NORTH ADAMS -- "Place-based prosperity" will be the theme of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' spring semester Green Living Seminar Series.
The series begins on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 5:30 p.m. with a presentation on "The Return of Placecraft," by Jennifer Krouse and Ian Rasmussen.
The presentation will take place in room 218 of Murdock Hall at MCLA. It is free and open to all.
Future Green Living presentations include: Jan. 31, "Strong Towns," presented by Charles Marohn, Executive Director of Strong Towns; Feb. 7, "Short-Term Action, Long-term Change," presented by Andrew Howard of Team Better Block; Feb. 14, "Green Certification: The Sacred and the Profane," presented by R. John Anderson, Principal at Anderson Kim Architecture & Urban Design, and Stephanie Boyd, Director of the Williams College Zilkha Center; Feb. 21, "The Original Green," presented by Steve Mouzon, Principal of Mouzon Design; Feb. 28, "The Agrarian City," presented by Andres Duany, Principal of Duany Plater Zyberk & Company and Jennifer Munoz, Director of the Growing Healthy Garden Program; March 7, "The Environmental Argument for Smart Development," presented by Lee Sobel, Real Estate Development and Finance Analyst at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Jon Ford, Principal of Morris Beacon Design; March 21, "Shared Space," presented by Norman Garrick, Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Connecticut; March 28, "Legalizing Main Street," presented by Caleb Racicot, Senior Principal at Tunnel-Spangler-Walsh & Associates; and more.
For more information, go to www.mcla.edu/greenliving or contact Elena Traister, professor of environmental studies coordinator of the environmental studies program at MCLA, at (413) 662-5303.