[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events

George Mokray gmoke at world.std.com
Sun Sep 2 16:18:20 PDT 2012

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Sundays covering events around the Cambridge, MA and greater Boston  
area that catch the editor's eye.

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Massachusetts Clean Energy Economy


Tuesday, September 4

Meet the Loeb Fellows: Ephemeral Urbanism
WHEN  Tue., Sep. 4, 2012, 12 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Stubbins, Room 112, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Art/Design, Sustainability, Theater
SPEAKER(S)  LZ Nunn, development director, Greater Lowell Community  
Foundation, Lowell, MA
Jim Lasko, founder/co-artistic director, Red Moon Theater, Chicago, IL
Helen Marriage, co-founder, Artichoke, London
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO  syoung at gsd.harvard.edu
LINK  http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/news/introducing-the-2013-loeb- 


Tuesday, September 04, 2012
MIT, Building 6-120, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
HYSTERIA directed by Tanya Wexler
Synopsis: London, 1880. Mortimer Granville, a dedicated and forward- 
thinking young doctor, is struggling to establish his career. While  
Granville preaches sanitation and germ theory, the old guard of  
doctors clinging to leeches and hacksaws, scoff at his upstart ideas,  
and show him the door. Granville's fortunes change when he arrives for  
an interview at the well-appointed private offices of Dr. Dalrymple,  
London's leading specialist in women's medicine.

In an age of invention, Dr. Granville set out to find a medical cure  
for what ails women...and accidentally electrified our love lives  
forever. HYSTERIA is a lighthearted romantic comedy that tells the  
story of the birth of the electro-mechanical vibrator at the very peak  
of Victorian prudishness.

Discussion with WGS Prof. A. Walsh to follow.
Free and open to the public.
This film contains mature content. Viewer discretion is advised.

Web site: web.mit.edu/wgs/

Open to: the general public

Cost: FREE

Sponsor(s): Women's and Gender Studies, Student Activities Office,  
Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies, Violence Prevention and  
Response (VPR)

For more information, contact: The Friendly WGS Staff
wgs at mit.edu


Science and Cooking Lecture Series

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Harvard, Science Center Hall C, 7 p.m.

Dave Arnold, Food Arts
Harold McGee, New York Times
Wednesday, September 5

American Red Cross Workplace Safety Seminar
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Microsoft New England R&D Center, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA  

Description: The American Red Cross, the largest non-profit  
organization in the world and world leader in emergency response, is  
offering a Workplace Safety Seminar to business leaders in  
Massachusetts to assist in identifying gaps in safety protocols and  
save lives by having procedures in place for any anticipated emergency.
Key speakers and panel guests include:
American Red Cross Preparedness Health and Safety Services, offering  
the latest resources from the Red Cross to help your company identify  
gaps in safety procedures to be proactive in emergency preparedness;
OSHA, outlining safety requirements in various workplace environments;
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, presenting the plan that  
keeps their employees safe and why they feel it is so important to be  
a model of safety in the community; and
Cardiac Science, demonstrating the ease of operation of a state of the  
art fully automatic AED.

This event will be a benefit to your business, offering you an  
opportunity to find out not just what is required of you according to  
state and federal mandate, but the gaps in your preparedness plans  
that can help to protect and save the lives of your staff to keep your  
business running smoothing when an emergency strikes.
Audience: COOs, Property and Office Managers, Safety and Emergency  
Preparedness Directors and other business managers from Boston and  
across Massachusetts.
Twitter: #redcross
Contact:  tara.craft at redcross.org


Co-evolution of Sea Level, Ice Sheets, Drainage Networks, and their  
Depositional Records in North America Since the Last Glacial Maximum
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
MIT, Building 54-915, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Speaker: Andrew D. Wickert, Department of Geological Sciences and  
Institute of Artic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado at  

Web site: http://eapsweb.mit.edu/events/lectures

Open to: the general public

Cost: $0.00

Tickets: N/A

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

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


350 Massachusetts/Greater Boston

Wednesday, September 5

6:30 to 9pm

Democracy Center, 45 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge

This meeting is open to anyone who is interested in attending.  In  
addition, we are here to support people in the rest of the state who  
are interested in creating 350MA nodes or want to connect their  
existing groups to the 350MA network.  Please let us know how we can  

Proposed agenda:
I. Potluck and Intros (6:30 to 7:00)
II. Updates on existing 350MA campaigns and actions (30 minutes)
8/4 Spare Change for Big Oil
Spectra natural gas pipeline expansion action (8/4 die-in and Climate  
Summer action)
Mount Tom coal plant Climate Summer work
Other campaigns and actions
III. Lessons learned from the summer (15 minutes)
IV.  Planning for fall campaigns and actions (50 minutes)
V.  Recap and review of next steps (10 minutes)

Let me know if I missed anything and please RSVP to vanessa at betterfutureproject.org 


Thursday, September 6


Social Innovation Forum Semifinalist Information Session
Thursday, September 6, 2012
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (EDT)
Microsoft New England Research & Development Center, One Memorial  
Drive, Cambridge
RSVP at http://sifsemifinalistinfosession-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=160

Congratulations on being selected as a semifinalist in Root Cause's  
2012-2013 Social Innovation Forum!

Root Cause believes that social innovation is critical to ensure that  
our public and private resources are leveraged in the most effective  
ways to address our nation's social problems. Yet, it is often  
difficult for emerging innovations to receive the recognition and  
support they need to develop and spread their impact.

Root Cause's Social Innovation Forum provides a unique opportunity for  
innovative nonprofit organizations to gain visibility, expand their  
networks, and build capacity.

The semifinalist information session is optional, but recommended as  
we will cover both the application process going forward and the  
requirements of those chosen as Social Innovators. We will focus on  
what we’re looking for in the second-round application and how those  
applications are evaluated. We have also invited Jane Hirschi of  
CitySprouts, a 2008 Social Innovator, to speak for a few minutes about  
her personal experience with the Social Innovation Forum.

