Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Announcements - 10/2

Dear Environmental Studies Minors,

Please find the this week’s announcements below.

On Campus Lectures and Forums
1.       The Emerging Alliance of Religion and Ecology – 10/17

Graduate School Opportunities
1.       Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

On Campus Job Opportunity and Career Services
1.       Career Center Drop-Ins
2.       Massachusetts Green Career Conference – 10/3

Off-Campus Lectures, Forums, and Exhibitions
1.       Tide Mill Conference – 11/8-9
2.       Exhibition on Climate Change at the Harvard Museum of Natural History
3.       C2C National Climate Seminar at Bard – Biweekly Events

Internship Opportunities, Off Campus Jobs, Site Visits, and Travel Opportunities
1.       C2C Fellowship
2.       Winter Break Study Abroad – Caribbean Ecosystems
3.       Internship with Environment America
4.       Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
5.       Green Corps Environmental Training Program
6.       Environment Massachusetts


B. Kevin Brown
Graduate Assistant, Environmental Studies
Devlin 213

Fall 2013 Office Hours: Monday 9:00am-1:00pm, Tuesday 10:00am-4:00pm, Wednesday 4:00-5:00pm, and Thursday 12:00-5:00pm

Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17  |  5:30 P.M. 
The growing ecological crisis calls for the participation of the world's religious communities in recognizing the moral and spiritual implications of the diminishment of the planet's life support systems.  This talk highlights some of the remarkable work being done within religious communities around the world to bring healing and restoration to people and land.  While acknowledging the limitations of religion, it also notes the promise for ethical and spiritual transformation regarding ecological attitudes and practices.

Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim are both senior lecturers and senior research scholars at Yale University Divinity School and School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

FREE of charge and open to the public  
Please register by clicking on the Register Now button below.
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Application Update
We are pleased to announce that the Fall 2014 application for admission to the Masters programs at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies is now live. You can access the application here. Please make sure to submit all of your materials no later than December 15, 2013 in order to be given full consideration for admission. 

Financial Aid Update
In order to be considered for scholarships, all applicants must submit the F&ES financial aid application by February 15, 2014. U.S. students must also submit the 2014-15 FAFSA by this deadline. Applicants who submit late or incomplete applications for financial aid will not be considered for scholarship. The financial aid application will be available in mid-October.

Anyone that submits an application for admission will also be granted access to the outside scholarship database. This is a great resource for students looking for additional scholarship support, and we strongly encourage you to look at this database before you receive your admission decision!

Admission Events
The Admissions office has been busy planning the fall recruitment schedule, and we will be traveling across both North and South America in addition to hosting on-campus events. To see if we will be coming to a location near you, please visit our admission events website. New events (including information sessions in LA, Portland Austin, and Vancouver) will be posted in the coming weeks so please make sure to check back soon!

As in the past, a representative from the Career Center (Allison Reilly) will be holding drop-in hours where students are welcome to come with questions about resumes, cover letters, internships, job search, interviews, etc. These drop-ins are open to all, but geared toward science, math, and tech students. This semester's science drop-ins will take place as follows:
  • Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30pm in Higgins
  • Thursdays from 4:30-5:30pm in Merkert
(Please note: we also have additional drop-in hours in the Career Center and online for students who have conflicts with the times above.)

5th Massachusetts Green Career Conference
Your Future in Clean Energy and Sustainability
Thursday, October 3, 2013 @ Marlborough Holiday Inn
Our first four conferences were sold out in advance.
Register @
Massachusetts Green Careers
Massachusetts has become a national leader in environmental-related job creation, most notably in energy efficiency and renewable energy.  The State is also forging ahead with “green infrastructure” solutions, land conservation, smart growth, and much more.
Deval Patrick  Governor of Massachusetts (Invited)
Kevin Doyle  Principal, Green Economy; NE Clean Energy Council, Workforce Development

Sustainability and The Green Supply Chain
Sustainability careers are on the rise.  Hear from a sustainability expert about the greening of customers and markets, and associated careers in procurement and purchasing.
Anna Escuer Product Sustainability Services Consultant, Environmental Resources Management

Agriculture:  Re-imagining the Farm and Land Care Role in the 21st Century
Learn about new farming programs, the Massachusetts Farm Employment Directory, careers/stakeholders associated with growing local and organic food, and land care.
Kathleen Carroll  Director, UMass Extension Agriculture & Green Industry Program, Amherst
Steve Verrill  Owner, Verrill Farm, Concord, MA
Margiana Petersen-Rockney  Coordinator, MA Beginning Farmer Network; Farmer, Rosasharn

