December 11, 2013
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.
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.
December 14, 2013
A wintry night-time ride amongst warmly lit homes. Somerville Bicycle Commitee holds this event in conjunction with the Somerville Arts Council’s Illuminations Trolley Tour the same evening. Meet at 5:50 pm in front of the main entrance to Somerville High School, 81 Highland Ave. (next to City Hall). We’ll depart promptly at 6 pm, riding for about an hour.
Please wear warm clothes and light up your bike — the more lights, the merrier! Costumes are encouraged but not required. We suggest a $5 donation to support the Somerville Arts Council. After the ride, enjoy hot drinks, treats, and good cheer at City Hall.
January 28, 2014 – January 30, 2014
The impacts of climate change have “moved firmly into the present,” as noted in the draft United States National Climate Assessment. Moreover, the pace and magnitude of climate change and its impacts are occurring much faster than was predicted even a few years ago. The window for turning the situation around is closing very rapidly. The 14th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment: Building Climate Solutions will engage over 1,200 key individuals from a wide range of sectors who will develop strategies and tactics that advance solutions to minimize the impacts of anthropogenic climate change. This will include mitigation solutions to minimize the consequences of climate change and adaptation solutions for those consequences that cannot be avoided.
October 15, 2014 – October 16, 2014
We invite you to join us at the Australian Regional Development Conference.
The conference will focus on the broad issues of economic, planning, environment and community development. We aim to advance economic and social outcomes by providing a platform to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing Regional Australia. All papers presented at the conference will be published in the book of proceedings for distribution to delegates, sponsors, governments, business and academic institutions and other interested parties.
The conference theme is “Where to from here?”and will incorporate the Regional Development Innovation Awards.
Confirmed keynotes include:
- Associate Professor Trevor Budge AM, Manager, Strategy City of Greater Bendigo and La Trobe University, Bendigo Campus
- Adjunct Professor Tony Sorensen, School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences, University of New England
- Professor John Cole, Executive Director, Institute for Resilient Regions, University of Southern Queensland
- Professor Y. Jay Guo, Research Director, Smart and Secure Infrastructure, Digital Productivity and Services National Flagship, CSIRO
Invitations have also been sent to;
- The Hon Warren Truss MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development.
- Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner MP, Minister for Regional Infrastructure & Services, NSW Government
- Hon Peter Ryan, MP, Minister for Regional and Rural Development, Victorian Government
- Dr Rhondda Dickson, CEO, Murray–Darling Basin Authority
- Barry Irvin AM, Executive Chairman, Bega Cheese
- Roger Fletcher, Chairman, Fletcher International Exports Pty Ltd