Sunday, April 05, 2020

Energy (and Other) Events - April 5, 2020

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

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

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Mutual Aid Networks

National
Spreadsheet of mutual aid networks

Mutual Aid Networks to Combat Coronavirus

Local
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

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

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Daily Events
Entertainment!!!

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Monday, April 6
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9am  Pandemic Frontlines in Bhopal India - Citizen Action on Food & Masks
1pm  How To Bentshmark Webinar
2pm  Earth Institute Live: Part 1 of 2: In a Disaster, the Buck Stops Here
5pm  Virtual: How to Freak Out Skillfully, and Other Pandemic Survival Skills

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Tuesday, April 7
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*Solve Climate By 2030 - check website for local actions
11am  Extinction Rebellion [XR] Actionar targeting Liberty Mutual
12pm  The Coronavirus Pandemic: Leading Emergency Preparedness and Response
12:30pm  Essential Knowledge for a Time of Crisis: Critical Thinking by Jonathan Haber (Suitable for Ages 14+)
*5pm  Solve Climate By 2030 - MA webinar
6pm  BostonSunrise Men's Caucus Call
6pm  Sustainable Lifestyles: Addressing Climate Change & Social Inequity
7pm  Staying Active on the Climate While Stuck at Home
8pm  Extinction Rebellion Peer Support Call
8pm  What Caused the Climate Emergency?

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Wednesday, April 8
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10am  The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War
11am  VIRTUAL: The Earth Institute Postdoctoral Symposium: Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Development in a Changing World
1pm  Northeast Regional Agriculture and COVID19
2pm  Earth Institute Live: Part 2 of 2: In a Disaster, the Buck Starts Here
6pm  Earth Seder in a Time of Pandemic and Climate Disruption (1st Night)
7pm  Mass Mesh:  What Is Mesh?

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Thursday, April 9
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12:15pm  Turning Paper Screws: The Effectiveness of Economic Sanctions in International Security
5pm  How to Beat Coronavirus Capitalism (Part 2)
6pm  Earth Seder in Time of Pandemic and Climate Disruption (2nd Night)

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Friday, April 10
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2pm  VIRTUAL: Earth Institute Spring Research Showcase
3pm  VIRTUAL Reading Seminar: Getting Personal about the Climate Crisis (Week 7)

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Sunday, April 12
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11am  Solidarity Event: Sitting for Survival
6:30pm  Extinction Rebellion [XR] Buddhists and Meditators Gathering (online)

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Monday, April 13
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2pm  Earth Institute Live: The Tip of the Ice Sheet: What’s Happening in Antarctica
2pm  Gardening for Health and Resilience: Yours and the Planet’s
5pm  Virtual: How to Freak Out Skillfully, and Other Pandemic Survival Skills
5:30pm  Digital Health Launch Clinic [VIRTUAL]

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Tuesday, April 14
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9am  EBC Energy Resources Webinar: Emerging Perspectives in Energy Storage in Massachusetts
12pm  SDM Systems Thinking Webinar: "Beyond Bias: what Happens After We Know (And Disclose) the Biases in our AI Models”
12:30pm  Virtual Book Launch: The Alchemy of Us by Ainissa Ramirez
2pm  Set Climate Goals Webinar

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

Open Sourcing Solutions to COVID19:  Mutual Aid, Citizen Scientists, Makes, Gardeners, Artists…..

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Sunrise Boston Daily Breakfast Boogie! (April 6 and April 7)
8:30am
Online - Zoom link: http://zoom.us/my/brian.sunrise

Covid-19 got you feeling isolated? Lonely? Wanting to start your day off with some connection, laughs, meditation or poetry? Join us for a daily “Breakfast Boogie” hosted by the Member Support Team. 

It is so important that we remember and hold onto our connections with one another at a moment in time when we are still going all-out to build a powerful movement to stop climate change. We will be having this gathering on Zoom EVERY WEEK DAY from 8:30-9 am! We may offer different rituals, grounding practices, pair-shares, songs or poetry. Suggestions welcome! Let’s stay grounded and present in community even when we increasingly are apart physically. 
Questions: Rosie at rosiemcinnes@gmail.com

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Swing Left Boston Virtual Activism Calendar 

Daily electoral activist events with social distancing kept in mind.

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Entertainment!!!!

Stay At Home Fest - online music and performance events

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

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

Watch These Livestreamed Concerts During Your Social Distancing

Virtual Art Project (VAP-IT!) 

Free virtual music, museums, and art round-up

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

Free streaming services 

Free nonprofit webinars

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Monday, April 6
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Pandemic Frontlines in Bhopal India - Citizen Action on Food & Masks
Monday, April 6
9:00 a.m. 

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How To Bentshmark Webinar
Monday, April 6 
1pm 
Online

Benchmarking energy consumption is nothing more than figuring out the current use of energy: oil, natural gas, propane, and electricity. It entails filling in a spreadsheet. Taking this step will be the start of devising a serious plan for multi-year modifications to produce deep reductions.

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Earth Institute Live: Part 1 of 2: In a Disaster, the Buck Stops Here
Monday, April 6
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online

Presenter: Jackie Ratner, Senior Project Manager, and Jeremy Brooks, Senior Program Coordinator, National Center for Disaster Preparedness
Target Audience: Grades 10 - 12
Description: In this session, Jackie and Jeremy will discuss the role of the 3 branches of government in disasters. An overview will be provided of The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, otherwise known as the Stafford Act, the legislative and executive processes of emergency management, and how the judicial system can initiate systemic changes. Jackie and Jeremy will also spend time exploring how these things are beginning to change in response to recent disasters.

