Sustainability in Cambridge

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Location:
Cambridge Innovation Center One Broadway, 5th Floor Venture Cafe

Contact:
Jennifer Lawrence, jlawrence@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4671

Join the City of Cambridge as we talk about sustainability initiatives in Cambridge.

 

Why are we hosting this?

There is so much going on in Cambridge on the topic of sustainability that it is sometimes hard to keep track of! We are hoping to bring together a broad group of people who live, work and play in Cambridge to learn all about these initiatives. Of course we’d love for people to become involved after they learn about these interesting programs, but there is no mandatory action to take afterwards – unless you want to! Our primary goal is to raise awareness of what is going on.

What will we talk about?

Municipal Building Energy Use
Composting and Waste Reduction
Energy Use Reduction
Net Zero Taskforce
Community Compact for a Sustainable Future – City of Cambridge, Harvard and MIT
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment
EcoDistricts
CitySmart and PTDM
Transit Strategic Plan
Hubway and Transportation Infrastructure
Solar Potential
Sustainability in the Public Schools
Employee Initiatives and GreenSense

What do you need to do?

Come to the CIC on Earth Day, bring an inquisitive mind and a desire to learn about the programming going on within Cambridge, and get ready to learn. We’d also like you to bring any other ideas about sustainability programming we can and should be doing within our community to put on the Community Ideas Board. We will take these back with us and figure out how/when to incorporate into our programming.

What else is going on for Earth Day?

Waste Reduction Workshop - directly following the workshop at the CIC

6-8pm, One Broadway

Learn your options to compost food scraps, and ways to reduce food waste. Cambridge's Recycling Director, Ms. Randi Mail will review best practices for outdoor composting, indoor composting with worms, and options for drop-off and bicycle pickup. Recycling food scraps and making soil is extremely rewarding, benefits your garden and house plants and helps to curb climate change! Reducing food waste is also incredibly important considering that Americans waste more than 40% of the food we produce for consumption. That comes at an annual cost of more than $100 billion. To RSVP for this workshop email recycle@cambridgema.gov.

Venture Café’s Sustainability unConference* at District Hall in Boston!

5-10pm, District Hall in Boston

Directly following this event, grab the train to keep the sustainability conversation going. Register here: http://bit.ly/1d54cZ5

*An unConference is a conference where the attendees make it all happen. There will be several programmed panels, exhibitors and thematic spaces, but the majority of the unConference content will be up to you! As Wikipedia says, "...at an unConference, the agenda is created by the attendees at the beginning of the meeting. Anyone who wants to initiate a discussion on a topic can claim a time and a space.”

For more information

Contact Jennifer Lawrence at jlawrence@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4671. Register here: http://bit.ly/P4ijDf 

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Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Richard C. Rossi
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Lisa C. Peterson
Deputy City Manager