[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events - July 26, 2020

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Sun Jul 26 10:40:19 PDT 2020

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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


Monday, July 27 - Friday, August 7

1pm  Enhancing Federal Clean Energy Innovation

Monday, July 27 - Monday, October 26

8pm  Climate and Race: An Embodied Practice Community for White-Bodied People

Monday, July 27

11am  Environmental Report: Energy
11:30am  A day in the life of….a theoretical ecologist with Dr Samraat Pawar
12:30pm  Don’t Call it a Cold War: Findings from the Russian-American Relations Survey
2pm  How might tomorrow's leaders become system thinkers?
5:30pm  Extinction Rebellion [XR] Emergency Everywhere Campaign Kickoff!
6pm  Èṣù’s Crossroads Cry: Black Epistemologies and Anti-Racist Struggle
6pm  Disposable City: Miami’s Future on the Shores of Climate Change Zoom Event
7pm  Soviet Judgment at Nuremberg:  A New History of the International Military Tribunal after World War II
8pm  No Warming, No War: Connecting Militarism with the Climate Crisis

Tuesday, July 28

9am  EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Webinar: Climate Change and the MCP – Resilient 
10am  The Health Crisis on the Northern Mexico Border: Cross-Border Implications of U.S Immigration Policies
12pm  Flooding in America’s Heartland
12pm  Webinar: Accounting for Climate. Getting the numbers investors need
12:30pm  Launching the first global climate action platform
1pm  Talking Tuesdays - Climate Change
2pm  Coffee Break Webinar: Status of Federal Lighting Programs
2pm  Disinformation, social media, and foreign interference: What can go wrong in the 2020 elections?
2pm  Green Deal, reality more than a myth!
4pm  Book Talk: Michael Pollan
5pm  Journalism, Media and Race: Reporting Responsibly in 2020
5:30pm  Science for the People Boston Area Chapter Meeting
6pm  Sunrise Boston Hub Meeting
7pm  Beating the Climate Crisis
7pm  Nuclear Weapons abolition, racism, and gender
7pm  Reporter Nights: Science Journalism in the Time of COVID-19 with Margaret Sullivan
7pm  Is Rape a Crime?  A Memoir, an Investigation, and a Manifesto
10pm  NASA Scientists present “Why Our Future Depends on the Arctic”

Wednesday, July 29

8am  DEI Online Seminar Series - Getting it right: COP26 & the Green Recovery
10am  Food Security in a Post-COVID World
10am  [Solidarity Action] Bike Rally: Move on Climate!
11am  COVID-19 and the Politics of Reproductive Health: Global Perspectives
11am  The Promise and Pitfalls of Contact Tracing Apps
11:30am  We CAN Build a Carbon-Neutral World
12pm  Power After Carbon: Transitioning to Low-Carbon Power in the United States
12pm  What does it Mean to Protest Today? Media Manipulation and the Movement for Black Lives
1:30pm  Does the public’s Covid-response provide hope for our natural world?
2pm  Climate Change: The Next Industry Challenge
2pm  Security, & Coalition Building Webinar
5pm  What Makes a Marriage Last with Phil Donahue and Marlo Thomas
6pm  Building a Better Battery Using Machine Learning
8pm  Tom Friedman: The “Trump Effect” on Foreign and Climate Policy

Thursday, July 30

8am  Alumni Panel (webinar), “U.S.-Japan Relations in the COVID19 Era”
10am  Delivering Breakthrough CX in a Changing World 
11am  Environmental Report: Energy
11am  Briefing: House Select Committee on Climate Crisis Report
11am  Energy and Society: Myth of Utopia with Richard Norris
1pm  COVID-19 and Climate:  Implications for Our Food Systems
2pm  Behind the Scenes: Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Initiatives
4pm  The Future is Now - A Virtual Chronogram Conversation
5pm  Black Boston: Building Healthy Communities
5:30pm  Watersheds, Forests, and Climate Change
5:30pm  Climate, COVID and Catastrophe; The world changed in 2020, how will we?
5:30pm  A Changing Climate: Anti-Racism & Boston's Environmental Justice
6pm  Fast Forum with Governor Hogan
7pm  Reporter Nights: Science Journalism in the Time of COVID-19
8pm  The Future Climate: Conversation with Climate Leader Dr. Yoon Kim
8pm  DearBiden Climate Policy Series - Environmental Justice

Friday July 31

9am  EBC Second Annual New England Climate Change Summit: Part One – State Leadership
10am  Decolonizing Ourselves Co-Learning
10am  Climate action in COVID era
11am  TexTalks: Global Energy Trends and Transition featuring Michael Webber
11:30am  THE NEW POSSIBLE: the post-pandemic BU CITY series
12pm  From Inclusion to Leadership: Advancing Equity in Environmental Justice
1pm  Beyond Headlines and Hashtags - LIVE Friday Review of Pandemic News
3:30pm  What Cities and Towns Need Now
7pm  Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College?

Saturday, August 1

10am  Climate and Covid: 20 Lessons for Responding to Crisis
1pm  The No-Cost Solution to Climate Change

Sunday, August 2

1pm  Logan Visionary Virtual Eco-Conference: The Secret Life of Earth

Monday August 3

1pm  Our Last Chance to Save a World that Won't Be Saved

Tuesday, August 4

10am  Extratropical Storm Tracks and the Mean State of the Atmosphere
12pm  Summer Skillshare: Two Masks in 30 minutes, with Julie Parker
2pm  Fish farming - can it be sustainable?
4pm  Book Talk: Gish Jen
7pm  Environmental Justice, racism, activism, artivism
7pm  Extinction Rebellion Orientation


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

Mafia Bust Out on a National Scale

How to Stop COVID19 by October 1


Monday, July 27 - Friday, August 7

Enhancing Federal Clean Energy Innovation
Monday, July 27 - Friday, August 7
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/enhancing-federal-clean-energy-innovation-registration-106246841162

Join the National Academies for a series of virtual workshops on Enhancing Federal Clean Energy Innovation from July 27 - August 7.

Stream sessions at http://www.nationalacademies.org/innovationworkshop
A widespread and rapid transition to low-carbon energy by 2050 is essential to keep pace with ambitious policy goals and avoid the worst consequences of climate change. Historically, energy transitions have taken 50-100 years from initial breakthrough to widespread adoption, which means this transition must be implemented on a much shorter time scale.

The National Academies is convening a workshop series to examine barriers and highlight successful strategies for accelerating clean energy innovation across the federal government. These webcast events will feature timely, action-oriented assessments of how to strengthen demand for new clean energy technologies and facilitate cross-agency and cross-sector collaboration to solve today’s energy challenges. Sessions featuring clean energy innovation experts will be broadcast online from July 27 through August 7, with opportunities for audience Q&A participation. 
The opening session will feature remarks and discussion from Paul Dabbar, Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science. The workshop series' closing session will feature former Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. 

For the convenience of our online participants, we have spread out the workshop panels over multiple days in order to keep session lengths under two hours.  Download full agenda from a link at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/enhancing-federal-clean-energy-innovation-registration-106246841162

Panel Dates, Topics, and Speakers:
Monday, July 27 from 1pm-3pm ET: The Imperative to Accelerate Energy Innovation 
Tuesday, July 28 from 1pm-2:30pm ET: Strategies for Acceleration: Strengthening User Pull 
Wednesday, July 29 from 1pm-2:30pm ET: Strategies for Acceleration: Leveraging and Learning from the Department of Defense
Friday, July 31 from 1pm-2:30pm ET: Managing DOE’s RD&D Portfolio 
Monday, August 3 from 1pm-3pm ET: Expert Roundtable
Tuesday, August 4 from 1pm-2:30pm ET: Advanced Manufacturing and the Climate Crisis: Changes and Opportunities
Thursday, August 6 from 1pm-2:30pm ET: Thinking Globally
Friday, August 7 from 1pm-2:30pm ET: Next Steps

For more information about this workshop series, visit the project website. 

Login Instructions
If you register for the event on this page, you'll receive login instructions via email as the event approaches.

Monday, July 27 - Monday, October 26

Climate and Race: An Embodied Practice Community for White-Bodied People
Monday, July 27 - Monday, October 26
8:00 PM –10:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-and-race-an-embodied-practice-community-for-white-bodied-people-tickets-112529370376
Cost:  $25 – $500

We invite you into a practice group on building anti-racist culture & how anti-racism is central to being a full human being and activist.

We invite you into a community practice group on building anti-racist culture and a conversation how that is central to being a full human being and to climate action. Our learning together will be guided by the ground-breaking work of somatic therapist Resmaa Menakem and his book “My Grandmother’s Hands.” This offers an embodied step-by-step process to begin holding the inherited physiology of racism. The societal dysfunctions which perpetuate racism and the destruction of the living world are both historical and physiologically entrenched in our bodies. This community space is a seed to begin building anti-racist cultural practices and systems within white activist communities. Fundamentally, this is slow work that must be done in community to have longevity and create real change. It is our intention that this group provide a beginning foundation for this longevity. 

Painfully, we know that racism is central in the history of the white-led environmental movement, in a societal system which often sensitizes us more to the suffering of animals and “nature” than black folks and other human beings who are being exploited and murdered on a daily basis. Through readings, contemplations, group discussion, and Resmaa Menakem’s somatic practices we will explore how racism and “environmental” destruction are intimately connected.

In addition to our bi-weekly community meetings, class participants will be invited to join a private Facebook group and engage with a practice triad to provide further opportunities to engage with the practices, deepen discussion, and build community. 
To join the class, please register (sliding scale) and purchase Resmaa Menakem’s book “My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies.” Supplementary readings, practices, and skills will be provided by the class facilitators.
Participation in this community deep dive is offered on a sliding-scale basis. We invite your generosity, which makes offerings like these possible. If finances are a barrier to your participation, please reach out to us at climate.consciousness at gmail.com. We are committed to providing access to anyone who is inspired to join us. 

Meet the Facilitators:
Rabbi Moshe Givental brings together insistent compassion, nuance, curiosity, and historical perspective to help people and communities find and nurture what and they most need to thrive. He is dedicated to deep listening, imperfection as decolonial practice, the healing potential of relationships, and the transformative power of difficult conversations. Moshe’ s work is grounded in his own immigrant experience, a lifelong search for Indigenous roots in the Jewish tradition, the awareness of environmental collapse, and deep reverence for Indigenous ways of relating to our living world. He is a group facilitator of Work That Reconnects, holds an M.A. in Clinical Psychology focused on Person-Centered Therapy, and Rabbinic Ordination from the non-denominational Rabbinic School of Hebrew College. Moshe lives in Metro-Deroit on traditional Anishanaabe Territory, where he has the privilege of organizing against racism and for a hair climate transition alongside African-American leadership. He is the Development Coordinator at Climate Change and Consciousness, and Founder of Water from the Rock: Eco-Chaplaincy and Environmental Education. You can reach him at MosheGivental at gmail.com

Ash Schoep’s work is grounded in a deep faith of going towards the unknown, taboo, and disavowed places in ourselves, each other, and the world. She is devoted to the slow and necessary experiment of creating regenerative culture and a world where our relationships with one another and non-human beings are nourishing, reciprocal, and loving. Her educational background is in psychology with an emphasis on climate psychology and women, gender, and sexuality studies, which focused on systems of oppression and feminist theory. She is a student of several somatic trauma healing systems, including Somatic Experiencing and The TARA Approach for the Resolution of Shock and Trauma. Ash is a group facilitator of mental health de-stigmatization and suicide prevention workshops, resiliency and leadership trainings, Buddhist meditation groups, and the Work That Reconnects. She currently lives in Bozeman, Montana on traditional Apsaalooké, Salish Kootenai, and Cheyenne lands. Ash is the Program Director of Climate Change & Consciousness. She invites your inquiries and connection at ash.schoep at gmail.com. 
A note from the facilitators: 

We are not entering this space as experts. We are fellow community members who recognize that it is essential for white people to form spaces to create anti-racist culture and do the work. Without communities like these, there is very little to nothing keeping white folks accountable to this work. This course is grounded in the work of those who have tread this path more thoroughly and we are providing a space to explore their work as it applies to groups of white people, especially those involved in climate activism. We are drawing on both our own experience in anti-racist spaces, work, and trainings and our years as facilitators and holders of community. We welcome the feedback of those more deeply steeped in this work and invite their collaboration. 
Full Course Dates:
Intro Session Monday July 27th 8:00 - 10pm. EST
Aug. 3rd
Aug. 17th
Aug. 31st
Sept. 14th 
Sept. 29th (Tuesday)
Oct. 26th

Monday, July 27

Environmental Report: Energy
Monday, July 27
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/environmental-report-energy-tickets-113559551676

Advocacy Journalism training on energy reporting

Energy growth is directly linked to well-being and prosperity across the globe. Meeting the growing demand for energy in a safe and environmentally responsible manner is a key challenge.

In this time of global climate crisis, we understand the need for countries to transition their energy consumption to clean and renewable energy. The world needs energy — and in increasing quantities — to support economic and social progress and build a better quality of life, in particular in developing countries. But providing this energy around the globe comes with a responsibility and commitment to developing and using our resources responsibly.

A transparent media that’s committed to protecting both people and the environment to  provide positive and unbiased information is critical to development and how people react to the expected changes.

This advocacy journalism session will look at energy systems and how to develop stories that address energy access, transition and energy 


Don’t Call it a Cold War: Findings from the Russian-American Relations Survey
Monday, July 27
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
RSVP at https://daviscenter.fas.harvard.edu/events/dont-call-it-cold-war-findings-russian-american-relations-survey

SPEAKER(S)  Henry E. Hale, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, the George Washington University
Olga Kamenchuk, Associate Research Professor, Northwestern University Institute for Policy Research; Co-Principal Investigator, Comparative National Elections Project for Russian, Ukrainian, and Serbian Electoral Studies
Moderator: Timothy Colton, Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Davis 
DETAILS  Russian-American relations seem to be worsening with every year. After an attempted “reset” under U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev exhausted itself, a steady stream of events has kept tensions on a high burn. Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea. American economic sanctions on Russia. Russian countersanctions. Accusations of Russian “meddling” in the 2016 election of Donald Trump and the theft of COVID-19 vaccine research. Spy scandals. Mass expulsions of large numbers of embassy personnel. The list goes on.
At the same time, we find considerable hope for an eventual improvement in relations coming from the U.S. and Russian populations. While neither side appears willing to give in on some of the most important flash points, we at least do detect more underlying popular willingness to seek ways to avoid conflict and improve relations than may appear to be the case if one watches the news regularly in either country.
Join Henry Hale and Olga Kamenchuk for a presentation of a survey they conducted simultaneously in both Russia and the United States in 2019 on these countries' mutual relations.
LINK  https://daviscenter.fas.harvard.edu/events/dont-call-it-cold-war-findings-russian-american-relations-survey
CONTACT INFO	Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street, 3rd Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138


A day in the life of….a theoretical ecologist with Dr Samraat Pawar
Monday, July 27
1:00 - 1:30pm
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/imperial-lates-online-back-to-nature-registration-111982994150

Dr Samraat Pawar 
Inland lakes, rivers, streams, reservoirs, wetlands, and estuaries cover less than 4% of Earth’s surface. And yet these bodies of freshwater bury more carbon in sediments each year than the vast ocean floor. How these inland aquatic environments respond to future stresses and influence our climate crisis is not well appreciated or even understood.

Dr Samraat Pawar is leading efforts to address this gap in our understanding through field data analysis, complex modelling and even computer games. Growing up in a military family that moved around rural India far from the city lights, his innate love of nature was allowed to flourish from an early age. Today Samraat is helping predict the future of some of the most important and yet complex ecosystems on Earth.

For this Day in the Life event, Samraat will fill us or career, hopes and fears for our environment with his responses to the following statements: 
When friends ask me what I do for a living, I say….. 
I realised this is what I wanted to do when…. 
A typical day at work involves…… 
I wish more people knew…. 
The best piece of advice I have even been given is… 

Join us on the the 27th of July at 18:00 when you can challenge Dr Pawar with your own statements for him to complete. Feel free to submit these in advance using the email address Lates at imperial.ac.uk, or you can post them live during the event via the YouTube chat function.


How might tomorrow's leaders become system thinkers?
Monday, July 27
2pm - 3:30pm
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-might-tomorrows-leaders-become-system-thinkers-tickets-114148035848

Co-design workshop to ideate around how might we equip tomorrow's leaders with the tools to become sustainable system thinkers?

