Environmental Studies Blog

September 15, 2014

Karpf Hahn Peace Grant

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April 7, 2014

Waste Land Screening

Filed under: News — chansen @ 5:20 pm

On March 27, Latin American and Latino Studies, Environmental Studies, and Fine Arts UDRs hosted a documentary screening of Waste Land. Students came together from all disciplines to watch the film while eating South American food.

The film is about Vik Muniz, a famous Brazilian artist who currently lives in the United States. Muniz traveled to the world’s largest landfill near Rio de Janeiro to speak with catadores, or people who pick up recyclable material from the landfill for work.

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Muniz took photographs of the catadores, then worked with the catadores to make artwork in the shape of the portraits with recyclable materials. After selling photographs of the artwork, all of the money went to the catadores. With the money, they bought equipment and a truck and built a learning center and a library so that people could learn about recycling.

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The movie focused on the lives of the catadores and how they were moved by the experiences of creating art from recyclable materials then seeing their portraits become famous.

The screening was followed by a discussion about the lives of the catadores, recycling, and artwork. Overall, it was a meaningful film that brought students of many different disciplines together.

Accepted Students Day

Filed under: News — chansen @ 4:37 pm

Accepted Students Day, the main recruitment day for the upcoming Class of 2018, was held this past Sunday, April 6th. By the time the Academic Fair opened, students flocked to the Environmental Studies booth that the UDRs, Esther Mann and Adam Krebs, stood at. There was a line of eager students and parents in front of the booth for the two hours that the fair was held. The parents’  most common question was, “Tell me about the major” while the students asked, “Can I double major?” Most people were most interested in the experiential learning opportunities, the ratio of science and social science courses, and internships, yet they also asked about faculty, research opportunities, specific focuses in the major, study abroad opportunities, clubs and ways to get evolved, and future job options. Overall, the students were all extremely excited to start learning Environmental Studies at Brandeis this upcoming fall.Screen Shot 2014-04-07 at 12.26.55 PM Screen Shot 2014-04-07 at 12.27.07 PM

April 4, 2014

Brandeis NOW Features Nail Salon Study

Filed under: News — chansen @ 5:14 pm

Students in the Environmental Health and Justice Program, taught by Professor Laura Goldin as a part of the Justice Brandeis Semester program, went out to the field to study Volatile Organic Compound Levels (VOCs) in nail salons. They found that many out of the 15 salons they visited had higher than acceptable levels, and gave advice on measures that could be used to lower these levels. You can read more about the study here.

 

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November 18, 2013

Russia’s Arctic Oil Rig

Filed under: News — chansen @ 6:00 pm

The Russian government and the Greenpeace organization are arguing over the Prirazlomnaya oil rig in the Arctic. The rig is owned by Gazprom, a Russian state-owned company. The base of the rig is so heavy that it cannot be moved, and it sits about 20 meters (66 feet) deep on a seabed.

The issue with the rig is not its structure. Instead, it is the possibility of a spill in the Arctic waters. Campaigners say that “the nature here is unique,” as the animals, such as polar bears, walruses, and narwhals, have nowhere else to go if there is a spill. The arctic ocean has two narrow entrances to the remaining oceans: one by Iceland and the other by Alaska. Therefore, there is little mixing with other seas, causing oil spills to stay in the Arctic. Also, an oil spill would be catastrophic because of the low temperatures in the north. In tropical waters, oil becomes absorbed readily by bacteria and other microorganisms. These microorganisms do not live in cold waters, so the oil would stay in the Arctic for about 100 years. Companies also do not have the technology to collect spilled oil under ice.

Gazprom claims that they have extremely safe measures intact. The rig is in shallow water, enabling the wellhead to be inside the rig. There is also a cut-off system  that offloads the oil into tanks. There are detections on the tanks to detect movement, and if there is too much movement by a factor such as ice, oil stops flowing. The company also claims that they could clean up a spill under the ice by using icebreakers. Two icebreakers are near the rig, which would enable skimmers to enter the water and clean oil if needed.

The safety measurements are not enough for Greenpeace activists, who repeatedly attempt to climb the rig in protest. By climbing the rig, the activists are creating risk to the rig’s possibility of spilling. Workers have even started to spray the rig with fire hoses while the activists attempt to climb up, but the activists claim that the use of inflatable boats and lightweight ropes deters them from being a threat.

