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** UPCOMING ES EVENTS: ES lunchtime Colloquium -- "Vernal Pool Ecology and Conservation:
**CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY: Campus Solutions to Global Warming Broadcast
** BEYOND COLBY: Environmental Health Lobby Day -- this Thursday!, Achieving Global
** SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: YouthNoise
** JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS: Cool Cities Policy Analyst, Sustainable Harvest International,
Wildlife Rehab Program, TRC (env engineer), & more
** UPCOMING ES EVENTS:
Wednesday, April 4
12:00 in the Fairchild Room in Dana. Join us at 11:30 for lunch with Aram
Associate Professor of Wetlands Ecology, University of Maine
“Vernal Pool Ecology and Conservation: Current Challenge”
Aram has been working for 10 years on vernal pool policy and research. Join us to hear
about these unique habitats.
ES 402 credit
** CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY:
Campus Solutions to Global Warming Broadcast
April 18, 2007; 3pm eastern
The National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology program is offering a free webcast
entitled Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming. The event will include a special
message from Al Gore as well as winners of NWF's Chill Out contest. There will also be a
live panel discussion by contestants, climate scientists and conservation professionals
who will take questions by phone from students, faculty and staff nation-wide.
** BEYOND COLBY: Raise Your Voice!
Environmental Health Lobby Day
Thursday, April 5th, 2007, 8:00 AM
Maine State Capitol, Cross Cafe
Because Democracy is a tool that works best when used by many hands.Protect Children’s
Health from Unnecessary Dangerous Chemicals like Deca
Chemicals are especially dangerous to our children when they break down slowly, build up
in our food chain and are so pervasive that we come into contact with them daily. The
unfortunate truth is that these persistent toxic chemicals are in a wide variety of
household products and are in the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe.
Help us protect our children and phase out Deca, a toxic flame retardant, here in Maine.
The Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine campaigns to phase out these unnecessary
dangerous chemicals and replace them with safer alternatives. Public health, labor,
community, and environmental organizations work together to prevent harm before it
happens. PLEASE JOIN US to make your voice heard!
Come join us for a day at the Statehouse and add your voice to a growing chorus of
Mainers that want a healthy environment where we live, work and play. Your legislators
will be making critical decisions impacting the health of our families and our
environment—we need to make our voices heard.
No prior statehouse experience is needed; organizers will brief you on issues and
lobbying techniques. Childcare will be provided.
Thursday, April 5th
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Maine State Capitol
Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly!
To RSVP or find out more information contact:
Harris Parnell 871-1810, firstname.lastname@example.org
Toxics Action Center Campaigns is part of the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine.
Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine
Achieving Global Energy Security Conference
April 13, 2007 8:30am - 4:00pm
University of Southern Maine
Abromson Community Education Center
$35.00 per person (includes lunch), $20.00 per student
**SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: YouthNoise is unique in that all content is generated by
youth, for youth. We strive to create an environment where young people are inspired and
engaged by their peers, where they communicate directly about social issues, problem
solving, activism, and civic engagement. Projects are a direct way that youth can see
what others around the world are doing to address pressing issues that cross national and
regional boundaries. Our audience is global (more than 120,000 registered youth from all
50 states and more than 170 countries), and our site traffic includes more than 2 million
page views monthly. Check out the site at www.youthnoise.com and see what we are doing.
We would like to invite your youth service-learning participants to join YouthNoise and
share their projects with our growing community of civically engaged teenagers and young
adults. Project submissions through YouthWorks, our projects database, can include
written descriptions as well as photos and videos. (More mediums will be available in
the future as we redesign the YouthWorks area of the site). In addition we have a new
environmental initiative developed with Timberland that will be of interest to your youth
YouthNoise and Timberland have partnered to create a Personal Sustainability Challenge,
and we would like to invite your youth project participants to submit their work. We
will be distributing over $4,000 worth of prizes to youth whose projects exemplify
creativity, ingenuity, and measurable positive impact on the environment. Additionally,
your projects will stimulate ideas and conversation among our global youth community.
This allows your work to resonate through a community of socially responsible teenagers
and young adults. Attached you will find a flyer that describes the challenge in more
We look forward to hearing from you, and to seeing your youths’ projects in the
YouthWorks database and as part of the Timberland Challenge. If you have any questions
about the Challenge contact Kerri Fjeld at email@example.com, or feel free to contact
either of us for more information about the organization.
** JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS:
Cool Cities Policy Analyst
Provides policy and technical support for the Cool Cities Campaign.
