[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events - May 25, 2014

George Mokray gmoke at world.std.com
Sun May 25 11:09:49 PDT 2014

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Tuesday, May 27

12:30pm  Post Arab Revolutions: What Social Media is telling us
12:30pm  Understanding the land-ocean contrast in the responses of temperature and the hydrological cycle to climate change
6pm  The Human Scale: Bringing Cities to Life
6:45pm  Urban Farming: From Vision to Reality - A Swiss Perspective
7pm  Green Business Allies:  Brainstorming and Helping Each Other

Wednesday, May 28

8am  Computing the Future: Celebrating 50 Years of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
8am  Technology's Promise: Can It Create Social Mobility?
10am  Lessons from an Outlier Case: The Indian Nuclear Tests and Theories of Nuclear Proliferation
2:30pm  Genzyme Building Tour in Kendall Square

Thursday, May 29

8am  Computing the Future: Celebrating 50 Years of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
6pm  SOLUTIONS with/in/sight: Bridging the Gap in Pancreatic Cancer

Friday, May 30

10am  Radcliffe Day
6pm  Traffic Advisory, From Rome to the North End: Life without driving
7pm  Random Hacks of Kindness Boston: Hack the Hub!

Saturday, May 31

10am  Harvest Co-op Arboretum Local Food Fest 
10am  Greenovate Community Summit
11am  Depaving Party
11am  Fresh Pond Day
5:30pm  Big Data - Big Future

Sunday, June 1

3pm  “THE WORLD ACCORDING TO David Rovics, Jimmy Tingle and the Afro D All Starz”:  An Open Media Boston Fundraiser

Tuesday, June 3

6pm  HEET Fundraiser for Mapping Natural Gas Leaks
6pm  Hacking HSTRY; Emerson's ENGAGEMENT LAB gamifies citizenship


My rough notes on some of the events I go to and notes on books I’ve read are at:


Tuesday, May 27

Post Arab Revolutions: What Social Media is telling us
May 27th, 2014 
12:30pm ET
Berkman Center for Internet & Society, 23 Everett Street, 2nd Floor, Cambridge
RSVP required for those attending in person at http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2014/05/othman#RSVP
This event will not be webcast, but video will be posted afterwards at http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2014/05/othman

Dalia Othman, Berkman Fellow
Since that fateful Youtube video of Mohamed Bouazizi started circulating in Tunisia, people started labeling the 2011 revolutions that sparked across the Arab World as the Facebook and Twitter revolutions. While that is not the case, it is undeniable the role that social media played in those and other revolutions that are emerging across the world. Taking a social networked analysis approach, I will talk about the initial findings of ongoing research being conducted on the Arab Blogosphere and Twitter maps from various countries in the region. This analysis has helped identify key actors in the region (and in some cases the absence of certain actors) in addition to the links between them. It is a fundamental step and a foundational one that will support building a knowledge base and that will help understand the flow of information and conversations -if any- between different activists in the region, while offering a position to study the tactics used by activists in the region to support their cause.

About Dalia
Dalia Othman is a Berkman Fellow and Visiting Scholar at MIT's Center for Civic Media. At Berkman, Dalia has been looking at online civic engagement in the Arab World, focusing on analyzing the Arab Blogosphere and Twitter maps of various countries within the region. She dedicates the rest of her time exploring different themes around digital storytelling and is currently building a resource platform that will help communities tell powerful stories online.

Prior to Berkman, Dalia was an Associate Professor teaching New media at both Bard College- Abu Dis and Birzeit University. She was also the Senior Manager of Community Project at Souktel Inc. - a mobile services company that designs SMS platforms for the aid of local communities across the globe.


Understanding the land-ocean contrast in the responses of temperature and the hydrological cycle to climate change 
Tuesday, May 27
12:30pm – 1:30pm
MIT, Building 54-915 (the tallest building on campus)

Mike Byrne (MIT)
Abstract: Observations and climate models show a pronounced land-ocean contrast in the responses of surface temperature and the hydrological cycle to global warming: Land temperatures increase more than ocean temperatures, low-level relative humidity increases over ocean but decreases over land, and the water cycle has a muted response over land in comparison to ocean regions at similar latitudes. A comprehensive physical understanding of these land-ocean contrasts has not been established, despite the robustness of the features and their importance for the regional and societal impacts of climate change.

Here we investigate land-ocean contrasts in temperature, relative humidity, and precipitation minus evaporation (P-E) under climate change using both idealized and full-complexity models. As in previous studies, we find enhanced surface warming over land relative to the ocean at almost all latitudes. In the tropics and subtropics, the warming contrast is explained using a convective quasi-equilibrium (CQE) theory which assumes equal changes in equivalent potential temperature over land and ocean. As the CQE theory highlights, the warming contrast depends strongly on changes in relative humidity, particularly over land. The decreases in land relative humidity under warming can be understood using a conceptual model of moisture transport between the land and ocean boundary layers and the free troposphere. 

Changes in P-E over ocean are closely tied to the local surface-air temperature changes via a simple thermodynamic scaling; the so-called "rich-get-riche
r" mechanism. Over land, however, we show that the response has a smaller magnitude and deviates substantially from the thermodynamic scaling. We examine the reasons for this land-ocean contrast in the response of P-E by analyzing the atmospheric moisture budget. Horizontal gradients of surface temperature and relative humidity changes are found to be important over land, with changes in atmospheric circulation playing a secondary role. An extended thermodynamic scaling is introduced and is shown to capture the multimodel-mean response of P-E over land. The physical mechanism behind the extended scaling is discussed.

