[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events

George Mokray gmoke at world.std.com
Sun Oct 3 18:17:40 PDT 2010


Monday, October 04, 2010
Building Technology Lecture Series: "High Performance Green Buildings"
Speaker: Martha VanGreem, CTL Group PE (Illinois), MBA, LEED  
Accredited Professional Principal Engineer & Manager
Time: 12:30p–2:00p
Location: 7-431
ASHRAE recently released a new standard, ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard  
189.1-2009, ?Standard for the Design of High Performance Green  
Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. This is the first  
consensus-based, national green building standard written in  
mandatory, code-intended language in the U.S. It is not a point or  
rating system but has actual minimum requirements, thus providing  
clearer application and guidance for its adoption into local codes. A  
general overview of topics is presented including site planning, water  
efficiency, energy efficiency, impact of materials and resources,  
indoor environmental quality, and plans for operation. These plans  
include commissioning, maintenance, service life, green cleaning, and  
transportation management. Commissioning ensures the building performs  
as designed. Green buildings do not need to cost more, especially if  
green design strategies are considered early in the design stage using  
integrated design. Savings in utility costs during the operation of  
the building often offset any higher initial costs.

Martha VanGeem has 28 years of consulting experience at CTLGroup in  
Building Science and Sustainability. This experience includes energy  
efficiency, energy and green building standards (including being a  
member of ASHRAE SSPC 189.1), and LCI/LCA. Ms. VanGeem has  
investigated moisture problems and performed energy analyses for  
numerous concrete and wood frame buildings.

Open to: the general public

Cost: Free

Sponsor(s): Department of Architecture, Building Technology Program

For more information, contact:
Kathleen Ross
kross at mit.edu


Monday, October 04, 2010

Of Mice and Academics: The Impact of Openness on Innovation

Speaker: Scott Stern (MIT-Sloan)

Time: 2:30p–4:00p

Location: E62-687, Please Note Change in Room

Of Mice and Academics: The Impact of Openness on Innovation

Web site: http://econ-www.mit.edu/files/5986

Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): IO Workshop (Sponsored by Analysis Group)

For more information, contact:
Theresa Benevento
theresa at mit.edu

Background reading http://econ-www.mit.edu/files/5986


Monday, October 04, 2010

Process Modeling and Analysis of CO2 Purification for Pressurized Oxy- 
Coal Combustion

Speaker: Chukwunwike Iloeje, MIT, Dept. Mechanical Engineering

Time: 4:00p–5:00p

Location: 3-343

Center for Energy and Propulsion Research Seminar Series

Oxy-coal combustion technology utilizes a high concentration oxygen  
stream from an air separation unit (ASU) and the combustion products  
consists primarily of CO2 and H2O, contaminants like NOx, and SOx, and  
non-condensable gases like argon, oxygen and nitrogen. This combustion  
product stream needs to be purified to meet pipeline transport and  
storage specifications for sequestration or enhanced oil recovery (EOR).

For these reasons, CO2 purification is a very important part of the  
oxy-coal combustion system. A number of processes have been proposed  
for the removal of NOx and SOx. One such method takes advantage of a  
pressure-enhanced mechanism that involves SOx removal as H2SO4 and NOx  
removal as HNO3 in absorber columns. In this study, we describe a  
comprehensive CO2 purification process model developed for an elevated  
pressure oxy-combustion system. The model presented employs high- 
pressure absorber columns for NOx and SOx removal and low temperature  
phase separation for removal of non-condensable gases. We present  
modifications to the NOx and SOx removal units that improve  
performance and reduce the cost penalty for CO2 purification. This  
study also explores opportunities for energy integration of the CO2  
purification train with the rest of the oxy-combustion power cycle and  
shows the resulting impact on the overall efficiency of the plant.

