[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events

George Mokray gmoke at world.std.com
Sun May 22 18:01:24 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.

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

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email gmoke at world.std.com

My notes from three recent presentations on the Arab Spring are at http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/05/13/975618/-Notes-on-the-Arab-Spring

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Mayor Menino's Inauguration of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at  
City Hall Plaza & Announcement of “EVboston” Initiative
Monday, May 23, 2011 at 11:00 AM (ET)
City Hall Plaza
One City Hall Sq
Boston, MA 02201

Please join Mayor Thomas M. Menino at City Hall for the Inauguration  
of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at  & an Announcement of  
"EVboston" Initiative!

Three parking spaces on Cambridge Street in front of City Hall Plaza  
have been outfitted with charging stations and have been set aside for  
the exclusive use of electric car owners who need to recharge the  
battery of their vehicle.  Parking at these metered spaces will be  
limited to four hours at Boston’s standard meter rate of $1.25 per  
hour.  The project is a year-long pilot to monitor the use and  
durability of the charging units.

The project is a year-long pilot to monitor the use and durability of  
the charging units. The three units were purchased from Coulomb  
Technologies.  The pilot will inform future implementation plans for  
stations around the city.  NStar has also installed a separate smart  
grid pilot meter in the stations control box to inform the utility on  
usage and load capacity.  The additional NStar meter has remote access  
to the power to the three charging stations and will be monitored  
closely for future use in smart grid planning.

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Monday, May 23, 2011
The Changing Nature of Research and Innovation in the 21st Century
Speaker: Irving Wladawsky-Berger, PhD Chairman Emeritus, IBM Academy  
of Technology, Visiting Lecturer of Engineering Systems
Time: 12:00p–1:00p
Location: Virtual -- http://sdm.mit.edu/news/news_articles/webinar_052311/webinar-wladawsky-berger.html
The MIT System Design and Management (SDM) Program Systems Thinking  
Webinar Series
The MIT System Design and Management Program Systems Thinking Webinar  
Series features research conducted by SDM faculty, alumni, students,  
and industry partners. The series is designed to disseminate  
information on how to employ systems thinking to address engineering,  
management, and socio-political components of complex challenges.

Over the past century, science and technology have been successfully  
applied to innovation in the industrial sector of the economy, leading  
to very high productivity and quality, and to the development of  
highly sophisticated and complex objects like airplanes, skyscrapers  
and microprocessors. The 21st century defines a new set of challenges,  
especially in the complexity of the systems we are now developing in  
all kinds of industries, including energy, health care, financial  
services and urban systems.

It is critical to once more leverage technology, science and  
innovation to address these challenges and make major improvements in  
the productivity and quality of these highly complex systems,  
including services, organizations and the very way the world works.  
Continuing advances in digital technologies promise to be as pivotal  
to the 21st century as steam power was to the industrial revolution,  
leading to an information and services driven economy which is  
changing the focus, design objectives and the methods by which the  
world innovates to meet global challenges.

The presentation will explore the key differences between "classic"  
industrial sector innovation and innovation in this emerging  
information and services economy, as well as the growing technical  
capabilities and business opportunities for organizations that embrace  
these new modes of innovation.

Web site: http://sdm.mit.edu/news/news_articles/webinar_052311/webinar-wladawsky-berger.html
Open to: the general public
Cost: Free
Tickets: See url above
Sponsor(s): Engineering Systems Division, MIT System Design and  
Management Program
For more information, contact:
Lois Slavin
617-253-0812
lslavin at mit.edu

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States within States: The Social Contracts of Armed Groups
WHEN Mon., May 23, 2011, 12:15 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369, Harvard Kennedy School
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  International Security Program
SPEAKER(S) Jennifer Keister, research fellow, International Security  
Program
CONTACT INFO  susan_lynch at harvard.edu
LINK  http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/events/5536/states_within_states.html

