Sunday, August 26, 2012

Energy (and Other) Events - August 26, 2012

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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Monday, August 27

Boston Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Jay Batson, Co-founder of Acquia
Monday, August 27, 2012
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Bocoup Loft, 355 Congress Street, Boston

"You gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, know when to run." - Kenny Rogers

This talk will focus on recognizing when it's time to decide whether to hold or fold. Jay has founded four tech companies, and encountered hold/fold moments in all of them. This situation arises in all kinds of ways - hold/fold a customer sales opportunity, hold/fold your role in the company, or hold/fold the company itself. Jay doesn't claim to have gotten them all right - but he's learned from all of the hold/fold moments. Come learn what he's learned from those moments.

Jay is currently the Co-founder of Acquia. Acquia is the second technology company Jay has founded, and is also his second commercial open-source effort (the previous having been Pingtel, acquired by Nortel). Jay's passion is to build great companies that build products that make users happy. So at Acquia, he searches out new products and service opportunities the company can offer its customers to make Drupal more valuable to those who use it. 


Nerd Night
Monday August 27, 2012 
Middlesex, 315 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
Featuring Nerd-appropriate tunes by DJ Claude Money
The lineup:
Talk 1. “Edvard Munch: His Life and Work In Context”
by David Curcio
Talk 2.  “Sh*t [nerds] say: Just what the hell is a snowclone anyway?”
by Tim Sullivan
For more information about the speakers and the talks see

Tuesday, August 28

Micro-Finance OPEN HOUSE - Volunteering Opportunity with Social Enterprise
Tuesday, August 28
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
Stata Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

MONTHLY OPEN HOUSE invites you to join us for our Monthly open house to learn about how to get involved with our new micro-finance and micro-philanthropy startup venture. We are currently looking to add members to our team.  This is a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a promising new social enterprise.  Please BRING YOUR RESUME!  Also submit your resume and desired role in advance via:   The ideal candidates are energetic problem-solvers, networkers, big-picture thinkers, and experts at execution.
Current opportunities allow qualified candidates to demonstrate deep involvement without the risk.  At the moment, we only need ONE NIGHT PER WEEK of your time as we lock down our strategy, develop processes, and perform the basic "blocking and tackling" required to get a venture off the ground.  The team currently meets weekly on Tuesday nights from 6-10pm.
Open House Agenda:
6:00-6:30 Networking/Introductions
6:30-7:00 Video Presentation
7:00-7:30 Group Interviews
7:30-8:00+ One-on-One Interviews
There is no Cost to attend, but please be on time as we cannot accept late arrivals.

Learn more:
For those looking for entrepreneurial adventure, consider joining us on our next inspiring Micro-Finance Profiling Field Trip in January.  View Pictures from the last trip in September:
***Did you know?  In the Dominican Republic (alone) the Market for Micro-Finance Loans is over $28 Million?  The Average Loan is $361 USD with over 50,000 clients having small loans. Over 70% are women, and payback rates exceed 97% (better than traditional banking).  Please see the few examples on Youtube, and research Micro-Finance prior to Arrival so you are fluent in terminology:


Minute to Pitch it
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
1 Marina Park Drive Boston

Minute to Pitch It
Join MassChallenge for an evening of speed pitching!
Be wow'd by pitches from the teams working to change the world. Finalists have one minute to pitch their companies to a crowd of supporters and startup enthusiasts!

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Suggestions?


Data Science for the Bottom Billion:  Learn and discuss about Data for Development (and get introduced)
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
7:00 PM To 9:00 PM
MIT Media Lab, Building E14 Room 525, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge
RSVP at ttp://

We will discuss the status quo of international development organizations, how they use data today, and what the opportunities for improvement are. We will also spend some time talking about our own interests in this space, and how we think we can contribute.

