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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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