solar_black_outlines_mac.jpg
solar_black_outlines_mac.jpg

Energy (and Other) Events Monthly – August 2022
**Index**
**Conferences**
Decolonizing and Regrowing Our Food Systems
Friday, August 5 – Sunday, August 7
——
TEDxBoston Traction
Monday August 15
——
**Lecture Series**
Flourish Fiction Summer Workshop Series 2022!
Open Feedback Workshop
August 3
End-of-Summer Showcase
August 24
——
How to Cover the Climate Crisis — and Fight Disinformation
August 8 – September 4
**Events**
Continued Conversations: Indigenous Land Rights with Dina Gilio-Whitaker
Monday, August 1
———
Project Carbdown: ERW MRV – Dirk Paessler, Carbon Drawdown Initiative
Tuesday, August 2
———
World Sustainability Collective – Atmospheric Greenhouse Gases Remova
l Tuesday, August 2
———
Informational webinar on Environmental Justice Data Fund Grants
Wednesday, August 3
———
Debating Eco-Socialist Futures
Wednesday, August 3
———
EPA Environmental Justice Outreach Session: General Issues
Wednesday, August 3
———
Bridging the Great American Divide
Wednesday, August 3
———
Engineering Solutions for Earth’s Oceans presented by STEMSpark
Thursday, August 4
———
EnergyBar August 2022: Summer Rooftop Networking
Thursday, August 4
———
A Half-Built Garden: Ruthanna Emrys in conversation with Ada Palmer
Thursday, August 4
———
Cool: Women Leaders Reversing Global Warming
Friday, August 5
———
Reclaim Rock City Free Community Fair!
Saturday August 6
———
Deep Dialogue Part 2 on weatherizing and electrifying heating in our residential buildings
Monday, August 8
———
The Rise of Eco-Fascism – Lowell Bliss
Tuesday, August 9
———
Building Business Resilience in the Climate Change Era
Wednesday, August 10
———
A Global Energy Revolution: Blueprint for a Prosperous, Zero-Carbon Future
Thursday, August 11
———
CLF Boston Reuse: Highlighting Circular Materials Innovation
Thursday, August 18
———
Carbofex: Biochar at Scale – Founder and CEO Sampo Tukiainen
Tuesday, August 23
———
Embedding sustainability in governance, structure and culture
Wednesday, August 24
———
Wetlands, mangroves and global warming!
Wednesday, August 24
———
These kinds of events below are happening all over the world every day and most of them, now, are webcast and archived, sometimes even with accurate transcripts. Would be good to have a place that helped people access them.
This is a more global version of the local listings I did for about a decade (what I did and why I did it at http://hubeventsnotes.blogspot.com/2013/11/what-i-do-and-why-i-do-it.html) until September 2020 and earlier for a few years in the 1990s (https://theworld.com/~gmoke/AList.index.html).  
A more comprehensive global listing service could be developed if there were enough people interested in doing it, if it hasn’t already been done.
If anyone knows of such a global listing of open energy, climate, and other events is available, please put me in contact.
Thanks for reading,
Solar IS Civil Defense,
George Mokray
gmoke@world.std.com
http://hubeventsnotes.blogspot.com – notes on lectures and books
http://solarray.blogspot.com – renewable energy and efficiency – zero net energy links list
http://cityag.blogspot.com – city agriculture links list
http://geometrylinks.blogspot.com – geometry links list
http://hubevents.blogspot.com – Energy (and Other) Events
http://www.dailykos.com/user/gmoke/history – articles, ideas, and screeds
—————————
**Conferences**
Decolonizing and Regrowing Our Food Systems
Friday, August 5 – Sunday, August 7
Hampshire College, Amherst, MA and Online
RSVP at https://whova.com/web/svpe5bvjQOTfM1bhecxw-LIgynjAFqtBK1FpGrmqYPE%3D/
Cost: $250 – $50 with scholarships available
Over 60 educational workshops, panel discussions, keynote session with Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, a children’s conference, live music, food trucks and more.
25 workshops available online as livestreams and on demand after the conference for those who prefer to attend remotely.