Speaker's website: http://web.mit.edu/byrnem/www/

MASS Seminar


The Human Scale: Bringing Cities to Life
Tuesday, May 27
6:00 pm
BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston
RSVP at https://online.architects.org/bsassa/evtssareg.custid?p_event_id=1248

By 2050, 80 percent of the world's population will live in urban areas. Life in a megacity is both enchanting and challenging.  Matthew Lister from Gehl Studio in New York City will lead a Q&A after the screening.


Urban Farming: From Vision to Reality - A Swiss Perspective
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 
6:45 PM to 9:15 PM (EDT)
swissnex Boston,  Consulate of Switzerland, 420 Broadway, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/urban-farming-from-vision-to-reality-a-swiss-perspective-tickets-11545572117

The idea of supplemental food production beyond rural farming operations and distant imports is not new and has been used during war times and the Great Depression when food shortage issues arose. As early as 1893, citizens of a depression-struck Detroit were asked to use any vacant lots to grow vegetables. They were nicknamed Pingree's Potato Patches after the mayor, Hazen S. Pingree, who came up with the idea. He intended for these gardens to produce income, food supply, and even boost self-independence during times of hardship.

In 2010, New York City saw the building and opening of the world's largest privately owned and operated rooftop farm and the City of Boston approved a new rule making it legal to start a commercial farm inside citiy limits in December of last year. But urban farming is not only popular in the USA. In Switzerland, the start-up company Urban Farmers launched its business in July of 2011 and started a fresh revolution.With its past success in mind andwith modern technology, urban agriculture today can be something to help both developed and developing nations.

Please join us for presentations and a panel discussion with Urban Farmers from Switzerland and Boston, representatives from academia and local government as well as a food consultant to discuss questions like how does the Swiss landscape in UF looks like today? Pros and Cons of acquaponics; How sustainable will urban farming be in the futur? What factor plays climate change and urban pollution in UF? How important can UF become in securing enough food for everyone?

6:45 - 7:15: Doors open, registration and refreshments
7:15 - 8:00: Welcome and presentations by panelists
8:00 - 8:45: Moderated Q & A session
8:45 - 9:15: Networking Reception
About the speakers:
Didi Emmons, Food Consultant and author, Boston
Andreas Graber, Founder and Director R&D of "Urban Farmers", Zurich
Edith Murnane, Director of Food Initiatives, City of Boston
Jennifer Hashley,  Project Director, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, Tufts University


Green Business Allies:  Brainstorming and Helping Each Other
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Democracy Center, 45 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/green-business-allies/events/183901132/

Have an idea, business or project that you would love to get feedback or help with? Love helping others succeed? Here's the chance to have dedicated time for a small group to focus on your project or idea and pay it forward at the same time. Everyone will have approximately 15 minutes. (If it’s a large group we will break up into smaller groups)

Here are some ideas about how you might use the time:
Brainstorm new marketing ideas or get feedback on your marketing materials
Get feedback about a rough idea or concept that you have
Practice your "pitch"
Ask for help with a problem or issue you are having
Have the group help define "next steps" for you
The possibilities are endless!

We will meet in the Library. It will run from 7pm to 9pm. A $5 contribution is requested for this event. 

Wednesday, May 28

Computing the Future: Celebrating 50 Years of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
MIT, Building 32-123, Stata Center, Kirsch Auditorium, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge
More information at http://mac50.csail.mit.edu
Cost:  $50

Fifty Years of Robotics; Now the Practical Payoff
Rodney Brooks, Rethink Robotics, Inc
Tales from the Blocks World
Matt Mason, Carnegie Mellon University
Dynamic Robots
Marc Raibert, Boston Dynamics
Aerial Robots: Computing in the Sky
Russ Tedrake, MIT CSAIL
The Analysis Revolution in Genomics and Modern Medicine
Manolis Kellis, MIT CSAIL
Akamai: From Theory to Practice
Tom Leighton, Akamai Technologies
Everyday Life in a Data-Rich World
Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University
The Evolution of Proofs in Computer Science
Yael Tauman Kalai, Microsoft Research
Quantum Computing and Fundamental Physics
Scott Aaronson, MIT CSAIL
Towards a Theory of Trust in Networks of Humans and Computers
Jeannette Wing, Microsoft Research
Harmonizing Technology with Society
Latanya Sweeney, Harvard University
On the Benefits of Coordination – Before, During, and Even After the Fact! – in Differential Privacy
Cynthia Dwork, Microsoft Research
The Scalable Commutativity Rule: Designing Scalable Software for Multicore Processors
Nickolai Zeldovich, MIT CSAIL
Time Sharing vs Personal Computing
Ivan Sutherland, Portland State University
The End of Moore's Law and the Future of Computing
Bill Dally, Stanford University
How I invented Ethernet at MIT Project MAC 1969-1972
Bob Metcalfe, The University of Texas at Austin      


Technology's Promise: Can It Create Social Mobility?
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
8:00 AM to 11:30 AM (EDT)
The Langham, 250 Franklin Street, Wilson Ballroom, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/technologys-promise-can-it-create-social-mobility-tickets-11529678579

Mayor Martin Walsh, Keynote Address
Other Participants:
Tiziana Dearing, Associate Professor of Macro Practice, Boston College School of Social Work; former president, Catholic Charities of Boston;former Executive Director of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University
Melissa Dodd, Boston Public Schools, Chief of Staff, former Chief Information Officer for BPS
Edward Glaeser, Glimp Professor of Econmics, Harvard University and Director, Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston
Paul Peterson, Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government and Director of the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and Editor-In-Chief of Education Next
Nigel Jacob, Co-Founder/Co-Chair, Boston’s Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics; Urban Technologist in Residence, Living Cities
Travis McCready, Vice President for Program at the Boston Foundation; former Executive Director, Kendall Square Association; former COO & CFO, Massachusetts Convention Center Authority.

