[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events - June 28, 2020

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Sun Jun 28 09:45:58 PDT 2020

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

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Since almost all events are online now, Energy (and Other) Events is now virtual and can happen anywhere in the world.  If you know of online events that are happening which may be of interest to the editor of this publication, please let me know. People are connecting all across the world and I’d be more than happy to help facilitate more of that.


Mutual Aid Networks

Spreadsheet of mutual aid networks

Mutual Aid Networks to Combat Coronavirus

Boston COVID-19 Community Care

Boston + MA COVID19 Resources
(This is a different Google Doc with a similar name, compiled by the Asian
American Resource Workshop)

Cambridge Mutual Aid Network

Mutual Aid Medford and Somerville (MAMAS) network

Food for Free (for Cambridge and Somerville) volunteers to provide lunches for schoolchildren, elderly, and hungry

My notes to Rebecca Solnit’s A Paradise Built in Hell:  The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster, about how people faced with emergency and disaster usually move towards providing mutual aid, at least until elite panic, a term in disaster studies, kicks in, are available at http://hubeventsnotes.blogspot.com/2016/07/notes-on-rebecca-solnits-paradise-built.html


Details of these events are available when you scroll past the index


Daily Events

Monday, June 29

10am  Panel: What Comes Next? Governing Through COVID
11:30am  How Are Cancer Researchers Fighting COVID-19? (Part II)
12pm  A Conversation: Anticipating the Unknown after COVID-19 
1pm  American Policing and Protest: Abolition and Ethics from Slavery to Current Times
3pm  Brain Awareness Lecture: Vaccines: Autism and Other Myths - Solving today's public health crisis
7pm  Cosmology’s Century:  An Inside History of Our Modern Understanding of the Universe

Tuesday, June 30

7am  Official Book Launch: What is the Future of the African Energy Sector?
9am  Closing the Data Gap: Novel Approaches for Data Use in the COVID-19 Response
10am  Closing Session: Trust and Resilience in Times of Crisis
11:30am  IEA World Energy Outlook Special Report on Sustainable Recovery
12pm  How to Run a Hospital during a Pandemic: Hospital Administration Ethical and Legal Challenges in the Time of COVID-19
12pm  Food Talks: How food can save the world
12:30pm  Author Talk: Democratizing our Data by Julia Lane
1pm  I'm Hungry: A Panel Discussion on Food Insecurity
2pm  Teaching Sociology in a Time of Crisis
5:30pm  Watersheds, Forests, and Climate Change
6pm  Headed for Extinction and What to Do About It
6pm  How Beer Fueled Civilization
7pm  A More Perfect Reunion:  Race, Integration, and the Future of America
7pm  How to Die in Space: A Virtual Book Release

Wednesday, July 1

10am  Microfinance and climate change adaptation: Insights from rural Rwanda
10:30am  Central Banks and Climate Change: The short and long view
11am  Report Release - Freedom and Accountability: A Transatlantic Framework for Moderating Speech Online
11am  What to Expect When You're Not Expecting a Pandemic
12pm  Bringing Science and Engineering to Safety
1pm  Taking Commercial Offices to Net Zero Carbon
3:30pm  TIPPING POINTS in the Ecosystem and in Society
8pm  "Conversations on the Anthropocene" with Activist and Author Valarie Kaur

Thursday, July 2

10am  Bridging the fossil fuel production gap for a just and resilient recovery
11am  Affordable energy for income growth in low-resource settings
11am  Taking the Carbon Out of Credit
11am  Strong, Sustainable & Resilient Recovery:  the evidence & a pathway to action
5:30pm  Congressional Climate Action Plan Discussion

Friday, July 3

7am  Forests and climate change: The pitfalls and benefits of reforestation
9am  One-on-one with Stuart Scott
10am  Decolonizing Ourselves Co-Learning
3pm  Regenerative livestock production: part of the solution to climate change

Sunday, July 5

2pm  An Activist’s Sketchbook: Architecture and Climate Activism

Tuesday, July 7

10am  Scaling up low-carbon energy: Economic, geopolitical, and environmental impacts
12pm  By Air, Land and Sea: insights on transportation during the Covid-19 crisis
12:30pm  Author Talk: Think Tank Aesthetics by Pamela Lee
6pom  The Future of Boston Tech & Startups
6pm  Headed for Extinction and What to Do About It
830pm  Solidarity Symposium Series: Climate, Health & Social Justice
9pm  A Just Renewal and Green New Deal for Canada


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

The Most Important Jigsaw Puzzle



Swing Left Boston Virtual Activism Calendar 

Daily electoral activist events with social distancing kept in mind.



Stay At Home Fest - online music and performance events

Here Are All the Live Streams & Virtual Concerts to Watch During Coronavirus Crisis 

A List Of Live Virtual Concerts To Watch During The Coronavirus Shutdown

Watch These Livestreamed Concerts During Your Social Distancing

Virtual Art Project (VAP-IT!) 

Free virtual music, museums, and art round-up

300,000 ebooks to download for free from the NY Public Library

Free streaming services 

Free nonprofit webinars

Monday, June 29

Panel: What Comes Next? Governing Through COVID
Monday, June 29
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EDT
RSVP at https://sites-gmf.vuturevx.com/17/6588/landing-pages/bf-rsvp-session-1.asp

The Hon. Asa Hutchinson, Governor, State of Arkansas, U.S. 
The Hon. Pascal Smet, State Secretary for Urbanism and Heritage, European and International Relations, Foreign Trade and Firefighting and Emergency Medical Assistance Brussels Capital Region, Belgium
The Hon. Gary Herbert, Governor, State of Utah, U.S.
Moderator: Ms. Juliane Schäuble, U.S. Correspondent, Der Tagesspiegel


How Are Cancer Researchers Fighting COVID-19? (Part II)
Monday, June 29
11:30am to 12:45pm
RSVP at https://mit.zoom.us/webinar/register/4315918978900/WN_2BGSdZNsQ-SpyQUWtBvzOg

Join us for part two of our virtual showcase of Koch Institute cancer researchers who have pivoted existing research to address biomedical challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Four MIT faculty members will share their work developing new treatment strategies and interventions for the disease. After each presentation, a brief moderated Q&A session will allow participants to learn more about the science and understand how the Koch Institute’s flexible, collaborative research models accelerate innovation in the face of rapidly evolving understanding.

Michael Yaffe, MD, PhD, David H. Koch Professor of Science, Intensive Care Physician, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,
Overcoming respiratory distress
Angela Koehler, PhD, Samuel A. Goldblith Career Development Professor in Applied Biology
Novel therapeutic candidates
Sangeeta Bhatia, MD, PhD, John J. and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Nanomedicine for monitoring, prevention and therpay
Robert Langer, ScD, David H. Koch Institute Professor
Drug and vaccine delivery
Moderated by  Salil Garg, MD, PhD, Charles W. (1955) and Jennifer C. Johnson Clinical Investigator


A Conversation: Anticipating the Unknown after COVID-19 
Monday, June 29
12:00 p.m. - 13:00 p.m. EDT
RSVP at https://sites-gmf.vuturevx.com/17/6588/landing-pages/bf-rsvp-session-2.asp

The Hon. Stephen E. Biegun, Deputy Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State
The Hon. Mircea Geoana, Deputy Secretary General, NATO 
Moderator: Ms. Katrina Manson, U.S. Foreign Policy and Defense Correspondent, The Financial Times


American Policing and Protest: Abolition and Ethics from Slavery to Current Times
Monday, June 29
1 PM
RSVP at https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2020-american-policing-protest-virtual

The recent police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and the delayed criminal charges in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery have sparked outrage and protests across the United States. As the nation once again confronts police violence against people of color while grappling with a long history of public indifference, the Radcliffe Institute will bring together experts to examine the historical roots of policing and responses to state violence. Speakers will discuss contemporary police violence along with ethical issues that we must consider as we reflect on the current turmoil and attempt to envision how our nation might be transformed.

This program is presented as part of the presidential initiative on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery, a University-wide effort anchored at the Radcliffe Institute.

Monica C. Bell, associate professor of law, Yale Law School, and associate professor of sociology, Yale University
Laurence Ralph, professor of anthropology and director of the Center on Transnational Policing, Princeton University
Brandon Terry, assistant professor of African and African American studies and of social studies, Harvard University


Brain Awareness Lecture: Vaccines: Autism and Other Myths - Solving today's public health crisis
Monday, June 29
3pm - 4:15pm
RSVP at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eh399oxy987adb2c&oseq&c&ch&fbclid=IwAR0NZRn86TdQUnzW_xt7_vNWuRrIgfDm3ORRHPekRj0oMz5M3SXr_FlA8v4

Dr. Peter Hotez, Dean of the Baylor School of Medicine National School of Tropical Medicine, will virtually join our Portland community on June 29 to discuss a history of vaccines, COVID-19 vaccine development, the anti-vax movement, and his personal story as the father of a daughter with autism.


Cosmology’s Century:  An Inside History of Our Modern Understanding of the Universe
Monday, June 29
7:00 PM
RSVP at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/pjepeebles/register
Free - $3 contribution suggested at registration

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series, the Harvard University Division of Science, and the Cabot Science Library welcome Nobel Prize–winning astrophysicist P.J.E. PEEBLES for a discussion of his latest book Cosmology’s Century: An Inside History of Our Modern Understanding of the Universe.

Contribute to Support Harvard Book Store
While payment is not required, we are suggesting a $3 contribution to support this author series, our staff, and the future of Harvard Book Store—a locally owned, independently run Cambridge institution. In addition, by purchasing a copy of Cosmology's Century on harvard.com, you support indie bookselling and the writing community during this difficult time.

About Cosmology's Century
Modern cosmology began a century ago with Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity and his notion of a homogenous, philosophically satisfying cosmos. Cosmology's Century is the story of how generations of scientists built on these thoughts and many new measurements to arrive at a well-tested physical theory of the structure and evolution of our expanding universe.