If you would like to submit any questions before the event, please send them to Cassie Xu (cassie@ei.columbia.edu).

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Virtual: How to Freak Out Skillfully, and Other Pandemic Survival Skills
Monday, April 6 (More dates through May 25, 2020)
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Online

Even a few weeks ago, who could have imagined that the MIT community would be so abruptly disrupted and dispersed?! The new reality of physical social distancing is necessary for our society, but our need for social connection is as acute as ever—and all the more so as we confront the grief and uncertainty provoked by this pandemic. Fear, excitement, frustration, anxiety, dread, anger, despondency—these are all normal reactions to the situation, but they can be QUITE hard to manage with everything else on our plates! Join us for informal, online chats about managing these and other challenges of this new reality, with strategies to not only survive, but maybe even thrive, in the midst of the chaos.

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Tuesday, April 7
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Solve Climate By 2030
Tuesday, April 7
Webinar
http://SolveClimateBy2030.org, @SolveBy2030, #ClimateAction #ClimateChange

Nationwide, State-Level Power Dialogs
It’s time to enact climate solutions in the US. Students are calling on all educators to #MakeClimateAClass on April 7th by assigning solution oriented webinars led by universities in each state. 

Check the website at http://SolveClimateBy2030.org to find the Power Dialog webinar in your state.

In MA, there will be a “Power Dialog” at 5:00-6:00pm ET


Immediately after the webinar, Our Climate will run breakout groups, via this separate Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/245765665, to further discuss how youth are fighting for climate justice in MA. We will learn more about the structure of the new Massachusetts Youth Climate Coalition and its members. We will also discuss some of the large upcoming digital actions we are planning for Earth Day and beyond with direct action steps you can take to be involved.

Please contact mfischer@brandeis.edu with any questions. 

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Extinction Rebellion [XR] Actionar targeting Liberty Mutual
Tuesday, April 7
11 a.m.
Online

Join this ACTIONAR, an interactive webinar where we will act together and target Liberty Mutual, a major fossil fuel insurer that is insuring projects like tar sands pipelines, coal mines, and fracking wells.

You'll meet JAY HOOLEY, a board member of Liberty Mutual and ExxonMobil. While Exxon plans for 80% more oil production by 2024, Liberty has started ditching fossil fuels by phasing out existing coverage to some coal companies by 2023. However, Liberty needs to do much, much more! They need to close the loopholes on their coal policy, rule out insurance for tar sands, completely phase out fossil fuels from their investment and underwriting portfolio, stop insuring projects that are being built without the consent of impacted communities, and adopt a policy to respect Indigenous rights.

Jay Hooley is holding Liberty back on being a better climate leader. When Jay was CEO of State Street, he and Liberty both lobbied to expand fracked gas pipelines in Massachusetts. And guess who is on the board of Eversource, a top gas supplier in the state? Yup, Liberty Mutual’s CEO David Long. 

Together, we will email and call Jay, David and other members of Liberty Mutual’s Board of Directors and the management team. This Actionar is the day before their annual policyholder meeting on April 8. It will be very timely to let Liberty know that they need to step up as a real climate leader in the insurance industry and take strong action on climate change, fossil fuels, tar sands, and Indigenous rights. 

As a mutual company, Liberty Mutual is owned by its policyholders. So anyone with a homeowners, renters, or car insurance policy technically has a voice in governing the company and can typically vote at the annual policyholder meeting. This year’s meeting will be held virtually, and the company is stifling policyholder voices and not letting people speak up with questions and concerns during the meeting. 

Watch this short video to learn how the insurance industry is ignoring science and continuing to fund the climate crisis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG9Jc2Py_R8&feature=youtu.be

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The Coronavirus Pandemic: Leading Emergency Preparedness and Response
Tuesday, April 7
12 – 1 p.m.
Online

SPEAKER(S)  Leonard Marcus, Founding Co-Director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative
Moderator: Elana Gordon, Reporter and Producer, The World
DETAILS:  As the coronavirus pandemic stresses the nation, leaders in emergency preparedness and response must address crises amid an ever-evolving dangerous situation. In this Facebook Live Q&A, Leonard Marcus, Co-Director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, will examine the many factors that make or break an effective crisis response. The World’s Elana Gordon will moderate. Email your questions to theforum@hsph.harvard.edu or post them to Facebook @ForumHSPH or @pritheworld.


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Essential Knowledge for a Time of Crisis: Critical Thinking by Jonathan Haber (Suitable for Ages 14+)
Tuesday, April 7 
12:30 pm - 3:30pm EST

With so much noise and news all around us, how can we decipher what is accurate and useful to us at this confusing and chaotic time? Educational researcher Jonathan Haber explores how critical thinking techniques can help us outside of the classroom, and keep us calm and considered in the face of conflicting information and voices. 

Critical thinking is regularly cited as an essential twenty-first century skill, the key to success in school and work. Given our propensity to believe fake news, draw incorrect conclusions, and make decisions based on emotion rather than reason, it might even be said that critical thinking is vital to the survival of a democratic society. But what, exactly, is critical thinking? In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Jonathan Haber explains how the concept of critical thinking emerged, how it has been defined, and how critical thinking skills can be taught and assessed.

Haber describes the term's origins in such disciplines as philosophy, psychology, and science. He examines the components of critical thinking, including structured thinking, language skills, background knowledge, and information literacy, along with such necessary intellectual traits as intellectual humility, empathy, and open-mindedness. He discusses how research has defined critical thinking, how elements of critical thinking have been taught for centuries, and how educators can teach critical thinking skills now.

