2016 MIT WATER SUMMIT
WATER UTILITIES OF THE FUTURE
NOVEMBER 17-18, WONG AUDITORIUM, MITThe MIT Water Club and its sponsors are thrilled to announce the fifth edition of the MIT Water Summit, a gathering of not only students and faculty from MIT and the greater Boston area, but also leaders from industry, finance, government, and academia to explore current problems and potential solutions surrounding water resources.
This year the Summit will focus on political, financial, and technological issues surrounding the future of water utilities around the globe. In addition to panels, the program also includes a Poster Session, Working Groups, and a Technology Showcase.
Led by Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director of Bard’s Center for Environmental Policy, C2C trainings focus on key leadership skills: vision, courage, developing your network, telling your story, and raising funds.
Graduates of the workshops join a national network with access to continuing educational and professional opportunities, including dedicated scholarships to attend Bard’s Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Masters of Science degrees in Environmental Policy and Climate Science and Policy and the Bard MBA in Sustainability.
C2C Fellows are leaders whose vision is to make a difference soon. Our mission is to accelerate their life’s work.
- Registration fee of $30 covers lodging and food.
- Conference begins at 4PM Friday 12/2 and ends on 12noon Sunday 12/4.
- Bard College is 90 miles north of New York City, and is easily accessible by Amtrak from Penn Station in NYC.
- Questions? Please contact Megan Lynch, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facing Fire & Ice, Food & Water, Flood & Drought
Friday, November 18 – Sunday, November 20, 2016
Friday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Human behavior has led to today’s global warming – can human behavior reverse it as well? We have been searching for – and finding – answers leading to Yes!
In all of our conferences we have faced pressing questions in this era of planetary degradation, mass extinction and climate disruption. We have also introduced many positive and powerful solutions for varied terrestrial habitats across the world, and brought hope to the difficult climate story we are living through.
Now we’re tackling a new and challenging player: Oceans. Covering 70% of the earth’s surface and currently harboring vast amounts of climate heat, many other questions arise:
- What roles do oceans play in the viability of life on land?
- What roles do terrestrial habitats play in the viability of life in the oceans?
- What is the role of those extraordinarily productive “edges” where land and water meet?
- What are the ocean equivalents of regenerative management practices on land?
- What are the dynamics of ocean life? If you were a bacterium, plankton, squid, fish or dolphin, what would oceans look like to you? What would you ask humans to do to preserve your habitats?
- Finally, what are the relationships between oceans and land? How can we manage both for the good of the entire planetary system and the creatures who live here?
Join us for a vast virtual ocean voyage and a weekend of fascination, promise and hope!
A word about our ticket prices: On the one hand we want everyone and anyone who would like to attend our conferences to be able to afford to do so. On the other we are a small non-profit with limited resources and need ticket revenue to pay for conference expenses. Our ticket structure is meant to reflect both of those needs. So we ask you to feel free to buy a $20 ticket if that’s what’s comfortably affordable for you, and if you can afford a bit more but not $150, simply make an additional donation here. You’ll also get a free ticket if you volunteer to help before or during the conference. And if a full-price ticket is within your means, we greatly appreciate it. But more important than anything else is that we’d love to have you join us to share in this weekend full of beauty, wonder and hope.
Tickets: Regular, $150, Students/Low-Budget, $20
Volunteer and scholarship opportunities available – please contact email@example.com
For $8 parking at the nearby 52 Oxford Street garage,
register on the visitor parking page.
In the Department drop-down menu, select “Visitor to campus”, enter code 7700. When you purchase the permit, Affiliation is “Event Participant” and the Event Name is “Oceans Restoration Conference”. If you successfully navigate this process and obtain your parking permit you may qualify for admission to Harvard (the $8 probably won’t cover your tuition, but at least you won’t get a parking ticket). If you have any questions, please call the Campus Service Center, 617-495-3772.
NOTE: On-street parking is free (not metered) in Cambridge on Sundays.
To apply for the 2017-2018 academic year, prospective degree candidates must complete the following two steps:
First, apply to HKS by December 1, 2016.
Second, apply for the fellowship by February 24, 2017.
To learn more about the Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellowship, click here.
YOUTH, PEACE & SECURITY - LEAD RESEARCHERThe youth division of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN Youth) is currently recruiting a Lead Researcher that will be responsible for conducting research on a thematic paper investigating the impact of climate change on Youth, Peace and Security. We are accepting applications for the Lead Researcher Position until the 31st of October 2016.
July 1 – August 11, 2017
August 12-26, 2017 – optional forest retreat with focus on Amazonian medicinal plants
Sachamama Center for Biocultural Regeneration (SCBR)
Lamas, Department of San Martin, Peru
Levels: Undergraduate students, MA students, and Activists
Course Faculty: Dr. Frederique Apffel-Marglin, Professor Emerita, Dept. of Anthropology at Smith College, firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline: March 31, 2017
Testimonial by Aleena Glinski, Yale student: "This is a remarkable program where students experientially learn about the agroforestry techniques of the indigenous people of the high amazon in Lamas, Peru. One learns how to make terra preta and biochar in seminars and in the field while exploring the cosmovisions of the indigenous people who originally created this miraculous soil both in text and in conversations with Kechwa people. Throughout, there is an emphasis on deeply investigating the origins of the nature-culture dichotomy in a cross-disciplinary manner, which inevitably results in personal discovery into our connection to and role within the biosphere."
