The College continues its series of lectures focused on sustainability and environmental concerns with its Spring 2014—7th Generation Lectures. Each presentation will be held in Bouck Auditorium at 8:00 p.m. Topics include:
February 6: Solar Power: A Viable Energy Option for Schoharie County and the Northeast???
A panel discussion on how solar energy can be used to power our homes and lifestyle, led by Adnan Buxamusa, Assistant Professor at SUNY Cobleskill’s Center for Environmental Science and Technology (CEST). Panelists include Sandy MacKay, from SolarWorksSchoharie, and Jim Donohue.
March 6: Organic Dairy Farming: Living Off the Consumer Grid
A discussion by organic dairy farmers Paul and Phyllis Van Amburgh about living more simply and enjoying your life while respecting the environment and other living things.
April 10: Cohabitating with the Microworld: An Environmentally Sound Strategy Dr. Robert Powitz will provide insight into concerns about minute living organisms that can wreak havoc on our health and that of plants and animals while addressing legitimate considerations about germs, vaccines, antiseptics, antibiotic use and overuse.
About the 7th Generation Lecture Series
The Mohawk Indians believed that all decisions should be made by thinking of the preservation of the earth for the 7th generation. This lecture series provides us with an opportunity to learn about environmental problems and to focus on solutions that are long-term rather than “quick fixes.” The series is a collaborative effort of faculty and students in the Honor’s Program.