[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events - August 14

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Sun Aug 14 10:12:18 PDT 2016


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

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Monday, August 15
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6pm  Boston New Technology August 2016 Startup Showcase #BNT68

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Tuesday, August 16
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8:30am  Eco-Districts: A new model of Urban Re-Generation: making resilient, sustainable and socially just neighborhoods
12pm  Ped101 - Learn how to advocate for change in your own community
12pm  Freecycle and Farmers' Market on the Plaza
6pm  Solar 102: Solar for Multi-Fam, Condo-owners, and Landlords
6pm  Startup Nuts-n-Bolts & Catalysts (Angel, Legal, Hiring, Mktg & Accelerators…)

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Wednesday, August 17
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7:30am  August Boston Sustainability Breakfast
8:30am  New Approaches to Designing Net Zero Buildings
5:30pm  NEWIN Water Pitch Night at MassCEC
7pm  How New England Can Feed Itself:  An update with the Food Solutions New England network

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Thursday, August 18
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12pm  Satellite Monitoring of Boston Harbor Water Quality: Past, Present, and Future
6pm  Brexit
6:30pm  Music + Tech: API, Project Demos & networking
7pm  The Technical Challenge of Hate Speech, Incitement and Extremism in Social Media

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Friday, August 19, 12:00 PM - Sunday, August 21, 6:00 PM
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12pm - 6pm  9th Annual Boston GreenFest 

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Friday, August 19
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10am  9th Annual Boston GreenFest Transportation Tomorrow Today Forum 

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Saturday, August 20 – Sunday, August 21
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9am - 5pm  Harvard Habitat for Humanity Stuff Sale

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Saturday, August 20
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12pm  Beyond the Seal Documentary Screening

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Sunday, August 21
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9am  SWAPFEST
12pm  What Does It Really Take to Keep the Lights On in Massachusetts?

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Monday, August 22
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5pm  Public Sector Leaders Forum: How Technology Is Transforming Citizen Engagement
6pm  How to Become a Digital Nomad Lessons Learned Through Location Independence

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Tuesday, August 23– Friday, August 28
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9am - 5pm  Harvard Habitat for Humanity Stuff Sale

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Tuesday, August 23
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3pm  Hearing on Cambridge Urban Agriculture 
6pm  Reinventing Boston: A City Engineered

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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

City Agriculture - August 13, 2016
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/08/13/1558597/-City-Agriculture-August-9-2016

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Monday, August 15
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Boston New Technology August 2016 Startup Showcase #BNT68
Monday, August 15
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Akamai Technologies, 150 Broadway, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/Boston_New_Technology/events/232830487/

Akamai staff will be escorting attendees from the lobby up the stairs to the first floor, where you'll find our check-in table. Type the first few letters of your name on the screen and tap your name to print your name tag.

Free event! Come learn about 6 innovative and exciting technology products and network with the Boston/Cambridge startup community!   

Each presenter gets 5 minutes for product demonstration and 5 minutes for Q&A.  Please follow @BostonNewTech and use the #BNT68 hashtag in social media posts

Products & Presenters:
Look for our email announcement about the startups shortly.
Apply to present your company here: http://bit.ly/BNTform  

Agenda:  
6:00 to 7:00 - Networking with dinner and beverages
7:00 to 7:10 - Announcements
7:10 to 8:20 - Presentations, Questions & Answers
8:20 to 9:00 - More Networking.

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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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Ped101 - Learn how to advocate for change in your own community
Tuesday, August 16
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
WalkBoston, 45 School Street, Old City Hall, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ped101-learn-how-to-advocate-for-change-in-your-own-community-tickets-26053601022

In 2016, WalkBoston is rolling out free, beginner pedestrian advocacy trainings we’ve titled "Ped 101,” and we'd love you to come! Our goal is to help build the constituency of people that are comfortable to speak up for walking in their own community. Sessions are a small group, guided conversation and take place in our conference room - so please make sure to sign up in advance. Please feel free to bring a lunch for the mid-day sessions; we’ll have beer or wine for the after work happy hour sessions.

This session is helpful if you're interested in learning about: 
walkability, urbanism & the associated lingo (what's a "tight turning radius"?),
making neighborhoods safer for people walking & running,
how you can advocate for change in your own community.

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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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Solar 102: Solar for Multi-Fam, Condo-owners, and Landlords
Tuesday, August 16
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Leslie University Hall, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue Second Floor Room 78, Cambridge

Join the Sunny Cambridge & Solarize Somerville teams for an event focused on solar for multi-family properties, condos, and landlords and have your solar questions answered!

Event Contact:  somervillesolarcoach at gmail.com

Doors open at 6pm, event starts at 6:30pm.

More information at http://www.somervillema.gov/sustainaville/solarize (Somerville) and https://www.energysage.com/sunnycambridge/ (Cambridge)

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Startup Nuts-n-Bolts & Catalysts (Angel, Legal, Hiring, Mktg & Accelerators…)
Tuesday, August 16
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Boston, Masschallenge 23 Drydock Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-nuts-n-bolts-catalysts-angel-legal-hiring-mktg-accelerators-tickets-26981788255

Startup Leadership and Masschallenge are hosting an information rich session with practical advice to entrepreneurs covering multiple aspects that early stage founders and CEOs need to address. We would be covering five key areas early startups need to ace; namely : Angel investment avenues, marketing and efficient handling of social media, hiring the right team, role of accelerators and incubators at early stage, legal and IP aspects. 
The group of speakers is a great variety of serial entrepreneur, ex-CMO, HR expert, attorney and angel investor and startup accelerators.
This would be a great event for people starting up, early stage founders, CEOs and entrepreneurs looking to raise money. This is a free event with food and soda provided. 
Free food and drinks will be provided.
AGENDA
6.00 PM - 6:30 PM Networking Session
6.30 PM - 8.30 PM Program (Short Talks)
1.) Starting Up Correctly: Bob Caspe, Founder of six companies; involved with 30. Bob will speak about the things to avoid by early stage startup CEOs. He is a serial entrepreneur and will shed light on multiple companies he founded. 
2.) Marketing & Social Media, Ameeta Soni, Ex-CMO of PlatformQ Health, Co-founder of Fitrace. 
Ameeta will shed light on the key marketing and sales aspects for early stage companies. Being an entrepreneur/co founder herself and now as the CMO of platform Health, Ameeta will share the best marketing practices for early stage CEOs. She will also speak about efficient handling of social media and how it is playing a key role in today’s world.
3.) HR: Hiring & Compensation: Kristen Bates, HR expert/ Career Strategist: Kristen is involved with multiple early stage startups helping CEOs hire the right workforce. She will be talking about the importance of hiring the right team and how to go about one. Early stage startup CEOs will highly benefit from her experience and can get relevant tips on hiring and equity.
4.) Legal Issues that trip up Startups: Prithvi Tanvar, Attorney, Foley Hoag.  Prithvi will speak about the Legal issues startup CEOs face and how to tackle them at an early stage. 
5.) Accelerators: Masschallenge & Startup Leadership entrepreneurs advise on making the best of accelerators. Joshua Wang and Weijie Poh, Co-founders of PathoVax (SLP & MassChallenge) will talk about how SLP facilitated their idea and trained them to become full time entrepreneurs and how Masschallenge is helping them to build their startup. They will focus on role of accelerators and educational organizations in building successful companies
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM Networking
Come join us for what promises to be an informative and productive event! We look forward to seeing you there!

