PLACE, PRACTICE, and POWER
and Making Change
mark Linton is the President of Linton Strategies, a strategy and policy consulting practice based in Washington, DC, and a Visiting Fellow of BCSSW's Research and Innovations in Social, Economic and Environmental Equity (RISE) and the Center for Social Innovation. Linton will reflect on his experience working with some of America's most iconic cities as they charted their own paths for economic and community development. He will also reflect on his experiences fostering collaboration across federal agencies in service to cities, and how such collaboration can support and leverage the best of what communities offer themselves and the country.
Learn, play, build skills and be inspired...
August 12-14, 2016 * Amherst, Massachusetts
Workshops * Exhibitors * Children & Teen Conferences * Music * Dance
Join 1200 people for a three-day celebration of the organic movement. Here learning is a community action - with amazing farmers, presenters, seminars, workshops, food and fun.
Immerse yourself in a community of like-minded practitioners and curious learners eager to share their inspiration and ideas for organic food, farming, health, activism, and beyond.
Young people can also build their organic vision for the future at our children and teens conferences.
This year's keynoters have a passion for solutions!
Leah Penniman, food justice activist and farmer at Soul Fire Farm.
Andre Leu, international organic agronomist and President of IFOAM - Organics International.
We're offering five intensive seminars before the conference begins, featuring...
and 200 workshops, including...
We are finalizing workshop selections. A full list will be available soon.
Scholarships, work exchange and discounts
June 6—July 1, 2016
Who should apply?
We encourage students from across the globe to join us! The Food, Farm, and Sustainability Institute primarily serves undergraduate (and some graduate) students with an interest in food, sustainable agriculture, farming, environmental studies, and/or sustainability studies. Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to apply.
Yeah, but what about transfer credits?
We've got those too! The course structure will mainly consist of work at the farm in the mornings, afternoon classes, field trips (e.g., to other local farms and food processors), some evening speakers, and some weekend trips. We recommend a minimum of four undergraduate credits for the completion of the program.
Ok, I'm interested. What is the application process?
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Only completed applications are reviewed. Once accepted, you will be billed for the program, and once all fees are paid, your spot is secure!
April 11: Tuition Discount Deadline (all payments must be received in order to receive 15% tuition discount)
May 1: Application Deadline (application materials must be submitted)
May 15: Payment Deadline (all payments must be submitted)
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.
1. Land-atmosphere-hydrosphere interactions in urban terrains (https://erams.com/UWIN/land-atmosphere-hydrosphere-interactions-in-urban-terrain/)
This student will be supervised by Dr. Claire Welty (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the research involves coupling of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) atmospheric model, the urbanized Noah land surface model, and the ParFlow subsurface flow model. The work is being done in collaboration with Eli Bou-Zeid at Princeton University and Zhihua Wang at Arizona State University. Strong quantitative and modeling skills are needed.
2. Hydrology and hydraulics of urban floodplains (https://erams.com/UWIN/hydrology-and-hydraulics-of-urban-floodplains/)
This student will be supervised by Dr. Andrew Miller (email@example.com) and the research involves study of interactions between flood flows and urban channels, floodplains and riparian zones as influenced by urban infrastructure and by efforts to mitigate development impacts. We will use topographic data from airborne and terrestrial lidar, Structure from Motion (SfM) derived from unmanned aerial vehicles, and field surveys to drive two-dimensional hydraulic models. This work is conducted in collaboration with Brian Bledsoe at University of Georgia and will be linked to the UWIN Flood Hydrology and Rainfall Frequency project (PI: James Smith at Princeton University).
Director, Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education
Professor of Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering
1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250
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
Ms. Bertrhude Albert, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
U.S. PIRG is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to apply!
A week of career programs for Seniors!
Getting Started: Job Search First Steps, Tuesday, April 19 | 5:00-6:00 p.m. | Stokes S201
How To Work the Just In Time Career Fair, Wednesday, April 20 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. | Gasson 209
Interviewing Chat, Thursday, April 21 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. | Higgins 260
Thursday, April 21, 2016, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Cabot Gym, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
HUGE JOB FAIR! 100+ schools and districts, many from Massachusetts, some from other states (3 from CT, 3 from NYC). Opportunities for students with OR without teaching certification. List of employers can be found here.
This event is open to current students, and in particular they would love to have graduating seniors attend.
- CITI, Info Session - April 19 (Financial Services)
- FBI, Info Session - April 22 (Federal Government)
- UBS, Info Session - April 25 (Banking)
- Ceres Inc., Program Assistant, Food & Capital Markets (full-time)
- Youth Villages AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps Service Member (full-time)
- City of Nashua NH, Emergency Management Intern (internship)
- Success Academy Charter Schools, Policy Analyst (full-time)