[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events

George Mokray gmoke at world.std.com
Sun Jun 19 18:26:38 PDT 2011

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.

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My notes from the FuturICT presentation at http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/06/15/985424/-Global-Scale-Systems-Simulations:FuturICT


Climate Change Adaptation Workshop

Consensus Building Institute
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions
The Trustees of Reservations' Putnam Conservation Institute present

Local Communities Adapting to Climate Change:  Managing Risk in  
Decision Making
Monday, June 20, 2011
Leominster, MA

This one-day course will introduce municipal and community leaders,  
and planning professionals to the tools they need to better assess and  
manage the risks associated with climate change. Our approach helps  
community leaders to consider how they can alter everyday decision  
making to better prepare for the risks that may lie ahead. This course  
is tailored specifically for the needs of suburban and rural  
communities. The key concepts introduced will be "scenario planning"  
and collaborative approaches to decision-making.


Patrick Field
is Managing Director of North American Programs at the Consensus  
Building Institute and Associate Director of the MIT-Harvard Public  
Disputes Program. Patrick has helped thousands of stakeholders reach  
agreement on natural resource, land use, water, and air issues across  
the United States and Canada.

Steve Aldrich
is the founder and President of Bio Economic Research Associates LLC,  
an independent research and consulting firm specializing in complex  
issue analysis at the intersection of our emerging knowledge of  
biology and the economy. Steve studied evolutionary biology and has  
more than 25 years of experience working in various industries,  
including energy planning.

Workshop Fee: $45*

For More Information or to Register:
Pre-register online
Or contact
Miriam Scagnetti
978.840.4446 x1935
mscagnetti at ttor.org

* Members of The Trustees of Reservations or the MA Association of  
Conservation Commissions may register for this workshop for $30 - New  
members welcome!


Monday, June 20, 2011
MIT Webinar -- Designing Systems for People
Speaker: Todd Reily, Human Factors Engineer, MITRE, and SDM Fellow
Time: 12:00p–1:00p
Location: Virtual -- see link below
Designing Systems for People
MIT SDM Systems Thinking Webinar Series
Todd Reily, Lead Human Factors Engineer, The MITRE Corporation

About the Presentation
Today's consumer technology market has evolved in complexity and  
interconnectedness at an ever-increasing rate. As these products and  
services become increasingly intertwined, the opportunity for  
overwhelming the people that use them has heightened tremendously. As  
a result of this situation, the importance of "user experience" design  
has risen in the eyes of most organizations. However, many of these  
same organizations continue to produce poorly designed products or  
complicated service experiences because they fail to understand that  
great experience design does not come from an isolated design stage,  
but from a fully integrated design and engineering process that  
elevates user experience. The difference is subtle but significant.  
The difference is systems thinking. This webinar presents a systems- 
based, design-centric framework for producing great product or service  
experiences. It will demonstrate the importance of this type of  
approach for understanding markets, developing concepts, providing  
vision, managing uncertainty, crafting requirements, creating  
prototypes, and testing new markets.

Web site:http://sdm.mit.edu/news/news_articles/webinar_062011/webinar-reily-systems-people.html
Open to: the general public
Cost: Free
Sponsor(s): Engineering Systems Division, MIT System Design and  
Management Program
For more information, contact:
Lois Slavin
lslavin at mit.edu


Taking Risks: The Journey from Blackjack to Big Blue - a talk with  
Yuchun Lee
Monday, June 20, 2011 from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (ET)

IBM Center for Social Software
1 Rogers Street
Cambridge, MA 02142



Boston Society of Architects/AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE)
Sustainability Education Committee
Webinar screening:  Climate adaptation and the built environment

June 21, NOON
The Architects Building
52 Broad Street, Boston

Massachusetts chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), co- 
host a webinar screening on climate adaptation and the built  
environment on June 21 at noon at The Architects Building. The  
webinar, developed by the USGBC research department and expert  
panelists, addresses the application of practical green building and  
urban design strategies to prepare for changing climate conditions.

