[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events - July 24, 2016

gmoke gmoke at world.std.com
Sun Jul 24 10:10:15 PDT 2016


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Boston area that catch the editor's eye.

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Full event information follows the Index and notices of my latest writings.

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Tuesday, July 26
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12pm  Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice Brown Bag
6pm  Solarize Somerville:  Meet the Installer event 
6pm  Boston Green Drinks - July Happy Hour
7pm  Ordinarily Well:  The Case for Antidepressants

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Wednesday, July 27
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11:15am  State Energy Data Webinar 
5:30pm  Emotional Intelligence
6pm  Using big data to understand rare diseases
6pm  Startup Showcase 2016

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Thursday, July 28
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1pm  2016 Babson Summer Venture Showcase Wellesley
3:30pm  Social Entrepreneurs and Innovation in the Education Space
6pm  Immersive Tech: Demos and Drinks
6pm  Imagine Boston 2030

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Friday, July 29
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2pm  Urban Innovation Festival

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Saturday, July 30
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4pm  The People’s Resistance to the Venezuelan Food Crisis: Report back from the trenches

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Sunday, July 31
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12pm  Cambridge Jazz Festival 2016

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Monday, August 1
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7pm  Why Presidents Fail And How They Can Succeed Again

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Tuesday, August 2
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8am  Boston TechBreakfast featuring awesome tech demos
6pm  ProfDev: Socially Responsible Investing
7pm  Is Living in Roxbury Making you Sick? Moving Screening of Unnatural Causes…

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My rough notes on some of the events I go to and notes on books I’ve read are at:
http://hubeventsnotes.blogspot.com

Leslie Jones on Releasing Community;  Norman Lear on Laughter as Listening
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/07/20/1549924/-Leslie-Jones-on-Releasing-Community-Norman-Lear-on-Laughter-as-Listening

Memoirs of General William Tecumseh Sherman
http://hubeventsnotes.blogspot.com/2016/07/memoirs-of-william-tecumseh-sherman.html

Notes on Rebecca Solnit’s A Paradise Built in Hell
http://hubeventsnotes.blogspot.com/2016/07/notes-on-rebecca-solnits-paradise-built.html

Dutch Traffic Light Optimization:  Buses, Bikes, and Cars
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/07/23/1551258/-Dutch-Traffic-Light-Optimization:Buses,-Bikes,-and-Cars

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Tuesday, July 26
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Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice Brown Bag
WHEN  Tue., July 26, 2016, 12 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Law School, 1557 Massachusetts Avenue, 214A Lewis Hall, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Art/Design, Athletic, Award Ceremonies, Business, Classes/Workshops, Comedy, Concerts, Conferences, Dance, Education, Environmental Sciences, Ethics, Exhibitions, Film, Health Sciences, Humanities, Information Technology, Law, Lecture, Music, Opera, Poetry/Prose, Religion, Research study, Science, Social Sciences, Special Events, Support/Social, Sustainability, Theater, Volunteer Opportunities, Wellness/Work Life, Working at Harvard
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice
DETAILS  Join the Houston Institute for Race and Justice as we kick off our series of Brown Bags. We hope to discuss issues arising from the need to rebuild our cities, as well as solutions within the Harvard Community. The first Brown Bag will be centered on Trauma and Violence and will serve as a planning session for future events. It will be held in 214A Lewis Hall on July 26th at 12PM. Lunch will be provided.

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Solarize Somerville:  Meet the Installer event 
Tuesday, July 26 
6-7:30 p.m.
167 Holland Street, Somerville 

As part of the State’s Solarize Mass program, local volunteers and the City of Somerville recently launched the Solarize Somerville campaign to make it easier and cheaper for residents and small businesses to install solar panels.

The program, which is offering information and guidance, free site consultations, and solar panel discounts through November, has set an ambitious goal to inspire at least 200 property owners to sign up for solar —and each of those private solar installations will also benefit the community directly. For every 400 kW in signed private contracts through the program, the program’s solar vendor SolarFlair will donate a system of up to 5 kW for a public or community purpose. All are invited to the program kickoff at a Meet the Installer event on Tuesday, July 26 at 6-7:30 p.m., 167 Holland St. Additional events on topics such as solar basics, financing, and solar for multifamily homes will be announced.

Visit the Solarize Somerville webpage at www.somervillema.gov/sustainaville/solarize for
Helpful information and FAQs
To contact a volunteer or Solar Coach Mary Mangan to discuss solar options and incentives
To set up an appointment for a free site consultation directly with SolarFlair
To find out about events
To volunteer for Solarize Somerville

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Boston Green Drinks - July Happy Hour
Tuesday, July 26
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 
Scholars, 25 School Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-green-drinks-july-happy-hour-tickets-26668473121

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Ordinarily Well:  The Case for Antidepressants
Tuesday, July 26
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes psychiatrist PETER D. KRAMER, the bestselling author of Against Depression and Listening to Prozac, for a discussion of his latest book, Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants.

About Ordinarily Well
Do antidepressants work, or are they glorified dummy pills? How can we tell?
In Ordinarily Well, the celebrated psychiatrist and author Peter D. Kramer examines the growing controversy about the popular medications. A practicing doctor who trained as a psychotherapist and worked with pioneers in psychopharmacology, Kramer combines moving accounts of his patients’ dilemmas with an eye-opening history of drug research to cast antidepressants in a new light.

Kramer homes in on the moment of clinical decision making: Prescribe or not? What evidence should doctors bring to bear? Using the wide range of reference that readers have come to expect in his books, he traces and critiques the growth of skepticism toward antidepressants. He examines industry-sponsored research, highlighting its shortcomings. He unpacks the “inside baseball” of psychiatry—statistics—and shows how findings can be skewed toward desired conclusions.