2012-2013 Social Issue Tracks and Sponsoring PartnersLead Sponsors:  
The Margaret Stewart Lindsay Foundation and Fiduciary Trust Company
Expanding Access to Classical Music in Greater Boston
Sponsoring Partner: Free For All Concert Fund

Healthy Aging: Vibrant Lifestyles for Adults Ages 60+
Sponsoring Partner: Tufts Health Plan Foundation

Healthy Lifestyles: Promoting Healthy Behaviors in our Community
Sponsoring Partner: Highland Street Foundation

Women and Girls: Promoting Education, Economic Opportunity, and Self- 
Sponsoring Partners: Anna B. Stearns Charitable Foundation and Vesta  

Youth Violence Prevention through Workforce Development
Sponsoring Partner: State Street Foundation


Impact Investing: Connecting Social Enterprises to Capital
Sponsoring Partner: The Devonshire Foundation

For this track, the Social Innovation Forum will select a cohort of  
four to six "Impact Entrepreneurs" who will receive a distinct package  
of consulting, coaching, and in-kind support, as well as access to the  
Social Innovation Forum’s investor community. One member of the Impact  
Entrepreneur cohort will be selected to present his or her work at  
Root Cause’s Social Innovator Showcase on Thursday, May 9, 2013.

The Impact Investing track launched in mid-July with a unique  
application and selection process. Prospective applicants for the  
Impact Investing track should go to rootcause.org/become-a-social- 
innovator for more information.

Meet the Loeb Fellows: City Building
WHEN  Thu., Sep. 6, 2012, 12 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Art/Design, Environmental Sciences, Health  
Sciences, Sustainability
Ramiro Almeida, strategic planner, foreign affairs adviser and  
cultural activist, Quito, Ecuador
Lynn Richards, policy director, EPA Office of Sustainable Communities,  
Washington, DC
Ann Yoachim, environmental and health planner, Tulane University, New  
Orleans, LA
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO  syoung at gsd.harvard.edu
LINK  http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/news/introducing-the-2013-loeb- 


Business Roundtable with Professor Michael Davies of MIT
Thu, 09/06/2012
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Venture Cafe - 4th Floor (Kathmandu) @ CIC, One Broadway, Cambridge

Prof. Michael Davies of MIT and his students are interested in  
interacting with Boston area startups to understand their business  
problems and potentially work on projects during Fall 2012 semester.  
Students come from various backgrounds, have over 10 years experience  
in their fields on average, and have been in management and/or  
leadership roles in their organizations prior to enrolling at MIT. If  
you have a pressing business problem and would like a team of  
experienced MIT students to work on it, come see us!


The Syrian Revolution: What Lies Ahead?
WHEN  Thu., Sep. 6, 2012, 4 – 6 p.m.
WHERE  CGIS, Knafel Building, Room 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Weatherhead Center for International Affairs,  
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University
SPEAKER(S)  Murhaf Jouejati, professor of Middle East Studies,  
National Defense University; member of the Syrian National Council
CONTACT INFO  mivanova at wcfia.harvard.edu
NOTE  This event is open to the public; no registration required.
LINK  http://cmes.hmdc.harvard.edu/node/3235


Francis Steen, "The News as a Social Process for Improving Society"

Thursday, September 06, 2012


MIT, Building E14-633, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Francis Steen, Associate Professor of Communication Studies  
at UCLA and Director of the UCLA Library Communication Studies Archive

CMS Colloquium Series

Cognitive Dimensions of Media Series

Television news provides a window into the cognitive processes  
commonly deployed to frame, explain, and reason about events. What  
Hart & Honore (1959/1985) show for courtrooms also holds for  
newsrooms: they rely on commonsense notions of causation to  
reconstruct events, assemble narratives, and determine responsibility.

The media provide a vehicle for a finer-grained ethical process than  
is captured by the legal system, often holding people accountable to a  
higher standard than the law.

To achieve the intended results, however, journalists and others whose  
voices appear in the media must reconstruct events carefully,  
identifying possible windows of missed interventions and specific  
causal forks realistically. Illustrating the social debate in this  
Comparative Media Studies colloquium, Steen will examine the global  
media coverage of the July 22, 2011, attack in Norway, demonstrating  
that the news is not primarily about reporting what happened but about  
constructing narratives, performing event surgery, and assigning  
responsibility. Cultural values strongly influence the process of  
causal reasoning, subtly shaping the future direction of society.

Website: http://cms.mit.edu/events/talks.php#090612
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Comparative Media Studies, Imagination, Computation, and  
Expression Laboratory (ICE Lab)
For more information, contact:  Andrew Whitacre
cms at mit.edu


Friday, September 7

LEAP Sustainability Speaker Series: Hotel Carbon Management Initiative
Webinar at https://mitweb.webex.com/mitweb/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=642018567

Speaker: Fran Hughes, International Tourism Partnership
LEAP Sustainability Speaker Series

Knowing the carbon footprint of a product, activity, or facility can  
help industry to understand where emissions hot spots lie and  
encourage reduction and can lead consumers to making more  
environmentally responsible choices. In order for carbon footprinting  
to be accepted, the methods must be transparent, scientifically  
rigorous, scalable, and repeatable.

Learn how the hotel industry is collaborating to measure and reduce  
their carbon footprint through the Hotel Carbon Management Initiative.

