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China's Energy Plan

by gmoke Sat Jul 13th, 2024 at 02:59:03 AM EST

China building two-thirds of world's wind and solar projects
http://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/jul/11/china-building-twice-as-much-wind-and-solar-pow er-as-rest-of-world-report

China is also building 21 of the 90 planned nuclear power plants
&
"In 2023, new coal plant construction hit an eight-year high in China."
http://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/10/climate/coal-plants-china.html
China has to do everything

from The Mass Psychology of Fascism

by gmoke Tue Jul 9th, 2024 at 09:26:47 PM EST

For some reason, I've been reading about Fascism these last few years.  Must be something in the air.  Wilhelm Reich is a problematic thinker but I found this book to be well-reasoned and well-researched.  I especially appreciated his remarks on Marxism and Leninism which are very clear.

May his ideas here be useful to us all.

My full notes on this book are available at http://hubeventsnotes.blogspot.com/2024/07/from-mass-psychology-of-fascism.html

The Mass Psychology of Fascism by Wilhelm Reich

NY:  Farrar, Strauss, & Giroux, 1970

(page xiii)  Viewed with respect to man's character, "fascism" is the basic emotional attitude of the suppressed man of our authoritarian machine civilization and its mechanistic-mystical conception of life.
It is the mechanistic-mystical character of modern man that produces fascist parties, and not vice versa.

(xiv)  In its pure form, fascism is the sum total of all the irrational reactions of the average human character. To the obtuse sociologists who lack the mettle to recognize the supreme role played by irrationality in the history of man, the fascist racial theory appears to be nothing more than an imperialistic interest, or, more broadly, speaking, a "prejudice."

(xxiv)  There are liberal capitalists and reactionary workers.  There are no class distinctions when it comes to character.

(18)  The basic traits of the character structures corresponding to a definite historical situation are formed in early childhood, and are far more conservative than the forces of technical production. It results from this that, as time goes on, the psychic structures lag behind the rapid changes of the social conditions from which they derived, and later come into conflict with the new forms of life. This is the basic trait of the nature of so-called tradition, i.e., of the contradiction between the old and the new social situation.

(37)  This ambivalent attitude toward authority - rebellion against it, coupled with acceptance and submission - is a basic feature of every middle-class structure from the age of puberty to full adulthood and is especially pronounced in individuals stemming from materially restricted circumstances.

(62)  From the standpoint of the masses, the nationalistic führer is the personification of the nation. Only insofar as this führer actually personifies the nation in conformity with the national sentiments of the masses does a personal tie to him develop. Insofar as he knows how to arouse emotional family ties in the individuals of the masses, he is also an authoritarian father figure.

(63)  Even more essential, however, is the identification of the individuals of the masses with the "führer." The more helpless, the "mass-individual" has become, owing to his upbringing, the more pronounced is his identification with the führer, and the more of the childish need for protection is discussed in the form of a feeling at one with the führer. This inclination to identify is the psychological basis of the national narcissism, i.e., of the self-confidence that individual man derives from the "greatness of the nation."  The reactionary, lower middle-class man perceives himself in the führer, in the authoritarian state. On the basis of this identification, he feels himself to be a defender of the "national heritage,"of this "nation," which does not prevent him, likewise, on the basis of this identification, from simultaneously despising "the masses" and confronting them as an individual. The righteousness of his material and sexual situation is so overshadowed by the exulting idea of belonging to a master race, and having a brilliant führer that, as time goes on, he ceases to realize how completely he has sunk to a position of insignificant, blind allegiance.
NB:   "Narcissism" can be very powerful and combine a narcissistic sociopath with a public prone to their own narcissism opens up a dangerous hall of mirrors where self-regard allows a lot of blood to flow.

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City Agriculture - July 2, 2024

by gmoke Wed Jul 3rd, 2024 at 01:52:14 AM EST

The world's first organic state:  Sikkim
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg26234911-000-take-a-photographic-tour-around-the-worlds-first- fully-organic-state/
hat tip Monica Raymond

Kansas Ioway tribe shifts to regenerative agriculture
http://phys.org/news/2024-05-soil-kansas-tribe-shifts-regenerative.amp
hat tip Soil4Climate.org

Pioneer ecological designer John Todd has a Substack
https:/oceanarks.substack.com

Aquaponics in city farming
http://www.agritecture.com/blog/circular-economy-aquaponics-in-city-farming
Editorial Comment:  John Todd was a pioneer in the integration of aquaculture with gardening and water purification

Chinese agri and aqua voltaic projects
http://cleantechnica.com/2024/06/03/dual-harvest-agrivoltaics-boost-food-energy-production-in-asia/

Keystone plants by ecoregion - "we have included critical plant genera and local species that host significant numbers of butterflies, moths, and pollen specialist bees. Without these `key' plants, the ecosystem and the wildlife would suffer."
http://nwf.org/keystoneplants

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Energy (and Other) Events Monthly - July 2024

by gmoke Fri Jun 28th, 2024 at 05:46:32 PM EST

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 (http://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
http://zeronetenrg.blogspot.com - 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

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Sunrise Boston Get Together and Open Hub Meeting
Sunday, June 30
5:30PM
Lincoln Park, Somerville, MA
RSVP at http://bit.ly/SunBosInterest

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Scientist Rebellion English-language welcome meeting
Monday, July 1
1:00pm
Online
RSVP at http://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAod-qhrD4iG9RWzSgZkskwuK_Fr4oSrJwe#/registration

Also Monday, July 8, July 15, July 22 at the same time and Zoom registration

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IRENA National Energy Transition Planning Dashboard
Tuesday, July 2
8am EDT [14:00 - 14:30 CET | 16:00 - 16:30 GST]
Online
RSVP at http://irena-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6dXUxeieS66iaIkv_dqs7A#/registration

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Green Iron Corridors
Tuesday, July 2
9-10:30 a.m. ET
Online
RSVP at http://rmi.org/event/webinar-green-iron-corridors/

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Healing Our Land & Our Climate!
July 9 - September 24
Tuesdays: 12 noon -or- 7 pm ET
Next Introductory Session: July 2 at 12 noon
Online
RSVP at http://bio4climate.org/course-offerings/healing-our-land-and-our-climate/?blm_aid=25138
Cost:  $0 - $250

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How to process ammonia as hydrogen carrier for energy generation
Tuesday, July 9
9am EDT [3 p.m. - 4 p.m. CEST]
Online
RSVP at http://www.fraunhofer.de/en/events/webinar-h2-carrier-ammonia-2024.html

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Spotlighting Cost-Effective and Scalable Solutions to Reduce Methane in the Agriculture Sector
Thursday, July 11
8am EDT [14:00 - 15:00 (Paris)]
Online
RSVP at http://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/36ed7d06-1eb8-41cd-9adc-4ee98a712da2@0f9e35db-544f-4f60-bdcc -5ea416e6dc70

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Introducing a major new version of Low Emissions Analysis Platform [LEAP]
Thursday, July 11
9-10:30 a.m. EDT
Online
RSVP at http://www.sei.org/events/major-new-version-leap/

