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"Open Door Always"

March 12, 2010

 This Issue:

*Patchwork Garden Spring Kick Off - March 14
* EPA Career Speaker - March 15

*Social Justice Theater - March 15

* Experiential Learning Symposium - March 18

* Ethical Implication of Climate Disruption - March 23

* Electric Cars Speaker - March 23

* Green Careers Forum & Networking Event - March 25

patchwork Garden Spring Kick Off

Sunday, March 14 3:00 - 6:30pm
Renfield 2nd floor lounge
Pi(e) Day Garden Launch: "Celebrating Pi(e) Day with pizza, pie and plants!"
All are invited. For more details and RSVP, follow the link

Stages of Justice : The Transformative Theater of John O'neal

Open Forum for the Brandeis Community: Monday, March 15, 4-5:30 pm

For John O'Neal, the only theatre that is relevant today is that which is part of the process of redressing injustice and improving the quality of people's lives-in other words, part of the struggle for peace. In the Free Southern Theatre, created from the momentum of the civil rights movement in the 1960's and 70's, through 30 years of Junebug Productions, and in his new Free Southern Theatre Institute, O'Neal has drawn inspiration from African American folk stories, songs, and culture to address the experience of oppressed people everywhere. As an actor, writer, and director, he has won honors and acclaim for his work throughout the US and internationally. O'Neal feels that transformative theatre emerges not from the success of an individual artist, but from the success of the relationship between artist and community. His current work brings communities together to share narratives through "story circles." In his presentation to the Brandeis community on March 15 and in classes and meetings with student clubs and faculty, O'Neal will reflect on the contributions of theatre to social justice, the techniques of story circles, the state of civil rights in America, and his work in environmental justice, especially in the post-Katrina Gulf. For further info, see attached flier.

Experiential Learning Symposium
The 2010 (EL)2: Experiential Learning, Engaged Learners Symposium
Thursday, March 18, 2010
11am-6pm
Usdan Student Center
Don't miss Environmental Studies interns Hannah Saltman, Carly Greenberg and Sheryl Sellars!
11am-6pm Student Poster Presentations, Levin Ballroom
12pm-1pm & 4pm-5pm Student Poster Presenters Available, Levin Ballroom
2pm-3pm Plenary Session, International Lounge
--Welcome: Provost Marty Krauss, Keynote Speaker: Jules Bernstein '57
Plenary Panel: "Learning in Service of Justice"
Featuring Shaina Gilbert '10, Anum Khan '10, and Lisa Fitzgerald '10
Facilitated by Dean Adam B. Jaffe
--3pm-4pm Panel Sessions
"The Experiential Journey" - Alumni Lounge
Featuring Marnina Cowan '10, Carly Greenberg '11, Dana Opas '10, and Elizabeth Macedo '10
"Global Brandeis: Students Understanding the World" - International Lounge
Featuring Akash Vadalia '12, Lisa Rice '10, Kathleen Rees '10, and Emily Watkins '10
--5pm-6pm Reception - Levin Ballroom
All welcome to join us in celebration for food and drink!

 Ethical Implication of Climate Disruption

2:00-5:00pm, Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
A conversation with Michael Appell (International Business School), Bernadette Brooten (Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, and Classics), Cristina Espinosa (Sustainable International Development, Heller School), and Tory Fair (Fine Arts)

Introduction by Saleem Ali, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Vermont Author of Treasures of the Earth: Need, Greed, and a Sustainable Future

Original Film: Brandeis community members' perceptions of climate change and our personal and collective responsibilities, produced by Charlie Radin.