————
TEDxBoston Traction
Monday August 15
RSVP at johnkwerner09@gmail.com
The format will include TED Talks on how far we’ve come and where we go from here. Meet the speakers at https://tedxboston.com/events/quin-house-8-15-22/
Speakers range from: Airline CEO; Artist; Director Lab @MIT; Lindbergh; Teacher of the Year; Mother that *choose* to be Locked-up; Manifesto-writer; NatGeo Explorer; NYT Bestselling Author; Political Innovator; Psychiatrist; Wrestler; Volleyball Pro; Start-up Founder; Surgeon; World Champion Accordionist. Speaker topics range from: Accordion Music; Being Invisible; Brain Disease; Clothes; Dentistry + AI; First-class Air Travel; Gridlock; Happiness; Incarceration; Kindness; Oldest Lab @MIT; Philanthropy for Cures; Cities; Reflective Surfaces; Size Discrimination; Sports; Teaching; Women & Work, and more. What to attend? Email johnkwerner09@gmail.com
**Lecture Series**
Announcing our Flourish Fiction Summer Workshop Series 2022!
These four events will help you make progress towards a finished piece of climate fiction. Registration is open now! Join for all four or any combination.
Summer is officially here (for those of us on the northern hemisphere of planet Earth), and it brings with it some of the year’s best chances to experience natural splendor. We pass amongst trees as they put forth their lushest greenery, we hike up mountains as they reach ever upwards to the clear blue sky, and we sit on the beach as the vast ocean sends its waves crashing against yellow sand.
However, the hot weather can also be a reminder of the threats facing this planet. Many communities are already dealing with oppressive and deadly heat, and the situation is due to get worse before it gets better. How does a climate-conscious individual balance enjoyment of warmer weather with concerns over a warmer planet? At Flourish Fiction, we believe it’s not only possible but essential to hold both these ideas at once. We must relish in the joys of this world, while also pushing towards meaningful climate solutions.
That’s why we’re excited to announce our summer workshop series! The goal of these workshops is to help our community to take the leap into writing hopeful climate fiction, possibly for the first time, embracing art as a means of envisioning a brighter future.
Open Feedback Workshop – August 3, 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT
End-of-Summer Showcase – August 24, 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT
Each event can potentially stand alone, but we encourage you to register for and attend all of them, because they’ll progressively move you towards a finished story at the end of the summer.
Read on for more information about each workshop!
Open Feedback Workshop
August 3
8 PM ET / 5 PM PT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-feedback-workshop-tickets-372043832117
This workshop will be a safe space to share work and get feedback from the group. Feel free to bring whatever you’re working on, whether it’s inspired by a previous Flourish workshop or something completely different. Anything is fair game: story ideas, flash fiction, short story excerpts, novel excerpts, and poems. If you can share it in five minutes, then you’re good to go. This will be a valuable chance to get thoughtful feedback from real human beings who are passionate about climate fiction.
End-of-Summer Showcase
August 24
8 PM ET / 5 PM PT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/end-of-summer-showcase-tickets-371858357357
Community members with work that’s finished or near-finished will have the chance to showcase it in short snippets to an audience of supportive peers and representatives from the climate fiction community. Pieces will be selected from the wider pool of Flourish submissions.
This will be a great chance to preview work that could be published in the Flourish Fiction fall line-up.
——
“How to Cover the Climate Crisis — and Fight Disinformation,” organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and sponsored by Google News Initiative. During this four-week massive open online course, which will be held from August 8 – September 4, 2022, students will learn about climate science and climate journalism, as well as efforts to fight disinformation that tries to undermine climate science.
RSVP at https://journalismcourses.org/course/how-to-cover-the-climate-crisis/#1
**Events**
Continued Conversations: Indigenous Land Rights with Dina Gilio-Whitaker
Monday, August 1
6:00 PM EDT
Boston Public Library, Central Branch (Rabb Hall), 700 Boylston Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/continued-conversations-indigenous-land-rights-with-dina-gilio-whitaker-tickets-378019676027
Join us with Dina Gilio-Whitaker for a conversation on indigenous land rights, environmental justice, and forms of resilience, featuring maps from our collections and a screening of The Penobscot: Ancestral River, Contested Territory.
Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes descendant) is a renowned scholar, educator, journalist, and author in American Indian studies. In her most recent book As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice from Colonization to Standing Rock(Beacon Press, 2019), Dina applies her expertise in environmental justice to create a foundation for thinking through what environmental justice policy means in Indian country. The only book of its kind, it stands as a primer for governments and organizations of all kinds who are engaging in environmental justice work with Indigenous peoples.