Green Building Science and Careers
Many professionals and non-professionals gain by a better understanding of building science principles and sustainability.  Learn about careers and the green building industry.
Matt Anderson  Manager, Certification Development, Building Performance Institute
Guy Compagnone  Director of Sustainable Practices/LEED AP+, SFP, Chapman Construction
Grey Lee  Executive  Director, US Green Building Council, Massachusetts Chapter

Help Wanted:  Employer-Hiring Snapshots
Hear from employers.  Get the scoop on their recent hires, current openings, and future prospects.
National Grid
Next Step Living
Solar City

Materials Management:  A Complex Lifecycle
Learn about stakeholders who understand the lifecycle of materials, who work with companies and the public to reduce the negative environmental health impacts of materials that we produce, purchase and throw away.
Paul Degnan  Plant Manager, EL Harvey

Environmental Protection:  The Everyday Heroes Among Us
Environmental professionals protect air, land, and water resources.  They work on walkable and bikeable communities, resource conservation, ecological restoration, smart growth, wildlife protection, and practices that minimize environmental impacts of development in our communities.
Ken Kimmell  Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Wendi Goldsmith  Founder and CEO, Bioengineering Group
Michele Girard  Associate Director, MA Association of Conservation Commissions

Green Career Pipelines and Internships
Real world experience prepares future workers and leaders.  Connecting students and employers is essential for a healthy workforce and sustainable development.
Dawn Chavez  Director, Boston Youth Environmental Network
Gina Parente  Education Program and Lecture Coordinator, New England Aquarium
Nicole Collins  Career Consultant and Internship Coordinator, Unity College
Michelle Waters-Ekanem  Director, Diversity & Outreach, MA Dept of Environmental Protection
Arthur Natella  Project Coordinator, Workforce Development, MA Clean Energy Center
Blake Jackson  Sustainability Practice Leader, TKA Architects; Instructor, Boston Arch. College

Green Nonprofits:  A Grassroots Approach
What are their missions?  What are typical careers in nonprofits?  What are the many benefits? Hear the success stories of nonprofits.
Audrey Schulman  President, Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET)
DeAnne Dupont  Co-Founder, Arlington Food Recovery
Sylvia Broude  Director, Toxics Action Center
Jocelyn Forbush  VP Program Leadership, The Trustees of Reservations

Greening the Auto Industry:  Hybrid & Electric Vehicles (EV, HEV, PHEVs)
Learn about technology and careers in the green auto industry. The future of jobs in the private sector depends on well trained auto techs who have the skills to fix the new generation of electric and hybrid cars.
Craig Van Batenburg  CEO, ACDC-Auto Careers Development Center for Hybrid & Electric Cars
Nicholas Medeiros  Automotive Instructor, Greater New Bedford Voc. Technical High School

The Clean Energy Story in Massachusetts:  Policies and Careers
Why is Massachusetts one of the top clean energy states in the nation?  What’s new in clean energy careers? Learn about our need for clean energy, successful policies, and clean energy job trends in Massachusetts.
Kevin Doyle  Principal, Green Economy; NE Clean Energy Council, Workforce Development
Phil Jordan  VP, BW Research; Author, Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry (Jobs) Report

Trees and Forestry:  Embracing Green Guardianship
The benefits of trees are many (shade, clean air, aesthetics, materials).  Tree wardens, foresters, and arborists care for our New England trees challenged by storms, disease, pests, and commercial use.
Mike Downing  Service Forester, MA Department of Conservation & Recreation
Karen Doherty  Executive Director, MA Tree Wardens and Foresters Association (Invited)

Workforce Training Funds:  Resources for Businesses
Workforce and sustainable development go hand-in-hand.  The Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund provides $5K for new hires and up to $250K in training funds to businesses in Massachusetts.  Companies that seek resources to go green and train employees should check out these resources!
Mike Corcoran  Operations Supervisor, Career Services, MA Workforce Training Fund
Aybike Dognaci Crott  COO & Founding Partner, Solectria
Michael Prior  Director, Business Development, MA Manufacturing Extension Parnership

Green Chemistry:  at Work, at Home, and at School
Toxics reduction improves health.  Learn about the need for education and careers in green chemistry. These speakers are doing their bit to help us breathe easier.
Mark Rossi  Co-Director, Cleaner Production; Member, MA Toxics Use Reduction Act Committee
Ellie Goldberg  Founder, Healthy Kids