Organized by Startup Leadership Program

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Wednesday, August 17
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August Boston Sustainability Breakfast
Wednesday, August 17
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM (EDT)
Pret A Manger, 101 Arch Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/august-boston-sustainability-breakfast-tickets-26771227462

Join us for the August Sustainability Breakfast - Net Impact Boston's informal breakfast meetup of sustainability professionals together for networking, discussion and moral support. It's important to remind ourselves that we are not the only ones out there in the business world trying to do good! Feel free to drop by any time between 7:30 and 830 am.

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New Approaches to Designing Net Zero Buildings
Wednesday, August 17
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
"Meridian” Room, 50 Milk Street 5th Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-approaches-to-designing-net-zero-buildings-tickets-25928845876
Cost:  $50 – $65

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to rally your project team to achieve net zero energy on your projects.  You’ll discover ways to sell your clients on being committed to never having to pay a utility bill ever again.  Using specific case studies and stories from the field, you’ll develop an arsenal of ideas you can apply to your current projects right now.  You won’t want to miss this workshop by a pioneer in regenerative buildings.  Follow our 20 step process to getting to net zero in your buildings.

BONUS:  Includes a never before seen discussion of Seattle’s Bullitt Center, called the "greenest office building in the world” and how they achieved net zero with an EUI of 10.

BRIEF BIO:  Eric Corey Freed is Founding Principal of organicARCHITECT, a visionary design leader in biophilic and regenerative design.  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.  Eric has helped thousands of companies monetize sustainability by showing them how to cut their real estate operations costs in half.

Eric co-developed the Sustainable Design programs at the Academy of Art University and University of California Berkeley Extension, and currently teaches at Boston Architectural College.  He has served on the boards of the Inland Empire Chapter of the USGBC, Architects/Designers & Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR), as well as the advisory boards of over a dozen other organizations.  

He was the founding Chair of Architecture for The San Francisco Design Museum and one of the founders of ecoTECTURE: The Online Journal of Ecological Design.  He’s a regular contributor for Sustainable Industries Journal, Luxe, Natural Home, Metropolitan Home and dozens of other publications.  Eric lectures around the country at over 50 events a year, and his work has been featured in Dwell, Metropolis, Town & Country, Natural Home and Newsweek.  He has been seen on television on Fox News, HGTV, The Sundance Channel and PBS.

He was a founding board member and Chair of the Coachella Valley branch of the US Green Building Council, and sat on the Sustainability Commission for the City of Palm Desert where he drafted visionary sustainability policies.  He has received awards from several Mayors, and worked with dozens of municipalities around the country to help implement sustainable policies.

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 7x7 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.

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NEWIN Water Pitch Night at MassCEC
Wednesday, August 17
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, 63 Franklin Street 3rd Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/newin-water-pitch-night-nitrogen-coastal-water-tickets-26065571827
Cost:  $0 = $20

Please join the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), the New England Water Innovation Network (NEWIN) and the local water industry startup community for an evening of water technology pitches and networking on Wednesday August 17, 2016. There will be a keynote speech from Eric Stoermer the CEO of EOSi – a leader in wastewater treatment, in addition to three pitches given by local water technology startups. Entrepreneurs, academics, technologists, and investors are all welcome to join #WaterPitchNight to get a glimpse of local innovation and connect with other water professionals.

SCHEDULE:
5:30 – 6:00pm | Networking and light refreshments
6:00 – 6:15pm | Opening remarks
6:15 – 6:30pm | Keynote – Eric Stoermer, CEO of EOSi
6:30 – 7:00pm | Three water technology startups pitch their water technology (audience votes for a winner)
Pio Lombardo of Lombardo Associates  - Permeable reactive barriers
Jennifer Garvey of Stony Brook - Advanced septic technology
Hari Venugopalan of Crystals High Performance UV - Nitrogen sensors
7:00 – 7:30pm | Closing remarks and networking

Event Contact
contact at newengland-win.org
617-315-9355

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How New England Can Feed Itself:  An update with the Food Solutions New England network
Wednesday, August 17
7pm
First Church UU, 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain
RSVP on Facebook  http://act.ips-dc.org/site/R?i=bQKfrZCnDs3ojpkvZ7PnQg

Many of us are concerned about our food system. From unsustainable farming techniques to food deserts to widespread poor nutrition, the problems can be overwhelming. The good news is that *Food Solutions New England (FSNE) has created a Vision for a regional food system that is sustainable, equitable and resilient*. And, we all have a part to play in bringing this Vision to life.

*What contribution will you or your organization make?* Join us on August 17 to learn more and discuss how we can all create sustainable and equitable food system for New England. RSVP here http://act.ips-dc.org/site/R?i=8KIw67DzWE0rsYm-u1tYBQ

The Food Solutions New England Vision: A Refresher*

In Fall 2014 the JP Forum hosted "Can New England Feed Itself" in order to explore the Vision with folks from the FSNE network. Wednesday’s conversation will update us on the pathway toward realizing the Vision. Click here for a summary of that conversation (including some recorded remarks) http://act.ips-dc.org/site/R?i=z98Qv31eQ8K7O93H2wtwYQ

For more details, check out these links:
New England Food Vision website
http://act.ips-dc.org/site/R?i=PH6jxXj-aFSokWNWNtGo0g
Explore the Vision
http://act.ips-dc.org/site/R?i=UQa80bmxG76ZADHL1QNFKQ
Vision (Full) 
http://act.ips-dc.org/site/R?i=Jzc1IDoUC90g066_wDeFYQ
Vision (Executive Summary)
http://act.ips-dc.org/site/R?i=VOrU9vZHWRzXOnY3frjbCA
Vision Webinar 
http://act.ips-dc.org/site/R?i=Z_oB1ryTRGb_Zlhpay3dVQ

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Thursday, August 18
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Satellite Monitoring of Boston Harbor Water Quality: Past, Present, and Future
Thursday, August 18
12:00 - 1:30pm
MIT, Building E38-3rd Floor Conference Room, 292 Main Street, Cambridge

Bob Chen, School for the Environment, UMass Boston
The transformation of Boston Harbor from the "dirtiest harbor in the country" to an invaluable environmental resource containing a National Park Area and some of the cleanest urban beaches in the country can be considered the most extensive and expensive estuarine recovery in the world. The Landsat satellite remote-sensing program provides long-term periodic, spatially explicit capabilities that can be used to monitor water quality and has been available since 1984. Designed to monitor changes in land resources, Landsat data has not been utilized to its maximum extent in aquatic science due to a lack of in-water measurements coordinated with satellite observations, a relatively low radiometric sensitivity, and a lack of understanding of the dynamic coastal environment. Maybe the most extensive water quality monitoring dataset exists since 1991 in Boston Harbor due to a lawsuit requiring the monitoring and harbor clean-up.  Water quality is being monitored continuously, and ship transects are being conducted under Landsat overpasses on cloudless days to establish and refine algorithms that relate in-water properties of chlorophyll a (CHL), chromophoric (colored) dissolved organic matter (CDOM), and total suspended matter (TSM) to remotely sensed measurements. Preliminary demonstrations of the calibration/validation of existing ocean color algorithms suggests that integrating remote sensing into water quality monitoring in the future will enhance our ability to manage our valuable coastal resources in a more resilient, sustainable manner.