The Rappaport Institute’s spring conference will bring together political, industry, and academic leaders to explore the potential for greater Boston’s technology leadership to address social inequality and improve social mobility. It will explore technology’s promise in the spheres of school, life, and work.  The conference will also examine current efforts in greater Boston to link our vibrant technology community with disadvantaged communities and how we should structure future efforts. 


Lessons from an Outlier Case: The Indian Nuclear Tests and Theories of Nuclear Proliferation
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
10:00-11:30 a.m.
Harvard, Fainsod Room, Littauer-324, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
Open to the Public 

Speaker: Sven-Eric Fikenscher, Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom
Related Projects: Managing the Atom, International Security, Science, Technology, and Public Policy
Past research on the demand-side of nuclear proliferation largely suggests that states cross the nuclear threshold as a result of material cost-benefit calculations, provided that they have the technical ability to do so. Common explanations for a country’s decision to go nuclear highlight its lack of security, the scientific community’s interest in acquiring nuclear weapons, and an “inward-looking” government’s desire to boost domestic support. However, a separate literature emphasizes normative and psychological elements, such as the lack of norms and democratic institutions, as well as the worldview and emotions of leaders.

India’s decisions to conduct nuclear tests in 1974 and 1998 and taking preparations for tests but ultimately refraining from carrying them out in the early 1980s, 1995, and 1996 present a challenge to both meta-theoretical approaches. While most of the above-mentioned concepts cannot explain India’s nuclear policy, others might account for some incidents but are hard to reconcile with all. This triggers the question of what we can learn from the empirics to make the theoretical arguments more conclusive. It is suggested that substantial insights about the blind spots of several proliferation models can be derived from the broader IR theories invoked by the respective propositions.

More information at http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/events/?page=1


Genzyme Building Tour in Kendall Square
Wednesday, May 28
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
Genzyme, 500 Kendall Street, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/genzyme-building-tour-in-kendall-square-tickets-11560460649

Join Common Boston for a tour of one of the country's most environmentally responsible office buildings. Completed just over 10 years ago, this building breathes good design, having earned earning LEED Plantinum, the highest rating by the US Green Building Council.
Designed by the award-winning German architectural firm Behnisch, Behnisch and Partner, theGenzyme Center in Kendall Square is an innovative, twelve-story, 350,000 square foot office building that shines as a beacon in Kendall Square. As the global company's headquarters, this building's presence in Kendall Square, and the 900 Genzyme employees that bring it to life, serve as both an anchor anda catalyst for more urban revitalization in the neighborhood of Cambridge.
Led by a Genzyme insider, the tour will showcase the building's greatest features and give us a glimpse into life at the company. Tour begins promptly at 2:30pm, beginning in the Main Lobby.

Thursday, May 29

Computing the Future: Celebrating 50 Years of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
Thursday, May 29, 2014
8am - 12:30pm
MIT, Building 32-123, Stata Center,  Kirsch Auditorium, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge
More information at http://mac50.csail.mit.edu
Cost:  $50

Turtles All the Way Down
Greg Papadopoulos, New Enterprise Associates
Graduate Education and Research in the Information Age
Daniel Huttenlocher, Cornell Tech NYC
Some Surprising Lessons Learned while Creating a Real MOOC-based Masters of Science
Charles Isbell, Georgia Institute of Technology          
Small, n=me, data
Deborah Estrin, Cornell Tech NYC
The Right Thing: Things We Hit, Things We Missed, Things Still Left To Do
Tom Knight, Ginko Bioworks
Teaching Computers to See
Antonio Torralba, MIT CSAIL
Modeling Brain Connectivity from Functional MRI
Polina Golland, MIT CSAIL
Reflections of an Entrepreneur on Experiences at MIT Then and Now
Ray Stata, Analog Devices, Inc


SOLUTIONS with/in/sight: Bridging the Gap in Pancreatic Cancer
Thursday, May 29, 2014
MIT, Building 76-156, Koch Institute at MIT, 500 Main Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Tyler Jacks, David Livingston, Mandar Muzumdar, Elazer Edelman, Robert Langer
Get a clinician's perspective on the challenges of pancreatic cancer, and explore novel approaches and technologies for its treatment with MIT's Elazer Edelman and Robert Langer. 

This evening networking event features new research from the Bridge Project, a collaboration between the Koch Institute and Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC), designed to bring bioengineering, advanced cancer science, and clinical oncology together to solve today's most challenging problems in cancer research and care.

Web site: http://withinsight-may-2014.eventbrite.com/?aff=webcal
Open to: the general public
Cost: free
Tickets: register online
Sponsor(s): Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
For more information, contact:  Vanessa Alviti
valviti at mit.edu 

Friday, May 30

Radcliffe Day
WHEN  Fri., May 30, 2014, 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE  Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Humanities, Social Sciences, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Panels include
From Civil War to Civil Rights: The Unending Battle to Vote
Gender and the Business of Fiction
What is Life? The Science and Ethics of Making New Life in the Laboratory
COST	  $15 (Includes all Radcliffe Day activities)
TICKET WEB LINK  https://secure.post.harvard.edu/olc/pub/HAA/event/showEventForm.jsp?form_id=166580
CONTACT INFO	events at radcliffe.harvard.edu
NOTE	  Ever since the ratification of the 15th amendment in 1870, the United States has grappled with the ideal of universal suffrage. Recent obstacles include the Supreme Court decision invalidating key parts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, passage of voter-ID laws, and proposals for redistricting. This panel will explore why and how the world’s greatest democracy has long struggled over which of its citizens can vote.
LINK	http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2014-radcliffe-day


