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Events

Welcome to the EMSE Newletter Events Page. Below is a list of upcoming events at GWU and throughout the DC area.

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2015 GOLDMAN ENVIRONMENTAL PRIZE Ceremony

The Goldman Environmental Prize honors grassroots environmental heroes from the world’s six inhabited continental regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Islands & Island Nations, North America, and South & Central America. The Prize recognizes individuals for sustained and significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment, often at great personal risk. The Goldman Prize views “grassroots” leaders as those involved in local efforts, where positive change is created through community or citizen participation in the issues that affect them. Through recognizing these individual leaders, the Prize seeks to inspire other ordinary people to take extraordinary actions to protect the natural world.

For more details please follow this link.

When:

Wednesday, April 22 (Earth Day), 2015

6:30 pm Doors open in the amphitheatre

7:30pm Ceremony begins

Reception to follow immediately

Where:

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC 20004

Please RSVP:

By March 30

Email katie@goldmanprize.org.

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ACORE's National Renewable Energy Policy Forum: Setting the Renewable Energy Agenda for the New Congress, States, and 2016 Presidential Campaign

The new Congress will address tax and other policies as it considers tax reform and comprehensive energy legislation. As the 2016 Presidential campaign gears up, renewable energy needs to be an important part of the nation’s bipartisan energy strategy. Attend ACORE's National Renewable Energy Policy Forum to determine the optimal near and long term policy solutions that can ensure long-term capital investment and a sustainable renewable energy industry.

The National Renewable Energy Policy Forum is organized by a carefully-selected panel of renewable energy experts to ensure that the right people will attend and the right topics will be discussed at the conference. The Policy Forum provides the opportunity to confer with decision makers shaping energy and tax reform and offers you the chance to ask questions and share your perspectives throughout the discussions on the direction of energy policy.

This year’s topics include:

* Energy Sector Transformation – Lead, Follow, or Move Out of the Way

* Will Congress Act? Tax Reform, Extension or Bust

* Stop, Start – the Path to Policy Certainty and Lowering Clean Transportation Costs

* Outside the Beltway – Successes and Obstacles in Red, Blue and Purple States

For more details please follow this link.

When:

April 22-23, 2015

Where:

The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center, Washington, D.C.

Registration:

Those interested, can register by following this link.

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2015 Feeding The Planet Summit

For 2015, GW Planet Forward is focusing on one of the biggest challenges facing our changing planet: how to provide for the 9 billion people the world will have by 2050. We'll need more food, more water and more energy — and to get there, we'll need more innovative ideas in food and agriculture. As a part of our yearlong focus on food and nutrition security, Planet Forward has hosted a series of four salons to convene experts, thought leaders, policy makers and innovators to guide us on our journey to finding workable solutions to the population conundrum. Each of the four salons hosted approximately 25 national leaders and high-level policymakers for frank conversation of the challenges the world faces and an open exchange of ideas, moderated by Frank Sesno, director of the GW School of Media and Public Affairs. Salon topics included:

Whose Food Is It Anyway? Digesting the Food Story

Climate-Smart Agriculture

Women and Girls: Nourishing the Planet in the Face of Climate Change

Climate, Weather Volatility & Food

The year's efforts culminate with the GW Planet Forward Feeding The Planet Summit on April 23, 2015. These events seek to celebrate and reward new innovations to secure nutrition and food security for the world's exploding population.

For more details please follow this link.

When:

April 23 & 24, 2015

Where:

Jack Morton Auditorium 805 21st Street NW Washington, D.C. 20052

Registration:

RSVPs are required. Those interested, can register by following this link.

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DC EnvironMentors Fair and Awards Ceremony: Open House

DC EnvironMentors has given over twenty DC high school students of diverse backgrounds (9th - 12th grade) the opportunity and guidance to practice hands-on scientific research on an environmental issue or topic that concerns them. Students have worked rigorously on their research project throughout the year, with the support of their "EnvironMentor", and are now eager to share their results with other scientists, policymakers, community members, and family.

Student research projects range from life sciences to environmental social sciences on topics that include: climate change impacts to aquatic life, toxins affecting bumble bee behavior, management options for invasive species, effects of copper toxicity on genes, how de-icing salts affect plant communities, a look at environmental racism in DC, and more.

Final scores will be tallied after the judging period, and college scholarships will be awarded to our top finalists at our evening Awards Ceremony (celebrated among students' mentors, family, friends, and teachers). All students will be recognized for their hard work and growth over the year.

We encourage you to come support these DC high school students' interest in science and the environment and celebrate their achievements in the 2014-15 DC EnvironMentors program.

For more details please follow this link.

Who:

GWU Department of Environmental and Energy Management students and professors

When:

Friday, May 1, 2015

4:00 - 5:30pm Open House: Public showcasing of student environmental research projects

Where:

GWU Alumni House, 1918 F St NW, Washington, DC 20052

Registration:

RSVPs are required. Those interested, can register by following this link.

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The MIT Energy Initiative: Join Us As We Release an In-Depth Study on the Future of Solar Energy

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative (MITEI) invites policy makers, industry stakeholders, research partners and representatives of advocacy organizations to the release of a significant new research study on The Future of Solar Energy. Supported by detailed research, key insights will be shared by leading energy experts at MIT and elsewhere, including MITEI Director Robert Armstrong, Study Co-Chair Richard Schmalensee, Principal of Global Economics Group and Dean Emeritus, of the MIT Sloan School of Management and Professor Vladimir Bulović , study Co-Chair and Co-Director of the MIT Innovation Initiative; as well as Phil Sharp, President, Resources for the Future and Chair of The Future of Solar Energy Advisory Committee. Findings regarding the policy and technology challenges facing solar energy’s development in the United States will be discussed and a series of policy recommendations designed to overcome these challenges will be presented.

For more details please follow this link.

When:

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

11:30am - 12:30pm ( Lunch to be provided)

Where:

The National Press Club, 529 14th St., NW Washington DC

Registration:

RSVPs are required. Those interested, can register by following this link.

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eeGLOBAL: 2015 Energy Efficiency Global Forum

Launched in 2007 in Washington, D.C., EE Global is a premier, exclusive international EE forum, convening hundreds of energy efficiency influencers for two-days of unparalleled discussion and networking aimed at driving actionable plans for the next generation of energy efficiency.

For more details please follow this link.

Where:

Walter E. Washington Convention Center: Washington, DC

Start:

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

08:00am

End:

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

07:30pm

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Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

Greenbuild is Heading to the Hill. The excitement is already building, and Greenbuild 2015 is truly gearing up to be a Monumental Green event. Now's the time to take a look at your calendar and mark November 18-20 as busy. We're bringing back the best education in green building, renowned speakers in the industry, and exciting events for you to attend.

For more details please follow this link.

When:

November 18 - 20, 2015

Where:

Washington DC Convention Center

Registration:

Those interested in being notified when registration opens, can follow this link.

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