Date: March 19, 2012

Apr 4: “The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Modern World”

Daniel Yergin, Author; Executive Vice President & Chairman, Cambridge Energy Research Associates presents “The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Modern World”

Wednesday, 4/ 4 @ 5PM

Harvard University, Science Center B, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Daniel Yergin is the author of the new bestseller The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. He received the Pulitzer Prize for The Prize: the Epic Quest for Oil Money and Power, which became a number one New York Times best seller, was translated into 17 languages, and was made into an award-winning documentary. Dr. Yergin is Chairman and Founder of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates and serves as CNBC’s Global Energy Expert. He serves on the U.S. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and chaired the US Department of Energy’s Task Force on Strategic Energy Research and Development. He is a Trustee of the Brookings Institution, on the Board of the New America Foundation, and on the Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative.

April Madness: Upcoming Conferences and Film Showings


Spring Break has finally arrived! Hooray! While most of the country’s college basketball fans are fully immersed in March Madness, we at the Office of Sustainability are for preparing for “April Madness.” Make sure to check out some of these amazing events and important deadlines coming up at the end of March and throughout April. On your mark, get set, mark those calendars!

Upcoming Conferences/Symposiums:

March 31: Future of Food and Nutrition Student Research Conference, Friedman School, Tufts University
April 20-21: Tufts Energy Conference 2012 (*Early bird registration until March 21st)
April 20-21: Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference (*Poster deadline March 30th)
April 27: WSSS Interdisciplinary Water Symposium

Spring is here! (Photo by: Alonso Nichols/TuftsPhoto

Upcoming Environmental Film Series:

April 4: Defending Eden
April 12: Vanishing of the Bees
April 19: YERT


RecycleMania ends March 31st, check out how your dorm is doing at the midpoint and see if it improved or got worse over the past few weeks.

Apply to be an Eco-Rep for next year! Applications are due March 30th, so act quickly!

Tufts Sustainability Collective, the Office of Sustainability, and the Eco-Reps are hard at work planning Earth Fest and Earth Week 2012. Earth Week runs from April 16-22. Earth Fest will take place on Friday, April 20th and will include a clothing swap! Stay tuned for more details and start collecting those unwanted clothes! If you have an event that you would like to be included in the Earth Week calendar, please register it here.

On behalf on the Office of Sustainability team, have a wonderful spring break and get outside!

-Nick Lusardo
Communications Intern, Office of Sustainability

From Mission to Market: A Conference on FundNortheastern Students 4 Givinging Social Impact in the New Economy (Boston, MA)

This full-day conference will engage social change agents from diverse sectors and disciplines in thoughtful conversations about funding social impact in the new economy. Panelists will examine a variety of models from innovative grant making and social justice philanthropy to market-oriented solutions including domestic microfinance, social enterprise, and social impact bonds.

Nonprofit leaders, funders, social entrepreneurs, researchers, faculty, students, and others who share an interest in investing or securing resources for social impact are encouraged to attend.

Where: Curry Student Center, Northeastern University 
When: Monday, April 2nd, 2012, 9am – 4pm 
Cost:Registration for this event is free of charge and includes a continental breakfast

For more information and to register, please visit:

Cambridge “Local Thirst” Trivia Night (Cambridge, MA)

Join Cambridge Local First for the March “Local Thirst” event at the hip new Area Four Restaurant in Kendall Square. Cambridge Local First is partnering with the Green Streets Initiative and the Cambridge Energy Alliance for a night of networking and trivia.

Come prepared on your trivia knowledge for all things energy, health, and community! Area Four will be donating pizzas for this exciting event.

Where: Area Four, 500 Technology Square, Cambridge
When: 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: Free

For more information email Cambridge Local First.

SBN ALLocal Dinner at Local 149 (Boston, MA)

Join us for an exciting ALLocal Dinner, at South Boston’s hip new haunt Local 149!

With a year round moto of “by the neighborhood for the neighborhood” guiding the restaurants regular menu, Local 149 will take the ALLocal Dinner to new heights with an array of unique treats. The evening will start with Local 149’s resident Mixologist, who will feature craft cocktails infused with Eva’s Garden herbs of Dartmouth, MA,

accompanied by fresh Island Creek Oysters of Duxbury, MA, shucked by the famous “Oyster Dude”C.J with varied accoutrements. Chef Leah and her team will spoil us with an eclectic local menu featuring short ribs from Second Chance Farm/Longfellow Creamery in Avon, ME, or a vegetarian option sourced from Eva’s Garden and local farms.

Get your tickets today and come join us for a fun evening of fabulous local food!

When: Monday, March 26, 6-8:30pm
Where: Local 149, 149 P Street, South Boston, MA 02127
Cost: $55