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EarthNotes: Sept. 22, 2009


This Issue

  • Green speaker Thursday
  • Brandeis Celebrates Brandeis - Thursday, Sept. 24 and Tues, Sept. 29
  • Earth Aid Fellowship
  • Fall 2009 career fair

Creating a Game Plan for Business to Transition to a Sustainable Economy

Thursday, Sept. 24, 4 p.m.
Shapiro Theater, Shapiro Campus Center

Brandeis Net Impact is honored to host a region-wide event featuring Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder and Chief Inspired Protagonist of Seventh Generation, a trusted brand for safe and environmentally responsible home products.

5:30 p.m. Seventh Generation with provide transportation from Brandeis to:

John Joseph Moakley Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way, Boston MA

To join Seventh Generation, Rainforest Action Network, and Whole Foods Market at 6:30 p.m. to learn more about what they're doing and what you can do to end the destruction of vital ecosystems! For more information, please visit the Web site.

Kindly RSVP via email to Eileen Gallagher. Also, if you are no longer able to make it to the event, please contact Eileen.


Brandeis Celebrates Brandeis

Thursday, Sept. 24, 1 p.m.
Base of Brandeis statue

Be there as James J. Holland, Boston's postmaster general, and President Jehuda Reinharz, PhD '72, dedicate the new Louis D. Brandeis postage stamp. A commemorative program will be distributed that includes a special cancellation for the Brandeis stamp.

Tuesday, Sept. 29 5:45 p.m.
Faculty Club


Brandeis biographer, Melvin Urofsky, will make his first Boston area appearance when he discusses "Louis D. Brandeis: A Life" at a Meet the Author event. A reception will follow and books will be available for purchase. Professor Stephen J. Whitfield will introduce Dr. Urofsky, whose work is the first full-scale biography of Brandeis in 25 years.

Check out the New York Times and  Boston Globe's reviews of Dr. Urofsky's Brandeis biography.


New Fellowship with Earth Aid

Earth Aid, an energy-based social venture headquartered in Washington, DC, is launching a "University Organizing Fellowship" for college students interested in energy and environmental issues this fall! From Earth Aid: "The fellowship is an opportunity for students to work on the front lines in the fight against climate change in their communities and to gain training on a variety of topics, from community organizing to event planning and more. Earth Aid's cutting-edge measurement technology, vision of sustainability, and commitment to metrics-based organizing will provide a valuable and rewarding experience to students interested in issues of energy and environment."

Apply online at by Friday, Oct. 2. Check out what Earth Aid is up to on their Web site.

Fall 2009 Career Fair


Thursday, Sept. 24
12-3 p.m., Usdan-Levin Ballroom


This Thursday, the Hiatt Career Center is sponsoring the Fall 2009 Career Fair with over 70 employers. Environmental studies students seeking full-time jobs, and fellowships may find many interesting opportunities. Check out the attached word document to see a list of employers interested in environmental students! This is a great opportunity for all students, from first years looking to find out about different career paths, to sophomores and juniors looking to network with employers and find internship opportunities, to seniors in search of full time jobs. So take advantage of the fair and register today. See attached for more info.