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March 29: Natural Gas: Risks and Opportunities

When: Thursday, March 29, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Where: Cabot 206, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

CIERP’S Energy, Climate, and Innovation Program presents

Natural Gas: Risks and Opportunities

Shale gas, hydraulic fracturing, and other facts

with Susan Tierney, Managing Principal at Analysis Group,

and Member of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board’s Shale Gas Committee

View the event flyer here

Open to the public. Convened by the Energy, Climate, and Innovation Program at the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy.

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Dr. Susan Tierney is Managing Principal at Analysis Group, a firm providing economic, financial, and business strategy consulting services. She is an expert on energy policy and economics, specializing in the electric and gas industries, and has consulted across sectors on energy markets, economic and environmental regulation and strategy, and energy facility projects.  A former Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Energy, Massachusetts Environmental Secretary, and a state public utility commissioner, she is a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s energy project and the Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Board. She has also been appointed to the National Petroleum Council and a director of the Clean Air Task Force, and she is a co-lead author of the energy chapter of the upcoming National Climate Assessment. Dr. Tierney has a Ph.D. and M.A. in regional planning and public policy from Cornell University, and a B.A. from Scripps College.


April 27: WSSS Interdisciplinary Water Symposium

When: Friday, April 27, 2012, from 9:15am to 5:00pm
Where: Tufts University Medford Campus, 51 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA 02155

We are pleased to announce the 3rd annual student-organized WSSS Interdisciplinary Water Symposium!

The theme for this year’s symposium is The Glass Half Full: Valuing Water in the 21st Century. Students, academics, and professionals in the greater Boston area and across the nation from the public, private, and non-governmental sectors will join us to explore the various complex and interlinking factors of valuing water throughout developed and developing nations.This year the WSSS Symposium is organized by the Tufts University Water: Systems, Science, and Society program in collaboration with the Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Please join us for a day of interesting panels, lively conversation, and networking with prominent water experts across the nation.

For Tufts and UMass students, admission to the 3rd Annual Water Symposium on Friday, April 27th is now FREE.  This includes food throughout the day and a networking reception at the end.

In order to sign up for free, please choose “Complimentary” on this form.

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April 14: Communicating Science Symposium @ Wellesley College

When: Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
The Communicating Science Symposium will bring together students, educators, scientists, and journalists in a day of dialogue and idea-generation intended to promote future understanding and collaboration. Through panel discussions and interactive workshops, we will tease out the real-life challenges of communicating scientific research to politicians, media, and the public.This year, our discussion will focus on harzardous waste. Hazardous waste is defined as anything that is potentially dangerous to our health and the environment.

Call for Entries: Citizens’ Summit for Sustainable Development

The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (CT) seeks applications for its U.S./Canada Citizens’ Summit for Sustainable Development, slated for March 24-25, 2012. Leading to the upcoming 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), the summit will bring together emerging leaders from academia, business, civil society, government, and politics to generate new knowledge, policy and action for sustainability in the U.S. and Canada. Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis but space is limited.

Click here to apply.

Student Opportunity: MobilizeU Competition

AASHE has partnered with Earth Day Network for the launch of MobilizeU, an international collegiate competition calling upon students to mobilize their campus communities around four weeks of environmental activism surrounding Earth Day 2012 (March 29 – April 29). Students worldwide are encouraged to join the movement as a regional coordinator or school coordinator and organize activities including campus clean-ups, new voter registration drives and Earth Day events. Coordinators will share a photo or video documenting their efforts on the MobilizeU Facebook page.

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