This year, when 30 Greenpeace activists attempted to climb the rig, the FSB, Russia’s federal security service, pulled the activists off, pointed guns at them, and opened fire onto the water. The activists are now in jail with charges of “piracy as part of an organized group.” The Netherlands, where the Greenpeace ship that went to the Arctic is registered, is currently challenging the arrests with an argument of the “Convention of the Law of the Sea.”

View the full article here.

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November 13, 2013

The Not-So-Hidden Cause Behind the ADHD Epidemic, from The New York Times

Filed under: News — chansen @ 5:57 pm

The diagnosis of ADHD has skyrocketed over the past few decades, causing a shortage in low-dose generic medications. A large percentage of people diagnosed with the disorder likely have no neurological problems at all, and the common diagnosis is likely because of sociological factors. Parents expect more from their children which causes children to need to focus more intently.

A study was done at Michigan State University to find a genetic basis of the disorder. Using both fraternal and identical twins, researchers concluded that traits of hyperactivity and inattentiveness are highly inheritable. There are different regions of the brain where ADHD genes affect neuronal circuitry, showing that there is a physiological feature of the disorder.

Although ADHD is physiological, many patients that have the medication do not have the disorder. Policies such as the Individuals With Disabilities Education act in 1991 and the Food and Drug Administration Act in 1997 allow drug companies to market to the public. The rates of diagnosis in eastern America are also higher than the rates in the western part of the country, giving more evidence of the sociological influences that cause ADHD diagnosis.

When President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act, diagnoses began to skyrocket even more. The diagnosis is on the rise because the way our societies define disorder continues to change. Schools used to punish kids who wouldn’t sit still, but now schools support these children with medications and therapy. As Joel Nigg says in the article, “When people don’t fit in, we react by giving their behavior a label, either medicalizing, criminalizing it or moralizing it.”

Medications can hurt people as well as help them, and the increasing diagnosis of ADHD may do both.

See Original Article Here

 

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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February 25, 2013

TapBrandeis BSF Award

Filed under: News — staylor2 @ 4:04 pm

The TapBrandeis initiative has been granted $25,000 by The Brandeis Sustainability Fund to install hydration stations throughout campus. TapBrandeis started as a Greening The Ivory Tower project last semester by Alina Pokhrel, Emma Balmuth-Loris, Jamie Garuti, Jeremy Goodman, Sara Taylor. This semester the group is continuing on with the project with the help of the BSF fund to install new hydration stations and encourage a behavioral shift away from the purchase of bottled-water and towards students carrying their own refillable bottle. Another fabulous step towards making Brandeis a more sustainable campus!

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February 6, 2013

Justice Brandeis Semester: Environmental Health and Justice

Filed under: Announcements,News — geneviev @ 7:05 pm

Counts for 4 courses – 16 credits – No prerequisites

Satisfies multiple requirements & majors/minors: ENVS, IGS, HSSP, SJSP, LGLS, WGS, others
Applications open now, rolling admissions, don’t delay!

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Instructors: Laura Goldin, with Drs. James Stewart, Joe Allen (Harvard School of Public Health),Ted Myatt & Matt Fragala.
Engage directly with the community as you delve deeply into the law, policy, social impacts and science of pressing environmental justice and environmental health challenges facing individuals and families today.  You’ll work directly with some of the most disadvantaged communities from inner-city Boston and Waltham to the rural coal mining mountains of Appalachia, as we battle issues such as toxic exposure, access to environmentally safe housing, healthy food and open space, destruction of age-old mountains and pollution of streams for coal extraction.
For more info and to apply:
http://www.brandeis.edu/jbs/upcomingprograms/ehj/index.html
Also don’t hesitate to contact Laura Goldin goldin@brandeis.edu or Program Manager, Brandeis-Led Study Programs Amber Thatcher athacher@brandeis.edu

 

January 28, 2013

Earthnotes JANUARY 23, 2013

Filed under: Earthnotes,News — Shota Adamia @ 5:14 pm

EARTHNOTES

We have much to experience, learn and explore this semester, so stay tuned to EARTHNOTES for events, announcements, and opportunities!

