Laura Goldin
Raab 347

"Open Door Always"

November 03, 2010

EARTHNOTES: November 3, 2010

This Issue:
*Getting the Science Right on Climate Change - Tomorrow!
*Environmental Health & Justice JBS - Applications opening
*Save the Date: Internship Symposium - Dec 8
*Peta2 Contest
*Job and internship corner

Getting Climate Science Right in a Highly Politicized World:

Carbon Offsets, Bioenergy, Geoengineering, Anthropogenic Nitrogen” 
Nov 4,  6:00-7:30 pm

Pearlman Lounge

A talk with Steven Hamburg, Chief Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund

EDF is a leading national nonprofit organization linking science, economics and law "to create innovative, equitable and cost-effective solutions to society's most urgent environmental problems."  Dr. Hamburg is EDF's public voice for its commitment to science-based advocacy and is responsible for the scientific integrity of EDF’s positions and programs. He has published widely including in Nature and Science and has served as a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.  Hamburg is an ecosystem ecologist specializing in the impacts of disturbance on forest structure and function, and is is currently on leave from his position as Associate Professor, Center for Environmental Studies, at Brown University.
Hosted by the Environmental Internship Seminar, Environmental Studies and SEA. All are invited!

Environmental Health & Justice JBS

Fall 2011

4 Courses - 16 credits - no prerequisites

Laura Goldin and Dr. James Stewart, Harvard School of Public Health & others.

An opportunity to immerse yourself in an integrated, multi-disciplinary environmental

justice program while directly engaging in the community.  Delve deeply

into the law, policy, social impacts and science of current environmental health

issues challenging individuals and families today-- particularly in low income communities

disproportionately burdened by toxic exposure and lack of access to safe housing,

healthy food and  open space. Gain knowledge and skills in fair housing and toxics law,

negotiation and advocacy, client interviewing and counseling, environment field

monitoring and assessment and more, as we work directly with low-income,

multi-ethnic communities in tackling pressing issues and developing solutions.

You will be able to help prevent evictions and reduce childhood lead exposure,

develop organic gardens with at-risk youth, help combat indoor air pollution,

create healthy meal programs with homeless women and children and much more --

all as you learn.


Satisfies Writing Intensive (WI) and Oral Communication (OC)

For more see:

Rolling Admissions Deadline: March 15, application materials available, also online soon.

Feel free to contact me and/or attend these upcoming JBS info sessions:
11/10/2010, 12:30-2:00, Shapiro Room 313
11/16/2010, 5:30-7:00, Shapiro Room 313
11/18/2010, 5:30-7:00, Shapiro Room 313

And Save the Date:
Environmental Internship Symposium
Wed, Dec 8, 6:30-8:30pm
Heller, Room G-3
Join us to hear about the work of the summer and fall 2010 Environmental Interns, in organizations and agencies from Kenya and Vietnam to Boston and New Jersey. Come to support your friends, network and learn about your opportunities! Stay tuned for more!

Latest News on the PETA2 Vegan-Friendly School Contest:

Brandeis is now moved up again and is in the final round, and is very close to being rated the most vegan-friendly schools in the nation. You can help Brandeis be selected by going to and placing your votes by Monday, Nov 8.   You can vote again even if you voted in earlier rounds. 

*** Internship and Job Corner ****
Many internships 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.)

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:

Outdoor Science Educator
Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association
Nantucket, MA

Director of Outdoor Summer Education
Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association
Nantucket, MA

Programs Director
Tahoe-Baikal Institute
South Lake Tahoe, CA

(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