[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events

George Mokray gmoke at world.std.com
Sun Jan 23 17:24:52 PST 2011


Income Inequality in America
Frank Levy
Mon Jan 24, Tue Jan 25, Wed Jan 26, 10-11:00am, 9-450A

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)

In 2008, the top 1 percent of households received about 21% of all  
income, twice its income share in 1990 and roughly equal its share in  
1929 at the end of the Gilded Age. Average household income in the top  
1 percent doubled over these years (adjusted for inflation) while  
income of the average household grew by 5 percent.

This activity will consist of three sessions reviewing what we know  
about the causes of income inequality including immigration,  
technological change, the growth of the financial sector and  
international trade. We will also devote some time to discussing what  
is known about the consequences of inequality for national life.
Contact: Frank Levy, 9-523, x3-2089, flevy at mit.edu
Sponsor: Urban Studies and Planning


Monday, January 24, 2011
Physics IAP Lecture Series - "Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable  
Speaker: Professor Sara Seager
Time: 1:30p–2:30p
Location: 6-120
No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)

For thousands of years people have wondered, "Are we Alone?" With  
about 500 planets discovered to orbit nearby stars, the existence of  
exoplanets is firmly established. Astronomers are now able to  
routinely measure planetary sizes, masses, and atmospheres for a  
subset of hot, big exoplanets. The race to find habitable exoplanets  
is on with the realization that big Earths orbiting small stars can be  
both discovered and characterized with existing technology. Professor  
Seager will answer the four questions she gets asked most often: "What  
could aliens see, looking at Earth from afar?; When will we find  
another Earth?; Can we go there?; If we cannot go there, why look?"

Contact: Nancy Boyce, 4-315, 253-4461, nboyce at mit.edu

Web site: http://student.mit.edu/iap/ns8.html

Open to: the general public

Monday, January 24, 2011

Materialistic Genius and Market Power: Uncovering the Best Innovations

Speaker: Glen Weyl

Time: 2:00p–3:30p

Location: E62-262

Materialistic Genius and Market Power: Uncovering the Best Innovations

Web site: http://econ-www.mit.edu/files/6396

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Economics Hiring Seminars

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


January 24-27 (MTWR), 2:30-4:00pm in MIT Bldg E52, Room 175
Dr. Jean-Pierre Hansen


No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)
Prereq: Introductory economics helpful. Interest in electricity.
Contact: Tim Heidel, E19-439A, (617) 715-4551, heidel at mit.edu
Sponsors: MIT Electricity Student Research Group, MIT Energy Club
More Information: http://esrg.mit.edu/events/iap-2011/
Light refreshments will be served.


The translation between economic theories and real-world practice is  
not always straightforward in the energy industry. This lecture series  
will explore how a few select economic theories can (or cannot) be  
applied to real-world situations. Jean-Pierre Hansen (full speaker bio  
below) will draw examples from his long career in both industry and  
academia to help students navigate the sometimes confusing and  
counterintuitive world of energy economics. This lecture series is  
designed to complement other energy economics classes at MIT.

A background in introductory economic theory will be helpful for  
students but is not required. (Each lecture will start with a review  
of the basics.)

Speaker Bio: Jean-Pierre Hansen managed Electrabel, one of the leading  
European electricity companies, for 20 years. He has also been  
Chairman to a number of energy companies that operate at an  
international level (30 countries). He is currently a Member of the  
Executive Committee of GDF SUEZ, the world’s second-largest gas and  
electricity Group. He is a Professor of Economics at the Catholic  
University of Leuven and the Ecole Polytechnique (Paris). Jean-Pierre  
holds a degree in Economics and graduate degrees in Electrical  

Session Details:

Session 1: Mon Jan 24
Did you say “Market”?… (How) Does it (really) work for electricity

The move to a market system is not all that simple! Amongst other  
things, if we wish to replace a regulated electricity system with an  
electricity market system, we must consider the three elements that  
determine an exchange, i.e. a market: the product, the time and the  
place. How does it work for electricity, given the so-called forgotten  
hypotheses of microeconomics…?

Session 2: Tue Jan 25
Ricardo’s nuclear power plants: why should a manager know the Theory  
of Rent?

The general theory of rents explains several major problems in  
electricity economics. For instance, differential rents (or infra- 
marginal rents), which manifest in the operation of optimal generating  
facilities, are often called windfall profits. However, it is shown  
that such rents are necessary in order to (re)build optimal generating  
facilities and therefore cannot be taxed. The issue of “Missing Money.”

