2009 Events

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What to Expect in Copenhagen
December 2 Part of the “Converging on Copenhagen” Speaker Series, a presentation by Professor William Moomaw on expectations for the Copenhagen Climate Summit.
Financial Aspects of a Climate Change Agreement November 11 Part of the “Converging on Copenhagen” Speaker Series, a presentation by Alan Miller, IFC.
Preparations for Copenhagen November 10 Part of the “Converging on Copenhagen” Speaker Series, a presentation by Friis Arne Petersen, Ambassador of Denmark
International Day of Climate Action October 24 A rally on the Tufts Campus with food, music, and speakers to commemorate the International Day of Climate Action, during which events were held in over 164 countries around the world.
Legal Aspects of the Kyoto Protocol and the Copenhagen Agreement October 21 Part of the “Converging on Copenhagen” Speaker Series, a presentation by David Wirth.
Breaking the Impasse Between the United States and China September 30 Part of the “Converging on Copenhagen” Speaker Series, a presentation by Kelly Sims Gallagher.
Environmental Community Brunch September 18 A brunch at TIE to provide students interested in environmental issues the opportunity to meet each other and learn more about programs at Tufts.
Solar Decathlon Ribbon Cutting Celebration September 17 A ribbon cutting to celebrate two years of planning, designing, fundraising, and building of the Curio House to compete in Washington, D.C.
Tufts Environmental Alumni Inaugural Event: Sustainable Energy in Today’s Economy September 9 An inaugural event to celebrate Tufts University Alumni Association’s newest group. A presentation by Greg Watson E’71 of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs on the impact of the current economy on development of sustainable energy.
Alumni Workday & Cookout at the Tufts/BAC Curio House July 25 Tufts alumni and students, as well as BAC alumni, volunteered to help at the construction site of the Team Boston Curio House, followed by a reception and tours of the Solar Decathlon house.
Tufts Environmental Literacy Institute May 18-22 A multi-day faculty development workshop designed to enhance faculty literacy on climate change and sustainability and to inspire participants to incorporate these themes into an existing course or create a new one.
WSSS Seminar: Graduating WSSS Students’ Research Presentations April 24 As part of the regular seminar series, WSSS students presented their research projects.
Solar Decathlon Groundbreaking April 22 An official kick-off of the construction phase of the Solar Decathlon project, with speakers William Moomaw, Mayor McGlynn of the City of Medford, and Dean Jeff Stein of the Boston Architectural College.
Energy and Climate Forum,
Can We Afford the Future?: Deciphering Climate Economics
April 21 Speaker: Frank Ackerman, Global Development and Environment Institute.
A Non-Linear Response of March Bird Communities to Urbanization in Massachusetts Landscapes April 10 TIE Fellow Brian Tavernia presented his research.
Energy and Climate Forum, International Trade in Used Vehicles: The Environmental Consequences of NAFTA April 7 Speaker: Lucas W. Davis, Department of Economics of the University of Michigan.
Literature, History, and the Environment: Birds, Extinction, and the Hunger for Meaning March 31 Lecture and discussion with Jonathan Rosen, author of The Life of the Skies: Birding at the End of Nature.
Tufts Energy Conference March 28 Annual conference featuring panels of business leaders and policy experts and a networking lunch. The conference examines the environmental, security, and economic facets of the global energy crisis.
Energy and Climate Forum, Speaker: Daniel Schrag March 10 Speaker: Daniel Schrag, Department of Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University.
International Women’s Day: Tufts Symposium on Climate Change, Women, and Health March 3 A symposium moderated by Elena Naumova, Professor of Public Health and Medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine. The symposium included an interdisciplinary panel discussion.
Energy and Climate Forum, Speaker: Rohit Aggarwala February 24 Speaker: Rohit Aggarwala, Director of the Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, Office of the Mayor of the City of New York