Open to: the general public
Cost: Free
Tickets: Register online at https://mitweb.webex.com/mitweb/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=642018567
Sponsor(s): LEAP: Global Leaders in Environmental Assessment and  

For more information, contact:  Suzanne Greene
segreene at mit.edu


Meet the Loeb Fellows: Urban Transformations
WHEN  Fri., Sep. 7, 2012, 12 p.m.
WHERE  Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Art/Design, Humanities, Social Sciences,  
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Loeb Fellowship at Harvard's Graduate School of  
SPEAKER(S)  Karen Lee Bar-Sinai, architect and co-founder, SAYA/Design  
for Change, Tel Aviv, Israel
Deanna VanBuren, architectural designer, principal, FOURM, Oakland, CA
Ed Walker, social entrepreneur, founder/CEO, Regeneration Partners+  
CityWorks, Roanoke, VA
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO  syoung at gsd.harvard.edu
LINK  http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/news/introducing-the-2013-loeb- 

Saturday, September 8

The Green Neighbors Education Committee, Inc. and the Foundation for a  
Green Future, Inc. present the next in our series of monthly Small  
Business seminars. Our seminars will have workshops and/or panels on  
topics of interest to small business people followed by networking  
sessions where entrepreneurs can meet each other and connect.

Our September 8th, 2012 topic will be on Financing for Small  
Businesses. It will run from 10:00 AM until 12:30ish PM. It will be  
held at the Codman Square Library, 690 Washington Street in Dorchester  
Center (Codman Square).

Please RSVP to otoney at comcast.net or call Owen at (617) 427-6293.


The Fall 2012 Mid-Cambridge PLANT SWAP
Saturday September 8
NOON to 2 pm

Rain date—in case of DOWNPOUR—is Sunday, Sep. 9, 12-2

at Fayette Park (off Fayette St., across from the former Longfellow  
School and library, near corner with Broadway)

Bring anything that's growing in too much abundance in your garden.  
Elegant packaging not required, but please write down plant names.    
We expect to have perennials, biennial seedlings, seeds, houseplants,  
catalogs, pots, and lots of "whatever."


Sunday Sep. 9
12:30 to 5.
Free! The brochure, including a map, will soon be available at http://watertowncitizens.org/
It’s an annual (since 2007) celebration of chemical-free yards and  
gardens, featuring 9 gardens this year.

Monday, September 10

Fixing the National Security State: Commissions and the Politics of  
Disaster and Reform
Monday, September 10, 2012
12:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge
Christopher Kirchhoff (Department of Defense),

Sandwich lunches are provided. Please RSVP to sts at hks.harvard.edu by  
Thursday noon the week before.

Contact Name:  Shana Rabinowich
sts at hks.harvard.edu


Joint w/ Public Finance and International - Trade, Oil and the  
Monday, September 10, 2012
MIT, Building E51-151, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Joseph Shapiro (MIT)
Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): IO Workshop

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


On Growth and Form: Geometry, Physics and Biology
Sep 10, 2012
4:15p - 5:15p
Harvard, Jefferson 250, 17 A Oxford Street, Cambridge
Tea served in Jefferson 450 @ 3:30 pm

Professor L. Mahadevan, Harvard University

The diversity of form in plants led Darwin to state that it is "enough  
to drive the sanest man mad" , begging the questions of how to  
describe this variety and  how to predict it?  Motivated by  
observations of geometrical forms  in plants and animals ranging from  
leaves and flowers to vertebrate guts,  I will show how a combination  
of biological and physical experiments,  mathematical models and  
simple computations allow us to begin unraveling the physical basis  
for morphogenesis
Web site: http//www.physics.harvard.edu
Contact name: Dayle Maynard
Contact e-mail: maynard at physics.harvard.edu
Contact phone: 617.495.2872

Energy Club Fall Kickoff

Monday, September 10, 2012


MIT, Building 26-100, 60 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Energy Club Execom Members

Interested in Energy? Please join us for the Energy Club's Fall  
Kickoff to hear about the club's 2012-2013 lineup of actvities ??? 
discussions, lectures, tours, Energy Night, the MIT Energy Conference,  
and much more.

Web site: http://mitenergyclub.org
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): MIT Energy Club, MIT Energy Campus Events
For more information, contact:  MIT Energy Club
energyclub at mit.edu


"Look Who's Talking: Non-Profit Newsmakers in the New Media Age"
Monday, September 10, 2012
5:00pm - 7:00pm
MIT Media Lab, Building E-14, Third-Floor Atrium, 75 Amherst Street,  

Speaker:  Carroll Bogert
Changes in the media world have been hard on journalists and  
unsettling for news consumers, but they have also had significant  
implications for international non-governmental organizations. At  
Human Rights Watch, the research and advocacy organization based in  
New York, foreign correspondents have always been an important partner  
in exposing human rights abuses, and the decline in international news  
in the mainstream media threatens the basic human rights methodology  
of “naming and shaming.” But the changing media landscape also  
constitutes an important opportunity to reach new audiences, interact  
with the public more directly, and disseminate information quickly and  
effectively. Carroll Bogert, the Deputy Executive Director for  
External Relations at Human Rights Watch and a former foreign  
correspondent for Newsweek magazine, will discuss how Human Rights  
Watch is filling the gaps in foreign news reporting and becoming a  
media producer in its own right.

Carroll Bogert is Deputy Executive Director for External Relations at  
Human Rights Watch. She oversees the organization's external relations  
and works with the executive director on advocacy and fundraising.  
Bogert previously served as Human Rights Watch's communications  
director, publicizing the organization's work and drawing attention to  
human rights issues in more than 90 countries worldwide. Before  
joining Human Rights Watch, she spent more than a decade in  
international news reporting for Newsweek magazine, beginning as a  
stringer in China, then moving to the Southeast Asia bureau as  
correspondent, becoming bureau chief in Moscow, and finally working as  
an editor and international correspondent in the magazine's New York  
office. Bogert holds an MA in East Asian studies and a BA magna cum  
laude from Harvard University. She speaks Russian, French, and Mandarin.