Haber argues that the most important critical thinking issue today is that not enough people are doing enough of it. Fortunately, critical thinking can be taught, practiced, and evaluated. This book offers a guide for teachers, students, and aspiring critical thinkers everywhere, including advice for educational leaders and policy makers on how to make the teaching and learning of critical thinking an educational priority and practical reality.

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BostonSunrise Men's Caucus Call
Tuesday, April 7
6 PM – 7:30 PM
Online

This will be the second meeting of the Sunrise Boston Men's Caucus and we are going virtual! Come hang out and discuss things related to masculinity and society. Some specific topics we plan on touching on include isolation (way too real for some of us right now, and all the time?) and control.

We will be sending a zoom link to this facebook event to join before the call. Hope to see you there and feel free to message us with any questions!

This call is open to anybody that identifies as a man or has been socialized as masculine at some point in their life.

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Sustainable Lifestyles: Addressing Climate Change & Social Inequity
Tuesday, April 7
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Online

A deep dive into a HUGE TOPIC. Meet the folks making it real.

Note: This event will now be held virtually. Details of how to connect will be sent to registered participants. 

To address climate change, we need to get at people’s seemingly insatiable desire for more stuff and our economy’s relentless demands for growth. Real carbon reductions, while maintaining our well-being, will only happen when we make deep changes -- attitudinal, behavioral, and institutional -- towards less material and energy-intensive lifestyles. Yes, it’s a big topic, and we’re excited to tackle it in partnership with SCORAI and co-sponsor SERC at U Mass Boston.

Philip Vergragt, Halina Brown and Vesela Veleva of SCORAI will lead us through their insights and discuss what it takes to live a sustainable lifestyle and enjoy sustainable well-being. They will remind us about the various “actors” in our system, what role they play, and what they can do to contribute to this transformation. Most importantly, they have brought along Box Save, Lime, Fix-It Clinic Newton, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA to demonstrate how they are doing it through new business models, grassroots innovations, policy initiatives, or other actions. They will tell us how they wrestle with making changes in people’s lifestyles while keeping an eye on the bigger picture – a systemic transformation to a post-consumerist economy and culture.

Here are more details about our presenters from SCORAI:
Philip Vergragt, PhD. Philip is one of the founders of SCORAI. He is an Associate Fellow at Tellus Institute, Cambridge, MA, and a Research Professor at Marsh Institute, Clark University, Worcester, MA. Before his retirement, he was a Professor of Technology Assessment at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. He is also a local climate activist in Newton, MA. His main research interests are visioning and backcasting; sustainable technological and social innovations in transportation, energy, and housing; grassroots innovations; socio-technical transitions; sustainable consumption and production; sustainable cities; and technology assessment of emerging technologies. He has co-authored more than 100 scientific publications and four books. Philip holds a doctorate in Chemistry from the University of Leiden, The Netherlands, in 1976.

Halina Brown, PhD. Halina is Professor Emerita of Environmental Science and Policy at Clark University. Her recent academic research has focused on the interface between culture, technology and policy in facilitating a transition beyond the current consumer society. Prior to joining Clark University Brown was the chief scientist at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection where she was responsible for the agency’s public health policy. She is a co-founder and board member of SCORAI and chairs the Citizens Commission on Energy in Newton. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a fellow of the International Society for Risk Analysis. Halina holds a doctoral degree in chemistry from New York University and has authored 80+ articles and four books, most recently “Social Change and the Coming of Post-Consumer Society (2017, with Maurie Cohen and Philip Vergragt). 

Vesela Veleva, ScD. Vesela is senior lecturer in management, MBA Program Director, and co-director of SERC at UMass Boston. Her research focuses on sustainable production and consumption, the role of entrepreneurs in advancing the circular economy, green chemistry, environmental health and safety, and clean energy. Vesela has published over 25 peer reviewed articles and business cases as well as a book entitled: “Business, Environment and Society: Themes and Cases”. Vesela has a doctorate in Cleaner Production and Pollution Prevention from UMass Lowell, M.S. in Pollution and Environmental Control from the University of Manchester, UK, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria.

SCORAI's guest presenters include:
Doran Donovan (Box Save)
Susan Legere, PhD. (Fix-It Clinic, Newton) 
Anna Wyner (Lime)
Monica Nakielski (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts)

ABOUT SCORAI:  SCORAI, founded in 2009, is an international knowledge network of 1200+ researchers and practitioners committed to building a flourishing and ecologically-sound society by changing the way we consume. It advances research, disseminates knowledge, impacts policies and supports campaigns. From June 10-12, 2020, SCORAI is organizing its 4th Bi-annual Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative Conference together with, and hosted by, Northeastern University at its campus. A limited number of sponsorships is available for partners in the businesses sector and other institutions whose work aligns with SCORAI’s values.

ABOUT SERC at UMass Boston:  The mission of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness (SERC) at UMass Boston is to foster a transition to a clean, sustainable, and prosperous economy. It leverages interdisciplinary expertise and engages in collaborations among businesses, universities, and policymakers to advance research, education, and innovative solutions for business sustainability and regional competitiveness.

