Lobby (CCL) - February 29th
fee and dividend proposal and the inherent connection between the economy and the environment.
2.) This Changes Everything: Film Screening - March 14th
3.) Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret: Film Screening - March 28th
The purpose of showing the film is to inform and educate BC students about the meat and dairy industry and its direct correlation to
climate change. Here's a description of the documentary from its website: "Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it." We will have popcorn and other (vegan!) snacks at the event. Immediately following a brief introduction of the film, we will screen the film.
· Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides
· The Key to Zero Waste: Solving The Problem Of Food In Creative Ways
· Flint, MI: What Happened There And Why It Matters Here
This event is presented in partnership with the Conservation Law Foundation, and we will be joined by CLF's Executive Vice President Sean Mahoney.
5:45 – 6:45 p.m.: Members and friends cocktail reception with Island Institute President Rob Snyder at Foundry On Elm (255 Elm Street, Somerville, MA 02144)
7 – 8:30 p.m.: Climate of Change film event at Somerville Theatre
Part I: Warming Waters in the Gulf of Maine (6 min)
Part II: Ocean Acidification in Alaska (9 min)
Part III: Collapse and Adaptation in Apalachicola, FL (9 min)
Part IV: The Future of Aquaculture (10 min)
8 - 8:30 p.m.: Facilitated Q&AEvent to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)
55 Davis Square
Somerville, MA 02144
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Ph.D. Research Assistantship Position
Dr. Sean M.C. Smith, School of Earth and Climate Sciences and
Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions
University of Maine, Orono, ME
Announcement Date: January 15, 2016
The School of Earth and Climate Sciences and the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine are seeking a highly qualified and motivated Ph.D. student interested in sustainability science research focused on management and operation decisions related to dams in New England. The student will work with Dr. Sean Smith and an interdisciplinary team of researchers on a project supported by the National Science Foundation to examine the eco-geomorphological, economic, technological, social and political trade-offs associated with varied dam operation and management strategies on streams and rivers in the region. Research topics for this position may include hydrologic, hydraulic and geomorphic analyses of fluvial systems, numeric watershed simulations and tasks supporting stakeholder-engaged multi-criteria decision analyses for dam management involving the project team.
This research assistantship is part of the New England Sustainability Consortium (NEST) which builds upon the Mitchell Center’s innovative approaches to solutions-driven, interdisciplinary research. This NEST project is focused on the future of dams in New England (https://www.newenglandsustainabilityconsortium.org/dams) and draws upon world-class faculty expertise at the University of Rhode Island, University of New Hampshire, Rhode Island School of Design, Keene State University and University of Maine.
Additional information on this position is available from the Mitchell Center website at http://umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/about-us/employment/ and in the attached document.
Current graduate opportunities
Forecast attitudes and application in Atlantic Canada (MA; Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, or Env Sci)
Climate variability perception (MA; Geography, Community Health, or Sociology)
Climate is never constant; from year to year, the state of the climate varies from cool to warm, wet to dry, stormy to sunny. Although these variations are a prominent aspect of research in the natural sciences, they have largely been ignored in research into social science aspects of climate change (e.g. climate change perception, or attitudes towards climate action). The result is a limited understanding of how or when to best communicate information on variability/change; this can lead to confusing climate science communication or discussion unusual events (e.g. the ‘polar vortex’ winter of 2013/14). Our project aims to fill this knowledge gap by assessing ways people discuss variability, and assimilate experienced variability into a broader understanding of climate change. Two MAs will assist this research, conducting interviews and focus groups in selected research communities. Funded through SSHRC.
Summer A: May 9 – June 17
Departments of Languages, Literatures & Cultures and Agricultural Education &
Courses are taught by UF faculty
Contacts: Dr. Benjamin Hebblethwaite, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Paul Monaghan, email@example.com
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Dr. Andrew Tarter, email@example.com
UF in Haiti is a 6-week study abroad program that immerses you in the Haitian Creole
language and culture of Haiti while asking you to give back to Haiti through a service
contribution through English instruction. You will learn the basics of Haitian Creole
inside and outside the classroom and Haitian culture and society in an English-language
course led by Dr. Hebblethwaite and Dr. Monaghan. Through this dynamic dual-directed
program with social sciences and humanities emphases, you will discover the welcoming
and proud people and country of Haiti.
Cape Haitian (Kap-Ayisyen or Cape-Haïtien) is Haiti’s second largest city, located on the
northern coast. It is an old Caribbean city that is home to striking buildings, stirring
monuments and historical sites, businesses, and a vibrant cultural scene including music,
theater, sports, cinema, churches, temples, mosques and traditional forms of folk
entertainment. It was the colonial capital before 1752.
