Event Title

La Méditerranée: Une mer magnifique mais fragile

Presenter Information

Clint Ross, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 243

Start Date

1-5-2014 9:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2014 10:00 AM

Project Type

Presentation- Restricted to Campus Access

Description

Today we are faced with an environmental catastrophethe oceans, 71% of Earths surface, are polluted with plastic trash. This presentation will explore the impacts of the production, consumption, and disposal of bottled water on the Mediterranean Sea. The bottled water industry has skyrocketed within the past few decades, and the heedless manner in which bottles are generally discarded have major impacts on terrestrial and marine ecosystems. Although considered one of the worlds most historic, diverse, and magnificent bodies of water, the Mediterranean is a polluted sea. With a Major in French Studies and a Minor in Geology, I am able to provide a unique perspective on both environmental and cultural aspects, making this a multi-dimensional, interdisciplinary study. Having travelled to Dijon, Paris, and the Cte dAzur to perform research and conduct interviews with a variety of scientists, I will present my research and findings on the issue.

Faculty Sponsor

Benedicte Mauguiere

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. French and Italian Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Humanities

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

43

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May 1st, 9:00 AM May 1st, 10:00 AM

La Méditerranée: Une mer magnifique mais fragile

Diamond 243

Today we are faced with an environmental catastrophethe oceans, 71% of Earths surface, are polluted with plastic trash. This presentation will explore the impacts of the production, consumption, and disposal of bottled water on the Mediterranean Sea. The bottled water industry has skyrocketed within the past few decades, and the heedless manner in which bottles are generally discarded have major impacts on terrestrial and marine ecosystems. Although considered one of the worlds most historic, diverse, and magnificent bodies of water, the Mediterranean is a polluted sea. With a Major in French Studies and a Minor in Geology, I am able to provide a unique perspective on both environmental and cultural aspects, making this a multi-dimensional, interdisciplinary study. Having travelled to Dijon, Paris, and the Cte dAzur to perform research and conduct interviews with a variety of scientists, I will present my research and findings on the issue.

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