All talks at the Media Lab, unless otherwise noted, are open to the  
Join us on Twitter: #MLTalks


6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA  
Description: Future Energy is a brand new conference where you can see  
the most revolutionary energy technology of the future before it hits  
mainstream. At each Future Energy event, 8 startups present to a panel  
of energy and cleantech venture capital investors for feedback,  
advice, and networking. The audience votes on the best presenters who  
win prizes and media attention to help launch their business.

Applications to pitch can be submitted at http://ultralightstartups.com/future-energy/application-form/
The platinum sponsor for this event is the Shell International Game  
Changer program.
Audience: Entrepreneurs, Investors, Media, all are welcome
Twitter: @crisdeluca
Register at http://futureenergyboston.eventbrite.com/
Editorial Comment:  Early bird tickets are sold out and general  
admission is $20.  Not free but still relatively inexpensive access.


Science and Cooking
Monday, September 10, 2012
7 p.m.
Harvard, Science Center Hall C, One Oxford Street, Cambridge

Joan Roca and Jordi Roca, El Celler de Can Roca
Salvador Brugués, Sous-Vide Cuisine

Tuesday, September 11

"The Cost of Secrecy: What the Post–9/11 Decade Teaches Us About the  
Media and Government."
Tuesday, September 11
12 p.m.
Harvard, Kalb Seminar Room, Taubman 275, 5 Eliot Street, Cambridge
Speaker Series with Dana Priest, national security reporter, The  
Washington Post.


Starr Forum: Showdown in the Sonoran Desert (Book Talk with Ananda Rose)
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
MIT, Building E25-111, 45 Carleton St, Cambridge
How can we preserve the integrity of sovereign borders while also  
respecting the dignity of human beings? How should a border -that  
imaginary line in the sand- be humanely and effectively maintained?  
And how should we regard "the stranger" in our midst?

Starr Forum:  Book Talk with Ananda Rose

Showdown in the Sonoran Desert
Religion, Law, and the Immigration Controversy

Ananda Rose holds a doctorate from Harvard University. She is a  
published poet, journalist, and theologian. Her book, Showdown in the  
Sonoran Desert, Oxford University Press, was published in June 2012.

Rose traveled to the Sonoran desert, a border region where the remains  
of some 2,000 migrants have been recovered over the past decade. There  
she interviewed Minutemen, Border Patrol agents, Catholic nuns,  
humanitarian aid workers, left-wing protestors, ranchers, and many  
other ordinary citizens of southern Arizona.

She discovers two starkly opposed ideological perspectives: that of  
religious activists who embrace a biblically inspired hospitality that  
stresses love of strangers and a "borderless" compassion; and that of  
law enforcement, which insists on safety, security, and strict respect  
for international borders.

Web site:http://web.mit.edu/cis/eventposter_091112_ananda.html

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Center for International Studies

For more information, contact:  starrforum at mit.edu


George Lakoff, "The Brain's Politics: How Campaigns Are Framed and Why"

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


MIT, Building E15-070, Bartos Theater, MIT Media Lab, 20 Ames Street,  

Speaker: George Lakoff

Cognitive Dimensions of Media Series

Everything we learn, know and understand is physical ??? a matter of  
brain circuitry. This basic fact has deep implications for how  
politics is understood, how campaigns are framed, why conservatives  
and progressives talk past each other, and why progressives have more  
problems framing messages than conservatives do ??? and what they can  
do about it.

George Lakoff is Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor of  
Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California at  
Berkeley, where he has taught since 1972. He previously taught at  
Harvard (1965-69) and the University of Michigan (1969-1972).

He graduated from MIT in 1962 (in Mathematics and Literature) and  
received his PhD in Linguistics from Indiana University in 1966.

Read more at georgelakoff.com.

Web site: http://cms.mit.edu/events/talks.php#091112
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Comparative Media Studies, Communications Forum,  
Comparative Media Studies Program Distinguished Speaker Talk
For more information, contact:  Andrew Whitacre
cms at mit.edu


Open Access Book Launch
Tuesday, September 11, 6:00 pm
Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West A Room, 1585  
Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP required for those attending in person at http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/2012/09/openaccess#RSVP
This event will be archived on our site shortly after.
Co-sponsored by the Harvard Office of Scholarly Communication and the  
Harvard Law School Library.
Special guests include: Stuart Shieber (School of Engineering and  
Applied Sciences), Robert Darnton (Harvard University Library),June  
Casey (Harvard Law School Library), David Weinberger(Berkman Center /  
Harvard Library Innovation Lab) and more.

The internet lets us share perfect copies of our work with a worldwide  
audience at virtually no cost. We take advantage of this revolutionary  
opportunity when we make our work “open access”: digital, online, free  
of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Open  
access is made possible by the internet and copyright-holder consent,  
and many authors, musicians, filmmakers, and other creators who depend  
on royalties are understandably unwilling to give their consent. But  
for 350 years, scholars have written peer-reviewed journal articles  
for impact, not for money, and are free to consent to open access  
without losing revenue.

In this concise introduction, Peter Suber tells us what open access is  
and isn’t, how it benefits authors and readers of research, how we pay  
for it, how it avoids copyright problems, how it has moved from the  
periphery to the mainstream, and what its future may hold. Distilling  
a decade of Suber’s influential writing and thinking about open  
access, this is the indispensable book on the subject for researchers,  
librarians, administrators, funders, publishers, and policy makers.

About Peter
Peter Suber's work consists of research, writing, organizing,  
advocacy, and pro bono consulting for open access to research. He is  
the Director of the Harvard Open Access Project, Special Advisor to  
the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, Faculty Fellow at the  
Berkman Center, Senior Researcher at SPARC, Research Professor of  
Philosophy at Earlham College, Open Access Project Director at Public  
Knowledge, and author of the SPARC Open Access Newsletter. He blogs at  
Google Plus.


