Upcoming ES Events: Acadian Internship in Regional Conservation; Are Fish Safe to Eat?; Mapping Power, Mapping Resilience;
Around Campus:School for Field Studies Study Abroad Info Session; Film screening of Windfall
Beyond Campus: Abrupt climate change lecture; NRCM Citizen Action Day; Love Maine Rally; Vernal pool training
In the News: Great Outdoors Maine weekend; Wild salmon are not holding up
Scholarships, fellowships, graduate opportunities: Spatial analysis fellowship; call for papers- Landmarkets, climate change and youth
Jobs and Internships: Vermont center for ecostudies internships; Associate Climate policy practice; Environment Northeast policy advocate; Appalachian conservation communications specialist; Baxter state park educator internship; NRCM internship; Clean Air Cool Planet internship; Wildlife technician internship
Upcoming ES Events
Acadian Internship in Regional Conservation and Stewardship information Session.
Tuesday, Feb 14th, 12-1, Fairchild Room, Dana.
Join the program director Rob Lilielhom, and two ES alums who took part in this program last summer, to hear about this incredible 6 week opportunity.
Are Fish Safe to Eat?
Feb 16th, 12-1pm
David Carpenter, University of Albany School of Public Health, 12-1 Fairchild.
Mapping Power, Mapping Resilience: Black Mothers Photovoice in Syracuse
Feb 16th, 7pm, Diamond 122
Dr. Kishi Ducree, Syracuse Univers
Professor Ducre will will discuss how contemporary African American mothers in an urban neighborhood thrive within a landscape dotted with persistent poverty, along with environmental and social risks. She presents a new dimension of environmental injustice in a community that hosts unwanted land uses projects, but also urban decay, abandoned housing, and crime.
Study Abroad Information Session
School for Field Studies Study Abroad Information session
Feb 16, 4-5 pm. Lovejoy 213
Film Screening of Windfall sponsored by EnviroCo
Feb 16th, 7pm, Ostrove
Wind power… it’s sustainable … it burns no fossil fuels…it produces no air pollution. What’s more, it cuts down dependency on foreign oil. That’s what the people of Meredith, in upstate New York first thought when a wind developer looked to supplement the rural farm town’s failing economy with a farm of their own -- that of 40 industrial wind turbines. WINDFALL, a beautifully photographed feature length film, documents how this proposal divides Meredith’s residents as they fight over the future of their community. Attracted at first to the financial incentives that would seemingly boost their dying economy, a group of townspeople grow increasingly alarmed as they discover the impacts that the 400-foot high windmills slated for Meredith could bring to their community as well as the potential for financial scams. With wind development in the United States growing annually at 39 percent, WINDFALL is an eye-opener that should be required viewing for anyone concerned about the environment and the future of renewable energy.
2012 Natural Resources Council of Maine Citizen Action Day
Abrupt Climate Change Presentation by Alder Stone Fuller, Ph.D.
Monday, February 13 from 6 to 8 PM at the Waterville Public Library Alder Stone Fuller, Ph.D. is an independent educator offering seminars & consulting about system sciences, life sciences, geophysiology & climate change. Each free presentation is an introductory overview of a twelve-hour seminar that uses easy-to-understand principles from the system sciences to explain why Maine communities must immediately begin preparations for abrupt, chaotic, extreme climate change. The seminar will begin in Waterville in mid-February. For seminar information and reservations: email@example.com. The free presentations are sponsored by Sustain Mid Maine Coalition, Barrels Community Market, and the Waterville Public Library. FMI: Linda at 680-4208
Learn first-hand from NRCM staff about our priorities for the upcoming legislative session; Participate in the legislative process by meeting your legislator during our visit to the State House; and Meet other NRCM members and activists who care about Maine’s environment. FMI:
Love Maine Rally in Augusta- TOMORROW
Join this great chance to speak up for getting BPA out of kids food. Gail, Lia and a handful of students attend last year. Make your voice heard!
Vernal Pool training
In the News
Great Outdoor Maine Weekend March 2-4
Wild Salmon are not holding up
The context for this blog is the west coast but the same issue is confronting restoration efforts here in Maine.
Scholarships and Graduate School Opportunities
SPATIAL ANALYSIS FELLOWSHIP - SMITH COLLEGE
The Spatial Analysis Lab will be hiring a Post-Baccalaureate Fellow for a 1 year position starting this Summer (July 2012). The position is ideal for a student hoping to gain additional GIS experience before moving on to a more permanent job, or as a bridge before graduate school. The position is designed for graduating seniors or recent graduates (within 3 years). We are looking for someone who enjoys the spirit and rigors of an academic setting and who can contribute to the growth of GIS and Spatial Thinking at Smith. For more information, visit: http://www.science.smith.edu/sal/wordpress/2012/01/post-baccalaureate-position-in-the-spatial-analysis-lab/.
