March 7, 2014
We are very excited to welcome two very talented planners to teach a course on innovative ways to build resiliency in your community or region – aka Permaculture. Steve Whitman, AICP and Stacey Doll, AICP are offering up an exciting, informative, and interactive workshop on how to create a more resilient community through ecological design. You will leave with hands on knowledge and a framework for working towards more ecological solutions for your community or region and the tools to do it with. Seven (yes, that’s 7!) CM credits have been submitted to APA for approval. Please see the website for more information and to sign up.
March 5, 2014
Leon Awerbuch, dean of the IDA Desalination Academy and President of Leading Edge Technology, with 40 years of international large scale water projects and Kathleen Baskin, Director of Water Policy for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, will present international and local perspectives on how climate and other forces are affecting the availability and nature of water usage.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week’s presenter: Micha Tomkiewicz, Physics Professor, Brooklyn College
Topic: Desalination as Adaptation
An event of the Boston Area Sustainability Group
Our food system is extraordinarily complex with a myriad of stakeholders motivated by varying concerns of climate change, personal health, local economic development, social justice, financial returns, and other factors. What does the local landscape of food look like for us in New England and what does the future hold in terms of innovative partnerships and disruptive supply chain solutions?
Come hear from leaders, who will share a broad perspective of the food system, touching on diverse levers of change and influence including production capacity, regional collaboration, municipal regulation, industry advocacy, institutional procurement strategy, and investment in entrepreneurial food ventures.
Our program this evening will be introduced and moderated by Holly Fowler, drawing on her experience of developing and implementing international, sustainable food procurement standards for more than 6500 institutional clients and her most recent consulting work with diverse regional food system stakeholders.
Sustainable Business Network is offering its third Local Food Trade Show, designed to facilitate connections and stimulate business relationships between producers and wholesale buyers of local food, with a focus on specialty crop food products in Massachusetts. This event will feature open floor trading, as well as seminars addressing common barriers to trading. Please check out their webpage HERE for more Trade Show details.
This event is ideal for restaurants and institutional buyers interested in trading with local food suppliers and who desire to buy more locally produced products from growers, fishermen, brewers, and value added producers from Massachusetts and New England.
March 2, 2014
Building on last year’s success, MCAN is joining with Toxics Action Center (TAC) again to host its annual conference. Toxics Action Center is another dedicated network of community activists championing environmental action in New England. There is considerable overlap in our concerns and thus there is much to learn together and from one another. Join us!
Co-sponsor the conference for $60 — which comes with two tickets! (Additional tickets $25)
February 27, 2014
Boston Natural Areas Network is holding a panel discussion on the invasive insect emerald ash borer and how it will impact Boston’s trees and urban canopy. Registration appreciated, but not required. Call BNAN at 617-542-7696 or email email@example.com.
Learn more about Boston’s trees and get involved, visit the Boston Urban Forest Council facebook page.
February 21, 2014 – February 22, 2014