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Environmental Health Colloquium
May 23, 2011 - 12:30pm
Contact Name:  Alissa Wilcox
AWILCOX at hsph.harvard.edu
Building 1, Room 1302 Harvard School of Public Health Boston, MA
“Human health impacts of anthropogenic changes to Earth’s natural  
systems: Why destroying Nature may be bad for us." Dr. Samuel Myers,  
Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

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Sustainability in the Square

May 23, 6:00 to 7:00 pm, Cambridge Brewing Company, One Kendall Square

Cambridge Energy Alliance along with Sustainable Business Network and  
Cambridge Local First are hosting a business workshop during Cambridge  
Go Green Month focusing on energy efficiency and sustainability.  I've  
attached our flier and a description is below.
Please join us for an informative workshop on how you can make your  
small business more environmentally friendly while saving valuable  
natural resources and money!

This workshop will feature a presentation by Phil “Brewdaddy”  
Bannatyne, owner of Cambridge Brewing Company, who will highlight the  
steps that his business took to “go green” and share insights into the  
challenges and benefits of doing so. You will also have the  
opportunity to meet and hear from various organizations in the  
Cambridge area about the many programs and incentives that are  
available to you to make your own journey of
sustainability and energy efficiency easy, rewarding and fun!

Come and enjoy this informative and relaxed night of conversation,  
food, and free beer and leave with a clear understanding of how and  
why to green your small business.

Please RSVP to: Info at CambridgeEnergyAlliance.org
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Monday, May 23, 2011
Egypt: Towards a Vibrant Civil Society (A Panel featuring Wael Ghonim)
Time: 6:00p–7:30p
Location: MIT 34-101
Join us for an engaging conversation on the role that the civil  
society can play in transforming Egypt post-revolution with speakers:

Wael Ghonim:
Wael is an activist, former Google Middle East Marketing Executive,  
and creator of the facebook page that helped spark the Egyptian  
revolution. Wael was a central figure in the pro-democracy movement in  
Egypt and was a subject of secret incarceration by Egyptian police  
during the revolution. He is among the TIME magazine's list of 100  
most influential people of 2011 and is the 2011 recipient of the John  
F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award (in the name of the people of  
Egypt).

Mona Mowafi: Dr. Mowafi is a postdoctoral research fellow in Social  
Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Moderator:  Aly El Tayeb: PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering and an  
MBA at MIT.

The panel will discuss:
* The role of civil society and grass roots organizing in Egypt Post- 
revolution
* The role of the Egyptian diaspora in Egypt post-revolution
* Using IT as a tool for development and social change

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): MIT Egyptian Association, GSC Funding Board

For more information, contact:
Tamer Elkholy
clubegypt-board at mit.edu

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Lunch Line:  A Documentary on the National School Lunch Program


You are invited to a free screening of the film in Boston on Monday,  
May 23 at 7:30 pm
AMC Loews Boston Common 19
175 Tremont Street, Boston MA

Admission is free plus a post-film discussion with experts and  
activists in childhood nutrition and healthy eating.

RSVP to lunchline at crowdstarter.com
http://www.lunchlinefilm.com
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berkman luncheon series >
may  24, 2011
12:30pm
Netflix for Voting

Seth Flaxman & Paul Schreiber
Tuesday, May 24, 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 
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This event will be webcast live at 12:30 pm ET and archived on our  
site (http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/interactive/webcast) shortly after.

TurboVote is a service that makes voting by mail and voter  
registration as simple as renting a DVD with Netflix. Come hear how  
TurboVote built in two months for spare change what the government  
couldn't do for any price. The founders (one a former Berktern!) and  
developer will discuss the project's legal, technical and  
philosophical issues and how TurboVote will bring democracy into the  
21st century.

About Seth
Seth Flaxman is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Democracy  
Works, the nonprofit behind TurboVote. While recruiting and managing  
the team that brought TurboVote to life, Seth received a Master's in  
Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He previously worked as a  
research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations, program  
administrator at the Institute for International Education and  
berktern at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. While  
receiving a B.A. in economics from Columbia University, Seth founded  
the Activist Council, a group that annually organizes hundreds of  
students for campaign trips and demonstrations, and served as student  
body president, leading the council in successfully lobbying Columbia  
to reform its financial aid policies.

