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December 2014

MIT Water Summit

December 11 @ 5:00 pm - December 12 @ 5:00 pm
Kendall Square Marriott,
Cambridge, MA United States
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Tweet The MIT Water Summit is a gathering of not only students and faculty from MIT and the Greater Boston area, but also leaders from industry, finance, government, and academia to explore current problems and potential solutions surrounding water resources in three broad areas – Water and Industries, Water and Food Security, and Water and Cities. Our main mission is to inform, inspire, and connect people who are passionate about water, invigorating current research and inspiring new collaborations. December 11, 2014…

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The Bee: A Natural History

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum,
125 Arborway, Boston, MA United States
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Tweet An Arnold Arboretum Lecture for Adults Noah Wilson-Rich, PhD, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, The Best Bees Company Bees are crucial to the reproduction and diversity of flowering plants, and the economic contributions of these irreplaceable insects measure in the tens of billions of dollars each year. Yet bees are dying at an alarming rate, threatening food supplies and ecosystems around the world. In this natural history talk, Noah Wilson-Rich will provide a window into the vitally important role…

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#LiveFromLima: A Live Discussion Between Social Entrepreneurs and Special Guests from COP20

December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Impact Hub Boston,
50 Milk Street, 17th Floor, Boston, MA United States
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Tweet #LivefromLima is a program bringing entrepreneurs,  business owners & policy makers together to share climate solutions. Innovation & business engagement is crucial to overcome the challenges of climate change. Attendees will be matched online with guests from the COP20 Conference in Peru.  For additional information please contact James Billman at james.billman[at]cabaus.org or check out the event website.

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MIT Trashion Show

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
MIT Museum,
265 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA United States
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Interested in Sustainability?

Love Fashion?

The MIT Undergraduate Association Sustainability Committee presents

Trashion Show

December 5th, 2014

7 PM – 10 PM

MIT Museum

(265 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA)

Buy tickets for $5 in **Lobby 10** 9-5PM December 1-5

Or reserve them online here.

Come for a chance to…

Win gift cards from Whole Foods, Hubway, Pinkberry, and MORE

Enjoy food catered by Chipotle, ABP Pastries, Area Four, and MORE

Watch performances by the Chorallaries, Resonance, and Roadkill Buffet!

Meet our judges Professor Peter Dourmashkin and Chris Peterson

and guest designer Shubhra!

Please contact trashion-chairs-2014@mit.edu with any questions.

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Dupont Summit 2014 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy

December 5 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Historic Whittemore House,
1526 New Hampshire Ave, Washington DC, United States

Tweet The Journal on Policy & Complex Systems is proud to announce it will be hosting a conference for graduate students, post-docs, and budding scholars as part of the Dupont Summit. The purpose is for scholars to practice presenting their reserch, methodological strategies, and/or ideas on how to build scholarship in the area of policy and complexity in a relaxed setting. Presentations will be made from 4PM until 6PM. After the presentations, we will join for a group dinner to…

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Carmin Symposium on Urban Climate Adaptation

December 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartos Theater, Building E15,
20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Tweet This memorial symposium honors the late Professor JoAnn Carmin, an internationally-renowned scholar of the institutional and societal dimensions of environmental governance. Registration Deadline: November 7, 2015 Register link.  More information available here. If interested please contact Linda Shi at lindashi@mit.edu

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Sustainable Development in Asia

December 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cabot 703,
Tufts University Fletcher School, 160 Packard Avenue, Medford, MA United States
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Tweet The authors will discuss their recent book series examining sustainable development in six countries in Asia. RSVP here. More information.

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November 2014

Documentary Screening: Our Daily Bread

November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Latin Way 250s

Tweet Maybe you’ve heard the stories, but have you ever looked industrial agriculture in the face? Well now is the time! The Green House is back with another flick in its sustainable film series: “Our Daily Bread,” which shows the stark realities of Europe’s mechanized food production and calls into question what ends up on our plates. (http://www.ourdailybread.at/jart/projects/utb/website.jart?rel=en&content-id=1130864824947) Come to the Latin Way 250s on Thursday, November 13th, 7:30-9:30pm for free (Danish) pastries, a movie, and discussion. We are honored…

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Slow Money gathering

November 10 - 12
Unnamed Venue,
Louisville, KY United States

Tweet Slow money is a local and global gathering on food, investing, and culture.  Slow Money gatherings have emerged as a significant new venue for field building, investing, and social change. The events feature food entrepreneurs who are leading the way rebuilding local food systems, along with many renowned thought leaders in agriculture, investing, and philanthropy.  Learn more at their website.

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October 2014

Reuse Conex: 3rd International Reuse Conference & Expo

October 23 - 25
Holiday Inn Austin Midtown

Tweet ReuseConex is coming to Austin for three days to focus on the technologies, strategies and systems-thinking that are enabling the reuse community to grow and thrive. Learn from reuse industry experts sharing best practice; city agencies embracing reuse to meet zero waste goals; and international companies incorporating reuse into their operations to save time, money and resources. We just announced our speakers — so find out more about our speakers below. For more information and registration details, click here.

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