On Tuesday, July 2, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT) Boston Area Sustainability Group (BASG) is presenting Bringing Sustainability to Your Community II in Cambridge, MA. at the Venture Cafe which is located at the Cambridge Innovation Center, One Broadway, 4th Floor. Visitors must comply with Venture Cafe attendance policies (see http://bit.ly/vc-credo for more details). Continuing from June’s great lessons, this month we hear from 5 more folks actively working to bring sustainability to their communities. We bring special attention to creating partnerships between public, private and community interests. Please invite your Town Planner, members of your Planning Board, town department workers, members of the Select Board/City Council, the Mayor, other governmental officials from your town/city as well as your friends and neighbors to learn about sustainability, the programs that are offered by the State of MA, and how to connect with local businesses and industries.
Meg Lusardi, Director of Green Communities, Massachusetts Department of Energy
Amanda Sardonis, Assistant Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program at Harvard Kennedy School of Government http://www.linkedin.com/pub/amanda-swanson-sardonis/7/991/917
Megan Ramey, Sustainability Programs Coordinator at A Better City
Jim Nail, Massachusetts Interfaith Power and Light, http://www.linkedin.com/in/jimnail
Peter Lowitt, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities & Devens Enterprise Commission,
Bringing Sustainability to Your Community – Part II
Time is short and we all need to learn a boatload, fast. One of BASG’s explicit goals is that we learn as much as we can from each other, where the very diversity of the group is one of our most valuable assets. Come join the discussion, or hang out and listen. Meet those folks working hard to do what you’re trying to do and your paths have not yet crossed. We have a great time and really want to meet you!
Our format for the evening begins with informal networking followed by quick introductions all round before several lightening-speed presentations from knowledgeable folks. Using the 5-minute IGNITE-style format, our speakers will share their experiences and then open the discussion.
We end the discussion with time left for more networking and sharing info on other local evnets. Hope to see you there!
Admission $10 – includes Eventbrite service fees and a glass of wine or beer
To register for this event click here.
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