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Tue, Jan 31, 2023


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7:30pm
GUEST LECTURE  (Conferences / Seminars / Lectures)

"Kibbutz Lotan: Environmental Sustainability and Intentional Community in the Arava Desert"

Alex Cicelsky, founding member of Kibbutz Lotan

Founding member of Kibbutz Lotan and one of the leaders of their Center for Creative Ecology, Alex Cicelsky will give a presentation on the Kibbutz Lotan and its environmental sustainability mission. Alex grew up in New York and holds a MSc in Environmental Studies from Ben Gurion University and the Arava Institute, and a BSc in Soil and Water Sciences and Environmental Quality in Agriculture from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Alex's work at the Center for Creative Ecology (CfCE) includes research, teaching, planning new ecological infrastructure and development projects, outreach and resource development. The CfCE, established on Kibbutz Lotan in 1996, is one of Israel's premiere environmental education, conservation, and research institutes. The CfCE has developed and demonstrates permaculture design, natural building, organic gardening, renewable energy, and sustainable waste management systems. For more information, see www.kibbutzlotan.com.

Co-sponsored by Jewish Studies, RCAH, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the Hillel Center.


Location: Snyder Hall, RCAH Theater [map]
Price: free
Sponsor: Jewish Studies Program
Contact: email pic msb@msu.edu