Traffic Advisory, From Rome to the North End: Life without driving
May 30, 2014 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston
Price: Free and open to the public.
Register by emailing rsvp at architects.org with "Traffic 5/30” as the subject line

Traffic Advisory is delighted to welcome Ignazio Marino, the Mayor of Rome, to mark the kick-off of the summer program. Since taking office in 2013, Mayor Marino, a daily bike commuter himself, has focused his attention on improving Rome’s transport system by pedestrianizing the most historic archaeological sites in the city.  This unprecedented policy has turned Rome into a more bike-friendly place while reducing pollution levels and helping preserve ancient monuments. During his presentation, Marino will share his plan on how to make Rome a more sustainable city and articulate the broader mobility shift that is taking place in car-obsessed Italy, the home to supercar makers like Ferrari, Maserati, and Lamborghini. 

The Traffic Advisory speaker series is part of Overhaul: The 2013-2014 Transportation Series, sponsored by the Barr Foundation and organized by the Boston Society of Architects and the Boston Foundation for Architecture, is bringing together leaders from across North America and Europe to talk to us about the role that 21st century transportation can and should play in adapting to a new period of transformative change. 

More information at http://www.architects.org/programs-and-events/overhaul-2013-2014-transportation-series


Random Hacks of Kindness Boston: Hack the Hub!
Friday, May 30, 2014 7:00 PM to Sunday, June 1, 2014, 6:00 PM
Greentown Labs, 28 Dane Street, Somerville
RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/Code-for-Boston/events/169976402/

Are you a hacker? A changemaker? A concerned citizen? Do you want to make Greater Boston better? We need your skill, vision, experience, and imagination as we hack for Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and more! 

As part of the National Day of Civic Hacking (NDoCH), Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) Boston will facilitate problem solving and collaborations between citizens, communities, and organizations working toward applying civic technologies for social change in Greater Boston. 

Come join citizen activists, government partners, entrepreneurs, software developers and designers as we identify challenges, write code, and increase access to civic data! 

Hashtags: #hackforchange, #RHoKboston , #CivicTechBOS 

We Supply 
Challenges, datasets, food to keep you going, and caffeine to keep you awake, along with technologies and mentors to help you and your teams create awesome projects. 

You Bring 
Your laptop, skills, experience, ideas, and your imagination. Come with a collaborative and team-focused mindset. Whether you are a designer, a back-end developer, a government employee, a student, a data geek, or a highly motivated citizen - you are invited to attend this event. Every group needs a good balance of talent and expertise, and your skills are needed! 

RHoK Boston is generously sponsored by the City of Somerville and Code for America. If your organization is interested in sponsoring this event, please email Harlan athweber at codeforamerica.org. 

Friday evening (7 pm - 10:30 pm)   Opening reception, project pitches, team formation
Saturday (9 am - 9 pm)  Full-day hack session 
Sunday morning (10 am - 2 pm)   Hack session
Sunday afternoon (2 pm - 6 pm)   Presentations & demos 

Challenges & Projects 
This year's challenges come from a great mix of local and national sources. If you are interested in pitching your own project at RHoK, please fill out this form so that we can stay in touch.

National challenges
Asteroid Detection Network, NASA
Easy Access to Location Affordability Data, US Dept of Housing and Urban Development 
Digital Front Door Challenge, Code for America 
And many more... 

Local projects
Boston Green, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Cambridge Visual Budget, City of Cambridge 
Union Capital Boston 
And more to come!

Saturday, May 31

Harvest Co-op Arboretum Local Food Fest 
Saturday, May 31
3815 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain

Join Equal Exchange, Cabot Cheese (both fellow co-ops) Cedar’s Foods, Giovanna Gelato and others as Harvest celebrates local foods! Instacart®, Harvest’s new delivery service, will also attend and…

We will also be raffling off a new bike to one attendee

Contact Chris Durkin cdurkin at harvest.coop for more information


Greenovate Community Summit
Saturday, May 31,
10am - 5pm
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School

The Summit is a one-day event that's all about empowering the Boston community to address climate change and help make Boston the greenest, most climate-prepared city in the U.S. The Summit will include world-class speakers, interactive workshops and trainings, the Greenovate Boston Awards Ceremony, and a Marketplace of Ideas to showcase local innovations, products, and services.  Participants will also have the opportunity to provide direct input into the 2014 Climate Action Plan update.  

Register online at http://summit.greenovateboston.org.  Space is limited!


Depaving Party
Saturday, May 31
11:00 to 1:00pm 
235 Cardinal Medeiros Avenue, Cambridge  (near the Kendal Square Cinema)
Rain date: Sunday, June 1st from 11:00 to 1:00pm
Please sign up: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFFZbE1OS05XblFXYl9EQUc2UzVKcmc6MQ

“Under the pavement, the dirt is dreaming of grass.”— Wendell Berry
Be a part of the greening of Cambridge


Fresh Pond Day
Saturday, May 31
11am - 3 pm
Fresh Pond Reservation, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge

Live Music! Special Activities & Events and more.

For more information, or to volunteer, contact Kirsten atklindquist at cambridgema.gov or (617) 349-6489


Big Data - Big Future
Monte Jade Science and Technology Association of New England
Saturday, May 31, 2014
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Microsoft New England Research and Development (NERD) Center, Conference Center First Floor, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-data-big-future-tickets-11531692603
Cost:  $10.00 -$20.00

Monte Jade Science and Technology Association of New England will host a seminar on “Big Data – Big Future” on May 31, 2014. This is inspired by the overwhelmingly positive response to our annual event last year entitled “Big Data is Transforming Global Healthcare”. Big Data projects are being implemented across major industry and market sectors. Can Big Data really deliver on big promises and bring big benefits? Or is it just big hype? We will have distinguished speakers discussing how they turn Big Data into gold in their fields and potential resources in this arena. There will be light dinner provided at sign-in and a networking session at the conclusion of the presentations with some light refreshment.