Session 3: Wed Jan 26
Market Power: how can it be measured – proved?

95% of economic and legal literature regarding the reform of the  
electricity sector concerns “Market Power”. This is both surprising  
and logical all at once: its definition, its calculation and its  
analysis foil all of the traditional indicators: Lerner, HHI, and  
“Pivotals”. So? How can the CEO of a company define his policy?

Session 4: Thu Jan 27
 From C. Adams to Averch-Johnson… and many others: the myth of perfect  

Origins, theories, paradoxes and practices of regulation: the true  
story and “everything you have ever wanted to know about regulation,  
but never dared to ask”.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011
IAP - Pricing for Real Consumers: Free Units, Surprise Penalties and  
Speaker: Michael Grubb (MIT Sloan)
Time: 2:00p–3:00p
Location: E51-145
Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Economics Special Workshops/Seminars

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


Wednesday, January 26, 2011
IAP - Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Poverty and Prosperity
Speaker: Daron Acemoglu
Time: 11:00a–12:00p
Location: E51-151

Web site: http://student.mit.edu/iap/ns14.html

Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Economics Special Workshops/Seminars

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


Making Efficiency Personal: A New Path to Community Engagement  
Blueprint for Efficiency Webinar Series

January 26, 2011  12:00p–1:00p

Next week on January 26th we will hear from Ludy Biddle, Executive  
Director of NeighborWorks of Western Vermont. NeighborWorks of Western  
Vermont, a non profit housing organization, has for years been  
supporting energy retrofits in low-income households as a means of  
saving money for homeowners concerned about every penny. Ludy will
tell us about how NWWVT plans to "blitz the county" through direct,  
personal, neighbor-to-neighbor contact, with information on the  
benefits of energy retrofits and a path to completion through  
NeighborWorks' one-stop-shop. The webinar will provide details on  
community outreach plans and the effect so far of using neighbor to  
neighbor efforts.

Category:  lectures/conferences

Location:  https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/320854502

Sponsored by:  MIT Energy Campus Events

Admission:  Open to the public

Tickets available from Register at website

For more information:

Contact Tim Fu
timothyfu at gmail.com


Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science (COPUS) Mixer
January 27, 2011 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
The MIT Stata Center R+D Pub (4th floor) 32 Vassar St. Cambridge, MA

A reception to launch both 2011 and a new initiative called  
"BroaderImpacts at MIT" - a program inspired by the National Science  
Foundation requirement that grant-funded research include a public  
outreach component. This mixer is an opportunity to meet with MIT  
faculty to learn about their ongoing research, and find ways to  
collaboratively bring that work to the public.

This mixer will also be a chance to connect with other COPUS Boston  
participants who want to make science more accessible and meaningful  
to the broadest community possible.  We will spend just a few minutes  
at this mixer planning our next steps as a COPUS hub for additional  


Friday, January 28, 2011
Tour of the MIT Nuclear Reactor
Time: 10:00a–12:00p
Location: NW12
The MIT Nuclear Reactor is an interdisciplinary research facility  
conceived to push the frontiers in research on advanced fuel and  
materials for Next Generation Nuclear energy systems.

Join the MIT Energy club on a tour of the 5MW experimental facility to  
have a direct experience of the components, operation and  
implementation of nuclear technology. You will get to see everything  
from the reactor to the experimental sub-facilities that depend on it.  
This tour is designed to complement your understanding of nuclear  
technology in practice.

There is limited space available.

To sign up for this tour, use the following link:

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): MIT Energy Club

For more information, contact:
Daniel Apo
djapo at mit.edu


Friday, January 28, 2011
Science Policy & Govt Jobs
Time: 1:00p–2:30p
Location: 32-141
Mark Fleury, Ph.D. AAAS Science & Technology Fellow (2009-2010),  
Legislative Assistant for Senator Claire McCaskill (2010-2011)
Jennifer Goodrich, Ph.D., Manager, Batelle National Biodefense  
Institute, Frederick, MD
Carrie McMahon, Ph.D.,Consumer Safety Officer, U.S. Food and Drug  
Maria Lebedeva, Ph.D.,Presidential Management Fellow, Veterans Health  
Administration, Bedford MA (2010-2012)
Jessica Palmer, Ph.D., AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the  
National Institutes of Health (2007-2009 )
Harvard Law School, J.D. 2012 (expected)
Bruce Booth, Ph.D., Partner in the Life Sciences group Atlas Venture

Major decisions are made in Washington, D.C. that affect our research  
budgets, health care, and foods and drugs. As scientists we can get  
involved in the federal policymaking process and provide valuable  
scientific expertise and analysis to some of the biggest questions of  
our day. Come meet PhDs who make science policy. Find out what steps  
to take and what programs are available for soon to be Ph.D.s that  
want to participate in policy decisions.

