[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events

George Mokray gmoke at world.std.com
Sun Nov 28 16:42:51 PST 2010


Monday, November 29, 2010
Ideological Diversity in the News Media
Speaker: Jesse Shapiro (Chicago-Booth)
Time: 4:00p–5:30p
Location: E51-151
Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): MIT Labor/Public Finance Workshop

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


Monday, November 29, 2010

Biomass Torrefaction Modeling and Optimization

Speaker: Richard Bates, MIT, Dept. Mechanical Engineering

Time: 4:30p–5:30p

Location: 3-343

Center for Energy and Propulsion Research Seminar Series

Gasification of lignocellulosic biomass to produce carbon neutral  
biofuels is experiencing increased interest due to GHG emission  
concerns with existing fossil fuels. However, utilization of raw  
biomass as a feedstock for gasification faces several challenges  
related to storage, transport, size reduction, and seasonality.  
Pretreatment processes aim to address these challenges by improving  
the physical and chemical characteristics of biomass prior to  
utilization. Torrefaction is a mild pyrolysis pretreatment which  
improves the energy density, grindability, and storability of biomass.  
Researchers so far have focused on experimental measurements of  
torrefaction mass/energy balance, volatile composition, and product  
characterization. Though existing kinetics models have been developed  
to predict mass balance, they do not address volatile composition or  
energy balance and therefore have limited applications.

This seminar will first provide an introduction to biomass  
pretreatment and will then focus on the status and results of efforts  
to improve the applicability existing torrefaction kinetics models.  
Then steps for further improvement as well as integration of this  
model to optimize process and system integration will be described.

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): RGD Lab

For more information, contact:
Patrick Kirchen


Monday, November 29, 2010

Push for Peace: Human Rights and Indigenous Communities in Chiapas,  

Time: 6:30p–8:00p

Location: E25-111

Economic, political and social analysis of human rights in Chiapas  
with commentary on appropriate technology solutions in order to build  
sustainable, autonomous communities.

Web site: http://lsc.mit.edu/schedule/current/desc-mexicosolidarity.shtml
Open to: the general public

Cost: FREE

Sponsor(s): LSC, Mexico Solidarity Network

For more information, contact:
MIT Lecture Series Committee
lsc at mit.edu


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gulf of Mexico Spill: What Have We Learned?

Speaker: Dr. Dave Rainey, BP, Houston, TX

Time: 12:00p–1:30p

Location: 54-915

EAPS Department Lecture Series Special Seminar

Web site: http://eapsweb.mit.edu/news/index.html
Open to: the general public

Cost: $0.00

Tickets: N/A

Sponsor(s): Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

For more information, contact:
Jacqui Taylor
jtaylor at mit.edu


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Undergraduate Economics Association - The Next Financial Meltdown

Speaker: Simon Johnson (MIT/Sloan)

Time: 4:30p–5:30p

Location: E51-395

Undergraduate Economics Association
The Next Financial Meltdown

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Economics Other Events

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


November 30

4:00–6:00 pm

MIT E19-623
Linguistics and Politics
Noam Chomsky, MIT Professor emeritus of linguistics, political  
activist and prolific book author

speaking to the Knight Science Journalism Fellows


Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Evolution of ecosystem properties

Speaker: Simon Levin, Princeton

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.

The unification of population biology and ecosystems science means  
going beyond thinking about ecosystems and the biosphere as if they  
were evolutionary units, maximizing throughput or stability or some  
other systemic goal. Rather, they exhibit patterns emergent from  
processes at much lower levels of organization. With the aid of  
mathematical theory and vast new metagenomic data, there now exists  
the capacity to study the wide range of ecosystem patterns and  
processes that characterize the essential features of those systems,  
and to examine the robustness of those patterns and their role in  
supporting ecosystem goods and services. By marrying theory and  
empirical work, we can elucidate the patterns of key macroscopic  
measures within ecosystems, develop explanations of variation in those  
patterns, and develop predictive models of responses to changing  
environments. This lecture will introduce a variety of examples, from  
the distribution and abundance of ecotypes to stoichiometry and  
nutrient use, from dispersal and foraging behavior to successional  
patterns, from quorum sensing to nitrogen fixation. Ultimately, such  
approaches can help to explain the robustness of macroscopic features  
such as the emergence of size structure distributions, trophic webs,  
species diversity relations and successional dynamics.

