Joanna Herlihy

Cambridge MA
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October 28, 2011 - 5:28pm read more
May 9, 2011 - 8:12pm Bikers to meet at Sherman Street entrance of Danehy Park. For more information, contact 617-491-0488 or We will ride our bikes along a 5.4 mile route in North Cambridge and Somerville to 4 different homes with varying levels of energy efficiency measures and eco-friendly practices. SOME of the features to be seen include several types of exceptionally insulated windows, deep retrofitting projects finishing construction, community gardens/composting, geothermal heat pumps, a home wrapped in a thermos layer, Solar PV & water heaters, permeable pavement, a Passivhaus zero net energy condo, and more! Please find this event on to view all of the features you may see on this tour! There will be a picnic lunch and a chance for socializing at the end of the day. read more
May 9, 2011 - 8:07pm The Climate Justice Task Force of the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Cambridge is sponsoring the film "The Water Front" which documents the residents of Highland Park, Michigan, who, despite living by the largest body of fresh water in the world, can no longer afford to use it. Th film is followed by a discussion with Patricia Jones, UUSC Program Manager for Environmental Justice. Contact: read more
May 9, 2011 - 7:58pm Test out different appliances that are energy suckers and find out which one drain your wallets dry. Once you're learned which of your electronics are true energy vampires,you can take a look at the multitude of home efficiency products and take immediate action to save yourself some money (and carbon) read more
May 5, 2011 - 12:15am Dave Brown, Wildlife Assessor and tracker in New England, will lead the group on a tour of mixed ecological areas within Alewife Reservation. Enjoy learning about how the area functions, and learn to identify many species of our city's natural resources. read more
May 5, 2011 - 12:08am Three films that explore the depth and breadth of climate change and what we can do about it. 5:30 Plan B-Mobilizing to Save Civilization-Starring Lester Brown, Thomas Friedman, Paul Krugman narrated by Matt Damon. 7:30 Food Inc.-Hungry for Change-by Emmy award winning filmmaker, Robert Kenner, appearances by Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser. 9:30 Winged Migration-Spectacular footage of migratory patterns of birds shot over three years on all seven continents. This event is sponsored by CREATe -Cambridge Renewable Energy Action Team and CEA-Cambridge Energy Alliance. Contact: Elena Saporta, 617-717-9228 read more
May 4, 2011 - 11:57pm Eyewitness accounts of how changing climate and extreme weather events are already impacting people and agriculture, from Kenya and Argentina to the U.S. Midwest. read more
May 3, 2011 - 10:55pm Talk by Heather Rogers, author of "Green Gone Wrong: How Our Economy is Undermining the Green Revolution" A Cambridge Forum event, hosted by Dr. Timothy Weiskel, an expert on belief systems and climate change. Heather's talk will be followed by a question and answer session. Copies of Heather's book will be available for purchase at the event. read more
May 3, 2011 - 10:42pm Resources for energy efficiency, transportation, local needs, advocacy and conservation. Food and fun, too! read more
April 14, 2011 - 5:31pm Maps of Boston Harbor sea level with predicted rise due to ocean warming, uncertain rise due to melting glaciers, and additional rise accompanying storm surge. Discussion of how Boston will adapt to these changes. (30 minutes with audience questions) read more
January 24, 2010 - 10:26pm Cambridge Climate Emergency Congress--the second session on January 23, 2010 The second session of the Climate Emergency congress was even livelier that the first. Delegates found that prioritization of their recommendations had not progressed much beyond the 'laundry list' categorization of the 'Draft Recommendations' issued a few weeks earlier. Apparently this was partly due to technical and organization problems with incorporating responses to the online survey, most of which came in during the last few days. The version of the recommendations presented to the second session included a new proposal advanced by the drafting group to encapsulate suggestions to set up provisions for ensuring citizen participation in and adequate city staffing for follow-up on the recommendations. The next breakout into small groups was self-organized by delegates according to 'open space' principles, grouping according to areas of interest, which resulted in several potential task forces that intend to continue working in the areas of environmental justice, education, building energy efficiency, and urban forestry. Discussions on goal-setting and how best to coordinate city-... read more
July 31, 2009 - 5:18pm 7+ minute summary of Cambridge MA City Council session in which a policy order recognizing a Climate Emergency was passed. This followed a Greenport Forum presenting an update on climate science. A hearing with testimony on recent science will be held at the City Council on September 24, 2009. read more
March 6, 2009 - 4:57pm 6 minute interview with a Cambridge pioneer working to create a zero carbon emitting home. read more
March 6, 2009 - 4:53pm Jill Stein and Eli Beckerman of Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities discuss State of Emergency and Opportunity. read more
March 6, 2009 - 4:48pm 9 and 1/2 minute video of Home energy Efficiency Team weatherizing house on Avon Street read more
January 16, 2009 - 5:06pm Citizen initiatives with wide support have been ignored by town selectmen. How can citizens make their town government more responsive to their ideas? read more
December 12, 2008 - 5:42pm With tax shortfalls and reliance on development for revenues, Boston has evolved from an industrial center to a gentrified high-rise city. Chuck Turner outlines strategies for democratizing choices. read more
December 12, 2008 - 5:37pm In the early 1980's, inspired by the town meeting model, Burlington, Vermont revamped its municipal government, creating ward assemblies with powers in planning and spending. read more
December 5, 2008 - 5:58pm Twelve elected officials and citizens from several New England states met in Burlington, Vermont in September 2005 to compare their local experience relating to popular participation, revenues, and budgeting. Part 1 is a summary. Prt 2 focuses on Burlington, VT. Part 3 focuses on Boston, MA read more