Andrew Morlet, CEO of Ellen MacArthur Foundation, stated that “our leaders need to become system solution players” but our education leaves most young adults, our future leaders, without a sustainable mindset

This workshop will explore all the findings from the past 5 weeks of research and workshops to allow us to delve deeply into fruitful ideas. We hope by the end of the session to have developed three to six ideas that we can prototype for the future. We invite you to create with us this concept on Monday 27th July from 19.00 - 20.30 through a discussion using co-design practice.

Anyone is welcome to join! This is part of an ongoing project looking at how we might make the leaders of tomorrow circular system thinkers? The project is important right now as we are at a turning point post-covid-19. Countries and organisations are pivoting towards a more sustainable recovery that will put people and the planet before economic growth. We need to ensure our future generations are equipped with the tools to give to fight climate change and social injustice

We’re holding a workshop that will be easy-going and thought-provoking, perfect for a Monday evening. It’s open to the general public and the design community, and we’re sure that all participants will learn something valuable from each other.

Technical details:  The workshop will happen on a Zoom video call, with visual prompts, and is free to join. All you should need is a device for the call and a Pen & Paper. It will take place 19.00-21.00 (allowing time for technical difficulties!) and beer, wine or tea is very much encouraged (bring your own, of course)
We can’t wait to see you on Monday!
Rethink Progress Circular systems - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCRKvDyyHmI&t=4s
Good Disruption - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT66CRYkSM8&t=392s
Paper beats plastic? How to rethink environmental folklore - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L4B-Vpvx1A

By partaking in this workshop, I consent to having the workshop video recorded towards Joey McAleese's MA Design for Social Innovation & Sustainable Futures submission.
For more information about consent and our terms please click the link below


Extinction Rebellion [XR] Emergency Everywhere Campaign Kickoff!
Monday, July 27
5:30 p.m.
RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86786978430?pwd=YWJqdjEvRU5LZ3BBMzU2SkIxRUZHdz09

XR is kicking off our new Emergency Everywhere campaign! 

We are going to be spreading out from the City of Boston - which declared a climate health emergency earlier this year to surrounding cities and towns. We want them all to both declare climate emergency and to start proactively telling the truth about the state of the crisis.

The Action WG will be creating a sequence of ~4 actions that can be replicated in each city/town. We are calling for 'City Captains' to coordinate the execution of these actions in their towns with the support of our working groups. A goal of this campaign is to build up rebel membership outside of Boston and build affinity groups and the seeds of new chapters. 

Here's an overview of the campaign: https://cryptpad.fr/pad/#/2/pad/view/AQcOEstwDyEdtGaH9YY+M+sr4v7270cAAESVmwlQ4A8/

If you are interested in learning more about this campaign, are interested in building membership in your town, or want to pick up some action organizing skills with the support of XR's working groups - come join us for a short presentation, Q&A, and discussion.

Run time 5:30 to 6:30 pm EST.

Love and rage y'all.


Èṣù’s Crossroads Cry: Black Epistemologies and Anti-Racist Struggle
Monday, July 27
RSVP at https://forms.gle/Piw28kWyD7guokeS

Join us for a lecture and conversation with Sidnei Nogueira, a leading Black queer scholar, activist, and community leader in Brazil. Prof. Nogueira’s epistemological ẹbọ—an epistemological offering—will propose extending systems of thought that affirm Black thought and lives within Afro-Brazilian religious communities to hegemonic white spaces such as academia.  Free and open to everyone.

Prof. Sidnei Nogueira received his PhD in Semiotics and General Linguistics from the University of São Paulo (USP). He was a fellow at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS-Paris), conducting research on the ways in which traditional Afro-Brazilian religious communities retained the tonality of Yoruba through the use of melodic pitch in their chanting and texts. He has published the books Coisas do Povo do Santo and Intolerancia Religiosa. Currently, he is coordinator and faculty member of Ilê Ará (Instituto Livre de Estudos Avançados nas Religiões Afro-brasileras) as well as leader of the CCRIAS terreiro (Comunidade da Compreensão e da Restauração: Ilé Asé Sàngó). 

More information & optional readings available here: https://lit.mit.edu/news/e%e1%b9%a3us-crossroads-cry-black-epistemologies-and-anti-racist-struggle/


Disposable City: Miami’s Future on the Shores of Climate Change Zoom Event
Monday, July 27
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/disposable-city-miamis-future-on-the-shores-of-climate-change-zoom-event-registration-111183561024

A Zoom webinar with journalist Mario Alejandro Ariza discussing his new book Disposable City: Miami’s Future on the Shores of Climate Change

A Zoom webinar with journalist Mario Alejandro Ariza discussing his new book Disposable City: Miami’s Future on the Shores of Climate Change.
Purchase of a ticket is required for participation. The $30 ticket includes the book which you can pick up curbside (We will send you an email when the book is ready for pickup) or have shipped to you via USMail, tax, and the Zoom meeting. The book's publication date is July, 14th. Complete the ticket purchase and we will get you the book when it is available. The Zoom link will be sent one day prior to the event.

About Disposable City: Miami’s Future on the Shores of Climate Change:
Miami is a crossroads—a subtropical enclave of immigrants—at a crossroads. In this city, your Venezuelan Uber driver is an asylum seeker who used to work as a civil engineer. Your nurse left Haiti after the earthquake. Your new neighbor fled the US Virgin Islands after Hurricane Maria. Your best friend is the child of Cuban exiles. And when you tell them about Miami and climate change, they all want to know how much time the city has left before it floods. Disposable City: Miami's Future on the Shores of Climate Catastrophe by journalist Mario Alejandro Ariza is a deeply-reported personal investigation into the present and future effects of climate change in the city affectionately known as “The Magic City”.

Few major cities in the United States stand to lose as much, as soon, as Miami. Likely to be partially underwater by the end of the century, its residents are already experiencing tidal flooding, failing septic systems, and climate driven displacement. In Disposable City Ariza not only shows these examples of what climate change already looks like in the place he calls home, he also paints a picture of what Miami will look like 100 years from now, and details how that future has been shaped by the city's uneven socioeconomic landscape. 

Miami may currently be on the front lines of climate change, but Ariza warns that the battle it's fighting today is coming for the rest of the U.S.—and the rest of the world—far sooner than we could have imagined even a decade ago. Disposable City is a thoughtful and vibrant portrait of a city whose unique culture might soon succumb to a watery death—and ultimately a call to save it.


Soviet Judgment at Nuremberg:  A New History of the International Military Tribunal after World War II
Monday, July 27
7:00 PM
RSVP at https://www.harvard.com/event/virtual_event_francine_hirsch/
Free - $3 contribution suggested at registration

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series and Harvard's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Center welcome FRANCINE HIRSCH—acclaimed historian and the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison—for a discussion of her latest book, Soviet Judgment at Nuremberg: A New History of the International Military Tribunal after World War II. She will be joined in conversation by JOSHUA RUBENSTEIN, associate, Harvard University's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and author of The Last Days of Stalin.

About Soviet Judgment at Nuremberg
Organized in the immediate aftermath of World War Two by the victorious Allies, the Nuremberg Trials were intended to hold the Nazis to account for their crimes and to restore a sense of justice to a world devastated by violence. As Francine Hirsch reveals in this immersive, gripping, and ground-breaking book, a major piece of the Nuremberg story has routinely been omitted from standard accounts: the part the Soviet Union played in making the trials happen in the first place.

Soviet Judgment at Nuremberg offers the first complete picture of the International Military Tribunal (IMT), including the many ironies brought to bear as the Soviets took their place among the countries of the prosecution in late 1945. Everyone knew that Stalin had allied with Hitler before the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact hung heavy over the courtroom, as did the suspicion that the Soviets had falsified evidence in an attempt to pin one of their own war crimes, the mass killing of Polish officers in the Katyn Forest, on the Nazis. Moreover, key members of the Soviet delegation, including the Soviet judge and chief prosecutor, had played critical roles in Stalin's infamous show trials of the 1930s. For the American prosecutor Robert H. Jackson and his colleagues in the British and French delegations, Soviet participation in the IMT undermined the credibility of the trials and indeed the moral righteousness of the Allied victory.

Yet without the Soviets Nuremberg would never have taken place. Soviet jurists conceived of the legal framework that treated war as an international crime, giving the trials a legal basis. The Soviets had borne the brunt of the fighting against Germany, and their almost unimaginable suffering gave them moral authority. They would not be denied a place on the tribunal and moreover were determined to make the most of it. However, little went as the Soviets had planned. Stalin's efforts to steer the trials from afar backfired. Soviet war crimes were exposed in open court. As relations among the four countries of the prosecution foundered, Nuremberg turned from a court of justice to an early front of the Cold War.

Hirsch's book provides a front-row seat in the Nuremberg courtroom, while also guiding readers behind the scenes to the meetings in which secrets were shared, strategies mapped, and alliances forged. Soviet Judgment at Nuremberg offers a startlingly new view of the IMT and a fresh perspective on the movement for international human rights that it helped launch.


No Warming, No War: Connecting Militarism with the Climate Crisis
Monday, July 27
8:00 - 9:30 pm EDT 
RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SYzv3ArFQB2zVvv6agVzzA

> From militarism to extractivism, from climate migration to border militarization, our panelists from the US, Mexico, and the Philippines will uncover the deep global links between militarism and climate change before exploring the existing paths, current limitations, and future possibilities of global cooperation on climate. 

This webinar is hosted by The Institute for Policy Studies and Co-Sponsored by The Leap, Climate Mobilization, and The Mexican Network of Mining-Affected People. 

This webinar will take place is English and Spanish, with live interpretation into English and Spanish available. 

Tuesday, July 28

EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Webinar: Climate Change and the MCP – Resilient 
Tuesday, July 28
9:00 am – 11:30 am
RSVP at https://ebcne.org/event/ebc-site-remediation-and-redevelopment-webinar-climate-change-and-the-mcp-resilient-cleanups-in-a-changing-world/
Cost:  $25 - $120

The effects of climate change in Massachusetts will take different forms including changes in precipitation, sea level rise, rising temperatures and extreme weather. Upcoming amendments to the Massachusetts Contingency Plan include provisions intended to emphasize that these anticipated effects of climate change are relevant to site assessment, and the selection and maintenance of Permanent Solutions under Chapter 21E.

For this EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment program, a representative of DEP’s Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup will discuss implementation of the amendments to the MCP relating to climate change, and an LSP will examine how some more commonly-recognized climate change impacts might affect decision-making under the MCP. Finally, we will be introduced to the use of models for predicting the nature and extent of climate-change impacts.
Program Chair:
Thomas G. Fiore, Of Counsel, PretiFlaherty
Joseph Famely, Senior Environmental Scientist, Woods Hole Group
Ken Marra, Program & Policy Development, Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Additional information to be provided shortly.


The Health Crisis on the Northern Mexico Border: Cross-Border Implications of U.S Immigration Policies
Tuesday, July 28
10 – 11:30 a.m.
RSVP at https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/6915947471988/WN_8WgOa6gzRd-U1keUByWhyg

SPEAKER(S)  Keynote: Olga Byrne, Director of Immigration, International Rescue Committee
Megan Diamond, Assistant Director of Programs and Innovation, HGHI
Alejandro Olayo-Méndez, Assistant Professor, Boston College School of Social Work
Thalia Porteny, Postdoctoral Fellow, Tufts University
Joanna Williams, Director of Education and Advocacy, Kino Border Initiative
Eunice Rendón, Executive Director, Agenda Migrante
Moderator: Jacqueline Bhabha, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
DETAILS  There is a growing public health crisis at the northern Mexico border. Immigration policies instituted both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic have directly put asylum seekers and migrants at risk for poor health outcomes. As outbreaks of COVID-19 spread in communities and shelters where asylum seekers and migrants live; the key tenets to infection prevention are nearly impossible to follow. Worse so, healthcare services have been drastically scaled back, leaving minimal resources to care for this high-risk population.
This webinar brings together experts in immigration policy and public health to discuss the growing health crisis on the border. Panelists will discuss the most pressing health needs of this population; how policies and practices in the U.S. and Mexico are exacerbating health risks of migrants; and what action is needed to protect them.

At the event, we will launch a new report entitled “A Population in Peril: A Health Crisis among Asylum Seekers on the Northern Border of Mexico”, an outcome of the ‘Public Health Crisis at the Border: The Mexican Perspective’, event hosted in November 2019. It highlights key health issues faced by asylum seekers and migrants along the northern Mexico border; and culminates with a series of recommendations for addressing them.


Flooding in America’s Heartland
Tuesday, July 28
12:00 pm
RSVP at http://www.climateone.org/events/flooding-america’s-heartland

Julia Kumari Drapkin, CEO and Founder, ISeeChange
Ed Kearns, Chief Data Officer, First Street Foundation
Martha Shulski, Director, Nebraska State Climate Office; Nebraska State Climatologist 
Miami may be the poster child of rising waters in the U.S., but further inland, states are grappling with torrential flooding that is becoming the new norm. Last year, flooding in the southeast killed 12 people and caused $20 billion in damages. This year’s rains have already driven Mississippi into a state emergency, and Missouri is bracing itself with a levee system still in disrepair from last year’s storms.

Can infrastructure like floodplains, wetlands, and engineered barriers save riverside states from their new, saturated norm? How are communities adapting to a changing, wetter climate in some of the most conservative parts of the country? Join us for a conversation on flooding in America with Julia Kumari Drapkin, CEO and founder of ISeeChange, Ed Kearns, chief data officer at First Street Foundation and Martha Shulski, director of the Nebraska state climate office.


Webinar: Accounting for Climate. Getting the numbers investors need
Tuesday, July 28
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-accounting-for-climate-getting-the-numbers-investors-need-tickets-112798224526
Cost:  £0 – £20

This webinar is brought to you by CFA UK

Climate change is perhaps the biggest issue facing humanity. It's also one which will affect the value of companies. In this webinar presented by David Pitt-Watson, FSIP and Nick Anderson they will discuss how only recently few companies took it into consideration in drawing up their accounts. 

That’s why the recent paper issued by accounting standard-setter the IASB (International Accounting Standards Board) is so significant. It explains that companies reporting under IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards, i.e. companies from the bulk of the world outside the US) need to incorporate material climate change issues into their financial reporting and declare the assumptions they have used.
This affects the implementation of several accounting treatments, offering essential audited information to investors. It is a huge step forward for mandatory climate reporting.


Launching the first global climate action platform
Tuesday, July 28
12:30 – 13:30 EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.de/e/launching-the-first-global-climate-action-platform-tickets-114511946314

Climate Connect is a global platform connecting climate activists and enabling them to collaborate end realize projects more effectively.

On the 28th of July we are launching the first global environmental action platform “Climate Connect”. We have been working hard for the last 10 months, creating a simple but efficient tool to help everyone interested in fighting climate change to collaborate and realize projects more efficiently with the support of a strong community!

For this event we have set up a livestream launch with a detailed tour of the brand new platform, insights to our projects, feedbacks from beta testers, a word from our team and a few more surprises… Stay tuned for more information!

Details about Climate Connect:
We are a non-profit organisation, connecting climate actors worldwide. We are convinced that successful movements need a stable support system and if we want to change global policies and actions in order to fight climate change then we need a close-knit global network to do so. 
We have been building a completely free climate platform, so people can share their projects, help each other, and get inspired by the community. 
We believe it is through community knowledge and global collaboration that we will change our society towards a more sustainable one. And this is why we wanted to create a place gathering all climate actors who are dedicated to help others and act for a sustainable future, no matter where you are and what you do. 
For more information go to: http://climateconnect.earth


Talking Tuesdays - Climate Change
Tuesday, July 28
1:00 – 2:15pm EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talking-tuesdays-climate-change-tickets-111954976348

Information technology leadership in addressing climate change

An underpinning philosophy of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists is that the IT skills of its members can magnify its charitable contributions many times. This philosophy is very much behind the launch of the WCIT’s ‘IT and Climate Change’ working group, because IT can deliver huge benefits in tackling climate change, as a magnifier of human and machine capability.

In the 21st century, leaders in information technology are fundamentally charged with the productivity of their organisations. Now the survival of those organisations depends on the transition to net zero. There is much to be done and most has to be done in the next 10 years – the ‘decade of delivery’. 

To start the conversation our first event is an expert panel conversation focusing on leadership and why small changes matter:
The role of Livery companies in Climate Change: Professor Averil MacDonald OBE (Deputy Master of the Worshipful Company of Fuellers, campaigner for decarbonisation using hydrogen).
The impact of IT on climate change: Dr Ariel Edesess (Researcher in Low Carbon technologies, Liverpool John Moores University).
Leadership in IT and climate change: Phil Wharton (Interim CIO Bank of Ireland).
'Many shavings make a pile’: Adam Philpott (Senior Vice President at McAfee).
The speakers will cover their personal and business perspectives and look forward to a good discussion with the audience.
Guests welcome!