In this landmark book, one of the world's most esteemed theoretical cosmologists offers an unparalleled personal perspective on how the field developed. P. J. E. Peebles was at the forefront of many of the greatest discoveries of the past century, making fundamental contributions to our understanding of the presence of helium and microwave radiation from the hot big bang, the measures of the distribution and motion of ordinary matter, and the new kind of dark matter that allows us to make sense of these results. Taking readers from the field's beginnings, Peebles describes how scientists working in independent directions found themselves converging on a theory of cosmic evolution interesting enough to warrant the rigorous testing it passes so well. He explores the major advances—some inspired by remarkable insights or perhaps just lucky guesses—as well as the wrong turns taken and the roads not explored. He shares recollections from major players in this story and provides a rare, inside look at how natural science is really done.
A monumental work, Cosmology's Century also emphasizes where the present theory is incomplete, suggesting exciting directions for continuing research.

Tuesday, June 30

Official Book Launch: What is the Future of the African Energy Sector?
Tuesday, June 30
7:00 – 9:00am EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/official-book-launch-what-is-the-future-of-the-african-energy-sector-tickets-105777214496

You will be able to hear from the contributors of a recent book on the African energy sector. The book analyses the current developments in the African energy sector and highlights how these are likely to be affected by the current global efforts to transition to a low carbon economy and tackle climate change. 

This is an edited book project with contributions from authors across the African continent. The book reviews the current developments in the African energy sector and highlights how they are likely to be affected by the ongoing global efforts to transition to a low carbon economy and tackle climate change.

The book uniquely examines the progressive nature of global energy use and introduces a new concept which Dr.Victoria Nalule christens ‘Energy Progression’ and opines is the most appropriate pathway for Africa to adopt in order benefit from its massive energy resources. The various concerns of the energy transition in Africa are expounded by Ms. Noreen Kidunduhu who argues against a ‘wholesale transition’ and suggests a blend of strategies that would allow African countries to capitalise their fossil fuels while simultaneously constraining carbon emissions. Indeed, all this highlights the need to progress from one energy source to another. However, the anticipated boom in urbanisation, industrialisation and population growth on the African continent necessitates the utilisation of fossil fuels. It is in this respect that Mr. Ayebare Rukundo analyses the continued role of fossil fuels for economic development in African countries.

The progressive nature of energy use is further highlighted by Ms. Catherine Nabukalu and Dr. Reto Giere in their chapter which analyses the continued reliance on charcoal alongside modern energy in Africa. This is an important chapter for the reason that, over 70% of rural populations in Africa are still dependent on traditional biomass energy and may need more time to progress from traditional biomass to fossil fuels.

The above discussions, however, do not mean that African countries are climate change deniers. The progress made by African countries to deploy renewable energy sources is evaluated by various authors including Ms. Susan Nakanwagi who explores the prospects and challenges of nuclear energy developments in Africa. National case studies analysing the deployment of renewables in Africa are discussed by; Dr. Mostafa Elshazly who focuses on Egypt; Mr. Marvin Tumusiime who focuses on Uganda and Cosmos Nike Nwedu who brings in the Nigerian experience. While emphasising the crucial role of renewables, Mr. Peter Reat Gatkuoth addresses the environmental impacts of oil and gas in South Sudan. 

Besides referring to national case studies, the book highlights the growing efforts to tackle energy access and climate change challenges on the African continent through regionalism. In this regard, regional efforts in the development of the African energy sector are adequately considered by Dr. Macdonald Irowariwa. Additionally, various key thematic issues are addressed in this book including energy justice in the African energy sector as elucidated by Ms. Tosin Timitimi; local content advancements and their impact on the African energy sector as discussed by Dr. Rukonge Muhongo and Ms. Linda Lindsey; energy legislations and their impact on the industry as explained by Michael Uche Ukponu, Yusuf Sulayman and Kester Oyibo.

It is no secret that most African countries have not benefited from their energy resources, the book thus considers the different initiatives that ensure local communities benefit from their resources in the Chapter by Wairimu Karanja & Nduta Njenga that looks into the aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Licence to Operate in the oil and gas sector. Recognising that women are the major users of energy in Africa, Dr. Florence Masajuwa, Ms. Alaka Lugonzo & Mr. Kennedy Chege discuss gender justice in the energy transition.

Whereas there are various national and regional initiatives geared towards developing the African energy sector, we note that energy projects are capital intensive ventures. Mr. Japhet Miano therefore spotlights the struggles of achieving the ‘Power Dream’ specifically analyzing Chinese investments in the Kenyan energy sector. These investments are prone to disputes and as such Mr. Nicholas Muhereza dissects International Arbitration as it relates to the African energy sector. The book is then concluded by Dr. Victoria Nalule who offers thoughts on the future of the African energy sector post COVID-19. 

The foregoing highlights the salient present and future aspects of the African energy sector. With contributions from researchers, academics, practioners and high-level policymakers, the book brings a unique flavor to the global energy discussion pertaining to the African continent in the international sphere and is especially relevant to African governments and policy makers, African regional organisations, universities, energy practitioners, international organisations and energy enthusiasts alike.


Closing the Data Gap: Novel Approaches for Data Use in the COVID-19 Response
Tuesday, June 30
9 – 10 a.m.
RSVP at https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/3115923181929/WN_cUnnl6JQRG2zh0FIYaLWoA

SPEAKER(S)  Sekou Remy, Research Scientist, IBM Research Africa
Laura McGorman, Policy Lead, Data for Good, Facebook
Vamba Lolleh, E-Health Officer, Partners in Health
Moderator: Bruno Villetelle, Head of Data and Digital, Global Drug Development, Novartis Foundation
DETAILS  AI-driven solutions are only as good as the data used to train them. From accurate testing numbers to comprehensive infection rates, data are essential to understanding COVID-19 and crafting national policy, including the allocation of limited health-resources. Yet high volume, high quality data isn’t readily available everywhere, and the gap between what is needed and what is available can be substantial, especially in low resource settings.
Understanding the importance of data for informing decision-making, this webinar will bring together data scientists and policy experts to discuss opportunities and challenges to meet this urgent need. Panelists will reflect on novel approaches for acquiring data; discuss the ethical and regulatory implications of their use and dive into recommendations on how to overcome ongoing barriers to data collection during COVID-19.


Closing Session: Trust and Resilience in Times of Crisis
Tuesday, June 30
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EDT
RSVP at https://sites-gmf.vuturevx.com/17/6588/landing-pages/bf-rsvp-session-3.asp

Mr. Carl Bildt, Co-Chair, European Council on Foreign Relations 
Ms. Sylvie Goulard, Deputy Governor, Bank of France 
Mr. Marc Morial, President and CEO, The Urban League 
The Hon. Michael Turner, Member, U.S. House of Representatives 
Moderator: Dr. Karen Donfried,President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States 

Closing Remarks: Dr. Karen Donfried, The German Marshall Fund of the United States 


IEA World Energy Outlook Special Report on Sustainable Recovery
Tuesday, June 30
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
RSVP at https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QFmYPncdTJyshR0zkWPO1A

The economic crisis brought on by COVID-19 is the largest since the great depression of the 1930s and is prompting governments around the world to develop recovery packages on a scale that will shape infrastructure and industries for decades to come. These packages offer a significant opportunity to advance national and global objectives for long-term growth and sustainable development. If well designed, the parts of these packages focused on the energy sector have the potential to deliver both jobs and growth, as well as an energy system that is cleaner, more secure, resilient and cost-effective. This IEA World Energy Outlook special report analyses energy-related measures that could be included in recovery plans and quantifies their implications for jobs, emissions and energy sector resilience. It proposes a variety of measures that could provide a major boost to economies, generate millions of new jobs, make the energy sector more resilient, and provide a pathway towards achieving long-term climate and sustainable development objectives. 

The Center on Global Energy Policy will host Dr. Fatih Birol, IEA’s Executive Director, and Laura Cozzi, IEA’s Chief Energy Modeller, for a presentation of key findings from the World Energy Outlook Special Report on Sustainable Recovery. Following the presentation, they will take part in a discussion with Joe Aldy, Professor of the Practice of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, and Dr. Noah Kaufman, CGEP Research Scholar, moderated by Jason Bordoff, CGEP Founding Director.

Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details.

This event is open to press. Media should register for this event. Media inquiries or requests for interviews should be directed to Artealia Gilliard (ag4144 at sipa.columbia.edu) or Genna Morton (gam2164 at sipa.columbia.edu).

For more information contact: energypolicyevents at sipa.columbia.edu. 
Event Contact Information: 
Center on Global Energy Policy 
energypolicy at columbia.edu


How to Run a Hospital during a Pandemic: Hospital Administration Ethical and Legal Challenges in the Time of COVID-19
Tuesday, June 30
12 – 1 p.m.
RSVP at https://petrieflom.law.harvard.edu/events/details/how-to-run-a-hospital-during-a-pandemic

SPEAKER(S)  Rina K. Spence,Former President and CEO, Emerson Hospital, Concord, MA; advisor to the Precision Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law Project, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School
John Fernandez, President of Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, MA
Bruce J. Flanz, President and CEO, MediSys Health Network, Queens, NY
Carmel Shachar, Executive Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics and Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School

DETAILS  Hospital administration is complex during the best of times. Hospitals are now struggling to respond to the surge of COVID-19 patients, including obtaining enough PPE, ventilators, and other materials. They must also manage a sharp decrease in revenue from a pause on most other medical procedures. Hospitals are also considering the needs of their workforces, both in terms of overwhelmed clinicians treating COVID-19 patients and providers with little to no work because their practices have been put on pause.

This panel will discuss the challenges facing hospitals during the pandemic, including workforce, financial, and supply chain concerns. How can hospitals “rise to the occasion?” What duties do they owe to their employees, their patients, their board of trustees or shareholders, and their communities?
LINK  https://petrieflom.law.harvard.edu/events/details/how-to-run-a-hospital-during-a-pandemic
CONTACT INFO	petrie-flom at law.harvard.edu


Food Talks: How food can save the world
Tuesday, June 30
12:00 – 1:30 EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/food-talks-how-food-can-save-the-world-tickets-106967777502

Join us for Food Talks, where we’ll explore how we can all tackle the climate crisis through the lens of food.