More at http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1103223012237&ca=04f894e7-c0f2-472d-a3dd-b1bc9c32a547

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Brexit
Thursday, August 18
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Workbar, 711 Atlantic Avenue, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/brexit-tickets-26629598847

Brexit happened: on June 23, 2016, the British people voted to leave the European Union.  Many Brits celebrated what they called their Independence Day -- freedom from EU rules, fees, and, perhaps most controversially, immigration laws.  While others fear that Brexit will severely damage the British economy and their status as a world powerhouse.

What does this mean for the UK, EU and... us?
Why was the EU formed, and what's it purpose?
Why was the Brexit referendum was raised in the UK?
What are the expected implications of leaving?
...and more.

Speaker: 
Professor Graham Wilson is the co-founder and Director of the Boston University Initiative on Cities. Professor Wilson joined the Faculty of Boston University in 2007 where he served as Chair of the Political Science Department until 2015. His areas of specialization include American Politics, Comparative Politics, Business and Government, and Interest Groups. Professor Wilson received his BA and Doctorate of Philosophy from Oxford University and his MA from the University of Essex.

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Music + Tech: API, Project Demos & networking
Thursday, August 18
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Workbar Cambridge. 45 Prospect Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Music-Technology-Group/events/231391055/

Save the date for the next Music-Tech Meetup, scheduled on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at 6:30 pm, hosted by WorkBar, Cambridge and BerkleeICE.  

The night's theme is still to be determined, so get in touch via this form if you're interested in presenting or have a suggested topic.

Event Overview: 
6:30 - 6:45:  Arrive and snag some hot pizza! 
6:45 - 6:55: Welcome and Introductions
7:00 - 8:30: TBD - Give us your feedback here for future events
8:30 - 9:00: Open Networking

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The Technical Challenge of Hate Speech, Incitement and Extremism in Social Media
Thursday, August 18
7:00 PM
MIT, Building E51-325, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Andre Oboler
This talk is being sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor program.

The primary challenge is working out how to identify incitement and hate speech given: (a) the volume of content creation in social media (b) the use of videos, images, coded language, local references etc (c) the changing nature of the expression over time (d) limitations that prevent governments demanding access to non-public data.

The approach my organisation uses relies on crowd sourcing, artificial intelligence and cloud computing. It enables content to be evaluated by people, but then quality controls the response of the crowd through AI. 

Dr Andre Oboler is CEO of the Online Hate Prevention Institute, an Australian charity combating racism, bigotry and extremism in social media. He also serves as an expert on the Australian Government's Delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, co-chair of the Working Group on Antisemitism on the Internet and in the Media for the Global Forum to Combat Antisemitism, and as a Vice Chair of the IEEE Computer Society's Member and Geographic Activities Board. Dr Oboler holds a PhD in Computer Science from Lancaster University (UK), a Juris Doctor from Monash University (Australia) and completed a Post Doctoral Fellowship in Political Science at Bar-Ilan University (Israel). His research interests include empirical software engineering, process improvement, hate speech in social media and the social implications of technology. Web: Online Hate Prevention Institute www.ohpi.org.au; personal website www.oboler.com.o

This joint meeting of the Boston Chapter of the IEEE Computer Society and GBC/ACM will be held in MIT Room E51-325.  E51 is the Tang Center on the corner of Wadsworth and Amherst Sts and Memorial Dr.; it's mostly used by the Sloan School. You can see it on this map of the MIT campus. Room 325 is on the 3rd floor. 

Up-to-date information about this and other talks is available online at http://ewh.ieee.org/r1/boston/computer/. You can sign up to receive updated status information about this talk and informational emails about future talks at http://mailman.mit.edu/mailman/listinfo/ieee-cs, our self-administered mailing list.

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Friday, August 19, 12:00 PM - Sunday, August 21, 6:00 PM
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9th Annual Boston GreenFest Volunteer Registration
Friday, August 19, 12:00 PM - Sunday, August 21, 6:00 PM
Boston City Hall Plaza, City Hall Plaza, Boston

VOLUNTEERS ARE JUST ORDINARY PEOPLE WITH EXTRAORDINARY HEARTS.  THEY PLANT TINY SEEDS OF LOVE IN COUNTLESS LIVES.  EACH GIVING A HAND, TOGETHER THEY MAKE A DIFFERENCE THAT LASTS A LIFETIME.

Boston GreenFest is the region’s largest multicultural environmental music festival.  It draws crowds of all ages and backgrounds. This year’s event will bring eco-innovation into the spotlight from across the New England states as a means to finding durable solutions.
We invite innovation in every form and from everybody.  The 9th Annual Boston GreenFest will take place at Boston City Hall Plaza, Faneuil Hall and Sam Adams Park on Friday-Sunday, August 19-21, 2016.
To register,  please click on GET TICKETS on the upper right corner of this screen.  You may select as many days as you wish.
Volunteers will be needed in many capacities:  site hands, stage hands, and on hand! See the many wonderful ways you can help us out with this "all-hands-on-deck" event:

Movers and Shakers to set up and break down the site.
Site Assistants to assist with problem-solving and on demand site needs throughout the weekend.
Stage Hands to help with the needs of our three performance areas.
Welcome Desk and Exhibitor Sign-in to provide info about the event to attendees and keep exhibitors, sponsors, performers, speakers and other guests on track.  Great for those involved in or interested in the hospitality industry.
EcoForum Assistants to keep the forums and speakers on track at Faneuil Hall, greet attendees and help manaage the programs.
EcoKids Helpers to engage in the kids' activities - help with keeping the kids involved and learning - scavenger hunts, recycled art projects, safety for the inflatables, etc.
Green Managers to help in each area of the festival, particularly with the exhibitors and vendors, troubleshoot, relay messages and provide assistance to those who need it.
GreenGuides to greet attendees and direct them around the site. Helpful to know a second language.
RecycleGuides to thank people for recycling (and composting) and be sure that trash is not mixed with recycling.
Wine and Beer Garden Assistants for those who enjoy ensuring that people are having a good time! (Must be 21+)
BostonGreenFilmFest Assistants for film lovers - help run the films and discussion sessions.
EcoArt Assistants to help with art installations and workshops.
EcoFashion Assistants to help with ecofashion shows.
Robotics and Tech Assistants to help with exhibitors who bring robots, 3D printers, etc.
Green Demographers to help us find out who comes to Boston GreenFest.  This is a great position for someone interested in marketing, statistics and/or public relations.

To register,  please click on GET TICKETS on the upper right corner of this screen. Remember, you may select as many days as you wish.
Thank you so much for joining us for our 9th Annual Boston GreenFest!

