[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events - June 30, 2019

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Monday, July 1

2:30pm  Solid
8pm  Grieve the Future you Thought 

Tuesday, July 2

4pm  Nanomaterials and Nanosystems for Biomedical Applications
5:30pm  World Cafe: From Fundraising to Wealth Reclamation
6pm  Circle on Self-Determination: Healing from Subjugation and Poverty
7pm  Science For The People - general meeting

Saturday, July 6

11am  Energy Independence - Saturday in the Park

Sunday, July 7

3pm  Fusion Rebellion

Monday, July 8

7pm  One Giant Leap:  The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon

Tuesday, July 9

4pm  AgConnect: What's in the Label?
7pm  The Impeachers:  The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation
7pm  Hit Hard 


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

Predicting Extinction Rebellion


Monday, July 1

Monday, July 1
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Berkman Klein Center For Internet & Society, 23 Everett Street #2, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solid-tickets-62709663291

Solid is an open-source project led by Tim Berners-Lee to restore the power and agency of individuals on the web.

The web needs a mid-course correction. The Re-decentralizing the Web Reading Group invites you to join us at the Conference Room of the Berkman Klein Centre for a conversation with Mitzi László and Justin Bingham from the Solid Team. They will present how Solid aims to put users back in control of their data and frees developers to focus on building apps that deliver value, explain how Solid works, and how you can get involved.
1430 Introduction
1435 The Solid Vision by Mitzi Laszlo
1450 How Solid Works by Justin Bingham
1505 Questions


Grieve the Future you Thought 
Monday, July 1
RSVP at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8180896874574360331

The Climate Mobilization's Executive Director, Margaret Klein Salamon, will discuss her forthcoming book, Transform Yourself with Climate Truth, with Marina Mails.

Transform Yourself with Climate Truth is a radical new self-help book for facing climate truth, accepting your fear of collapse, and becoming the hero humanity needs. Support and pre-order now on Kickstarter. Proceeds from this book will support the work of Climate Mobilization Project. 

On the call, Margaret will lay out the book's purpose, how she believes people should process their fear, grief, anger, and other climate pain, and how this fits into the larger Climate Emergency movement. Join us for this exploration of how personal transformation is key to the Mobilization required to restore a safe climate for humanity and the natural world.

Excerpt of the book at https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/06/23/facing-climate-emergency-grieving-future-you-thought-you-had

Tuesday, July 2

Nanomaterials and Nanosystems for Biomedical Applications
WHEN  Tuesday, July 2, 4 – 5 p.m.
WHERE  Wyss Institute Cambridge, Room 330, 60 Oxford Street, Cambridge
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Wyss Institute at Harvard University
SPEAKER(S)  Jackie Y. Ying, A*STAR Senior Fellow, NanoBio Lab; editor in chief, Nano Today
DETAILS	Please join Dave Mooney in welcoming Jackie Y. Ying as she presents her lab's work toward synthesizing organic and inorganic nanoparticles and nanocomposites for advanced drug delivery, antimicrobial, antifouling, stem cell culture, tissue engineering, and biosensing applications.
LINK  https://wyss.harvard.edu/event/nanomaterials-and-nanosystems-for-biomedical-applications/


World Cafe: From Fundraising to Wealth Reclamation
Tuesday, July 2
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Haymarket People's Fund, 42 Seaverns Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/63598042457

Our Guiding Question: What opportunities become available to us when we stop asking for money?

What would it look like for social justice movement resourcing to shift:
AWAY from fundraising as usual, and
TOWARDS a stewarded process of wealth reclamation?
The World Cafe format invites community members to explore a topic through a series of active round-robin style conversations among participants. It is based on a starting assumption that we already carry within us the wisdom and creativity to confront even the most difficult challenges together; that the answers we need are available to us; and that we are wiser together than we are alone.
Food and beverage will be provided. Space and materials are limited. Please register by July 1, 2019.


Circle on Self-Determination: Healing from Subjugation and Poverty
Tuesday, July 2
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
ANorth American Indian Center of Boston, 105 South Huntington Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/circle-on-self-determination-healing-from-subjugation-and-poverty-tickets-63399701213

Question:  How can the community members of NAICOB take a leadership role in strategizing local solutions to healing from subjugation and poverty?

Abstract:  Centering the multidimensional aspect of poverty in the United States, this workshop will introduce language to help articulate the lived experiences of Native Americans in New England. With the language as a foundation, the conversation will turn its focus to local solutions implemented by communities included in the report, "Pushed to the Bottom: The Experience of Poverty in the United States." Specifically, we will explore insights from Gallup, New Mexico and the City of Boston. Through engaging local partners, the workshop will foster a working group of local organizations and government agencies to support solutions generated by the community members of North American Indian Center of Boston.

