April 18, 2010
A weekly newsletter of news, events, and other opportunities
*Earthday All Week!
*Museum of Science Visit - April 26
*"Clean and Green?" - April 29
*Job and Internship Corner
*And Save the Date*
Environmental Internship Symposium - May 6
6:30-8:30pm, Heller G-3
Earth Day 2010
Celebrate the first Earth Day during which Brandeis is generating clean and renewable solar energy - with a line- up of fun and engaging events across campus:
Green Labs Fair
Tuesday, April 20
1:00 - 3:00PM
Shapiro Science Center 2 nd Floor Library
Join the Science Community in learning how to make labs more green. Food, Vendors, and Prizes.
Heller Arbor Day
Wednesday, April 21
Heller School, Zinner Forum
Join the Heller Community in celebrating Earth Day and Arbor day by planting a tree, sharing green ideas, and hearing an update about Campus Sustainability Progress.
Arbor Day Facebook RSVP
SEA's Earth Day Picnic
Thursday, April 22
Great Lawn Shapiro Campus Center
Celebrate Earth Day with music, food, art, games, and solar energy demos.
Earth Day Picnic Facebook RSVP
Green Commuter Day & Fair
Friday, April 23
8 :00-10:30 AM
Gosman Athletic Center
This Earth Day- get to Brandeis a better Way! Pledge to Bike, Walk, Carpool, or Take Public Transportation on Friday April 23. Pledgers get free breakfast and prizes. Everyone can attend the Green Commuter Fair to learn more to take action in the future.
More Information, clike here
More Event Info and information about Earth Day is available here
“Clean and Green": Business, Policy or Slogan?
Thursday, April 29
3:30 - 5:00 PM, Lee Lecture Hall, IBS 5:00 Reception, World Court
Rob Pratt, Founder and CEO, Energy Climate Solutions
Herb Magid, Managing Partner, Energy Investor Funds
Kellogg L. (Kelly) Warner, founder and CEO, Deerpath Energy
John Ballantine, Brandeis IBS
Warren Leon, Brandeis IBS
What are the financial, business, and economic policy underpinnings of clean technology? Will these new technologies and businesses be green in more ways than one? What is the relative importance of the regulatory-policy environment, the technological frontier, and the availability of financial capital for clean innovation and profitable business outcomes? What about the international dimension of demand for green technologies, and of competition for sourcing, workers, and capital? This symposium organized by the Rosenberg Institute of Global Finance will address these issues in a moderated panel discussion, followed by audience question and answer, and reception.
Brandeis Museum of Science Job Trek
Monday, April 26, 2010 1- 2:30pm
1 Science Park Boston, MA
Through this specialized job trek , students will participate in on Brandeis only on-site information session and behind-the-scenes tour . Students will have the unique opportunity to meet and network with key recruiting professionals and Museum staff to learn more about environmental education and working at a premier science and technology museum. Guests will also learn more about careers and internships with the Museum of Science.
The Museum's mission is to play a leading role in transforming the nation's relationship with science and technology. This role becomes ever more important as science and technology shape and reshape our lives and world, and it means the MoS:
* Promotes active citizenship informed by the world of science and technology
* Inspires lifelong appreciation of the importance and impact of science and engineering
* Encourages young people of all backgrounds to explore and develop their interests in understanding the natural and human-made world
To learn more about MOS internships, click here
To learn more about current entry-level job opportunities, click here
To learn more about current entry-level job opportunities, click here
Questions? Contact Hiatt Career Center at 781-736-3618 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Professor Laura Goldin at email@example.com .
How to registerTo register, go to Hiatt NACElink today at https://brandeis.joinhandshake.com/login/ and click on events.
In order to confirm registration, students must have resumes approved by a Hiatt counselor and uploaded in Hiatt Nacelink by April 20. Schedule an appointment with Hiatt today or participate in daily walk-in hours.
***Job and Internship Corner***
Many of the internships below are ideal for academic credit with ENVS89a. Just discuss with me first: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Waltham Recycling Department Intern
The Waltham Recycling Department is seeking an unpaid intern for fall 2010. This internship can be done for course credit through ENVS89a. “The position is ideal for independent, self motivated, driven students who are willing to engage in a wide variety of tasks and learn on their feet. The intern will take on administrative duties but a significant portion of the intern’s time will be involved in various projects: research, publicity, writing, or community outreach in any of the ongoing department programs, such as the promotion of recycling, hazardous waste management, energy efficiency (in homes, businesses, and the municipality), immigrant outreach, waste reduction, solid waste disposal, or composting. While an interest in environmental issues is necessary, experience is absolutely not required. The internship affords quite a bit of responsibility and is ideal for a student who is looking to get their feet wet in government. Interns over the past few years have done everything from developing the economic justification for doubling the frequency of recycling pick-up, investigating the greenhouse gas emissions of the city, writing articles for the Waltham Tribune, reaching out to Hispanic residents, or increasing recycling in the Spanish-speaking community. The internship is currently available for the fall semester. " Hours are flexible, preferably 20 hours per week. The Recycling Department is located at the Municipal Center, 165 Lexington St. Please contact me if you are interested: email@example.com
Forest Service Career Intern Program Well-paid policy internship/on-the-job training are available at the Forest Service! See attached for details.
Adamah Adventures Job Opportunity
Adamah is an outdoor adventure summer camp for Jewish teens based in Atlanta. They are looking to hire trip staff for their summer program. See attached job description. They are looking for someone who is familiar with outdoor activities (hiking, rafting, etc), and likes working with teens.
More Than Words VISTAS
More Than Words seeks 2 passionate, committed VISTAs to begin Summer, 2010 to support the growth and development of the organization as it plans to replicate over the next year. Below are brief summaries and full descriptions are attached.
Marketing and Development Coordinator:
High energy person with strong organization, communication and writing skills to help spread the word and support the growth of MTW! Learn the ins and outs to support fundraising events, salesforce.com data management, and grant writing! Use your social media savvy to support youth with marketing, outreach, newsletter articles, website, blog, Twitter and Facebook.
Transitions Resource Coordinator:
Detail oriented, outcomes driven person with experience working with youth to deepen the MTW Transitions Program! Help develop alumni council, events and programming to stay in touch with youth who transition from MTW. Support data tracking with youth to measure progress toward education and employment outcomes. Research and refine curriculum to support youth progress in education, employment and self-efficacy. See attached.
Orion Online Latest Listings:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Energy Action Coalition
Washington, DC (UT, OH, MN, TX, more)
Senior Counselor, Kids!Can!Cook! Program
The Farm and Arts Program at Hawthorne Valley Farm
Ghent, NY (2 1/2 hours from NYC)
Ashland, OR (Southern Oregon)
Ashland, OR (Southern Oregon
(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://brandeis.joinhandshake.com/login Location: Usdan Student Center" )
Take care all,