[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events - December 16, 2012

George Mokray gmoke at world.std.com
Sun Dec 16 11:57:29 PST 2012

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

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Monday, December 17
12 pm  What is complex systems science: Opportunities and insights.
4:30 – 6 p.m.  Pricing and Door-to-Door Sales of Health Goods in Developing Countries
6:00p–9:00p  NFC Event: Mobile Wallet Wars and Warriors
9PM   Nerd Nite 

Tuesday, December 18
9:00 to 11:00 am   Cambridge Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Meeting
10:00AM to 11:00AM  Trends in Global R&D and Reverse Innovation
12:00p–2:00p  D-Lab Open Hours
1:00pm - 2:00pm  Top 30 Startup Mistakes to Avoid (FREE Webinar)
6 to 9pm  350MA/Greater Boston
6:30 PM To 9:30 PM  Dec 2012 Boston New Tech Meetup #bnt24

Wednesday, December 19
9:30am - 11:30am  Alternatives to Angel & VC Financing: Crowdfunding

Thursday, December 20
12 – 1 p.m.  FAS Environmental Movies/Brown Bag Lunch Series
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm  Wearable Sensors and Systems and Their Potential Impact on the Clinical Management of Chronic Conditions
doors open 6:40; film starts promptly 7pm  Our Daily Bread

Friday, December 21
9 am to 12:30 pm  The New England Electricity Restructuring Roundtable Presents: U.S. Climate, Air, and Energy Policy in the Second Obama Administration; and Bracing for Storms in New England


Monday, December 17

What is complex systems science: Opportunities and insights.
12 pm
Online Briefing
Register at http://necsi.edu/events/upcomingevents.html?event=25

Yaneer Bar-Yam
Only 15 years ago, complex systems science had to justify its existence. Today it is taking the world by storm. Networks, big data, cascading crises, extreme events, the word "systems," and many other ideas are widely accepted and the basis for new advances and increasing the scope of science. What is this movement about, what changes are in store, and what are the opportunities for engagement? We will answer these questions, and others that you have, in this web presentation. 

Please register. Web access will be distributed closer to the briefing. In addition, the program will be available for viewing on the NECSI web site afterwards.


Pricing and Door-to-Door Sales of Health Goods in Developing Countries
WHEN  Mon., Dec. 17, 2012, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, 9 Bow Street, Cambridge
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies
SPEAKER(S)  Margaret A McConnell, Assistant Professor of Global Health Economics, Harvard School of Public Health.
NOTE  Open to all faculty, research scientists, postdoctoral fellows, and students.
LINK	http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/centers-institutes/population-development/events/pop-center-seminars/index.html


NFC Event: Mobile Wallet Wars and Warriors
Monday, December 17, 2012
MIT, Building 32-123, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Mung Ki Woo, Head of Mobile, MasterCard; Toni Stinton, Director Strategic accounts, PayPal; John Squire, CMO, CorFire; Prat Vemana, Director Velocity Lab and Mobile STAPLE

Mobile Commerce has reached a tipping point as smartphone adoption in the US around the world is escalating and the options for consumers and merchants to use these dynamic computing devices to enhance the commerce experience are proliferating. Now, the battle lines are being around the technologies that will drive the experience for merchants and consumers - NC, barcodes, cloud-based options ??? and the virtual form factor that will facilitate the transaction that these technologies enable ??? the wallet.

Web site: http://www.mitforumcambridge.org/events/nfc-event-mobile-wallet-wars-and-warriors/
Open to: the general public
Cost: free for everyone
Sponsor(s): MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge
For more information, contact:  Amy Goggins
agoggins at mit.edu 


Nerd Nite 
Monday, December 17, 2012
Middlesex Lounge, 315 Massachusetts Avenue, Central Square, Cambridge

Nerd Nite Boston presents Winter Soul-stice!

