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April 2015

Invasive Species Hunt

April 23 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Tweet Join Professor Mark Pokras as he “weeds” out the invasive species over at the Wildlife Clinic. Stop by anytime with gardening gloves to get down in the dirt and learn about what’s there and what shouldn’t be.

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(ENVS Lunch & Learn) New England Groundfish: A Story About Managing People

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center

Tweet New England fisheries date back several centuries, with the iconic Atlantic cod playing a key role in our countries’ development. In the 1970’s, faced with declining fish stocks, Congress passed the Magnuson-Stevens Act to create sustainable fisheries that benefit our fishermen and our Nation. The Act created eight Fishery Management Councils made up of fishermen, along with state and federal managers to develop measures to manage fisheries within the legal requirements. The New England Council is responsible for developing…

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Beautify the Grafton Campus

April 23 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Tweet Clean up Rte. 30—Spend some time after work cleaning up and beautifying the area around our campus, including Willard Street, Pine Street and Rte. 30. Email Elizabeth Lauzon (  for more information and to sign up.

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The Edible Campus Tour

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tweet The Edible Campus Tour led by George Ellmore will be an tour around campus by an amazing BIO ENVS professor who will show us what on Tufts Campus is good to forage. We will be able to sample campus greenery without fear because toxic pesticides are not used on Tufts Campus!  

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Why Climate Guilt Doesn’t Help

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sophia Gordon Hall Multi-purpose Room,
Medford, MA,
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Tweet Book:  “What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming” Location:  Sophia Gordon Hall Multi-Purpose Room, Tufts University, Medford, MA Date:  April 28th, 2015, 6:30-7:30pm At this event, Swedish author, speaker, and eco-psychologist, Per Espen Stoknes will speak to the audience about the public psychology of global warming and issues discussed in his new book, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming. Audience members will have the opportunity to…

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May 2015

ACI Biochemicals & Bioplastics 2015 Conference

May 6 - May 7
Unnamed Venue,
Denver, CO United States
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Tweet ACI’s 3rd Biochemical & Bioplastics 2015 conference will make its debut in the US examining the critical elements involved in developing the industry. With insights from both biochemical & bioplastic producers and key players, we will consider what policies and incentive strategies can be put in play to ensure the critical elements are in the correct balance to implement successful business value.

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MassCommute Bicycle Challenge

May 9 - May 17

Tweet The MassCommute Bicycle Challenge (MCBC) is a week-long, FREE and friendly competition amongst Massachusetts businesses, educational institutions, and municipalities. The 2015 MCBC will take place during Bay State Bike Week (May 9th – 17th). This exciting corporate challenge has been hosted by MassCommute for Bay State bicyclists for over 20 years! Please join us this year for prizes, raffles, and our legendary “Bike Bash” celebration! If you have questions about the Challenge or our registration process, please visit our FAQ Page JOIN Register for the…

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Bay State Bike Week

May 9 - May 17
Unnamed Venue,

Tweet Every May Massachusetts residents come together to celebrate human-powered, two-wheeled transportation. From Cape Cod to the Berkshires participants organize events like film screenings, bike breakfasts, festivals and more to encourage new riders and raise awareness about bicycle transportation. It is fitting that Massachusetts is the only state in the nation with a truly statewide bike week, given our long history of biking. From Worcester’s bike racing champion Major Taylor to the world-famous Springfield Bicycle Club Tournament, the love of biking has deep roots. What’s…

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Boston Bike Week Festival

May 15 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Tweet Boston Bike Week Festival: May 15th! Free breakfast by Boloco, vendors, music and fun! Register now! The event is free, but it helps to know you’re coming. Join one of 10 convoys with experienced ride leaders biking in from neighborhoods throughout metro-Boston to Boston City Hall or simply meet us at City Hall. Enjoy free food, music and fun. Plus, local shops will be on hand to examine bikes and lots of other commuters stopped in to share their energy. The fun continues all summer, with Bike…

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Bike Bash

May 27 @ 5:30 am - 7:30 pm

Tweet The Bike Bash is the event wrap up party which celebrates the conclusion of the MassCommute Bicycle Challenge! All Challenge participants are invited to join in on the celebration. The Bash is an opportunity to acknowledge and award our winning teams and all of our wonderful riders! It’s also a chance to raffle off all of the drawing prizes that have been donated by our fabulous sponsors.      Please join us this year at Flat Top Johnny’s in Cambridge for…

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