Wednesday, August 29

Scaling Crashlytics: Designing Web Backends for 100 Million Events per Day
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
6:30 PM
Microsoft NERD Center, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Working on the next hottest startup? Building an app that you know will take off?
Your backend web architecture is one of the most critical factors in your long-term success. It dictates your success in launching the next big customer, the amount of work your team will have to do in the face of scaling, and even your ability to bring new features online. Decisions you make now can save literally months of work over the coming years and give you the power to deliver features the competition can only dream of building.

The best part? It’s really easy. We’ll explore fast-message-queueing, a web architecture pattern we’ve employed at Crashlytics since day 1 to process millions of data-points a day. Learn how to design the backends used by some of the most successful Silicon Valley (and Boston!) startups as we walk through code examples and a live demo.

Topics include:
- Job queuing vast amounts of data
- Real-time frontend updates/notifications
- Monitoring performance metrics and troubleshooting
- Scaling from a single server to hundreds using the same pattern
- Lessons learned in production
The talk will be given by Jeff Seibert, the Co-Founder and CEO of Crashlytics, the leading provider of real-time crash detection and analysis for mobile applications. In 2007, Seibert co-founded Palo Alto-based Increo and served as its COO and Architect until its acquisition by in August of 2009. He subsequently oversaw the integration of Increo’s document processing, preview and annotation technologies into Box’s CCM platform.

Over the past 5 years, Seibert has designed, implemented, and scaled cloud-based and distributed processing systems intended to handle 100 jobs per day to 100 Million jobs per day. He holds a Computer Science degree from Stanford University and was selected as a Mayfield Fellow in 2007.

Thursday, August 30

Yemen at the Crossroads: Between Humanitarian and Development Priorities in the Face of Insecurity
WHEN  Thu., Aug. 30, 2012, 6 p.m.
WHERE  Cason Room, Taubman Building, 1st Floor, 5 Eliot Street, Harvard Kennedy School
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Middle East Initiative
SPEAKER(S)  Mohammed Qazilbash, Yemen Country Director, Mercy Corps

Saturday, September 1

Tour of International Markets
Sat, September 1st
Union Square, Somerville
As part of our ArtsUnion project, the Somerville Arts Council gives tours of Union Square international food markets. Join us and learn where to find ingredients like Nepalese timur (a fragrant spice used in pickles), squid ink pasta and Haitian akasan (a cornmeal drink). Beyond discovering the culinary exotica available in Union Square, we’ll learn about the history of these stores and how their clientele represents the cultural community of Somerville. Each tour visits three markets and we’ll point out others along the way. Featured markets include: Casa de Carne, Well Foods Plus Halal Market, La Internacional, Little India, New Bombay Market, Pao de Acucar & Brazilian Buffet and the Reliable Market. Without leaving Union Square, we’ll visit Brazil, Korea, India, Nepal, Guatemala and Haiti! Dates:  Sat, September 1st, 2pm-3:30pm Thur, September 13th, 6pm-7:30pm Cost: free How to sign up: send an

Sunday, September 2

The Circus of the Possibilitarians
Sunday, September 2nd
3 pm
Cambridge Common, Cambridge

kicks off Harvard Square’s annual “Revival Month”

Bread & Puppet Theater: The Circus of the Possibilitarians . Held outdoors on Sunday, September 2nd at 3 pm on the Cambridge Common, near the intersection of Mass. Ave. and Garden St., Cambridge. Free performance [pass-the-hat donations welcome], rain or shine. For further details, call the Boston-area Bread & Puppet Theater information line 617-286-6694 or log onto

Soon to begin celebrating its 50th anniversary, the award-winning Bread & Puppet Theater, from Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, presents their The Circus of the Possibilitarians on the Cambridge Common, a public space they used to frequent prior to the mid-1980’s. Last year the theater finally returned to help launch Harvard Square’s inaugural “Revival Month.” And now a return engagement is in order.