For more on the Environmental Studies program, courses, Internship Program and upcoming Spring 2013 Environmental Health and Justice JBS program, (applications coming in now) check out the Environmental Studies ENVS website

Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/groups/159239994157799/ 

This Issue:

*Local Spring Academic Internships Still Open, But Hurry!
*Many Special Opportunities: Heller Scholarships, Charles River Watershed Fellowships, and More.
*Fabulous Jobs, Internships and Fellowships, for current undergrads and grad students, alumni and friends.
*Orion Online latest non-profit listings, including summer internship positions

Local Spring or Summer Internships Still Available for ENVS89a Academic Credit:
U.S. Green Data, Inc. (USGD) Policy Analyst Student Fellowship
“U.S. Green Data, a clean tech start up featured at the White House, Department of Energy Conferences, and by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency for innovation in clean tech is looking for 5-10 energized and passionate Policy Analysts (part-time) who will be trained to specialize in U.S. energy and environmental policy. Redefine clean energy.  Policy Analyst Role:Do you have strong critical thinking abilities and enjoy building out innovative platforms? As an Analyst at USGD, you will help lead the core policy team to oversee, manage, and advise on USGD’s data strategy. You will become a policy and energy expert through analyzing federal, state, municipal and utility incentives, tax credits, and policies. You will collaborate with our sales and product development teams to provide the data for cutting edge industry innovations that will shift the way retailers, contractors, businesses, & homeowners think of and save from green solutions.  As part of our Analyst training, we teach you how to grow and lead businesses, run teams, know policy, and learn sales and marketing.  If you want a job with responsibility, ownership and ability to drive an entrepreneurial company, USGD is going to be a fit. ” If interested please seeattachment for more information and contact me goldin@brandeis.edu
www.usgreendata.com.Another Local Spring or Summer Internship Still Available for ENVS89 Academic Credit:
Healthy Waltham
Interested in helping to combat childhood obesity by getting children involved in healthier eating, growing their own food, and increasing their physical activity?  You can intern with Healthy Waltham, a local non-profit engaged in these activities in the local schools and community. Contact me asap if you are interested.  One more position available this spring.goldin@brandeis.eduAnd there are other Local Internships!  You can work with teachers educating low income English Language Learners, and help serve many other needs in the community.

 
Special Opportunities: Fellowships, Scholarships and Good Links:

 

 

C2C Fellows Training: Sustainability Leadership for Policy and Business

From the organization, “University of Colorado, Boulder: Feb 22-24. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: March 15-17. Lewis and Clark College, Portland Oregon: April 12-14.

Apply Now: the cost of the weekend training is $30 including food and lodging. C2C Fellows weekend training workshops, sponsored by the Bard Center for Environmental Policy , focus on concrete skills development, including fundraising and communication. Graduates of the weekend workshops are eligible for partial scholarships to CEP’s masters programs in environmental policy, climate science and policy, and green business, as well as $1,000 scholarships for follow-on leadership trainings.”

 

Brandeis Heller School Scholarship Announcements

From the organization,”[There} are four scholarship announcements for the Graduate Programs in Sustainable International Development as follows:Poverty and Development Scholarship (southern Africa)Poverty and Development Scholarship (Mississippi Delta)Global Health ScholarshipThe Feldman Scholarship for Conservation and Development.” Please see attached fliers for more information.

The Fletcher School – Map Your Future: Admissions Option for Undergraduates From the organization, “Last year, Fletcher introduced Map Your Future, an admissions program designed to allow undergraduates in their final year of study to apply for admission to the MALD or MIB program for a place in the class two years in the future. This provides students with the opportunity secure admission to Fletcher and still accrue work experience to help them maximize their Fletcher experience. The first cohort of students admitted through the Map Your Future program is now living across the world pursuing professional experiences in a range of sectors. Please feel free to direct interested students to the Map Your Future portion of our site, or to contact our office with any questions at fletcheradmissions@tufts.edu


Charles River Watershed Association- Rita Barron Fellowship Program
From CRWA “CRWA has an opening for our Rita Barron Fellowship program.The Fellowship is a one-year, full-time position, and provides a stipend of $30,000 plus benefits for the work period. The Fellowship, now in its ninth year, provides a recent graduate an opportunity to work in a dynamic non-profit organization. This position is intended for a well trained individual entering the field of watershed science and management; individuals with significant experience in this field will not be considered for the position. The position will provide the right candidate with valuable real-world experience in water resources management, significant on the job-training and skill building, and opportunities to work with a variety of other environmental agencies and organizations both locally and abroad. The Fellow is expected to start on June 1, 2013. Outstanding candidates will be interviewed in February and March 2013.” See attachment for more information.

