ES Events and News: Canada's Tar Sands:Carbon Bomb or Catalyst for Change?; Dr. Carl Safina named to first Mellon Distinguished Fellowship in Environmental Studies; Environmental assessment and planning in agricultural development
Around Campus: Off Campus Study Fair
Beyond Campus:Bill McKibben to speak in Maine; The Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy presents: The Policy Workshop Webinar Series; Seeing the Forest: A blog by the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
In the News: Follow a career passion? Let if follow you; New objections raised against proposed Downeast LNG import terminal
Scholarships, Fellowships, Grad School: Morris K. Udall scholarship; Joseph Conrad Essay Contest
Jobs and Internships: Industrial Economics seeking research analysts; Kennebec Land Trust seeks conservation assistant
Upcoming ES Events
Canada's Tar Sands: Catalyst for Change or Carbon Bomb?
Leslie Harroun, Oak Foundation
Tuesday, Oct 2 at 7pm in Olin 1.
Canada’s tar sands have been called a “carbon bomb” and the most destructive project on Earth. Building the Keystone XL pipeline to carry tar sands oil to the Gulf Coast for export to China has been described as “game over for the planet.” Are these claims true? Are we doomed if we burn all the oily bitumen buried in Canada’s boreal forest? Or are the tar sands just the poster child for a much larger global problem? In any event, how do we get ourselves out of this dirty, sticky mess and what can you do to ensure you have a healthy, prosperous future?
***Counts towards ES 401
First Distinguished Mellon Fellow in Environmental Studies, Colby College
Dr. Carl Safina, Blue Ocean Institute
The ES program is pleased to announce that Dr. Carl Safina will be our first Distinguished Mellon Fellow in Environmental Studies. Dr. Safina's yearlong visit will commence on Tuesday, Oct 9th with a public lecture entitled, "Caught in the Same Net: The Ocean and Us". ***Counts towards ES 401
Environmental assessment and planning in agricultural development
Kate Schneider, Gates Foundation
Thursday, Oct 11, 11:30 lunch, 12:00 lecture
***Counts towards ES 401
Colby Off-Campus Study Fair
The Colby Off-Campus Study Fair will take place on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 from 3:00 - 5:30 pm in Page Commons. Thirty-eight program providers and foreign universities will be represented. This is a great opportunity to speak with them and find out more about study abroad opportunities worldwide.
Bill McKibben to speak in Portland
The Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy presents: The Policy Workshop Webinar Series: Emerging Issues in Shale Gas Development
Environmental Implications of Shale-Gas Development: Frack versus Fiction
Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 4:00-5:00 PM EDT
Speaker: Dr. Jim Saiers, Professor of Hydrology, Yale
University Register here: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/856567871 |
The Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy invites you to participate in our second annual policy workshop webinar series, Emerging Issues in Shale Gas Development. Natural gas extraction generally, and shale gas extraction in particular, has become a highly charged issue as stakeholders debate its effects on environmental and public health and its role in our future energy mix. This webinar series seeks to answer important questions about extraction, the environment, and the future of energy by grounding that debate with expert speakers from a variety of disciplines. Dr. Jim Saiers, Professor of Hydrology at Yale University, will launch the series with an overview of the environmental implications of shale gas development. His presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.
Seeing the Forest: A blog by the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
In the News
Follow a career passion? Let it follow you
New objections raised against proposed Downeast LNG import terminal
Scholarships, Fellowships, Grad School
Morris K. Udall Scholarship Announcement
The Morris K. Udall Scholarship awards scholarships (up to US$5,000) and honorable mentions on the basis of merit to sophomore and junior level college students. This is one of the most prestigious national awards for students interested in the environment and winners become part of a network of future environmental leaders. In the last three years we have had three Udall Scholars from Colby (Blair Braverman ’11, Sarah Sorenson ’11, Stephen Erario ’10). It would be outstanding if we could have another Udall Scholar from Colby this year. Scholarships are offered in any of three categories: (1) to students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment; or (2) to Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy; or (3) to Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care. The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. The Foundation also seeks future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government, and public policy affecting Native American communities, including land and resource management, economic development, and education. If you are interested in being nominated by the College you must notify Philip Nyhus (email@example.com) of your interest. See below for details.
Joseph Conrad Essay Contest
From the dawn of history, and in cultures throughout the world, humans have been prone to imbue Earth's life-giving rivers with qualities of life itself -- a fitting tribute, no doubt, to the wellsprings upon which our past (and present) civilizations so heavily rely. But while modern thought has come to regard these essential Eligibility: Undergraduates of any major in good academic standing at an accredited college or university at time of submission are eligible. High school seniors may also submit. Williams-Mystic alums that are still undergraduate students are eligible to apply if what they enter was not written for a Williams-Mystic class. Entry Fee: None. Prize: $500
The Essay: Submissions of either fiction or nonfiction should be between 1,000-5,000 words. Submissions may be about any topic and in any genre as long as the ocean or a major body of water is the primary setting or aspect of concern. The essay may be nature writing, environmental or political activism, literary or historic scholarship, or simply good storytelling. (Sorry, no collections of poetry in 2011.) The submitted work must be in English and unpublished at the time of submission, though it may be under consideration. It may have been submitted for a course. The winner agrees to allow WIlliams-Mystic to post the essay online.
The winner of the 2010 essay contest was Blair Braverman (Colby ES Major '11)
Jobs and Internships
IEc is looking to hire a full-time Research Analyst to work in our Cambridge office, effective immediately Candidates should possess a Bachelor's degree with high academic rank, have strong analytic and problem solving skills, and speak and write effectively. If you have any qualified former students who are available to work on a full time basis and are eager to try consulting, please direct them to our website at www.indecon.com. Toward the end of the year, we will also be considering current seniors who will be available to work following graduation next Spring; however, our priority today is finding the right person to start in October.
Industrial Economics Seeking Research Analyst, now and in the spring
Kennebec Land Trust seeks Conservation Assistant