FAQs

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.

What are event registration fees used for?
We love the Venture Cafe and over the years, the CIC has made the space available to us for either a discounted fee or for free. Currently, the space is free and we have made an effort to keep registration low to reflect that. Your fees still help us to cover the cost of insurance for the event space, name tags, media licenses for our marketing, outreach/advertising, the occasional snack offering, and nominal speaker costs when needed (e.g. parking). 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 under Current Event as well as on the BASG LinkedIn Group and Facebook page. You can also asked to be added to our mailing list to receive notice via our Eventbrite registration platform.

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