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Save the Date: Chemical Safety & Climate Change Preparedness Meeting

Posted November 16, 2018 by

Date & Time

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


West Barnstable Community Building
2377 Meetinghouse Way
West Barnstable, MA

Join the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension to learn more about resources that municipalities, non-governmental organizations, and businesses can use to address hazardous chemical vulnerabilities, increase climate change preparedness, and protect public safety.

Workshop is free! Light refreshments will be served.

Continuing Education Credits:

  • Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM) can receive 2 CEUs from the Association of State Flood Plain Managers (ASFPM)
  • Health Agents can receive 2 CEUs from BC County Health


  • Tiffany Skogstrom, Office of Technical Assistance
  • Rick Ferreira, Taunton Emergency Managemeny Agency (TEMA)
  • Shannon Jarbeau, Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, Woods Hole Sea Grant

To RVSP please call the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension at (508) 375-6690, or visit their website: http://www.capecodextension.org.


Save the Date: “Adapting to Severe Climate Change: Boston and Massachusetts as a Possible Model”

Posted November 16, 2018 by

Date & Time:
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 – 1:00 p.m.

Webinar Location: 
Room 134, Morrill Science Center II, UMass Amherst

Hosted by the Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (NE CASC) with Keynote Speaker David Cash. More information to be found here.

Scientific evidence is pointing to more intense and sooner climate impacts than had previously been thought. How will coastal cities deal with more powerful storms, sea level rise and widespread flooding?  The Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston has produced three guidance documents for city planners, communities, and regulators to navigate tools and recommendations to help make Boston “climate ready.”  David Cash at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at UMass Boston will introduce viewers to these resources and discuss the application of adaptation strategies for coastal urban areas.  The three reports are:

•    “Feasibility of Harbor-wide Barrier Systems: Preliminary Analysis for Boston Harbor”
•    “Financing Climate Resilience: Mobilizing Resources and Incentives to Protect Boston from Climate Risks”
•    “Governance for a Changing Climate: Adapting Boston’s Built Environment for Increased Flooding”

David W. Cash is the Dean of the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at UMass Boston and a founding Dean of the Sustainable Solutions Lab. From 2004-2015, he worked in senior positions in Massachusetts state government in catalytic roles, helping to transform the commonwealth’s energy and environmental policy and regulatory landscape. His job history includes being a commissioner at both the Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Public Utilities, and Undersecretary of Policy at the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. In these roles, he helped develop and implement nation-leading science-based environmental, climate, and clean energy programs; innovative renewable energy and grid modernization efforts; and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative–the nation’s first CO2 cap-and-trade program. He earned a PhD in public policy from Harvard University, concentrating in environment and natural resources. He also completed an MAT in science education from Lewis & Clark College and a BS in biology from Yale.

For more information, please follow this link.


Mabbett Achieves the Trifecta as One of The Fastest Growing Companies

Posted November 15, 2018 by

BEDFORD, MA (November 2018) – Mabbett & Associates, Inc. (Mabbett®) is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked as the 42nd fastest growing company in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal (BBJ) in 2018; #32 on the 2018 Zweig Letter Hot Firm List of the top 100 fastest growing architectural, engineering and environmental (A/E/C) firms in the United States and Canada; as well as ranked #3,359 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America and #22 in the environmental sector.

The Zweig White Hot Firms have outperformed the economy and their competitors to become leaders in their chosen fields. The “Hot Firm” designation has been synonymous with success in the A/E/C industry. Rankings are based on a survey of industry firms conducted by ZweigWhite, the publisher of The Zweig Letter, and the nation’s management leader in enhancing business performance for A/E/C firms.

The Inc. 5000 ranks private companies by overall revenue growth over a three-year period. This prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success and the place where future household names first make their mark, as stated on www.inc.com.

“We are most pleased to have been honored by the BBJ; designated a Hot Firm for the fifth time; and ranked by Inc. magazine for the forth time,” stated Arthur N. Mabbett, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. “The objectives of a long-term business perspective, continuing reinvestment, and strategic decision-making are being achieved by Mabbett. I am proud that our hard working, persistent and most professionally competent staff has been recognized by our business peers again this year. We thank our clients for their confidence and continuing opportunities to serve them.”

For 38 years, Mabbett has delivered value-added services to industry, commercial enterprise and Federal, state and local agencies. Mabbett is a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE), verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Bedford, MA with regional offices in Providence, RI; Alexandria, VA and Montclair, NJ. www.mabbett.com