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Aug 04: 350 Massachusetts Day of Action

On August 4th communities across Massachusetts will engage in a day of action to call for an end to taxpayer support of deadly energy like coal, natural gas, and oil that wreak havoc on our health, environment, and climate. Subsidies that impede community based solutions at the time when we need them most. How could ending fossil fuel subsidies support your local work? Join us in taking action on August 4th to demonstrate how ending subsidies to deadly energy will improve our communities. Whether it’s shutting down coal plants, installing solar panels, fighting corruption, or weatherizing a house, we will voice our opposition to funding the richest companies at the expense of our health and wellbeing. Learn more, or Sign up to host or participate in an event in your community.

Jul 18: SBN Special Film Screening: Fixing the Future

As part of a national event, Boston is one of dozens of cities hosting screenings of the documentary Fixing the Future. Host David Brancaccio (of public radio’s Marketplace and NOW on PBS) visits people across America that are attempting a revolution: the reinvention of the American economy. Featuring communities using innovative approaches to create jobs and build sustainability, Fixing the Future inspires hope and renewal in tough economic times.

Join us for the screening and an exclusive on-screen panel discussion after the movie, followed by tips from SBN and other partner organizations on what YOU can do to fix the future!

$12 Admission  at AMC Loews Boston Common.

Group discount available for purchase of 15 or more tickets ($7.50/ticket)

 For tickets please visit: http://bit.ly/MRNVEK 

Click here to RSVP on facebook and tell your friends about it!

For more information please contact Amara at amara@sbnmass.org

Aug 10: Deadline for Greenbuild Scholarship Applications

The 2012 Greenbuild scholarships will bring together a diverse group of people from around the world who have important roles to play in the green schools movement, and give them the opportunity to participate in and learn from the largest green building conference and expo in the world!

All-expense paid trips to the 2012 Greenbuild Conference and Expo will be awarded to students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders within the higher education sector. The Center for Green Schools and USGBC distribute scholarships to promote diversity and social equity within the green building industry and the green schools movement.

Benefits for 2012 scholarship awardees include:

  • All-expense paid trip to Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco from Nov. 13-16
  • Meet and connect with high-level professionals in the green building industry
  • Network with other college and university representatives
  • Participate in special on-site programming at Greenbuild that will include complimentary breakfasts, speaker presentations and an honorary dinner
  • Receive training and support from USGBC staff and other green building professionals
  • Free access to LEED 101 and LEED 201 online courses
  • Earn continuing education hours to satisfy GBCI’s LEED professional credential maintenance requirements
  • Play an integral role in advancing social equity within the green schools movement

Students interested in Greenbuild scholarships should also consider applying for mentorship opportunities with USGBC Board members. Board members support students in pursuing studies and careers in fields related to sustainability by offering professional advice, networking opportunities and career building experiences.

Apply on the USGBC website today!

Oct 04: Massachusetts Green Career Conference

THE CONFERENCE
The 4th annual Massachusetts Green Career Conference connects experts and peers from government, business, education, non-profits, and individuals.  With exhibitors, speakers, coaches, and networking, it’s a unique opportunity to reach important constituents all in one place.  Everyone wanting to learn more about green careers will find this conference timely, practical, and valuable.

  • Learn about research, case studies, best practices, programs, products, and services.
  • Engage in cross-sector dialogues with experts and peers.
  • Go home with knowledge and resources about green careers, research, and current trends in Massachusetts.

ATTENDEES

  • Education and Training (higher education & K-12) staff, administrators, faculty, workforce developers, career service professionals, graduates, students
  • Business professionals
  • Government staff and environmental policy makers
  • Non-profit and community members
  • Green career candidates, college graduates, students
  • Everyone interested in green careers

EXHIBITORS

  • Businesses with sustainable products, services, jobs and internships that are accepting resumes
  • Universities, colleges, and institutes with certificate and degree programs
  • Government agencies
  • Non-profits
  • Green career recruiters and resources

SPEAKERS/LEADING EXPERTS

  • Leading experts from government, education, business, and non-profits

SESSION TOPICS

  • Introductory Sessions about Green Careers:  Career opportunities & career paths
  • Government & Green Careers:  Environmental policies and career development
  • Education:  The practical side of educating for the future
  • Business:  Building businesses with greener talent and the necessary skills

 

BENEFITS

  • Meet diverse leaders and peers interested in best practices and implementation strategies.
  • Attend an affordable, accessible, professional event dedicated to green careers.
  • Enjoy a unique opportunity to share research, work, services, products, programs, and ideas from many sectors
  • Participate in a conference that attracts hundreds of people from across the Commonwealth.

CONFERENCE HOST
The Massachusetts Green Career Conference is hosted by Green Workforce Training with the support of an advisory and on-site team of professionals from government, business, education, and non-profits.

PREVIOUS CONFERENCES
See previous conference info at www.MassGreenCareers.com and www.MaSustainableCommunities.com.

ATTENDEE REGISTRATION
The registration fee of $45-$75 covers exhibitors, speakers, introductory sessions, coaching, breakfast, lunch, and raffle.  FREE wifi and parking.  Registration will be at http://greencareer.eventbrite.com.

