Month: January 2012 (page 2 of 3)

Jan 21 to 29: Brookline Climate Week 2012

This year’s Brookline Climate Week offers over 40 events and displays across town from Larz Anderson Park to Brookline Village. All events and displays are free and open to the public unless noted. For updates, full descriptions and weather cancellation only if the town declares an official snow emergency, visit Questions? Contact

Jan 26: Lunch & Learn with Kevin J. Lane GIS in Environmental Health Research: Improving Exposure and Cluster Modeling

When: Thursday, January 26th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Where: Lincoln Filene Center Rabb Room

The integration of GIS into environmental health studies has allowed for novel approaches to improve exposure and cluster modeling that allow researchers to better understand the relationship between exposure to toxicants and adverse health effects. Kevin J Lane, Jr., a Doctoral Candidate in the BU School of Public Health, has worked in the GIS field for a decade and is an adjunct GIS professor at the Boston University Metropolitan College in the department of City Planning.

Spring 2012 Courses in Sustainability

Welcome back from the Tufts Office of Sustainability! Interested in taking a course that deals with certain aspects of sustainability? If so, check out the environmental course guides available on the Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) and Environmental Studies Program websites.

Among the interesting classes being offered this Spring 2012 semester are:

  • Global Cities, Professor Cathy Stanton, ANTH0020
  • Plants & Humanity, Professor George Ellmore, BIO0010
  • Environmental Economics, B. Kelsey Jack/Ekaterina Gnedenko, EC0030
  • Topics in Environmental Economics, B. Kelsey Jack, EC0130
  • Environmental Justice & U.S. Literature, Elizabeth Ammons, ENG0160
  • Bioethics, Mitchell Silver, PHIL0124
  • Culture, Politics, & Environment, Nancy Gleason, PS0138
  • International Environmental Negotiations, Nancy Gleason, PS0188
  • Seminar on the Politics of Sustainable Cities and Communities, Kent Portney, PS0195
  • American Wilderness, Andrew Turchon, EXP-0031-S
  • Human Rights and Climate Change, Jenna DiCocco, EXP-0043-S

**Remember, many of these courses may be full or are filling up fast, so act quickly!

Download PDFs of the Environmental Studies Spring 2012 course offerings and the TIE 2011-2012 Environmental Course Guide for more details.

Jan 18: Creating Institution-Wide Sustainability in Higher Education Webinar

Jan. 18, 2012; 1:00 p.m. Eastern; Online

Featuring Loyola Chicago and MIT as case studies, “A Sea Change II: Creating Institution-Wide Sustainability in Higher Education” will focus on how to create culture change for sustainability in higher education. Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s deputy director for environmental sustainability and Loyola University Chicago’s (IL) Department of Environmental Sciences chair are featured in this free Spheres of Influence virtual roundtable discussion

Jan 21-29: Brookline Climate Week 2012

This year’s climate week offers over 40 events and displays across town from Larz Anderson Park to Brookline Village. Please join us to celebrate where we live, what artists and experts have to say, and ways to take local climate action.

This year features eco arts and science displays in a Climate Week Winter Walk along Harvard Street from Brookline Village to Coolidge Corner. Professional artists, businesses, non-profits and Brookline students offer their creativity and vision for the future.

Events include ways to learn about the clean, green economy and investments, powering our homes more efficiently, local produce and provisions at Brookline’s first Winter Marketplace and much more . Check out the complete schedule at their web site.

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