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): RGD Lab

For more information, contact:
Patrick Kirchen


Tuesday, October 05, 2010Engineering Smarter Drivers

Speaker: Alex "Sandy" Pentland, MIT Media Lab

Time: 4:00p–5:15p

Location: 4-237

Transportation Seminar Series:  Engineering Smarter Drivers

Transportation systems consist of humans and machines. Normally we  
focus on engineering better machines, but we can also engineer better  
drivers. I will present a theoretical perspective of this way of  
thinking, along with commercial examples fielded during the last 10  

This year's series will feature presentations by faculty researchers  
at MIT, as well as invited guest speakers from beyond the Institute.

Web site: http://transportation.mit.edu/news/
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Transportation at MIT
For more information, contact:
Rebecca Fearing
transportation at mit.edu

Date: October 5, 2010

Time: 4:30 pm

Description: Electronics and Mechanics of Single Molecule Circuits

Category: science/engineering

Speaker: Latha Venkataraman (Columbia University)

Location: 4-231

Sponsor: Chemistry

Admission: the general public

For More Information Contact: Chemistry Department
amh at mit.edu


Wednesday, October 06, 2010

MIT Energy Club, Energy 101 Series: Oil&Gas Exploration

Speaker: Sarath Srinivasan

Time: 12:00p–1:00p

Location: 4-159

Energy 101
The Energy 101 Lecture Series is hosted by the MIT Energy Club  
focusing on the basic science, technology, policy, business, and  
economic issues surrounding many basic energy topics. Lectures will be  
held once or twice and month and are delivered by students.

Sarath Srinivasan, a former Schlumberger engineer and now a 2nd year  
MBA student at Sloan will discuss the fundamentals of oil and gas  
recovery. The 101 will cover the upstream segment of the oil and gas  
business, giving students an overview of the seismic as well as  
exploration and production (E&P) activities undertaken by energy  
companies onshore and offshore.

Lunch will be provided. No RSVP required.

Web site: http://www.mitenergyclub.org/events-and-programs/energy-101/energy-101-series-oil-gas-exploration
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): MIT Energy Club
For more information, contact:
MIT Energy Club
safronov at mit.edu

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Deepwater Oil Spills: Processes, Behavior, and Modeling

Speaker: Poojitha D. Yapa, Clarkson University

Time: 2:30p–3:30p

Location: 48-316

Environmental Fluid Mechanics / Hydrology Seminar Series
weekly presentations from local and international researchers in the  
field of hydrology and environmental fluid mechanics.

Deepwater oil spills are much less frequent than surface or near  
surface oil spills. But when they occur, they tend to cause large  
scale environmental impact. IXTOC I spill (not so deep at 50 m) 30  
years ago and the more recent Horizon spill ( in very deep water at  
1500 m) in the Gulf of Mexico are examples of massive underwater  
releases of oil and gas. Modeling deepwater spills are much more  
complex than surface spills. Some of many reasons for the complexity  
are that oil is mixed with gases, the high pressure, and cold water  
temperature. In these conditions, gases tend to combine with water and  
form a substance called gas hydrates. Gas hydrates are like ice and  
have a similar density. Hydrate formation is a physically reversible  
process. Gas hydrates revert to free gas when they travel up to the  
shallower regions. Modeling deepwater oil releases means dealing with  
four phases: oil, gas, hydrates, and water. Each phase affects the  
transport and fate of the other. It is a four dimensional (x, y, z,  
and t) modeling problem that requires the integration of  
hydrodynamics, plume thermodynamics, gas thermodynamics, and gas  

In this talk, I will discuss the processes that oil and gas undergo in  
their travel from deepwater to the water surface and how to model  
them. Model formulation and comparison of simulations with the limited  
data available will be discussed. How underwater oil plumes can be  
formed, will also be explained.

Open to: the general public

Cost: free

Sponsor(s): Civil and Environmental Engineering

For more information, contact:
Sheila Anderson
sherah at mit.edu


Thursday, October 07, 2010

The strategic value of environmental initiatives at Boeing and beyond

Speaker: Mary Armstrong, VP EHS, The Boeing Company

Time: 12:00p–1:00p

Location: E62-223

Sustainability @ Sloan Speaker Series

Since naming Armstrong as VP of Environment, Health, and Safety in May  
2007, Boeing has established - and is on track to meet - aggressive  
environmental performance targets for 25 percent improvements in  
energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions intensity, hazardous waste  
and recycling rates by 2012. She will discuss the pathway to reaching  
these targets and their strategic value for Boeing.

