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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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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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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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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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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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Clean Energy Wire's Fact Sheet on Upcoming Dutch Election

by gmoke Sun Nov 12th, 2023 at 12:06:14 AM EST

"Any new government will have to make difficult decisions on the controversial topic of nitrogen emissions and how to prioritise different sectors such as farming, aviation, and construction. Dutch climate policy also stretches across borders. The country is one of of the world's largest agricultural exporters, and recently closed one of Europe's largest natural gas fields, which served neighbouring countries for decades. The Netherlands also aims to become the continent's green hydrogen hub. This factsheet gives an overview of crucial climate and energy issues, and how the highest-polling parties position themselves."

https://www.cleanenergywire.org/factsheets/wide-open-dutch-elections-shape-transition-key-agricultur e-exporter

Looks like they did their homework and the Netherlands with its focus on agricultural production is one country which may help show the future of clikmate regulation and laws.  That is, if there is a future.

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Energy (and Other) Events - November 2023

by gmoke Sun Oct 29th, 2023 at 02:10:41 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 - 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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Power to the People
Sunday, October 29
10am - 2pm EDT
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/power-to-the-people-tickets-698548987827

2023 Wicked High Tide
Sunday, October 29
11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2023-wicked-high-tide-tickets-717177355777

Home Energy Efficiency Team [HEET] Fundraiser
Sunday, October 29
4:30-7:00
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/heet-fundraiser-envision-the-future-tickets-717391225467

Deep Live Gathering
October 30 - November 5
Online
RSVP at http://futuref.org/deeplivegathering

Taking Stock of the International Climate Effort
Monday, October 30
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET
RSVP at http://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h98ypA4HQ9WPLlgY85ygQg#/registration

Should we re-freeze the Arctic? Exploring climate repair with Professor Sir David King
Tuesday, October 31
1 - 3pm EST [18:00 - 20:00 BST]
RSVP at http://www.eventsforce.net/nesta/frontend/reg/tRegisterEmailNew.csp?pageID=49160&eventID=183& ;tempPersonID=71159

Climate Change Solutions to Protect Health and Promote Equity
Tuesday, October 31
3:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Online
RSVP at http://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4116974789503/WN_AH3MuXBNRVGX4o3UpMgGUg#/registration

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Zero Net Energy - October 15, 2023

by gmoke Sun Oct 15th, 2023 at 07:27:15 PM EST

National University of Singapore's College of Design and Engineering retrofits its buildings and develops a net zero urban sustainability program
http://cde.nus.edu.sg/news-detail/cde-launches-landmark-urban-sustainability-initiatives/
http://inhabitat.com/net-zero-program-at-singapore-university-leads-asia-forward/

Türkiye's 300 year old eco-mansions
http://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20230510-turkeys-300-year-old-eco-mansions

New Forest House - 97% less expensive to run than a home built to 2021 building standards, using 110% less energy compared to a home powered by gas
http://padstudio.co.uk/project/new-forest-national-park/
http://inhabitat.com/net-zero-new-forest-home-is-made-out-of-timber/

CABN net zero modular homes for a net zero community
http://cabn.co/
http://inhabitat.com/cabn-modular-homes-will-be-part-of-a-net-zero-community/

First zero carbon house in California, Malibu of course
http://www.marisolmalibu.com/zero1
http://inhabitat.com/the-first-home-in-california-to-be-zero-carbon-certified/

Clayton Homes is building manufactured houses that meet Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home specifications
http://inhabitat.com/these-zero-energy-ready-homes-are-solar-and-energy-efficient/
http://www.claytonhomes.com/

Houston will have a net energy positive public artwork, Arco del Tiempo, or Arch of Time, a shape made from the sun's path
http://news.artnet.com/art-world/houston-clean-energy-artwork-arch-of-time-riccardo-mariano-2335103
hat tip Leslie Alden

Growing buildings from fungi
http://cleantechnica.com/2023/07/15/scientists-are-growing-sustainable-buildings-from-fungi-now/

Chinese sky wells
http://www.bbc.com/future/article/20230712-how-ancient-skywells-are-keeping-chinese-homes-cool

800-unit apartment Passive House development in Newton MA
http://www.bostonglobe.com/2023/08/02/business/how-one-housing-project-newton-may-change-way-we-thin k-about-building-green/
Alternative if paywalled:  http://archive.ph/Z3uqK#selection-1653.2-1653.29
Editorial Comment:  The developer listened to Green Newton, a long-time local environmental group

