ES Events and News: Nine Elements of a Sustainable Campus; Jan Plan Funding for ES majors available!; ES Blog, check it out!
Beyond Campus: Biodiversity Research Institute- Spotlight on Science event; C2C Sustainability Leadership Training; Environmental Health Strategy Center 10th anniversary celebration
In the News: Our Own Lydia Ball co-writes blog with Carl Safina!; LakeSmart program gets a financial boost;
Scholarships, fellowships, grad school: Fellowship, Plymouth State; NOAA undergrad fellowships
Jobs and Internships: Summer on Cliff Island Maine, invasive species work; Internships with MASSCreative (MA); Fellowship, Orton Foundation (VT); Volunteer in Sub-Saharan Africa; Campaign Coordinator, Livable Streets (MA)
Upcoming ES Events
Environmental Studies Evening Lecture Series
Nine Elements of a Sustainable Campus
Tuesday, Nov 13, 7 pm
Dr. Mitchell Thomashow's talk is based on an essay he authored," The Nine Elements of a Sustainable Campus". The talk will provide a comprehensive template for transforming campus living and learning environments.
****Final ES 401 lecture****
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
ES Blog- Environmental Thinking
Check out the ES blog!
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
Hurricane Sandy; Not Over by a Long Shot
Scholarships, fellowships, grad school
Lake Protection Program Gets a Boost
Fellowship, Plymouth State
The Center for the Environment (CFE) and the Masters of Science Program in Environmental Science & Policy at Plymouth State University (PSU) in New Hampshire seek applicants for a unique and exciting graduate research assistant (GRA) position in watershed ecosystem services. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a statewide interdisciplinary team (including researchers from Dartmouth College and the University of New Hampshire) on a major National Science Foundation research project to better understand the environment and the complex interactions of the climate-ecological-human system as well as provide critical information for state decision makers. Ecosystems in New Hampshire and the surrounding northern forest region provide a wide range of services that are critical to the region's inhabitants and the high quality of life they enjoy. Ensuring that these benefits can be sustained into the future requires improved understanding of basic ecosystem processes and their interactions with changes in climate and land management.
Students with environmental science & policy, economics, and social science research backgrounds and interests are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to applications completed and received by Jan. 15, 2013.PSU is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender or religious preference. In addition, the project leaders have a strong commitment to enhancing research opportunities for under-served groups and we encourage individuals belonging to any perceived minority group to apply. The GRA includes an annual stipend and tuition coverage plus travel support for fieldwork and conferences.
CFE facilitates interdisciplinary environmental research, education, and public engagement in the northern New England region. CFE engages in research and education in support of graduate student research and in meeting the needs of regional partners, such as the White Mountain National Forest, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, Squam Lakes Association, NH Department of Environmental Services, and other environmental organizations. The PSU campus and the surrounding Lakes and White Mountains regions provide excellent facilities and an outstanding natural research laboratory. For more information, see www.plymouth.edu/cfe and http://www.plymouth.edu/center-for-the-environment/ms-in-environmental-science-policy/
Please contact Dr. Shannon Rogers for more information about the position and the application process: email@example.com
Maine Sea Grant, Undergrad fellowship Opportunity
In January and February 2013, Maine Sea Grant will once again be accepting applications for three NOAA graduate fellowship programs, and we are spreading the word about the NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program as well. Application information for all four opportunities is available on our website (http://www.seagrant.umaine.edu/funding), and I have attached a flyer with this information.
Jobs and Internships
(“ACE”) is seeking an InvasiveSpecies Management Program
Invasive Species Management, Program Coordinator, Cliff Island Corp., Maine, Summer 2013
Coordinator for Summer 2013. A non-profit organization founded in
1977,ACE has obtained and stewarded open space properties on Cliff
Island for thebenefit of Island community members and their guests for
both active andpassive recreation. We provide supportto the Cliff
Island Public School in both its academic and athleticprograms. We have
also provided variousprograms of educational, recreational and
entertainment content for our entirecommunity which expand upon and
enrich the experience of living on an off-shoreisland.
