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
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
Concrete’s Greener Potential
Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 1:00pm
RSVP at https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrcu2orD4qGt3QVYHH_KjsF0repMOX67GY
Concrete is the backbone of our society, used to build bridges, roads, hospitals, and shelters, among others. However, given its ubiquitous use, it is responsible for up to 1% of the U.S.’s CO2 emissions. For this reason, intensive research is on its way to rethink concrete’s future and composition, in order to meet the environmental challenges of global warming. This talk will discuss some of the developments going on in my lab on the potential of “green” concrete, ranging from concrete as a carbon sink to Roman-inspired self-healing concrete, all based on progress in our nanoscale assessment of the heterogeneous chemistry of cement hydration and CO2 mineralization in concrete. These science-enabled pathways all aim at making this multifunctional material part of the solution for the sustainable development of our society at large.
This webinar will be presented by Admir Masic, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT.
The Masic Lab @ MIT investigates the nanochemomechanics of mineralization and biomineralization processes of materials ranging from construction materials to archeological and biological materials. With research projects that span from Roman concrete to modern Portland cement, from nacre to kidney stones, from ancient colors to Dead Sea scrolls, the goal of The Masic Lab is to translate the fundamental knowledge gained in the lab into real-world applications for a sustainable future.
Artificial Intelligence and the Past, Present and Future of Democracy
Thursday, February 3, 2022
4 – 5 p.m.
RSVP at https://carrcenter.hks.harvard.edu/os_events/nojs/registration/1426583
SPEAKER(S) Mathias Risse, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Faculty Director; Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights, Global Affairs and Philosophy
Moderator: Sushma Raman, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Executive Director
Towards Life 3.0: Ethics and Technology in the 21st Century is a talk series organized and facilitated by Dr. Mathias Risse, Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, and Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights, Global Affairs, and Philosophy. Drawing inspiration from the title of Max Tegmark’s book, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, the series draws upon a range of scholars, technology leaders, and public interest technologists to address the ethical aspects of the long-term impact of artificial intelligence on society and human life.
From Doomsday to Hope: Covering Solutions to the Climate & Energy Crisis
Thursday, February 10
12 – 1 p.m.
RSVP at https://www.belfercenter.org/event/doomsday-hope-covering-solutions-climate-and-energy-crisis
SPEAKER(S) Sarah Kaplan, Environment reporter, Washington Post
Sammy Roth, Environment reporter, Los Angeles Times
A webinar featuring two leading environment reporters, Sarah Kaplan, Washington Post, & Sammy Roth, Los Angeles Times,. While much of the news coverage of climate change has focused on the immense global “gloom & doom” problems ahead, there is a new push in journalism to reach out to the public by featuring innovative solutions to the climate & energy crisis.
CONTACT INFO Liz Hanlon firstname.lastname@example.org
Yale Center for Business and the Environment
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022
12:00 PM EST — 1:00 PM EST
RSVP at https://cbey.yale.edu/event/net-positive
Facing issues like runaway climate change and rampant inequality, the world is calling upon business to step up and make bold changes to help create a better future. A key framework for these necessary changes is becoming “net positive”—in short, courageous companies will thrive by giving more than they take from our communities and ecosystems.
But…what would it take for companies to actually create more environmental and social benefit than harm? What does a net positive company look like?
This is the premise of Net Positive, a new book from Paul Polman, the legendary former CEO of consumer products giant Unilever, and Andrew Winston, world-renowned sustainable business expert and graduate of Yale’s School of Environment. By telling stories of how Unilever navigated the fight for their Sustainable Living Plan as well as lessons learned from other pioneering companies, they share how business can profit from fixing the world’s problems instead of creating them.
Join us for a conversation with the book’s authors hosted by Vincent Stanley, Director of Philosophy at Patagonia and Resident Fellow at CBEY, as we discuss what it means to be “net positive” and consider what it would take to get there.
