"Sowing Seeds of Sustainability" will be the subject of a fall forum to be held Saturday, Oct. 18, at Centenary United Methodist Church, 3 W. Washington St., Bath. It will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Serving as guest speaker will be Dr. Jason Hamilton, associate professor of biology and environmental studies at Ithaca College. The forum will focus on recent developments in the emerging fields of sustainability science and global-change biology. A light luncheon will be provided. The event is open to all, and free-will offerings will be accepted. For details, contact the Rev. LeRoy Mast at 607-776-8085, ext. 217.
The Oct. 18 program is being presented by the Ecumenical Community Forum of the Southern Tier, in cooperation with Catholic Charities of Steuben County. According to Robert Colomaio, justice-and-peace director of Steuben Catholic Charities, the ecumenical forum was established in 2001 and "has been committed to serving the common good by presenting public-policy issues which affect the health, safety, and livelihood of individuals and families, while advocating for justice and peace. ECF programs supply participants with information, resources, and networking opportunities, and endeavor to promote dialogue, discussion, and ultimately, a stimulus to action."