Panelist and Speakers:
Michael Chang, Ph.D - Big Data in Finance                                                                                                        Michael serves as the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder at Flyberry Capital, LLC in Cambridge, MA focusing on exploiting global internet data for quantitative and systematic trading.
Leland Cheung M.B.A - Big Data, Policy and Resources                                                                               Leland Cheung has been honored to serve as a City Councillor for the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts since 2009. The son of immigrants, Leland developed a deep appreciation for American values and the importance community participation. Guided by these principles, he ran for office on the platform of strengthening the community and creating opportunities for the next generation.
Yu-Fei Wei, Ph.D - Big Data in Healthcare                                                                                                           Dr. Wei is the founder and managing partner of a stealth-mode startup. Their technologies help churning big data into actionable business intelligence to improve care quality and lower cost for the healthcare system, which has become mission-critical under the Affordable Care Act.
18.00 - 18.30 Sign in and light dinner
18.30 – 18.35  Welcome Remark
18.35 – 18.55   Big Data in Finance by Michael Chang, Flyberry Capital
19.00 – 19.20   Big Data, Policy and Resources by Leland Cheung, Cambridge City Council
19.25 – 19.45  Big Data in Healthcare By Yu-Feng Wei, Stealth-mode startup
19.50 – 20.10   Panel Discussion
20.10 – 21.00  Networking session

Please use code "ILUVMJNE" and select "others" for early bird registration.

Sunday, June 1

“THE WORLD ACCORDING TO David Rovics, Jimmy Tingle and the Afro D All Starz”:  An Open Media Boston Fundraiser
Sunday, June 1, 2014
3:00-5:30 pm
Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth Street, Jamaica Plain
Donation: $20
$15 for Seniors & Students
Early Bird Special: 2 for $30 (if purchased by May 16)
For tickets and tax-deductible donations: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/662250

In his song “A Brief History of the Orange Line” David Rovics tells the story of how activists prevented state and federal transportation officials from building an eight lane highway through Boston’s Roxbury and Jamaica Plain neighborhoods. It was 1972 when then Governor Francis Sargent finally cancelled plans for the construction.

But the idea that people from varied backgrounds and with limited resources can unite and win a social and political battle is timeless. Even as current issues seem intractable, it’s this spirit of remembering and honoring past accomplishments that informs much of Rovics’ music (www.davidrovics.com).

Just back from a trip to Europe, the musician and activist will bring his “songs of social significance” to Spontaneous Celebrations in Jamaica Plain on Sunday June first for a show called “THE WORLD ACCORDING TO David Rovics, Jimmy Tingle and the Afro D All Starz.” In a musical and comedic event that features multiple headliners, Rovics will be joined by stand-up comedian and political humorist Jimmy Tingle (www.jimmytingle.com) and the hip-hop, jazz and soul blending, “socially-conscious, community-minded” sounds of the Afro D All Stars (www.facebook.com/afrodallstarz).

The show is a fundraiser benefitting Open Media Boston (www.openmediaboston.org), the non-profit, metropolitan progressive news outlet. The six year old digital publication features “news from the ground up,” and covers stories about community and labor organizing, free speech and human rights, economic democracy, arts and technology. The organization co-hosts the annual Digital Media Conference bringing “…together progressive technologists and activists to talk about cutting edge developments in media and technology from the perspective of grassroots movements for social justice.”

For more information:  http://www.facebook.com/events/1394559584159941
617-431-OMB1 (431-6621)
info at openmediaboston.org

Tuesday, June 3

HEET Fundraiser for Mapping Natural Gas Leaks
Tuesday, June 3
6 to 8 pm.
Asgard, 350 Massachusetts Avenue, Central Square, Cambridge 

Perhaps you've heard about the natural gas that leaks out of the pipes under our streets, but the problem is huge and literally buried. 

Along with causing explosions and killing trees, these leaks hurt the climate because natural gas is a greenhouse gas 34 times more damaging than ​CO2. The gas leaks in Massachusetts hurt the climate more than all of Mass Save's energy-efficiency programs help it. 

Once HEET learned that simple fact, it began to act on this critical issue, as always using our typical combination of education and community action.  

Using a natural gas analyzer, we’re going to drive down every street in Cambridge and Somerville to map where the leaks are.  We expect to find over 700 leaks. 

The utilities do this mapping all the time, but they won't share the data even with city officials, much less with us residents. Instead they just pass the cost onto us by factoring the waste into the price we pay for the natural gas we use. 

HEET will, for the first time, publish these maps to let cities know where the leaks are and how bad they are.  Then we will organize residents to stop the very worst leaks and use this pilot program to create a national website where any community can do the same.

We'll have a raffle, bidding on a fine organic wine and other prizes. Get mildly drunk with illustrious enviro stars like the guy who helped write the Clean Water bill and the senior building scientist at Nest Labs.  There isn't a lot of room so reserve now.

Please help us by contributing to HEET's fundraising campaign to map leaks in Cambridge and Somerville.  
And please pass this info along to those who might be interested. 


Hacking HSTRY; Emerson's ENGAGEMENT LAB gamifies citizenship
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
MIT, Building 3- 333, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/StoryCode-Boston/events/183609552/

On June 3rd, StoryCode Boston is happy to present Emerson College's civic-minded ENGAGEMENT LAB, and HSTRY's new platform for the digital classroom.

