The JP Forum is thrilled to welcome back Richard Heinberg, one of the world’s foremost experts on energy policy and community resilience. Join us for this special morning with Richard and members of the New England Resilience & Transition Network.
Richard Heinberg is Senior Fellow-in-Residence of the Post Carbon Institute and is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost educators on peak oil, energy policy and community resilience. At the Forum, Richard will explore the opportunities and challenges in the transition to a fossil fuel free future. Several energy analysts and environmental organizations have formulated plans for transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy. Richard Heinberg and David Fridley, staff scientist of the energy analysis program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, have gathered and assessed those plans, and in his talk Richard will discuss the future of clean energy and how the characteristics of ~100% renewable energy will shape our lives and economy.
Richard’s new book, Our Renewable Future, will be available for purchase. Check out a short summary of Our Renewable Future here on YES! magazine.
Two members of the New England Resilience & Transition network will offer responses to Richard’s talk.
The Resilience, Resistance & Regional Equity Convergence
Richard’s talk will kick off a day-long gathering of activists and organizers from around the New England region, folks building resilient local communities and resisting fossil fuel infrastructure. Stick around for lunch, workshops, and networking sessions. You’ll connect with great people, hear stories and lessons to strengthen your community work, help build the New England Resilience & Transition network, and get inspired! Read more and register here.
More About Richard Heinberg
Richard Heinberg is Senior Fellow-in-Residence of the Post Carbon Institute. He has authored scores of essays and articles and twelve books. Since 2002, Richard has delivered over five hundred lectures to a wide variety of audiences in 14 countries—from insurance executives to peace activists, from local officials to members of the European Parliament. He has been quoted and interviewed countless times for print, television, and radio. Richard has appeared in many film and television documentaries, including Leonardo DiCaprio’s 11th Hour, is a recipient of the M. King Hubbert Award for Excellence in Energy Education, and in 2012 was appointed to His Majesty the King of Bhutan’s International Expert Working Group for the New Development Paradigm initiative. Richard’s animations Don’t Worry, Drive On, Who Killed Economic Growth? and 300 Years of Fossil Fuels in 300 Minutes (winner of a YouTubes’s DoGooder Video of the Year Award) have been viewed by more than 1.5 million people.
Across New England, a new world is being built. Grassroots activists motivated by their love for community and the planet are building resilient local communities, resisting fossil fuel projects, and making sure that all people can thrive now and into the future, regardless of race, class, income and more. On June 11 join a convergence of regional and local actors building this new world. You’ll connect with great people, hear stories and lessons to strengthen your work, help build the New England Resilience & Transition network, and get inspired!
The morning will include a keynote address by Richard Heinberg and responses from members of the New England Resilience & Transition Network. In the afternoon we will have lunch, workshops and network-building sessions. Read more and register here.
The JP Time Exchange is organizing a meet-up for anyone interested in gardening!
The Garden Party & Swap will take place on Saturday, May 14th from 10am- 12pm.
- Experienced gardeners will be on-hand to answer your gardening questions
- Bring seedlings, seeds, or plants to swap or plant!
- Folks who are interested can learn about the Festival Garden and help garden as needed
- Learn about the Time Exchange – and sign up if you haven’t yet!
This is a bring-what-you-can, take-what-you-like event. Feel free to just come and chat with neighbors, or jump in and get your hands dirty.
The Festival Garden is located in the Southwest Corridor Park across from Stonybrook T stop, near Boylston Street in JP. It is a free-picking-for-the-public garden by the basketball court, maintained by community effort and by JP neighbor Jennifer Jones.
The expert gardeners and workday volunteers will earn JP Time Exchange work hours. Contact us if you have any questions.
You probably know folks–young or old–who would like to forge a more meaningful career path. Maybe it’s your 20-something son, your neighbor, or even yourself!
JP NET’s Community Leaders Fellowship (CLF) can help folks who want to make their community–and the world–a better place.
The CLF is a five-month program where participants gain hands-on experience with one of JP NET’s community-based projects, such as the Boston Food Forest, Time Exchange, or Bilingual Event Series. We also provide personalized career coaching and tailored support.
JP NET is now accepting CLF applications for the Fall 2016 session (deadline: May 31). Please spread the word! To learn more, join us at an info session:
Tuesday, May 10, 6:30-7:30
JP NET Offices
30 Germania Street, Building L, JP, in the Brewery Complex
RSVP to Sarah Byrnes: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Join us for a Potluck @ 6:30 and Program @ 7:00
Bring a dish to share if you can, but come either way!
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In December, Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, tweeted that soil was “a rising star” at the Paris climate talks. Join us at this JP Forum to explore the reasons for that hopeful statement. We’ll consider the promise of soil restoration to capture carbon while providing benefits for food production and ecosystems. We will also discuss the opportunity to strengthen the climate movement by including nature as an ally and enlisting the agricultural sector. Please join us to find out how soil restoration can help mitigate climate change!
- Seth Itzkan is co-founder of Soil4Climate.
- Quinton Zondervan is president of the Climate Action Business Association.
- Kannan Thiruvengadam runs a community farm in East Boston using permaculture principles.
- A representative from the French consulate, who will speak the French commitment to recapture carbon through soil sequestration.