Great Ecology Job Links from Alumni Josh Daskins
Josh, now a grad PhD candidate at Princeton, offers these excellent ecology job resource sites.  See his website: http://scholar.princeton.edu/daskin/announcements for the links,soon to be added to the ENVS website.


***Job, Fellowship and Internship Corner. Many of these are fabulous for recent grads, grad students and alums!***
 
Alliance to Save Energy Seeks Program Associate 

From the organization, “The Alliance to Save Energy is seeking a full-time Program Associate to assist with implementation of its PowerSave Campus Program.  The Program Associate will work in the Alliance’s Oakland, CA office or from a home office in the LA area.  Headquartered in Washington, DC, the nonprofit Alliance to Save Energy (www.ase.org) promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security. Please e-mail resume, cover letter, and one writing sample to Meghan Kearns at mkearns@ase.org, to be accepted on a rolling basis through January 27, 2013. No calls, please.”

Internship- Community Opportunities Group, Boston, MA

From the organization, “Seeking a graduate student for a paid internship. The intern will contribute to various planning and community development projects, including affordable housing production plans, community development Block Grant (CDBG) applications, fiscal and economic impact analyses, zoning revisions, and master plans. Specific tasks may include: Compilation and analysis of demographic and economic data; GIS analysis; research, including field research, and more. The ideal candidate will be a graduate student in planning or a related field. The intern should be available for approximately 8-15 hours per week through the spring. There is an opportunity to work additional hours during January, and the internship may be extended through the summer. Interested applicants should send their resume with cover letter to Caroline Edwards at cedwards@cogincorp.com. Visit: http://www.cogincorp.com/ to find out more.”

The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland
From the organization, we  “will soon be filling Numerous Positions, with duty locations of Laramie, Saratoga, Casper, Esterbrook, and Wright, Wyoming as well as Steamboat Springs, Craig, Walden and Yampa, CO.  This notification is being circulated to inform prospective and interested applicants of this upcoming opportunity.  Please see the following information on the positions and the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland.” Please seeattachment for more information. 

Internships- St. Johns River Water Management District, Palatka, FL“The St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) is offering the unpaid internships for the spring 2013 term, starting January 14th and ending on April 18, 2013 . Students will be assigned to a mentor who will provide training and instruction. Interested students should see more details and apply online at http://floridaswater.com/. If you have any questions please feel free to email or phone Rita Smith, Senior Human Resources Analyst at (386) 329-4282.”
Intern- China Sustainable Energy Program, Beijing, ChinaFrom CSEP: “The China Sustainable Energy Program is looking for an intern for their Sustainable Cities program in Beijing, China for Summer 2013. CSEP assists Chinese agencies, experts, and entrepreneurs to solve China’s energy challenges on the national, regional and local level. CSEP is a registered nonprofit in China and a grantee of the Energy Foundation, located in San Francisco. No financial support/stipend provided, 9-10 week internship, Strong English language (written/spoken), Fluency/Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese is not required to fulfill the responsibilities for this position, though highly encouraged! To apply, please send an email with a 1page cover letter and resume to: Dongquan He, Sustainable Cities Program Director: dqhe@efchina.orgLin Weiwei, Sustainable Cities Program Associate linweiwei@efchina.org. Website: http://www.efchina.org/FHome.do.”
Student Trainee/Community Planner- Technical Center for Transportation Policy and Planning (Full-Time Internship), Cambridge, MA

From TCPP: “An innovative, fee-for service organization, the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center), part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT’s) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is an internationally recognized Federal center of transportation innovation with a world-class, multidisciplinary technical team with expertise across all modes of transportation. Salary: 30,598.00 to $55,132.00 / Per Year. This vacancy is limited to the first 150 applications received and will close at midnight on the closing date or midnight on the day the 150thapplication is received, whichever comes first. To apply, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/333062600.”

 Internship- 1000 Friends of Oregon, Portland, Oregon From 1000 Friends: “1000 Friends of Oregon is pleased to announce that we are currently taking applications for the 2013 Gerhardt Internship. This summer intern program is open to students across the United States and Canada majoring in land use, planning or related fields. For more information regarding 1000 Friends of Oregon you may visit our website at www.friends.org. Or to view the internship description and how to apply go to https://www.friends.org/about/jobs_internships . Please note the deadline on applications is February 19th, 2013.”