Driving Down Electric Avenue: A New To An Oil-Independent World?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
5:00 pm
Lee Lecture Hall, Lemberg Academic Center, IBS
Keynote Address and Discussion with Shai Agassi, Founder and CEO, Better Place (by video) and Michael Granoff, Head of Oil Independence Policies, Better Place and President of Maniv Energy Capital.
In 2007, Israeli entrepreneur Shai Agassi embarked on a mission to make zero-emission, electric-powered cars a reality across the globe. Michael Granoff was the first investor in this drive for oil independence. Better Place is now the best-funded ($700 million) clean technology company in history, and is deploying electric car systems in Israel, Denmark, and Australia; with Japan, the US, and Canada to follow. Click here to see a video featuring Better Place's new and existing investors, following the announcement of $350 million in new financing, valuing the company at $1.25 billion. See attached flier.
Please register online here 

Green Careers Forum & Networking Event

Thursday, March 25th, 2009
6-7:30 PM
Sherman Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center
Join us for the 3rd Annual Green Careers Forum & Networking Event to hear a panel of distinguished professionals speak about their careers and the paths that led them to this fast growing sector. Immediately following the panel presentation, students will have an opportunity to meet and network with over 25 green employers. Featured panelists include:
-- Region General Counsel, EPA New England
-- Director of Product Stewardship, Pfizer
-- Executive Director, MA Public Interest Research Group
-- Prinicipal, Green Economy/New England Clean Energy Council
-- Executive Director, MA Audubon Drumlin Farm.
Talk to representatives from a wide array of government, non-profits and business. For more info, see attached Green Careers flier.

Brought to you by SEA,Hiatt and Environmental Studies Program.

Job And Internship Corner

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW INSTITUTE (ELI) INTERNSHIPS: NEEDED NOW!
Work can be done remotely.
Great opportunity to participate in an important project: ELI is working with the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), the University of Tokyo, and the Specialist Group on Armed Conflict and the Environment of the IUCN's Commission on Environmental Law to develop a series of edited volumes that identify lessons learned in strengthening post-conflict peacebuilding through natural resource management. The edited volumes will seek to inform the work of the newly established UN Peacebuilding Commission, as well as other institutions working in this field. The project website is: click here . Interns are needed NOW to do research/editing work on a number of chapters. See attached ELI internship announcement for all the details.

Climate Change Communication Internship

Center for Urban Ecology, Washington, D.C. The focus of this internship program is to assist national parks in the National Capital Region to describe and communicate climate change complexity. Interns will develop scientific, outreach, educational products in a variety of media while receiving mentoring, training and hands-on experience in communicating about complex scientific and social issues. Internships are typically 10 weeks, beginning in May-June 2010. For a complete description,  here.

Washington Youth Garden Internships

Two internships are available for the summer with the Washington Youth Garden, a nonprofit organization located on the grounds of the U.S. National Arboretum. Job descriptions and application information on our website: here.

AmeriCorps Opportunity: Resources Assistance For Rural Environment, Oregon The Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) program housed in the University of Oregon's Community Service Center and affiliated with the Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) Department. RARE is a unique AmeriCorps program serving Oregon's rural communities through economic and community development and natural resource planning. Each year RARE places 20 to 25 participants in rural communities across Oregon to serve for 11 months on community building projects with local host organizations. The application Deadline is April 30th. Fore more information, visit: click here. If you have any questions please email us at rare@uoregon.edu or call 541.346.0259.

Environment Agent/Energy Coordination,

City of Medford, Ma. Duties include: Implementation of Conservation Commission decisions and policies; advising the Commission and other municipal departments in the areas of environmental protection including wetlands delineation, siltation control measures and flood control measures; advise the Commission and other municipal departments on technical and regulatory aspects of the state Wetland Regulations and local Wetland Ordinance relative to proposed developmental plans; coordination of Conservation Commission responsibilities with other boards, departments, state and federal programs and agencies; monitoring development for compliance with permits; maintaining wetland permit files; grant writing and implementation.

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: http://jobs.oriongrassroots.org/ . Many of these are ideal for academic credit with ENVS89a. Just discuss with me first: goldin@brandeis.edu .

Agroecology Work Exchange in Costa Rica
Finca La Flor
Cartago, HI (Costa Rica)
Executive Director
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Homer, AK

(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: www.brandeis.edu/hiatt Hiat Nacelink: https://brandeisu-csm.symplicity.com/students Location: Usdan Student Center" )


Take care all,
Laura Goldin