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Month: September 2011 (page 2 of 8)

Oct. 15 Somerville Local First Harvest Festival

SLF harvest fest

When: Saturday, October 15th, 2011
Where: Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue between Davis and Union Squares in Somerville, Massachusetts

Tickets: Early bird prices for Session 1 on sale now! For more details and to get your tickets please visit: http://www.somervillelocalfirst.org/local-first-events/harvest-fest/

Somerville Local First (SLF) will be hosting their annual, hugely popular get-together with some of their local pals. Bringing together some of the best in Somerville eats and treats. Featuring local craft brews from Pretty ThingsNarragensett,Rapscallion, and Clown Shoes!

In the way of entertainment Hugh McGowan fromThe Burren open mics and  DJ Die Young will keep people dancing and having a great time. The guest list keeps growing, stay tuned for the latest attendees.

Oct. 1 HONK! Festival

When: Saturday, October 1 at 12 Noon

Where: Parade leaves Davis Square, Somerville at 12 noon, travels down Elm Street, then Beech Street onto Massachusetts Ave to Harvard Square.

HONK!, is an amazing street festival of activist street bands http://honkfest.org/.   The music playing takes place in Somerville on Saturday and on Sunday there is a big parade of bands and local groups working on social, environmental, and economic justice issues that goes from Davis Square in Somerville to Harvard Square in Cambridge.

A group of Tufts students made a video of the Honk festival in 2008. Watch the videoHONK! No Noise Is Illegal

For more information, please see http://honkfest.org/parade/

Nov. 16 Passive House Retrofits: A tale of three residential retrofits in Boston

When: November 16, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Where: Seaport World Trade Center, Boston

Housing is a perennial challenge for Bostonarea communities — here’s your chance to weigh in on that conversation. Join Enterprise Community Partners, the BSA Housing Committee and other stakeholders for a morning of collaborative visioning and design addressing housing needs in our region.

For more information, visit www.buildboston.com

Oct. 19 Ice Dams, Climate Change, and You

When: Wednesday, October 19 at 7:00 pm

Where: Weston Public Library, Weston

Paul Eldrenkamp: Ice Dams, Climate Change and You (10/19)

Paul Eldrenkamp is both the owner of Byggmeister, a Newton-based remodeling company, and principal of DEAP Energy Group, a consulting firm specializing in Deep Energy Retrofits (renovations that achieve energy savings of at least 50%). He will explain the cause of ice dams, their connection to climate change and what you can do about both.
Paul says his “mission is to design, build and maintain homes that are functional, beautiful, cost-effective and environmentally responsible. We have put environmental stewardship at the center of our services—and not just because it’s good for the planet…
Sustainable homes aren’t just environmentally beneficial; they also reduce maintenance and energy costs, improve air quality and comfort, and, through good design, are better able to meet the changing needs of occupants over time.”

For more information, visit westonclimategroup.blogspot.com

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!

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