Paul Polman, Co-Author at Net Positive
Andrew Winston, Co-Chair and Co-Founder at IMAGINE, Master of Environmental Management 2003, Alumni
Vincent Stanley, Director of Philosophy at Patagonia, CBEY Fellows
Net Zero: The Next Frontier for Corporate Sustainability
Hoch Cunningham Environmental Lectures
Thursdays at 12:00-1:00pm
January 20 – April 28
Multi-purpose Room, Curtis Hall, Medford Campus
Every week during the academic year, the Hoch Cunningham Environmental Lectures feature speakers from government, industry, academia and non-profit organizations to give presentations on environmental topics. This is a great opportunity to broaden your knowledge beyond the curriculum, meet other faculty and students and network with the speakers.
Students, faculty, staff, and members of the community are welcome to attend.
The Hoch Cunningham Environmental Lectures are made possible thanks to the generosity of Daphne Hoch-Cunningham J82, A18P and Roland Hoch A85, A19P.
If you want to receive weekly emails about the Environmental Lectures, sign up for our newsletter.
Video archives of Environmental Lectures: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFIR3vIBk3VOrRWgFx5nGDy8nm9mdFsp-
You may also subscribe to our e-list, or send an email to: email@example.com.
Spring 2022 Hoch Cunningham Environmental Lectures
* There will not be live-stream broadcast for this lecture, and it will not be recorded.
‡ There will be live-stream broadcast for this lecture, but it will not be recorded.
# This speaker will join remotely
^ Tentative in-person speaker
Jan. 20, 2022 Sunaura Taylor Disabled Ecologies: Living With Impaired Landscapes
Jan. 27, 2022 Owen Wormser Turning Lawns into Meadows
Feb. 3, 2022 Nick Dorian^ Can Cities Save the Bees?
Feb. 10, 2022 Candace Fujikane Mapping Abundance for a Planetary Future: Protecting the Waters of Hawaiʻi
Feb. 17, 2022 Ben Dobson TBD
Mar. 3, 2022 Patricia Alvarez Astacio^ Always Already Sustainable: How Alpaca Wool’s Associations with Andean Indigeneity Help Define it as Environmentally Sustainable
Mar. 10, 2022 Amelia Moore^ Coral Reparations
Mar. 17, 2022 Erin Coghlan de Perez^ Anticipating Extreme Events in Our Changed Climate
Mar. 31, 2022 Willie Burnley Jr and Charlotte Kelly^ Willie Burnley Jr & Charlotte Kelly, Somerville City Councilors At-Large
Apr. 7, 2022 Mark Bomford Enclosing Agriculture’s Messy Natures
Apr. 14, 2022 Luke Powell The Birds, the Bees and the African Chocolate Trees
Apr. 21, 2022 Jen Guyton Conservation Through a Lens: Why Stories Matter
Apr. 28, 2022 Sophia Get into Good Trouble – Investigating and Publicly Reporting on Environmental Destruction
Columbia Climate School: The Earth Institute
Ocean and Climate Physics Seminar Series
Fridays from January 21 to April 29
11am – 12pm
January 21st, Lettie Roach, NASA GISS/Columbia, “Sea ice from the large-scale to the small-scale” (in-person & live-stream)
January 28th, Jesse Cusack, Rutgers University, Fjord oceanography & ocean internal waves, “Plume-generated internal gravity waves as drivers of melt at LeConte Glacier, Alaska” (live-stream)
February 4th, Christina Karamperidou, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Tropical cyclones & ENSO
February 11th, Angelo Caglioti, Barnard College, History of meteorology
February 25th, Lorenzo Polvani, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
March 4th, Talea Mayo, Emory Univerisity, Hydrodynamic modeling of coastal hazards
March 11th, Lucas Vargas Zeppetello, Harvard University, Vegetation & climate dynamics
March 18th, Spring break, no seminar
March 25th, Nathan Kurtz, NASA, Sea ice
April 1st, Jessica Garwood, Princeton University, Ocean internal waves & zooplankton
April 8th, Mona Hemmati, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Tropical cyclone storm surge and flood-related risks
April 15th, Sonali McDermid, New York University, Climate science, modeling, agriculture & climate
April 22nd, Lee Murray, University of Rochester, Green house gases
April 29th, Ram Singh, CCSR/Columbia, Climate study & human impact
If you want to join the after-seminar meeting with the speakers, or have any questions, comments, or seminar suggestions, please contact the seminar coordinators:
Shuwen Tan- firstname.lastname@example.org
Arianna Varuolo-Clarke – email@example.com
Yale School of the Environment
The Future of Forest Products in a Changing Climate: Bioenergy from Forests (BEF)
every Tuesday from January 25 – April 19 from 11:30am-12:10pm US EST. Note: there will be no webinar on March 22.