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Advanced nuclear energy - Electricity and beyond
Thursday, July 11
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Online
RSVP at http://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pqbUZFk0SB-Gx6cgQpJkWg#/registration

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Youth Action for Climate and Clean Air Now
Friday, July 12
08:00 - 09:30
Online
RSVP at http://www.ccacoalition.org/events/youth-action-climate-and-clean-air-now

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Energy (and Other) Events Monthly - June 2024

by gmoke Wed May 29th, 2024 at 05:12:46 PM EST

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
http://zeronetenrg.blogspot.com - 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

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ResilientMass Metrics Initiative Public Meeting
Thursday, May 30
2:30 PM in Eastern Time
Online
RSVP at http://cbi-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eubyqjlmR8-QnlCA1-qvWw

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Climate Change: What's Happening and What Harvard is Doing About It
Friday, May 31
3 - 4 p.m.
Harvard Graduate School of Education, Askwith Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge
RSVP at http://web.cvent.com/event/516b1881-e18e-4b6b-b160-771bfc4753da/regPage:126c5edf-8f2c-4a16-97d0-8a8e 9eeeda4e

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Scientist Rebellion Turtle Island Welcome Meeting
Sunday, June 2
3:00 PM
Online
RSVP at http://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kfuGurTkpHtCocGTXeF0iIQqvxXJgxMtc#/registration

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ClimaTech: Bringing together thinkers, leaders and innovators from around the world to the heart of Boston
Monday, June 3 - Wednesday, June 5
RSVP at http://climatech2024.advertisingweek.com/register/-delegate/?code=ClimaTech24

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Harmonizing Biodiversity Conservation with Agricultural Production Across Working Landscapes
Monday, June 3
2pm - 3pm ET [11:00am - 12:00pm PT]
UCSB, 1414 Bren Hall, Santa Barbara, CA
And online
RSVP at http://bren.ucsb.edu/events/harmonizing-biodiversity-conservation-agricultural-production-across-wor king-landscapes

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How to scale and finance industrial "hard" technologies: a view from venture capital
Monday, June 3
7:30pm ET [4:30pm to 5:20pm PT]
Stanford, Skilling Building, Skilling Auditorium, 494 Lomita Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
And online
RSVP at http://events.stanford.edu/event/the_energy_seminar_1831

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2024 Annual Metropolitan Area Planning Commission [MAPC] Council Meeting
Tuesday, June 4
9:00am -  11:30am
Commonwealth Museum, 220 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125
RSVP at http://lp.constantcontactpages.com/ev/reg/g626mv9/lp/f0f937b8-6d62-47fb-a5f4-b1e816d2be5b

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Climate equality: a planet for the 99%
Tuesday, June 4
12pm EST [17:00 - 18:30 BST]
Online
RSVP at http://www.lse.ac.uk/International-Inequalities/Events/Climate-Equality-A-planet-for-the-99/Climate- Equality-A-planet-for-the-99

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Gastronomy And Beyond: The Event
Tuesday, June 4
3:00pm -- 4:30pm ET
MIT Media Lab, E14 - 3rd Floor Atrium, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA
More information at http://www.media.mit.edu/events/gandbtheevent/

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Climate Justice and Mass Incarceration
Tuesday, June 4
4 PM ET
Online
RSVP at http://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OPXHVNbpR_Ka8pR2pScuzA#/registration

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Living Longer, Better
Tuesday, June 4
5:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Online
RSVP at http://wgbh.zoom.us/webinar/register/5417054252432/WN_K4iw97xTS8Kni7isT4RWuA#/registration

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Earth Tech: 2050 Demo Day - Solving Canada's Biggest Climate Challenges
Wednesday, June 5
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
Online
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/earth-tech-2050-demo-day-solving-canadas-biggest-climate-challenges-tick ets-894477033887

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Want to electrify your home? These experts can help
Wednesday, June 5
2:00 p.m.
Online
RSVP at http://forum.canarymedia.com/canary-media1/Home-electrification-real-talk

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The Heart and the Chip: Our Bright Future with Robots
Wednesday, June 5
6-7:30pm
MIT Museum, 314 Main Street, Building E28, Cambridge, MA 02142
RSVP at http://tickets.mitmuseum.org/events/018f5969-3b76-d39a-caa3-0d05b903e831
Cost:  $5

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Building Social Capital for Climate Resilient Communities
Thursday, June 6
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Foley Hoag 155 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA 02210
And online
RSVP at http://climateadaptationforum.org/event/building-social-capital-for-climate-resilient-communities/
Cost:  $15 - $45

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MIT CSAIL + Imagination in Action [IIA] Summit
Friday, June 7
7am - 5pm
MIT Stata, Cambridge, MA
RSVP at https:/www.imaginationinaction.co
RSVP for Start-Up Pitch and Demo at http://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLg3DXUMGL3la_zIT4_xN1K1zjS1Yy7IL7e9CNbmuw5aD0SQ/viewform

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The History of Technology: Past, Present, and Future
Friday, June 7
9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, June 8
9am to 3pm
MIT, Building E51, 115 70 MEMORIAL DR, Cambridge, MA 02142

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What Works Climate Solutions Summit: how can research contribute to good climate policy?
Sunday, June 9- Wednesday, June 12
Technische Universität Berlin
And online
RSVP at http://whatworksclimate.solutions/registration/

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City Agriculture - May 23, 2024

by gmoke Thu May 23rd, 2024 at 04:44:32 AM EST

Restoring Scotland's Uplands - 25 years of experience in rebuilding a valley

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/mar/20/a-mecca-for-rewilders-the-community-led-project-r estoring-scotlands-southern-uplands
Editorial Comment:  rebuilding healthy ecological systems in distant places can make cities and the whole world more resilient

$1 billion, 6,000 acres for agrivoltaics in Ohio
http://www.canarymedia.com/articles/solar/ohio-greenlights-massive-solar-storage-and-agrivoltaics-pr oject

Solar racking design specifically for agrivoltaics
http://cleantechnica.com/2024/03/22/gorgeous-agrivoltaic-system-gilds-the-rural-solar-lily/

American Solar Grazing Association - agrivoltaics, combining agriculture and solar power production
http://solargrazing.org/

The energy costs of controlled environment agriculture
http://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2024/03/27/vertical-farms-climate-energy/
If you need to get past the pay wall:  http://archive.ph/TrQqF
Editorial Comment:  In all the years I've been collecting these links I have found very few CEA businesses that thought about energy from the beginning

Orbital Farms "is a Circular Project Development company which is developing 200 large scale closed loop farms around the world in the next 10 years."
http://orbital.farm
Editorial Comment:  Orbital Farms is one of those few CEA businesses I mentioned above

The House of Green - buildings that bring nature inside
http://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20240420-12-stunning-buildings-that-bring-nature-inside

World's first zero waste restaurant
http://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p0hs7sj4/world-s-first-zero-waste-restaurant-without-a-single-bin

Planning Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems:  From Soil to Soil By Julia Freedgood  (ISBN 9781032276861)
http://www.routledge.com/Planning-Sustainable-and-Resilient-Food-Systems-From-Soil-to-Soil/Freedgood /p/book/9781032276861

