Daily Archives: October 27, 2019

Your Political Alternatives: Quinton Zondervan – Candidate for Cambridge City Council | EV & N #329 | CCTV

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Quinton Zondervan is a candidate for re-election to the Cambridge City Council with a history of action on climate & environmental justice.

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City of Cambridge Information on Climate Change and Municipal Preparedness:

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City of Cambridge: Climate Protection Plan

 

 

Climate Protection Action Committee – CDD – City of Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Climate Protection Action Committee

The City Manager appoints a standing Climate Protection Action Committee (CPAC) as an advisory committee to assist in the implementation of the Climate Protection Plan. The Committee periodically develops recommendations to the City Manager. Past recommendations are available by clicking here.

 

 

CABA Overview – Climate Action Business Association (CABA) | Local business leaders organizing to be more effective advocates for climate change action

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Quinton Zondervan – City of Cambridge, MA

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Quinton Zondervan is a tech entrepreneur, non-profit leader and community activist currently serving his first term on the Cambridge City Council.

An environmentalist since his undergraduate days, Quinton is passionate about protecting our natural environment and increasing our sustainability through systemic transformation. His main priorities on the Council are affordable housing, sustainable transportation and taking action on climate change.

Over the years, Quinton has put his passion to work for the community, serving on various committees, task forces and non-profit boards. For nearly a decade, Quinton served as a member of the Climate Protection Action Committee (CPAC), including three years as chair (2012-14). CPAC is a City Manager appointed advisory committee of stakeholders advising the city on climate change action, including mitigation and adaptation responses. In 2013, he co-authored the Net Zero zoning petition that lead to the city’s groundbreaking Net Zero Action Plan adopted in 2015 to get Cambridge’s climate change causing emissions from buildings down to zero.

From 2011 through 2017, Quinton served as president and board chair of Green Cambridge, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to taking action on climate change and enhancing Cambridge’s sustainability. He remains on the board of Green Cambridge. In 2013, he co-founded the Climate Action Business Association in Boston and currently serves as its president and board chair.

Before joining the council, Quinton worked professionally as a software engineer and later as an entrepreneur. He has helped start several companies in software, biotech and cleantech, and most recently co-founded a healthcare IT company, eCareVault, which helps families and professionals coordinate care for special needs children.

Quinton came to Cambridge in 1992 when he moved here to study computer science at MIT, where he met his wife, Radhika Nagpal, who is now a professor at Harvard University. They are raising two children in Cambridge, both attending Cambridge Rindge and Latin. Quinton holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT and two bachelor’s degrees in the fields of mathematics and computer science from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. Quinton is originally from Suriname in South America, which is culturally part of the Caribbean. He immigrated to St. Petersburg, Florida as a teenager, and became a U.S. Citizen in 1996.

Quinton is glad to hear from you! Please email qzondervan or call 617-901-2006. You can also connect with him via Twitter: @qzondervan, or Facebook.

Designing Boston: Can We Talk About Climate Migration?

WGBHForum Dec 11, 2018

Communities around the world are working on solutions to make our buildings, streets and infrastructure resilient to more frequent storms and sea level rise associated with climate change. Very few, however, want to talk about the sensitive topic of managed retreat (commonly known as climate migration). How do you even begin talking about uprooting entire communities? Who will pay for it? Who makes these decisions?

The BSA Foundation hosts a conversation that starts to address these questions.

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Naomi Klein: The (Burning) Case For A Green New Deal

WGBHForum Premiered Oct 16, 2019

Naomi Klein is an award-winning, internationally bestselling author and journalist. For two decades she has chronicled the economic war waged on people and the planet. Harvard Book Store describes Klein as, “an unapologetic champion of a sweeping environmental agenda with justice at its center. In lucid, elegant dispatches from the frontlines of contemporary natural disaster, she pens surging, indispensable essays for a wide public.”

Her latest book, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal gathers more than a decade of her writing and pairs it with new material on the high stakes of our immediate political and economic choices.

Klein is joined by Juliet B. Schor, Boston College professor and former Guggenheim fellow. This event was co-sponsored by 350 Mass, Cambridge Forum, The Intercept, The Leap, and Sunrise Movement.

WGBH Forum Network ~ Free online lectures: Explore a world of ideas

Naomi Klein: The (Burning) Case For A Green New Deal

WGBHForum Premiered Oct 16, 2019

Naomi Klein is an award-winning, internationally bestselling author and journalist. For two decades she has chronicled the economic war waged on people and the planet. Harvard Book Store describes Klein as, “an unapologetic champion of a sweeping environmental agenda with justice at its center. In lucid, elegant dispatches from the frontlines of contemporary natural disaster, she pens surging, indispensable essays for a wide public.”

Her latest book, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal gathers more than a decade of her writing and pairs it with new material on the high stakes of our immediate political and economic choices.

Klein is joined by Juliet B. Schor, Boston College professor and former Guggenheim fellow. This event was co-sponsored by 350 Mass, Cambridge Forum, The Intercept, The Leap, and Sunrise Movement.

WGBH Forum Network ~ Free online lectures: Explore a world of ideas

James Hansen: Extreme Heat Events Connected to Climate Change

PBS NewsHour Aug 4, 2012

Dr. James Hansen of NASA, says there is now enough evidence to connect global warming to some of the extreme weather events of the recent past. Hansen tells the Newshour that there is now a 1 in 10 chance of extreme heat events like the 2010 Texas/ Oklahoma droughts, the 2010 heat wave in Russia and possibly even the heat wave scorching the Midwest in 2012.