About Paul

Paul Schreiber spent a decade as a software engineer, including eight  
years on Apple’s Mac OS X team. In 2008, he volunteered for Barack  
Obama’s presidential campaign. In addition to knocking on doors and  
making phone calls, Schreiber co-developed Vote For Change,  
registering over 500,000 voters and helping a million people find  
their voting location. He can often be found at your local hockey  
rink, on his bicycle or behind the lens of his Nikon D70s. Before  
building TurboVote, he cofounded a nonprofit student news  
organization, a music classifieds web site and a health care video  
storytelling project.

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Harvard/Cambridge Walk for Peace
WHEN  Wed., May 25, 2011, 12 – 12:20 p.m.
WHERE  John Harvard Statue
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Ethics, Social Sciences, Special Events,  
Support/Social, Working at Harvard
NOTE  Nearly 10 years of war. Thousands of American lives, hundreds of  
thousands of Iraqi and Afghani lives, trillions of dollars. Come  
remember, mourn, and protest.

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May 25th at 12:00PM EDT
Lessons from the Smart Grid Cyber Security No FUD Zone

Andy Bochman
Energy Security Lead
IBM Software Group/Rational

About the Event
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Attend this free online event to learn what utilities, regulators, and  
vendors are doing to ensure the successful roll out of a safe and  
secure Smart Grid.

Presentation Abstract
The mainstream media gives us daily reminders of the risks anticipated  
from the emerging Smart Grid: Smart Meter related health concerns, new  
privacy issues, perceived exposure to higher monthly electric bills,  
and new threats to critical infrastructure from solar flares, EMP, and  
Stuxnet. This presentation will give attendees the other side of the  
story. We'll cover what utilities, regulators, and vendors including  
IBM are doing to ensure the successful roll out of a safe and secure  
Smart Grid, essential for enabling the Smarter Planet and our  
collective energy future.

Contact:  newsletters at virtualenergyforum.com

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We Shall Not Be Moved: Building Relationships
a community discussion with artist Kelly Creedon, City Life Executive  
Director Curdina Hill, Organizing Director Steve Meacham and members  
of the Bank Tenant Association

Wednesday, May 25th
7:00 p.m.
Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth Street, Jamaica Plain, MA  
(downstairs)

We Shall Not Be Moved is an ongoing multimedia documentary project by  
Kelly Creedon, in partnership with City Life/Vida Urbana and the Bank  
Tenant Association. The project tells the story of a growing  
grassroots movement that is using the power of bringing people  
together to help keep families in their homes after foreclosure. Since  
2008, City Life/Vida Urbana has focused on preventing the eviction of  
both former owners and renters resulting from a rise in foreclosures.  
The Bank Tenant Association was created to stop evictions through a  
combination of legal defense, collective action, and political protest.

This discussion will be moderated by Susie Husted and will focus on  
the relationships that were built during the documentary project's  
development and exhibition.

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2011 GoGreen Awards

Thursday, May 26, 8:30 to 10:00 am, Swissnex Boston/Consulate of  
Switzerland, 420 Broadway

The City of Cambridge will present the 2011 GoGreen Awards to  
businesses and organizations who are advancing sustainability in the  
city.  Join us for a breakfast event hosted by Swissnex Boston.   
Please RSVP to Rosalie Anders at randers at cambridgema.gov or  
617-349-4604.

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Energy Bar at the Venture Cafe: Who is Cleantech?
Thursday, May 26, 2011 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Venture Cafe @ CIC
One Broadway, 4th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139

Event Details
Join Greenlight Distrikt and the Venture Cafe for an event generating  
ideas and action in Clean Technology! As the inaugural event of a new  
bimonthly gathering, Energy Bar is asking: Who is Cleantech? If you  
are a student, entrepreneur or investor with a passion for cleantech,  
join us for a gathering of people innovating across this growing  
industry.  This event is about connecting people  interested in  
becoming active players in the diverse range of cleantech companies  
emerging from Cambridge and Boston.
We will be hosting a mix of technology experts, entrepreneurs on the  
forefront of new developments in cleantech and "friends of cleantech"  
who are interrested in learning how they can get involved! This event  
is being organized by Greenlight Distrikt and is being hosted by the  
Venture Cafe, located in the Cambridge Innovation Center. Beer, wine  
and light refreshments will be served.