Web site: http://mitsloan.mit.edu/sustainability/speakers.php
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Sustainability at Sloan Speaker Series
For more information, contact:
Jason Jay
jjay at mit.edu

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Sloan Automotive Laboratory & Electrochemical Energy Laboratory FALL  

Speaker: Prof. Wai Cheng

Time: 4:15p–5:30p

Location: 37-212

Sloan Automotive Laboratory & Electrochemical Energy Laboratory FALL  
Seminar on topics related to engines, fuels, vehicle behavior, broader  
transportation energy questions presented by graduate students,  
faculty, researchers, and special guest speakers of Sloan Automotive  
Laboratory & Electrochemical Energy Laboratory.

Seminars on topics related to engines, fuels, vehicle behavior,  
broader transportation energy questions presented by graduate  
students, faculty, researchers, and special guest speakers of Sloan  
Automotive Laboratory & Electrochemical Energy Laboratory.

Open to: the general public

This event occurs on Thursdays through December 9, 2010, except  
September 16, 2010, September 9, 2010, September 23, 2010 and  
September 30, 2010.

Sponsor(s): Center for 21st Century Energy

For more information, contact:
Janet Maslow
jsabio at mit.edu


Thursday, October 07, 2010

Communications Forum: Online Migration of Newspapers

Speaker: David Carr, New York Times; Dan Kennedy, Media Nation blog;  
David Thorburn, MIT

Time: 5:00p–7:00p

Location: E15-070

The fate of newspapers is an ongoing subject for the Forum. This  
conversation explores the migration of newspapers to the internet and  
what that means for traditional concepts of journalism. Amid the  
emergence of citizens' media and the blogosphere, newspapers are  
adapting to a changing mediascape in which print readership is in  
steady decline. David Carr, culture reporter and media columnist for  
the New York Times, and Dan Kennedy, professor of journalism at  
Northeastern University and author of the Media Nation blog, explore  
these developments with Forum Director David Thorburn.

Among their topics: the best and the worst examples of news on the  
net, online-only news sites, hyperlocal news and collaborative  
journalism, business models for online newspapers, and the impact of  
social media on journalism.

Web site: http://web.mit.edu/comm-forum/
Open to: the general public
Cost: Free
Sponsor(s): Communications Forum
For more information, contact:
Brad Seawell
seawell at mit.edu

Thursday, October 07, 2010

MIT Generator

Time: 7:00p–9:00p

Location: Stata-R&D Commons

The MIT Generator: Students, Faculty, and Staff collaborate around
Energy, the Environment, and Sustainability. Once each semester the
Generator hosts a forum for groups currently working on energy, the
environment, and sustainability to share their work and for anyone to
pitch new ideas and projects. Find funding for your green idea. Meet
and hear about existing efforts from many of the major campus and city
groups. Meet new collaborators. Share your ideas for changing our
campus and city!

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Sustainability at MIT

For more information, contact:
Aaron Thom
sustainability-president at mit.edu


Staying together: Understanding People and Media in Synchronous  
Connected Systems.

Speaker: David Ayman Shamma, Yahoo! Research
Date: Friday, October 8 2010
Time: 1:00PM to 2:00AM
Refreshments: 12:50PM
Location: Patil/Kiva Seminar Room, 32-G449
Host: Rob Miller, MIT CSAIL
Contact: Katrina Panovich, kp at mit.edu
Abstract:  The things we do together spawn conversations; gathering  
with our friends and families to watch programs, concerts, and events,  
we share the experience through backchannel conversations, social  
asides and mutual displays of agreement and disagreement. How do these  
sharing of experiences in turn shape how we understand the actual  
event? This talk presents real-world applications designed to  
facilitate synchronous conversations while sharing media. First, I  
will examine how people use status updates, such as on Twitter, while  
they watch live events on TV. By accounting for temporal and  
conversational features, one can use tweets to segment a long  
political debate into logical questions. I will also describe new  
methods for retrieving conversationally salient, not document salient,  
terms. Second, I will present Zync, a system for synchronized video  
sharing over instant messaging; in effect this is conversational video  
on demand. From observing how a YouTube video is shared within a  
conversation, we develop methods for media segmentation and  
summarization. Finally, I will show how using implicit conversational  
data can outperform explicit annotations in automated classification  
tasks for online videos. Throughout the talk, I will discuss how these  
examples extend online infrastructures to build highly connected  

