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Please join us at Mann Library for our first book talk in the Fall 2014 Chats in the Stacks series.

Greening in the Red Zone: Disaster, Resilience and Community Greening

Book Talk with Keith G. Tidball

Thursday, Sept. 11
4:00 p.m.
Mann Library, Stern Seminar Room 160

greening in the red zone








Environmental crises, economic challenges, and a variety of other shocks or traumatic events have led to an awareness for the need to understand both the theory and practice of crisis management, especially from the human perspective. How can our deep connection with nature be transformative and help us recover from these disasters?

Join us for a Chats in the Stacks book talk with Keith Tidball, senior extension associate in the Department of Natural Resources in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, program leader for the Nature and Human Security Program, and associate director of Cornell’s Civic Ecology Lab (CEL). Tidball is a visiting scholar for USDA NIFA, the New York State coordinator for the Extension Disaster Education Network, and faculty fellow for the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. His new book, coedited by Marianne Krasny, professor of Natural Resources and director of the Civic Ecology Lab, was published by Springer, August 2013. This 2014 edition contains a variety of research and policy frameworks that explore how the creation and access to green spaces helps us recover and become more resilient communities.

This event is hosted by Mann Library. Buffalo Street Books will offer books for purchase and signing. Light refreshments served.

Free and open to the public. For more information, visit


September 3 , 2014, is the Fiftieth Anniversary of the signing into law of the National Wilderness Preservation Act by President Lyndon Johnson!

Approximately 9 million acres of federal lands, administered by the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service and owned in common by all U.S. citizens, were designated under the System.  Today that number is over 109 million acres.

The President said in 1964, “If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.”

The Wilderness Act states, in part, “A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.”

You can check out the main activities and tributes for this milestone on the internet.  Please join us and so many others in recognizing the significance of this date.



Gallery Opening of Life in the Cloud Forest: A Story of Resistance and Renewal

Official Opening:  Monday, 3/17 (4:30-7:30 pm); exhibit begins Saturday, 3/15 and will end on Friday, 3/28.  Where?  Jill Stuart Gallery, Human Ecology Building, Level T

Recently a group of students traveled to Ecuador with a service-learning class through the International Agriculture and Rural Development Department.  This group will be hosting an exhibit entitled LIFE IN THE CLOUD FOREST: A Story of Resistance and Renewal in the Jill Stuart Gallery in the Human Ecology Building, Level T.  The exhibit will be begin March 16th through March 27th with the Official Opening and Reception on March 17th from 4:30pm to 7:30pm.  We thought you would be interested in seeing what work they did in Ecuador, and potentially interest students in taking the class next year.  See below a brief excerpt of their experiences.

Intag is a cloud enshrouded valley in on the western slopes of the Ecuadorian Andes. This exhibit is a story of that place, its people, the threats they have faced, and their struggle to create a more sustainable future. It also the story of a new experiential learning course at Cornell and its 15 students and two faculty members who became allies of Intag and its people. The exhibit explores what it means for academics and students to Engage with a community. The exhibit is dedicated to our friend and teacher Professor Charlotte Jirousek.


Sustainability Hub presents 

Exploring Environmental Careers

Panel Discussion and Breakout Sessions

Monday, March 3 from 5:30-7:30 PM

Corson-Mudd Hall, the Morrison Room A106

Refreshments will be provided



Panelists Representing Environmental Law, Policy & Management, Media & Communications, Energy, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Engineering:


-Lauren Chambliss (moderator), Communications Director for Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future

-Chris Olney, Director of Stewardship, Finger Lakes Land Trust

-Scott Nostrand, Senior Vice President of Environmental Engineering, Barton & Loguidice

-Jeanne Grace, City of Ithaca Urban Forester

-Kevin Murphy, Lawyer, Environmental Litigation & Environmental Counseling and Compliance Matters at Wladis Law Firm

-Joanne Kim, General Electric Renewable Energy Development Program

-Kate Frazer, Writer, The Nature Conservancy



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Open to the Community and Free to Attend, Event made possible through funding from the Student Assembly Fiance Commission and Sustainability Hub

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