CAN YOU SHUCK IT? EAT OYSTERS AND LEARN ABOUT OYSTER RESTORATION IN BOSTON
Thursday, February 7, 2013, 6:00 – 7:00pm
Join Fletcher Green & the Fletcher Neptunes for a talk with Andrew Jay, founder of the Massachusetts Oyster Project.
Oysters used to thrive in Boston estuaries, serving as a food source and lucrative fishery, filtering wastewater, and creating a habitat for more than 100 other marine species. Come learn about the Massachusetts Oyster Project http://massoyster.org‘s current restoration project, the challenges of shaping fisheries policy, and the politics of conservation and non-profits.
Join the Bard Center for Environmental Policy the first and third Wednesday of each month at noon eastern to hear climate and clean energy specialists talk about the latest climate change issues.
Climate Seminar calls are held via conference call (Call-in number: 1-712-432-3100; Conference Code: 253385) and professors can assign the half-hour calls to their students for a chance to hear top scientists, analysts, and political leaders discuss climate and clean energy solutions. Have questions for the speakers? Email them beforehand or during the call to firstname.lastname@example.org. All calls are available as podcasts, 24 hours after the event.
In case you haven’t seen it, a new World Bank study confirms that we are on track for 750 ppm by 2100– or sooner– and a 4° C hotter world. Next Wednesday, February 6, at noon eastern, NRDC’s Daniel Lashof will talk about how to address the issue, focusing in particular on “Using the Clean Air act to Sharply Reduce Carbon Pollution from Existing Power Plants”. One of Dan’s key messages is that this won’t happen without pressure from climate activists.
Other speakers this semester will include Mike Tidwell on Cutting Carbon at Power Plants, Brenda Ekwurzel on After Sandy, What Next?, Mark Reynolds on Lobbyists for Climate Action, Katharine Wilkinson on Between God and Green, Bill McKibben on Corruption, Democracy, Climate, and Manuel Pastor and James Boyce on Co-benefits and Climate Justice.
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Do you have a great energy idea? perhaps even a final project related to energy? Win up to $3,000 to jump-start your energy idea! Apply to the Tufts Energy Competition!
Working on an innovative project on energy or sustainability that can be leveraged into a winning proposal? The Tufts Energy Competition is looking for your ideas! This competition is a celebration of innovative student-driven solutions to energy challenges. The goal of the Tufts Energy Competition is to support students implementing projects that explore solutions to key energy issues. The winning team will receive up to $3000 to implement their project, and the runner-up will receive $2000.
Every Tufts student is eligible to apply, including engineering students, undergraduates, Tufts medical students, international studies students, and more. The application is due February 1 and can be found onhttp://www.tuftsenergyconference2013.com/energy-competition/.
Need some inspiration? Previous finalists and winners include:
- A Split Junction Solar Concentrator for More Efficient Electricity Generation
- Giving Students the Chance to Choose Their Energy
- Efficient Hygiene Initiatives: Bringing Ecological Sanitation to Thottiypatti
- Solar Powered Uninterruptible Power Systems
- Ocean-Based Algae Energy
- Wind Turbines and Solar Cookers in Zimbabwe
- High Voltage Lithium Ion Battery Management System
The 2013 Energy Competition hopes to continue this success with your great ideas!
For more information on the 2013 Tufts Energy Competition please visit: http://www.tuftsenergyconference2013.com/energy-competition/
For any further questions or comments on the 2013 Tufts Energy Competition please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Campus Cultivation Conference
RSVP by Feb 15
In 2010, Middlebury College hosted the first Campus Cultivation Conference, bringing together students from liberal arts schools with a garden or farm – or just a dream for one – in the Northeast for a day of networking and sharing. The following year, Wellesley College picked it up, hosting such schools as Babson, Brandeis, Olin College of Engineering, Bennington, Tufts, and of course, Middlebury.
This year, on March 2, 2013, Tufts University student gardeners are planning to keep it going!
We’ll be focusing on issues surrounding cultivation in an urban environment, with workshops on diverse topics including hydroponics, medicinal uses for herbs, and how to garden in cold climates. We will also have a collective problem solving exercise to help students create strategies for issues such as using limited resources and in the face of high membership turnover.
Working schedule includes:
Keynote speaker: Groundwork Somerville
Hydro/aquaponics by Sabrina from Rootdown Hydroponics
Canning/Preserving by TBA
Designing Food Systems Curricula by Jeff Hake (check out his blog
Medicinal Uses for Herbs by Naturopathic Dr. Zartarian
Soil Health by Jeff Hake
Cold Climates by Tufts Biology Professor George EllmoreFor more information, email email@example.com
See you in March!
The Cambridge Science Festival is a celebration showcasing Cambridge as an internationally recognized leader in science, technology, engineering and math. A multifaceted, multicultural event every spring, the Cambridge Science Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun for everyone!
The call for proposals is still open for the 2013 Cambridge Science Festival! Join the 10-day festival April 12-21, 2013 to celebrate the great science, technology, engineering, art, and math happening all throughout the Cambridge and Boston area.
We are looking for fun interactive workshops, talks, exhibits, performances, games, and great ideas only you can think up. Some larger events to participate in include:
- Science Carnival – Show off performances, building workshops, or cool activities in a carnival of the sciences
- A Robot Zoo – Present robotics projects as part of National Robotics Week
- Science of Sports – Why does a curveball curve, anyway?
- Rocket Day – Have a blast demonstrating astronomy-related research and engineering projects on National Astronomy Day (Saturday, April 20)
- Science of Food – Cook up the biology, chemistry, physics, and materials behind the food we eat every day!
Participant online entry form
Cambridge Science Festival
April 12 – 21, 2013
2013 Cambridge Science Festival (April 12-21) is a 10-day celebration of the STEM in our lives run by the MIT Museum