Making urban agriculture more sustainable
http://www.agritecture.com/blog/how-can-we-make-urban-agriculture-more-sustainable

"World's largest coastal regeneration project" - mangroves for Dubai
http://amp.cnn.com/cnn/travel/dubai-mangroves-design-spc
hat tip Bethany Leach Parmley

A microfarm in LA
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/may/15/urban-microfarm-farming-environment

The organization which helps homeowners go from lawn to microfarm in LA
http://www.cropswapla.org/

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A Practical Low-Carbon Future

by gmoke Wed May 8th, 2024 at 06:12:08 PM EST

This is the video and transcript of a presentation to the most recent annual Green Builder's Sustainability Symposium by Michael Barnard
http://cleantechnica.com/2024/05/06/green-builder-sustainability-symposium-presentation-slides-trans cript/

It is the clearest presentation I've yet seen of what is technically feasible and happening now.  Basically, the energy solution for greenhouse gases (with many, many additional benefits) is efficiently electrifying everything.  It will go about 80% (thanks, Pareto) towards cleaning up the mess our species, homo sap sap (that sap!), has made.

Now, how do we speed it up?

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Energy (and Other) Events Monthly - May 2024

by gmoke Tue Apr 30th, 2024 at 03:21:16 AM EST

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
https:/zeronetenrg.blogspot.com - 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

More details on each event available at https:hubevents.blogspot.com/2024/04/energy-and-other-events-monthly-may-2024.html
which is also available as a free listserv.

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A Looming Famine: Starvation in Gaza Date & Time
Tuesday, April 30
11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Online
RSVP at http://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iunXWSKOSGySlZVJWMOn-w#/registration
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National Climate Resilience Framework: Food, Land and Water
Tuesday, April 30
3pm - 4pm ET [12pm to 1pm PT]
Online
RSVP at http://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZoB3jvk8S7CRgmnoxnmhww#/registration
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From Data to Action: Leveraging Data Science for Effective Health Policy and Surveillance Against Emerging Infectious Disease Threats.
Tuesday, April 30
3:00 - 5:00 PM EST
BU, 72 East Concord St, Room L-403, Boston, MA
RSVP in person at https:
www.bu.edu/ceid/2024/04/10/from-data-to-action-leveraging-data-science-for-effective-health- policy-and-surveillance-against-emerging-infectious-disease-threats
And online
RSVP at http://bostonu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nPA7uS8ORMGx2dbJTWCj3Q#/
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'True False, Hot Cold': Film Screening & Discussion
Tuesday, April 30
4:30pm to 6:30pm
MIT, Building 55, Atrium 21 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139
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ISO-NE Public Forum on the 2050 Transmission Study
Wednesday, May 1
10:00 a.m. (running for approximately 90 minutes)
Online
RSVP at http://www.iso-ne.com/event-details?eventId=154784
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De-poisoning Catalysts for Sustainable Chemical Processing
Wednesday, May 1
12 - 1 p.m.
Online
RSVP at http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2024-jane-p-chang-fellow-presentation-virtual
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The Human Disease:  How We Create Pandemics, from Our Bodies to Our Beliefs
Wednesday, May 1
7:00 PM ET
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
RSVP at http://www.harvard.com/event/sabrina_sholts/
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Food Waste: Whose responsibility is it?
Thursday, May 2
9:00 - 10:30 ED [GMT-4]
Online
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/food-waste-whose-responsibility-is-it-tickets-853808573427
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Meeting Investor Expectations: Introducing the Nature Action 100 Company Benchmark
Thursday, May 2
10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Online
RSVP at http://ceres-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aTxpuCB7Qi2AM_1YXsuR3w#/registration
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Future of Energy and Power Grids by 2050 Webinar-ICWS North America Chapter
Thursday, May 2
10 - 11:30am EDT
Online
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/future-of-energy-and-power-grids-by-2050-webinar-icws-north-america-chap ter-tickets-814182129667
Cost:  $45
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World Press Freedom Day - The Intersections of Press Freedom and the Environment
Thursday, May 2
12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Online
RSVP at http://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yuNtVb5ZSjGybsi9N2lstQ#/registration
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Exploring Mars and the moon
Thursday, May 2
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Online
RSVP at http://www.brookings.edu/events/exploring-mars-and-the-moon/
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Water for All: Global Solutions for a Changing Climate
Thursday, May 2
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Princeton, McCosh Hall, Room 50, Princeton, NJ
And online
RSVP at http://princeton.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RvMbWbIRSqiM6pkPhIxrhg#/registration
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American Precariat: Parables of Exclusion
Thursday, May 2
8:00PM ET
Online
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-an-evening-with-american-precariat-tickets-872754521267
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Processes of Dispossession, the Imminent Collapse of Tunisian Oases (and what can we do about it)
Friday, May 3
2 - 3:30 p.m.
Harvard, CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland Street, Cambridge
RSVP at http://cmes.fas.harvard.edu/event/processes-dispossession-imminent-collapse-tunisian-oases-and-what- can-we-do-about-it
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Beyond the Forecast: The Interplay of Climate Change and Health
Saturday, May 4
12pm EDT [9am MST]
Online
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-the-forecast-the-interplay-of-climate-change-and-health-tickets-8 81067024187
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The Spring 2024 Mid-Cambridge PLANT SWAP
Saturday,  May 4
NOON to 2 pm
Rain date--in case of DOWNPOUR--is Sunday May 5, 12-2
at Fayette Park (near the corner of Broadway and Fayette Street)
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Scientist Rebellion Turtle Island Welcome Meeting
Sunday, May 5
3:00 PM
RSVP at http://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kfuGurTkpHtCocGTXeF0iIQqvxXJgxMtc#/registration
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Appamada and Gandhian or Nonviolent Economics

by gmoke Tue Apr 16th, 2024 at 02:31:52 AM EST

from my notes on Gandhi's Economic Thought by Ajit K. Dasgupta
NY:  Routledge, 1996 ISBN 0-415-11430-6
http://hubeventsnotes.blogspot.com/2014/04/gandhis-economic-thought.html
[All notes from my readings in Gandhian or nonviolent economics can be accessed through that site as well.]

"Buddhism does not, however, regard economic activity as such as unethical.  On the contrary it gives economic, and in particular business, enterprise an honoured place.  For a proper perspective on Gandhi's economic thought, certain specific elements in the Buddhist approach to economics are especially relevant.  First, a persistent theme of Buddhist texts is that the worldly and the spiritual spheres of activity are not different in kind.  They are, as it were, cut from the same cloth and the conditions required for success in them have  large overlap.  In the Majjjmanikaya, for instance, one who is successful in spiritual enterprise is likened to 'a rich and wealthy man on a long journey through the woods who should eventually emerge safe and sound without a loss of goods'.  Gandhi thought in much the same way.  In formulating economic concepts such as swadeshi or trusteeship Gandhi often used a 'saintly idiom'. This, I believe reflects not so much his religiosity as a belief that material and spiritual considerations can be described in much the same language.