Kramer never loses sight of patients. He writes with empathy about his clinical encounters over decades as he weighed treatments, analyzed trial results, and observed medications’ influence on his patients’ symptoms, behavior, careers, families, and quality of life. He updates his prior writing about the nature of depression as a destructive illness and the effect of antidepressants on traits like low self-worth. Crucially, he shows how antidepressants act in practice: less often as miracle cures than as useful, and welcome, tools for helping troubled people achieve an underrated goal—becoming ordinarily well. 

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Wednesday, July 27
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State Energy Data Webinar 
Wednesday, July 27
11:15 AM
RSVP at http://www.eia.gov/state/workshop/2016/

Join the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) to learn more about EIA's State Energy Portal, which provides a wide array of state energy data, including energy production, consumption, and prices. These easily navigable web pages allow users to also select among multi-layered mapping functions that show fossil and renewable resources, power plants, refineries, and other energy infrastructure. The Portal also provides a number of state rankings, such as crude oil production, electricity generation by fuel sources, hydropower resources, and much more. This session will provide an overview of how to find important energy data and information about your state on EIA's website.

Event Contact  statedata at eia.gov

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Emotional Intelligence
Wednesday, July 27
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
New England College of Business, 10 High Street, Boston
and online
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/emotional-intelligence-tickets-21239694498

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Using big data to understand rare diseases
Wednesday, July 27
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Auditorium, 415 Main Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/using-big-data-to-understand-rare-diseases-tickets-25927146794

Daniel MacArthur
More than one million humans have now had their DNA sequenced, providing tremendous amounts of information on the patterns of genetic variation across the human population. This talk will outline the Broad Institute’s efforts to create massive genetic databases and describe how these data can be used to understand human genes and the causes of rare, severe diseases.

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Startup Showcase 2016
Wednesday, July 27
6:00PM-9:00PM
The Promenade at the Innovation and Design Building, 21 Drydock Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://events.attend.com/f/1383775419

Hope your summer has been full of sunshine! We've been having lots of fun here at MassChallenge helping the amazing 2016 class of startup finalists create massive impact, but now it's time for you to see them in action. I hope you can make it to our 2016 Startup Showcase on July 27th. 

This year we're going full-festival and hosting it right outside the Innovation and Design Building. In the words of a certain presidential candidate, it's going to be "yuge." Feel free to forward this invite along to folks in your network! 

You can register for free here:
http://attend.com/mcshowcase16

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Thursday, July 28
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2016 Babson Summer Venture Showcase Wellesley
Thursday, July 28
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
Olin Hall Auditorium, Babson College, 4 Babson College Drive, Wellesley
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-babson-summer-venture-showcase-wellesley-tickets-25675779949

15 startups will share their stories and present their business ventures.

The Summer Venture Program supports the most promising graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurs from Babson, Olin Engineering and Wellesley Colleges. The 10-week program provides participants with an entrepreneurial community and support, including work space, mentors, peer reviews, speakers, and other resources. At the Venture Showcase, a culmination of the students' hard work, teams present their accomplishments to professional investors and the local community.
We look forward to having you share in the celebration.

Please forward this to others who might be interested.
More information on the Summer Venture Program here.

Questions? Contact the Blank Center at blankcenter at babson.edu

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Social Entrepreneurs and Innovation in the Education Space
Thursday, July 28
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT)dar
Venture Café (Havana), 5th Floor, CIC, 1 Broadway, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-entrepreneurs-and-innovation-in-the-education-space-tickets-26653519394

If you are ambitious, persistent and want to attack major social issues, come join us for a conversation about how nonprofits and social change entrepreneurs are redefining what education looks like. Help us offer new ideas to make that wide – scale impact the world needs. And what better way to start then by tackling education and changing the mindset of the future generations! This event will showcase social entrepreneurs who have innovative solutions to society’s most tenacious social problems, paving the way for future generations.
3:00pm – 3:30pm: (Registration) Networking
3:30pm – 4:30pm: (Event Session) Social Entrepreneurs and Innovation in the Education Space
4:30pm – 5:00pm: (Open Floor) Social Entrepreneurs available after the panel
Panelists:
Ayele Shakur, Regional Executive Director at BUILD
Dr. Charles F. Desmond, Inversant: CEO
Netia McCray, CEO/Founder, Mbadika & Roxbury Innovation Center, Fab Lab Manager
Vicky Wu Davis, Executive Director, Youth CITIES
Moderator: Milton Irving, Executive Director at Timothy Smith Network
Organized by: Unee Washington, Venture Cafe Volunteer

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Immersive Tech: Demos and Drinks
Thursday, July 28
6:00 PM
Fragomen, 100 High Street, Boston
RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/TechinmotionBoston/events/230839497/

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are poised for rapid growth and Tech in Motion Boston is excited to showcase companies that are revolutionizing this sector of the tech industry! Join us Thursday, July 28th at Fragomen's Headquarters for our classic Demos & Drinks event - Immersive Tech edition! There is no formal agenda for this event - attendees arrive, grab a bite, drink, and interact with the various companies showcasing their products and technology (appetizers and drinks provided).

Demo companies to be announced shortly!

What is VR and AR? 

Virtual reality uses computer technology to create a simulated, three-dimensional world. In a virtual reality environment, a user experiences immersion, or the feeling of being inside and part of that world. Augmented Reality (AR) is the blending of virtual reality and real life, as developers can create images within applications that blend in with contents in the real world. With AR, users are able to interact with virtual contents in the real world, and are able to distinguish between the two.

