Parade for the Future
Sun, June 15th, 4:00-5:30 PM
Meet outside Park Street Station under the giant blue wave
Come on, come all to a Parade for the Future! Let’s celebrate what hasn’t happened yet, notably the impending submergence of our city under water due to climate change.
On Sunday, June 15th, Platform2 will lead a Parade for the Future in the form of a giant blue wave. We will gather outside the Park Street T station at 4PM. From there, the parade will proceed along the flood line of the neighborhood, tracing a worst-case scenario future geography from the year 2108. We will all be wearing blue and carrying a giant wave.
There will be scuba divers and sharks and seaweed. There will be music and swimming!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Wear blue. Trick out your bike. Bring your kids. Bring your pets. Wear a costume (mournful, maudlin or magnificent). Just show up.
FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVISTS: Bring your literature to hand out to people along the route.
Scientific research indicates that warmer temperatures may create substantial water supply shortages in the Colorado River. This would greatly impact the more than 25 million people who rely on this source for water and power. Science-based tools and information are needed to adapt to changing climate conditions in this region of growing population and limited water resources. Come learn how the USGS and its partners are working to provide and apply the science needed by resource managers and policy makers to anticipate and address climate change impacts on the Colorado River.
The USGS will host a congressional briefing on how science can be used to anticipate and address the impacts of climate change on the Colorado River.
Terrance J. Fulp, Bureau of Reclamation
Eric Kuhn, Colorado River Water Conservation District
Gregory J. McCabe, USGS
1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
Friday, June 6, 2008
Representative Earl Blumenauer
Representative Wayne Gilchrest
Representative Jim Moran
Representative Jon Porter
Western States Water Council
Climate Change Science Program
On Thursday, June 5, 2008, beginning at 5:30PM, representatives from major venture capital firms are convening in Waltham to share their experience and insights from investing in clean energy companies. Joining us will be:
* Rob Day of @Ventures
* Eric Emmons of Siemens Venture Capital
* Andrew Friendly of ATV Capital
* Bill Lese of Braemar Energy Ventures
Rob Day- Rob is a principal and joined @Ventures in 2007, and operates out of the firm’s Boston-area office. He currently holds an observer seat on the boards of Powerit Solutions and M2E Power. Rob is the co-author of The Next Bottom Line: Making Sustainable Development Tangible , co-leads the Renewable Energy Business Network, and authors the website Cleantech Investing. He also serves on the advisory boards of the New England Clean Energy Council and GreenTech Media.
Eric Emmons- Eric is an Investment Partner with Siemens Venture Capital based in Boston, MA. He specializes in investments in energy, materials, and industrial solutions. Before joining Siemens Venture Capital in 2008, Eric was a general partner at the Massachusetts Green Energy Fund, where he led many of its investments in photovoltaics, biofuels, industrial process efficiency, and new materials. Eric also worked with Commons Capital, a venture capital firm in the Boston area which invests in energy, medical, and technology companies.
Andrew Friendly- Andrew joined ATV Capital in 2007 as a Senior Associate in the firm’s Waltham office where he focuses on investments in cleantech. Prior to joining ATV, Andrew was a Director at Idealab in Pasadena, CA where he worked for over three years evaluating energy and cleantech technologies for potential investment and company creation. He focused on several areas including solar PV and thermal, fuel cells, hydrogen generation, flywheels, small-scale wind, advanced batteries, new transportation concepts, and building monitoring hardware and software. He played an active role with Idealab companies, serving on three Boards, assisting with strategy, developing partner and customer relationships, and securing venture capital.
William D. Lese- Bill is a Managing Director with Braemar Energy Ventures and has more than 24 years of research, operating and venture capital experience in the energy and environmental businesses. Prior to co-founding Braemar, Mr. Lese was a partner with Mantis Holdings, Inc., a venture capital firm focused on investing in energy efficiency and environmental companies. Prior to joining Mantis, he was the Director of Business Development for NPS Industries, Inc. While there, Mr. Lese managed a joint venture with Consolidated Edison Co. Prior to joining NPS Industries, he was one of the original employees of Sithe Energies, Inc. (an affiliate of Vivendi, SA), which became one of the world’s largest independent power producers. Currently, he serves on the board of directors of numerous companies including, EnerNOC, Celunol, Coaltek, and Utility Associates.
