November 21, 2013
CIERP’S Sustainable Development Diplomacy and Governance Program Presents:
First Generation Ethanol: Evolution, Potential and Constraints with José Roberto Moreira, Professor of Energy, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Source: Ethanol Producer Magazine
(a light lunch will be served – no RSVP, first-come first-served)
November 20, 2013
Steve Heikin, Principal, ICON Architecture
Guest lecture in UEP 205/105 Urban Planning and Design, open to all students and faculty.
Interested in making a difference right after graduating? Consider applying for a Fellowship with U.S. PIRG.
U.S.PIRG is a network of state-based consumer advocacy groups working on behalf of the public interest. In 30 states around the country, we work on federal and state issues ranging from public health policy, to higher education affordability, to consumer protection, to open, democratic governance. Through targeted research, coalition building, outreach to citizen activists and the media, and direct lobbying of decision-makers, we work to ameliorate some of the nation’s most pressing problems.
Right now we are looking to hire graduating seniors for our full-time Fellowship program. Fellows with U.S. PIRG will do research, advocacy and grassroots organizing on critical public interest issues. They will receive extensive training while working side-by-side with experienced staff in one of our 30 state campaign offices. And after two years on the front lines tackling important problems and pushing for smart solutions, Fellows will have the skills and experience it takes to become a leader with us, or other organizations working to make change happen.
A current fellow will be present to answer any questions, plus there will be pizza! 1st round Interviews will be held Thursday, November 21st.
Apply at http://www.uspirg.org/apply by 12 PM on Wednesday, November 20th to reserve an interview time.
Michael Runge, USGS
Michael Runge is a Research Ecologist at the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. His primary research interests include problems in quantitative ecology related to adaptive management of wildlife resources. Duties include development and evaluation of principles and theories of adaptive resource management, development and implementation of large-scale management experiments, development of novel applications of adaptive management, technical support for ongoing applications of adaptive management, and development and implementation of other quantitative methods for wildlife
UEP Colloquium brings together the students, faculty, affiliates, alumni, and friends to share,learn, inspire, and provoke. Attendees are encouraged to bring food and beverages to share. All sessions will be Wednesdays 12-1:15pm at Sophia Gordon Hall.
Julian Agyeman: Food, Space, Place, Culture
Jon Kellett: Sink or Swim? Policy Responses to Climate Induced Sea Level Rise
Rachel Bratt: National Housing Policy and a Modest Local Victory
Susan Ostrander: Citizenship and Governance in a Changing Somerville
UEP Thesis Share: From Idea to Proposal
Greg Watson, MA Commissioner of Agriculture
Juan Leyton and Aaron Tanaka: Building New Economies
Denise Chin: Food Security in Brazil and Malaysia
Stefanie Chang and Deniz Geçim: Social Capital in Urban Disaster Resilience in Japan and Turkey
UEP Field Projects: Spring 2014
UEP Thesis Share: From Proposal to Project
Future of Civil Rights with Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston
Daniel Crawford, Undergraduate, College of Liberal Arts;
Scott St. George, IonE Resident Fellow and Professor of Geography, College of Liberal Arts;
Todd Reubold, IonE Director of Communications
Anthropogenic climate change is one of the most challenging problems humanity faces, but public opinion surveys show that many people are skeptical about global warming. In this seminar, Crawford, Scott St. George and Reubold will share their experiences with using music to help climate science reach out to new audiences. Their first collaboration — a music video that reconfigures global temperature data as a cello composition — has been described as “amazing, and eerie” and “an effective tool to show people that our planet is changing.” Join us to learn what global warming sounds like!
November 19, 2013
Gary Paul Nabhan
W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable
Food Systems, University of Arizona
Over the next half century, climate change will dramatically affect which food crop varieties reach optimum quality innearly every foodscape in North America. Farmers’ selection of crop varieties and how they grow them in each microclimate will be radically reworked by declining chill hours, extreme summer temperatures, the changed frequency of tropical storms, and extended droughts. Fresh water scarcity and increasing salinity will also rework what food plants can be grown in many localities as well, not just in already arid areas, but along all coasts. With 2300 counties declared drought disaster areas in the US within the last two years, it is time that horticulturists, gardeners, and farmers in every part of the country look more critically at the diversity of some heirloom vegetables, fruits and grains, a well as new farmer-selected varieties derived from participatory plant breeding in the U.S. By listening to traditional and innovative farmers on five continents and seeing how they are adapting their diversity of food crops to adaptations, Nabhan offers options to greater reliance on a few so-called climate ready GE crops, each of which costs to 5 million US dollars to develop, market and employ. The farm-based strategies for innovation developed through biomimicry, ecomimicry and etnomimicry will be highlighted.
Gary Paul Nabhan is the W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Arizona, as well as the permaculture designer and orchard-keeper of Almuniya de los Zopilotes Experimental Farm in Patagonia, Arizona. Widely acknowledged as a pioneer in the local-food movement and grassroots seed conservation, Nabhan was honored by Utne Reader in 2011 as one of twelve people making the world a better place to live. A recipient of a MacArthur Genius Award, his twenty-four books have been translated into six languages.
Reserve your spot now.
Sponsored by the Anthropology and Biology Departments, the Environmental Studies Program, the Agriculture Food and Environment Program at the Friedman School of Nutrition, and Tufts Institute of the Environment
Imagine your favorite bands—GROUPLOVE, The Knocks, and Saints of Valory—performing right on your very own school campus. Your friends and peers are all around you, swaying to the music and donning giddy smiles reflective of your own. Best of all, the festivities surrounding you are all environmentally friendly! That’s what the Campus Consciousness Tour (CCT) is all about—a half rock tour, half environmental and social consciousness campaign. And on November 15th, CCT will be coming to YOUR school.
This year, the Rainforest Alliance and Lipton are teaming up with Reverb to bring the tour to your campus. It is designed to have a minimal environmental footprint and aims to educate and activate students. Creating an electric atmosphere, the tour is a unique space where students can experience and learn about the positive impacts of sustainability while immersing themselves in the resonating sound of live music.
During the day of the show, an eco-village will be set up with various tents and activities. There will be games, raffles and art introducing students to the importance of sustainable sourcing on campus. Be sure to stop by the Rainforest Alliance booth to learn about our Campus Initiative, which equips college students and professors with the information and tools needed to advance sustainability in the classroom, campus and beyond. At our booth you can pledge to “Follow the Frog” by looking for the Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM seal when shopping for everyday products like coffee, tea and paper. The little green frog seal is your assurance that a product has been grown and harvested using environmentally and socially responsible practices. We’ll also have a photo wall set up where you and your friends can snap photos and post on social media using #FollowtheFrog and #Lipton hashtags. Participation in these activities will enter you in a raffle for goodies and a meet and greet with the band GROUPLOVE!
We hope that the Campus Consciousness Tour will leave an impression that lasts long after we leave, inspiring you to lead the path toward a more sustainable future. So come out on November 15th and join the party! Bring your friends and let’s have a good time!
For information and resources on sustainable sourcing contact email@example.com.