Cambridge Success: Environment, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

Medford, MA

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The City of Cambridge has ongoing success in many areas: collaborations, energy efficiency, green building design, renewable energy, climate change preparedness planning, and sustainable transportation. This past spring, the City of Cambridge, Harvard University, MIT and leading Cambridge businesses signed the "Community Compact for a Sustainable Future" which lays out a clear framework for how these entities will collectively improve the health and well-being of the Cambridge community. Mayor Davis will share her perspective on these exciting sustainability initiatives.

In February 2012, Henrietta Davis was elected Mayor of the City of Cambridge. She previously served eight terms on the Cambridge City Council, and as the City’s Vice Mayor. She has also served four terms on the Cambridge School Committee.

During her time as an elected official, Mayor Davis has focused on children and families, energy and the environment, non-auto transportation, neighborhood preservation, and aging in Cambridge.

Mayor Davis serves as chair of the Cambridge School Committee, chair of the city’s coordinating council on children and families (the Kids’ Council) and for many years has been co-chair of the award winning Healthy Children Task Force, focusing on prevention efforts.

For many years she was the Chair of the Council’s Environment Committee and she led the Council to adopt a Green Building policy for all new city buildings. She counts as significant accomplishments the commitment of Cambridge to purchase 20% renewable energy for its municipal needs.

Lunch & Learns occur every Thursday during the fall and spring semesters. Everyone is welcome. Food will be provided on a first-come basis. Lunch & Learn attendance is required for students enrolled in ENV0095 Special Topics in Environmental Studies with Colin Orians.

Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program and the Tufts Institute of the Environment
Tufts University, 210 Packard Avenue, Miller Hall, Medford, Massachusetts