Laura Goldin
Raab 347

"Open Door Always"

October 12, 2010


Laura Goldin, ,
781-736-3075, Rabb 347:  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:
*Food Not Bombs Speaker - Oct 13
*Film "Garbarge Dreams" - Oct 18
*Communicating Climate Change - Oct 18
*Meet the Majors - Oct 19
*Green Careers - Oct 26
*Semester in Environmental Science - Nov 2
*Columbia Climate & Society Graduate Program
*Internship & Job Corner

Food Not Bombs Speaker
Wed, October 13
7:30PM, International Lounge

Join the Environmental Studies Department, Students for Environmental Action, Brandeis Democrats, Democracy for America, Students for a Democratic Society, Hunger and Homelessness and the Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence studies program for a solar baking presentation and interactive discussion on environmental activism, community involvement and non-violent action with Keith McHenry, activist and Founder of Food not Bombs. "dynamic, eye-opening, and inspirational"

See attached flyer.

Film Screening: "Garbarge Dreams"
Monday, Oct 18, 7:30 pm
Golding 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 Lens). See attached flyer, and  All are welcome!

Also Monday 0ct 18:
Communicating Climate Change
Mandel Humanities Center Reading Room (303; Level 3) 

The Center for German and European Studies will be hosting Professor Franz Mauelshagen from the University of Essen (Germany), speaking about "Communicating Climate Change". From Professor Mauelshagen: "Global climate change is a complex scientific issue, but climatologists frequently fail to communicate their findings and the conclusions they draw for political action, provoking misunderstanding and opposition among the general public. Climate denialists, their counterparts, seem to be much more successful in communicating their messages, particularly when using strategies of scandalization and denunciation to raise public attention." Dr. Mauelshagen is a research fellow at the KWI Institute of Advanced Study in the Humanities in Essen. There, he is also the programme coordinator of Climate and Culture and the principal investigator of a new research group on Climates of Migration.

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.

Green Careers for Students:
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 (

Semester in Environmental Science at MBL - Nov 2

The SES is a Fall semester off-campus program taught at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, MA.  The program is approved for credit at Brandeis and 63 other colleges and universities around the Nation. This highly respected program provides a rigorous introduction to biogeochemistry and an opportunity to meet and work with top environmental scientists at the MBL's Ecosystems Center.  During the last five weeks of the semester, students conduct independent research on topics they choose.   About one in five SES alums return to the Ecosystems Center after the program to work on post-course internships at field sites where Center scientists are conducting research.  Currently, Center projects are based at field sites in Massachusetts and Cape Cod,  the tropics (Brazil and Panama), the North Slope of Alaska and Antarctica.  To learn more visit the MBL's website ( or the SES website ( 
Dr. Ken Foreman, Director of the Semester in Environmental Science (SES), an off-campus program focused on global change biology and hands-on field and lab methods in Ecosystems Science, will be on campus to discuss the program with students on 2 November.  Dr. Foreman will also be available to speak with interested students at  3:15pm in Mandell in the sitting area above Mandell 03.

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:"

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

Conservation Jobs:

The Alice Ferguson Foundation is recruiting three CBT Conservation Corp members to be placed in our organization at the Hard Bargain Farm (our working-farm headquarters in Accokeek, MD), with our Bridging the Watershed Program (a partnership with the US NPS-focuses on Field Training for area high-schoolers), and the Trash Free Schools Project which is an extension of the Trash Free Potomac Facility Program and Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative.   Please click the above link for information and call 202-973-8203 for more information. (stipend plus health care reimbursement, 12 months, 40hrs/wk, starting November 15th or shortly thereafter- Applications were due Oct. 1st but APPLY NOW!!!!! We need interested folks ASAP)

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: .
Many of the internships are ideal for academic credit with the fall, spring or summer ENVS89a course. Just discuss with me first:


After School Environmental Educator 
Student Conservation Association 
Bridgeport, CT 

Field Manager 
The Food Project 
Lincoln, MA 

(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: /Hiatt Nacelink: and   Location: Usdan Student Center" )

Take care all,
Laura Goldin