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Events at WCL and AU

AU Office of Sustainability

Check out the Calendar of Events from AU's Office of Sustainability!

Campus Beautification Day

Tuesday, April 22
American University

This Earth Day, join others in the campus community for the 21st Annual Campus Beautification Day. This tradition incorporates campus beautification and sustainability goals. The most important aspect of the day however is building and strengthening the AU community through bringing together staff, faculty, students, and neighbors. CBD features a sustainability theme and our planned activities highlight AU's commitment to greening the campus. Wear comfortable clothing and we will supply the rest (gloves, water, T-shirt, and team leaders to guide you in participating in the various activities). The gardening activities wrap up at noon at the CBD BBQ in the amphitheater. Campus Beautifiers will all be qualified to be entered towin a raffle prize at the BBQ!

Learn more about the sites around campus you can volunteer and register to participate on the Campus Beautification Day website!

William K. Reilly Environmental Leadership Awards

Thursday, April 24, 7pm
American University School of Communication's Malsi Doyle & Michael Forman Theater (4400 Massachusetts Ave NW)

American University's Center for Environmental Policy presents it's second annual William K. Reilly Environmental Leadership Awards program. This event will feature a keynote address by Senator Bob Graham entitled, "Four Years Later: Lessons Learned from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill," and remarks by William K. Reilly. Environmental Leadership awards will be given to Daniel C. Esty, former Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, Executive Director of the Children's Environmental Health Network, and William K. Reilly Scholarships will be given to two students in the School of Public Affairs.

Please RSVP here!

Outside Events

Green-Bag Presentation: "Logging Concessions Enable Illegal Logging Crisis in the Peruvian Amazon"

Wednesday, April 23, 12-1:30pm
Amazon Watch/CIEL Conference Room (1350 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1100)

Amazon Watch presents this green-bag lunch presentation with Melissa Blue Sky (WCL '11), Staff Attorney in CIEL's People, Land, and Resources Program, and Matt Finer, Research Specialist at Amazon Conservation Association. Despite major efforts to achieve sustainability, including a modern Forestry Law and an important Forestry Annex in the US-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement, illegal logging continues to plague the Peruvian Amazon. Matt and Melissa have a new peer-reviewed paper, released last week, that presents evidence that the legal logging concession system is in reality enabling an illegal logging crisis in the Peruvian Amazon despite the important reform efforts. As a consequence, logging is not contained to concessions and instead threatens all forested areas, including protected areas and indigenous territories. They will present the findings of the study and discuss the conservation and policy implications.

Green-Bag Presentation: "The Colombian Peace Process and Implications for Land Rights"

Wednesday, April 30, 12-1:30pm
Amazon Watch/CIEL Conference Room (1350 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1100)

Amazon Watch presents this green-bag lunch presentation by Moira Birss (Peace Brigades International Colombia Project) and Dana Brown (Witness for Peace).


Events at WCL and AU

Environmental Law Summer Session

May 27-June 20, 2014

Join us for the Environmental Law Summer Session! Since 2005, we have held a summer session to bring together students, practitioners, and other environmental professionals to engage in seminars and events at WCL. This year, we will offer 11 seminars.

For more information visit the Environmental Law Summer Session Website!

Outside Events

Green-Bag Presentation: "What Future for Reform? Progress and Slowdown in Forest Tenure Reform Since 2002"

Wednesday, May 7, 12-1:30pm
Amazon Watch/CIEL Conference Room (1100 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 1100)

Amazon Watch presents this green-bag lunch presentation by Alexandre Corriveau-Bourque with the Rights and Resources Initiative.