#FOODTALKS: How food can save the world
Join us on Tuesday 30th June for Food Talks, where we’ll explore how we can all tackle the climate crisis through the lens of food.

This is part of our 2020 #FoodTalks series, which has an overarching theme this year of ‘We are all emergency respondents now’. We will discover how we can transform our food systems to tackle the climate, nature, obesity and democracy emergencies.

Carolyn Steel, in conversation with our moderator, will be sharing insights from her brand new book ‘Sitopia: How Food Can Save the World’. Carolyn also wrote ‘Hungry City’ and is a leading authority on food, cities and transformative change. In addition, we will hear stories of people taking positive climate action on the ground (to be announced soon). Crucially, there will also be an opportunity for you to get involved in the discussion about how we can all be emergency respondents now.

#FoodTalks is brought to you by a partnership of the Food Ethics Council, Impact Hub Kings Cross, Organico, and London Food Link, part of Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming. 

There is an optional donation to this event. This will help us cover our costs and time for the event, but we still want to be accessible to everyone, so only give if you can!


Author Talk: Democratizing our Data by Julia Lane
Tuesday, June 30
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-talk-democratizing-our-data-by-julia-lane-tickets-106807548252

MIT Press Live! presents an author talk with Julia Lane, author of Democratizing our Data

In Democratizing Our Data, Julia Lane argues that good data are essential for democracy. Her book is a wake-up call to America to fix its broken public data system.

Just as Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, and Facebook have led the world in the use of data for profit, the United States can show the world how to produce data for the public good. Lane calls for a more automated, transparent, and accountable framework for creating high-quality public data that would empower citizens and inspire the government that serves them

About the Author 
Julia Lane is a founder of the Coleridge Initiative, Professor at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress, and an NYU Provostial Fellow for Innovation Analytics.


I'm Hungry: A Panel Discussion on Food Insecurity
Tuesday, June 30
1 PM – 2 PM
RSVP at https://aarp.cvent.com/events/aarp-ma-i-m-hungry-a-panel-discussion-on-food-insecurity-in-the-african-american-black-community-bos/event-summary-78e376028dea4ef688623e01fbfecb03.aspx
To attend, register at the free ticket link. After registering, you will receive a meeting invite on 6/29/2020

More than 5 million people over age 60 are food insecure, meaning they do not have access to enough food for an active, healthy life. This leads to a higher risk of developing serious health issues, especially for the African American/Black community.

What can we do, and what are we already doing to address the needs of our community?
Join AARP Massachusetts for a panel discussion on hunger Tuesday, June 30 via Zoom. (Register at the free ticket link to receive access to this event)

Vivien Morris, a registered dietician;
Josh Trautwein, co-founder of Fresh Truck;
Khara Burns, Director of Project Bread.

Moderated by Joseph Feaster, Jr., Esq. President and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts.

You will get a list of resources that will include accessing SNAP and EBT benefits, where food is being distributed throughout the greater Boston area, and more resources and information.


Teaching Sociology in a Time of Crisis
Tuesday, June 30
2:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3115930961093/WN_fKSJVSGeTe61Q1wg4dTOiA

In the midst of the global pandemic, the resulting economic recession, as well as on-going racial injustices, it is critical to consider how you will adapt your fall courses to address these concerns.

Join us for a free webinar entitled “Teaching Sociology in a Time of Crisis,” led by Columbia University Sociology Professor Shamus Khan. Dr. Khan will address each of these crises from a sociological standpoint.

The webinar will also demonstrate how to customize your fall courses, adding recent materials that address current issues, while using panOpen, an OER-based courseware platform. 

After registering, you’ll receive a link to the webinar via email


Watersheds, Forests, and Climate Change
Tuesday, June 30
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/watersheds-forests-and-climate-change-tickets-109693359792

Join us for a special presentation by Leslie Sauer to learn about the relationship between our environment and climate change.

Most of our past ways of exploiting natural resources are coming under review as we face disruptive environmental conditions due to climate change. Fire, drought, flooding and mass migrations all are accelerating, creating even more economic uncertainty. Landscape management is the low-hanging fruit of carbon sequestration and there is a role for each of us. This presentation will look at land management options in New Jersey, from better forest protection and growing existing forests to their full ecological potential. The object is to build on success stories in this state, from the past LIP program to the new Forest Stewardship Plan options.


Headed for Extinction and What to Do About It
Tuesday, June 30
6 p.m.
RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vcuitpz0vGtTvSY156sDIFiW9CFxvCC7g

The planet is in ecological crisis: we are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction event this planet has experienced. Scientists believe we may have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown. This is an emergency.

In this online talk, climate speakers from Extinction Rebellion will share the latest climate science on where our planet is heading, discuss some of the current psychology around climate change, and offer solutions through the study of social movements.

Everyone is welcome and there will be time to ask questions and discuss afterward. This talk is free. 

The event will run from 6 to 730 pm ESt


How Beer Fueled Civilization 
Tuesday, June 30
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/how-beer-fueled

Before there were brewpubs, our nomadic ancestors depended on beer for survival, and it even helped early humans take those crucial hops (see what we did there?) from a nomadic existence to village life. Let's raise a glass as scientist Dr. Jessica Zinskie describes how beer shaped the development of early civilization!

Sign up at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/how-beer-fueled by June 25 for Pay-What-You-Can pricing! After that, a modest ticket price will help cover the presenter's honorarium.

More information at https://www.meetup.com/The-Lecture-Bar-Virtual-Boston/events/270851021/


A More Perfect Reunion:  Race, Integration, and the Future of America
Tuesday, June 30
7:00 PM
RSVP at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/calvinbaker
Free - $3 contribution suggested at registration

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes writer CALVIN BAKER—author of the acclaimed novels Grace and Dominion—for a discussion of his latest book A More Perfect Reunion: Race, Integration, and the Future of America.

Contribute to Support Harvard Book Store
While payment is not required, we are suggesting a $3 contribution to support this author series, our staff, and the future of Harvard Book Store—a locally owned, independently run Cambridge institution. In addition, by purchasing a copy of A More Perfect Reunion on harvard.com, you support indie bookselling and the writing community during this difficult time.

About A More Perfect Reunion
Americans have prided ourselves on how far we've come from slavery, lynching, and legal segregation—measuring ourselves by incremental progress instead of by how far we have to go. But fifty years after the last meaningful effort toward civil rights, the US remains overwhelmingly segregated and unjust. Our current solutions—diversity, representation, and desegregation—are not enough.

As acclaimed writer Calvin Baker argues in this bracing, necessary book, we first need to envision a society no longer defined by the structures of race in order to create one. The only meaningful remedy is integration: the full self-determination and participation of all African-Americans, and all other oppressed groups, in every facet of national life. This is the deepest threat to the racial order and the real goal of civil rights.

At once a profound, masterful reading of US history from the colonial era forward and a trenchant critique of the obstacles in our current political and cultural moment, A More Perfect Reunion is also a call to action. As Baker reminds us, we live in a revolutionary democracy. We are one of the best-positioned generations in history to finish that revolution.


How to Die in Space: A Virtual Book Release
Tuesday, June 30
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-die-in-space-a-virtual-book-release-tickets-108161752714

Join us for an evening of conversation, excerpt readings, Q&A, and a virtual signing all about Paul Sutter’s new release How to Die in Space

Capacity Notes: Space in the Zoom Webinar is limited. Attendees are advised to register only for as many tickets as devices they will be using (e.g. a household of 3 people using 1 computer for the event need only reserve 1 ticket).

Don’t miss this special one-night-only virtual book launch with astrophysicist Paul Sutter! Join us for an evening of conversation, excerpt readings, Q&A, and a virtual signing all about Sutter’s new release How to Die in Space: A Journey Through Dangerous Astrophysical Phenomena. 

So you’ve fallen in love with space and now you want to see it for yourself, huh? You want to witness the birth of a star, or visit the black hole at the center of our galaxy? You want to know if there are aliens out there, or how to travel through a wormhole? You want the wonders of the universe revealed before your very eyes?

Well stop, because all that will probably kill you.

> From mundane comets in our solar backyard to exotic remnants of the Big Bang, from dying stars to young galaxies, the universe may be beautiful, but it’s treacherous. Through metaphors and straightforward language, the book breathes life into astrophysics, unveiling how particles and forces and fields interplay to create the drama in the heavens above us.
Don't miss out on a virtual book signing with Paul! If you would like an autographed copy of How to Die in Space, you can purchase one directly at http://www.pmsutter.com/store/book in advance. During the online ordering process, you can submit any autograph requests (such as the name the inscription should be made out to) and let Paul know if you would like to see him sign your book LIVE during the event.

FEATURING - Paul Sutter
For all the curious minds in the world, Paul M. Sutter is a new, fresh voice in science communication. Everywhere from his hit podcast Ask a Spaceman! to his role on TV’s How the Universe Works, Paul strives to bring science to new audiences. By breaking down formidable concepts, emphasizing the human and artistic aspects of the scientific process, and making science accessible with his characteristic conversational, humorous approach, Paul is the one and only Agent to the Stars!

Wednesday, July 1

Microfinance and climate change adaptation: Insights from rural Rwanda
Wednesday, July 1
10:00 – 11:30 EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/microfinance-and-climate-change-adaptation-insights-from-rural-rwanda-tickets-109784504408

Join us and our partners to learn more about GCU's recent research on microfinance and climate change adaptation in Rwanda.