Open to: the general public

Cost: free

Sponsor(s): Civil and Environmental Engineering

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


Clean Combustion Technologies

December 01, 2010  3:00p–4:30p

Carl Bozzuto has more than 40 years of experience in combustion and  
boiler operations and research. He began his career as a research  
engineer, senior project engineer, manager and director for Combustion  
Engineering Inc. Carl was named vice president of process technology  
for the company, where he was responsible for the development and  
commercialization of new boiler and power plant technologies including  
advanced cycles, ultra supercritical boilers,
alternative working fluids, fluid bed boilers, plant integration and  
other plant component technology. serving recently as vice president  
of technology for the Power Environment sector at Alstom Power Inc.,  
he was responsible for the development and implementation of new  
technology for boiler and environmental products on a worldwide basis.

Bozzuto holds 16 U.s. patents and membership in the American Institute  
of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the Combustion Institute and the  
American society of Mechanical Engineers (AsME). He has authored more  
than 30 published technical papers and is editor-in-chief of the  
textbook ?Clean Combustion Technologies,? published by Alstom Power in  
2009. Bozzuto has earned Bachelor of science and Master of science  
degrees in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of  
Technology and a Master of science degree in management from the  
Hartford Graduate Center.

Note: Carl will be handing out to audience members copies of Alstom's  
new book on Clean Combustion Technologies.

Category:  lectures/conferences

Speaker:  Carl Bozzuto, Alstom Power

Location:  E19-319

Sponsored by:  MIT Energy Campus Events

Admission: Open to the public

For more information:  Contact John Parsons  jparsons at mit.edu


Wednesday, December 01, 2010


Time: 7:00p–10:00p

Location: 32-123

Terrascope students in Mission 2014 present their solutions to the  
challenges of combatting world hunger

Web site: http://web.mit.edu/12.000/www/m2014/

Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Terrascope

For more information, contact:
Aczel, Debra Gross
daczel at mit.edu


Thursday, December 02, 2010

Can Technology Solve Global Poverty? - Ideas Matter Lecture Series

Speaker: Kentaro Toyama, Nicholas Negroponte, Rachel Glennerster,  
Archon Fung

Time: 4:00p–6:00p

Location: E51-115, Wong Auditorium

Ideas Matter
Ideas Matter, a joint project of Boston Review and MIT's Political  
Science Department, is a lecture series that brings our writers  
together with other experts and practitioners for substantive debate  
on the challenges of our times. The series, free and open to the  
public, will offer nine events in the 2010-11 academic year. Visit our  
web page for dates and information on forthcoming events on  
government's role in the economy, same-sex marriage, and more.

The media and international-development advocates can't stop  
trumpeting information and communications technology for development  
(ICT4D). But, drawing on his field work in India, Kentaro Toyama  
argues that cell phones and the Web can take us only so far. Human  
capacity remains the foundation of economic growth. Joining the debate  
are Nicholas Negroponte, and Rachel Glennerster. Archon Fung moderates.

Web site: bostonreview.net/ideasmatter
Open to: the general public
Cost: free
Sponsor(s): Political Science Department

For more information, contact:
Boston Review
review at bostonreview.net


Friday, December 03, 2010

First Russian Energy Conference

Speaker: http://www.rusenergy.org/?page_id=197

Time: 8:00a–7:00p

Location: Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge

The conference sets a stage for the effective exchange of ideas  
between leading western policy and technology experts and their  
Russian colleagues thus nurturing the consensual and unbiased approach  
to the global energy problems.

Estimates for the Conference:
100 high-class attendees
*Russian Energy Sector Executives
*Faculty, Research and Field Experts from Harvard, MIT, US, EU and  
*US, EU and Russia Policymakers
*Harvard and MIT Students

Web site: http://www.rusenergy.org/

Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): MIT Energy Campus Events, Harvard Club of Russia,  
Evrofinance Mosnarbank

For more information, contact:
Iulian Pogor
ipogor at mit.edu


Security Theater or Serious Security?
Airport Pat-Downs, Scanners and the Fourth Amendment

Friday, December 3
12 noon
Stata 32-155

Speaker: Nancy Murray, Director of Education
The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts
( http://www.aclum.org/ )

Additional speakers TBA

Brown bag lunch; coffee/tea/cold drinks provided

For more information, contact weinmann at mit.edu or go to web.mit.edu/tac
This program is free and open to the public; no registration is  


Friday, December 03, 2010


Time: 1:00p–6:00p

Location: E51-Wong

The Sloan Energy & Environment Club is thrilled to announce that the  
2nd annual MIT Sloan Energy Finance Forum will take place on Friday,  
December 3rd, 2010 in Wong Auditorium from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. Please  
save the date!