Milot, Citadelle Laferrière, Bwa Kayiman, Labadee, Limonade, downtown Cape Haitian,
a farm, a courthouse, a factory.
Dates: March 7-12, 2016
Info and Application: http://www.artbiocollaborative.com/island-life
This program is designed for students, artists, scientists, professionals and all people interested in nature, art, and biology. Please click on the link to see photos and for more details, and help spread the word about this unique program to anyone who may be interested. Don't hesitate to contact me if you are interested or have questions. Thank you!
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Spend the Fall Semester in western Montana learning how to read the landscapes, the forests, the watersheds, and the wildlife. Gain tools for community-based conservation from the people working to conserve these resources and the communities they support. Live in a small group on a historic homestead where you grow your own food, unplug, and immerse yourself in wild Montana!
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Jobs with Impact
Make Your Impact for Our Environment, Our Democracy and Our Future
If you are interested in joining a team of passionate people to make an impact on issues like global warming, clean water, big money’s influence over our democracy and other issues that matter to our future, consider a job with Impact.
Impact is a nonprofit that runs action campaigns. We work in states where we can win positive change for our environment, our democracy and our future.
Impact is now accepting applications to join our team in August 2016! Our early application deadline is September 27th. We also have immediate positions available.
If you aren’t looking for a full-time job, you can also make a big difference through an internship with Impact.
You can learn more and apply online.
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.
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Apply today! Visit bit.ly/1eY9pA9 to submit your application. Be sure to choose "Boston, MA" under "Where are you applying to intern?"
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Our fellows don’t just sit behind a desk. You’ll be out in the real world—recruiting new groups to join a coalition, speaking in a church basement or town hall to win a new endorsement, organizing a news event or rally, meeting with an editorial board, or doing whatever else it takes to urge our public officials to do the right thing. This is a two-year program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders within PIRG. We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. We value experience organizing, including building campus groups.
Our digital campaigners help us design and win campaigns on some of the most important issues affecting the public today. This position is an exciting way to organize and motivate people online. Our online campaigns reach tens of thousands of people and spread the word about making change. This is a position for professionals who are ready to turn online skills into political action. We’re looking for people with sharp writing skills, savvy strategic ability, and a talent for using social media.
To learn more and apply, visit jobs.uspirg.org.
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We’re working to stop global warming: We took a big step forward last summer when President Obama directed his Environmental Protection Agency to develop standards that would cut carbon pollution from power plants, the nation’s largest contributors to global warming pollution. This historic step won’t be enough to fully solve the problem, but it’ll be an important start. But standing in the way, at every step, is one of the most powerful special interests in the world: the fossil fuel industry. That’s where we come in. We’re working to rally millions of American citizens, along with local elected officials and other powerful voices to back the President’s plan.
We’re making sure we don’t frack our future: Dirty and dangerous fracking could soon put some of America’s most spectacular places at risk. And we know that this especially destructive method of drilling for gas contaminates water and turns forests and rural landscapes into industrial zones – making nearby families sick and contributing significantly to global warming as well. Now, we’re working to offset the outsized influence of the oil and gas industry and keep our remarkable special places protected.
We’re working to protect our rivers, lakes and streams: To protect our waterways from pollution and destruction we need to crack down on factory farm pollution, sewage and other threats. And we know it won’t be easy because of big opposition from the Farm Bureau, giant agribusiness and others. Now, we’re working to harness grassroots support for clean water and turn it into the political power we need to have a lasting direct impact on our waterways.
Becoming an Environment America intern
We’re looking for students who care deeply about the environment and are ready to make a difference now.
As an intern:
- You’ll learn how to analyze environmental problems, push for smart solutions, 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 attend briefings and trainings to learn even more about environmental issues and gain organizing skill
- And if you’re thinking you might want to make a career out of solving big environmental problems like global warming – interning with Environment America is one of the best ways to get started. Not only will you get the training and experience you need, but we hire our most talented and committed interns to join our Fellowship Program when they graduate.
We’re hiring interns in Boston and 29 states nationwide. Email Madeline Page, Environment America’s Global Warming Outreach Director at email@example.com with questions or to apply!
- Cradles to Crayons (Nonprofit) – February 22
- Match Education (Education) – February 22
- E&J Gallo (Consumer Products) – February 24
- Northwestern Mutual (Financial Services) – February 24
- Uversity - Info Session on 2/22
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA - Info Session on 2/24
- Durham University - Info Session on 2/29
- Lord & Taylor - Deadline: 2/24
- Epsilon - Deadline: 2/25 (Marketing and Comm)
- United Health Group/Optum Technology - Deadline: 3/1