Reception to follow.

Web site: http://web.mit.edu/biology/www/biology/iap.html
Open to: the general public



1/25/11, 12:30 pm ET, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, 23  
Everett St., Cambridge, MA
RSVP is required to ashar at cyber.law.harvard.edu

Topic: Distributed Denial of Service Attacks Against Independent Media  
and Human Rights Sites
Guests: Ethan Zuckerman, Hal Roberts, and Jillian C. York

Ethan Zuckerman, Hal Roberts, and Jillian C. York will discuss the  
recently released Berkman Center report on "Distributed Denial of  
Service Attacks Against Independent Media and Human Rights Sites."

This event will be webcast live; for more information and a complete  
description, see the event web page:http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2011/01/zuckerman_roberts


Wyss Lecture: Tiny Technologies and Medicine
Tue., Jan. 25, 2011, 2 – 3 p.m.
Wyss Institute, Room 521
3 Blackfan Circle, Boston, MA 02115
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Health Sciences, Information Technology,  
Lecture, Science
SPEAKER(S)  Sangeeta Bhatia
LINK  http://wyss.harvard.edu/viewevent/105/tiny-technologies-and-medicine


Panel Talk: Assessing Tunisia
Wed., Jan. 26, 2011, 1 – 2 p.m.
Allison Dining Room, Taubman Building, 5th Floor, Harvard Kennedy School
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Middle East Initiative, Center for Middle  
Eastern Studies, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program
Malika Zeghal, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary  
Islamic Thought and Life, and William Granara, Professor of the  
Practice of Arabic on the Gordon Gray Endowment, director of Modern  
Language Programs, director, Moroccan Studies Program
COST  Free
LINK  http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/project/64/middle_east_initiative.html?page_id=285




Sawyer Seminar Series on Energy Transitions and Society
January 28, 2011 - 10:00am - 12:30pm
pardee at bu.edu
Room 424, School of Management 595 Commonwealth Ave Boston University  
Boston, MA

The Pardee Center and the Department of Geography and Environment are  
pleased to invite you to the Sawyer Series on Energy Transitions and

Robert LIFSET (University of Oklahoma)
Paul SABIN  (Yale University)
Michael C. CARAMANIS (Boston University)

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




Tufts International Business Center Speaker Series
January 25, 2011 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
The Cabot Intercultural Center, Room 703 Tufts University Medford, MA

David West Smith, Founder and President, Global Emerging Technologies,  
Advisor, Bio180 Solutions.
"The Day and Life of an Activist International Private Equity Investor."





The Return of Ulysses
Decapitalization Circus

Reducing the proceedings of the historic dramma per musica to 75  
minutes, brazenly updating the Baroque accents and adding two timely  
prologues, (Peter Schumann) labelled his marvellous mishmash a  
"respectful truncation?."
["The Return of Ulysses," <http://www.ft.com/> , Dec. 6, 2010]

Boston Center for the Arts
January 24 through January 30

presented in partnership with the Boston Center for the Arts as part  
of the Cyclorama Residency Series

(Boston, MA 02116) Bread and Puppet Theater presents ?The Return of  
Ulysses? and ?Decapitalization Circus? : two separate performances  
presented in partnership with the Boston Center for the Arts as part  
of the Cyclorama Residency Series.  Performances, Art Exhibit, and  
Cheap Art Sale run from January 24 through January 30.  All held in  
the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA), 539 Tremont  
St., South End, Boston.  Wheelchair accessible.  Tickets for the  
performances available for purchase [cash or
check only] in the Cyclorama one hour before each performance.  For  
advance tickets, log onto www.breadandpuppet.org <http://www.breadandpuppet.org/ 
or call 866-811-4111 (toll free).  For detailed information regarding  
the week?s events, call the BCA's Bread and Puppet Theater information  
line at
617-800-9539 or log onto  <http://www.bcaonline.org/> www.bcaonline.org.

