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September 2014

5th Annual Boston Local Food Festival

September 14

Tweet We are excited to announce that the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts’ 5th Annual Boston Local Food Festival will take place on Sunday, September 14, 2014 on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston!  Boston Local Food Festival, considered New England’s largest one day farmers market, is Boston’s premier food event connecting thousands of eaters to healthy sustainable foods grown and produced close to home. So make sure to mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate our best…

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August 2014

NOFA Summer Conference

August 8 - 10
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Amherst, MA

Tweet The Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) invites you to attend its 40th Annual Summer Conference, featuring 150 workshops on farming, gardening, land care, nutrition & food politics; full and half day pre-conferences; and 100+ exhibitors. This is a family-friendly event with conferences for children and teens, a country fair, and organic meals! Budget conscious accommodations are available, including camping and dorms.  The conference will be held at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Amherst, MA This year’s keynote speaker Elaine Ingham…

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July 2014


July 26 @ 7:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tweet MassBike is pleased to present BikeMass, our 5th annual Summer Century and Family Event. The day’s events will begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 26th at the beautiful NARA Park, in Acton, MA. This year’s event will include a Century, a Metric Century, and a 32 mile ride. All rides will journey through the luscious rolling hills of the Concord and Assabet River valleys, with stops along the way at Honey Pot Hill Orchards, Great Brook Farm and…

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NACUFS National Conference

July 8 - 12
Unnamed Venue,
Baltimore, MD United States

Tweet The National Association for College & University Food Services (NACUFC) 2014 National Conference will be held in Baltimore, Maryland. Learn more about the conference and registration on their website.

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June 2014

Revisioning Sustainability Conference

June 22 - 25

Tweet Have you ever thought that sustainability just isn’t cutting it? Maybe it’s time for a new vision. Together, we have the potential to not only sustain, but to improve the world we live in. We call it regeneration. After two successful years of hosting the annual Permaculture Your Campus Conference, the award-winning UMass Dining and UMass Permaculture Initiative are expanding the scope of their 3rd annual food systems sustainability conference and kicking off 2014 with Revisioning Sustainability.  At the Revisioning Sustainability Conference, explore real world examples of innovative food systems…

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Practicing Behavior Interventions: Understanding and Implementing Sustainable Behavior Change On your Campus

June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Babson College in Wellesley, MA

Tweet This half-day workshop was developed in collaboration between the Stanford University Persuasive Technology Lab and the GreenerU Sustainability & Behavior team. Using the Fogg Behavior Model and the hands-on experience of the Stanford researchers and GreenerU, this workshop was created specifically for campus sustainability practitioner who want to improve their knowledge and skills in changing behavior. Behavior change is not that hard when you have the right tools. Are there behaviors on your campus that you want to change?…

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Mass. Water Resources Conference

June 18 - 20

Tweet The Mass. Water Resources Research Center is collaborating with UCOWR, NIWR, and CUAHSI to organize a three-day conference at Tufts University on the theme of Water Systems, Science, and Society under Global Change. We are in charge of a track on Evolving Roles of Blue, Green, and Grey Water in Agricultural Water Security and Resilience under Uncertainty. We are particularly interested in the on-the-ground work of extension with farmers/landowners in the US. Please see the conference website.

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Leadership for Sustainability Workshop

June 18 - 20
Unnamed Venue,
Ashland, MA United States

Tweet Does your organization have the ability to gain a competitive edge as it shapes a sustainable future for your industry, sector, or organization? It can. Join Peter Senge and Darcy Winslow for Leadership for Sustainability, a 3-day workshop that will build your capacity to lead change within and across systems. Using the lens of sustainability, you will gain the skills to see and understand systems, collaborate across boundaries, develop partnerships within your organization, supply chain and community, and move from focusing on solving…

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Water Systems, Science, and Society Under Global Change Conference

June 18 - 20

Tweet UCOWR-NIWR-CUAHSI Conference, Water Systems, Science, and Society Under Global Change, to be held at Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts. Plenary speakers include Alva Couch, CUASHI; Richard Hooper, CUAHSI; Robert Hirsch, U.S. Geological Survey; Arjen Hoekstra, University of Twente; Annette Huber-Lee, Stockholm Environment Institute; Upmanu Lall, Columbia University; Dennis Lettenmaier, University of Washington; Jay Lund, UC-Davis; Daene McKinney, UT-Austin; Dan Sheer, HydroLogics; and Peter Weiskel, U.S. Geological Survey. We hope that you have already registered for the conference, but if not,…

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Environmental League of Massachusetts Campaign Boot Camp

June 17 - 18
Appalachian Mountain Club,
5 Joy Street, Boston,

Tweet Massachusetts is a leader in protecting the environment and fighting climate change, but we can do even better. The Environmental League of Massachusetts is committed to building a more muscular and effective environmental community by arming grassroots organizers with the information needed to help elect environmental champions. For those of you committed to fighting for the environment, the ELM Campaign Boot Camp will help you become a valuable asset for the candidates and causes you support. At this two-day training, experienced Massachusetts…

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