Sunday, January 23, 2011

Energy (and Other) Events - January 23, 2011


Income Inequality in America
Frank Levy
Mon Jan 24, Tue Jan 25, Wed Jan 26, 10-11:00am, 9-450A

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)

In 2008, the top 1 percent of households received about 21% of all income, twice its income share in 1990 and roughly equal its share in 1929 at the end of the Gilded Age. Average household income in the top 1 percent doubled over these years (adjusted for inflation) while income of the average household grew by 5 percent.

This activity will consist of three sessions reviewing what we know about the causes of income inequality including immigration, technological change, the growth of the financial sector and international trade. We will also devote some time to discussing what is known about the consequences of inequality for national life.
Contact: Frank Levy, 9-523, x3-2089,
Sponsor: Urban Studies and Planning


Monday, January 24, 2011
Physics IAP Lecture Series - "Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable Worlds"
Speaker: Professor Sara Seager
Time: 1:30p–2:30p
Location: 6-120
No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)

For thousands of years people have wondered, "Are we Alone?" With about 500 planets discovered to orbit nearby stars, the existence of exoplanets is firmly established. Astronomers are now able to routinely measure planetary sizes, masses, and atmospheres for a subset of hot, big exoplanets. The race to find habitable exoplanets is on with the realization that big Earths orbiting small stars can be both discovered and characterized with existing technology. Professor Seager will answer the four questions she gets asked most often: "What could aliens see, looking at Earth from afar?; When will we find another Earth?; Can we go there?; If we cannot go there, why look?"

Contact: Nancy Boyce, 4-315, 253-4461,

Web site:

Open to: the general public

Monday, January 24, 2011

Materialistic Genius and Market Power: Uncovering the Best Innovations

Speaker: Glen Weyl

Time: 2:00p–3:30p

Location: E62-262

Materialistic Genius and Market Power: Uncovering the Best Innovations

Web site:

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Economics Hiring Seminars

For more information, contact:
Theresa Benevento


January 24-27 (MTWR), 2:30-4:00pm in MIT Bldg E52, Room 175
Dr. Jean-Pierre Hansen


No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)
Prereq: Introductory economics helpful. Interest in electricity.
Contact: Tim Heidel, E19-439A, (617) 715-4551,
Sponsors: MIT Electricity Student Research Group, MIT Energy Club
More Information:
Light refreshments will be served.


The translation between economic theories and real-world practice is not always straightforward in the energy industry. This lecture series will explore how a few select economic theories can (or cannot) be applied to real-world situations. Jean-Pierre Hansen (full speaker bio below) will draw examples from his long career in both industry and academia to help students navigate the sometimes confusing and counterintuitive world of energy economics. This lecture series is designed to complement other energy economics classes at MIT.

A background in introductory economic theory will be helpful for students but is not required. (Each lecture will start with a review of the basics.)

Speaker Bio: Jean-Pierre Hansen managed Electrabel, one of the leading European electricity companies, for 20 years. He has also been Chairman to a number of energy companies that operate at an international level (30 countries). He is currently a Member of the Executive Committee of GDF SUEZ, the world’s second-largest gas and electricity Group. He is a Professor of Economics at the Catholic University of Leuven and the Ecole Polytechnique (Paris). Jean-Pierre holds a degree in Economics and graduate degrees in Electrical Engineering.

Session Details:

Session 1: Mon Jan 24
Did you say “Market”?… (How) Does it (really) work for electricity

The move to a market system is not all that simple! Amongst other things, if we wish to replace a regulated electricity system with an electricity market system, we must consider the three elements that determine an exchange, i.e. a market: the product, the time and the place. How does it work for electricity, given the so-called forgotten hypotheses of microeconomics…?

Session 2: Tue Jan 25
Ricardo’s nuclear power plants: why should a manager know the Theory of Rent?

The general theory of rents explains several major problems in electricity economics. For instance, differential rents (or infra-marginal rents), which manifest in the operation of optimal generating facilities, are often called windfall profits. However, it is shown that such rents are necessary in order to (re)build optimal generating facilities and therefore cannot be taxed. The issue of “Missing Money.”

Session 3: Wed Jan 26
Market Power: how can it be measured – proved?

95% of economic and legal literature regarding the reform of the electricity sector concerns “Market Power”. This is both surprising and logical all at once: its definition, its calculation and its analysis foil all of the traditional indicators: Lerner, HHI, and “Pivotals”. So? How can the CEO of a company define his policy?

