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January 2015
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(ENVS Lunch & Learn) MIT’s Climate CoLab: using collective intelligence to address climate change

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center

Tweet Wikipedia, Linux, reCAPTCHA, FoldIt, social media — these are just a few examples of how online platforms allow large numbers of people to connect and collaborate in ways that were never possible before, producing unprecedented results in global knowledge exchange, problem-solving and mobilization. Inspired by this, the researchers at the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence wanted to know: how could the internet be leveraged to allow people to problem-solve at a massive — even global — scale? Could we…

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The Conway School Information Session

January 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tweet Attend The Conway School’s information session on Urban Collaborative which will be held off-campus on January 30th from 3-5pm. Check out the schedule and register for the open house here.

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February 2015
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(ENVS Lunch & Learn) Using a One Health approach to respond to infectious disease outbreaks: USAID/RESPOND project in East and Central Africa

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center

Tweet The USAID RESPOND project was part of multi-year multi-project effort to pre-empt or combat at their source, the first stages of zoonotic diseases that pose a significant threat to human health. It focused on eight countries in Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo and Gabon, areas considered “hot spots” for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. Dr. Amuguni will present an overview of the RESPOND project in the last 5 years and how it has…

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(ENVS Lunch & Learn) Sustainability of small land-hold farmers in Africa: Real challenges and potential solutions

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
RABB ROOM, LINCOLN FILENE HALL

Tweet Professor John A. Pickett is a world authority on semiochemicals in insect behavior and plant defense, and plays a leading role in the move away from the traditional use of wide-spectrum pesticides to more precise control through compounds targeted against specific pests at crucial stages in their life cycles. His work centers on the chemical ecology of interactions between insects, between insects and their plant or animal hosts, and between plants. John Pickett’s contributions to the field of chemical ecology…

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(ENVS Lunch & Learn) Bioethics in the 30th century: ecology, eschatology and empire in Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaa manga

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center

Tweet The Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki is widely considered to be the world’s greatest animator. His many films include the classic ecological science fiction movie, Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind, set in the 30th century in a post apocalyptic world where a toxic environment threatens what is left of humanity. Less well known but even more interesting is the seven volume manga version that Miyazaki finished long after the movie’s release. A dense and morally complex vision the Nausicaa manga explores dynamics…

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(ENVS Lunch & Learn) Photographing climate change above and below the waterline

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center

Tweet Boston photographer David Arnold (www.doublexposure.net) precisely compares glacier and coral scenes to create “then and now” comparisons to illustrate the significant changes already taking place above and below the waterline of a warming planet. His Double Exposure exhibit opened at Boston’s Museum of Science in 2008, then toured the country non-stop for four years. Currently he is working on a second exhibit. He will speak personally to the power of photography, and reflect with audience help about how we got into…

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4th Global Geothermal Energy Summit

February 18 - 19
Unnamed Venue,
Reykjavik, Iceland
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Tweet ACI’s 4th Geothermal Energy Summit will provide a unique peer-to-peer learning platform with plenty of networking opportunities with key decision makers in the geothermal power industry. Join us in Reykjavik, Iceland and learn about the best in class strategies, practices and technologies whilst networking with industry peers from across the geothermal power value chain. Stay tuned for our speakers to be announced shortly.

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4th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Conference

February 25 - 26
Unnamed Venue,
San Antonio , TX United States
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(ENVS Lunch & Learn) Flooding risk and the modernization of agriculture

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center

Tweet Approximately 30% of the cultivated rice area in India is prone to crop damage from prolonged flooding. Dr. Emerick will discuss a two-year study in rural Odisha India investigating the effects of introducing a new flood-tolerant rice variety on farm investment. He will discuss the effects on both farm productivity and farmer decision-making. Kyle Emerick received his PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from UC Berkeley in 2014. His research is in development economics — with a particular focus on…

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The Conway School Winter Student Project Presentations

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Conway, MA United States
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Tweet Thinking about applying to The Conway School’s graduate program in sustainable landscape planning and design? Check out the Winter Student Project Presentations on February 27th before you submit your application on April 15th. More details at their website.

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