Meetings are free and open to all. Lunch will be provided to those who  
RSVP to rsvp at architects.org by June 20 with “Webinar 6/21” in the  
subject line.

Continuing-education credit is offered at many BSA programs.
Visit architects.org/calendar for details.


Bots, Mobs, Geeks: The new separation of powers / Top Secret, XXX,  
Private, All Rights ReservedGlenn Otis Brown
Tuesday, June 21, 12:30 pm
Berkman Center, 23 Everett Street, second floor
RSVP required for those attending in person to Amar Ashar (ashar at cyber.law.harvard.edu 
This event will be webcast (http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/interactive/webcast 
) live at 12:30 pm ET and archived on our site shortly after.

1) Bots, Mobs, Geeks: The new separation of powers

Are we be ruled by robots? The mob? Technocrats? Yes, yes, and yes.  
The question is not if, but how -- and how we should prevent any one  
of the three from taking over.

2) Top Secret, XXX, Private, All Rights Reserved

Confidentiality, content regulation, privacy, and copyright are all  
asking the same question: Who should have access to what kind of  
expression, and when? Why, then, do we continue talk about them as  
separate subjects? And what would happen if we approached them as part  
of a single, unified set of rules? Should organizations like Creative  
Commons move into offering "privacy licenses"? What can the music  
industry teach governments about Wikileaks? What can the CIA learn  
from YouTube?

About Glenn
Glenn is Director of Business Development for Twitter in New York.  
Before that, he was Head of Music Partnerships at YouTube. Glenn has  
worked as a products counsel at Google, where he worked on YouTube,  
Google Image Search, Blogger, Google Talk, the Google WiFi initiative,  
and Google Sitemaps, among many other projects. He was Executive  
Director of Creative Commons from summer 2002 through spring 2005 and  
currently serves on the Creative Commons Board of Directors. In  
2003-2004, Glenn was a lecturer at Stanford Law School, where he co- 
taught a class on copyright licensing with Lawrence Lessig. He clerked  
for the Honorable Stanley Marcus on the Court of Appeals for the 11th  
Circuit, in Miami, where he worked on the Wind Done Gone copyright  
appeal and Bush v. Gore, among other cases. Glenn has also worked  
stints at The Economist’s Washington D.C. bureau, reporting on general  
U.S. news during the 2000 elections, and at “Digital Age,” a New York  
public TV show hosted by Andrew Shapiro, where he was assistant  
producer for a season. Glenn graduated from the University of Texas at  
Austin (B.A.) and Harvard Law School (JD). Glenn was a member of the  
Harvard Law Review and worked at the Berkman Center for Internet and  
Society, where he organized the first Signal or Noise conference and  
concert in cooperation with the Electronic Frontier Foundation.


Panel Discussion

swissnex Boston
420 Broadway

June 21, 2011
6 - 9 pm

If you would like to attend this event, we kindly ask you to
RSVP here<http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1077550-h1swFJFpXs>.
Please feel free to forward this invitation to friends and colleagues  
who are interested in this topic.

One of the major challenges of the 21st century will be to create an  
economy that can at the same time provide livelihoods for an  
increasing number of people and not degrade natural resources or spur  
climate change. This is also one of the major challenges that the  
Biovision<http://www.biovision.ch> Foundation<http://www.biovision.ch>  
encounters in its pilot projects in East Africa and its political work  
within the Rio+20 process.

A “Green Economy” in the context of sustainable development and  
poverty eradication is one of the main themes of the upcoming 2012  
UNCSD Earth summit in Rio de Janeiro. Within the preparatory process  
the question what green economy actually is and what it should look  
like is a heatedly debated issue. UNEP’s roadmap to Rio + 20, the  
Green Economy Report (published February 2011) sees the challenge of  
agriculture in feeding the world’s growing population without damaging  
ecosystems and human health and without undermining the sector’s  
natural resource base. Drawing upon UNEP’s Green Economy Report,  
experts will debate on what sustainable agriculture could look like  
and how it could fit within the new Green Economy framework.