Climate change poses serious risks for rural livelihoods and food security in Rwanda. At the same time, a significant number of Rwandan farmers pool their resources together through cooperatives and Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) in order to increase productivity. Therefore, it is important to consider on the one hand the future impacts of climate change on the microfinance sector in Rwanda, and on the other to ensure that the benefits of microfinance can decrease rural residents’ vulnerability to climate impacts.
This event will provide an overview of research focused on the clients of Urwego Bank, one of Opportunity International UK’s local partners in a development project funded by the Scottish Government which aimed to provide microcredit loans to 8,500 smallholder farmers working in government-supported agricultural cooperatives. We will explore the impacts of small loans on the vulnerability and adaptive capacity of farmers in southern and western Rwanda (Huye and Rubavu districts) along with its implications for climate justice and discuss the recommendations included in the final report. 
Join us for three presentations and Q&A (entirely online) featuring:
Dr Karin Helwig, Glasgow Caledonian University
Dr Michael Mikulewicz, Glasgow Caledonian University
Pete Parisetti, Opportunity International UK

This event will be hosted by the Centre for Climate Justice and is free to attend. If you have any questions about the event or taking part in future events, please contact Michael Mikulewicz at Michael.Mikulewicz at gcu.ac.uk.
The session link will be shared with the registrants closer to the event.


Central Banks and Climate Change: The short and long view
Wednesday, July 1
10:30 – 12:00 EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/central-banks-and-climate-change-the-short-and-long-view-registration-109801256514

How central banks can fulfil their mandates for macro-financial stability & align their COVID-19 response measures with the Paris Agreement.

Central banks are playing a crucial role in shaping the responses to the COVID-19 crisis. Central banks have intervened on an unprecedented scale to avert a full-scale financial and economic meltdown, leading for calls on central banks to also throw their full weight behind fighting climate change and supporting a just transition. Against this backdrop, this LCAW event will discuss how central banks can fulfil their mandates for macro-financial stability and align their COVID-19 response measures with the Paris Agreement and avoid lock-in to a high-carbon recovery. It will also discuss whether a new era of central banking is dawning, and if so, what the new normal for central banks should look like in a decade from now.

Shamshad Akhtar, Chair of the Board of Directors, Karandaaz Pakistan
Danae Kyriakopoulou, Chief Economist & Director of Research, Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum
Nick Robins, Professor of Practice in Sustainable Finance, LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Adam Tooze, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History and Director of the European Institute, Columbia University
Ulrich Volz, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance and Reader in Economics, SOAS University of London
This London Climate Action Week event is jointly organised by the SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance and the LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.


Report Release - Freedom and Accountability: A Transatlantic Framework for Moderating Speech Online
Wednesday, July 1 
11:00AM to 12:00PM EDT
RSVP at https://gmfus.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_U3wDMXhKShWWrpXsPZefWQ

Marietje Schaake, Former Member, European Parliament; International Policy Director,  Stanford Cyber Policy Center; Co-chair, Transatlantic High Level Working Group
David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression; Member, Transatlantic High Level Working Group
Susan Ness, Distinguished Fellow, Annenberg Public Policy Center; Co-chair, Transatlantic High Level Working Group
Karen Kornbluh, Director, GMF Digital

The final report of the Transatlantic High Level Working Group on Content Moderation Online and Freedom of Expression takes on online hate speech, violent extremism, and disinformation, and proposes a flexible, scalable regulatory framework to address these challenges while protecting free speech. Three members of the Working Group will join GMF Digital for a discussion of the report’s findings and recommendations, including how the United States and Europe can work together toward solutions that are rooted in shared democratic values and built upon transparency and accountability.


What to Expect When You're Not Expecting a Pandemic
Wednesday, July 1
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
RSVP at https://harvard.zoom.us/j/99821910441#success

SPEAKER(S)  Sonia Hernandez-Diaz, Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Diego Wyszynski, Executive Director, International Registry of Coronavirus Exposure in Pregnancy; CEO, Pregistry
Nancy Byatt, Medical Director, MCPAP for Moms, Executive Director, Lifeline4Moms; Director, Women’s Mental Health Division, Department of Psychiatry; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Population & Quantitative Health Sciences
Karestan Koenen, Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
DETAILS  The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the wellbeing of pregnant and recently pregnant people. This panel combines expertise from epidemiology, maternal fetal medicine, and psychiatry to discuss the effects of the pandemic on mental and physical health during pregnancy. Experts will discuss recent findings from studies around the world and approaches for how to respond to the challenges of pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The forum will also include a Q&A session with the audience.
To learn more about the COVID-19 Mental Health Forum Series please visit hsph.me/covid-19-mental-health
LINK  https://harvard.zoom.us/j/99821910441#success
sjha at hsph.harvard.edu
Courtney White
cowhite at hsph.harvard.edu


Bringing Science and Engineering to Safety
Wednesday, July 1
12:00pm to 12:45pm
RSVP at https://mit.zoom.us/j/98882498612 

Dr. Moussa will present a few examples of major safety problems where R&D was performed to solve them and where quantitative analyses were required to fend off industry’s resistance to acknowledge these problems. For example, he forewarned about aircraft fuel tank vulnerability prior to the TWA 800 disaster. This has gained him notoriety in the US and international media. He also will present unique software developed to address very specialized problems that have eluded industry so far such as the detonation of energetic materials that might cookoff during storage and the reactive dispersion in the atmosphere of the species that produced in such accidents.  This will be a multi-media presentation illustrated with slides, computer model outputs and a short video clip.  

Bio:  Dr. N. Albert Moussa initially founded BlazeTech to perform R&D in the areas of fire and explosion. He has focused on combining theory and practice to bridge the gap between industry and academia. He worked on major problems in the chemical, utility and aerospace/defense industries. This broad experience has enabled BlazeTech to expand into energy, space and hypersonic flight. He received his B.S. from Stanford University and his MS and PhD from MIT, all in Mechanical Engineering. He has developed a unique 3-day professional course on aircraft fire hazards, protection and investigation that he has taught annually in the US and overseas. This course has been attended by delegates from industry, government and academia.  He has published widely including one book on flammability. His awards include presenting the joint SAE/AIAA William Littlewood Memorial Lecture, the Engineer of the Year Award from the New England Section of the AIAA in 2000, best paper awards by SAE and ASEI, and various ASME citations. He served as AIAA Distinguished Lecturer, Associate Technical Editor of an ASME Journal and various national committees. 

ZOOM Link:  https://mit.zoom.us/j/98882498612 


Taking Commercial Offices to Net Zero Carbon
Wednesday, July 1 
1:00pm EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/taking-commercial-offices-to-net-zero-carbon-tickets-109969301140

Join us to discuss how we need to go about delivering Net Zero Carbon commercial office buildings.

The release of the LETI Climate Emergency Design Guide in January and the UK Green Building Council targets for Commercial Offices in April have put Net Zero Carbon front of place in commercial office design. But how do we actually go about delivering Net Zero Carbon commercial office buildings? 

Join us as CIBSE’s Young Energy Performance Group discuss how to achieve Net Zero Carbon in design, operation, and retrofit of commercial assets.
Jennifer Elias, Senior Engineer at Cundall, will provide an overview of the Commercial energy use intensity targets within the LETI Climate Emergency Design Guide. She will discuss in detail the modelling work designed to support the commercial buildings Net Zero Carbon pathway within the Climate Emergency Design Guide and the importance of using data driven design and modelling techniques in developing realistic net zero energy use targets for commercial buildings.

Khasha Mohammadian, Senior Energy Performance Consultant at Carbon Intelligence, will discuss the challenges and opportunities with existing commercial office buildings. Through looking at data from operational buildings he will illustrate the importance of Net Zero retrofit within the sector.

Oliver Lockhart, Senior Performance Engineer at Hoare Lea, will discuss the role of data in achieving Net Zero Carbon and why it is so important that you gather the information that you are going to need. He will also discuss how this information forms an integral part of the feedback loop to ensure we are continually designing better buildings. 

The event will be hosted as a webinar with short presentations followed by Q&A and discussion. We hope you can join us by clicking on the link here and contribute your thoughts!


TIPPING POINTS in the Ecosystem and in Society
Wednesday, July 1
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tipping-points-in-the-ecosystem-and-in-society-tickets-109548350064

A scientist from Extinction Rebellion talks about tipping points in climate and ecological systems as well as in societal change.

Alex Penson is a member of Extinction Rebellion (XR) Scientists, who aim to help scientists with their activism and activists with their science. Alex will outline the work of XR scientists in collating and translating scientific evidence for non-scientists. He will also discuss the subject of tipping points (irreversible changes) in the climate and ecological systems, and tipping points in society to mitigate climate change.

This event is held via Zoom. A link will be sent via email to the address you registered with, two hours before the event begins and again 2 minutes before it starts.


"Conversations on the Anthropocene" with Activist and Author Valarie Kaur
Wednesday, July 1
8 p.m. - 930 pm EST
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conversations-on-the-anthropocene-with-activist-and-author-valarie-kaur-tickets-109544502556

Join Extinction Rebellion New York and Los Angeles for the second “Conversations on the Anthropocene” with activist, civil rights lawyer, film-maker, and writer Valarie Kaur. With her new book out “See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love”, Valarie will discuss what it means to practice love in our activism and in this revolutionary moment. As she writes:

“‘Revolutionary Love’ is the choice to enter into wonder and labor for others, for our opponents and for ourselves in order to transform the world around us.”

Come learn how to transform the world and be transformed by this crucial voice in American discourse.

Thursday, July 2

Bridging the fossil fuel production gap for a just and resilient recovery
Thursday, July 2
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bridging-the-fossil-fuel-production-gap-for-a-just-and-resilient-recovery-tickets-108876390214

This London Climate Action Week Event will feature researchers and government and UN officials to preview the 2020 Production Gap Report.

Climate Home Deputy Editor Megan Darby will moderate this online event, which brings together researchers, and government and UN officials to preview emerging findings from the 2020 Production Gap Report. 

The Production Gap Report was first published in 2019 by leading research institutions and the UN Environment Programme. It highlights the alarming discrepancy between plans for coal, oil, and gas production and levels consistent with Paris goals. A 2020 special issue will speak to changes in energy markets and government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic to shore up, expand, or transition oil, gas, and coal industries. 

In this online event, panellists will explore what these changes might mean for the production gap, and how a managed and equitable transition away from fossil fuel production can contribute to a sustainable, just, and resilient recovery.