Event start 6:00pm
1. Dinner and Networking - 30 mins
2. Opening Circle - 10 mins
3. Framing language by ATD Fourth World - 10 mins
4. From the frontline, City of Boston - 15 mins
5. From the frontline, Gallup New Mexico - 15 mins
6. Ideation break out groups, thinking on local solutions - 20 mins
7. Report out - 15 mins
8. Announcements, Remarks from partners - 20 mins
9. Closing Circle - 15 mins
Event ends at 8:30pm


Science For The People - general meeting
Tuesday, July 2
7pm – 9pm
Northeastern University School of Law, Dockser Hall, room 042, 65 Forsyth Street, Boston

Our political discussion this meeting will be about ecosocialism! To prepare, I have copied below links to 4 articles. The first 2 are a sort of debate between Matt Huber and Max Ajil on transforming our capitalist society into an ecosocialist society. The second 2 are articles in our relaunch issue: a review of a book on ecosocialism and an article on solidarity science against false solutions to climate change. 

If this list feels like too much reading, I suggest picking one of the pairs (either the debate or the SftP articles) and reading those. I think the SftP articles are together slightly shorter than the first 2.
1. Ecosocialism: Dystopian and Scientific by Matt Huber (link: https://socialistforum.dsausa.org/issues/winter-2019/ecosocialism-dystopian-and-scientific/)
2. How Much Will the US Way of Life (©) Have to Change? (a response to Max Huber) by Max Ajl (link: http://unevenearth.org/2019/06/how-much-will-the-us-way-of-life-have-to-change/)
3.An Incomplete Framework for an Ecosocialist Revolution by Zachary Eldredge (link: https://magazine.scienceforthepeople.org/vol22-1/an-incomplete-framework-for-an-ecosocialist-revolution/)
4. No Comemos Baterías: Solidarity Science Against False Climate Change Solutions by Center for Interdisciplinary Environmental Justice (Link: https://magazine.scienceforthepeople.org/vol22-1/agua-es-vida-solidarity-science-against-false-climate-change-solutions/)

Saturday, July 6

Energy Independence - Saturday in the Park
Saturday, July 6
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
Codman Square, 360 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/61895981547

As part of Codman Square's Social Saturdays, Resonant Energy is inviting all of our friends from the neighborhood to join us in Codman park to lear more about our work and to learn how you to take part in the clean energy transition. 

Sunday, July 7

Fusion Rebellion
Sunday, July 7 (*Note: Rain date will be Saturday July 20th, 2019)
3 p.m.
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Come celebrate life, regeneration, and the miraculous, precious earth that is our shared home on SUNDAY JULY 7th, 2019!

In line with the inclusive and prosocial values of WFF, this will be a special environmental fund-and-awareness-raising event co-hosted with the MA chapter of Extinction Rebellion.

As with all WFF events, this will be open and FREE for all, and, we will have a donation jar to collect suggested $5-$25 donations for XR.

3-4 PM: All-levels nature-themed dance movement workshop for activists facilitated by Kaiyue Chen, a dance movement therapist and fusion dancer. No previous dance experience required. This workshop will be capped at 15 attendees, so please RSVP on Eventbrite if you plan to come.
4-5 PM: Beginner-friendly partner dance lesson led by David Zou
5-6 PM: Open social! Music, dancing, food, flower-gazing, chalk-drawing, and general hanging out
6-6:10 PM: Brief talk by XR + dance announcements
6:10-7 PM: More open social.

This will be a new-to-fusion-friendly event, and the opportunity you've been waiting for to bring your non-dancing friends to hang out and see what WFF and XR are all about.

In addition to music and dancing, we encourage people to bring veggie-friendly snacks and drinks to share. We will also have sidewalk chalk for people to co-create community art in response to prompts like "What do you love about nature?" and "What are you grateful for?", and blankets where people can hang out and flower-gaze between dances . 

David Zou and Teresa Yeh will each DJ a set.

Updates here and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/415375172353278/

Monday, July 8

One Giant Leap:  The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon
Monday, July 8
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed writer CHARLES FISHMAN—author of The Walmart Effect, Curious Minds, and The Big Thirst—for a discussion of his latest book, One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon.

About One Giant Leap
President John F. Kennedy astonished the world on May 25, 1961, when he announced to Congress that the United States should land a man on the Moon by 1970. No group was more surprised than the scientists and engineers at NASA, who suddenly had less than a decade to invent space travel.