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Staying Active on the Climate While Stuck at Home
Tuesday, April 7
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Online

Are you interested in action you can take on a local, state, and national level while you are stuck at home? Are you concerned about what might be developing at your town meeting or what is happening to the climate bills at the statehouse? Join the Mass Climate Action Network for a webinar on how you can continue participating in climate action and organizing your communities during this time. You will hear about Massachusetts’ plan to get to Net Zero and how town meetings and legislation in the statehouse have changed in the past month. Additionally, there is a call to action from our Mashpee Wampanoag Neighbors to help protect their right to govern themselves on their land. We will hear about how we can respond to their call of action and stand in solidarity with their sovereignty. 

Registration required for log-on information and link:  https://www.massclimateaction.org/4_7_staying_active_on_climate_while_stuck_at_home

We invite you to join us to learn more about the many opportunities we have to keep up on our climate work during this time, and how we can respond to calls to action by groups who spearhead Environmental Justice work. 

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Extinction Rebellion Peer Support Call
Tuesday, April 7
8 p.m.

Zoom link: zoom.us/j/170291400
Or call: 301 715 8592.
Zoom link: zoom.us/j/170291400
Or call: 301 715 8592.

The current pandemic has put what feels like everything on hold; which has us feeling a range of emotions that can be hard to deal with alone. We want to create a space to listen and share our feeling with one another in this stressful time. Peer support is a widely-used, effective methodology to deal with such stresses. Our goal is to find clarity, comfort, and connectedness during this crisis. This peer support call we will practice taking timed, uninterrupted turns listening to each other with encouragement to honestly express our feelings. Hopefully this becomes a tool that you can use with others in the future, when things get stressful.

We will meet on four consecutive Tuesdays, March 24, 31, April 7 and 14. You are welcome to attend any one or more sessions. After a general introduction on the first evening, we will cover specific topics depending on the interest of the group, e.g. feeling good about ourselves, dealing with terror and discouragement, overcoming personal barriers, eliminating our inevitable racism, sexism, and other oppressive habits, etc.

This meeting will be facilitated by Jim who is a part of the DC chapter Regen Working Group; he is a life-long social change activist, he taught Organizational Psychology at MIT's Sloan School of Management. He has been leading peer support groups for social change activists for decades, most recently in the climate movement since 2011.

This session will run from 8:00 PM 9:30 PM

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What Caused the Climate Emergency?
Tuesday, April 7 
8pm EDT
Online

This special training call with policy expert, organizer and Climate Mobilization co-founder Ashik Siddique will help us build a deeper understanding of the root causes that led up to the situation we're in today. 

And stay tuned — we’re planning even more online workshops and gatherings for the weeks of April 13, 20 and 27. Look out for the launch of Margaret Klein Salamon’s radical self-help book, Facing the Climate Emergency: How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth, featuring David Wallace Wells and Mary Heglar. You can get a sneak peek of the book at https://facingtheclimateemergency.com

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Wednesday, April 8
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The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War
Wednesday, April 8
10 – 11:30 a.m.
Online
RSVP to receive the link: http:/bit.ly/2R2XSsJ

SPEAKER(S)  Fred Kaplan, Author of "The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War”
DETAILS  From Fred Kaplan, the author of the classic "The Wizards of Armageddon" and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, comes the definitive history of American policy on nuclear war — and Presidents’ actions in nuclear crises — from Truman to Trump.
Kaplan, hailed by The New York Times as “a rare combination of defense intellectual and pugnacious reporter,” takes us into the White House Situation Room, the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s “Tank” in the Pentagon, and the vast chambers of Strategic Command to bring us the untold stories — based on exclusive interviews and previously classified documents — of how America’s presidents and generals have thought about, threatened, broached, and just barely avoided nuclear war from the dawn of the atomic age until today.
Kaplan’s historical research and deep reporting will stand as the permanent record of politics. Discussing theories that have dominated nightmare scenarios from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Kaplan presents the unthinkable in terms of mass destruction and demonstrates how the nuclear war reality will not go away, regardless of the dire consequences.
Fred Kaplan is the national-security columnist for Slate and the author of five previous books, "Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War," "The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War" (a Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times bestseller), "1959," "Daydream Believers," and :The Wizards of Armageddon." He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Brooke Gladstone.
CONTACT INFO Jacob Carozza

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VIRTUAL: The Earth Institute Postdoctoral Symposium: Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Development in a Changing World
Wednesday, April 8
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Online

This event will be held virtually. The YouTube Live link will be posted at https://events.columbia.edu/cal/event/showEventMore.rdo as soon as it is available.

The Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research program is unique in its mission to train a generation of professionals equipped to address some of the world's most urgent problems. The symposium highlights the work of current Postdoctoral Researchers Ben Bales, Pilar Fernández, Elisabeth K. Illboudo Nébié, Megan Maurer, and Liv Yoon.

The Symposium will be presented and moderated by John C. Mutter, Director of Graduate Studies, Sustainable Development Ph.D. program; Director, Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research program; Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences; Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. 

Event Contact Information:  Samantha Ostrowski

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Northeast Regional Agriculture and COVID19
Wednesday, April 8
1:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
Online

Maine Farmland Trust and NESAWG will be hosting a zoom conversation next Wednesday, April 8th, at 1 PM to discuss state-level best practices from around the northeast region and to share strategies for policy responses to COVID-19. 

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

Indicate in the 'questions and comments' field if you have a particular area of state policy you’d like to dive into for this conversation. We will be breaking out into topical breakout groups during the call.