"Second, the general principle of economic conduct for the Buddhist layman is appamada, which translates roughly as paying attention and taking care.  The basic virtues that this principle invokes are attention, carefulness, conscientiousness and diligence.  The householder who seeks to follow the Dhamma must therefore work hard, avoid wasting resources, cultivate his skills, practise thrift and, without becoming possessive, take good care of his possessions. The householder who succeeds in acquiring wealth by honest means and through his own energy and effort, who does not run into debt and retains ownership of his property, who enjoys both material well-being and independence and who uses his wealth for the public good is commended by Buddha;  and the wealth of such a man is described as 'wealth that has seized its opportunity, turned to merit and is fittingly made use of'.  Gombrich sums up:  'Buddha never suggests that laymen should eschew property, he commends wealth which is righteously acquired by one's own effort.

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Energy (and Other) Events Monthly - April 2024

by gmoke Sun Mar 31st, 2024 at 05:51:33 PM EST

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 (http://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

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Index
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More details on each event available at http://hubevents.blogspot.com which is also a free listserv

Planning the Mid-transition for Just and Sustainable Decarbonization
Monday, April 1
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET
R-414ab David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab
And online
RSVP at http://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TtOizKkuTca5mRZA9-gJwA#/registration

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Designs to Help Climate Refugees
Tuesday, April 2
12:30 - 1:30pm EDT
Online
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/inttalk-designs-to-help-climate-refugees-with-tetsu-ohara-tickets-858316 757527

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Lessons Learned for Nature Conservation: A Perspective from 15 Years of Research and Practice at a Global Conservation Organization
Monday, April 1
2pm EST [11:00am - 12:00pm PT]
UCSB, PT1414 Bren Hall, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5131
And online
RSVP at http://bren.ucsb.edu/events/lessons-learned-nature-conservation-perspective-15-years-research-and-pr actice-global
Dr. Reddy will be presenting in person at Bren. Join us in Bren Hall 1414 or watch online using this link and passcode nature

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Realizing the Potential of Nature-based Solutions for Biodiversity and Carbon Conservation
Monday, April 1
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Princeton, 10 Guyot Hall, Princeton, NJ
And online
RSVP at http://princeton.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_C1bzbYxESFeBbLcb41aNGw#/registration

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When youth sue to protect the planet and their health: Inside a bold legal strategy to fight climate change
Monday, April 1
6 - 6:50 p.m.
The Studio, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston
And online
RSVP at http://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a2HvW19jrxHq5pQ

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Reproductive Justice: Global Movements and Wins
Tuesday, April 2
11:00am to 1:00pm
Online
RSVP at http://mit.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_x_COW6cARQKTofBJt0cmyg#/registration

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Climate Populism: The anti-elite backlash against the green transition
Tuesday, April 2
12 - 1:15 p.m.
Harvard, Rubenstein 414AB, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge
And online
RSVP at http://hksexeced.tfaforms.net/f/event-registration?c=701Pp00000G8RRdIAN

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European Politics Seminar -- Energy and Power: Germany in the Age of Oil, Atoms, and Climate Change
Tuesday, April 2
4:30 - 6 p.m.
Harvard, Goldman Room, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Adolphus Bush Hall at Cabot Way, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge
RSVP at http://ces.fas.harvard.edu/events/2024/04/energy-and-power-germany-in-the-age-of-oil-atoms-and-clima te-change-2

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A Renegades' History of the Revolutionary Frontier: Contesting Race & Nation on the Borderlands of the New United States
Tuesday, April 2
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM EST
Online
RSVP at http://18308a.blackbaudhosting.com/18308a/A-Renegades-History-of-the-Revolutionary-Frontier

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Honorable Harvest: Indigenous Knowledge for Sustainability
Tuesday, April 2
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Princeton, McCosh Hall, Room 50, Princeton, NJ
And online
RSVP at http://mediacentrallive.princeton.edu/events/2024/dr-robin-wall-kimmerer-honorable-harvest-indigenou s-knowledge-sustainability

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Innovation for strong sustainability trajectories
Wednesday, April 3
8:30 to 10 a.m. EST [2:30 to 4 p.m. CET]
Online
RSVP at http://www.afd.fr/en/actualites/agenda/innovation-strong-sustainability-trajectories

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Decarbonize Existing Buildings Alliance
Wednesday, April 3
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online
RSVP at http://builtenvironmentplus.org/event/decarbonize-existing-buildings-alliance-4-3/

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The Environment Forum with Hiʻilei Hobart | What Returns, What Remains: A Story about Hawaiian Landscape and Dis/Possession
Wednesday, April 3
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Harvard, Emerson Hall, Room 105, 29 Quincy Street, Cambridge
RSVP at http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/event/environment-forum-hi%E2%80%99ilei-hobart-what-return s-what-remains-story-about-hawaiian

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Forest Loss in 2023: Regional Contexts and Global Trends
Thursday, April 4
9 - 10am EDT  
Online
RSVP at http://wri.zoom.us/webinar/register/6317111325303/WN_6d4vqS1QQRCljVzgTLs0Ew#/registration

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Experiments in Utopia: Community Composting and Alternatives to Neoliberal Sustainability
Thursday, April 4
12 - 1PM
Tufts, Curtis Hall, 474 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA 02155
RSVP at http://tufts.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zKCwxFFxQZWJDy_j7Rvv1A#/registration

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Next in Science: James Webb Space Telescope
Thursday, April 4
2 - 4 p.m.
Harvard, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge
And online
RSVP at http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2024-next-in-science-program

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Jonathan Vigliotti: Stories from the Front Lines of Climate Change in Small-town America
Thursday, April 4
3pm EST [12:00 PM PDT]
Online
RSVP at http://commonwealthclub.my.salesforce-sites.com/ticket/#/instances/a0F8Z00000lUr9TUAS
Cost:  $10

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MC Escher: Amazing Images
Sunday, April 7
1:00pm to 2:30pm
MIT Museum , 314 Main Street, Gambrill Center, Cambridge MA 02142

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City Agriculture - March 21, 2024

by gmoke Thu Mar 21st, 2024 at 04:38:51 PM EST

 Dickson Despommier Wants Our Cities to Be Like Forests
http://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-new-yorker-interview/dickson-despommier-wants-our-cities-to-be- like-forests

hat tip G. S. Murphy from Boston Food System http://elist.tufts.edu/sympa/subscribe/bfs

Babak Babakinejad Ph.D., the MIT whistleblower who brought attention to public safety concerns and the lack of scientific integrity in MIT Media Lab's Open Agriculture Initiative and its Food Computer Project
http://www.whistleblowers.org/whistleblowers/dr-babak-babakinejad/

A longitudinal field study across 5 years (2018-2022) to understand how insect communities responded to newly established habitat on solar energy facilities in agricultural landscapes
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ad0f72
"Our observations highlight the relatively rapid (<4 year) insect community responses to grassland restoration activities and provide support for solar-pollinator habitat as a feasible conservation practice to safeguard biodiversity and increase food security in agricultural landscapes."
hat tip cleantechnica.com

