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Decarbonization of Student Transportation via Electric School Bus Transition

June 25 at 2 pm NY | 7 pm London | 2 am (next day) Beijing | Time Converter

Combating global climate change is frequently carried out at the local level, and decarbonization of Student Transportation is one such example. Transitioning to Electric School Buses, and other transportation modes, has barriers and motivators for adoption that range across Energy, Economics, Transportation, Health, and Education This seminar solicits cross Special Interest Group (SIG) 15 minute presentations on perspectives on how System Thinking and System Dynamics can contribute to the decarbonization effort and the facets of it.Joe Londa, Environmental SIG Leader, will give a presentation on the New York State mandated transition to Electric School Buses by 2035 and the outcome from a Student based project to build a generic transition model that creates transition scenarios. In addition, he will show a Storytelling System Dynamic Model that gives the holistic perspective. Other presentations will be announced as we get committed speakers.The seminar will close with a 20 minute discussion on how System Dynamics and the Society can contribute to achieving this decarbonization.

About the presenter

After a 40 year career in technology focused on developing systems I have retired and opened a fossil fuel free EcoLodge and volunteer to assist my community and school district reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions. I also act as the Environmental SIG Leader.

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Cleanstart: Simulating a Clean Energy Startup

In this FREE live, web-based simulation, participants play the role of the founder of a new startup company in the exciting and competitive clean tech sector.

Can you develop your technology into a successful company? You must set prices each quarter, decide how many engineers and salespeople to hire, and set compensation, including salary, stock, options, and profit sharing. Will you pitch your firm to venture capitalists or bootstrap and remain 100% employee-owned? Will you win customers and become cash flow positive before you run out of funds? Will you succeed and take your firm public?”

SPEAKERS

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John D.Sterman, PhD Field Leader and Jay W. Forrester MIT Professor of System Dynamics and Engineering Systems

Director, MIT System Dynamics Group
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David Miller, PhD

Clean Energy Ventures, Co-founder and Managing Partner

Entrepreneurship & System Dynamics

Entrepreneurialism is risk-taking, leadership, strategy, vision, resilience, value creation, and hard work. Strategy is front and center in the face of uncertainty and when results are not meeting expectations. What is the right marketing model? How do we increase product adoption? What are the barriers? How can we improve strategic insight?

System dynamics models capture reinforcing and balancing loops resulting in growth or decline and delays experienced in entrepreneurship, like what drives innovation, new products and services, customer acquisition, barriers or delays to growth through regulation, and more. Simulating models about adoption, growth limitations, and other dynamics provides an understanding of the most influential factors at play, including decision thinking.

Decision-making behavior is crucial to study and understand. System Dynamics simulations challenge assumptions in a risk-free environment while increasing action learning that can be applied in real-world scenarios.

Event Features

Interactive Simulation

In this live, web-based simulation interactive event, participants play the role of the founder of a new startup company in the exciting and competitive clean tech sector.

Learning Objective

Experience the challenges of building a startup company in a demanding competitive environment, including financial, human resource, strategic, and other decisions.

Action Learning

Encouraging exploration and innovation, simulations are risk-free environments to challenge mental models and day-to-day assumptions.

Environmental and Natural Resource Group Meeting

A Monthly Meeting for Reviewing and Discussing System Thinking and Systems Dynamics presentations from Students and Practitioners on the topics of Energy, Water, Land Use (Agriculture & Food), and the Environment.

For the Month of April this meeting will be held at 7pm Eastern Time to better serve the Asian Community

Justin Connolly from www.deliberate.co.nz
“An Overview on En-Roads and a Discussion on its Ability to Move People to Act”

Submit a proposed presentation at https://airtable.com/shrXcSAqAeOo6MiMbContact

Joseph M. Londa
SDS Environmental SIG Leader
environment@systemdynamics.org

Environmental and Natural Resource Group Meeting

A Monthly Meeting for Reviewing and Discussing System Thinking and Systems Dynamics presentations from Students and Practitioners on the topics of Energy, Water, Land Use (Agriculture & Food), and the Environment.

Jake Jacobson and Len Malczynski of Mindseye Computing https://www.mindseyecomputing.com/
Will be the presenters for March addressing “New Mexico State Decarbonization Plan and Produced Water Model”

Submit a proposed presentation at https://airtable.com/shrXcSAqAeOo6MiMbContact

Joseph M. Londa
SDS Environmental SIG Leader
environment@systemdynamics.org

Environmental