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March 23, 2010


This Issue:

* Ethical Implications of Climate Distribution – March 23

* Electric Cars Speaker – March 23

* Green Careers Forum & Networking Event – March 25

* Job & Internship Corner

Ethical Implications of Climate Distribution

 Tuesday, March 23
 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 Route to an Oil-Independent World?

Tuesday, March 23  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 at: click here

Green Careers Forum & Networking Event

Thursday, March 25th, 2009 6-7:30 PM
Sherman Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center
Learn about opportunities and make connections!
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
Principal, 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.

Brought to you by SEA, Hiatt and the Environmental Studies Program.
For more info, see attached Green Careers flier.
Register today via Hiatt NACElink, click here

Job & Internship Corner

The internships below are all eligible for ENVS89a credit. Please contact me if you are interested.

EPA New England Summer Internships – Newly Posted
 
Note: you must be an enrolled student and have yet to finish your program of study toqualify for one of the posted positions.
If you are interested in working for Region I EPA this Summer, go to the website, and follow the directions at the end of the announcement you are interest in.
If you have trouble with the link, please follow the directions below:
Go to www.epa.gov → Careers → Student Opportunities → summer Employment Opportunities →
Opportunities in EPA Regional Offices → Region 1. If you find any in which you have an interest, contact me: goldin@brandeis.edu

Green Roundtable Internships:

From the Green Roundtable: "The Green Roundtable offers unpaid internships at our NEXUS Green Building Resource Center on a semester basis. We ask for a commitment of 16-20 hours per week for at least three months. NEXUS is currently looking for interns to join us for the summer, from May/June through August, 2010. For more information, please visit the website.

NEXUS offers internships in the following areas:
Materials and Resources
Marketing and Design

Digital Communications and Website

Events and Education

Technical Assistance
Program Development
About the internship
Interns are instrumental in helping to develop NEXUS resources for our audiences of building professionals and the general public interested in green building and sustainable design. All interns help to staff the front desk of the resource center and assist with staffing and coordinating special events. Interns also have special responsibilities within their area of focus, including projects such as the resources, Exhibitor Showcase event, sponsorships, exhibits, program development, and marketing. In exchange, interns expand their knowledge of the rapidly growing green building industry, network with industry professionals, attend roundtables and other NEXUS educational sessions for free, and gain valuable professional experience and skills to add to their resume. Application Process: To apply, please send: resume, cover letter, contact information for at least three professional/academic references (one of each plus one of your choice), your first two preferences for internship area, your availability (how many hours per week, specific days if you know them)

Please send applications as one document (Word or PDF) to Annie Cardinaux, NEXUS Resource Coordinator, at nexus@greenroundtable.org . Deadline to apply is April 10, 2009. After reviewing applications, we will contact you if we would like to set up an interview time. Interviews will be held late March/early April and final decisions will be made at the end of April. In the meantime, you can visit NEXUS during our drop-in hours (no appointment necessary). We receive a large volume of applications; no phone calls to inquire about application status, please."

Sierra Club Internship

Do you have an a passion for the outdoors? If so, you may be interested in a new Sierra Club internship opportunity: click here. From the Sierra Club: "The lucky young person (age 18-25) selected to be our
Outdoors Youth Ambassador will:

 * Travel around the country camping, rafting, hiking, contributing to environmental service projects, and enjoying the outdoors with the Sierra Club's youth programs.
 * Create an awesome video blog that documents the experience.
 * Be based in beautiful San Francisco at the Sierra Club's
 headquarters.

 * Earn a $2,500 stipend for the 8-week internship, plus all expenses paid for travel.
 * Be outfitted with $2,000 worth of gear from The North Face and Planet Explore.
The Outdoors Youth Ambassador will spend the summer video-blogging on
a variety of Sierra Club-sponsored programs that include National

Outings Volunteer Vacations, Inner City Outings, and Building Bridges to the Outdoors programs. Find out more and apply online.  Deadline is March 31st!"

Jobs: Sustainability Projects Coordinator

Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education
Dickinson College , Carlisle PA
Dickinson College seeks applications for a sustainability professional to coordinate projects that provide experience-based learning about sustainability in our co-curricular programs, campus operations, student life, and community service. The Coordinator will work with the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education ( www.dickinson.edu/departments/cese ) to initiate and manage projects that engage students in hands-on learning about sustainability, renewable energy, energy conservation and other ‘green’ technologies; support student projects that promote sustainable behaviors; maintain our greenhouse gas inventory; coordinate review of our Climate Change Action Plan; keep financial records; and supervise student interns.
Applications are due April 12, 2010
Full posting and application.
Questions can be directed to the Sustainability Education Coordinator at brylinss@dickinson.edu

Environmental Law Institute (ELI) Internships: still needed

Work can be done remotely.
Great opportunity to participated in meaningful 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 here. Interns are needed NOW to do research/editing work on a number of chapters. See attached ELI internship announcement for all the details.

(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