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October 3, 2010

Earthnotes October 5,2010 

Laura Goldin,,

781-736-3075, Rabb 347: Note New Location!

"Open Door Always"

Stay tuned to Earthnotes for events, announcements, and opportunities throughout the semester, And make sure to check out our new Environmental Studies area on the 3rd floor of Rabb, including informational materials on grad schools, study abroad, internships and more!


This Issue:

*Climate Action Day - Oct 10
*Food Not Bombs Speaker - Oct 13
bage Dreams Film - Oct 18
*Meet the Majors - Oct 19
*Duke Grad program info session - Oct 19
*Green Jobs speaker - Oct 26

*Columbia Climate and Society Grad Program


*Abundant Internship and Job Corner

Climate Action Day: 10/10/10

This Sunday is global Climate Action Day, with organizations, communities and individuals participating worldwide in a host of ways to focus on the challenge of climate change., The Charles River Museum of Innovation and Industry and the Green Enterprise Training Institute are hosting a Climate Action Day Event on the Waltham Common, 10:00am-2:30pm, featuring a group bike ride and information about alternative transportation and energy conservation. See attached flyer for more info.  The "Greening" class is marking the day by collaborating with WATCH and low-income residents in Waltham to weatherize a multifamily building near Moody Street.


Food not Bombs Speaker at Brandeis
Wed. October 13
7:30PM, Room TBA
A talk by Keith McHenry, activist and founder of the non-violent vegetarian movement to feed the hungry, "Food Not Bombs".
Food Not Bombs, a network of students and activists coming together to feed the hungry and educate about environmental issues, has chapters in over 1,000 cities around the world. McHenry started the organization in 1980 in Cambridge, MA, and is currently on a college tour "to empower students to make meaningful change in favor of Environmental sustainability, and non-violent action."


Film Screening: "Garbarge Dreams"
Oct 18, 7:30 pm
Mandel Center, G-03 (ground floor auditorium)
"On the outskirts of Cairo, residents of the world's largest garbage village collect 4,00 tons of trash/day, recycling nearly all...But when multinational waste collection corporations threaten the community's survival, three teenage boys born into the trash trade are forced to make difficult choices..." (PBS, Independent L
ens). See  All are welcome!


Meet the Environmental Studies Majors!
Tues, Oct 19,
3:00-4:30, Room TBA

Hold the date!
An opportunity to meet with UDRs,faculty and fellow students, and learn more about opportunties in the major and minor.


Grad School Open House: Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment

Oct 19, Haller Hall
Harvard Museum of Natural History
26 Oxford Street Cambridge,617-495-3045
From Duke: "This will be a great opportunity for students to get to meet Nicholas School staff from Academic and Enrollment Services, Career Services, Nicholas School Alumni and our Dean.They will be able to get any questions they have about our program answered and receive as much information on what The Nicholas School has to offer that they want. Students should RSVP at the following link"

Green Careers: A Talk with Kevin Doyle

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 4:30-5:30pm
Shiffman 219
Interested in learning more about the opportunities in "green" careers?
Kevin Doyle is a leading expert on opportunities for new graduates in the burgeoning environmental field and author of 3 books on the topic, including "The ECO Guide to Careers That Make a Difference: Environmental Work for a Sustainable World". Mr. Doyle is president of Green Economy, an independent consulting, research, facilitation and training firm serving the public and private institutions who are growing a more sustainable global economy and writes the monthly green careers column for Grist Magazine (


Columbia University Climate and Society Graduate Program:
From Columbia: "Now in entering its seventh year [this program] is an interdisciplinary 12-month graduate program which attracts students from a myriad of academic and professional backgrounds. The core courses give students a foundation in climate science and policy while the electives allow students the flexibility to focus the program to their own interests. Focus areas include agriculture, sustainable development, water, alternative energy, and more.
Upcoming information sessions and graduate school fairs have been scheduled across the country. To look at the complete schedule go to:
If you are not able to attend an information session, but would like more information, please email:"

Outstanding Fellowship Opportunities at EPA

--For Undergrads:
Environmental Research Fellowships for Undergraduate Study

Funds Junior & Senior years of study!
Deadline: Dec 9
For details, see:

--For grads:
Fall 2011 EPA Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships For Graduate Environmental Study
Deadline: November 5, 2010
For details, see:


Job and Internship Corner

Many of the internships below are ideal for academic credit with the ENVS89a course (offered every semester and summer).  I you hope to use for academic credit, make sure to discuss with me first: Appropriate positions can be cross-listed with other departments as well (HSSP, IGS, etc.)

The Nature Conservancy: Paid Internships

TNC recently announced a number of paid internships available around the country
for students with interest and skills in the sciences, management, fund-raising, business, and more.  Many of these internships may be appropriate for both undergraduate summer positions and possibly graduates. For further information, see the following link. The internships are on the first 7-8 pages of jobs listed.