This talk is part of our Continued Conversations series in conjunction with our current environmental justice exhibition, More or Less in Common: Environment and Justice in the Human Landscape.
———
Project Carbdown: ERW MRV – Dirk Paessler, Carbon Drawdown Initiative
Tuesday, August 2
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
Online
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/project-carbdown-erw-mrv-dirk-paessler-carbon-drawdown-initiative-tickets-387133856787
OpenAir is excited to present This Is CDR, an online event series that explores the wide range of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) solutions currently being researched, developed, and deployed, and contextualize them for policy proposals OpenAir seeks to advance in New York, and other states, localities, and jurisdictions worldwide.
This week on This Is CDR, we are pleased to welcome Carbon Drawdown Initiative Founder and CEO Dirk Paessler and geologist Ingrid Smet to tell us about Project Carbdown, a long-term field enhanced rock weathering (ERW) field trial, with a focus on the Project’s efforts to develop effective and practical measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) of ERW as a method of durable carbon removal.
About Dirk: After founding and running Internet/software companies for 30 years, Dirk Paessler turned his attention to climate solutions in 2020. With Carbon Drawdown Initiative he works on speeding up negative emissions together with CTO Ralf Steffens. They currently focus on enhanced rock weathering on croplands as one of the few CDR solutions that can be scaled up to climate relevancy in the next 2-3 decades.
About Ingrid: Geologist Ingrid Smet obtained a PhD for her geochemical research into Greek volcanoes after which she explored active volcanoes worldwide as a tour organizer. Her research focus shifted to climate change mitigation when in late 2020 she was hired by FSM software company Fieldcode to set up their CO2 removal project. She carries out multiple enhanced weathering field trials in Greece, combining existing agriculture with locally found olivine-rich rocks, in collaboration with Project Carbdown.
About Carbon Drawdown: Carbon Drawdown Initiative GmbH was founded in January 2020 and is focused on promoting research, public discourse, and impact investment in the field of “negative emissions”. This involves the removal of carbon from the atmosphere with subsequent long-term storage of that carbon. This CO₂ removal is crucial to counteracting climate change by achieving “net zero”. This is especially important considering that certain emissions are difficult to avoid and will continue to occur in the future. The next step would then be to reverse the impact of historical emissions to bring current temperatures back down. If this does not happen, the excessively warm climate will continue for millennia.
In addition to public discourse, political work, and early investment in start-ups with innovative concepts for CO₂ removal, the Carbon Drawdown Initiative also launched its own Enhanced Weathering project: “Project Carbdown” tries to measure the actual speed of basalt weathering with synchronized experiments in the lab, in pot experiments and in nature. It is a collaboration of more than 20 scientists and engineers across Europe. Partners are various international universities, including the Alfred Wegener Institute and the universities of Hamburg, Erlangen, Mainz, and Wageningen.
———
World Sustainability Collective – Atmospheric Greenhouse Gases Removal
Tuesday, August 2
4PM – 5PM EDT (08:00 – 09:00 BST)
Online
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/world-sustainability-collective-atmospheric-greenhouse-gases-removal-tickets-383847868307
World Sustainability Collective is holding a 60-minute free live online event for business owners with a positive sustainability business model on Tuesday, 2nd August 2022 at 8am UK time.
World Sustainability Collective is thrilled to introduce you to our special guest speaker, Professor Richard Templer of Imperial College London, who will be talking and answering questions about Atmosperic Greenhouse Gas Removal during our next live online event on 2nd August 2022 at 8am UK time!
Professor Richard Templer of Imperial College London holds a joint appointment with the Department of Chemistry and the Grantham Institute. He is the Director of Innovation at the Grantham Institute and the founder of their centre for climate change innovation – a collaboration with the Royal Institution.
He is the current Hofmann Chair in Chemistry and is a member of the London Sustainable Development Commission and advisory body to the Mayor of London.
Prompted by the outcome of collaborative research on biorefining he led, Professor Templer was part of a successful bid to the European Institute for Innovation and Technology to create a Climate Knowledge Innovation Community. In 2010 he became the Director of Climate-KIC UK and Director of Education. He and his team created a programme of education to inspire climate innovators and entrepreneurs and developed and ran the UK Cleantech Accelerator. The education programme has now trained more than 2,000 students from across the world in the arts of environmentally sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship.