Speakers and panelists:
Hans Herren<http://www.millenniuminstitute.net/about/hans.html>,  
President Millenium Institute and Biovision Foundation, Author of the  
Agriculture chapter of the UNEP's Green Economy Report
Katherine Di Matteo<http://www.ifoam.org/about_ifoam/inside_ifoam/boards.html 
 >, President of the Board of IFOAM (International Federation of  
Organic Agriculture Movements)
Eric Chivian<http://chge.med.harvard.edu/about/faculty/chivian.html>,  
Founder and Director of the Center for Health and the Global  
Environment at Harvard Medical School.

Samuel Fromartz<http://fromartz.com/main.php?sn=sn1&pc=oi2>,  
Journalist, Washington D.C.

	• Date: 6/23/2011
	• Location: Microsoft New England R&D Center, One Memorial Drive,  
Cambridge, MA 02142
	• Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
	• Audience: general public
	• Description: This event hosted by the MFC (Micro Finance Club) of  
Boston will focus on the influence technology has recently had on  
micro finance organizations including Grameen, KIVA, WOKAI, and  
ACCION. Technology has played an important role in shaping micro  
finance in developing countries in a variety of ways. Technology has  
allowed farmers in rural areas better access to information about  
agriculture and through technology pregnant women have been able to  
receive medical updates without leaving their villages. This  
informative presentation will aim to bring together people in the  
community to discuss the future of technology and ways in which  
individuals can help locally, whether that be donating old cellphones  
or volunteering their time.



Boston Startup Event: Social Entrepreneurs Doing Good Business

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
6:00 PM
711 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02111

Check out these inspiring startups and how they make a profitable  
business by creating a positive environment through the web. Meet CEOs  
and successful entrepreneurs.
RSVP at http://meetupbos.hackshackers.com/events/22580931/?a=mc1_grp&eventId=22580931&action=detail&rv=mc1&rv=mc1


Date: 6/21/2011
Location: Microsoft New England R&D Center, One Memorial Drive,  
Cambridge, MA 02142
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Description: The cloud computing space (IAAS, PAAS and SAAS) has been  
growing at a frenetic pace over the course of the last few years. It  
has been estimated that Amazon's IAAS cloud will generate anywhere  
from $500-700M in 2011 and will eventually outgrow their retail  

Large companies and small startups are using the cloud to address the  
challenges facing IT and realize significant benefits of cloud  
computing. Our panelists will describe a multi-year vision for the  
cloud, provide insights into relevant standards and trends in the space.

Join us to network and learn more about the future of cloud computing  
from a group of visionary panelists in the cloud computing space. The  
event will also include a panel moderated by Simeon Simeonov, CEO Fast  
Ignite and Executive in Residence at General Catalyst.

RSVP at https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFNpWUJqZXJjR082OTJtbV9SZDJFQkE6MA


GreenPort  Forum

Film and Discussion:  The Economics of Happiness
Tuesday, June 21 at 7:00pm
Cambridgeport Baptist Church, 459 Putnam Ave

A powerful new film by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick & John Page

'Going local' is a powerful strategy to help repair our fractured  
world – our ecosystems, our societies and our selves. Far from the old  
institutions of power, people are starting to forge a very different  
future. The thinkers and activists interviewed for the film come from  
every continent, and represent the interests of the great majority of  
people on the planet today. Their message is unambiguous: in order to  
respect and revitalize diversity, both cultural and biological, we  
need to localize economic activity.