Register once to attend all webinars and to view the recordings.
Energy generated from the combustion of wood and wood wastes or biofuels derived from wood, which is called bioenergy from forests, has been heralded by some as a promising renewable energy source. Yet others raise concerns over negative impacts on the environment and human health and potential increases in green-house gas emissions. In the United States, the Biden Administration’s emphasis on climate change has inspired renewed conversations over a full suite of energy technology and natural climate solutions, including biomass energy produced from both hazardous fuels and managed forest systems. Some consider bioenergy from forests an important component in the transition away from fossil fuels while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, key to achieving net-zero economy-wide targets. While for others, the efforts to promote the scaling up of bioenergy from forests raises concerns about natural resource demands and larger sustainability priorities.
The webinar will bring in a wide range of experts to discuss the future role of bioenergy from forests in addressing climate, resource, societal and environmental challenges at regional and global scales. Guest speakers will represent forestry, energy, conservation, and climate science. Speakers will describe their personal and organizational experience with bioenergy from forests, and discuss the environmental, economic, and societal implications for increased use for the energy sector, forest products industry and society.
Thursday, February 03, 2022 12pm
Starr Forum: Autocracy’s Assault on Press Freedom
Please register for this Zoom event at https://mit.zoom.us/webinar/register/1816425189798/WN_CKEy28uoSXyxwAKVq3DftQ
Thursday, February 17, 2022 4:30pm
Starr Forum: Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump
Please register for this Zoom event at https://bit.ly/AckermanEvent
Thursday, February 24, 2022 4:30pm
Starr Forum: The Future of US – China Relations
Please register for this Zoom event at https://bit.ly/USAChinaRelations
Harvard Radcliffe Institute
February 3 – May 11
NOFA-VT Winter Conference: Dream Into Being
February 17 – March 5
Food and farm enthusiasts, join us for the NOFA-VT 2022 Winter Conference: Dream Into Being, Feb 17th to March 5th! The conference is primarily online, with a featured speaker series, over 40 workshops and panel discussions, in person and on-farm socials, a film screening, trivia night (new!), and more scheduled throughout the days, evenings, and weekends.
You’re invited to pause, collectively dream the agricultural future we long for, and learn together about the seeds to plant today to grow the fruits of tomorrow. Every year, this beloved event provides a valuable opportunity for farmers, homesteaders, gardeners, land managers, educators, students, producers, policy-makers, and other food system activists to share ideas, resources, and skills. It is a time to celebrate, gather, and connect.
See details and register (sliding scale) at https://nofavt.org/conference.
NESEA BuildingEnergy Boston
February 28 – March 1
Westin Boston Seaport District
BuildingEnergy Boston is a conference designed by and for practitioners in the fields of high-performance building and design, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.
2022 Conference Theme: Who’s In?
A sustainable future is possible for the planet and the people who live here, but only with massive, collective, urgent action. With that challenge before us, our theme for this year’s BuildingEnergy Boston conference is: Who’s In?
Who’s in? Who is committed to taking the urgent actions needed to curb the effects of climate change?
Bring us your actionable lessons and roadmaps you’ve employed to generate real savings and create real change today.
Who’s in? Who is the next generation of building and energy professionals?
Demonstrate and share your tactics for driving innovative training, elevating workforce development, and catalyzing the pipeline of skilled, diverse, and committed emerging professionals.
Who’s in? And who is still missing? Who continues to be left out of our work, and how do we bring these important voices to the table?
Share your strategies that address justice, equity, and inclusion, particularly ones that reach across historic boundaries to center the voices of those who have been marginalized or left out of the sustainability field.
Are you in?