Bio:  David Ayman Shamma is a research scientist in the Internet  
Experiences group at Yahoo! Research. He researches synchronous  
environments and connected experiences both online and in-the-world.  
Focusing on creative expression and sharing frameworks, he designs and  
prototypes systems for multimedia-mediated communication, as well as  
develops targeted methods and metrics for understanding how people  
communicate online in small environments and at web scale. Ayman is  
the creator and lead investigator on the Yahoo! Zync project. Using  
models of creativity and sharing from his research, Ayman creates  
media art installations that have been reviewed by The New York Times,  
International Herald Tribune, and Chicago Magazine and exhibited  
internationally, including Second City Chicago, the Berkeley Art  
Museum, SIGGRAPH ETECH, Chicago Improv Festival, and Wired NextFest/ 

Ayman holds a B.S./M.S. from the Institute for Human and Machine  
Cognition at The University of West Florida and a Ph.D. in Computer  
Science from the Intelligent Information Laboratory at Northwestern  
University. Before Yahoo!, he was an instructor at the Medill School  
of Journalism; he has also taught courses in computer science and  
studio art departments. Prior to earning his Ph.D., he was a visiting  
research scientist for the Center for Mars Exploration at NASA Ames  
Research Center.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Tour of the Artists for Humanity EpiCenter

Time: 3:00p–5:00p

Location: Boston

MIT Energy Tours Series

Join the MIT Energy Club on a visit of the Artists for Humanity  
Epicenter. The Artists for Humanity EpiCenter is a specially designed  
23500 square foot energy efficient building that utilizes renewable  
energy resources and demonstrates "the feasibility and affordability  
of environmentally responsible design and its future role in our  
changing built environment".

In the tour we will also get to see how the building integrates solar  
technology, natural lighting, passive air conditioning and ventilation  
to minimize environmental footprint and significantly reduce energy  

To sign up for this tour, please use the following link:
https://spreadsheets.google.com /viewform? 

Web site: http://www.afhboston.com/sustainable_epicenter.php

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): MIT Energy Club

For more information, contact:
MIT Energy Club
nwike at mit.edu


Friday, October 08, 2010

Architecture Lecture

Speaker: Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Foreign Office Architects, London

Time: 6:30p–8:30p

Location: 7-431


Open to: the general public

Cost: Free

Sponsor(s): Department of Architecture

For more information, contact:



Reinventing India's Innovation System
Mon., Oct. 4, 2010, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Wiener Auditorium, Harvard Kennedy School
Information Technology, Lecture, Science
Science, Technology, and Globalization Project
Anil Gupta, executive vice chair, National Innovation Foundation,  
member, National Innovation Council of India
greg_durham at harvard.edu

Innovation and Exporting: Drivers of U.S. Economic Growth
Mon., Oct. 4, 2010, 5:15 – 6:45 p.m.
Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School
Business, Law, Lecture, Social Sciences, Special Events
U.S. Department of Commerce
Professor Lawrence Lessig, Professor Michael Porter, U.S. Commercial  
Service Director General Suresh Kumar, and Deputy Assistant Secretary  
Ro Khanna
Free and open to the public
U.S. Commercial Service Boston: office.boston at mail.doc.gov, 617.565.4301
Harvard University and the Obama Administration present a panel  
discussion. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts indicate  
that almost 90 percent of world economic growth over the next five  
years will take place outside of the United States — with emerging and  
developing country imports expected to grow the fastest at over 12  
percent. As global markets become increasingly interconnected, it is  
critical that the U.S. maintain and promote a highly competitive  
export economy. The panel event will provide U.S. competitiveness  
perspectives in relation to China, India, and Brazil, highlight U.S.  
Commercial Service export initiatives, and address proposed Obama  
Administration efforts to increase innovation. These include  
additional transportation infrastructure spending, making permanent  
the existing temporary R&D tax credit, and temporarily allowing  
businesses to deduct 100% of the cost of new investments in plant and  