The event is hosted by the Stockholm Environment Institute, the International Institute for Sustainable Development, the Overseas Development Institute, and the UN Environment Programme, in partnership with Climate Home News.
Welcome  Megan Darby, Acting Editor, Climate Home
Introductory remarks from panel:
Adam Matthews, Co-Chair, Transitions Pathway Initiative
Andrea Meza, Director, Climate Change Directorate (DCC), Costa Rica Ministry of Environment and Energy
Ivetta Gerasimchuk, Sustainable Energy Supplies Lead, IISD
Michael Lazarus, Center Director, SEI US
Niklas Hagelberg, Coordinator, Sub-Programme on Climate Change, UNEP
Moderated Q&A


Affordable energy for income growth in low-resource settings
Thursday, July 2
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
RSVP at https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pcemvqjMsEtNRyBTVMFz1kDCSUYS7Fx3Q

Webinars by Prof. VIjay Modi
While lectures are 1 hour each, we will allow last 15 min for discussions. 
Please register using the link above.

For any difficulties registering/joining email: John at jpeacock at columbia.edu


Taking the Carbon Out of Credit
Thursday, July 2
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taking-the-carbon-out-of-credit-tickets-108906851324

What does it take to transition to a net-zero carbon economy? Find out how your organization can lead the way to a climate safe future.

Join us for a provocative and engaging discussion about how banking institutions can demonstrate leadership in transitioning to a net-zero carbon economy by aligning lending with a well below 2 degree global temperature rise. Hosted by Climate Safe Lending Network, in partnership with London Climate Action Week, this interactive webinar will feature a presentation of the Network's newly published report: Taking the Carbon Out of Credit: An integrated approach to removing climate emissions from lending. 
Hear from climate finance experts about where their organizations are in the journey along a climate safe lending pathway from stopping the flow of funding to fossil fuel projects to decarbonization of bank lending and financing innovative solutions, such as the sequestration of carbon emissions. Find out what lies ahead in fostering an inclusive and green recovery.
Welcome and Introductions
Keynote Presentation featuring DR. SIMON ZADEK, Principal of UNDP Project Catalyst and SANDRINE DIXSON DECLEVE, President of Club of Rome: Now is the time for bold action. What can banks do to demonstrate leadership in addressing climate change? 
Taking the Carbon Out of Credit Presentation by JAMES VACCARO, Interim Director, Climate Safe Lending Network
Conversations and Q&A with LAUREN COMPERE, Director of Stakeholder Engagement at Boston Common Asset Management, CATHERINE HOWARTH, Chief Executive at ShareAction, IVAN FRISHBERG, Director of Impact Policy, Sustainability Banking at Amalgamated Bank, and ANDERS LANGWORTH, Head of Group Sustainable Finance at Nordea: How does managing risks relate to managing impact and setting targets? What practical strategies can lending institutions implement that will accelerate the transitions of their clients and support innovative solutions?
Climate Safe Lending Network Initiatives presented by LYDIA HASCOTT, Climate Safe Learning Lab Lead and JAMES VACCARO, Interim Director, Climate Safe Lending Network
Next Steps and Closing

* Registrants will receive a copy of the Taking the Carbon Out of Credit report in advance of this webinar.
Climate Safe Lending Network is a network of diverse bank stakeholders from across North America and Europe who are collaborating to align bank lending with a well below 2 degree global temperature rise.
London Climate Action Week is an online event taking place from July 1-3, 2020 that brings together climate leadership from across London to generate and scale-up solutions to the climate emergency.
For questions concerning this event, contact connect at climatesafelending.org.


Strong, Sustainable & Resilient Recovery:  the evidence & a pathway to action
Thursday, July 2
11:00am – 1:00pm EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/strong-sustainable-resilient-recoverythe-evidence-a-pathway-to-action-tickets-110267306482

This event will build on a recent review on ‘Will COVID-19 fiscal recovery packages accelerate or retard progress on climate change?’

Economic recovery packages from the COVID-19 pandemic need to be informed by the latest evidence on how climate action can promote growth and tackle unemployment. This event will build on a recent review on ‘Will COVID-19 fiscal recovery packages accelerate or retard progress on climate change?’ 

Speakers and panellists will include:
Professor Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia University)
Professor Lord Stern of Brentford (London School of Economics and Political Science) 
Professor Cameron Hepburn (University of Oxford)
This event is co-organised for London Climate Action Week by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Smith School at the University of Oxford.


Congressional Climate Action Plan Discussion
Thursday, July 2
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/congressional-climate-action-plan-discussion-tickets-111334588752

Please join Congressman Joe Neguse discuss the Congressional Climate Action Plan!

The Select Committee on the Climate Crisis is releasing the Congressional Climate Action Plan. This report is the result of months of hardwork and the input of stakeholders, like you! We invite you to hear from Congressman Neguse directly about the details of the plan and where we go from here. 

Please find call in details below:
Password: 999194

Friday, July 3

Forests and climate change: The pitfalls and benefits of reforestation
Friday, July 3
7:00am – 08:00aam EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/forests-and-climate-change-the-pitfalls-and-benefits-of-reforestation-tickets-110659004060

Join an expert discussion on how mass tree planting can most effectively and sustainably help tackle the climate emergency

Because growing trees absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, forests can help fight climate change by capturing fossil fuel emissions. As a result, large-scale tree planting is an increasingly popular component of global efforts to meet climate targets. However, the role of forests in climate mitigation is complex, and poorly planned planting efforts can actually increase CO2 emissions and warming. Only through open communication among scientists, policy-makers, and environmental groups can we ensure the multiple ecological and societal benefits of planted forests.

As part of London Climate Action Week, the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London will host a discussion on this emerging natural solution to fighting climate change. This event will address how much carbon different types of forests can store, and evaluate best practices for balancing reforestation, afforestation, and forest conservation based on the three Ws; 
Where to plant trees;
What tree species are ecologically suited to the site; 
Who are the local stakeholders who will be affected by changes in land use.

The discussion will be chaired by co-director of the Grantham Institute, Professor Martin Siegert, and will feature Dr Bonnie Waring, co-author of a new Grantham Institute briefing note titled ‘What role can forests play in tackling climate change?’


One-on-one with Stuart Scott
Friday, July 3
9am EST [15:00 CEST]
RSVP at https://www.wedonthavetime.org/climate-action-news/one-on-one-with-stuart-scott

Stuart Scott as this week´s guest. He is an American environmentalist, educator and founder of ScientistsWarning. On this episode of Climate Action News 1 on 1 he will talk about how Scientists Warning is pursuing their mission in the time of the pandemic and explain why he is so strongly opposed to growth economics. Visit scientistswarning.org

Climate Action News is our broadcast about action and sustainable solutions. We invite our community, climate advocacy groups, leaders, and businesses to share their knowledge and insights. You can participate actively by commenting live during and after the broadcast. Get instructions or download our app to join the discussion. Welcome!

Hosts and guests
Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, Host, We Don't Have Time
Hosting this global broadcast is Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, an expert moderator, lecturer, and devoted workshop-leader in facilitating sustainable development. Catarina moderates for the EU Commission, the Swedish Government, corporations, local municipalities, and universities. She lectures based on the UN Sustainable Global Development Goals internationally and has TV-skills from her background as a television program host at SVT, Swedish Public Television. She is also content director at A Sustainable Tomorrow.
Stuart Scott, Environmentalist and educator
Stuart Scott is an American environmentalist and educator known for his creativity in communicating the urgency and severity of the impact of the current ‘growth’ economic system on climate, habitability of Earth, and society. Principally known for his visibility at UN-sponsored climate negotiations, where he produces extensive video interviews. His thesis is that modern economies with their unrelenting emphasis on growth, are akin to a cancer with humanity as its host. Stuart Scott is a ‘systems thinker’, with training in a variety of scientific fields, work experience in finance, education and information systems, as well as extensive investigative immersion in Nature and cognitive psychology. Over time, Scott has allied himself with a wide variety of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and is credited with coalescing the ‘faith community’ within the UNFCCC climate negotiations. He produces and distributes programs at ScientistsWarning.TV.



Decolonizing Ourselves Co-Learning
Friday, July 3
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/96536836889

Please join us for an International Support Team event about how we can learn to decolonize ourselves. Given the vivid reminders this month about how pervasive racism still is in the US, this is important work for us all to do.


Regenerative livestock production: part of the solution to climate change
Friday, July 3
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/regenerative-livestock-production-part-of-the-solution-to-climate-change-tickets-111302256044

Adriana Marina (founder of the NGO Hecho por Nosotros and animaná) is proud to host Pablo Borrelli. They will discuss climate change and environmental degradation and their accumulating effects that will lead to a global crisis. Beyond emission reduction strategies, it is not feasible for humanity to cope with climate change without the regeneration of living soils as the natural sink for excess CO2. Regenerative livestock production is a real, scalable, multi-benefit proposal that has the chance of capturing massive amounts of carbon while providing natural fibers, nutrient dense foods and other environmental services as clean, pure water and biodiversity. 

About our guest speaker Pablo Borrelli:
Pablo is an agronomist who co-founded Ovis 21, a certified B Corporation. He's also a Holistic Management Trainer and a Hub Leader in Argentina for the Savory Network, as well as a Project Manager of Ecological Outcome Verification at the Savory Institute.

Sunday, July 5

An Activist’s Sketchbook: Architecture and Climate Activism
Sunday, July 5
2:00 – 3:30 EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-activists-sketchbook-architecture-and-climate-activism-tickets-110508417652

Instead of just designing buildings, should we be tearing some structures down? Discussing climate activism+architecture with #penpaperpint

In a Climate and Ecological Emergency, architects must be part of tearing down damaging systems and designing regenerative ones - but where do we start? Must you wait until you leave architecture school or can you begin anytime?
The Climate Crisis didn’t hit us out of the blue: it was forecast for decades and is having immediate, disproportionately felt impacts upon society. Our built environment is responsible for 39% of GHG emissions globally (UKGBC, 2019) so represents a significant challenge for the construction industry but an even bigger opportunity for architects to have a positive impact.
How can we rise to this before entering the profession and whilst designing buildings? We must be part of a solution, as the IPCC’s 2018 Special Report on 1.5°C made very clear.
We can create a positive impact in a variety of ways as architectural practitioners and even as students - activism need not always be blocking roads and holding placards. It can be using university projects to make statements; it can be persuading a client to specify a more sustainable material, to re-use what exists or not to build at all; it can be writing and running the gauntlet of online comments sections; it can even be admitting you have more to learn and simply doing that work.
We have brought the Anthropocene Architecture School to the LFA to contextualise the climate and ecological emergency and place the built environment into that context - recognising its negative impact and potential for positive change. Afterwards, we shall share crash-tested recipes for action: from design studios to the streets; from the practical to the playful; from the theatrical to the openly provocative. With these tools, we shall brainstorm, discuss and help you to plan your own actions: this is not a drill, so this is not just a one-off workshop.