This year the forum will address the theme of the Life Cycle of Energy  
Finance. The 2010 Energy Finance Forum will span the role of energy  
finance from early to late stage capital and will be an excellent  
opportunity to meet major energy finance professionals. We have a  
fantastic line-up of keynotes and panelists this year, including Ray  
Wood, Head of the U.S. Power Group and Global Alternative Energy Group  
at Credit Suisse, Dennis Costello, Managing Partner at Braemar Energy  
Ventures and Dave Danielson, Program Director at ARPA-E.

Topics will include:
* Dirty little secrets about Energy Venture Capital: an honest  
assessment of Energy Venture Capital and how it can improve
* What?s the big deal: the changing role of private equity, M&A and  
finance in the consolidation of the energy market
* The ABCs of Project Finance - Inside a Real Deal
* DOE Loan Guarantee Program ? What?s it all about?

Registration is free and encouraged to guarantee your spot.
Registration: http://mitsloaneff2010.eventbrite.com/

Open to: the general public

Tickets: http://mitsloaneff2010.eventbrite.com/

Sponsor(s): MIT Energy Club

For more information, contact:
Emmanuel Boros
eboros at mit.edu



Spatialization of human migration, environmental history and global  
November 30, 2010 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Contact Name:
  Wendy Guan
wguan at cga.harvard.edu
Room K262, CGIS Knafel Building 1737 Cambridge St. Cambridge, MA
Professor Peng Gong, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and  
Management, University of California, Berkeley and Center for Earth  
System Science, Institute for Global Change Studie, Tsinghua University.

Global environmental change has become a focus of the society.  Human  
factors particularly since the beginning of industrialization have  
been studied as a major cause.  To fully understand today's global  
environmental change, we need a clearer understanding of the past as a  
background, an understanding on how humans migrated and evolved in the  
past without industrialization.  However, this is hampered by the lack  
of spatialized historical environmental data.  China has a rich  
archive of historical events.  Mining of the historical data on  
China's environment will provide useful information and perhaps wisdom  
in solving today's global environmental problems.


Condoleezza Rice, American Foreign Policy & the Black Experience
Tue., Nov. 30, 2010, 4 p.m.
JFK Jr. Forum, Institute of Politics, Kennedy School of Government, 79  
JFK Street, 02138
Conferences, Humanities, Law, Social Sciences, Special Events
W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research
Condoleezza Rice, Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow, Hoover  
Institution, Stanford University, and Former U.S. Secretary of State.
Free, but ticket required
617 495 8508
American Foreign Policy & the Black Experience
Tue., Nov 30, 4pm
The National Interest, Africa and the African Diaspora: Does U.S.  
Foreign Policy Connect the Dots?
Wed., Dec 1, 4pm
Multiethnic Democracy: Is the American Experience Unique?
Thu., Dec 2, 4pm
Why Democracy Matters: Education, Empowerment and the American  
National Myth at Home and Abroad
Condoleezza Rice is the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow,  
Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and Former U.S. Secretary of  


Condoleezza Rice, American Foreign Policy & the Black Experience

Wed., Dec. 1, 2010, 4 p.m.
Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Conferences, Humanities, Law, Social Sciences, Special Events
W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research
Condoleezza Rice, Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow, Hoover  
Institution, Stanford University, and Former U.S. Secretary of State.
Free, but ticket required
617 495 8508
American Foreign Policy & the Black Experience
Tue., Nov 30, 4pm
The National Interest, Africa and the African Diaspora: Does U.S.  
Foreign Policy Connect the Dots?
Wed., Dec 1, 4pm
Multiethnic Democracy: Is the American Experience Unique?
Thu., Dec 2, 4pm
Why Democracy Matters: Education, Empowerment and the American  
National Myth at Home and Abroad
Condoleezza Rice is the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow,  
Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and Former U.S. Secretary of  

Social Entrepreneurship and the Built Environment — James Rouse and  
His Legacy
Wed., Dec. 1, 2010, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Piper Auditorium, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy St,  
Art/Design, Ethics, Film, Humanities, Lecture, Social Sciences
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Actor and activist Edward Norton with real estate developer, planner,  
and investor Jonathan Rose
Brooke King: events at gsd.harvard.edu
A discussion with Rouse's grandson, actor and activist Edward Norton  
and with "green" real estate developer, planner, and investor Jonathan  
Rose. Norton and Rose are both Trustees of Enterprise Community  
Partners, a unique for-profit/nonprofit hybrid, founded by Rouse, that  
has raised and invested more than $10 billion to finance more than  
270,000 affordable homes across the United States.
By 2050, the world's population will exceed more than nine billion  
people, and two thirds of the population will live in cities. Rose and  
Norton will discuss some of the larger trends that affect cities today  
and in the future, and in particular, long-term strategies for  
accommodating this significant population growth in the most  
environmentally, socially, and economically responsible way possible.  
They will address the significant role that social entrepreneurs can  
play, following in Rouse's footsteps, as well as the role of design  
and placemaking in addressing the challenges of affordable housing and  
community development.