Professor Templer stood down from the Climate-KIC in 2015 and joined the Grantham Institute to work on creating the Centre for Cleantech Innovation. The Centre launched in 2021 in its home at the Royal Institution. It’s activities support the education and training of cleantech innovators and entrepreneurs and enhance their R&D by enabling access to the College’s science and engineering ecosystem.
The Royal Institution, Mayor of London, HSBC, Slaughter & May, Pollination Group, Arup and the Centre for Net Zero are founding partners. The centre is also the London location for two UKRI-funded national hubs, the CO2 Removal Hub and the Centre for Greening Finance and Investment.
Professor Templer advises a number of national programmes in climate innovation in Germany and Denmark, and works with private investors in climate innovation in an effort to support the acceleration of the transition to a sustainable and resilient low-carbon society.
Register today and get your FREE ticket for our live online event on 2nd August 2022 at 8am UK time “Atmospheric Greenhouse Gas Removal”.
Our event attendees will be encouraged to ask questions, so we are looking forward to having an interactive session! This is a must attend event and a unique opportunity to engage in the discussion with WSC Founder, Bill Colquhoun and Professor Richard Templer of Imperial College London!
Do you have a colleague that would love to know about this event?
Share this event page so they can grab their ticket too!
The more voices, the more powerful we can be as a collective!
———
Informational webinar on Environmental Justice Data Fund Grants
Wednesday, August 3
1 pm
RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfND9fVU36BWxT9ixh_arMqj-N-T4Kgof_jKG-F7tUhlLRb-w/viewform
“The (Environmental Justice) Data Fund has set aside $1 million in available grant funds for smaller-scale or early-stage data projects, including organizational capacity building for data work. The EJ Data Fund will award grants in two tiers: $25,000 and $50,000. The fund anticipates making 20 to 40 of these grants and will prioritize locally focused community-led organizations as the primary recipients.
“If you are unsure of whether your organization currently engages in relevant data work, please know that these funds can be used to build capacity in service of building future data projects. The purpose of these funds is to support organizations who might currently lack the resources to begin building their capacity to collect, analyze, and use data to inform their work.”
For more information about the grant funds, go to https://www.environmentaljusticedatafund.com/
———
Debating Eco-Socialist Futures
Wednesday, August 3
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
Online
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/debating-eco-socialist-futures-tickets-384184224357
Cost: $0 -$25
What are the most useful frameworks to help the Left to organize our climate justice movements? What demands should we prioritize, and what strategies can we borrow from history and from other social movements? How can utopian thinking expand our horizons in what must be a massive fight for a more sustainable future?
Centering class struggle, transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy, anti-capitalist economic alternatives like degrowth and socialist planning: can all of these ideas (and more!) be woven into a clear message and a blueprint for change?
Join a panel of environmental thinkers to discuss left climate strategy and to assess where we are and what could be possible.
A conversation with Drew Pendergrass, co-author of Half-Earth Socialism: A Plan to Save the Future from Extinction, Climate Change and Pandemics, Matthew Huber, author of Climate Change as Class War: Building Socialism on a Warming Planet, Andrea Vetter, co-author of The Future Is Degrowth: A Guide to a World Beyond Capitalism, and Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò, author of Reconsidering Reparations and Elite Capture. Moderated by Thea Riofrancos.
***Register through Eventbrite to receive a link to the video conference on the day of the event. This event will also be recorded and live captioning will be provided.***
Speakers: Drew Pendergrass is a PhD student in Environmental Engineering at Harvard University. His current research uses satellite, aircraft and surface observations of the environment to correct supercomputer models of the atmosphere. His environmental writing has been published in Harper’s, the Guardian, Jacobin, and Current Affairs. He is co-author of Half-Earth Socialism. Matthew T. Huber is Professor of Geography in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He is the author of Lifeblood and Climate Change as Class War.
Andrea Vetter is a transformation researcher, activist and journalist, using degrowth, commons and critical eco-feminism as tools. She is co-author of The Future is Degrowth.
Thea Riofrancos is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Providence College. She is the author of Resource Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador (Duke University Press, 2020), co-author of A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal (Verso Books, 2019), and currently writing Extraction: The Frontiers of Green Capitalism for W.W. Norton. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, and The Guardian, among others.
Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University. He is the author of the book Reconsidering Reparations and Elite Capture: How the Powerful Took Over Identity Politics (And Everything Else). He has published in academic journals ranging from Public Affairs Quarterly, One Earth, Philosophical Papers, and the American Philosophical Association newsletter Philosophy and the Black Experience. Táíwò’s theoretical work draws liberally from the Black radical tradition, anti-colonial thought, German transcendental philosophy, contemporary philosophy of language, contemporary social science, and histories of activism and activist thinkers. His public philosophy, including articles exploring intersections of climate justice and colonialism, has been featured in The New Yorker, The Nation, Boston Review, Dissent, The Appeal, Slate, Al Jazeera, The New Republic, Aeon, and Foreign Policy.
———
EPA Environmental Justice Outreach Session: General Issues
Wednesday, August 3
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST RSVP at https://usepa.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItc-2tpzoqE1b_Sy57ZdzqB84IexyC_i4
Virtual Public Outreach Session on EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management’s Environmental Justice (EJ) Action Plan focused on General Environmental Justice topics (To Be Determined).
Registration for Virtual Public Outreach Session on EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management’s Environmental Justice (EJ) Action Plan focused on General Environmental Justice topics (To Be Determined).
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Land and Emergency Management has developed and is seeking stakeholder input on a draft EJ Action Plan. This public outreach session will focus on general Environmental Justice topics (To Be Determined).
The EPA will be hosting five virtual public outreach sessions, each on a different aspect of the draft plan, to provide the public with an opportunity to submit input before the plan is finalized.
If you cannot attend the webinar session that is specific to your timezone, EPA encourages you to register for another session that works for you. Interpretation and disability access support will also be provided.
If you are unable to attend any of the outreach sessions, you will be able to submit written input by email to EJActionPlanOLEM21@epa.govuntil August 1, 2022.
———
Bridging the Great American Divide
Wednesday, August 3
9:00 PM EST
RSVP at https://commonwealthclub.secure.force.com/ticket/?_ga=2.162931708.1344668403.1658692302-149928173.1643172478#/instances/a0F3j00001XFx61EAD
Cost: $5
Most Americans say they support climate action, but you wouldn’t know it from Congress or the courts—or from most of the media. People on both the left and the right experience the same devastating floods, the same life-threatening heatwaves and the same catastrophic wildfires. Climate change knows no borders. Yet individuals tend to socialize within insulated political tribes, operate in completely different information bubbles and see the problems and solutions through different lenses.
Joan Blades, co-founder of LivingRoomConversations.org (and before that, MoveOn.org) and John Gable, founder of AllSides.com, have been working to burst those bubbles and bridge the divides. Together, they model an all-too-rare friendship, with deep respect for each other’s views. How can the rest of us learn to bridge ideological divides, develop trust, and find the common ground needed to rebuild respectful civil discourse?
———
Engineering Solutions for Earth’s Oceans presented by STEMSpark
Thursday, August 4
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
43 Church Street, Dedham, MA
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/engineering-solutions-for-earths-oceans-presented-by-stemspark-tickets-375409037537
The Dedham Public Library is pleased to host STEMSpark’s interactive program “Animal Adaptations”, a fun and engaging event perfect for kids in K-5th grade. Environmental science and engineering come together to inspire creative problem solving to help clean up and save our oceans! Space is limited so registration is REQUIRED for this program. Please email dedhamlibraryyouth@minlib.net with any questions.
———
EnergyBar August 2022: Summer Rooftop Networking
Thursday, August 4
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Greentown Labs, 444 Somerville Avenue, Somerville?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/energybar-august-2022-summer-rooftop-networking-tickets-333145255427
EnergyBar is Greentown Labs’ networking event devoted to connecting partners and investors to our community of climatetech entrepreneurs!
Please join us on Thursday, August 4 for a summer edition of our signature EnergyBar networking event! Entrepreneurs, investors, students, and friends of climatetech are invited to attend, meet colleagues, and expand our growing regional climatetech network. Come network and enjoy a beverage on the Greentown roof deck!
This event is currently slated to be in-person and masks are encouraged but not required while inside Greentown Labs. Greentown provides medical grade masks at the front desk of each location. Please reach out Jill Kirkpatrick (jill@greentownlabs.com), Senior Manager of Events, with any questions on our safety policy.