Tickets: £10 voluntary donation to the WCIT Charity
ZOOM details will be provided nearer the date.
For more information contact:
Martin Hawley (martin at winsland.me) or Isla Kennedy (ikennedy at hotmail.co.uk)


Coffee Break Webinar: Status of Federal Lighting Programs
Tuesday, July 28
2:00-2:30 (ET)
RSVP at https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/gDKldesGP5

They're gone: amazing government programs that helped propel the LED lighting revolution. What are we missing? Fred will discuss the different programs and which are still alive and useful. 

Editorial Comment:  Fred is an old friend and a world-class expert on energy efficient lighting.


Disinformation, social media, and foreign interference: What can go wrong in the 2020 elections?
Tuesday, July 28
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://connect.brookings.edu/register-to-watch-disinformation-social-media-foreign-interference-election

Join the conversation on Twitter using #Election2020
Campaigns across the country are now entering their final push before the general election. If the events of the last few years are any indication, there are many things that can go wrong. Disinformation, social media manipulation, and foreign interference all affected the 2016 elections and will likely continue to threaten elections moving forward. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated voting procedures and led to long lines in some polling places. How should government officials and local leaders confront these challenges? How can we avoid the myriad of problems that could afflict the elections?

On July 28, Governance Studies at Brookings will host a webinar examining the potential problems in the 2020 elections. Panelists will discuss the use and impact of social media manipulation, election interference, voting obstacles, and the spread of disinformation.

Viewers can submit questions for speakers by emailing events at brookings.edu or via Twitter @BrookingsGov or with #Election2020.


Green Deal, reality more than a myth!
Tuesday, July 28
2:00 – 3:30pm EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/green-deal-reality-more-than-a-myth-tickets-113954551130

Green Deal, reality more than a myth! European Commission perspective and youth energy initiatives for short/medium Green Deal deployment.

Nowadays the world is facing several challenges that require urgent action. One of the most critical ones is climate change. We truly experienced one of the hottest springs in decades in The Netherlands which poses a threat not only for endemic species, local environment but on large scale our precious biodiversity. Secondly, we are facing a world health crisis due to COVID-19, which not only impacted our daily life but also different social sectors. These facts are showing the real effects of a pandemic in a ‘’ modern’’ society and its deep negative impact on the economy of a country or cooperative region. In the end, all those crises are connected and luckily there seems to be a smart solution to move towards Green Recovery.

To get out of these crises, we need to start thinking about concrete actions because if we don’t do it, nobody will! We need to stand for and at least start to change this world for the better. In the European Union, the Green Deal is part of the Green Recovery plan. But do you know what the Green Deal is about? Do you know that the European Commission is aware of the relevant role of energy youth people to reach Europe's climate-neutral continent by 2050?

In this webinar, we will give more insights on the Green Deal in general with a focus on the energy policy with two representatives from the European Commission related to Green Deal. Moreover, we should realize that the policy that is made now will influence the work we will do in the coming decades. So how can we, as young professionals, become involved? And why would you do that?
Please join us during the next webinar to learn and discuss with us and don’t miss this opportunity to engage in initiatives and get to know energy peers from the Netherlands and Europe.


Book Talk: Michael Pollan
Tuesday, July 28
4:00 pm
RSVP at https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2020-book-talk-michael-pollan-virtual

Join us this summer for a series of Virtual Radcliffe Book Talks exploring recent publications whose subjects or authors have a connection with the Radcliffe Institute.

Michael Pollan RI ’16, author of Caffeine: How Coffee and Tea Created the Modern World (Audible Originals, 2020)
Reading will be followed by a discussion with Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin and an audience Q and A.


Journalism, Media and Race: Reporting Responsibly in 2020
Tuesday, July 28
5:00 pm—6:30 pm
RSVP at https://camd.northeastern.edu/event/reporting-responsibly-in-2020/

What is the role and responsibility of journalists covering race-related topics? What are newsrooms doing, or what can they be doing, to support and elevate anti-racism?

As part of our ongoing Connect, Inspire, Create speaker series, please join the College of Arts, Media and Design and the School of Journalism for a panel discussion featuring three award-winning alumni currently working in the field of Journalism: Tyler Blint-Welsh (’19), Danae Bucci (’20) and Michael Frisby (’77). They will be sharing their experiences as well as what they have seen happening in the field up to this point. The discussion will be moderated by School of Journalism Professor and Director, Jonathan Kaufman, and will be followed by a Q&A session. Learn more about each of our panelists below and we encourage you to submit questions along with registering for the event.
Please note: In order to receive the Zoom access information on the day of the panel, kindly register at the bottom of the page.
The Panelists:

Tyler Blint-Welsh ’19,The Wall Street Journal
Tyler Blint-Welsh is a reporter and photographer focusing on culture for WSJ Noted, a recently launched digital magazine for the Wall Street Journal aimed at covering what it’s like to be young in today’s world. Before joining the Journal, he covered topics ranging from music, sports, fashion, and local news for publications including the Washington Post, the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. He is an alumnus of the College of Art, Media and Design’s School of Journalism.

Danae Bucci ’20, WJCL ABC
Danae Bucci joined the WJCL 22 News team as a reporter in May of 2020. She is a graduate of Northeastern University’s College of Arts Media and Design where she studied journalism. While at Northeastern, she won two New England Emmys (one Best College/University Newscast Emmy for a student newscast and one Best College/University Short-Form Non-Fiction Film Emmy for a mini-documentary) and worked as a news writer for WHDH, a Meet the Press intern at NBC News, and a content strategist for iFactory. She has written for a number of newspapers including the Colorado Springs Gazette, Gannett Newspapers, Artistry Magazine.

Michael K. Frisby ’77, Frisby & Associates
Michael Frisby, President of Frisby & Associates, is an award-winning journalist, who spent 22 years as a newspaper reporter, including seven years as the White House Correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. In 1998, Mr. Frisby was awarded the Aldo Beckman Memorial Award from the White House Correspondents Association for outstanding coverage of the Clinton presidency. Previous to joining the Wall Street Journal in 1992, he spent 10 years as a political reporter with the Boston Globe. He also worked as a reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Dayton Daily News. Currently, Mr. Frisby is President of Frisby & Associates, a public relations firm based in Washington, DC.

Jonathan Kaufman, School of Journalism, Moderator
Jonathan Kaufman is a Professor and Director in the School of Journalism. Prior to joining Northeastern, he held senior positions at Bloomberg News, The Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe. As Bloomberg’s Executive Editor for Company News, based in New York, Kaufman oversaw more than 300 reporters and editors worldwide covering business, health, science, education, and international news. Under his leadership, Kaufman’s team at Bloomberg won numerous awards including a 2015 Pulitzer Prize, several George Polk Awards, the Overseas Press Club Award, a Gerald Loeb Award, the Osborn Elliott Prize of the Asia Society, and the Education Writers Association Grand Prize.


Science for the People Boston Area Chapter Meeting
Tuesday July 28
RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86533436999?pwd=R0hEeXU0dUoveUVBVU9nMWN1M1VUUT09
Meeting ID: 865 3343 6999
Password: 446191

As you might know, the Boston Chapter is working on three different projects/campaigns:
1. The Occupy Pharma / #FreeTheVaccine campaign
2. An event in the Fall to train scientists on how to become effective activists in their institutions
3. A work with tenant organizations to use publicly available databases to identify the actual landlord behind the different real estate LLCs to facilitate tenant organizing.

You can learn more about these projects by reading the notes from the past meetings july 14th, june 30th. To succeed in these projects/campaigns we need a wide range of skills (from strictly technical to scrape and link the information in publicly available databases to artistic/creative to develop eye catching media campaigns). Please consider offering your support no matter how limited. Everything helps. 

In our next meeting, we will have reports back from the teams working in these three areas and we will continue organizing toward these three goals. (Agenda available here.) For the discussion part of the meeting we are trying something new. We are going to watch the first hour of this video  (it is only 30 minutes long if you watch at 2x). It provides some useful information about testing for COVID-19 and a possible solution for safely opening schools in the Fall. It also gives an insight (in particular the first 10 minutes) on how scientists are being radicalized by the lack of coordinated response during this pandemic. 

Finally, consider signing the #FreeTheVaccine pledge (if you have not done so already): https://freethevaccine.org/why-sign-on/#ready-to-sign


Sunrise Boston Hub Meeting
Tuesday, July 28
6 PM – 8 PM
RSVP at http://bit.ly/SBJulyHubMeeting

Hello Sunrise Boston! Join us on Tuesday, July 28th at 6PM for our monthly hub meeting! We will touch base about where we are as a community in this moment and discuss ways in which we can best show out for other movements for justice. 
RSVP at bit.ly/SBJulyHubMeeting


Beating the Climate Crisis
Tuesday, July 28
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/beating-the-climate-crisis-tickets-112258137110

Are you worried about the Climate Crisis? Do you want to learn more about climate change and what you can do about it?

Evidence of the climate crisis is all around us. From raging wildfires, to melting glaciers, to severe weather events and rising sea levels, we are all affected. The solutions are at hand. 

Please join Monica Woodley and Stuart Cumner from Neighbours for the Planet for a slide presentation to learn more about the climate crisis and solutions. And most importantly, what you can do to help!

The slide show is largely based on one of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Slide presentations. It will be followed by a Q & A session.
You will receive a link to the webinar closer to the event date.


Nuclear Weapons abolition, racism, and gender
Tuesday, July 28
7-8:30 pm EST
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-green-future-race-gender-environment-tickets-109902794216

Gina Belafonte and Beatrice Fihn
Born and raised in New York City, Gina Belafonte has spent her life in the arenas of entertainment and activism where her professional work thrives today. As the youngest child of Julie and Harry Belafonte, whose impact in these fields is among the most influential and progressive in the world, Gina’s passions come as no surprise. Gina was the lead producer on the internationally acclaimed documentary film, SING YOUR SONG, exploring the extraordinary life and legacy of Harry Belafonte that was selected as the opening film for the Sundance Film Festival in 2011.

After many years working as an actress in NYC, with several off-broadway and touring companies like The National Shakespeare Company and The Mirror Reparatory Company in NYC, under the Artistic Direction of John Strasberg, alongside greats such as Geraldine Page, F. Murray Abraham, Anne Jackson and Elisabeth Franz, a series of opportunities to work in film and television moved her to Hollywood, where she appeared in several guest-starring roles, and landed a television series called THE COMMISH. After two formative years on screen with the series, her lifelong passion for stage production ultimately led her to produce theater in Los Angeles. Gina’s technical expertise and insight into the world of film and television production were developed while working with Paula Weinstein and Barry Levinson at Baltimore Spring Creek/Warner Brothers.

After becoming a mother, Gina followed her early childhood environment by immersing herself in activism. Collaborating with leading gang interventionist, Bo Taylor, Gina developed a deeper understanding of gang culture by working in the California prison system, and co-founded a non-profit organization called The Gathering For Justice. This multi-cultural, multi-generational organization focuses on youth incarceration and the criminalization of poverty. She currently sits on the Board of 2nd Call a community based organization designed to save lives, by reducing violence and assisting in the personal development of high risk individuals, proven offenders, ex-felons, parolees and others who society disregards and the internationally acclaimed Actors Gang Theatre founded by Tim Robbins.

After dedicating over a decade to addressing gang intervention and incarceration, Gina traveled around the world with her father to bring together two inspiring generations of art and activism with the critically acclaimed HBO film SING YOUR SONG.

Today, Gina lives in LA and New York, and is working with diverse artists, activists and organizations worldwide to promote cultural and civic engagement in the 21st century. Ms. Belafonte is currently involved in many artistic ventures, such as producing a documentary film titled Another Night In The Free World that explores the lives of three young women activists, their struggles and challenges and the difference they are making in the world, developing along side her father with Martin Scorsese on a television mini series about the colonization of the Congo by King Leopold the 2nd, and the staged version of the Grammy nominated 6 CD box set anthology of black music The Long Road To Freedom. She and her father are the executive producers of Lyrics from Lockdown - a hip-hop theater, multimedia production addressing the impact of wrongful imprisonment and mass incarceration. Driven by her passion for the arts and activism, Gina reflects: "After we finished Sing Your Song, I knew then as long as my dad had an idea, I would do whatever I could to help bring those ideas to fruition, continue the best of my elders’ traditions, and preserve our family’s legacy."
Website: https://www.sankofa.org/

Beatrice Fihn
Beatrice Fihn is the Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize-winning campaign coalition that works to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons. She accepted the Nobel Peace Prize and delivered the Nobel Lecture in Oslo on behalf of the campaign.

Read the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize lecture on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons here.
Ms. Fihn has lead the campaign since 2013 and has worked to mobilize civil society throughout the development of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This includes developing and executing ICAN’s political strategy and fundraising efforts as well as representing the campaign in relation to media and key stakeholders such as governments, the United Nations and other international organizations.

Ms. Fihn has over a decade of experience in disarmament diplomacy and civil society mobilization, through her work with ICAN, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. She has written extensively on weapons law, humanitarian law, civil society engagement in diplomacy and multilateral institutions, and gender perspective on disarmament work.

Born in Sweden, Ms. Fihn has a Masters in Law from the University of London and a Bachelors degree in International Relations from Stockholm University.
Website: https://www.icanw.org/


Reporter Nights: Science Journalism in the Time of COVID-19 with Margaret Sullivan
Tuesday, July 28
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reporter-nights-science-journalism-in-the-time-of-covid-19-registration-112692913538

Pandemic Coverage in the International Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Margaret Sullivan, Media Columnist for The Washington Post, former Editor of The Buffalo News, and Public Editor at The New York Times from 2012 to 2016, will analyze how the media has covered the biggest science story of the century. In what ways did journalists serve the public good in their pandemic coverage? Where did they fail? What are the lessons for the next pandemic?

About this series:
Join us as we continue this dynamic live series exploring the mass media’s coverage of the biggest science story of our lifetime: the COVID-19 pandemic.

This summer, Claudia Dreifus, SPS Lecturer in Professional Studies and contributor to The New York Times and The New York Review of Books, will moderate thought-provoking conversations with The New Yorker’s Elizabeth Kolbert and The Washington Post’s Margaret Sullivan analyzing the pandemic’s origins, the resulting issues in science communications highlighted by the crisis, and how lessons learned from the pandemic can be applied to other environmental-related disasters.

A third evening will feature a panel of top science reporters and editors.

Presented by Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies’ M.S. in Sustainability Management program, Reporter Nights represent another way Columbia is bringing its world-class community of scholars and practitioners to you this summer. This is a unique opportunity to engage in the conversations that are shaping the world and driving innovation as we navigate the “new normal” and beyond. Only at Columbia.

Previous Reporter Nights featured Donald McNeil, The New York Times science and health correspondent who broke the COVID-19 story, John Schwartz, who covers climate change for the Times, and Harvard science historian Naomi Oreskes, the author of Why Trust Science and Merchants of Doubt.

For questions, please contact Samantha Ostrowski, Associate Director, Graduate Programs in Sustainability Management and Science, at sostrowski at ei.columbia.edu.


Is Rape a Crime?  A Memoir, an Investigation, and a Manifesto
Tuesday, July 28
7:00 PM
RSVP at https://www.harvard.com/event/virtual_event_michelle_bowdler/
Free - $3 contribution suggested at registration

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes Pushcart Prize–nominated essayist and public health advocate MICHELLE BOWDLER for a discussion of her book Is Rape a Crime? A Memoir, an Investigation, and a Manifesto. She will be joined in conversation by ALEX MARZANO-LESNEVICH, author of the acclaimed book The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir.

About Is Rape a Crime?
The crime of rape sizzles like a lightning strike. It pounces, flattens, destroys. A person stands whole, and in a moment of unexpected violence, that life, that body is gone.

Award-winning writer and public health executive Michelle Bowdler's memoir indicts how sexual violence has been addressed for decades in our society, asking whether rape is a crime given that it is the least reported major felony, least successfully prosecuted, and fewer than 3% of reported rapes result in conviction. Cases are closed before they are investigated and DNA evidence sits for years untested and disregarded.

Rape in this country is not treated as a crime of brutal violence but as a parlor game of he said / she said. It might be laughable if it didn’t work so much of the time.

Given all this, it seems fair to ask whether rape is actually a crime.

In 1984, the Boston Sexual Assault Unit was formed as a result of a series of break-ins and rapes that terrorized the city, of which Michelle’s own horrific rape was the last. Twenty years later, after a career of working with victims like herself, Michelle decides to find out what happened to her case and why she never heard from the police again after one brief interview.