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Imagine Boston 2030
Thursday, July 28
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Roxbury/North Dorchester Neighborhood Opportunity Center, 565 Warren Street, Roxbury
RSVP at http://imagine.boston.gov/event/imagine-boston-2030-community-workshop-4/?utm_source=Imagine+Boston&utm_campaign=6fea5f459c-IB2030_July_Workshops_7_11_2016

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Friday, July 29
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Urban Innovation Festival
Friday, July 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 12:00 PM 
Channel Park, Traveler Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/urban-innovation-festival-tickets-26181566771

Starting on July 29, our 3-day urban hack-a-thon will include teams consisting of 4-6 innovators from various industries, including design, architecture, real estate, engineering, technology, and more will gather and each be paired with a neighborhood stakeholder and an urban challenge, for example: economic development, youth, green space, health, housing, public safety, and more. During the 3-day festival teams will brainstorm, ideate, and prototype solutions in full view of our public audience, who will be able to provide feedback in real-time in-person and over social media.
Teams competing in this design challenge include diverse rosters of engineers, designers, architects, and innovators. Participating teams include Payette, Autodesk, Essential Design, MOO, Shepley Bulfinch, Wentworth Institute of Technology, CBT Architects, and MassArt.

Each day is free and open to the public, with key presentations throughout where teams will be presenting their design solutions to the judges and the public.

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Saturday, July 30
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The People’s Resistance to the Venezuelan Food Crisis: Report back from the trenches
Saturday, July 30
4PM - 6PM
Encuentro 5, 9A Hamilton Place, Boston (Park Street T station)

Maria Sanchez*, report back by a Maine resident who visited Venezuela recently to witness the efforts being made in alternative agriculture.

She experienced the ?Back to the Conuco? movement, Venezuela?s traditional version of permaculture (ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient) and their seed saver collectives. These farming efforts are organized in cooperatives to process and distribute food equitably.

Maria also witnessed the work of the new Urban Agriculture Ministry created by President Maduro (1/6/16) and led by a young woman urban gardener,nLorena Freitez. They are working on creative ways to empower the people, in particular youth, to do urban gardening. She also met with agricultural professionals from CIARA (Training and Innovation in Support of the Agro
Revolution Foundation) and saw initiatives of urban gardening in Caracas.

Live video conference with a member of the CLAP*, Local Committee for Food Distribution and Production. CLAP committees were created to bypass commercial stores that are hoarding food to increase scarcity and topple the government of President Maduro.
Belkis Romero, CLAP of Ecoaldea Lomas del Norte (EcoVillage North Hills), Lara State

Please download and distribute the flyer posted on our website:
www.us-venezuelasolidarity.org

Editorial Comment:  Venezuela seems to be going through a kind of collapse.  Partially as a petrostate in a time of falling oil prices, and partially as a Bolivarian republic with a long-time leader.  Venezuela adapted some of the models of Cuba  on medicine and, possibly, food, as well as inventing and exporting some of their own, La Sistema of broad-based music education. Good to know what’s going on all around the world.

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Sunday, July 31
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Cambridge Jazz Festival 2016
Sunday, July 31
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
Danehy Park, 99 Sherman Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cambridge-jazz-festival-2016-tickets-22941075374
Cost:  $0 – $20

Come join us for our 3rd annual Cambridge Jazz Festival. Danehy Park, Cambridge, MA from Noon to 6 p.m. 
Festival lineup
Walter Beasley
Russell Malone
Bill Pierce
Ron Savage Trio
Nadia Washington
Rebecca Cline Trio

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Monday, August 1
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Why Presidents Fail And How They Can Succeed Again
Monday, August 1
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes senior fellow in the Governance Studies program at the Brookings Institution ELAINE C. KAMARCK for a discussion of her book Why Presidents Fail And How They Can Succeed Again.
About Why Presidents Fail And How They Can Succeed Again

At the beginning of the century, the majority of Americans were satisfied with the way things were going in the United States. And then a slow decline began, seemingly uninterrupted by changes in party or achievements by the White House. As the campaigning for the next president begins, the question we ask ourselves now is who will be the most competent leader? In Why Presidents Fail and How They Can Succeed Again, Elaine Kamarck asks another important question: When did Americans lose faith in their leaders? And how can they get it back?

Kamarack argues that presidents today spent too much time talking, and not enough time governing. After decades of "imperial" and "rhetorical" presidencies, we are in need of a "managerial" president. In her fully readable and accessible book, she explains the difficulties of governing in our modern political landscape, and offers examples and recommendations of how our next president can not only recreate faith in leadership, but also run a competent, successful administration.

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Tuesday, August 2
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Boston TechBreakfast featuring awesome tech demos
Tuesday, August 2
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Microsoft NERD, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs share learn from their peers through show and tell show-case style presentations. And yes, this is free! Thank our sponsors when you see them. This edition at Microsoft NERD – Cambridge, MA features demos from 4 awesome tech companies Find out more and RSVP at http://bit.ly/1NnhwDS

Website:  http://bit.ly/1NnhwDS

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ProfDev: Socially Responsible Investing
Tuesday, August 2 
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The NonProfit Center, 89 South Street, Boston
RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/sojust-tm/events/232036908/
Cost:   $15.76 - $30

Uncertain how to work towards a secure financial future while living out your values? Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev on Socially Responsible Investing on August 2, 6:00 - 8:30 PM. 

Fee: $15 advance/$30 door - split with trainer   
Limited space - register ahead of time: www.sojust.org   
Credit cards accepted online and at the door (if space available).  
Newcomers always welcomed!

How do we manage our savings to best sustain ourselves and support our vision of a more just economy? Whether you’re investing now, informing yourself for the future, or organizing a divestment or financial campaign, this is a chance to learn investment basics and discuss all those questions with a local progressive activist and finance professional. No prior knowledge expected: we'll start with basic terms and concepts, and also cover political choices and investment strategies. Participants gain a more intuitive sense of how to use investments, and ideas about how to research and choose between different financial tools without checking your politics at the door.

ABOUT OUR PRESENTER  
Joby Gelbspan is a lifelong progressive activist who has dedicated her career to "translating finance for activists." She holds a Master's in Accounting and an MBA, with financial and management experience ranging from non-profit organizations to the investment management industry. She has served on several nonprofit Boards and as CFO and Financial Consultant for grassroots, progressive organizations. She currently coordinates strategic corporate and financial research to support Corporate Accountability International's grassroots campaigns challenging the World Bank and some of the world's largest corporations to halt their abusive practices.  