Tuesday, December 18

Cambridge Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Meeting
December 18
9:00 to 11:00 am 
Cambridge City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, Cambridge

The City’s climate change vulnerability assessment is kicking into high gear.  The assessment will run through the end of 2013 and will look at the risks of increasing temperatures, more extreme storm events, and storm surge flooding associated with sea level rise to infrastructure, people, the local economy, and public health.  The City Manager has appointed a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and an Expert Advisory Panel (EAP) to assist City staff on the project.  The City has engaged a team of consultants led by Kleinfelder, a Cambridge-based architecture, engineering, and sustainability services firm, to perform the assessment.  The vulnerability assessment will serve as the technical foundation for a climate change adaptation/resilience plan that will follow.  

A project webpage has been set up at http://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/Projects/Climate/climatechangeresilianceandadaptation.aspx
To be placed on a project email list for periodic updates, contact John Bolduc at jbolduc at cambridgema.gov


Trends in Global R&D and Reverse Innovation
Tuesday, December 18 2012
10:00AM to 11:00AM
Refreshments: 9:45AM
MIT, Building E62-550, Sloan School of Management, 100 Main Street

Speaker: Dr. Max von Zedtwitz, Professor and Director, GLORAD Research Center for Global R&D Management and Reverse Innovation
Abstract: Reverse innovation commonly refers to an innovation launched first in a developing country before later being introduced to an advanced country. This phenomenon has gained attention due to the increasing R&D performance of countries such as China and India, and anecdotal examples from companies such as GE. The concept of reverse innovation, however, has so far been poorly grounded in existing IB and innovation theory. 

In this talk, I expand the definition of reverse innovation beyond a purely market-introduction concept by identifying two additional reversals in the flow of innovation: development-based reverse innovation and ideation-based reverse innovation. Based on data covering more than 7,000 global R&D investments, I explain the shifting nature of global R&D trends of the past twenty years. I propose a typology of global innovation with sixteen different types of innovation flows between advanced and emerging countries, ten of which are reverse innovation flows. These are further differentiated into weak and strong reverse innovation. This analytical framework allows recasting current research at the intersection between innovation and international business. I discuss merits and pitfalls of the model and open questions for reverse innovation before concluding with research propositions for future investigation.

Contact: Nira Manokharan, 617-253-5977, nira at csail.mit.edu


D-Lab Open Hours
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
MIT, Building N51-3rd floor, 275 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

A selection of D-Lab staff members, instructors and students will be available to give tours and answer questions. Please note our new location in N51, above the MIT Museum.

Open to: the general public
Cost: Free
This event occurs on Tuesdays through December 18, 2012.
Sponsor(s): D-Lab
For more information, contact:  Nancy Adams
nadamsx at mit.edu


Top 30 Startup Mistakes to Avoid (FREE Webinar)
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Cost:  FREE
Location:  Your computer.
Register Here:  Register on EFactor
Description:  Even the most successful entrepreneurs make mistakes! The good thing is that you can learn how to avoid the most common mistakes made by founders. Register early to join us for this FREE webinar. 
Register here: http://www.efactor.com/webinarmistakes1212


350MA/Greater Boston
Tuesday, December 18th
6 to 9pm (6 to 7pm potluck; 7 to 9pm meeting)
University Lutheran Church at 66 Winthrop Street, Cambridge  (Harvard Square). unilu.org.   This location is wheelchair accessible.

At this meeting will finish the 350MA structure work we started last meeting.

Those interested will have the opportunity to start organizing for 3 upcoming tar sands actions:

1) Wed. 1/23 350 New England Tar Sands Free Northeast solidarity actions across the region
2) Fri. 1/26 350 New England Tar Sands Free Northeast March and Rally in Portland Maine (this action was initiated by 350NE and is now being co-sponsored by 13 other groups, some of them Canadian -- list pasted below)
3) 350.org / Sierra Club action in Washington DC on 2/17.  See pasted email below for details.  Lets get ready to hit the ground running in January!