Festival hours are as follows:
Wednesday, August 17, 2016: 
Prepare site for festival from noon-8 pm.
Thursday, August 18, 2016: 
Move-in for large exhibitors from noon-5 pm. 
Friday, August 19, 2016: 
Move-in for exhibitors/vendors, food vendors, from 7-11 am. Festival hours:  12-10 pm (Exhibit hours 12-6 pm)
Saturday, August 20, 2016: 
Move-in for all exhibitors from 8 am-11 am. Festival hours:  12-10 pm (Exhibit hours 12-6 pm).
Sunday, August 21, 2016: 
Festival/exhibit hours:  Noon-6 pm. Break-down:  5:00-9:00 pm.

The hours available for volunteering are:
Wed 8/17 12:00- 4:00 pm
Wed 8/17 4:00-8:00 pm
Thur 8/18 9:30 am -1:30pm
Thur 8/18 1:00-5:00 pm
Thur 8/18 4:30-8:30pm
Fri 8/19 7:30 am -10:30 am
Fri 8/19 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Fri 8/19 2:00-6:00 pm
Fri. 8/19 5:30-10:30 pm
Sat. 8/20 7:30-11:30 am
Sat. 8/20 11:30 am-3:30 pm
Sat. 8/20 3:30-7:30 pm
Sat. 8/20 7:30-10:30 pm
Sun 8/21 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Sun 8/21 12:30-4:00 pm
Sun 8/21 3:30-8:00 pm (or end of clean-up)

Please help us get the word out about the 9th Annual Boston GreenFest: 
Use our blog and sign up for Boston GreenFest Group on Linked in. Hook up with Facebook and Twitter. Connect with your network of supporters and friends - please remember to include us in your  emails and when you talk with your friends, family and colleagues!
We recommend that you arrive at our event by public transit or bike.  If you need to drive to our event, we will provide instructions to reasonable-rate nearby garages.  
Volunteers signed up to do at least two shifts will receive a festival T-shirt!

WAIVER:  I, the Volunteer, hereby release and discharge Foundation for a Green Future Inc., the City of Boston and all businesses, agencies, and other sponsoring companies and persons from responsibility from all injuries or damages suffered as a result of participation in Boston GreenFest.  Additionally, I permit the use of my name and photos in all Boston GreenFest related media.  

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Friday, August 19
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9th Annual Boston GreenFest Transportation Tomorrow Today Forum 
Friday, August 19
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
Faneuil Hall, One Faneuil Hall Square, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/9th-annual-boston-greenfest-transportation-tomorrow-today-forum-registration-tickets-26796655518

Making strides in our city's transportation is crucial for our future. If we can envision exciting new forms of transportation that reduce pollution, the need for fossil fuel and bring new technologies to bear, why not put them into place in the next 3-5 years instead of wait for a point in the distant future. Meet with people who can help us make these visions happen. We will hear from government officials and industry experts about the ideas they are contemplating.

The Transportation Tomorrow Today Forum will take place on Friday, August 19, 2016 from 10 am to 12 pm at Faneuil Hall.
The canvas is open for maglev, kinetic energy, solar roadways, electric vehicles of all sorts, and more. What is your vision? 
To register,  please click on REGISTER on the upper right corner of this screen. 

Thank you so much for joining us for our 9th Annual Boston GreenFest!  This forum is only part of a much bigger whole - Boston GreenFest spans three days and three venues - Boston City Hall Plaza, Sam Adams Park and Faneuil Hall from August 19-21, 2016.  Check out our website for more details.

Connections are what make the 9th Annual Boston GreenFest: 
Use our blog and sign up for Boston GreenFest Group on Linked in. Hook up with Facebook and Twitter. Connect with your network of supporters and friends - please remember to include us in your  emails and when you talk with your friends, family and colleagues!
We recommend that you arrive at our event by public transit or bike.  If you need to drive to our event, we will provide instructions to reasonable-rate nearby garages.  

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Saturday, August 20 – Sunday, August 21
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Harvard Habitat for Humanity Stuff Sale
Saturday, August 20 – Sunday, August 21
9 am–5 pm
Harvard, Science Center Plaza, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Come to the Harvard Science Center Plaza to shop 200 truckloads of student-donated micro-fridges, microwaves, lamps, mirrors, chairs, rugs, coffee tables, books, clothing, fans, storage containers, shower caddies, waste baskets, posters, room décor and more!  All proceeds support Harvard Habitat for Humanity’s mission to build housing for the homeless. 

Cut your expenses, support Habitat, help the planet and reduce Harvard’s disposal fees, all at the same time.  All sales occur from 9 am–5 pm, weather permitting. 

For more details about the Stuff Sale, contact Brian Wagner, HHH Stuff Sale Captain bwagner at college.harvard.edu.  

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Saturday, August 20
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Beyond the Seal Documentary Screening
Saturday, August 20
Noon - 2PM
Aeronaut Brewery, 14 Tyler Street, Somerville
RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1649954481998000/ 
The screening is free.

This year marks Equal Exchange’s 10th year in the banana trade. To celebrate, we’ll be hosting a special screening for a new documentary called "Beyond the Seal" at Aeronaut Brewery in Boston. 

"Beyond the Seal" is an independent feature created by two Northwestern University alumni, Leah Varjacques and Katherine Nagasawa. The film is a story of a group of small farmers in Ecuador – and the activists and visionaries behind them – striving to change the banana industry as we know it.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring David Warner, co-founder of City Feed & Supply, and Nicole Vitello, President of Equal Exchange Bananas. More panelists to be confirmed closer to the date.

Come join us for an afternoon of delicious locally brewed beer and thrilling conversations around bananas! There will be a raffle giveaway at the end with some exciting Equal Exchange swag. And please spread the word.

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Sunday, August 21
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SWAPFEST
Sunday, August 21
9:00a–2:00p
MIT, Building N4, Albany Garage and Lots, Albany Street between Massachusetts Avenue and Main Street, Cambridge 

MIT's monthly Hi Tech, Computer, Electronics and Ham Radio Fleamarket. 
Buy Sell or Swap all things nerdly. 
Held the third Sunday of each month April thru October. 
Rain or Shine covered space is available for all sellers. 

Web site: www.swapfest.us
Open to: the general public
Cost: $4 - $6
Sponsor(s): MIT Radio Society, Electronic Research Society, MIT, UHF Repeater Assn. W1XM, MIT
For more information, contact:  Mitchell Berger
617-253-3776
w1mx-officers at mit.edu 

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What Does It Really Take to Keep the Lights On in Massachusetts?
Sunday, August 21
Noon to 2 pm
Faneuil Hall, Boston

Get an Antidote to Industry Propaganda from a Panel of Energy and Environmental Experts on Smart Energy Policy:
Why We Don't Need New Pipelines to Keep the Lights On; The Special Dangers of Fracked Gas: The Waste, Expense and Danger of Extensive Leaks in the Present System; Promising Breakthroughs in Renewable Energy Technology; The Battles Communities Are Now Waging Against New Pipeline Infrastructure; What Out-of-State Natural Gas Companies Are Really Up To at Our Expense.

