ES Events and News:The Foundation Principles of Sustainability, Dr Tom. Wessels; The Tainted Desert: The Navajo People and Uranium Mining, Dr. Doug Brugge; ES is co-sponsor of Food Day
Around Campus: Food Day
Beyond Campus: Sharing Sustainability: Building Resilient Communities Conference; Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group Conference; Landscape and Loss, Orion Magazine
In the News: Thomas College Installs Largest Solar Panel System in the State; How to Catch Fish and Save Fisheries
Scholarships, Fellowships, Grad School: EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships
Jobs and Internships: Summer Internship in Panama; Campaign Organizer, Beyond Coal, Sierra Club; Program Coordinator Trout Unlimited (PA); Program Coordinator, Trout Unlimited; Stewardship Associate, Minnesota Land Trust; Stewardship Manager, Jackson Hole Land Trust
Upcoming ES Events
Environmental Studies Evening Lecture Series
The Foundation Principles of Sustainability, Dr. Thomas Wessels, Fall 2012 Hollis Lecture
Tuesday, October 23, 7pm, Olin 1
For 3.5 billion years life has not only sustained itself, but has thrived on this planet. To create sustainable systems we don’t need to reinvent the wheel, we only need to embrace the foundational scientific principles that govern sustainability in all living systems. This presentation covers three of these foundational principles: the law of limits to growth, the second law of thermodynamics and its realtionship to entropy, and the law of self-organization. Examples of how these laws work in the natural world will be used to show how they can be applied to human systems like a community or an economy. Tom Wessels is an ecologist and founding director of the master’s degree program in Conservation Biology at Antioch University New England.
****Counts towards ES 401
Wednesday, October 24
, 11:30 lunch, 12:00 lecture, Fairchild Room, Dana
The Navajo people, a Native American Tribe from the Southwestern US was caught up in the boom and bust of uranium mining after World War Two. To this day the consequences of this history continue to play out in deaths and illnesses and efforts to address the waste left behind. Douglas M. Brugge, is Professor in the Department of Public Health and Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.
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ES Program Co-sponsor for Food Day
Come one, come all!!! Friday, October 26th. See details below.
Farmers’ market on Dana lawn and harvest dinner in Dana focusing on local foods.
Friday Oct 26 from 4:00-6:00pm
Come talk to local farmers and vendors about eating local, and check out the petting zoo!!
Featuring Samples and Raffle Prizes From: Gelato Fiasco, Holy Cannoli, Kennebec Cheesery, Barrels, Selah Tea, and so many more!
There will be events for adults and children (custom whoopie pie making and
speakers on local and sustainable eating including David Bright from MOO
Milk and David Gulak from Barrels). E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Sharing Sustainability: Building Resilient Communities Conference
Saturday, November 3
Kennebec Valley Community College Carter Hall Room 105 92 Western Ave. Fairfield, ME
Sponsored by Sustain Mid Maine Coalitio. Admission is free.
Pre-registration is required by October 31.
Contact Linda at email@example.com or 680-4208
Landscape and Loss, Orion Magazine
Sometimes the land comes alive, and a camera captures it. Representing landscapes is one of the oldest traditions in art, and a new generation of photographers is interpreting how humans fit with the scenery.
Join Orion for a special live web event featuring photographer Matt Black, as we view and discuss photo projects in which landscape plays a vital role in telling a story. The event is free, open to all, and will take place on October 23, at 7 p.m. Eastern, 4 p.m. Pacific.
In the News
Please email Lia if you are interested in applying
Thomas College Installs Largest Solar Panel System in the State
How to Catch a Fish and Save Fisheries, Dr. Carl Safina, Mellon Fellow in Environmental Studies, Colby College
Scholarships, Fellowships, Grad School
Fall 2013 EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships For Undergraduate Environmental Study
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships program, is offering undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 5, 2012, at 11:59:59 PM ET. Subject to availability of funding and other applicable considerations, the Agency plans to award approximately 40 new fellowships in the summer of 2013. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year. The fellowship provides up to $20,700 per academic year of support and $8,600 of support for a three-month summer internship.
Jobs and Internships
INTERNSHIP - KALU YALA
Kalu Yala is a sustainable community that will be built in the mountains about 45 minutes outside Panama City, Panama. Internships take place in 3 venues: creating the town's foundation in the Kalu Yala Valley; creating relationships in the neighboring town of San Miguel; and working on business logistics in Panama City. Since Summer 2010, Kalu Yala has had interns from 38 states, 12 countries and 80 colleges. Programs include: Business Development and Entrepreneurship in Panama City, Community Outreach in the rural town of San Miguel, Digital Development in Panama City, Education in San Miguel, Living Systems (Agriculture, Animal Science, and Biology) in the Kalu Yala valley, Outdoor Recreation in the Kalu Yala valley. Upcoming semester dates: Spring Internship Dates: January 14th- April 12th, Summer Internship Dates: May 20th- August 2nd (Early Admission Deadline: February 4th). Students can apply online by filling in the application form here or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Campaign Organizer, Beyond Coal, Sierra Club
Program Coordinator, Trout Unlimited
Stewardship Associate, Minnesota Land Trust
Deadline: October 26, 2012
The Minnesota Land Trust is Minnesota’s only statewide land trust, holding 440 conservation easements. We also play a lead role in a multi-year restoration project in the St. Louis River Estuary, and we are active in many partnerships with various agencies and nonprofits.
Summary: Assists in stewardship activities: Creating and updating baseline documentation; records maintenance; assisting in annual monitoring program.
Requirements: Bachelor's degree and at least 1 year experience in conservation, wildlife biology, natural resources, real estate, or similar field. Experience with natural systems; ability to identify Minnesota species preferred. Familiarity with standard field sampling techniques and data management. Proficient with PCs. Ability to walk up to one mile over rough terrain and to navigate in remote areas. Some travel throughout Minnesota.
Application: Send resume and cover letter to email@example.com or Susan McCallum, MLT, 2356 University Ave W., #240, St. Paul, MN 55114. (posted 9/18)
Stewardship Manager, Jackson Hole Land Trust
Deadline: November 2, 2012
The Jackson Hole Land Trust (JHLT) is a private non-profit organization dedicated to preserving open space and the wildlife habitat, scenic views, and agriculture it supports in and around Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The JHLT is seeking a full-time stewardship manager to lead its stewardship activities.
The stewardship manager reports to the executive director and leads a team of several full-time and seasonal staff in implementing the JHLT’s land stewardship activities.
Required qualifications: several years of experience in land conservation, biology, planning, or a related field; bachelor’s degree; strong desire to pursue a career in the land conservation field; excellent written and verbal communication skills; proven leadership ability; vehicle and valid driver’s license.
View the complete position description. Please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please. (posted 10/19)