UNAS-256 / ENVS 2256
Environmental Law and Policy:
Nature, Law & Society
* * * Spring Semester 2015 * * *
NO PRE-REQUISITE COURSE
their quality of life, property, and the environment
and the environmental analysis that underlies them.
Three sections available: Mon-Wed, 10:30, Tu-Thurs, 10:30, Tu-Thurs, 12 noon
Tel: 617-646-0568, Fax: 617-859-0074
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.
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.
- 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
- 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
· 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
Director, Middlebury School of the Environment
Program in Environmental Studies and Department of Biology
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.
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: email@example.com, 617-747-4368.