Fundraising for Early Stage Social Impact Startups
Tuesday, September 11 @ 6:30
6:30 PM
MassChallenge HQ, 55 Northern Avenue (One Marina Drive, 14th Floor),  

Fundraising for Early Stage Social Impact Startups

Social enterprises, both for profits or nonprofits, face many  
challenges in raising money to support themselves. This is a terrific  
panel of startups that will share how they went about raising that  
early money from grants, competitions, kickstarter and bootstrapping.

Panelists include
Miguel Granier, Invested Development http://investeddevelopment.com/
Miguel is the Founder and Managing Director of Invested Development   
which launched in July 2009. Before founding Invested Development, he  
was the founding Investment Manager for First Light Ventures, a seed- 
stage social impact investment fund affiliated with Gray Ghost  
Ventures in Atlanta, Georgia. Miguel began his career in social  
enterprise as a loan officer for ACCION New York in 2009 and continued  
that work as an independent consultant specializing in economic  
development and microfinance. In addition to his work in microfinance  
and social enterprise, Miguel has worked for the insurance giant  
Fidelity National Financial in New York and Delter Business Institute  
in Beijing, China.He holds a Master’s Degree in City and Regional  
Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a  
specialization in Entrepreneurship and Economic Development.
Anu Chitrapu, Vision Aid http://www.visionaid.org/
Anu is an executive at Bank of America and has won awards at the bank  
for exceptional performance, named to the high potential women leaders  
group and nominated to the Diversity & Inclusion council. The same  
passion shows in her work with Vision Aid, an organization that  
teaches technology skills to the visually challenged in economically  
deprived areas. As President of Vision Aid, she has grown the  
organization to serve multiple regions in India and increased the  
footprint and number of people served. Her passion for causes related  
to women and her efforts around women empowerment are evident through  
the work she does with Ubuntu-at-work, an organization aimed at  
teaching women skills that help them escape poverty.
Nathan Rothstein, Project Repat www.projectrepat.org/
Nathan Rothstein is the President at Project Repat. Repat turns excess  
t-shirts into more functional and fashionable clothing accessories  
while creating fair wage employment opportunities in the US. Repat is  
a member of the HUB Ventures 2012 co-hort, which is a social  
entrepreneurship accelerator program in San Francisco. He spent four  
years working in New Orleans, Lousiana launching social enterprises  
and helping progressive candidates run for political office. Nathan  
has been featured in The Boston Globe, USA Today, NECN, and The New  
Orleans Times-Picayune for his work. He has presented workshops on the  
subject of how young people can make a social impact at Yale, UMass- 
Amherst, Howard, MIT, Harvard, and Tulane University.

This is a joint TiE Social Entrepreneurs Group/MassChallenge event.

Please register using this link: https://s07.123signup.com/servlet/SignUp?P=15219721911425150500&PG=1521972182300
Light refreshments will be served.
Hacks and Hackers:  Let's plan meetups for this year!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
7:00 PM
Boston Globe, 135 Morrissey Blvd., Dorchester
RSVP at http://meetupbos.hackshackers.com/events/79335262/?a=ea1_grp&eventId=79335262&action=detail&rv=ea1&rv=ea1

It's that time again -- time to plan meetups for this coming year's  
Hacks/Hackers Boston group. (Our third year!)
If you have some fun, interesting ideas that you think will attract  
media people interested in digital or technologists interested in  
media, this is your chance to make your voice heard.
Our members like meetups around ideas, cool people in the industry, or  
neat products/companies.
This is an informal, low-key meetup. Drink coffee, eat some Globe  
cookies, chat with friends, and bring some ideas.
See you there!


Switch, a screening of the new energy documentary, hosted by BASEA
Wednesday, September 12
AMC Boston Commons, 175 Tremont Street, Boston

Audiences are calling it "the most important energy film since An  
Inconvenient Truth" and "the first truly balanced film on energy." The  
film has played, opened and won environmental film festivals while, in  
more than 80 preview screenings, being embraced by energy companies -  
both fossil and renewable - government agencies, NGOs, environmental  
groups and leading universities. It's part of the Switch Energy  
Project, a film, web and education effort to build a balanced national  
understanding of energy and promote efficiency.

See more about the film in the attached flyer, and view the trailer  
here: http://www.switchenergyproject.com/aboutfilm.php

The film's director will be at our screening, to introduce the film  
and do a Q&A afterward.

Please join us for this great event! You can buy your tickets here: http://www.switchenergyproject.com/screenings.php 

For our members, we've got a 50% off discount code. Just enter  
SWITCH101A during checkout.

Please note: The film will play across the US this fall. If you know  
someone who would like to go to a screening, please forward this  
email. They can find one in their area on the Switch website.

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you at Switch.


The SO2 Allowance Trading System: The Ironic History of a Grand  
Experiment in Market-Based Environmental Policy
WHEN  Thu., Sep. 13, 2012, 11:45 a.m.
WHERE  Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, Harvard Kennedy School,  
79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Business, Environmental Sciences, Lecture,  
Science, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government
SPEAKER(S)  Robert N. Stavins, Albert Pratt Professor of Business &  
Government and director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program  
at the Harvard Kennedy School
CONTACT INFO  mrcbg at ksg.harvard.edu
LINK http://www.hks.harvard.edu/centers/mrcbg


Tips, Tools and Telling the Story: Evaluating Community Food Initiatives
September 13, 2012
12-1pm EDT
Webinar:  register at https://cfccanada.webex.com/mw0307l/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=cfccanada
Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC) is hosting a webinar on  
evaluating community food initiatives. The webinar is geared at  
program managers, funders and other practitioners who are already  
engaged in evaluation or have a basic understanding of evaluation and  
are looking to explore evaluation topics in greater depth. Meredith  
Davis, CFCC’s Research and Evaluation Manager, will describe the  
process that CFCC went through to create its own national evaluation  
strategy, including successes, challenges and lessons learned along  
the way. Topics to be explored include: creating a theory of change,  
building an evaluative culture, developing indicators, developmental  
evaluation (DE), social return on investment analysis (SROI),  
evaluating in a respectful and dignified manner, designing effective  
evaluation tools and common pitfalls of evaluation. The last 15  
minutes of the webinar will be set aside for group exploration.


