Green Events Around Town

Here at Boston Green Drinks, we want to be the resource for sustainability conversations in the area.  Below is our calendar of events in the area.  To submit your events of interest to the BGD community, e-mail bostongreenblog (at) gmail (dot) com


New England Aquarium Event for Young Professionals
May 11th: 6 – 9:30pm

Join us at the Aquarium for a fun, 21+ evening…no kids allowed! Enjoy cocktails, music, lite bites, and your favorite aquatic animals with other young professionals (21-40). Plus, explore our new Science of Sharks exhibit and meet our scientists from the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life who are leading innovative research and advocacy efforts for our vibrant oceans.

And as a Boston Green Drinks participant, we are offering you a special discount – $10 off tickets! Enter the promotional code greendrinks when purchasing to redeem this special offer.

Buy tickets now!


Climate Change Action Films
Join Mass Audubon, MCAN, and Young Voices for the Planet for an evening of inspiring short films about kids taking action on climate change and the environment! They will be having THREE showings!

  • The first is on May 3 from 7:00-8:30 at Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Great Room (208 S Great Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773)

  • The second is on May 8 from 7:00-8:30 at Mass Audubon Boston Nature Center 500 Walk Hill St, Mattapan, Massachusetts 02126

  • The third is on May 10 from 7:00-8:30 at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, 280 Eliot Street, Natick, MA 01760

     

    The mission of the Young Voices for the Planet film series is to to limit the magnitude of climate change and its impacts by empowering children and youth, through uplifting and inspiring success stories, to take an essential role in informing their communities — and society at large, challenging decision-makers, and catalyzing change. We will be showing four of their short films and will follow the films with a conversation with the stars from “Save Tomorrow”, who changed the town bylaws in Lexington MA to allow for solar on public buildings.


Green Infrastructure Projects
Communicating What Matters: May 24:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5464633645626648833?mc_cid=4be5a0c32c&mc_eid=8db1290967


Portsmouth Abbey Turbine Tour

We are excited to offer a free wind turbine tour at Portsmouth Abbey School on June 3rd! This free, educational event includes:

  • tour inside the turbine;
  • friendly kid activities;
  • a brief speaking program;
  • and refreshments!

The tour is also open to the public so we encouarge you to bring your friends! 

Event Details

We hope to see you in Portsmouth soon!
If you have any questions, contact us at 401-861-6111.


Mass CAN

We have a big opportunity to push carbon pricing in Massachusetts.  The Campaign for a Clean Energy Future is inviting you to participate in our first big lobby day of the year on TUESDAY June 13th, 2017 at the Statehouse in Boston! We will meet at the CABA/CXC office at the Old West Church at 131 Cambridge Street in Boston.  We will be looking to identify new supporters in the legislature and mobilize our current supporters to take action in advance of our eventual hearing date.  To accomplish both goals, WE NEED YOU THERE! 

One of the best ways to discourage behavior we don’t want is to put a price on it, and studies have shown that pricing carbon would cut our carbon pollution by up to 10%. This legislation would establish a common-sense fee-and-rebate system of carbon pollution fees charged to fossil fuel importers.  The proposals before the legislature would combat climate change, promote green infrastructure, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create jobs.

To train for the lobby day and set our strategic agenda for the rest of this year,  we’ll be hosting our GRASSROOTS SUMMIT on SATURDAY, June 10th (location TBD).   This is a great opportunity to get updated on the basics of the bills and the most recent news, to get to know your fellow carbon pricing activists, and to learn what is coming up in this campaign.  This is going to be the most effective space to prepare for our lobby day and get started on some exciting next step tactics.  Fill out this form to sign up for these events!

MCAN is proud to be a member of the campaign for a clean energy future and believes that putting a price on carbon is a key tool we have to cutting climate change impacts.  Click here to visit MCAN’s event page, it will be continue to be updated with time and location information.  If you have questions please contact Andrew Gordon (andrew@betterfutureproject.org) or Amenda Sebert (asebert@cleanwater.org).

We hope you can make it one of these events!


USGBC

The USGBC MA is happy to announce that we have not one, but TWO amazing building tours coming up in two weeks.

June 7th: Fort Hill E+ Homes Project

Sage Builders LLC’s Fort Hill E+ Homes Project consists of two energy-efficient duplex homes designed to look like a traditional Georgian Colonial and its companion carriage house. The featured homes are part of Boston’s E+ Green Building Program, which is promoting regenerative multi-unit residential buildings. Networking will follow the 90-minute tour.

June 8th: Nelson Place Elementary School

Let’s step away from Boston for a minute and tour an innovative example of education meeting sustainability. The Nelson Place Elementary School is aiming to be completely net-zero, and during this tour, you will learn more about its insulated windows, waste management/recycling, photovoltaic solar panels, and more!

Join us on June 15th for the Green Building ShowcaseSponsorship packages and attendee tickets are now available.



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