Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Weekly Announcements 11/18

Dear Environmental Studies Students,

Please find this week’s announcements below.  A reminder to all senior minors: You must register for and complete ENVS 4943 Environmental Seminar in order to graduate as an ENVS minor.

The Environmental Studies program now has a Facebook page.  Like it today at https://www.facebook.com/bcenvstudy.  We promise not to flood your newsfeed with updates will but keep you informed about both the most important ESP events and relevant local, national, and global environmental news stories.

Featured BC Courses
1.       MGMT 2139 Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
2.       ENVS 2256 Environmental Law and Policy
3.       HIST 4890 American Environmental History: Pre-Columbian America to Climate Change
4.       Take BIOL 1420 Genetic Century in Ireland this summer!
5.       Take a course while rafting through the Grand Canyon this summer! Info session 11/18

Off-Campus Lectures, Forums, and Exhibitions
1.       C2C Sustainability Leadership Training
2.       Boston Environmental History Seminar Schedule
3.       Future of Transportation Case Competition

Graduate and Professional School Opportunities
1.       Louis M. Bacon Environmental Leadership Program at Harvard
2.       Funded Graduate Programs at the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment

Internship and Job Opportunities, Site Visits, Study Abroad Opportunities, and Travel Opportunities
1.       BC Career Center CareerEdge Newsletter
2.       Green Job and Internship Opening List
3.       JOB OPENING: Staff Environmental Geologist with Environmental Resources Management, Inc.
4.       Internship with Climate Action Business Association
5.       Middlebury School of the Environment Summer Session
6.       Job Opportunities with Mass PIRG
7.       Internship with Environment America
8.       Internship with Environment Massachusetts


B. Kevin Brown
Graduate Assistant, Environmental Studies
Devlin 213

Fall 2014 Office Hours: Monday 9:00am-1:00pm, Tuesday 10:30am-2:00pm, Wednesday 9:00am-1:00pm, and Thursday 10:30am-2:00pm

Professor Laura Foote

Problems in society today need innovative solutions. New approaches are needed in the areas of sustainable food production, education, health, transport, housing, waste management and recycling, economic development for underserved populations, and water and energy supply and conservation. The efforts of the public sector and nonprofit organizations often fall short, either because of the lack of an innovative mindset or the lack of funding.

Social entrepreneurs take action to address seemingly intractable problems, by experimenting with new business models, seeking to generate sustainable revenues, and networking to share ideas, information and resources. Social enterprises can also represent a disruptive force for change by exploiting opportunities in areas of market failure.

In this course we will focus on developing some of the strategies and practical skills needed to design and sustain a social enterprise. We will discuss case studies to look at decision-making by founders and leaders of a diverse selection of ventures, in both the US and internationally. Students will use evidence and data from these cases to evaluate options and make recommendations, both in class discussion and in individual writing assignments.  Students will work in teams to develop a business plan for either a start-up social enterprise or a new initiative within an existing organization.

One of the recurring themes of the course will be to examine how these initiatives can be both sustainable and scalable. We will explore multiple business models that take an innovative approach at different points in the value chain. We will consider the trade-offs faced by leaders of social enterprises as they seek to balance business objectives with tangible social and environmental goals.


Learn the structures of the legal process and explore the exciting field of environmental law & policy!
UNAS-256 / ENVS 2256
Environmental Law and Policy:
Nature, Law & Society

* * *       Spring Semester 2015      * * *

    Great for students interested in law, science, public health, or anyone who is looking for a fun and engaging course!
    Learn about protection of health &natural resources—U.S., and global
     See how individuals can use the legal system to protect
            their quality of life, property, and the environment
    Learn about current environmental policies
and the environmental analysis that underlies them.

COURSEWORK:  topical, engaging, relevant to a broad range of career paths—science, law, business, politics, communications, engineering, advocacy, & community activism.

TEACHERS: Two-person teams of expert senior law students from BC, BU & Harvard Law Schools supervised by Boston College Law School Professor Zygmunt Plater

NOTE: Students who do well in this course are able to enroll in actual law school elective courses during their sophomore, junior, and senior years. Only BC offers this!
• • •
Three sections available: Mon-Wed, 10:30, Tu-Thurs, 10:30, Tu-Thurs, 12 noon
Check us out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BCEnvtlLaw

MWF 11:00am
Prof. John Spiers

This course examines the environmental history of America from pre-Columbian times to the present. At a basic level, environmental history looks at the interactions between people and the natural environment over time. It explores how people have thought about and altered the natural landscape and what the consequences have been for the environment and humans alike. It also considers how elements of nature, such as plants and animals, geography and climate, and ecological resources like air, water, and soil have shaped possibilities for human life and society. In this course we will examine a variety of topics including: the impact of American Indians on the environment before the arrival of Europeans; the ecological revolution of European colonialism; the market revolution and the development of slavery; Western expansion; urbanization; the rise and influence of environmental activism; and the emergence of global environmental concerns like climate change. This course will encourage you to think critically and creatively about people’s ever-changing relationship with the natural environment. .