Is Rape a Crime? is an expert blend of memoir and cultural investigation, and Michelle's story is a rallying cry to reclaim our power and right our world.


NASA Scientists present “Why Our Future Depends on the Arctic”
Tuesday, July 28
10:00 PM – 11:30 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nasa-scientists-present-why-our-future-depends-on-the-arctic-registration-112682690962

An educational and inspirational discussion about the Arctic and why it's key to the survival of every living thing on our planet.

Gather your family for a lively discussion about the state of Arctic ice, why the region is crucial to our future, and innovative ways we can help to save it. 

Dr. Steve Zornetzer and Dr. Tony Strawa will provide cutting-edge insight into the importance of Arctic ice preservation and how the Earth's heat shield can help stabilize the global climate.

We're planning for a lively Q+A discussion -- submit questions when you register!  Zoom link will be sent on the day of the event.
Registration is FREE. If you're able, a donation is welcome. Despite the urgency of our work for all of humanity, our progress is in jeopardy due to COVID-19. Please help secure our stability from this extremely turbulent year: Donate now.
This event is sponsored by Ice911 Research, a donor-supported nonprofit dedicated to safely restoring Arctic ice.

Dr. Leslie Field is the Founder and CTO of Ice911 Research. Dr. Field earned degrees in two engineering disciplines from MIT and UC Berkeley, worked in R&D at Hewlett-Packard Labs, and has 58 issued patents. In addition to her work at Ice911, she teaches a popular climate-focused annual class at Stanford University.  
Dr. Steven Zornetzer is a former Associate Director of Research and Technology at NASA Ames Research Center. He also served as Director of Research and prior to that as Director of Information Sciences and Technology at Ames. He was the lead author of the influential book, Introduction to Neural and Electronic Networks. Steve has been recognized for his leadership in revolutionary information technology-based approaches to aerospace and space exploration missions. In 2008, he received the Presidential Distinguished Executive Award and in 2010 NASA's Outstanding Leadership Medal. Over the past several years he has focused his efforts on climate change.
Dr. Tony Strawa is a former Chief of the New Pursuits Office and former Director of the New Opportunity Center at NASA Ames Research. Dr. Strawa has been involved in experimental measurement, analysis, and instrumentation development for aerospace and environmental applications for 30 years. He was Group Lead for the Aerosol and Cloud Microphysics Group that studied the effects of aerosols on air pollution and climate. That group developed a technique that discriminates types of polar stratospheric clouds using satellite observation and developed an instrument capable of measuring aerosol optical properties in situ using cavity ring-down technology. Dr. Strawa holds the patent for the Advanced Sunphotometer concept.

Wednesday, July 29

DEI Online Seminar Series - Getting it right: COP26 & the Green Recovery
Wednesday, July 29
8:00 – 9:00am EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dei-online-seminar-series-getting-it-right-cop26-the-green-recovery-tickets-109938029606

David gives insight into COP26 & how the next 18 months offer a once in a lifetime opportunity to put the world on a more sustainable path

As the world slowly starts waking up to the 'new normal', world leaders now turn their attention towards economic recovery from one of the worst 

This unprecedented global lockdown and resulting sharp drop in global emissions has offered a chance to slow down, reflect on what is most important and see what a more sustainable world might look like. A green recovery which offers the chance to reboot the economy while stimulating climate action is gathering traction.

For advocates of a green recovery attention is now focussing on critical decisions and gatherings in 2021 culminating at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow next November. This already important climate conference now assumes a whole new significance as a moment to reset the world onto a net-zero compatible pathway which also rebalances our relationship with nature.

> From his experience working with the UN at COP21, various national governments to implement their Paris Agreement commitments and now for the UK Government leading up to COP26, David will explain the 'COP' process and what makes COP26 in Glasgow next Autumn so important.
David will give an insight into COP26, green recovery and how the next 18 months, leading down to that conference, offer a once in a lifetime opportunity to put the world on a more sustainable, resilient & planetary compatible path. Reflecting on economic recovery from previous economic downturns and how this one could be different - but only if we choose it.

David Saddington is a climate change policy maker & environmentalist. Since experiencing extreme flooding as a teenager he has communicated the importance of climate change action to millions, pioneered innovative policy change and worked with business on bold sustainability strategies. David’s first intervention was heading up a high profile public awareness campaign featuring BBC, Sky, ITV and working with then UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair, to get climate change on the school curriculum. David has spread climate education to other countries and his work to re-energise communication of climate change to the public has been featured by United Nations as an example of best practice. After leading education reforms David has pursued his own academic work first studying climate science before going on to investigate the economic, security & health risks of climate change at Durham University.

David now works as a Senior Executive Officer at the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy to design the future of carbon pricing policy after Brexit. David has been named by WWF as an Earth Hour Hero for his now 15 years of continued work as an environmental change maker and he is an Associate Fellow of the Durham Energy Institute and the Royal Geographical Society.


Food Security in a Post-COVID World
Wednesday, July 29
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-security-in-a-post-covid-world-tickets-114430789572

The European Conservatives and Reformists Party invites you to join its next webinar, part of its “Europe Debates” series.

Our brief encounter with food uncertainty in the early days of COVID was stark reminder that even the most advanced, technologically capable nations on Earth can’t take the safety and security of their food supply for granted. 

What are the lessons learned? What policies could give our vast and complex food supply system the strength and resilience it needs to withstand whatever shocks and dislocations may hit us in the future?

Largely conceived in the pre-COVID era, the EU’s recently announced Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy promises to answer these questions. Billed as the “heart of the European Green Deal” this ambitious program envisions a comprehensive overhaul of European farming that, it believes, will make European food production more resilient and affordable while simultaneously advancing the EU’s broader climate change, biodiversity, and sustainability goals. 

In this webinar, we will be getting a trans-Atlantic perspective on food security and F2F’s strategic approach. How significant is the EU-US divide on these issues, and where can we find common ground? How will F2F affect the chances for a US-EU trade agreement, given the already significant tensions over agriculture, and what do the EU’s other trading partners think? 

Inside the EU, who will bear the costs involved and how can we assure equity, given the vast regional disparities across the EU? How will F2F impact the global competitiveness of European farmers? And does growing political opposition to the EU’s agreements with Latin America and Canada signal a reassessment of its broader trade strategy?


[Solidarity Action] Bike Rally: Move on Climate!
Wednesday, July 29
10 a.m.
Massachusetts State House, Boston
RSVP t https://docs.google.com/document/d/16YFSgUXcCrBwoIlA4pJTXIb9t6OxbKM9TP4X3sMbj0E/edit?usp=sharing

Climate Courage, the direct action wing of 350 Massachusetts, is hosting a Bicycle Rally in Boston on July 29, to urge our legislature to MOVE ON CLIMATE before the end of the session. We’ll be visible, but we also plan to take lots of pictures and videos for social media and local press, targeting key legislators. 

To bike with us meet in front of the State House at 10 AM. We’ll do a brief swing around Back Bay and then cruise back via the Esplanade, ending at the Hatch Shell.

And if you’re not a biker--meet us at the Hatch shell at 11AM for a photo op!

--We’ll maintain social distance.

--Please wear a RED shirt. And we strongly suggest a mask, of course--a plain color if you have one.

--If possible, please make a sign--poster-sized posterboard--with one of the following messages:

	• Climate Legislation Now! 
	• Move on Climate!
	• Environmental Justice Now!
	• Rep. (fill in your recalcitrant legislator here), Do your job (or, Move on Climate!)
	• 100% Renewable Now!
--The legislators we’d like to target are: Speaker DeLeo, Rep Golden, Rep Michlewitz, Rep Mariano.

Registration and more info here


COVID-19 and the Politics of Reproductive Health: Global Perspectives
Wednesday, July 29
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
RSVP at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eh6vsgbpd9b73491&oseq=&c=&ch=

SPEAKER(S)  Carmel Shachar,Executive Director, The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School
Paola Bergallo, Associate Professor of Law, Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Argentina
Ruth Fletcher, Senior Lecturer in Medical Law, Queen Mary’s School of Law
Camila Gianella, Executive Director, Centre for Social Science Research (CISEPA), Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Nerima Were, Program Manager, Sexual Reproductive Health Rights, The Kenya Legal & Ethical Issues Network on HIV and AIDS (KELIN)
Moderator: Alicia Ely Yamin, Senior Fellow in Global Health and Rights, The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School
DETAILS  The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged health systems around the world, displacing attention to other much-needed services and conditions. It has particularly impacted access to sexual and reproductive health goods and services—not only in the U.S., as discussed in Reproductive Rights in 2020: June Medical Services v. Russo and COVID-19, but around the globe. While in some places governments have made concerted efforts to mitigate the displacement of sexual and reproductive health services by telehealth and other means, in many others the pandemic has provided cover for policies that neglect and even undermine reproductive health and rights. Reproductive rights movements and mobilizations (including around abortion) have been interrupted; contraception access has been affected; and sexual and obstetric violence have both increased. Join us for a discussion of the impact that COVID-19 has had on sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world.
LINK  https://petrieflom.law.harvard.edu/events/details/covid-19-and-the-politics-of-reproductive-health
CONTACT INFO	petrie-flom at law.harvard.edu


The Promise and Pitfalls of Contact Tracing Apps
Wednesday, July 29
11:00AM to 12:00PM EDT
RSVP at https://gmfus.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TZU-YQExSnWId5KVX6Dw_g

Thomas Jarzombek, Commissioner, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy for the Digital Industry and Start-Ups
Louise Ivers, Executive Director, Center for Global Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Professor of Medicine & Global Health and Social Medecine, Harvard Medical School
Daniel Weitzner, 3Com Founders Principal Research Scientist, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, Director, MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative
Sam duPont, Deputy Director, GMF Digital
Around the world, mobile apps are supporting contact-tracing efforts to suppress the coronavirus. These apps may help identify who has been exposed to the virus, but raise a host of questions challenges related to privacy, equity, and efficacy. Three distinguished panelists will discuss their observations on early deployments of contact tracing apps in the United States and Europe, and will explore the promise and potential pitfalls of these apps as tools to help mitigate the pandemic.

If you have any questions, please contact Jade McGrath at jmcgrath at gmfus.org.


We CAN Build a Carbon-Neutral World
Wednesday, July 29
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-can-build-a-carbon-neutral-world-tickets-104775859416

Strategies for achieving zero carbon emissions in the built environment

Lester Brown has been called “one of the great pioneer environmentalists” and one of Marquis Who’s Who "50 Great Americans". Earning his master's degree in agricultural economics from the University of Maryland in 1959, he went on to pioneer the concept of sustainable development. During his distinguished career, he was presented with the 1987 United Nations Environment Prize, the 1989 World Wide Fund for Nature Gold Medal, and the 1994 Blue Planet Prize for his "contributions to solving global environmental problems.”

Our built environment is a major source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To meet the climate-emergency head on we must immediately set on a path to design and construct carbon neutral buildings and transform our urban environments on a regional level. This session will discuss specific strategies for achieving carbon neutrality at many scales, from renovating existing structures, to creating new communities and developing policies, plans, and projects that help to future-proof cities and achieve climate change-related goals at systems scales. 

Moderator:  Evelyn Dougherty, Honorary Affiliate AIAMI, Operations and Events Director AIA Michigan
Jan Culbertson FAIA, LEED AP, A3C Collaborative Architecture, Chair Ann Arbor 2030 District
Doug Selby, Co-Founder of Meadowlark Design+Build 
Matthew Grocoff, Esq., LFA, LEED-GA Principal, THRIVE Collaborative 
Katrina Kelly-Pitou, PhD, Economist & Energy Systems Strategist, SmithGroup
Learn how to implement the Zero Code and immediate strategies to achieve embodied reductions in the built environment.
Understand NZEB design and Living Building Challenge Criteria and their application to both single buildings and a community.

Identify projects, infrastructure systems, and strategies that address both adaptation and mitigation as part of systems-thinking. Solutions that connect the dots between national and local goals and operational excellence.
Livestream. Attendees will receive a reminder email with login information.


Power After Carbon: Transitioning to Low-Carbon Power in the United States
Wednesday, July 29
12:00-1:30 p.m. EDT
RSVP at https://energypolicy.columbia.edu/events-calendar/power-after-carbon-transitioning-low-carbon-power-united-states

The U.S. power sector is in the midst of a rapid transformation driven by several broad and interlinked trends: electrification of existing sectors such as transport and heat, and connection of new customers; decentralization of production and storage of electricity; and modernization of physical and digital grid infrastructure. Central to each of these themes is the need for continued and accelerated decarbonization of electricity in order to mitigate the impacts of climate change and protect human health.

In this webinar, panelists will discuss how the U.S. power sector can deliver abundant, affordable, secure, and flexible power as we transition to a low-carbon and increasingly electrified economy.

Dr. Peter Fox-Penner, Founder and Director of Boston University’s Institute of Sustainable Energy and Professor of Practice in the Questrom School of Business. Author of Power After Carbon(2020) and Smart Power (2010)
Cheryl LaFleur, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University and Member of the Board of Directors of the Independent System Operator of New England (ISO-NE)
Richard Kauffman, Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University, Chairman of the New York Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and Chair, Generate Capital
David R. Hill, Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University and Director on the Board of Directors of the New York Independent System Operator Inc (NYISO)
Moderated by Dr. Melissa Lott, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University 

This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. 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 columbia.edu) or Genna Morton (gam2164 at columbia.edu).

For more information contact Caitlin Norfleet (energypolicyevents at sipa.columbia.edu).


What does it Mean to Protest Today? Media Manipulation and the Movement for Black Lives
Wednesday, July 29
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT 
RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScjknnxGW15w_k3H-D2LsOE4BiEJPb5NdHBU3rYcNCCvc_Wuw/viewform

The Technology and Social Change Project’s (TaSC) Political Pandemonium 2020 is a series of four digital workshops exploring the harmful effects of media manipulation on our society. These gatherings will each focus on a unique subtopic of interest to both the field of Critical Internet Studies and the broader public concerns about disinformation in elections.

What does it Mean to Protest Today? Media Manipulation and the Movement for Black Lives, the first workshop in the series, will feature a conversation with Dr. Joan Donovan, Research Director of the Shorenstein Center, Dr. Alondra Nelson, President of the Social Science Research Council, and Thabisile Griffin, Doctoral Student in History at UCLA and activist in Los Angeles.

During the workshop they will examine the following questions: How are media manipulators using the current Black Lives Matter protests to sow disinformation and shift media attention? How does this moment provide a political opportunity for disinformers to wedge issues related to race, immigration, and the economy?  How does protest misinformation coupled with health misinformation function to suppress dissent? How might the conditions of the pandemic impact civil rights, especially in the lead up to a contentious election?

12:00 – 12:45 PM: Discussion with Joan Donovan, Dr. Alondra Nelson, and Thabisile Griffin
12:45 – 1:30 PM: Overview of the Media Manipulation Life Cycle, Wedge Issues, and How to Detect the Tactics of Disinformers

This workshop is limited to 30 participants, to be considered as an attendee, please apply here. If your application is accepted, you will be contacted with more information. A portion of the event will also be recorded and available online.


Does the public’s Covid-response provide hope for our natural world?
Wednesday, July 29
1:30 - 2:30pm
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/imperial-lates-online-back-to-nature-registration-111982994150

Through lockdown many have claimed the public might be experiencing a renewed connection with nature and the environment. At the same time people’s efforts to flatten the Covid infection curve inadvertently saw the widescale adoption of many greener more sustainable approaches to daily life – whether by working from home or shopping locally.  Any associated environmental benefits, such as reduced carbon emission and reduced air pollution, are likely to be short term as normal life slowly returns. However perhaps lessons can be learnt in the battles against the other global crises of our age – climate change and man-made destruction of the natural world? 

In this  Imperial  Lates  Online  discussion we bring together a climate researcher, a behavioural scientist and an environmental campaigner to ask if the public’s reaction to Covid-19 has given them hope. Or do second spikes, and condemnation of mass public gathering as restriction were eased show awareness and public goodwill alone can only get you so far. Our panel will feature: 
Joeri Rogelj, Lecturer in Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial 
Morena Mills, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Social Science, Imperial 
Judy Ling Wong, Director of the Black Environment Network


Climate Change: The Next Industry Challenge
Wednesday, July 29
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-change-the-next-industry-challenge-tickets-113105902800
Cost:  $25 – $129

Panelists will discuss current status of climate change litigation and other related topics.
Scott L. Davis, Esq., Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP
Gregory Kelder, Esq., Environmental Division SVP and Head of Claims for Environmental Division, Great American Insurance Group
Tyler J. Scott, Esq., Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP 
Topics for discussion include:
Current status of climate change litigation
Is climate change litigation covered under traditional and pollution policies?
What is potentially covered?
Issues associated with CGL

For more information, contact Amy Williams at awilliams at perrinconferences.com.


