[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events - May 26, 2019

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Monday, May 27

7pm  Nobody's Fool: The Life and Times of Schlitzie the Pinhead w/ Bill Griffith

Tuesday, May 28

8:30am  Setting the Stage For Tomorrow with the Innovation of Today
1pm  TEDxMIT:  Computing the future
2:15pm  Climate, Faith, and Texas: A Conversation with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe of Texas Tech
5:30pm  Eco-Efficiency: Improving Efficiency, Unlocking Returns
6pm  Judith B. Tankard, Gardens of the Arts & Crafts Movement
6pm  Boston Green Drinks - May 2019 Happy Hour
6:30pm  Extinction Rebellion New Member Orientation Meeting
7pm  Herbert Marcuse, Philosopher of Utopia:  A Graphic Biography
7pm  NOVA Science Cafe:  Algorithmic Bias: A Case Study of Facebook Ads
7pm  Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption
7pm  A Life in History
8pm  Mass call: How Sunrise Movement will #ChangeTheDebate

Wednesday, May 29

9:30am  MAPC's 2019 Annual Council Meeting
12pm  Selling without selling out: How to communicate your science
2pm  Chase Bank is Funding the Sixth Mass Extinction” Protest (Climate Courage from 350 Mass Action)
3pm  Lester D. Gardner Lecture with guest Gwynne Shotwell, President and COO, SpaceX
6pm  Lowell Lecture: Angela Davis "Frameworks for Radical Feminism in the 21st Century”
6pm  The Clean Energy Marketplace: Opportunities and Challenges
6pm  The Secret History of Boston’s Suburbs: A CityLab + DigBoston Happy Hour
6pm  The Flee Market: Environmentally Sustainable Small Businesses
6:30pm  Old North Speaker Series: James Farrell - The Child Independence is Born
7pm  Cass Sunstein Discussing " Conformity: The Power of Social Influences”

Thursday, May 30

5:30pm  Climate Action Business Association [CABA] May Networking Night
5:30pm  Summer EnergyBar: inNOVAte Challenge Kickoff
6pm  Boston Medical Center Rooftop Farm Tour 
6:30pm  ELM Earth Night 2019
7pm  Stories in Science: Vessels of Power and Possibility
7pm  George Lakey: How We Win

Friday, May 31

7:30am  EBC Energy Resources Program:  Carbon Capture & Sequestration
8am  SBN's 30th Annual Conference: Building a Local, Green, & Fair Economy Now!
9am  GANocracy: A Tutorial and Workshop on Deep Generative Modeling
10am  Radcliffe Day 2019:  Food and Justice
1pm  MLTalks—Inventive Minds: Marvin Minsky on Education

Saturday, June 1

8am  Coastal Bird Walks at Belle Isle Marsh
11am  Cambridge River Festival 

Monday, June 3

3pm  (Our Humanity Is) Unbroken by Bars: A Reception and Conversation
6:30pm  Dissecting the Human Microbiome in Health and Disease
7pm  Innovations to Eradicate Global Poverty

Tuesday, June 4

8am  Grand Rounds: Mediterranean Diet to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease and Other Chronic Diseases of Aging
8:30am  How to Design our Roads for People Biking in Massachusetts - Boston area training
5:30pm  Future of Chocolate: A Conversation with Root Capital & Taza Chocolate
6:30pm  How Science Fiction Inspired Science
6:30pm  Stepping Up: Business In The Era Of Climate Change Part 5 (Energy Transitions)


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


Monday, May 27

Nobody's Fool: The Life and Times of Schlitzie the Pinhead w/ Bill Griffith
Monday, May 27
Trident Books Cafe, 338 Newbury Street, Boston

Join us for a talk and visual presentation with Bill Griffith, the creator of the syndicated daily comic strip Zippy. Griffith’s prolific output has been included in such publications as the VillageVoice, National Lampoon, and the New Yorker. Griffith coined the popular phrase “Are we having fun yet?”

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and signing.

About the book:
Nobody’s Fool follows the story of Schlitzie’s long career—from Coney Island and the Ringling Bros. Circus to small-town carnivals and big-city sideshows—which is one of legend. Today, Schlitzie is most well-known for his appearance in the cult classic Freaks. The making of Freaks and Schlitzie’s role in the film is a centerpiece of the book. In researching Schlitzie’s life (1901–1971), Griffith has tracked down primary sources and archives throughout the country, including conducting interviews with those who worked with him and had intimate knowledge of his personality, his likes and dislikes, how he responded to being a sideshow “freak,” and much more. This graphic novel biography provides never-before-revealed details of his life, offering a unique look into his world and restoring dignity to his life by recognizing his contributions to popular culture.

About the Author:  Bill Griffith is the creator of the syndicated daily comic strip Zippy and the critically acclaimed graphic memoir Invisible Ink: My Mother’s Love Affair with a Famous Cartoonist. Griffith’s prolific output has been included in such publications as the Village Voice, National Lampoon, and the New Yorker. According to Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, Griffith is credited with coining the phrase “Are we having fun yet?” He lives in Hadlyme, Connecticut.

Tuesday, May 28

Setting the Stage For Tomorrow with the Innovation of Today
Tuesday, May 28
8:30 AM – 1:30 PM EDT
CIC Cambridge, 245 Main Street, 3rd Floor Mosaic Room, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/setting-the-stage-for-tomorrow-with-the-innovation-of-today-tickets-61278393324

Propelling Technology Evolution through the Maker Space: Breakfast Briefing; Lunch and Learn

SiliconExpert and the MIT Edgerton Center are collaborating to bring together a panel of technologists and entrepreneurs. Join us in the morning for breakfast or for lunch, whatever works best for your schedule.
The MIT Edgerton Center provides a home for MIT students to design, fabricate, and test their out-of-the-classroom projects. Join us to learn about the history of the Edgerton Center maker spaces and how they serve as a hub for technology ideation at MIT. 

We’ll also unveil design sneak peeks about SpaceX’s annual Hyperloop Pod competition. Both events will be moderated by Professor J. Kim Vandiver, Forbes Director of the Edgerton Center and Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Ocean Engineering. Joining him will be others from the MIT Edgerton Center as well as members of the MIT Hyperloop team. 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. RSVP today for this free event.


TEDxMIT:  Computing the future
Tuesday, May 28
MIT, CSAIL, Building E-32, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyyfawEaM4Cc9UhCKHPTephaxD1YTM4OvuilF7wMh5teJlIQ/viewform

The conference will include talks given by Turing Award winner Professor Barbara Liskov, Director of the Web Accessibility Initiative at the World Wide Web Consortium Judy Brewer, and Professor and ACM Fellow Ronitt Rubinfeld. Joining them will be Dava Newman, Apollo Professor of Astronautics and former Deputy Administrator of NASA; Hamsa Balakrishnan, Associate Dept. Head and Transportation at MIT Director; LIGO expert Nergis Mavalvala, and Boeing Associate Professor Julie Shah. 

TEDxMIT will also feature talks given by Associate Professor Vivienne Sze, recent winner of the Edgerton Faculty Award; head of CSAIL’s Computation and Biology group Bonnie Berger; roboticist and Director of CSAIL Daniela Rus; and SMART Professor Krystyn van Vliet, whose interests in material chemomechanics, biophysics, and nanostructures have aided the development of new tools and models.

Music will be provided by Hane Lee, pianist and master’s student in Opera of the the future at the MIT Media Lab.


Climate, Faith, and Texas: A Conversation with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe of Texas Tech
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
2:15-3:15 p.m. EDT
RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSffvI-UKRWvf1gMZaSdcOQkuPCcn-tS2pvUT1oUK4NE5diDTA/viewform?entry.1278384149=George&entry.1762032870=Mokray&entry.326432028=gmokery%40gmail.com
Cost: Free (but space is limited)

On Tuesday, May 28, Dr. Hayhoe joins republicEn for an interactive webinar entitled Climate, Faith, and Texas.

An evangelical Christian and a Texan, Dr. Hayhoe will discuss how her faith drives her passion for science and how climate change is impacting her home state. Join us!


Eco-Efficiency: Improving Efficiency, Unlocking Returns
Tuesday, May 28
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Unitarian Universalist Association, 24 Farnsworth Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eco-efficiency-improving-efficiency-unlocking-returns-tickets-56289292790

Join us in a lively discussion on ways leading companies globally are overcoming barriers to improve their Eco Efficiency – reducing energy and water use and eliminating wastes - plus boosting bottom lines. In 2018 the International Energy Agency concluded: “Energy efficiency alone could cause greenhouse gas emissions to peak before 2020”. We will explore Eco Efficiency best practices globally and how Eco Efficiency is a key enabler for Boston becoming more climate resilient.

For background download new report: http://news.bostoncommonasset.com/improving-efficiency
Discussion from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, with networking before and after.
Discussion hosted by:
Steven Heim, Managing Director at Boston Common Asset Management
Dan Seligman, Senior Manager, Energy Efficiency at Ceres
Amy Longsworth, Director at Boston Green Ribbon Commission


Judith B. Tankard, Gardens of the Arts & Crafts Movement
Tuesday, May 28
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99 Newbury Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/judith-b-tankard-gardens-of-the-arts-crafts-movement-tickets-60473763655
Cost:  $15 – $20

In this illustrated lecture, landscape scholar Judith B. Tankard surveys the inspiration, characteristics, and development of garden design during the Arts & Crafts Movement. Tankard presents a selection of houses and gardens of the era from Britain and the United States, with an emphasis on the diversity of designers who helped forge a truly distinct approach to garden design. Her lecture is the first event in a series of exhibition programming for The Gardens of Rose Standish Nichols, 1890-1935 opening May 16, 2019 at the Nichols House Museum.
Judith B. Tankard is a landscape historian, award-winning author, and preservation consultant. She taught at the Landscape Institute of Harvard University for more than twenty years. She is the author or coauthor of ten books on landscape history, including Gardens of the Arts & Crafts Movement, Ellen Shipman and the American Garden and Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes. A popular lecturer in the United States and Britain, Judith is a speaker at symposia and conferences devoted to the preservation of historic landscapes.


Boston Green Drinks - May 2019 Happy Hour
Tuesday, May 28
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Warehouse Bar & Grille, 40 Broad Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-green-drinks-may-2019-happy-hour-tickets-62221949526

Join the conversation with sustainability professionals and hobbyists. Enjoy a drink and build your connection with our green community! Boston Green Drinks builds a community of sustainably-minded Bostonians, provides a forum for exchange of sustainability career resources, and serves as a central point of information about emerging green issues. We support the exchange of ideas and resources about sustainable energy, environment, food, health, education.



Extinction Rebellion New Member Orientation Meeting
Tuesday, May 28 
Encuentro5, 9A Hamilton Place, Boston

This is an introductory session and a great way to learn about XR and how you can get involved. Please come, introduce yourself and meet some XRebels. The session will run for around 90 minutes and will cover the following:
Where did XR come from? What is civil disobedience & direct action?
What is the Extinction Rebellion about? What do we want?
What are our principles and values? What brings us together?
How are we organized? What are working groups & affinity groups?

Email johnb.xr at pm.me with any questions!


Herbert Marcuse, Philosopher of Utopia:  A Graphic Biography
Tuesday, May 28
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes cartoonist, author, and illustrator NICK THORKELSON for a discussion of his latest book, Herbert Marcuse, Philosopher of Utopia: A Graphic Biography. This event is co-sponsored by Mass Humanities.

About Herbert Marcuse, Philosopher of Utopia
Herbert Marcuse was one of the twentieth century’s most unlikely pop stars: a celebrity philosopher. In the 1960s, his argument for a “principled utopianism” catalyzed the idealism of a rebellious generation, and Marcuse became an intellectual guide for activists and revolutionaries around the world.

From his early studies with Martin Heidegger, to his flight from Nazi Germany with Frankfurt School colleagues, to his status as a countercultural icon, readers are introduced to the development of Marcuse's philosophical theories and the political realities that shaped his work.

