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Month: August 2011 (page 1 of 4)

September 8: Lunch & Learn on Environmental Sustainability at Tufts University

On September 8th (Thursday) at noon, join our very own Tina Woolston, Director of the Tufts Office of Sustainability, as she discusses the sustainability efforts here at Tufts, resources available to students and opportunities to get involved. If you’ve ever wondered about installing solar on campus or where the food from the dining halls goes, this is the perfect place to learn and ask questions about your ideas for innovation on campus!

Tina has worked in the Office of Sustainability since 2007, initially as Project Coordinator and then as its Director. She created the Eco-Ambassador program for staff and faculty and an Ex-college course on sustainability in action. She works closely with Tufts Recycles, Tufts Institute for the Environment, Purchasing, Dining Services, and others on sustainability initiatives across the university.

Tina also co-founded MaynardCAN!, a local non-profit that organizes and promotes sustainability initiatives in the city of Maynard, MA. Prior to Tufts, she worked for the Earthwatch Institute as their Program Manager for Sustainability. She received her Master of Science from Cornell University.

Visit Environmental Studies Department website for more information on the Lunch & Learn Program, which occurs every Thursday. Lunch & Learns began in the Spring of 2011 to create opportunities for environmentally-minded undergraduate students, faculty, and interested staff to communicate and interact on environmental issues.

September 7: National Climate Seminar teleconference

Listen in real time to climate and clean energy specialists talk about the latest science, policy, law, and economics of climate change. Assign these half-hour calls to your students for a chance to hear top scientists, analysts and political leaders discuss climate and clean energy solutions.

At noon on Wednesday, 9/7, the guest commentator will be Mike Tidwell, renowned author and Director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. Mike has been at the center of the clean energy movement for a decade.

Later in the term, tune in for Dave Roberts from Grist, green business pioneer Hunter Lovins, Sharon Nunes from IBM, and Mark Hertsgaard, author of HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth.

More information available on the Bard CEP website. Send in your questions prior to each call by emailing climate@bard.edu. All calls are also available as podcasts.

Join the National Climate Seminar by dialing in at 12:00pm eastern on the scheduled day. Call-in number: 1-712-432-3100; Conference Code: 253385.

The seminar is a great opportunity to engage classes in real-time dialog about climate solutions; you can use the calls as the basis for a brownbag, or assign them as homework. All calls are recorded and available as podcasts. For more information, email climate@bard.edu.

November 19: Water Rising

Music and Dance amid Climate Change:

Artists from the Pacific Atolls of Kiribati, Tokelau and Tuvalu

(Boston debut!)

Saturday, November 19, 8:00 PM

Sanders Theatre
45 Quincy St
Cambridge, 02138
Reserved seating
$40.00, $32.00, $28.00 (includes Sanders Theatre $0.75 restoration fee)

The tiny Pacific atolls Kiribati, Tokelau and Tuvalu are on the front lines of global warming and risk becoming the first cultures on earth to be submerged by rising sea levels. For hundreds of years, the islands’ history, spiritual teachings and social values were danced and sung rather than written. Now, as their fragile way of life is threatened, the 36 dancers and musicians of Water is Rising create an elegant, sensual and exuberant performance that expresses their deep connections to nature and the legacy of their traditions as well as their feelings about global warming. Their shared spirit and intense energy represent the joyful vitality of their collective ethos.

Free lecture/demonstration:

Sunday, November 20, 3:30pm
Cahners Theatre at the Museum of Science
Science Park, Boston

Admission: Free, register online by November 6

Featuring Aaron Bernstein, MD, director, Human Health and Global Environmental Change Program of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School, Mikaele Maiava, Tokelau government councilman, and Andrew Semeli, Tuvalu parliamentarian assistant and Water Is Rising performers from the island of Kiribati. Facilitated by Judy Mitoma, Director of UCLA’s Center for Intercultural Performance. A co-presentation of the Museum of Science and World Music/CRASHarts. This program is free thanks to the generosity of the Lowell Institute. Funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts.

June-August 2012: Common Circle Cross Country Bicycle Tour

Who: You and your neighbors who care about a sustainable future for America.  As always, all of our programs are designed for beginner and intermediate cyclists.

Where: Eugene, Oregon to Washington, DC

When:  June 1 – August 31, 2012

Come ride your bicycle with us across the country learning about and promoting sustainability and permaculture. Our most powerful program yet – a supported cross-country tour (support vehicle, meals and lodging included) to farms and sustainability sites, integrated with our award-winning permaculture design and regenerative leadership certification and much more — this program will change your life.

This three-month intensive course combines our Urban Permaculture and Regenerative Leadership Certificate training, followed by a Wilderness First Aid training before we head on the road cycling from Eugene, Oregon all the way across America to Washington DC (we’ll be roughly following the TransAM bike route – about 4200 miles), promoting and learning about sustainable living and intentional communities.

The stunning places you will visit on this program and the extraordinary people you will meet will challenge and inspire you..

Program cost:  $6000 regular rate pay just $4500 before September 1st. Payment plans available.

More details at http://commoncircle.com/cross-country-bicycle-tour

Manager, Environmental Stewardship (Lawrence, KS)

The University of Kansas has reposted a position opening in the Environmental Stewardship Program, which oversees recycling, surplus property, and waste reduction efforts.

Full-time, benefits eligible position, $40-45K/yr DOE.

Must have a Bachelor’s degree; work experience dealing with recycling, resource conservation, waste minimization, pollution prevention and environmental impact assessment; ability to handle filled recycling and/or waste containers.

More details here.

Candidates should apply at https://jobs.ku.edu/ (Unclassified Professional Staff Position #01117001) by September 7.

