Katrina Abhold (Ecoscholars Coordinator) to present and lead a discussion on the governance and environmental threats of the high seas. The presentation, relating to her Master's research, covers current initiatives to protect the Sargasso Sea, a subtropical gyre in the Atlantic Ocean.
On 28 October 2014, Ecoscholars began the 2014-2015 year with its annual kick-off event. The event was an informal "meet and greet" session, bringing together international professionals and academics working on environmental issues in Berlin. Ecoscholars, a networking platform, was introduced for new participants, including an introduction to our monthly Stammtisch series and the launch of our Facebook page.
On 18 March 2013, Ecoscholars hosted a talk by François Diaz-Maurin, Post-doctoral Fellow, Integrated Assessment: Sociology, Technology and the Environment (IASTE) Research Group, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. During this talk François Diaz-Maurin presented his research in the field of integrated assessment of energy systems, with a focus on the predicament of nuclear power.
On 3 March 2014, at 18:30, Ecoscholars hosted a relaxed evening discussion on the subject of urban mobility and transportation planning, with expert speakers Faith Hall, Robert Bosch Fellow, US Department of Transportation, and Galen Wilkerson, PhD Candidate at Technische Universität Berlin. The two speakers presented their own work and research, exploring differing elements of the issue of urban mobility.
In cooperation with Slow Food Youth Berlin (SFY Berlin), Ecoscholars hosted a ‘Friendsgiving’ dinner on Sunday, 1 December 2013. Combining traditional American Thanksgiving and Erntezeit dishes from sustainable sources, Friendsgiving provided an opportunity to for Ecoscholars to meet each other, as well as other individuals involved in sustainability and food through the Slow Food movement.
On 29 October 2013, Ecoscholars hosted its Kick-Off Event for the 2012-2013 year, consisting of a relaxed discussion focused on Germany's energy policy. Discussion included the history and current state of Germany's energy policy, including Germany's nuclear phase-out, the growth of its renewable energy industry and the implications for climate policy. The discussion was opened by an expert contribution by R.
On 30 July 2013, Ecoscholars held a relaxed meet and greet at the Prinzessinengarten. Unlike other Ecoscholars events, featuring an expert speaker or formal discussion, this event was unstructured – allowing Ecoscholars to get to enjoy the outdoors, get to know each other better, and discuss their mutual interests and work on environmental is
28 June 2013 - Members of the Ecoscholars network toured the organisation InnoZ at the EUREF Campus in Berlin to learn about eMobility, micro smart grids and other innovative areas.The tour and demonstration was led by Fabien Reetz, a member of the InnoZ Team.
In collaboration with Green Ambassadors Program of the Embassy of the United States, Ecoscholars hosted an informal lecture and discussion on the environmental, economic and social impacts of overfishing, and what can be done to address the issue. The lecture and discussion was led by Brandon Goeller, Transatlantic Fellow at Ecologic Institute and member of the Green Ambassadors program. The event was hosted by the bookshop Another Country, in Kreuzberg Berlin.
On 28 February 2013, Ecoscholars held a relaxed meet and greet session for its members. Unlike other Ecoscholars events, featuring an expert speaker or formal discussion, this event was largely unstructured – a break from the dark and chilly February weather for Ecoscholars to get to know each other better, and discuss their mutual interests and work on environmental issues in Berlin.