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EarthNotes: Mar. 09, 2011

This Issue:

Upcoming events

  • Environmental Health and Justice JBS Application Deadline: March 15
  • Environmental Action 2011 at Bentley University: March 12
  • The Environmental Business Council of New England’s 7th Annual Environment, Energy, and Engineering Career Day: April 8

Graduate Programs

  • Sustainable Farming Graduate Programs - The Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming

Internship and Job Corner

  • Fabulous internships! Local YMCA Nature Camp, EPA (paid) and Food and farming on Long Island
  • Renew Boston Neighborhood Network Coordinator - Full time (Boston, MA)
  • Outreach Coordinator, The Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University - Part time (Medford, MA)
  • Full time position - The Alliance to Save Enery (Oakland, CA)
  • Full time positions - The Fund for Public Interest
  • Organizational Development Intern, The Public Interest Network (Boston, MA)
  • Orion Grassroots Network - Job Alerts

Upcoming Events

***Of special interest to ENVS students and others...***

Environmental Health and Justice JBS Deadline: March 15
For more info:
A Justice Brandeis Semester (JBS) is an engaging, immersive academic program in which small groups of students explore a thematic topic through inquiry-based courses linked to real-world experiential opportunities.
Environmental Health and Justice
Fall 2011, 16 credits, Professor Laura Goldin with Dr. James Stewart, Ted Myatt, Joseph Allen, Matt Fragala

For more information contact Alyssa Grinberg (, 6-3493).

Environmental Action 2011
Saturday, March 12th at Bentley University, Waltham
From Environmental Action: “Whether you’re a veteran participant or first time attendee, don’t miss out on this exciting day! Register now and get in for just $30 (a $5 discount).  Visit or call 617-747-4362 for more details. Featuring Keynote Address by: Diane Wilson, Environmental Activist and Author
A shrimper turned activist turned environmentalist, Diane Wilson has spent the past 20 years taking on giant corporations polluting the beloved Texas Gulf Coast bay where she and her family lived.  With no training, Diane organized community action, become conversant about the health effects of chemicals, and learned how to file her own legal briefs in an effort to stop the expansion of a plastics manufacturing plant.  In 2005, Diane authored a book, An Unreasonable Woman, a semi-autobiographical narrative of her fight to protect the community she loved.

The Environmental Business Council of New England presents...
7th Annual Environment, Energy, and Engineering Career Day
April 8, 2011, 11am-3pm
Lenox Hotel, Boston
From the EBC of New England: “The Environmental Business Council of New England would like to announce the EBC’s 7th Annual Environment, Energy, and Engineering Career Day which will take place from 11:00am to 3:00pm on April 8th at the Lenox Hotel in downtown Boston. The Career Day is geared towards current students and job seekers who wish to enter the environmental industry and features information booths hosted by EBC member companies as well as two discussion panels.
For more information about the event and the discussion panels, please click here.
The EBC would also like to present interested graduate departments with the opportunity of promoting their college and department at an information booth during this event. To register for an information booth, please click here.

Graduate Programs

Sustainable Farming Graduate Programs - The Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming
The Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming in Ithaca, NY is now accepting applications for two of its upcoming programs: the Summer Practicum in Sustainable Farming & Local Food Systems and the New Farmer Training Project. Applications for these two food and farming education programs are now online at
The first program, the New Farmer Training Project, is a 100-hour, April-November hands-on and classroom training experience for aspiring farmers and market gardeners that offers a "Sustainable Farming Certificate" upon completion. The second program, the Summer Practicum in Sustainable Farming & Local Food Systems, is a 6-credit TC3/Groundswell course that offers a 8-week intensive that involves immersion at West Haven Farm in Ithaca as well as classroom time and field trips to area farms. We have several partial and full scholarships available for limited resource trainees interested in enrolling in our programs.

**Internship and Job Corner**
We have a long list of outstanding internships available for the right students, and most are eligible for academic credit with the ENVS89a course (offered every semester and summer) Just make sure to arrange with me first: For a preview of kinds of opportunities available and information about the internship course, see the ENVS website.
Appropriate positions can be cross-listed with other programs as well (HSSP, IGS, etc.) See below for some exciting open positions locally and elsewhere, both for spring and summer.