Tour of International Markets
Thur, September 13th
Union Square, Somerville

As part of our ArtsUnion project, the Somerville Arts Council gives  
tours of Union Square international food markets. Join us and learn  
where to find ingredients like Nepalese timur (a fragrant spice used  
in pickles), squid ink pasta and Haitian akasan (a cornmeal drink).  
Beyond discovering the culinary exotica available in Union Square,  
we’ll learn about the history of these stores and how their clientele  
represents the cultural community of Somerville. Each tour visits  
three markets and we’ll point out others along the way. Featured  
markets include: Casa de Carne, Well Foods Plus Halal Market, La  
Internacional, Little India, New Bombay Market, Pao de Acucar &  
Brazilian Buffet and the Reliable Market. Without leaving Union  
Square, we’ll visit Brazil, Korea, India, Nepal, Guatemala and Haiti!  
Dates: Thur, September 13th, 6pm-7:30pm Cost: free How to sign up:  
send an email to artsuniontour at gmail.com


Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University presents  RADIO SILENCE
Thursday, September 13, 6:30-8 pm
Suffolk University, C. Walsh Theatre, 55 Temple Street, Boston

Charles Laquidara (WBCN) [live via Skype],
Billy Costa (KISS 108),
Julie Kramer (WFNX, Radio BDC) &
Henry Santoro (WFNX, Radio BDC);
moderator John Laurenti (WODS)
(Boston, MA 02114) Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University presents  
“Radio Silence” Charles Laquidara [live via Skype], Billy Costa, Julie  
Kramer, and Henry Santoro; moderated by John Laurenti. Thursday,  
September 13, 6:30-8 pm. Admission is free and open to all. C. Walsh  
Theatre at Suffolk University, 55 Temple Street, Boston, MA.  
Wheelchair accessible and conveniently located near the Park St. MBTA  
Station. For more information, call the Ford Hall Forum at  
617-557-2007 or visit www.fordhallforum.org.

WBCN was the original, superstar-establishing, DJ-controlled rock  
station that showed how excellent rock radio could be when you let the  
DJs curate the offerings. As independent radio station WFNX is sold to  
Clear Channel this year, Bostonians wonder how rock radio has become a  
corporation-controlled industry and whether internet and digital radio  
can avoid the same fate. DJs Charles Laquidara (WBCN), Billy Costa  
(KISS 108), Julie Kramer (WFNX, Radio BDC), and Henry Santoro(WFNX,  
Radio BDC) tell moderator John Laurenti, a New England radio mainstay  
for over 25 years, about the changes they are adapting to in the new  
world of music business. We’ll hear how WBCN’s rise and fall foretold  
industry changes, the story behind the end of WFNX, and what the  
rebirth of independent rock radio might look like.

Further background information on participants:

Billy Costa
Raised in Cambridge, Costa began DJing at a local nightclub before  
joining the Emerson College radio station. In 1980, Costa approached  
KISS 108 with the idea of reporting on lifestyle and entertainment  
news. Having proven the audience appeal for Hollywood information,  
Costa has been at KISS ever since. Costa hosts the daily Entertainment  
Updates, provides live broadcasts from major events like the Grammys,  
and hosts the "KISS Top 30 Countdown." He also hosts TV Diner, a  
restaurant review program on NECN. Costa secured an Emmy nomination  
for an Evening Magazine Special on WBZ-TV and won a Children's  
Television Award for Rap Around.

Julie Kramer
Julie Kramer had been a part of the WFNX team for over a decade. The  
highlight of the Karma Queen’s morning show was the “Leftover Lunch”  
with music from the1980s and 1990s. Kramer is now a DJ on Boston.com’s  
new Radio BDC blog.

Charles Laquidara
Charles Laquidara began his DJing career in the 1960s as a classical  
music announcer at KPPC-FM in California. During that time, a  
columnist for the local newspaper called attention to Laquidara's  
unusual “freeform” style, including his dramatic pauses and repetition  
of music he liked. In 1969, he was offered a shift at WBCN, and in  
1972, Laquidara took over the morning shift, which he dubbed "The Big  
Mattress." He was there for almost 25 years and pioneered a new kind  
of FM broadcasting: a shifting cast of on-air personnel that created a  
show of music, news, discussion, and humor. >From 1996 to 2000,  
Laquidara hosted The Charles Laquidara Radio Houron WFNX. He retired  
to Hawaii and continues the legacy of “The Big Mattress” through  
blogging. Laquidara is a member of the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall  
of Fame.

John Laurenti
Born in Dorchester, John Laurenti has been part of the New England  
radio scene for 25 years. In the mid 1980s, John attended radio school  
and worked as an announcer at an AM station in Framingham. He later  
moved to the FM dial, spending much of his career on air in Providence  
and in Boston as the Afternoon Drive Host. Laurenti joined WUMB as the  
Music Director in June 2008.

Henry Santoro
Award-winning radio presenter Henry Santoro was News Director and  
Morning Show co-host for WFNX from 1983 to earlier this year. Santoro  
has reported breaking news stories ranging from the AIDS crisis to the  
tragedy of 9/11 to the election of America’s first African-American  
president. Santoro also hosted regular features on everything from  
cooking (Henry’s Hotplate) to community events (Henry in the Hub).  
Santoro is now a DJ on Boston.com’s new Radio BDC blog.