Featuring voices from six continents, including:  Vandana Shiva, Bill  
McKibben, David Korten, Michael Shuman, Juliet Schor, Richard  
Heinberg, Rob Hopkins, Andrew Simms, Zac Goldsmith, Samdhong Rinpoche



Tuesday, June 21 at 7pm
Cambridgeport Baptist Church
459 Putnam Av, Cambridge
(corner of Magazine St. and Putnam Ave)

GreenPort envisions and encourages a just and sustainable  
Cambridgeport neighborhood

For more information, contact Steve Wineman at swineman at gis.net


Food Literacy Project Film Series: Kings of Pastry
WHEN  Fri., June 24, 2011, 12 – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Dana Palmer House, Room 102, 16 Quincy Street
NOTE  Bring your lunch. Drinks and snacks provided.
LINK  http://www.dining.harvard.edu/flp/calendar.html



This presentation is part of the ongoing series Let's Talk About Food.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Let's Talk About Food Festival Website:  http://www.letstalkaboutfood.com/

Experience an outdoor celebration of food, health, cooking, and  
science. Demonstrations, tastings, Q&A with experts, and a varied menu  
of activities spark conversations about some of the hottest topics in  
the world of food.

Highlights include:
 > Main Stage and Sub-Zero and Wolf Demo KitchenJoin Boston's top  
chefs and food experts for presentations and cooking demonstrations.
 > The Endless Table Break bread, discuss our food system, and find  
out how what we eat affects our bodies, our planet, our economy, and  
our future.
Food Truck Food Court Grab a gourmet bite! A pop-up food court offers  
a selection of cuisines.
Activity Booths and Exhibitor Tents Participate in hands-on activities  
and explore new products and tastes.

The event takes place at the Cambridge Parkway (on the Cambridge-side  
banks of the Charles River behind the Royal Sonesta and adjacent to  
the Museum of Science.) Rain date is Sunday, June 26.
Fee: Free

Supporting partners include Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, the City of  
Boston, the City of Cambridge, the Massachusetts Department of  
Conservation and Recreation, and Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston.


Saturday, Jun 25th
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Solar Cooker Picnic
at The Somerville Growing Center, 22 Vinal Avenue, Somerville, MA,  
just outside of Union Square

Learn about clean energy options for solar for home, school, or  
business; share information on your solar projects. Demonstrations of  
renewable solar technology, including The Growing Center’s PVC system,  
sculpture, solar cookers demonstrate sumptuous dishes. Sponsored by  
Boston Area Solar Energy Association and Somerville Climate Action.

Contact: Henry (617) 354-6952 or Maureen at lucyneptune at hotmail dot  
com or www.basea.org


*Recess for Justice - Saturday, June 25 - 11am-1pm*
Southwest Corridor across from Stony Brook T station in JP
Bring your favorite outdoor game or check out the assortment of fun  
we'll have on hand: Frisbees, kickball & chalk (for 4-square!), jump  
rope, basketball, softball (bring a glove) and whatever other  
randomness we can think of. If it's hot we can run through the  
fountain sprinkler to cool off.  Around 1pm, we'll likely get out of  
the heat by going to Ula Cafe for lunch. So look no further if you  
want to cross-promote your events and campaigns while perfecting your  
Frisbee forehand, you're seeking like-minded progressives to hang out  
with in Boston, or are new to the area and looking for groups to get  
involved in.
*RSVP:* http://www.sojust.org/events/17521346/ *Newcomers always  


Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET)
June 25 Barnraising

1000 watt light bulbs!?!
Join us Saturday, June 25th from 12:30 to 5 pm at St. Bartholomew's  
Church, 239 Harvard St.

There will be lots of great skills to learn including caulking,  
replacing bulbs, lowering water bills with faucet aerators and toilet  
banks, correctly program a thermostat and more.

It is also a great opportunity to see something you may never have  
witnessed before: 1,000 watt light bulbs. That's not a decimal error,  
these bulbs use 1,000 watts.

Find out how adding insulation helped this church reduce its heating  
bill by $8,000 per year.

