CrowdLobby

Corporate interests in government are powerfully represented by lobbyists. Some of those lobbyists are smart and dedicated. But of course they're there to represent their clients and not necessarily public interest. Can the madness of crowds have a lobbyist of its own? Today, I supported a Kickstarter project called CrowdLobby, which aims to do exactly … Continue reading CrowdLobby

Somerville Climate Forward – Community and Economic Development committee

Today, I went to the final (of three) committee meeting for the City of Somerville's climate action plan process, called Somerville Climate Forward. Our committee was tasked with discussing Community and Economic Development, but we were tasked with a narrower discussion -- assess environmental equity of three solutions. We looked at non-car transportation (essentially bikes … Continue reading Somerville Climate Forward – Community and Economic Development committee

Homework for Somerville Climate Forward

Tomorrow, we have our third meeting of the Economic and Community Development committee of Somerville's climate action planning process, called Somerville Climate Forward. Today, I read through three particular solutions that we've been asked to comment on, in particular, focusing on issues of equity. A lot of interesting work went into this; I submitted my … Continue reading Homework for Somerville Climate Forward

Recap of the Conscious Capitalism national conference

Today, I organized and attended a recap of the Conscious Capitalism national conference, which took place last month. I wasn't able to attend the conference, but was quite interested to hear more, both in terms of the content of the conference and the people who attended. So I made a chapter event to get a … Continue reading Recap of the Conscious Capitalism national conference

Brattle Film Foundation development committee

I've been a little out of touch with one of my regular volunteer activities, supporting the Brattle Film Foundation, which operates the historic Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square. Today, I attended a monthly development committee meeting, and we discussed progress on annual fund and membership drives, as well brainstormed ideas for an event for leadership … Continue reading Brattle Film Foundation development committee