Sustainability at Tufts

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Date: October 14, 2011

Oct 20-21: Carbon Smarts Conference: Learning Science On the Go

When: October 20-21, 2011

Where: 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.

For further information, visit http://www.uml.edu/GSE/Carbon-Smarts/default.html.

Tisch Eco-Grant Books Contest

The Tisch Eco-Grant* Books Contest

Prizes to be awarded:
***Your name in lights*** (so to speak)
in a Tufts Library Catalog Notation for the winning book nominations!

How to enter:
1) Recommend a GREEN (ecology or sustainability-themed) book which you would like Tisch Library to add to our collection. If you need inspiration, try an Amazon book search or a Google book search (and make sure that the book isn’t already part of our collection).

2) In 50-100 words, let us know why you would like Tisch Library to purchase this book.  Submit your entry to the Tisch Sustainability Team Library at tischsustain@elist.tufts.edu.

Contest starts today!
Runs through October 31
Winners will be announced the week of November 14
Notes:
Eligible contestants: all Tufts Library staff, Tufts Eco-Ambassadors, Tufts Eco-Reps
There will be approximately 3-4 winners, based on purchase costs of winning book selections
* Book purchase funds provided by a grant award from Tufts University’s Eco-Ambassadors program

Nov 1: 2011 CONFERENCE ON CLEAN ENERGY

When: November 1, 2011

Where: Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer St., Boston, MA

An action-packed day designed to provide you with the latest investment opportunities, business insights, career options, and fund-raising strategies, from seed to Stimulus, the 7th Annual Conference on Clean Energy promises to be the biggest and most diverse event to date. Join your fellow stakeholders in business, innovation, academic and government organizations as we showcase startups and present industry, finance, international and university panels that represent the growing cluster. For further information, visit http://greenovationconference.com/index.html.

Bottle Bill Action Alert!

IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED!

Get the Bill out of Committee by November 1st

MassRecycle needs your help!  The Updated Bottle Bill (H890/S1650) has been stuck in the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy (TUE) at the State Legislature all year, despite a hearing on July 20th where over 300 people showed support for the bill.  They need to convince the TUE Committee to vote on the Bill by November 1st to give the full State Legislature a chance to weigh on in the Bill.

If you live in the district of one of the 17 TUE members listed below, please contact them to voice your support for the Updated Bottle Bill and to urge for a vote by November 1st.

If you do not reside in one of these 17 districts, contact your State Representative to voice your support for the Updated Bottle Bill and urge them to push getting the Bill out of committee.  Lookup your State Representative here.

To help you talk to your legislators, here is a sample phone script:

Hi,

My name is _______, and I live in ________.

I am calling to ask Senator/Representative ________ to urge the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy to vote on the Updated Bottle Bill before November 1st.  This bill is vital for increasing recycling in the state.  Thank you.

*Once you have contacted your Representative or TUE Member, let us know by emailing director@massrecycle.org.

TUE House Members
Rep. John Keenan, Chair – JohnD.Keenan@mahouse.gov – 617-722-2015
Rep. Kate Hogan, Vice Chair – Kate.Hogan@mahouse.gov – 617-722-2060
Rep. Paul Adams – Paul.Adams@mahouse.gov – 617-722-2425
Rep. Carlo Basile – Carlo.Basile@mahouse.gov – 617-722-2637
Rep. Tackey Chan – Tackey.Chan@mahouse.gov – 617-722-2425
Rep. Stephen DiNatale – Stephen.DiNatale@mahouse.gov – 617-722-2460
Rep. Thomas Golden – Thomas.Golden@mahouse.gov – 617-722-2450
Rep. Randy Hunt – randy.hunt@mahouse.gov – 617-722-2396
Rep. John Mahoney – john.mahoney@mahouse.gov – 617-722-2425
Rep. John Rogers – John.Rogers@mahouse.gov – 617-722-2040
Rep. Walter Timilty – Walter.Timilty@mahouse.gov – 617-722-2810

TUE Senate Members
Sen. Benjamin Downing, Chair – Benjamin.Downing@masenate.gov – 617-722-1625
Sen. Marc Pacheco, Vice Chair – Marc.Pacheco@masenate.gov – 617-722-1551
Sen. Eileen Donoghue – Eileen.Donoghue@masenate.gov – 617-722-1630
Sen. James Eldridge – James.Eldridge@masenate.gov – 617-722-1120
Sen. Jen Flanagan – Jennifer.Flanagan@masenate.gov – 617-722-1230
Sen. Michael Knapik – Michael.Knapik@masenate.gov – 617-722-1415

Oct 26: Massachusetts School Sustainability Coordinators Roundtable

When: Wednesday, October 26th from 9:30am to 12pm

Where: Wentworth Institute of Technology, Evans Way/Tudbury Auditorium, 550 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA (Easily accessible by the Green Line E Train)

October 26th is the 9th annual national Campus Sustainability Day (CSD), and in honor of this, Wentworth Institute of Technology would like to invite MSSCOR members to take part in a conversation on campus sustainability data collection and reporting programs.  The agenda will include networking time, a series of short presentations (speakers to be announced soon), followed by a roundtable discussion, and finally a campus tour highlighting some of Wentworth’s key sustainability initiatives.  Staffs are encouraged to invite colleagues and students to attend.