RSVP by signing up here: http://bit.ly/je1BCw



JUNE 25, 1-8PM
(And discuss non-violent action plans 3-5:30pm)

Sponsored by: Wendell Conservation Commission
Co-sponsors: Clamshell Legacy and Antinuclear Mobilization (info at clamshellalliance.org 
Citizens Awareness Network (nukebusters.org), Safe & Green  
Green Mtn. Post Films (gmpfilms.com); W. MA AFSC (westernmassafsc.org);

Traprock Center for Peace and Justice (traprock.info); Solar Rollers

More information, contact info at clamshellalliance.org


Fundraiser for Water for Niger, Africa
When:  Sunday, June 25 from 8 pm to 11 pm
Where:  239 Arlington Street, Acton MA 01720
What:  African drummers will perform and afterwards a dance party.
Why:  To raise funds to help build wells for villages that have been  
put at risk by the many droughts in the region.
Donation:  We are asking people to make reservations with a $25  

Make checks payable to Bokai Inc, 239 Arlington Street, Acton. MA 01720

Bokai Inc:  Established by a former Peace Corps volnteer with a direct  
relationship with town officials in Guidan Roumji.  It is a 501 C-3  
charitable organization.  The towns of Action and Guidan Roumji have  
become Sister Cities.  High School students have exchanged letters.   
Money has been sent for business micro-loans, farming and tree  
planting. All money will go towards the well building project.

For more details, contact Michael Klinger #978 263-7925, mklinger at anzuglobal.com




Patterns of Energy Demand are Shifting: What will Happen to the  
World's Energy System?
June 28, 2011 - 4:30am
Contact Name:  Tom Blackwood
tomblackwood at economist.com
Virtual - use your own computer to connect!
The economic and political circumstances surrounding energy use are in  
flux. What implications does this have for the world's energy system?

In the first event of its kind, on June 28th 2011 at 09.30 BST (GMT+1)  
the world can join us to debate the future of energy in a live online  

15 Energy experts will meet simultaneously in London, Shanghai and  
Singapore in a virtual roundtable using the latest telepresence  
technology.  They will be joined in discussion by global experts,  
academics, corporates, media - anyone with an interest in the future  
of energy.  We hope you can join the conversation...

View the event through a live video feed
Help shape the debate by asking questions directly to the panel or to  
the entire online audience
Join in an online conversation through an integrated social media feed  
that links to your facebook and twitter accounts (or you can create  
your own account)
Filter the feeds to only see views from certain groups of experts, or  
audience group
Express your opinion through 'on the fly' polls.
Interested?  Join the Global Energy Conversation as our guest. Visit  
the Global Energy Conversationsite to learn more.

To follow news from The Global Energy Conversation on Twitter, find us  
athttp://twitter.com/EC_Enviro or join the conversation at http://twitter.com/#!/ 


We cordially invite you and your family to our annual Strawberry Fete!

A fundraiser to benefit Boston Area Gleaners at historic Gore Place in  
Waltham, MA

Thursday, June 30, 201, 6-9 pm Rain or Shine

Where:  Gore Place, Carriage House

52 Gore Street

Waltham, MA 02453

Please join us for a relaxed summer evening of faun at the Gore Place  
Carriage House for Local Treats

Local Strawberries

Shortcake and Refreshments

Cheese Tasting

Shelburne Farms (VT) Cheddat

And short film "Sun to Cheese"

with the producer, Catie Camp

Historic Gore Garden Tour

with Estate Manager Scott Clarke

Live music

Old Time Country with the Whitford Franzosa Trio

Art Show

Sculpture and Paintings by local artist Dave Tree

Open Space

Enjoy the evening, throw a frisbee, wall the grounds

Please register at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=o5o4pudab&oeidk=a07e3zfpc824605a661&oseq=a001g9ln9kkn

Please consider making a donation at http://www.communityroom.net/  
even if you are unable to attend.
Tickets are $25 per adult, $10 students, under 13 free

This fundraiser will effectively kick-off the 2011 gleaning season and  
your contribution will help us get the extras to those who need it most.

You may reply directly to this e-mail for questions, and additional  
contact info is below.
Laurie "Duck" Caldwell
Oakes Plimpton
Boston Area Gleaners
duck at bostonareagleaners.org

Editorial Comment:  Oakes Plimpton has been a developing local  
agriculture systems for over thirty years.  Boston Area Gleaners is  
only one recent project among many.