Nonprofit Leaders: Paid, Overseas Fellowship Position with Atlas Corps in the U.S.& Colombia)
Deadline: October 15th

Atlas Corps is “an international network of nonprofit leaders and organizations that promotes innovation, cooperation, and solutions to address the world's 21st century challenges. Our mission is to address critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals.
Atlas Corps seeks nonprofit leaders from around the world to apply for a Spring 2011 Fellowship in Washington DC, New York City, or Bogota,Colombia. Expenses are paid in this prestigious 12-month fellowship program, including a living stipend, health insurance, and training.
Eligibility Requirements :
- 3 or more years of relevant experience in the nonprofit/NGO/social sector
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent
- English Proficiency (oral, writing, reading)
- 35 years or younger
- Applying to volunteer in a country other than where you are from
- Commitment to return to your home country after the 12-18 month fellowship
- **Applicants to Colombia program must have at least 2 years of experience and Spanish proficiency
Candidates from around the world are placed at outstanding host organizations in the U.S. and Colombia including Ashoka, Asian American LEAD, Grameen Foundation, International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, Population Action International, U.S. Peace Corps, as well as Oxfam GB and WWF in Bogota, Colombia. In addition to volunteering full time at their host organizations, Fellows participate in a management development training program and join a growing network of nonprofit leaders from around the world.”
For more details about eligibility requirements and the application process, please visit
Applications are due October 15th.
Questions about Atlas Corps Fellowship to the U.S.?
Questions about Atlas Corps Fellowship to Colombia?

EPA Jobs

The US Environmental Protection Agency has an exciting opportunity for an entry level Biologist/Physical Scientist/Environmental Engineer (On-scene Coordinator) position, located in the Office of Site Remediation & Restoration, Emergency Planning & Response Branch in Boston, MA. This opportunity is part of the Federal Career Intern Program (FCIP), and the selected candidate will participate in a two-year trial program.  This position has growth potential, and at the end of the two year period, successful candidates may be eligible for conversion to permanent status. 
Applications will only be accepted October 4,- October 12, 2010.In order to receive consideration, applicants must apply and submit all required documents on-line at USAJobs.  See link:


Bikes not Bombs

Fall intern: Girls in Action
For 25 years, BNB has been a center of bike recycling and community empowerment in inner-city Boston and in the nations of the Global South. (see Girls in Action is an after school program for girls ages 12-18. The program curriculum focuses on bike mechanics, riding, healthy lifestyles, gender equity, and social justice. The GIA intern will assist the GIA coordinator in planning, implementing and assessing the program. See attached flyer for more information. Interested? Please contact me:

Corporate Accountability Internships and Jobs:
From Corporate Accountability: "Corporate Accountability International has been waging winning campaigns to challenge corporate abuse for more than 30 years. We were there at the beginning of this movement to demand direct corporate accountability to public interests and have been at its forefront ever since." Hiring in Boston. For info on jobs see:

 Boston Medical Center Research Coordinator Job:

From BMC: “We are currently seeking to hire a research coordinator and a research
assistant for a four year NIH-funded comparative effectiveness trial of
Yoga vs. Physical Therapy vs. Education for chronic low back pain in
predominantly low income minority populations. Attached are job
descriptions for both positions. Contact: Robert B. Saper, MD MPH
Director of Integrative Medicine, Boston Medical Center Department of
Family Medicine, Associate Professor, Boston University School of Medicine
1 Boston Medical Center Place

Green Restaurant Association
Environmental Analyst

This is a full time position based in Boston, helping restaurants achieve Certified Green Restaurant status. See:

Genzyme Corp

Environmental Associate II-23506

The Recycling Program Coordinator will have responsibility to maintain the existing recycling program for Genzyme Framingham, Cambridge, and Westborough facilities.


Clark University
Campus Sustainability Coordinator

Clark University seeks an energetic self-starter with an active interest in energy topics and issues to fill its Coordinator position. The Coordinator will assist the Associate Director of Physical Plant with implementing Clark's growing energy management program; and will assist the Assistant Director for Custodial Services by coordinating the University's recycling program. The Coordinator will steward faculty, staff and students in common pursuit of campus sustainability and energy conservation; and initiate new programs to establish and strengthen sustainable practices across campus. Full-time - $32,000 to $35,000 USD Per Year.


Keene StateCollege
Coordinator of Recycling Program

The Keene State College's Recycling Department is seeking an experienced individual with knowledge of recycling, ecological concepts and the principles that govern good conservation techniques associated with the campus recycling functions to fill the role of Coordinator of Recycling Program. This is a 12-month, 40/hr work week position reporting to the Campus Sustainability Officer. Salary starting minimum $12.99/hr, complemented by a generous benefit package.

Orion Online Latest Listings:

The following are just some of the latest listings for environmental nonprofit internships and jobs around the country from Orion Grassroots Network. For information on these positions and the many other listings, go to:

Conservation Director
Adirondack Council
Elizabethtown, NY

Merchant Adventurer for Organic/Recycled Logo Products
Ethix Ventures, Inc.

Stewardship Project Director - Forester
NJ Audubon Society
Statewide, NJ (New Jersey)

Stewardship Project Coordinator
NJ Audubon Society
Cape May Court House, NJ


Quail Hill Farm
Amagansett, NY


video production and postproduction intern
Strategic counsel/strategic video
Amherst, MA

Fundraising and Campaign Support Intern
Sierra Student Coalition
Washington, DC

sustainable agriculture apprenticeships & internships
Butte, MT (throughout US & Canada)

Land Preservation Specialist-P/T
The Land Conservancy of New Jersey
Boonton, NJ

The Alliance for Appalachia
Charleston, WV (Negotiable, Southern Appalachia)

Administrative Position
The Nature Institute
Ghent, NY 


Environmental Health and Justice Organizer
Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT)
Anchorage, AK

Development/Communications Coordinator
Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT)
Anchorage, AKÂ

Winter Field Education AmeriCorps Internship
Teton Science Schools
Jackson, WY (Grand Teton National Park)

Environmental Positions with the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership
Sierra Nevada Alliance
Sierra Nevada Region, CA (US)


(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: Nacelink: Location: Usdan Student Center" )


Take care all,

Laura Goldin