global Climate Change in Northeast Siberia, Russia
IV. Greenfox5 Meeting

I. Understanding and Influencing Sustainable Behaviors: Promoting energy conservation, recycling, and alternative transportation
The Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability is pleased to sponsor this three part talk by Joan Walker, Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Institute of Global Metropolitan Studies. First, Professor Walker will describe creative approaches to promote sustainable behaviors in energy, recycling, and transportation. Second, she will explain the statistical models she uses to analyze behavior. Finally, she will discuss a behavioral experiment that aimed to measure what impact it had on people's transportation choices to provide them with information on GHG emissions. It will take place on Wednesday October 20th, noon, Dwinelle 370.


II. Harm Reduction Group
A mini 4 sessions series for students around substance use and harm reduction philosophy will start on October 27th. Please click here for more information.


III. Investigating Cultural Implications and Local Knowledge of Global Climate Change in Northeast Siberia, Russia
The Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley is pleased to announce the following lecture:
Professor Susan Crate, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University

Investigating Cultural Implications and Local Knowledge of Global Climate Change in Northeast Siberia, Russia

Friday, October 15, 2010
12 noon, 270 Stephens Hall

This talk describes the central findings of a 3-year NSF-funded anthropological study working with native agropastoralist communities in North-Eastern Siberia, Russia, which are facing unprecedented climate change. The main objective of this community-based collaborative project is to ascertain local perceptions and understandings of environmental change to develop a knowledge exchange process, integrating local and regional scientific knowledge to produce more robust and holistic understanding of how global climate change is affecting the physical and cultural terrains of the Russian sub-arctic.

Susan Crate received her Ph.D. in Ecology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2002, spent 2 years as a postdoctoral scholar at the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies at Miami University, and since 2004 served on the faculty at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. She is the editor of Anthropology and Climate Change: From Encounters to Actions (Left Coast Press, 2009) and the author of Cows, Kin and Globalization: An Ethnography of Sustainability (Alta Mira Press, 2006), as well as numerous articles and book chapters.


IV. Greenfox5 Meeting
Greenfox5 of Berkeley is an on-campus club focused on environmental service projects. We will be holding a meeting in 2030 VLSB on Tuesday, October 19th from 8-9PM. Everyone is welcome to attend, and refreshments will be provided. This is a great forum to use to find support for any environmental service project you've been wanting to go after!