The Engagement Lab is an applied research lab at Emerson College focusing on the development and study of games, technology, and new media to enhance civic life. The Engagement Lab works directly with its partner communities to design and facilitate civic engagement processes, augment stakeholder deliberation, and broaden the diversity of participants in local decision-making. The Engagement Lab is also the home of the Design Action Research for Government (DARG), a project in collaboration with the Mayor's office of New Urban Mechanics for researching and evaluating civic innovation tools created in cooperation with the city.

Christina Wilson is the Project Manager at the lab, including being the community liaison for Community PlanIt, an online game that helps planners in government,  NGOs and other agencies to gather public input for long-range strategic planning, while rallying around awards fo local causes, connecting with others in the community, and gaining a sense of empowerment in the process of active civic engagement.

Hstry relives historical events through a first-person perspective to bring history to life in the classroom.  Interactive timelines, collaborative social features combine to make Hstry engaging and fun for students, while being effective and practical for teachers. Hstry is now providing interactive storylines of historical events for both elementary and secondary schools across the globe in line with their vision to become the leading digital learning platform for history.   On May 3rd HSTRY held the first ever historython in Boston to develop their new platform. 

Thomas Ketchell was born in St. Leonards-On-Sea (UK) but grew up in France and Belgium. After working in Australia for a year, he went on to clinch his BA in History & Chinese Studies. His desire to help the environment brought him to East Africa in 2010 where he built biogas systems. Biogas projects use cow dung to provide clean cooking gas in rural parts of Kenya, where forests are being cut down and wood for cooking is disappearing rapidly. 

He went on to do a postgraduate in Business & Development, and ended up living and working in China. Whilst living in Beijing, he experienced the dreadful quality of the air on a daily basis. Wanting to alert people back home what it was like to breathe in this dirty air, he decided with his colleague Steven Chiu - to re-enact on social media the 1952 Great Smog of London. The success of this re-enactment led to worldwide coverage, which encouraged both Steven and Thomas to co-found Hstry, and the rest is... well you know 

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, June 4

Boston Area Sustainability Group – “Bringing Sustainability to Your Community”
Wednesday, June 4
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Venture Café, Cambridge Innovation Center, One Broadway, 4th floor, Cambridge 
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6656396461
Cost:  $10

Speakers are Susan Jennings, UMass Dartmouth Director of Sustainability; Peter De Bruin, VP of Environmental Sustainability, State Street Corp.; Ian Todreas, environmental consultant & co-chair of the Belmont Energy Committee; Mike Balin speaking on “Green Churches”; and Jim Newman, Linnaen Solutions. 


Ecosystems Under Siege by White-tailed Deer
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Main Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge,

A free lecture presented by Grow Native Massachusetts: 
The overabundance of white-tailed deer is a growing problem. As a keystone species of forest ecosystems, they have a disproportionate impact on other species—wildflowers, tree seedlings, songbirds, and insects. Learn about the extensive damage caused by deer overpopulation on the Blue Hills Reservation and in other forests throughout our region. We can solve this by restoring the predation that once kept deer populations in check. Tom Rawinski is a US Forest Service botanist in Durham, NH. 
For more information: http://www.grownativemass.org/programs/eveningswithexperts


Science in the News Lecture: Investigating Symbiosis in Carnivorous Pitcher Plants
WHEN  Wed., June 4, 2014, 7 – 9 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Pfizer Lecture Hall (B23), Malinckrodt Chemistry Lab
SPEAKER(S)  Leonora Bittleston
CONTACT INFO	sitnboston at gmail.com
NOTE	  Come hear a Ph.D. student give an engaging and accessible lecture on his or her cutting-edge research. No prior knowledge necessary! Free refreshments!
LINK	http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/seminar-series/

Thursday, June 5

Research on Potential Pandemic Pathogens: Are Limits Necessary to Contain the Risks?
WHEN  Thu., June 5, 2014, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Medical School, Tosteson Medical Education Center, Room 227, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Ethics, Health Sciences, Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	HMS Division of Medical Ethics
SPEAKER(S)  Marc Lipsitch, professor of epidemiology, director, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, HSPH; David A. Relman, Thomas C. and Joan M. Merigan Professor, Departments of Medicine, and of Microbiology & Immunology, Stanford University; and Robert Truog, professor of medical ethics, anesthesiology, and pediatrics, director of Clinical Ethics, HMS
COST	  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO	RSVP to DME at hms.harvard.edu


TEDxCambridge 2014 Spring
Thursday, June 5
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Kendall Square, Cambridge

TEDxCambridge 2014 encompasses a Spring and Fall event hosted in Kendall Square at three world-renowned research centers. The conference features our unique TEDx evening event format and guest experience followed by a gourmet reception with amazing food & beverages provided by the area’s top chefs and restaurants. To apply for an invitation, please fill out this attendee application form.

See more at: http://www.tedxcambridge.com/event-item/tedxcambridge-2014-spring/#sthash.AgxLHpmR.dpuf


"Energy Obesity: An Appetite for Oil”
Thursday, June 5
6:00 pm
BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston
Register at https://online.architects.org/bsassa/evtssareg.custid?p_event_id=1284
Cost:  $10 for BSA members and $15 for nonmembers

In a lively, image-rich presentation, Amanda Little, author of Power Trip:The Story of America's Love Affair With Energy, will explain "energy obesity," a nationwide phenomenon caused by the pervasive use of petrochemicals in nearly every aspect of American life. This event will be held on 


Film Premiere: Sacred Forest, Sacred Water
Thursday, June 5, 2014
6:00-8:00 PM
Le Meridien Cambridge, 20 Sidney Street, Cambridge
Cost:  $25 in Advance

Please join EcoLogic Development Fund for a premiere of an original documentary film about the Maya Kiche of Totonicapn, Guatemala.