SCHEDULE  
6:00-6:30 Socializing - bring your own dinner  
6:30-8:30 Training and Q&A

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Is Living in Roxbury Making you Sick? Moving Screening of Unnatural Causes…
Tuesday, August 2
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT) 
Roxbury Innovation Center, 2300 Washington Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/is-living-in-roxbury-making-you-sick-moving-screening-of-unnatural-causes-and-vision-planning-tickets-26223200298

Join Madison Park Development Corporation, Black Girls Nutrition and Roxbury Innovation Center for a candid and interactive movie screening and community discussion about why Roxbury residents are sicker than residents in other neighborhoods of Boston, and how we can change that.
Why does your zip code affect your health?

Feel free to bring questions, to share stories and let's get down to business of making some sustainable change. The quality of our lives, health and childrens' health dependent on it. No is NOT negotiable!!!#RoxburyHealthMatters

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Wednesday, August 3
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Digital Marketing for Nonprofits
Wednesday, August 3
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (EDT)
New England College of Business, 10 High Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/digital-marketing-for-nonprofits-tickets-21239722582

~  attend in-person or virtually!

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American Heiress:  The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
6:00 PM (Doors at 5:30)
Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge,
Tickets:  $5.00 - On Sale Now

Harvard Book Store welcomes New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author JEFFREY TOOBIN and WBUR reporter and writer DAVID BOERI for a discussion of Toobin's latest book, American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst—the definitive account of the kidnapping and trial that defined an era in American history.
About American Heiress

On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress to the Hearst family fortune, was kidnapped by a ragtag group of self-styled revolutionaries calling itself the Symbionese Liberation Army. The already sensational story took the first of many incredible twists on April 3, when the group released a tape of Patty saying she had joined the SLA and had adopted the nom de guerre “Tania.”

The weird turns of the tale are truly astonishing—the Hearst family trying to secure Patty’s release by feeding all the people of Oakland and San Francisco for free; the bank security cameras capturing “Tania” wielding a machine gun during a robbery; a cast of characters including everyone from Bill Walton to the Black Panthers to Ronald Reagan to F. Lee Bailey; the largest police shoot-out in American history; the first breaking news event to be broadcast live on television stations across the country; Patty’s year on the lam, running from authorities; and her circuslike trial, filled with theatrical courtroom confrontations and a dramatic last-minute reversal, after which the term “Stockholm syndrome” entered the lexicon.  

The saga of Patty Hearst highlighted a decade in which America seemed to be suffering a collective nervous breakdown. Based on more than a hundred interviews and thousands of previously secret documents, American Heiress thrillingly recounts the craziness of the times (there were an average of 1,500 terrorist bombings a year in the early 1970s). Toobin portrays the lunacy of the half-baked radicals of the SLA and the toxic mix of sex, politics, and violence that swept up Patty Hearst and re-creates her melodramatic trial. American Heiress examines the life of a young woman who suffered an unimaginable trauma and then made the stunning decision to join her captors’ crusade.   
Or did she?

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Thursday, August 4
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EnergyBar!
Thursday, August 4
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Greentown Labs, 28 Dane Street, Somerville
RSVP at 

EnergyBar is Greentown Labs' monthly networking event devoted to helping people in clean technology meet and discuss innovations in energy technology. Entrepreneurs, investors, students, and ‘friends of cleantech,’ are invited to attend, meet colleagues, and expand our growing regional clean technology community. 
Our attendees typically span a variety of disciplines within energy, efficiency, and renewables. In general, if you're looking for a job in cleantech or energy, trying to expand your network, or perhaps thinking about starting your own energy-related company this is the event for you. Expect to have conversations about issues facing advanced and renewable energy technologies and ways to solve our most pressing energy problems. 

Light appetizers and drinks will be served starting at 5:30 pm. Suggested dress is shop floor casual. Parking is incredibly limited at Greentown Labs and we encourage attendees to consider taking advantage of public transportation. 
Hope to see you there! 

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The Nordic Theory of Everything:  In Search of a Better Life
Thursday, August 4
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes Finnish journalist ANU PARTANEN for a discussion of her book The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life.
About The Nordic Theory of Everything

Moving to America in 2008, Finnish journalist Anu Partanen quickly went from confident, successful professional to wary, self-doubting mess. She found that navigating the basics of everyday life—from buying a cell phone and filing taxes to education and childcare—was much more complicated and stressful than anything she encountered in her homeland. At first, she attributed her crippling anxiety to the difficulty of adapting to a freewheeling new culture. But as she got to know Americans better, she discovered they shared her deep apprehension. To understand why life is so different in the U.S. and Finland, Partanen began to look closely at both.

In The Nordic Theory of Everything, Partanen compares and contrasts life in the United States with life in the Nordic region, focusing on four key relationships—parents and children, men and women, employees and employers, and government and citizens. She debunks criticism that Nordic countries are socialist “nanny states,” revealing instead that it is we Americans who are far more enmeshed in unhealthy dependencies than we realize. As Partanen explains step by step, the Nordic approach allows citizens to enjoy more individual freedom and independence than we do.

Partanen wants to open Americans’ eyes to how much better things can be—to show her beloved new country what it can learn from her homeland to reinvigorate and fulfill the promise of the American dream—to provide the opportunity to live a healthy, safe, economically secure, upwardly mobile life for everyone. Offering insights, advice, and solutions, The Nordic Theory of Everything makes a convincing argument that we can rebuild our society, rekindle our optimism, and restore true freedom to our relationships and lives.