Marcuse's advocacy for a more humane, sustainable world was grounded in a personal knowledge of authoritarianism's violence, and the risk of its resurgence. Perennially relevant, radical, and inspiring, Marcuse’s concept of a "Great Refusal"—the protest against that which is—is a guide for our times.


NOVA Science Cafe:  Algorithmic Bias: A Case Study of Facebook Ads
Tuesday, May 28
7 p.m. 
Boston Public Library (WGBH Studio Space), Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/algorithmic-bias-a-case-study-of-facebook-ads-tickets-62010172094

Measuring discrimination that can be caused by data-driven algorithms, and finding ways to mitigate it has been one of the most important recent developments in computer science.

In this talk, Muhammad Ali, computer scientist and Ph.D. student at Northeastern University, will provide a general introduction to the problems of algorithmic bias, and present a recent case study of Facebook ads. After launching several ads, his research measures how, in the absence of any ad targeting criteria specified by the advertiser, the platform’s powerful machine learning algorithms are able to skew the ad’s delivery along gender and race by themselves — including ads for legally protected categories such as employment and housing. The results of this research further the conversation that, in addition to the content creators, internet platforms share the responsibility for the content their users see.

Muhammad Ali is a Ph.D. student at Northeastern University’s Khoury College of Computer Sciences. His research revolves around the novel area of algorithmic auditing — where he measures how large-scale data-driven algorithms could be exhibiting biased or discriminatory behavior against certain demographic groups. He works to measure, as well as find ways to curtail such behavior. He has a MS in computer science from Saarland University, and experience working at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems in Germany. When not working, he likes to nerd over indie video games and South Asian food. He’s on Twitter as @lukshmichowk.


Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption
Tuesday, May 28
7:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline

From Ben Mezrich, the New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House, comes Bitcoin Billionaires–the fascinating story of brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss’s big bet on crypto-currency and its dazzling pay-off. From the Silk Road to the halls of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Bitcoin Billionaires will take us on a wild and surprising ride while illuminating a tantalizing economic future.

Ben Mezrich has authored Bringing Down the House, which spent sixty-three weeks on the New York Timesbestseller list. His book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal debuted at #4 on the New York Times list and hit bestseller lists in over a dozen countries. The book was adapted into the movie The Social Network, nominated for eight Academy Awards and winner of four Golden Globes including Best Motion Picture.


A Life in History
Tuesday, May 28
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-harvard-alum-david-kaiser-69-tickets-60136794772

Discussion & Signing 
A Life in History is a probing, sometimes searing, look at the professional life of an intellectual during the past half century. . . . In these reflections, Kaiser offers a personal answer to how to sustain the life of the mind and to ensure a public presence for bold thinking."
About the Author:
David Kaiser taught history at Harvard, Carnegie Mellon, the Naval War College and Williams College from 1976 through 2012. His nine books include American Tragedy: Kennedy, Johnson, and the Origins of the Vietnam War, and Politics and War: European Conflict from Philip II to Hitler. He lives in Watertown, Massachusetts, and writes the blog http://historyunfolding.com


Mass call: How Sunrise Movement will #ChangeTheDebate
Tuesday, May 28
8:00 PM
RSVP at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8AVzkcUoSLSG1CqH66NXoQ

Last November, we challenged Democratic leadership with a simple question: What is your plan? That question shook the world.

Since then, presidential candidates have been racing to back the Green New Deal, the first plan to treat climate change like the emergency it is.

But others have doubled down on the same corporate-driven policies that have failed for decades. This approach is a death sentence for our generation.

On July 30-31, 20 presidential candidates will walk onstage in Detroit. They'll ask for our votes. We'll ask them to give a damn about our lives.

Tune into this mass call to hear about our Summer campaign arc -- from plans to travel from across the country to mobilize in Detroit by the thousands, to turn the tide of history together and #ChangeTheDebate to plans immediately following

Wednesday, May 29

MAPC's 2019 Annual Council Meeting
Wednesday, May 29
9:30AM - 12:00PM (Registration and continental breakfast starting at 8:30 a.m.
BU, Metcalf Trustee Center, 1 Silber Way, 9th Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg9zwyr2044b4ce9&oseq=&c=&ch=

Preparing for 2020 Census:  Panel Discussion and Q&A
Moderated by Data Services Director Tim Reardon
Featuring representatives from:
U.S. Census Bureau
City of Chelsea
Massachusetts Voter Table
Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth's Census Program

Charles Eliot Scholarship Award
Mann Award to Wellesley Fire Chief Rick DeLorie
Business meeting, including adoption of FY2020 budget
Election of officers
Election of Executive Committee


Selling without selling out: How to communicate your science
Wednesday, May 29
12:00 p.m. ET
RSVP at https://www.sciencemag.org/custom-publishing/webinars/selling-without-selling-out-how-communicate-your-science

Science is relevant to every person—it is just that many people don’t realize it. The volume and complexity of modern science, and the speed at which nonsense (nonscience) is transmitted, make the dissemination of accurate scientific concepts a challenge. Add fake science to the mix and one can understand why the public is confused. This confusion can have dire consequences—mistrust of vaccinations resulting from discredited and retracted scientific publications has caused unnecessary suffering and thousands of deaths, while misrepresentation of climate science has devalued the impact of global warming and its perilous implications. The most attention-grabbing headlines in the media are often about scientists who have dubious motives or have committed ethical atrocities—whether it’s DNA editing of humans, a wholly unscientific chocolate diet, or debunked cold nuclear fusion. To counter such misinformation, scientists need to take the initiative and proactively communicate their science in an accurate and understandable manner. This webinar provides guidance on how to best communicate science to your peers and the public. Stand up and tell the world about what you do. Help everyone understand how science makes society better.

Speaker bios
Laura Lindenfeld, Ph.D., Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, Stony Brook, NY
Dr. Lindenfeld is executive director of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and interim dean of the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York. She holds a Ph.D. in cultural studies from the University of California, Davis. As the Alda Center’s executive director, she oversees a dynamic organization that has trained over 12,000 scientists worldwide and introduced over 40,000 to the Alda Method. The center provides international leadership in conducting and connecting research and practice to advance clear, vivid science and medical communication. As a communication researcher, her work draws inspiration from the idea that we can make better, more informed decisions about how we shape our collective future. She is passionate about supporting scientists to communicate their work in more direct and engaging ways. Her work focuses on how we can advance meaningful, productive interactions with communities, stakeholders, and decision-makers by strengthening linkages between knowledge and action. Dr. Lindenfeld’s work has appeared in a range of journals, including Science Communication, Ecology and Society, Environmental Communication, Sustainability Science, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, and Food and Foodways. She coauthored the book Feasting Our Eyes: Food Films and Cultural Identity in the United States (2016) with Fabio Parasecoli.

Alexia Youknovsky, Agent Majeur, Paris, France
Ms. Youknovsky is founder and CEO of Agent Majeur, a science communication agency based in Paris, France. Eleven years ago, she had the foresight to create a company providing specific communication services for stakeholders in research and innovation. A chemical engineer by training, with experience in both research and consulting, she identified with the constant pressure on scientists to publicize their activities, seek out funding, forge partnerships, and invest in public outreach. Now, she leads a team of science communication professionals with the objective of helping scientists promote their work through strategic planning, event production, communication training, graphic design, and more.

Matthew S. Savoca, Ph.D., Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University, Pacific Grove, CA
Dr. Savoca is a postdoctoral researcher at the Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University. He completed his Ph.D. in ecology at the University of California, Davis, where his research focused on why marine animals mistake plastic debris for prey items. This work received international media attention from venues including NPR, BBC, The New York Times, and National Geographic. He earned a Science & SciLifeLab 2018 Prize for Young Scientists for an essay describing his doctoral work. He currently studies the foraging behavior of baleen whales and their possible interactions with microplastics. Dr. Savoca is also passionate about science communication and maintains an active science blog (https://matthewsavocaecology.weebly.com/blog). In addition, his popular science writing has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, Scientific American, and The Washington Post.

Sean Sanders, Ph.D., Science/AAAS, Washington, DC
Dr. Sanders did his undergraduate training at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge, UK, supported by the Wellcome Trust. Following postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of Health and Georgetown University, Dr. Sanders joined TranXenoGen, a startup biotechnology company in Massachusetts working on avian transgenics. Pursuing his parallel passion for writing and editing, Dr. Sanders joined BioTechniques as an editor, before joining Science/AAAS in 2006. Currently Dr. Sanders is the Senior Editor for Custom Publishing for the journal Science and Program Director for Outreach.


Chase Bank is Funding the Sixth Mass Extinction” Protest (Climate Courage from 350 Mass Action)
Wednesday, May 29
Chase Bank opening, 1364 Beacon Street, Brookline (Coolidge Corner)
Back up if Coolidge Corner is not open: Chase Bank, 425 Washington Street, Boston (Downtown Crossing)

More than any other bank in the world, JPMorgan Chase is continuing to bury its head in the tar sands, to quadruple down on the oil and to choose short-term profits over all life on Earth. 


Lester D. Gardner Lecture with guest Gwynne Shotwell, President and COO, SpaceX
Wednesday, May 29
3:00pm to 4:00pm
MIT, Building 10-250,Huntington Hall, Cambridge 

The Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics is pleased to announce that Gwynne Shotwell, President and COO of SpaceX, will present the 2019 Lester D. Gardner Lecture.

Lester D. Gardner Lectures are made possible by a bequest of the late Major Lester D. Gardner to sponsor presentations on aeronautical history.

Major Gardner was a member of MIT's Class of 1898.  As president of the Gardner Publishing Co., Major Gardner published the magazine Aviation and Aeronautical Engineering, the predecessor of Aviation Week, for more than 10 years.  He was a founder of the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences and its chief executive for four years.  An air officer in World War I, Major Gardner was the recipient of numerous aeronautical awards, including the Daniel Guggenheim Medal.


Lowell Lecture: Angela Davis "Frameworks for Radical Feminism in the 21st Century"
Wednesday, May 29
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Boston Public Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street, Boston
RSVP at https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/5c30d9fb39612f3e00713706

Angela Davis, through her activism and scholarship over many decades, has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. Her work as an educator—both at the university level and in the larger public sphere—has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice.

Professor Davis’ teaching career has taken her to San Francisco State University, Mills College, and UC Berkeley. She also has taught at UCLA, Vassar, the Claremont Colleges, and Stanford University. Most recently, she spent fifteen years at the University of California Santa Cruz, where she is now Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness— an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program—and of Feminist Studies.

Angela Davis is the author of nine books and has lectured throughout the United States as well as in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America. In recent years, a persistent theme of her work has been the range of social problems associated with incarceration and the generalized criminalization of those communities that are most affected by poverty and racial discrimination. She draws upon her own experiences in the early seventies as a person who spent eighteen months in jail and on trial, after being placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List. She also has conducted extensive research on numerous issues related to race, gender, and imprisonment. Her recent books include Abolition Democracy and Are Prisons Obsolete?, about the abolition of the prison industrial complex, and a new edition of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. In 2012, she published a new collection of essays entitled The Meaning of Freedom.

Angela Davis is a founding member of Critical Resistance, a national organization dedicated to the dismantling of the prison industrial complex. Internationally, she is affiliated with Sisters Inside, an abolitionist organization based in Queensland, Australia that works in solidarity with women in prison.

Funding for this series was generously provided by the Lowell Institute. Founded in 1836 with a mission to inform the populace regardless of gender, race, or economic status, the Lowell Institute has reached thousands of Boston-area residents by sponsoring free public lectures and other educational programs. 


The Clean Energy Marketplace: Opportunities and Challenges
Wednesday, May 29
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Venture Development Center, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-clean-energy-marketplace-opportunities-and-challenges-tickets-61081979846

Innovations are at the heart of the disruption of traditional businesses. Since the time of Thomas Edison and Nicola Tesla the electricity grid has not changed much. High-tension wires crossing state lines transmit electrical energy from large gas-fired power plants have supplied electricity to Americans for over 200 years.