 

Internship- Better Work, Indonesia From the organization, “Better Work, a program supported by a partnership between the International Labor Organization and the International Finance Corporation, seeks an intern with a master’s degree or who is currently engaged in graduate study to provide data collection and general research support in Indonesia from January-June 2013. The internship will provide an opportunity to engage in primary data collection and collaborate with both local research partners in Indonesia and a multidisciplinary research team based at Tufts University. Round-trip flight and $300 monthly stipend will be provided. Please submit a cover letter and CV to express interest to Drusilla Brown at drusilla.brown@tufts.edu . Better work website: http://betterwork.com/global/

Oceana Spring Internship

From Oceana: “This campaign focuses on protecting our oceans by preventing the expansion of offshore oil drilling and promoting clean energy alternatives like offshore wind power. The internship will offer students the opportunity to gain experience in grassroots issue advocacy and the opportunity to make an impact in moving the U.S. towards a clean energy future. Additional information regarding the internships can be found here: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BxCuJQQnF_EtR0dqd0RyOVlDcm8 Students can apply for the internship here: http://tinyurl.com/cmgznyk, or by emailing their resume to me, at mcover@oceana.org.”

 Marketing Intern- Wiggio, Boston, MAFrom the organization, “Wiggio is hiring a spring marketing intern to join the Wiggio team. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in online marketing and social media. The intern will work directly with the Marketing Director and assist with all marketing activities taking place in the spring. Looking for a self-starter who is eager to learn and ready to dive into projects when assigned to them.Mid-January through May, 10-15 hrs/wk, flexible schedule. To apply, create an account on Wiggio.com and send an email to shannon@wiggio.com. Please use “Spring Marketing Intern” in the subject line. Website: http://wiggio.com/

Green Corps

From the organization,” Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. In Green Corps year-long paid program, you¹ll get intensive training in the skills you¹ll need to make a difference in the world. You¹ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems ‹ global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others ‹ with groups such as Sierra Club and Food and Water Watch. And, when you graduate fromGreen Corps, we¹ll help you find a career with one of the nation¹s leading environmental and social change groups. For more information, read below or visit our web site: www.greencorps.org.”

 