Monday, October 4, 6 p.m.
"Seeing Through the Fog of Digital Fads." Jaron Lanier, partner  
architect at Microsoft Research; innovator in residence at the  
Annenberg School of the University of Southern California; and author  
of You Are Not a Gadget … a Manifesto.
Wiener Auditorium, Ground Floor, Taubman Building

The Future of Natural Gas

October 05, 2010  2:30p–4:00p

Energy Policy Seminar Series


Speaker: Tony Meggs, MIT

Location:  Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building, HKS 79 JFK St.  
Cambridge, MA

Sponsored by:  MIT Energy Campus Events, Harvard University Center for  
the Environment

Admission:  Open to the public

For more information:

Contact Louisa Lund
Louisa_Lund at harvard.edu


Jill Lepore: "The Tea Party Revolution"

Tue., Oct. 5, 2010, 3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Askwith Lecture Hall, Longfellow Hall
Graduate School of Education
Appian Way, Cambridge
Lecture, Social Sciences
Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement
Professor Jill Lepore, History Dept. and chair of history and literature

I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence Ceremony
WHEN Tue., Oct. 5, 2010, 5 – 7 p.m.
WHERE  BU School of Management
595 Commonwealth Ave., 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02215
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Award Ceremonies, Ethics, Lecture, Special  
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard
SPEAKER(S)  Craig R. McCoy, investigative journalist, The Philadelphia  
Inquirer; Nieman Foundation Curator Bob Giles; Q&A moderated by Rick  
MacArthur, president and publisher of Harper's Magazine
COST  Free and open to the public with R.S.V.P.
CONTACT INFO  Hope Reese: 617.496.0998, hope_reese at harvard.edu
NOTE  The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard will present the  
2010 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence to Craig McCoy of  
The Philadelphia Inquirer. The ceremony will be held in partnership  
with the College of Communications at Boston University.

About Change: How Modern Democracies Are Becoming Low-Carbon Societies
WHEN  Wed., Oct. 6, 2010, 12 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Cabot Room, Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Environmental Sciences, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Visiting Scholars Seminar: New Research on  
Europe, Center for European Studies
SPEAKER(S)  Elisabeth von Thadden, visiting scholar, CES
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO  Arthur Goldhammer: art.goldhammer at gmail.com
LINK  http://www.ces.fas.harvard.edu/studygroups/sg26.html


Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability & Social Innovation in  

WHEN  Wed., Oct. 6, 2010, 12 – 1:15 p.m.
WHERE  P419, Harvard Law School
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  HLS Project on Disability, East Asian Legal  
Studies, The Program on the Legal Profession
SPEAKER(S)  Bill Valentino, vice president, Corporate Social  
Responsibility, Bayer, Greater China, adjunct professor, Tsinghua  

"Black Gold" and Blackmail: The Coercive Potential of Oil

WHEN  Thu., Oct. 7, 2010, 12:15 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Belfer Center Library, Littauer 369, Harvard Kennedy School
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  International Security Program
SPEAKER(S)  Rosemary A. Kelanic, research fellow, International  
Security Program
CONTACT INFO  susan_lynch at harvard.edu
LINK  http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/events/5296/black_gold_and_blackmail.html


Thursday, October 7, 4 p.m.
"Climate Change and Critical Behavior in Sea Ice."
Kenneth Golden.
Harvard:  Geological Museum 102 (Haller Hall)