It is high time now to innovate our conventional grids by creating a marketplace for renewable energy sources. Solar, wind, geo-thermal, ocean thermal, fuel cell, hydrogen and even tidal energy can be brought into the fold for a new economy of distributed power systems. Let the thousand points of light shine through the creation of an app based, blockchain-enabled clean energy marketplace.

There are numerous vital questions we need to ask to move forward with the innovation in the electrical power industry, such as:
Will existing grid operators allow distributed power systems and give up their monopoly?
Can renewable energy compete with price of the kilowatts offered by the current electricity suppliers?
Can we trade clean energy kilowatts in an online marketplace?
Can we create a reliable power supply from the disparate renewable energy sources?

Dr. Nish Sonwalkar has conducted extensive research and development in the area of solar microgrids, blockchain platforms, software defined network controllers, IoT and big-data analytics. Joined by leading experts in renewable energy markets, he will explain the P2PConnect platform as reference architecture for constructing a next-gen clean energy marketplace.
Stay tuned for the announcement of panelists!

Brief Biography of the Moderator
Dr. Nish Sonwalkar (ScD., MIT), Founder, President and CEO, Power2Peer
An inventor and entrepreneur, Dr. Nish Sonwalkar has over 25 years of experience in the development of innovative technologies. With Power2Peer he is developing a clean energy marketplace for peer-to-peer transaction. Over the course of his career Dr. Sonwalkar has specialized in renewable energy technologies related to solar thermal applications, open cycle ocean thermal energy conversion (OC-OTEC) evaporators, and the molecular dynamics of energy materials and nano-interfaces, such as Si and copper interfaces and optical coatings. As the former Principal Research Scientist and faculty at MIT, he developed the combined molecular dynamics (MD) and laser Raman spectroscopy methodology for the design of new material interfaces. His most recent invention is a method for increasing the efficiency of solar panels by over 20%.


The Secret History of Boston’s Suburbs: A CityLab + DigBoston Happy Hour
Wednesday, May 29
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
730 Tavern, Kitchen & Patio, 730 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-secret-history-of-bostons-suburbs-a-citylab-digboston-happy-hour-registration-61312524411

Please note: Tickets for this event are free, but advance registration is required as space is limited.

We all know the stereotypes about suburbs: They're affluent, conservative, orderly, and a bit dull. To describe a style or mindset as “suburban” is not a compliment. But what if there were another suburbia, where the rules didn’t apply?

Another “shadow suburbia” exists, argues CityLab senior editor Amanda Kolson Hurley in her new book, Radical Suburbs, from Belt Publishing. Even before American cities started spreading outward along the paths of railroad lines, people headed to the urban fringes to pursue a different way of life. Not all of the communities they founded were about keeping up with the Joneses. And two of the communities Hurley writes about in her book—Six Moon Hill and Five Fields, built by architects who wanted to bring Modernism to the masses—were right here in the Boston area, in Lexington. She’ll join a moderator from DigBoston in a conversation about the local history and what today’s suburbs can learn from these past examples.

When: Wednesday, May 29. Doors open at 6 p.m. and program begins at 6:30 p.m. We’ll leave time to network and make new friends!
Where: 730 Tavern, Kitchen & Patio in Central Square (730 Massachusetts Ave, 02139)
Food/Drink: Attendees are encouraged to order from 730 Tavern.

Tickets: Tickets are free and are required to attend.


The Flee Market: Environmentally Sustainable Small Businesses
Wednesday, May 29
6:00 PM – 10:30 PM EDT
Warehouse XI - Boston Event Space, 11 Sanborn Court, Somerville
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-flee-market-environmentally-sustainable-small-businesses-tickets-61877030865
Cost:  $10

The Flee Market is a culture event bringing together Boston’s creative talent under one roof. Vendors of clothing, art, music and booze come together to sell their pieces with a percentage of all sales being donated to different charities.
Taking place on Wednesday May 29th, 2019 from 6pm to 10:30pm, we're highlihgting local small businesses who have incorporated environmentally sustainable business practices into the way they work. Music will be brought to you by Ted House with a live performance by Lord Felix!
$10 tickets can be bought here on Eventbright or at the door. See you there!
This month's vendors:
Wintermute Cannabis
Besos x Vintage
Avant Garde Vintage
Cheapo Records
Romeo's Juices
And many more!


Old North Speaker Series: James Farrell - The Child Independence is Born
Wednesday, May 29
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Old North Church, 193 Salem Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/old-north-speaker-series-james-farrell-the-child-independence-is-born-tickets-58815905958

Speaker: James Farrell
Presented in partnership with the Ford Hall Forum
Many years after the American Revolution, John Adams reflected on the 1761 speech by James Otis against writs of assistance. “Otis demonstrated the illegality, the unconstitutionality, the iniquity and inhumanity of that writ in so clear a manner, that every man appeared to me to go away ready to take up arms against it,” Adams wrote. “Then and there,” he said, “the child Independence was born.” This presentation will offer a reexamination of the writs of assistance speech by James Otis, testing Adams’s claim about its importance. Did the Revolution begin with the writs of assistance trial? To answer that question, we will review the purpose and function of writs of assistance within the political, legal, and economic environment of colonial Massachusetts, and discuss the constitutional dispute over writs of assistance in the 1761 trial. With a more complete understanding of Otis’s speech, what can we conclude about his influence on colonial opposition to British rule, and about his impact on American legal development in the areas of constitutional protection against unreasonable search, and with regard to the practice of judicial review of legislative action?

Afterwards, join us for a reception and Community Conversation with the speaker and Assistant Clinical Professor of Law Christina A. Miller (Suffolk University)for an intimate discussion about the parallels between the writs of assistance and the parameters of search and seizure law as it is developing in the modern world. 

James M. Farrell is a Professor of Rhetoric in the Communication Department at the University of New Hampshire, where he teaches classes in argumentation, propaganda, rhetorical theory, rhetorical criticism, and American public address. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin—Madison in 1988, and has published numerous critical and historical studies of eighteenth-and nineteenth-century American discourse. He is a past winner of the Karl R. Wallace Memorial Award from the National Communication Association, and a past winner of the Excellence in Teaching Award from the College of Liberal Arts at UNH.


Cass Sunstein Discussing " Conformity: The Power of Social Influences"
WHEN  Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE  The Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
SPEAKER(S)  Cass Sunstein
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO  Karen Porter
hbooks at bncollege.com
DETAILS	  Bestselling author Cass R. Sunstein reveals the appeal and the danger of conformity. We live in an era of tribalism, polarization, and intense social division — separating people along lines of religion, political conviction, race, ethnicity, and sometimes gender. How did this happen? In Conformity, Cass R. Sunstein argues that the key to making sense of living in this fractured world lies in understanding the idea of conformity — what it is and how it works — as well as the countervailing force of dissent.

Thursday, May 30

Climate Action Business Association [CABA] May Networking Night
Thursday, May 30
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Warehouse Bar and Grille, 40 Broad Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/may-networking-night-tickets-61581644356
Cost:  $15

Meet, connect, and learn about fellow member businesses. CABA members and local businesses are welcome, whether you are simply building your network with like-minded businesses, learning how to become more involved with CABA, or finding out how you can incorporate sustainability and resiliency into your business practices.

Bring your coworkers, a smile, and lots of business cards to make some great connections. Even if this is your first networking event with CABA, we will make sure you meet fellow member businesses.

Thank you to our sponsor and host, member business Warehouse Bar and Grille, an upscale sports bar that offers great food and beverages in a relaxed atmosphere. As sustainable leaders in the Boston restaurant movement, switching from plastic to paper straws, they recently purchased a farm on the North Shore to further cultivate and serve the freshest ingredients to their customers.

The event has a limited number of tickets so we ask that if you register, please plan to attend.


Summer EnergyBar: inNOVAte Challenge Kickoff
Thursday, May 30
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Greentown Labs, 444 Somerville Avenue, Somerville
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-energybar-innovate-challenge-kickoff-tickets-60631796335

Join us on May 30 to learn more about the inNOVAte 2019 Challenge and celebrate our first EnergyBar of the summer!
The Greentown Labs inNOVAte 2019 Challenge is a 6-month accelerator program housed at Greentown Labs, the largest cleantech incubator in the United States. The program is focused on connecting entrepreneurs with mentors, team members, business and technical resources they need to launch successful ventures with support and collaboration from CertainTeed and NOVA, Saint-Gobain’s external ventures arm.

At this event attendees will:
Hear remarks from Emily Reichert (CEO, Greentown Labs) and Mark Rayfield (CEO, Saint-Gobain North America, CertainTeed)
Learn more about Saint-Gobain’s Innovation Areas and the InNOVAte 2019 Challenge
Meet the finalists of the InNOVAte 2019 Challenge and vote for your favorite pitch!
Network with cleantech entrepreneurs, investors, students and ‘friends of cleantech’

Check out the inNOVAte 2019 Challenge Landing Page for more information on this accelerator. 

Event Program:
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Reception
6:00 pm - 6:15 pm Opening Remarks: Emily Reichert & Mark Rayfield
6:15 pm - 6:30 pm Saint-Gobain’s Innovation Areas: Stacie Hogya & Minas Apelian
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Lightning Pitches (All Finalists)
7:00 pm - 7:15 pm Voting + Announcement of People’s Choice Awards Winners
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm Networking

Questions? We have answers!
Q: Who are Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed?
Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest building materials companies and manufacturer of innovative material solutions, helps create great living spaces by combining comfort and sustainability. For more than three-and-a-half centuries, Saint-Gobain has been enhancing the wellbeing of people everywhere, whether it’s by addressing climate change, delivering true sustainable development, advancing the information revolution, participating in medical breakthroughs or playing a vital role in space exploration in North America, Saint-Gobain has approximately 150 locations and more than 15,000 employees. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $6.1 billion in 2017. Learn more about Saint-Gobain North America by visiting www.saint-gobain-northamerica.com and connect with Saint-Gobain North America on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

CertainTeed Corporation is a North American manufacturer of building materials for both commercial and residential construction and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain. CertainTeed® is a leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, gypsum and ceilings. CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Learn more about CertainTeed by visiting www.certainteed.com.

Q: Who is NOVA?
NOVA, Saint-Gobain’s External Ventures arm, is dedicated to fostering partnerships with startups, incubators, and venture capital funds all over the world. Since 2006, NOVA identifies forward-thinking startups whose philosophies align with Saint-Gobain’s focus on well-being and sustainability and connects these startups with the resources and experience of Saint-Gobain. See www.nova-saint-gobain.com to learn more.

Q: Who is Greentown Labs?
Greentown Labs, the largest cleantech incubator in the United States, is currently home to more than 90 startups that collectively employ more than 1,000 people. Together, this passionate community of entrepreneurs is working to solve the world’s biggest energy and environmental challenges. Greentown Labs boasts an 88% success rate and its community has collectively raised more than $380 million—including 4 exits. Greentown Labs offers 100,000 sq. ft. of prototyping lab and office space, a 1,800 sq. ft wet lab, a shared machine shop, an electronics lab and a curated suite of programs, resources, and tools. With our robust partner network, members gain access to more than $250K in resources, including software tools, machinery, electronics equipment, legal services, manufacturing expertise, relevant investors and neighborhood perks. For more information, please visit www.greentownlabs.com or find us onTwitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

Q: What is Greentown Launch?
Greentown Launch is a six-month, industry specific, structured acceleration program designed to drive deals between entrepreneurs and corporate partners. Over the last four years, Greentown Labs has run four Greentown Launch programs that have resulted in investment and partnership deals for over 65% of startup participants. We facilitate these deals through more than 80 hours of intensive business training, hands on mentorship from industry experts and a unique model of startup and corporate relationship building. Beyond our unique partnership curation program, startups accepted into this program gain the ability to access our network of more than 150 investors and 40 corporate partners while gaining access to state of the art lab, business and software tools including SOLIDWORKS, Altium, a machine shop, electronics equipment, wet lab, legal and marketing support.
The program is hosted at Greentown Labs’ Global Center for Cleantech Innovation, one of the world’s most renowned energy innovation hubs. Entrepreneurs selected for this program will receive paid desk space at Greentown Labs for the duration of the six month program.