New attendees will be able to learn about the No Mass Gas and Divestment working groups and connect with people interested in working on a fee-and-dividend carbon pricing.

Hope to see many of you at our last meeting of 2012!


Dec 2012 Boston New Tech Meetup #bnt24
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
6:30 PM To 9:30 PM
Microsoft New England Research and Development Center, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/Boston_New_Technology/events/93115762/

Wednesday, December 19

Alternatives to Angel & VC Financing: Crowdfunding
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
9:30am - 11:30am
Cambridge Innovation Center, One Broadway 5th Floor, Havana Training Room Cambridge
Register at http://mccartercicseriesequitycrowd.eventbrite.com/

Crowd-funding sites such as Kickstarter have become very popular in recent years. These sites give people the sense that the world will just discover, support, and love their project. But that's not always the case. Why do some projects generate enough interest to be greatly overfunded, and others just fall short?

Thursday, December 20

FAS Environmental Movies/Brown Bag Lunch Series
WHEN  Thu., Dec. 20, 2012, 12 – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Mallinckrodt Room 102, 12 Oxford Street, Cambridge
NOTE  Join the FAS Green Program for screenings of the most inspiring TED talks on a variety of environmental topics. Every 3rd Thursday of the month, 12-1 p.m.
LINK	http://green.harvard.edu/events


Wearable Sensors and Systems and Their Potential Impact on the Clinical Management of Chronic Conditions
Thursday, December 20, 2012
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm 
BU Medical Campus, Crosstown Center (801 Mass. Ave., Southeast corner of Mass. Ave. and Albany St, 02118.), 2nd Floor, Conference Room 2127/2128

Speaker: Paolo Bonato, Ph.D.
Abstract: Over the past ten years, advances in the field of wearable sensors and systems have made it possible to effectively monitor patients’ health status at home. These technologies support improved management of chronic health conditions, but also allow for prevention and early diagnosis of chronic diseases. In this talk, we will focus on recent developments in wearable technologies of great relevance to the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation where the clinical management of chronic conditions is the norm.

Bio: Paolo Bonato, Ph.D., is Director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston MA. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, an Affiliated Faculty member of the Harvard–MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, and an Associate Faculty Member at the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University. Dr. Bonato is Founding and Current Editor-in-Chief of Journal on NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers editorial board. He received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy in 1989 and the Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from Universita` di Roma “La Sapienza” in 1995. His research interest is focused on rehabilitation technology with special emphasis on wearable technology and robotics. 

Contact Name	Claribel Marmol  617-638-2744	Claribel.Marmol at bmc.org


Our Daily Bread
Thursday, December 20
doors open 6:40; film starts promptly 7pm
243 Broadway, Cambridge - corner of Broadway and Windsor, entrance on Windsor 

*Best Film*, Ecocinema International - Athens Grand Prix, Festival International du Film d'Environnemen - Paris

Welcome to the world of industrial food production and high-tech farming! To the rhythm of conveyor belts and immense machines, the film looks without commenting into the places where food is produced in Europe: monumental spaces, surreal landscapes and bizarre sounds - a cool, industrial environment which leaves little space for individualism.

People, animals, crops and machines play a supporting role in the logistics of this system which provides our society's standard of living. Our Daily Bread is a wide-screen tableau of a feast which isn't always easy to digest - and in which we all take part.

A pure, meticulous and high-end film experience that enables the audience to form their own ideas.