This event will occur on a bimonthly basis - make sure to mark your  
calendars for our next event on July 28th, 2011!

Organized By:
Green Light Distrikt (GLD) is a community of young, passionate  
professionals and entrepreneurs that are building friendships, sharing  
insights, and helping each other to change the world with clean  
technologies. We started in Boston, but now we’re spreading to every  
major US and international cleantech hub starting with NYC, DC, and  
Boulder.

RSVP at http://energybar.eventbrite.com/

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Guest Street Session: Exploring Media's Role in the "Arab Spring"
Thursday, May 26, 7pm program, 8pm dessert reception, WGBH Studios,  
One Guest Street, Brighton

Join us as WGBH's award-winning Frontline and The World team up with a  
panel of experts to explore how changes in the media and  
communications environment — social media, the Internet, satellite  
television — have affected the "Arab Spring," a term used to define  
the pro-democratic uprisings across the Arab world.

The World's Aaron Schachter moderates the discussion of how online  
cultural connections buoyed successful revolutions in Tunisia and  
Egypt with Frontline’s Charlie Sennott, Al Jazeera's Gregg Carlstrom,  
Berkman Center at Harvard University’s John Palfrey, and the American  
Islamic Congress’s Nasser Weddady. Admission is free to News Club  
members, but RSVP is required:  http://support.wgbh.org/site/Calendar?id=106102&view=Detail

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RISING COST OF FOOD AND FUEL: ARE WE READY?
Thursday 26 May 2011 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm
(Note Location: First Church in Jamaica Plain UU, 6 Eliot St. Jamaica  
Plain, MA 02130)

RSVP and Invite your friends of Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=100816590010225

$6.50 a gallon for gas? How will that impact you? How will it impact  
our community? What can we do about it? Whole Foods pricing isn’t the  
only thing making healthy food expensive these days. Globally analysts  
are concerned that food prices will continue to rise for years to  
come. What can we do to prepare?

There are many factors driving the increase in the cost of food and  
fuel, and most of them are expected to continue and worsen in the  
coming decades. Working together there is a lot we can do to  
strengthen community resilience in the face of potential economic and  
ecological shocks to the system — it is time to share our ideas for  
action.

Come join the conversation with your neighbors. Let’s get to know each  
other and how these deepening challenges impact all of us, and let’s  
brainstorm actions we can take today to be more resilient tomorrow.

A community conversation hosted by JP New Economy Transition:  http://jptransition.org/state-of-our-neighborhood-a-community-conversation/

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May 27 - 30
"The Future of Biological Prototyping" - a diybio hackathon
http://futurelabcamp.com/

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Upcoming

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Coming to Boston....
Green Fire:  Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time
Join us at the Stuart Street Playhouse!
See the first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made  
about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental  
legacy at the Stuart Street Playhouse in Boston! Green Fire shares  
highlights from his extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped  
conservation and the modern environmental movement.

The film also illustrates Leopold's continuing influence, exploring  
current projects that connect people and land at the local level. Meet  
urban children in Chicago learning about local foods and ecological  
restoration. Meet ranchers in Arizona and New Mexico who maintain  
healthy landscapes by working on their own properties, and with their  
neighbors, in cooperative community conservation efforts. Meet  
wildlife biologists who are bringing threatened and endangered  
species, from cranes to Mexican wolves, back to the landscapes where  
they once thrived. Viewers will learn how Leopold's vision of a  
community that cares about both people and land ties all of these  
modern conservation stories together, and offers inspiration and  
insight for the future.

Learn more...

