ES Events and News: ES Off Campus Study Information Session; 25 Years of restoring Maine river natural resources: lessons learned; Jan Plan Funding for ES majors available
Around Campus: Food day events a great success!
Beyond Campus: Right here in Fairfield---- Sharing Sustainability: Building Resilient Communities Conference; International Conference on Inequality and Sustainability; Seminar, Smokey the Bear and Forest Ecology
In the News: From calm leadership, to lasting change; Proposed Pennamaquan River tidal power project raises concerns
Jobs and Internships: Friends of Merrymeeting Bay Organizer (ME); Research Assistant Urban Ecology Project at BU (MA); Research Assistant in Chief Scientist Office at Environmental Defense Fund (CA)
Upcoming ES Events
Attention Sophomores: Off Campus Study Information Session Focused on ES related programs
Tuesday, Oct 30, 7pm in Olin 1
Come hear Prof. McClenachan give an overview of OCS programs and hear first hand testimony from ES majors who have been abroad already!
Environmental Studies Lunchtime Lecture Series
Fairchild Room, Dana
Come here Colby alum and Senior Fisheries Biologist for Kleinschmidt USA (private consulting firm), Brandon Kulik, speak about the lessons that he has learned working for on river restoration issues here in Maine for 25 years.
****Counts towards ES 401*****
Doing an internship during Jan Plan related to the environment? Are you an ES major? Funds available!
Attention all ES majors. Jan Plan is fast approaching and I wanted to remind you that the ES program has funds available to help cover the costs of environment related internships. The process is open to all ES majors but is competitive. Applications dues to my on Friday, November 16th.
FMI: http://www.colby.edu/academics_cs/acaddept/envstudies/opportunities/internship-resources.cfm or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
A shout out to all of those involved in Food Day! From the folks involved in planning, to all those that participated, I think it was a great success for the campus.
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
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INEQUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY
November 9-10, 2012
The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Debates over equity - the fair distribution of resources, costs, and benefits - and a closely related topic, economic inequality, have arisen in the wake of the recent financial crisis. The gap in wealth and income between those who came out well after the crisis and those who did poorly has been widely noted. The conference aims to bring together sustainability, equity, and inequality researchers to learn from one another about the current state of the art in their respective fields, and to think creatively about the intersections of these fields and the application of these important concepts to development policy debates. Register for the conference by clicking here. The conference is FREE for students and the general public.
SEMINAR - LLOYD IRLAND, THE IRLAND GROUP - SMOKEY BEAR AND FIRE ECOLOGY
The Two Cultures in the Northeast's "Asbestos Forest"
Friday, October 26, 2012, from 11:00 - 12:00pm
Please join us for a seminar at Harvard Forest. You may also join remotely in real-time via the web - slides and audio available at: https://connectpro27708317.adobeconnect.com/_a934548690/irland/ Also, check out Lloyd's new paper in Forest Ecology & Management, "Extreme value analysis of forest fires from New York to Nova Scotia, 1950-2010" at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2012.09.004 http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu
In the News
From calm leadership, lasting change
She was a slight, soft-spoken woman who preferred walking the Maine shoreline to stalking the corridors of power. And yet Rachel Carson, the author of “Silent Spring,” played a central role in starting the environmental movement, by forcing government and business to confront the dangers of pesticides.
To read the full article:
Proposed Pennamaquan River (here in Maine) Tidal Power Project Raises Concerns
Jobs and Internships
Friends of Merrymeeting Bay Organizer (ME)
Research Assistant for Urban Ecology research project - BOSTON UNIVERSITY (MA)
We seek a motivated, creative, and focused problem-solver to join interdisciplinary projects relating to urbanization, conservation, ecology, biogeochemistry, and remote sensing. The researcher will be an active participant in project planning, data analysis, scientific publications, and must be able to work as part of an interdisciplinary research team. Applicants should have at least a bachelor's degree in one of the relevant environmental or social fields; a master's degree is preferred. Desirable skills include experience with ARC-GIS software, multivariate statistical analysis (particularly using R software), interview and survey research, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, and/or image processing. Please direct all inquiries and send application materials to Lucy Hutyra (firstname.lastname@example.org). As part of your application including a short statement of research interests (1 page maximum), curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three qualified references
Research Assistant in the Office of the Chief Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund (CA)