The Circus of the Possibilitarians is a satirical horse and butterfly circus, addressing pertinent national and international issues in a clownish fashion, features rotten ideas, a wild dancing horse, a saxophone ballet, a solemn salute to the world's casualties and much more! Not to mention The Dire Circumstance Jubilation Ensemble providing a little bit of brass and a lot of noise. Please take note that if some of the circus acts are politically puzzling to adults, accompanying children can usually explain them. The audience is welcome to examine all the masks and puppets after the performance, and Cheap Art will be for sale. Examples of Bread & Puppet’s work can be found at

Bread & Puppet’s outdoor Circus on the Common is serving as the kick off to what is now Harvard Square’s annual “Revival Month,” an entire month of “reincarnations” which will spill over into early October with the return of the HONK! Parade: Reclaim the Streets for Horns, Bikes, and Feet Parade on Oct. 7th, a Bread & Puppet-inspired procession on Massachusetts Avenue leading into Harvard Square’s Oktoberfest. For complete information on Harvard Square’s “Revival Month” visit For more information on HONK! and the parade that runs from Davis Square to Harvard Square, log onto

Special thanks to the Cambridge Arts Council and the Harvard Square Business Association for helping make this event possible; funded in part by the Cambridge Arts Council.

Tuesday, September 4

Meet the Loeb Fellows: Ephemeral Urbanism
WHEN  Tue., Sep. 4, 2012, 12 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Stubbins, Room 112, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Art/Design, Sustainability, Theater
SPEAKER(S)  LZ Nunn, development director, Greater Lowell Community Foundation, Lowell, MA
Jim Lasko, founder/co-artistic director, Red Moon Theater, Chicago, IL
Helen Marriage, co-founder, Artichoke, London
COST  Free and open to the public


American Red Cross Workplace Safety Seminar
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Microsoft New England R&D Center, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142

Description: The American Red Cross, the largest non-profit organization in the world and world leader in emergency response, is offering a Workplace Safety Seminar to business leaders in Massachusetts to assist in identifying gaps in safety protocols and save lives by having procedures in place for any anticipated emergency.
Key speakers and panel guests include:
American Red Cross Preparedness Health and Safety Services, offering the latest resources from the Red Cross to help your company identify gaps in safety procedures to be proactive in emergency preparedness;
OSHA, outlining safety requirements in various workplace environments;
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, presenting the plan that keeps their employees safe and why they feel it is so important to be a model of safety in the community; and
Cardiac Science, demonstrating the ease of operation of a state of the art fully automatic AED.

This event will be a benefit to your business, offering you an opportunity to find out not just what is required of you according to state and federal mandate, but the gaps in your preparedness plans that can help to protect and save the lives of your staff to keep your business running smoothing when an emergency strikes.
Audience: COOs, Property and Office Managers, Safety and Emergency Preparedness Directors and other business managers from Boston and across Massachusetts.
Twitter: #redcross


Meet the Loeb Fellows: City Building
WHEN  Thu., Sep. 6, 2012, 12 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Art/Design, Environmental Sciences, Health Sciences, Sustainability
Ramiro Almeida, strategic planner, foreign affairs adviser and cultural activist, Quito, Ecuador
Lynn Richards, policy director, EPA Office of Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
Ann Yoachim, environmental and health planner, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
COST  Free


The Syrian Revolution: What Lies Ahead?
WHEN  Thu., Sep. 6, 2012, 4 – 6 p.m.
WHERE  CGIS, Knafel Building, Room 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University
SPEAKER(S)  Murhaf Jouejati, professor of Middle East Studies, National Defense University; member of the Syrian National Council
NOTE  This event is open to the public; no registration required.


Meet the Loeb Fellows: Urban Transformations
WHEN  Fri., Sep. 7, 2012, 12 p.m.
WHERE  Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Art/Design, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sustainability
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Loeb Fellowship at Harvard's Graduate School of Design
SPEAKER(S)  Karen Lee Bar-Sinai, architect and co-founder, SAYA/Design for Change, Tel Aviv, Israel
Deanna VanBuren, architectural designer, principal, FOURM, Oakland, CA
Ed Walker, social entrepreneur, founder/CEO, Regeneration Partners+ CityWorks, Roanoke, VA
COST  Free and open to the public


The Green Neighbors Education Committee, Inc. and the Foundation for a Green Future, Inc. present the next in our series of monthly Small Business seminars. Our seminars will have workshops and/or panels on topics of interest to small business people followed by networking sessions where entrepreneurs can meet each other and connect.