DATE: Thursday, June 2, 2011
TIME: Doors open at 6:00pm; remarks and film begin at 6:30pm
LOCATION: Stuart Street Playhouse
ADDRESS: 200 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116
TICKETS: Available through Brown Paper Tickets, $8 advance/$10 door
MORE INFORMATION: http://www.greenfiremovie.com

In a special Green Innovators in Business Network "Growing GIBN"  
webinar on June 2 at 12pm ET, Farron Levy, founder and president of  
True Impact, will join us to talk about his efforts to define measures  
and develop tools to track the "Triple Bottom Line."
Farron will talk about how True Impact approaches the problem of  
motivating and measuring beyond-compliance activities and demonstrate  
an online tool they have developed. Together, we'll discuss  
experiences with these issues and how these types of tools are helpful  
for sharingbest practices and develop benchmarks.

Date: June 2, 2011

Time: 12pm ET

Register for the webinar online at:

http://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEx.aspx?PIID=EF59D78787

Dial-in at (760) 569-9000, code: 160031#

About True Impact
True Impact (www.trueimpact.com) provides web-based tools and  
consulting services to help organizations quantify the social,  
financial, and environmental return on investment (ROI) of their  
corporate citizenship activities.  True Impact's "triple bottom line"  
evaluations have been adopted by Allstate, Deloitte, GE, Home Depot,  
PNC Bank, and Verizon among others.

About Farron Levy
Farron Levy, founder and president of True Impact, was previously a  
consultant with social auditing firm SmithOBrien and economic  
consultancy Industrial Economics, Inc; and has served as an advisor to  
City Year, New Profit, and CitySoft.  He is on the faculty of Boston  
College's Center for Corporate Citizenship, where he teaches  
coursework on ROI evaluation.  Farron earned an MPP from Harvard  
University, and a BS with university honors from Carnegie Mellon  
University.

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*Skillshare: Time Banking in the Time Trade Circle****
Monday, June 6
6-8:30PM*
The NonProfit Center by South Station
Looking for an alternative economy? Need a ride to the airport, help  
with your garden or a massage? This workshop will talk about time  
banking - exchanging services based on time - and tell you all about  
the Time Trade Circle (TTC), a local time bank with 800+ members all  
over the greater metro-Boston and Eastern-Mass area. The workshop will  
explain how to join if you are interested, and forms will be  
available. I'll explain how time banking is different from bartering,  
how our local Time Trade Circle time bank works, what kinds of  
services people trade, and how members participate through their  
online account.
www.TimeTradeCircle.org<http://www.timetradecircle.org/>
*Learn more and RSVP:** *http://www.sojust.org/events/17664391/*  
*(bring your own dinner)

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June 10, 2011
New England Electricity Restructuring Roundtable:
Better Integrating Policy, Planning, and Electricity Markets in New  
England

Raab Associates presents:
The 123rd NE Electricity Restructuring Roundtable
Date: Friday, June 10, 2011
Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Foley Hoag LLP
155 Seaport Boulevard, 13th Floor
Boston, MA 02210

June 10, 2011
New England Electricity Restructuring Roundtable
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Better Integrating Policy, Planning,
and Electricity Markets in New England

New England has spent nearly two decades restructuring its electric  
utility industry, and developing more competitive market structures,  
ostensibly to bring enhanced benefits to customers.  During the same  
time period, federal, state, and even local governments have developed  
a multitude of energy policies to encourage the development of  
particular resources, such as energy efficiency, demand response, and  
renewable energy (think RPS, energy efficiency and renewable energy  
system benefit charges, demand response initiatives), while  
discouraging other resources (think RGGI, various environmental  
regulations, etc.). Other types of policies and planning frameworks  
impact the choice between building more wires or more resources. Some  
states are even putting out RFPs to develop very specific types of  
resources.  This Roundtable will explore the tensions between the  
desire for both workable markets and a variety of public policy  
objectives, and will consider how we can move forward to forge a more  
workable system here in New England.

