Join ES faculty and students for a brown bag lunch this Friday 9/23 in the ES Common Room.
As you may know, a group of students, faculty, and staff met last Monday night to brainstorm ideas on sustaining and increasing student involvement within the ES Program as well as the study of the environment more broadly at Bowdoin. Almost two hours of discussion yielded some fantastic ideas.
One key idea that emerged was to have regular lunches with faculty, students, and staff. So we’re launching the first of these lunches, which I’m temporarily calling the “No Free Lunch” lunch in honor of the late biologist and environmental leader, Barry Commoner.
The first lunch is this Friday, September 23, from 12 noon to 1:30 pm in the ES Commons, Adams Hall. Please bring your bag/Express lunch and drop in when you can. This and future lunches are open to everyone.
One note: we couldn’t get a room this week at Thorne, but we hope to hold future lunches on different days of the week at Thorne (go through the line) or in the ES Commons (bring a bag meal).
For this first lunch, Steph Sun ’18 (ES/History), will help lead further discussion on the ideas stemming from last Monday’s meeting. But if the discussion drifts into current events, student or faculty research, or other topics, that’s fine as well. We look at these lunches as a way to converse, build community, share ideas, debate respectfully and have fun.
Very best wishes,
P.S. For those who want to do the deep dive, here’s the inspiration for the initial lunch title: Barry Commoner’s “The Four Laws of Ecology,” from The Closing Circle: Man, Nature, and Technology (1971).