Speakers:
Nathan Phillips, Boston University, Professor, Dept of Earth & Environment
Andy Savitz, Consumers for Sensible Energy	Executive Director
Deb Brown, EPA	Chief, RCRA, EPCRA and Federal Programs
Dr. Susan Rubin, Pipeline Activist in NYC	
John Rogers, Union of Concerned Scientists, Sr Energy Analyst
Wompimeequin Wampatuck, United Indigenous Peoples and Tribes of America	Ambassador of the United Indigenous Peoples and Tribes of the Americas to the United Nations
Cathy Buckley, Sierra Club MA, Chapter Chair

Free and open to the public.

More information at http://www.bostongreenfest.org/energyfuture.html

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Monday, August 22
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Public Sector Leaders Forum: How Technology Is Transforming Citizen Engagement
Monday, August 22
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Microsoft New England, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-sector-leaders-forum-technology-citizen-engagement-tickets-26871475306

Program Overview: The evolution of technology has radically disrupted citizen engagement - elevating and expanding the way government officials can innovate to engage citizens at critical junctures of the electoral process and engage citizen voices in day-to-day governance. Operating from the belief that an informed and engaged citizen is critically important to a well-functioning democracy, this event will convene public, private, and non-profit sector leaders to discuss what’s working, examine challenges, and surface emerging innovations that stand to shape the landscape of citizen engagement in the future. 
Speakers:  
Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
Cathy Wissink, Senior Director, Technology & Civic Engagement, Microsoft New England 
Pratt Wiley, National Director Voter Expansion, Democratic National Committee  
Katie Stebbins, Assistant Secretary, Technology, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship, Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
Howard Lim, Open Data Manager, City of Boston
Zinelle October, Vice President, Network Advancement, American Constitution Society 
Aaron Myran, Harvard University

Format:   Keynote & Leaders Roundtable, followed by Networking Reception
Participant Outcomes:  The event is intended to spark ideas on how leaders and citizens can leverage the power of technology for better public service delivery. Leaders will discuss how the open government movement and game-changing disruptive technologies are – and are not – transforming civic participation, governance, and what is needed to create channels via which citizen sentiment can inform the most important issues facing communities.
About the Organizers:  The Civic Innovation Project
The Civic Innovation Project is a national platform focused on emerging government innovation that was recognized with a 2015 State of Boston Innovation Award. To learn more, follow Twitter @civinnovation and visit, www.civicinnovationproject.com.
The Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center
The Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center aims for Microsoft to be “of” the community, not just exist within it. Through the Innovation and Policy Center, we are extending beyond the tech community to: Connect stakeholders from tech to the broader business, academic and government community; Catalyze important technology and public policy discussions; and Contribute more directly with the health and vitality of greater New England.

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How to Become a Digital Nomad Lessons Learned Through Location Independence
Monday, August 22
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT) 
Plug Cambridge, 618 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.yonderwork.com/events/

Thanks to advances in technology and the resulting growth in remote work, the 9 to 5 and traditional brick and mortar office are becoming increasingly antiquated. In its place are coworking spaces, the gig economy, and newfound freedom to work from anywhere. The location independent movement is about empowering people to live the life they deserve, on their own terms. The motivations behind this movement have led to the rise of digital nomads (those who combine work and travel) who seek to work in places that inspire creativity and collaborate across industries and cultures. These trends have significant implications for the future of work.
We love to see people getting more fulfillment out of their lives while concurrently advancing their careers. In How to Become a Digital Nomad - Lessons Learned Through Location Independence we will discuss the growing ecosystem around location independence, the resources available, and travel tips for those who are interested in the digital nomad lifestyle. This will be a presentation followed by an open Q&A.

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Tuesday, August 23– Friday, August 28
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Harvard Habitat for Humanity Stuff Sale
Tuesday, August 23– Friday, August 28
9 am–5 pm
Harvard, Science Center Plaza, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Come to the Harvard Science Center Plaza to shop 200 truckloads of student-donated micro-fridges, microwaves, lamps, mirrors, chairs, rugs, coffee tables, books, clothing, fans, storage containers, shower caddies, waste baskets, posters, room décor and more!  All proceeds support Harvard Habitat for Humanity’s mission to build housing for the homeless. 

Cut your expenses, support Habitat, help the planet and reduce Harvard’s disposal fees, all at the same time.  All sales occur from 9 am–5 pm, weather permitting. 

For more details about the Stuff Sale, contact Brian Wagner, HHH Stuff Sale Captain bwagner at college.harvard.edu

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Tuesday, August 23
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Hearing on Cambridge Urban Agriculture 
Tuesday, August 23
3 p.m.
Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

The City Council will hold a joint committee hearing of the Ordinance Committee and the Health and Environment Committee to review a proposal that would allow Urban Agriculture in Cambridge. Urban agriculture seeks to improve the availability of healthy and affordable food while supporting sustainable, economic, and educational opportunities. Activities that are under consideration include but are not limited to ground level and rooftop farming, hydroponics, aquaponics, small-scale neighborhood gardens, the keeping of honey bees and hens, and the production, sale, and donation of agricultural products in both residential and commercial districts.Come share your thoughts!

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Reinventing Boston: A City Engineered
Tuesday, August 23
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)
Tremont and Court Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reinventing-boston-a-city-engineered-tickets-25955318055
Cost:  $10 – $15

Boston has repeatedly reinvented its urban fabric to accommodate a growing population, the needs of business and industry, and the development of public and private transportation. From the first subway through the Big Dig, Boston has led the nation in transforming its cityscape. Join Boston By Foot and the BSA Foundation on this guided walking tour to uncover some of Boston’s many layers and explore its physical evolution, from the first American subway to the rise and fall of interstate highways to the recovery of Boston harbor. 

Meet your guide at the corner of Tremont & Court Streets near the Government Center T stop, in front of Starbucks.

This is a program of the BSA Foundation in partnership with Boston By Foot. Boston By Foot promotes public awareness and appreciation of Boston’s rich history and architectural heritage by offering a wide range of guided tour tours and programs.
Registrants to this event will be added to the BSA Space mailing list for updates on future public programs and exhibitions, and may unsubscribe at any time. Email addresses will not be shared or sold to third parties.
Interested in becoming a Friend of BSA Space? Sign up now, it’s free!

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Wednesday, August 24
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BINJ Pop-Up Newsroom: Occupy Boston 5-Year Anniversary Edition
Wednesday, August 24
12 PM - 8 PM
Dewey Square, Boston
@ Biddy Early’s from 5pm to 8pm
More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/263858257330320/

If you were active in Occupy Boston, we would like to interview you about your activist experience there and in the five years since. Please bring your stories by our pop-up newsroom, which we will have set up at Dewey Square during lunchtime on August 24, and at Biddy Early’s (141 Pearl St.) that night. With your help we will be producing a podcast series and a feature article.

CHECK OUT BINJ COLUMNS AND FEATURES HERE: https://medium.com/binj-reports
BECOME A BINJ REPORTER SUPPORTER HERE: https://medium.com/binj-reports/become-a-reporter-supporter-8f36321400a7#.atwq2vimu

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DEAPS: A 5-day Exploration of Extreme Weather & Climate
Wednesday, August 24
12:00p–8:30p
MIT, Building 54-923 (the tallest building on campus), Cambridge

Speaker: DEAPS 2016
EAPS provides a unique environment to study the multi-faceted nature of the science of the Earth and other planets. We thrive on interdisciplinary ventures, seeking to understand the fundamental workings of natural systems by examining physical, chemical, and biological processes occurring across a vast spectrum of time and space. 