Los 48 Cantones is a 27-minute documentary film that explores an indigenous forest management system that pre-dates the Spanish colonization of the Americas. To this day, this community protects the 21,000 hectares of forest and the fresh drinking water it provides to the Maya Kiche of Totonicapn. A colorful and moving piece, the film presents various members of the community who share their experiences in an increasingly globalized world, and the struggle they face to maintain their ancestral way of life. This documentary is by brothers Julian and Thomas Moll-Rocek. Julian will be at the event to talk about the film and answer questions from the audience. The event will also feature a reading from Guatemalan writer Jennifer De Leon. Share this invitation with everyone who may be  interested in joining us! 

Enjoy a delightful array of complimentary hors d?oeuvres & a cash bar.
Contact Gina Rindfleisch at gina at ecologic.org
Space is limited, don’t miss out!

Juliana Field
Director of Development & Communications
EcoLogic Development Fund
25 Mt. Auburn Street, #203
Cambridge, MA 02138
E: jfield at ecologic.org; W: www.ecologic.org 

EcoLogic empowers rural and indigenous peoples to restore and protect tropical ecosystems in Central America and Mexico.


GreenPort Incubator:  Taking Next Steps to Prepare for Neighborhood Emergencies
Thursday, June 5 
12 Kenwood Street in Cambridgeport (home of Randy Stern)

A GreenPort initiative this spring has enlisted a number of houses of worship to serve as places of refuge in the event of neighborhood emergencies. The importance of emergency preparedness has been underlined by recently released reports from the UN and US Government stating what many of us have seen for ourselves: the effects of climate change are already upon us and will grow progressively more severe. And new scientific findings warn of sea level rise from “unstoppable” Antarctic melting.

Please join us if you would like to get actively involved in preparing for emergencies in Cambridgeport. Possible next steps include:
Developing a rapid response system using social media.
Devising a plan to inform neighborhood residents of emergency resources.
Gathering emergency supplies.
Raising a neighborhood emergency fund.
Developing signage for participating houses of worship indicating their role in the event of environmental emergencies.
This will be a meeting where we work together to develop an action plan. We welcome your ideas, suggestions, and energy.

GreenPort envisions and encourages a just and sustainable Cambridgeport neighborhood
For more information, contact Steve Wineman at steven.wineman at gmail.com

Friday, June 6

Contemporary Artists' Book Talk: Barbara Hosein, Instant Objects of Desire
Friday, June 06, 2014
MIT, Building 7-338, Large Stella Room, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Speaker: Barabara Hosein
Barbara will talk about her work. Attendees will have the rare opportunity to see contemporary artists' books on display in the room before and after the talk.

Open to: the general public
Cost: free
Sponsor(s): MIT Libraries
For more information, contact: Hall, Lareese

Saturday, June 7

Hacking Journalism: Rethink how we create, disseminate, and consume media
Saturday, June 7, 2014 9:00 AM
to Sunday, June 8, 2014, 6:00 PM
MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hacking-journalism-rethink-how-we-create-disseminate-and-consume-media-tickets-11407617491?aff=eorg 

MISSION: There is so much opportunity for new products in the media and publishing space, but figuring out what will succeed is no easy task. This hackathon will bring together journalists, developers, and designers to build out ideas to reshape the future of news.

EMPHASIS ON MOBILE: Together, we'll target mobile. Imagine the tools, products, and possibilities for news on mobile devices.


Cambridge River Festival
Saturday, June 7
12pm - 6pm
Massachusetts Avenue from Prospect Street to Sidney Street then turn continuing down Sidney Street from Mass Avenue to Pilgrim Street

More information at http://www.cambridgema.gov/arts/programs/riverfestival.aspx

Monday, June 9

June 9
Reception 5:30 p.m.; panel 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, Wimberly Theatre, 527 Tremont Street, Boston
RSVP at https://support.nature.org/site/Ticketing?view=Tickets&id=5102
Cost:  $25

What will climate change mean for Boston and other coastal cities? How can we adapt to the impacts of climate change, even as we work to mitigate greenhouse gases emissions in the future? How can New England be more resilient in the face of sea level rise and stronger storms?

Speakers will include: Adam Freed of The Nature Conservancy; Vivien Li, president of the Boston Harbor Association; Brian Swett of the City of Boston; and Vicki Arroyo of the Georgetown Climate Center.

Click here to buy tickets to our June 9 event;  https://support.nature.org/site/Ticketing?view=Tickets&id=5102

See more at: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/massachusetts/explore/ma-future-of-nature.xml#sthash.g35IZGrm.dpuf


An evening with Chris Hedges
Monday, June 9
First Church Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain

Co-sponsors: Jamaica Plain Forum, Common Dreams
Cost: Admission is free (Though small donations welcome at the door)
RSVP: Those planning to attend can sign-up on the event's Facebook page  <https://www.facebook.com/events/1381519838760176/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar> here.