Security, & Coalition Building Webinar
Wednesday, July 29
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seafood-supply-chains-food-security-coalition-building-webinar-tickets-107762213682

Join fisherman and Ocean Strategies Founder Brett Veerhusen to learn about sustainable fisheries coalitions and supply chain partnerships.

Through the beginnings of the Covid-19 pandemic, Ocean Strategies helped lead a coalition of the nation’s preeminent fisheries, seafood and disease experts to develop rigorous health and safety standards to protect vulnerable Alaskan communities and essential seafood workers against Covid-19.

Join the Migration in Harmony NSF-Research Coordination Network and our Steering Committee member and Founder of Ocean Strategies Brett Veerhusen in this virtual workshop to hear about his work and learn how to build long-lasting partnerships around shared goals. At its core, the most impactful Arctic work is driven by a strong, diverse coalition of individuals, businesses and organizations united by a common mission. Sharing how he has built coalitions in fisheries research, management, and policy action in Alaska, and together we’ll explore how to move from idea to action plan by building a coalition that get you to goal. 

Ocean Strategies founder Brett Veerhusen has helped pioneer some of the most influential seafood and maritime initiatives this past decade. A lifelong commercial fisherman, Brett has fished extensively in the Aleutian Islands, Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska. He founded Ocean Strategies in 2013, providing expertise in maritime and natural resource industries to both the nonprofit and private sectors. Ocean Strategies is leading partnerships and developing coalitions that aims to connect each link within the seafood supply chain like grocers, restaurants and shipping around common policy goals like climate change and reducing plastics

Migration In Harmony is an international, cross-disciplinary network of Arctic migration researchers funded by the National Science Foundation and co-led by The Arctic Institute. Learn more and sign up at https://mailchi.mp/georgetown/migrationinharmony.


Wednesday, July 29
3:00PM - 5:00PM
RSVP at https://cityofboston.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=cityofboston&service=6&rnd=0.3435864918904046&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fcityofboston.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b000000049adc1df931aa09d6653c98c7ffb2b751fff868b1a990bc7ffae5fc7f811620b9%26siteurl%3Dcityofboston%26confViewID%3D166751741480571253%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAARAXiKnguVYBNnjANbibMT08Rzlj93syu5AvDDSMLOj7A2%26

The Task Force will be hosting a series of listening sessions to gather community feedback related to police reforms in four key areas. This session will review strengthening Boston's existing police review board, known as the COOP Board.


What Makes a Marriage Last with Phil Donahue and Marlo Thomas
Wednesday July 29
5:00 pm
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marlo-thomas-phil-donahue-live-tickets-113393085772

Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue join Brookline Booksmith in conversation surrounding their life togetther and their new book, What Makes a Marriage Last, for this one of a kind virtual event!

What makes a marriage last? Who doesn’t want to know the answer to that question? To unlock this mystery, iconic couple Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue crisscrossed the country and conducted intimate conversations with forty celebrated couples whose long marriages they’ve admired—from award-winning actors, athletes, and newsmakers to writers, comedians, musicians, and a former U.S. president and First Lady. Through these conversations, Marlo and Phil also revealed the rich journey of their own marriage.

Marlo Thomas is an award-winning actress, author, and activist whose body of work has earned her four Emmy Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, a Golden Globe, a Grammy, and induction into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame. In 2014, President Barack Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor a civilian can receive. Marlo is also the National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This is her eighth book.

Phil Donahue is a writer, producer, journalist, and media pioneer who revolutionized the talk-show format. The Donahue show was honored with twenty Daytime Emmys (ten for the show, ten for Outstanding Host), and in 1996, Phil was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to television journalism. He has been inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award.


Building a Better Battery Using Machine Learning
Wednesday, July 29
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-a-better-battery-using-machine-learning-tickets-112730481906

In this month's YPE Boston Energy Education Series Webinar, Dr. Austin Sendek will share his work related battery systems and AI/ML

The combination of machine learning and material science has the potential to improve energy storage devices' safety, performance, and prolong their life once deployed in the field. In this month's YPE Boston Energy Education Series Webinar, Dr. Austin Sendek will share the ongoing work his company, Aionics, has taken to tackle challenges related to the design of battery systems by leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence. Starting from how conventional materials science research is currently performed, Dr. Sendek will walk us through the advancements in the AI/ML revolution and help us reimagine the job of a material scientist in the years to come. Finally, he will shed light on the importance of various model frameworks in optimizing cathodes, anodes, electrolytes, and battery cycle life. A data-driven battery design platform is essential to the deployment of better batteries and renewables!


Tom Friedman: The “Trump Effect” on Foreign and Climate Policy
Wednesday, July 29
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tom-friedman-the-trump-effect-on-foreign-and-climate-policy-tickets-109832377598

Tom Friedman will share his thoughts and engage in dialogue on Trump and how they have impacted the world politic and climate change.

Tom Friedman is an American political commentator and best-selling author. He is a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner who is a weekly columnist for The New York Times. He has written extensively on foreign affairs, global trade, the Middle East, globalization, and environmental issues.

Thursday, July 30

Alumni Panel (webinar), “U.S.-Japan Relations in the COVID19 Era”
Thursday, July 30
8 – 9:15 a.m.
RSVP at https://programs.wcfia.harvard.edu/us-japan/event/alumni-panel-webinar-7-30-20?delta=0

SPEAKER(S)  Hiroyuki Akita, Foreign Affairs and National Security Commentator, Nihon Keizai Shimbun
Mireya Solís, Director, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, and Phillip Knight Chair in Japan Studies, Brookings Institution
Yoshihisa Masaki, Director, Social Communications Bureau, Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)
Noriyuki Shikata, Deputy Director General, Consular Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
Moderator: Christina Davis, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Professor of Government; and Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
CONTACT INFO	Emma Duncan (eduncan at wcfia.harvard.edu)
LINK  https://programs.wcfia.harvard.edu/us-japan/event/alumni-panel-webinar-7-30-20?delta=0


Delivering Breakthrough CX in a Changing World 
Thursday, July 30
10:00am to 10:30am
RSVP at https://mit.zoom.us/webinar/register/8615943946195/WN_J0jSQY7YRg21R-Y5QYUldg

Digital technology has become essential to delivering to value to customers amidst a pandemic, revolutionizing the way that humans behave and make decisions. Moreover, we are undergoing a pivotal shift in race relations and greater expectations from customers on inclusivity. What do these seismic shifts mean for customer experience (CX) and competitive strategy? In this webinar, MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer and Research Scientist Renee Richardson Gosline will discuss the application of behavioral science “nudges” in the customer journey to help you adapt breakthrough digital CX.


Environmental Report: Energy
Thursday, July 30
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/environmental-report-energy-tickets-113559551676

Advocacy Journalism training on energy reporting

Energy growth is directly linked to well-being and prosperity across the globe. Meeting the growing demand for energy in a safe and environmentally responsible manner is a key challenge.

In this time of global climate crisis, we understand the need for countries to transition their energy consumption to clean and renewable energy. The world needs energy — and in increasing quantities — to support economic and social progress and build a better quality of life, in particular in developing countries. But providing this energy around the globe comes with a responsibility and commitment to developing and using our resources responsibly.

A transparent media that’s committed to protecting both people and the environment to  provide positive and unbiased information is critical to development and how people react to the expected changes.

This advocacy journalism session will look at energy systems and how to develop stories that address energy access, transition and energy poverty.


Briefing: House Select Committee on Climate Crisis Report
Thursday, July 30
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern
RSVP by email to Marcus Rodriguez at merodriguez at e2.org
Dial-in information will be provided immediately upon registration. If you have any questions, please contact 

Please join E2 and U.S. Reps. Mike Levin (CA-49) and Sean Casten (IL-6) for a special conversation about the just-released House climate action plan: “Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy and Just America.” 

The sweeping plan, released by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and members of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis - including Reps. Levin and Casten - contains more than 500 pages of specific proposals and policy recommendations for building a clean, more resilient and more equitable economy.  

We’ll hear details directly from Reps. Casten and Levin in a conversational discussion with E2 Federal Advocacy Director Sandra Purohit and E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe. Both congressmen worked in clean energy before being elected to the House in 2018, giving them unique insight into the clean economy.

A summary and the full report are available here.

Speakers:  U.S. Rep. Sean Casten, Illinois District 06
U.S. Rep. Mike Levin, California District 49
Sandra Purohit, E2 Director of Federal Advocacy
Moderator:  Bob Keefe, E2 Executive Director

About the Speakers:
Representative Sean Casten represents Illinois’ 6th Congressional District, located in suburbs west of Chicago, and is serving as a freshman in the 116th Congress.  As a scientist, clean energy entrepreneur, author, and now as a Member of Congress, Casten has dedicated his life to fighting climate change. In Congress, Casten currently serves on the House Financial Services Committee, the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, the Select Climate Crisis Committee, and is a Co-Chair on the New Dems Climate Change Task Force.

Mike Levin represents California's 49th Congressional District, which includes North County San Diego and South Orange County. Throughout his career, Levin has been a passionate leader on environmental protection, clean energy, and combating climate change. After graduating from Stanford University and Duke University School of Law, Levin worked as an attorney focused on energy and environmental issues.  In addition to his legal work, Levin served on the board of the Center for Sustainable Energy, and co-founded Sustain OC, helping accelerate the transition toward more sustainable power generation and transportation alternatives. Levin is a member of the Veterans' Affairs, Climate Crisis, and Natural Resources committees. 

Sandra Purohit is E2’s Director of Federal Advocacy. Sandra started her career in the private sector working in the environmental claims division of insurance giant, Travelers Inc. She transitioned to non-profit advocacy working with non-partisan organizations large and small from the National Parks Conservation Association to the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound. Just before joining E2, Sandra worked for 12 years at Defenders of Wildlife, most recently serving as its Government Relations Legislative Counsel. Sandra holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental policy and economics; a master’s in public finance, management and leadership and a J.D. with an Environmental Law Certification. She also spent time as a legal fellow on Capitol Hill. Originally from South Africa, Sandra now calls the DC metro area home.
Bob Keefe is E2’s Executive Director, overseeing E2’s work across the country and coordinating E2’s staff and chapters stretching from Boston to San Diego. Bob speaks regularly about the economic benefits of smart environmental policies; the clean energy economy; jobs and related issues, and has been widely quoted in publications nationwide. Prior to joining E2 in 2011, Bob spent more than 20 years as a political, business and environmental journalist. He served as the chief Washington correspondent for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution; as a California-based national reporter for Cox Newspapers/Cox News Service; as technology editor for the Austin (Tx) American-Statesman and as a business and investigative reporter for the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times. Bob also co-founded a technology news Web site and has co-authored or edited several business-related books. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a fellow at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

About E2:  Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) is a national, nonpartisan group of business leaders, investors, and professionals from every sector of the economy who advocate for smart policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment. Our members have founded or funded more than 2,500 companies, created more than 600,000 jobs, and manage more than $100 billion in venture and private equity capital. For more information, see www.e2.org or follow us on Twitter at @e2org.


Energy and Society: Myth of Utopia with Richard Norris
Thursday, July 30
11:00am – 12:30pm EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/energy-and-society-myth-of-utopia-with-richard-norris-tickets-112960289266

A talk with Richard Norris
The Energy Transition dominates headlines, being the intersection of climate change and economics. Covid-19 has reduced economic activity on national and global scales, and consequently has reduced our energy footprint. 

Clear air and a slower pace are certainly welcome, but the drop in pollution is occurring alongside failing businesses and mass unemployment.
We take energy for granted: so much so that in most people’s eyes we can simply swap out fossil fuels for renewables. Not only will this solve climate-change, but it will provide cheaper energy, and in some versions millions of sustainable and well-paid jobs too.

However, this utopic vision leads to dogmatic thinking and ideological choices which will have generational impacts. The reality is that the Energy Transition is going to be vastly more complex, slower and in all probability much more expensive than mainstream reporting would lead one to believe. 

It is necessary to face up to the awkward facts and understand the trade-offs that must be addressed. Not only because there is a social contract to the transition due to climate change, but because the era of cheap hydrocarbons is rapidly drawing to a close. 
In a world that is still 85% powered by fossil-fuels (as it was 30 years ago also), increases in the cost of primary energy will affect the cost of everything, including the build-out of renewable power. 

Higher energy costs will make everyone poorer, slow or halt growth and potentially cause social unrest or worse. Ensuring an energy transition that is successful and equitable will be far more complex than turning off oil and gas.

About Richard Norris
Dr Richard Norris has over 30 years oil and gas experience split between industry and finance. He is currently managing director of Pandreco Energy Advisors, whose clients include IOCs, Banks, Asset Managers and Policy Centres. He writes and presents extensively on the relationship of energy, economics and society and is a Fellow of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. Dr Norris holds an MSc in Petroleum Geology and a PhD in Petroleum Engineering both from Imperial College in London.

This will be a virtual talk. Instructions of how to join in will be sent out to those who have registered , the day before it will take place.


COVID-19 and Climate:  Implications for Our Food Systems
Thursday, July 30
1:00 pm
RSVP at https://commonwealthclub.secure.force.com/ticket/#/instances/a0F3j00001Bv1CbEAJ

Lisa Held, Senior Policy Reporter, Civil Eats
Karen Ross, Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture
Will COVID-19 change our food system for good? Increased coronavirus outbreaks in food markets, food plants, and farmworker communities have impacted food access and put a spotlight on food insecurity. Farmers are hurting as supply chains for fresh, perishable foods shrivel. Meanwhile, food banks have seen a surge in demand that has required distribution support from the National Guard.

What does COVID-19 mean for agriculture, our food supply systems — and our diets? Join us for a conversation with Lisa Held, senior reporter at Civil Eats and Karen Ross, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, on feeding a nation under quarantine.


Behind the Scenes: Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Initiatives
Thursday, July 30
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/behind-the-scenes-sustainable-energy-and-climate-change-initiatives-tickets-112826902302

Join Deputy Executive Director, Jon Wagar, as he explains the initiatives at Duke Farms to develop a sustainable energy system.
Duke Farms has designed building systems to achieve maximum energy performance using renewable energy to demonstrate a pathway to a more sustainable future. During this webinar, explore the difference between energy fuels and energy flows; the relationship between energy use and development of societies; the dual challenge of climate change – reducing emissions and removing greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere; the two most promising energy sources based on flows – solar and wind – and the problems with integrating this energy into the Grid; and why we should electrify everything to have a sustainable energy system.


Thursday, July 30
3:00PM - 5:00PM
RSVP at https://cityofboston.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=cityofboston&service=6&rnd=0.4673210286093986&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fcityofboston.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b00000004b7d5fd7616f676e7e3e09662cfb4db27a03c6fcf7e4366dd5fb7ce0e22e2579e%26siteurl%3Dcityofboston%26confViewID%3D166752009999913589%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAAQz2UXCVa9-QagF4bgNGucoM4_wlwvcJ0FXqNGHdl5pCA2%26

The Task Force will be hosting a series of listening sessions to gather community feedback related to police reforms in four key areas. This session will discuss reviewing use of force policies.


The Future is Now - A Virtual Chronogram Conversation
Thursday, July 30
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-is-now-a-virtual-chronogram-conversation-tickets-114346633860

Toward a better new normal. In partnership with Sustainable Hudson Valley and The River Newsroom.

Chronogram and The River Newsroom have joined forces with Sustainable Hudson Valley to look more deeply at the opportunities before us and what it will take to capture them in the wake of COVID-19. The July Chronogram special section considered 6 interrelated themes: health, economy, food and agriculture, public space, education, and social justice. We asked a wide range of strategic thinkers to tackle a series of questions:
What's the disruption?
What's the opportunity it presents?
Who will it take to capture the opportunity, and who will need to be involved?
We present these ideas to spark action and we invite you to consider the possibilities. If not now, when?

A virtual Chronogram Conversation moderated by editorial director Brian K. Mahoney featuring panelists:
Pamela Boyce Simms, an evolutionary culture designer who helps to build social transformation movements from the inside out.  She holds degrees from Georgetown University and L’Universite de Dakar in Senegal, and is a certified Leadership Coach and Neuro-Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner who provides a suite of facilitation tools for community empowerment and resilience.  She founded Singularity Botanicals, a sociocratically governed business venture that addresses community resilience and “self-care sovereignty” through cultivation and distribution of medicinal plants and self-transformation practices.

