Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

The Hayward Sustainability Speaker Series is supported by a generous grant from Nancy Eccles and Homer M. Hayward Family Foundation.

Spring 2017 Hayward Sustainability Speaker Events


From Greed to Well-Being:  Regenerative Economics

Joel Magnuson: Author, Economist, Speaker

Joel Magnuson Picture

Thursday, February 2
6:00-7:30pm
McGowan 100

 

About the Topic: As we reflect on the magnitude our current political and ecological problems, it is becoming evident that societies everywhere need to be rethinking and reinventing solutions. In this talk, Mr. Magnuson will make a case for a process of economic regeneration and change through developing new economic models that stand outside of business as usual. In his new book, From Greed to Well Being: A Buddhist Approach to Resolving Our Economic and Financial Crises, he argues that perhaps the most effective strategy for real change is to first develop locally-based economic institutions that that are genuinely responsive to the needs of people and communities, that are stable, and are grounded in ecologically sound principles. With any measure of success in grassroots institution building, communities can be much more empowered, and with that empowerment be in a better position to push upward for genuine reform at the national and international levels.

About the Speaker: Joel Magnuson, PhD, is an independent economist and writer based in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of Mindful Economics: How the US Economy Works, Why it Matters, and How It Could Be Different (2008), The Approaching Great Transformation: Toward a Livable Post-Carbon Economy (2013), and, From Greed to Wellbeing: A Buddhist Approach to Resolving Our Economic and Financial Crises (2016), as well numerous articles in journals and anthologies in the United States, Europe, and Japan.

Related Link:  http://joelcmagnuson.com

Lecture Location:  The McGowan building is located at 411 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940.  Corner of Pacific and Franklin Streets.   The entrance to the building is on Pacific Street through a set of glass doors.  Room 100 is through the glass doors on left, first room on left.  Click here for a campus map.

Questions:  Contact Rachel Christopherson at cbe@miis.edu or 831-647-6615 x1. 


Brewing a Successful Sustainability Program

Cheri Chastain: Sustainability Manager, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Cheri Chastain Picture

Thursday, February 23
6:00-7:30pm
McGowan 100

 

About the Topic: Cheri Chastain, Sierra Nevada’s Sustainability Manager, will share Sierra Nevada’s amazing sustainability story.  Learn how Sierra Nevada has incorporated sustainability into every decision that is made within the company and how it has led to having one of the largest privately-owned solar systems in the country, achieving a 99.8% diversion from landfill rate, and being the first company to achieve Platinum LEED and Zero Waste Certification at one facility.  Cheri will share successes as well as lessons learned along Sierra Nevada’s sustainability journey as well has how Sierra Nevada intends to engage in policy and advocacy to continue to advance business sustainability efforts. 

About the Speaker: Cheri Chastain is the Sustainability Manager for Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.  Cheri has been with the company for 10 years and is responsible for educating employees on environmental issues and programs, maintaining and developing policies and projects related to renewable energy and energy efficiency, zero waste, alternative fuels, and water conservation and reuse.  Cheri also works outside Sierra Nevada’s walls on policy and advocacy issues relating to sustainability.  Cheri is currently a member of the City of Chico’s Sustainability Task Force, Co-Chair of the Brewer’s Association Sustainability Subcommittee, and a board member of the US Zero Waste Business Council.  Cheri has a BA and an MA in Environmental Geography.

Related Link:  www.sierranevada.com/brewery/about-us/sustainability

Lecture Location:  The McGowan building is located at 411 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940.  Corner of Pacific and Franklin Streets.   The entrance to the building is on Pacific Street through a set of glass doors.  Room 100 is through the glass doors on left, first room on left.  Click here for a campus map.

Questions:  Contact Rachel Christopherson at cbe@miis.edu or 831-647-6615 x1.


Myth as a Deep Cultural Resource in an Era of Climate Change

John Elder: Professor Emeritus, Middlebury College

John Elder Picture

Tuesday, March 7
6:00-7:30pm
McGowan 102

 

About the Topic: John shares his passion for myth and story by focusing on the myth of Persephone as a way of engaging concretely and emotionally with the seasons, modeling the relevance of writing as a form of activism around contemporary climate challenges.

About the Speaker: John is an award-winning professor emeritus at Middlebury College, chairing both the Environmental Studies Program and English Department, and teaching most summers at the Breadloaf School of English. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Yale University and is author of numerous books, articles, and anthologies, including his recent multi-media project called Picking Up the Flute.

Related Link:  https://sites.middlebury.edu/johncelder

Co-Sponsors:  Co-Sponsored by the MIIS International Environmental Policy Department; the Department of Development, Practice, and Policy; and the William Cole Tellman Library, with support from the One Middlebury fund.

Lecture Location:  The McGowan building is located at 411 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940.  Corner of Pacific and Franklin Streets.   The entrance to the building is on Pacific Street through a set of glass doors.  Room 102 is through the glass doors on right, first room on right.  Click here for a campus map.

Questions:  Contact Andrea Olsen at olsen@middlebury.edu call Rachel at the Center for the Blue Economy at 831-647-6615 x1.


Written on the Body: Impact of Food Insecurity Across Generations

Molly Anderson:  Professor, Middlebury College

Molly Anderson Picture

Thursday, March 30
6:00-7:30pm
McGowan 102

 

About the Topic: Molly considers the ways that food insecurity affects mothers, children, and their children through the multifaceted impacts of poverty and injustice globally.

About the Speaker: Molly is shaping the Food Studies Program at Middlebury College in Vermont where she teaches about hunger and food security, fixing food systems, and sustainability. She bridges interests and concerns of academicians and community-based activists and is involved in food system planning at the state, regional and international scales. Molly earned an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Systems Ecology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Related Link:  http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/food-studies

Co-Sponsors:  Co-Sponsored by the MIIS International Environmental Policy Department; the Department of Development, Practice, and Policy; and the William Cole Tellman Library, with support from the One Middlebury fund.

Lecture Location:  The McGowan building is located at 411 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940.  Corner of Pacific and Franklin Streets.   The entrance to the building is on Pacific Street through a set of glass doors.  Room 102 is through the glass doors on right, first room on right.  Click here for a campus map.

Questions:  Contact Andrea Olsen at olsen@middlebury.edu call Rachel at the Center for the Blue Economy at 831-647-6615 x1.


Past Presentations

2016-2017 Hayward Sustainability Speakers

&

Center for the Blue Economy Fall 2016 Ocean and Coastal Resource Management Speaker Series

Videos of Lectures Available for Viewing