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Date: September 28, 2011

Tufts Bikes Meeting

When: Thursdays 8:00PM

Where: Eaton 207

Tufts Bikes will be starting regular weekly meetings tomorrow, where they talk about running the bike share and planning future events. The weekly meetings will be on Thursdays at 8 PM in Eaton 207, starting tomorrow, September 22. If you have any interest in getting more involved with Tufts Bikes, this is your chance! They encourage you to come tomorrow to see what their meetings are like and get to know the officers. There is definitely a chance to become a leader if you show the commitment!

Oct. 3 Energy and Climate Policy Research Seminar

When: Monday, October 3 from 12:30-1:45pm

Where: The Crowe Room (G310), The Fletcher School, 160 Packard Ave., Medford.

“Understanding Climate Mitigation Responses in the United States and China from the Strategic and Institutional Perspective,” with Xingshu Zhao, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, CIERP

Part of the Energy and Climate Policy Research Seminar, convened by Prof. Kelly Sims Gallagher. Sponsored by Fletcher’s Center for International Environment and Resource Policy: Energy, Climate, and Innovation Program.

*Light refreshments will be available

No RSVP necessary.

Oct. 1 NESEA Green Building Open House Tour

Deep Energy Retrofit Open House

National Grid is a sponsor of the NESEA Green Building Open House Tour onSaturday Oct 1, 2011. Eight National Grid DER projects are featured. Check out the below list of locations to find a DER project near you.

Elementary Garden Education Volunteer (Somerville, MA)

Elementary Garden Education Volunteer Assistant
Months: mid Sept-December (12 weeks), Hours 2+ hours/week , unpaid (repeats each season, inquiries for winter and spring sessions welcome)

Assist nature/gardens programming in Groundwork Somerville’s after-school Garden Clubs.  All programs operate during after-school hours on the same schedule each week, so commitment to the same weekly schedule for the full 11 weeks is necessary. Experience working with youth ages 5-12 required.

Email cover letter explaining why you’d like to be involved and weekly availability to Tai@groundworksomerville.org)


Maple Syrup Project Intern (Somerville, MA)

Months: Periodic planning hours in fall, increasing to 8-15 hours/week mid-Janurary through March, unpaid

Help coordinate and execute some or all of the following components of this exciting and intensive seasonal project: tree tapping, sap collection, community outreach, elementary education sessions, syrup production logistics, and/or boil down event planning. Most desirable applicants will have a love for many of the following: environmental education, urban trees, community outreach, local food production, and heavy lifting. Experience working with youth ages 6-8 is also a plus.

Please email cover letter, resume, and weekly availability to Tai@groundworksomerville.org)

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