Thursday, May 30
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
New England Institute of Technology, 1 New England Tech Boulevard, Room S330, East Greenwich, RI
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paris-to-pittsburgh-community-action-event-tickets-60972280733

The climate for change is now. We invite you to join us at the New England Institute of Technology for a Community Action Event, Paris to Pittsburgh to New England. Let us explore together what states, cities, towns, and organizations are doing throughout New England when it comes to climate change: Do we accept climate change as being inevitable and begin to adapt...if so, how? Or is there still a way to reduce the impact of climate change...and if so, how?

This special event begins with a public forum made up of leaders in their respective fields from across New England. The leaders will share their perspectives and current actions. During this discussion, the audience will be encouraged to participate. Following this discussion, there will be time to network along with a special screening of the National Geographic/Bloomberg Philanthropies' film, PARIS to PITTSBURGH. Refreshments will be provided by our host, the New England Institute of Technology, and organizing partners.

Editorial Comment:  May be a little out of range but perhaps applicable for an important event like this.


Boston Medical Center Rooftop Farm Tour 
Thursday, May 30
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
750 Albany Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-medical-center-rooftop-farm-tour-tickets-61948911863

Experience the intersection of food and health on a tour of Boston Medical Center’s rooftop farm. On this tour you will learn about rooftop farming and green roofs, bee keeping, and how Boston Medical Center utilizes their farm in multiple ways to improve the health of our community. 

Hosted by Boston Medical Center, Higher Ground Farm, and Recover Green Roofs.
The farm has two active beehives onsite so please use caution if you are allergic.
Space is limited. Please register to secure your spot.


ELM Earth Night 2019
Thursday, May 30
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/elm-earth-night-2019-tickets-59318787089
Cost;  $50 – $100

On May 30th, we celebrate the Commonwealth’s environmental progress, with a spotlight on our potential to lead the nation on responsibly-developed offshore wind. Come enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres, visit with friends and colleagues, and hear inspirational words from this year’s Commonwealth Environmental Leadership Award winners.
Congratulations to this year's Commonwealth Environmental LeadershipAward Winners:
U.S. Representative Katherine Clark - D-MA 5th District
Thomas Glynn Ph.D - Massport CEO (2012-2018)


Stories in Science: Vessels of Power and Possibility
Thursday, May 30
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Simons IMAX Theatre New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston
RSVP at http://support.neaq.org/site/Calendar/1265937834

Ari Daniel, Senior Digital Producer, NOVA; Senior Producer, Story Collider; Independent Science Reporter


George Lakey: How We Win
Thursday, May 30
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain

George Lakey has been active in direct action campaigns for six decades. Recently retired from Swarthmore College, where he was the Eugene M. Lang Visiting Professor for Issues in Social Change, Lakey’s first arrest was at a civil rights demonstration in March 1963, and his most recent was March 29, 2018 in the Power Local Green Jobs Campaign.

Some high points of his movement experience were sailing into Vietnam with medical supplies in defiance of the U.S. war, participating in the first mass sit-down at the Supreme Court as part of his LGBT activism, founding the collective Men Against Patriarchy and the Movement for a New Society, and coordinating a statewide cross-class, cross-race coalition against the Reagan counter-revolution.  He led over 1500 training workshops on five continents and co-founded Training for Change.

HOW WE WIN  is his tenth book; his ninth was VIKING ECONOMICS: How the Scandinavians got it right and how we can, too. 

George Lakey’s  Manual for Direct Action was literally a life-saver for many during the height of the struggle for Black freedom and dignity in the 1960s.  How We Win  has arrived to us at another key moment in our human journey. . — Rev. Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change

Lakey shows us how nonviolent tactics and brilliant organizing win enduring changes.
— Rebecca Solnit, Harper’sContributing Editor, National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism, author of Hope in the Dark.

Friday, May 31

EBC Energy Resources Program:  Carbon Capture & Sequestration
Friday, May 31
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Brown Rudnick LLP, One Financial Center, Boston 
RSVP at http://ebcne.org/event/ebc-energy-resources-program-carbon-capture-sequestration/
Cost:  $50 to $185

This EBC Energy program will define the scale and dimension of how Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) can contribute to a successful clean energy transition. Experienced practitioners will provide an overview of the four major elements of CCS; CO2 Capture, its Compression, Transport and Storage. The speakers will offer views on the current state of the art, cost and safety issues, future deployment and environmental impact.

Background – Carbon Capture and Storage
Carbon Capture and Sequestration/Storage is the process of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from large point sources, such as fossil fuel power plants, and transporting it to an underground geological formation for long term containment. The aim is to prevent the release of large quantities of CO2 from fossil fuel use in power generation and other industries as a means of mitigating the contribution of fossil fuel emissions to global warming and ocean acidification. Although CO2 has been injected into geological formations for several decades for various purposes, including enhanced oil recovery (EOR), the long-term storage of CO2is a relatively new concept that can mitigate the continued use of fossil fuels at scale as we transition to renewable energy.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Program Chair & Moderator:
Peter Baldwin, President, base-e

Speaker Agenda:
Overview: Problem Definition & Dimensions 
Howard J. Herzog, Senior Research Engineer ,MIT Energy Initiative, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

CO2 Compression Technology – Operating Issues and Cost/tonne

Kevin Kisor, Application Engineering Manager, MAN Energy Solutions

Geologic Storage and CO2 Pipeline Network Issues – Safety and Cost/tonne
Timothy C. Grant, Senior Fellow, Geologic and Environmental Systems, U.S. DOE/National Energy Technology Laboratory

Subsurface Requirements, Issues and Cost/tonne
Dr. Grant Bromhal, Research Engineer, Predictive Geosciences Division, National Energy Technology Laboratory

Following the Speaker Presentations will be a Panel Discussion moderated by Peter Baldwin of base-e.


SBN's 30th Annual Conference: Building a Local, Green, & Fair Economy Now!
Friday, May 31
8:00 AM – 2:30 PM EDT
Natixis Investment Management, 888 Boylston Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/sbns-30th-annual-conference-building-a-local-green-fair-economy-now-tickets-59952797431
Cost:  $75 – US$95

For the 30th time, Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) invites businesses, community leaders, and nonprofit organizations to share ideas and make plans for how we can take the next concrete steps to create a more just and sustainable Massachusetts.

It's an opportunity to join SBN and like-minded allies in a collaborative effort to make practical and positive changes in our community and local economy. We believe that all of us are stronger through partnerships and collaborations! Please join us for a day of conversations leading to action!
This year's theme is Building a Local, Green, and Fair Economy Now!
The Conference includes keynote speakers, breakout sessions, ignite- five minute presentations, networking, catered lunch (as part of the cost of the Conference), and a tour of one of the greenest buildings in Massachusetts.

Keynote Speakers:
Nicola Williams, founder and owner, The Williams Agency
"Why an Ownership Economy is Essential for Sustainable Communities?"
Glynn Lloyd, co-founder, BECMA
"Three `Must Do's' for Economic Inclusion to Have Traction in Greater Boston and MA"
Daniel M. Flannery, CFA, Balanced Rock Investment Advisors
"How to Leverage Your Personal Investments to Build a Local, Green and Fair Economy"
Segun Idowu, Executive Director for BECMA
"Can't We Do Better Than 1%? Achieving True Equity in City of Boston Contracting"
Kristin Kelleher, Programs Director for Climate Action Business Association
"Pricing Carbon: the Cutting Edge Approach to Climate Action"
Karen Spiller, Principal, KAS Consulting
"Racial Equity and Sustainability in Action: What Does Food Have to Do with it?"

Speakers Include:
Tim Cronin, Policy & Partnerships Manager, Climate Action Business Association, Co-facilitating workshop with Kristin Kelleher
Edward Dugger III, President, Chief Executive Officer, UNC Partners Inc., Co-facilitating workshop with Glen Lloyd
Myrna Greenfield, Founder of Good Egg Marketing
Laury Hammel, Executive Director of Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts and CEO of Longfellow Health Clubs, Master of Ceremonies
Jim Roach, Senior Vice President of Retirement Strategies for Natixis Investment Managers

Agenda for Collaboration and Action:
8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30	Introductions
8:45	Keynote Speakers
9:15	Breakout Sessions
10:00 Break
10:15 Breakout Sessions
11:00 Ignite Session--Five different Five-Minute Presentations
11:30 Small Group Conversations
12:00pm Catered Lunch (included in cost of Conference)
12:40 Keynote Speakers
1:10	Breakout Sessions
1:40	Making Plans and Closing Process
2:00	Conference Ends
2:00	Tour of one of the greenest building in Massachusetts
2:30	Tour Complete

Speaker Bios:
Tim Cronin, Policy & Partnerships Manager, Climate Action Business Association
Tim manages CABA’s policy program by analyzing climate & energy policies, developing legislative strategies, and engaging member businesses in the policymaking process. He is also founding author of the weekly ‘Massachusetts Policy Roundup‘ newsletter, assists in CABA member business recruitment, and co-chairs the grassroots committee for the Massachusetts carbon pricing coalition. A life-long resident of Weymouth Massachusetts, Tim is a member of Weymouth Rotary, his local Eagles chapter, and the Weymouth Energy Advisory Committee. He also serves on the MetroCommon Scenario Advisory Committee, which is helping to develop MAPC’s 2050 regional plan. Tim has a B.A. in Economics from Stonehill College and spent his junior year of undergraduate studies at Oxford University.

Ed Dugger, President, Reinventure Capital
As a prominent business and civic leader, Ed served as a director and member of the Executive Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and is currently a Director and Member of the Executive Committee of Boston Community Capital, one of the largest regulated Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs) in the United States. He is the Chair of the Board of Boston Community Ventures and serves on the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable. Most recently, he has guided growth companies to launch initiatives that: 1) anticipate the impact on business of rapid demographic and environmental changes in the United States and 2) develop new business models transforming these changes into competitive advantages for businesses. Based in Boston, Ed is a graduate of Harvard College and Princeton University (MPA-UP, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs).
Dan Flannery, CFA - President and Founder, Balanced Rock Investment Advisors
Dan is a lifelong investor and founder of SBN member company Balanced Rock Investment Advisors. Balanced Rock's mission is to make personalized fee-only advice and values-based investing affordable and accessible to everyone, no matter their net worth. In particular, Dan has made local investing in positive social and environmental opportunities a priority for the firm and their clients. Prior to founding Balanced Rock, Dan spent more than eight years with Cargill Investment Group Ltd., an asset manager of private tax credit real estate equity funds for institutional investors. In his spare time, Dan serves on the Steering/Finance Committees of JP Local First, Roslindale Porch Fest, Roslindale Village Main Streets and volunteers at the local Mozart Elementary School. He lives and works in Roslindale with his wife Meredith, their 6-year-old son Alden and 1-year-old daughter Sienna.

Myrna Greenfield, President and 'Top Egg', Good Egg Marketing
Myrna Greenfield has worked in the food and beverage, marketing, health care, and hi-tech industries. Greenfield was employee #1 at Equal Exchange, a Fair Trade coffee and food cooperative. She’s the former director of Communications and Campaigns at Oxfam America and served at many other non-profits, including the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, Fenway Community Health, and the Child Care Resource Center. Greenfield is also a frequent speaker and trainer at conferences, events, and meetings. She’s presented for a wide variety of groups, including Jamaica Plain business owners, Cambridge corner stores and restaurant owners, Boston area non-profits, New England farmers and food producers, and business trainers. Her topics include product development, branding, sales and marketing strategies, website, and social media.