Don’t miss these fabulous internships:

-- Paid Internship - Nature Specialist, Waltham YMCA
From the Waltham YMCA: "The Waltham YMCA is looking to hire a Nature Specialist for their summer camp!  We are looking for someone to design and implement nature and environmental activities for children ages 3-11 years old at our outdoor summer camp program.  The nature specialist will be responsible for planning multiple activities per day and must possess the ability to create inspirational and engaging activities for children.  Activities will be run for groups consisting of between 20-30 children; the nature specialist will be the leader of the activity but will also have other counselors assisting.  We are looking for applicants that have an abundance of knowledge regarding environmental studies/nature, children activity ideas and experience leading activities for large groups of children.  The Waltham YMCA summer camp runs from June 27th-August 26thfrom 8:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday.  The position pays between $10-$11/hr. "
Contact Professor Goldin at if you think this is right for you and wish to apply, and please send resume and cover note. This is a great position (held by Brandeis students for the last 4 years).

-- Paid Internships - EPA Boston: soon to be announced, in the Office of Pollution Protection.
Contact Professor Goldin at if you are interested, and please send resume and cover note.

-- Internships - The Amagansett Food Institute (Long Island, NY)
The Amagansett Food Institute (a 501(c)(3) organization) seeks three interns:
1. A business intern to assist with the development of its long-term strategy plan.
2. An education intern to assist with AFI's outreach to schools.
3. A forager intern to help connect food producers with consumers.
Candidates for these internships should have a genuine commitment to, and interest in,
the environment, farming, food production, and education. A knowledge of community
development and outreach would be helpful. They should also have strong computer
skills, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
See attached document for more detailed description of interns’ responsibilities.
Questions? Contact: Carissa Waechter,

-- Internships - Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection - Due March 15
From MassDEP: “As part of MassDEP's talented and professional team, MassDEP interns are provided with education, training, hands-on experience, supervision, and networking opportunities utilizing modern technology and information systems during their internships.
Current internship positions are unpaid; however, MassDEP provides academic assistance for students who are interested in getting academic credits in their respective schools.”
Click here for information on many excellent MA DEP internships.
***Applications are due March 15!***

Other internships and jobs:

Renew Boston Neighborhood Network Coordinator - Full time (Boston, MA) - Due March 31
From Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation (DBEDC):
“Dorchester Bay EDC is filling the vacant, 1-year position of the Renew Boston Neighborhood Network Coordinator. The Renew Boston program, a service of the City of Boston in partnership with NSTAR and National Grid, is the nation’s first partnership between municipal government and investor-owned utilities for co-delivery of energy efficiency home improvements. The program uses $1.8 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s (ARRA) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) to leverage rebates available under existing energy efficiency programs administered by NSTAR and National Grid for Boston residents within 60-120% of the state median income.
The coordinator at Dorchester Bay EDC will serve as one of three Renew Boston Neighborhood Network Coordinators located across the city and will be responsible for supervising and coordinating outreach of the Renew Boston residential weatherization program to roughly one third of the city, including the South Boston, Dorchester, and Mattapan regions. The coordinator will be responsible for:

·        Overseeing fellow Renew Boston community-based organizations in their outreach activities

·        Reaching out to other community members and groups to enlist them in the Renew Boston outreach campaign

·        Assisting Dorchester Bay EDC in general outreach to sign up interested residents

·        Following-up with interested participants and organizations throughout the weatherization process

·        Providing regular, weekly feedback to Renew Boston city administrators”

Applications due March 31, 2011.
Send resumes and cover letters to:
Elias Monteiro - Director of Organizing, Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation
594 Columbia Road #302
Boston, MA 02125
617-825-4200 x 204

Outreach Coordinator, The Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University - Part time (Medford, MA)
The Global Development and Environment Institute at  (GDAE) at Tufts University is seeking an Outreach Coordinator to manage the institute’s growing communications and outreach efforts. GDAE, an interdisciplinary research institute, produces a wide range of educational materials and policy-relevant research, with the goal of promoting a better understanding of how societies can pursue their economic and community goals in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner. GDAE is jointly affiliated with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
The Outreach Coordinator will manage all aspects of the institute’s communications work, including overall communications strategy and evaluation, web management, email promotion, weblog coordination, etc.
This is an 80% part-time position. Salary is commensurate with experience and benefits are included. To apply, go to Tufts Job Announcementfor more information and to apply. Please include a cover letter along with your resume submission.
Questions? Contact Lauren Denizard, Program Coordinator,

Full time position - The Alliance to Save Enery (Oakland, CA)
The Alliance to Save Energy is recruiting a full-time associate to work on the Green Campus Program.  The position is located in Oakland, CA.  For more information, click here.
Please refer questions to Wen Lee at