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Date: August 16, 2011 (page 2 of 3)

Sep 7: The National Climate Seminar

When: September 7

Speakers: Mike Tidwell, author and Director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. Mike has been at the center of the clean energy movement for a decade, and is helping organize the large-scale civil disobedience action at the White House this month, as well as supporting 350.org’s Moving Planet global day of action scheduled for October. He will be speaking on The Tea Party and Climate Strategy.

The Bard Center for Environmental Policy is pleased to announce an exciting fall line up for The National Climate Seminar. The Seminar is a twice-monthly national conference call with top climate scientists, policy makers, analysts, and communications experts. Join us this fall on the first and third Wednesday of each month, at noon Eastern time.

For more information, please contact climate@bard.edu or visit http://www.bard.edu/cep/ncs/.

Tufts delegate at Recharge! Retreat

Focus the Nation selected 20 rising clean energy leaders—5 each in the categories of Technicians, Innovators, Politicos and Storytellers—to spend one week on Mt. Hood, Oregon together at its Recharge! Retreat. One of the delegates in the Innovators category is Julie Paul from Tufts, an incoming second year graduate student in Chemical Engineering. Her research is primarily focused on the interactions between mammalian and bacterial cells, but she has worked on a project exploring the creation of biofuels using e.coli.

“I’m excited to see the technology and I’ve never been to Oregon, where we will be able to see solar, hydro and wind energy projects all in one place,” Julie said over a phone interview. The retreat will end with a hike on a glacier.
We will catch up with Julie when she gets back. Find out more about the Recharge! Retreat here.

Book Release: “Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System For All”

When: August 4, 2011, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Where: FIrst Parish, 3 Church Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge

Join us for the release of Oran Hesterman’s new book! Seasonal Refreshments provided by CHIVE- Sustainable Event Design & Catering. This event is free, but space is limited! Please RSVP to Alex Linkow at alinkow@gmail.com

Nov 13: MCAN’s Eleventh Annual Climate Action

When: Sunday, November 13

Where: Cambridge, MA

Please save the date for MCAN’s annual Climate Action Conference. MCAN’s excited to be partnering with Professor Larry Suskind of MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Professor Susskind is a nationally respected expert on environment negotiation. This partnership will allow for exploration of a new and critically important area for climate activists: how to reach consensus on climate action.

Details will follow soon, but meanwhile please hold the date aside in your calendar!

Oct 20-21: Carbon Smarts Conference

When: October 20-21

Where: University of Massachusetts Lowell Inn and Conference Center
Lowell, MA 01854

Registration: http://www.uml.edu/GSE/Carbon-Smarts/default.html

Early Bird Registration: Before September 1, 2011:

  • Students: $25
  • Regular: $60

Registration After September 1, 2011:

  • Students: $40
  • Regular: $90

Please join us as experts representing marketing, communication, risk analysis, science education, mass transit, informal learning, and atmospheric research share their experience and ideas on how to improve the public’s understanding of climate change science with special attention given to new digital tools.

The conference focuses on developing discourse between academic and industry personnel with a goal of laying a foundation for more creative, collaborative, and effective initiatives through examination of the potential of Out of Home Media(mass transit, billboards, posters, smart phone apps., radio, etc.) to foster informal science learning about climate change among the commuting adult population.

For more information, please see http://www.uml.edu/GSE/Carbon-Smarts/default.html.

If you have any questions, please contact David Lustick.
E-mail: David_Lustick@uml.edu
Phone: 978-934-4644


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