Professor Clare O’Connor will be offering BIOL 1420: Genetic Century in Dublin, Ireland this summer.  This course counts as an ENVS elective.

Dear Students

I am a professor in the Political Science Department. This summer I am teaching a summer course that includes a rafting trip down the Grand Canyon. The course is open to all BC undergraduates and also to students from other universities. I would love to tell you about the course. Please email me at  Landym@bc.edu

Thanks for your kind attention

Marc Landy 

C2C Fellows sustainability leadership training, weekend workshop at Bard College, December 5-7.
C2C workshops are for current students and recent graduates who want high-impact careers that can change the future, in sustainable policy and politics, and business. Join C2C to learn the leadership skills necessary to succeed: how to develop a vision; know what you’re good at; tell your story; raise money; and build your network. The cost of the weekend trainings, including food and lodging, is $30. 
Graduates of our workshops are eligible for scholarships to become funded graduate students at Bard's Center for Environmental Policy, and Bard's new MBA in Sustainability Read more about the benefits of joining the growing national network of over 500 C2C Fellows here.
Students aspiring to sustainability leadership in policy, politics and business should apply now to join student leaders from across the country. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and only 60 participants will be accepted into each workshop. You know change is needed. Lead the Change.


Tuesday, November 18                   Derek Lee Nelson, University of New Hampshire, “The Ravages of Teredo: The Historical Impacts of Marine Wood-Boring Worms on American Society, Geography, and Culture, 1865-1930”
                                                            Comment: Robert Martello, Olin College of Engineering

Tuesday, December 9                     Steven Rudnick, University of Massachusetts—Boston, “Water Rights in the American Southwest”
Comment: Megan Kate Nelson, author of Ruin Nation: Destruction and the American Civil War

Tuesday, January 13                       Joshua Specht, Harvard University, “The Rise and Fall of the Texas Longhorn”
Comment: Beth LaDow, author of The Medicine Line: Life and Death on a North American Borderland

Tuesday, February 10                     Katherine Johnston, Columbia University, “An Enervating Environment: Altered Bodies in the Lowcountry and the British West Indies”
                                                            Comment: Conevery Bolton Valencius, University of Massachusetts—Boston

Tuesday, March 10                          Andrew W. Kahrl, University of Virginia, “Fear of an Open Beach: The Privatization of the Connecticut Shore and the Fate of Coastal America”
Comment: TBA

Tuesday, April 14                             Joel Tarr, Carnegie Mellon University, “Legacy Pollution Issues in Energy Development: The Cases of Manufactured Gas and Natural Gas”
                                                            Comment: Patrick Malone, Brown University

All sessions start at 5:15 P.M and are held at Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215
Tel: 617-646-0568, Fax: 617-859-0074

The Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) has just announced the launch of the Louis M. Bacon Environmental Leadership Program, a fellowship for emerging leaders in environmental public policy and practice.

As CPL seeks to recruit our inaugural cohort of five fellows, I am writing to ask for your help getting the word out. We are looking to recruit future leaders in the environmental community who are currently working in NGOs, government, and business to apply to HKS by December 2, 2014. These fellows will come to Harvard and immerse themselves in discussions about environmental challenges; they will learn from Harvard faculty and from each other, and will emerge with new skills and ideas to apply to the world.

The Bacon Fellowship will provide a full tuition scholarship, health insurance, a $10,000 living stipend, and a comprehensive co-curricular program for up to five admitted HKS degree candidates each year. Students from joint-or concurrent-degree programs are encouraged to apply.

To apply for the 2015-2016 academic year, prospective degree candidates will have to complete two steps:
  • First, apply to HKS by December 2, 2014.
  • Second, apply for the fellowship by February 26, 2015.
In addition to serving as founder and CEO of Moore Capital Management, LP, Louis Bacon has been advocating for more than 20 years for conservation and protection of natural resources in the United States and abroad. In 1992, he founded The Moore Charitable Foundation to support nonprofit organizations with a focus that includes land and water conservation.

