Environmental Studies Blog

November 29, 2012

Bikes Not Bombs

Filed under: News — staylor2 @ 3:35 pm


Yesterday, Professor Laura Goldin’s Greening The Ivory class took a trip to Jamaica Plain, MA to check out the Bikes Not Bombs Hub. The organization reclaims thousands of bikes every year, shipping a majority of them overseas to encourage economic development in places like Ghana. Bikes Not Bombs (BNB) also creates programs locally and globally to provide sustainable transportation, bike-repair/construction training and jobs with bicycles. In addition, this incredible organization has countless youth programs that inspire and empower youths to make a sustainable and peaceful impact on their community.

November 28, 2012

Environmental Health & Justice Semester Fall 2013

Filed under: Announcements — staylor2 @ 3:30 pm

Think about this ENVS opportunity for next fall!

Environmental Health & Justice Semester is a hands-on, multi-disciplinary, community-engaged learning program in which students become deeply immersed in the law, policy, social impacts and science of current environmental health issues challenging individuals, families and communities today.

Throughout the JBS program, students collaborate directly with grassroots community organizations, government agencies and individuals to tackle environmental health problems facing low-income residents, from inner-city Boston and Waltham to the coal mining country of Appalachia.  The group becomes partners in learning from their initial stay on Cape Cod to a week-long trip to the mountains of Harlan, Kentucky, and throughout fieldwork trips, data-gathering visits, workshops with community partners, health study presentations, and even hikes.

This ENVS intensive semester counts for 16 credits, not to mention countless learning experiences. Take a look at all the advantages of a JBS here. For more information on the offerings for next fall’s JBS go here.

November 16, 2012

Semi Annual Environmental Symposium

Filed under: Events — Shota Adamia @ 8:33 pm

November 15, 2012

INTERNSHIPS & REVIEWS BY Environmental Studies:

Filed under: News — geneviev @ 7:34 pm

A message from Hiatt:

Did you know the average Brandeis undergraduate completes 2.5 internships before graduation and that the AAC&U calls internships a “high impact practice”?

You  can login with your UNET ID to access the new, online tool to review and search for internships done by Brandeis undergraduates on the Brandeis Internship Exchange, BIX.

•        browse the 800+ internship reviews posted for leads

•        rate your previous/current internships to build the database for Environmental Studies majors

Tap Brandeis!

Filed under: Events — staylor2 @ 3:26 pm

It’s Water Week! A student group from Laura Goldin’s Greening The Ivory Tower course is petitioning to expand Brandeis’s partial bottled-water ban across campus. In addition, they are under consideration for a BSF (Brandeis Sustainability Fund) that would help to build hydration stations and more water fountains on campus. This week they’ve been promoting their project through a screening of the hit documentary Flow and water taste tests in Usdan.

To support they’re project fill out this 3 question survey and sign the petition online!

November 1, 2012

New! Spring 2013 First-Year “Just Books” seminar

Filed under: Announcements — geneviev @ 7:12 pm

“Visions of the American Environment: Images to Action”, FYS43B

Laura Goldin

 In this course we’ll explore how we shape our relationship with the natural world through the lens of standout books, films and works of art, all on the basis of a strong underlying social justice theme,.  This is an experiential learning (EL) and community-engaged learning course, with plenty of field trips and hands-on exploration.  Students also have the option of participating in the 2-credit practicum “Housing for Good: Safe, Environmentally Healthy and Just”, which includes fair and safe housing and discrimination law training and practice at the Brandeis/WATCH Housing Advocacy Clinic.  The course is an elective for ENVS, AMST and SJSP.  To register, go to  http://www.brandeis.edu/registrar/schedule/classes/2013/Spring/8000/all

Volunteer Vacations Opportunities!

Filed under: Announcements — geneviev @ 7:07 pm
Volunteer Vacations for  Sustainable Agriculture!

Spring into action!
Volunteer Vacations invites you to apply for our Alternative Spring Break!
Come to our info session to learn about our two trips – in Philadelphia and Baltimore. This year our trip to Philly will focus on literacy while the Baltimore trip will concentrate on sustainable agriculture.
The trips will be held during February break!
Monday October 29 & Thursday November 1 @ 6pm Rm 314 SCC
Find it on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/443794695668743/?notif_t=plan_user_invited
Email Gwen Teutsch gteutsch@brandeis.edu, Libby Jones ejones@brandeis.edu, Emma Balmuth-Loris ebalmuth@brandeis.edu –  if you have any questions!”

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