Laury Hammel, Executive Director of SBN and CEO of Longfellow Health Clubs
Laury founded the Sustainable Business Network (SBN was originally New England Business Association for Social Responsibility (NEBASR)) in 1988, and has been leading the sustainable business movement in Massachusetts ever since. He is the owner and president of Longfellow Health Clubs – a group of health and recreation clubs in the Greater Boston area- considered to be among the greenest health clubs in the U.S. Laury has been the Executive Director of SBN since 2008 and provides overall leadership and visioning for the organization and its programs. Laury has been instrumental in founding numerous additional regional and national networks including Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) and the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE).

Segun Idowu, Executive Director, Black Economic Council of Massachusetts, Inc.
A lifelong resident of Boston, Segun is a proud product of the Boston Public Schools. Following his graduation from Boston Latin Academy, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in History at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia and honors from the Phi Beta Kappa and Golden Key Societies. In 2018, Segun was elected to serve as the 1st Vice President for the Boston chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the first chapter of the oldest civil rights advocacy organization in the nation. In this role, Segun managed the much heralded and research intensive report card project that assessed the city’s efforts and results in addressing systemic racial disparities. Segun was recently recognized as an “Influential Millennial of Color” in the city of Boston, and currently serves as the Executive Director for the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts, Inc. (BECMA).

Kristin Kelleher, Programs Director, Climate Action Business Association
Watching sea level rise affect her hometown of Newburyport inspired Kristin on her journey in the environmental field. She knows communication is key in adapting to our changing climate, and so she is always working to develop strong and reliable communication channels with CABA’s member businesses, with key stakeholders in our legislature, and within vulnerable communities. Kristin enjoys adding new skills to her arsenal and her ultimate passion is to act as an advocate for businesses, ensuring they have the tools to be resilient and sustainable. Kristin is the lead author of the Businesses Acting on Rising Seas Report. She also serves on the Steering Committee for the Updated Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Projections for Metro Boston Project, she is an Agenda Setter for the Climigration Network, and she serves on the American Society of Adaptation Professionals Registry Project Working Group. Kristin has a B.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University and an M.A. in Environment, Politics, & Globalization from King's College London. 

Glynn Lloyd, Executive Director, Foundation for Business Equity
Glynn Lloyd has been a pioneer in the field of transformative urban economic development for over 25 years. He is the President and Founder of City Fresh Foods and is currently the Executive Director of the Foundation for Business Equity. The Foundation’s first Initiative: The Business Equity Initiative has designed and is executing a unique approach to truly scaling up our local Black and Latino enterprises in Eastern MA. Glynn has extensive experience assisting some of region’s prominent nonprofits, including the transition of Commonwealth Kitchen to new leadership. As previous board chair of Sportsmen’s Tennis Club, Glynn assisted in the transition of leadership at both the board and management level, at a critical time of this African-American led community institution’s life cycle. He was also selected and appointed by Governor Deval Patrick to serve as a Trustee for Roxbury Community College, as part of the college’s pivot into its best possible future. Most recently, he helped found the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts, a coalition of black business, community, religious and labor leaders working together to improve economic indicators in the Black community.

Jim Roach, Senior Vice President of Retirement Strategies for Natixis Investment Managers
In this role, he represents Natixis Sustainable Future Funds®, the first and only open-ended mutual fund target date offerings that are broadly ESG in the marketplace. Mr. Roach has over 17 years of investment industry experience and has spent the majority of his career in sales leadership roles. He served most recently as Head of Sales for Natixis Canada and previously as Sales Desk Manager at Natixis US headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Roach holds an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Connecticut.

Karen Spiller, Principal, KAS Consulting
Karen Spiller is dedicated to supporting the sustained health and equity of our communities. As Principal of KAS Consulting, she provides mission-based consulting with a focus on resource matching, board development and strategic planning for health and equity-focused initiatives. Karen works with diverse stakeholders, including community residents and businesses, state and local agencies, policy makers, corporations, foundations, community-based organizations and healthcare providers.She serves on national and regional committees and leads teams committed to creating equitable public health and sustainable food systems. Karen’s current board member contributions include Boston Food Forest Coalition, Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group and Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts. Involved in state-wide and regional food system work, Karen is an engaged process team member of the Food Solutions New England network. She serves as its Massachusetts Ambassador making connections between FSNE’s New England Food Vision and its racial equity commitment leading to action and movement building across the New England states. Karen is a Thomas W. Haas Professor in Sustainable Food Systems at University of New Hampshire, Durham NH.

Nicola Williams, Founder and Owner, The Williams Agency
Nicola Williams is founder and owner of The Williams Agency she founded 24 years ago to focus on social issues and causes. She is an entrepreneur, activist, organizer, localvore, environmentalist, and a passionate gardener who lives in Cambridge. She is a Jamaican immigrant, who relocated to Cambridge via Brooklyn for its livability, history, culture and diversity. The Williams Agency offers marketing, communications, and strategic planning services and have won local and national awards for her work. Nicola's commitment to community is demonstrated in her company’s values that include sustainability, diversity, localism, and respect for the people and the environment. Nicola currently serves on the board of directors of three non-profit organizations including Sustainable Business Network, and Community Art Center and Harvard Square Neighborhood Association and has led the organizing of the Cambridge Carnival for 26 years and the Boston Local Food Festival since 2013. She was recognized as a 2015 Cambridge Food Hero for her work with sustainable food. Prior to The Williams Agency, she served as a consultant for Cambridge Business Development, whose mission was to assist businesses stages through start-up, development, and growth.


GANocracy: A Tutorial and Workshop on Deep Generative Modeling
Friday, May 31
9:00am to 7:00pm
MIT, Building 46, Singleton Auditorium, 43 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Join the MIT Quest for Intelligence and MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab for a workshop and tutorial on the promise of generative adversarial networks, or GANs. Learn how we can exploit the benefits of GANs while minimizing their potential harm. Topics will include the nuts and bolts of generative models, their applications, generative art, and the science and theory of GANs. 


Radcliffe Day 2019:  Food and Justice
Friday, May 31
Radcliffe Yard, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://huevents.harvard.edu/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x60079abcd
The event will be webcast live on this page on May 31. Registration is not required to view the webcast:  https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/how-to-watch-live-webcast

On Radcliffe Day 2019, Friday, May 31, we will award the Radcliffe Medal to Dolores Huerta.
Please register and join us.

Dolores Huerta has spent the past 60 years fighting to secure the rights of marginalized people and communities. She is a living civil rights icon who, despite the obstacles she has faced, has held fast to her belief that political organizing and engagement can produce meaningful change.
In 1962, Huerta cofounded what would become the United Farm Workers of America. Although her name is not as recognizable as that of her partner in that endeavor, Cesar Chavez, her contributions are no less significant. She worked tirelessly to build a nationwide coalition that fought for the rights of farmworkers.

Huerta played a critical role in California’s legendary grape strike, which began in Delano in September of 1965, when Filipino pickers walked out of the fields to protest years of poor pay and desperate working conditions. They were joined by Mexican workers two weeks later. The strike continued for five years, until California table-grape growers signed their first labor contracts in 1970, granting workers better pay, benefits, and protections.
As David Bacon wrote in the San Francisco Chronicle on the 50th anniversary of the strike, it “was a watershed struggle for civil and labor rights, supported by millions of people across the country. It helped breathe new life into the labor movement, opening doors for immigrants and people of color.”
President Barack Obama awarded Huerta the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012, saying, “Dolores helped lead a worldwide grape boycott that forced growers to agree to some of the country’s first farmworker contracts. And ever since, she has fought to give more people a seat at the table. ‘Don’t wait to be invited,’ she says. ‘Step in there.’”
Design based on Dolores movie poster, artwork courtesy PBS Distribution
Design based on Dolores movie poster, artwork courtesy PBS Distribution

Our program has been designed to honor Huerta’s critical work to secure the rights of marginalized people by examining the issue that first sparked her activism: the intersection of food and social justice.
On Radcliffe Day 2019 we will explore the shortcomings and challenges of the US food system through social, ecological, and health policy lenses. These issues are far from new, but they have received considerable attention in recent years and they remain vitally important to our nation’s well-being.
In many affluent communities, healthful, ethically produced food is increasingly available to those who seek it. Meanwhile—in our era of growing income disparity—many other Americans lack access to such food. And food production and policy in the United States continue to enable inhumane working conditions, environmental degradation, and products that undermine our health.
To repair what is broken in the US food system, it is crucial to understand and address systemic issues rather than focus exclusively on consumer behavior. Our choices are important: As consumers, we may assume that the healthful foods we buy are also sustainably and ethically produced with reasonable social protections for laborers. But all too often that is not the case. Ultimately, we must address the structural failures in the system that affect social, ecological, and health issues on a societal scale. The key question is how we can create a system that ensures just labor practices and equitable access to ethical, sustainable, and healthful food.
Our audience will have an opportunity to hear from Huerta herself as well as a panel of experts. The panel discussion, "Nourishing America: Exploring the Intersection of Food and Justice,” moderated by the renowned journalist Soledad O’Brien ’88, will feature leading activists and scholars with diverse and important perspectives on food, food production, and policy. In reflecting on their own work at the intersection of food and justice, they will challenge and broaden our understanding of these critical issues. The panelists will include:
health policy expert and Harvard public health professor Sara Bleich PhD ’07 RI ’19 
immigration and employment activist, lawyer, and professor of law Jennifer Gordon ’87 JD ’92 
writer, activist, and Food First cofounder Frances Moore Lappé
expert in agricultural and economic policy Daniel A. Sumner
renowned chef and food activist Alice Waters
Soledad O'Brien ’88 is an award-winning journalist, author, philanthropist, and founder and CEO of Starfish Media Group. She anchors and produces Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien and has anchored or reported for ABC, Al Jazeera, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NBC, among others. In 2006, Newsweek named her one of the “15 People Who Make America Great." Follow her on Twitter: @soledadobrien
Sara Bleich PhD ’07, RI ’19 is a professor of public health policy at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at Radcliffe. Her research informs policies to prevent obesity and diet-related diseases, particularly among vulnerable populations. A White House fellow in 2015–2016, Bleich served as a senior policy advisor to the Department of Agriculture and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative.
Jennifer Gordon ’87, JD ’92 is a professor at Fordham University School of Law. Earlier in her career, she founded the Workplace Project, a pioneering immigrant workers’ center. Gordon has received a MacArthur Fellowship and was named an “outstanding womanlawyer” by the National Law Journal.
Frances Moore Lappé is the author of 19 books, including the landmark Diet for a Small Planet. She cofounded the Small Planet Institute and is the recipient of 18 honorary degrees and the Right Livelihood Award, often described as the “alternative Nobel.”
Daniel A. Sumner is the director of the University of California Agricultural Issues Center and the Frank H. Buck Jr. Distinguished Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis. Sumner studies economic impacts of food sustainability trends and policy. He was raised on a fruit farm in Suisun Valley, California.
Alice Waters is a chef, the author of 16 books, a food activist, and the founder and owner of Chez Panisse, in Berkeley, California. She was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama in 2015 for celebrating eating as a political act and the table as a powerful means to pursue social justice.


