The Mohawk Indians believed that all decisions should be made by thinking of the preservation of the earth for the 7th generation. The 7th Generation Centennial 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.” Join us for three different presentations throughout the semester. All lectures begin at 8pm in Bouck Hall Auditorium and are free and open to the public!
“Save The Earth, One Pair of Jeans At a Time?” What It Really Takes to Make The Textiles We Use Every Day: A Primer On Used Clothing Recycling.
Presented by Scott Cynamon, Founder and President of Cyntex Co.
Scott is a member of SMART and the Council for Textile Recycling. He will discuss the role your denim jeans play in climate change!
“Maintaining Plant Biodiversity with Heritage and Native Species”
Presented by Barbara Melera, Owner of D. Landreth Seed Company, Sharon Springs, NY
Barbara from Landreth Seeds, the oldest seed company in the United States will discuss the impact of the genetic material found in heritage varieties.
“Reducing our Carbon Footprint One Bag of Garbage at a Time”
Presented by Bob Sutherland, Director of Mohican Farms in Cooperstown, NY
Do you know the carbon footprint of every garbage container that leaves SUNY Cobleskill? By reducing and redirecting our waste we can decrease our carbon footprint. This presentation will document the journey from conception to operation of a small scale compost facility that is taking food out of our waste stream.
Featured image pictures presenter Bob Sutherland of Mohican Farms in Cooperstown, NY.