Building Climate Positive
http://medium.com/the-climate-action-lab-at-wally-farms
http://www.youarethecity.com/
hat tip https:/www.treehugger.com/wally-farm-guesthouses-by-kaja-kuhl-7852690

A Brooklyn near zero energy renovation - from the NYTimes
http://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/19/realestate/sustainable-home-renovation-brooklyn.html

Zero Net Energy is also a listserv archived at http/zeronetenergy.blogspot.com

Facing the Emotional Reality of Accelerating Climate Transformations

by gmoke Thu Oct 12th, 2023 at 05:18:52 PM EST

Once you know:  growing our capacity to face darkening climate predictions

2023 Charles D Keeling Memorial Lecture, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
May 8, 2023
Susan Moser, Affiliate Faculty at University of Massachusetts Amherst; Research Faculty at Antioch University of New England

Lecture:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6pCZ1-K0To
Once You Know documentary:  http://www.videoproject.org/once-you-know.html

Moser first learned of climate change in 1985
"We're moving outside the range of the familiar in terms of frequency, intensity, and how expensive they are."
growing acknowledgment of mental health threats from climate
extreme heat causes people to be more aggressive
"It is really intense how domestic violence and abuse of children goes up in those [climate] events:  any time another storm hits, a man hits a woman" is a bitter irony known among those who work in that field
Climate change is not the same for everybody, the people who did the least to cause the problems and least able to navigate climate change are hurt worse and have to look at the effects almost constantly.  

[Moser repeated this point several times.]

The confluence of racism and poverty with climate is potent.

There is also first responder burn-out
Is This How You Feel - letters from scientists to the future on climate
http://www.isthishowyoufeel.com

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City Agriculture - October 4, 2023

by gmoke Wed Oct 4th, 2023 at 06:18:57 AM EST

Babylon Micro-Farms - for corporate dining, student dining, senior living communities, and event and hospitality venues now in 31 states
http://babylonmicrofarms.com/

Local ecosystem restoration and food forestry - the transformation of one yard in San Antonio, TX
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2023/3/25/2159617/-Local-ecosystem-restoration-and-food-forestry

Green Shades - vegetal awnings
http://www.singulargreen.com/en/green-shades/
hat tip Alexandra Sokol

Festival of Debate 2023: Cities, farming, construction and greenspaces - series of 4 recorded webinars
http://grantham.sheffield.ac.uk/webinars/

City Farmer News - from Vancouver, BC, Canada with news of urban farming from everywhere
http://cityfarmer.info/

Montreal street in transition from parking to community garden
https:/mastodon.social@arndell/110922058146104641

NYTimes on Miyawaki Forests
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/24/climate/tiny-forests-climate-miyawaki.html?unlocked_article_code= v8kupwL3yFzi2-IC0KNf0BfACVFIpjsbxhk-7AhXQAjnPcgfL1u0jgLszg6uQztWlpZc6_V1QOwLy6Gv10Xwtcw4Ht8XwkuGji4r DhmQ9qYforZU9MX8B7Q19uUpL1k9IKEMDgPfj6FekloEFoqn1Y2VdY6nwLtGMfO64JI_zm6W9HOOXuzcd3NCbBmj1eTS-5WwgnUq 0Tm-ywZl4thMTz41iiE6RiRI11a0b8w_kTUQ855mbxbQVNWMm6Snn-J99xG67V4n4GNA2UfGJGq0DHfoU4lbAHtzu2ALpW-XHk-w GjHpUCFZ1zvw6xBW2LkxalBrw803-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.

Urban oases combine roof gardens and solar panels
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-66054688

Green corridors instead of heat islands in Medellin, Colombia
http://www.bbc.com/future/article/20230922-how-medellin-is-beating-the-heat-with-green-corridors

Improving photosynthesis in plants through genetics
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-66798680

Botanarchy - guerrilla gardening on public property
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/sep/28/i-call-it-botanarchy-the-hackney-guerrilla-garden er-bringing-power-to-the-people
Editorial Comment:  I've been known to do something similar myself from time to time and enjoy the idea that the concept of "seed bombing," preparing balls of mud full of wildflower seeds to throw into vacant lots, seems to have gone from a kitchen table conversation in late 1970s to an underground reality today

Learning from India
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-66717353

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Energy (and Other) Events Monthly - October 2023

by gmoke Sun Oct 1st, 2023 at 08:36:21 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