The Policy Analyst is responsible for providing Sierra Club staff and volunteers with
expert analysis and technical advise regarding local climate action plans and their
implementation. Develops materials and trainings to enable Sierra Club staff and
volunteers to effectively work with their local officials in meeting their carbon
reduction goals. Works in close cooperation with volunteer leaders, national, state and
local conservation staff.
1. Provides a high level of technical and policy expertise for volunteer and staff-led
Cool Cities campaigns.
2. Assists local campaigns with emissions inventories, cost/benefits of various
policies, local climate actions plans, best practices, and implementation.
3. Works with mayors and other city officials on behalf of the Club on national and
regional conservation priorities.
4. Researches and writes policy documents and reports.
5. Provides training to volunteers and staff on relevant technical issues, including
emissions inventory software.
6. Helps to monitor and track campaign activities and accomplishments, and support the
Cool Cities website.
7. Represents Sierra Club in regional coalitions, at regional events and to the
general public; may represent the Sierra Club in the media; promotes volunteer media
8. In cooperation with fundraising staff, assists in the development of funding
proposals and participates in grant making and solicitation efforts.
9. Participates in volunteer meetings and events as needed.
10. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.
Heavier seasonal workloads may occur as a result of project deadlines, staff absences and
vacancies, and during peak activity periods. Frequent weekend and/or evening work
Knowledge & Skills:
-- B.A./B.S. degree in Environmental Studies, energy, science or a
closely related field.
-- 2 years experience in policy research and analysis or experience
training others in using technological applications.
-- Experience working with local governments on energy issues highly
-- Strong demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated public speaking ability.
-- Excellent knowledge and background in a specific issue area of the
environmental field related to assigned programs and campaigns.
-- Valid driver‰?™s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of
auto insurance required.
-- Demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers.
Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.
Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.
Cool Cities National Campaign Director
Sierra Club Global Warming & Energy Program
44 Oak Street, Suite 301
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: 207-761-5616 (office); 207-272-0484 (mobile)
Internships with Sustainable Harvest International's Field Programs
Sustainable Harvest International's Field Program welcomes the support of interns each
year. Interns work with our country programs in Honduras, Belize, Nicaragua and Panama
and assist our expansionists on one or more existing projects. Internship positions are
unpaid and last for three or more months.
How to apply: To apply for internship placement with SHI read information below and send
your completed application (typed on a computer) along with your resume at least 2 months
prior to your expected travel date. We are now only accepting applications for 2007.
Applications for 2007 can be sent to Program Director, Greg Bowles. He can be emailed at:
Sent in by Doug Martin, an alum from 1980.
TRC is a leading national environmental services company with an internationally
recognized reputation for expertise in all areas of air quality and hazardous waste
engineering. TRC employs a staff of over 2,000 located in more than 100 offices. TRC
provides premier environmental consulting and permitting services to a wide range of
clients in the industrial, commercial, energy, and governmental sectors.
Entry Level Full-Time Position
Environmental - Engineer, Geologist or Scientist
Successful candidates should have a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college
or university in the fields of geology, hydrogeology, environmental engineering,
environmental science or related fields. This position does not require any prior
experience and we will favorably consider candidates with up to two years prior
experience. TRC is seeking an energetic individual with the ability to quickly learn a
wide range of environmental and engineering job responsibilities. Responsibilities will
include conducting environmental site assessments and environmental site investigative
field activities, such as assisting in soil and ground water sampling and monitoring well
installation. Remediation inspection and other remedial field pilot testing assistance
will also be required. You will also assist in report preparation and data management.
Some travel is required. The successful candidate will need to complete a 40 hour OSHA
HAZWOPER training program and will need to pass a company physical exam that has no
restrictions for field activities and the use of a full face respirator.
TRC offers competitive salaries, and position commensurate with experience and ability.
Benefits include medical and dental plan, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan with
Resident Intern for Wildlife Rehabilitation Program
Wildlife in Crisis (WIC) is seeking a Resident Intern. Responsibilities include: Wild
animal care, rescue of distressed wildlife, answering phone, record keeping, fundraising,
environmental education and volunteer management and training. Intern will receive
intensive training in
wildlife rehabilitation. We are seeking an energetic, dedicated, hard-working individual
with a desire to learn about caring for native wildlife.
Some experience in animal handling preferred. Bachelors degree in biology or related
field preferred but not required. Knowledge of Mac/PC helpful. Free shared housing in
quiet woodland setting provided. Start date: ASAP. Please e-mail resume and 3 references
to WIC at <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com.
To learn more about Wildlife in Crisis visit our website at www.wildlifeincrisis.org .
Dara Reid, Director
Wildlife In Crisis