Climate Change:  In the Hot Seat
The climate is changing and so are careers.  Many careers are adapting to the needs of climate change and its future repercussions.  Some of our experts are addressing the topic head on.
Eric Walberg  Sr. Program Leader, Climate Change, Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences
Water Quality Professionals:  Enforcing the Right to Clean Water
Since the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972, the water quality industry has bloomed in Massachusetts.  Today state-of-the-art technology, massive infrastructures and well-trained professionals manage our drinking water, monitor our water quality, and treat waste water discharged into the environment.
Ray Willis  VP, Onsite Engineering; President, MA Water Pollution Control Association
Kirsten King  Rep., NE Water Works Association; Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network

Education & Careers:  Landscape, Geography, or a Desk Job?
Teaching the next generation of green students is one thing; guiding them to the right jobs is an equally important and challenging task.  Meet professionals who connect education to green careers.
Mollie Babize  Associate Director, Conway School of Sustainable Landscape Planning & Design
Kate Cholakis  Project Designer, Green Infrastructure Planning, Nitsch Engineering Inc.
James Hayes Bohanan  Professor, Environmental Geography, Bridgewater State University

Green Entrepreneurs:  Pioneering New Ways
These are the stars among us!  Finding a solution to a perplexing problem is a common theme for successful entrepreneurs.
Wayne Davis  Co-Founder, Harvest Power
Andy Brooks  Founder, Bootstrap Compost
Samir ElKamouny  Founder, Lowell Green Bikes
Lyndsay Rose  Outreach and Marketing Manager, Green City Growers

4pm END

Our first four conferences were sold out in advance. 

Registration provides full access to the conference:  speaker sessions, keynote, exhibits, networking, roundtable discussions, coaches, breakfast, lunch, FREE book raffle, FREE parking, and FREE wifi.  
  • $75 before September 27
  • Students:  $45
  • Groups (5 or more) use promotional code GROUP for $5pp discount
Questions? Contact Conference Director, 508-481-0569

Climate Change: Our Global Experiment

Ongoing exhibit 
Developed in collaboration with the Harvard University Center for the Environment Climate Change: Our Global Experiment will help you separate truth from spin and provide a basis for making informed decisions affecting the future of our planet. The exhibit offers an insider’s look at the scientific study of climate, presenting the latest research from renowned experts at Harvard and around the world. Get the facts, draw your own conclusions, then take part in a unique computer simulation that allows you to choose a course of action and see the consequences for the planet.

C2C Fellows | National Climate Seminar
Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The beginning of the semester is, for me, always a time for reflection on my purpose on the planet.  Witnessing local communities in collapse—from Syria to Detroit— it can be hard to hang on to Dr. King’s vision of a moral arc of the universe that bends, eventually, towards justice.

The picture on my mind is the literal arc of history.

The reconstructed arc of temperature is our best understanding of climate over the last 10,000 years. The entirety of human history is spanned in the arc, from the building of the first city to the I-pad. The red line is where the World Bank says we are headed, in the blink of an eye. Talk about a brick wall.

The definition of leadership we use here at Bard CEP is two-fold: taking people where they otherwise would not go, and inspiring others to lead in the same direction.

Where we are otherwise going is the top of that red line: 8 degrees F when my children are not much older than me.  Where we need to go instead is 80% reductions in emissions globally.

So what is our purpose? How do we reengage with the moral arc of the universe?  The answer is obvious: we must all lead.

Leadership requires skills that can be learned. Please help us find young people who are hungry for those skills. C2C Fellows is holding five weekend training conferences for undergrads and recent grads aspiring to sustainability leadership in business and politics.

MA (Bentley University) | October 25–27, 2013
CA   (Bay Area) | November 8–10, 2013
NY   (Bard College) | February 14-16, 2014
FL    (University of Florida) | March, 2014
IL     (Moraine Valley Community College) | April, 2014

Students can apply now. Applications are due two weeks prior to each workshop. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a Bard C2C Fellow here. Cost for the weekend trainings, including food (and lodging for those traveling more than an hour), is $30. Registration scholarships are available, and students can often apply to their student governments for travel support as well.

Next week, join us in welcoming economist Jon Koomey on The National Climate Seminar. Jon will be talking about his book Cold Cash, Cool Climate: Science-Based Advice for Ecological Entrepreneurs. The full fall schedule is below and here.

Thanks for the work you are doing.

