The NSTC Sustainability Forum explores and promotes ways in which sustainable technology can enhance the planet while improving our quality of life. The group brings together technicians, businesses, academics, and government experts to collaborate on decreasing carbon emissions, waste, pollution, energy consumption, while exploring innovative ideas. It examines the costs and benefits arising from solutions such as alternative energy, recycling, energy audits, business partnerships, and changing the design of both products and production.
Since its origin, the Sustainability Forum has hosted over 60 events and built a network of nearly 500 North Shore professionals, students, and activists who regularly attend and receive our information. Together we are building a more sustainable North Shore.
Technology and environmental professionals and concerned citizens interested in working with the Sustainability Forum should contact us.
The Sustainability Forum generally meets the second Wednesday of the month for programming.
April 20, 2023 Babson College Sustainability Conference: The Path to Net Zero - The event will feature dynamic student-led TED Talks, insightful expert panels, and inspiring keynote sessions. With a focus on actionable strategies and cutting-edge technologies, the conference will provide attendees with the tools and knowledge to drive meaningful change in their communities and organizations.
April 20-23rd Earth Week Events hosted by Sustainable Endicott - Join Endicott College for some of their Earth Week Events. Thursday, April 20th: Careers in Sustainability Alumni Panel - Klebanoff Auditorium, 4–5 pm. Friday, April 21st: Second Annual Rally to Fight Climate Change, Lower Callahan Courtyard, 1pm. Sunday, April 23rd: Green Beverly EarthFest, Beverly Lynch Park, 11am-2pm.
May 1 - 4, 2023 Formula Hybrid + Electric Car Competition - Spectators Welcome!! Come see 23 university teams compete at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH as part of the Society of Automotive Engineers Collegiate Design Series. Members of the North Shore Technology Council are invited to attend to watch the competition and mingle with the students. For more information, please email Michael.C.Chapman@dartmouth.edu
June 7th https://nstc.org/event-5219621Northeastern Electric Racing: Meet the Team & Tour the Facility Join the NSTC Sustainability & Technology Forums for a co-hosted presentation and tour of the facilities of the Northeastern Electric Racing team (https://electricracing.northeastern.edu/). The Northeastern Electric Racing team has competed in the electric class of the Formula Hybrid + Electric competition (https://www.formula-hybrid.org/ ) since 2020, placing second in 2022.
Our 2023 Round Up
February 2023 - Following the Clean Energy Money: Navigating the IRA with PowerOptions (via Zoom). We welcome Julia Damiano, Policy & Regulatory Analyst for Power Options who shared with us the details of upcoming federal funding related to energy. The programs are robust and could make a huge difference for local communities and climate, but navigating them remains challenging as rules and guidance are still being formulated. PowerOptions has graciously shared their presentation. The video recording of the meeting is available for members.
January 2023 - Decarbonizing Transportation Systems: Electric School Buses with Amy McGuire, Director of Market Development for Highland Electric Fleets (via Zoom). Amy shared why now is the time for communities to consider electric school buses, including federal incentive programs, health benefits, and unique vehicle-to-grid benefits. Lots of great information. Amy is a wealth of knowledge and has graciously offered to share her presentation. View the video recording of meeting here.
See Events page for upcoming events.