Anthropocene Architecture School
The AAS is a decentralised school of architecture, activism and climate literacy and since its launch during Scotland's Architecture Fringe in June 2019, it has catalysed over 20 workshops and contributed to over a dozen events across the U.K and internationally by digital means. Its outputs include climate literacy sessions and workshops for activists, built environment professionals, the public and architectural educators; publication in a variety of journals and magazines; research into architectural education; and transdisciplinary studios that have supported over 100 architecture students in learning sustainable design skills.
Should you wish to support the work of the AAS and keep up with its second year, you can find out more at:

The Lockdown Festival of Architecture is a spontaneous response to the unprecedented situation we find ourselves in. From the 4th of May until the lockdown ends, we’ll be providing a series of positive, productive and provocative activities to debate the future after coronavirus. Serious topics, but no stuffy conversations.

Tuesday, July 7

Scaling up low-carbon energy: Economic, geopolitical, and environmental impacts
Tuesday, July 7
10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
RSVP at https://mit.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_a7pU0GVsQE6LeVb323s-Zw

The energy sector is facing unprecedented challenges, with the global Covid-19 pandemic complicating an already challenging transition toward a low-carbon future. One of the key elements in addressing both the current pandemic and climate change is with forward-looking collaborations in technology development and innovation—which have long been a hallmark of MIT’s approach to problem solving.

MIT’s Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) and Energy Initiative (MITEI) are pleased to present a special webinar series with leading researchers and experts in the energy domain sharing their insights on important themes: “Energy Transitions & Economics” (May 6), “Innovations in Critical Low-Carbon Technologies” (May 13), “Grid-Scale Energy Storage” (May 21) and “Scaling up low-carbon energy: Economic, geopolitical, and environmental impacts” (July 7). 

Please join us in these webinars to hear and discuss with the experts so together we will be able to better navigate these difficult times for a successful transition to a sustainable energy future after the current crisis.


By Air, Land and Sea: insights on transportation during the Covid-19 crisis
Tuesday, July 7
RSVP at http://calendar.mit.edu/event/by_air_land_and_sea_insights_on_transportation_during_the_covid-19_crisis#.XvVdVS2ZNBY

Bring Israeli anchored innovation and research in regards to transportation in the Covid- 19 era to the MIT community and MIT to Israel.

On July 7, we will discuss the global impact that COVID-19 has on transportation and the way forward. The moderator will be Cathy Wu, Gilbert W. Winslow Career Development Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT. Our guest speakers will be: Nicole Adler, Professor of Operations Research, Hebrew University, Roni Floman, VP of Marketing, Optibus Omer Primor, Head of Marketing, Windward Amy Vogel, MIT Civil and Environmental Major Class of 2020 and MISTI MIT-Alumnae.

The webinar is open to all. Preregistered participants will receive login information a day in advance. Feel free to share in advance any questions you would like to discuss in the Q and A.

This event is organized by the MISTI MIT-Israel program and co-sponsored by Ecomotion, the MIT Mobility Initiative, MIT Civil and Environmental Engineering and MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to mit-israel at mit.edu.


Author Talk: Think Tank Aesthetics by Pamela Lee
Tuesday, July 7
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-talk-think-tank-aesthetics-by-pamela-lee-tickets-106980389224

MIT Press Live! presents an author talk with Pamela Lee, author of Think Tank Aesthetics

In Think Tank Aesthetics, Pamela Lee traces the complex encounters between Cold War think tanks and the art of that era. Lee shows how the approaches and methods of think tanks—including systems theory, operations research, and cybernetics—paved the way for a peculiar genre of midcentury modernism and set the terms for contemporary neoliberalism

About the author 
Pamela M. Lee is Carnegie Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at Yale University and the author of Object to Be Destroyed: The Work of Gordon Matta-Clark, Chronophobia: On Time in the Art of the 1960s, Forgetting the Art World (all published by the MIT Press) and The Glen Park Library: A Fairy Tale (no place press).


Tuesday, July 7
5-6:30 pm EST 
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-green-future-race-gender-environment-tickets-109902820294

CLIMATE CHANGE (w/Dr. Michael Mann )

Dr. Heidi Hutner (Professor, Writer, Filmmaker, Eco-Feminist) 
Dr. Heidi Hutner, Director and Producer, is a professor of Sustainability and English at Stony Brook University, and a scholar of nuclear and environmental history and ecofeminism. She is the winner of Sierra Club Long Island's 2015 Environmentalist of the Year Award. At Stony Brook University, she teaches courses on environmental literature, history, and film. She chaired the Sustainability Studies Program for six years and was Associate Dean in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Hutner publishes widely as a writer and journalist on nuclear, environmental, and gender issues. She regularly gives public and keynote talks at universities and conferences on environmental studies and ecofeminism. Her current book project, ACCIDENTS CAN HAPPEN: VOICES OF WOMEN AND NUCLEAR DISASTERS will accompany the documentary and forms the basis of the film series. Hutner's many books, book chapters, and essays have been published by Oxford University Press, University of Virginia Press, Palgrave Press, Rowman and Littlefield Press, Broadview Press, among others. As a journalist, she writes for the New York Times, Ms. Magazine, Public Radio International, DAME, Spirituality and Health,  Mom's Clean Air Force, Yes!, Tikkun, and more. Hutner produces the popular web video show, Coffee with Hx2, in which she interviews world experts, Nobel Peace Prize winners, McArthur Genius Fellows, and other luminaries on sustainability and environmental issues. She recently appeared on the NBC News Think episode, “Clean Water is a Human Right” and gave a TEDx on "Eco-Grief and Ecofeminism."  Hutner was the associate producer of the off-Broadway climate-change musical, Endangered.
WATCH Heidi’s Ted Talk "Eco-Grief and Ecofeminism" 
Website: http://www.heidihutner.com/

Dr. Michael Mann (Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, Director of Earth System Science Center)
SPECIAL GUEST - Webinar #1  JULY 7:  5-6:30 pm EST - CLIMATE CHANGE 
Dr. Michael E. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI). He is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center (ESSC).
Dr. Mann received his undergraduate degrees in Physics and Applied Math from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.S. degree in Physics from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in Geology & Geophysics from Yale University. His research involves the use of theoretical models and observational data to better understand Earth's climate system.
Dr. Mann was a Lead Author on the Observed Climate Variability and Change chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third Scientific Assessment Report in 2001 and was organizing committee chair for the National Academy of Sciences Frontiers of Science in 2003. He has received a number of honors and awards including NOAA's outstanding publication award in 2002 and selection by Scientific American as one of the fifty leading visionaries in science and technology in 2002. He contributed, with other IPCC authors, to the award of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He was awarded the Hans Oeschger Medal of the European Geosciences Union in 2012 and was awarded the National Conservation Achievement Award for science by the National Wildlife Federation in 2013. He made Bloomberg News' list of fifty most influential people in 2013. In 2014, he was named Highly Cited Researcher by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) and received the Friend of the Planet Award from the National Center for Science Education. He received the Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication from Climate One in 2017, the Award for Public Engagement with Science from the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2018 and the Climate Communication Prize from the American Geophysical Union in 2018. In 2019 he received the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. He was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2020. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the American Meteorological Society, the Geological Society of America, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. He is also a co-founder of the award-winning science website RealClimate.org.
Dr. Mann is author of more than 200 peer-reviewed and edited publications, numerous op-eds and commentaries, and four books including Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change, The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines, The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial is Threatening our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy and The Tantrum that Saved the World.
Website: https://michaelmann.net/

The mission of the Florence Belsky Foundation is “Connecting People, Sharing Ideas, Empowering Each Generation to Teach the Others”. 
Prior online series by Flobel include Best Practices for Documentary Films which was dedicated to Charles Hobson, who was an Emmy award-winning producer and educator. Charles was a trailblazing documentary filmmaker who helped shatter stereotypes with pioneering shows such as “Inside Bed-Stuy” and “Like It Is. 
For More Distance Learning Webinars CLICK HERE.
WEBSITE: http://www.Flobel.org and http://www.FlobelAngels.com

Full Webinar Dates: 
Webinar #1 
JULY 7:  5-6:30 pm EST - CLIMATE CHANGE (w/Dr. Michael Mann )
Webinar #2 
JULY 14: 7-8:30 pm EST- CLIMATE SOLUTIONS (w/ Mark Jacobson )
Webinar #3 
JULY 21: 7-8:30 pm EST - Languages of Nature (w/Tiokasin Ghosthorse )
Webinar #4  
JULY 28: 7-8:30 pm EST - Nuclear Weapons abolition, racism, and gender (w/ Gina Belafonte & Beatrice Fihn )
Webinar #5 
AUGUST 4:  7-8:30 pm EST - Environmental Justice, racism, activism, artivism. (w/Lyla June & J. Drew Lanham )
This series will be Co-Hosted by Dr. Heidi Hutner (Professor, Writer, Filmmaker, Eco-Feminist) & Dennis Yerry (Composer, Musician, Environmentalist). 
Special Guests: Dr. Michael Mann, Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson, Gina Belafonte, Beatrice Fihn - Nobel 2017 (TBC), Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Lyla June Johnston, J. Drew Lanham, and other luminaries TBA!


The Future of Boston Tech & Startups
Tuesday, July 7
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-boston-tech-startups-tickets-107780963764

A high level overview discussion of the Boston tech & startup ecosystem, the challenges ahead & what trends and opportunities to watch for.