MLTalks—Inventive Minds: Marvin Minsky on Education
Friday, May 31
1:00pm — 2:00pm
MIT Media Lab, - 3rd-floor atrium, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Xiao Xiao and Cynthia Solomon in conversation with Hal Abelson
All talks at the Media Lab, unless otherwise noted, are free and open to the public. No registration is required.
This talk will be webcast. Join the conversation on Twitter: #MLTalks
Inventive Minds: Marvin Minsky on Education is a collection of six essays by artificial intelligence pioneer Marvin Minsky on how education can foster inventiveness, paired with commentary by Marvin's former colleagues and students. Co-edited by Cynthia Solomon, who worked with Marvin at the MIT AI Lab, and Media Lab alum Xiao Xiao, who also illustrated the book.
In this talk, hosted by Hal Abelson (a longtime colleague of Minsky's and a contributor to the book), Xiao and Cynthia  will share their experiences of editing the book and  working with so many of the people who share in Marvin's legacy.  They'll offer their insights on Marvin's ideas about mentorship, the potential of technology in schools, and the shortcomings of conventional education. 
Xiao Xiao is a multimedia artist and music technology researcher. As multimedia artist, Xiao has presented at venues such as TEDxBoston and the Aspen Ideas Festival. Recent interactive artworks are on permanent exhibit at the Historic New Orleans Collection. As researcher, Xiao has published at academic conferences around the world, including CHI, TEI, SIGGRAPH, and NIME. Xiao received a BS in computer science from MIT and a PhD from the MIT Media Lab, where she is a research affiliate. In her spare time, Xiao practices yoga, paints, and teaches herself how to play the theremin. 
Cynthia Solomon created Logo, the first programming language for children, along with Dan Bobrow, Wally Feurzeig, and Seymour Papert at Bolt, Beranek and Newman in 1966. She and Papert continued Logo research at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab, where the Logo environment was extended to music, turtle graphics, and robotics with the collaboration of Marvin Minsky and other Lab members. Her seminal book Computer Environments for Children was the first comprehensive reflection on computers in education, and her paper with Seymour Papert, “Twenty Things to do with a Computer,” is a classic in the field. She received an MA in Computer Science from Boston University (1976) and an EdD from Harvard University (1985). She serves on the program committee of Constructing Modern Knowledge and in 2016 was awarded both the National Center for Women & Information Technology Pioneer Award and the Constructionism Lifetime Achievement Award. She also received the 2019 FabLearn Lifetime Achievement Award.
Harold (Hal) Abelson is the Class of 1922 Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, a fellow of the IEEE, and is a founding director of both Creative Commons and the Free Software Foundation. Abelson holds an AB degree from Princeton University and a PhD degree in mathematics from MIT. In 1992, Abelson was designated as one of MIT's six inaugural MacVicar Faculty Fellows, in recognition of his significant and sustained contributions to teaching and undergraduate education. Abelson was recipient in 1992 of the Bose Award (MIT's School of Engineering teaching award). Abelson is also the winner of the 1995 Taylor L. Booth Education Award given by IEEE Computer Society, cited for his continued contributions to the pedagogy and teaching of introductory computer science.

Saturday, June 1

Coastal Bird Walks at Belle Isle Marsh
Saturday, June 1
8:00am - 10:00am
Belle Isle Marsh 1399 Bennington Street, East Boston, meet in the parking lot
rSVP at https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/boston-nature-center/67810-coastal-bird-walks-at-belle-isle-marsh

Join our Coastal Waterbird Education Specialist and the DCR Belle Isle Marsh Supervisor to learn more about our Boston coastal birds. Belle Isle Marsh offers a unique birding experience as it is close to urban life, but also has a highly productive coastal ecosystem! FREE

Registration is required.
Register online or call 617-983-8500 to register by phone.
Register by mail: program registration form (PDF 66K)
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.
For more information, contact:

Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
500 Walk Hill Street
Mattapan, MA 02126
bnc at massaudubon.org

Editorial Comment:  Belle Isle Marsh is a wondrous place that too few people know about.


Cambridge River Festival 
Saturday,June 1
11am - 6pm
Central Square Cultural District, Massachusetts Avenue between Prospect & Sidney Streets, Cambridge

This year is the 40th anniversary of the River Festival. Themes for this year include climate change and sustainability. A climate change pavilion will be located on Sidney Street. Details forthcoming at https://www.cambridgema.gov/arts/Programs/riverfestival

Monday, June 3

(Our Humanity Is) Unbroken by Bars: A Reception and Conversation
WHEN  Monday, June 3, 2019, 3 – 5 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Gutman Gallery, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Art/Design, Exhibitions, Special Events
SPEAKER(S)  Andrea Leverentz, Professor of sociology at UMass: Boston and author of "The Ex-Prisoner’s Dilemma: How Women Negotiate Competing Narratives of Re-entry and Desistance”
DETAILS  Join Dr. Andrea Leverentz, professor of sociology at UMass: Boston and author of "The Ex-Prisoner’s Dilemma: How Women Negotiate Competing Narratives of Re-entry and Desistance," as she leads a conversation with two formerly incarcerated women, Lorraine and Ivy, and Lorraine’s mother, Eileen, as they share with us how they navigated re-entering society after incarceration. Through them we will come to understand how important it is to cherish the seemingly small victories accrued during this difficult process: reconnecting with family, finding a voice, expressing gratitude, healing from trauma, among others.
LINK	www.unbrokenbybars.com


Dissecting the Human Microbiome in Health and Disease
Monday, June 3
The Burren:  247 Elm Street, Somerville

Alex Kostic

More information at http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/science-by-the-pint/  


Innovations to Eradicate Global Poverty
Monday, June 3
Doors open @ 6pm -- Come early and meet other Long Now thinkers -- Presentation starts @ 7pm
Cambridge Innovation Center, Venture Cafe, 1 Broadway, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/innovations-to-eradicate-global-poverty-tickets-61383619057
Cost:  $0 – $15

A Long Now Boston Community Conversation with
Eleanor Murphy, Director of East Coast Development, Acumen
Katherine Collins, Head of Sustainable Investing, Putnam Investments 
Extreme poverty has been a “normal” part of the human experience since our species’ origin. For hundreds of years, those who live beyond poverty have been trying to “help” those who are poor. Yet after all of those efforts, and despite the wealth, technology, and connectivity that exists today, deep poverty persists. There must be a better way.

Traditionally, poverty was a charitable concern, to be addressed locally or within ethnic or national boundaries. In the 20th century, a new humanitarian ethic began to emerge, giving rise to big government philanthropy and development. While both private charity and government play important roles, vast populations remain in poverty. Half of the world’s population is poor, and many lack access to infrastructure and resources that would meaningfully improve lives. Thomas Edison invented the light bulb in 1879, but electricity does not yet reach one in seven people on earth today. A billion people worldwide live in communities without basic health care. Acumen and Last Mile Health are two philanthropic organizations taking novel approaches to remedy these gross inequities.

Acumen (acumen.org) is a philanthropic organization that embraces a radical approach, rooted in the mission of providing dignity to every human being. It starts by listening to the voices of the unheard. It provides capital that works for, rather than controls, and serves as a means, rather than an end. Innovation is key: Embracing what works; Letting go of what doesn’t; Taking risks supporting entrepreneurs who treat the poor like customers, delivering both profitability and outsized social benefits. The approach requires lots of patience, combined with a healthy infusion of business acumen.

Last Mile Health (lastmilehealth.org) began with a vision of universal justice, quality, and care, and the ambitious goal of achieving access to health care for everyone, everywhere, every day. The focus is centered on the power and effectiveness of community health workers who are part of the communities they serve. By training, equipping, supporting, and paying these professionals, quality care can be delivered effectively. By partnering with government and others in the field, the community benefits are amplified.

Together with other trailblazers whose work is driven by a similar moral compass, these organizations are embracing and navigating the tensions that exist in an interdependent, interconnected world. The goals are lofty, and also achievable: to use innovation, capital, and - most of all - deep human connection, to create a future without the poverty and injustice that have persisted through the millennia.

Join the conversation and be part of the solution.

$15 in advance // $20 at the door. Students w/ID admitted free.
Audience participation is encouraged. 
If Eventbrite tickets sell out, seating for walk-ups will unlikely be available due to room size.

Eleanor Murphy is Director for East Coast Development with Acumen, a philanthropic investment company founded in 2001. Well-versed in impact investing, poverty alleviation and venture philanthropy as well as wealth management, investment philosophy and estate planning, she is a graduate of Boston University in International Relations and Affairs and earned a Masters in Humanities from NOHA, the Network on Humanitarian Action, at the University College of Dublin. 

Katherine Collins is Head of Sustainable Investing at Putnam, Founder of Honeybee Capital Foundation and author of the book, The Nature of Investing. Katherine served as a portfolio manager and head of research at Fidelity and then set out to re-integrate her investment philosophy with the broader world, traveling as a pilgrim and volunteer, earning her MTS degree at Harvard Divinity School, and studying biomimicry. Katherine is also the board chair at Last Mile Health.

We’re proud and excited to welcome Eleanor and Katherine to the Long Now Boston community.

Tuesday, June 4

Grand Rounds: Mediterranean Diet to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease and Other Chronic Diseases of Aging
Tuesday, June 4 
8-9am (followed by coffee hour)
Bornstein Family Amphitheater, BWH, 45 Francis Street, Boston
RSVP at https://oshercenter.org/oc-event/mediterranean-diet-to-reduce-cardiovascular-disease-and-other-chronic-diseases-of-aging/

Presented by: Samia Mora, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
The Mediterranean diet has been associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events but the precise mechanisms through which Mediterranean diet intake may reduce long-term risk of CVD are not well understood. Dr. Mora and her colleagues aimed to investigate the biological mechanisms that may mediate this cardiovascular benefit.

Research Methods and Findings
Using a prospective study of 25,994 initially healthy women enrolled in the Women’s Health Study who were followed up to 12-years, Dr. Mora evaluated potential mediating effects of a panel of biomarkers (in total 40 biomarkers) that represent different CVD pathways and clinical factors. Women consuming a Mediterranean-type diet had up to a quarter reduction in CVD events over long-term follow-up.

For the MED-CVD risk reduction, biomarkers of inflammation, glucose-metabolism/insulin-resistance, and adiposity contributed most to explaining the association, with additional contributions from pathways related to blood pressure, lipids – in particular HDL or triglyceride-rich lipoprotein metabolism, and to a lesser extent LDL cholesterol, branched chain amino acids, and small molecule metabolites.

Speaker Biography
Samia Mora, MD, MHS is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. She is a cardiovascular medicine specialist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she is the Director of the Center for Lipid Metabolomics.
She also has joint appointments in the Divisions of Cardiovascular Medicine, and Women’s Health.

Dr. Mora received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University, and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed an internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a cardiovascular disease fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she also obtained a Masters in Health Science (Epidemiology) from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is board certified in cardiovascular disease and echocardiography, and is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and American Society of Echocardiography. She also serves on the Editorial Boards of JAMA Internal Medicine and Atherosclerosis.

Dr. Mora’s clinical interests include cardiovascular prevention, lipids, modifiable risk factors, and women’s health. The author of over 140 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Mora’s research focuses on risk factors and prevention of cardiovascular disease. She is actively involved with several randomized clinical trials and observational studies, having served on the Endpoints Committee of the Women’s Health Study, the Clinical Coordinating Committee of the JUPITER trial, and currently on the Steering Committee of the VITAminD and OmegA-3 Trial (VITAL), and the Harvard Investigator on the Gulf Population Risks and Epidemiology of Vascular Events and Treatment (Gulf PREVENT) study. Dr. Mora recently developed the free Aspirin-Guide mobile app (available for iPhone, iPad, Android, and on the web).


How to Design our Roads for People Biking in Massachusetts - Boston area training
Tuesday, June 4
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
MassDOT District 6 Headquarters, 185 Kneeland Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-design-our-roads-for-people-biking-in-massachusetts-boston-area-training-tickets-61942205805

Please join us for a training on how to design for people biking in Massachusetts. The training will cover:
Why People Bike
MassDOT’s Goal and Statewide Bike Plan
Principles of Design
Bikeway Types and Selection
Intersection Design
In addition, the training will include design exercises.

Who Should Attend
This training is intended for project designers, planners, and engineers involved with designing roads and facilities that people bike on.
Training Team
Nick Jackson, Toole Design
Ashley Haire, Ph.D., P.E., Toole Design
Michelle Danila, P.E., PTOE, Complete Streets Engineer
Jackie DeWolfe, Director of Sustainable Mobility
Andy Paul, P.E., Highway Design Engineer


Future of Chocolate: A Conversation with Root Capital & Taza Chocolate
Tuesday, June 4
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Impact Hub Boston, 50 Milk Street, #20th floor, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/future-of-chocolate-a-conversation-with-root-capital-taza-chocolate-tickets-60263891923

It's time to think about how we can all contribute to chocolate's sustainable future as climate change threatens its long-term viability.