Northeast COVID&Ag State Policy resources

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Earth Institute Live: Part 2 of 2: In a Disaster, the Buck Starts Here
Wednesday, April 8
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online

Presenter: Jackie Ratner, Senior Project Manager, and Jeremy Brooks, Senior Program Coordinator, National Center for Disaster Preparedness
Target Audience: Grades 10-12
Description: In this follow-up to The Buck Stops Here, Jackie and Josh will help us understand the big picture of how disasters affect the economy in direct and indirect ways. They will also take a closer look at financial concepts of assets and liabilities and why some businesses recover from disasters better than others. 
Earth Institute Live (EI Live) is an online video series beginning April 6, which will provide educational content to K12 students and educators. The series will feature scientific experts from across the institute in 60-minute live sessions where they will share aspects of their work through lectures, interactive activities, and/or demos.

The series will be streamed live to YouTube and will occur twice a week beginning April 6 until June 29 on Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:00pm EDT. 

All the sessions will be recorded and hosted on a site for easy accessibility. Participants will be asked to register for the events ahead of time using the Eventbrite link above. Then we will send a YouTube link to all registered participants 30 minutes prior to the start of the programming. 
Event Contact Information: 
EI Events

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Earth Seder in a Time of Pandemic and Climate Disruption (1st Night)
Wednesday, April 8
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Online
Cost:  $10 – $72

Our ritual journey will focus on Pesach's lessons about environmental disruption, in the context of the current epidemic, and environmental/climate disruption more broadly. It serves in part, as a commemoration of a Seder at Findhorn Foundation's Climate Change and Consciousness gathering one year ago (http://www.cccearth.org). This Pesach (Passover) Seder is for everywhere, wherever you are, Jewish or not Jewish, whether you've been hosting your own Pesach Seder for years, or were not even thinking of going to one if it wasn't for the pandemic and lockdown. We will wrestle and dance together, with ancient wisdom and folly, exploring Passover's lessons for its time and for ours, the power of passing down ancient symbols for suffering and joy and how to integrate new paradigms amidst disruption. As the pandemic continuous to unfold, join us in creating virtual Seder with memories that will last us all a life-time. We will use a Haggadah based on Rabbi Ellen Bernstein's "The Promise of the Land" and several others, which I will email you 1 day before the Seder.

You will need:
1) To prepare your own Seder Meal and Ritual Foods. Let me know if you need help. 
2) A willing Spirit. I will emaili 
Schedule
6:00p.m. Gathering and Orienting to the Zoom meeting platform
6:15 - 7:45 p.m. Passover Seder
7:45p.m. - 8:15p.m. Meal Break
8:15p.m. Coming Back for Closing Song and Reflection
50% of proceeds will be donated in a split between a local and an indigenous peoples' food bank providing support during the epidemic.
You can learn more about Rabbi Moshe Givental at his website - http://www.MosheGivental.com

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Mass Mesh:  What Is Mesh?
Wednesday, April 8 (Every week on Wednesday until June 3)
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Online

Stable, equitable Internet access is more important now than ever, but unfortunately, Internet access is mediated by giant corporations whose  sole aim is profits. Next Wednesday, April 8th, join Mass Mesh for an  entertaining introduction to resilient community-controlled communications with mesh networks!

Mass Mesh is a high-tech social club building mesh networks to empower our neighbors and embody our values of mutual aid and local autonomy. Our members are hackers, tinker-ers, organizers, artists, and dreamers. We all have one thing in common -- we're doing everything in our power to set the Internet free!

Join us for a virtual meetup where we introduce the concept of a mesh network, explain how it works in general terms, and discuss the motivations behind building one in your neighborhood.


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Thursday, April 9
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Turning Paper Screws: The Effectiveness of Economic Sanctions in International Security
Thursday, April 9
12:15 – 2 p.m.
Online

SPEAKER(S)  Ariel Petrovics, Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom
DETAILS  Everyone is welcome to join us online via Zoom! 
Meeting ID number: 810311271

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How to Beat Coronavirus Capitalism (Part 2)
Thursday, April 9
5pm - 6:30pm
Online

An online teach-in with Naomi Klein, Astra Taylor, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.

Haymarket Books is an independent, radical, non-profit publisher. Every dollar we take in from book sales and donations goes directly to support our project of publishing books for changing the world—a project has never been more necessary or more urgent. We need your help to continue to do the work.

While all of our events are freely available, we ask that those who are able make a solidarity donation in support of our continuing to do this work.

Please join us for a continuation of our online teach-in with Naomi Klein, Astra Taylor, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, with a musical performance by Lia Rose

You can watch the video of part one, from March 26, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lxwLHRKaB0

The current crisis is laying bare the extreme injustices and inequalities of our economic and social system.

We are in a battle of visions for how we’re going to respond to this crisis. We will either be catapulted backward to an even more brutal winner-takes-all system — or this will be a wake-up call.

Ideas that were dismissed as too radical just a week ago are starting to seem like the only reasonable path to get out of this crisis and prevent future ones.

We need to use every tool that we have that allows us to hear each other’s voices, to read each other’s words, to see each other’s faces, even if it’s just on screens, to stay organized and stay connected. We have to create spaces where we’re able to deliberate and strategize about what it means to protect our neighbors, our rights, and our planet.
We have to have the confidence to say this is the moment when we change everything.

