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Healthy Planet, Healthy People: A Conversation with Al Gore

The former Vice President under Bill Clinton and the Democratic Party's nominee for President (2000), Al Gore is currently an author and environmental activist. He has founded a number of non-profit organizations, including the Alliance for Climate Protection, and has received a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in climate change activism. His talk starts 7 pm and ends 8:30 pm.

Gazette Classification: Education, Environmental Sciences, Health Sciences

Organization/Sponsor Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard School of Public Health: Free and open to the public

Seating is first come, first serve. Doors open at 6:15 PM. Link chge.med.harvard.edu…

We expect a large crowd for this event so I will be at the door of the Memorial Church in line from 6 pm with a meetup sign - But we have to line up and I understand it is not easy to get together before the talk. I will be again at the door of the Church after the talk until 8:40 pm and we will have a post-event meetup at Cafe Algiers (2F), 40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138 (from around 8:50 pm). Please indicate if you would like to join us at Cafe Algiers after the talk when you RSVP. The Memorial Church is wheelchair accessible but Algiers is not.

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  • David B.

    Since it is Al Gore, it is not surprising that there is a lot of comment post the event.

    I would be willing, for the next few meetups, to construct an augscend covering the next up coming events - similar to what I'm doing with BGO.

    To everyone else: I'm talking about a collection of text files organized a certain way.

    What I need to know is how to organize the email chatter - i.e. liked it chatter, the issues chatter, etc.

    February 7, 2013

  • Mariko

    Wow - this was a world (Harvard) record in terms of people showed up in this cold weather (over 1300 people) and half of them could not get into the church. Sorry for the folks who could not get into the church. i should have asked you guys to get there 90 min before the talk not 60 min. Anyhow the overflow went to Science Center to watch the simultaneous broadcast. Several people came to Algiers and we had good conversations over tea/coffee to warm up. Al Gore was articulate as usual and stiffly relaxed with many jokes. He became a real political guru for environmental issues. I only saw/met several people in the line/Algiers but hope the rest of the folks also managed to hear him somehow somewhere.

    February 6, 2013

    • Shari F.

      Sorry I couldn't join you at Algiers, Mariko. My granddaughter wanted to come with me to hear Gore speak (she's studying about global warming in school) and I had to get her home to bed after the program. Hope to see you next time.

      February 7, 2013

  • Mariko

    We may find out more about webcast on demand possibility later on since it was broadcasted live. I am sure demand is quite high. found only one report on the talk:
    http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2013/2/7/al-gore-climate-change/

    February 7, 2013

  • Jane H.

    I was so impressed with Al Gore's talk. I learned a lot and was pleased to hear how articulate (and funny) he is. It was my first time in Memorial Church, which is stately and lovely. I only wish more people had stopped by Algiers. Conversation with possible new friends is my desire in attending meetups. I'm happy to have gotten to know Mariko - a cool person, and Laura - new to the area. However, it was really good to return to a warm home!!

    February 7, 2013

  • Carol

    Al Gore was really good! I didn't want to cut the line so I just went to the end of the line when I got there a little after 6 and thought I would see you all inside but I didn't get in. But I watched it at the science center with alot of other people and thought it was worth standing in the cold. I hope to see you at another event Mariko! Thanks.

    February 7, 2013

  • Ronald S.

    One of the best lectures I ever attended.

    February 6, 2013

  • David B.

    ** Same guy, same blather

    February 6, 2013

  • Maggie

    ACCESS DENIED.

    February 6, 2013

  • David B.

    I'm in the church: Where is the other 98? I waited an hour in the cold and once again - no one has heard of Boston Cultural Nomads.

    I'll try to find this Cafe Algiers - wherever it is.

    1 · February 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bloody allergies! :( I have to miss this after all...if I'm feeling better in a few hours, maybe I'll meet you all at Algiers.

    February 6, 2013

  • Beth F.

    I might be up for Algiers aferward. Thanks for organizing this!

    February 5, 2013

  • Mariko

    Hi Folks for the Al Gore event: I will be in the line for the event from 6 pm tomorrow with a meetup sign (prepare for cold weather and ibook). If you come around 6, we can line up and may even sit together but it is rather challenging to coordinate this kind of situation as David noted below. [I warn you there will be a lot of people lining up trying to get in - remember Black Friday!] If you see me with a meetup sign, come and get a name tag from me so at least we recognize each other. And/or come to Algiers (2F) afterwards to exchange our excitements or just to chat. A table has been booked at Algiers (you can order some food as well as coffee/tea.) See you all there! (just warning: the Church's seating capacity is about 900 and not sure if everybody in line can get in, So try to come early.)
    Mariko

    February 5, 2013

  • David B.

    The sign in front of the church matters to me, last time somehow I missed the group all together - just a gigantic line at the R bar - the concierge knew nothing about the group.

    February 4, 2013

  • Lisa

    Would like to join the group after also!

    February 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Love Al, but not so sure about the whole standing out in the cold in line part.

    February 4, 2013

  • Naomi

    Interested in joining if the group has a broad age range.

    February 4, 2013

  • DINESH

    This is an interesting event. I am a may be for now. Will update the status depending on the work that day.

    January 31, 2013

  • Malcolm R.

    Oui a Algiers

    January 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The event has grown way too big for me - I'm going to pass and read up on it the following day. Hope you can all get in!

    January 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I plan to come to the cafe afterwards as well

    January 10, 2013

  • Shari F.

    I don't know if this is the right place to reply that I will join the group at Cafe Algiers, but I plan to do so.

    January 9, 2013

  • Maggie

    Sure to be a conversation starter; count me in! :-)

    January 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes to the Cafe Algiers meetup! Looking forward to it.

    December 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    heck yes I'm coming! THanks for coordinating!

    December 21, 2012

  • *Omama M.

    Wait, is Al Gore going to be there!?

    December 20, 2012

    • Mariko

      Omama, it is not a tel-conference of some kind. He is actually planning to come to Harvard.

      1 · December 20, 2012

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