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Friday August 5
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Penn Jillette - Presto! How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales
Friday August 5
7:00 pm 
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline

Legendary magician Penn Jillette was approaching his sixtieth birthday topping 330 pounds. He knew he was at a dangerous crossroads. And then came Crazy Ray. A former NASA scientist and an unconventional, passionate innovator, Ray Cronise saved Penn Jillette’s life with his wild “potato diet.” In Presto, Jillette takes us along on his journey from skepticism to the inspiring, life-changing momentum that transformed the magician’s body and mind.

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Sunday, August 7
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Pirates Party Sail to Harbor Island
Sunday, August 7
Georges Island, Boston Harbor
RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/173692163045067/

Our annual trip to George's Island in Boston Harbor is primarily about picinicing and socializing, but we do plan for the upcoming year. Join the Pirates on the Noon Ferry, or sign up for the advance team to set up. Check back here soon for more information and a map to the picnic site.

Please share what you plan to bring along on this Pirate Pad: https://piratenpad.de/p/MAPP2016Picnic

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Monday, August 8 
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Innovations and Impact in Sustainable Fashion, Supply Chains and EcoCouture
Monday, August 8
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT) 
Microsoft New England Research and Development Center, 1 Memorial Drive #1, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/innovations-and-impact-in-sustainable-fashion-supply-chains-and-ecocouture-tickets-26707351407

From the runway to your local H&M in weeks, we are living in an age of fast fashion. Clothes are made quickly and cheaply in factories around the globe at an unprecedented pace. What are large retailers doing to ensure sustainable sourcing practices, fair labor conditions, and environmental best practices in their supply chain? As investors and as conscious consumers, how can we make informed decisions about the fashion industry? 

Join WISE Boston and Conscious Capitalism to discuss the case for fashion with integrity, including sustainable fashion trends, innovations and impact stories with experts from the Good Clothing Company, Timberland and TAU Investment Management. 
Speakers: 
Kathryn Hilderbrand, Founder and CEO, Good Clothing Company
Colleen Vien, Sustainability Director, Timberland
James Gifford, Director of Impact, TAU Investment Management 
WISE Boston would like to thank members Debbie Smith and Masha Birger for making this event a reality. 

About our event co-host, Conscious Capitalism: 
Conscious Capitalism, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating the theory and practice of Conscious Capitalism through events, presentations, publications and social media. We also support an emerging network of Conscious Capitalism Chapters, which serve as communities of inquiry for business leaders, entrepreneurs, coaches and consultants and others. 

Conscious Capitalism builds on the foundations of Capitalism - voluntary exchange, entrepreneurship, competition, freedom to trade and the rule of law. These are essential to a healthy functioning economy, as are other elements of Conscious Capitalism including trust, compassion, collaboration and value creation.
For more information, contact Darby Hobbs, Founder & CEO, SOCIAL3 and Chair of Conscious Capitalism New England, by email at darby.hobbs (at) social-3 (dot) net.

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Engineering Health, Designing New Medical Technologies
Monday, August 8 
6:30pm
The Burren, Davis Square, 247 Elm Street, Somerville

Giovanni Traverso and Daniel Kohane

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Tuesday, August 9
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Creative City - Information Session in the Fenway Area
Tuesday, August 9
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
MassArt, Tower 1101, 621 Huntington Avenue, 11th Floor, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-city-information-session-in-the-fenway-area-tickets-26682266377

The next deadline to apply for Creative City is September 12, 2016.  If you are an artist interested in applying for Creative City, come to an information session to learn more about the program and application process.

CONTACT: creativecity at nefa.org | 617.951.0010 x518      

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Edible City: Grow the Future
Tuesday, August 9
6pm
Brookline Interactive Group theater, Third Floor of BHS' Unified Arts Building, 46 Tappan Street, Brookline 
Cost:  $5

Activists in San Francisco fight for healthy, socially-just, environmentally-sound, and economically-resilient food.

2016 Summer Film Series:  The Real Cost of Food
Another tantalizing selection of engaging films and local food snacks

Learn more and reserve your ticket at http://www.bountifulbrookline.org/p/programs.html

Questions?
Contact us at bountifulbrookline at gmail.com 
See you at the movies!  

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Mass Innovation Nights Foodie #11
Tuesday, August 9
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT) 
Cuisine en Locale, 156 Highland Avenue, Somerville
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mass-innovation-nights-foodie-11-tickets-26660865366
YES, it is again time for MIN Foodie! Come meet and sample from 10 food and food-tech themed startups. MIN Foodie #11's venue is ideal. Join us on TUESDAY August 9th at ONCE lounge & ballroom in Somerville. ONCE in Somerville, winner of both Improper Bostonian's "Best New Addition" & included in the Boston Globe's "Best of the New". THE local music and food destination. Though ONCE in Somerville is fairly new, owner JJ Gonson is well know in the local food scene as owner of Cuisine en Locale. 
Special thanks to our partners Toscanini’s and Food Loft, who will both be providing awesome prizes to the winners of our Audience Choice vote.
The Food Loft is the first-ever Boston based co-working space dedicated to food and food tech startups and small companies, attracting bright, passionate entrepreneurs whose business ideas improve the current food landscape. Located in Cambridge, Toscanini’s is an award winning ice cream and coffee shop. It’s a great place for morning meetings, serving the best cappuccinos.  They open at 8 a.m. and all of their ice cream is made on the premises.

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Thursday, August 11
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Ignite Boston: Data
Thursday, August 11
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ignite-boston-data-tickets-25986555487

Enlighten us, but make it quick – August Edition!
Join us at the District Hall to connect with the data community and hear from those who have survived, thrived, or died in a data-driven world. Then stay to network with a beer and wine reception.

Presenters get 20 slides, which automatically advance every 15 seconds. The result is an evening of fast and fun presentations which each last just 5 minutes.