Many of us don't think twice about eating a bar of chocolate; the more chocolate the better! But as climate change threatens the long-term viability of both the plant chocolate comes from and the farmers who grow it, it's time that we think about how we can all contribute to chocolate's sustainable future. 

Join Root Capital's Founder & CEO, Willy Foote, and Taza Chocolate's Founder & CEO, Alex Whitmore, for a conversation about the relationship between climate change and chocolate. You'll learn more about how a changing climate affects the farms that chocolate comes from, how farmers can adapt to climate shocks, and how people like you can make sure that chocolate stays around for years to come.


How Science Fiction Inspired Science
Tuesday, June 4
6:30 PM
Belmont Media Center,  9 Lexington Street, Belmont

David Toomey, Ph.D., Professor of English Literature, UMass-Amherst and co-director of the English Department’s Professional Writing and Technical Communication Program.
In this presentation via distance (from UMASS-Amherst) Dr.Toomey examines the relationship between science and science fiction. In particular he explains how science fiction often anticipates discoveries in science.

This presentation will be recorded at Belmont Media Center, but after the presentation visitors will be able to ask Dr Toomey questions in the studio.

In addition to his research, Professor Toomey has written a number of science books for lay audiences. His book Weird Life: The Search for Life That Is Very, Very Different from Our Own (W.W. Norton, 2013) was longlisted for the 2014 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, shortlisted for Physics World Book of the Year for 2013, and named an “Editor’s Choice” by the New York Times Sunday Book Review. It appeared in Spanish translation from Biblioteca Buridán in 2015 and Japanese translation from Hakuyosha Publishing in 2016. His book The New Time Travelers: A Journey to the Frontiers of Physics (W.W. Norton, 2007) was among ten nonfiction books named “new and notable” by Scientific American in 2007, and listed among the “Best Sci-Tech Books 2007” by Library Journal.


Stepping Up: Business In The Era Of Climate Change Part 5 (Energy Transitions)
Tuesday, June 4
6:30 pm
WBUR CitySpace, 890 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://www.wbur.org/events/446278/stepping-up-energy-transitions-part-5
Cost:  $15.00

A five-part WBUR series in collaboration with Harvard Business School and Boston University Questrom School of Business

Business is the main source of the greenhouse gases that are causing the Earth’s climate to change. Business is also the main source of new products, services and business models that may save us from wholesale climate calamity. This 5-part series, featuring leading thinkers from business, environmental advocacy groups and area universities, will explore what businesses are doing, can do and should do to confront climate change.

Part 5: Energy Transitions 
We cannot confront climate change without wholesale changes in our sources of energy. What companies are leading the transition to fossil-fuel-free energy, what barriers are they facing, and how are they tackling those barriers? How are traditional electric utility shifting their business strategies to accommodate or even promote new, cleaner sources of energy? And how are new entrants to this old sector distrupting the electricity industry with clean energy innovations?

Peter Fox-Penner, Director, Institute for Sustainable Energy, and Professor of Practice, Questrom School of Business
Abigail Ross Hopper, President & CEO at Solar Energy Industries Association
Francis Slingsby, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Orsted
Moderator, WBUR Environmental Reporter Bruce Gellerman

Click the links below to purchase tickets to other events in this series.
Part 1: Open for Business?, March 5
Part 2: Food, Diet, and Climate, April 2
Part 3: Climate Politics and Business, April 22
Part 4: The Road Map of the Future: Transportation, May 7

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, June 5

The Universe Speaks in Numbers:  How Modern Math Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets
Wednesday, June 5
6:00 PM
Harvard Science Center, Hall D, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed author and professor GRAHAM FARMELO—author of The Strangest Man, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize—for a discussion of his latest book, The Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Math Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets. He will be joined in conversation by JACOB BARANDES, Co-Director of Graduate Studies for Physics at Harvard University.

About The Universe Speaks in Numbers
One of the great insights of science is that the universe has an underlying order. The supreme goal of physicists is to understand this order through laws that describe the behavior of the most basic particles and the forces between them. For centuries, we have searched for these laws by studying the results of experiments.

Since the 1970s, however, experiments at the world's most powerful atom-smashers have offered few new clues, so some of the world's leading physicists have looked to a different source of insight: modern mathematics. These physicists are sometimes accused of doing "fairy-tale physics," unrelated to the real world. But in The Universe Speaks in Numbers, award-winning science writer and biographer Graham Farmelo argues that the physics they are doing is based squarely on the well-established principles of quantum theory and relativity, and part of a tradition dating back to Isaac Newton.

With unprecedented access to some of the world's greatest scientific minds, Farmelo offers a vivid, behind-the-scenes account of the blossoming relationship between mathematics and physics and the research that could revolutionize our understanding of reality. A masterful account of the some of the most groundbreaking ideas in physics in the past four decades, The Universe Speaks in Numbers is essential reading for anyone interested in the quest to discover the fundamental laws of nature.

Thursday, June 6

It’s Resilience, Stupid! Presenting New Approaches to Urban Resilience 
Thursday, June 6
11:00am to 12:00pm
RSVP at https://mit.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=mit&service=6&rnd=0.9361475429310724&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fmit.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b000000044e19f87eb3a12f25a6ae4337b52b17e656b6b7b6e7c3b03ac0aadc0f4580a96e%26siteurl%3Dmit%26confViewID%3D128632022171135622%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAAQZehTP77EZxZl_JhZ19yM-K4zRQn2BOmnL_lxLSfcwww2%26

Resilience is the capacity of buildings and communities to recover quickly from disasters and disruptions of normal daily life. It is often confused with robustness, a concept at the heart of engineering design.

In this webinar, we argue that robustness is not the sole driver of resilience and that the current engineering practice is insufficient to design for the resilience of buildings and communities subject to extreme wind events, earthquakes and so on. We present a suite of new approaches that explicitly target resilient building design from the assessment of wind loads in neighborhoods to the component design of buildings in their environment. These tools are illustrated through a number of case studies of recent hurricane disasters including Hurricane Irma (2017) and Hurricane Michael (2018).

The webinar will be presented by MIT Professor and CSHub Faculty Director Franz-Josef Ulm. 

The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) webinar series offers information of general interest to members of the building, paving, and construction communities, as well as to educators, students, journalists, and law and policy-makers interested in the environmental and economic impacts of decision-making concerning infrastructure. Videos of past webinars are archived to the CSHub YouTube Channel.

Webinars are free and open to the public. Presentations are geared toward a lay audience.


LASER Boston: Collaborating Across Species
Thursday, June 6
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
swissnex Boston, 420 Broadway, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/laser-boston-collaborating-across-species-tickets-61873621668

What is it like to collaborate with a non-human partner? Can slime mold add aesthetic input to art? Can salamanders teach us the art of extreme limb regeneration? Do humans appreciate the same type of art as c elegans(roundworms)?
Join us for the inaugural event of Boston LASER- the local chapter of the international talk series promoting exchange between science and art across the globe. We’ll be taking on the above questions with experts from across disciplines: Multimedia artist Brian Knep, artist and cellular biologist Natalie Andrew, and biologist Jessica Whited.
Presented by swissnex Boston and SciArt Initiative.

6:00 pm Community Networking
Speakers and audience members are welcome to join in a pre-talks networking session.
6:30 pm Talks
See descriptions below.
7:30 pm Networking Reception
Stick around to continue the discussion over drinks and snacks.

Brian Knep is a multimedia artist whose works range from large-scale interactive installations to microscopic sculptures for nematodes. He was the first artist-in-residence at Harvard Medical School, and has shown in multiple museums including the Cleveland Art Museum, Denver Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, and the RISD Museum, among others. Brian holds a BA in Mathematics and Computer Science, an MA in Computer Science from Brown University.

“Creeping Dialogue – Art and Science with Slime Molds”
Natalie Andrew is a biologist and a ceramicist whose explorations converge around slime molds. Natalie is a microscopist at Massachusetts General Hospital and is a guest scientist at the Max Planck Institute in Germany. Natalie makes slime-decorated artwork at her studio in the Harvard Ceramics Program. Natalie holds a BA in Physics with Electronics, an MA in Cognitive Science, and a PhD. in Biology from the University of Birmingham, U.K.

“Salamanders: Nature's Instruction Manual for Limb Regeneration”
Jessica L. Whited, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at Harvard University in the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology and Principal Faculty Member at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. The Whited Lab is focused on understanding the mechanisms enabling extreme regeneration in axolotl salamanders using a variety of molecular and genetic techniques. Jessica holds a BS in Biological Sciences and a BA in Philosophy, earned her PhD in Biology at MIT, and performed postdoctoral studies at Harvard Medical School.


Compost Compendium
Thursday, June 6
Hunnewell Building and Landscape, Arnold Arboretum
RSVP at http://my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.
Cost: $20 member, $30 nonmember

Conor Guidarelli, Horticulturist, Arnold Arboretum
Horticulturist Conor Guidarelli manages the Arnold Arboretum’s organic materials recycling area and has recently improved the production and quality of the resulting compost. Conor will discuss the components of compost and the nutrients that can be returned to a site when compost is applied. He will explain the mix of brown to green materials, moisture, and aeration. Class participants will start in the classroom and then travel to the Arboretum’s materials yard to see compost in various stages of development.


Farming While Black
Thursday, June 6
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Urban Farming Institute, 487 Norfolk Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/farming-while-black-tickets-58602466555
Cost:  Donation

Join us for a reading and discussion with Massachusetts native, Leah Penniman, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, NY, and author of Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land.
In 1920, 14 percent of all land-owning US farmers were black. Today less than 2 percent of farms are controlled by black people—a loss of over 14 million acres and the result of discrimination and dispossession. Farming While Black is the first comprehensive “how to” guide for aspiring African-heritage growers to reclaim their dignity as agriculturists and for all farmers to understand the distinct, technical contributions of African-heritage people to sustainable agriculture.

Penniman will share highlights from her book followed by a question-and-answer period and book signing. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Urban Farming Institute, whose mission is to develop and promote urban farming as a commercial sector that creates green collar jobs for residents. This event is co-sponsored by Boston Medical Center, CommonWealth Kitchen, Higher Ground Farm, Impact Hub Boston, The Food Project, and The Urban Farming Institute of Boston. Food from Fresh Food Generation is included in your donation.

“Farming While Black teaches us the fundamental acts of growing food and growing community.”—Karen Washington, food justice activist.


2019 Emergency Meet for Climate Justice
Thursday, June 6
7-9 pm
José Mateo Ballet Theater, 400 Harvard Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://climate-justice-dance2019.eventbrite.com

In partnership with Jose Mateo Ballet Theater and Dance for World Community, the Sustainable Solutions Lab

Join the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston and the José Mateo Ballet Theater for an evening of dance and discussion about climate justice. Choreographers McKersin Previlus, Yosi Karahashi and Michiko Kurata have been working with climate scientists and climate activists to develop their pieces. The dance performances will be complimented by a panel of local climate justice experts and a community discussion.

Friday, June 7

Disruptive Climate, Disruptive Technologies
Friday, June 7
7:15 am - 11:45 am
UMass Club, 32nd Floor, 1 Beacon Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.cvent.com/events/disruptive-climate-disruptive-technologies/registration-52ec4274ecdc4e549fd259d4c74568b2.aspx?fqp=true
Cost:  $15 - $45

Climate change is disruptive. Lives and livelihoods from the world’s oceans to its deserts are already impacted and the disruption will continue into the foreseeable future. As we struggle with how to mitigate emissions and stem the tide of change, the business of climate change adaptation and resilience continues to grow in importance. Within this adaptation & resilience market, technology and innovation are driving forward improvements in how we observe, model, analyze, and visualize the changes in our climate, resulting in decision-makers being able to adjust and develop more effective policies and programs.

Join this Climate Adaptation Forum for a discussion about how disruptive technologies are changing the way we approach adapting to our uncertain future.