Our September 8th, 2012 topic will be on Financing for Small Businesses. It will run from 10:00 AM until 12:30ish PM. It will be held at the Codman Square Library, 690 Washington Street in Dorchester Center (Codman Square).

Please RSVP to or call Owen at (617) 427-6293.


The Fall 2012 Mid-Cambridge PLANT SWAP
Saturday September 8
NOON to 2 pm
Rain date—in case of DOWNPOUR—is Sunday, Sep. 9, 12-2
at Fayette Park (off Fayette St., across from the former Longfellow School and library, near corner with Broadway)
Bring anything that's growing in too much abundance in your garden. Elegant packaging not required, but please write down plant names.   We expect to have perennials, biennial seedlings, seeds, houseplants, catalogs, pots, and lots of "whatever."  

Sunday Sep. 9
12:30 to 5.  
Free! The brochure, including a map, will soon be available at  
It’s an annual (since 2007) celebration of chemical-free yards and gardens, featuring 9 gardens this year.   

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142

Description: Future Energy is a brand new conference where you can see the most revolutionary energy technology of the future before it hits mainstream. At each Future Energy event, 8 startups present to a panel of energy and cleantech venture capital investors for feedback, advice, and networking. The audience votes on the best presenters who win prizes and media attention to help launch their business.

Applications to pitch can be submitted at
The platinum sponsor for this event is the Shell International Game Changer program.
Audience: Entrepreneurs, Investors, Media, all are welcome
Twitter: @crisdeluca
Register at
Editorial Comment:  Early bird tickets are $10 and general admission is $20.  Not free but still relatively inexpensive access.


Tour of International Markets
Thur, September 13th
Union Square, Somerville

As part of our ArtsUnion project, the Somerville Arts Council gives tours of Union Square international food markets. Join us and learn where to find ingredients like Nepalese timur (a fragrant spice used in pickles), squid ink pasta and Haitian akasan (a cornmeal drink). Beyond discovering the culinary exotica available in Union Square, we’ll learn about the history of these stores and how their clientele represents the cultural community of Somerville. Each tour visits three markets and we’ll point out others along the way. Featured markets include: Casa de Carne, Well Foods Plus Halal Market, La Internacional, Little India, New Bombay Market, Pao de Acucar & Brazilian Buffet and the Reliable Market. Without leaving Union Square, we’ll visit Brazil, Korea, India, Nepal, Guatemala and Haiti! Dates: Thur, September 13th, 6pm-7:30pm Cost: free How to sign up: send an email to


Sat., Sep. 15
9 to 1
Davis Square, at the intersection of College Avenue and Holland Street, Somerville


Harvard Thinks Green 2
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 
Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Hear 6 all-star Harvard faculty presenting their big green ideas from business, government, science, energy, health, and planning perspectives.
Confirmed faculty speakers:
Professor Joseph Aldy, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, HKS
Professor James Anderson, Philip S. Weld Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry, SEAS
Professor Amy Edmonson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, HBS
Professor Joyce Rosenthal, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, GSD
Professor Daniel Schrag, Director, Harvard University Center for the Environment; Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology and Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, FAS

New England Electricity Restructuring Roundtable

Friday, September 21, 2012
9:00am - 12:30pm
Foley Hoag LLP, 155 Seaport Boulevard, 13th Floor, Boston
Better Aligning Capacity Markets with Policy/Planning Objectives

Perhaps no development in the history of electricity markets in New England and throughout the US has been more controversial than the emergence of capacity markets. With New England contemplating numerous changes to its capacity market design (partially in response to a FERC order, and partially due to the efforts of ISO and other stakeholders to better align capacity markets with planning and policy objectives), now is a perfect time for a dedicated Roundtable on capacity markets.