Who are the future leaders & innovators in the Boston tech scene?
What are the trends to watch for with today's rising startup stars?
When can we expect these changes within the Boston tech community?
Where will the growth occur within the tech scene in Boston?
Why should we care about these developments in Boston tech?

Join us on Tuesday July 7th as we discuss these questions and more at our Future Boston Tech & Startups virtual summit. Our panel of experts from across the local tech community in Boston will share their knowledge, expertise and experience on a variety of issues relevant not only to startups, corporations and investors based in Boston, but mentors and organizations who wish to partner with or start their own tech & startup ventures in The Hub.

Among the topics we’ll cover through our one hour Future of Boston Tech & Startups discussion are:
How has COVID-19 affected Boston's viability as a global leader in tech?
What are Boston based startups doing to adapt to today's socially distant world?
What role will tech-driven innovation play in reopening and reimagining Boston?
How would today's tech leaders "sell" Boston as a destination for early and growth stage startups in this "new normal”?

Cait Brumme, Managing Director, MassChallenge Boston
Caitlin Reimers Brumme is the Managing Director of MassChallenge Boston. Prior to MassChallenge, Caitlin led the Impact Collaboratory at the Harvard Business School, a multi-faceted effort to develop world class academic leadership on the topic of “Investing in the 21st Century” including sustainable, ESG and impact investing. Caitlin holds an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker Scholar, and a B.A. with honors from The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
David Chang, Entrepreneur & Angel Investor
David is an entrepreneur and angel investor who has held operating roles at six startups and invested in 60 companies. He was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Gradifi, which was acquired by E*TRADE. Previously, he was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School and Director of the Babson Summer Venture Program.
David has held product and marketing roles at five Boston-based startups that were acquired. He previously led the PayPal Boston office and co-founded the Start Tank innovation space. Earlier in his career, he held roles at TripAdvisor (IAC), m-Qube (Verisign), edocs (Siebel), SnapMyLife (Exclaim Mobility), and Goldman Sachs.
As a leader in the entrepreneurship community, he holds several advisor/board memberships and has made 60 angel investments in early-stage startups. Awards include Boston Business Journal's Power 50: Most Influential Bostonians, BostInno’s 50 on Fire: Education Winner / Investment Winner / Tech Finalist, and Finalist for NEVY Angel of the Year.
David holds a BS with Distinction in Computer Science from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Jason Kraus, Founder & CEO, Prepare 4 VC and Partner, EQx Fund
Jason Kraus has been described as a "serial entrepreneur" by his friends and family ever since he opened his first business while still in college. He's always been intrigued by how companies got their start and how products that are now household names came to be. This led him to found startup consulting firm Prepare4VC, to cofound an alternative investment group Equity Venture Partners and to later join as a partner on a micro-VC, EQx Fund. To help others who share his passion, Jason is actively involved in Startup Grind and NextGen Summit, two notable startup communities developed to aid entrepreneurs in their endeavors.
His passion for business and the knowledge he's accrued has made Jason a sought-after authority by those interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. Over the years, he's been featured in Entrepreneur magazine, All Business Media, Boston Voyager, Radio entrepreneurs and more to share his expertise. His hope is to help new founders get a strong foothold in their industry and increase their chances of success. His book Venture Forward uses stories from well-known entrepreneurs to show these new founders that they can find success through their trials and failures.
Joyce Sidopoulos , Co-Founder & Vice President, Programs & Community , MassRobotics
Joyce is the co-founder of MassRobotics (2015) where she is currently the Vice President for Programs and Community. She has been convening the growing robotics community since 2013 through work at the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council. She recently co-founded and launched Robots.Jobs, a company dedicated to connecting robotics technology companies with talent.
Prior experience includes 14 years of civil service with the USN’s Naval Undersea Warfare Center where she held positions as Chief Scientist for Acoustic Performance Prediction System, Systems & Test Engineer, and Sonar Systems Analyst/Engineer. She has held senior Business Development and Engineering & Technical Resource Manager roles at General Dynamics and other defense contractors. She earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.
Thara Pillai, Director, Alumni Programs & Engagement, Harvard Innovation Labs
As Director of Alumni Engagement, Thara pilots programs and extends the reach of the Harvard Innovation Labs – both to provide ongoing support to Harvard Innovation Labs’ alumni ventures, and to bring together Harvard’s greater, global community of alumni entrepreneurs.
Thara is a veteran marketing and business development professional who has mentored and advised early-stage ventures in Boston and beyond. She is a Board Member at TiE Boston, a mentor at Founder Institute, and the founder of a networking and mentoring group for female entrepreneurs, RebelWomen. Over the past three years, she held roles at Harvard Business School’s Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, overseeing programs to support alumni founders, from building community to developing programs to advance their ventures.
Thara holds an MBA from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, a Master’s in Journalism from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, and a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in Broadcasting from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

What is Cities of Tech?
Cities of Tech is a live video podcast series exploring the impact and outlook of tech and business ecosystems across the globe. Each session brings together leaders from a specific locale to discuss trends, opportunities, issues and best practices from different angles From government and advocacy to startups and accelerators, we offer an unparalleled peek into the fabric of the communities powering tomorrow’s innovations.

About Linerun:
Linerun is a community driven experiential education platform fueling career and innovation growth for tomorrow's leaders. We empower leaders to connect, innovate and grow through media, events and programs. We offering mentorship, classes & events online and in person in the US.


Headed for Extinction and What to Do About It
Tuesday, July 7
6 p.m. - 730 pm EST
RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckd-2trj0tHNJG7DROLSojv6rKmA_5aFKS

The planet is in ecological crisis: we are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction event this planet has experienced. Scientists believe we may have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown. This is an emergency.

In this online talk, climate speakers from Extinction Rebellion will share the latest climate science on where our planet is heading, discuss some of the current psychology around climate change, and offer solutions through the study of social movements.

Everyone is welcome and there will be time to ask questions and discuss afterward. This talk is free.


Solidarity Symposium Series: Climate, Health & Social Justice
Tuesday, July 7
8:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solidarity-symposium-series-climate-health-social-justice-tickets-110015906538

How do we elevate progressive issues and achieve equity in the time of COVID, and beyond?
Join a diverse panel of experts for the 1st in a 5-part web series by Zoom or FB Live to discuss the connection between the climate and health crisis, addressing inequalities, and how we can stand together to fight for change. Throughout the discussion, we'll be answering questions and using interactive audience polls. 
Each upcoming webinar will include a discussion on how the climate and health crisis intersect with social justice issues including education, immigration, elections, and the economy.
#1 The Intersection of the Climate & Health Crisis
The COVID pandemic drew attention to the flaws and inequities in our healthcare system and made it obvious that the US, and the world, are not prepared to respond to a global-level pandemic. At the same time, we are entering a climate crisis that is beyond comprehension - one that the US, and the world, are also not adequately prepared to address.
COVID-19 brought the world to its knees and increasing air pollution has made people more susceptible to respiratory infections, such as COVID. Similar to COVID, climate change is disproportionately impacting marginalized communities and communities of color. 
As climate change worsens, we are likely to see more pandemics that will further cripple our struggling healthcare systems and deepen the inequities that already exist. 
RSVP by sending an email to Susan Gilbert at sgilbertpda at gmail.com


A Just Renewal and Green New Deal for Canada
Tuesday, July 7
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-just-renewal-and-green-new-deal-for-canada-tickets-110532561868

A panel and discussion on how Christians can pursue bibically informed climate justice and economic renewal during and after COVID-19.

Since the pandemic has started, we've noticed cleaner air and quieter traffic in major cities, while at the same same time, over 5 million Canadians have been receiving CERB. How can we build an economy that's more resilient for both people and nature? And for Christians, how can the Bible inform us on ways we can contribute to a 'greener' economy after COVID-19?
Join the discussion to find out!
Together, we will discuss policy changes and civic actions that could change our world for the better.
This session will focus on:
Where we are: the current economy and Christian perspectives on this.
Where we want to go and why: Biblical perspectives and why they matter for economic renewal.
A way forward: A Just Renewal and Green New Deal in Canada. There are actions you can take! 
How we matter: Why civic engagement and actions by Christians matter.

You'll also hear from the following facilitators:
Nelson Lee, a climate action engineer working with industry as they transform to a low carbon sustainable and resilient mode.
Monica Tang, an experienced Policy Analyst completing her MA in Leadership, Theology, and Society at Regent College.
Gary Lewitt, a former UBC instructor of business, economics, and law. He is convinced that significant governmental policy changes, promoted by faithful intercessory prayer, lifestyle changes, advocacy and prophetic action are required to halt and reverse climate change.
Samuel Chiu, the current Multicultural Program Director at A Rocha Canada. His multi-disciplinary background in environmental issues, public policy, theology and congregational ministry has equipped him to reach out to churches and Christian groups in Canada and East Asia on creation care in the last ten years.
This is a chance to ask your questions or express some of your views, as there will be a dedicated time for discussion.
This event is no charge. Donations to support Earthkeepers in our continuing mandate to provide Christian faith-oriented climate education and organize civic engagement are gratefully accepted.

Please invite your interested friends and family! We can help make a difference that could impact generations. 
We hope to see you there! 
Technology and Privacy
Registration and Event Access
The password-protected webinar link will be sent to all registrants via email a few days prior to the workshop.
Technological Requirements
To fully participate in the webinar, the following is recommended:
Computer or smartphone
Speakers or a headset
This event will be recorded. Please be reminded that anything you share is public, and please refrain from sharing sensitive information.


Thursday, July 9

Europe's Green Recovery
Thursday, July 9
9:00am - 10:00am
RSVP at https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1O0He7MSSf2GgpXwuvhGvw

Speaker: Mauro Petriccione, Director-General for Climate Action, European Commission
Mauro Petriccione will discuss approaches to ensuring that Europe’s economic-recovery packages advance a green agenda — reduced greenhouse-gas emissions, reduced air and water pollution, and long-term sustainable development on the basis of a circular economy.


Online: Using Social Media for Activism
Thursday, July 9
RSVP at https://www.cctvcambridge.org/node/720608

In this workshop, you will explore several case studies of effective social media campaigns. 