Session 4: Thu Jan 27
From C. Adams to Averch-Johnson… and many others: the myth of perfect regulation.

Origins, theories, paradoxes and practices of regulation: the true story and “everything you have ever wanted to know about regulation, but never dared to ask”.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011
IAP - Pricing for Real Consumers: Free Units, Surprise Penalties and Bill-Shock
Speaker: Michael Grubb (MIT Sloan)
Time: 2:00p–3:00p
Location: E51-145
Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Economics Special Workshops/Seminars

For more information, contact:
Theresa Benevento


Wednesday, January 26, 2011
IAP - Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Poverty and Prosperity
Speaker: Daron Acemoglu
Time: 11:00a–12:00p
Location: E51-151

Web site:

Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Economics Special Workshops/Seminars

For more information, contact:
Theresa Benevento


Making Efficiency Personal: A New Path to Community Engagement Blueprint for Efficiency Webinar Series

January 26, 2011 12:00p–1:00p

Next week on January 26th we will hear from Ludy Biddle, Executive Director of NeighborWorks of Western Vermont. NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, a non profit housing organization, has for years been supporting energy retrofits in low-income households as a means of saving money for homeowners concerned about every penny. Ludy will
tell us about how NWWVT plans to "blitz the county" through direct, personal, neighbor-to-neighbor contact, with information on the benefits of energy retrofits and a path to completion through NeighborWorks' one-stop-shop. The webinar will provide details on community outreach plans and the effect so far of using neighbor to neighbor efforts.

Category: lectures/conferences


Sponsored by: MIT Energy Campus Events

Admission: Open to the public

Tickets available from Register at website

For more information:

Contact Tim Fu


Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science (COPUS) Mixer
January 27, 2011 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
The MIT Stata Center R+D Pub (4th floor) 32 Vassar St. Cambridge, MA

A reception to launch both 2011 and a new initiative called "BroaderImpacts@MIT" - a program inspired by the National Science Foundation requirement that grant-funded research include a public outreach component. This mixer is an opportunity to meet with MIT faculty to learn about their ongoing research, and find ways to collaboratively bring that work to the public.

This mixer will also be a chance to connect with other COPUS Boston participants who want to make science more accessible and meaningful to the broadest community possible. We will spend just a few minutes at this mixer planning our next steps as a COPUS hub for additional initiatives.


Friday, January 28, 2011
Tour of the MIT Nuclear Reactor
Time: 10:00a–12:00p
Location: NW12
The MIT Nuclear Reactor is an interdisciplinary research facility conceived to push the frontiers in research on advanced fuel and materials for Next Generation Nuclear energy systems.

Join the MIT Energy club on a tour of the 5MW experimental facility to have a direct experience of the components, operation and implementation of nuclear technology. You will get to see everything from the reactor to the experimental sub-facilities that depend on it. This tour is designed to complement your understanding of nuclear technology in practice.

There is limited space available.

To sign up for this tour, use the following link:

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): MIT Energy Club

For more information, contact:
Daniel Apo


Friday, January 28, 2011
Science Policy & Govt Jobs
Time: 1:00p–2:30p
Location: 32-141
Mark Fleury, Ph.D. AAAS Science & Technology Fellow (2009-2010), Legislative Assistant for Senator Claire McCaskill (2010-2011)
Jennifer Goodrich, Ph.D., Manager, Batelle National Biodefense Institute, Frederick, MD
Carrie McMahon, Ph.D.,Consumer Safety Officer, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Maria Lebedeva, Ph.D.,Presidential Management Fellow, Veterans Health Administration, Bedford MA (2010-2012)
Jessica Palmer, Ph.D., AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the National Institutes of Health (2007-2009 )
Harvard Law School, J.D. 2012 (expected)
Bruce Booth, Ph.D., Partner in the Life Sciences group Atlas Venture

Major decisions are made in Washington, D.C. that affect our research budgets, health care, and foods and drugs. As scientists we can get involved in the federal policymaking process and provide valuable scientific expertise and analysis to some of the biggest questions of our day. Come meet PhDs who make science policy. Find out what steps to take and what programs are available for soon to be Ph.D.s that want to participate in policy decisions.

Reception to follow.

Web site:
Open to: the general public



1/25/11, 12:30 pm ET, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, 23 Everett St., Cambridge, MA
RSVP is required to

Topic: Distributed Denial of Service Attacks Against Independent Media and Human Rights Sites
Guests: Ethan Zuckerman, Hal Roberts, and Jillian C. York

Ethan Zuckerman, Hal Roberts, and Jillian C. York will discuss the recently released Berkman Center report on "Distributed Denial of Service Attacks Against Independent Media and Human Rights Sites."