———
A Half-Built Garden: Ruthanna Emrys in conversation with Ada Palmer
Thursday, August 4
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Online
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-half-built-garden-ruthanna-emrys-in-conversation-with-ada-palmer-tickets-387702778447
Join us for a brilliant evening of speculative fiction to the tune of queer family, climate action, alien first contact, and Jewish traditions, with author Ruthanna Emrys in conversation with Ada Palmer!
The event is free and online, and captions are provided; RSVP on Eventbrite to get the Zoom link! It will take place Thursday, August 4th, from 7 PM Eastern time, and everyone is welcome.
About the Book: A literary descendent of Ursula K. Le Guin, Ruthanna Emrys crafts a novel of extraterrestrial diplomacy and urgent climate repair bursting with quiet, tenuous hope and an underlying warmth. A Half-Built Garden depicts a world worth building towards, a humanity worth saving from itself, and an alien community worth entering with open arms. It’s not the easiest future to build, but it’s one that just might be in reach.
On a warm March night in 2083, Judy Wallach-Stevens wakes to a warning of unknown pollutants in the Chesapeake Bay. She heads out to check what she expects to be a false alarm—and stumbles upon the first alien visitors to Earth. These aliens have crossed the galaxy to save humanity, convinced that the people of Earth must leave their ecologically-ravaged planet behind and join them among the stars. And if humanity doesn’t agree, they may need to be saved by force.
But the watershed networks that rose up to save the planet from corporate devastation aren’t ready to give up on Earth. Decades ago, they reorganized humanity around the hope of keeping the world livable. By sharing the burden of decision-making, they’ve started to heal our wounded planet.
Now corporations, nation-states, and networks all vie to represent humanity to these powerful new beings, and if anyone accepts the aliens’ offer, Earth may be lost. With everyone’s eyes turned skyward, the future hinges on Judy’s effort to create understanding, both within and beyond her own species.
About our Guests:
Ruthanna Emrys lives in a mysterious manor house on the outskirts of Washington, DC with her wife and their large, strange family. Her stories have appeared in a number of venues, including Strange Horizons, Analog, and Tor.com. She is the author of the Innsmouth Legacy series, which began with Winter Tide. She makes home-made vanilla, obsesses about game design, gives unsolicited advice, and occasionally attempts to save the world.
Ada Palmer is a professor in the history department of the University of Chicago, specializing in Renaissance history and the history of ideas. Her Terra Ignota series explores a future of borderless nations and globally commixing populations. The first volume Too Like the Lightning was a Best Novel Hugo finalist, and won the Compton Crook Award, while Ada received the Campbell Award. She composes music including the Viking mythology cycle Sundown: Whispers of Ragnarok, and performs with the group Sassafrass. She writes about history for a popular audience at exurbe.com and about SF and fantasy-related matters at Tor.com.
Editorial Comment: My online friend, the writer Cory Doctorow, has written very highly of this book and it definitely sounds interesting. It is NOT a climate dystopia but a possibly positive future.
———
Cool: Women Leaders Reversing Global Warming
Friday, August 5
8:30pm EST
RSVP at https://commonwealthclub.secure.force.com/ticket/?_ga=2.166037758.1344668403.1658692302-149928173.1643172478#/instances/a0F3j00001Wq1VeEAJ
Cost: $10
Women and girls all over the world are using intelligence, creativity, energy, and courage to help stop global warming. Paola Gianturco and her 12-year-old granddaughter Avery Sangster set out to chronicle their stories, interviewing and photographing women politicians, corporate executives, scholars, heads of grassroots groups, and presidents of organizations that are all dedicated to combating global warming. These women leaders are based in 10 countries: the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Sweden, Denmark, Tanzania, Australia, Sri Lanka, India, and Hong Kong.
Learn more about what women around the world are doing through the book co-authored by this granddaughter-grandmother team, COOL: Women Leaders Reversing Global Warming. Gianturco and Sangster will be joined by one of the leaders they interviewed, Sheila Watt-Cloutier. Watt-Cloutier, an Inuit activist, will share her thoughts about life in the Arctic and how her Indigenous people are climate change sentinels for the world.
Tackling global warming takes all ages. Paola, Avery and the leaders in their book demonstrate that when the generations listen to one another, change is possible. We invite young people and adults to come, learn together, and be inspired to take action in your own communities.
———
Reclaim Rock City Free Community Fair!
Saturday August 6
12-6 PM
Ringer Park, Allston, MA
For more info, contact reclaimrockcity@gmail.com
Join your neighbors to make connections, enjoy free music, games, sports, poetry, freebies, and collaborative art! All ages.
