Upcoming ES Events: Protecting Maine's Environment: An Insider's View; ES Janplan Stipend applications due FRIDAY!
Please join the Environmental Studies Program evening lecture series to welcome Pete Didisheim, Advocacy Director for the Natural Resources Council of Maine, to campus.
Around Campus: Cotter debate; Bigelow Semester
Beyond Campus: Wetlands Conference; MASS public health conference; New England water and law conference
In the News:World population hits 7 billion;
Scholarships, fellowships, graduate opportunities: Social justice fellowships;
Jobs and Internships: Little cayman island research intern; NOLS internship in sustainability
Upcoming ES Events
Protecting Maine's environment: An insider's view
Tuesday, Nov1, 7pm in Olin 1
What are the major threats to Maine’s environment? Who is behind the legislation introduced this year to weaken Maine’s environmental laws? How can we protect Maine’s clean air, clean water, and forestlands for future generations? Pete Didisheim will provide an insider’s view of efforts to protect Maine’s environment. As Advocacy Director for the Natural Resources Council of Maine, Mr. Didisheim for the past 15 years has been near the center of the action, working with his staff and allied organizations and individuals to help shape major environmental policy decisions. NRCM’s work is more important and challenging than ever, as attacks on Maine’s environmental safety net have escalated since the election of Governor Paul LePage. This talk will bring you to the frontlines of the action.
ES Janplan Stipend Applications Due on Friday, Nov 4th
Attention ES Majors--- Please send all application materials to Lia and feel free to contact me with any questions as you prepare your applications. email@example.com
Cotter Debate: Foreign Aid and the Environment
The Fall 2011 William R. and Linda K. Cotter Debate will address
Foreign Aid and the Environment featuring:
Nigel Purvis, President of Climate Advisers and Nonresident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
James Roberts, Research Fellow for Economic Freedom and Growth, The Heritage Foundation
Starting fall 2012! Changing Oceans: Colby at Bigelow Laboratory
The Changing Oceans: Colby at Bigelow Laboratory program is now available in fall only starting Fall 2012!
Changing Oceans at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay, Maine, offers a semester-in-residence program for Colby College students interested in gaining an in-depth understanding of oceanography and hands-on research experience through immersion in a professional laboratory environment. The intensive research experience is focused on ocean science within a changing global climate, and covers topics such as microbial oceanography, marine biogeochemistry, the ocean?s role in the global carbon cycle, molecular approaches to biological oceanography, and pelagic ecology; implications for public policy are explored within each of these topics. This unique program is a must for any student interested in becoming a marine scientist.?
Students interested in studying on this program will also be permitted to study abroad for another semester exempt from a petition.
MASSACHUSETTS PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE:
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: THE 9TH INTECOL INTERNATIONAL WETLANDS CONFERENCE
Orlando Florida, June 3-8, 2012
All individuals working in ecological, physical, biogeochemical and social sciences pertinent to wetland management and policy are invited to submit abstracts describing their efforts, science, projects and results. INTECOL 9 provides a forum for wetlands scientists from around the world to discuss threats, challenges and integrated solutions for sustainable restoration and management of wetlands in our changing world and we encourage you to participate in this discussion and submit an abstract of your work. For further information, visit http://www.conference.ifas.ufl.edu/INTECOL/call_abstracts.html. Deadline: 12/16.
FUNDING THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC HEALTH: BACK FROM THE BRINK?
Friday, November 18th, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Highlights: keynote speaker from Trust for America's Health; panel on public health funding in Massachusetts; exhibits from grassroots and local organizations; networking. Registration and more information at: http://sites.tufts.edu/chat/.
NEW ENGLAND WATER LAW AND POLICY CONFERENCE
Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 265 Lakeside Avenue, Marlborough, MA
This one day Eastern Water Law and Policy conference will provide a great networking and information exchange opportunity. The program has been developed for local government officials, elected representatives, environmental attorneys, town & county planners, business owners, landowners, and environmental consultants in the New England region. It will provide state and federal regulatory updates and clarifications, information about current water issues and litigation, and cost effective groundwater protection strategies. The conference focus will be on legal and regulatory water resources issues (especially related to ground water) that are impacting (or have the potential to impact) citizens, communities, businesses and municipalities in the New England states. For further information, visit http://www.agwt.org/events/2011/2011MA_Legal_Program.pdf. To register, visit http://www.agwt.org/events/2011/2011MALegal_Reg.htm.
In the News
World Population Hits 7 Billion
Scholarships, Fellowships and Graduate School Opportunities
Jobs and Internships
NIF/SHATIL SOCIAL JUSTICE FELLOWSHIPS
Submissions due Nov. 14th. NIF/SHATIL SOCIAL JUSTICE FELLOWSHIPS NIF/SHATIL Social Justice Fellows spend 32 hours per week interning in an approved, individually-selected Israeli non-governmental organization (NGO), active in one of the following areas: civil and human rights; social and economic justice; environmental justice; or Jewish pluralism. Additionally, Fellows engage in monthly enrichment programs and periodic site visits to further develop their understanding of Israel, Israeli activism, and their role as activists both in Israel and at home. Fellows also receive training in leadership and community development.
For further information, visit http://www.nif.org/get-involved/get-involved/general/41-social-justice-fellowships.
Research Intern, Little Cayman Island
Applications are invited for the position of Research Intern during 2012 at the Central Caribbean Marine Institute based at the Little Cayman Research Centre. Full announcement and CCMI Scientific Mission can be found on our webpages http://www.reefresearch.org/ccmi_website/jobs.htm
National Outdoor Leadership School internships
Numerous internship opportunities with NOLS including one in environmental stewardship and sustainability