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Date: September 13, 2011 (page 1 of 2)

Sustainability Planner (Cambridge, MA)

The City of Cambridge, MA Community Development Department seeks a motivated professional to develop and implement outreach and other programs to engage residents and businesses in adopting more sustainable practices. Develop and maintain web and social media content. Conduct best practice research and develop policies and programs aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Strong background in sustainability programs, outreach and communication required. Experience in implementing sustainable transportation programs a plus. Excellent people, oral and written communications skills. Bachelor’s degree in related field plus four years of experience or a master’s degree plus two years of experience.

For further information, visit http://www.cambridgema.gov and click on ‘Jobs’.

Weatherization Program Assistant (Hinesburg, VT)


This position is part of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board AmeriCorps, which places AmeriCorps members in sponsoring non-profit affordable housing and environmental conservation and education organizations around the state. This position will have the exciting opportunity to work in and amongst the many areas within the Weatherization Department, including our new and exciting projects (e.g. solar installs, smart grid, etc.).  The goals of this position are to provide support in a variety of areas within the range of weatherization (Wx) programs thru client intake, outreach, advocacy, energy efficiency education, assisting with energy audits, and administrative duties while learning the comprehensive nature of Vermont’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).

For further information, visit http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?job_did=J8D00S6VTBSTZF861LF.

Chief Sustainability Officer (Berkeley, CA)


LBNL is a world-renowned scientific institution operated by the University of California of Berkeley for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Reporting to the Deputy Laboratory Director, the primary role for this position will be to provide organizational and technical leadership for the Lab’s overall environmental sustainability operations, including defining the strategic vision, inspiring and motivating staff, and managing performance goals in support of the vision. It is expected that this individual will serve as chief environmental sustainability spokesperson to external audiences, including the Department of Energy, the University of California Office of the President, the general public, industry partners, local municipalities, sustainability non-profit organizations, and other relevant stakeholders.

For further information, visit http://regionalhelpwanted.com/search/detail.cfm?SN=194&ID=55522443.

Recycling Intern (Cambridge, MA)


The Recycling Division works to encourage people to consume less, reuse and donate materials, and recycle what cannot be eliminated or re-used. The Division’s largest program is the weekly curbside collection of materials that must be recycled under State law-including paper, cardboard, bottles, cans, and yard waste-from residents, City buildings, and schools.  Seeking research and planning assistance for the possible implementation of a pilot curbside food scraps collection program for residents.

For further information contact, Ms. Randi Mail, rmail@cambridgema.gov.

Environmental Conflict Resolution Internship (Washington D.C.)


Seeking a student intern interested in environmental conflict resolution. CPRC houses EPA’s experts in environmental collaboration and conflict resolution and provides a range of services to EPA managers and staff, including access to professional mediators and facilitators, case intake and consultation, process design, conflict coaching, and training.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center (CPRC) seeks a student intern interested in environmental conflict resolution. CPRC houses EPA’s experts in environmental collaboration and conflict resolution and provides a range of services to EPA managers and staff, including access to professional mediators and facilitators, case intake and consultation, process design, conflict coaching, and training.

Applicants are asked to develop a project proposal (1 page) on a topic of mutual interest to work on during their internship with CPRC. Final products may include a presentation to CPRC leadership, an article for journal submission, a training module, or other appropriate project. New ideas and continuations of existing work are equally welcome. The intern will work under the direction of CPRC staff, who will provide project feedback, involve the intern in appropriate meetings, and introduce the intern to relevant contacts and resources within EPA.


Who May Apply:         Graduate students with proof of current enrollment and U.S. citizenship.

Please Submit:           Cover letter, resume and project proposal

Schedule: Half to full time, flexible

Compensation:           Unpaid/Volunteer

Location: EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Deadline:                        September 16, 2011 for Fall Term (start and end dates negotiable)

For further information, visit http://www.internationalpeaceandconflict.org/forum/topics/u-s-environmental-protection-agency-s-conflict-prevention-and-res.

Sep 28: Environmental Community Brunch

When: Friday, September 28, 11:oo am – 1:00 pm

Where: Tufts Institute of the Environment/ The Office of Sustainability

210 Packard Avenue, Miller Hall-East Rear Door

On behalf of the Environmental Studies Program, I would like to invite you to the Tufts Environmental Brunch. Feel free to stop in to meet the Tufts Institute of the Environment and Office of Sustainability staff, our ENVS Director, Colin Orians and executive committee members, and environmentally focused students and faculty.

After a long Summer of construction, the TIE/Miller Hall renovation is nearly complete. The offices in Miller Hall now house the Environmental Studies Program Office, Office of Sustainability, Water: Systems, Science, and Society Program, Water Diplomacy IGERT, Dow Sustainability Challenge, and acts as the Medford host of the Masters of Conservation Medicine Program out of Grafton.

Sep 30: Green Careers for a Green Economy

When: September 30, 2011 8 am to 4 pm

Where: Holiday Inn, Marlborough, MA

The third annual Massachusetts Green Career Conference brings together stakeholders from government, education, business and career networks. Everyone wanting to learn more about green careers will find this conference timely, practical and valuable.

For further information, visit http://www.MassGreenCareers.com or register at http://GreenCareer.EventBrite.com.

Sept. 22 Greater Boston Slow Money Entrepreneur Showcase

When: Thursday, September 22, 2011, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Where: Non-Profit Center, 89 South Street, Boston (South Street Conference Center)

Join investors, sustainable food entrepreneurs, and leaders working together to rebuild our local food system. Learn about investment opportunities and how you can participate in rebuilding local economies based on the principles of soil fertility, sense of place, care of the commons and economic, cultural and biological diversity.

For further information, visit http://www.slowmoney.org/?p=608&option=com_wordpress&Itemid=170.

Sep 14-16: A Roadmap to Sustainable Infrastructures & Green Cities Conference

When: September 14-16, 2011

Where: Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA

This two-day conference at the Harvard Design School will bring together leading thinkers and practitioners for a precise and accurate design of a road map to green cities and infrastructures. Through presentations, panel discussions and ample time for networking, the attendees will gain valuable insights and lessons learned that they can put to action now.

For further information, visit http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/research/research_centers/zofnass/conference.html.

Sept. 21 Tufts Global Development & Environmental Institute Open House

When: Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Where: Global Development And Environment Institute, 44 Teele Ave, Somerville, MA 02144 (located just off Packard Ave)

Come learn about GDAE’s interdisciplinary work on environmental policy, globalization and sustainable development, and alternative economics textbooks. Gain more information on campus events, books and publications, job opportunities, and academic resources. Light refreshments will be served.

For questions, directions, or to RSVP, please contact Lauren Denizard at 617-627-3530 or lauren.denizard@tufts.edu.

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