———
Deep Dialogue Part 2 on weatherizing and electrifying heating in our residential buildings
Monday, August 8
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83538742353
Roger Luckmann, Ed Woll, and Arnie Epstein of our Research Team have been exploring the challenges of weatherizing and electrifying heating in our residential buildings and potential solutions.
Residential buildings emit the majority of building emissions.
For the second part of our Deep Dialogue, continuing from July 25, we discuss our view of approaches to meet the emissions reduction targets for these buildings and review the building emission reduction scenarios identified by the administration in their just released 2030 CECP (Clean Energy and Climate Plan).
———
The Rise of Eco-Fascism – Lowell Bliss
Tuesday, August 9
3PM – 4PM EDT (12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT)
Online
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-rise-of-eco-fascism-lowell-bliss-tickets-249030576157
Lowell led the writing team for the Lausanne Global Consultation on Creation Care and the Gospel “Call to Action” and is one of the few evangelical Climate Leaders with the Climate Reality Project. He and his wife, Robynn (co-author of Expectations and Burnout), were church planting missionaries for fourteen years in India and Pakistan. They now reside with their three children in the tal lgrass prairie ecosystem of Kansas. Lowell has authored or contributed to People, Trees and Poverty: A Snapshot of Environmental Missions; Environmental Missions: Planting Churches and Trees; and Creation Care and the Gospel: Reconsidering the Mission of the Church. He is also a missionary with Christar USA and Interim Executive Director at We Stand With Paris. Lowell will speak to us on The Rise of Eco-Fascism.
———
Building Business Resilience in the Climate Change Era
Wednesday, August 10
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM EDT
Online
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-business-resilience-in-the-climate-change-era-tickets-374580750107
Is your business climate-forward?
The climate might seem outside the purview of your small to medium-sized businesses, but no business is immune when extreme weather events disrupt global supply chains. Meanwhile, consumer demand for sustainable business practices and products is skyrocketing and customers are ditching brands that violate their values. Employees, too, prefer to work with organizations that align with their values.
This webinar helps you understand what it takes to start and grow a resilient business, what you need to adapt to climate-related risks and market pressures, align to Net-Zero Emission policies, and Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) practices.
Read my article on Medium as a preface to this webinar at https://medium.com/@martin.gierczak/building-business-resilience-in-the-climate-change-era-e977f2091be1
Learn more about the speaker, Martin Gierczak, Vice-President, Resilience – Canada/North America at https://linktr.ee/martingierczakpublishing
———
A Global Energy Revolution: Blueprint for a Prosperous, Zero-Carbon Future
Thursday, August 11
8:30PM – 10:30PM EDT (5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT)
Online
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-global-energy-revolution-blueprint-for-a-prosperous-zero-carbon-future-tickets-390707585907
Join us to hear how the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is transforming the global energy system to secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all! RMI is catalyzing rapid, market-based change in the world’s most critical geographies to be aligned to a 1.5°C future.
There is no charge for this online event but please register in advance:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlf–oqjosHtWXPofkh5xE1quZoXl-OKzF 
Our presenter for this talk is Justin Locke, who is the managing director for RMI’s Global South Program, which includes three geographical programs covering small island developing states, sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia. In addition, there is also a focus on climate finance access via the Climate Finance Access Network, and work force development through the Energy Transition Academy. The Global South Program aims to accelerate the transition of developing and emerging economies from a heavy dependence on fossil fuels to a diverse platform of renewables and energy efficiency while establishing a blueprint for the global energy transition.
There will be time for questions from the audience.
Editorial Comment: RMI has been doing exemplary energy work for decades.
———  
CLF Boston Reuse: Highlighting Circular Materials Innovation
Thursday, August 18
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
290 Congress Street, Boston, MA
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clf-boston-reuse-highlighting-circular-materials-innovation-tickets-381014383277
CLF Boston’s Reuse Working Group consists of professionals from across the Architect/Engineer/Contractor (AEC) industries as well as state and local policy makers, all dedicated to furthering reuse and waste diversion efforts on construction projects throughout the greater Boston area. We meet monthly to discuss current and upcoming initiatives, events, and projects related to reuse, share best practices, and learn from a variety of guest speakers.
