Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Weekly Announcements - 10/14

Dear Environmental Studies Students,

Please find this week’s announcements below.  Be sure to stop by our table at the Harvest Fest tomorrow (see announcement below) for some free candy!

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.

On-Campus Events and Lectures
1.       Using Science to Overcome Partisanship: The Climate Change Example by former Rep. Bob Inglis (R-SC)
2.       Boston College Harvest Fest – TOMORROW

Off-Campus Lectures, Forums, and Exhibitions
1.       Big Cats, Panama and Armadillos: A Story of Climate and Life – 10/16
2.       C2C Sustainability Leadership Training
3.       Boston Environmental History Seminar Schedule
4.       Online Course: Climate Change Science and Negotiations

Graduate and Professional School Opportunities
1.       Louis M. Bacon Environmental Leadership Program at Harvard

Internship and Job Opportunities, Site Visits, Study Abroad Opportunities, and Travel Opportunities
1.       Ecosystems Field Studies—Winter Break Study Abroad on the Caribbean Coast of Mexico
2.       Environmental Job Listings
3.       Field Science Research Opportunities with Coastal Marine Education and Research Academy
4.       Internships with Environmental League of Massachusetts
5.       Program Associate for Bard MBA in Sustainability
6.       Paid Internship with CivicSolar
7.       Volunteer for Neponset River Association
8.       BC Green Career Updates
9.       Job Opportunities with US PIRG
10.   Job Opportunities with Mass PIRG
11.   Internship with Environment America
12.   Internship with Environment Massachusetts

Best,
Kevin

--
B. Kevin Brown
Graduate Assistant, Environmental Studies
617-552-2477
Devlin 213

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John Carlson Lecture
Thursday, October 16, 2014
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


6:30 p.m. Community reception
7:00 p.m. Lecture

New England Aquarium
Simons IMAX Theatre
Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; STUDENTS AND FAMILIES WELCOME

For additional information, please contact Jen Sell at 617.253.9397 or jsell@mit.edu.


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.





2014
Tuesday, October 14                        David Benac, Western Michigan University, “Finding Meaning and Debating Value in a Historical Landscape”
                                                            Comment: Victoria Cain, Northeastern University

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

2015
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




You Can Be Part of the Solution


Last month, more than 2 million people marched in cities around the world for climate action, and around 2 million people signed a global petition urging world leaders to stay within the 2º Celsius limit on global warming. It’s become increasingly clear that the world is ready for climate action.

But humanity has just about run out of time: Scientists have pointed out that a rise in mean surface temperature of 2º Celsius above pre-industrial levels will put the Earth in dangerous, uncharted territory. Yet we currently are on a path toward an increase of 4º or more this century. The climate negotiations in the coming 14 months, culminating in Paris in December 2015, will be the most important of our generation.

A smart climate agreement requires a serious grounding in climate science, energy systems and policy. Here's how you can develop that expertise and be an informed participant in the coming negotiations.

“Climate Change Science & Negotiations” is a new online course offered free by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network. It launches on Oct. 16, and is currently open for enrollment. This two-semester course introduces students to the science and policy environment surrounding climate change and is based in part on the findings of the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project. Professor Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and Emmanuel Guerin, the network's associate director, will teach the course.

The course will explain the core of climate science; the reasons for the 2º Celsius limit agreed to by governments in 2010; the technological options for “deep decarbonization”; and the pathways and obstacles to a global climate agreement. The second semester will be a dynamic climate change negotiation, modeled on the real negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. UN members are scheduled to reach an agreement in Paris in December 2015; the outcomes of the simulated negotiations will be presented to global leaders in advance of that meeting.

We encourage you to sign up, and to promote this course by forwarding information on to others. Feel free to post the description of the new course from SDSN.edu on your websites and post links to the course on social media, using the hashtag #climateclass and by tagging @SDSNedu.

All SDSN.edu courses are free and open globally to anyone with an Internet connection.


Visit the Course to Start Learning





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.
                    


Dear Students, 
Are you interested in having an adventure of a lifetime while learning how to live sustainably? The planet needs stewards to get us back on track to a sustainable future. And you (yes, you) are it. Think of this as an anything is possible, opportunity to learn how one life, your life, can make a BIG difference in the world.

If you are interested in celebrating what is right in the world and being a part of real life solutions to the problems we face, join us for an unforgettable study abroad experience and the adventure of a lifetime while learning how to live sustainably.

Go beyond traditional study abroad programs. Be a part of local and global solutions to environmental, social, and economic problems. Experience some of the world’s most inspiring examples of community sustainability from organizations like Heifer International, Sustainable Harvest International, and others. Learn experientially and through service learning opportunities that integrate classroom knowledge with real-world applications.

The world has great need of people who not only understand what sustainability is all about, but who are committed to making a difference in the world. The world has a great need of people like you.

Head on over to http://www.cellonline.org/programs/study-abroad-program/ for more information, or take a look at this video to hear how CELL Alums define sustainability.