John Lyons, a transportation professional, sustainability leader, solar entrepreneur, and business developer with passion to address the climate crisis and help create a clean energy future. With an extensive career in transportation demand management he has worked directly with employers, commuters, state and local governments to reduce congestion and reduce pollutants. He is skilled at working with multiple stakeholders in solving challenges and is known for taking innovative approaches to educate and enroll companies and the public. A resident of Pawling, he is Chair of the Connecticut Sustainable Business Council and active with several initiatives including the Climate Reality Project, Dutchess Smart Communities, Sustainable Hudson Valley and Citizen’s Climate Lobby. 

Cynthia Nikitin has led numerous large-scale multi-sectoral place-based community-driven projects and facilitated nearly 300 workshops and seminars during her twenty eight years with Project for Public Spaces (pps.org) and since. Cynthia’s technical expertise stretches from the development of downtown master plans to the creation of corridor-wide transportation and land use strategies, and development of creative placemaking initiatives for safer and healthier cities. She is the Resilient Places Strategist and a Senior Fellow with Sustainable Hudson Valley. Cynthia and her husband Eugene co-founded the Friends of Brunel Park, a non-profit organization that stewards, preserves, and interprets the Emile Brunel Studio and Sculpture Garden in Boiceville, NY.

Melissa Everett, founding Executive Director of Sustainable Hudson Valley, a regional organization whose mission is to accelerate progress against climate change in ways that promote environmental justice and communities where people and nature thrive. She is author of the award-winning Making a Living While Making a Difference: Conscious Careers for an Era of Interdependence and other publications, and earned her PhD through Erasmus University’s International, Off-Campus Program with students from around the world. One of the original 1000 prominent citizens trained by Al Gore’s Climate Project, Melissa works across the dimensions of personal empowerment, organizational development and movement strategy to inspire more scalable, impactful climate action.

Hélène Lesterlin, Worker Trustee at the Good Work Institute (GWI) and steward of the GWI Development and Communications circles. A social entrepreneur, artist, and community builder, Hélène’s diverse background spans new economy and business practices, coworking and cooperatives, contemporary theater and art, early-stage investment and startups, nonprofit administration, and a fierce commitment to and love of the Hudson Valley.

Kwame Holmes, Scholar-in-Residence at the Human Rights Project at Bard College and a contributor to Kingston Resilience Group's Neighborhood Pods initiative. Holmes is also the director of the Kingston Housing Lab, which is in the process of collecting information on hundreds of properties in Kingston’s Midtown section in an effort to study the hidden geography of property ownership in the city.
This event will be held via Zoom. Please register (for free) to receive the Zoom information.


Black Boston: Building Healthy Communities
Thursday, July 30
RSVP at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eh6i1y486c5ce83d&oseq=&c=&ch=

Boston is home to some of the country’s leading community health centers and partners devoted to tackling health inequities. Yet even here race, ethnicity, and racism continue to adversely impact health, and COVID-19 has further revealed racial inequities. Where has Boston been successful? And what are the next steps to improve health outcomes, close persistent gaps, save lives, and transform the fields leading this work?
Join the Boston University Initiative on Cities, the Boston University Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and WBUR CitySpace for Black Boston: Building Healthy Communities, the first in a recurring discussion series featuring transformative Black leaders from across Greater Boston. 

Vivien Morris, Founder and Chairperson, Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition
Sandra Cotterell, CEO, Codman Square Health Center
Dr. Thea James, Vice President of Mission, Boston Medical Center

Moderated by:
Yvette Cozier, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health.

More information regarding additional events in the Black Boston Series is coming soon! Keep an eye on future newsletters and bu.edu/ioc/blackboston for updates.


Watersheds, Forests, and Climate Change
Thursday, July 30
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/watersheds-forests-and-climate-change-tickets-108894905594

Join us for a special presentation by Leslie Sauer, (The Once and Future Forest) to learn about the interconnectivity of our environment.

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.


Climate, COVID and Catastrophe; The world changed in 2020, how will we?
Thursday, July 30
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/climate-covid-and-catastrophe-the-world-changed-in-2020-how-will-we-tickets-112156816056

A public dialogue that considers how we can move forward as a community in the time of uncertainty and strive towards change.

Join the SFU's Communication Department as we consider how the climate crisis and the COVID pandemic impacts our communities. We will discuss how we can take action on a local scale, and move forward towards a new idea of "normal".


A Changing Climate: Anti-Racism & Boston's Environmental Justice
Thursday, July 30
5:30 PM
RSVP at https://forms.gle/k4S7JzmcyV6b6DQc9

Join a conversation on how systemic racism disproportionately impacts Black communities in Boston's Climate and Environment.

"A Changing Climate: Anti-Racism & Boston's Environmental Justice" will address the topic of how Systemic Racism affects the Boston's climate and environmental work to create disparate realities for Black communities in Boston. Black communities in Boston are disproportionately climate and environmental justice communities, as the projections of all of the greatest climate impacts will drastically impact this community. This is common not only in these impacts, but also within the realm of rampant income & wealth disparities, gentrification & displacement, and many other societal impacts. At the core, each of these come from the same source: Systemic Racism.
Link to register - https://forms.gle/k4S7JzmcyV6b6DQc9

As Boston has pledged to be a leader in combatting racism and racism has been listed as a public health crisis, this conversation serves as the beginning of an effort to combat the racism that exists in the climate and environmental work. This is all to take powerful steps forward to completely rid Boston of the insidious residue of racism. Anti-Racism is powerful in how we must accomplish these lofty goals, as it aims to change the structures that allow for racism, in all of its forms, to pervade our society. We must integrating this ideology and practices into all facets of our society to counteract the effects racism has had on the Black communities ability to be strong, thriving, and resilient to any danger. 

Link will be forwarded after registering

If you are interested in participating in this conversation, please fill out the form at https://forms.gle/k4S7JzmcyV6b6DQc9. If you have any questions, feel free to email David Corbie at David.Corbie at Boston.Gov.


Fast Forum with Governor Hogan
Thursday, July 30
6 – 6:30 p.m.
RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflmPtykSED5ANPyak07SyU4R7xbtd-lY8cdfh_G1GhLv2B_w/viewform

SPEAKER(S)  Governor Larry Hogan
DETAILS  Gov. Larry Hogan (R) is the 62nd governor of Maryland, chairman of the National Governors Association and author of “Still Standing: Surviving Cancer, Riots, a Global Pandemic and the Toxic Politics that Divide America.” Hogan joins the IOP in conversation with IOP Resident Fellow F'15 Doug Heye, CNN Political Commentator and former communications director for the Republican National Committee.
LINK	iop.harvard.edu


Reporter Nights: Science Journalism in the Time of COVID-19
Thursday, July 30
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reporter-nights-science-journalism-in-the-time-of-covid-19-registration-112711300534

On the Ground Truthtelling: Editing and Reporting in the Midst of a Pandemic

Professor Dreifus and students in her class interview a panel of top science editors and reporters on their career paths, as well as the highlights and challenges of their day-to-day work. Panelists include The New York Times Science Correspondent, Apoorva Mandavilli, Jeffery DelViscio, Senior Multimedia Editor at Scientific American, John Timmer, Senior Science Editor at Ars Technica and Katherine Bagley, Managing Editor of YaleEnvironment360.

A live stream link will be provided 24 hours in advance.
About this series:
Join us as we continue this dynamic live series exploring the mass media’s coverage of the biggest science story of our lifetime: the COVID-19 pandemic.

This summer, Claudia Dreifus, SPS Lecturer in Professional Studies and contributor to The New York Times and The New York Review of Books, will moderate thought-provoking conversations with The New Yorker’s Elizabeth Kolbert and The Washington Post’s Margaret Sullivan analyzing the pandemic’s origins, the resulting issues in science communications highlighted by the crisis, and how lessons learned from the pandemic can be applied to other environmental-related disasters.

A third evening will feature a panel of top science reporters and editors.

Presented by Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies’ M.S. in Sustainability Management program, Reporter Nights represent another way Columbia is bringing its world-class community of scholars and practitioners to you this summer. This is a unique opportunity to engage in the conversations that are shaping the world and driving innovation as we navigate the “new normal” and beyond. Only at Columbia.

Previous Reporter Nights featured Donald McNeil, The New York Times science and health correspondent who broke the COVID-19 story, John Schwartz, who covers climate change for the Times, and Harvard science historian Naomi Oreskes, the author of Why Trust Science and Merchants of Doubt.

For questions, please contact Samantha Ostrowski, Associate Director, Graduate Programs in Sustainability Management and Science, at sostrowski at ei.columbia.edu


The Future Climate: Conversation with Climate Leader Dr. Yoon Kim
Thursday, July 30
8:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-climate-conversation-with-climate-leader-dr-yoon-kim-tickets-113029087042

Join us for a candid conversation with climate leader Dr. Yoon Kim of Four Twenty Seven.

As part of Greenbelt Alliance's Future Climate Webinar Series we invite you to join us as we sit down with notable Bay Area climate leaders. In each 30 minute session you will have the opportunity to connect with these inspiring professionals, hear their stories, and get an inside look into the amazing work that they do on issues relating to climate adaptation planning, equity, community engagement and more. 
This week our featured expert is Dr. Yoon Kim of Four Twenty Seven. As Managing Director of Global Client Services, Yoon provides oversight on all aspects of Four Twenty Seven’s client engagements. She works closely with investors, corporations, and governments to assess financial and economic exposure to physical climate risks, support the integration of climate risk considerations into planning, and promote cross-sectoral dialogue to address physical climate impacts. Yoon has over a decade of experience working with private and public sector entities in the US and globally to assess physical climate risks and identify climate resilience opportunities. She holds a doctorate in Development Studies from the University of Oxford.


DearBiden Climate Policy Series - Environmental Justice
Thursday, July 30
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dearbiden-climate-policy-series-environmental-justice-tickets-114610412830

Join co-hosts Mihir Desu and Liz Finnegan as they invite climate and clean energy policy luminaries to a fun and nerdy happy hour Q&A.

The DearBiden Climate Policy Series
Lou served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs and Strategic Initiatives at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 2015-2017, and as the Senior Director for Cabinet Affairs at the White House under President Obama. 

He worked on a broad range of substantive issues, including but not limited to the Flint water crisis, pesticide exposure, sustainability issues relating to the federal government’s use of recycled paper and wasted food, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other toxins in schools, and the EPA’s enforcement under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. 

Lou has previously worked as Managing Director at Tusk Strategies, acting CEO and COO of River LA, and Counsel for Corporate Ethics and Social, Environmental and Responsibility at HP Enterprises. He is currently working on voting rights and election administration issues ahead of November's election. 

Vien Truong is one of the country's foremost policy experts and strategists on building an equitable green economy. She advises lawmakers, universities, foundations, and organizations on developing an inclusive workforce, creating sustainable economies, and equitable environmental policies. She currently directs the Climate Justice efforts for Tom Steyer and supports the climate efforts of the California Recovery Task Force. 
Vien previously served in several roles that address the most systemic, important issues facing disadvantaged, and low-income communities, such as her role as President/CEO of the Dream Corps, and co-leading the electric vehicle policy Charge Ahead California. She has received numerous congressional, state, regional, and local awards for her work advocating on behalf of those most vulnerable to climate change. She received a White House Champion of Change award for her work on climate equity, and was nominated for the UCLA Emerging Environmental "Genius Prize" among many others.

Friday July 31

EBC Second Annual New England Climate Change Summit: Part One – State Leadership
Friday, July 31
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
RSVP at https://ebcne.org/event/ebc-new-england-climate-change-resilence-adaptation-summit-part-one-state-leadership/
Cost:  $50 - $185

Information for viewing the webinar will be emailed to all registered attendees.

BC New England Climate Change Summit, which will be a two-part series, will provide an opportunity to learn from and participate with a range of speakers about the important issues of climate change in New England. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, long a strong voice in responding to climate change, will give the keynote address.

For Part One, the Climate Leaders from the six New England states will provide updates on their specific climate change plans, program priorities, and implementation strategies. For Part Two, developments from key city climate-related programs will be presented including specific case studies of successful approaches to address various climate change-related issues.

Moderated panel discussions with the speakers will provide further opportunities for insight into approaches that address the climate crisis.

Speaker Agenda:
Keynote Presentation: Economic Impacts of Climate Change in New England
The Honorable Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Senator, State of Rhode Island
New Hampshire State Climate Program
Christopher Skoglund, Climate Change Mitigation, Climate and Energy Program Manager, Air Resources Division, Department of Environmental Services, State of New Hampshire
Sherry Godlewski, Resilience and Adaptation Manager, Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience, Department of Environmental Services, State of New Hampshire
Vermont State Climate Program
Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation, State of Vermont
Rhode Island State Climate Program
Shaun O’Rourke, Chief Resiliency Officer, State of Rhode Island
Maine State Climate Program
Hannah Pingree, Director, Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation & the Future, State of Maine
Connecticut State Climate Program
Rebecca French, Office of Climate Change Planning, Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, State of Connecticut
Massachusetts State Climate Program
Mia Mansfield, Director, Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience, Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Panel Moderator:
Tom Burack, Esq., Shareholder, Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA


Decolonizing Ourselves Co-Learning
Friday, July 31
10 a.m.
RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/96536836889

Please join us for an Extinction Rebellion  International Support Team event about how we can learn to decolonize ourselves. This will be a co-learning session rather than a formal training or seminar. Given the vivid reminders about how pervasive racism still is in the US, this is important work for us all to do.

> From 10 to 12pm.


Climate action in COVID era
Friday, July 31
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-action-in-covid-era-tickets-114238127314

The COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis have revealed the failures of our multilateral system. This panel is intended to generate big picture thinking about how to engage networks more productively in climate action in a COVID-19 era. It will bring together women who are leading the way on climate action. 

Confirmed speakers:
Isabel Saint Malo, Former Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Panama; and member, Group of Women Leaders
Nicole Schwab, Co-Director of the Platform to Accelerate Nature-Based Solutions and 1t.org, WEF
Moderator: Ilona Szabó, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Igarape Institute

Please register with your full name and email. Once registered, you will recieve a confirmation email with further web-link information 48 hours prior to the event.


TexTalks: Global Energy Trends and Transition featuring Michael Webber
Friday, July 31
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/textalks-global-energy-trends-and-transition-featuring-michael-webber-tickets-112160741798

Join us for a talk with Professor Michael Webber on the discussion of Global Energy Trends and Transition
The worldwide energy sector is going through dramatic shifts in energy demand, end-uses, and sources. Population growth and economic growth are driving up total demand. Industrialization, urbanization, electrification and motorization are changing how we use energy. And a policy push for domestic, low-carbon and renewable fuels is changing our sources of energy. At the same time, we are entering an era where markets, technologies and policies are enabling dramatic increases in U.S. production of oil, gas, wind, solar and bioenergy that is affecting global economies, the environment, and our national security posture. In parallel, our energy and information sectors are merging to form smarter energy systems and more energy-intensive information systems. For this talk, Dr. Webber will give an entertaining and big-picture overview of global energy trends mixed in with humorous anecdotes, historical snippets, and unexpected examples that will give a surprising look into the future of energy. 
We look forward to you joining us for this great event, so please REGISTER TODAY! 
*Please note that webinar details will be emailed to you after registration*


THE NEW POSSIBLE: the post-pandemic BU CITY series
Friday, July 31
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/people-place-and-practice-come-join-the-movement-tickets-114477483234

Madhu Dutta-Koehler, PhD, Associate Professor of the Practice and Director; President, Urbanability
Webinar followed by Q+A


> From Inclusion to Leadership: Advancing Equity in Environmental Justice
Friday, July 31
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-inclusion-to-leadership-advancing-equity-in-environmental-justice-tickets-113881554796

“Whose voices, experiences & expertise are being centered in the current environmental landscape? And what are we willing to do about it?"

-Quote from Minnesota’s Climate Equity Table Strategic Plan Report
The immediate, strategic and radically impactful response from Black leaders and organizers to the murder of George Floyd has had a seismic impact across social movements. Shaking the foundations of organizations and coalitions that have long espoused a commitment to racial equity, recent events have catalyzed a new clarity that deep structural changes are necessary — not simply to actualize equity but to actually win. Like efforts around police accountability and abolition, Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities have been on the frontlines of environmental movements for generations, but their strategies and solutions have been invisibilized, minimized and tokenized in the historically white-dominant organizations and campaigns that have monopolized financial resources, political agendas and public awareness. 
Join us for a conversation with climate and environmental justice advocates and organizers, as we examine how environmental and climate justice narratives and agendas need to not just be influencedbut truly led by BIPOC organizers who hold the insight and solutions that can bring real change. 