To learn more about the Bacon Fellowship, click here.

We are seeking your help to spread the word, and are hoping you might circulate the link above and the informational PDF (link below) to any relevant individuals, groups, and lists in your network.

If you—or anyone interested in applying—have any questions about the fellowship, please contact our program manager, Sharon Watson Fluker, at Sharon_Watson_Fluker@hks.harvard.edu or (617) 496-3744.

The fellowship also includes a potential slot for a post-doctoral scholar or early career faculty member to participate in the cohort. Qualified candidates should feel free to contact us directly for more information.

Graduate Student Funding Opportunities




Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Tuition Scholarships
Funding opportunities typically cover stipends and tuition for fall and spring semesters.



Masters Degree Programs
M.A. in Geography
M.S. in Geography
M.S. in Geology
Master of Marine Policy
M.S. in Marine Studies
M.S. in Ocean Engineering
M.S. in Water Science and Policy

Doctoral Degree Programs
Ph.D. in Climatology
Ph.D. in Geography
Ph.D. in Geology
Ph.D. in Marine Studies
Ph.D. in Ocean Engineering
Ph.D. in Oceanography
Ph.D. in Water Science and Policy



Minimum GPA of 3.0
Minimum GRE verbal score of 153
Minimum GRE quantitative score of 146
Foreign students: minimum TOEFL score of 100


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The College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) at the University of Delaware is pleased to announce the availability of graduate student funding for Master's and Doctoral students interested in Marine Science and Policy, Geological Sciences, and Geography.

Graduate students in these programs tackle complex environmental challenges by applying the latest technological advances to ocean, earth, and atmospheric research using high-tech satellite images, surface and underwater sensors, laboratory instrumentation, and complex computer models to help enhance climate predictions, identify and mitigate pollution, improve resource management, explore energy solutions, make marine transportation safer and more efficient, and examine the relationships between humans and the environment. Our students also are using innovative tools to better understand our valuable biological resources, investigate populations, life histories and habitats, and determine the natural and human factors affecting their survival.

Prospective students should visit the CEOE website to learn more about the specific degrees offered within the College and available research projects with nationally ranked faculty who serve as graduate student advisors.

The intention of this announcement is to recruit highly competitive students to the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment. Qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to contact one or more of the faculty members in the College to discuss their research and educational interests prior to completing their applications for admission.  

Students who apply and are being considered for admission will be invited for a paid visit to our campus to meet with faculty and current graduate students.

Questions? Contact us at ceoe-academics@udel.edu.

© 2014 University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, & Environment   ceoe-academics@udel.edu | www.ceoe.udel.edu


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Looking for work that reflects your values? From environmental education and organic farming to advocacy and organizing, if you're passionate about making change in the world, there's an opportunity listed at Orion magazine's Grassroots Jobsource that is perfect for you.  

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Latest Jobsource Listings

Some new internships:
Spring Grassroots Intern
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Washington, DC

Environmental Education Intern
Ogden Nature Center
Ogden, UT

Natural History Intern        
Wiscasset, ME   
Aspen Center for Envi Studies
Aspen, CO  
Heifer Project International   
Perryville, AR

Summit Intern
No Barriers USA
Fort Collins, CO 

To view all of the current job and internship listings, click here.  
Some recent job listings:

Chincoteague Bay Field
Wallops Island, VA

Sierra Nevada Journeys
Sacramento, CA 

Sitka Salmon Shares  
Madison, WI & Galesbury, IL 
Coastal Studies for Girls
Freeport, ME 

Mangrove Action Project 
Seattle, WA 

New England Grassroots Environment Fund
Newmarket, NH 

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ERM is seeking a hands-on Staff Environmental Geologist to join our consulting firm in our Boston, MA office. The successful candidate will work on a variety of interesting site investigation and remediation projects and assist with transactional services at project sites in the Northeast and other US locations. This is a great opportunity to work with ERM's technical experts and project teams to implement the latest investigation and remediation technologies, while building the required experience to obtain your professional registration.
 Conduct field work, including soil, sediment, ground water, and surface water sampling, aquifer testing, drilling oversight and soil logging, soil boring and monitoring well installation, well development, purging and sampling, and construction oversight.
 Coordinate and direct drilling, surveying, and laboratory services.
 Provide construction oversight on environmental remediation projects, and operations and maintenance of environmental remediation systems.
 Assist in data interpretation and preparation of site work plans, spreadsheets, figures, and technical reports.
 Perform Phase I and II environmental assessments to support property transfer transactions.
 Focus on team project delivery, taking direction primarily from project managers.
 Work within quality/budget/schedule expectations and scope-specific assignments.
 Assist in ensuring compliance with all federal, state and local regulations.
 Communicate with subcontractors, regulatory agents, tenants, and clients during field activities.

