What is the origin of the Boston Area Sustainability Group (BASG)?
Circa 2009, our friend and peer, Rich Goode, started hosting small dinners in Boston to gather fellow sustainability practitioners together for shop talk. Interest grew and in 2011, he passed the torch and the task of organizing BASG events to Carol Baroudi and Bob Pojasek, who ushered in the era of the CIC in Kendall Square. Becky Snowe joined the crew for over a year until a great job in Baltimore stole her away. Enter Holly Fowler in 2014, followed by Tilly Pick in 2015, when Bob took leave for other endeavors. Eric Grunebaum and Amy Perlmutter joined us as co-organizers in 2019.

Where do BASG events take place?
From 2011 to 2020, BASG events were held at the CIC in Kendall Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. From March 2020 to December 2021, BASG switched to virtual events. In 2022, the organizers have taken a pause in programming and are actively recruiting ideas from the BASG community for the next era of BASG’s format and content.

What are event registration fees used for?
Your fees help us to cover the cost of the online event platform, media storage for the event archive, and marketing/outreach. All organizers are strictly volunteer and are not paid by BASG.

How can I learn about upcoming events?
Upcoming events are announced on this website as well as on the BASG LinkedIn GroupJoin our mailing list to hear about upcoming events and follow us on Eventbrite.

How can I share an event on the BASG community calendar?
From your Google, Outlook or other calendar, create the event and be sure to include key details like location, time, host organization, description of the event, etc. Then invite Susty Boston (sustyboston[at]gmail.com to your event like any invitee. We’ll receive the calendar invite and once accepted, it posts automatically to the “Calendar” page.

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