Our first panel takes a step back from the specific struggles within  
New England to explore how these issues are playing out on the ground  
nationally, providing some bold ideas for New Englanders to consider.  
Former FERC Commissioner Nora Brownell will kick off the panel by  
discussing how markets can successfully accommodate a wide range of  
policy/planning objectives. Rich Sedano, Principal at the Regulatory  
Assistance Project, will share work RAP is currently undertaking to  
redefine the way markets and policy/planning should be integrated in  
pursuit of "Responsive Resources." Finally, Mauricio del Valle, Vice  
President, Global Power and Utility Group, Morgan Stanley, will  
provide some reality-testing from Wall Street about what's actually  
needed from markets and policy to get energy projects funded and built.

Our second panel focuses specifically on the current situation in New  
England, and offers some thoughts on what we should do over the next  
five to ten years to better integrate electricity markets and policy/ 
planning. Leading off the panel will be Gordon van Welie, President/ 
CEO of ISO New England, which is responsible for keeping the lights on  
and operating the markets in the face of increasing complexity.  
Massachusetts DPU Chair Ann Berwick will provide a state regulatory  
perspective, followed by Daniel Weekley, Vice President of Government  
Affairs at Dominion Resources, who will provide a generator  
perspective (and reflect on Dominion's just-announced decision to  
close Salem Harbor). Rounding out the panel will be Mary Healey,  
Consumer Counsel for the State of Connecticut and immediate past  
president of the National Association of State Utility Consumer  
Advocates.

The Restructuring Roundtables are free and open to the public.  
Advanced registration is not required.

The Restructuring Roundtable has been meeting bimonthly since 1995, to  
discuss current topics related to revolutionary changes in the  
electric power industry in Massachusetts and throughout New England.  
It is supported by over 25 generous sponsors.

Jonathan Raab, Ph.D, moderator of the Roundtable, is president of Raab  
Associates, Ltd, a Boston-based mediation and facilitation firm  
specializing in energy and environmental issues. He also teaches the  
sustainable energy policy class at MIT.

Raab Associates, 118 South St. 3A, Boston, MA 02111
tel. 617-350-5544 fax 617-350-6655
http://www.RaabAssociates.org

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Greater Boston Connected and Consequential Conference: June 10, 11 and  
12
June 10 & 11  Egan Center, Northeastern University
June 12  Design Studio for Social Intervention?

A place for artists and other creative thinkers and practitioners to  
gather and explore the intersection of art and other fields, including  
Health, Nature, Consumption and Justice. Through case studies and  
moderated discussions, conference participants will?learn how artists  
and their collaborators are using their creativity and finely honed  
skills to intervene in the major issues of our time to produce  
positive social outcomes.? The proceedings will focus on the best ways  
to develop successful?"integrated or hybrid?practices", including the  
role of collaboration, research, technology and sustainability.

The conference is free, but please pre-register online at
http://www.artistsincontext.org/index.php/connected-a-consequential/greater-boston/greater-boston-conference.html

Friday, June 10 at Northeastern University, Egan Center,120 Forsyth  
Street,
Boston, MA 02115
6:30-8:30 p.m.  Stories from the Field, with artists and community  
practitioners Gail Burton, New Freedwoman Project; Michael Dowling,  
Medicine Wheel Productions; Mariama White-Hammond, Project Hip Hop;  
Andi Sutton, National Bitter Melon Council; John Osorio-Buck;  
moderated by Kenneth Bailey, Design
Studio for Social Intervention

Saturday, June 11 at Northeastern University, Egan Center,120 Forsyth  
Street, Boston, MA 02115
8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Introductory Remarks and Video, Marie Cieri and Louisa  
McCall, Artists in Context

9:15 a.m. Jeremy Nobel, Art and Healing
Jeremy Nobel is an Adjuncy Lecturer on Health Policy and Management   
Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public  
Health and President and Founder, Foundation for Art and Healing

9:30-10:30 a.m. Case Study: SUGAR and Story Circles with artist Robbie  
McCauley
Moderated by Jeremy Nobel, the discussion of story circles and their  
impact on diabetics, attitude, care-taking and healing will include  
Sharon Jackson, Mattapan Community Health Center, and Kathryn, a story  
circle participant. The case study will also examine how community  
interest and desire for this type of engagement are determined.

