The Massaai House

If you are on campus you will notice a new structure right in front of Usdan (see image attached). In cooperation with the German solar company Phaesun, Brandeis Professor emeritus of physics Robert Lange collaborates with Massaai households in Tanzania to cut their carbon emissions by using stoves that consume one-third less wood and providing them with solar panels. The project models how crafting an informal carbon trading market can help even remote communities cut emissions and use more green energy and at the same time dramatically improve people’s health and well-being.

Join Professor Lange at the “Massaai House” for Demonstrations and Discussion (Weather Permitting):

Monday, November 15, 2010 12noon
Thursday, November 18, 2010 2:30pm
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 3pm

Climate Change Campus Weeks

November 15 - December 1, 2010

Sponsored by the German Embassy to the USA

SEA Coffeehouse
Monday, November 15,
9 pm

A Sea Change - Filmscreening and Discussion
Tuesday, November 16,
6 - 8 pm
G12, Mandel Center for the Humanities

SEA Local and Organic Food Banquet
Monday, November 22,
7 pm
Levin Ballroom, Usdan

Chances and Challenges of Becoming Low-Carbon Societies
An Interdisciplinary Conversation with:

Elizabeth von Thadden
and Adam B. Jaffe
Monday, November 29,
4 - 5:30 pm
International Lounge, Usdan
Please RSVP to

Greening the Ivory Tower - Project Presentations
Wednesday, December 1,

Green Unity Gala
Wednesday, December 1,
6 - 9 pm
Levin Ballroom, Usdan

Talks by Joseph ole Tipanko and Bob Lange
Climate Change and Social Justice in the developing world: A Massaai Perspective