ES Events and News: The Science and Conservation of Vernal Pools in Northeastern America; Jan Plan Funding for ES majors available
Around Campus: Lovejoy Convocation
Beyond Campus: Biodiversity Research Institute- Spotlight on Science event; C2C Sustainability Leadership Training; Environmental Health Strategy Center 10th anniversary celebration
In the News: Mainers to decide whether to borrow $76 million for bond issues; Pennsylvania Report Left Out Data on Poisons in Water Near Gas Site
Jobs and Internships: Public relations and marketing intern, Green Salem (MA); Seeking Climate Co-Lab Fellows MIT (MA); Surfrider Foundation internship/job postings; World Wildlife Fund internships
Upcoming ES Events
Environmental Studies Lunchtime Lecture Series
The Science and Conservation of Vernal Pools in Northeastern America
Wednesday, Nov 7, 11:30 a.m.lunch, 12:00 lecture
Fairchild Room, Dana
Please join the ES program to hear Dr. Phillip deMaynadier, Wildlife Biologist with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife talk about vernal pools.
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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
Bob Woodward of the Washington Post, an icon in the annals of investigative journalism for his role uncovering the Watergate scandal, will receive Colby College's 2012 Lovejoy Award. An investigative journalist and author for four decades, Woodward will accept the award, speak, and receive an honorary Colby doctorate.
Sunday, November 11, 5:30 pm, Lorimer Chapel
Biodiversity Research Institute's annual event - Spotlight on Ecoscience.
This year the program with feature Guest Speaker Dr. Thomas Lovejoy and a panel discussion featuring Tom Lovejoy, Dave Evers, and two science students from Maine colleges to discuss Tom Lovejoy's Looming conservation questions for the 21st century. This is an excellent opportunity for students, educators, and Maine citizens to engage with a leading scientist and science policy advisor who has conducted groundbreaking research about biodiversity and climate change for over 30 years.
We hope you can make it to the event on the evening of Wednesday November 14, 2012. Please see the attachments for details or RSVP at RSVP@briloon.org. $25 entrance, $8/student ID.
In addition, we will host a free afternoon session for students and educators with Dr. Thomas Lovejoy and focused on Looming Conservation Questions of the 21st Century, on November 14,2012 in Portland, ME. I hope that you and your students can find time to join us on November 14. Please see the attached invitation for details. Space is limited so please be in touch soon.
C2C Fellows Sustainability Leadership Workshop
The Bard Center for Environmental Policy will host the northeast-regional C2C Fellows Sustainability Leadership Workshop
at Bard over the weekend of November 30th. As Sandy has reminded us, the world is changing, and the work that today's young people do will determine if the planet heats up 4 degrees, or 12 degrees, within their lifetimes.
Details for the workshop follow below. Please pass on this announcement (and the attached flyer) to your students and student workers. Undergrads and recent graduates are invited to apply
What : C2C Fellows Sustainability Leadership Workshop
Where : Bard College, Annadale-on-Hudson, NY (RKC 103 and OlinLC 115)
When : Friday, November 30th (5pm) to Sunday December 2nd (12pm)
Who : Dr. Eban Goodstein (Bard CEP and MBA in Sustainability), Jamie Henn (350.org), and more!
Environmental Health Strategy Center 10th anniversary celebration
In the News
Mainers to decide whether to borrow $76 million for bond issues
Pennsylvania Report Left Out Data on Poisons in Water Near Gas Site
PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING INTERN - GREEN SALEM BUSINESS CHALLENGE, SALEM, MA
Jobs and Internships
The Green Salem (MA) Business Challenge (GSBC) seeks an intern who is passionate about green initiatives and improving sustainability practices with a demonstrated flair for public relations, communications, and marketing.
The ideal candidate will bring excellent written and oral communication skills, experience writing press releases and using a variety of media platforms (including social media) to disseminate the GSBC message and to increase participation in the program. The GSBC intern must be able to commit to 10 to 15 hours per month for a period of six months with a start date in September 2012. S/he must have good project management skills and the ability to work in a deadline sensitive environment. For more information, or to apply, please contact Liz Vago, email@example.com, 978-744-3442. Also, see the full job posting at: http://www.salem.com/Pages/SalemMA_jobs/I038F0CF1
SEEKING CLIMATE CO-LAB FELLOWS
MIT Center for Collective Intelligence
The Climate CoLab (http://climatecolab.org), a project of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence (http://cci.mit.edu), seeks to apply the approach used in systems like open source software and Wikipedia to develop, and gain support for, creative new ideas to address climate change. The Climate Co Lab is currently seeking Fellows with interest in the areas listed below, but we also anticipate launching activities on additional topics in the future: Decarbonization of energy supply, reducing emissions in the fossil fuel supply chain, reducing emissions from energy conversion/transmission in electric power, reducing emissions from the transportation sector, industrial efficiency, social attitudes toward climate change, reducing consumption/dematerialization of the economy to reduce emissions For more information, see http://climatecolab.org/web/guest/resources/-/wiki/Main/Climate+CoLab+Fellows If you're interested in being considered as a Climate CoLab Fellow, please contact Robert Laubacher firstname.lastname@example.org
Surfrider Foundation- Jobs and Internships Available
World Wildlife Fund Internships