Special Pre-Election Panel: "What Will Happen in the 2010 Elections?"
WHEN  Fri., Oct. 8, 2010, 4 – 6 p.m.
WHERE  CGIS Knafel Building, Room K-262 (Bowie Vernon Room), 1737  
Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Center for American Political Studies
SPEAKER(S)  Stephen Ansolabehere, Harvard University; Thomas Edsall,  
Columbia University and The Huffington Post; Morris Fiorina, Hoover  
Institution and Stanford University
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO  caps at gov.harvard.edu
LINK  caps.gov.harvard.edu


Monday, October 4
7 p.m.
Medical Management of Sea Turtles Affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon  
Oil Spill
Charles Innis, VMD, Director of Animal Health
New England Aquarium Harborside Learning Lab

Senior rescue and veterinary staff from the New England Aquarium were  
among the first experts sent to field stations in the Gulf after the  
Deep Horizon oil spill. Join Dr. Innis as he recounts his experience  
being a part of a large scale sea turtle triage team.
Register online http://www.neaq.org/education_and_activities/programs_and_classes/aquarium_lecture_series/index.php


Rock Shop #8: A Social Media Experiment (part of FutureM)
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 from 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM (ET)
Middle East, corner of Brookline and Mass Aves
Cambridge, MA

FutureM is a first-ever, multi-location event experience throughout  
Greater Boston running from October 4-8. Featuring the freshest  
thinkers in marketing, media, and technology, FutureM's events feature  
the edge of what's new and what's next in marketing.

As part of FutureM, Clay Fernald of The Middle East, Charles McEnerney  
of Well-Rounded Radio, and Steve Theo of Pirate Pirate! have organized  
a free evening event as part of FutureM at The Middle East Nightclub  
and Restaurant on Wed, October 6th at 7 PM entitled "Rock Shop Boston  
#8: A Social Media Experiment."

The event will feature a panel including members of the bands Do Not  
Forsake Me Oh My Darling, Lagoon, Aaron Perrino of The Sheila Divine  
and Dear Leader, and RIBS talking about how they are using social  
media to manage their careers and answer questions from the audience  
(which is the format of the regular Rock Shop Boston formats).

We've put together a mix tape of the four acts playing so you can give  
a listen.

Each band will then perform live at The Middle East as "the  
experiment" begins...

These days, many entertainment events often limit how the audience  
documents the event, with concerns about intellectual property,  
copyright, unions or fuzzy legal boundaries, but what if you didn't  
worry about those things and simply made it easy for bloggers,  
tweeters, photographers, and videographers to get have "all access" to  
capturing, documenting, and promoting an artist and event?

What kind of buzz would it build for the artist, both online and off?  
What sort of "cloud of information" would it create for them...or  
could for other arts events--from music to dance to visual arts to  
theatre--and all its participants?

Would it change the speed at which new fans were to become aware of  
their work and how they get engaged with it? Would it alter how  
quickly they went from unknowns to rising stars?

To RSVP or for more information, visit Eventbrite:  http://rockshopboston8.eventbrite.com/ 
  or Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=152117724812161

Logo + links on:

* http://rockshopboston8.eventbrite.com

* http://www.facebook.com/rockshopboston ( 350 fans)

* http://www.facebook.com/mideastclub (6,440 fans)

* email going to Middle East's list: 35K

* email going out to Well-Rounded Radio's list: 2K

charlie at wellroundedradio.net or by mobile at 617.233.6613.


HEET (http://www.heetma.com) is assisting with 10 different  
barnraisings around greater Boston for 10/10/10 the International Work  
Day on climate and energy. Here are the ones that need volunteers:

The address:  175 Richdale Ave. Cambridge
Time:  1:00-5:00pm - rain or shine, Oct. 10th
Contact:  heet.cambridge at gmail.com, or call Matthew at 617-491-6761
Work:  We will go door-to-door, handing out efficient compact- 
fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) in exchange for inefficient  
incandescent bulbs. Meet your neighbors and hand them a gift.