Detailed listings information:

Evening Performances [recommended for ages 12 & older]:
Bread and Puppet Theater: The Return of Ulysses
Jan. 27-Jan. 30, Thurs.-Sun., 7 pm
$12 general admission [$10 students, seniors, & groups of 10 or more]
Description:  This "respectfully truncated," rough-hewn, and bold DIY  
adaptation of Claudio Monteverdi's opera was first developed this past  
June by Bread and Puppet in collaboration with the Theatre Department  
of Concordia University in Montreal and the Montreal Baroque  
Festival.  The production was initially performed as a dress rehearsal  
in the DB Clarke Theatre at Concordia and then presented as a festival  
performance in the plaza of the Centre Mondial.  During July & August  
in Glover, VT (Bread and
Puppet?s base of operations), the opera was pared down to  
approximately 75 minutes, including 10 minutes of prologue.  The  
performances have been conceived to include 20 volunteer puppeteers  
and 15-20 volunteer singers and instrumentalists in the chorus and  
orchestra with Peter Schumann playing the role of Penelope.  Schumann  
describes the plot as follows: "In order to commit genocide on their  
competitors, the Trojans, the tricky Greeks employ their multitalented  
sky, full of custom tailored divinities, to justify the
crime, just as we employ our Judeo-Christian sky, occupied by a divine  
air force and permitted by the in-god-we-trust court system, to  
justify our atrocities in Afghanistan, Palestine and elsewhere.  By  
order of Jove, the boss, and with special help from his daughter  
Minerva, Ulysses finally returns home, where he has to murder 100 evil  
suitors in order to be happily reunited with wife and property."  The  
piece includes two prologues, "Modern Sky" and "Antique Sky."  For  
Boston, The Return of Ulysses will be performed
by Peter Schumann and the Bread & Puppet Company, along with a large  
number of local volunteer puppeteers and musicians.  Informal talk  
back with the artists follows each performance.  Sourdough rye bread  
will be served and cheap art will be for sale after each performance.

Family-Friendly Matinees:
Bread and Puppet Theater: Decapitalization Circus
Jan. 29-Jan. 30, Sat.-Sun., 4 pm
$10 general admission [$5 students, seniors, and pre-school children  
(2 & under free)]
Description:  The family-friendly "Decapitalization Circus"  
demonstrates in numerous death-defying stunts the fantastic effects of  
the capitalization of life in the U.S. and citizens? courageous  
efforts of decapitalization.  The performers represent the whole scale  
of the social spectrum from benign billionairism to despicable  
homeless anti-social-elementarianism.  All the acts are FDA and FBI  
certified displays of patriotic correctness and defy all imaginable  
forms of terrorism.  The Possibilitarians, a multi-instrumental  
variety ensemble, provide the appropriate-inappropriate sounds for the  
Circus.  Performed by Peter Schumann and the Bread & Puppet Company,  
along with a large number of local volunteer puppeteers and  
musicians.  Take note that some of the circus acts are politically  
puzzling to adults, but accompanying kids can usually explain them.   
The audience is welcome to examine all the masks and puppets after the  
performance.  Cheap art will be for sale after each performance.

Visual Art Exhibit:
Bread and Puppet Theater: NOLANGUAGE, visual art installation created by
Peter Schumann
Jan. 24-Jan. 30, Mon.-Sun.
Free and open to all.
Description:  Bread and Puppet Theater Artistic Director Peter  
Schumann?s most recent visual art exploration, ranging from very large  
paintings to very small string booklets, which depict matters that  
concern us all.
Exhibit details:
--Mon., Jan. 24, 6-9 pm: opening reception, with refreshments, an art  
talk given by Schumann, short skits performed by the touring company,  
and live music performed by the Boston Typewriter Orchestra (www.bostontypewriterorchestra.com 
  <http://www.bostontypewriterorchestra.com/> ) and the Dirty Water  
Brass Band (www.dirtywaterbrassband.com <http://www.dirtywaterbrassband.com/ 
 > ).
--Tues.-Fri., Jan. 25-28: regular Cyclorama hours: 9am-5pm [Thursday &  
Friday hours extended up to and after the evening performance].
--Sat.-Sun., Jan. 29-30: one hour before and after each matinee and  
evening performance.

