Calendar of Events

April 17, 2014

Carbon Tax Comedy

Start: April 17, 2014 7:00 pm
End: April 17, 2014 8:30 pm
Venue: Harvard University, Maxwell Dworkin, Main Lecture Room 33 Oxford St., Cambridge

The Future of Energy

Start: April 17, 2014 5:00 pm
End: April 17, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: Austin Hall North, Harvard Law School 1515 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

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

Sustainability: Systems and Solutions Conference

The Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference connects sustainability stakeholders in government, education, business, non-profits and communities.  
  • Engage in cross-sector dialogues  
  • Learn about best practices, research, current trends, products and services
  • Go home with ideas, connections, and resources to implement sustainable practices

Learn more!

Date: April 17, 2014
Venue: UMass Lowell Conference Center

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

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

Climate Youth Forum

Climate Youth Forum EPA Region 1 (New England) is hosting on April 16th. The Boston Green Academy, ISES and the United States Environmental Protection Agency are looking for interested students to participate in a Climate Change Youth Forum. Learn more.

Start: April 16, 2014 8:30 am
End: April 16, 2014 12:30 pm
Venue: US EPA's Boston Office Located @ 5 Post Office Square

April 15, 2014

Dr. James Hansen: Combatting the Climate Crisis: the Path from Science to Action

MIT student group, Fossil Free MIT, and the MIT Earth System Initiative present:
James Hansen
Combatting the Climate Crisis: the Path from Science to Action
Talk | 5 – 6:30 PM, MIT 10-250
Informal Reception | 6:30 – 7:30 PM, MIT 10-105
Ever wonder what climate change means for you, or what you can really do about it? Join Fossil Free MIT for the fifth event of our star-studded series of interactive discussions with some of the world’s pioneering academics, advocates and activists, who are shaping today’s global climate change conversation. This talk is kindly cosponsored by the MIT Earth System Initiative.
Calling all youths (and those young at heart) to action! Joining us for the final installment of our Climate Change Speaker Series, we are thrilled to welcome world-famous climate scientist and prominent advocate of climate change intervention, Dr. James Hansen.
Dr. Hansen, formerly Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a position from which he retired to “focus more on climate activism”), is Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, where he directs a program in Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions. Dr. Hansen is well known for his 1998 testimony on climate change to Congress that helped raise broad awareness of global warming. Dr. Hansen is one of the world’s most prominent advocates of public and political action against climate change, and was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people on Earth in 2006.
Dr. Hansen will be discussing the realities of the climate crisis confronting us as the 21st century unfolds, and the opportunities for us to rise to meet them, with a particular emphasis on the role and responsibilities of our youth generation. For a sneak-peak of what to look forward to, check out Dr. Hansen’s popular TED Talk, “Why I Must Speak Out About Climate Change.
Directly following the talk, we welcome you to join us for an informal reception with Dr. Hansen in the Bush Room (10-105).
Free and open to the public.
Start: April 15, 2014 5:00 pm
End: April 15, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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


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

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