Light Lunch will be served
Sustainable Business Network is offering its third Local Food Trade Show, designed to facilitate connections and stimulate business relationships between producers and wholesale buyers of local food, with a focus on specialty crop food products in Massachusetts. This event will feature open floor trading, as well as seminars addressing common barriers to trading. Please check out their webpage HERE for more Trade Show details.
This event is ideal for restaurants and institutional buyers interested in trading with local food suppliers and who desire to buy more locally produced products from growers, fishermen, brewers, and value added producers from Massachusetts and New England.
Learn about the UMass/Yestermorrow joint program to study sustainable building and design in Vermont: the Semester in Sustainable Design/Build. Yestermorrow’s Executive Director Kate Stephenson will present a slideshow of student work and talk about a variety of ways students can learn hands-on skills in design and construction through a fall semester program, summer and winter break workshops, and summer internships.
Come to Yestermorrow to:
• Gain important hands-on skills developing a real-world project
• Explore concepts of sustainability through practice
• Work with expert instructors who are professional designers and builders
• Add practical and relevant experience to your professional résumé
• Open to college students, recent graduates, and professionals
• The only pre-requisite is self-motivation—no previous architecture or construction experience necessary
Pizza will be served!
Free and open to the public. Learn more about the program.
An RSVP is not required, but appreciated. Please reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also check out the Facebook event for this info session.
Building on last year’s success, MCAN is joining with Toxics Action Center (TAC) again to host its annual conference. Toxics Action Center is another dedicated network of community activists championing environmental action in New England. There is considerable overlap in our concerns and thus there is much to learn together and from one another. Join us!
Boston Natural Areas Network is holding a panel discussion on the invasive insect emerald ash borer and how it will impact Boston’s trees and urban canopy. Registration appreciated, but not required. Call BNAN at 617-542-7696 or email email@example.com.
Learn more about Boston’s trees and get involved, visit the Boston Urban Forest Council facebook page.
Elena Naumova, Associate Dean for Research and Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director, the Tufts Initiative for the Forecasting and Modeling of Infectious Diseases at Tufts University
Enteric infectious diseases continue to cause morbidity and mortality in India, especially in infants and children with an estimated 2-5 million deaths annually in preschool children. Water contamination in both urban and rural parts of this region is a serious problem in all seasons, and results in diarrheal disease in both epidemic and endemic forms. India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the United States Department of Health and Human Services signed a bi-lateral joint Statement to support Indo-U.S. Collaboration on Environmental and Occupational Health. Under this agreement we had completed a multiyear project, approved by the Joint Working Group (JWG) is conducted by the team of researchers from Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, India and Tufts University Schools of Medicine and Engineering, Boston/Medford, USA. Our goal was to compare the risk of enteric infection from the domestic and external environment in urban and rural areas by assessing environmental factors, including nature of land use, population density, water source and sanitation practices, incorporating data on air and soil temperature, rainfall and season to build mathematical models of the transmission dynamics of enteric infections. This proposal assumes there are multiple channels of exposure from multiple sources for enteric infections and that geographic, environmental and possibly cultural factors interact to maintain unsafe water and continued transmission of endemic enteric infections.Dr. Naumova will talk about how Tufts students participated in this study and how their work contributed to the success of our collaboration.
This event is part of the Lunch and Learn series sponsored by the Environmental Studies department. See the full line-up of presenters for the spring here.
The 2014 Upstate NY Society for Risk Analysis Webinar Series is titled “Scientific Studies on Impacts of Natural Gas Extraction from Marcellus Shale on Water Resources.” Once a month, speakers will deliver a forty-minute presentation from their respective places of employment followed by a 20-minute discussion period.
On February 20, Robert Jackson of Duke University will present on “Geochemistry Studies of Hydraulic Fracturing on Water Resources in Pennsylvania.” Please view the schedule for a list of the other webinars.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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