Laura Goldin
Bassine 201

"Open Door Always"

February 15 2010

A weekly newsletter of news, events, and other opportunities

* Exciting Environmental Students JBS Programs

- Summer 2010: Environmental Health & Justice

- Fall 2010: Environmental Field Semester

*Info Sessions: Environmental Field Semester - Feb 22 & 23 5-6pm

*Environmental Health & Justice - Feb 24 5-6pm

* Internship, Research & Job Corner

Summer: Environmental Health & Social Justice JBS

New Program!
Next info session:
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Shapiro Campus Center , Room 313
5:00 - 6:00pm

Work along with community members and organizations to tackle pressing environmental justice issues while you learn in this integrated, multi-course environmental health and social justice JBS. Delve into the law, policy, social impacts and science of current environmental health issues challenging individuals and families today - particularly in low income communities disproportionately burdened by toxic exposures and lack of access to decent housing, healthy food and open space. Gain knowledge and skills in the law of toxics and housing rights, negotiation and advocacy, client interviewing and counseling, environmental health field monitoring and assessment and more, as we w ork directly with low-income, multi-ethnic communities in tackling pressing issues and developing solutions. You'll be able to help prevent evictions and reduce childhood lead exposure, develop organic gardens with at-risk youth, combat indoor air pollution with environmental justice groups and EPA, create healthy meal programs with homeless women and children and much more - all as you learn.

3 Courses-12 credits (extended 16 & 20 credit options with internship and/or research)

June 1 - July 23 8 WEEKS

AMST102aj Environment, Social Justice & Empowerment-6 credits

BISC6bj Environmental Health + Practicum-6 credits

Prof. Laura Goldin and Dr. James Stewart, Harvard School of Public Health

 see more.

Applications are now available, rolling admission.

Questions? Interested in applying? Feel free to contact Prof Goldin:

Fall: Environmental Field Semester JBS

Fabulous Popular Program Returns!

Info sessions:
Monday & Tuesday, February 22 & 23, 2010 (note -- 2 days)
Bassine 251  5:00 - 6:00pm
The EFS is an integrated 20 credit course offering that explores the history, ecology, conservation and stewardship of land in New England. A small group of students will enroll in the roster of courses that are team taught in a single, coherent program that includes major blocks of guided field research, numerous field trips, and engagement with community organizations. The purpose of EFS is to give students intensive experience in the stewardship of land and natural resources, using conservation land in Weston as our living laboratory. In the process students gain an in-depth understanding of the history, ecology, laws and politics behind how land is used. They also begin to master skills in research, writing, Geographic Information System (GIS), presentation and management that make for effective environmental protection and sustainable engagement at the community level.
4 Courses - 20 credits
Fall Semester, August 26-Dec.16

BIOL 32aj Field Biology

AMST 104bj Boston and Its Suburbs: Environment and History

AMST 106bj Food and Farming in America

ENVS 100ej GIS and Field Methods: The New England Landscape

Professor Brian Donahue and Professor Dan Perlman

Applications are now available, rolling admission.

Questions? Interested in applying? Feel free to contact or

Internship and Job Corner

Important: Most of the internships below, along with the wealth of other internships available through the Environmental Studies Program, can be done for academic credit with ENVS89a. Arrange with me beforehand :

Mass Recycle Internship

The Massachusetts Recycling Coalition (MassRecycle) and MassDEP have an opening for a marketing/event intern. The intern will work on developing two large educational events - one for local recycling coordinators and the other for organizations that would like to become "greener." See attached fliler for more information and contact me at if interested.

More Jobs & Internships: Orion Online Latest

The following are some of the latest listings for environmental nonprofit internships and jobs around the country from Orion Grassroots Network, several in the Boston area! For information on these positions and the many other listings, go to: . Many of these are ideal for academic credit with ENVS89a. Just discuss with me first: .
AmeriCorps Park Corps Member
Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
Richmond, VT (Throughout Vermont)
AmeriCorps Park Educator
Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
Richmond, VT (Throughout Vermont)
Conservation Crew Leader
Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
Richmond, VT (Throughout Vermont)
Watershed Protection Team Intern
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council
Petoskey, MI
Farm Educator
Shelburne Farms
Shelburne, VT
Philadelphia Community Farm
Osceola, WI
Community Supported Agriculture /Ecological Restoration/Education Internships
Philadelphia Community Farm
Osceola , WI

(And of you don't see the job you want on EARTHNOTES or in your own searching, don't forget the Brandeis Hiatt Career Center. From Hiatt: "There are over 300 organizations in Hiatt Nacelink focused on environment/conservation, energy, NGO/non-profit, agriculture, or government including 80 with a specific focus on green careers. In addition to the Environmental Studies Program and the annual Green Careers Forum, Hiatt brings many green employers to campus for recruiting, networking and informational purposes. Hiatt offers students/alumni daily walk-ins hours. Stop by for assistance with resumes, cover letters, and interview preparation. Web site: Hiat Nacelink: Location: Usdan Student Center" )

Take care all,
Laura Goldin