Environmental Nanotechnology Symposium
December 2, 2010 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Contact Name:  Brenda L. Mathieu
bmathieu at seas.harvard.edu
209 Pierce Hall, Harvard University Cambridge, MA

The goal of this symposium is to keep the researchers in our field  
updated on the current research progress of environmental  
nanotechnology with a focus on carbon nanomaterials. The symposium  
will encompass areas related to the utilization of nanotechnology for  
environmental applications such as water and wastewater treatment,  
environmental remediation, and solar energy conversion.


Michael Hoffmann has pioneered studies of advanced oxidation processes  
for water treatment purposes, including use of quantum-sized TiO2 and  
ZnO photocatalysts.  His group is currently investigating  
heterogeneous semiconductor photocatalysis and electrocatalysis for  
aqueous contaminant remediation, solar to hydrogen conversion, and  
carbon dioxide sequestration.

Menachem Elimelech is a world leader in advanced separation processes  
for water treatment purposes, and was among the first to identify the  
strong ecotoxicological effects of carbon nanotubes.  His book,  
Particle Deposition and Aggregation, is a standard for describing  
physicochemical processes in aquatic systems. His group is currently  
applying carbon nanomaterials to enhance water purification processes.

Chad Vecitis has investigated a range of water treatment processes  
from the sonochemical degradation of persistent fluorochemical  
pollutants to point-of-use technologies for the developing world.  His  
lab is currently evaluating the potential of electrochemically-active  
carbon nanotube filtration towards a number of water treatment  


Condoleezza Rice, American Foreign Policy & the Black Experience
Thu., Dec. 2, 2010, 4 p.m.
Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Conferences, Humanities, Law, Social Sciences, Special Events
W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research
Condoleezza Rice, Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow, Hoover  
Institution, Stanford University, and Former U.S. Secretary of State.
Free, but ticket required
617 495 8508
American Foreign Policy & the Black Experience
Tue., Nov 30, 4pm
The National Interest, Africa and the African Diaspora: Does U.S.  
Foreign Policy Connect the Dots?
Wed., Dec 1, 4pm
Multiethnic Democracy: Is the American Experience Unique?
Thu., Dec 2, 4pm
Why Democracy Matters: Education, Empowerment and the American  
National Myth at Home and Abroad
Condoleezza Rice is the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow,  
Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and Former U.S. Secretary of  


The EPA @ 40: Protecting the Environment & Our Communities

Fri., Dec. 3, 2010, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ames Courtroom - Austin Hall
Harvard Law School
1515 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
Conferences, Environmental Sciences, Lecture, Science, Social  
Sciences, Special Events
Harvard University Center for the Environment
Keynote address by Lisa P. Jackson, EPA administrator

Additional participants:
Paul Anastas, EPA assistant administrator, Office of Research &  
William Clark, Harvard Kennedy School
Michelle DePass, EPA assistant administrator
Jody Freeman, Harvard Law School
Mary Gade, Gade Group; former EPA regional administrator
C. Boyden Gray, Gray & Schmitz LLP; former U.S. ambassador to the  
European Union; former counsel to George H.W. Bush
James Hammitt, Harvard School of Public Health
Lisa Heinzerling, EPA associate administrator, Office of Policy
John Holdren, assistant to the president for science and technology;  
Office of Science and Technology Policy
Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard Kennedy School
Henry Lee, Harvard Kennedy School
Peter Lehner, executive director, Natural Resources Defense Council
Gina McCarthy, EPA assistant administrator, Office of Air & Radiation
Mary Nichols, chair, California Air Resources Board; former California
secretary of environmental affairs; former EPA assistant  
administrator, Office of Air & Radiation
Bob Perciasepe, EPA deputy administrator
William Ruckelshaus, Madrona Group; founding EPA administrator
Daniel Schrag, Harvard University
Joel Schwartz, Harvard School of Public Health
Ron Sims, deputy secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban  
Robert Sussman, senior policy adviser to administrator Jackson
Nancy Sutley, chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality
Deborah Swackhamer, University of Minnesota; chair of the EPA Science  
Advisory Board
Jay Williams, mayor, Youngstown, Ohio
Lisa Matthews: lisa_matthews at harvard.edu, 617.495.8883
Please join us for a conference that brings together thought leaders  
from academia, NGOs, business, and government to celebrate 40 years of  
history and achievements of the Environmental Protection Agency and to  
discuss the future challenges it faces.




