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March 2021

SEAS Environmental Justice Seminar Series – Bernadette Atuahene

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Thursdays at Noon in March and April, bring your lunch and join Environmental Justice Colleagues to consider new directions in scholarship, learning, and practice Bernadette Atuahene earned her JD from Yale and her MPA from Harvard. After graduating, she served as a judicial clerk at the Constitutional Court of South Africa, and then practiced as an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York. She is now a law professor at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and a…

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Overcoming Systemic Barriers to Entrepreneurship

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Business and Society Fostering constructive conversations about the role of business in society, politics, and economics. Business and Society 2020-2021 is dedicated to issues regarding race and business, as a part of the Ross Commitment to Action. Events focus on topics ranging from the role of business in tackling systematic oppression to solving problems related to racial injustice. Over the past five years, less than 3% of venture capital funding went to Black and Latinx founders. Hear from founders and funders…

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April 2021

North American Colloquium: Urban climate governance in North America: Exploring the roles of the largest North American cities

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Urban climate governance in North America: Exploring the roles of the largest North American cities This is a series of (virtual) conversations with policymakers and scholars from Canada, the United States, and Mexico, on climate and energy policy, intergovernmental relations, transnational collaboration and conflict, and the future of North American climate policy. RSVP here Speaker Sara Hughes, Gian Carlo Delgado Ramos, Hilda Blanco Join us for a conversation with leading scholars of urban climate governance. Find out what some of…

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COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts on the Environment and Climate

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The COVID-19 pandemic, by slowing economic activity, has led to significant reductions in industrial emissions, leading to cleaner air and water and an unprecedented decline in carbon emissions. This talk will describe impacts of the pandemic on different aspects of the environment and climate, and discuss how to extend these short term benefits beyond the life of the pandemic. Presenter Chris Poulsen is associate dean for natural sciences for the UM College of LSA, and is the Henry Pollack Collegiate…

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North American Colloquium Series: Siting renewable energy in North America

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Register and more information at https://fordschool.umich.edu/event/2021/siting-renewable-energy-north-america Join us to discuss the political challenges and opportunities associated with siting and building renewable energy projects in the United States, Canada and Mexico. We'll hear from three researchers—one from each of the three countries—who have studied how such project proposals are received by host communities in their respective countries, and the associated political and governance issues. From the speakers' bios Sarah Mills is a senior project manager at the University of Michigan's Graham…

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Impacting Our World with Anheuser-Busch, Tega Collective and Sonnevera International Corp

April 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

On April 27th, GrasshoppHer, a women's mentorship app, will be hosting our monthly community webinar. In honor of Earth Day, we will be highlighting women in roles who aim to better our environment. Help uswelcome Elizabeth Cook from Anheuser-Busch, Niha Elety from Tega Collective, and Christina Seidel from Sonnevera International Corp. We will be focusing on their career journeys and how they are solving some of the world's toughest environmental issues. Join us to learn about the industry and why…

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December 2016

Sara Soderstrom & Todd Schifeling / Erb Colloquium

December 1, 2016 @ 12:00 am - May 12, 2021 @ 5:11 am

Sara Soderstrom and Todd Schifeling presented on emerging research based on following the 2016 cohort of fellows in EDF's Climate Corps program. These change agents are tasked with achieving substantial improvements in energy practices at major organizations in about ten weeks. This is an ideal research setting for learning about how to accelerate the changes in the trenches that are urgently needed to address climate change. Co-sponsored by Ross M & O

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October 2016

Marian Chertow / Erb Colloquium

October 21, 2016 @ 12:00 am - May 12, 2021 @ 5:11 am

Marian Chertow is a professor of industrial environmental management at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Her research and teaching focus on industrial ecology, business/environment issues, waste management, circular economy, and urban industrial systems. Current research interests are: (1) industrial symbiosis involving geographically based exchanges of materials, energy, water and wastes within networks of businesses; (2) industrial ecology in resource-poor, emerging economies; (3) using material flow analysis and other methods to quantify and compare resource flows through urban…

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Kira Fabrizio / Erb Colloquium

October 28, 2016 @ 12:00 am - May 12, 2021 @ 5:11 am

Kira Fabrizio came to the Boston University School of Management in 2011 from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. She received her PhD and MA from the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and her BA from Wesleyan University. Her areas of interest involve knowledge exploitation, firm strategy, innovation, intellectual property rights, and environmental policy. In addition, she has received various awards for her scholarly work, including the Crawford Dissertation Fellowship and the Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship.…

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September 2016

Todd Schifeling / Erb Colloquium

September 29, 2016 @ 12:00 am - May 12, 2021 @ 5:11 am

Todd Schifeling will present a study of the evolution of green marketing over the last thirty years that engages with two key questions: i) are green consumer products merely a case of greenwashing? and ii) how have green marketers attempted to earn the trust of skeptical consumers? Co-sponsor: Center for Sustainable Systems

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