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CoE Lecture: “The True Worth of Water”

Ally “Wa-Wa” Wang ’12 writes in, pointing us towards the latest effort by College of the Environment and Prof. William Pinch (along with his leather jacket, I suppose) to save the world:

Interested in learning about water issues? Come to Earth House for an informal panel to hear professors and students talk about hidden costs and politics surrounding water.

This Wednesday night, 3 of the fellows at the College of Environment’s Think Tank are speaking at Earth House about the “True Worth of Water.” We tend to think that water issues don’t apply here in Connecticut, but the water around us is not free, and politics of use surround it. The water bottle interns will also be there to talk about getting rid of water bottles at Wesleyan.

There will be a discussion afterwards.

Date: Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
Cost: nada
Place: Earth House, 159 High Street
Time: 6:30 pm – 8.00pm

Summer Update: WILDWes uproots WestCo Courtyard in search for elusive Smurf

Hey there Wes-folks!

So, while you’re out there in the big wide world fighting the famine in Somalia, getting down with the mountain goats in Baluchistan, playing with kids in inner-city Delaware, selling your booty out to corporate firms for a line in your resume, or just plain dancing on tables in Thailand to raise enough money for the flight back home (ah, sweet Spring Break ’09 memories), lots of interesting stuff has been happening back here at good ol’ Wes.

PAC’s getting a face-lift, for example. And a couple of professors have now spawned offspring.

Also, a renegade group of students calling themselves WILDWes have taken up arms and invaded the WestCo courtyard. Preliminary reports reveal that they have been actively ripping out the ground, frolicking about gleefully while shirtless, and generally committing acts that one would equate with the adjective “granola.” According to their website (clicky to visit), their primary goal is to “prove the viability of low-maintenance, low-input landscaping, and to demonstrate that this type of design is more sustainable, more attractive, and more socially accessible to all who work and live on campus” using the WestCo site as a maiden example.

Confused as to what this means, I sat down with one of these odd fellows, Katie McConnell ’13, to see what this whole business is about. Check out the interview after the jump. (Warning: Long ass post ahead!)