This event will be webcast live; for more information and a complete description, see the event web page:


Wyss Lecture: Tiny Technologies and Medicine
Tue., Jan. 25, 2011, 2 – 3 p.m.
Wyss Institute, Room 521
3 Blackfan Circle, Boston, MA 02115
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Health Sciences, Information Technology, Lecture, Science
SPEAKER(S) Sangeeta Bhatia


Panel Talk: Assessing Tunisia
Wed., Jan. 26, 2011, 1 – 2 p.m.
Allison Dining Room, Taubman Building, 5th Floor, Harvard Kennedy School
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Middle East Initiative, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program
Malika Zeghal, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life, and William Granara, Professor of the Practice of Arabic on the Gordon Gray Endowment, director of Modern Language Programs, director, Moroccan Studies Program




Sawyer Seminar Series on Energy Transitions and Society
January 28, 2011 - 10:00am - 12:30pm
Room 424, School of Management 595 Commonwealth Ave Boston University Boston, MA

The Pardee Center and the Department of Geography and Environment are pleased to invite you to the Sawyer Series on Energy Transitions and

Robert LIFSET (University of Oklahoma)
Paul SABIN (Yale University)
Michael C. CARAMANIS (Boston University)

Seating is limited. To register, please send an email to




Tufts International Business Center Speaker Series
January 25, 2011 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
The Cabot Intercultural Center, Room 703 Tufts University Medford, MA

David West Smith, Founder and President, Global Emerging Technologies, Advisor, Bio180 Solutions.
"The Day and Life of an Activist International Private Equity Investor."





The Return of Ulysses
Decapitalization Circus

Reducing the proceedings of the historic dramma per musica to 75 minutes, brazenly updating the Baroque accents and adding two timely prologues, (Peter Schumann) labelled his marvellous mishmash a "respectful truncation?."
["The Return of Ulysses," , Dec. 6, 2010]

Boston Center for the Arts
January 24 through January 30

presented in partnership with the Boston Center for the Arts as part of the Cyclorama Residency Series

(Boston, MA 02116) Bread and Puppet Theater presents ?The Return of Ulysses? and ?Decapitalization Circus? : two separate performances presented in partnership with the Boston Center for the Arts as part of the Cyclorama Residency Series. Performances, Art Exhibit, and Cheap Art Sale run from January 24 through January 30. All held in the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA), 539 Tremont St., South End, Boston. Wheelchair accessible. Tickets for the performances available for purchase [cash or
check only] in the Cyclorama one hour before each performance. For advance tickets, log onto
or call 866-811-4111 (toll free). For detailed information regarding the week?s events, call the BCA's Bread and Puppet Theater information line at
617-800-9539 or log onto

Detailed listings information:

Evening Performances [recommended for ages 12 & older]:
Bread and Puppet Theater: The Return of Ulysses
Jan. 27-Jan. 30, Thurs.-Sun., 7 pm
$12 general admission [$10 students, seniors, & groups of 10 or more]
Description: This "respectfully truncated," rough-hewn, and bold DIY adaptation of Claudio Monteverdi's opera was first developed this past June by Bread and Puppet in collaboration with the Theatre Department of Concordia University in Montreal and the Montreal Baroque Festival. The production was initially performed as a dress rehearsal in the DB Clarke Theatre at Concordia and then presented as a festival performance in the plaza of the Centre Mondial. During July & August in Glover, VT (Bread and
Puppet?s base of operations), the opera was pared down to approximately 75 minutes, including 10 minutes of prologue. The performances have been conceived to include 20 volunteer puppeteers and 15-20 volunteer singers and instrumentalists in the chorus and orchestra with Peter Schumann playing the role of Penelope. Schumann describes the plot as follows: "In order to commit genocide on their competitors, the Trojans, the tricky Greeks employ their multitalented sky, full of custom tailored divinities, to justify the
crime, just as we employ our Judeo-Christian sky, occupied by a divine air force and permitted by the in-god-we-trust court system, to justify our atrocities in Afghanistan, Palestine and elsewhere. By order of Jove, the boss, and with special help from his daughter Minerva, Ulysses finally returns home, where he has to murder 100 evil suitors in order to be happily reunited with wife and property." The piece includes two prologues, "Modern Sky" and "Antique Sky." For Boston, The Return of Ulysses will be performed
by Peter Schumann and the Bread & Puppet Company, along with a large number of local volunteer puppeteers and musicians. Informal talk back with the artists follows each performance. Sourdough rye bread will be served and cheap art will be for sale after each performance.