See the flyer:
EnergySage is seeking a college senior, recent graduate, or graduate student with familiarity in energy and sustainability to help develop 10-15 articles for new content on the EnergySage website. This is a contract/freelance position and will be paid per article completion.
- Research energy efficiency measures that homes and businesses can take to reduce their electricity costs
- Develop helpful, consumer-friendly articles that explain every stage of the energy efficiency process for homes
- Identify helpful, impartial academic and government resources that support all articles
Required Skills & Experience
- Familiarity with energy efficiency, sustainability, and/or renewable energy
- Experience researching and developing educational content
- Excellent written communication skills
- Experience writing for web and/or a consumer audience preferred
- A self-starter with a strong drive to achieve
About EnergySage, Inc.EnergySage is the "Kayak.com of Solar", the industry's first and only online marketplace for turnkey solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. The EnergySage Marketplace transforms the complex Solar Photovoltaic (PV) shopping process into a simple online comparison-shopping experience that enables consumers to compare quotes from multiple pre-screened installers in an apples-to-apples format across all financing options. The unique, innovative platform provides unprecedented levels of choice, transparency, and information at no cost to consumers.
EnergySage’s benefits extend to providers such as manufacturers, installers, financiers and other professionals involved in the solar PV sales process as well, through increased consumer awareness, knowledge and demand for their services. By creating efficiencies in the buying and selling processes, EnergySage slashes the time and effort required by consumers and installers, significantly reducing customer acquisition costs, boosting consumer confidence, and ultimately accelerating mass-market solar adoption. EnergySage has been awarded two prestigious SunShot Awards by the U.S. Department of Energy. www.energysage.com
Development and Communication Interns play a key role assisting with fundraising, communications, events, general administration, and special projects at ELM. The position offers an opportunity to develop and hone professional skills, gain exposure to best practices in fundraising and communications at an advocacy organization, and help strengthen the reach and effectiveness of the environmental community in Massachusetts.
Internships 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 an internship with Impact.
Impact is a project of leading advocacy organizations, including Environment America and U.S. PIRG, that runs grassroots campaigns. The internship allows you to work for our environment, our democracy and our future.
Impact is now accepting applications to join our team this fall! Our internship application deadline is September 25th. Click here to apply.
You can make a big difference through an internship with Impact.
Learn more and apply on our website, or reach out to our Recruitment Director, Katie Otterbeck at email@example.com.
- Recruit and cultivate volunteers
- Manage and participate in voter registration and canvassing
- Track field operations and enter information into databases and dashboards
- Participate in community events
- Research and draft memos
- Draft membership emails, stakeholder memos, and blog posts
- Attend professional seminars
- Research public relations opportunities
- Outreach to college and university groups
- Support Senior Staff in preparing for important events
- Candidates must submit a resume and cover letter
- An interest in environmental issues or politics
- An outgoing and friendly demeanor
- Strong attention to detail
- Ability to represent the Environmental Voter Project in a professional manner at all times
- Hours (weekly): 12+ hours per week.
- During Business Hours?: Yes
- Nights and Weekends?: Occasionally
- Start Dates: Early September
- Minimum Time Commitment: 12 weeks
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!
Below is a list of three great programs taking place over winter break in which your students may be interested. While winter break may seem far away, deadlines for these events are fast approaching. Please share this email with faculty colleagues and students in your department. Upcoming deadlines: Job Shadow Program - Nov. 13; Regional Winter Break Career Fairs - Nov. 28; Endeavor - Dec. 1.
JOB SHADOW PROGRAM: Experience a day-in-the-life
The BC Job Shadow program allows students to experience a day-in-the-life of a professional in over 40 industries nationwide. Over 200 hosts have signed up in 29 states across the US. Students may complete a job shadow in their home state, or they may move back to campus early to complete a job shadow in the Boston area. A full list of job shadows by industry and state can be found on the Career Center website. To apply, visit EagleLink, and select "Show me" and then "Job Shadow Listings" on the advanced search screen. The deadline to apply is November 13th.
In particular, students may be interested in these specific job shadow opportunities:
Environmental Defense Fund
- New England Aquarium
- MA Department of Energy Resources
- Venture for America
BC WINTER BREAK REGIONAL CAREER & INTERNSHIP FAIRS: 3 Career Fairs, 3 Cities, 3 Days
In partnership with the Career and Internship Connections Consortium
Mark your calendars to attend these career fairs held in partnership with a consortium of 17 other prestigious colleges and universities during winter break, allowing BC students to network and interview for internships and full-time jobs with hundreds of employers in Boston, New York City, and Washington, D.C.
Three steps to your next internship or full-time job!
1. Access/create your account in Handshake. Review the employers participating in each city and follow these steps to apply for interviews.
2. Apply for internships and/or jobs by November 28th. Be sure to add your resume to the Resume Books! Before Thanksgiving break, come to a drop-in at the Career Center, Monday-Friday 11-4, for a resume tune up!
3. Plan on attending one or more of the Career Fair events during winter break. Bring copies of your resume, and be prepared to interview.
ENDEAVOR: The Liberal Arts Advantage Program for Sophomores
A three-day career exploration program, Endeavor will bring together sophomores pursuing degrees in the liberal arts with alumni, faculty, and friends. Through lively conversations, hands-on activities, and career treks into Boston, participating students will explore, reflect, and learn how to act on their career interests and goals, while connecting the value of their liberal arts education to their future.