Agroecology in Barcelona and other cities around the world
http://theurbanactivist.com/idea/agroecology-a-long-brewing-urban-fight/

Vertical Farm Daily
http://www.verticalfarmdaily.com/

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Zero Net Energy - March 5, 2024

by gmoke Wed Mar 6th, 2024 at 01:21:22 AM EST

World's biggest "passive house" office building
http://www.canarymedia.com/articles/carbon-free-buildings/boston-skyscraper-named-worlds-biggest-pas sive-house-office
http://cleantechnica.com/2023/10/12/winthrop-center-named-worlds-largest-passive-house-office-buildi ng/

DOE's "Affordable Home Energy Shot" and other housing emissions reductions initiatives of the Biden administration
http://cleantechnica.com/2023/10/21/fossil-free-100-affordable-housing-can-mean-residents-have-no-ut ility-bills/

Cement and carbon black as a supercapacitor and a building material
http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/green-tech/a44716956/scientists-make-supercapacitor-out-of-c ement/
hat tip Andrew Tobias

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Energy (and Other) Events Monthly - March 2024

by gmoke Wed Feb 28th, 2024 at 07:58:27 PM EST

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
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Index
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Mitigation and Reversal Strategies Solutions for a Sustainable Future
Thursday, February 29
11:00 - 12:00 GMT-5
Online
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-mitigation-and-reversal-strategies-solutions-for-a-sustainable-futu re-tickets-788171270487
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Homegrown National Park
Thursday, February 29
12 - 1PM
Tufts, Curtis Hall, 474 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA
And online
RSVP at http://tufts.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oxO3N208RdaKn61cf6IBsQ#/registration
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The Great Deployment: A Look at How the Financing of Climate Technology is Rapidly Evolving
Thursday, February 29
3pm ET [12pm to 1pm PT]
Stanford, Y2E2 Building, 382, 473 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305
And online
RSVP at http://events.stanford.edu/event/sfi_seminar_chante_harris
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How to grow a mind from a brain: From guessing and betting to thinking and talking
Thursday, February 29
4 - 5 p.m.
Harvard Science Center, Hall A, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge
And online
RSVP at http://cmsa.fas.harvard.edu/event/yip-2024/
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Gutman Library Book Talk - Restorative Resistance in Higher Education: Leading in an Era of Racial Awakening and Reckoning
Thursday, February 29
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Harvard, 2nd Floor, Gutman Conference Center E4, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge
RSVP at http://bit.ly/RestorativeResistance
And online
RSVP at http://bit.ly/RestorativeResistVirtual
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Combating Science Misinformation: Featuring Dr. Kasisomayajula Viswanath
Thursday, February 29
5:00pm to 6:30pm
MIT Building 14S-130, 160 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139
And online
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/combating-science-misinformation-tickets-793700277897
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Unsettling Sustainability - Landscape Laboratories as Experimental and Experiential Grounds
Thursday, February 29
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Harvard, Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
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Busting the Bankers' Club:  Finance for the Rest of Us
Thursday, February 29
7:00 PM ET
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
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The Poetry of Climate Change
Thursday, February 29
7 -8:15 PM
Online
RSVP at http://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MjAyNTEz
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Tufts Energy Conference 2024 - Innovation Odyssey: Climate Tech and Economics of the Energy transition
Friday, March 1
9am - 7pm
Cabot Intercultural Center - Tufts University, 170 Packard Avenue Medford, MA 02155
And online
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tufts-energy-conference-2024-tickets-808423926727
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Bottom-Up Approaches in International Development: The Case of Nyaka in Uganda
Friday, March 1
12 - 1 p.m.
Harvard Kennedy School, R-414AB, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge
And online
RSVP at http://hksexeced.tfaforms.net/f/event-registration?c=701Pp000008craVIAQ&_gl=1*irmo60*_ga*MTQ4MzM xMzQ1My4xNzA3MTQ5Nzk0*_ga_72NC9RC7VN*MTcwODc0MzkxNC4zLjEuMTcwODc0Mzk0NS4yOS4wLjA.&_ga=2.29977215 .1789627509.1708743076-1483313453.1707149794
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Water, Waste, and Race:  Environmental Politics during the Nineteenth Century Gold Rushes
Friday, March 1
2:30 to 4:30 pm
MIT, Building E51-275, 1 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA 02142
And online
RSVP at http://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrdOmqqzkiHtEdBHwCQBUEbrFTqTcky6-a#/registration
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Boston Community Solar Cooperative (BCSC) Launch
Saturday, March 2
Doors open at 10am, Speakers begin at 11am
Fields Corner Business Lab Quincy Lee Event Space, 1452 Dorchester Ave, Fourth Floor, Dorchester, MA
RSVP at http://bit.ly/BCSC2024
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Harvard Climate Connect: Challenges and Opportunities for Building Equitable Climate Resilience in the Boston Area
Saturday, March 2
12:30 - 4 p.m.
Pound Hall, Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at http://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfLiv0rzfCyKdAexa1nM4RgxvUdyCySzu4J94OVpUiWucE5-w/viewform
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Scientist Rebellion Turtle Island Welcome Meeting
You can choose to attend one or more of the following sessions.
March 3,  3:00 PM; April 7, 3:00 PM;  May 5, 3:00 PM
RSVP at http://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kfuGurTkpHtCocGTXeF0iIQqvxXJgxMtc#/registration
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Riding the Waves: Adaptation to Extreme Temperatures in a Changing Climate
Monday,  March 4
11:05 am [4:05pm GMT]
Oxford, Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building
And online
RSVP at http://www.inet.ox.ac.uk/events/environmental-economics-seminar-wk8/
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U.S. International Climate and Energy Policy
Monday, March 4
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET
Harvard, R-414ab David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge MA 02138
And online
RSVP at http://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_onQF4wMVR9WMqfYfXg1ICQ#/registration
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Beyond Carbon in Nature-Based Climate Solutions:  Documenting Tropical Forest Biodiversity Loss and Recovery Using Sounds
Monday, March 4
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Princeton, 300 Wallace Hall, Princeton, NJ
And online
RSVP at http://cpree.princeton.edu/events/2024/beyond-carbon-nature-based-climate-solutions
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On Environmental Pollution Impacts on Human Health
Monday, March 4
2pm ET [11:00am to 12:00pm PT]
USCB, Bren Hall 1414, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5131
And online
RSVP at http://bren.ucsb.edu/events/bren-seminar-eunha-hoh-environmental-pollution-impacts-human-health
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Environmental, Energy, and Engineering Career Fair
Monday, March 4
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST
John B. Hynes Convention Center, Junior Ballroom, 302 & 304, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115
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Religion in Times of Earth Crisis | A Series of Public Online Conversations: The Practice of Wild Mercy: Something Deeper Than Hope
Monday, March 4
6:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Online
RSVP at http://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lqjE5m36S3yUjASXSZWktQ#/registration
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How One House of Worship & School Reduced Carbon by 85%
Monday, March 4,
7-8 pm (EST)
Online
RSVP at http://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MjAyMTAx
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Navigating Africa's Trifecta of Energy, Climate, and Development with Pragmatism
Monday, March 4
7:30pm EST [4:30pm to 5:20pm PT]
Stanford, Jen-Hsun Huang Building (School of Engineering), NVIDIA Auditorium, Jen-Hsun Huang Center, 475 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305
And online
RSVP at http://events.stanford.edu/event/the_energy_seminar_March_4
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How Disinformation is Sabotaging America
Monday, March 4
9pm ET [6:00 PM PST]
The Commonwealth Club of California, 110 The Embarcadero, Taube Family Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 94105
And online
RSVP at http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2024-03-04/barbara-mcquade-joyce-vance-how-disinformation-sab otaging-america
Cost:  $0 - $10

