Month: December 2011 (page 2 of 2)

Dec 15th: Inaugural Water Diplomacy Seminar

When: Thursday, December 15th at 2:00pm

Where: Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall

Join us for the inaugural speech of the Water Diplomacy Seminar Series, featuring Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, Vice President of the Africa Region, The World Bank.

The lecture is entitled “Meeting Africa’s Water Challenge: The Time is Now.”

Please RSVP by December 12th by contacting Emily Schipper

*Lunch will be served directly after the lecture.

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Dec 9: Sustainability in the Food Industry – know today’s food!

WHEN: Fri, December 9, 7pm – 10pm (register by Dec 8, 5PM)
WHERE: Savory Green U. 24 Jeanette Avenue Belmont, MA 02478 (map)
SAVORY GREEN, a sustainable catering company owned based in Belmont, is holding its workshop on Sustainability in the Food Industry. Owner Tracy Stamos recently spoke at Tufts as part of the ENVS Program Lunch & Learn series.
Here’s an excerpt from event page: “Upon discussions with people over time, I mostly observe people’s great surprise when they find out what they are truly eating. If the prices are cheap, there is a reason! Today’s food world has dramatically changed. Unfortunately, people are not aware of what these changes entail. Time magazine’s cover story of August 21, 2009 entailed “Getting Real About the High Price of Cheap Food”, which is what Savory Green continues to address in our business, through educational classes, lectures and our sustainable green food services. Come learn about today’s food, and we will do some taste-testing analyses. We will discuss our findings over a healthy bite!”
Cost: $75.00 includes materials, hand-outs, food

Jan 9-13: Organic Land Care 11th Annual NOFA Accreditation Course

WHEN: January 9-13, 2012
WHERE: Worcester State University

This 5-day intensive course provides professional training and accreditation in organic land care. Covers all aspects of designing and maintaining naturally- beautiful landscapes that protect the health of people, pets, and local ecosystems. Thirty hours of instruction include site analysis and design, organic turf, soil fertility, rain gardens, and the control of pests, diseases and invasive species. The curriculum is based on NOFA’s internationally-recognized Standards for Organic Land Care. Recommended for landscapers, designers, municipal and parks employees, horticulturists, campus grounds staff, garden center employees, master gardeners and entrepreneurs.

For registration and information, visit or contact the Program Coordinator, Caro Roszell at (508) 360-0874 or Registration is $505 for NOFA members registering by Dec 17 (includes daily locally-sourced lunch). Group discount of 15% off registration for three or employees/members. For additional courses, more information about professional Accreditation, or to find an Accredited Organic Land Care Professional (AOLCP) near you, visit

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