Papercuts JP and the Jamaica Plain Forum welcome Andrew Zimbalist, author of Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup. Zimbalist will discuss his new book in relation to Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games. Andrew Zimbalist is an international expert on the financing of big-league and global […]
What might a livable, low-carbon future look like? The folks at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage have been living into that question for more than 17 years. They are building a village-scale sustainable town in the rolling hills of Northeast Missouri, aiming to create a vibrant, thriving community while using 10% of the resources of average Americans. […]
JP NET ayuda a las personas en el vecindario a conectar y mejorar sus vidas y la comunidad. Estas son las labores y responsabilidades de JP NET: - Provee ayuda para las empresas locales, en particular negocios de inmigrantes - Cultiva la comida local en el ” Bosque de Alimentos “ - Ayuda a los vecinos […]
Climate change caused primarily by the burning of fossil fuels is probably the most important issue that humanity faces in this century. One effective way to reduce the emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases is to put a price on them, a price high enough to motivate residents and businesses to find ways […]
Time Exchange Potluck and Welcome Session Wendsday November 18th 6:30pm-8pm JP NET 30 Germania Street, Building L JP's New Time Exchange allows you to exchange skills and services with your neighbors. For every hour you spend gardening, cooking, sewing or providing pet care you are credited with an hour that you can spend on the […]
We are facing catastrophic climate change and yet our political system is incapable of responding. The powerful fossil fuel industry is blocking policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and continuing to build fossil fuel infrastructure even though science is clear that we should keep coal, oil and gas in the ground. A growing movement for […]
Today in Massachusetts, opiates kill three people per day. These numbers have been skyrocketing–in 2014, the number of confirmed cases of unintentional opioid overdose deaths climbed 63% over 2012 levels and 20% over 2013. Join us at the JP Forum on January 14 for a conversation about new approaches to addiction and treatment. We’ll learn that while headlines […]
The JP Forum is thrilled to welcome back Richard Heinberg, one of the world’s foremost experts on energy policy and community resilience. Join us for this special morning with Richard and members of the New England Resilience & Transition Network. Richard Heinberg is Senior Fellow-in-Residence of the Post Carbon Institute and is widely regarded as […]
Keynote Address by Richard Heinberg! Across New England, a new world is being built. Grassroots activists motivated by their love for community and the planet are building resilient local communities, resisting fossil fuel projects, and making sure that all people can thrive now and into the future, regardless of race, class, income and more. On […]
Judith D. Schwartz, author of Cows Save The Planet has published a new book called Water In Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World. Judith’s writing brings such insights to environmental challenges and climate change that challenge us to look at problems as solutions. Tony Eprille, a writer and photographer, uses Creative Seeing, to find […]
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