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Some February food and agriculture events

by gmoke Wed Jan 31st, 2024 at 06:58:07 PM EST

Climate-thinking: How farms are integrating climate change into their plans
Thursday, February 1
13:00 - 14:30 GMT-5
Online
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-thinking-how-farms-are-integrating-climate-change-into-their-pla ns-tickets-794364915847
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Cultivating a Greener Future: Regenerative Agriculture Policies
Monday, February 5
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET
Harvard, R-414ab David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab
And online
RSVP at http://www.hks.harvard.edu/events/energy-policy-seminar-cultivating-greener-future-regenerative-agri culture-policies
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Climate Solutions in Three Acts: Net-Zero Aviation, Prioritizing Wildfire Avoidance, and Food without Agriculture
Monday, February 5
2pm ET [11:00am to 12:00pm PT]
UCSB, Bren Hall 1414
And online
RSVP at http://bren.ucsb.edu/events/climate-solutions-three-acts-net-zero-aviation-prioritizing-wildfire-avo idance-and-food
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Greening the Future: Nature-Based Climate Solutions Challenge
Saturday, February 10
9:30 - 11:30am EST
Online
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/greening-the-future-nature-based-climate-solutions-challenge-tickets-807 888615597
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Tiny Gardens Everywhere: A History of Food Sovereignty for the 21st Century
Thursday, February 15
12 - 1PM
Tufts, Curtis Hall, 474 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA
And online
RSVP at http://tufts.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9F0coNnqSWe1J4kr9Zv46w#/registration
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Shining a Light on Food Systems as a Solution to the Climate Agenda
Wednesday, February 21
4 - 5:30pm EST
Online
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/shining-a-light-on-food-systems-as-a-solution-to-the-climate-agenda-tick ets-809039828907
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On the Political Economy of Deforestation
Monday, February 26
2pm ET [11:00am to 12:00pm PT]
USCB, Bren Hall 1414, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5131
Online
RSVP at http://bren.ucsb.edu/events/bren-seminar-kathryn-baragwanath-political-economy-deforestation
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Mitigation and Reversal Strategies Solutions for a Sustainable Future
Thursday, February 29
11:00 - 12:00 GMT-5
Online
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-mitigation-and-reversal-strategies-solutions-for-a-sustainable-futu re-tickets-788171270487
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Beyond Carbon in Nature-Based Climate Solutions:  Documenting Tropical Forest Biodiversity Loss and Recovery Using Sounds
Monday, March 4
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Princeton, 300 Wallace Hall, Princeton, NJ
And online
RSVP at http://cpree.princeton.edu/events/2024/beyond-carbon-nature-based-climate-solutions
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A Celebration of and for Trees: Creating Eco-Performance
Thursday, March 7
12 - 1PM
Tufts, Curtis Hall, 474 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA
And online
RSVP at http://tufts.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZTQhWUDbTsmpVDWDEQFZUg#/registration

Energy (and Other) Events Monthly - February 2024

by gmoke Mon Jan 29th, 2024 at 12:57:16 AM EST

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 (http://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

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Index
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Next steps for offshore energy production
Learn more about new research on the potential of combining offshore wind and hydrogen power.
Monday, January 29
6 - 7am EST [12.00 CET]
Online
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.se/e/next-steps-for-offshore-energy-production-tickets-796737010847
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On the environmental impacts of genetically modified crops
Monday, January 29
2pm ET [11:00am to 12:00pm PT]
UCSB, Bren Hall 1414
And online
RSVP at http://bren.ucsb.edu/events/bren-seminar-frederik-noack-environmental-impacts-genetically-modified-c rops
Frederik Noack, Assistant Professor, Food and Resource Economics Group, University of British Columbia
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The greenest building can be... the one that is already built: an interactive energy house model
Monday, January 29
2:00pm to 4:00pm
MIT,  Building 9, 9-255, 105 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Cambridge, MA 02139
RSVP at http://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1E3W5sm30J2cwUYMjNvMMUJclmFLzRa3RgmsR-vyinlo/edit#gid=0
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Toward a Regenerative Future: The Role of Business in a Time of Crisis
Monday, January 29
6 pm ET
Online
RSVP at http://wgbh.zoom.us/webinar/register/8316947227642/WN_01FvXV6AR--ZLneJ0X6Bxg#/registration
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Religion in Times of Earth Crisis: A Procession of Catastrophes
Monday, January 29
6 - 8:45 p.m.
Online
RSVP at http://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lqPUoByLRjGNOvrImc6lZQ#/registration
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Jewish Resistance and the Musicians of Terezin: Lessons for Our Time
Monday, January 29
7 - 8:30pm EST
BU, 213 Bay State Road Boston, MA 02215
And online
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/jewish-resistance-and-the-musicians-of-terezin-lessons-for-our-time-tick ets-777839267187
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An uncertain future for the US critical mineral supply chain
Monday, January 29
7:30pm ET [4:30pm to 5:20pm PT]
Stanford, Jen-Hsun Huang Building (School of Engineering), NVIDIA Auditorium, Jen-Hsun Huang Center, 475 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305
And online
RSVP at http://events.stanford.edu/event/the_energy_seminar_january_29_Caers
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The Climate Story in 2024
Tuesday, January 30
12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Online
RSVP at http://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5117060446696/WN_AkI3337ASkmUVSDrssslyw#/registration''
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Revisiting Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower in 2024
Tuesday, January 30
4 PM-5 PM ET
Online
RSVP at http://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VELjCHS1Qz-v0-qRjvK-fQ#/registration'
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"What Would Be A Just Energy Transition?"
Tuesday, January 30
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Forum at Columbia University, 601 W. 125th St., New York, NY 10027 315
And online
RSVP at http://events.columbia.edu/cal/event/showEventMore.rdo;jsessionid=e5XaMGha1sXoLK6tMcmfdsMwyxQLdK4Jhe 1OkwWk.calprdapp08
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Shelter and Homeless Housing Roundtable: Shelter Crises & Supportive Housing
Tuesday, January 30
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online
RSVP at http://www.architects.org/events/683250/2024/01/30/shelter-and-homeless-housing-roundtable-shelter-c rises-supportive-housing-work-by-massachusetts-housing-shelter-alliance-mhsa-virtual
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AI Cyber Lunch: "Reimagining Democracy for the Age of AI"
Wednesday, January 31
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
Harvard, R-414ab David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab
And online
RSVP at http://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OoNvWyqgQbOl6ukulF8mYg#/registration
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Mobile Money in Africa
Wednesday, January 31
12pm to 1:15pm
Northeastern University, Curry Student Center 346, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
http://damore-mckim.northeastern.edu/events/nardone-family-seminar-mobile-money-in-africa/ `
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The Cost of Comfort: How Everyday Choices and Business Practices Impact the Environment and Labor
Wednesday, January 31
3:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Online
RSVP at http://pulitzercenter-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_47Sy8_5xRn25oJrMQll3Ow#/registration
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Creative Maladjustment and the Climate Crisis
Wednesday, January 31
7pm ET [4pm to 5:30pm PT]
Stanford, Encina Hall, Bechtel Conference Center, 616 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305
And online
RSVP at http://events.stanford.edu/event/payne_distinguished_lecture_series_creative_maladjustment_and_the_c limate_crisis
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Silicon Valley Reads 2024: A Greener Tomorrow Starts Today
Wednesday, January 31
10pm EST [7:00 PM PST]
DeAnza Visual and Performing Arts Center, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014
And Online
RSVP at http://commonwealthclub.my.salesforce-sites.com/ticket/#/instances/a0F8Z00000lUnhIUAS
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Temperatures rising: Illegal and unregulated fisheries, climate change, and armed conflict at sea
Thursday, February 1
10:30 am EST - 11:30 am EST
Online
RSVP at  http://www.brookings.edu/events/temperatures-rising-illegal-and-unregulated-fisheries-climate-change -and-armed-conflict-at-sea 
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Tufts at the Energy Transition
Thursday, February 1
12 - 1PM
Tufts, Curtis Hall, 474 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA
And online
RSVP at http://tufts.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UlgvZ8L8QaqkDV_bZu9tbQ#/
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Climate-thinking: How farms are integrating climate change into their plans
Thursday, February 1
13:00 - 14:30 GMT-5
Online
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-thinking-how-farms-are-integrating-climate-change-into-their-pla ns-tickets-794364915847
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Science Communication in a Crisis
Thursday,  February 1
1:00pm to 3:30pm
MIT, Building 54, 823, 21 AMES ST, Cambridge, MA 02139
Email Chris Reddy (creddy@whoi.edu) to Register.
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Climate Change and Planetary Health Equity
Thursday, February 1
1:15 - 2:30 p.m.
Harvard Kennedy School, Bell Hall (B-500), Belfer Building, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge
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EnergyBar: Kicking Off 2024
Thursday, February 1
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Greentown Labs, 444 Somerville Avenue, Somerville, MA
RSVP at http://lu.ma/vb42oyum
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COP28 Symposium: Hear from BC's Delegation
Friday, February 2
245 Beacon Street, Room 501 (Schiller Institute Convening Space), Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
http://www.bc.edu/content/bc-web/centers/schiller-institute/news-events.html
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City Agriculture - January 16, 2024