The address:  16 Nevada St., Quincy
Time:  10am – 2pm, Oct. 10th
Contact:  "Patti Keville" <pkeville at gmail.com>
Work:  fireplace, gutters, Qlon on 5 doors, sweeps on 7, aerator,  
steel wool/backer rod/caulking around a bunch of places, covering old  
radiator pipe holes, and sewing a curtain to insulate (somewhat) an  

The address: 41 Freeland St., Worcester
Time:11 AM to 4:30 PM, Oct. 10th
Contact: "Peter Cutting" <pcutting67 at gmail.com>
Work: This is part of the Pondera project, lots of work in the attic  
and the basement. If you’re interested, there will also be a sleep out  
in tents the night before at Worcester's Institute Park to protest  
dirty fossil fuel.  http://justandstable.org/  www.energybarnraising.org

The address: 13 Gayhead St. Jamaica Plain
Time: 10 am - 3 pm, Oct. 10th
Contact: 617-909-2749  (Carl Lowenberg)
Work: lots of caulking, door weatherization, mortar and hand out CFLs.

HEET is also looking for Cambridge non-profits who need weatherization  
for upcoming barnraisings.


10/10/10 Deeper Shade of Green: Re-Organizing a Boston Movement  
Building/Community Space (e5, Sunday, noon - 5 & 5 -7)

encuentro 5 is a Boston movement-building space (http://www.encuentro5.org 
).  It is home to several of Boston's antiwar, pro-immigrant,  
environmental and economic justice projects (see website). We will be  
increasing the energy efficiency of our lighting, computer lab and  
rationalizing our networks and wiring. We will also be removing excess  
and obsolete equipment. Finally, we will use our/your creativity and  
artistic skills to make for a aesthetically pleasing space. All of  
this is to practice what we preach and make sure that
our organizing and activism does not re-create the problems we  
challenge. The action ends with a reception (from 5:00 - 7:00)

*Event Website:* http://www.encuentro5.org

e-mail info < at > encuentro5 < dot org or call 617-482-6300.

RSVP HERE:  http://www.350.org/node/22410*<http://www.350.org/node/ 


The Live Music "After Work Party" 350. org Fundraiser @ Johnny D's,  
10 October 2010 - 8:00pm - 11:55pm

Celebrate after "Your Work Party" by joining us for a great night of  
live music and shared with other good concerned involved folks.  
Progressive Asset Management is hosting this "After Work Party" at  
Johnny D's in Davis Square in Somerville, MA on Sunday October 10,  
2010. The After Party starts at 8:00 pm and will run untill 12 pm.  
Come listen and dance to live music, featuring Muse Stew, www.musestew.com 
, while helping support 350.org's mission. They have been playing  
original music since 1990, inspired by West African, Afro-Cuban,  
Brazilian and World Music rhythms and creative arrangements of jazz  
and funk standards. . Tickets are $10 presale or $15 at the door.  
Along with live music, there will be a silent auction for some great  
gifts and 350.org apparel will be available. Bring your friends,  
family, and co-workers and come celebrate your sustainable lifestyle  
and your dedicated work for and committment to a sustainable  
environment for you, your family and the planet!

Purchase tickets at

How to Get Involved Planning the Event: We are looking for a few  
volunteers to help market and network this event to various Green  
groups in the Boston area and to help organize the Gift Certifcate  
Silent Auction

Event Host: Progressive Asset Management/FWG. Socially and  
Environmentally Responsible Investing www.PAMBoston.com




Thursday, October 14

Boston Area Solar Energy Association
The BASEA forums are held September through May, the second Thursday  
of each month, at the 1st Parish Unitarian Church, #3 Church St.,  
Harvard Square, Cambridge.

A reception begins at 7:00 p.m., with the program beginning at 7:30 p.m.




Artisan Asylum  http://artisansasylum.com/

Sprout & Co:  Community Driven Investigations  http://thesprouts.org/studios

Greater Boston Solidarity Economy Mapping Project  http://www.transformationcentral.org/solidarity/mapping/mapping.html
a project by Wellesley College students that invites participation


Links to events at 60 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://fhapgood.fastmail.fm/site02.html

Boston Area Computer User Groups  http://www.bugc.org/




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