Outreach Intern- Green Corps Recruitment, Boston, MAFrom the organization, “Green Corps is looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, and have a desire to strengthen and grow the environmental movement. The start and end dates are flexible, although most interns begin in January and work through March, with the possibility of continuing year-round. Interns typically work between 10-20 hours/week, and the level of commitment can be tailored to your schedule. Benefits The internships are unpaid, but interns are given the opportunity to audit portions of Green Corps’ August Introductory Classroom Training, which features training from top environmental leaders in organizing, advocacy, and leadership skills. Course Credit supervision is also available. To apply, visit: http://www.greencorps.org/page/gc/recruitment-outreach-intern.”
National Community Organizer- Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)- Los Angeles, CA From the organization, “LAANE is currently seeking a full-time experienced organizer and coalition builder to help convene a new national coalition to advocate for the growth of good manufacturing jobs in the US related to the production of clean energy railcars and buses for use in public transit systems across the country. The project will also seek to create opportunities for low income communities and disadvantaged workers to gain a foothold in the industry that manufactures clean energy buses and railcars. Application Process: This position is available beginning March 1, 2013. E-mail cover letter, resume and three references to Madeline Janis at mjanis@laane.org . Please also attach a recent writing sample that is no longer than five pages. Please put “Senior Community Organizer” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls. Website: http://www.laane.org/whats-new/category/careers/.”
Fellowship- Global Health Corp, New York, NY From the organization, “The application for the 2013-2014 Global Health Corps fellowship is NOW OPEN! Each year, we select exceptional and driven people with varied skillsets and experiences to participate in the fellowship, and this year we need your help to find our next class of emerging leaders in global health. This year, applicants can apply for 3 positions that match their interests and skills, from project management to monitoring and evaluation, engineering, communications and more. No prior health experience is necessary! The only requirements are that applicants be 30 years old or younger, hold a university degree, and be proficient in English.For more information and to apply, visit: http://ghcorps.org/connect/apply  Applications close February 3rd, 2012.”
Media Liaison and Outreach Manager- The Center for International Forestry Research- Cifor, Bogor, Indonesia From the organization, “Reporting to the Senior Manager Communications, The Media Liaison and Outreach Manager will lead implementation of a complex and far-reaching communication strategy to translate into impact CIFOR’s research in the forestry sector in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The Manager will oversee the activities of eight full-time staff and consultants with the goal of informing and influencing the opinions and behaviours of stakeholders, including leaders of government, the private sector, civil society, media, the research community and others. The Manager will enhance the center’s reputation as a leading international research organization. Website: http://www.devnetjobs.org/JobDescription.aspx?Job_Id=15454.”
Housing & Community Development Office Assistant- City of Portland, Maine From the organization, “Work involves providing secretarial as well as technical and administrative assistance in the implementation of the Housing and Community Development Programs. Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations; strong writing skills in order to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals; Employment Opportunity Employer. Apply at: Human Resources Office, Room 115, City Hall, 389 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101, Telephone (207) 874-8624, Fax (207) 874-8937, TTY (207) 874-8936, Or via email atjobs@portlandmaine.gov . Website: http://www.portlandmaine.org/.”
Environmental Consultant- Dominion, Richmond, VA
From the organization, “Dominion is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 28,000 megawatts of generation and 11,000 miles of natural gas transmission. The successful candidate should have expertise in development, permitting and compliance with air permits, preferably with direct experience in the electric generating utility industry. Responsibilities to include: Provide technical diligence and project management for development of air permit applications, studies, and reports, and lead negotiations with environmental regulatory agencies to secure necessary air permits in a timely manner. To find out more and to apply, visit: http://www.Click2Apply.net/ndq96cp.”
Program Coordinator- West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition, West Virginia From the organization, “The West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition (www.wvhub.org/wvffc) is seeking a Program Coordinator to help develop, organize and sustain the rapidly expanding work of the Coalition. As a member of WVFFC’s core staffing team, the Program Coordinator will begin with several tasks specific to the Coalition’s immediate need, but his or her role may gradually broaden as he or she becomes more familiar with the Coalition’s operations, and as he or she demonstrates the necessary skill sets. Expected time commitment is 20 hours per week. Pay will be commensurate with experience. Submit resume, writing sample and cover letter to foodandfarm@wvhub.org. Questions may be directed to Savanna Lyons, WVFFC Program Director, at (304) 673-0053. Website: http://www.wvhub.org.”
Education and Outreach Coordinator- Office of Sustainability, Medford, MA From the organization, “Reporting directly to the Sustainability Program Director, the Education and Outreach Coordinator will design, implement and manage an innovative campus-wide education, outreach and engagement strategy to increase the practice of sustainable behaviors and enhance awareness of sustainability initiatives and accomplishments in order to foster a culture of sustainable decision making and action at Tufts. Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience in laboratory or clinical environments.Experience with wikis, blogs, or e-learning software tools. Video editing experience. For more information and to apply, click here.
Director of Energy Efficiency Programs, Boston, MA From the organization, “DOER is currently looking to fill the Director of Energy Efficiency Programs position. The posting is open until December 6th. This position plays a key role in the innovative policies and programs implemented in the Commonwealth of MA around energy efficiency including, but not limited to, the MA three year plans, CHP, pilot projects on building labeling, and codes and standards. For more information and to apply, visit: https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/31100001/job/job_view.do?postingId=J33073&code=search.public&federalStimulus=no.”
Program Coordinator- 11th Hour Project, Palo Alto, CAFrom the organization, “The 11th Hour Project is looking for a Program Coordinator to assist our funding strategy in energy & climate. The 11thHour Project is a working program of the Schmidt Family Foundation, based in Palo Alto, CA and is committed to promoting a responsible relationship with the planet’s food, water and energy resources. Website: http://theschmidt.org/.”
Director of Sponsorship and Donor Development- Pan Mass Challenge (PMC), Needham, MA

From the organization, “The Pan-Mass Challenge raises money for life-saving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through an annual bike-a-thon that crosses the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The PMC is accepting applications for the position of Director of Sponsorship and Donor Development. GOALS: Increase sponsorship to underwrite event costs. Grow fundraising from key donors to grow the annual gift to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Drive growth from special fundraising campaigns such as the 100% Fund to support operations to ensure the gift represents 100% of rider raised revenue. For more information and to apply, visit: http://pmc.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2e7kuimy86f.”