Family-Friendly Matinees:
Bread and Puppet Theater: Decapitalization Circus
Jan. 29-Jan. 30, Sat.-Sun., 4 pm
$10 general admission [$5 students, seniors, and pre-school children (2 & under free)]
Description: The family-friendly "Decapitalization Circus" demonstrates in numerous death-defying stunts the fantastic effects of the capitalization of life in the U.S. and citizens? courageous efforts of decapitalization. The performers represent the whole scale of the social spectrum from benign billionairism to despicable homeless anti-social-elementarianism. All the acts are FDA and FBI certified displays of patriotic correctness and defy all imaginable forms of terrorism. The Possibilitarians, a multi-instrumental variety ensemble, provide the appropriate-inappropriate sounds for the Circus. Performed by Peter Schumann and the Bread & Puppet Company, along with a large number of local volunteer puppeteers and musicians. Take note that some of the circus acts are politically puzzling to adults, but accompanying kids can usually explain them. The audience is welcome to examine all the masks and puppets after the performance. Cheap art will be for sale after each performance.

Visual Art Exhibit:
Bread and Puppet Theater: NOLANGUAGE, visual art installation created by
Peter Schumann
Jan. 24-Jan. 30, Mon.-Sun.
Free and open to all.
Description: Bread and Puppet Theater Artistic Director Peter Schumann?s most recent visual art exploration, ranging from very large paintings to very small string booklets, which depict matters that concern us all.
Exhibit details:
--Mon., Jan. 24, 6-9 pm: opening reception, with refreshments, an art talk given by Schumann, short skits performed by the touring company, and live music performed by the Boston Typewriter Orchestra ( ) and the Dirty Water Brass Band ( ).
--Tues.-Fri., Jan. 25-28: regular Cyclorama hours: 9am-5pm [Thursday & Friday hours extended up to and after the evening performance].
--Sat.-Sun., Jan. 29-30: one hour before and after each matinee and evening performance.

For this residency at the Cyclorama, the Bread and Puppet touring company includes Schumann, along with Maura Gahan, Greg Corbino, Maryann Colella, Susie Perkins, among others. Both the evening and matinee performances will be performed by the company and a large number of local volunteers and musicians, including the popular Somerville-based Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass Band (, who is the host band for the yearly HONK! Festival (
) held in Davis Square.

In addition to Peter Schumann?s NOLANGUAGE art installation, the Cyclorama will also be decorated with the unique Bread and Puppet collection of powerful black-line posters, banners, masks, curtains, programs and set-props. All pieces are created by Schumann, including sculpting and painting all the major masks and puppets, with input from the company. After each evening performance there will be an opportunity to savor Schumann's famous sourdough rye bread, smeared with garlic aioli; and there will also be many opportunities during the week to purchase the theater's legendary "cheap art."

For more information on the Bread and Puppet Theater, log onto


The Boston Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit performing and visual arts complex that supports working artists to create, perform and exhibit new works, builds new audiences, and connects art to community. Visit for more information.


State Representative Denise Provost and Somerville Climate Action invite you to a screening of

Permaculture: The Growing Edge
followed by a discussion

Monday, January 24 at 7pm
Somerville Public Library
79 Highland Ave.
Free admission

Permaculture: The Growing Edge is an antidote to environmental despair, a hopeful and practical look at a path to a viable, flourishing future. The film introduces us to inspiring examples of projects, and includes a visit to David Holmgren’s own homestead, tracking deer with naturalist Jon Young, sheet mulching an inner-city garden with Hunters Point Family, transforming an intersection into a gathering place with City Repair and joining mycologist Paul Stamets as he cleans up an oil spill with mushrooms. We interview some of the key figures in the Permaculture movement, including David Holmgren, Penny Livingston-Stark, James Stark, Paul Stamets, Mark Lakeman, Dr. Elaine Ingham, Maddy Harland, and others.

Permaculture is a sustainable system of earth care that offers solutions to many of our grave environmental problems and a hopeful, proactive vision of change. The Permaculture movement, started by Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the nineteen seventies, is now a worldwide network of skilled ecological designers, teachers, food growers, natural builders, environmental activists and visionaries. “Permaculture is the key to a post-carbon future,” says Maddy Harlan, editor of Permaculture Magazine.