 Bachelor’s degree in geology, hydrogeology, or related discipline; Masters a plus. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
 Recent graduate to 5 years of related experience.
 Willingness/interest in field assignments and some travel.
 Environmental field work experience and 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification, a plus
 Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
 Effective written/verbal communication and organization/analytical skills; experience writing detailed technical reports a plus.
 Strong commitment to safety, including following established Health and Safety protocols.
 Valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
 40-hour HAZWOPER training, a plus.
 Ability to succeed in a consulting pace, handling multiple project assignments, and maintaining flexibility, while meeting strict deadlines.
 Southern California area candidates preferred.

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter below. Qualified candidates will be contacted by email, and requested to complete a pre-interview questionnaire. Based on review of these responses, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews. Thank you for your interest in ERM!
Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting and sustainability related services. We have more than 5,000 people in over 40 countries working out of more than 150 offices. ERM is committed to providing a service that is consistent, professional and of the highest quality to create value for our clients. Over the past five years we have worked for more than 50 percent of the Global Fortune 500 delivering innovative solutions for business and selected government clients helping them understand and manage the sustainability challenges that the world is increasingly facing.
Our people are outstanding, our workplace is energized! And we continuously strive to be the preferred place for environmental and other professionals to build meaningful and rewarding careers.
ERM is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled
ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

internship with climate action business association

Climate Action Business Association Internship Position
CABA is a business association based in Boston, Massachusetts. We focus on helping our members take targeted action on climate change through progressive policy and driving their internal sustainability. You can find out more about us at cabaus.org. We have several internship positions available with responsibilities designed to best fit the skills and experiences of the candidates.


Internal Sustainability:
   This position involves behind-the-scenes analytics and organization. Responsibilities include supporting activities undertaken by businesses and their CALs, keeping tabs on projects and results. The intern will also research potential new projects for businesses and refer them or the CAL to third-party contractors if appropriate (e.g. ThinkLite, Next Step Living). The intern will help develop outcomes from the coalition-wide sustainability data management tool. In addition, interns will track and support case studies of member businesses, contributing necessary information to studies.

    Coalition building is a critical part of CABA’s success, accomplished through events planned solely by the coalition and in tandem with other organizations. Responsibilities include writing weekly newsletters using MailChimp, updating subscribers on coalition activities and other important local climate news. The intern will also be tasked with tracking outreach to potential new member businesses, keeping an well-organized and updated list of interactions. Intern may be responsible for assisting in maintaining the CABA blog. During the term of the internship, the intern will be tasked with taking ownership of one-larger scale project, to be determined as projects become available.

Policy and Advocacy:
    CABA’s climate policy framework assists member businesses in identifying and acting on opportunities to advocate for better climate policy at all levels of government. Responsibilities include dealing with these policies by staying updated on the constantly changing policy landscape. Specific responsibilities will include drafting newsletters to legislators, legislative aides, and other policymakers, drafting policy briefs and reviews for legislation applicable to CABA or member businesses, and creating other “one-pagers” and review materials as needed. The intern will likely be at the forefront of CABA’s policy platform, thus may travel to meet with local government officials and to lobby for climate legislation.

Web Development and Social Media:
    CABA’s web development and social media responsibilities include developing the public image and representation of CABA through social media and our web page. Specific duties include creating daily updates on Facebook and Twitter, press releases for new program announcements, and implementing new project ideas to improve website traffic and reach. The intern may travel around Boston for CABA public/private events in order to advance the public image of CABA through social media.

  • Undergraduate/graduate students in any field related to sustainability (including economics, political science, business management, public relations) with a passion for environmental/climate affairs
  • A solid understanding of sustainable business practices
  • Ability to work independently on individual projects as they are assigned
  • Strong capacity to adapt in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
  • Candidates should be willing to work with others both inside and outside of the coalition as needed
  • Preferred background in web development (HTML, CSS, Javascript), but not necessary to complete the primary functions of the role

Required skills:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must
  • Not afraid to speak to officials at all levels of government
  • Ability to use MailChimp and HootSuite is a plus
  • Experience with Wordpress, LinkedIn, Excel and Excel-based data management tools

To Apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter detailing which responsibilities you feel are you are most qualified for based on your interests, relevant experiences, and skills to info@climateactioncoalition.org.