 Multiple Positions-360Chesnut, Brookline, MA  From the organization, “360Chestnut is looking to fill at least four paid positions by January 2013. They include the following: Web Content Editor/Writer, Digital Marketing Professional, Web Design Professional, Sales & Marketing Professional (multiple hires), A detailed description of each position is attached. Most are structured as ten week internships with the possibility of becoming full time positions. All are paid. Some are funded by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and are specifically geared for recent college graduates or graduates of advanced degree programs (Masters, MBA, other). For more information visit:http://www.360chestnut.com/careers.”
Director of Green Programming- Boston Academy, Boston, MA
From the organization, “Boston Green Academy, is currently hiring for a Director of Green Programming to help lead our work in this mission-critical area. For more information, and to apply, visit: http://bostongreenacademy.org/about-bga/careers/.”
Senior Planner- Comprehensive/Special Projects- Town of Manchester, Manchester, CT From the organization, “Under general direction performs research, statistical analysis, and information management in connection with the Comprehensive Plan of Development and other special studies related to the development of the Town of Manchester. Manchester is a first tier suburb of Hartford with a population of over 56,000 within its 27 square miles. Salary range: $52,093 – $66,812. Applications and job description are available in the Human Resources Department, 41 Center, Street, P.O. Box 191, Manchester, CT 06045-0191 or by calling the Recruitment Information Line (860) 647-3170 or visit our website at:http://hr.manchesterct.gov .  Applications must be received in the Human Resources Department by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 14, 2012 or must be postmarked by December 14, 2012. No faxed or emailed resumes and/or applications will be accepted.”
Community Outreach Associate- Ocean Conservation Program, Boston, MA From the organization, “Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking a community outreach associate who will advance CLF’s Ocean Management Initiative across New England, engaging in a robust education and outreach campaign to promote improved management of coastal and ocean waters and ecosystem-based ocean planning that promotes resilient, healthy, and productive ecosystems, and is developed through a robust public participation process. Interested candidates are required to send a cover letter and resume by January 15, 2013 to: Human Resources at careers@clf.org or mail to: 62 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. To find out more, visit: http://www.clf.org/about-clf/employment-opportunities/#oceanoutreach.”
Water Protection Program Manager, Housetonic Valley Association, Corwnall Bridge, CT .From the organization, “Founded in 1941, the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) is a nonprofit organization that works to conserve the natural character and environmental health of our communities.. HVA seeks a highly motivated professional to manage our Water Protection Program. The full-time Water Protection Program Manager reports to the Executive Director. In addition, the Water Protection Program Manager provides guidance to our New York staff, coordinates with HVA’s Berkshire Office staff to ensure consistent watershed programming, and provides leadership and staff support to the Board Water Protection Committee. Send a letter of interest, resume and list of professional references to:Lynn Werner, HVA Executive Directorlynnhva@hotmail.comOR Housatonic Valley Association, PO Box 28, Cornwall Bridge, CT 06754. To ensure full consideration, please submit materials by December 5, 2012. Electronic submission is preferred. Call 860-672-6678 with questions. Website: http://www.hvatoday.org/.”
Project Manager Income Development Date and Special Events, American Cancer Society Canter Action Network, Framingham, MA 

From the organization, “The ACS CAN Project Manager manages all aspects of the annual ACS CAN New England Research Breakfast and contributes towards ACS CAN’s efforts to identify and cultivate new corporate donors. Develops and manages the timeline and all logistical aspects of the event (venue, food, audio-visual, etc). Develops promotional materials for the event. Manages the event website. Provides administrative support to the volunteer committee. Develops plan for and implements day-of event logistics. Maintains communication with all outside vendors. For more information, visit: http://www.acscan.org/careers.”

 Director of Community Events- National Brain Tumor Society, Watertown, MA From the organization, “The National Brain Tumor Society is a leading non-profit fiercely committed to finding a cure for brain tumors. We aggressively drive strategic research, advocate for public policies that meet the critical needs of the brain tumor community, and provide helpful online patient information and resources. We are currently seeking an energetic and creative team player to support and coordinate its constituent-driven event program, with an emphasis on customer service and fundraising and event planning support. S/he will develop a strategic plan for developing third-party event programs, sponsorship support, and strategic account development, as directed and required.  If you are interested in joining our organization, please send your cover letter and resume to employment@braintumor.org. Local candidates only, please. No agencies, please. Website:http://www.braintumor.org/.”

