Upcoming Events

June 2, 2014 – June 3, 2014

Land and the City: 9th Annual Land Policy Conference

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy will hold its 9th Annual Land Policy Conference in June, and this year’s title is Land and the City. I invite you to attend the conference.
Presentations will address topics related to infrastructure.
If you need more detailed information about the conference, Sam Moody will be available to answer your inquiry by email (smoody@lincolninst.edu ) or phone (617-503-2174). Registration is free and available online.
Start: June 2, 2014
End: June 3, 2014
Venue: The Charles Hotel

June 17, 2014 – June 18, 2014

Environmental League of Massachusetts Campaign Boot Camp

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 political operatives will demystify the various facets of campaigns and help you build the skills you need to play a leadership role in campaigns. Get in-depth training on the four key elements of political campaigns:
• Field organizing
• Fundraising
• Communications
• Political strategy

A limited amount of financial assistance is available. Please contact Ken Pruitt at kpruitt@environmentalleague.org for more information. 617-742-2553

Register here.

Start: June 17, 2014
End: June 18, 2014
Venue: Appalachian Mountain Club
5 Joy Street, Boston

June 18, 2014 – June 20, 2014

Mass. Water Resources Conference

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.

Start: June 18, 2014
End: June 20, 2014

June 22, 2014 – June 25, 2014

Revisioning Sustainability Conference

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 sustainability programs that embody whole-systems regeneration in practice. At this premiere gathering of food sustainability and permaculture professionals, we bring together campus and community leaders from permaculture initiatives, programs such as the Real Food Challenge, sustainable procurement professionals, progressive administrators, and student advocates from campuses nationwide, in order to collectively develop new ideas, strengthen existing networks, and gain tools that will aide in the cultivation of a truly regenerative world.

Learn more/register.

Start: June 22, 2014
End: June 25, 2014

September 14, 2014

5th Annual Boston Local Food Festival

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 festival yet!
Date: September 14, 2014

October 10, 2014

Eco-Imaginaries: Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

The Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference Committee is pleased to share the following CFP for the fourth annual Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference, “Eco-Imaginaries”. The keynote will be delivered by Elizabeth DeLoughery, an associate professor of English and of the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability at the University of California, Los Angeles. We welcome papers from all disciplines and fields whose work participates in emergent conversations about the environment in the humanities. Please send your abstract of no more than 300 words, along with a short bio, totuftsgradhumanitiesconference@gmail.com by June 15, 2014. We are also building a working group of Tufts graduate students that meet every few weeks to discuss environmental issues. All are welcome to join, regardless of discipline or background. Learn more.

Start: October 10, 2014 8:00 am
End: October 10, 2014 5:00 pm

October 15, 2014 – October 16, 2014

Australian Regional Development Conference

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

Learn more!

Start: October 15, 2014
End: October 16, 2014
Venue: he Commercial Club, Albury

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