The Sustainability Series at Clackamas Community College (CCC) returns for a seventh year with a line up of speakers and activities. Events run from April 6 through June 9 and are open to the public. All events are free except for the Mask Making workshop on April 6 and Barbara Ford’s “Active Hope” seminar on June 9. Here is the Sustainability Speaker Series 2012 line-up:
- Mask Making for the Earth. Friday, April 6, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. CCC’s Environmental Learning Center, Lakeside Hall. Robin Chilstrom, artist and educator. Celebrate Earth Day by engaging your artistic talents to create a mask that depicts an image that honors the earth. Cost is $10. For more information, call 503-594-3639 or visit http://depts.clackamas.edu/elc/ .
- Campus Sustainability Tour. Monday, April 16, noon to 1 p.m. Meet outside the north entrance to the Community Center. Isaac Soper, CCC sustainability ambassador. This tour showcases the many ways CCC is actively pursuing sustainability in both our operations and academic programs. Each tour stop features informative resources.
- Peak Oil Part II: Re-grounding and Re-inventing Ourselves as a Community. Tuesday, April 17, noon to 1 p.m., DeJardin Hall, room 233. Charles Stephens, policy analyst, Energy Trust of Oregon. More than 40 years after the first Earth Day, most of us are more separated than ever from the Earth and its other living inhabitants. At the same time, society’s long-established institutions and frameworks for conducting ourselves are falling apart. Perhaps we need a new relationship with the Earth, and a new way of being in our communities.
- Burgerville: Changing the Way Business Does Business. Wednesday, April 18, noon to 1 p.m. DeJardin Hall, room 233. Jack Graves, chief culture officer, Burgerville, serves as a steward of the company’s mission and culture, and is committed to the implementation of sustainable practices and affordable health care for all employees.
- Campus Sustainability Tour. Friday, April 20, noon to 1 p.m. Meet outside the north entrance to the Community Center. Isaac Soper, CCC sustainability ambassador. This tour showcases the many ways CCC is actively pursuing sustainability in both our operations and academic programs. Each tour stop features informative resources.
- Dave’s Killer Bread Story. Tuesday, May 1, from noon to 1 p.m. Gregory Forum. Dave Dahl, president and co-founder, Dave’s Killer Bread. Dahl shares the inspirational story of after serving 15 years in prison, he returned to work at his family’s bakery and developed new recipes, including the popular Dave’s Killer Bread.
- Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in Without Going Crazy. Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CCC’s Environmental Learning Center, Lakeside Hall. Barbara Ford, earth activist, Growing Awareness into Action. Fee $25. This workshop explores new ways in which we can find inspiration and embody our gifts for the healing of our world.
For more information on the CCC Sustainability Speaker Series 2012, please contact Alison Heimowitz at 503-594-3696. For more information on sustainability events and workshops, please go to www.clackamas.edu .