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The Hour of Land:  A Personal Topography of America's National Parks
Thursday, August 11
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning author of fifteen previous books TERRY TEMPEST WILLIAMS for a discussion of her latest book, The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks, just as the National Park Service celebrates its Centennial this August.
About The Hour of Land

America’s national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing, which is why more than 300 million people visit the parks each year. Now Terry Tempest Williams, the author of the environmental classic Refuge and the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds, returns with The Hour of Land, a literary celebration of our national parks, an exploration of what they mean to us and what we mean to them.

From the Grand Tetons in Wyoming to Acadia in Maine to Big Bend in Texas and more, Williams creates a series of lyrical portraits that illuminate the unique grandeur of each place while delving into what it means to shape a landscape with its own evolutionary history into something of our own making. Part memoir, part natural history, and part social critique, The Hour of Land is a meditation and a manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America.

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Saturday, August 13
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Interactive Clothing Solutions
Saturday, August 13
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
MIT Museum, Building N51, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Open Style Lab Project Showcase
Explore the interactive clothing solutions that student teams in Open Style Lab worked intensively to develop this summer, and meet the unique clients who inspired their user-centered designs.
Included with Museum admission.

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Tuesday, August 16
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Eco-Districts: A new model of Urban Re-Generation: making resilient, sustainable and socially just neighborhoods
Tuesday, August 16
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM (EDT)
"Woolf” Room, 50 Milk Street 18th Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eco-districts-a-new-model-of-urban-re-generation-tickets-26527841488
Cost:  $50 – $65

In this workshop you’ll discover a new framework to transform existing neighborhoods through the lens of Equity, Resilience and Climate Change to prepare a roadmap and structure for how to move forward.  This hands-on exercise will help you develop an action plan for how to move forward.

FORMAT:  1 hour and 45 minute discussion
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
discover a new process for bringing together community leaders, developers, architects and planners to develop sustainable neighborhoods
find ways to plan and incorporate district scale, net zero energy and water systems
develop a roadmap for planning goals, development targets and methods to galvanize support for your community

Speaker: Eric Corey Freed
DIRECTOR, BUSINESS + PARTNER DEVELOPMENT, ECO DISTRICTS
organicARCHITECT is the office of Eric Corey Freed, LEED AP, Hon. FIGP, a licensed architect (California, New Mexico, Arizona), and a recognized pioneer in the tradition of Organic Architecture, first developed by Frank Lloyd Wright. A lifetime proponent of individualism and sustainability, Eric Corey Freed knew he wanted to be an architect at the early age of eight.

As a licensed architect, Eric brings over 20 years of experience in helping architects, builders and homeowners use sustainability to improve the design and operational savings for thousands of buildings around the country. Companies like Autodesk, Pixar, Apple and Lowe’s have hired Eric to help them incorporate deeper sustainability into their businesses.
Eric is the author of 11 books, including “Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies”, a bestseller with over 200,000 copies in print, and “Sustainable School Architecture.” His how-to book, “Green$ense for your Home” won the 2011 Outstanding Book Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. He is also co-founder of Architect Exam Prep, providing innovative study guides for young architects.

Eric is considered a leader in the field; named by San Francisco Magazine “Best Green Architect” in 2005; “Best Visionary” in 2007; and “Green Visionary” by 7×7 Magazine in 2008. In 2012, he was named one of the 25 “Best Green Architecture Firms” in the US, and one of the “Top 10 Most Influential Green Architects.” He also holds a prestigious LEED Fellow award from the US Green Building Council.

What are ecodistricts: EcoDistricts is propelling a new model of urban regeneration that ensures just, sustainable, resilient neighborhoods for all.
Through an integrated suite of programs, learning experiences and project certification tools, EcoDistricts aims to forever change how urban regeneration gets done.
With our roots in Portland, Oregon, we’ve built a global reputation as a respected nonprofit committed to address the complex, fundamental challenges facing our cities today:  Income, education, and health disparities that sit at the root of considerable social unrest. Ecological degradation. The growing threat of climate change. Carrying the burden of producing 80% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions while consuming 80% of the world’s energy.

In partnership with our Founding Members, generous funders and world-renown advisors, we’ve developed the unique EcoDistricts Protocol, a first-of-its-kind, holistic project development framework that makes addressing these challenges achievable. Our work emphasizes the unique proving ground of the district and neighborhood scale, and the critical importance of information sharing to stimulate innovation.

Our vision is to empower practitioners at every stage of our industry with a collaborative professional community, transformative learning experiences, pathways to EcoDistricts project certification and accessible practitioner accreditation. We are committed to a model that eliminates barriers to the exchange of information and peer learning and thereby enable innovation across our industry.

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Freecycle and Farmers' Market on the Plaza
Tuesday, August 16
12–6 pm
Harvard, Science Center Plaza, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Join the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Green Program for their annual Freecycle at the Harvard Farmers' Market.

Need something for your office or cleaning it out? Come donate or check out all the reusable items from across the University.

More information at https://green.harvard.edu/events/freecycle-and-farmers-market-plaza-2

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How Restorative Development Can Address Climate Change
Tuesday, August 16
6:30 PM
Belmont Media Center, 9 Lexington Street, Belmont

William Moomaw, Ph.D. is a former professor emeritus of International Environmental Policy at Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (he retired in 2014). Dr. Moomaw was founding director of both the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP) and Tufts Climate Initiative, and co-founder for the Global Development and Environment Institute. 

Dr. Moomaw was a lead author for a number of United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports, and was a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the IPCC. He serves on the boards of several notable organizations, such as The Climate Group, the Consensus Building Institute, and the Center for Ecological Technologies. He is also on a board for a new organization, Soil4Climate, and the work of that group is of special interest in tonight's discussion. 

Dr. Moomaw was an early innovator in cross-disciplinary training of students to address global environment issues and climate change. His many research contributions included quantitative indicators of environment and development, negotiation strategies for environmental agreements, water and climate change, and technology and policy implications for climate change. He has worked for decades on legislation in energy, forestry, and ozone layer protection.

