Forum on Alternative Energy and Nanotechnology

The Museum of Science and Northeastern University present a Forum on Alternative Energy and Nanotechnology.

Climate change concerns, rising energy costs, and dwindling natural resources are causing people everywhere to think harder about the relationship between human activity and our environment. The emerging and exciting field of nanotechnology presents great promise to address these issues, but carries a great deal of uncertainty…and perhaps its own environmental risks.

In this forum, you and other participants will become the decision makers, as you weigh the possible environmental benefits of nanotechnology against its potential pitfalls. Should the bulk of research funding be dedicated to the implementation of existing technologies and to conservation, or should more efforts be dedicated to designing new nanotechnologies that might be of greater long-term impact?

Thursday, April 3
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Dodge Hall at Northeastern University

Refreshments will be served from 6:30 until 7:00; the forum will begin promptly at 7:00.

But what about the buses?

March 26, 2008

Yesterday, the Boston Globe reported on the MBTA's $3.75 billion capital investment program to be implemented over the next five years. Planned improvements consist mainly of maintaining the current system as opposed to expansion, from inspecting tunnels and bridges to making current subway stations more accessible.

We are concerned with the amount of the funds designated for the bus system. Bus riders make up 30 percent of the T's ridership, but are only being given 12 percent of the overall budget. (The Globe sites bus funding at 15 percent, but that figure lumps in other transit projects like The RIDE.) Read more...

Radical Organizing Conference this Saturday!

March 25, 2008

The Radical Organizing Conference (ROC) brings together change makers to build relationships, common understanding and united strategies to make radical social change for our communities. Join us at the fourth ROC for exciting workshops, new ideas and activist trainings.

Saturday, March 29
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
at SEIU 1199, 150 Mt. Vernon Street in Dorchester

by the JFK/UMass stop on the Red Line

Keynote speaker: Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner. Read more...

ACE member writes about CORI reform

March 20, 2008

Long-time ACE member Donna Dear recently wrote an essay for The Change Agent focusing on the need to reform the State’s Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI).

“CORI files provide lists of convictions and arrests (event if the arrest did not result in a conviction). Even misdemeanors stay on your record indefinitely. CORI laws keep thousands of people from obtaining employment, housing, loans, insurance, and college education...It is unjust for people to go to jail, serve their time, and come back into society with no possibility of getting a job.” Read more...

Global Warming Cafe

Come discuss what climate change means to you and your community with other concerned individuals.

The Jamaica Plain Forum and Boston Climate Action Network are hosting a community gathering on what global warming means to each of us, individually and as a community.

Art Against the Biolab

March 18, 2008

For the past six years, Safety Net and the Stop the Biolab Coalition have been fighting a BSL-4 from being built in the South End and Roxbury by Boston University. Thanks to the time, energy and passion of volunteers, resistance to the Bioterrorism Lab saw great successes in 2007. Unfortunately, Safety Net does not have the wealth and resources that BU does. Support and funds are needed to keep the fight strong at such an important time!

Artists: Interested in submitting visual artwork, crafts, sculpture, music recordings or other work to be exhibited? There are several options: Read more...

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