CALL FOR PAPERS- LANDMARKETS, CLIMATE CHANGE, AND YOUTH
To encourage a new generation of urban policy makers and promote early career research, USAID's Urban Programs Team, International Housing Coalition (IHC), World Bank, Woodrow Wilson Center's Comparative Urban Studies Project (CUSP), and Cities Alliance are co-sponsoring a third annual paper competition. The competition seeks paper submissions for an upcoming policy workshop and paper competition on urban poverty in the developing world, especially on the topics of Land Markets, Climate Change, and Youth. Winning papers will be published and selected authors will present their papers in a policy workshop to be held in Washington, D.C. in October 2012. The grand prize winner will also present at the World Urban Forum in September, 2012 in Naples, Italy. Applicants should be currently enrolled in a degree or post-doctoral program. For more information contact Nancy Leahy (firstname.lastname@example.org). Application Deadline: 2/20
Jobs and Internships
Vermont Center for Ecostudies (Mountain birdwatch and rusty blackbird internships)
ASSOCIATE - CLIMATE POLICY PRACTICE, WASHINGTON, DC
This position offers an opportunity to gain experience in the inner workings of U.S. and international climate policy. Founded in 2008, Climate Advisers has rapidly become a leading mission-driven, full-service consulting firm focusing on climate and energy policy. Our mission is to help clients and partners halt climate change in ways that further the public interest and improve their return on investment. Climate Advisers is a new type of organization that cuts across traditional boundaries. We combine the rigorous analysis of an independent research institution, strategic approach and responsiveness of a consulting firm, mediation skills of a professional facilitator, and, vitally, mission-driven values of a public interest advocate. In brief, Climate Advisers marries the professionalism, talent, discipline, and nimbleness of the private sector with the values and goals of the non-profit community. The position is 75% Policy Work and 25% Special Assistant to the CEO. Policy Work includes: Researching and writing high-impact policy briefs, background papers, and other material; playing a central role within a small policy team to discuss and review policy areas and ideas; collaborating with internal and external peers on research and policy analysis; arranging, attending and participating in meetings with government officials, clients, and climate change stakeholders. Special Assistant work includes: Contributing to project proposals, partner Development, and recruitment; playing a lead role in editing, cite-checking, and producing written materials; assisting with the organization of meetings and conferences, in collaboration with staff; working with website manager to oversee content of web pages and publications, and other duties as assigned. To Apply: Send CV and a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word or pdf format), and a writing sample to email@example.com. Please type "Associate" and your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.
POLICY ADVOCATE - ENVIRONMENT NORTHEAST (ENE), BOSTON
ENE is seeking a Policy Advocate in our Boston, Massachusetts Office.
The Policy Advocate will have a primary focus (i) supporting ENE's efforts to promote and implement energy efficiency, renewable and clean energy policy reforms at the state level; and (ii) furthering ENE's work on developing, promoting and implementing sustainable transportation policies that reduce pollution, promote innovation and economic growth, and diversity our transportation fuels sources. Policy goals include advancing and implementing state and regional energy and transportation policies that reduce environmental harm and promote sustainable economic and job growth, particularly in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy, transportation, and utility regulation. ENE is a leading non-profit organization at the forefront of efforts to combat global warming and promote clean energy and clean air solutions working in the northeast and eastern Canada and in targeted efforts at the federal level in Washington, DC and Ottawa, Canada. ENE researches, develops and advocates innovative policies that tackle the region's environmental challenges while promoting sustainable economies. To Apply: Send a cover letter of interest, resume and at least two professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org; insert "Boston Advocate" in the subject line. Phone calls will be not accepted.
Conservation Communications and Public Affairs Specialist- Appalachian Conservation
ME Wilderness Educator internship
The Appalachian LCC is currently recruiting to fill a contract position for a “Conservation Communications and Public Affairs Specialist.” This is a jointly funded position with the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative and the Appalachian Mountain Joint Venture based at our field offices at the Virginia Tech Campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. The position reports to both the LCC and AMJV Coordinators in carrying out the communications and public affairs function in support of organizational partnerships. The incumbent works closely with the staff from the various partner organizations represented on the LCC and AMJV Boards, Committees and Workgroups, as well as broader stakeholder groups participating in the work of the LCC or AMJV. A copy of the full position description appears below and is also attached.
Baxter State Park Millinocket, ME Wilderness Educator internship Apply or info: www.baxterstateparkauthority.com or request app. from email@example.com
The Natural Resources Council of Maine
Internships Info: http://www.nrcm.org/employment.asp
**** Please email Lia if you are interested firstname.lastname@example.org
Clean Air-Cool Planet New England
Info & apply: http://www.cleanair-coolplanet.org/for_campuses/Climate_Fellows_2012.php by Feb 24
ME Wildlife Field Technicians
The University of Maine: Dept of Wildlife Ecology Orono, ME Wildlife Field Technicians Info & apply: cover letter, resume and 3 contacts to email@example.com by April 5