For this residency at the Cyclorama, the Bread and Puppet touring  
company includes Schumann, along with Maura Gahan, Greg Corbino,  
Maryann Colella, Susie Perkins, among others.  Both the evening and  
matinee performances will be performed by the company and a large  
number of local volunteers and musicians, including the popular  
Somerville-based Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass Band  
( <http://www.slsaps.org/> www.slsaps.org), who is the host band for  
the yearly HONK! Festival (www.honkfest.org
<http://www.honkfest.org/> ) held in Davis Square.

In addition to Peter Schumann?s NOLANGUAGE art installation, the  
Cyclorama will also be decorated with the unique Bread and Puppet  
collection of powerful black-line posters, banners, masks, curtains,  
programs and set-props.  All pieces are created by Schumann, including  
sculpting and painting all the major masks and puppets, with input  
from the company.  After each evening performance there will be an  
opportunity to savor Schumann's famous sourdough rye bread, smeared  
with garlic aioli; and there will also be many opportunities during  
the week to purchase the theater's legendary "cheap art."

For more information on the Bread and Puppet Theater, log onto
<http://www.breadandpuppet.org/> www.breadandpuppet.org.


The Boston Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit performing and  
visual arts complex that supports working artists to create, perform  
and exhibit new works, builds new audiences, and connects art to  
community.  Visit <http://www.bcaonline.org/> www.bcaonline.org for  
more information.


State Representative Denise Provost and Somerville Climate Action  
invite you to a screening of

Permaculture: The Growing Edge
followed by a discussion

Monday, January 24 at 7pm
Somerville Public Library
79 Highland Ave.
Free admission

Permaculture: The Growing Edge is an antidote to environmental  
despair, a hopeful and practical look at a path to a viable,  
flourishing future. The film introduces us to inspiring examples of  
projects, and includes a visit to David Holmgren’s own homestead,  
tracking deer with naturalist Jon Young, sheet mulching an inner-city  
garden with Hunters Point Family, transforming an intersection into a  
gathering place with City Repair and joining mycologist Paul Stamets  
as he cleans up an oil spill with mushrooms. We interview some of the  
key figures in the Permaculture movement, including David Holmgren,  
Penny Livingston-Stark, James Stark, Paul Stamets, Mark Lakeman, Dr.  
Elaine Ingham, Maddy Harland, and others.

Permaculture is a sustainable system of earth care that offers  
solutions to many of our grave environmental problems and a hopeful,  
proactive vision of change. The Permaculture movement, started by  
Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the nineteen  
seventies, is now a worldwide network of skilled ecological designers,  
teachers, food growers, natural builders, environmental activists and  
visionaries. “Permaculture is the key to a post-carbon future,” says  
Maddy Harlan, editor of Permaculture Magazine.



Cambridge Climate Emergency Open Meeting
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 7 pm
Windsor Community Health Center, 2nd floor conference room
119 Windsor Street, Cambridge

Reports from working groups
Mini-skillshare on how to turn windows into temporary insulated walls
Discussion of how to use skillshares to promote the climate emergency  
Discussion of other next steps we can take to build the movement

Please join us!

cambridge.climate.congress at gmail.com


On Wednesday, January 26 at 6:00 PM,
members of the art-activist organization The Beehive Collective will  
discuss their latest graphic campaign, "The True Cost of Coal," at the  
Cambridge Arts Council?s CAC Gallery, 344 Broadway, 2nd floor.

Two years in the making, "The True Cost of Coal" is an elaborate  
narrative illustration that explores the complex story of mountaintop  
removal coal mining and the broader impact of coal usage in Appalachia  
and beyond. As the Collective notes, "Appalachian organizers have  
worked tirelessly for decades to bring mountaintop removal coal mining  
to national consciousness and to stop the practice from decimating the  
environment. The Beehive Collective contributes a unique superpower to  
these efforts - a visual strategy for depicting  both the big picture  
of climate change, overconsumption and globalization while  
simultaneously honoring the small, human-scale stories of loss and  

Headquartered in Machias, Maine, the Beehive Collective has gained  
international attention for its collaboratively produced graphics  
campaigns focused on stories of resistance to forces such as  
globalization, resource extraction, and biotechnology. Each campaign  
begins with extensive interviews with affected communities that the  
Collective then translates into complex drawings, avoiding the use of  
text and human characters to make their images accessible regardless  
of literacy and language. The resulting "anti-copyright" images are  
printed as large-format banners and downloadable flyers, used by the  
Collective as educational and organizational tools for encouraging  
dialogue, critical
reflection, and strategic action.

