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April 17, 2014

Carbon Tax Comedy

Start: April 17, 2014 7:00 pm
End: April 17, 2014 8:30 pm
Venue: Harvard University, Maxwell Dworkin, Main Lecture Room 33 Oxford St., Cambridge

The Future of Energy

Start: April 17, 2014 5:00 pm
End: April 17, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: Austin Hall North, Harvard Law School 1515 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

Sustainability: Systems and Solutions Conference

The Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference connects sustainability stakeholders in government, education, business, non-profits and communities.  
  • Engage in cross-sector dialogues  
  • Learn about best practices, research, current trends, products and services
  • Go home with ideas, connections, and resources to implement sustainable practices

Learn more!

Date: April 17, 2014
Venue: UMass Lowell Conference Center

April 16, 2014

National Climate Seminar Call-In

Each semester, The National Climate Seminar provides a twice-monthly call-in opportunity for your students to engage with top climate scientists, economists, political leaders, film-makers, business pioneers, artists and others who are on the front lines of understanding global warming, and driving change to stabilize the climate.  Students can send in advance questions or ask questions in real time, and all conversations are available for podcast after the call. The Seminar is sponsored by The Bard Center for Environmental Policy.

Calls are first and third Wednesdays of each month at noon eastern. To get on our mailing list, and stay informed about upcoming calls, please send an email to

This week’s presenter: TBD

Topic: TBD

Start: April 16, 2014 12:00 pm
End: April 16, 2014 1:00 pm

Climate Youth Forum

Climate Youth Forum EPA Region 1 (New England) is hosting on April 16th. The Boston Green Academy, ISES and the United States Environmental Protection Agency are looking for interested students to participate in a Climate Change Youth Forum. Learn more.

Start: April 16, 2014 8:30 am
End: April 16, 2014 12:30 pm
Venue: US EPA's Boston Office Located @ 5 Post Office Square

April 15, 2014

Dr. James Hansen: Combatting the Climate Crisis: the Path from Science to Action

MIT student group, Fossil Free MIT, and the MIT Earth System Initiative present:
James Hansen
Combatting the Climate Crisis: the Path from Science to Action
Talk | 5 – 6:30 PM, MIT 10-250
Informal Reception | 6:30 – 7:30 PM, MIT 10-105
Ever wonder what climate change means for you, or what you can really do about it? Join Fossil Free MIT for the fifth event of our star-studded series of interactive discussions with some of the world’s pioneering academics, advocates and activists, who are shaping today’s global climate change conversation. This talk is kindly cosponsored by the MIT Earth System Initiative.
Calling all youths (and those young at heart) to action! Joining us for the final installment of our Climate Change Speaker Series, we are thrilled to welcome world-famous climate scientist and prominent advocate of climate change intervention, Dr. James Hansen.
Dr. Hansen, formerly Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a position from which he retired to “focus more on climate activism”), is Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, where he directs a program in Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions. Dr. Hansen is well known for his 1998 testimony on climate change to Congress that helped raise broad awareness of global warming. Dr. Hansen is one of the world’s most prominent advocates of public and political action against climate change, and was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people on Earth in 2006.
Dr. Hansen will be discussing the realities of the climate crisis confronting us as the 21st century unfolds, and the opportunities for us to rise to meet them, with a particular emphasis on the role and responsibilities of our youth generation. For a sneak-peak of what to look forward to, check out Dr. Hansen’s popular TED Talk, “Why I Must Speak Out About Climate Change.
Directly following the talk, we welcome you to join us for an informal reception with Dr. Hansen in the Bush Room (10-105).
Free and open to the public.
Start: April 15, 2014 5:00 pm
End: April 15, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

April 9, 2014 – April 10, 2014

Webinar with First Fossil Fuel-Free Fund

What would “reinvestment” and the alternative to fossil fuel investment look like? Join in a unique webinar conversation with Leslie Samuelrich, the President of Green Century Capital Management —the first and only family of diversified, responsible, fossil-fuel free mutual funds.   Green Century is also unique in its ownership – having been founded in 1991 by a partnership of environmental advocacy organizations.
We’ll host two webinars to accommodate busy schedules.
·         To RSVP for Wednesday, April 9th at 8 pm EST click here
·         To RSVP for Thursday, April 10th at 8 pm EST click here
We will be joined by the director of Environment America’s global warming program, Julian Boggs, in facilitating a call for student/youth activists working in divestment. We’ll discuss the realities of fossil-fuel free investment, the strengths and limitations of shareholder advocacy and the ways in which investors have been able to take more active roles in supporting families on the frontlines of fossil fuel extraction.  Come ready with your thoughts and questions!
Please share this invitation with students you think would be interested in joining the conversation.
Start: April 9, 2014
End: April 10, 2014

April 8, 2014

New England Women in Energy and the Environment Annual Awards Gala

New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) are pleased to celebrate our Fourth Annual Achievement Awards. These awards recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women leaders in the fields of energy, environment, and the intersection of the two. Each year, the NEWIEE Achievement Awards honor women practitioners who have achieved professional excellence within their area of specialty and have actively paved the way to success for other women in similar or related professional areas.

Start: April 8, 2014 6:00 pm
End: April 8, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: The Lenox Hotel, 61 Exeter St, Boston, MA 02116

MassRecycle’s R3 Recycling and Organics Conference

MassRecycle invites you to Massachusetts’ premier Recycling & Organics Conference! After record-breaking attendance last year, we look forward to growing the R3 Conference into our new Marlborough, MA location. We hope you’ll join us in the opportunity to network and increase your knowledge in recycling, reuse and waste reduction.
Date: April 8, 2014

April 5, 2014

Climate Justice Teach-In

This one day conference will explore the intersection of climate change and social justice.
We’ve known about the dangers of climate change for more than two decades and awareness continues to increase. We are already beginning to see the consequences–frigid temperatures thanks to shifting polar vortex, hurricanes, typhoons, flooding–and there is widespread support for policies to mitigate climate change.
Yet, we haven’t seen the wide scale changes in society we need and they don’t seem on the horizon. Why? What kind of movement (and, ultimately, society) is required to respond seriously to climate change?
Speakers will address: What is the role of the capitalist political and economic system in the climate crisis? How do racism, socioeconomic inequality, and other longstanding forms of oppression facilitate ecological destruction? Why should climate activists be concerned with a broad-based view of social justice and why should social justice activists be concerned with climate change?
A central goal of the conference is to promote climate justice perspectives and analyses in the Boston area. How can we promote collaboration between climate activists and social justice activists and build a strong climate justice movement? Join us for discussion of these important questions!
Confirmed speakers:
Fred Magdoff, Professor Emeritus of Soil Science, University of Vermont and co-author with John Bellamy Foster of “What Every Environmentalist needs to know about Capitalism”
Daniel Faber, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Northeastern Environmental Justice Research Collaborative, Northeastern University
Sherri Mitchell, Indigenous Rights Attorney and Activist and Executive Director of the Land Peace Foundation
Sara Mersha, Director of Grantmaking and Advocacy, Grassroots International
Jill Stein  Green Party “Earth Day to May Day” Action Coalition
More speakers and details to be announced!
Start: April 5, 2014 1:00 pm
End: April 5, 2014 5:30 pm
Venue: 20 West Village F
Northeastern University, Boston

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