10:35-11:35 a.m. Case Study: Ideas Team with Artistic Director of  
Artlink, Edinburgh, Alison Stirling, and artists Kelly Dobson, Steve  
Hollingsworth and Wendy Jacob
How can people with profound developmental disabilities inform an  
artistic process? How do you bring people together to further inform  
and realize these ideas? In February, a group of artists, engineers,  
arts administrators and case workers met in Edinburgh to discuss the  
creation of a center part ideas laboratory, part university and part  
day center  where individuals from across a range of abilities and  
disciplines could collaborate on creative projects that challenge  
normative ways of communication and being in the world.  The aim of  
the center is to use the most cutting edge ideas for the most  
disadvantaged people.

11:45-12:30 p.m. Open Time  networking and resource tables

12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch, Judy Meredith, Institute for Public Policy
Negotiating Change with Power

1:30-2:30 p.m. Case Study: Crossing the Rubicon: On Contamination,  
Tragedy and the Possibility of New Cultures with Dan Borelli, artist;  
Gavin Kroeber, producer; moderated by Marie Cieri, Artists in Context  
Environmental contamination may be perpetrated by specific individuals  
and corporations, but the cultural conditions that permit such  
disregard are
collectively produced.? Starting from the environmental and social  
histories of Ashland, MA and the Nyanza EPA Superfund site that it is  
home to, this talk explores the possibility of an artwork that can  
trace a society?s failure to address its own excesses, honor the  
victims and heroes of this history, and finally lay the ground for a  
fundamentally more complex relationship within our community.

2:35-3:35 p.m. Case Study: The Story Behind with Mario E. Quiroz- 
Servellon, artist; Franklin Soults, Communications Director,  
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee and Advocacy Coalition; moderator  
TBD

3:45-5:00 p.m. Wrap Up Community Discussion

5:00-6:00 p.m. Open Time  networking and resource tables

Sunday, June 12 at the Design Studio for Social Intervention, 1946  
Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02118 (entrance on Thorndike  
Street)
10:30-1:00 p.m. Conference reflections, discussion and networking

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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

http://yuchun-lee.eventbrite.com/?ref=enivte? 
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;utm_source 
=eb_email&utm_media=email&utm_compaign=invitenew&utm_term=readmore

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*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  
welcomed!*

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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
9am-4:30pm
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.

Presenters/Facilitators:

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
www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/central-ma/adapting-climate-change-jun20.html
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!


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Resource

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The presentations from the recent Affordable Comfort National Home  
Performance Conference are available online at
http://2011.acinational.org/downloadable_resources

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.

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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.

https://www.carbonsalon.com/

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Boston Food System

"The Boston Food System [listserv] provides a forum to post  
announcements of events, employment opportunities, internships,  
programs, lectures, and other activities as well as related articles  
or other publications of a non-commercial nature covering the area's  
food system - food, nutrition, farming, education, etc. - that take  
place or focus on or around Greater Boston (broadly delineated)."

The Boston area is one of the most active nationwide in terms of food  
system activities - projects, services, and events connected to food,  
farming, nutrition - and often connected to education, public health,  
environment, arts, social services and other arenas.   Hundreds of  
organizations and enterprises cover our area, but what is going on  
week-to-week is not always well publicized.

Hence, the new Boston Food System listserv, as the place to let  
everyone know about these activities.  Specifically:
Use of the BFS list will begin soon, once we get a decent base of  
subscribers.  Clarification of what is appropriate to announce and  
other posting guidelines will be provided as well.

It's easy to subscribe right now at https://elist.tufts.edu/wws/subscribe/bfs

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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

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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/

http://www.mitenergyclub.org/calendar/mit_events_template

http://sustainability.mit.edu/

http://www.environment.harvard.edu/events/calendar/

http://green.harvard.edu/events

http://microsoftcambridge.com/Events/tabid/57/Default.aspx

http://pechakuchaboston.org/blog/

http://boston.nerdnite.com/

http://www.meetup.com/

http://www.eventbrite.com/


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