Cambridge Climate Emergency Open Meeting
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 7 pm
Windsor Community Health Center, 2nd floor conference room
119 Windsor Street, Cambridge

Reports from working groups
Mini-skillshare on how to turn windows into temporary insulated walls
Discussion of how to use skillshares to promote the climate emergency movement
Discussion of other next steps we can take to build the movement

Please join us!


On Wednesday, January 26 at 6:00 PM,
members of the art-activist organization The Beehive Collective will discuss their latest graphic campaign, "The True Cost of Coal," at the Cambridge Arts Council?s CAC Gallery, 344 Broadway, 2nd floor.

Two years in the making, "The True Cost of Coal" is an elaborate narrative illustration that explores the complex story of mountaintop removal coal mining and the broader impact of coal usage in Appalachia and beyond. As the Collective notes, "Appalachian organizers have worked tirelessly for decades to bring mountaintop removal coal mining to national consciousness and to stop the practice from decimating the environment. The Beehive Collective contributes a unique superpower to these efforts - a visual strategy for depicting both the big picture of climate change, overconsumption and globalization while simultaneously honoring the small, human-scale stories of loss and survival."

Headquartered in Machias, Maine, the Beehive Collective has gained international attention for its collaboratively produced graphics campaigns focused on stories of resistance to forces such as globalization, resource extraction, and biotechnology. Each campaign begins with extensive interviews with affected communities that the Collective then translates into complex drawings, avoiding the use of text and human characters to make their images accessible regardless of literacy and language. The resulting "anti-copyright" images are printed as large-format banners and downloadable flyers, used by the Collective as educational and organizational tools for encouraging dialogue, critical
reflection, and strategic action.

In their interactive "picture-lecture" on Wednesday, January 26, the Bees will lead the audience through the 15-foot graphic while interweaving anecdotes, statistics, and history to prompt a discussion of contemporary struggles over energy and coal. More information on The True Cost of Coal can be found here:

This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Drawing in Public, curated by Liz K. Sheehan, on view at the CAC Gallery through February 18, 2011.
More information about the exhibition is available at or call the Cambridge Arts Council at 617-349-4380.


Cambridge Forum
Wednesday, January 26
at 7:00 pm
First Parish in Cambridge
3 Church Street
Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA 02138

FREE and Open to the Public

COMMON AS AIR: Revolution, Art and Ownership*

MacArthur Fellow Lewis Hyde defends the concept of the cultural commons. How has our cultural heritage, the store of ideas and art we have inherited from the past, come to be seen as ?intellectual property.? Does the emergence of Wikileaks endanger the notion of freedom of the press? Is ?net neutrality? possible in the ownership society?

Book: Common as Air: Revolution, Art and Ownership (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Co-sponsored by Mullane, Michel & McInnes, Counselors-at-Law
Phone: 617-495-2727

"Bringing People together to talk again . . ."


Using Social Media to Promote Your New Product
Jan27Thu 6:00 PM
New England Research & Development Center (NERD)
One Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA

Using Social Media to Promote Your New Products - Bobbie Carlton
"That's right. No one really cares what you had for lunch but they might care about the new product you are selling. Hear how you can use Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and other social media to support your business objectives.

Mass Innovation Nights is a monthly product launch party and networking event. Every month, companies bring 10 new products to a live event and the social media community turns out to blog, tweet, post videos, pictures and otherwise increase new product buzz. In a single night, this method can help foster important connections and generate significant website traffic and even leads.

As the co-founder of Mass Innovation Nights, Bobbie Carlton has helped approximately 250 companies launch their products using social media in the last two years. Bobbie (@BobbieC and @MassInno on Twitter) is an experienced marketing, social media marketing and PR executive who headed global PR for large software companies like Cognos and PTC and has worked with dozens of companies to launch new products over the past 25+ years. Her specialty is getting the most bang for the buck, something important to young companies. Carlton PR & Marketing offers a wide array of marketing services -- public relations, marketing and social media marketing -- implementation, strategy and planning, as well as marketing coaching services.


HEET Weatherization Barn-raising
Saturday, January 29th; 12:30pm – 5pm
First Church of Cambridge, 11 Garden Street.

“We don’t know all the [types of] work yet, but we might be installing a lot of LEDs, the lighting of the future. Help the church save money and energy while you learn how to do so in your own home.”