In their interactive "picture-lecture" on Wednesday,  January 26, the  
Bees will lead the audience through the 15-foot graphic while  
interweaving anecdotes, statistics, and history to prompt a discussion  
of contemporary struggles over energy and coal. More information on  
The True Cost of Coal can be found here:

This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Drawing in  
Public, curated by Liz K. Sheehan, on view at the CAC Gallery through  
February 18, 2011.
More information about the exhibition is available at
www.cambridgeartscouncil.org or call the Cambridge Arts Council at  


Cambridge Forum
Wednesday, January 26
  at 7:00 pm
First Parish in Cambridge
3 Church Street
Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA 02138

FREE and Open to the Public

COMMON AS AIR: Revolution, Art and Ownership*

MacArthur Fellow Lewis Hyde defends the concept of the cultural  
commons.  How has our cultural heritage, the store of ideas and art we  
have inherited from the past, come to be seen as ?intellectual  
property.? Does the emergence of Wikileaks endanger the notion of  
freedom of the press?  Is ?net neutrality? possible in the ownership  

Book:  Common as Air: Revolution, Art and Ownership (Farrar, Straus  
and Giroux)

Co-sponsored by Mullane, Michel & McInnes, Counselors-at-Law
Phone:  617-495-2727
email:  mailto:director at cambridgeforum.org
website:  http://www.cambridgeforum.org

"Bringing People together to talk again . . ."


Using Social Media to Promote Your New Product
Jan27Thu 6:00 PM
New England Research & Development Center (NERD)
One Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA

Using Social Media to Promote Your New Products - Bobbie Carlton
"That's right. No one really cares what you had for lunch but they  
might care about the new product you are selling. Hear how you can use  
Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and other social media to support your  
business objectives.

Mass Innovation Nights is a monthly product launch party and  
networking event. Every month, companies bring 10 new products to a  
live event and the social media community turns out to blog, tweet,  
post videos, pictures and otherwise increase new product buzz. In a  
single night, this method can help foster important connections and  
generate significant website traffic and even leads.

As the co-founder of Mass Innovation Nights, Bobbie Carlton has helped  
approximately 250 companies launch their products using social media  
in the last two years. Bobbie (@BobbieC and @MassInno on Twitter) is  
an experienced marketing, social media marketing and PR executive who  
headed global PR for large software companies like Cognos and PTC and  
has worked with dozens of companies to launch new products over the  
past 25+ years. Her specialty is getting the most bang for the buck,  
something important to young companies. Carlton PR & Marketing offers  
a wide array of marketing services -- public relations, marketing and  
social media marketing -- implementation, strategy and planning, as  
well as marketing coaching services.



HEET Weatherization Barn-raising
Saturday, January 29th; 12:30pm – 5pm
First Church of Cambridge, 11 Garden Street.

  “We don’t know all the [types of] work yet, but we might be  
installing a lot of LEDs, the lighting of the future. Help the church  
save money and energy while you learn how to do so in your own home.”

Sign up here: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dFVLeUFBeEZjVm5VYzNMY2tDSGlScFE6MQ
Please visit http://www.heetma.com for more information



A Brookline Climate Week Special Event

Meet Author Vivienne Simon and Editor Martin Keogh

Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World

January 30, 2011
1:00 pm
  Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

Editor Martin Keogh, and local contributing author and activist  
Vivienne Simon, will discuss the book and lead a conversation based on  

Hope Beneath our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World is a  
wonderful new anthology of 53 essays by leading environmental  
activists and writers, talking from the heart about what they are  
doing, thinking and feeling that gives them hope  and inspiration.

Authors featured in the book include:
Alice Walker, Michael Pollan, Derrick Jensen, Barbara Kingsolver,  
Howard Zinn, Diane Ackerman, Bill McKibben, Frances Moore Lappe,  
Vandana Shiva

"This compelling and inspirational anthology raises a chorus of voices  
in defense of the earth." ~ Leonardo DiCaprio

If you can't make it and would like to order a copy at discount:

Climate Week Brookline connects people to ways they can create a  
better, greener future by taking action at home and work.
See www.climatechangeactionbrookline.org/calendar.php