The EAPS three-day exploration program in Extreme Weather and Climate will cover some of the most interesting and challenging aspect of weather and climate research. 

**Today's Schedule** 
12:00 - Meet in rm 923 for lunch and registration 
2:00 - Activity 1: Height of the Green Building 
4:00 - Discussion of afternoon activities 
6:00 - Travel to Harvard Sq and dinner at Fire & Ice 
8:30 - Ice-cream in Harvard Sq

Web site: http://bit.ly/2af5aEW
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS)
For more information, contact:  Lodovica Illari
illari at mit.edu 

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Comics and the Art of Visual Storytelling
Wednesday, August 24
6:00pm to 9:00pm
CCTV, 438 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Comics aren’t just cartoon superheroes and villains – they are a language all their own in the world of storytelling, combining words and pictures in a way no other medium can. In this lecture, we will explore the history, structure and vocabulary of comics, unlocking their potential to tell stories both simple and complex, funny or serious. 

Instructor: Jon Dorn

Advance registration is required and is accepted on a first-come basis. Early registration is advised since courses may fill up or be canceled due to low enrollment. Call 617-661-6900 or email allison at cctvcambridge.org for details. Schedules are subject to change.

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Thursday, August 25
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DEAPS: A 5-day Exploration of Extreme Weather & Climate
Thursday, August 25
9:00a–7:00p
MIT, Building 54-923 (the tallest building on campus), Cambridge

Speaker: DEAPS 2016
EAPS provides a unique environment to study the multi-faceted nature of the science of the Earth and other planets. We thrive on interdisciplinary ventures, seeking to understand the fundamental workings of natural systems by examining physical, chemical, and biological processes occurring across a vast spectrum of time and space. 

The EAPS three-day exploration program in Extreme Weather and Climate will cover some of the most interesting and challenging aspect of weather and climate research. 

**Today's Schedule** 
9:00 - Breakfast: rm 923 
9:15 - Talk by students and staff (accompanied by breakfast): rm 915 
11:00 - Activity 2: Hurricane flow: rm 1527 and 1623 
12:30 - Lunch and tour of MIT with undergraduate TAs 
2:00 - Activity 2 (continued) : rm 1527 and 1623 
3:30 - Coffee break 
4:00 - Discussion of Activity 2 in rm 915 
5:30 - Dinner in rm 923 
7:00 - Astronomy night with a visit of Wallace Observatory in Westford, MA

Web site: http://bit.ly/2af5aEW
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS)
For more information, contact:  Lodovica Illari
illari at mit.edu 

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Hull Wind Turbine Tour
Thursday, August 25 (rain date Fri Aug 26) 
10am to 11:30am
Hull High School, 100 Main Street, Hull
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hull-wind-turbine-tour-tickets-26486063529

A FREE tour at Hull's first wind turbine!
The tour is about 45 min long. Attendees will be able to enter and tour the turbine followed by ample time for Q&A with an expert.
(Max. tour group capacity is 30 people)

*** After the tour HEEC is planning to hang out for lunch at Marvel's Lunchbox (varied menu) located near Hull Wind Turbine, come and join us!

Transportation options include:
Public MBTA transportation
Carpooling (email heecpr at gmail.com for more information about this transportation option)

A FREE tour at Hull's first wind turbine! The tour is about 45 min long. Attendees will be able to enter and tour the turbine followed by ample time for Q&A with an expert.

Contact Name:  Jessica Bermudez
jessicabermudez at alumni.harvard.edu

More information at Harvard Environmental Extension Club
http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/harvardec/home
https://www.facebook.com/harvardec

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Thesis Defense: Computational Design of Foldable Robots via Composition
Thursday, August 25
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
MIT, Building 32-G449 (Patil/Kiva), 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Cynthia Sung , MIT CSAIL, Distributed Robotics Lab 
Recent advances in rapid fabrication technologies have given designers the ability to manufacture increasingly complex geometries with little increase in cost, making it easier than ever to build a robot. However, the process of designing a functional robot remains challenging. Robots are complex systems that tightly integrate mechanical, electrical, and software subsystems. As a result, traditional robot development often requires iterations of design and testing to ensure that the result is both functional and manufacturable.

This thesis explores intuitive tools for robot design and proposes composition as a design approach. We leverage a print-and-fold paradigm of manufacturing, which has been shown to enable functional robots to be created within a day. The main challenge in using composition is that in general, even if two modules function correctly individually, the combination of the two may not be a valid design. We therefore develop algorithms and systems for robot composition that guarantee validity of the design geometry and that check the resulting kinematics.

Our main contributions include a database containing parameterized designs for printable joints and mechanisms, algorithms for composition of fold patterns and motion sequences that guarantee no self-intersection, automated generation of fabrication plans for multiple modes of print-and-fold fabrication, an interactive user interface in which users can compose custom robots and receive real-time feedback about their designs, and experimental verification in the form of functional mechanisms and robots. The results provide designers with a framework for rapid design exploration and bring us closer to a future of easy robot design and customization.

Thesis committee: Prof. Daniela Rus (Chair), Prof. Erik Demaine, Prof. Wojciech Matusik, Prof. Vijay Kumar

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Get Paid to Vote? Voter Engagement Committee Meeting
Thursday, August 25
6 PM
Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue # 202, Cambridge

Let's increase voter turnout!

The Neighborhood & Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts & Celebration and Civic Unity Committees are having a meeting to discuss the recent policy order to improve voter turnout for municipal elections in Cambridge.

The policy order can be read here: 
www.cambridgema.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_LegiFile.aspx?Frame&MeetingID=1567&MediaPosition=8378.931&ID=2807&CssClass

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Friday, August 26
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EITA Smart Cities Forum 2016 - (EITA Knowledge and Smart Technology 2016)
Friday, August 26
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
MIT, Building 4, 182 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

The EITA Smart Cities Forum 2016 - (the EITA Knowledge and Smart Technology 2016), will be held on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Maclaurin Buildings (4), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.. The conference theme of the EITA Smart Cities Forum 2016 is "Knowledge, Smart Technology and the Internet of Things: Challenges, Opportunities and Future Directions". We are pleased to invite you to attend the EITA-Smart Cities Forum 2016 at MIT. The event is free of charge.

The main objective of the EITA Smart Cities Forum 2016 is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in "Smart Cities, Knowledge, Smart Technology, Big Data, Cloud Computing, and the Internet of Things". This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration.

Please visit the EITA Smart Cities Forum 2016 website for more conference details:  http://www.eitc.org/welcome-to-eitc/conferences/eita/eita-venture-community/eita-venture-forum/year-2016/eita-smart-cities-forum-2016 

We look forward to seeing you there!

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DEAPS: A 5-day Exploration of Extreme Weather & Climate
Friday, August 26
9:00a–8:00p
MIT, Building 54-923 (the tallest building on campus), Cambridge

Speaker: DEAPS 2016

EAPS provides a unique environment to study the multi-faceted nature of the science of the Earth and other planets. We thrive on interdisciplinary ventures, seeking to understand the fundamental workings of natural systems by examining physical, chemical, and biological processes occurring across a vast spectrum of time and space. 

