Environmental Studies Blog

March 22, 2013

ENVS Student Receives $10,000

Filed under: Announcements — staylor2 @ 4:08 pm

Mangaliso Mohammed & Ardek Meterkulova both designed projects that address AIDS prevention in remarkably different ways. Each were granted $10,000 from the Davis Peace Projects initiative to implement their peace promoting projects this summer.

Back to Basics: Food for Healing HIV

Brandeis senior Mangaliso Mohammed will implement his project in his home country of Swaziland. Mohammed’s project takes  a holistic approach to HIV treatment through fresh food with plans to reach out to HIV orphans in Nkwalini by engaging them in the creation of a vegetable garden and a free-range chicken farm at the area’s Health and Social Center. Mohammad also plans to extend the farming project to at least 20 homes in the area, promoting healthy eating and encouraging traditional methods of food production. This project will provide a stable food supply within a population struggling with poverty, filling the bellies of HIV patients whose medication’s effectiveness improves with regular healthy meals. In addition, extra food will provide a source of income to keep the project going and establish a Farmer’s Market.

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HIV/AIDS Education

Ardak Meterkulova, a senior from Kazakhstan, who is an HSSP and Business double-major plans on raising HIV/AIDS awareness by creating a bilingual educational film, in Russian and Kazakh in the Almaty region of her home country. Meterkulova’s film will be used in summer camps along with exercises and texts, in order to enlighten 9th graders as to the nature of the illness, ways to prevent it, and how to respond compassionately to those infected by it. Meterkulova plans to locate ten medical students interested in HIV/AIDS work and set them up with USAID training to help her implement the educational aspect of the project. There is expected to be a big impact from the film and educational program on Almaty’s heavily conservative Muslim community, which does not implement any type of sex education.

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March 13, 2013

MARCH 12, 2013 Earthnotes

Filed under: Earthnotes — chansen @ 5:45 pm

MARCH 12, 2013


Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from Noon – 1:00pm in the International Lounge, Usdan Student Center
Space limited. RSVP here.
Questions? Contact Caroline O’Shea in the Hiatt Career Center.


Are you interested in working with the National Park Service? Interested in conservation? Looking for a chance to explore the outdoors where you live, make new friends, give back to your community? Have you considered theSCA?
Are you interested in sustainability issues? Interested in helping Brandeis go green-er? Did you know that the SCA has teamed up with ARAMARK to offer a a hands-on sustainability internship at Brandeis during the summer and into the fall semester?

Join the Hiatt Career Center and the Environmental Studies Program for a Brown Bag Lunch Session with Beth McCarthy, the SCA Northeast Recruiter. Ms. McCarthy will be at Brandeis to discuss summer internships with the SCA as well as conservation corps AND to discuss the new and paid ARAMARK Sustainability Internship at Brandeis.  Attend this Brown Bag Lunch Session with to learn more about these terrific programs.  After the brown bag session there will be an opportunity to meet one-on-one with the recruiter to have your resume reviewed or talk through either the SCA generally or the ARAMARK internship in particular.

For more information regarding the position, please visit the website!

March 5, 2013

TapBrandeis In The Justice

Filed under: News — staylor2 @ 4:59 pm

Below is an article on the recent TapBrandeis project to build hydration stations on campus in The Justice!

Click HERE to read!

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