Hey, New York — what are you doing on Tuesday night? February 28 is Fat Tuesday, and Grist is throwing a phat party in NYC. All Grist readers — and people who wanna have a good time, but really those are one and the same — are invited to Mardi Grist to rub elbows with a pack of Grist representatives and eat yummy food. A quarter of the proceeds will go to NOLA-area green groups. What’s not to love? RSVP today!Then mark your calendars for April 27-29 for an Energy Solutions Conference: Local Solutions to the Energy Dilemma. According to a press release:

Over 30 leading experts in energy, agriculture, economics, engineering, geology, politics, transportation and sustainability will gather during the final week of April to address the local impact of what is viewed to be an impending crisis in world affairs.

Admission to the conference is available for 1, 2 and 3 days, with professional, student, senior, low-income, and group rates.

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It’s being hosted by Peak Oil NYC and the Five Borough Institute.