by gmoke Wed Jan 17th, 2024 at 04:46:17 AM EST

Liquid3, an urban photo-bioreactor that uses microalgae to remove CO2, produce O2, and biomass
http://theindexproject.org/award/nominees/7109
hat tip MonkCanatella@MonkCanatella@sh.itjust.works

Farm to wetland
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/oct/22/farm-wetland-bird-animal-sanctuary-oregon
NB:  Not exactly "city agriculture" but I'm betting wetlands can be scaled down similarly to Miyawaki Forests

Farm to school in Washington DC
http://dccentralkitchen.org/2023/10/24/beyond-the-buzzword-how-dc-central-kitchen-makes-farm-to-scho ol-work-for-everyone/
hat tip Craig Newmark

First private Miyawaki Forest in Cambridge MA (and maybe USAmerica)
http://www.bostonglobe.com/2023/11/22/metro/cambridge-resident-wanted-bigger-things-her-urban-front- yard-neighbors-helped-plant-miyawaki-forest-there/
To get past the pay wall:  http://archive.ph/7nVHB
Previously:  NYTimes on Miyawaki Forests
http://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/24/climate/tiny-forests-climate-miyawaki.html?unlocked_article_code=v 8kupwL3yFzi2-IC0KNf0BfACVFIpjsbxhk-7AhXQAjnPcgfL1u0jgLszg6uQztWlpZc6_V1QOwLy6Gv10Xwtcw4Ht8XwkuGji4rD hmQ9qYforZU9MX8B7Q19uUpL1k9IKEMDgPfj6FekloEFoqn1Y2VdY6nwLtGMfO64JI_zm6W9HOOXuzcd3NCbBmj1eTS-5WwgnUq0 Tm-ywZl4thMTz41iiE6RiRI11a0b8w_kTUQ855mbxbQVNWMm6Snn-J99xG67V4n4GNA2UfGJGq0DHfoU4lbAHtzu2ALpW-XHk-wG jHpUCFZ1zvw6xBW2LkxalBrw803-EJSR0-3v-fbax0XyIIi7FY&smid=url-share
Editorial Comment:  My sources at Biodiversity for a Livable Climate (http://bio4climate.org/) report that this article brought many new members and attention to their great work.

Naturebase - a database of Natural Climate Solutions (NCS)
http://www.naturebase.org/

AppHarvest - the collapse of an indoor farming start-up in Kentucky
http://grist.org/agriculture/appharvest-indoor-farming-morehead-kentucky/
Editorial Comment:  This is at least the second example where approaching food production as if it were a computer start-up resulted in a crash and burn disaster. The other example I know of is CityFarm at MIT's Media Lab which, from what I've read, seems to have been a complete fraud, a fraud MIT would like everyone to forget.

Netherlands' agriculture and how they plan to be the breadbasket of the world
2017 NatGeo article:  http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/article/holland-agriculture-sustainable-farming
To get past the paywall:  https://archive.ph/BRZCZ
2021 article:  http://investinholland.com/news/from-agtech-to-table-how-the-dutch-are-reaping-a-new-harvest/

Banking winter ice in Ladakh
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-67469222
Editorial Comment:  This technique may also be useful in urban areas

Tree Folio NYC:  The right tree in the right place for urban forestry
http://labs.aap.cornell.edu/daslab/projects/treefolio
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/nov/30/new-york-city-tree-planting-lidar-mapping

Paris begins an urban forest to cover up to half the city
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-12-08/paris-s-urban-forest-plan-takes-a-new-step-with-tr ees-at-the-place-de-catalogne

Dallas sees a future in urban farming
http://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2023/12/why-dallas-sees-a-future-in-urban-farming/
hat tip Henry Gordon-Smith

Two compendia of geotherapy:
http://docs.google.com/document/d/1QR9Xk3aq3soidmob6nS9PMstKcllmRlgpaVDyFzRkwY/edit
http://bio4climate.org/compendium/