Speakers will include:
[Moderator] Janiece Watts, Fresh Energy
Dominique Diaddigo-Cash, Sierra Club North Star Chapter
Mysti Babineau and Sam Grant, MN350
Nazir Khan, MN Climate Equity Table
Kathryn Hoffman, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy


Beyond Headlines and Hashtags - LIVE Friday Review of Pandemic News
Friday, July 31
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
RSVP at https://events.columbia.edu/cal/event/showEventMore.rdo

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


What Cities and Towns Need Now
Friday, July 31
3:30 pm
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-smart-equitable-commonwealth-co-creating-the-society-we-want-tickets-97157333199

The 2020 BARI conference concludes on Friday, July 31st, 2020, with a special closing keynote: “What Cities and Towns Need Now,” a conversation with the chief executives of four Massachusetts towns. The panel will be moderated by Sid Espinosa, Director of Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at Microsoft and the former Mayor of Palo Alto, California.

Town Manager Steve Bartha, Town of Danvers, MA
Mayor Dan Rivera, City of Lawrence, MA
Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer, City of Framingham, MA
Mayor Martin J. Walsh, City of Boston, MA
Respondent: Marc Draisen, Executive Director, Metropolitan Area Planning Council

More information at https://cssh.northeastern.edu/bari/events/2020-bari-conference/


Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College?
Friday, July 31
7:00 PM
RSVP at https://www.harvard.com/event/virtual_event_alexander_keyssar/
Free - $3 contribution suggested at registration

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes ALEXANDER KEYSSAR—the Matthew W. Stirling Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and author of the The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States—for a discussion of his latest book, Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? He will be joined in conversation by MILES RAPOPORT, Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy at the Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. 

About Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College?
Every four years, millions of Americans wonder why they choose their presidents through the Electoral College, an arcane institution that permits the loser of the popular vote to become president and narrows campaigns to swing states. Most Americans have long preferred a national popular vote, and Congress has attempted on many occasions to alter or scuttle the Electoral College. Several of these efforts—one as recently as 1970—came very close to winning approval. Yet this controversial system remains.

Alexander Keyssar explains its persistence. After tracing the Electoral College’s tangled origins at the Constitutional Convention, he explores the efforts from 1800 to 2020 to abolish or significantly reform it, showing why each has failed. Reasons include the complexity of the electoral system’s design, the tendency of political parties to elevate partisan advantage above democratic values, the difficulty of passing constitutional amendments, and, importantly, the South’s prolonged backing of the Electoral College, grounded in its desire to preserve white supremacy in the region. The commonly voiced explanation that small states have blocked reform for fear of losing influence proves to have been true only occasionally.

Keyssar examines why reform of the Electoral College has received so little attention from Congress for the last forty years, and considers alternatives to congressional action such as the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact and state efforts to eliminate winner-take-all. In analyzing the reasons for past failures while showing how close the nation has come to abolishing the institution, Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? offers encouragement to those hoping to produce change in the twenty-first century.

Saturday, August 1

Climate and Covid: 20 Lessons for Responding to Crisis
Saturday, August 1
10:00 AM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-and-covid-20-lessons-for-responding-to-crisis-tickets-111345561572

Join us for a presentation on 20 valuable lessons learned about crisis and climate change during the current pandemic.

We are in the midst of addressing and navigating a terrible pandemic. We also face the long-term crisis of climate change. Through careful reflection we can learn some valuable lessons that will help our nation respond to both of these crises in an effective manner. We will be presenting 20 valuable lessons we have learned.

Daniel Joranko is the Coordinator both of Tennessee Interfaith Power and Light and of the United Methodist Tennessee Conference Creation Care Ministry. He has a PhD in Resource Development from Michigan State University and a Masters of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.
Michael Black teaches sustainability and works for a more equitable and livable future as a faculty member in the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University, a Global Ministries United Methodist EarthKeeper, and a member of Decatur First UMC.
Matthew Groves is a nationally renowned Religion and Science Educator. He has a dual degree in Physics and Religious Studies from the College of William and Mary and a Masters of Divinity from Vanderbilt Divinity School.
To attend the Climate Academy on August 1st, please RSVP and you will hear from us soon with additional information about how to join this online conversation!


The No-Cost Solution to Climate Change
Saturday, August 1
1pm - 3:30 PM
RSVP at  https://conta.cc/36EbzVD

Dr. James A Martin, Boeing - retired, AIAA Space Propulsion Steering Committee


[Justice Solidarity] Unity MarchWhat Can You Do?!
Saturday, August 1
4 p.m.
Donnelly Field, East Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/648632235861476/

On August 1st we will peacefully march and protest the police brutality and corrupted system that has been in place for so long. We will also be feeding the homeless along the way and have chefs & sponsors donating their time. To-go meal pick ups for the homeless or less fortunate will be available on site at the Central T Stop Plaza/Cambridge Commons. Music & Speakers TBA!

We will begin at Donnelly Field and practicing social distancing throughout the whole day (as you should be 24/7). Free masks will be available. Meet at 4pm. Begin marching at 5pm. We will be handing out homeless/less fortunate care packages & meals along the march and have a “TAKE WHAT YOU NEED” drop off station at Central T Bus Stop area. 

Can’t attend and still want to donate to the cause? Donate whatever you can to the newly founded Black Cake Collective. Our goal is simple: keep the momentum of this GLOBAL movement going while also coming together to educate each other on what we can do to work together. All while feeding and supporting the less fortunate with food/supplies. We really want people conversing with unfamiliar faces and allies especially! HAVE THOSE UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS AND NETWORK/COLLABORATE WITH OTHERS!!! 

The money will go to:
Water & Snacks -Reflective Vests for marshalls and volunteers -Food for chefs to prepare -Supplies for meal/sanitary kits -Sound and Equipment for mobile DJ Van (They all would do this for free but I would personally like to at least tip the sponsors) -Future protests & events -Things I honestly can’t think of right now but will pop up


FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/648632235861476/

Sunday, August 2

Logan Visionary Virtual Eco-Conference: The Secret Life of Earth
Sunday, August 2
1:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/logan-visionary-virtual-eco-conference-the-secret-life-of-earth-tickets-110263898288

A virtual gathering of globally-respected climate scientists, researchers, agronomists, and impassioned earth activists.

In complement to the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM's) 25th original (and freakishly timely) mega-exhibition, "The Secret Life of Earth," you are invited to the free-to-all Logan Visionary Eco-Conference generously sponsored by The Revada Foundation. The conference commemorates the 50th anniversary of the original Earth Day celebration and features presentations by globally-respected climate scientists, researchers, agronomists, and impassioned earth activists.

Our special keynote speaker is filmmaker and famed time-lapse cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg, who will also be recognized with AVAM's very highest honor, the Grand Visionary Award. The full speaker lineup is:
1pm Rebecca Hoffberger AVAM Founder, Director, Curator
1:10pm Louie Schwartzberg (Keynote Speaker and AVAM's Grand Visionary Award honoree): Nature's foremost time-lapse cinematographer, award-winning producer, director, and earth activist
1:40pm Julia Butterfly Hill: Famed environmental champion, author, visionary eco-futurist
2pm Tamara Toles O'Laughlin: Advocate for people and planet. North American Director at 350.org
2:15pm Steven Kaii-Ziegler: Anne Arundel County head of Office of Planning and Zoning gives a Maryland climate change impact update 
2:30pm Pablo Suarez: Red Cross Climate Center's Associate Director for Research and Innovation and master collaborator uniting global artists and leading climate scientists
2:55pm Liliana Jaramillo: Scientist, founder of Nativus Vegetación, and UN Young Champions of the Earth awardee
The Logan Visionary Conference is made possible as a free public event through the kindness and generosity of The Revada Foundation.

Monday August 3

Our Last Chance to Save a World that Won't Be Saved
Monday August 3
1pm to 2pm
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/our-last-chance-to-save-a-world-that-wont-be-saved-with-rupert-read-tickets-112666996018

Rupert Read
We are excited to have Rupert Read join us for our sixth in a series of interactive talks on the climate emergency, environmentalism and Green politics in light of the global pandemic. Rupert will be discussing the urgency with which we need to act despite living in a system unwilling to respond. 
The format will be an introductory talk by a Rupert, followed by a Q&A and finishing off in breakout rooms to have more interactive discussions in smaller groups.

Tuesday, August 4

Extratropical Storm Tracks and the Mean State of the Atmosphere
Tuesday, August 4
10:00am to 11:00am
RSVP at https://mit.zoom.us/j/93624788555

Thesis Defense: Charles Garrison Gertler
A public presentation of the thesis will be given by the candidate.

Prof. David McGee, MIT, EAPS
Prof. Ronald G. Prinn, MIT, EAPS, Advisor
Prof. Paul A. O’Gorman, MIT, EAPS, Co-Advisor
Prof. Stephan Pfahl, Freie Universität, Institute of Meteorology

Contact Brandon Milardo: bmilardo at mit.edu for the password
Copies of the thesis may be obtained from the EAPS Education Office.
All interested faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.


Summer Skillshare: Two Masks in 30 minutes, with Julie Parker
Tuesday, August 4
12:00pm to 1:00pm
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-two-masks-in-30-minutes-tickets-111154179142

Craft maven and FX manager Julie Parker, along with a crew of other women at MIT, sewed hundreds of masks during the peak of the pandemic in MA. Julie will show us how to make two different styles of mask (one that takes only a matter of minutes!) and answer any questions you might have.

If you enjoy this event, please consider a $2 donation (or whatever you can afford!) to Women's Lunch Place, a local charity dear to Julie's heart.


Fish farming - can it be sustainable?
Tuesday, August 4
2:00 – 4:00pm EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fish-farming-can-it-be-sustainable-tickets-114273485070

This event will focus on the impacts of fish farming and its systems to answer the question: 'Can fish farming really be sustainable?'

The Climate Cafes are a monthly event organised by Aberdeen Climate Action. Each month focuses on a different topic related to climate action and solutions. 

The speakers for this month's session, focused on fish farming, are:
Prof. Sam Martin (University of Aberdeen): Fish Health and Fish Farming.
John Macdonald (Lecturer and programme manager in Environmental Resource Management, SRUC): Fish Farming: the Overview.
David McGrath: 'On-shore' Fish Farming Systems
This online version of our Climate Cafe will follow the same structure as our face to face cafes: three 20 minutes presentations will be followed by an opportunity for you to ask the speaker questions and participate in the discussion.

The event space will be open from 6:30, talks begin at 7pm. 
You can find more information about our Climate Cafes and about Aberdeen Climate Action at : https://www.aberdeenclimateaction.org/


Book Talk: Gish Jen
Tuesday, August 4
4:00 pm
RSVP at https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2020-book-talk-gish-jen-virtual

Join us this summer for a series of Virtual Radcliffe Book Talks exploring recent publications whose subjects or authors have a connection with the Radcliffe Institute.
Gish Jen ’77, BI ’87, RI ’02, author of The Resisters (Knopf, 2020)

Reading will be followed by discussion with Margot Livesey RI ’13, a professor of fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the author of eight novels, including, most recently, Mercury (Harper, 2016). The event will also feature an audience Q and A.


Environmental Justice, racism, activism, artivism
Tuesday, August 4
7-8:30 pm EST
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-green-future-race-gender-environment-tickets-109902794216

Lyla June Johnston and J. Drew Lanham
Lyla June is an Indigenous musician, scholar and community organizer of Diné (Navajo), Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) and European lineages. Her dynamic, multi-genre presentation style has engaged audiences across the globe towards personal, collective and ecological healing. She blends studies in Human Ecology at Stanford, graduate work in Indigenous Pedagogy, and the traditional worldview she grew up with to inform her music, perspectives and solutions. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree, focusing on Indigenous food systems revitalization.
Website: www.lylajunejohnston.com

Joseph Drew Lanham is an American author, poet and wildlife biologist. Raised in Edgefield, South Carolina, Lanham studied zoology and ecology at Clemson University, where he earned a PhD in 1997 and where he currently holds an endowed chair as an Alumni Distinguished Professor. He is a board member of several conservation organizations, including the South Carolina Wildlife Federation, Audubon South Carolina, the Aldo Leopold Foundation, BirdNote, and the American Birding Association, and an advisory board member for the North American Association of Environmental Education. In 2019 he was awarded the National Audubon Society's Dan W. Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership, recognizing "individuals who have dedicated their entire lives to the environment”.

In 2013, Lanham wrote a piece for Orion Magazine titled "9 Rules for the Black Birdwatcher", drawing attention to the lack of black birders and diversity in general among naturalists. The short piece inspired producer Ari Daniel and videographer Amanda Kowalski to create a short film with the same title for BirdNote which quickly went viral on social media.[1] In 2016 he wrote "Birding While Black." In 2017 he published an award-winning memoir titled "The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature". Lanham features in episode 7 of the 2019 TV series Birds of North America, produced by Topic and hosted by Jason Ward.


Extinction Rebellion Orientation
Tuesday, August 4
7 p.m.
RSVP at https://xrmass.org/action/orientation-2020-08-04/

If you are new to Extinction Rebellion or would just like to learn more about how it works, please join us a conversation about who we are and how we do our work.

We will cover the following:
What is XR? What is civil disobedience & direct action?
What are we trying to achieve?
What are our principles and values?
How are we organized?
Learn how you can get involved!

The session will run for around 90 minutes. Please sign up above. You will receive an invite to the Zoom meeting closer to the date of the event.


Wednesday, August 5

Residual Overturning Circulation and Its Connection to Southern Ocean Dynamics
Wednesday, August 5
11:00am to 12:00pm
RSVP at https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEofuyrqjsrGt3Tc_ZDDFZ1DbFdFNJzMrH4

Thesis Defense: Madeleine K. Youngs (MIT/WHOI Joint Program)
A public presentation of the thesis will be given by the candidate.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Dr. Irina Rypina, WHOI
Prof. Glenn Flierl, Advisor, MIT, EAPS
Dr. Michael Spall, WHOI
Prof. David Marshall, University of Oxford
Prof. Nicole Lovenduski, University of Colorado, Boulder

Copies of the thesis may be obtained from the WHOI Academic Programs Office and department headquarters at MIT.
All interested faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.


Climate Reality with Neil Jennings; Behavioural Change and its Co-Benefits
Wednesday, August 5
3:00 – 4:00pm EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/climate-reality-with-neil-jennings-behavioural-change-and-its-co-benefits-tickets-114009439302

The first in a series of events exploring the solutions to the climate emergency organised by UK based Volunteer Climate Leaders.

Dr Neil Jennings is Partnership Development Manager at the Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment, at Imperial College London. 

Neil will be discussing the challenge of behaviour change in the context of achieving Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. 
The presentation will look at the progress of emission reductions in different sectors to date (e.g. energy, transport, agriculture), discuss why bringing about pro-environmental behaviour change can be difficult and share a tool called the Individual – Social – Material (ISM) model that can help in the planning of behaviour change interventions. 

The presentation will also discuss how the co-benefits of climate action (e.g. improving air quality, warmer homes) can be used to communicate climate change in a way which resonates with the other key concerns faced by society.
Zoom registration details will be issued the day before the event.


Wednesday, August 5
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-changing-face-of-urban-transportation-tickets-114477958656

Joshua Hassol, PhD, Technology Policy Analyst, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center; Adjunct Professor
Terrance J. Regan, MPA, Principal Technical Advisor for Innovative Transportation and Financing, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center; Adjunct Professor
Webinar followed by Q+A


> From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century! 
Wednesday, August 5
RSVP at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/fromheretoequality

Today’s black-white wealth gap originated with the unfulfilled promise of 40 acres in 1865. The payment of this debt in the 21st century is feasible—and at least 155 years overdue. In From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century, William Darity Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen advance a general definition of reparations as a program of acknowledgment, redress, and closure. Acknowledgment constitutes the culpable party’s admission of responsibility for the atrocity; admission should include recognition of the damages inflicted upon the enslaved and their descendants and the advantages gained by the culpable party. Redress constitutes the acts of restitution; the steps taken to “heal the wound.” In this context, it means erasure of the black-white wealth gap. Closure constitutes an agreement by both the victims and the perpetrators that the account is settled. 

A. Kirsten Mullen is a folklorist and the founder of Artefactual, an arts-consulting practice, and Carolina Circuit Writers, a literary consortium that brings expressive writers of color to the Carolinas. She was a member of the Freelon Adjaye Bond concept development team that was awarded the Smithsonian Institution’s commission to design the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Under the auspices of the North Carolina Arts Council she worked to expand the Coastal Folklife Survey. As a faculty member with the Community Folklife Documentation Institute, she trained students to research and document the state’s African American music heritage. Kirsten was a consultant on the North Carolina Museum of History’s “North Carolina Legends” and “Civil Rights” exhibition projects. Her writing in museum catalogs, journals, and in commercial media includes “Black Culture and History Matter” (The American Prospect), which examines the politics of funding black cultural institutions.

