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April 17, 2014

Health Consequences of Hydrofracturing: The Known and Unkown

Reynold Panettieri, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Director of the Airways Biology Institute; Deputy Director of the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Panettieri will be speaking live from the University of Pennsylvania.

This event is part of the Lunch and Learn series sponsored by the Environmental Studies department. See the full line-up of spring speakers here.

Start: April 17, 2014 12:00 pm
End: April 17, 2014 1:15 pm
Venue: Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center, Tisch College, Medford

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 climate@bard.edu.

This week’s presenter: TBD

Topic: TBD

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

Eating Green!

Come find the Office of Sustainability in the Campus Center during open block! We’ll be talking about eating sustainably, and we’ll have a photo booth so that you can enter our Sustainable Selfies contest. There may be chances to win prizes…

Start: April 16, 2014 12:00 pm
End: April 16, 2014 2:00 pm

April 14, 2014

Traveling Green!

Come find the Office of Sustainability in the Campus Center during open block – we’ll have a table set up with tips on traveling green, plus a photo booth where you can enter our Sustainable Selfies contest – and maybe some opportunities to win great prizes….

Start: April 14, 2014 12:00 pm
End: April 14, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Campus Center

April 11, 2014

EarthFest

Tufts Sustainability Collective presents EarthFest 2014! There will be a clothing swap, photo booth-like opportunities, free food, music, and more! Stay tuned for info on what kinds of games, events, etc. will be happening!

This year, EarthFest is also divided in two parts: the first one consist in eco-activities on the Academic Quad organized by TSC and the second part is a music festival organized by Lewis Hall. (The activities on the Quad will be happening 11 to 2 and then the festival will be from 2 to 5.)
 
Start: April 11, 2014 11:00 am
End: April 11, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Academic Quad, Tufts Medford Campus

April 10, 2014

Using Theater to Explore Issues Related to Climate Change

Debra Wise, Artistic Director at Underground Railway Theater

In this interactive workshop, participants will brainstorm what they know – and feel – about pressing problems related to climate change, generate provocative questions, and explore their questions through a simple collaborative playwriting exercise. Participants will also get some background information on the world-premiere of SILA, by Chantal Bilodeau, about the intersection of culture, class and climate change in the Canadian Arctic. SILA will have a work-in-progress reading at Tufts on Monday, February 10, and its world premiere at Central Square Theater in Cambridge April 24 – May 25 (www.centralsquaretheater.org). The workshop will be led by Downing Cless, Associate Professor of Drama (with longtime involvement in eco-theater) and Debra Wise, Artistic Director of Underground Railway Theater and Co-Director of Catalyst Collaborative@MIT, an ongoing science theater project.

This event is part of the Lunch and Learn series sponsored by the Environmental Studies Department. See the full line-up of spring speakers here.

Start: April 10, 2014 12:00 pm
End: April 10, 2014 1:15 pm
Venue: Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center, Tisch College, Medford

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 7, 2014

TSC Roundtable

Tufts Sustainability Collective is pleased to invite you to their semiannual Sustainability Roundtable, bringing together students,  staff, and faculty working on sustainability initiatives on campus!

Join TSC for light lunch, networking, and discussion. Please RSVP to elouise.doyle@tufts.edu.

Start: April 7, 2014 12:00 pm
End: April 7, 2014 1:15 pm
Venue: Terrace Room, Tufts Medford Campus

April 3, 2014

Bioregional Urbanism: A Collaborative Framework for Scalable Sustainability

Sarah Howard, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Earthos Institute

“Further research is needed to better understand the linkages across food, water, and energy systems; our response to the resource conundrum must be long-term and integrated across sectors to address systemic risks and root causes.” – From the Global Resource Security Experts’ Workshop, 2009

This talk will explore Bioregional Urbanism, a practice methodology that helps cities and regions become more resilient and self-sufficient and measurably contribute to global sustainability. A team of designers, scientists, policy practitioners, and community partners at Earthos Institute are developing this cross-sector decision-making framework to help people work together to address the resource conundrum while contributing to vibrant places and improved well-being for all. This session introduces the underlying research, theoretical constructs, and practice methods of Bioregional Urbanism, along with preliminary applications in the Boston area and regions around the world.

This event is part of the Lunch and Learn series sponsored by the Environmental Studies department. See the full line-up of spring speakers here.

Start: April 3, 2014 12:00 pm
End: April 3, 2014 1:15 pm
Venue: Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center, Tisch College, Medford

April 2, 2014

National Climate Seminar: Women, Development, Climate Change

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 climate@bard.edu.

This week’s presenter: Cate Owren, Senior Policy Advisor at IUCN

Topic: Women, Development, Climate Change

Start: April 2, 2014 12:00 pm
End: April 2, 2014 1:00 pm

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