"...an unblinking, often disturbing look at industrial food production ...[its] formal elegance, moral underpinning and intellectually stimulating point of view also make it essential. Part of the film's 
brilliance is how it lays out the images and their wells of meaning with such cool deliberation, showing rather than telling" - Manohla Dargis, for the NYT

"It was not unlike visiting an eye doctor, peering into the holes into which different lenses are slid. ?Is this clearer? How about now?? After a disorienting moment, one adjusts. Oh. This is how things look. How it is to see." - Sarah Malone


Please join us for a stimulating night out; bring your friends!  free film, free refreshments, & free door prizes.
[donations are accepted]

Friday, December 21

The New England Electricity Restructuring Roundtable Presents: U.S. Climate, Air, and Energy Policy in the Second Obama Administration; and Bracing for Storms in New England
Friday, December 21, 2012
9 am to 12:30 pm
Foley Hoag LLP, 155 Seaport Boulevard, 13th Floor, Boston

Please note that we have changed the date of the next New England Electric Restructuring Roundtable from December 14 to December 21 to accommodate the schedules of our keynote speaker and some of our panelists.

We are very pleased to announce that U.S. EPA Assistant Administrator Gina McCarthy will provide the keynote address at the 132nd Roundtable on what we can expect from U.S. Climate, Air, and Energy Policy in the Second Obama Administration and what this might mean for New England. As the former Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, and having held several high-level environmental positions with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Gina is well-versed in New England climate, air, and energy issues.

Next, we have a timely panel, Bracing for Storms in New England.  In the wake of the destruction caused by hurricanes Sandy and Irene, utilities, New England state regulators, and cities and towns are implementing a variety of measures to shore up critical energy infrastructure to reduce the number, intensity, and duration of storm-related outages. Some of these measures can be implemented in the short-run, while others will require careful planning and significant grid modernization investment.

The panel leads off with Massachusetts Energy Undersecretary Barbara Kates-Garnick, who will discuss lessons the state is learning from recent hurricanes. President of National Grid in Massachusetts, Marcy Reed, andConnecticut Power & Light Senior Vice President for Emergency Preparedness, Bill Quinlan, will discuss their respective utilities' short, medium, and long-term plans to reduce transmission and distribution system vulnerability to storm-related outages, while striving to improve restoration capabilities and customer communication. Rob Thornton, President & CEO of the International District Energy Association, will then discuss the concept of using micro-grids to improve localized reliability, and will share information about how existing micro-grids fared during recent storms.  Finally, Brian Swett, the City of Boston's new Chief of Environment & Energy, will discuss the adaptation strategies in Boston's recent Climate Action Plan and how Boston is preparing for storms like Sandy.  

Free and open to the public with no advanced registration


Boston Quantified Self Show&Tell #11 
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
6:00 PM
Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th Floor - Havana Training Room, One Broadway, Kendall Square, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/BostonQS/events/94557702/?joinFrom=event&success=profileUpdatedEventWelcome

Please come join us for another fun night of self-tracking presentations, sharing ideas, and showing tools. If you are self-tracking in any way -- health stats, biofeedback, life-logging, mood monitoring, biometrics, athletics, etc. -- come and share your methods, results and insight.

Come early, connect with others and share your interest in QS. We'll have healthy refreshments to get us started.
7:00 - 8:00 pm QS SHOW & TELL TALKS
If you'd like to talk about your personal self-tracking story, please let us know in your RSVP or write Joshua at [masked]. In your talk, you should answer the three prime questions: What did you do? How did you do it? What did you learn?
If you've never been to a meetup before, you can get a sense of what the talks are like from watching videos of previous QS talks.
8:00 - 8:45 pm MORE SOCIAL TIME
Talk to the speakers, chat with new and old friends, ask other people what they're tracking, and generally hang out and have a great time.
QS SPONSORS: OUR THANKS TO Cambridge Innovation Center
A wonderful space is generously being provided by Cambridge Innovation Center, the area's largest and most popular flexible office space facility designed to meet the needs of small and fast-growingtechnology-oriented companies.


Green Minga Barnraising, Family Activities, and Job Fair
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Minden Street, Jamaica Plain

"Minga" is a term used in some Andean communities for collective agriculture work days to benefit the community. Our Green Minga Barnraising will be a hands-on neighborhood weatherization work party—complete with a mini career fair and children’s activities. The work party will provide direct energy saving services to three Latino households in this older triple-decker. The owner-occupants have experienced roadblocks to accessing the MassSave program, barriers that have affected many moderate- and low-income homeowners in Boston. Help draw attention to the need for solutions to these barriers and  learn new skills, cut carbon directly, and make new friends.

