December 12, 2013
Collecting food waste in retail dining operations is challenging but the opportunities for food waste reduction are immense. Join us as we look at successful “reduce and reuse” strategies, food donation programs, and unique materials management solutions for the dining hall and “dining on the run.”
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This event will showcase businesses, investors, advisers, and academics involved with the new business model of “sharing.” You know the big ones– AirBnB, Lyft, GearCommons, WorkBar, ZipCar- and more. In fact you’ve probably used at least one of them this year. Find out more/get a ticket.
MIT Water Club is pleased to announce the first MIT Water Summit, a landmark event that will bring together experts from industry, academia, government, and investment to discuss the challenges and cutting-edge developments in the water sector. The all-day event is composed of thought provoking panel discussions featuring panelist from MIT, GE, Tufts University and many more. Register here – tickets range from $0-10.
December 11, 2013
The second in a series of three webcasts by the EPA aimed at providing information on communications strategies and methods, this session will explore how communications tools can be used throughout the implementation of climate and clean energy programs to achieve behavior change and ensure sustained, lasting impacts. Key points that will be discussed include the role of behavior change in the success of a program; the value of communicating program results and successes in sustaining change; how incentives, awards, and competitions can be used to recognize behavior change; and how to assess behavior change. Sign up here.
James Forester, IonE Resident Fellow and Assistant Professor of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences
Across the globe, spatial patterns of land cover and human land use are changing rapidly. Coincident with these changes are shifts in the spatial and temporal patterns of weather and climate. For wildlife species at the edge of their geographic ranges, these changes can be dramatic and potentially limiting. Forester will discuss initial steps to quantify how wildlife populations are responding numerically and behaviorally to these novel combinations of climate, weather and land cover.
Alexandra Klass, IonE Resident Fellow and Professor of Law, Law School
This presentation addresses the development of physical and regulatory infrastructures for transporting oil, natural gas and electricity in the U.S. Hydraulic fracturing has allowed oil and natural gas development in parts of the country that were not major producers when pipeline networks were built. Is the regulatory structure put in place decades ago sufficient for the expansions needed today? Likewise, wind, solar, and other renewable energy sources are being developed far from population centers, with the electricity they produce transported through transmission lines. Does it still make sense for states to be responsible for siting and construction of interstate lines?
December 3, 2013
Speakers are Brian Daniels, Quinn Middle School, Hudson; Kate Crosby, Energy Manager, Acton-Boxborough Regional School District; David Harris, Project Manager at OMR Architects; and Ann Greaney-Williams, Tufts University.