Program Associate (Boston, MA)

Second Nature has recently launched the next phase of its capacity building efforts to advance the institutional capacity of minority-serving and under-served colleges and universities to commit to sustainability and climate neutrality. The Education for Sustainability (EfS) Innovation Program, the second phase of the capacity building initiative, promotes innovation and leadership among the under-resourced higher education institutions.

Second Nature seeks the services of a Program Associate for a 6-month contract. Under the leadership of the President and the Vice President, and reporting to the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Development, the Program Associate will actively work towards Second Nature’s mission to advance sustainability in higher education across the United States with a special focus on the EfS Innovation Program. For the full job description, please click here.

This is a full-time temporary position that requires a 6-month commitment, pay commensurate with experience, no benefits. This position requires a working presence at Second Nature office in downtown Boston, with some telecommuting and occasional travel. This posting is available immediately and will remain open until September 16, 2011. Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed.

Candidates are invited to apply at: careers@secondnature.org

Assistant Director, Sustainability (Claremont, CA)

Regular, full-time 12-month position.

Salary:  Dependent upon qualifications.

Pomona College is seeking a talented, energetic, dedicated, and well-organized professional to serve as the Assistant Director, Sustainability. The candidate must be detailed-oriented and comfortable working in a relaxed but busy environment.

The successful candidate will develop, enhance, and maintain environmental stewardship within the Pomona College community and among its constituencies. Focus areas for this position include facilities design and operation, waste management, energy and water use and sources, purchasing. This position also works with community engagement and outreach, media and public relations, and strategic planning. This position will also coordinate and oversee the ReCoop/Clean Sweep, Green Bikes, and other sustainability-related programs and be an ex-officio member of the President’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies or other related field of study; Master’s Degree preferred; Five years of hands-on experience implementing environmental or sustainability programs is required. LEED level accreditation preferred, but not required.
Please submit a Pomona College application, cover letter and resume to:Pomona College, Attn: Human Resources, 550 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711.  Documents may also be submitted via email at staffjobs@pomona.edu or by fax (909) 607-1726.

Leadership Institute Fellows (Washington, D.C.)

Application Deadline: Friday, September 9, 2011.

The Leadership Institute of the Center for American Progress seeks to identify, equip, and advance a new generation of leaders from diverse backgrounds and communities to assume responsible roles in the development and implementation of progressive public policies.

The program will consist of nine Leadership Fellows, drawn from those with experience working with communities of color, who have demonstrated an interest and commitment to progressive public policies. The Leadership Fellows will gather two days of each month for nine months to discover, define, and develop skills necessary to create and advocate policy ideas to diverse constituencies.

Leadership Institute Fellow applicants should be highly motivated individuals seeking to expand their skills, perspectives, and networks to impact progressive social change. Successful applicants will have a demonstrated interest in filling the gaps that exist between traditional public policies and communities of color.

The Institute will present a program of engagement for Fellows that includes seminars, policy organization observation, visits to policy and media hubs, networking events, dinner discussions, and an assigned policy project. The program will assist Fellows in developing:

  • Links and networks between the fellows and the progressive policy world, including grassroots organizations, media, and government
  • Methods to introduce policy ideas to diverse groups and move policy ideas from inception to permanent mainstream change by employing field operations, research analysis, legislation, nonprofit collaborations, and tactical messaging

CAP’s Leadership Institute is a project of Progress 2050, which develops new ideas for an increasingly diverse America.

To learn more, please visit http://www.americanprogress.org/aboutus/leadership_institute.html

Energy Management Communications Specialist (Berkeley, CA)

The Office of Sustainability at UC Berkeley is now hiring an Energy Management Communications Specialist.  The Energy Management Communications Specialist will help implement the marketing plan and coordinate communications for the Energy Management project and will report to the Director of Sustainability. The position will be responsible for maintenance and growth of the project website, staffing marketing and outreach events, analyzing identified audiences and the success of outreach efforts, coordinating social media efforts, and other marketing support activities. The Communications Specialist will also work closely with the Energy Management project teams, the Energy Office staff, and the Sustainability Manager.  This is a 24 month contract position.

The position is now posted on the Berkeley Job Website (requisition #12850).

Director of Sustainability (University of Pennsylvania)

Duties: The Director, Sustainability is a leadership position within the
Business Services Division with responsibility for expanding the Division’s commitment to campus sustainability, including business development and project successes. Key activities include identifying, researching, analyzing and supporting all sustainability initiatives within the Division.
The position develops, analyzes and benchmarks the Division’s sustainability efforts and works with constituent groups to enhance the Division’s participation in campus sustainability programs. The position is also the primary liaison between Business Services, Facilities & Real Estate Services, and other sustainability contacts within the University and external to Penn. This position reports to the VP, Business Services with a dotted line to the University Architect.

Qualifications: A relevant Bachelor’s Degree is required, preferably in
environmental science or similar, plus a minimum of 3 years to 5 years of post-degree experience ideally in a large, complex organization, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. LEED AP certification is highly desirable, preferably with Construction Management/EBOM specializations. Demonstrated ability to complete projects on time and on budget. Experience with LEED projects and with reporting on project status and progress. Solid analytical, decision-making and problem solving skills.
Excellent communication and presentation/training skills, combined with demonstrated expertise in developing effective partnerships. Understanding of triple-bottom line reporting. Familiarity with life-cycle analysis, risk profiling etc.


School Name – Business Services
Job Open Date   08-25-2011
Hours- 35
Position Schedule- Mon-Fri; 9-5
Months  12

For more information, please see https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1314631497178

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