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Earth Seder in Time of Pandemic and Climate Disruption (2nd Night)
Thursday, April 9
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Online
Cost:  $10 – $72

Our ritual journey will focus on Pesach's lessons about environmental disruption, in the context of the current epidemic, and environmental/climate disruption more broadly. We will wrestle and dance together, with ancient wisdom and folly, exploring Passover's lessons for its time and for ours, the power of passing down ancient symbols for suffering and joy and how to integrate new paradigms amidst disruption. As the pandemic continuous to unfold, join us in creating virtual Seder with memories that will last us all a life-time. This Pesach (Passover) Seder is for everywhere, wherever you are, Jewish or not Jewish, whether you've been hosting your own Pesach Seder for years, or were not even thinking of going to one if it wasn't for the pandemic and lockdown. I will email you an e-Haggadah, based on Rabbi Ellen Bernstein's "The Promise of the Land," one day before the Seder.
You will need:
1) To prepare your own Seder Meal and Ritual Foods. Let me know if you need help. 
2) A willing Spirit.
Schedule
6:00p.m. Gathering and Orienting to the Zoom meeting platform
6:15 - 7:45 p.m. Passover Seder
7:45p.m. - 8:15p.m. Meal Break
8:15p.m. Coming Back for Closing Song and Reflection
50% of proceeds will be donated in a split between a local and an indigenous peoples' food bank providing support during the epidemic.
You can learn more about Rabbi Moshe Givental at his website - http://www.MosheGivental.com

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Friday, April 10
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VIRTUAL: Earth Institute Spring Research Showcase
Friday, April 10
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Online
This event will be held virtually. The YouTube Live link will be posted at https://events.columbia.edu/cal/event/showEventMore.rdo once it is available.

The Earth Institute provides funding to students to support research assistantships, internships, and travel opportunities. Students will share their experiences addressing current environmental and sustainable development issues. A short video on the students will be shown and an online Q&A will follow. 

Event Contact Information:  Samantha Ostrowski

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VIRTUAL Reading Seminar: Getting Personal about the Climate Crisis (Week 7)
Friday, April 10
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Online

Week 7: Out with the Guilt
Who is the We in We Are Causing Climate Change, Genevieve Geunther 

The climate crisis is as much as scientific crisis as it is a deeply personal, heartbreaking one. This extra-curricular course seeks to create a safe space to explore the deep emotionality of the crisis through the art of the personal essay, with the goal of finding our own personal voice and agency in the face of an existential threat. Because the personal is political, and the personal is powerful. Each week, we will explore personal essays that look at the crisis through a new lens, with an emphasis on emotional depth and marginalized communities to weave together a bigger picture. Students will be encouraged to journal and space will be made available to share from their own writings. 
This series is led by Mary Heglar, Writer-in-Residence at the Earth Institute. This discussion will take place virtually via Zoom, but ahead of the video discussion, participants are encouraged to join the Slack channel as an additional way to engage with the group virtually throughout the week. Please email Cynthia Thomson (cthomson@iri.columbia.edu) to be added to Slack ahead of the video discussion.

Event Contact Information:  Cynthia Thomson

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Sunday, April 12
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Solidarity Event: Sitting for Survival
Sunday, April 12
11 a.m.
Online

We will join Awakening For Earth for their online meditation for life on Earth.

11:00-11:30 meditation 11:30-12:00 optional check-in and sharing

You're welcome to join anytime before 11:30 for meditation. For the sharing portion, please arrive by 11:35 to avoid disruption.

IN OUR ZOOM ROOM https://us04web.zoom.us/j/710482231 Meeting ID: 710 482 231

Awakening for Earth will repeat this action every Sunday, same time, same zoom room.

In-person actions are cancelled in this period during which priority is for each of us to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 while supporting community mutual aid initiatives. At the same time Awakening For Earth stand with our partner organization, XR in their stated position:

It is more important than ever to remember that Extinction Rebellion exists to protect life, both now and for future generations. We must work together to make public health our number one priority, listening to advice from the scientific community, and caring for those who are most vulnerable.

Find out more about what we do and how we sustain our mindfulness in the midst of this climate (and pandemic) emergency at: http://www.awakeningforearth.com/ facebook.com/AwakeningForEarth twitter.com/Awakening4Earth

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Extinction Rebellion [XR] Buddhists and Meditators Gathering (online)
Sunday, April 12
6:30 p.m.
Online
Email xrdc_buddhists@protonmail.com for sign-on info

Please join Extinction Rebellion DC Buddhists and Meditators for our twice-monthly gathering over Zoom. We will sit together in meditation, hear a talk/reflection from a group member, and share mindfully about the connections between climate activism and spiritual practice.

Extinction Rebellion is an international movement demanding action on the climate and ecological crises through non-violent civil disobedience. You do not have to identify as Buddhist, or be involved with Extinction Rebellion, to join us -- all are welcome. Our discussions often focus on how our spiritual and contemplative practice supports us in facing the climate emergency and taking action.

We meet from 6:30 to 8pm.

Email xrdc_buddhists@protonmail.com for sign-on info!

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Monday, April 13
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Earth Institute Live: The Tip of the Ice Sheet: What’s Happening in Antarctica
Monday, April 13
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online

Presenter: Jonny Kingslake, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Target audience: Grades 7-12
Description: In this lecture, Jonny Kingslake will take participants on an adventure traversing the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to measure the way the ice flows. He will talk about the physics behind the changing ice, his fieldwork, the data he collects and analyzes, and how his work is critical to understanding the impacts of changing ice on sea level rise. 

Earth Institute Live (EI Live) is an online video series beginning April 6, which will provide educational content to K12 students and educators. The series will feature scientific experts from across the institute in 60-minute live sessions where they will share aspects of their work through lectures, interactive activities, and/or demos.

The series will be streamed live to YouTube and will occur twice a week beginning April 6 until June 29 on Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:00pm EDT. 

