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Date: October 7, 2011

Oct 21-23: 7th Annual Connecting for Change – A Bioneers by the Bay Conference

The 7th Annual Connecting for Change: A Bioneers by the Bay Conference presented by the Marion Institute is an annual three-day, solutions based gathering that brings together a diverse audience to create deep and positive change in their communities. This internationally acclaimed event summons environmental, industry and social justice innovators to bring focus on food and farming, health and healing, green business, indigenous knowledge, environmental and social justice, women and youth empowerment, spirituality and sustainability, all working to catalyze a movement to heal our world.

Click here for more information.

Oct 20-21: Carbon Smarts Conference

October 20 – 21, 2011
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Inn and Conference Center
Lowell, MA 01854

The conference brings diverse communities together to examine 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.

Experts representing marketing, communication, risk analysis, science education, mass transit, informal learning, and atmospheric research will 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.

Energy Efficiency Marketing Specialist (Cambridge,MA)

Mass Energy Lab, Inc. has an immediate need for an Energy Efficiency Marketing Specialist with demonstrated ability to develop and implement marketing strategies that drive demand for energy efficiency solutions.


  • Contribute to the design, management and execution of marketing programs
  • Manage marketing campaign timelines and budgets
  • Measure and analyze marketing campaign effectiveness and make recommendations to optimize.
  • Conduct primary and secondary research that will inform marketing strategies
  • Promote and manage sponsored events
  • Manage schedule for relevant industry conferences
  • Assist in lead sourcing and driving leads through the qualification process

Foundational skills in the core marketing competencies: strategic planning, competitive intelligence, new product development, communication, messaging and branding, market research, decision analytics, customer advocacy development, and pricing and reimbursement.

Apply here.

Oct 12: Film Showing – A Sea Change

Imagine a world without fish. It seems inconceivable, but top scientists warn that such a catastrophe may in fact play out in coming generations unless widespread awareness is raised to stop ocean acidification.

Follow retired educator and concerned grandfather Sven Huseby back to his stunning ancestral sites where he finds cutting-edge ocean research underway. His journey of self-discovery brings adventure, surprise and revelation to the hard science of acidification.

“A Sea Change” is a recipient of the NOAA 2010 Environmental Hero Award and won the award for Best World Documentary at the Sedona International Film Festival.

Wednesday, October 12
7:00 pm
Cary Library Large Meeting Room, Lexington GWAC

More details here.

Oct 11: Film Showing – Carbon Nation

The Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness, in partnership with the Department of Environmental, Earth and Ocean Sciences, the University of Massachusetts Boston, and the New England Clean Energy Council is pleased to host an exclusive screening of: Carbon Nation

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 11, 2011
University of Massachusetts, Campus Center Ballroom, Boston, MA 02125
Free and open to the public

The screening will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with the director, Peter Byck

carbon nation is a documentary movie about climate change SOLUTIONS. Even if you doubt the severity of the impact of climate change or just don’t buy it at all, this is still a compelling and relevant film that illustrates how SOLUTIONS to climate change also address other social, economic and national security issues. You’ll meet a host of entertaining and endearing characters along the way.

More details here.

Contest: America’s Next Eco-Star

Are you an eco-savvy individual? Do you think your campus has the nation’s best energy leader? If so, submit a video showing us how!

Any student, faculty member or administrator from a U.S. college or university is eligible for nomination. Individuals who want to be nominated should contact their campus sustainability director.

The winner gets an all expenses paid trip to the summer 2012 Sustainable Future’s Academy at the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria along with $1,000 to their school’s sustainability program.

Visit www.AmericasNextEcoStar.com for more details.

Nov 13: MCAN Conference 2011

When: Sunday, November 13th, from 9:30am to 5:00pm

Where: MIT

At this year’s Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN) Conference, learn how to engage with those who don’t believe or understand climate science to create the solutions we need to live with climate change and create a better future!

If you believe that local climate action is key to turning around the dangerous direction the world is going in, then come to the Climate Action Conference!

A full-afternoon Train-the-Trainer session led by Dr. Larry Susskind of MIT and founder of CBI, the Consensus Building Institute, will give you the tools you need to break down the barriers to collaboration and get your community moving on climate change. The afternoon will involve a scenario-planning simulation that gives you the understanding of how to work with anyone in your community, no matter what their “beliefs” about climate change, and engage them in scenario planning for the challenging times we all face in the wake of climate change.

They will also run a selection of morning workshops to support and augment your skills and knowledge as the front lines of the local climate movement.

Click here to register for the 2011 Conference

Please join MCAN for what promises to be an inspiring and very practical conference!

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