When: Thursday, December 1, 2011, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA
The majority of urban trash is plastic or biodegradable. What is the best way to manage these materials? Businesses and environmentalists are battling it out right now. Part of the Peabody Museum Trash Talk series of free lectures. A public reception follows at the Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge.
Admission is FREE
Share your experiences and your knowledge with other campus sustainability professionals across the northeast USA and eastern Canada! Campus, Community and Culture – theNortheast Campus Sustainability Consortium Conference (April 2-4, 2012 at Syracuse University) is a perfect opportunity for you to become a more active participant in the campus sustainability discussion.
If you’ve spoken at sustainability conferences before, you’ll find NECSC audiences appreciative, knowledgeable and responsive. If you haven’t, this is a great place to start – not too big, not too small, just right! Either way, you’ll get useful, thoughtful feedback and encouragement, and you’ll make great connections.
Please visit http://greenuniversecity.syr.edu/NECSC-2012/NECSC_PresForm.html to learn more about the conference program and guidelines for presenters. You can submit your presentation proposal from the same page. All proposals must be received by January 20, 2012 in order to be considered.
Want further clarification about the conference or about presenting at it? Email Brooke Wears (email@example.com).
The Wakefield Estate works with local colleges and universities to provide graduate- and undergraduate-level research fellowships and internships. Depending on the school and program, research fellowships are either for stipend or for school credit. Over the past three years, students from Boston University, Simmons College, Harvard University, University of Massachusetts/Boston, The Conway School of Landscape Design, The Landscape Institute and the Winterthur Museum have conducted research at the Wakefield Estate in the following areas:
- Collections Research and Management (furniture, art, etc.)
- Archival and Library Studies
- Landscape Design and Research
- Archaeology and GIS
- Historic Buildings and Architecture
For more information about graduate and undergraduate research opportunities, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 617-333-0924 or visit their website.
Funding: Up to $7 million
Open Date: 11/15/2011
Close Date: 03/05/2011
Funding Organization: Solar Energy Technologies Program
Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000607
DOE is supporting the development of tools and approaches that will reduce balance of system non-hardware costs for solar energy systems. These soft costs—expenses associated with permitting, financing, interconnection, and inspection—can account for approximately half of the total expense of photovoltaic installations.
As part of the SunShot Incubator program, this funding opportunity is designed to help small businesses and entrepreneurs develop data-driven tools, innovative programs, and streamlined processes that will make solar more accessible for Americans. This solicitation builds on the Incubator program’s proven success with photovoltaic technologies to begin targeting market barriers. By addressing all sectors of the solar energy economy, the SunShot Initiative works to reduce the total installed cost of photovoltaic systems.
For more information, see the full solicitation.
Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: January 16, 2012, 5 p.m. EST
Full Applications Due: March 5, 2012, 5 p.m. EST
More information is available in the DOE press release.