Daily Archives: January 6, 2012

Faculty meetings now zero-waste events

Last September, the AS&E Faculty Meeting announced their plans to “Go Green” with initiatives such as switching from paper to electronic copies of meeting documents, recycling, composting, and encouraging attendees to bring their own cups and silverware.

We are incredibly pleased to share their results from last fall, via an email from Jillian Dubman, Secretary of the Faculty for AS&E:

“On behalf of the Office of the Provost, we wanted to thank all of you who have supported the go-green initiative during the fall 2011 A&S and A&S&E faculty meetings. Because of your efforts, we have:

  • Composted 24 bags of post-meeting waste
    Instead of throwing out 24 bags of trash
  • Recycled all forks and knives
    Instead of putting these items back  in the trash (and consequently, the ground)
  • Cut back meeting document waste
    Instead of wasting our paper resources

Most importantly, these efforts make the A&S and A&S&E faculty meetings zero-waste events!”

Congratulations to Jillian and Courtney Spieler for their hard work in spearheading the greening of faculty meetings! May your actions inspire others and move Tufts closer towards becoming a zero-waste campus.

Jan 23: ALLLocal Dinner (Lexington, MA)

Start the New Year off right by eating and living well with a delicious, and meaningful ALLocal Dinner from nourish restaurant in Lexington.

Share in their commitment to health and whole foods by enjoying a mouthwatering, and sumptuously sustainable meal– sourced 100% locally, right down to the salt. As you dine, network with foodies and locavores as we engage in “A Conversation about Localizing Food,” hosted by the SBN. Our inspiring speakers include nourish’s Karen Masterson and JD Kemp, founder of Crop Circle Kitchen and Organic Renaissance/Food Ex.

Location: nourish, 1727 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA

Website:           http://nourishlexington.com/

Date: Monday, January 23, 2012

Time: 6:00-7:00 Networking & Cocktail Reception, 7:00-8:30 Dinner

Menu: A three-course meal with the option of local meatloaf, local seafood or vegan

local tempeh entree. Beverage and gratuity not included.

Guests: Join in the conversation with featured guests:

  • Laury Hammel – founder and executive director of Sustainable Business Network of Greater Boston
  • JD Kemp – owner and founder of FoodEx and Crop Circle Kitchen
  • Karen Masterson – founder and owner of nourish which is dedicated to responsibly sourced, reasonably priced food
  • Fan Watkinson – program director of Boston Local Food Program
  • Nicola Williams – president and owner of The Williams Agency, producer of Boston Local Food Festival

Price: $45 for food and food gratuity (beverage and beverage gratuity separate)

Transportation: There is a large metered parking lot located behind the restaurant. MBTA bus routes #62 and #76, serving Alewife Station, stop nearby.

Funds Benefit: Boston Local Food Program

Registration: These events sell out quickly! Register now by clicking here!

Feb 10-12: C2C Fellows Southeast Workshop (Athens, GA)

C2C Fellows is a national network for undergraduates and recent graduates aspiring to sustainability leadership in politics and business. C2C Fellows engages 300 students each year in intensive, weekend leadership trainings.

Southeast Workshop
February 10th – 12th, 2012
University of Georgia, Athens, GA

APPLY NOW
The registration fee for the weekend is $30, and includes food and lodging. Students can often apply for funding to their student governments or activity boards. Scholarships are also available.

Deadline for Southeast Workshop at University of Georgia: February 1st

Upon graduation from the workshops, students join the C2C Fellows Network. The network, based at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, provides C2C Fellows with an ongoing community: updates, web-based events, career counseling, a social network of like-minded leaders, and ongoing “second-stage” educational opportunities. C2C Fellows are also eligible to apply to become C2C Scholars—funded graduate school students in our M.S. in climate science and policy, in Bard’s M.B.A. in Sustainability; or the dual degree program M.S./M.B.A.

C2C stands for Campus to Congress, to Capitol, to City Hall, and also for Campus to Corporation. C2C stands for young people gaining control of their future. C2C Fellows is the power network for young people with the wisdom, ambition, talent, and grace to change the future.

Read about C2C Fellows and leading for a sustainable future in Grist!

$1,000 C2C Follow-On Scholarships
We are pleased to announce that two graduates of our 2011-12 workshops will receive $1,000 scholarships to attend follow-on, multi-day leadership trainings. The first, through Starting Bloc, is focused on how to start a green business. The second, through Wellstone Action, walks you through how to run your own political campaign.

In April 2012, C2C will establish an application process for these two incredible opportunities!

National Climate Seminar – Spring schedule

Join the National Climate Seminar by dialing in at 12:00pm eastern on the scheduled day. Call-in number: 1-712-432-3100; Conference Code: 253385.

Listen in real time to climate and clean energy specialists talk about the latest science, policy, law, and economics of climate change. Assign these half-hour calls to your students for a chance to hear top scientists, analysts and political leaders discuss climate and clean energy solutions. Send us your questions, prior to each call, by emailing climate@bard.edu. All calls are also available as podcasts.

Feb. 1  Jon Shenk, Filmmaker, Actual Films

The Island President: Climate Story-telling

Feb. 14  Anthony Leiserowitz, Director,Yale Project on Climate Change Communication

Six Americas: Communication on Climate

Mar. 7  Billy Parishauthor and founder, Solar Mosaic

Climate Careers: Finding Meaning, Money and Community

Mar. 21  Auden SchendlerVP for Sustainability, Aspen Skiing Company

Getting Green Done: Sustainability Work on the Front Lines

Apr. 4  Paul ComeyVP of Environmental Affairs, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

The Climate for Coffee

Apr. 18  Cynthia RosenzweigDirector, Climate Impacts Group, NASA Goddard Institute

Climate and Food Supply

May. 2  Jihan GearonDirector, Black Mesa Coalition

Carbon Supply Chain: Black Mesa and Beyond

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