Tuesday, June 10

Boston TechBreakfast: AudibleAssist, Slingbot, Epidemico, Vocoli, ShoutHub
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
8:00 AM
Microsoft Technology Center (4th Floor Longfellow), 1 Cambridge Center, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/Boston-TechBreakfast/events/155722922/

Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs share learn from their peers through show and tell / show-case style presentations.
And yes, this is free! Thank our sponsors when you see them :)

Agenda for Boston TechBreakfast:
8:00 - 8:15 - Get yer Bagels & Coffee and chit-chat 
8:15 - 8:20 - Introductions, Sponsors, Announcements 
8:20 - ~9:30 - Showcases and Shout-Outs! 
LifeAssist: AudibleAssist - Jean Anne Booth
Slingbot - Sebastian Fung
MedWatcher Social: Epidemico - Nabarun Dasugpta
Vocoli - Rich Kneece
ShoutHub - Max Alexander
~9:30 - end - Final "Shout Outs" & Last Words


Intern with Biodiversity for a Livable Climate!
Biodiversity for a Livable Climate (BLC) is a nonprofit based in the Cambridge, MA area. Our mission is to mobilize the biosphere to restore ecosystems and reverse global warming.
Education, public information campaigns, organizing, scientific investigation, collaboration with like-minded organizations, research and policy development are all elements of our strategy.

Background: Soils are the largest terrestrial carbon sink on the planet. Restoring the complex ecology of soils is the only way to safely and quickly remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it in the ground, where it’s desperately needed to regenerate the health of billions of acres of degraded lands. Restoring carbon to soils and regenerating ecosystems are how we can restore a healthy hydrologic cycle and cool local and planetary climates safely, naturally, and in time to ensure a livable climate now and in the future.

Our Work: immediate plans include
Organizing the First International Biodiversity, Soil Carbon and Climate Week, October 31-November 9, 2014, and a kick-off conference in the Boston area, “Mobilizing the Biosphere to Reverse Global Warming: A Biodiversity, Water, Soil Carbon and Climate Conference – and Call to Action” to expand the mainstream climate conversation to include the power of biology, and to help initiate intensive worldwide efforts to return atmospheric carbon to the soils.
Coordination of a global fund to directly assist local farmers and herders in learning and applying carbon farming approaches that not only benefit the climate, but improve the health and productivity of the land and the people who depend on it.
Collaboration with individuals and organizations on addressing eco-restoration and the regeneration of water and carbon cycles; such projects may include application of practices such as Holistic Management for restoration of billions of acres of degraded grasslands, reforestation of exploited forest areas, and restoring ocean food chains.

Please contact Helen D. Silver, helen.silver at bio4climate.org for further information.


Online Collaborative Explorations focusing on "Scientific and Political Change"
April-May 2014

Collaborative Explorations (CEs) are an extension of Project-Based Learning (PBL) and related approaches to education in which participants shape their own directions of inquiry in response to a scenario in which the problems are not well defined.  The online CEs consist of live 60-minute sessions each week for a month and exchanges on a private community between sessions.  The format is designed to address the needs of onlne learners who want to:
participate for shorter periods than a semester-long MOOC
dig deeper, make "thicker" connections with other learners
connect topics with their own interests
learn without needing credits or badges for MOOC completion.
In short, online CEs are "moderately open online collaborative learning."

April: Preparing people to be informed participants in political
debates about science, technology, and social change
May: Science-policy connections to improve responses to extreme
climatic events

Day and time is set to suit the people who register.
Open to the public--please spread the word.

For more information and link for registering:http://collabex.wikispaces.com

Organized in collaboration with UMass Boston's Science in a Changing World graduate track:  http://www.cct.umb.edu/sicw


Share an opportunity to take part in a fun project, One Day on Earth: Your Day. Your City. Your Future, a multi-city participatory media-creation event.  On April 26th, 2014, hundreds of filmmakers, non-profit organizations, and inspired citizens in 11 U.S. city-regions will document stories that they believe most affect the future of their city.

The idea is to have people, organizations, and groups across the Boston region film on the same day within a 24-hour duration (on Saturday, April 26, 2014) to tell their stories.  Video stories submitted to One Day in Boston will result in a 90 minute film — a localized version of One Day on Earth.   Video submissions not included in the 90 minute piece will feature in a geo-tagged film archive featuring the people, stories, and events of Greater Boston.  Participation is voluntary.  You can make your own film, partner with a videographer/film-maker, or reach out to Cecily Taylor, producer of the Boston project at Cecily.Tyler at onedayonearth.org.

It is a great way to document stories about our lives, our families, our organizations, our communities, and our city.  We encourage you to get involved and participate to showcase our city.  You can learn more about this project by clicking on the following links: 
One Sheet and Press Kit:  http://yourdayyourcity.org/boston/2014/03/01/press-kit/
One Day in Boston - participate:  http://onedayinboston.org/#participate
Facebook event:   https://www.facebook.com/events/605133916238534/


Climate Stories Project

What's your Climate Story?
Climate Stories Project is a forum that gives a voice to the emotional and personal impacts that climate change is having on our lives. Often, we only discuss climate change from the impersonal perspective of science or the contentious realm of politics. Today, more and more of us are feeling the effects of climate change on an personal level. Climate Stories Project allows people from around the world to share their stories and to engage with climate change in a personal, direct way.


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.


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  http://thesprouts.org/

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

MIT Events:  http://events.mit.edu

MIT Energy Club:  http://www.mitenergyclub.org/events/calendar/

Harvard Events:  http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/harvard-events/events-calendar/

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

Sustainability at Harvard:  http://green.harvard.edu/events

Mass Climate Action:  http://www.massclimateaction.net/calendar/events/index.php

Meetup:  http://www.meetup.com/

Eventbrite:  http://www.eventbrite.com/

Microsoft NERD Center:  http://microsoftcambridge.com/Events/tabid/57/Default.aspx

Startup and Entrepreneurial Events:   http://www.greenhornconnect.com/events/calendar

High Tech Events:  http://harddatafactory.com/Johnny_Monsarrat/index.html

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

Cambridge Happenings:  http://cambridgehappenings.org

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

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

Boston Events Insider:  http://bostoneventsinsider.com/boston_events/

Nerdnite:  http://boston.nerdnite.com/

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