William Moomaw was an author for the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment on nitrogen and serves on the Integrated Nitrogen Committee of the EPA Science Advisory board. He was the first director of the Climate, Energy and Pollution program at the World Resources Institute, and directed the Center for Environmental Studies at Williams College where he held an endowed chair in chemistry.

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Discounted Solar for Somerville

As part of the State’s Solarize Mass program, local volunteers and the City of Somerville recently launched the Solarize Somerville campaign to make it easier and cheaper for residents and small businesses to install solar panels.

The program, which is offering information and guidance, free site consultations, and solar panel discounts through November, has set an ambitious goal to inspire at least 200 property owners to sign up for solar —and each of those private solar installations will also benefit the community directly. For every 400 kW in signed private contracts through the program, the program’s solar vendor SolarFlair will donate a system of up to 5 kW for a public or community purpose. All are invited to the program kickoff at a Meet the Installer event on Tuesday, July 26 at 6-7:30 p.m., 167 Holland St. Additional events on topics such as solar basics, financing, and solar for multifamily homes will be announced.

Unique to the program is its neighbor-to-neighbor approach: trained resident volunteers and a designated volunteer Solar Coach are available essentially as mentors. They can, for example, walk anyone through the process, provide general loan program and tax incentive information, and share their own solar experiences. The campaign’s webpage and blog offers useful information, tips, and a link to websites where you can estimate the solar potential of your home and roughly calculate how much solar could save you on your energy bills at www.somervillema.gov/sustainaville/solarize.

Somerville is one of the most urban communities ever to participate in Solarize Mass, which makes the neighbor-to-neighbor approach especially helpful due to some of the unique challenges here such as multi-family houses with more than one owner. Winter Hill resident Mary Mangan, the program’s volunteer Solar Coach, went through that process and is ready to share helpful tips.

"I'm excited to work with our eager volunteers to help our neighbors understand the benefits of solar power. As a co-owner of a two-family home with solar, I can also offer some insights about how that process went for us," said Mangan.

Also key to the program is the selection of a designated vendor, which allows the program to offer reduced cost installation through bulk purchasing. Through a competitive process, SolarFlair, based in Ashland, MA, was selected. They were also the selected installer for the communities of Arlington, Hopkinton, Mendon, Brookline, Carlisle-Chelmsford, Newton, and Quincy.

"We're excited to be the selected installer for Solarize Somerville, and look forward to speaking with any home or business owners that are interested in reducing their electric bills while also making a great investment," said Matt Arner, the owner and President of SolarFlair.

Quick facts:
Solar systems can be purchased outright (with a payback of about 4-5 years). The Mass Solar Loan program offers rates of 3.25% or less. 
Or, for no money down owners can choose a power purchase agreement (PPA), where the system is owned and maintained by a third party, and residents buy back the electricity at a discounted price.   
More on-site renewable energy is critical to reducing carbon emissions.  It also saves money for residents.
 
Tax incentives for solar installations include:
Federal Tax Credit: A 30 percent federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is available for qualified residential and commercial projects
Massachusetts Personal Income Tax Credit: The lesser of 15% of the total cost of the solar electric system or $1,000, for qualified clean energy projects
Five-year Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS): Business owners can depreciate solar electric systems over a five-year schedule

For more information or to sign up for a free site consultation:

Visit the Solarize Somerville webpage at www.somervillema.gov/sustainaville/solarize for
Helpful information and FAQs
To contact a volunteer or Solar Coach Mary Mangan to discuss solar options and incentives
To set up an appointment for a free site consultation directly with SolarFlair
To find out about events
To volunteer for Solarize Somerville

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Where is the best yogurt on the planet made? Somerville, of course!
Join the Somerville Yogurt Making Cooperative and get a weekly quart of the most thick, creamy, rich and tart yogurt in the world. Membership in the coop costs $2.50 per quart. Members share the responsibility for making yogurt in our kitchen located just outside of Davis Sq. in FirstChurch.  No previous yogurt making experience is necessary.

For more information checkout.
https://sites.google.com/site/somervilleyogurtcoop/home

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Cambridge Residents: Free Home Thermal Images
Have you ever wanted to learn where your home is leaking heat by having an energy auditor come to your home with a thermal camera?  With that info you then know where to fix your home so it's more comfortable and less expensive to heat.  However, at $200 or so, the cost of such a thermal scan is a big chunk of change.
HEET Cambridge has now partnered with Sagewell, Inc. to offer Cambridge residents free thermal scans.
Sagewell collects the thermal images by driving through Cambridge in a hybrid vehicle equipped with thermal cameras.  They will scan every building in Cambridge (as long as it's not blocked by trees or buildings or on a private way).  Building owners can view thermal images of their property and an analysis online. The information is password protected so that only the building owner can see the results.
Homeowners, condo-owners and landlords can access the thermal images and an accompanying analysis free of charge. Commercial building owners and owners of more than one building will be able to view their images and analysis for a small fee.
The scans will be analyzed in the order they are requested.
Go to Sagewell.com.  Type in your address at the bottom where it says "Find your home or building" and press return.  Then click on "Here" to request the report.
That's it.  When the scans are done in a few weeks, your building will be one of the first to be analyzed. The accompanying report will help you understand why your living room has always been cold and what to do about it.
With knowledge, comes power (or in this case saved power and money, not to mention comfort).

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Free solar electricity analysis for MA residents
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHhwM202dDYxdUZJVGFscnY1VGZ3aXc6MQ

Solar map of Cambridge, MA
http://www.mapdwell.com/en/cambridge

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Hey Cambridge residents!

