Compiled by John DiCocco and Evanthia Malliris
Alewife Corridor Resilience Symposium:
Collaboratively Framing Scenarios
Friday January 19, 6-9 PM & Saturday, January 20, 8 AM–4:30PM
The symposium will convene the Alewife corridor communities of Belmont, Arlington, Cambridge, Somerville, Medford, and Winchester to examine the Alewife floodplain in its entirety, and explore collaborative scenarios for tackling issues of resiliency and climate adaptation. Sponsored by Earthos Institute and Tufts. Free. Registration required.alewiferesilience.org. More info: sarah-earthos@LDParch.com. Friday: Arlington Town Hall, 730 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington Saturday: Tufts University, 40 Talbot Ave, Medford.
Annual Duck Walk
January 20, 10–11:30 AM
From November to March, a variety of northern-dwelling ducks come south from Canada to winter on our unfrozen waterways. We’ll walk along the Charles River trail upstream to several viewing platforms and the DCR boardwalk along the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation before turning back at Moody Street. Expert birders of the Waltham Land Trust will help us identify various species. Bring cameras and binoculars. Dress for the weather with footwear appropriate for icy conditions. Free. Postponed if heavy snow is falling. Call 782.893.3355 or check walthamlandtrust.org if snow is in the forecast. Shaws back parking lot, 130 River Street, Waltham.
Climate Resiliency Lecture
Tuesday, Jan 30, 6–7:30 PM
Charles River Watershed Association director of Blue Cities, Pallavi Kalia Mande, a leading authority on water-centric urban design and planning, will showcase the Blue Cities approach and strategies for building resilience to extreme storms, increased flooding, and the resulting water quality impacts to the Charles. Drinks and light refreshments will be served. crwa.org/events American Meteorological Society, 45 Beacon St, Boston.
Lunchtime Walks at Habitat
January 31; February 7, 14, 28, Noon–1:15 PM
Come out, soak up some vitamin D, and breathe in the crisp winter air while we walk or snowshoe the sanctuary and beyond. Meet at the log circle near the Visitors Center. Free. Registration not required. firstname.lastname@example.org.Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, 10 Juniper Road Belmont.
Tufts Energy Conference
Friday, February 2, 12:30–7:30 PM & Saturday, February 3, 9 AM–3:30 PM
This year’s theme is Transforming Outlooks Into Realities, and will explore what policy, technology, and financial disruptions must occur to transform the global energy paradigm to meet national and international goals in 2030, 2050, and beyond. Admissions ranges from $15.00 to $150.00 (depending on options selected) tuftsenergyconference.com. The Fletcher School at Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue, Medford.
Boston Area Sustainability Group
Tuesdays, 5–7:30 PM, February 6, March 6, April 10
BASG breaks down the silos of knowledge within sustainability, to assist the perpetual education of ourselves and our peers. basgdotorg.wordpress.com.
Cambridge Innovation Center, Venture Cafe, One Broadway, Cambridge.
Mystic River Watershed Association Committee Meetings
Tuesday, February 6, 7–9 PM
The Outreach Committee and Policy Committee monthly meeting. The meeting will include to individual committee discussion, planning, and strategizing, and engaging in relevant discussion, including guest speakers. Free. More info: email@example.com. Tufts University, Tisch College of Citizenship & Public Service, Lincoln Filene Hall, Rabb Room, 10 Upper Campus Road, Medford.
Sustainable Belmont Meetings
Wednesdays, 7–8:30 PM, February 7, March 7, April 4
All are welcome. sustainablebelmont.net
Assembly Room, Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Avenue, Belmont
Meet Belmont: Talk of the Town
Tuesday, March 20, 7-9 PM
Modeled on the TED talk format, notable Belmontians will share their passions through the power of community. Free. Tickets at belmonttalk.eventbrite.com or facebook.com/meetbelmont Chenery Middle School, 95 Washington Street, Belmont.