Some Zoom (and Other) Agriculture Events in January

by gmoke Fri Jan 12th, 2024 at 03:28:10 AM EST

Increasing Affordability Through Municipal Climate Action - webinar #4 - FOOD SECURITY
Monday, January 15
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Online
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/increasing-affordability-through-municipal-climate-action-food-security- tickets-672266566397
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Eating Down the Food Chain: Let Them Eat Algae
Tuesday, January 16
10pm ET [7pm to 8pm PT]
Hopkins Marine Station, Izzie Abbott Boatworks Auditorium, 120 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA. 93950
And online
RSVP at http://stanford.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_enci5N_oQfmGX4JCXhaVNA#/registration
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Climate Resilient Gardening:  Natures Green-Print
Thursday, January 18
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Online
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-resilient-gardening-natures-green-print-tickets-765890317557
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On the environmental impacts of genetically modified crops
Monday, January 29
2pm ET [11:00am to 12:00pm PT]
UCSB, Bren Hall 1414
And online
RSVP at http://bren.ucsb.edu/events/bren-seminar-frederik-noack-environmental-impacts-genetically-modified-c rops
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More at Energy (and Other) Events http://hubevents.blogspot.com
Also City Agriculture, a quarterly links list http://cityag.blogspot.com

Energy (and Other) Events Monthly - January 2024

by gmoke Sun Dec 31st, 2023 at 11:47:52 PM EST

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 (http://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

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Index
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More information on each event at http://hubevents.blogspot.com

Venture Capital and Demand-side Decarbonization: How to get rich while saving the planet
Monday, January 8
7:30pm ET [4:30pm to 5:20pm PT]
Stanford, Jen-Hsun Huang Building (School of Engineering), NVIDIA Auditorium, Jen-Hsun Huang Center, 475 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305
And online
RSVP at http://events.stanford.edu/event/the_energy_seminar_January_8_Mike_Lin

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What Works in Community News
Tuesday, January 9
7:00PM ET
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
And online
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ellen-clegg-and-dan-kennedy-what-works-in-community-news-tickets-7636463 35747
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Harvard Graduate School of Design [GSD] Virtual Town Hall: Engaged Citizenry
Wednesday, January 10
1 - 2:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom
RSVP at http://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oCJlHbgESBauGmxs_2dSjw#/
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Explaining the Hydrogen Tax Credit Rules: A First Look with Rocky Mountain Institute [RMI]
Wednesday, January 10
2:00 p.m. ET
Online
RSVP at http://rmi.org/event/webinar-explaining-the-hydrogen-tax-credit-rules-a-first-look-with-rmi/
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Breaking Twitter
Wednesday, January 10
7:00PM ET
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
And online
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ben-mezrich-breaking-twitter-tickets-761375934917
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Keeping Up with COP28

by gmoke Thu Nov 30th, 2023 at 10:49:48 PM EST

As someone who scans the Internet to find energy/environment/climate events (mostly academic) around the world to publish Energy (and Other) Events Monthly (http://hubevents.blogspot.com), I found these online events which are intended to keep people informed about what is going to go on in Dubai during the Conference of Parties or COP28.  If you can't make it to the United Arab Emirates to participate, these events should provide you with the information you just might want or need.

RMI [Rocky Mountain Institute] at COP28
Multiple events from December 1 through December 12
More information at http://rmi.org/rmi-at-cop28/ and http://rmi.org/events/

COP28 Climate Hub
Daily live broadcasts from COP28 in Dubai. December 1-11, 2023
http://www.wedonthavetime.org/events/cop28

Cop28 and the green transition, with Christiana Figueres and others
Tuesday, December 5
3:00 EST
Online
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/cop28-and-the-green-transition-with-christiana-figueres-and-others-ticke ts-734770015897
Cost:  £10.88

Editorial Comment:  Christiana Figueres was the head of the UNFCC and, in my opinion, was one of the lynch-pins who made the Paris Agreement possible by concentrating on moving cities, states, and sub-national regions forward on climate after the debacle of the Copenhagen COP.  I've seen her speak a few times and she is extremely knowledgable, smart, and FIERCE.

Putting People at the Center of Just Transition:  How can we achieve a people-focused approach to a just transition?
Friday, December 8
[9.30-10.15 [UTC+4)]
Online
RSVP at http://pub.norden.org/cop28/-december-8-equality-just-transition.html#id03386

Online dialogue: COP28 post-match analysis
December 19
7:30 - 9am EST [13:30 - 15:00 CET]
Online
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.se/e/online-dialogue-cop28-post-match-analysis-tickets-757617994817

Post-match analysis:  "It was a slam dunk by gut-check time but we kept our eyes on the ball and answered the bell.  Now the ball's in your court, Mr Monday-Morning Quarterback."

PS:  A lot of these events are archived online these days as well and can be found with a little effort.

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Energy (and Other) Events Monthly - December 2023

by gmoke Tue Nov 28th, 2023 at 08:06:44 PM EST

 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

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Index
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More information on each event at http://hubevents.blogspot.com

Does democracy imply majority rule? Insights from the US and around the world
Wednesday, November 29
4:30pm to 6:00pm
MIT, Building E15, Bartos Theater, E15-070. 20 AMES ST, Cambridge, MA 02142

Conference on AI & Democracy
Thursday, November 30 - Saturday, December 2
Thursday: Harvard, Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South
Friday: Loeb House
Saturday: Malkin Penthouse, HKS
RSVP at http://airtable.com/appdEhGPi9PSUJeLr/shr3VnhhuYgiCTbgc

RMI [Rocky Mountain Institute] at COP28
November 30-December 12, 2023 (Hybrid; Dubai, UAE)
More information http://rmi.org/events/

Crisis as Catalyst: Meeting the Moment with Transformational Investments
Thursday, November 30
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, Louis D. Brandeis Conference Center, 155 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA
And online
RSVP at http://climateadaptationforum.org/event/crisis-as-catalyst-meeting-the-moment-with-transformational- investment/
Cost $15 - $45

Lies in Your Grocery Cart: How Misinformation and Disinformation Impact Food Choice
Thursday, November 30
12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Harvard Law School, WCC; 2036 Milstein East B, 1585 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Learning from Indigenous Voices: Adaptation Futures 2023 Conference
Thursday, November 30
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online
RSVP at http://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/99038829904?pwd=bnk5VU0zQVdwRUxWYTE2czAvNEd2UT09&from=addon

Arctic Methane Emissions: Uncertainty and the Value of Better Information; Plus: COP28 preview
Thursday, November 30
1:15 - 2:30 p.m.
Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F Kennedy Street, Cambridge
RSVP at http://web.cvent.com/event/8c2f4383-ea75-4153-a9ac-a88dede9d1bd/regProcessStep1?RefId=Gazette&rp =2174ca8b-9157-48d8-b0d2-7ce64606e847

Circular Economy in the Buildings Sector
Thursday, November 30
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Greentown Labs, 444 Somerville Avenue, Somerville, MA 02143
RSVP at http://greentownlabs.com/event/circular-economy-buildings-sector/

Engineering Ecosystems with AI
Thursday, November 30
6:00pm to 9:00pm
MIT, Building 32, 32-449, 32 VASSAR ST, Cambridge, MA 02139
And online
RSVP at http://acm-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/9116977451705/WN_4z6KkwZbRxq_WpTR6RrEBA
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