Sign up here:
Please visit for more information



A Brookline Climate Week Special Event

Meet Author Vivienne Simon and Editor Martin Keogh

Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World

January 30, 2011
1:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

Editor Martin Keogh, and local contributing author and activist Vivienne Simon, will discuss the book and lead a conversation based on it.

Hope Beneath our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World is a wonderful new anthology of 53 essays by leading environmental activists and writers, talking from the heart about what they are doing, thinking and feeling that gives them hope and inspiration.

Authors featured in the book include:
Alice Walker, Michael Pollan, Derrick Jensen, Barbara Kingsolver, Howard Zinn, Diane Ackerman, Bill McKibben, Frances Moore Lappe, Vandana Shiva

"This compelling and inspirational anthology raises a chorus of voices in defense of the earth." ~ Leonardo DiCaprio

If you can't make it and would like to order a copy at discount:

Climate Week Brookline connects people to ways they can create a better, greener future by taking action at home and work.


Thursday February 3rd @ 5:30-8PM
The Democracy Center
45 Mt Auburn St in Harvard Square
* *presented by theMOVE * | *Free Admission*
*more info @
A CSA share is a weekly box of fresh/delicious/natural veggies (and sometimes meat/fish) delivered by local farms to convenient pickup spots within our community. We're bringing all the CSAs together in one place -- to get you the info you need to get signed up! Meet the folks who grow your food, and bring your checkbook to reserve a share!

*Delicious pizza will be on sale (by donation) courtesy of Zing Pizzato benefit theMOVE
* Co-sponsored by NOFA/Mass + Somerville Climate Action
* Arlington will also have its own CSA Fair! on Thursday February 24th @ 4:30-7:30p


What do Madison, Wisconsin, Lawrence Township, NJ, and over 70 cities and towns in Sweden have in common? They are all Eco-communities

Learn how eco-municipalities are taking a comprehensive approach to sustainable change—as opposed to carrying out a collection of disparate sustainable development projects.

Speaker: Sarah James, Institute for Eco-municipality Education & Assistance

Also, a brief report from Vice Mayor Henrietta Davis abut her participation in the European Capital Cities Conference in Stockholm, Sweden

Thursday, February 3, 7pm
Main Library Auditorium, 449 Broadway

Sponsored by CREATE (Cambridge Renewable Energy Action Team) and CEA


A FREE 3-day pilot workshop funded by the U.S. Department of Energy through the "20% Wind Energy by 2030" initiative.
FACILITATING Wind Energy Siting

Addressing Challenges Around Visual Impacts, Noise, Credible Data, and Local Benefits Through Creative Stakeholder Engagement

When: March 23 - 25, 2011

Harvard Law School
1563 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Application Deadline: January 28, 2011

Acceptance Notification: February 4, 2011

More information:
Kate Harvey
Senior Associate
Consensus Building Institute

The Consensus Building Institute (CBI), the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program, and Raab Associates, Ltd. are pleased to present to present Facilitating Wind Energy Siting -- a workshop designed to help state and local government officials, wind developers, and other stakeholders develop the capacity to collaborate effectively on wind development policy, facility siting, and related energy transmission issues.

This workshop is free, however, all participants must apply for admission and if selected, pay their own travel and expenses. Seats will be allocated to 50 participants who represent diverse geographic, sector, and issue area interests.

For complete details, visit the workshop website

or download a workshop brochure (PDF)

If you have any additional questions about the workshop or the application process, feel free to contact us.

When you are ready to apply, click on the link provided below or on the workshop website.
Don't miss this important workshop!

Apply Here

Thank you for your time and we look forward to seeing you at Facilitating Wind Energy Siting.


Pat Field

Managing Director

Consensus Building Institute
238 Main Street, Suite 400, Cambridge, MA 02142


Request for Help


The Somerville Winter Farmers Market is beginning its first year! It will be Saturdays 10-2 at the Armory on 191 Highland Ave in Somerville, MA. January 8th through March 26th. Please spread the word to your friends, family and coworkers.

ALSO----We are looking for musicians, as well as people interested in leading skillshares and workshops on a variety of topics having to do with food or
sustainability in general. It would be great to collaborate!

Please email me at with suggestions, leads, or contacts.


Adrianne Schaefer
Market Manager
Somerville Winter Farmers Market




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


Artisan Asylum

Sprout & Co: Community Driven Investigations

Greater Boston Solidarity Economy Mapping Project
a project by Wellesley College students that invites participation


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