When Kennedy announced that goal, no one knew how to navigate to the Moon. No one knew how to build a rocket big enough to reach the Moon, or how to build a computer small enough (and powerful enough) to fly a spaceship there. No one knew what the surface of the Moon was like, or what astronauts could eat as they flew there. On the day of Kennedy’s historic speech, America had a total of fifteen minutes of spaceflight experience—with just five of those minutes outside the atmosphere. Russian dogs had more time in space than U.S. astronauts. Over the next decade, more than 400,000 scientists, engineers, and factory workers would send 24 astronauts to the Moon. Each hour of space flight would require one million hours of work back on Earth to get America to the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Fifty years later, One Giant Leap is the sweeping, definitive behind-the-scenes account of the furious race to complete one of mankind’s greatest achievements. It’s a story filled with surprises—from the item the astronauts almost forgot to take with them (the American flag), to the extraordinary impact Apollo would have back on Earth, and on the way we live today.

Charles Fishman introduces readers to the men and women who had to solve 10,000 problems before astronauts could reach the Moon. From the research labs of MIT, where the eccentric and legendary pioneer Charles Draper created the tools to fly the Apollo spaceships, to the factories where dozens of women sewed spacesuits, parachutes, and even computer hardware by hand, Fishman captures the exceptional feats of these ordinary Americans. One Giant Leapis the captivating story of men and women charged with changing the world as we knew it—their leaders, their triumphs, their near disasters, all of which led to arguably the greatest success story, and the greatest adventure story, of the twentieth century.

Tuesday, July 9

AgConnect: What's in the Label?
Tuesday, July 9
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
Bayer LifeHub Boston, 610 Main Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/agconnect-whats-in-the-label-tickets-64305633882

Join LifeHub Boston for AgConnect, our monthly social event series where we learn, share, and plug into cutting edge topics in the field of agriculture. Whether you’re a knowledgeable industry insider, or a curious novice, AgConnect has something for you!
In July, AgConnect is exploring Nutrition and Food Choices, and asking the question, “What’s in the label?” Featuring guest speaker Kelly Bristow, a Health and Nutrition Outreach manager for Bayer Crop Science, and our Open Mic Nite, which gives you the chance to present your passion projects!


The Impeachers:  The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation
Tuesday, July 9
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes renowned, award-winning historian Brenda Wineapple—author of Hawthorne: A Life—for a discussion of her latest book, The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation.

About The Impeachers
When Abraham Lincoln was assassinated and Vice-President Andrew Johnson became “the Accidental President,” it was a dangerous time in America. Congress was divided over how the Union should be reunited: when and how the secessionist South should regain full status, whether former Confederates should be punished, and when and whether black men should be given the vote. Devastated by war and resorting to violence, many white Southerners hoped to restore a pre–Civil War society, if without slavery, and the pugnacious Andrew Johnson seemed to share their goals. With the unchecked power of executive orders, Johnson ignored Congress, pardoned rebel leaders, promoted white supremacy, opposed civil rights, and called Reconstruction unnecessary. It fell to Congress to stop the American president who acted like a king.

With profound insights and making use of extensive research, Brenda Wineapple dramatically evokes this pivotal period in American history, when the country was rocked by the first-ever impeachment of a sitting American president. And she brings to vivid life the extraordinary characters who brought that impeachment forward: the willful Johnson and his retinue of advocates—including complicated men like Secretary of State William Seward—as well as the equally complicated visionaries committed to justice and equality for all, like Thaddeus Stevens, Charles Sumner, Frederick Douglass, and Ulysses S. Grant. Theirs was a last-ditch, patriotic, and Constitutional effort to render the goals of the Civil War into reality and to make the Union free, fair, and whole.


Hit Hard 
Tuesday, July 9
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hit-hard-book-launch-with-pat-tammy-and-zach-mcleod-tickets-62953136526

Discussion, Q&A and Signing Hit Hard: One Family's Journey of Letting Go of What Was--and Learning to Live Well with What Is
Life hit Pat and Tammy McLeod hard when their son Zach collapsed on a high school football field—he had sustained a severe brain injury. Two emergency brain surgeries later, Zach began waking up. Slowly the entire family woke up to the reality that life would never again be the same. The fallout of his injury would reshape their marriage, their family, their future and their faith in ways they never saw coming. What would it take for them to navigate the endless fallout of their son’s life-transforming injury? How could they reconcile their grief over the life Zach lost, with gratitude for the life that remained? And how does a couple move forward together in their search for hope, rather than letting indefinable loss drive them apart? Hit Hard is the true story of the McLeods’ journey through ambiguous loss—both having and not having their son. It’s the story of a family who faced unexpected heartbreak, a story that offers us all glimpses of how we can pick up the pieces, redefine expectations, and find hope in the midst of unresolved pain.