The EAPS three-day exploration program in Extreme Weather and Climate will cover some of the most interesting and challenging aspect of weather and climate research. 

**Today's Schedule** 
9:00 - Breakfast: 923 (Bring your luggage with you) 
9:30 - Talk by Prof Noelle Selin on climate change and policy: rm 915 
10:30 - Activity 3: Climate/General circulation : rm 1527 
12:00 - Lunch and get ready to leave 
1:30 - meet in rm 923 
2:00 - Depart for lodge at base of Mt. Washington (New Hampshire) 
6:30 - Dinner and overnight stay at the Fox Ridge Resort 
8:00+ - Evening activities: Astronomy exploration

Web site: http://bit.ly/2af5aEW
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS)
For more information, contact:  Lodovica Illari
illari at mit.edu 

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PSFC Seminar: Outlook towards a Commercial Fusion Reactor
Friday, August 26
10:30a–11:30a
MIT, Building NW17-218, 175 Albany Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Guenter Janeschitz
When one extrapolates from today's knowledge on ITER construction, even considering that ITER could have been built much more economically, it is clear that a fusion power plant will cost > 10 to 15 BE. Therefore in order to have an economically attractive fusion reactor it will need to produce a large amount of power (on the order of 2 GW electric delivered to the grid). Due to the fact that such a machine will need ~500 MW for its own use, it has to produce 2.5 GW electric which means a fusion power of > 5 GW and thus a thermal power > 6 GW. The possible size (R~10 m) and reasonably conservative physics basis of such a machine will be briefly described. If successful in achieving advanced physics in a burning plasma, e.g. in ITER, then the machine can be made slightly smaller but the principle arguments for a large machine will not change significantly. 
Key technologies and their status will be discussed with particular emphasis on realistic blanket and divertor designs, and the size and issues of a tritium plant as well as the challenges which have to be overcome beyond what is needed for ITER. In particular the fact that such a machine will be nuclear (neutron fluency/streaming, corrosion effects, safety, contamination, radiation level for personnel, etc) will make many concepts shown today regarding blanket, divertor design, maintenance, etc., in reactor studies not viable.

Plasma Science and Fusion Center Seminar Series

Web site: http://www.psfc.mit.edu/events/2016/outlook-towards-a-commercial-fusi 
on-reactor
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Plasma Science and Fusion Center
For more information, contact:  Paul Rivenberg
617-253-8101
rivenberg at psfc.mit.edu 

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Saturday, August 27
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DEAPS: A 5-day Exploration of Extreme Weather & Climate
Saturday, August 27
8:00a–9:30p
Fox Ridge Resort, North Conway, NH

Speaker: DEAPS 2016
EAPS provides a unique environment to study the multi-faceted nature of the science of the Earth and other planets. We thrive on interdisciplinary ventures, seeking to understand the fundamental workings of natural systems by examining physical, chemical, and biological processes occurring across a vast spectrum of time and space. 

The EAPS three-day exploration program in Extreme Weather and Climate will cover some of the most interesting and challenging aspect of weather and climate research. 

**Today's Schedule** 
8:00 - Breakfast at the Resort 
9:00 - Activity 4: Ascent to Mt. Washington and observations of the area 
12:00 - Lunch at summit and tour of Mt. Washington Observatory 
2:00 - Hike to the Alpine garden and observations of the area 
5:00 - Descent and return to lodge 
6:30 - Dinner in North Conway, NH 
9:30+ - Evening activities and overnight stay at the Fox Ridge Resort

Web site: http://bit.ly/2af5aEW
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS)
For more information, contact:  Lodovica Illari
illari at mit.edu 

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Conserving Bumble Bees
Saturday, August 27
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain

You have heard about the status of the European honey bee, and maybe even learned the fate of some of our 3,600 native bees. The truth is that bees are in trouble and in need of our attention. The good news is that there is much that you can do to help. Come join in this unique opportunity to learn from the Xerces Society about the status of our native bumble bees, the threats that they face, and what you can do to help. Included will be information on basic life-history and ecology, as well as learning which species are most imperiled throughout the eastern U.S. You will also learn about the threats they face, and what can be done in your yards to help protect them. A focus of the workshop will be training participants how to identify the bumble bees in their backyard, and throughout New England.

This day-long workshop will include classroom sessions in the morning, and a field visit to nearby habitat at the arboretum where we will practice bumble bee identification and survey techniques in more detail, while we sample the local area for foraging bumble bees. Participants will also be instructed in how to participate in a collaborative citizen science project called Bumble Bee Watch.

This workshop is free and open to the public. Lunch will not be provided, so please bring a sack lunch. A recommended book for this workshop is Bumble Bees of North America by Williams, Thorp, Richardson, and Colla.

Instructor 
Rich Hatfield, Senior Conservation Biologist, The Xerces Society 
Rich has a Master’s degree in Conservation Biology from San Francisco State University. His degree focused on the habitat requirements of bumble bees in the Sierra Nevada. He has authored several publications on bumble bees, including a recently published set of management guidelines entitled Conserving Bumble Bees. He is the Red List Authority for the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) Bumble Bee Specialist Group, and recently facilitated an assessment of all of the bumble bees of the New World. He has investigated native bee pollination in agricultural systems in the Central Valley of California, and studied endangered butterflies in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado and throughout the Pacific Northwest. In addition to his work as a research biologist, he has extensive classroom teaching experience with a focus on conservation biology, ecology and sustainability.

Registration Contact:  Michele Blackburn, The Xerces Society 
503-232-6639 
michele.blackburn at xerces.org

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Sunday, August 28
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DEAPS: A 5-day Exploration of Extreme Weather & Climate
Sunday, August 28
8:00a–2:00p
Fox Ridge Resort, North Conway, NH

Speaker: DEAPS 2016
EAPS provides a unique environment to study the multi-faceted nature of the science of the Earth and other planets. We thrive on interdisciplinary ventures, seeking to understand the fundamental workings of natural systems by examining physical, chemical, and biological processes occurring across a vast spectrum of time and space. 

The EAPS three-day exploration program in Extreme Weather and Climate will cover some of the most interesting and challenging aspect of weather and climate research. 

**Today's Schedule** 
8:00 - Breakfast at the Resort 
9:00 - Activity 4: Hike and geology of the area 
11:00 - Depart for Boston, lunch on the way 
2:00 - Adjourn at MIT

Web site: http://bit.ly/2af5aEW
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS)
For more information, contact:  Lodovica Illari
illari at mit.edu 

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Tree Mob™! - Saving Monarch Butterflies
Sunday, August 28
1:00pm
Arnold Arboretum, Valley Road, Jamaica Plain

Jose Luis Alvarez, Forester and Founder, Forests for Monarchs
Jose Luis Alvarez is a Mexican tree nurseryman, who for decades has been growing trees for reforestation projects. In 1997, he created Forests For Monarchs (FFM) also known as La Cruz Habitat Protection Program (LCHPP), an innovative non-profit designed to restore monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) forest habitat in Mexico and at the same time give indigenous people a desperately needed source of wood for cooking, heating and building houses. Alvarez will discuss monarch evolution, migration and population changes. He will also review the science which led to the discovery of over-wintering grounds in Mexico and the effort to reforest them. Alvarez will also address monarch habitat issues in the United States, and the work being done to stabilize the monarch population. Meet at the Dawn Redwood (Acc. # 524-48*Z), close to the intersection of Valley Rd and Hemlock Hill Rd on Sunday, August 28 at 1:00pm.