Eban Goodstein
Director, Bard CEP & Director, Bard MBA in Sustainability

National Climate Seminar  |  Fall 2013 Schedule
Climate Seminar calls are Wednesdays at 12pm EST and held twice a month via conference call. Assign the calls to your students for a chance to hear top scientists, analysts, and political leaders discuss climate and clean energy solutions. Call in to (712) 432-3100 up to five minutes before each call starts and enter conference code 253385.  Have questions for the speakers? Email them beforehand or during the call to -  or listen in for the chance to ask them live!
Sept 4
Robert Stone
“Pandora’s Promise”
Sept 18
Jon Koomey
“Advice for Ecological Entrepreneurs”
Oct 2
Gretchen Hofmann
“Latest Research on Ocean Acidification”
Oct 16
Jeff Goodell
“Goodbye Miami”
Nov 6
Laurie Johnson
“The Social Cost of Carbon Just Doubled”
Nov 20
Jorge Madrid
“Latino Climate Leadership”
Dec 4
Josh Fox
“Gasland 2 and Beyond”

The National Climate Seminar is organized and run by Bard CEP with media partner, Island Press. And a special C2C Shoutout: check out  (and support) the Tenleytown Meat Company, a new sustainable-beef-by-bike venture started by C2C Fellow (2012) Will Mitchell. 

I’m writing to tell you about a national fellowship program and workshop that Bard's Center for Environmental Policy is bringing to Waltham, MA in October.  It’s called “C2C Fellows.”  

C2C Fellows is designed for young people who want to change the world by the time they are thirty. It is a national network for undergraduates and recent graduates who want high-impact careers in sustainable business and politics.  During a C2C Fellows’ weekend workshop students learn the leadership skills necessary to succeed, such as how to: raise money, tell a story, build their network, pitch their ideas, and know what they're good at. 

I’m writing to encourage young leaders to apply today. The Application deadline is October 11th.

Joining the fellowship is a prestigious opportunity; only 50 students from the northeast will be accepted this year. 

The workshop will be held at on campus at Bentley University from Friday (afternoon), October 25th – Sunday, October 27th

Some quick facts about the Fellowship Workshop:
·       Attendance is limited to undergrads and/or recent grads
·       Cost is only $30 (including food, and lodging for students traveling over 1 hr)
·       This will be advertised at all schools in the region

Please do not hesitate to email or call workshop director Jess Scott if you have questions or want to discuss further! Thank you!

Jess Scott
Workshop Director
C2C Fellows
Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Ph: (845) 752-4514

Since 1989, the Antioch Education Abroad Brazilian Ecosystems: The Protection and Management of Biodiversity program has engaged students through in-depth field studies across a variety of biomes in Brazil. This is a Fall Semester program, with a new Summer Term option (see schedule here). All students explore the flora, fauna, and ecological characteristics of the Amazon Rainforest, Atlantic Coastal Forest, and coastal marine systems, and how environmental factors contribute to species and habitat diversity. Students enrolled in the full semester program continue their studies in Brazil to include advanced studies of the impact of human activities on biodiversity and ecosystem function, a Portuguese language intensive, and an Independent Field Internship.

Unique program features:

1. Program is led by Antioch University professor Suzanne Kolb, PhD, who is assisted by Brazilian professors, research scientists, and activists, who provide local expertise on current environmental issues facing each region.

2. Fall semester students engage in a month-long field internship, working with a Brazilian scientist or NGO for individualized hands-on experience in their field of interest.

3. Students explore multiple ecosystems, allowing them to compare the ecological characteristics of each, and providing a broader understanding of ecology in Brazil.

Curriculum: The Fall Semester program offers 4 courses for 16 semester credits - Introduction to Brazilian Ecosystems; Ecology and Protective Management of  Biodiversity in Brazil; Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced PortugueseField Internship. Summer Term students enroll in Introduction to Brazilian Ecosystems for 4 semester credits. Click here to view detailed course descriptions. If you would like to review syllabi for the process of approving this program, please contact us.

Environment America interns will spend their fall semester making a big difference on critical environment issues and learning a ton, while getting the experience they need to launch a career in the environmental movement after graduation.

Read more about our internship program here. Interested candidates can complete an online application here.

Monique Sullivan
Recruitment Director
Environment America
(202) 461-2448

The MA DOER Internship Programs seeks to provide interns with exciting opportunities to assist DOER with implementing energy policies in areas such as renewables, energy efficiency, alternative transportation, energy markets, and more.  The program is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, law school students, and other individuals who are seeking experience in the energy arena.

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, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you’ll need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution and many others — with groups such as Sierra Club and Food and Water Watch. And, when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

For more information, read below or visit our web site:

Apply online today at

Green Corps
44 Winter St, 4th Fl
Boston, MA
617 747 4302

Environment Massachusetts has a number of internship opportunities posted on their website.  For more information, please visit or contact Alison Giest, Environment Massachusetts, New England Federal Field Associate, at or 813-215-3604.

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