#HitHard #NetGalley
About the Authors: Pat and Tammy McLeod serve as Harvard Chaplains for Cru, an interdenominational Christian ministry. Tammy is also the Director of College Ministry at Park Street Church in Boston. She received her MA in Spiritual Formation from Gordon-Cornwell Theological Seminary. Pat holds an MA in Theological Studies from the International School of Theology, and an MA in Science and Religion and a PhD in Practical Theology from Boston University. Pat and Tammy have been married for more than three decades and are parents to four grown children.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, July 10 – Thursday, July 11

LONGEVITY - 20th Annual Harvard Nutrition and Obesity Symposium
Wednesday, July 10, 7:00 AM – Thursday, July 11, 12:00 PM EDT
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/longevity-20th-annual-harvard-nutrition-and-obesity-symposium-registration-59109485061

This July, the NORCH is proud to present:
LONGEVITY & Aging: Nutritional and Metabolic Mechanisms
We look forward to welcoming you to this free event, which gathers clinicians and investigators from across the nation to discuss a variety of topics including:
Caloric Restriction or Intermittent Fasting to Increase Longevity [Day 1 - Session I]
Mechanisms and Therapeutics for Longevity [Day 1 - Session II]
Human Models of Extremes of Lifespan [Day 2 - Session III]
Invited Speakers:
Jan Vijg Ph.D.,
Rozalyn Anderson Ph.D.,
Roman Kondratov Ph.D.,
Mark Mattson, Ph.D.,
Susan Erdman D.V.M. M.P.H.,
William Mair Ph.D.,
Vamsi Mootha M.D.,
Alex Soukas M.D. Ph.D.,
Raul Mostoslavsky M.D. Ph.D.,
Richard Miller M.D. Ph.D.,
Nir Barzilai M.D.,
Sebastian Brandhorst Ph.D.,
Bradley Willcox M.D.,
Jay Olshansky Ph.D.
1 ticket per person. This means that if you'd like to bring your friends and colleagues (you definitely should!), please have them EACH obtain a ticket. Thanks!
Food arrangements: there will be COFFEE & TEA provided in the mornings and at breaks and LUNCH will be provided on Day 1. Additionally, there is a cafe in the building for your convenience.
How can I contact the organizer with questions?: please email HarvardNORC at mgh.harvard.edu and we will respond to you ASAP.
Do I need to register more than once?: Please ONLY REGISTER ONCE. The 'purchase' of your free tickets serves as your registration and you are all set.
Do I need to bring a printed ticket to the event?: No, printed tickets are not necessary, lets save some paper!
Is there parking provided to attendees?: NO arranged parking for attendees will be available. There are local garage options and the venue is located very close to multiple T stops, including the Longwood Medical Area stop.
(*more FAQ on our website: http://www.norch.org/longevity-aging-nutritional-and-metabolic-mechanisms/)

Wednesday, July 10

HubWeek Open Doors: Kendall Square
Wednesday, July 10
4:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Kendall Square, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hubweek-open-doors-kendall-square-tickets-63777684772

Open Doors, presented by BNY Mellon, is a monthly event series that allows you to experience the innovation happening in different corners of Boston. It’s an opportunity for you to learn and find inspiration in neighborhoods across this vibrant, buzzing city that can sometimes be tricky to navigate.

Kendall Square has been called the most innovative square-mile on earth. But how do you keep up with what’s going on? Enter: July Open Doors, presented by BNY Mellon.

We’re cracking open Kendall Square with an afternoon of programming that uncovers everything you ever wanted to know about Kendall — and nanotechnology, and women in STEM, and CRISPR, and molecular gastronomy — but were afraid to ask. Learn about the groundbreaking science that will shape the future that’s happening right now in our backyard and walk away with bite-sized nuggets of knowledge you can bring back to your daily life and conversations.

Whether you’re looking for a fun afternoon of science, hoping for an onramp to innovation, or wanting to connect with your neighboring pioneer, you’ll leave with solid takeaways to help you pursue (or spark) your passion — whether you come to work in Kendall every day, or will be visiting for the first time.
Feel free to join us for the full afternoon of programming or drop-in for one session.