All the sessions will be recorded and hosted on a site for easy accessibility. Participants will be asked to register for the events ahead of time using the Eventbrite link above. Then we will send a YouTube link to all registered participants 30 minutes prior to the start of the programming. 

Event Contact Information:  EI Events

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Gardening for Health and Resilience: Yours and the Planet’s
Monday, April 13
2pm - 3:30pm
Online

Whether it's an old-school 'Victory Garden', an urban homestead, or a community garden, growing food in living soil near one's home is healthy for both people and planet. Join climate activist and veteran restorative gardener Louise Quigley for an interactive discussion about home-grown food, how it can help put carbon back where it belongs, and how you can get started right now.

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Virtual: How to Freak Out Skillfully, and Other Pandemic Survival Skills
Monday, April 13 (More dates through May 25)
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Online

Even a few weeks ago, who could have imagined that the MIT community would be so abruptly disrupted and dispersed?! The new reality of physical social distancing is necessary for our society, but our need for social connection is as acute as ever—and all the more so as we confront the grief and uncertainty provoked by this pandemic. Fear, excitement, frustration, anxiety, dread, anger, despondency—these are all normal reactions to the situation, but they can be QUITE hard to manage with everything else on our plates! Join us for informal, online chats about managing these and other challenges of this new reality, with strategies to not only survive, but maybe even thrive, in the midst of the chaos.

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Digital Health Launch Clinic [VIRTUAL]
Monday, April 13
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Virtual Event

At the Digital Health Themed Launch Clinic, 2 startups present a 20-minute pitch for feedback from our panel of experts + the audience.

Launch Clinics are a great place for startups to get constructive feedback on their pitch from a board-of-directors-level panel of experts and thoughtful audience members. The focus on early stage ventures encourages a sympathetic and supportive atmosphere. Audience and panel feedback often helps presenters understand their problems and offers useful tips and solutions.

Even if you’re not quite ready to present, we encourage entrepreneurs to attend the clinics to see what our panel of experts (investors and others) are looking for in a pitch, what kind of questions they ask and their suggestions for refining the business plan.

Presenting Companies
Imaginostics - We create innovative, non-invasive diagnostic solutions using our breakthrough quantitative imaging biomarkers to provide new insight in health and disease.
Presenter: Codi Gharagouzloo, CEO

Keva Health- Asthma Advisor provides personalised reminders, tracks your health and provides suggestions & tips on managing your health
Presenter: Jyotsna Mehta, Founder

Confirmed Panelists:
Moderators:
Nikhil Pradhan, Associate, Foley & Lardner LLP
Ameeta Soni, Interim CMO, Tech/Digital Health companies

Launch Clinic Schedule
5:30-6:00 pm – Networking + Pizza
6:00 -6:15 pm – Industry Overview (Expert Presentation)
6:20-6:40 pm – Startup 1 Presents
6:40-7:00 pm – Small Breakouts: Audience + Experts
7:00-7:15 pm –  Experts Share Consolidated Feedback From Breakouts
7:15-7:30 pm – Networking Break
7:30-7:50 pm – Startup 2 Presents
7:50-8:10 pm – Small Breakouts: Audience + Experts
8:10-8:25 pm – Experts Share Consolidated Feedback From Breakouts

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Tuesday, April 14
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EBC Energy Resources Webinar: Emerging Perspectives in Energy Storage in Massachusetts
Tuesday, April 14
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Online
Cost:  $25 - $80

Please note: Information for viewing the webinar will be emailed to all registered attendees. Please contact EBC with any questions. 

This EBC Energy Resources Program will present emerging perspectives in the future of energy storage in Massachusetts from a variety of viewpoints including; a state agency representative, an energy developer, an academic researcher, and a utility provider. 

First, DOER will provide updates relating to energy storage initiatives in their Emerging Technologies Division, as well as, provide an overview of the updated Clean Peak Standard Regulations. A representative from Solect Energy will provide a developer’s perspective relating to how they incorporate energy storage into their renewable energy projects. A representative from UMass-Lowell will discuss their recently completed report summarizing the results of their research on “The State of Grid Energy Storage in Massachusetts”, which examines the current state of utility-scale energy storage in the Commonwealth. Finally, a representative from National Grid will showcase their recently constructed Nantucket Battery Storage Project to provide an example of how energy storage may be used in the evolving electric transmission delivery system.

Program Co-Chairs:
Marc Bergeron, PWS, CWS, Chair, EBC Energy Resources Committee; Associate, Epsilon Associates, Inc.
Adam Braillard, Partner, Prince Lobel Tye, LLP

Speakers:
Maria Fonseca-Guzman, Undergraduate Student, Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Gideon Katsh, Manager, Asset Development, National Grid
Amy McGuire, Deputy Director, Emerging Technology, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
Matt Shortsleeve, Vice President, Development, Solect Energy

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SDM Systems Thinking Webinar: "Beyond Bias: what Happens After We Know (And Disclose) the Biases in our AI Models"
Tuesday, April 14
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual Event

Join us online on Tuesday, April 14 for a free webinar with Douglas Hague, executive director of the School of Data Science at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Register now to join us and check out our event page for more info on the talk! 

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Virtual Book Launch: The Alchemy of Us by Ainissa Ramirez
Tuesday, April 14
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
Online

MIT Press Live! presents a virtual book launch with Ainissa Ramirez, author of The Alchemy of Us.

In a history of invention like no other, science “evangelist” Ainissa Ramirez goes behind the eureka! moments of the last three centuries to show how the materials humans have shaped have shaped us in return.