In this workshop, you will explore several case studies of effective social media campaigns employed by activists and will discuss the future trends in social media activism. Basic knowledge of or involvement with social media platforms is strongly recommended. Please note that this class will be recorded.

1 session - Thursday - July 9th - 12-1pm - with Maritza Grooms

Register Today! Contact Ellen Daoust at ellen at cctvcambridge.org

Advance registration is required and is accepted on a first-come basis. Early registration is advised since courses may fill up or be canceled due to low enrollment. Schedules are subject to change.

At this point in time, CCTV's live online classes and pre-recorded tutorials are free to the public. If it's available to you, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to CCTV. Even a small contribution makes a big difference. Thanks!


Race Matters
Thursday, July 9
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/race-matters-tickets-110873190698

Join us for a discussion on the social construction of race and its economic foundation.

Race is an American social construction that was asserted to establish hierarchy and legitimize the exploitation of physically distinct individuals. From an economic perspective, race was established for economic reasons. Subsequent segregation, discrimination, and persistence of implicit hierarchy are economic outcomes. With respect to how society, a nation identifies itself with respect to its obligations to its people, the persistence of racial differentiation, inequality, and inequity highlights that race matters. Our discussion will start here.


XR Boston Book Club
Thursday, July 9
7:30 p.m.
RSVP at https://xrmass.org/action/xr-boston-book-club/

Join XR Boston's book club and learn about the intersection of climate and social justice. We are reading Frontlines: Stories of Global Environmental Justice by Nick Meynen . The book's premise is that "every unpacked frontline is one cutting edge of an economic system and political ideology that is destroying life on earth."

So, pick up the book for your local store and connect with us for an evening of interesting conversation.

Friday, July 10

One-on-one with Carl Fredrik Sammeli
Friday, July 10
9am EST
RSVP at https://www.wedonthavetime.org/climate-action-news/one-on-one-with-carl-fredrik-sammeli

On this episode of Climate Action News One-on-one entrepreneur and investor Carl Fredrik Sammeli talks about innovation as an enabler of sustainability and helps property owners in South Africa - particularly women - develop their pension asset, generate income and build more homes.

Climate Action News is our broadcast about action and sustainable solutions. We invite our community, climate advocacy groups, leaders, and businesses to share their knowledge and insights. You can participate actively by commenting live during and after the broadcast. Get instructions or download our app to join the discussion. Welcome!

Hosts and guests
Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, Host, We Don't Have Time
Hosting this global broadcast is Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, an expert moderator, lecturer, and devoted workshop-leader in facilitating sustainable development. Catarina moderates for the EU Commission, the Swedish Government, corporations, local municipalities, and universities. She lectures based on the UN Sustainable Global Development Goals internationally and has TV-skills from her background as a television program host at SVT, Swedish Public Television. She is also content director at A Sustainable Tomorrow.

Carl Fredrik Sammeli, Co-Founder Bitprop & Founder Sammeli Investment & Advisory
Mr Sammeli is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of investment and advisory company, Sammeli. He founded Prime, the world's most awarded PR agency. He has 25 years of experience in entrepreneurship, business development, sales, strategy, public affairs, marketing, communication and crisis management. Prior to establishing Sammeli, he founded, and on many occasions also chaired, a number of Sweden's most lauded companies within strategy, marketing, advertising and digital communication. Today he consults for leading firms within finance, business law, management, FMCG, real estate and technology in Africa and Europe. Sammeli is a member of the Ratio Institute - an independent research institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He is also a member of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Global Advisory Group. His most recent passion is his new venture, Bitprop.


Beyond Headlines and Hashtags - LIVE Friday Review of Pandemic News
Friday, July 10
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
RSVP at https://www.earth.columbia.edu/videos/upcoming/sustain-what

Another week has passed in the first pandemic of the 21st century, with thousands of new stories posted and printed, yet questions still often outnumbering answers.

Each Friday, the Earth Institute Initiative on Communication and Sustainability hosts a lunchtime review of COVID-19 headlines and next steps featuring Pulitzer winner Laurie Garrett, NBC’s Robert Bazell, Jon Cohen of Science Magazine and Wendy Wertheimer, formerly of WHO & NIH.

Explore more Sustain What episodes on YouTube at j.mp/sustainwhatlive or subscribe on Periscope at pscp.tv/revkin.

Solutions Journalism Network: solutionsjournalism.org

The Earth Institute Initiative: sustcomm.ei.columbia.edu 
Contact Andy Revkin with questions or ideas for future segments: @revkin on Twitter or andrew.revkin at columbia.edu

Saturday, July 11

Who Killed Berta Cáceres?: Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender’s Battle for the Planet
Saturday, July 11
4pm EDT/1pm PDT 
RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_q3a1AU4oRZ-6RttQ84oMGw

An online conversation with Nina Lakhani, author of the recently released book "Who Killed Berta Cáceres?: Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender’s Battle for the Planet"

'Who Killed Berta Cáceres?' paints a picture of Berta’s extraordinary life, investigates her murder, and puts both into their broader and necessary context. In the book, Lakhani examines the role of US-backed special forces, militarization, and the use of counterinsurgency, interweaving this analysis with anecdotes from Berta’s life. This pays a fitting tribute to Berta Cáceres herself, who had a remarkable ability to analyze structural oppression and global and regional policies and make them relevant to people’s lives. 

In this online conversation with journalist and author Nina Lakhani and Brigitte Gynther of School of the Americas Watch (SOAW), we will discuss 'Who Killed Berta Cáceres?' and the themes it touches on, including the role of US militarization and counterinsurgency. In addition to Nina's presentation, we will devote significant time to Q & A and discussion. You are invited to submit questions ahead of time or during the event itself. To submit questions ahead of time, you can put them in the registration form or write to Brigitte at soaw.org.   

Save the date for Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 4pm EDT/1pm PDT and register here to join us for this important conversation! 

You are invited to read one or more of the following resources before the event (though doing so is not a requirement!):
Excerpt from the book 'Who Killed Berta Cáceres?'  (Published in The Guardian.) https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/02/who-killed-berta-caceres-behind-the-brutal-of-an-environment-crusader
'The remarkable life and legacy of Indigenous leader Berta Cáceres,' which has another excerpt from the book. (Published in Salon.) https://www.salon.com/2020/06/21/the-remarkable-life-and-legacy-of-indigenous-leader-berta-cceras/
'Who Killed Berta Cáceres: Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender’s Battle of the Planet.' The book is available in Hardcopy and as an eBook from Verso Books:  https://www.versobooks.com/books/3180-who-killed-berta-caceres
Overview of the Honduran legal cases for the murder of Berta Cáceres:  https://soaw.org/overview-of-the-berta-caceres-murder-cases-in-honduras/

We look forward to seeing you online for this conversation! 

Tuesday, July 14

Author Talk: Handprints by Hubble by Kathryn D. Sullivan
Tuesday, July 14
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-talk-handprints-by-hubble-by-kathryn-d-sullivan-tickets-107579248428

MIT Press Live! Presents an author talk with Kathryn D. Sullivan, author of Handprints by Hubble

Sullivan chronicles her early life as a “Sputnik Baby,” her path to NASA through oceanography, and her initiation into the space program as one of “thirty-five new guys.” (She was also one of the first six women to join NASA's storied astronaut corps.) She describes in vivid detail what liftoff feels like inside a spacecraft (it's like “being in an earthquake and a fighter jet at the same time”), shows us the view from a spacewalk, and recounts the temporary grounding of the shuttle program after the Challenger disaster.

About the Author
Kathryn D. Sullivan is a NASA astronaut (retired), former Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and an inductee in the Astronaut Hall of Fame.


CLIMATE SOLUTIONS (w/ Mark Jacobson )
Tuesday, July 14
7-8:30 pm EST
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-green-future-race-gender-environment-tickets-109902820294

Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson (Professor of Civil Environmental Engineering)
Mark Z. Jacobson’s career has focused on better understanding air pollution and global warming problems and developing large-scale clean, renewable energy solutions to them. Toward that end, he has developed and applied three-dimensional atmosphere-biosphere-ocean computer models and solvers to simulate air pollution, weather, climate, and renewable energy. He has also developed roadmaps to transition states and countries to 100% clean, renewable energy for all purposes and computer models to examine grid stability in the presence of high penetrations of renewable energy.
Website: https://woods.stanford.edu/people/mark-jacobson


Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Local Voices Network (lvn.org) was hosting conversations across Boston in gathering places such as libraries, community centers, etc. with residents to surface underheard voices and to better understand hopes and concerns, which are then made available to all participants as well as members of the media.

We have recently transitioned our conversations over to Zoom, and have been hosting conversations with people across our chapters (MA, NY, WI, AL) acutely affected by COVID-19 (food pantry and grocery store workers, faith leaders, students/professors, etc.) and some really powerful stories have emerged. 

We are now opening the conversations up to anyone in our communities who wants to come together and share their frustrations, struggles, and hopes surrounding COVID-19 in a 3-5 person (60-75 min) conversation. Each conversation will be recorded, transcribed, indexed using natural language processing (AI) technology, and made available to policy makers and our media partners (such as the Boston Institute of Nonprofit Journalism and WBUR).

I'll be hosting three conversations in the next couple of weeks that I wanted to invite you to join. Please find the links online at lvn.org/boston.
Thanks and take care,

Jess Weaver
Head of Local Voices Network - Boston
Cortico: fostering a healthy public sphere
jess at lvn.org


Living With Heat - Urban Land Institute report on expected climate impact in Boston


Solar bills on Beacon Hill: The Climate Minute Podcast


Envision Cambridge citywide plan


Climate Resilience Workbook


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. 

To subscribe to the Boston Food System list:
To be removed / unsubscribe from the Boston Food System list:


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
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
Boston Science Lectures:  https://sites.google.com/view/bostonsciencelectures/home
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
Adam Gaffin’s Universal Hub:  https://www.universalhub.com/
Extinction Rebellion:  https://xrmass.org/action/
Sunrise Movement:  https://www.facebook.com/SunriseBoston/events/

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