Have questions? Drop us a line at info@cellonline.org

We have space available in our three-week Maymester programs in Iceland and Central America, in our Fall 2014 programs in East Africa, and Iceland and in our Spring 2015 programs in East AfricaIceland, and Central America.  

Drop us an e-mail or contact us by phone for more information (dave@cellonline.org or tel.(207) 230-4025.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Dave and CELL Team
Center for Ecological Living and Learning (CELL)

60 Blueberry Hill Road 
Hope, Maine 04847
Tel. 207-230-4025; E-mail: info@cellonline.org; Web: www.cellonline.org 






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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.  

Click here to receive these free e-mail updates from the Grassroots Jobsource. You can also opt to receive Orion magazine's main e-mail newsletter, "Fresh from Orion," while there.

Orion has published an exciting series of essays celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, including features by Terry Tempest Williams, Jordan Fisher Smith, and others. View them all here and join the conversation. 


Latest Jobsource Listings

Some new internships:
 
Environmental Interpretation Internship
Cincinnati Nature Center
Milford, OH

Teacher-in-Residence     
Slide Ranch
Muir Beach, CA

Social Media Intern       
Blue Ridge Parkway Nat'l Park
Asheville, NC  

Calypso Farm Ecology Center
Ester, AK  
 
Various Internships
Jane Goodall Institute
Vienna, VA

Interns/Apprentices     
Farmer Cultivation Center  
Boulder, CO 
Great Barrington, MA   
 
To view all of the current job and internship listings, click here.  
Some recent job listings:

Environmental Science Educator, Olympic Nat'l Park
NatureBridge
Port Angeles, WA   

Northern Illinois University
Oregon, IL  

Downeast Salmon Federation 
Columbia Falls, ME 
  
Lake George Land Conservancy
Bolton Landing, NY

Grand Canyon Trust    
Flagstaff, AZ 

Concordia College
Moorhead, MN  

Elm Street Gardens   
Sparta, GA

 
  


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Winter courses:

We are accepting applications for our annual Tropical Marine Ecology course in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica and San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

This is a 10 day course during which we will be educating students on the various ecosystems in the area including mangrove forests, coral reefs, rocky reefs, and sandy bottom areas.  Our own marine biologist, as well as local marine biologists, will be lecturing about these ecosystems, the various animals that live in these unique habitats, and any potential conservation issues that these ecosystems or specific species in the area face.  We will then be taking the students into the field to experience these ecosystems and to observe the animals in their natural environment through scuba diving, snorkeling, beach walks, and exploring tidal pools.

This year we are conducting 3 courses to accommodate different winter break schedules, however course #2 is currently full.  The dates are below:

Course #1: December 14 - 23, 2014 - spaces available

Course #2: December 26, 2014 - January 4, 2015 - currently full, but please email us to be placed on a waiting list

Course #3: January 6 - 15, 2015 - spaces available

The cost of the trip is $1,699 and includes all lectures and video screenings, 3 days of scuba diving or snorkeling with all rental gear, 9 nights of lodging, all transportation from the time you arriving at the airport in Costa Rica until you depart the airport in Costa Rica, horseback riding, zip-lining, surfing, all breakfast and all dinners.

Not included: airfare to and from Costa Rica as students are flying from all over the US and airfare varies greatly, all lunches, trip insurance, diver insurance, and bring extra money for souvenirs and snacks.

Go to www.coastalmera.com for more information and to apply for this amazing opportunity!!  Space is limited! 


Enrollment Deadline: October 15, 2014



Summer courses:

Want to gain hands-on marine research experience in Florida this summer while advancing your interest in natural science, padding your resume, receiving credit hours (see below), and having tons of fun?  Here is your opportunity!!!

Coastal Marine Education and Research Academy (CMERA) is offering weekly sessions of natural science field research in the beautiful Clearwater, Florida  area.  Most other research or internship opportunities available to you this summer will require long hours of lab work with little to no field work.  We are offering a 100% field research opportunity.  Come spend as many weeks as you would like with CMERA this summer and everyday will be spent on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico.  As we conduct research on sharks and rays we will be catching and handling wild animals (sharks, stingrays, other fishes, crabs, and many other marine organisms) while learning about their anatomy and ecology.  You will also attend lectures on our local ecosystems (sea grass beds, mangrove forests, coral reefs, artificial reefs, sand flats, and estuaries) and the animals that live in each habitat so that you will better recognize each aspect of the ecosystem and the animals as you experience them!!  You will also learn about and gain experience in the difficulties of designing and conducting field research, which is especially useful for those of you pursuing a career in research or continuing on to graduate school.  The hands-on experience you will gain during this program is applicable to all scientific careers!

There are other opportunities available to you if you want to work in a lab this summer, but we are the only organization that offers 100% field experience!!  While lab work is very important in science, we believe that in the natural science disciplines filed work is equally as important.  We believe that to truly learn about an organism or an ecosystem you must spend time with it in its natural habitat.  This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in any discipline of the natural sciences!