The session details:
An Afternoon at The Broad Institute | 4:00 - 6:00 PM
415 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142
Summer School Lightening Presentations
Broad Auditorium
Get a peek behind the curtain at the innovative, cutting-edge science being pursued in Kendall Square. Researchers, professors, and trailblazers will show and share their groundbreaking work to give you a clear understanding of these sometimes complex topics and their potential to shape our future. Featuring:
Designing with Biology, Kit McDonnell of Ginkgo Bioworks. What is synthetic biology and isn't that an oxymoron? Kit will share research from the self-proclaimed "organism company" on how one manufactures organisms and engineers biology.
Breaking Down the Divide Between Science and the Public, Fatima Husain, MIT Museum & Geobiology & Astrobiology researcher at Summons Lab, MIT. How do we even begin to understand all these new developments and innovations? Fatima will talk about getting a leg up on understanding science and research and her journey as a researcher and writer.
Derfogail Delcassian, Bioengineer & Biohacker, Founder, BioHack Cancer, MIT, Nottingham University, Harvard Medical School
Toyoko Orimoto, Assistant Professor of Physics, Northeastern University
Katherina Thomas, Journalist, Writer, Global Health reseracher, Sabeti Lab, Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT
Rachel Soo Hoo Smith, MIT
Speed Mentoring
DNAtrium at Broad
Speed Mentoring is back! During one-on-one lightning chats, get answers to your burning questions about working in biology, tech, chemistry and more, from top researchers and entrepreneurs in the Kendall Square community. Mentors to be announced. Space is limited. We will be in touch with registrants to schedule individual mentorship slots.
DNAtrium at Broad
Take a break and hangout in the DNAtrium where you can check out vintage lab machines and tools, a phylogenetic mobile, breakout sessions with local innovators and more. Check out who's new in town from vegan helado artisans, Baravena, to artists and more. More info to come!

Tour MIT.nano | 5:00 - 6:00 PM
All tours start at The Broad Institute, 415 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142
Tour this fascinating new space on MIT's campus — named 2019 Lab of the Year — where scientists study the teeny tiny in pursuit of big discoveries. Learn how MIT is encouraging nano research and what this revolutionary new knowledge means for everything from drug delivery to cloud computing to gaming technology. Tours will be led by MIT.nano Director, Vladimir Bulović and MIT.nano Communications Director, Tom Gearty. 
Tours leave at 5:00 PM from the hub. Space is limited — max 40 people

Eat, Drink, & Get Connected at the Koch: A Meet-Up | 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, 500 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142
Hosted by MIT Open Space Programming, join us for networking, drinks, and snacks in the Koch Institute’s beautiful public galleries. Meet new people, reconnect with friends and colleagues, and keep the art, science, and technology conversations going.


Wednesday, July 10
RSVP at https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/b0WAq4khOBVyV0aA9q0hyw

Featuring Cornell Student Marquan Jones, Developmental Sociology, ’20, discussing food insecurity in the educational establishment, who will be joined by Kathleen Pasetty, owner of Manndible Cafe. This is an important and often overlooked aspect of institutional education, and hopefully this month’s discussion group will bring light to the injustice within certain food systems, and also discuss potential solutions or ways to offset this prevalent issue.

More information at https://groundswellcenter.org/events/farming-for-justice-july-discussion-group-food-insecurity-in-educational-institutions/


The Substance of Soil
WHEN  Wednesday, July 10, 6 – 8 p.m.
WHERE  Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Classes/Workshops, Environmental Sciences, Sustainability
SPEAKER(S)  Conor Guidarelli, Arboretum Horticulturist, Arnold Arboretum
COST  $30
TICKET WEB LINK  https://my.arboretum.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?DayPlanner=1917&DayPlannerDate=7/10/2019
adulted at arnarb.harvard.edu

Soil is the basis of survival. Without soil, humans and most other living beings could not exist. Conor Guidarelli, who has dug deep into the soils of the Arnold Arboretum will present an overview of soil, from its formation and components to its properties. He will discuss ways to analyze soil quality and health to determine whether or not amendments are needed based on the soil outcome/use desired. Participants are encouraged to bring a pint glass jar with about a cup of soil in it to class.

Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.
LINK  https://my.arboretum.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?DayPlanner=1917&DayPlannerDate=7/10/2019
Thursday, July 11

EBC Energy Conference: Briefing by the New England State Energy Leaders
Thursday, July 11
Registration: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Headquarters, One Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough
RSVP at https://ebcne.org/event/ebc-energy-conference-briefing-by-the-new-england-state-energy-leaders/

Please join us at a first-of-its kind Environmental Business Council (EBC) conference that will bring together the energy leaders from each of the six New England states. This EBC program will highlight each state’s energy plan, program priorities and implementation strategies. They will also describe the various ways the states are working together on regional energy issues.

Topics include:
Energy Efficiency
Renewable Energy including Wind, Solar, Hydro, Biomass
Energy Storage
Electric Vehicles
Clean Energy Jobs
Emerging Technologies

Also participating is ISO New England, the organization that is authorized by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to perform three critical, complex, interconnected roles – grid operation, market administration, and power system planning for the region.

A robust panel discussion between the speakers and the attendees will conclude the program.

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.