Next BASEA is
Thursday, September 13
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; Presentation begins at 7:30 p.m
First Parish in Cambridge Unitarian Universalist;  3 Church Street,  
Harvard Square

We will be acknowledging and discussing 'Switch', the energy  
documentary I recently asked if you had seen. The film's director,  
Harry Lynch, will join us at the forum to screen the solar-focused  
segments and discuss with basea attendees.


Sat., Sep. 15
9 to 1
Davis Square, at the intersection of College Avenue and Holland  
Street, Somerville



Berkman Center Open House
Monday, September 17, 6:30 pm
Location TBA
Free and Open to the Public
Please tell us if you plan to attend via http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/2012/09/openhouse#RSVP

Come to the Berkman Center for Internet & Society’s Fall 2012 Open  
House to meet our faculty, fellows, and staff, and to learn about the  
many ways you can get involved in our dynamic, exciting environment.

As a University-wide research center at Harvard University, our  
interdisciplinary efforts in the exploration of cyberspace address a  
diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. If you're interested in  
the Internet’s impact on society and are looking to engage a community  
of world-class fellows and faculty through events, conversations,  
research, and more please join us to hear more about our upcoming  
academic year!

Paid part-time research positions will be available in the fall, and  
you can visithttp://cyber.law.harvard.edu/getinvolved/internships_academicyear 
  to see the current available openings.

People from all disciplines, universities, and backgrounds are  
encouraged to attend the Open House to familiarize yourself with the  
Berkman Center and explore opportunities to join us in our research.   
We look forward to seeing you there!


Harvard Thinks Green 2
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Hear 6 all-star Harvard faculty presenting their big green ideas from  
business, government, science, energy, health, and planning  
Confirmed faculty speakers:

Professor Joseph Aldy, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, HKS
Professor James Anderson, Philip S. Weld Professor of Atmospheric  
Chemistry, SEAS
Professor Amy Edmonson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and  
Management, HBS
Professor Joyce Rosenthal, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, GSD
Professor Daniel Schrag, Director, Harvard University Center for the  
Environment; Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology and Professor of  
Environmental Science and Engineering, FAS



Food Systems Networks That Work: Accelerating Learning and Increasing  
Commerce NGFN Interactive Webinar
Sept. 20
3:30p EDT
Webinar at http://ngfn.org/resources/ngfn-cluster-calls/ngfn-cluster-calls#sept-20-2012-food

Learn how joining or fostering a food hub or food system network can  
improve your regional food economy and the strength of each member  
organization or business. This webinar will feature conveners of food  
systems networks at the local, state, regional, and even national  
level. The networks they’ve built have boosted triple bottom lines of  
member businesses and organizations.

- Rich Pirog, Senior Associate Director, C.S. Mott Group for  
Sustainable Systems, Michigan State University
- Marty Gerencer, Principal, Morse Marketing Connections
- Corry Bregendahl, Assistant Scientist, Leopold Center for  
Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University
- Karen Lehman, Director, Fresh Taste


New England Electricity Restructuring Roundtable

Friday, September 21, 2012
9:00am - 12:30pm
Foley Hoag LLP, 155 Seaport Boulevard, 13th Floor, Boston
Better Aligning Capacity Markets with Policy/Planning Objectives

Perhaps no development in the history of electricity markets in New  
England and throughout the US has been more controversial than the  
emergence of capacity markets. With New England contemplating numerous  
changes to its capacity market design (partially in response to a FERC  
order, and partially due to the efforts of ISO and other stakeholders  
to better align capacity markets with planning and policy objectives),  
now is a perfect time for a dedicated Roundtable on capacity markets.

In our first panel we will explore evolving regional capacity markets  
in three ISOs: New England, New York, and PJM. To share both the  
lessons ISOs are learning and the improvements they are contemplating,  
we are very pleased to have joining us President and CEO of the New  
York ISO, Stephen Whitley; Vice President of Market Operations and  
Demand Response at PJM, Stu Bresler; and Vice President of Market  
Development at ISO New England, Robert Ethier. We have asked Johannes  
Pfeifenberger, Principal at the Brattle Group, who has worked with  
many ISOs in the U.S. and beyond, to lead off the panel with an  
overview of the role of capacity markets and an "apples-to-apples"  
comparison of the three ISOs' capacity market designs and performances  
to date.

For our second panel we have invited a cross-section of leading  
stakeholder group representatives to share their perspectives on how  
to better align capacity markets in New England to ensure resource  
adequacy, while also meeting other important regional policy/planning  
objectives. Our illustrious panel will include:

Chairman Thomas Welch, Maine Public Utilities Commission
Commissioner Elizabeth Miller, VT Deptartment of Public Service
Peter Fuller, Director of Regulatory Affairs, NRG Energy
James Daly, VP Energy Supply, Northeast Utilities

We have also asked Bob Ethier to join this 2nd panel for the Q & A and  
discussion among the panelists.

Contact Name:  Susan Rivo
susan at raabassociates.org


Tuesday, September 25, 2012
6:00 PM To 9:00 PM
Microsoft N.E.R.D. Center, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge
Because social media is essentially 'real-time' information, it  
provides an efficiency mechanism to reduce intelligence time to action  
if it can be harvested effectively. Fusing social media with  
traditional intelligence information provides additional context and  
connections of entities and events, which increases quality, relevance  
and predictability.
Learn how with IKANOW's open source platform, Infinit.e, your  
organization can gain valuable intelligence by fusing social media  
data with traditional enterprise data.
Presentation will be given by one of IKANOW's Intelligence Analysts  
and food and drinks will be provided by IKANOW.

Register at http://www.meetup.com/Open-Analytics-Boston/events/67990392/


Solidarity And Green Economy (SAGE) 2nd annual conference "Another  
World Is Possible"
9am-4pm Saturday, October 13th, 2012
in Worcester, MA
Much more: http://WorcesterSAGEalliance.org

A day of resource sharing, alliance building, and collective visioning  
to create and organize around equitable, democratic, and sustainable  
community economies.