Get more information and sign up to participate at https://docs.go


January 12, 2013
Artisan's Asylum, 10 Tyler Street, Somerville

Join us for this family-friendly fun afternoon workshop! Start with a surface: wood, plexi-glass, or the motherboard from a computer. Add 2D materials like photos, newspapers and magazines, maps, bubble wrap and aluminum foil. Then take your pick from buckets of recycled 3D debris like computer parts, buttons, shells, and other small objects. Come out with a beautiful piece of art to hang on your wall! Easy as one, two, 3D.

Students will get to experiment with dynamic patterns and sculptural qualities of found objects, and become familiar with a variety of methods of combining materials. 
Prerequisites: None!
Materials Provided: 
3D: computer & printer parts, shells, toys, junk, buttons, jewelry, other debris and small objects.
2D: photos, papers, maps, cardboard, foam, bubble wrap, foil.
Surfaces: various shaped bits of wood, motherboards, plexi glass.
Tools and fixatives: scissors, mod-podge, wood glue, brushes.
Register here:

(617) 863-7634


1/25/2013 - 1/27/2013 ADD TO CALENDAR
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge
RSVP at http://hackbeanpot.eventbrite.com

Audience: Students in the Boston area
Description: We're hosting a hackathon to bring together the student hacker community in Boston through some friendly competition. We're bringing in mentors from the area to help students deal with their technical and design challenges. This event is a collaboration with Hack Harvard and MIT's SIPB group.
We also usually bring in sponsors to get food and prizes, which include local and nationally-known companies and startups.

Also, anyone who attends this hackathon would be able to continue to build their idea at a workshop at PayPal a few weeks later, which I guess makes this the playoffs.


Al Gore
February 6, 2013
The Memorial Church, Harvard University, One Harvard Yard, Cambridge
Free and open to the public. 
Click here to register for reminders and updates. Registration is optional and does not guarantee seating. 
Seats are first come-first serve. Doors open at 6:15 PM, early arrival is encouraged. 
Sponsored by the Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard School of Public Health


Urban Farming Conference - “Cultivating Lands, Nourishing Communities, Building Businesses”
Saturday, February 9, 2013
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Roxbury Community College Reggie Lewis Center, Boston, MA

Presented by:  City Growers And Urban Farming Institute (UFI)
In partnership with:  MA Department of Agricultural Resources

The annual Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference (UFC) is designed to advance the opportunities and address the barriers involved in cultivating a thriving urban farming sector. The UFC is a forum to share information regarding what is currently happening in Boston and other local urban communities and to map out a vision for urban farming in Massachusetts.

The UFC brings together participants representing all aspects of urban farming including, but not limited to, farmers (including roof top, chicken, bees, etc.), commercial buyers, policy makers, and investors. The UFC conference is being convened to foster best urban farming practices, sustainable networks and business relationships. This will be achieved with following interactive panels and roundtable discussions:

Open Field Farming and Season Extension Techniques
Organic Farming and Its Importance
Lessons from Successful CSA Strategies
Composting: Policy, Practice and Viable Business Enterprise
Roof Top Techniques
Food System Investors Meeting
Urban Farming Thought Leaders: A Panel Discussion
Land: Strategy, Community Control, Zoning and Policy
Viable Enterprises Other Than Fruits and Vegetables
Investing in Workforce Training
Marketing Options

Registration $25. Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4701198411 
Limited Seating. Register Early.
Limited Scholarships are available. 
For Inquiries and Sponsorship Details, Please Contact: Crystal Johnson at Crystal at isesplanning.com, 617-416-4915



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 necessary.

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 assessment.

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


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/

Cambridge Civic Journal  http://www.rwinters.com












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