She is author, with William Darity, of From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-first Century (University of North Carolina Press, 2020). 

William A. (“Sandy”) Darity Jr. is the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics and the director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University. He has served as chair of the Department of African and African American Studies and was the founding director of the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality at Duke. Darity’s research focuses on inequality by race, class and ethnicity, stratification economics, schooling and the racial achievement gap, North-South theories of trade and development, skin shade and labor market outcomes, the economics of reparations, the Atlantic slave trade and the Industrial Revolution, the history of economics, and the social psychological effects of exposure to unemployment.

His most recent book, authored with A. Kirsten Mullen, is From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century (2020).


Baseless: My Search for Secrets in the Ruins of the Freedom of Information Act
Wednesday, August 5
7:00 PM
RSVP at https://www.harvard.com/event/virtual_event_nicholson_baker/
Free - $3 contribution suggested at registration

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes acclaimed novelist and essayist NICHOLSON BAKER—author of the novels The Mezzanine and The Anthologist and the National Book Critics Circle Award–winning work of non-fiction, Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper—for a discussion of his latest book, Baseless: My Search for Secrets in the Ruins of the Freedom of Information Act. He will be joined in conversation by CHRISTOPHER LYDON, host of WBUR's Open Source.

About Baseless
Eight years ago, while investigating the possibility that the United States had used biological weapons in the Korean War, Nicholson Baker requested a series of Air Force documents from the early 1950s under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. Years went by, and he got no response. Rather than wait forever, Baker set out to keep a personal journal of what it feels like to try to write about major historical events in a world of pervasive redactions, witheld records, and glacially slow governmental responses. The result is one of the most original and daring works of nonfiction in recent memory, a singular and mesmerizing narrative that tunnels into the history of some of the darkest and most shameful plans and projects of the CIA, the Air Force, and the presidencies of Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower.

In his lucid and unassuming style, Baker assembles what he learns, piece by piece, about Project Baseless, a crash Pentagon program begun in the early fifties that aimed to achieve "an Air Force-wide combat capability in biological and chemical warfare at the earliest possible date." Along the way, he unearths stories of balloons carrying crop disease, leaflet bombs filled with feathers, suicidal scientists, leaky centrifuges, paranoid political-warfare tacticians, insane experiments on animals and humans, weaponized ticks, ferocious propaganda battles with China, and cover and deception plans meant to trick the Kremlin into ramping up its germ-warfare program. At the same time, Baker tells the stories of the heroic journalists and lawyers who have devoted their energies to wresting documentary evidence from goverment repositories, and he shares anecdotes from his daily life in Maine feeding his dogs and watching the morning light gather on the horizon. The result is an astonishing and utterly disarming story about waiting, bureaucracy, the horrors of war, and, above all, the cruel secrets that the United States government seems determined to keep forever from its citizens.

Thursday, August 6 - Thursday, August 27

American Climate Leadership Summit 2020 LIVE ONLINE
Thursday, August 6 - Thursday, August 27
2pm - 5pm
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/american-climate-leadership-summit-2020-live-online-tickets-106264140906
Cost:  $0 – $1,000

Join us at ACLS 2020 LIVE ONLINE every Thursday in August from 2:00 - 5:00 pm ET. You only need to register once for all four events.

In an effort to prioritize peoples’ health, safety and wellbeing the American Climate Leadership Summit 2020 (ACLS 2020) will now be a 100% virtual live event! Join us each Thursday during the month of August for a three-hour webcast series featuring thought provoking topics and speakers in an engaging and interactive online experience. This shift gives us an opportunity to greatly expand the diversity of topics, speakers and participants while reducing our carbon footprint. 

If there was ever a time to make a difference on climate change, that time is now. Join to hear from the audience and leaders to help raise awareness, understanding and action on climate change in America.
DAY 1: August 6 - Our Future is Now
Grounding Ourselves: Our Times, Our Call to Action
Session I: Setting the Stage: Where We’re At, Where We Need to Go on Climate
Session II: Start with People: Americans and Climate Culture, Ambition, Politics, Ethics 
Session III: Uncharted Waters: Climate Justice Amidst Compound Crises
Session IV: Climate Scholars: Reporting From The Front Lines 
DAY 2: August 13 - Driving Change
Session V: Multi-Solving: Pandemic, Economy, Racism, Climate Change
Session VI: Driving Change: Health 
Session VII: Driving Change: Our Resilience and Faith
Session VIII: Driving Change: Communities 
Session IX: Driving Change: Youth 
DAY 3: August 20 - Getting to The Future We Want
Session X: Getting to Global Restoration, Challenging the Assumptions 
Session XI: Manifesting Ambitious Vision 
Session XII: Restoring Our Urban, Oceans, Forests, Farms 
Session XIII: Getting to a Just Future: Addressing Climate Disparities
DAY 4: August 27 - Catalyzing Climate Action
Session XIV: The Politics of Climate Change 
Session XV: Climate as a Voting Issue (Polls, Motivations) 
Session XVI: Advocacy in Action: ACLA Celebration 
Session XVII: The Next 60 days 

To see full agenda details including session descriptions and confirmed speakers visit http://ecoamerica.cvent.com

In consideration of the hardships of the pandemic and economic contraction, attendance at ACLS 2020 will now be on a pay-what-you-can basis. However, ecoAmerica still needs financial support to offset the costs of hosting the event, so we are asking attendees to voluntarily contribute at any of the following suggested levels: 
Custom pay-what-you-can option
$0 – Our no-judgement, current-state-of-the-world option
$50 – Our student-rate 
$125 – Covering 50% of the cost of your attendance 
$250 – Fully covering your attendance
$1,000 – Covering the full cost of you +3 others to attend

Thursday, August 6

Greg Watson and John Todd
Thursday, August 6
RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSckhprFbcwOoKACWru-bKbHUh3-lKqE0UzsMEfZetMzj9idQQ/viewform


Thursday, August 6
RSVP at http://www.climateone.org/events/climate-change-through-artist’s-eyes-alonzo-king

Images of dancers or sculptures don’t leap to mind with the mention of climate change. But artists are increasingly using the carbon conundrum as a creative lens, using their mediums to design cultural moments that bring people together. As storytellers, artists are reaching people on a deeper and more emotional level than the cerebral facts and charts often used to shape the climate narrative.

Friday, August 7

COVID-19 and Climate Change - International relations
Friday, August 7
RSVP at https://anu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_icUAK1mmSz-dXkFncOjUUw

Recent months have seen the COVID-19 pandemic emerge as a global crisis requiring immediate, wide-spread and evidence-based action.

As countries have taken drastic measures to curb the spread of the virus, comparisons have arisen between the global response to COVID-19 and climate change. Despite their fundamental differences, they are both significant global challenges that require immediate action based upon scientific evidence.

So how and why have our responses differed, and what can we learn from the handling of COVID-19 to apply to our response to climate change?

Join us for this online event series, COVID-19 and Climate Change, to discuss these questions and more with leading researchers in the area.

In this event, international relations experts Hon. Prof Howard Bamsey and Prof Meg Keen, will discuss learnings from and implications of COVID-19 for global climate negotiations, and climate action and responses in the Pacific.

These events will be recorded. The recording will be made available after the event through the ANU Climate Change Institute YouTube channel.

By registering for this event you are also subscribing to the ANU Energy Change Institute/ Climate Change Institute mailing list. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe button at the bottom of any correspondence.


Life of a Klansman:  A Family History in White Supremacy
Friday, August 7
7:00 PM
RSVP at https://www.harvard.com/event/virtual_event_edward_ball/
Free - $3 contribution suggested at registration

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes acclaimed writer EDWARD BALL—author of the National Book Award–winning biography Slaves in the Family—for a discussion of his latest book, Life of a Klansman: A Family History in White Supremacy. He will be joined in conversation by KENNETH W. MACK, the inaugural Lawrence D. Biele Professor of Law and Affiliate Professor of History at Harvard University and author of Representing the Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer.

About Life of a Klansman
Life of a Klansman tells the story of a warrior in the Ku Klux Klan, a carpenter in Louisiana who took up the cause of fanatical racism during the years after the Civil War. Edward Ball, a descendant of the Klansman, paints a portrait of his family’s anti-black militant that is part history, part memoir rich in personal detail.
Sifting through family lore about “our Klansman” as well as public and private records, Ball reconstructs the story of his great-great grandfather, Constant Lecorgne. A white French Creole, father of five, and working class ship carpenter, Lecorgne had a career in white terror of notable and bloody completeness: massacres, night riding, masked marches, street rampages—all part of a tireless effort that he and other Klansmen made to restore white power when it was threatened by the emancipation of four million enslaved African Americans. To offer a non-white view of the Ku-klux, Ball seeks out descendants of African Americans who were once victimized by “our Klansman” and his comrades, and shares their stories.

For whites, to have a Klansman in the family tree is no rare thing: Demographic estimates suggest that fifty percent of whites in the United States have at least one ancestor who belonged to the Ku Klux Klan at some point in its history. That is, one-half of white Americans could write a Klan family memoir, if they wished.
In an era when racist ideology and violence are again loose in the public square, Life of a Klansman offers a personal origin story of white supremacy. Ball’s family memoir traces the vines that have grown from militant roots in the Old South into the bitter fruit of the present, when whiteness is again a cause that can veer into hate and domestic terror.


Defund the Police and Pay Reparations to the African Community
Friday, August 7
8 - 10pm
A backyard in Somerville, MA 
Register to receive location, and we will be in touch with more details:  http://tinyurl.com/BackyardCinemaUSMBOS
SUGGESTED DONATION: $5-20 per event. No one turned away for lack of funds.
GUIDELINES: Bring your own lawn chair or blanket! We will be outside :) These events are a sober space and will respect social distancing. Please wear a facemask.

Why white people must support the black-led campaign Black Community Control of the Police. USM webinar from 6/14/20 featuring Director Akil Anai (APSP), Chairwoman Penny Hess (APSC), and Chair Jesse Nevel (USM). Discussion on how it is the banks which fund the police, and USM's campaign Make Wall Street Pay Reparations to dismantle the colonial police, the occupying military force in the black community.

USM Boston presents Backyard Cinema Series: "Smash Colonial Violence!"

An 8-week series of political education documentaries & presentations about black power, reparations, colonialism and revolutionary African resistance. Hosted by the Boston branch of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, the organization of white people under the leadership of the African People?s Socialist Party organizing in the white community for reparations to African people.

Fundraiser for the Black Power Blueprint, a black-led economic development program building community centers, housing, gardens, a food economy and the African Independence Workforce Program to train African people being released from colonial prisons into becoming skilled professionals with their own business. Visit blackpowerblueprint.org to learn more and see photos.

CONTACT: usmboston at riseup.net / 781-214-8131 / uhurusolidarity.org
FOLLOW: @uhurusolidarity on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
Facebook event to share: https://www.facebook.com/events/699252814266328/

Saturday, August 8

The Future We Dare to Create: Rally with Angela Davis
Saturday, August 8
5 p.m.
RSVP at https://www.aclum.org/en/daretocreate
Tickets for #ACLUrally are now available, starting at $20. Your purchase will directly fuel the movement for racial justice, immigrants' rights, reproductive freedom, LGBTQ equality, and free speech.

A nationwide movement for justice is growing, and we ask you to stand with the ACLU in the fight for equality, liberty, and freedom for all.

On Saturday, August 8, at 5 p.m., the ACLU of Massachusetts is hosting an online rally to raise funds for our critical work, with a keynote address from iconic scholar and activist Angela Davis, and a special appearance from the co-founder of Pussy Riot, Nadya Tolokonnikova.

This virtual rally replaces our annual dinner, which is our only fundraising event of the year, and which has historically raised over $1 million for the ACLU's crucial work nationwide.

In what is almost certainly the greatest social upheaval since the 1960s, it is more important than ever to celebrate the work of visionary activists who dared to create a future for themselves and others. We hope you'll join the ACLU to mark this pivotal moment. 

Monday, August 10

How To Academy presents...Our Future on a Hot Earth with Jelmer Mommers In Conversation With Matthew Stadlen.
Monday, August 10
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-future-on-a-hot-earth-jelmer-mommers-in-conversation-tickets-111708258408
Cost:  £0 – £15

If climate change is the biggest threat humanity has ever faced, then why are we doing so little? Will the corona pandemic make it worse or better? And where do we go from here?

The story of the climate is the story of the 21st century: the single most important battle that our generation faces. But faced with the scale of the crisis, most people would prefer not to talk or even think about climate change. Most of us cannot help but feel helpless.
Dutch journalist Jelmer Mommers believes that denial and despair are not the only possible responses to the crisis. There is another story, where the consequences of our actions add up – and every contribution is meaningful. 

In this free, livestreamed talk, Jelmer will draw on the latest climate science to help us find hope in the midst of the climate crisis. He will explore the impact of COVID-19 and our responses to it on climate change. And he will describe how we got here, what possible futures await us, and how you can help to truly make a difference. 

Praise for Jelmer Mommers:
'As a journalist, Jelmer Mommers has broken important stories about how we got in our current climate mess; as a thinker, he shows us there may still be some ways out, if we move with grace and speed. A fine account of where we stand, and where we could go if we wanted to!' Bill McKibben, author, environmentalist, activist and founder of 350.org

'I'm not exaggerating when I say this is one of the most important books I've read this year.' Rutger Bregman, author of Utopia for Realists
Jelmer Mommers is a climate journalist based in Amsterdam. Five years in the making, his book How Are We Going To Explain This? became a bestseller in The Netherlands.

Matthew Stadlen is an LBC presenter. Previously he wrote The Matthew Stadlen Interview for the Telegraph and presented the TV series Five Minutes With and On The Road With for the BBC. His book How To See Birds is out now from all good bookshops.


How to add climate resilient features to city centres
Monday, August 10
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/how-to-add-climate-resilient-features-to-city-centres-tickets-107764925794

A free, public talk on how major urban centres are key contributors to global climate change and how to change this

A free, public talk on how major urban centres are key contributors to global climate change and how to change this.
Hear how supporting a flexible “development points system” can incorporate climate resilient features while balancing mitigation and adaptation measures, with continued economic development.

Tuesday, August 11

Tuesday, August 11
12:30 am
RSVP at http://www.climateone.org/events/polluting-and-providing-dirty-energy-dilemma

The cost and health burdens of electricity production have long been higher for low-income communities of color than for wealthy white ones. But when it comes to public engagement and trust, the oil and gas industry is often ahead of its clean energy competitors, presenting a friendly face to the same areas it supplies with jobs, tax dollars, and cheap energy. Is the industry an example of community leadership, manipulative greenwashing — or something in between?

Is the fossil fuel industry producing economic benefits for local communities at the same rate as they produce pollution? How can the renewable industry transform their model into one of diversity, equity, and affordable energy for all? Join us for a conversation with Derrick Hollie, president of Reaching America, on hard truths about the energy industry next door.


Book Talk: A’Lelia Bundles
Tuesday, August 11
4:00 pm
RSVP at https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2020-book-talk-alelia-bundles-virtual

Join us this summer for a series of Virtual Radcliffe Book Talks exploring recent publications whose subjects or authors have a connection with the Radcliffe Institute.
A’Lelia Bundles ’74, author of Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker (originally titled On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker [Scribner, 2001])
Reading will be followed by discussion with Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin and an audience Q and A.


Coronavirus Catastrophe: The Mother of All Innovation
Tuesday, August 11
6:00pm to 7:00pm
RSVP at https://www.mitforumcambridge.org/event/coronavirus-catastrophe-the-mother-of-all-innovation/
Cost:  $5 - $10

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted and drastically changed our modern way of living. Due to the speed and nature of the pandemic, economic disruption occurred overnight. However, some of the darkest economic times during our nation’s history have given rise to noteworthy innovation that has revolutionized civilization.

Our panel will discuss innovations that have been brought to life by the COVID-19 pandemic. We will explore new and unconventional approaches to solve virus testing capacity problems, ventilator shortages, and lack of personal protective equipment. We will discuss ways in which companies pivoted to change their business objectives and create a culture of innovation and discovery. Finally, we will delve into possible vaccine options that exist on the horizon

Katherine Ann Rubino, Patent Attorney and Chair, Life Sciences Practice Group,Caldwell IP Law
Volkmar Frinken, Researcher, Onu Technologies
Ozman Mohiuddin, CEO, SDI Labs
Mitra Mosharraf, CEO, Engimata, Inc


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/

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

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

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