Conference Chair & Moderator:
Catherine Finneran, Director of Environmental Affairs, Eversource Energy
New England State Energy Leaders:
Dan Burgess, Director, Governor’s Energy Office, State of Maine
Joseph Doiron, Deputy Director & State Energy Program Administrator, Office of Strategic Initiatives, State of New Hampshire
Carol Grant, Commissioner, Office of Energy Resources, State of Rhode Island
Eric Johnson, Director, External Affairs, ISO New England
Judith Judson, Commissioner, Department of Energy Resources, Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Anne Margolis, Renewable Energy Development Manager, Planning & Energy Resources Division, Public Service Department, State of Vermont
Mary Sotos, Deputy Commissioner for Energy, CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP), State of Connecticut


Chasing the Moon: A Public Conversation with Robert Stone and Alan Andres
Thursday, July 11
Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston

JFK issued the historic moon landing challenge. These are the stories of the visionaries who helped America complete his vision with the first lunar landing fifty years ago.

A Companion Book to the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE® Film on PBS®

Going in depth to explore their stories beyond the PBS series, writer/producer Robert Stone—called “one of our most important documentary filmmakers” by Entertainment Weekly—brings these important figures to brilliant life.

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy proposed the nation spend twenty billion dollars to land a man on the Moon before the end of the decade. Based on eyewitness accounts and newly discovered archival material, Chasing the Moon reveals for the first time the unknown stories of the fascinating individuals whose imaginative work across several decades culminated in America’s momentous achievement. More than a story of engineers and astronauts, the moon landing—now celebrating its fiftieth anniversary—grew out of the dreams of science fiction writers, filmmakers, military geniuses, and rule-breaking scientists. They include

Science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, whose writing inspired some of the key players in the Moon race. A scientific paper he wrote in his twenties led to the U.S. beating Russia in one area of space: communications satellites.
Wernher von Braun, the former Nazi military genius who oversaw Hitler's rocket weapons program. After working on ballistic missiles for the U.S. Army, he was recruited by NASA to manage the creation of the Saturn V moon rocket.  
Astronaut Frank Borman, commander of the first mission to circumnavigate the Moon, whose powerful testimony before Congress in 1967 decisively saved the U.S. lunar program from being cancelled.
Poppy Northcutt, a young mathematician who was the first woman to work in Mission Control. Her media exposure as a unique presence in this all-male world allowed her the freedom to stand up for equal rights for women and minorities.
Edward Dwight, an African American astronaut candidate, recruited at the urging of the Kennedy White House to further the administration’s civil rights agenda—but not everyone welcomed his inclusion.

Setting these key players in the political, social, and cultural climate of the time, and including captivating photographs throughout, Chasing the Moon focuses on the science and the history, but most important, the extraordinary individuals behind what was undoubtedly the greatest human achievement of the twentieth century.


Ways of Hearing
Thursday July 11
7:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline

Damon Krukowski
Our voices carry farther than ever before, thanks to digital media. But how are they being heard? Damon Krukowski examines how the switch from analog to digital audio is changing our perceptions of time, space, love, money, and power.

Damon Krukowski is a writer and musician. Author of The New Analog: Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World, he has taught writing and sound (and writing about sound) at Harvard University. He was in the indie rock band Galaxie 500 and is currently one half of the folk-rock duo Damon & Naomi. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Friday, July 12

Meet Mason Funk author of "The Book Of Pride"
Friday, July 12
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-mason-funk-author-of-the-book-of-pride-tickets-63120670625

Discussion & Signing THE BOOK OF PRIDE
Meet the leaders and activists on the front lines of the LGBTQ movement, from the 1960's to the present, through stunning interviews and compelling black and white photographs compiled and presented by OUTWORDS. The 75 individuals featured in THE BOOK OF PRIDE - including marriage pioneer Evan Wolfson, trans icon Miss Major Griffin - Gracy, Stonewall - era rabblerouser Mark Segal and legendary anti - DADT activist Grethe Cammermeyer - fought battles frequently under the threat of violence and persecution. By capturing these accounts, we honor an important chapter in American history and ensure that the story of the LGBTQ community is safeguarded for generations to come. The brave and determined activists celebrated in THE BOOK OF PRIDE inspire each of us to resist all forms of oppression with ferocity, and to do so with great pride.

About the Author:  Mason Funk was born in Los Angeles in 1958, graduated from Stanford University, and lived in Tacoma, Washington, Portland, Maine and Lisbon, Portugal before returning to Los Angeles and beginning his career as an award-winning writer/producer of non-fiction television programs and documentary films. His TV and film projects have covered topics ranging from Mother Teresa to the history of secret White House recordings to the long-term effects of concussions in professional football to an American teenager's quest to keep her undocumented Guatemalan mother from being deported. He has received two Emmy nominations for his work in television. In 2016, Mason launched OUTWORDS to capture the timeless, inspiring stories of LGBTQ pioneers and elders. An avid distance runner, choral singer and chef, Mason lives with his husband Jay Edwards and their French bulldog Henri in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles.


Boston Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Detention Camps
Friday, July 12
7 PM
Suffolk County House of Corrections, 20 Bradston Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/2399385257006613/

On Friday July 12th, 2019, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps (www.lightsforliberty.org), will bring thousands of Americans to detention camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees.

