Laura Goldin
Bassine 201

"Open Door Always"

March 04 2010

A weekly newsletter of news, events, and other opportunities

March 4, 2010

EFS Off-Campus Housing Requirement Rescinded!

The Fall JBS Environmental Field Semester (EFS) students will be allowed to participate in the housing lottery and will have the same access to on-campus housing as other students. (This is not a change in policy for all JBS programs, but has been agreed to for fall 2010 EFS students.) If you are interested in EFS but have been discouraged because of the housing requirement, you still have until March 15 to apply--we have room for a few more students. You can check out the details of this exciting, 5-course-credit, someday-to-be-legendary field program on New England ecology, history, conservation, and stewardship, click here. It will not be offered again until the fall of 2012, at best. If you would like to know more, please contact Brian Donahue at

And Don't Miss the March 15 Deadline:

Summer "Environmental Health & Social Justice" JBS
New Program! 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 8-week program. 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 urban organic gardens with at-risk youth, combat indoor air pollution with EPA and grassroots 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 (with extended 16 - 20 credit options w/ internship and/or research)

June 1 – July 23, 8 WKS

No prerequisites. Probably not offered again until summer 2012.

Prof. Laura Goldin and Dr. James Stewart, Harvard School of Public Health, click here.
Feel free to contact Prof Goldin:

Take care all,
Laura Goldin