In our first panel we will explore evolving regional capacity markets in three ISOs: New England, New York, and PJM. To share both the lessons ISOs are learning and the improvements they are contemplating, we are very pleased to have joining us President and CEO of the New York ISO, Stephen Whitley; Vice President of Market Operations and Demand Response at PJM, Stu Bresler; and Vice President of Market Development at ISO New England, Robert Ethier. We have asked Johannes Pfeifenberger, Principal at the Brattle Group, who has worked with many ISOs in the U.S. and beyond, to lead off the panel with an overview of the role of capacity markets and an "apples-to-apples" comparison of the three ISOs' capacity market designs and performances to date.

For our second panel we have invited a cross-section of leading stakeholder group representatives to share their perspectives on how to better align capacity markets in New England to ensure resource adequacy, while also meeting other important regional policy/planning objectives. Our illustrious panel will include:

Chairman Thomas Welch, Maine Public Utilities Commission
Commissioner Elizabeth Miller, VT Deptartment of Public Service
Peter Fuller, Director of Regulatory Affairs, NRG Energy
James Daly, VP Energy Supply, Northeast Utilities

We have also asked Bob Ethier to join this 2nd panel for the Q & A and discussion among the panelists.

Contact Name:  Susan Rivo


Tuesday, September 25, 2012
6:00 PM To 9:00 PM
Microsoft N.E.R.D. Center, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Because social media is essentially 'real-time' information, it provides an efficiency mechanism to reduce intelligence time to action if it can be harvested effectively. Fusing social media with traditional intelligence information provides additional context and connections of entities and events, which increases quality, relevance and predictability.
Learn how with IKANOW's open source platform, Infinit.e, your organization can gain valuable intelligence by fusing social media data with traditional enterprise data.
Presentation will be given by one of IKANOW's Intelligence Analysts and food and drinks will be provided by IKANOW.

Register at


Solidarity And Green Economy (SAGE) 2nd annual conference "Another World Is Possible"
9am-4pm Saturday, October 13th, 2012
in Worcester, MA
Much more:

A day of resource sharing, alliance building, and collective visioning to create and organize around equitable, democratic, and sustainable community economies.

The conference brings together activists, organizers, community leaders, entrepreneurs, academics, local government, non-profits, and other individuals and organizations committed to forging more equitable and sustainable ways of organizing our communities.

***Call for workshop proposals!***
Please fill out your workshop ideas/proposals by 5pm September 12th here:

Matt Feinstein
Co-director, Media and Organizing Coordinator
Worcester Roots Project
w: 508-343-0035
c: 508-335-7783

5 Pleasant St 3rd floor
Worcester, MA 01609

What's a co-director and a staff collective?  Find out more here:



Where is the best yogurt on the planet made? Somerville, of course!

Join the Somerville Yogurt Making Cooperative and get a weekly quart of the most thick, creamy, rich and tart yogurt in the world. Membership in the coop costs $2.50 per quart. Members share the responsibility for making yogurt in our kitchen located just outside of Davis Sq. in FirstChurch.  No previous yogurt making experience is necessary.

For more information checkout.


Boiler Rebate
If your boiler is from 1983 or earlier, Mass Save will give a $1,750 to $4,000 rebate to switch it out for a new efficient boiler that uses the same fuel (i.e. if you have oil, you have to continue to use oil) so long as it is installed by July 31, 2012.

Call Mass Save (866 527-7283) to sign up for a home energy assessment or sign-up online at  and HEET will receive a $10 contribution from Next Step Living for every completed assessment.

This is a great way to reduce climate change emissions for the next 20 or so years the boiler lasts, while saving money.