Every year, the International Co-operative Alliance, based in Geneva,  
and the United Nations co-sponsor the International Day for Co- 
operatives on the first Saturday in July, which is July 2nd in 2011.

This year, Harvest Cooperatives has agreed to sponsor a Co-op Faire,  
featuring Boston-area cooperatives and their supporters.  We will come  
together in the parking lot adjacent to Harvest from 10 AM to 2 PM and  
set up tables / canopies / booths with banners and signs, to pass out  
flyers to the public, talk with interested potential members, share an  
afternoon with coop-minded people, and celebrate the joy of building  
the co-op movement.  Add a bit of food for the gatherers to share,  
maybe some acoustical music, possibly a skit or other performance and  
a demonstration project or two and we will have a marvelous time  
supporting co-ops and connecting with co-ops around the world.

History shows that the periods of greatest co-op growth are when the  
economy is coming out of a recession.  As people get back on their  
feet, they work to organize different ways of building economic  
organizations that will not replicate the previous business  
disasters.  That time is now.  As we come out of the "Great  
Recession", we are already seeing a boom in co-op organizing and now  
is the time to point the way to a better future -- co-operatively.

If your co-op or supporting organization would be interested in  
reserving a table space for the Faire, please contact Wayne Clark at rwayneclark at irg.org 
  or 603-512-8015 (cell) or 617-467-4113 (home).  You can complete the  
registration form and prepare to participate.

Hopefully, the 2011 International Day for Co-operatives, Mass Bay Co- 
op Faire will begin an annual event where co-ops in our area can  
promote the benefits of co-operatives and develop our organizations  
and their members.

Come share the wisdom in the nearly 200 years of the co-op movement.

I hope to see you there, R. Wayne Archer-Clark (rwayneclark at igc.org)




Free Solar Panels for Houses of Worship

 From a recent Mass Interfaith Power & Light (http://mipandl.org/) email
"We've recently been talking with DCS Energy (http:// 
www.dcsenergy.com/) who has an unbeatable offer: if your site  
qualifies, they design and install the panels at no cost, don't charge  
you for any electricity, and donate the system to your house of  
worship after five years. Your only costs will be for a building  
permit, possibly a structural engineer to verify that your roof can  
support their weight, and any preparatory work such as roof work or  
tree removal. If solar panels are so expensive how can anyone give  
them away for free? First, there is a federal grant program that is  
only available until November that pays for 30% of the cost of the  
system. Then there is an accelerated depreciation option that gives  
certain kinds of investors another tax advantage. Finally, the state  
awards a special allowance called a "Solar Renewal Energy  
Credit" (SRECs) to owners of solar electricity systems which are sold  
at auctions to utilities who buy them to meet their requirements under  
the Massachusetts' renewable portfolio standard. DCS is betting that  
the price of these SRECs will remain high.  Jim Nail, president of MA  
IP&L, has talked to DCS Energy and is currently having them prepare a  
proposal for his church, St. Dunstan's Episcopal in Dover.  Jim says,  
"The references I've talked to have been quite positive about the  
program and the company has been very responsive.  "If you think your  
site might qualify, contact Peter Carli, pete at dcsenergy.com, with the  
address of your house of worship and your contact information. He'll  
take a preliminary look at your site and advise you if it meets their  


 From John Bolduc, Environmental Planner, Community Development  
Department, Cambridge, MA:

"Finally, I wanted to let folks on the list know, if you are  
interested, that I will be going, on a personal basis, on a study tour  
of cities in Germany and Holland taking a look at climate change  
adaptation and mitigation initiatives.  The tour is organized by ICLEI- 
Local Governments for Sustainability.  We will visit Freiburg,  
Dresden, Bonn, and Rotterdam.  We will also participate in the ICLEI  
Climate Resilient Cities Conference in Bonn.  I am leaving today for 2  
weeks and I plan to blog along the way as a way to share information.   
If you are interested, please visit the Energy 2.0 blog hosted by the  
Cambridge Energy Alliance.  You can visit the site athttp://energytwodotzero.org/ 
.  You can also subscribe to the blog to be informed of updates.  I  
plan to post 4 or 5 times with photos.  So join me for the trip."