The conference brings together activists, organizers, community  
leaders, entrepreneurs, academics, local government, non-profits, and  
other individuals and organizations committed to forging more  
equitable and sustainable ways of organizing our communities.

***Call for workshop proposals!***
Please fill out your workshop ideas/proposals by 5pm September 12th  
here:  http://www.worcestersagealliance.org/?page_id=112

Matt Feinstein
Co-director, Media and Organizing Coordinator
Worcester Roots Project
w: 508-343-0035
c: 508-335-7783

5 Pleasant St 3rd floor
Worcester, MA 01609

What's a co-director and a staff collective?  Find out more here:


Hello Makers and Hacker/Makerspaces!

Artisans Asylum, the City of Somerville, and the Somerville Arts  
Council are hosting the first Somerville Mini Maker Faire in  
Somerville's Union Square (near Boston), Saturday October 13th 3-7pm,  
and we're looking for makers!

To make this a success we need YOU, the makers of the area, to come  
and show off all your cool stuff! If you've got anything you think the  
greater world of both makers and non-makers might enjoy, this is the  
place to show it off.

Tell you friends, members, spread the word! The more the merrier, even  
if its just to stop by and see what the greater New England area had  
drummed up.

Answer the Call Here:

More info here:



Where is the best yogurt on the planet made? Somerville, of course!

Join the Somerville Yogurt Making Cooperative and get a weekly quart  
of the most thick, creamy, rich and tart yogurt in the world.  
Membership in the coop costs $2.50 per quart. Members share the  
responsibility for making yogurt in our kitchen located just outside  
of Davis Sq. in FirstChurch.  No previous yogurt making experience is  

For more information checkout.


Boiler Rebate
If your boiler is from 1983 or earlier, Mass Save will give a $1,750  
to $4,000 rebate to switch it out for a new efficient boiler that uses  
the same fuel (i.e. if you have oil, you have to continue to use oil)  
so long as it is installed by July 31, 2012.

Call Mass Save (866 527-7283) to sign up for a home energy assessment  
or sign-up online at  www.nextsteplivinginc.com/HEET  and HEET will  
receive a $10 contribution from Next Step Living for every completed  

This is a great way to reduce climate change emissions for the next 20  
or so years the boiler lasts, while saving money.


CEA Solar Hot Water Grants
Cambridge, through the Cambridge Energy Alliance initiative, is  
offering a limited number of grants to residents and businesses for  
solar hot water systems.  The grants will cover 50% of the remaining  
out of pocket costs of the system after other incentives, up to $2,000.

Applications will be accepted up to November 19, 2012 and are  
available on a first come, first serve basis until funding runs out.   
The Cambridge grant will complement other incentives including the  
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center solar thermal grants.  For more  
information, see


Cambridge Residents: Free Home Thermal Images

Have you ever wanted to learn where your home is leaking heat by  
having an energy auditor come to your home with a thermal camera?   
With that info you then know where to fix your home so it's more  
comfortable and less expensive to heat.  However, at $200 or so, the  
cost of such a thermal scan is a big chunk of change.

HEET Cambridge has now partnered with Sagewell, Inc. to offer  
Cambridge residents free thermal scans.

Sagewell collects the thermal images by driving through Cambridge in a  
hybrid vehicle equipped with thermal cameras.  They will scan every  
building in Cambridge (as long as it's not blocked by trees or  
buildings or on a private way).  Building owners can view thermal  
images of their property and an analysis online. The information is  
password protected so that only the building owner can see the results.

Homeowners, condo-owners and landlords can access the thermal images  
and an accompanying analysis free of charge. Commercial building  
owners and owners of more than one building will be able to view their  
images and analysis for a small fee.

The scans will be analyzed in the order they are requested.

Go to Sagewell.com.  Type in your address at the bottom where it says  
"Find your home or building" and press return.  Then click on "Here"  
to request the report.

That's it.  When the scans are done in a few weeks, your building will  
be one of the first to be analyzed. The accompanying report will help  
you understand why your living room has always been cold and what to  
do about it.

With knowledge, comes power (or in this case saved power and money,  
not to mention comfort).


Free solar electricity analysis for MA residents


HEET has partnered with NSTAR and Mass Save participating contractor  
Next Step Living to deliver no-cost Home Energy Assessments to  
Cambridge residents.

During the assessment, the energy specialist will:

Install efficient light bulbs (saving up to 7% of your electricity bill)
Install programmable thermostats (saving up to 10% of your heating bill)
Install water efficiency devices (saving up to 10% of your water bill)
Check the combustion safety of your heating and hot water equipment
Evaluate your home’s energy use to create an energy-efficiency roadmap
If you get electricity from NSTAR, National Grid or Western Mass  
Electric, you already pay for these assessments through a surcharge on  
your energy bills.  You might as well use the service.

Please sign up at http://nextsteplivinginc.com/heet/?outreach=HEET or  
call Next Step Living at 866-867-8729.  A Next Step Living  
Representative will call to schedule your assessment.

HEET will help answer any questions and ensure you get all the  
services and rebates possible.

(The information collected will only be used to help you get a Home  
Energy Assessment.  We won’t keep the data or sell it.)

(If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to call  
HEET’s Jason Taylor at 617 441 0614.)




Sustainable Business Network Local Green Guide

SBN is excited to announce the soft launch of its new Local Green  
Guide, Massachusetts' premier Green Business Directory!

To view the directory please visit: http://www.localgreenguide.org
To find out how how your business can be listed on the website or for  
sponsorship opportunities please contact Adritha at adritha at sbnboston.org


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.


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

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


Bostonsmart.com's Guide to Boston  http://www.bostonsmarts.com/BostonGuide/


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://www.BostonScienceLectures.com

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

Arts and Cultural Events List  http://aacel.blogspot.com/












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