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Monday August 29
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Kick Money Out of Politics in Cambridge
Monday, August 29 
5:30 PM - 7 PM
Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave # 202, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/901344356637137/

Let’s set a model for good governance everywhere by becoming the first Massachusetts Municipality to publicly fund elections!

Join the Neighborhood & Long Term Planning and the Government Operations Committees at 5:30 on August 29th at City Hall to discuss clean election initiatives that will put power in the hands of voters, not donors. 

If you cannot attend the meeting, make sure to write into City Clerk’s office at pcrane at cambridgema.gov to express your support of publicily funded elections in the City.

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Tell Me the Number Before Infinity: The Story of a Girl with a Quirky Mind, an Eccentric Family, and Oh Yes, a Disability
Monday August 29
7:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline

Tell Me the Number before Infinity is an honest, moving, informative, often funny and inspiring account of a girl and her mother’s journey. Becky Taylor is a mathematical whiz, who has cerebral palsy and a B.S. in Computer Science. With her mother, Dena Taylor, M.S.W., they describe life in their family and the realities of having a disability. The Taylors’ pivotal action hugely contributed to California’s historical mainstreaming of disabled children into the public school system.

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Tuesday, August 30
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The Age of Longevity:  Re-Imagining Tomorrow for Our New Long Lives
Tuesday, August 30
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes senior scientist at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University ROSALIND C. BARNETT and award-winning jouranlist CARYL RIVERS for a discussion of their book The Age of Longevity: Re-Imagining Tomorrow for Our New Long Lives.
About The Age of Longevity

Long, productive lives are the destiny of most of us, not just the privilege of our great-grandchildren. The story of aging is not one of steady decline and decay; we need a new narrative based on solid research, not scare stories. Today Americans enjoy a new, healthy stage of life, between roughly 65 and 79, during which we are staying engaged in the workplace, starting new relationships and careers, remaining creative and becoming entrepreneurs and job creators. 

We are in the midst of a major paradigm shift in the way we live. Our major milestones are shifting. The definition of “normal” behavior is changing. Today, we marry later or not at all; cohabitation is not just a stepping stone to marriage, but a long-term arrangement for many. Women often have their first child in their 40s, and increasingly before they marry. People enjoy active sex lives well into their 6th, 7th or even 8th decades. None of our institutions will remain the same. 
People are working longer, and given the declining birth rate, older workers will be in great demand. Four generations are increasingly working side by side, learning from each other. But we must ensure that the benefits of long life are not limited to a wealthy few. 

The Age of Longevity shows how we as a society can embrace the life-altering changes that are either coming in the near future or are already underway. The authors give readers a panoramic view of how they, the institutions that affect them, and the country as a whole will need to adapt to what’s ahead. They offer strategies, based on cutting-edge research, that will enable individuals, institutions, companies, and governments to make the most of our lengthening life spans. Using real life examples throughout, the authors paint a picture of what our new longer lives will look like, and the changes that need to be made so we can all make those years both more productive and more enjoyable.

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The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tuft University is pleased to accept applications to its Online Graduate Certificate Program in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems. 

This program, in its third year, is ideal for professionals engaged in a variety of food-related businesses and organizations, as well as others interested in implementing sustainable practices for their organizations, partners, and communities.  

Because the program is 100% online, students can live and work anywhere in the world and study with the Friedman School’s renowned faculty, while earning graduate credit from Tufts University.  

Course offerings and descriptions are below (courses may be completed individually or as a part of the graduate certificate program): 

NUTC 261: Sustainability on the Farm (fall semester, begins September 6, 2016)
Agriculture is the single largest user of land and water and, thus, has broad environmental impacts. Gains in yield productivity over the last five decades have met increasing demands without increasing agricultural area in the U.S., but environmental, economic and social costs have been considerable. In this first course of the series, the farm level primary costs and benefits will be analyzed, along with a profile of current conventional and alternative approaches to food production in the U.S. Students will examine the policy response to environmental and conservation concerns, focusing on the balance between meeting increased demand while mitigating environmental and social costs.

NUTC 262: Sustainable Food Systems and Markets (spring semester)
The food sector, one of the largest components of the U.S. economy, includes transforming raw agricultural products and moving them to retail points of contact. Although highly integrated and increasingly global, the food system does not provide equal access to all consumers and significant food losses occur at all stages of the supply chain. In this course, students will analyze causes of the market failure to provide equal access; explore solutions to minimize losses within the food system; and evaluate alternative supply chains, including values-based, direct to consumer, and food hubs.

NUTC 263: Sustainability and the Food Consumer (summer semester)
Every day, we make numerous choices about what to eat - and what not to eat. How do consumers and households make these choices, and how can the environments in which we make these choices be shaped to enhance sustainability without sacrificing our health or enjoyment of food? In this course we draw upon insights from economics, psychology, marketing, and nutrition to explore topics such as current food consumption patterns, determinants of food choice, the role of food labeling and market-based initiatives in enhancing sustainability, and the impact of regulation and "nudges" on consumer behavior around food.

To learn more: 
Visit our website: http://nutrition.tufts.edu/certificates 
View the SAFS Program 1-page Information Sheet: http://nutrition.tufts.edu/sites/default/files/documents-forms/SAFOneSheetFINAL.pdf
Register for our August 8th Virtual Open House: http://bit.ly/gradcerts-virtualopenhouse 
Read about some of our Graduate Certificate students: http://nutrition.tufts.edu/news/work-learn-live-online-programs 
Connect with the Program Director: nutritioncertificates at tufts.edu 

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Last fall, Solve (solve.mit.edu/) convened technologists, philanthropists, business leaders, policymakers, and change agents like you from around the world to examine and address problems where technology, business innovation, and smart policy can be leveraged to bring about real and lasting change. 

The Solve program is organized around four “pillars”: Fuel, Learn, Cure, and Make. This year’s program poses three “challenges” within those pillars. Of particular note to the sustainability community are the Fuel challenges: 
Fuel:
Carbon price
How can new technologies (including digital currencies like Bitcoin) be used to put a price on emissions of carbon and other greenhouse gases?
Negative carbon emissions
How do we remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in a way that is scalable, economical, and ethical?

What can you do right now?

The program is actively seeking proposals for these Fuel challenges. We encourage you to log in to the Solve CoLab platform (http://solvecolab.mit.edu) to propose solutions.  A distinguished panel of judges will select semifinalists, who will present their solutions at the Solve at HUBweek event, September 27 and 28, 2016. Registration for the Solve at HUBweek events is now open at www.hubweek.org.

Thank you for your continued support of the Solve program. Together, we can bring about real and lasting solutions to the world’s most challenging problems.

Editorial Comment:  I’ve alerted my contacts in the Geotherapy movement for enhanced soil carbon sequestration about this opportunity.  May they pick up on it.

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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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