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Oct. 7 Learn How to Compost in 5 Minutes!

When: Friday, October 7th from 11 am to 5 pm

Where: RezQuad Cafe, located behind Miller Hall, next to the TIE office

Ever wondered how you can keep your smelly, messy leftover food out of your own personal trash can? How you can turn your leftovers into dirt? Find out all this and more during composting office hours at the Office of Sustainability.

Stop by anytime between 11 and 5 PM and in a few minutes you’ll learn how to set up and maintain a compost bucket in your own house or dorm.

Recycling Coordinator Dawn Quirk will be present from 11-12 and OOS program associate Jess Madding will be available from 11-5 to answer any questions about composting. We will also be giving away free compost buckets and liners as well as examples of compostable food!


Sept. 30 Get Green Breakfast!

When: Friday, September 30 at 7:15 am

Where: Mayer Campus Center

http://www.gogreenstreets.org/

Join us in support of Walk/Ride Day for free breakfast, t-shirts, and Clif Bars.  We plan on taking the 7:40 Joey to Davis to Ride Green!

SBN’s Small Organization Roundtables

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect with and learn from like minded business owners and entrepreneurs who share a passion for sustainable business. The SBN Roundtables are groups of up to 8-10 members who want to grow both personally and professionally while helping support their fellow members with their own challenges in a safe and trusting environment of peers.

Spots are limited, for more information and details on how to participate please click here.

Oct. 15 Somerville Local First Harvest Festival

SLF harvest fest

When: Saturday, October 15th, 2011
Where: Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue between Davis and Union Squares in Somerville, Massachusetts

Tickets: Early bird prices for Session 1 on sale now! For more details and to get your tickets please visit: http://www.somervillelocalfirst.org/local-first-events/harvest-fest/

Somerville Local First (SLF) will be hosting their annual, hugely popular get-together with some of their local pals. Bringing together some of the best in Somerville eats and treats. Featuring local craft brews from Pretty ThingsNarragensett,Rapscallion, and Clown Shoes!

In the way of entertainment Hugh McGowan fromThe Burren open mics and  DJ Die Young will keep people dancing and having a great time. The guest list keeps growing, stay tuned for the latest attendees.

Oct. 1 HONK! Festival

When: Saturday, October 1 at 12 Noon

Where: Parade leaves Davis Square, Somerville at 12 noon, travels down Elm Street, then Beech Street onto Massachusetts Ave to Harvard Square.

HONK!, is an amazing street festival of activist street bands http://honkfest.org/.   The music playing takes place in Somerville on Saturday and on Sunday there is a big parade of bands and local groups working on social, environmental, and economic justice issues that goes from Davis Square in Somerville to Harvard Square in Cambridge.

A group of Tufts students made a video of the Honk festival in 2008. Watch the videoHONK! No Noise Is Illegal

For more information, please see http://honkfest.org/parade/

Nov. 16 Passive House Retrofits: A tale of three residential retrofits in Boston

When: November 16, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Where: Seaport World Trade Center, Boston

Housing is a perennial challenge for Bostonarea communities — here’s your chance to weigh in on that conversation. Join Enterprise Community Partners, the BSA Housing Committee and other stakeholders for a morning of collaborative visioning and design addressing housing needs in our region.

For more information, visit www.buildboston.com

Oct. 19 Ice Dams, Climate Change, and You

When: Wednesday, October 19 at 7:00 pm

Where: Weston Public Library, Weston

Paul Eldrenkamp: Ice Dams, Climate Change and You (10/19)

Paul Eldrenkamp is both the owner of Byggmeister, a Newton-based remodeling company, and principal of DEAP Energy Group, a consulting firm specializing in Deep Energy Retrofits (renovations that achieve energy savings of at least 50%). He will explain the cause of ice dams, their connection to climate change and what you can do about both.
Paul says his “mission is to design, build and maintain homes that are functional, beautiful, cost-effective and environmentally responsible. We have put environmental stewardship at the center of our services—and not just because it’s good for the planet…
Sustainable homes aren’t just environmentally beneficial; they also reduce maintenance and energy costs, improve air quality and comfort, and, through good design, are better able to meet the changing needs of occupants over time.”

For more information, visit westonclimategroup.blogspot.com

Oct. 1 NESEA Green Building Open House Tour

Deep Energy Retrofit Open House

National Grid is a sponsor of the NESEA Green Building Open House Tour onSaturday Oct 1, 2011. Eight National Grid DER projects are featured. Check out the below list of locations to find a DER project near you.

Elementary Garden Education Volunteer (Somerville, MA)

Elementary Garden Education Volunteer Assistant
Months: mid Sept-December (12 weeks), Hours 2+ hours/week , unpaid (repeats each season, inquiries for winter and spring sessions welcome)

Assist nature/gardens programming in Groundwork Somerville’s after-school Garden Clubs.  All programs operate during after-school hours on the same schedule each week, so commitment to the same weekly schedule for the full 11 weeks is necessary. Experience working with youth ages 5-12 required.

Email cover letter explaining why you’d like to be involved and weekly availability to Tai@groundworksomerville.org)


Maple Syrup Project Intern (Somerville, MA)

Months: Periodic planning hours in fall, increasing to 8-15 hours/week mid-Janurary through March, unpaid

Help coordinate and execute some or all of the following components of this exciting and intensive seasonal project: tree tapping, sap collection, community outreach, elementary education sessions, syrup production logistics, and/or boil down event planning. Most desirable applicants will have a love for many of the following: environmental education, urban trees, community outreach, local food production, and heavy lifting. Experience working with youth ages 6-8 is also a plus.

Please email cover letter, resume, and weekly availability to Tai@groundworksomerville.org)

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