Each presenter has been asked to cover the following in their discussions:
1. With regards to a completed clean energy transaction, what was it that attracted you tothe specific industry sector?
2. What characteristics made the specific enterprise stand out against their peers?
3. What areas are emerging, in decline and overvalued in the clean energy sector?
4. What advice do you have for companies seeking investment capital in the clean energy industry? and
5. If you were forming or joining a clean energy business today, which one would you select?
The event is taking place at the Foley Hoag Emerging Enterprise Center, 1000 Winter Street, North Entrance, in Waltham, Massachusetts. The doors open at 5:30 PM for registration and refreshments, with presentations beginning at 6:15. The event costs $15 for members and $25 for non-members, refreshments included. To register, please send an email to Lucy Rohner lrohner@MassH2.org or call (978) 232-0081.
As always, If you have any questions, please call me at
(978) 500-5644 or email me at email@example.com.
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- Newt Gingrich, former House Speaker, discussing topics from his recent book “A Contract with the Earth”
- Jack L. Rivkin, EVP, Chief Investment Officer, Neuberger Berman presenting Sustainability: Economic Force or Investment Trend?
- David Manning, Executive Vice-President and Chief Environmental Officer, Keyspan/ National Grid presenting A Green Future for Energy
- Pat Tiernan, Vice President Corporate, Social, and Environmental Responsibility, Hewlett Packard presenting Using Renewable Energies in a Global Corporation
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5/21 CIRenew Chapter Meeting
â€œCommon Wealth: Making Clean Energy Work for Massachusettsâ€
Featured Speaker: Greg Watson, senior advisor, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs
7 to 9 pm @ Waquoit Bay Reserve, Rte. 28, East Falmouth/Waquoit
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State Clean Energy Advisor to Provide Update
Watson special guest at May 21 meeting of CIRenew
Greg Watson, a senior member of Governor Deval Patrickâ€™s energy team, will be featured speaker at a forum sponsored by the Cape and Islands Renewable Energy Collaborative (CIRenew) in Waquoit on May 21. The forum, â€œCommon Wealth: Making Clean Energy Work for Massachusetts,â€ is free and open to the public; it runs from 7-9 p.m. at the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve on Route 28 in the Waquoit section of Falmouth. Light refreshments will be served.
Watson is senior advisor for Clean Energy Technology with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and Vice President for Sustainable Development with the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. At the CIRenew event on May 21, he will give an update on state policies and opportunities regarding clean energy, economic development, and climate change.
The skyrocketing costs of fossil fuels and their impacts on local residents and our economy are already critical concerns, and they represent looming threats. Watson will talk about Governor Patrickâ€™s near- and long-range plans to address these issues and other challenges through conservation, efficiency, and renewable energy.
â€œGregâ€™s knowledge of the Cape and his inside post with the Patrick administration will shed light on the actions the Commonwealth is taking to help struggling consumers pay their bills and to maximize local advantage from efficiency, wind, solar, and other clean options,â€ said Chris Powicki, president of CIRenew.
Watson, a resident of Falmouth, is known to many on the Cape as former Executive Director of the New Alchemy Institute. Currently, Watson is taking the lead for the state on the Offshore Wind Collaborative, working with the U.S. Department of Energy and GE. Other roles include Executive Director of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative; with Second Nature as its Director of Educational Programs; director of The Nature Conservancyâ€™s Eastern Regional Office; and Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Food and Agriculture. Watson serves on the board of directors of Ocean Arks International and the Henry A. Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture.
The meeting will conclude with Q&A and time for conversation and networking. Information will be available on CIRenew membership and on local clean energy programs and activities. To learn more about CIRenew, visit www.cirenew.org.older posts »