In 2009 ACEinstituted an Invasive Species Management Program. Now, as we
plan for ourcoming Summer season, we seek a strong candidate to lead our
effort to continueand expand upon the first four years of work.
ThePosition: The candidate must live onCliff Island during the
June-July-August period. S/he must: be a college or grad student, or
recentgrad, majoring in/having majored in invasive species-related
fields; understandinvasives and know plants; be passionate about
invasives management; be able towork both independently and under
supervision; be capable of managing anassistant or assistants; have
outstanding skill in communication, organizationand preparation; have
strong writing skills; be willing to do arduous physicallabor; and be
politically astute, flexible, diplomatic and thick-skinned.
Compensationwill be commensurate with related experience, education and
skill level. Housing will be provided.
Pleaseprovide by email a resume with cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org or
by snail mail to: Roger Berle – 11 Oasis Landing, Falmouth, Maine
04105-1649. Phone questions to: (207) 781-5331.
INTERNSHIPS - MASSCREATIVE, BOSTON, MA
MASSCreative is a new organization formed to be the advocacy voice of the arts and cultural community. Same old organizing work, but this time with artist and cultural institutions. Great community which is making some real social change on the individual level with great arts education programs and on the macro level as a key economic tool to revitalize cities -- i.e. Pittsfield, Lowell, New Bedford. Tasks include: evaluation of state's Cultural Facility Fund - state grant program that funds rehab, maintenance or new building for cultural facilities. Our arts initiative is proposing making one year of high school arts education a requirement for admission to state university system. We need to produce a report to defend our initiative. The need, how it has worked in other states, why this proposal will work. Municipal campaigns to fund the arts. We are developing a "how-to" manual for local folks on how to approach their local government and advocate for local investment. Need to produce a guide to help local folks on how to go to Finance Committee and Town meeting, develop their narrative, organize their community, etc. Contact: Matt Wilson, Executive Director, Phone: 617-350-7610 , Email: email@example.com
FELLOWSHIP - ORTON FAMILY FOUNDATION, MIDDLEBURY, VT OR DENVER, CO
We're looking for a motivated, energetic person to help develop our CommunityMatters program - an initiative that works to build vibrant, enduring communities through network and partnership building, a conference, and other programming. We're looking for someone with skills in research and writing, organization and project management, and great at working with people. Could be 24-40 hours per week depending on the candidate's schedule/needs and skills. Job description is online, but feel free to be in touch if you have questions. http://www.orton.org/who/jobs
VOLUNTEER IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA - ONEHEARTSOURCE
One Heart Source is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth and development of education in rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. www.oneheartsource.org . Attention Students of the UEP Department! One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2013 Volunteer Programs in sub-Saharan Africa. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and the next deadline is November 2nd! Upcoming deadlines are as follows: December 7th, 2012, January 4th, 2013, February 5th, 2013. As an OHS Volunteer, you will: Live with a host family and be an active member of their household. (Zanzibar only) Work with primary school students through a mentorship program focused on building strong Math and English foundations while empowering students. Work closely with members of the community to create social uplift. Lead after-school programs in non-traditional subjects like dance, debate, art, and sports. Work with a small, dynamic team of international university students.
We at One Heart Source believe in creating lasting social change through education and human connection. We encourage you to take a step towards a more socially just future for the youth of some of the most marginalized communities in the world. For more information and to download the program application, please visit: www.oneheartsource.org/volunteer
CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR - LIVEABLESTREETS, BOSTON, MA
LivableStreets is searching for a Campaign Coordinator to play a critical part in our growing non-profit organization. We challenge people, government, and businesses to think differently about the role of transportation in our daily lives. As a Campaign Coordinator, you will be responsible for coordinating LivableStreets' advocacy campaigns. You will also assist with other organizational needs critical to keeping the organization working, including fundraising, office upkeep, membership, and administrative projects. For more information about the position, including salary and benefits, and how to apply, see full job description here.