Forum Co-Chairs
Mark Costa, Water Resources Engineer.VHB
Kelly Knee, Technical Director – Ocean Science, RPS Group
Kate Stebbins, Vice President of Economic Development, University of Massachusetts
Technology Demonstrations, Jupiter Intelligence
Alan Blumberg, Co-Founder
Leah Cohen, Customer Engagement Leader
Today’s decision-makers need data that reflects ongoing change and provides accurate predictions. With the right information, they can make more informed decisions for site selection and design, critical infrastructure planning, equipment ratings, capital investment and portfolio planning, insurance, alternative investment decisions, zoning and building code development, and many other areas. The right decisions improve safety and reduce risks to critical infrastructure and business operations.

In 2017 Jupiter was founded by a group of thought-leaders who believed that every relevant factor in climate impact could be incorporated into an integrated, dynamic modeling framework, enhanced with AI, and that this technology could be used to deliver a risk-focused solution with accurate, actionable information, designed to efficiently scale in the cloud. Now Jupiter has made that belief a reality with global models that predict asset-level impact from flood, fire, heat, drought, cold, wind, and hail events at less-than-one-meter resolution.

Roger ter Heide, CPO
The devastating effects of natural disasters can be seen almost every day. Earthquakes, major storms and flooding challenge the resilience of our critical infrastructures, leaving communities and entire societies exposed and vulnerable. Launched in 2017, SIM-CI (Simulating Critical Infrastructures) helps to make urbanised areas more able-bodied against all forms of manmade and natural crises, including flooding, power failures and cyberattacks.

In close cooperation with leading universities and scientific institutions SIM-CI has developed a ground-breaking simulation platform. The platform allows you to introduce new buildings and architecture to the landscape and assess their impact in relation to the envisioned environment and traffic flows. Once the simulation is set up, it is easy to include additional factors such as fine dust levels, carbon emissions and solar electricity production.

SIM-CI’s simulation platform offers a digital duplicate of any geographical region, including terrain specifications and existing infrastructure. A (number of) scenario(s) is then prepared, in which the digital duplicate is exposed to an extreme event. The model visualizes both the possible extent of damage and the effects of (combinations of) mitigating measures.

More to come!

Registration Information
Registration and Continental Breakfast: 7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Forum: 8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.


2019 CMD Symposium on Molecular Discovery: From Chemical Synthesis to Biological Applications
Friday, June 7
9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
BU, 595 Commonwealth Avenue, Rafik B. Hariri Building., Room 105, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-cmd-symposium-on-molecular-discovery-from-chemical-synthesis-to-biological-applications-tickets-55290689942

This year’s symposium will be held from 9:30 am – 5 pm and includes a poster session
See the BU-CMD website for more details and full agenda
This year the BU-CMD welcomes the following speakers:
Kim Orth, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
“Black Spot, Black Death, Black Pearl: The Tales of  Bacterial Effectors”
Dr. Jin-Quan Yu, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA
“Enantioselective and Remote C–H Activation Reactions”
Kevan Shokat, University of California, San Francisco
“Chemical Tricks for Drugging the Undruggable”
David R. Liu, Harvard University/ The Broad Institute
“Base Editing: Chemistry on a Target Nucleotide in the Genome of Living Cells”

 Registration & Attendance are free
 Tickets are not required to attend
 An email confirmation will be sent from orders at eventbrite.com 
If you have problems registering via this website or have any questions, please contact BU-CMD at the following email address:
bucmd at bu.edu


A Climate Risk Assessment of Sovereign Bonds’ Portfolio
Friday, June 7
12:30 – 2:00 pm 
BU, Global Development Policy Center at 53 Bay State Road, Boston
RSVP to gdp at bu.edu

The Global Development Policy Center and the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future invite you to attend an upcoming seminar, “A Climate Risk Assessment of Sovereign Bonds’ Portfolio,” featuring Irene Monasterolo, Assistant Professor of Climate Economics and Finance at Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Prof. Monasterolo, a Pardee Center post-doctoral associate from 2015-2017, is a development economist with experience in policy monitoring and evaluation; institutional capacity building; governance of evidence based sustainability policies; complex system thinking for modelling the resource-climate nexus; green fiscal and monetary policies for financing the green economy; adaptation tools for building agricultural resilience to climate change, focusing on food risk and climate adaptation.

Saturday, June 8

Boston Sci-Ed Innovators STEM Showcase and Expo
Saturday, June 8
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Yawkey Athletics Center, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-sci-ed-innovators-stem-showcase-and-expo-tickets-58496342134

The Sci-Ed Expo is an event exhibiting exciting STEM projects from students and teachers grades K-12 representing urban schools from the Boston area. In addition to student and teacher projects, the event will feature exhibitions from leading STEM organizations in the Boston area and a keynote speaker. This year's keynote speak is Alazar Ayele from Biogen Labs in Camrbidge, MA. Read more about Alazar below!

Interested in having a FREE exhibit table at our STEM Expo? Contact kdarling at sciedinnovators.org 

What is Sci-Ed?
The Sci-Ed Innovators Fellowship Program is a year long experience, designed to engage and support New York City and Boston science and math teachers. Through regular monthly workshops, dialogue with peers and mentors, and a critical examination of their practice, fellows learn to transform their students’ experience by applying and further developing the Democratic Science Teaching Framework, initially conceived by Professor Sreyashi Jhumki Basu. The Fellowship experience challenges participants to examine their teaching practices through the lens of the framework. For any given learning experience, Sci-Ed Innovators ask the following questions:
Where in this learning experience is there room for student choice?
Where in this learning experience can I enhance my students' voice and learn more about their ideas?
How am I helping my students to build on their pre-existing funds of knowledge?
In what ways can I personalize this learning experience for my students?
How and when are my students investigating science in an authentic way, becoming subject matter experts who leverage their knowledge for small- and large-scale change?

Fellows who are selected for the program participate in a year-long community of practice with a mixture of first and second year participants. Twice over the course of the year, Fellows publish a 3-5 minute digital story demonstrating a new democratic science teaching practice. Fellows and a group of their students participate in the annual Sci-Ed Innovators Expo and Symposium.

2018-2019 Keynote Speaker: Alazar Ayele
Alazar Ayele is an instructor at the Biogen Community Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He also attends Harvard University as a candidate for a Master of Science in Biology. In his undergraduate days at Northeastern University, in Boston, Massachusetts, he studied Applied Biology, while working at the Libermann Laboratory at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where he studied renal cell carcinoma and the role of protein sPDF in prostate cancer. He was the recipient of the Ujima Global Leadership Award from Northeastern University in 2009.

Alazar currently sits on the advising committee for Dana-Farber’s Harvard Cancer Center’s Continuing Umbrella Research Experience, an organization that introduces Massachusetts high school and college students from underrepresented populations to the world of cancer research. He also sits on the committee for the Harvard Medical School’s Biomedical Science Careers Program (BSCP) directed by Dr. Joan Reed of Harvard Medical School. The BSCP provides students of every race, ethnic background, gender and financial status with encouragement, support and guidance needed for the successful pursuit of biomedical science and other science-related careers. Alazar also sits on the advising committee for the City of Cambridge STEAM Initiative where teachers and administration are encouraged to think about the future of Science Technology Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. In the future, Alazar hopes to leverage his science knowledge and his teaching background to foster great relationships within the community, as an asset in the workforce development of his city.


Dance for World Community Festival Day
Saturday, June 8
Massachusetts Avenue (between Putnam Avenue & Bow Street) Harvard Square, Cambridge

Free performances on five stages
Free classes


Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest - New England's Own Locally Brewed
Saturday, June 8
2:30-5:30 pm, 6:30-9:30 pm
University Park, 38 Sidney Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/8th-annual-hyper-local-craft-brewfest-tickets-60076002942
Advance sales $45 ; $80 for a pair, and $65 VIP.  Door sales are $50 each for general admission                         

The 8th Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest kicks off at University Park, Cambridge, MA for two sessions. Presented by Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest is the only festival in the New England region that focuses on local brews with locally sourced ingredients from local farms and food makers. The festival brings together 25 breweries, cideries, and artisan beverage crafters offering tasting samples along with food from skillful local chefs and bakers from all over New England to celebrate with local craft brew fans. The festival will also feature cask brews made just for the event that all include local ingredients.


Playing For The Planet: World Music Against Climate Change
Saturday, June 8
7:00 PM – 10:30 PM EDT
Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/playing-for-the-planet-world-music-against-climate-change-tickets-60788028630
Cost:  $15 – $20

Get ready for one of the year's most exciting musical events!

On Saturday, June 8, the nineteenth “Playing For The Planet” benefit concert showcases master musicians from three different musical traditions, in a benefit for the environmental advocacy group 350MA.org.
Featured performers include virtuoso multi-instrumentalist Lloyd Thayer, the Swedish/Celtic duo stylings of Sunniva Brynnel and Yaniv Yacoby, and the brilliant young Hindustani vocalist Samarth Nagarkar.

For more information, please call 781-330-8032, or email theclimatemessage at gmail.com

Sunday, June 9

Bikes Not Bombs Bike-a-thon
Sunday, June 9
RSVP at https://bikesnotbombs.org/bike-a-thon
Cost:  $30

Bikes Not Bombs is in Jamaica Plain, and for 35 years we have used the bicycle as a tool for social change, through our innovative youth development programs and international partnerships. Our largest community event and fundraiser each year is our Bike-A-Thon, with 700 riders and volunteers raising $200,000 to support our local and international programs.

We need over 600 riders and 100 volunteers on Sunday, June 9th. Riders select from 10, 30, 50 and 100 mile routes through greater Boston's scenic roads. Volunteer tasks include setting up and breaking down the event, parking bikes, distributing T-shirts and water bottles, greeting riders, and prepping and serving food. Riders and volunteers will receive a free T-shirt, a delicious lunch and a lot of gratitude. It is a fantastic, fun community event.

Anyone interested in riding or volunteering should contact Angela Phinney at angela at bikesnotbombs.org.

For more information about Bikes Not Bombs or to register for the
Bike-A-Thon, visit http://www.bikesnotbombs.org


Envision Cambridge citywide plan


Climate Resilience Workbook


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. 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.


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


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


The Boston Network for International Development (BNID) maintains a website (BNID.org) that serves as a clearing-house for information on organizations, events, and jobs related to international development in the Boston area. BNID has played an important auxiliary role in fostering international development activities in the Boston area, as witnessed by the expanding content of the site and a significant growth in the number of users.
The website contains:
A calendar of Boston area events and volunteer opportunities related to International Development - http://www.bnid.org/events
A jobs board that includes both internships and full time positions related to International Development that is updated daily - http://www.bnid.org/jobs
A directory and descriptions of more than 250 Boston-area organizations - http://www.bnid.org/organizations
Also, please sign up for our weekly newsletter (we promise only one email per week) to get the most up-to-date information on new job and internship opportunities -www.bnid.org/sign-up
The website is completely free for students and our goal is to help connect students who are interested in international development with many of the worthwhile organizations in the area.
Please feel free to email our organization at info at bnid.org if you have any questions!


Boston Maker Spaces - 41 (up from 27 in 2016) and counting:  https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zGHnt9r2pQx8.kfw9evrHsKjA&hl=en
Solidarity Network Economy:  https://ussolidarityeconomy.wordpress.com
Bostonsmart.com's Guide to Boston:  http://www.bostonsmarts.com/BostonGuide/


Links to events at over 50 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://calendar.mit.edu
Harvard Events:  http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/harvard-events/events-calendar/
Harvard Environment:  http://environment.harvard.edu/events/calendar/
Sustainability at Harvard:  http://green.harvard.edu/events
Meetup:  http://www.meetup.com/
Eventbrite:  http://www.eventbrite.com/
Startup and Entrepreneurial Events:  http://www.greenhornconnect.com/events/
Cambridge Civic Journal:  http://www.rwinters.com
Cambridge Happenings:   http://cambridgehappenings.org
Cambridge Community Calendar:  https://www.cctvcambridge.org/calendar

If you have an event you would like to see here, the submission deadline is 11 AM on Sundays, as Energy (and Other) Events is sent out Sunday afternoons.

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