June 5, 2013
Across the Commonwealth, 110 cities and towns are actively saving energy and money and safeguarding the local environment as officially designated Green Communities. Join this webinar with state and local experts to learn how your municipality can become part of this growing movement toward energy innovation.
Joanne Bissetta, DOER Green Communities Division Northeast Regional Coordinator
Susan McPhee, Town of Winchester Energy Conservation Coordinator
Register here to attend.
Businesses and community leaders throughout the Commonwealth frequently contact MassDOT about the need for “last mile” transportation solutions to connect suburban destinations with transit hubs.
The Last Mile Transportation Forum is designed to open a dialogue between MassDOT, stakeholders and businesses, regarding past experiences, lessons learned and future opportunities for transportation services that connect suburban workplace destinations to transit centers.
Please RSVP by May 29, 2013 to 857-368-8650 or Kristin.Slaton@dot.state.ma.us
June 4, 2013
Anyone who participated in the challenge is invited to the Bike Bash from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Cambridge Queen’s Head Pub. The event is free to all MassCommute participants and attendees have a chance to win the Grand Raffle Prize – a 2013 KHS Green Bike!
June 2, 2013
Carbon dioxide emissions from power plants produce nearly 40 percent of the global warming pollution in the United States. Despite this, there are currently no limits on the amount of carbon pollution that can be released from power plant smokestacks.
Join us to learn more about:
- New EPA rules for Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Power Plants
- Making Massachusetts Coal-Free
This event is for people with a ride range of knowledge about issues related to climate change, from experienced environmentalists to others who are newly-concerned about the effects of climate change on our planet. This event is FREE and we encourage people to register to advance. Click here to do so.
June 1, 2013
BeCause Water invites you to compete in the first official Charles River Rummage: a kayak clean-up competition for river protection and a cash prize.
- 1:00 Kick-off introduction
- Teams of 4 (2 double kayaks per team) will compete to collect as much MAN-MADE debris as possible in 1 hour of “rummaging” through the Charles River.
- The team at the end who has the most weight of debris will win a CASH PRIZE! There will also be prizes for 2nd and 3rd place.
BeCause Water will provide all equipment, including nets and kayaks.
Don’t have a full team? Don’t worry! Contact us at email@example.com and we will make sure to put you with fellow Rummagers!
Part of a bigger group (>4 people)? Bring everyone! We’ll be giving shout-outs and prizes to bigger groups as well!
BeCause Water is a social enterprise that uses community based activism to educate, empower, and incentivize sustainable water solutions.
Click here to register!
Neighborhoods across Boston striving to increase energy efficiency
Click here to sign up, and contact Erin Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
May 31, 2013
At MIT’s Climate CoLab you can work with people from all over the world to develop ideas for what we can actually do about climate change. If you submit one of the winning ideas, you’ll be able to present it to the media, government officials, business executives, and scientists at an MIT conference on September 17-18, where a grand prize of $10,000 will be awarded. Even if you don’t have new ideas yourself, you can help improve other people’s ideas and support the ones you find most promising. Current contests address low-carbon energy, building efficiency, adaptation, geoengineering, and many other topics. Entries are due May 31.Can crowdsourcing save the planet? Join the crowd and find out .
May 30, 2013
The first in a series of planned lobby days in support of a smart transition away from coal-burning in Massachusetts will be Thursday May 30th at 10:30am at 14 Beacon Street, Boston MA. Please join Coal Free Massachusetts and 350MA to help send a strong message in favor of a clean energy future, reduced global warming pollution, healthier air and a just transition for workers and host communities. There will be breakfast snacks and information packets to leave with legislators. If you are able to join, please send email to coordinator@350MA.org.
Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, Ph.D., will propose a framework for the heart that can help meet this decisive moment of history as healers filled with compassion and creative energy.
May 29, 2013
Groundwork Somerville is co-sponsoring a FREE movie showing of Urban Roots, a documentary on Detroit’s urban farming story, with Somerville Climate Action, Rep. Denise Provost, and the Somerville Community Growing Center. It’ll take place Wednesday, May 29th from 7-9 pm on the Mezzanine of Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., with a discussion of urban farming to follow.
When Everything Else Collapses, Plant Your Field of Dreams!
Detroit’s story of urban farming demonstrates that one good option for people to take control over their food is to feed themselves. Citizens come together to solve their problems and discover that the fiber of community is powerful. The growing movement of urban farmers is changing the way people think about food- and life in Detroit.
Watch the trailer.