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Friday, October 19
The Yamuna River: A Paradox of Pollution and Purity
Professor John A. Grim (visiting Barron Professor at the Princeton Environmental Institute, and Coordinator of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale University) will deliver an academic presentation on the current state of India's Yamuna River -- a significant source of water upon which 60 million people depend, and a particularly sacred, holy site for Hindus -- in the context of both its religious significance and the ecological crisis it currently faces. He will explore the complexities and competing interests at play, describe the concerted efforts to clean up the Yamuna, and will suggest one way of engaging the apparent paradox of pollution and purification, drawing on his pioneering work in the newly emerging field of religion and ecology.

All are welcome. A light tea reception follows the talk.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Religious Life Hindu Life Program, the Princeton Environmental Initiative, the Anthropology Department, and the South Asian Studies Program
Lewis Library, Room 138  ·  4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
Energy Table: Screening: SWITCH to a Smarter Energy Future
Come join the Energy Table for this special screening.  Normally, the Energy Table meets in Rocky Dining Hall on Tuesday evenings, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Each week a new topic is discussed, ranging from alternative energy to the psychology of climate change. No meal plan? No problem, as a limited number of meals are sponsored each week by Rockefeller College, Mathey College and the Princeton Environmental Institute. For additional information, please contact D.J. Bozym (
Rocky-Mathey Theater  ·  7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.