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June 2014

New Innovations for Maintaining the Outdoor Landscape

June 9 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cabot Intercultural Center, Room 703,
170 Packard Ave., Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Tweet On June 9, the Tufts Office of Sustainability and Quiet Communities are co-sponsoring an event on “New Innovations for Maintaining the Outdoor Urban Landscape”. Register now! Spots are limited.

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American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference

June 8

Tweet At this workshop, students and young professionals will gain tips and knowledge about the following: developing a personal brand and visioning; creating a career roadmap, maximizing your technical proficiency; taking control of your career – time management, stress management and lifeworks balance; workplace ethics and how to cultivate a personal network. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet with AWWA VIPs and water industry leaders. Separate registration fee is required. Learn more.

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Commonbound: Moving Together Toward a New Economy

June 6 - 8

Tweet Over 600 activists, youth, students, and leaders will converge in Boston for CommonBound. Let’s come together as a movement to create sustainable businesses, share knowledge and resources, and build resilient and democratic communities. For more information, visit the website here. 

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Land and the City: 9th Annual Land Policy Conference

June 2 - 3
The Charles Hotel,

Tweet The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy will hold its 9th Annual Land Policy Conference in June, and this year’s title is Land and the City. I invite you to attend the conference. Presentations will address topics related to infrastructure. If you need more detailed information about the conference, Sam Moody will be available to answer your inquiry by email (smoody@lincolninst.edu ) or phone (617-503-2174). Registration is free and available online.

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May 2014

Greenovate Boston Summit

May 31
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School

Tweet Join Mayor Walsh, Boston residents, businesses, and community leaders on May 31st, 2014 for the Greenovate Boston Community! The Summit is a free, one-day event that’s all about empowering the Boston community to address climate change and help make Boston the greenest, most climate-prepared city in the U.S. The Summit will include world-class speakers, interactive workshops and trainings, the Greenovate Boston Awards Ceremony, and a Marketplace of Ideas to showcase local innovations, products, and services. Participants will also have…

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The Ride of Silence

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
City Hall Plaza,
1 City Hall Square, Boston, 02201 United States
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Tweet The Ride of Silence commemorates bike riders killed by motor vehicles. It is a procession, not a race, averaging less than 12 miles per hour. The ride is without conversation, with speaking only to support safety issues such as pot holes or stopping for lights. The route will be on city streets and the procession will obey all traffic laws. Helmet is Mandatory.  

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The President’s Picnic

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Tufts University,
The President's Lawn, Medford/Somerville, MA United States

Tweet The picnic on the Medford/Somerville campus will take place on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the President’s Lawn. The rain date is Thursday, May 22. All students and faculty are invited to a picnic hosted by the University President himself. As part of Tufts’ ongoing commitment to campus sustainability, the picnic will once again be a zero-waste event, which means that everything used will be either recycled or composted. To minimize waste even further,…

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Beyond Buildings: LEED for Neighborhood Development in Massachusetts

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Atlantic Wharf Community Room,
290 Congress Street, Boston,

Tweet How is LEED ND transforming the built environment in Massachusetts? How are government, for-profit and non-profits using LEED ND as a tool for enhancing sustainable development? This workshop will answer these and many other questions through a review of people and projects in MA that have used LEED ND as more than just a green building certification program. Learn more.

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Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference

May 19 - 21
The Center of New Hampshire • Manchester, NH

Tweet Antioch University is hosting a regional conference for local planners and decision-makers to understand how to create healthy resilient communities that are better prepared to handle severe weather and climate impacts. Learn more.

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18th Annual Mystic River Herring Run

May 18

Tweet Mark your calendars for the 18th annual Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle for Sunday, May 18th.  The year’s events will once again include a 5K run/walk on a flat course along the Mystic River and a 3, 9 and 12 mile paddling race. All events begin and end at the Blessing of the Bay Boathouse in Somerville. Registration is open and we are seeking volunteers to help the day go smoothly!

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