Did you know the City of Cambridge is trying to win the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize? It was created to develop a cleaner and more efficient energy future. Energy efficiency and conservation are the best ways to save energy and minimize environmental impact. In that effort, Cambridge is hoping all residents will get a no-cost energy assessment in order to make their homes more efficient and comfortable. Let us know you're interested here: http://cambridgeenergyalliance.org/sign-up-for-an-assessment

During the assessment, the energy specialist will:
Install efficient light bulbs (saving up to 7% of your electricity bill)
Install programmable thermostats (saving up to 10% of your heating bill)
Install water efficiency devices (saving up to 10% of your water bill)
Check the combustion safety of your heating and hot water equipment
Evaluate your home’s energy use to create an energy-efficiency roadmap

Again, let us know you're interested here: http://cambridgeenergyalliance.org/sign-up-for-an-assessment and someone will be in contact with you shortly to give you personally tailored contact information on how you can get your no-cost home energy assessment. Renters are also eligible!

Any action to save energy in the home will help Cambridge win this competition while protecting the environment. For additional ideas on how to save energy, please see the Cambridge Energy Alliance website at http://cambridgeenergyalliance.org/resources/interactivehome

Please share with your Cambridge friends and family and ask them to get a free energy assessment!

Want to be more involved? Become a neighborhood Block Captain! Block Captains help their community members sign up for and complete no-cost home energy assessments through the MassSave program. Our team will give you the tools and guidance needed to recruit neighbors to get an assessment and improve the efficiency of their homes. Participation is welcome at whatever level you are able to commit to.
If you are interested in becoming a Block Captain, please fill out the form at http://tinyurl.com/blockcaptainsurvey and someone from the Cambridge Energy Alliance will be in contact with you shortly. If you know someone who might be interested, please let them know about this opportunity!

Questions? Contact jnahigian at cambridgema.gov

Cambridge Energy Alliance
http://www.cambridgeenergyalliance.org/winit
@cambenergy 
http://facebook.com/cambridgeenergyalliance

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Sunny Cambridge has just launched! Sunny Cambridge is the city-wide initiative that makes it easy for all types of residents to get solar power for their homes. Cambridge has lined up local solar installers through the EnergySage Solar Marketplace, which helps you request, receive, and compare solar quotes 100% online with support available every step of the way.

The City of Cambridge is working on many levels to reduce energy use and GHG emissions to make the city more sustainable. As a semifinalist in the nationwide competition for the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize, Cambridge Energy Alliance is encouraging residents to take actions to save energy, save money, and protect the environment. Get involved by signing up for a no-cost home energy assessment at the Cambridge Energy Alliance home page (www.cambridgeenergyalliance.org/winit)
and going solar at http://www.sunnycambridge.org 

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Sustainable Business Network Local Green Guide
SBN is excited to announce the soft launch of its new Local Green Guide, Massachusetts' premier Green Business Directory!
To view the directory please visit: http://www.localgreenguide.org
To find out how how your business can be listed on the website or for sponsorship opportunities please contact Adritha at adritha at sbnboston.org

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Boston Food System
"The Boston Food System [listserv] provides a forum to post announcements of events, employment opportunities, internships, programs, lectures, and other activities as well as related articles or other publications of a non-commercial nature covering the area's food system - food, nutrition, farming, education, etc. - that take place or focus on or around Greater Boston (broadly delineated)."
The Boston area is one of the most active nationwide in terms of food system activities - projects, services, and events connected to food, farming, nutrition - and often connected to education, public health, environment, arts, social services and other arenas.   Hundreds of organizations and enterprises cover our area, but what is going on week-to-week is not always well publicized.
Hence, the new Boston Food System listserv, as the place to let everyone know about these activities.  Specifically:
Use of the BFS list will begin soon, once we get a decent base of subscribers.  Clarification of what is appropriate to announce and other posting guidelines will be provided as well.
It's easy to subscribe right now at https://elist.tufts.edu/wws/subscribe/bfs

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The Boston Network for International Development (BNID) maintains a website (BNID.org) that serves as a clearing-house for information on organizations, events, and jobs related to international development in the Boston area. BNID has played an important auxiliary role in fostering international development activities in the Boston area, as witnessed by the expanding content of the site and a significant growth in the number of users.
The website contains:
A calendar of Boston area events and volunteer opportunities related to International Development - http://www.bnid.org/events
A jobs board that includes both internships and full time positions related to International Development that is updated daily - http://www.bnid.org/jobs
A directory and descriptions of more than 250 Boston-area organizations - http://www.bnid.org/organizations
Also, please sign up for our weekly newsletter (we promise only one email per week) to get the most up-to-date information on new job and internship opportunities -www.bnid.org/sign-up
The website is completely free for students and our goal is to help connect students who are interested in international development with many of the worthwhile organizations in the area.
Please feel free to email our organization at info at bnid.org if you have any questions!

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Boston Maker Spaces - 27 and counting:  https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zGHnt9r2pQx8.kfw9evrHsKjA&hl=en
BASEN / Boston Solidarity Network Economy:  http://ba-sen.tumblr.com
Bostonsmart.com's Guide to Boston:  http://www.bostonsmarts.com/BostonGuide/

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Links to events at over 50 colleges and universities at Hubevents:  http://hubevents.blogspot.com

Thanks to
Fred Hapgood's Selected Lectures on Science and Engineering in the Boston Area:  http://www.BostonScienceLectures.com
MIT Events:  http://events.mit.edu
MIT Energy Club:  http://mitenergyclub.org/calendar
Harvard Events:  http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/harvard-events/events-calendar/
Harvard Environment:  http://www.environment.harvard.edu/events/calendar/
Sustainability at Harvard:  http://green.harvard.edu/events
Mass Climate Action:  http://www.massclimateaction.net/calendar
Meetup:  http://www.meetup.com/
Eventbrite:  http://www.eventbrite.com/
Microsoft NERD Center:  http://microsoftcambridge.com/Events/
Startup and Entrepreneurial Events:  http://www.greenhornconnect.com/events/
Cambridge Civic Journal:  http://www.rwinters.com
Cambridge Happenings:   http://cambridgehappenings.org
Cambridge Community Calendar:  https://www.cctvcambridge.org/calendar


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