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Forum and Book Signing: The Renewable Revolution

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 7:30pm
First Parish in Cambridge Unitarian Universalist; 3 Church Street, Harvard Square Cambridge, MA


Dr. Sajed Kamal, long-time BASEA member and board member, will discuss his most recent book: The Renewable Revolution: How We Can Fight Climate Change, Prevent Energy Wars, Revitalize the Economy and Transition to a Sustainable Future (Earthscan, 2011).    

During this past year alone the world has witnessed some of history's worst catastrophes related to nonrenewable energy uses: the Gulf oil spill, a nuclear disaster in Japan, coal mine collapses, and natural gas explosions; cyclones, tornadoes, floods, droughts, and melting of the Arctic due to climate change; oil wars turning the Middle East into a killing field; and collapsing economies around the world due to skyrocketing energy prices. The question is, is there a solution?
 
Conceding that time is critical, Dr. Kamal asserts that the answer is yes, and, from a holistic perspective, charts the transition to a sustainable path of innovation, renewable energy, and peace.
 
He will show examples of exciting applications of renewable energy technologies-including photovoltaics, wind turbines, hydroelectric generators, solar thermal systems, solar greenhouses, solar cookers and biogas plants-combining innovative policies, incentives and financing options, which are opening up new possibilities around the world, inspiring solutions to our self-destructive reliance on fossil and nuclear fuels, while providing energy resources for an increasing quality of life in growing economies.   

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; Presentation begins at 7:30 p.m

About Dr. Kamal:
Dr. Sajed Kamal, EdD, teaches in the Sustainable International Development program at Brandeis University.  He has been involved in the field for more than thirty years, setting up projects in the United States, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Armenia and El Salvador.   
 
In 2007 he was awarded Boston "Mayor's First Annual Green Award for Community Leadership in Energy and Climate Protection", and in 2008 a "Lifetime Achievement Award" by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency.  "The Greener Issue" of The Boston Sunday Globe Magazine on September 28, 2008, featured him as one of the "Six local heroes whose work is having rippling effects-at home and far away-in making the world a better place."  An award-winning poet, artist, translator, educational consultant, psychotherapist and author of more than a dozen books and many articles in a wide range of areas, his most recent book is, The Renewable Revolution: How We Can Fight Climate Change, Prevent Energy Wars, Revitalize the Economy and Transition to a Sustainable Future (Earthscan, 2011).  

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