 

Orion Online Latest Listings

The following are just some of the recent listings for environmental nonprofit internships and jobs around the country from Orion Grassroots Network. For details on these positions and the many other listings, go to:http://jobs.oriongrassroots.org/ . Many of the internships may also be available for academic credit with the fall, spring or summer ENVS 89a course. Just discuss with me first: goldin@brandeis.edu

 

Fellows
Environment America
nationwide

Resident Assistant
Coastal Studies for Girls
Freeport, ME
Community Organizer
Mountain Watershed Association
Melcroft, PA (Laurel Highlands)
2013 Six Month Crew Member
The Great Basin Institute
Las Vegas, NVAccounting Manager
Center for EcoTechnology
Pittsfield, MA
Food Sustainability Fellowships
Allegheny Mountain School
Monterey, VA 
 
Sustainability Intern
Environmental Defence
Toronto, ON, Canada
 
Green Business Specialist
The Center for EcoTechnology
Eastern, MADesign/Build Intern
Yestermorrow Design/Build School
Waitsfield, VT (Mad River Valley)Community Outreach Intern
Yestermorrow Design/Build School
Waitsfield, VT (Mad River Valley)
Make a difference at Camp Augusta
Camp Augusta
Nevada City, CAEnvironmental Education Instructor
Maria Mitchell Association
Nantucket, MAsustainable farming jobs and internships
various
Pacific Northwest
Internships
Jane Goodall Institute
Vienna, VA
Brook Trout Habitat Restoration Internship
Tin Mountain Conservation Center
Albany, NH (White Mountains)Forest & Avian Ecology Internships
Tin Mountain Conservation Center
Albany, NH (White Mountains)Teacher/Naturalist Internship
Tin Mountain Conservation Center
Albany, NH (White Mountains)Environmental Education
Tanglewood 4H Camp and Learning Center
Lincolnville, MEStewardship Programs Manager
Big Sur Land Trust
Monterey, CA

Whole Foods Chef
Center for Whole Communities
Fayston, VTSummer Education and Garden Intern
Land’s Sake
Weston, MAGreen Power Intern
Land’s Sake
Weston, MAGreen Power Leader
Land’s Sake
Weston, MAVegetable Production Manager
Fred’s Farm
Alexandria, NH

Senior Farm Camp Counselor/Sustainable Agriculture 
Gorman Heritage Farm
Cincinnati, OH

Outdoor Education Guru
Camp Burgess & Hayward
Sandwich, MA
Native Plant Nursery Internship
New England Wild Flower Society
Whately, MA
Native Plant Internship
New England Wild Flower Society
Framingham, MA
Financial Manager
Glynwood
Cold Spring, NY
Event Producer
Glynwood
Cold Spring, NY
Director of Development
Glynwood
Cold Spring, NY
Office Associate
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
Sheffield, MA
Food Sustainability Internship
Mangrove Action Project
Seattle, WA
Co-manager
Clove Valley CSA
High Falls, NYMarketing and Communications intern
American Farmland Trust
Washington, DC
Powisset Farm Apprentice 2013
Powisset Farm/The Trustees of Reservations
Dover, MA
Field Education AmeriCorps Internship
Teton Science Schools
Jackson, WY (Grand Teton National Park)Wild & Scenic Film Festival Producer
South Yuba River Citizens League
Nevada City, CAAdministrative Specialist II
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Ames, IA
Field Instructor
The Ashokan Center
Olivebridge, NY
Environmental Education Coordinator
Camp Herrlich
Patterson, NYpaid research internships
Coastal Systems Program
New Bedford, MA
Membership & Outreach Coordinator
Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC)
Montpelier, VTAssistant Director
BOAT CAMP Nature School
Newburyport, MA
Camp Educator | SummerQuest at the Crane Estate
The Trustees of Reservations | Crane Estate
Ipswich, MADeLano Farms CSA Crew
Kalamazoo Nature Center
Kalamazoo, MIFellowship in Environmental Education: Natural Science Educator
Walking Mountains Science Center
Avon, CO (Rocky Mountains)
Center Director, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary
Audubon
Tiburon, CAGrowing Season Apprentice
Chewonki’s Salt Marsh Farm
Wiscasset, ME
Education & Interpretation Manager
Save the Redwoods League
San Francisco, CA
Mono Lake Committee Intern
Mono Lake Committee
Lee Vining, CAExecutive Director
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA)
Unity, ME
CSA Farm Internship 
Denver Urban Gardens
Denver, CO2013 Summer Chainsaw/Trail/Restoration Team Member
Great Basin Institute
Reno, NV
Family and Adult Program Assistant
The Marine Science Consortium
Wallops Island, VA (Chincoteague area)Summer Camp Internship
The Marine Science Consortium
Wallops Island, VA
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