The Business of Energy

December 03, 2010  10:00a–12:30p

During the Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 semesters, the BU Department of  
Geography and Environment and the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the  
Study of the Longer-Range Future will convene the John Sawyer Seminars  
at Boston University on Energy Transitions and Society. The seminar  
series, supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will  
bring together leadings scholars from across the United States and  
abroad to discuss various aspects of how energy transitions are  
themselves socially constituted and how they have, and are likely to,  
impact society.

Category:  lectures/conferences

Speaker:  Martha Amram (Founder and CEO, Ennovationz), Joseph Pratt  
(History, University of Houston), Paul McManus (School of Management,  
Boston University)

Location:  Room 424, School of Management building (595 Commonwealth  
Avenue), Boston University

Sponsored by:  MIT Energy Campus Events, Boston University Clean  
Energy and Environmental Sustainability Initiative (CEESI)

Admission: Open to the public

Tickets available from Seating is limited. To register, please send an  
email to pardee at bu.edu

For more information:  Contact Rania Ghosn   rghosn at gmail.com





Monday November 29, 2010 — 8pm

Nerdnite at Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass Ave, Cambridge in Central Square

The lineup:

Talk 1: “City Hauls: Foraging for wild plants and other foodstuffs  
within the city limits”
by David Craft

Talk 2: “Fun with joints”*
*(or, “what you probably want to know about how wood gets connected  
to more wood and other things.”)
by Vaughn Tan



11/30 Whistleblower Wendell Potter Discusses
	Deadly Spin at Cambridge Forum

Cambridge Forum
3 Church Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
email: director at cambridgeforum.org

On Tuesday, November 30, 2010, at 7 p.m. join Wendell Potter,  
currently the senior fellow on health care at the Center for Media and  
Democracy,  in discussing his new book, Deadly Spin.  As a well paid  
executive for a major health insurance company, he was on the inside  
team that created  the public relations strategy to challenge threats  
from government regulation.  But after viewing the 2007 Michael Moore  
film Sicko and taking notes so he could prepare a counter, he found  
himself agreeing with a great deal of the film.  He left his thirty- 
year career and  returned home to Tennessee, he had received a  
journalism degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville-- and  
wrote a classic corporate  insider, whistle blowing critique, Deadly  
Spin, praised by Howard Dean and Bill Moyers.  In June, 2009, he  
testified before Congress, giving powerful specifics of industry  
practices to "dump the sick" to increase share holder value that, in  
turn, justifies high executive salaries and bonuses.

What is Wendell Potter's take on the new health care reform law?  How  
much did industry lobbyists influence its writing?  What sections  
should President Obama and Congressional Democrats defend?

Cambridge Forum is recorded and edited for public radio broadcast.  
Edited CDs are available to the public by contacting 617-495-2727.  
Select forums can be viewed in their entirety on demand by visiting  
our website at www.cambridgeforum.org and clicking on the Forum  
Network at WGBH.

Cambridge Forum
3 Church Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone:  617-495-2727
email:  mailto:director at cambridgeforum.org
website:  http://www.cambridgeforum.org

"Bringing People together to talk again . . ."


Join BostonCAN, Carl Spector, Executive Director of Boston's Air  
Pollution Control Commission, and representatives from several of  
Boston's many neighborhood sustainability organizations for a  
roundtable dialogue about community climate action in Boston. Come see  
a short video about how climate change is already affecting in Boston  
and our future vulnerabilities, and share your ideas for engaging more  
people in making Boston more sustainable.

Panelists include Eric Smalley from Greening Rozzie, Khalida Smalls  
from ACE, Rosanne Foley from Dorchester Environmental Health  
Coalition, Ray Porfilio from West
Roxbury Saves Energy, and Stepanie Valovic from Planet Southie.