CEA Solar Hot Water Grants
Cambridge, through the Cambridge Energy Alliance initiative, is offering a limited number of grants to residents and businesses for solar hot water systems.  The grants will cover 50% of the remaining out of pocket costs of the system after other incentives, up to $2,000.

Applications will be accepted up to November 19, 2012 and are available on a first come, first serve basis until funding runs out.  The Cambridge grant will complement other incentives including the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center solar thermal grants.  For more information, see


Cambridge Residents: Free Home Thermal Images

Have you ever wanted to learn where your home is leaking heat by having an energy auditor come to your home with a thermal camera?  With that info you then know where to fix your home so it's more comfortable and less expensive to heat.  However, at $200 or so, the cost of such a thermal scan is a big chunk of change.

HEET Cambridge has now partnered with Sagewell, Inc. to offer Cambridge residents free thermal scans.

Sagewell collects the thermal images by driving through Cambridge in a hybrid vehicle equipped with thermal cameras.  They will scan every building in Cambridge (as long as it's not blocked by trees or buildings or on a private way).  Building owners can view thermal images of their property and an analysis online. The information is password protected so that only the building owner can see the results.

Homeowners, condo-owners and landlords can access the thermal images and an accompanying analysis free of charge. Commercial building owners and owners of more than one building will be able to view their images and analysis for a small fee.

The scans will be analyzed in the order they are requested.

Go to  Type in your address at the bottom where it says "Find your home or building" and press return.  Then click on "Here" to request the report.

That's it.  When the scans are done in a few weeks, your building will be one of the first to be analyzed. The accompanying report will help you understand why your living room has always been cold and what to do about it.

With knowledge, comes power (or in this case saved power and money, not to mention comfort).


Free solar electricity analysis for MA residents


HEET has partnered with NSTAR and Mass Save participating contractor Next Step Living to deliver no-cost Home Energy Assessments to Cambridge residents.

During the assessment, the energy specialist will:

Install efficient light bulbs (saving up to 7% of your electricity bill)
Install programmable thermostats (saving up to 10% of your heating bill)
Install water efficiency devices (saving up to 10% of your water bill)
Check the combustion safety of your heating and hot water equipment
Evaluate your home’s energy use to create an energy-efficiency roadmap
If you get electricity from NSTAR, National Grid or Western Mass Electric, you already pay for these assessments through a surcharge on your energy bills.  You might as well use the service.

Please sign up at or call Next Step Living at 866-867-8729.  A Next Step Living Representative will call to schedule your assessment.

HEET will help answer any questions and ensure you get all the services and rebates possible.

(The information collected will only be used to help you get a Home Energy Assessment.  We won’t keep the data or sell it.)

(If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to call HEET’s Jason Taylor at 617 441 0614.)




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:
To find out how how your business can be listed on the website or for sponsorship opportunities please contact Adritha at


Massachusetts Attitudes About Climate Change – An opinion survey of Massachusetts residents conducted by MassINC and sponsored by the Barr Foundation found that 77% of respondents believe that global warming has “probably been happening” and 59% of all respondents see see it as being at least partially caused by human pollution.  Only 42% of the state’s residents say global warming will have very serious consequences for Massachusetts if left unaddressed. The 18 to 29 age group is more likely to believe global warming is appearing and caused by humans compared to the 60+ age group.  African-American (56%) and Latino residents (69%) are more likely than white residents (40%) to believe global warming will be a very serious problem if left unaddressed.  The MassINC report, titled The 80 Percent Challenge:  What Massachusetts must do to meet targets and make headway on climate change (, contains many other findings.


Free Monthly Energy Analysis

CarbonSalon is a free service that every month can automatically track your energy use and compare it to your past energy use (while controlling for how cold the weather is). You get a short friendly email that lets you know how you’re doing in your work to save energy.


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, contact

------------------------'s Guide to Boston


Links to events at 60 colleges and universities at Hubevents

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Fred Hapgood's Selected Lectures on Science and Engineering in the Boston Area

Boston Area Computer User Groups

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