This month we are excited to meet in person at the BSA Space, where we will host researchers from Washington State University (WSU) who have developed a revolutionary set of products made from reused building materials. By using waste and scrap gypsum wall board in their products, these researchers have created a product that not only helps to solve a critical waste stream in New England, but can help accelerate the change in our region towards a more circular economy. This meeting will provide an opportunity to view their material in person and provide critical feedback for use in further development.
Guest Speaker Profiles:
Taiji Miyasaka Professor, School of Design & Construction
David Drake Assistant Professor, School of Design & Construction
Taiji and David are with the WSU Reuse Design Laboratory, where they work with industry to identify C&D waste streams where robust recycling and reuse is constrained by a lack of current applications. They apply their expertise as designers and researchers to develop new products made from these low-value wastes, expanding markets for C&D waste recyclers, and reducing costs for construction and demolition industries.
————
Carbofex: Biochar at Scale – Founder and CEO Sampo Tukiainen
Tuesday, August 23
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
Online
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/carbofex-biochar-at-scale-founder-and-ceo-sampo-tukiainen-tickets-390440196137
OpenAir is excited to present This Is CDR, an online event series that explores the wide range of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) solutions currently being researched, developed, and deployed, and contextualize them for policy proposals OpenAir seeks to advance in New York, and other states, localities, and jurisdictions worldwide.
This week on This Is CDR we are pleased to welcome Carbofex Founder and CEO Sampo Tukiainen to tell us about the company’s pyrolysis systems that use waste biomass to produce biochar and renewable energy at scale.
About Sampo:
Sampo Tukiainen is the CEO and founder of Carbofex, a revolutionary CO2-removal (biochar) company. Carbofex developed the first biochar based CO2-removal methodology with Puro.earth, and was the first company to sell biochar based CO2-removal certificates.
Carbofex was also the first company to successfully build and operate a large scale allothermal continuous pyrolysis process, and utilise the energy excess in the district heating network of the city of Tampere.
Sampo Tukiainen has worked in the renewables industry for the past 20 years pioneering pyrolysis technology. Over the years he has been active in the implementation of a variety of innovative projects from gasification to pyrolysis and liquid biofuels, with more than 15 international projects under his belt.
————
Embedding sustainability in governance, structure and culture
Wednesday, August 24
7am – 8:30 am EDT (12:00 PM – 1:30 PM BST)
Online
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/embedding-sustainability-in-governance-structure-and-culture-tickets-377715636637
This session will focus on strategies for embedding sustainability in governance, structure and culture with some case studies and examples. The event will include presentations from health leaders, followed by a panel discussion.
AGENDA
Governance and climate change
Richard Smith – Chair, UK Health Alliance on Climate Change
Embedding sustainability in governance and culture
Dr Adrian James – President, Royal College of Psychiatrists
An action plan for tackling climate change
Dr Liz Marder – Treasurer, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion and question and answer session on how organisations can make the changes needed to embed sustainability in organisational culture, the challenges and opportunities. Participants will be encouraged to direct questions and get involved to ensure an engaging and informative discussion on actions that members of UKHACC can take forward after the session.
————
Wetlands, mangroves and global warming!
Wednesday, August 24
8PM – 9PM EDT (8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Singapore Standard)
Online
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wetlands-mangroves-and-global-warming-tickets-384509186327
A live, interactive tour using Zoom, where we will travel to Sungei Buloh, or Bamboo River in Malay. Situated at the northwestern part of Singapore, this 202 hectare wetlands (used to be 103 ha) is home to birds, otters, water snakes (yes it is!), crocodiles and eagles.
Let’s talk about global warming, wetlands and how nature is affected by climate change, and what places are doing to reduce the effects of climate change and adapt to a changing / warming planet.
Let’s talk a little about the birds; there are resident and also migratory birds, and September is the month were they start coming here, to Singapore. Many come all the way from Siberia, Tibet and China, to escape the cold.
For enquires about the tour, pls email: kevin@crts.asia
Editorial Comment: Wetlands and mangroves are potent tools in protecting shorelines and drawing down carbon from the sky. If I were king of the world, I’d focus on these liminal spaces first as, from what I’ve read, they give the biggest bang for the buck. There are seagrasses which can draw down 35 times the carbon than any terrestrial plants can.


Poll



1
votes


Show Results

More energy (and other) events?



1
votes


Vote Now!

More energy (and other) events?

don’t understand the question?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.