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Crowds and Climate Conference

November 6, 2013 @ 8:00 am - November 7, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
Kresge Auditorium, MIT,

This conference will focus on bottom-up approaches to climate change using new information technologies such as crowdsourcing, social media, and big data to develop innovative ideas and stimulate action.  Sponsored by the MIT Climate CoLab.  For more information, click here.

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8:00 am

Environmental Studies Lunch & Learn Program with Mayor Henrietta Davis, City of Cambridge

November 7, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mayor Henrietta Davis, City of Cambridge will be coming to speak at the Lunch & Learn on November 7, 2013. The ENVS Lunch & Learn Program began in the Spring of 2011 to create opportunities for environmentally-minded undergraduate students, faculty, and interested staff to communicate and interact on environmental issues. Tufts University alumni, graduate students,

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Traditional Farmers: Sustainably Growing Food in the Face of Climate Change

November 7, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tisch College, Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room,, 10 Upper Campus Road
Medford, MA 02155 United States

Over the next half century, climate change will dramatically affect which food crop varieties reach optimum quality in nearly every foodscape in North America. Farmers' selection of crop varieties and how they grow them in each microclimate will be radically reworked by declining chill hours, extreme summer temperatures, the changed frequency of tropical storms, and

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8:30 am

Pueblo Nuevo

November 7, 2013 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
85 West Newton Street, Boston, MA,

A Forum on Latinos, climate change and transportation. With Beverly A. Scott, Phd, Chief Executive Officer/General Manager, MBTA, and Stephanie Pollack, Senior Fellow - Dukakis Center, presenting highlights of the center's recent report, "The Toll of Transportation on Low Income Latinos." RSVP to juaneleyton@gmail.com

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1:00 pm

How to Organize an Alternative Gift Fair

November 7, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Want to build community? Tired of the commercialization of the holidays? Organize an Alternative Gift Fair in your town! Join this webinar to learn how. Alternative Gift Fairs are a way to promote the gift-giving tradition of the holiday season without the wastefulness and commercialization of conventional shopping. Alternative gifts prioritize meaning over materials — they

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