In The Alchemy of Us, Ramirez explores the little known histories of science: how our pursuit of precision in timepieces changed how we sleep; how the railroad helped commercialize Christmas; how the necessary brevity of the telegram influenced Hemingway's writing style; and how a young chemist exposed the use of Polaroid's cameras to create passbooks to track black citizens in apartheid South Africa.
Along the way, Ainissa will introduce us to the “hidden figures” of technological history—the women and minorities whose invaluable contributions time chose to forget.
About Ainissa Ramirez

Ainissa Ramirez is a materials scientist and sought-after public speaker and science communicator. A Brown and Stanford graduate, she has worked as a research scientist at Bell Labs and held academic positions at Yale University and MIT. She has written for Time, Scientific American, the American Scientist, and Forbes, and makes regular appearances on PBS's SciTech Now.

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Set Climate Goals Webinar
Tuesday, April 14
2pm
Online

Any step forward needs a goal. How far is your congregation going to go? How long should that take? Surprisingly, there is a very Jewish way to think about this. In this workshop, you will learn how to craft bold targets as a way to guide your community. Test your climate chutzpah, learn to set climate goals. Led by Fred Davis, VP pro tem of JCAN.

Editorial Comment:  Fred Davis is an old friend and one of the national experts on energy efficiency lighting.  He’s been involved in energy conservation and energy efficiency since the 1970s and is well worth listening to even if you are not a member of a religious congregation, Jewish or otherwise.

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Wednesday, April 15
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Community Check-in: Surviving the Epidemic
Wednesday, April 15 (and Wednesday, April 22; Wednesday, April 29)
12:00 PM
Online 

Join us for a community conversation about living in this time of COVID-19 disruption, share your fears and questions, community wisdom about how to respond, gratitude, wonder, and awe for the good that people are doing in response.

We'll use the format of Conversation Cafes

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 584 243 305

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XR Community Meeting
Wednesday, April 15
7 p.m.
Online

This date should have been our big Tax Day action, so it will be an important time for us to (virtually) gather. Let's check in with each other, find out what's been going on across XR Mass, and maybe even have a little fun! 

We normally share food at our Community Meetings. Please feel free to enjoy food or drink while we gather <3 span="">

Rough agenda: 
Opening song
Working Group and Affinity Group announcements
Needs and offerings
Check-ins / discussions (in smaller groups)
Read-outs
Closing
Meeting ID: 695 880 527
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Thursday, April 16
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The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis 
Thursday, April 16
12Noon EST
ONLINE

Dean David Cash cordially invites you to the Spring 2020 Robert C. Wood Visiting Professor of Public and Urban Affairs lecture featuring Christiana Figueres. 
Christiana Figueres is an internationally recognized leader on climate change. She served as executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change starting in 2010 and culminating her efforts in the historic Paris Agreement of 2015. Since then, she has cofounded Global Optimism Ltd., an enterprise focused on social and environmental change, which encompasses various initiatives, including the podcast Outrage and Optimism. In February, she published The Future We Choose, a guide to a carbon-free future.

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Friday, April 17
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Extinction Regellion [XR] Open Mic
Friday, April 17
8 p.m.
Online

We are having an Extinction Rebellion Open Mic online party! Bring your instruments, your lyrics, your poems, and join your fellow rebels as we gather online to make some noise for a healthy planet. 

Please sign up below and we will send an email invitation to the zoom link the day before the event. 

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Saturday, April 18 - Sunday April 19
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Blessed Unrest: Growing a Future for Life on Earth
April 18, Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., EDT and April 19, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., EDT
Cost:  $15 - $250

All sessions will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., EDT.  On each day at around 1 p.m. there will be an option to attend an hour-long workshop with one of the day’s speakers depending on speaker availability.

Ecological urgency remains of primary concern as we work our way through the immediate threat of the corona virus.

Let’s face it: Emissions reduction strategies to address global ecological catastrophes, including massive climate disruption, have not worked. Of course we should go to zero for many reasons, but this doesn’t offer solutions at the scale needed in the time we have left.  We have to do something else.  That something else is to invoke the power of the natural world.

Blessed Unrest offers many practical nature solutions from speakers around the world.  Collectively we can change course to a healthy and bountiful planet for all.

Join us as we move to an interactive online forum.  This promises to be an exciting, informative and hopeful event in its new form, and we look forward to having you join us!


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

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Solar bills on Beacon Hill: The Climate Minute Podcast

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Envision Cambridge citywide plan

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Climate Resilience Workbook

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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@sbnboston.org

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Boston Food System
"The Boston Food System [listserv] provides a forum to post announcements of events, employment opportunities, internships, programs, lectures, and other activities as well as related articles or other publications of a non-commercial nature covering the area's food system - food, nutrition, farming, education, etc. - that take place or focus on or around Greater Boston (broadly delineated)."
The Boston area is one of the most active nationwide in terms of food system activities - projects, services, and events connected to food, farming, nutrition - and often connected to education, public health, environment, arts, social services and other arenas.   Hundreds of organizations and enterprises cover our area, but what is going on week-to-week is not always well publicized.
Hence, the new Boston Food System listserv, as the place to let everyone know about these activities.  Specifically:
Use of the BFS list will begin soon, once we get a decent base of subscribers.  Clarification of what is appropriate to announce and other posting guidelines will be provided as well.
It's easy to subscribe right now at https://elist.tufts.edu/wws/subscribe/bfs

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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@bnid.org if you have any questions!

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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/

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Links to events at over 50 colleges and universities at Hubevents:  http://hubevents.blogspot.com

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

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 


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.