Fast facts for the Middlebury School of the Environment<http://www.middlebury.edu/environment>

·         Six-week, integrated program

·         June 19 to July 31, 2015

·         Middlebury College, Vermont

·         Nine semester-hour credits (3 courses)

·         Need-based grants available<http://www.middlebury.edu/environment/financial_aid>

·         Both Introductory and Advanced Tracks of study

During our inaugural session, we offered an intermediate/advanced curriculum of courses<http://www.middlebury.edu/environment/curriculum> as well as workshops with environmental and leadership practitioners<http://www.middlebury.edu/environment/faculty> such as Gus Speth, Bill McKibben, Helen Riess, Alden Woodrow, Mary Hurlie, Kenny Williams, and Jack Byrne.

Specific courses in this track included two core courses – Sustainability Practicum and Understanding Place: Lake Champlain – and a choice of one of two electives: Environmentalism and the Poor, and International Environmental Negotiation.

For summer 2015, we are adding a second track of study, an introductory track<http://www.middlebury.edu/environment/curriculum> for students without prior college-level environmental coursework.  Students will enroll in two core courses – Introduction to Environmental Analysis and Systems Thinking Practicum – as well as an elective.

I’m happy to talk to anyone regarding the curriculum. Feel free to write to me directly – or have your interested students write to me – with any questions (trombulak@middlebury.edu).

Also, just as a related heads up, I will shortly be posting announcements for faculty positions in the School.  I will be recruiting four faculty for the coming summer in fields from across the spectrum of environmental studies, including natural science, social science, humanities, and the arts. If this kind of summer teaching opportunity may be of interest to you, keep an eye open for future announcements about these openings.


Steve Trombulak
Director, Middlebury School of the Environment
Program in Environmental Studies and Department of Biology
Middlebury College

Looking for a job that makes a difference? U.S.PIRG is hiring college seniors to work as Campus Organizers on college campuses across the country. On issue after issue, we see powerful interests corrupting the democratic process, twisting public policy to serve their own ends. U.S. PIRG takes action by documenting the problems, finding practical solutions, informing the public and making the case for change directly to decision-makers. We work on fighting climate change, restoring democracy, and protecting public health. Apply online atwww.uspirg.org/jobs or email wellington@masspirgstudents.org for more details.

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

If you care about the environment and want to make a difference, apply to be an Environment Massachusetts intern today.

What do interns with Environment Massachusetts do? You’ll educate and engage more people on the most critical environmental issues of our time. You’ll get our issues into the media, build coalitions, organize events and lobby decision-makers. Ultimately, you’ll help us build the kind of public support it takes to win.

In Massachusetts, we’re building a clean and renewable future powered by the sun:  We could meet all of America’s energy needs by capturing just a sliver of the virtually limitless and pollution-free energy of the sun. And we're making a lot of progress: In Massachusetts, solar energy has grown more than 100-fold since 2008.

But we’re still getting most of our electricity from dirty sources like coal and gas, and the power of fossil fuel interests threatens to stop solar in its tracks. This fall, we’re ramping up our work to build support for a national goal of getting 10% of our electricity from the sun by 2030 — and in Massachusetts, we’ll push the envelope by mobilizing public support and building a powerful coalition of businesses and elected officials behind ambitious clean energy goals.

Becoming an Environment Massachusetts intern

If you agree that it’s time for Massachusetts to go solar, the best thing you can do to get involved is to apply to be an Environment Massachusetts intern today. We’re looking for students who care deeply about the environment and are ready to make a difference now.

As an intern:
  • You’ll push for smart solutions to environmental problems, and build the public support it takes to win.
  • You’ll work side-by-side with one of our organizers, learning the ropes.
  • And you’ll make a real difference on critical issues, while developing valuable skills and experience in one of the nation’s leading environmental nonprofits.
And if you’re thinking you might want to make a career out of solving our greatest environmental problems, interning with Environment Massachusetts is one of the best ways to get started. You’ll get the training and experience you need, and we hire our most talented and committed interns to join our staff when they graduate.

Apply today! Visit bit.ly/1eY9pA9 to submit your application. Be sure to choose "Boston, MA" under "Where are you applying to intern?"

Questions? Contact Ben Hellerstein: ben@environmentmassachusetts.org, 617-747-4368.