Environmental Studies

August 5, 2012 to August 10, 2012

97th Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting Portland 2012

Life on Earth: Preserving, Utilizing and Sustaining Our Ecosystems

"Greenpeace: How Clean (And Green) Is Your Cloud?"

"Greenpeace released its latest report today asking, 'How clean is your cloud?' The annual report examines the server farms built by the largest Internet companies -- including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo -- and ranks them according to how efficient their cloud facilities are, and where they get their electricity."

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March 28, 2012 to March 31, 2012

Environmental History Conference, Madison, Wisconsin

This Environmental History conference in Madison — “From the Local to the Global: Ethics, Environmentalism, and Environmental History in an Interdependent World” — will include a plenary session on Rachel Carson in honor of the 50th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring, along with 100 sessions and 10 field trips exploring John Muir's boyhood home, the Leopold Shack, and more.

March 16, 2012 to March 17, 2012

MIT Energy Conference

In its 7th year, the MIT Energy Conference is an annual two-day conference that brings together leaders in the fields of technology, policy, industry, and finance to explore solutions to the world’s most pressing energy challenges.

February 16, 2012

Finding the Needle in the Data Haystack: The Implications of a Data-Driven Built Environment

Within the green building industry, there is an increasing focus on policy, standards, and interoperability of building data.  Our intent is to look at the potential data pool for the entire industry. The first event in this effort is this 2-hour discussion at the NY Academy of Sciences, which will outline the state of the industry and explore both the move towards data analytics and the current state of data utilization in the real estate industry. A full-day conference on Data Analytics in the Built Environment will be held April 30th.

February 23, 2012

Creating the Next Conservation Movement—Or Do We Even Need One?

How can we build a new U.S. conservation and environmental movement to meet the challenges of the new century...or is the desire to mainstream environmentalism just a symptom of the problem? The second installment of The New York Academy of Sciences' and The Nature Conservancy's four-part series Discourses on Nature and Society.

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