March 8, 2014 – March 9, 2014
An upcoming cross-border and cross-sector discussion on pressing energy issues in developing markets.
3 keynotes & 8 panels address major global energy challenges.
Presentation of innovative energy projects and technologies.
Sponsor workshop sessions.
Interactive small-group discussions led by sponsors.
Student innovators pitch projects to win seed funding.
March 7, 2014
Please join us for an afternoon of community engagement, scholarship, cheese tasting, and discussions around the politics of food.
1:00-3:00pm – Local Food Production Exhibition Featuring sixteen organizations including Groundwork Somerville, Food for Thought, Equal Exchange, Union Square Main Streets, and M.F. Dulock Pasture-Raised Meats.
2:00-3:00pm – Cheese Tasting Featuring New England raw-milk and pasteurized cheeses.
3:00-4:30pm – Speaker + Panel Discussion featuring MIT Associate Professor of Anthropology Heather Paxson, author of “The Life of Cheese: Crafting Food and Value in America”.
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March 6, 2014
Chuck Sherzi, Jr., Arborist and Agronomist at Tree Specialists, Inc.
Soils are a vast and complex entity and always something of a mystery. We truly know very little about the dark realm of the underworld beneath our feet and even less about soil when it comes to managing it with regard to the health of our landscapes.
In the urban environment, soils have become the product of society rather than that of nature and are the cause and consequence of our past landscape cultural practices.
To get a better handle on managing soil holistically we need fresh insight and a new diagnostic approach beyond the traditional extension soil test. In this ‘Lunch & Learn’ presentation, Chuck will introduce the concept of soil health/quality and the implementation of soil health/quality indicators to comprehensively assess the biological, chemical and physical attributes of the soil as they pertain to the constraints of a site.
This event is part of the Lunch and Learn series sponsored by the Environmental Studies department. See the full line of spring semester speakers here.
March 5, 2014
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
CERO cooperative worker-owners will discuss the organization’s history and community focused, green business model. CERO, which stands for Cooperative Energy, Recycling and Organics, is building an organic waste hauling business that will create good green jobs and provide environmental benefits for the Dorchester and Roxbury community. We will hear from CERO about the challenges and benefits to a worker owner model and their vision for how this model can help build a more sustainable future. Learn more about CERO and Tufts New Economy.
Light refreshments provided
March 4, 2014
A Tale of Two Countries: India and Pakistan by Mr. Moazzam Alahdad, Former Director of Operations, World Bank
Light Lunch will be served
March 3, 2014
Learn about the UMass/Yestermorrow joint program to study sustainable building and design in Vermont: the Semester in Sustainable Design/Build. Yestermorrow’s Executive Director Kate Stephenson will present a slideshow of student work and talk about a variety of ways students can learn hands-on skills in design and construction through a fall semester program, summer and winter break workshops, and summer internships.
Come to Yestermorrow to:
• Gain important hands-on skills developing a real-world project
• Explore concepts of sustainability through practice
• Work with expert instructors who are professional designers and builders
• Add practical and relevant experience to your professional résumé
• Open to college students, recent graduates, and professionals
• The only pre-requisite is self-motivation—no previous architecture or construction experience necessary
Pizza will be served!
Free and open to the public. Learn more about the program.
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February 27, 2014
Elena Naumova, Associate Dean for Research and Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director, the Tufts Initiative for the Forecasting and Modeling of Infectious Diseases at Tufts University
Enteric infectious diseases continue to cause morbidity and mortality in India, especially in infants and children with an estimated 2-5 million deaths annually in preschool children. Water contamination in both urban and rural parts of this region is a serious problem in all seasons, and results in diarrheal disease in both epidemic and endemic forms. India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the United States Department of Health and Human Services signed a bi-lateral joint Statement to support Indo-U.S. Collaboration on Environmental and Occupational Health. Under this agreement we had completed a multiyear project, approved by the Joint Working Group (JWG) is conducted by the team of researchers from Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, India and Tufts University Schools of Medicine and Engineering, Boston/Medford, USA. Our goal was to compare the risk of enteric infection from the domestic and external environment in urban and rural areas by assessing environmental factors, including nature of land use, population density, water source and sanitation practices, incorporating data on air and soil temperature, rainfall and season to build mathematical models of the transmission dynamics of enteric infections. This proposal assumes there are multiple channels of exposure from multiple sources for enteric infections and that geographic, environmental and possibly cultural factors interact to maintain unsafe water and continued transmission of endemic enteric infections.Dr. Naumova will talk about how Tufts students participated in this study and how their work contributed to the success of our collaboration.
This event is part of the Lunch and Learn series sponsored by the Environmental Studies department. See the full line-up of presenters for the spring here.
The 2014 Upstate NY Society for Risk Analysis Webinar Series is titled “Scientific Studies on Impacts of Natural Gas Extraction from Marcellus Shale on Water Resources.” Once a month, speakers will deliver a forty-minute presentation from their respective places of employment followed by a 20-minute discussion period.
On February 20, Robert Jackson of Duke University will present on “Geochemistry Studies of Hydraulic Fracturing on Water Resources in Pennsylvania.” Please view the schedule for a list of the other webinars.
February 26, 2014
“Brown Bag Lunch Series”
Carina Millstone, GDAE Visiting Research Fellow
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