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 .
June 12, 2013 – June 13, 2013
Make plans to attend the 8th Annual Northeast Buildings & Facilities Management Show & Conference. The show will feature over 350 Exhibitors displaying products and services necessary to operate, manage, renovate and maintain all types of buildings, facilities and plants in the Greater New England area.
Unique to this event, attendees earn IFMA-CFM & AFE-CEU credits by attending selected 1 hour Talks presented at the NEBFM’13 Educational Conference. Leading experts will present talks on a wide array of topics including:
Design Build (Green)
LEED Case Studies
Energy Management, Conservation & Renewables
Facilities Management & Maintenance
June 23, 2013 – June 26, 2013
The UMass Permaculture Initiative has had remarkable success in the creation of campus edible and sustainable landscapes, the development of experiential and academic programming and the strengthening of local networks toward community resilience.
On June 23-26, 2013 the University of Massachusetts Amherst is hosting the second annual Permaculture Your Campus Conference 2013!
The 2013 Permaculture Your Campus Conference brings together participants from international universities to learn why and how permaculture design is being used as the guiding framework for some of the most cutting-edge sustainability programs around the world. At this conference, we will provide you with the tools necessary to transform your campus using permaculture design to be more ecologically, economically, and socially regenerative.
At this conference, attendees will:
- Explore diverse models of institutional sustainability designed using the permaculture framework
- Participate in experiential learning programs
- Gain hands-on permaculture design and implementation experience
- Explore transformative strategies for creating a campus permaculture initiative
- Establish an international network of students, faculty, staff, and community members working to create a culture of sustainability
June 30, 2013
If you are concerned about the climate and ready to commit to action, you are welcome and encouraged to join with climate activists from across Massachusetts to share ideas and set plans for the climate movement. We will emerge from this assembly with an updated vision and 12-month plan.
The assembly will be organized around three themes described below. Each theme should identify current state and going forward plans to be included in an action report from the assembly, along the lines of this example.
1. Fossil Fuel Infrastructure
For more information about the event and to register, click here
July 15, 2013
Under the guest editorship of Richard Matthew, PhD (Director, Center for Unconventional Security Affairs and Professor, Planning, Policy and Design, University of California Irvine), Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice is dedicating part of issue 25(4) to exploring the linkages between climate change and peace. This special issue seeks papers that explore the real and potential linkages between climate change and peace. Is developing this linkage desirable, or should the peace community be wary of it? Is there a new nexus for peace that must focus on the complex relationships among climate, food, water, and energy? Should climate change become an explicit focus of peacebuilding and humanitarian operations? If climate change is ignored, is peace at risk? Interested writers should submit essays (2500-3500 words) and 1-2 line bios to Peace Review no later than July 15, 2013. Essays should be jargon- and footnote-free, although we will run Recommended Readings. Please refer to the Submission Guidelines http://alumni.usfca.edu/redirect.aspx?linkID=27678&eid=181970.
August 5, 2013 – August 16, 2013
Announcing the 3rd annual
SUMMER INSTITUTE ON SUSTAINABILITY AND ENERGY
Hosted by the Energy Initiative at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory; Clean Energy Trust; Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (University of Chicago); Energy and Sustainability Engineering (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign); Initiative for Sustainability & Energy at Northwestern (Northwestern University); Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (Illinois Institute of Technology)
2013 Program Theme: Sustainable Transportation
The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week intensive workshop and lecture series geared towards individuals interested in the title subjects: sustainability and energy. From August 5-16, a diverse body of participants will converge on the UIC campus and immerse itself in a broad spectrum of sustainability and energy related topics. Issues presented will be of interest to scientists, economists, political scientists, urban planners, engineers, architects, and entrepreneurs. Participants will engage these issues through interactive and interdisciplinary lectures and panel discussions, collaborative research projects that stress scientific innovation and entrepreneurship, networking opportunities with academics and professionals, and tours of sustainability and energy related sites in the Chicago area. This experience leaves graduates of the Summer Institute with a firm foundation for future careers in sustainability and energy, and inspires them to lead the next generation as thoughtful and informed global citizens.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED.
Admission into the program is highly competitive. 60-80 participants will be accepted from a pool of national applicants. Those accepted into the program can expect to receive financial support including transportation getting to and from Chicago, lodging during the duration of the program, and most meals.
LEARN MORE ABOUT US!
We invite you to learn more about the Summer Institute.
Visit us on the web at: http://sise.phy.uic.edu/
September 11, 2013 – September 12, 2013
Join us for two days of informative and engaging talks from the leading figures dealing within the geothermal industry.
The conference will provide an outlook on:
- Global geothermal development
- State of geothermal technology
- Latest geothermal project finance available
- Geothermal Energy Exploration case studies
- Geothermal market opportunities
- Latest drilling methods
- Moving geothermal development forward