Thursday, May 14th, 2015
Lights to Our Future:
Stories of Trial and Hope from Fukushima, Minamata, and Japan
Bruce Allen will tell stories of trial and hope based on Japanese environmental incidents, including those in Fukushima and Minamata. His talk will incorporate segments from a recent documentary film about Ishimure Michiko, Japan's foremost environmental writer-activist, who is known as the "Rachel Carson of Japan." The film shows efforts of Japanese to come to terms with environmental and energy challenges, and to nurture reconciliation and hope for the future.
Upcoming event: State of Energy in the Commonwealth
On May 12th, the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy will host its second educational hearing on energy issues in Massachusetts. The hearing begins at 2:00 PM and will be held in the Gardner Auditorium of the Massachusetts State House. Invited speakers include members from the solar industry, environmental groups, others. An agenda for the event can be found at solarisworking.org, the website for Mass Solar.
Bruce Allen is Professor of English at Seisen University in Japan, where he teaches courses in translation and environmental literature. Originally from the Boston area, he has lived in Japan for the past 32 years. He has specialized in the work of Japanese environmental writer-activist Ishimure Michiko and has translated several of her works, including her autobiographical documentary film Towards the Paradise of Flowers, from which he will show selections dealing with Minamata, Fukushima, and the hope for finding alternative paths to our future.
Climate Ride - NYC-DC 2014
Outside event Sunday June 22nd 2014
14th Annual Solar Picnic
11:00 to 3:00 (solar noon 12:46)
If you have a solar cooker come early to setup
Somerville Community Growing Center
22 Vinal Avenue
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
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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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