Thursday February 3rd @ 5:30-8PM
The Democracy Center<http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=45+mt+auburn+st,+cambridge,+ma&sll=42.391202,-71.115493&sspn=0.008891,0.022724&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=45+Mt+Auburn+St,+Cambridge,+Middlesex,+Massachusetts+02138&z=16 
45 Mt Auburn St in Harvard Square
* *presented by theMOVE <http://www.getoutma.org>*  |  *Free Admission*
*more info @ www.getoutma.org/farmsharefair<http://getoutma.org/farmsharefair 
A CSA share is a weekly box of fresh/delicious/natural veggies (and  
sometimes meat/fish) delivered by local farms to convenient pickup  
spots within our community.  We're bringing all the CSAs together in  
one place -- to get you the info you need to get signed up!   Meet the  
folks who grow your food, and bring your checkbook to reserve a share!

*Delicious pizza will be on sale (by donation) courtesy of Zing Pizza<http://www.zingpizza.com 
 >to benefit theMOVE
* Co-sponsored by NOFA/Mass <http://www.nofamass.org/> + Somerville  
Climate Action <http://www.somervilleclimateaction.org/>
* Arlington will also have its own CSA Fair<http://csafairarlington.wordpress.com/ 
 >! on Thursday February 24th @ 4:30-7:30p


What do Madison, Wisconsin, Lawrence Township, NJ, and over 70 cities  
and towns in Sweden have in common?  They are all Eco-communities

Learn how eco-municipalities are taking a comprehensive approach to  
sustainable change—as opposed to carrying out a collection of  
disparate sustainable development projects.

Speaker: Sarah James, Institute for Eco-municipality Education &  

Also, a brief report from Vice Mayor Henrietta Davis abut her  
participation in the European Capital Cities Conference in Stockholm,  

Thursday, February 3, 7pm
Main Library Auditorium, 449 Broadway

Sponsored by CREATE (Cambridge Renewable Energy Action Team) and CEA


A FREE 3-day pilot workshop funded by the U.S. Department of Energy  
through the "20% Wind Energy by 2030" initiative.
FACILITATING Wind Energy Siting

Addressing Challenges Around Visual Impacts, Noise, Credible Data, and  
Local Benefits Through Creative Stakeholder Engagement

When:  March 23 - 25, 2011

Harvard Law School
1563 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Application Deadline:  January 28, 2011

Acceptance Notification:  February 4, 2011

More information:
Kate Harvey
Senior Associate
Consensus Building Institute
kharvey at cbuilding.org

The Consensus Building Institute (CBI), the MIT-Harvard Public  
Disputes Program, and Raab Associates, Ltd. are pleased to present to  
present Facilitating Wind Energy Siting  -- a workshop designed to  
help state and local government officials, wind developers, and other  
stakeholders develop the capacity to collaborate effectively on wind  
development policy, facility siting, and related energy transmission  

This workshop is free, however, all participants must apply for  
admission and if selected, pay their own travel and expenses. Seats  
will be allocated to 50 participants who represent diverse geographic,  
sector, and issue area interests.

For complete details,  visit the workshop website

or download a workshop brochure (PDF)

If you have any additional questions about the workshop or the  
application process, feel free to contact us.

When you are ready to apply, click on the link provided below or on  
the workshop website.
Don't miss this important workshop!

Apply Here  https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=x54lw4bab&oeidk=a07e33l1grn353e3020&oseq=a0216jff5naz71

Thank you for your time and we look forward to seeing you at  
Facilitating Wind Energy Siting.


Pat Field

Managing Director

Consensus Building Institute
238 Main Street, Suite 400, Cambridge, MA 02142


Request for Help


The Somerville Winter Farmers Market is beginning its first year! It  
will be Saturdays 10-2 at the Armory on 191 Highland Ave in  
Somerville, MA. January 8th through March 26th. Please spread the word  
to your friends, family and coworkers.

ALSO----We are looking for musicians, as well as people interested in  
leading skillshares and workshops on a variety of topics having to do  
with food or
sustainability in general. It would be great to collaborate!

Please email me at adrianne.schaefer at gmail.com with suggestions,  
leads, or contacts.


Adrianne Schaefer
Market Manager
Somerville Winter Farmers Market




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/




Energy (and Other) Events is a weekly mailing list published most
Sundays covering events around the Cambridge, MA and greater Boston
area that catch the editor's eye.

Hubevents  http://hubevents.blogspot.com is the web version.

If you wish to subscribe or unsubscribe to Energy (and Other) Events
email gmoke at world.std.com 

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