WC begins Talbot County lecture series


CHESTERTOWN — Greg Farley, Washington College’s director of sustainability, will kick off WC’s fall 2019 lecture series in Talbot County on Sept. 5 with a discussion about sustainability and resiliency on the Eastern Shoreand how local residents can help achieve it.

The talk begins at 6 p.m. at Talbot County Country Club. It is co-sponsored by Washington College and Talbot Country Club.

The talk is open to the public for a fee of $15, which includes a reception that begins at 5:30 p.m.

According to a news release, Farley will discuss why sustainability and resilience are critical to the Eastern Shore — even more so than in most places — and how local residents can find inspiration and ideas in Washington College’s environmental initiatives for their own homes and businesses.

Farley is the first director of sustainability at Washington College, where he works alongside students, faculty, and staff to reduce Washington College’s impact on the global, regional and local environments.

He works on energy and sustainability strategies; management of waste, water, fuel and electricity; and “greening” the 237-year-old campus.

Previously he was professor of biological sciences and director of the Center for Leadership in Environmental Education at Chesapeake College, in Wye Mills. A biologist by training, he holds degrees from Duke University and Florida State University.

Farley’s talk is the first in a series scheduled throughout the fall: Bill Schindler, director of the Eastern Shore Food Lab, speaks on Oct. 3; and Caddie Putnam Rankin, assistant professor of business management, on Nov. 7.

All events are at 6142 Country Club Drive, Easton, Maryland. The $15 fee pays for the reception and admittance, and is payable by credit card or check to Talbot Country Club at the event. Washington College is not accepting payments.

Reserve a spot by Aug. 29 to Victoria Corcoran at 410-778-7805 or vcorcoran2@washcoll.edu.

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