More information on all these events at http://hubevents.blogspot.com

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A Tale by Benjamin Franklin

by gmoke Sun Sep 17th, 2023 at 07:15:08 PM EST

A Tale

There was once an Officer, a worthy man, named Montrésor, who was very ill.  His parish Priest, thinking he would die, advised him to make his Peace with God, so that he would be recieved into Paradise.  "I don't feel much Uneasiness on that Score," said Montrésor;  "for last Night I had a Vision which set me entirely at rest."  "What vision did you have?" asked the good Priest.  "I was," he said, "at the Gate of Paradise with a Crowd of People who wanted to enter.  And St. Peter asked each of them what Religion he belonged to.  One answered, `I am a Roman Catholic.' `Very well,' said St. Peter;  `come in, & take your Place over there among the Catholics.'  Another said he belonged to the Anglican Church.  `Very well,' said St. Peter;  `come in, & take your Place over there among the Anglicans.'  Another said he was a Quaker.  `Very well,' said St. Peter;  `come in, & take a Place among the Quakers.' Finally he asked me what my Religion was.  `Alas!' I replied, `unfortunately poor Jacques Montrésor belongs to none at all.'  'That's a pity,' said the Saint.  `I don't know where to put you but come in anyway;  just find a Place for yourself wherever you can.'"
 

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Some September Food/Ag Events

by gmoke Sat Sep 2nd, 2023 at 02:45:59 AM EST

Some food and agriculture events I found while compiling this month's Energy (and Other) Events Monthly (http://hubevents.blogspot.com):

Food Politics 2023: What Matters and Why
Thursday, September 7
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Harvard Kennedy School, Rubenstein 414AB, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge
and Online
RSVP at http://hksexeced.tfaforms.net/f/event-registration?c=7014V000001zCEuQAM
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This hybrid seminar will be given by Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University. It will be moderated by Bill Clark, Harvey Brooks Research Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development at HKS.

Lunch will be served for those joining us in person in Rubenstein 414AB. Others should register to join us remotely via Zoom.

M-RCBG welcomes individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs. Live captioning will be provided via Zoom. To request accommodations or ask questions about access provided, please email mrcbg@hks.harvard.edu.

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Creating Sustainable Systems: Soil, Carbon, and Food
September 28
7:30 PM
Online
RSVP at http://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eGaJ3BzGQW-zvTiceKvSYg#/registration

Regenerative Agriculture, Sustainable Nutrition, Equitably Ecological Land-use, and Democratic Power are all part of the solution to the climate crisis. The panel will highlight some of the technical/economic/political/practical challenges and opportunities that we need to honestly face in order to make farming-based climate improvement strategies actually work at scale. Our hope is to raise the level of discussion about these important strategies, acknowledging the unknowns and limits while suggesting ways forward.

Speakers Include:
David Montgomery, Professor of Geology at University of Washington and an expert on regenerative agriculture, will focus on farming for soil quality as a way to both feed our growing population and reduce greenhouse gasses.
Walter Willett, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, currently the co-chair of the EAT-Lancet Commission on sustainable nutrition, will summarize their findings about staying healthy in a climate-endangered world.
Ilan Zugman, 350.org's Latin America Director, will provide an overview connecting the pressure on land use with fossil fuel extraction from a Global South perspective.
Danielle Nierenberg, co-founder and President of Food Tank, has a long history of making discussions exciting and insightful, will moderate.

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Feeding the Future: Food Sustainability and Climate Change
Tuesday, October 3
9 AM ET
Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
and Online
RSVP at http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2023-feeding-the-future-symposium

The 2023 Harvard Radcliffe Institute Science Symposium will explore the dilemma of addressing the global climate crisis while feeding the world's population healthfully and equitably. How we produce, transport, prepare, and consume our food has direct implications for food access and security, as well as the future of the planet.

Speakers
David Abel, contributing reporter, Boston Globe; documentary filmmaker; professor of the practice, journalism, College of Communication, Boston University
Edo Berger, codirector of the science program, Harvard Radcliffe Institute; professor of astronomy, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Tomiko Brown-Nagin, dean, Harvard Radcliffe Institute; Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School; professor of history, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Immaculata De Vivo, codirector of the science program, Harvard Radcliffe Institute; professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; professor of epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Christina Hicks, professor, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University (United Kingdom)
Frank B. Hu, Fredrick J. Stare Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology and chair, Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital
David P. Hughes, Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Chair in Global Food Security, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences
M. Jahi Johnson-Chappell, director, Center for Regional Food Systems; professor and W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair, Michigan State University
Mengyu Li, postdoctoral research fellow, Integrated Sustainability Analysis, Faculty of Science, University of Sydney (Australia)
Meredith T. Niles, associate professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences and associate director, Food Systems Research Center, University of Vermont
Duangporn "Bo" Songvisava, chef and owner, Bo.lan restaurant (Thailand)

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