Upcoming Events

April 23, 2014

Biking at Tufts!

Come find the Office of Sustainability in the Campus Center during open block! We’ll be giving out tips on how and where to bike at Tufts and in the area, and we’ll have a photo booth so that you can enter our Sustainable Selfies contest. There may also be chances to win fun prizes…..

Start: April 23, 2014 12:00 pm
End: April 23, 2014 2:00 pm

April 24, 2014 – April 25, 2014

Conference: Climate Change Demands We Change

This, the 31st Social Research conference, is organized by the Center for Public Scholarship in collaboration with C6 (the Coalition to Confront Climate Change Challenges in Cities) at The New School in NYC. The conference is free and open to the public. Learn more.

Start: April 24, 2014
End: April 25, 2014
Venue: The New School, University Center John L. Tishman Auditorium
63 Fifth Avenue, New York City

Lunch and Learn: Ian Kline, Cadmus Group

Ian Kline serves as president and CEO of The Cadmus Group, Inc. He sets the strategy and vision for Cadmus and its more than 400 employee-owners and is responsible for Cadmus’ highly successful growth plan, which more than doubled the size of the firm over the first three years of its execution and has continued to generate significant growth and diversification for the firm’s employee-owners.

In his project work, Mr. Kline provides technical and strategic advice to government and commercial clients on a variety of complex sustainability, environmental, and public health issues. Mr. Kline joined Cadmus in 1995, was named a principal in 1999, and became a vice president in 2000. As a vice president, he led two of Cadmus’ business units. He became president in 2005 and chief executive officer in 2007.

Mr. Kline holds an M.P.P. in environmental policy and management from the University of Southern California and an A.B. from Cornell University. He also is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s comprehensive executive leadership program.

Mr. Kline serves on the advisory board of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. He also sits on the executive board of The Nature Generation, a nonprofit organization that works to inspire responsible environmental stewardship.

This event is part of the Lunch and Learn series sponsored by the Environmental Studies department. See the full line-up of spring speakers here.

Start: April 24, 2014 12:00 pm
End: April 24, 2014 1:15 pm
Venue: Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center, Tisch College, Medford

April 26, 2014

Mystic River Earth Day Clean-Ups

Mystic Community Earth Day is organized by many community groups and organizations in the Mystic River Watershed to coordinate efforts around Earth Day. Stay tuned for more information on Earth Day plans. If you’d like to help plan an event please contact Beth@MysticRiver.org.

Check out the clean-ups happening in Somerville, Cambridge, Malden, and Chelsea!


Date: April 26, 2014

Investing in a Sustainable Future: Economic Growth and Environmental Constraints

Abstract: Can socially motivated investments lead to changes in the overall quality and direction of economic activity? How can investments help reduce resource extraction and consumption, promoting a sustainable future?
The goal of this conference stimulate lively and interactive discussion about the relationship between economic activity and environmental impacts. The guest speakers are thought leaders from government, academia, and the non-profit and for-profit sectors. Learn more.
Date: April 26, 2014
Venue: MIT Stata Center Room 32-123
32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

April 29, 2014

An Evening w/ Massachusetts Women in Clean Energy

You’re invited to join Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Women* for an evening in the company of fellow clean energy professionals in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. This event will provide an opportunity to hear from leading women in the field including MIT Energy Initiative Executive Director Martha Broad, Conservation Law Foundation VP & MA Director Sue Reid, C3E Ambassador Carter Wall, and Mass Department of Public Utilities Commissioner Jolette Westbrook. You’ll also learn about upcoming C3E events and join in some informal networking, which can be continued on C3Enet.org, a social network dedicated to women in the clean energy sector.

Start: April 29, 2014 6:00 pm
End: April 29, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: 903 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115

April 30, 2014

10th Annual Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium

The Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium was established in 2004 to advance education and action for sustainable development on university campuses in the northeast and maritime region.

NECSC Meeting at Brown University

The 10th Annual meeting of the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium will take place on Wednesday April 30, 2014 from 9am to 5:30pm with optional tours and evening reception. The meeting will be held in the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center on the Brown University campus in Providence, RI.

Learn more.

Date: April 30, 2014

Movie Viewing: Chasing Ice

Start: April 30, 2014 6:45 pm
End: April 30, 2014 8:15 pm
Venue: Grace Church, 160 High St., Medford

May 1, 2014

Helping Communities With Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

From the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DoER)
Thinking about renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives in your city or town? Registration (free to municipal officials/staff) is now open for this one-day conference for Massachusetts municipalities and energy officials. Sponsored by UMass  Amherst, in cooperation with the Mass. Department of Energy Resources Green Communities Division, the conference will cover renewable thermal energy, solar and wind power, energy efficiency, adaptive re-use of historical properties, the local “green” economy, the Green Communities Designation and Grant program, and more.  We can help you:

  • find resources (government and private)
  • network with other municipal officials who have been through the process
  • set answers to your questions

Register here.

Start: May 1, 2014 9:00 am
End: May 1, 2014 3:15 pm
Venue: UMass Amherst, Campus Center, Amherst, MA

Shale Gas Development Impacts on Surface Water Quality in Pennsylvania

Sheila Olmstead, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, University of Texas-Austin

Ms. Olmstead will be speaking live from the University of Texas-Austin.

This event is part of the Lunch and Learn series sponsored by the Environmental Studies department. See the full line-up of spring speakers here.

Start: May 1, 2014 12:00 pm
End: May 1, 2014 1:15 pm
Venue: Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center, Tisch College, Medford

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