We will provide email addresses, by request, of previous participants, if you would like to speak to a previous student.

Go to www.coastalmera.com for more information and to apply for this amazing opportunity!!  Space is limited!  
Check us out on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOLbCmtgKRs&hd=1

Credit hours:
 CMERA does not directly provide credit hours toward your degree, BUT you may be able to receive credit through your college or university for the summer program.  Discuss this with your advisor.  Most institutions offer hours listed as independent research or directed study for this kind of summer opportunity.  They may also require you to attend a certain number of weeks in order to be eligible for credit. We will provide you a letter of completion or other confirmation that may be required by your school.

Enrollment Deadline: March 31, 2015

Contact us:  If you have any questions at all do not hesitate to email us at info@coastalmera.com



Interested in building a new kind of higher education program? Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability is one of the few business programs globally that fully integrates the study of business and sustainability. Our curriculum ensures that students master the business case for sustainability, understanding how to align profit, environmental, and social metrics. The curriculum is organized around weekend-intensive residencies in New York City, supplemented by regular online instruction.

The Bard MBA is seeking an entrepreneurial program associate to join our growing team and help shape the next phase of the program and position us for growth. This role is based at our Hudson Valley campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, with overnight travel to New York City one extended (4-day) weekend per month. Reporting to the Assistant Director, the Program Associate's responsibilities will include:

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, the Program Associate will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and prioritization of the program including:

•    Budget management and basic accounting
•    Student Services including enrollment support, grade submission, and responding to student inquiries
•    Liaising with various departments on the Bard Campus specific to MBA operations and goals
•    Training faculty to effectively utilize online learning management systems and teach in an online   environment
•    Contributing to conversations and presentations about growing the Bard MBA, curriculum review, and internal operations improvement
•    Proposing internal process improvements where necessary

LOGISTICS AND EVENT COORDINATION
Planning and execution of various program-related events including:

•    Planning residency weekend and online class schedules
•    Managing logistics in-person at NYC-based and Bard classes during monthly Residencies
•    Arranging travel and lodging for faculty and guest lecturers
•    Booking classroom and event space
•    Scheduling and coordinating other program meetings including faculty retreats, curricular design brainstorms, and advisory board meetings

ADMINISTRATION
•    Ordering course and event materials and refreshments
•    Managing the academic calendar
•    Assisting faculty with administrative matters

The Program Associate will have substantial interaction with executive staff, faculty, guest speakers and students. See our Faculty here: http://www.bard.edu/mba/people/faculty.php This is a great opportunity to interact with sustainability thought leaders and engage in a wide range of activities while building professional and entrepreneurial skills.

QUALIFICATIONS
•    Bachelor's degree, with one to three years of professional work experience
•    Excellent communication, organizational, and project management skills
•    Proactive and conscientious with ability to self-manage
•    Excited to grow and improve upon an innovative sustainable MBA program

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references by email only to hr14023@bard.edu. Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity.



CivicSolar is currently looking for a part-time intern and welcome BC students to apply. Feel free to pass along my message to any undergrad or graduate student interested in a paid internship opportunity with CivicSolar. Students with a background or interest in clean tech, energy/environment, engineering, or business should send their resume to me at mrahman@civicsolar.com with the subject line:
CivicSolar Fall
Internship 2014.

Thank You,
Mehreen Rahman
Boston College A&S '13
Sales Coordinator
CivicSolar Inc.


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job opportunities with US pirg

Apply to be a Campaign Organizer –app deadline Oct. 19

My name is Sean and I’m a Campaign Organizer working with U.S. PIRG. U.S. PIRG is part of The Public Interest Network, and we’re hiring!

To learn more and apply, visit http://publicinterestnetwork.org/campaignjobs. Our early application deadline is October 5th.

I am coming to campus on October 8th and 9th to meet with interested students and host a movie screening about the growing public health threat of antibiotic resistance.

I am also excited to talk with students more about the campaign organizer position while I’m on campus. It’s a two-year program designed to give you a chance to make a difference on some of the most important issues of our time – like global warming and big money in politics.

To make a difference on big issues like these, the Public Interest Network, which includes Environment America, PIRG and other groups, is hiring graduating seniors to join our team of campaign organizers.

To learn more and apply, visit http://publicinterestnetwork.org/campaignjobs. Our early application deadline is October 5th.

Please contact me at sean@connpirg.org if you are interested in meeting to talk more about the program while I’m on campus.

And if you’re not graduating this year, you should apply to be an intern – you’ll learn how to make an impact on critical issues, and there’s no better way to launch your career with us.

I look forward to hearing from you!

-Sean
--
Sean Doyle
ConnPIRG Campaign Organizer
Office: (860) 231-8346
Cell: (713) 775-7600
facebook.com/ConnPIRG


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.