The Medford Farmers Market is looking for organizations, individuals,  
chefs, nutritionists, educators, musicians, physical activity  
specialists, gardeners, and other fun people who would like to do  
educational activities on market days.

We are looking for activities that are interactive and enjoyed by all  
ages. Demos, how-tos and games are encouraged. Should be somehow  
related to sustainable living, health, nutrition, farming, gardening,  
physical activity, sustainability, learning and development, music,  
art, creativity. Most importantly it should be entertaining for people  
at the market.

We are looking to fill 1, 2, 3 or 4 hour time slots. The Medford  
Farmers Market is a great place for you to gain experience and  
exposure - there are over 20 vendors signed up for the season  
including local wine, meat, vegetables, honey, bread, art.....Your  
activity/demo/gig will be well publicized via social media, as well as  
local newspapers and newsletters sent to hundreds of people.

The market goes from June 16- Oct 13 at the Whole Foods Market Parking  
Lot, 2151 Mystic Valley Parkway (Rt 16), Medford, MA 02155. Plenty of  
parking and restrooms are available.

Please contact me if you are interested. Please feel free to forward  
this e-mail to people who you think may be interested. Thanks so much,  
have a great weekend!

For more info, please see the following:
website: www.medfordfarmersmarket.org
e-mail: medfordfarmersmarket at gmail.com
twitter: MedfordFarmMkt
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Medford-Farmers-Market/135452753138491
Address: Whole Foods Market Parking Lot, 2151 Mystic Valley Parkway  
(Rt 16)

Editorial Comment:  I have taken some of my solar displays to farmers'  
markets from time to time and have advocated doing so as a way to  
change US energy attitudes, policies, and realities as the people who  
go to farmers' markets are a core constituency for renewable energy.   
More at http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/5/27/870257/-How-to-Change-US-Energy-in-One-Growing-Season




Massachusetts Attitudes About Climate Change – An opinion survey of  
Massachusetts residents conducted by MassINC and sponsored by the Barr  
Foundation found that 77% of respondents believe that global warming  
has “probably been happening” and 59% of all respondents see see it as  
being at least partially caused by human pollution.  Only 42% of the  
state’s residents say global warming will have very serious  
consequences for Massachusetts if left unaddressed.  The 18 to 29 age  
group is more likely to believe global warming is appearing and caused  
by humans compared to the 60+ age group.  African-American (56%) and  
Latino residents (69%) are more likely than white residents (40%) to  
believe global warming will be a very serious problem if left  
unaddressed.  The MassINC report, titled The 80 Percent Challenge:   
What Massachusetts must do to meet targets and make headway on climate  
change (http://www.massinc.org/Research/The-80-percent- 
challenge.aspx), contains many other findings.  MassINC will hold a  
forum about the report on May 19, 5:00 to 6:30 pm at the City Year  
Headquarters, 287 Columbus Avenue, Boston.  To register, click here.   
[MetroWest Daily News, 4/14/11]


The presentations from the recent Affordable Comfort National Home  
Performance Conference are available online at

Lots of good information from what some call the best energy  
conference in the USA on Deep Energy Retrofits to Community Energy  
Challenges with details on insulation, heat flow, energy metering,  
ducting, hot water, and many, many other topics.  If you are a  
practical energy wonk, this should make your eyes light up.


Free Monthly Energy Analysis

CarbonSalon is a free service that every month can automatically track  
your energy use and compare it to your past energy use (while  
controlling for how cold the weather is). You get a short friendly  
email that lets you know how you’re doing in your work to save energy.



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,  
contact jmatthaei at wellesley.edu


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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