BIFF to screen ‘The Story of Plastic’ Great Barrington — The Berkshire International Film Festival will present the documentary film “The Story of Plastic” Sunday, March 8, in the Bard College at Simon’s Rock Daniel Arts Center. Following the film will be a panel discussion featuring Berkshire Environmental Action Team executive director Jane Wynn and
The goal of the Cooler Communities Challenge is to reduce a community’s carbon footprint and improve its resilience by showcasing students’ research and activities on climate, energy and environment to inspire people to take action.
Bridget Rigas has over 20 years of experience in fundraising, donor engagement, and management of cultural and educational organizations, most recently as director of development at MASS MoCA in North Adams.
To be eligible for an award, a farm must have gross sales of $10,000 or above, and be a member of either Berkshire Grown or Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture or located in one the four counties of Western Massachusetts.
The hip-hop performance will be the culmination of the Mahaiwe education program’s four-day in-school residency taught by hip hop masters Baba Israel, Yako 440, Ken Fury and Grace Galu featuring students from Monument Valley Regional Middle School, Mount Everett Regional School and Herberg Middle School.
Naturalist and ornithologist Bruce Beehler will recount his 100-days-long 2015 field trip following the spring migration of songbirds from the coast of southeastern Texas up the Mississippi River and into the boreal forests of northern Ontario
Hawthorne Valley has announced the installation of six destination charging stations for electric vehicles in its parking lot. The stations are available for public use, free of charge, and were installed in partnership with Tesla.
“Much of my optimism comes from you folks in the front few rows, high school students who are now speaking out and demanding that those in positions of authority act on our behalf and not the special interests that may be funding their campaigns.”
— Climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann
It’s clear that the Trump administration’s actions, including the weakening of the Environmental Protection Agency, are the animating force behind some of the demonstrators, whose signs proclaim opposition to “alternative facts.”
As the chair of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware, Douglas Tallamy studies how invasive species can disrupt local ecosystems and lead to the disappearance of both large and small animals.
“I am originally from Mexico, but I am not a rapist or a murderer or a thief. I am basically just a nice person. The American Dream can become the American Nightmare in times of intolerance when immigrants and naturalized citizens are made to feel afraid.”
— Eleanor Velez, Director of the Berkshire Community College Multicultural Center
The Four Freedoms march and rally has garnered the support of over 80 community partners and more than 20 elected officials such as Massachusetts senators Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren, Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer and North Adams Mayor Richard Alcombright.
Hullabaloo aims to raise awareness of GBLC’s work caring for and conserving Great Barrington’s natural resources, preserving prime agricultural land, and protecting open spaces for public recreation and conservation.
Berkshire Community College and the Berkshire Innovation Center are hosting the FIRST tech challenge, a robotics competition designed to engage and inspire students in science, technology, engineering and math.