Location: Suffolk University, 73 Tremont Street, 12th floor, Trustees  
Conference Room
Date and time: Wednesday, December 1, 6pm-7:30pm

Snacks provided.  Free and open to the public.
Hosted by Suffolk University Sustainability Committee, the Government  
Department, Human Resources, and the Boston Climate Action Network.

More info at: http://www.suffolk.edu/offices/44417.html
Loie Hayes
Boston Climate Action Network www.BostonCAN.org
home/office 617-278-1885<br>cell 857-544-6846


The Locavore Way: Book Talk & Book Signing with Amy Cotler

Wednesday, December 1, 7:00-8:30 pm

Room: BU Central, in the basement of the George Sherman Union building  
at Boston University (775 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215)

Join Slow Food BU for a book talk and book signing of "The Locavore  
Way," with author Amy Cotler, a food activist, cookbook writer, recipe  
developer, and chef. "The Locavore Way" is a comprehensive how-to  
guide for everyone to seeking out and savoring local food, as well as  
becoming an advocate in your community. By focusing on the joy of  
connecting with the people and places responsible for producing what  
we eat, Cotler shows readers how easy it can be to embrace the  
locavore lifestyle. For more information about the book and about the  
author, visit Cotler's website and local food recipes blog at :http://www.amycotler.com 

Free and open to the public.


Chairman Frank I. Smizik of the House Committee on Global Warming and  
Climate Change invites you to attend an informational hearing on
Plans for the Future
Implementation of the Global Warming Solutions Act

The hearing will be held at:
2:30 p.m on Thursday, December 2, 2010
Hearing Room A1, State House

This informational hearing will show the Commonwealth’s progress of  
implementing the Global Warming Solutions Act. Starting last fall the  
Climate Protection and Green Economy Advisory Committee and Climate  
Change Adaptation Advisory Committee participated in a series of  
briefings discussing the current effects of global warming and the  
progress of our efforts to deal with climate change. This upcoming  
hearing will focus on the implementation plan required by the Act,  
which will be completed by the end of the year.  EEA Assistant  
Secretary for Policy, David Cash, will be joined by the Advisory  
Committee Co-Chairs, Dr. Susan Avery of the Woods Hole Oceanographic  
Institute and Martin Madaus former CEO of Millipor, who will present  
recommendations and strategies under consideration to address global  
warming and climate change.

For more information, contact Sydney Schneir at Sydney.Schneir at mahouse.gov 
, or Jonathan Goldberg at Jonathan.Goldberg at mahouse.gov, or (617)  


CFL swaps produce tremendous CO2 savings (averaging four times that of  

If you don't like getting dirty using spray foam in attics, but still  
to help cut lots of carbon, or if you want to meet your neighbors and  
them a holiday gift, this is the event for you.

Saturday, December 4, 12 - 4 p.m.
*Meet at Link Room in Youville House at 1575 Cambridge Street*
We will knock on doors and swap free efficient CFLs for inefficient
incandescent bulbs.
Food and drinks provided after the event, as well as musical  

Cosponsored by Cambridge Energy Alliance and the Mid-Cambridge  

Sign up here<https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dDViRnFNRXhudE5sZUxULWdwTl9oR3c6MQ 


Arlington Barnraising

Happy Thanksgiving!

As part of the celebration, join us December 5, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., as  
the community comes together to weatherize a home at 14 Wright Street  
in Arlington.

The event will address improvements most homes need as well as some  
less common air-sealing work. We’ll be caulking and sealing windows  
with v-strip, replacing door weatherstripping, fixing problem areas in  
the basement, wrapping pipes, installing smart strips, and more.

At the end of the event, we’ll also be installing a chimney balloon.  
Chimneys are frequently a giant hole allowing all your conditioned air  
up and out. We’re plan to run a blower door test immediately before  
and after installing the balloon to test just how effective it is.

This will probably be the least dirty event we’ve had yet – a clean  
finished basement, no attic, etc. – but there will still be some  
amount of foam and plenty of caulk, so don’t wear your Thanksgiving  
finest on December 5.

PLEASE RSVP – but also feel free to pass this announcement along to  

Thanks, Jeremy

arlheet at gmail.com



In our recent survey, many people indicated they'd like to be part of  
an online Common Security Club information session and facilitator  
training.  We're happy to announce our first info and training  
"webinar" on Wednesday, December 8.  Please click here to tell us what  
time you can make the session, and we will accommodate as many people  
as possible.

Registration for the webinar will be available after we choose a time

Common Security Clubs Organizer
617.477.8630 x307
info at commonsecurityclub.org




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


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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