Sustainability and Spirituality
- John R. Ehrenfeld
At our May Forum we dig down to the roots of our unsustainable society. There we find human behavior springing from an outdated worldview, producing increasingly bitter fruit. Do our current efforts, in the name of 'sustainability', amount to plucking the leaves of the weeds - as Ehrenfeld contends, merely reducing unsustainability?
Can we expect flourishing when a drive for perpetual growth feeds on finite terrestrial resources, or do we need to dig again, to tend to the soil - and the soul, to nurture culture, to nourish flourishing? Is sustainability a spiritual movement?
Join us as we examine 'sustainability' from a philosophical perspective, in conversation with two leading thinkers who are urging us to attend to making ourselves whole, so that we may take care of the world.
- Justin Good
MassCEC Catalyst Program Awards
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, in partnership with the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center welcomes you to apply for MassCEC Catalyst Program Awards.
The Program's primary intent is to stimulate the commercialization of clean energy technologies developed in the Commonwealth. Awarded funds are used to demonstrate the feasibility of technologies in specific industry applications in order to obtain increased industry and investor interest.
- Applicants must be either a:
- Principal Investigator ("PI") at a Massachusetts-based nonprofit research institution; or
- Massachusetts-based early stage clean energy company with no more than $1,000,000 in combined equity financing and grant funding with four or less employees.
Student groups are welcome to apply with some restrictions (outlined in our guidelines).
Please click in the left column for application guidelines and visit the updated Grants section of our website http://www.mattcenter.org/events/grants-home.html for a proposal template.
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Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center
One-day Workshops for Building Professionals - Various Locations
Smart Building: High Performance Homes
Learn the latest in smart building techniques through presentations, case studies and discussion, from foundation to roofs. Presented by the Center for EcoTechnology and the CSG; and the Mass. Department of Energy Resources. Smart Building Flyer
AEENE Dinner Meeting and Seminar: The Association of Energy Engineers, New England Chapter
Monthly meeting, first Wednesday of the Month (check for details) AEENE Meeting Schedule
Visit our Forum page, where you'll find our complete listing of past forum speakers, topics, and resources.
The BASEA Forum Series is held September through May, on the second Thursday of each month, at the 1st Parish Unitarian Church, #3 Church St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. Reception begins at 7:00 pm, with the program beginning at 7:30. The forums are free and open to the public.
BASEA Activities and Services
- BASEA Forum - Renewable Energy Lecture Series
- Junior Solar Sprint - Model solar car competition for middle school science students, organized and sponsored by BASEA in Eastern Massachusetts.
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- NESEA Chapter - BASEA is the Boston area chapter of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA). Links to NESEA and other regional, national and international solar organizations can be found on the BASEA Links page.
- Referral Program - Write us for information on solar vendors, designers, architects, installers and service in your area. We want to help you with practical ways you can use solar and other sustainable energy technology.
BASEA is affiliated with
The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association