January 7, 2014 – January 14, 2014
Ultimately, Sustainability is all about change. Remembering the three pillars, often too little attention is given to social responsibility. Bringing sustainability home, taking responsibility where our businesses operate, has the potential to create real shared value and sew the seeds of lasting change.
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January 28, 2014 – January 30, 2014
The impacts of climate change have “moved firmly into the present,” as noted in the draft United States National Climate Assessment. Moreover, the pace and magnitude of climate change and its impacts are occurring much faster than was predicted even a few years ago. The window for turning the situation around is closing very rapidly. The 14th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment: Building Climate Solutions will engage over 1,200 key individuals from a wide range of sectors who will develop strategies and tactics that advance solutions to minimize the impacts of anthropogenic climate change. This will include mitigation solutions to minimize the consequences of climate change and adaptation solutions for those consequences that cannot be avoided.
February 6, 2014
Julie Nelson is a UMASS Professor in the Department of Economics.
The ENVS Lunch & Learn Program began in the Spring of 2011 to create opportunities for environmentally-minded undergraduate students, faculty, and interested staff to communicate and interact on environmental issues. Tufts University alumni, graduate students, faculty, and undergraduates who are actively participating in interesting research and internship topics give weekly presentations. Non-Tufts speakers have become an integral part of the program as lecturers and by serving as a resource for ideas on future lecture topics.
While we originally anticipated a predominantly undergraduate attendance, the program has attracted graduate student, faculty, staff and Medford community visitors as well.
If you are interested in participating in the Lunch & Learn program as a guest lecturer/participant, contact Ann Greaney-Williams, Program Coordinator at environmentalstudies (@tufts.edu).
October 15, 2014 – October 16, 2014
We invite you to join us at the Australian Regional Development Conference.
The conference will focus on the broad issues of economic, planning, environment and community development. We aim to advance economic and social outcomes by providing a platform to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing Regional Australia. All papers presented at the conference will be published in the book of proceedings for distribution to delegates, sponsors, governments, business and academic institutions and other interested parties.
The conference theme is “Where to from here?”and will incorporate the Regional Development Innovation Awards.
Confirmed keynotes include:
- Associate Professor Trevor Budge AM, Manager, Strategy City of Greater Bendigo and La Trobe University, Bendigo Campus
- Adjunct Professor Tony Sorensen, School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences, University of New England
- Professor John Cole, Executive Director, Institute for Resilient Regions, University of Southern Queensland
- Professor Y. Jay Guo, Research Director, Smart and Secure Infrastructure, Digital Productivity and Services National Flagship, CSIRO
Invitations have also been sent to;
- The Hon Warren Truss MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development.
- Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner MP, Minister for Regional Infrastructure & Services, NSW Government
- Hon Peter Ryan, MP, Minister for Regional and Rural Development, Victorian Government
- Dr Rhondda Dickson, CEO, Murray–Darling Basin Authority
- Barry Irvin AM, Executive Chairman, Bega Cheese
- Roger Fletcher, Chairman, Fletcher International Exports Pty Ltd