If you live in the Boston area, join us outside the ICE Detention Center (on the campus of the Suffolk County House of Corrections, 20 Bradston Street, Boston, though we'll be going to the Detention Center's separate entrance)  - or even in front of your own home - to hold a candle and share a moment of silence. 

This is a completely volunteer-led effort. Invite your friends, and bring your own candle. Together we will light up the world (and social media - #lights4liberty #dontlookaway #endusconcentrationcamps) to demand an end to these concentration camps.

RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/boston-lights-for-liberty

To volunteer, email BostonLightsForLiberty at gmail.com

Monday, July 15

Boston New Technology Mobile Apps & Tech Startup Showcase #BNT103
Monday, July 15
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Hult International Business School, 1 Education Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-new-technology-mobile-apps-tech-startup-showcase-bnt103-tickets-62436181299
Cost:  $15 – $99

See innovative and exciting local Mobile Apps & Technology demos, presented by startup founders

Network with attendees from the Boston-area startup/tech community
Get your free headshot photo (non-intrusively watermarked) from The Boston Headshot!
Enjoy pizza, beverages and more

Each company presents an overview and demonstration of their product within 5 minutes and discusses questions with the audience.


American Exceptionalism and American Innocence:  A Peoples' History of Fake News—From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror
Monday, July 15
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes Professor of Political and Social Ethics at Hope International University, ROBERTO SIRVENT, and activist, journalist, and scholar DANNY HAIPHONG for a discussion of their new book, American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A Peoples' History of Fake News—From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror.

About American Exceptionalism and American Innocence
Did the U.S. really “save the world” in World War II? Should black athletes stop protesting and show more gratitude for what America has done for them? Are wars fought to spread freedom and democracy? Or is this all fake news?
American Exceptionalism and American Innocence examines the stories we’re told that lead us to think that the U.S. is a force for good in the world, regardless of slavery, the genocide of indigenous people, and more than a century’s worth of imperialist war that the U.S. has wrought on the planet.

Sirvent and Haiphong detail just what Captain America’s shield tells us about the pretensions of U.S. foreign policy, how Angelina Jolie and Bill Gates engage in humanitarian imperialism, and why the Broadway musical Hamilton is a monument to white supremacy.

Tuesday, July 16

EBC Climate Change Program: Preventing Toxic Exposures During Climate Events Severe Weather & Emergency Preparedness for Facilities
Tuesday, July 16
Registration: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Nixon Peabody LLP, 53 State Street, Boston
RSVP at https://ebcne.org/event/ebc-climate-change-program-preventing-toxic-exposures-during-climate-events/
Cost:  $50 - $185

This EBC Climate program will provide EBC member companies and others with an opportunity to learn about ongoing planning tools and resources for containing chemicals and wastes during, and the movement of these materials after, major storms.

From the Nor’easter, to the harsher ‘Bomb Cyclone’ or ‘Bombogenesis’ superstorms of 2018, companies require tools and information to develop plans that keep themselves and their surrounding communities safe. In addition, by limiting and understanding the risks, a company can limit its liability and be better prepared to respond to its needs following a major storm event.

During this program, presenters will describe the risks that emerge with climate change and the various preparedness tools available to help companies plan for a major storm event. Audience members will hear perspectives from regulators, insurers, floodplain specialists, public health practitioners and industry experts on the importance of planning for a major storm event in the age of climate change.

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 Co-Chairs:
Will Campbell, Senior Project Manager, Tetra Tech
Tiffany Skogstrom, MPH, Outreach & Policy Analyst, Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance (OTA)

Nicholas Child, Chief Emergency Planning & Preparedness Officer, MassDEP
Shannon Jarbeau, Floodplain Specialist & CRS Coordinator, Barnstable County/Cape Cod Cooperative Extension & Woods Hole Sea Grant
Janet Persechino, Technical Manager, Chemical Process Safety Engineering Planning and Management (EPM), Inc.
Rick Reibstein, JD., Professor, Department of Earth & Environment, Boston University

Following the Speaker Presentations will be a Panel Discussion moderated by Will Campbell of Tetra Tech.


Climate Ready Downtown & North End: Presentation & Open House #2
Tuesday, July 16
6pm - 8pm
BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Fort Point Room, Boston
RSVP at http://www.greenovateboston.org/crb_downtown_openhouse2

Join our second community event to learn more about the Climate Ready Downtown & North End project. You'll give your feedback to the design team on the proposed resilience strategies. 

Climate Ready Boston is the Mayor’s ongoing initiative to help the City grow and prosper in the face of climate change. Protecting the Downtown waterfront from sea level rise and coastal flooding is a priority. Through Climate Ready Downtown and North End, we will better understand current and future flood risk in Downtown Boston, and develop strategies to protect the neighborhood.