*CALL TO PARTICIPATE
Exhibitors and Sponsors may request a registration form by phone or email.
Speakers may email a title, 40-word summary and a 250-word description by July 16.
Conference advisory, coaching, and on-site team member inquiries are welcome.

CONTACT
Jen Boudrie, Conference Director, JenBoudrie@gmail.com  508-481-0569

Jul 21-22: National Wildlife Federation Environmental Leadership Summit

If you’re between the ages of 16 and 28 and want to change the world so that everyone has the chance to go outside, then we have the experience for you! If you are new to Outdoor Nation and want to learn more about us, then you should register for one of the Outdoor Nation Signature Summits. If you are an Outdoor Nation alum or ready to take your leadership skills to the next level, then you should register for one of the ON-IT Summits.

Economy got you down? Bank account feeling light? No worries, we got it covered! Summits are free thanks to our sponsors. Food and lodging are totally paid for. All you have to do is register and get there!

Still not sure? Want more general information about the Summits? Check out Summit FAQs or scope out the 2011 Summits and 2010 Summit pages to get a feel for what the Summits are all about. Still have questions? Email us.

Jul 10: Cultivating Food Justice with Julian Agyeman

Join MetroFuture Walks & Talks for a special presentation on just sustainability and food justice from Julian Agyeman, Professor and Chair of Urban and Environmental Policy & Planning at Tufts University.  His most recent publication, Cultivating Food Justice, examines how many low-income neighborhoods and communities of color do not have access to nutritious food.  They often live in “food deserts” where the lack of grocery stores and healthy options often leaves them with no choice but convenience stores and fast food.  “Cultivating Food Justice” envisions an environmentally sustainable and socially just future for the food system.  Julian Agyeman is an environmental social scientist and the originator of the concept of ‘just sustainability’, the full integration of social justice and sustainability, defined as the need to ensure a better quality of life for all, now and into the future, in a just and equitable manner, whilst living within the limits of supporting ecosystems. RSVP here.

Event will be held at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, 60 Temple Place, Boston from 11:00a.m.-12p.m.

Jun 26: NESEA Visitor Event at dasHAUS Cambridge

The dasHAUS tour is making a stop in Cambridge this year, and we’ve got a special NESEA event lined up on the evening of June 26th for Members and like-minded friends.

What’s the evening look like?

Welcome from long time member and BuildingEnergy 13 Conference Chair Paul Eldrenkamp

Tour of dasHaus’ incredible traveling sustainable tech pavilion, featuring:

  • A room built to Passive House standards (thin, superinsulated envelope)
  • Triple-pane windows
  • State of the art thin flim PV
  • Design Concepts from Technical University of Darmstadt’s 1st Place-Winning SunShot Entries
  • And more!

After seeing what dasHaus has to offer, come join us at Simmons Hall for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and socializing.

Don’t miss out on this occasion to link up with other NESEA members and see what the other energy aficionados are talking about.

RSVP HERE!

Simmons Hall: 229 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

Get Directions

Hope to see you there!

Jun 16: COGDesign Plant Sale

Saturday, June 16;  9:30am – 2:30pm

Espousal Retreat and Conference Center

554 Lexington St., Waltham, MA 02454

Gorgeous perennials, herbs, shrubs, and trees at affordable prices; many from award-winning gardens.

Also for sale: gardening gloves, decorative pots, and worm castings.

EXCLUSIVE:  new Coast of Maine organic granular fertilizer (limited supply).

Experienced gardeners will be on hand to help with selection and placement of plants in your garden.  Professional landscape designers will be available for individual design consultations for $25 for half an hour – so bring your photos!

Proceeds from the Plant Sale will be used for COGdesign’s Nursery Garden, on the grounds of the Espousal Center, which supplies plants to other community projects throughout greater Boston.  See the new raised bed planters constructed for the Nursery Garden by Pine Street Inn’s Handy Works program!

Jun 14: Walking Tour of Downtown Salem

Tour downtown Salem and hear about different planning approaches and strategies to encourage redevelopment and to enliven and reconnect the waterfront to the city.  Salem is a mixed use and fascinating community that possesses a strong historic charm.  Along the tour, learn about the way that historic preservation continues to strengthen the surrounding community.  Spend the last half hour of the tour enjoying Salem’s weekly farmer’s market where home-made products accompany produce, coffee, and cookies.

Commuter Rails leave Boston for Salem approximately every hour from North Station.  For schedule information click here.  The tour will meet at the Salem train station at the kiosk with a map of downtown on it.  The kiosk is located at the bottom of the stairs.

3-5p.m. on June 14.

RSVP here.

Download the flyer here.

Checkout other  MetroFuture Walks and Talks.

Jun 13: Citizen Scientist Training Workshop

Mystic River Watershed Association will offer a Citizen Scientist Training Workshop on Wednesday, June 13th, 6-8pm in Somerville. This Workshop allows interested volunteers to learn about water quality monitoring methods and concepts. By completing this workshop, you’ll be prepared to join MyRWA’s Baseline Monitoring Program. The Baseline Monitoring Program requires a monthly commitment between 6am and 8am. No experience is necessary – all are welcome!

Space is limited - you have to register for this event. To register email Beth@MysticRiver.org today!