Sustainability Class: IC faculty and students to present on Local Environmental History at The History Center on December 7


Contributed by Marian Brown

Sustainable Tompkins’ final sustainability class in 2005 will feature Professor Michael Smith from the Department of History and the members of his U.S. Environmental History class, who will present on Local Environmental History and Ecological Citizenship, on December 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the History Center.

Collaborating with the History Center, teams of students from Smith’s class have utilized the collections of the History Center as primary source materials for their research into the environmental history of Tompkins County. The students will present their research and interpretations of a wide range of past environmental and sustainability events, including local flood history, disease epidemics, and debates over local power production.

For complete information about this event, visit

All sustainability classes sponsored by Sustainable Tompkins are free and open to the general public, but registration is required. E-mail Sustainable Tompkins program director Gay Nicholson ([]) to reserve a seat.

Sustainable Tompkins is pleased to continue to partner with members of the Ithaca College community to provide additional opportunities to further explore the wide range of sustainability topics. For the complete list of sustainable classes conducted during 2005, go to

The History Center is located at 401 East State Street in Ithaca.