The event will have a presentation at 6:00 pm. We recommend you plan to attend the presentation and spend about 30 minutes afterwards for the open house.


The Purpose Path: A Guide to Pursuing Your Authentic Life's Work with Professor Nicholas Pearce
Tuesday, July 16
6:30 PM (EDT)
MIT, Building 34-104, 50 Vassar Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-purpose-path-a-guide-to-pursuing-your-authentic-lifes-work-with-professor-nicholas-pearce-registration-63462324521

Many of the world's most successful companies―Apple, Disney, Google―are not simply profit-driven, but purpose-driven. They let the reason for which they were created drive what they do every day. But what about us - how do we define our purpose, the why behind the work we do? How can we find the inspiration to pursue more than just a paycheck and ultimately fulfill our authentic life's work?

In The Purpose Path, award-winning management expert Nicholas Pearce invites readers to courageously embark upon the journey of aligning their daily work with their life's work. This one-of-its-kind guidebook is for anyone--at any level, age, or professional stage--seeking to have more than just a job or career, but a meaningful calling. 

Readers will go on a journey of self-discovery that's organized around five key questions:
What is success? Who am I? Why am I here? Am I running the right race? Am I running the race well?

Drawing upon his years of experience as a global executive adviser, business school professor, and pastor, Pearce shows how people in a variety of fields have asked and answered these five questions as they launch, grow, or even completely change their careers. Inspiring, thought-provoking, and practical, The Purpose Path is an essential read for anyone longing to connect their soul with their role.


Darkness in Distress
WHEN  Tuesday, July 16, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE  Arnold Arboretum, Weld Hill Research Building, 1300 Centre Street, Roslindale
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Environmental Sciences, Lecture, Science, Special Events, Sustainability
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Hosted by the Arnold Arboretum and co-sponsored by Greening Rozzie, Boston City Counselor Michelle Wu, and The Boston Food Forest Coalition.
SPEAKER(S)  Kelly Beatty, Science Journalist
COST  Free, registration requested
TICKET WEB LINK  https://my.arboretum.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?DayPlanner=2054&DayPlannerDate=7/16/2019
CONTACT INFO  adulted at arnarb.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Light pollution, simply put, is any unnecessary or excessive outdoor illumination. Sadly, it’s become a pervasive and ugly consequence of modern 24/7 society. Light pollution robs us of the night sky’s beauty, negatively affects the ecosystem, and creates an in-your-face waste of energy. But a new mindset and new technology are poised to slow — and perhaps reverse — this bane of modern life.
Kelly Beatty has been explaining the science and wonder of astronomy to the public since 1974. An award-winning writer and communicator, he specializes in planetary science and space exploration as Senior Editor for Cambridge-based Sky & Telescope magazine. Beatty enjoys sharing his passion for astronomy with a wide spectrum of audiences, from children to professional astronomers, and you'll occasionally hear his interviews and guest commentaries on National Public Radio and The Weather Channel. He served for a decade on the Board of Directors for the International Dark-Sky Association.
LINK  https://my.arboretum.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?DayPlanner=2054&DayPlannerDate=7/16/2019


"Hugs For the Planet" in support of the Green New Deal -- will take place late June or early July -- depending on when I can raise the money. I may be able to cover a small shortfall myself but, like many people, I struggle to cover my own needs for the most part.

I'm looking at a Saturday or Sunday, 1pm, one hour.

Our idea is to position ourselves at the Park Street T exit on Boston Common and give out free "Hugs for the Planet." The goal is to raise awareness of the climate change crisis and garner support for the Green New Deal -- the only blueprint to date that offers a comprehensive plan that reflects the urgency needed to, literally, save the planet for our kids and grandkids.

There is no party or group affiliation. I am a career journalist/writer/editor/activist of some standing, working independently, to contribute to building a critical mass of support for the Green New Deal.

I plan to hire (probably six) promotional/event models to give out free hugs and hand out leaflets with some basic info, a call to action, and Congressional phone numbers on them.

OUR SECONDARY GOAL IS TO GET SOME MEDIA COVERAGE. (I have worked in the media, as well as in the capacity of Press Officer and Communications Director.) I will also contact the mayor's office.

You can support Hugs for the Planet at https://www.gofundme.com/quothugs-for-the-planetquot-for-the-green-new-deal


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

Mission-Based Massachusetts is an online discussion group for people who are interested in nonprofit, philanthropic, educational, community-based, grassroots, and other mission-based organizations in the Bay State. This is a moderated, flame-free email list that is open to anyone who is interested in the topic and willing to adhere to the principles of civil discourse.  To subscribe email 
mbm-SUBSCRIBE at missionbasedmassachusetts.net

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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