Friday, July 31, 2009

Earthwatch benefit supports research on the most important environmental challenge of our time...

The third annual Beat the Heat benefit event for Earthwatch Institute climate change research programs in being held on Thursday, August 13 at the Museum of Science in Boston. The event runs from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Washburn Pavilion on the Charles River.

I have been part of the organizing committee since its inception, and this has been a nice event for young professionals in Boston to network and support an important cause.

The venue for this evening provides a stunning view of the Charles River and the summer skylines of Boston and Cambridge, and the host is Improper Bostonian columnist Jonathan Soroff. Advanced tickets are discounted, and the price includes complimentary food and drinks (catered by Wolfgang Puck), parking, and live entertainment.

The event will feature climate change expert and Earthwatch scientist Peter Kershaw, who will report on his work with Earthwatch volunteers in the Arctic Circle.

If Beat the Heat gets 350 followers on Twitter by August 13, First Wind, a renewable energy company based in Newton, will donate to support Earthwatch climate change research expeditions and fund a community tree planting with EarthWorks Projects, a non-profit based in Roxbury.