Daily Archives: September 13, 2011

Oct. 1 Boston Local Food Festival

When: Saturday, Oct.1 11 am to 5 pm

Where: Boston Waterfront, Port Front Channel

The 2nd annual Boston Local Food Festival is less than a month away!

Be sure to join us on Saturday, October 1, for affordable servings of local eats ($5 or less!), local brew tastings (tickets on sale now), cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, and so much more! We have some exciting news for you below, so please continue reading, and stay tuned to our newsletter, websiteFacebook and Twitter for updates.

Sept. 19 AltWheels Fleet Day

When: September 19

Where: Four Point Sheraton in Norwood. (1125 Boston Providence Hwy, Norwood, MA, 02062, US).

AltWheels Fleet Day is the largest corporate and municipal Fleet Managers on the East Coast. Come see and hear the latest in fleet transportation technologies, alternative fuels and fleet management practices.

The day consists of panels, exhibits, and vehicles offering a showcase of alternative transportation solutions — from concept vehicles, to vehicles that are available and affordable today. This year’s Fleet Day will be hosted at the Four Points by Sheraton hotel and conference center on Route 1 in Norwood, MA in their state-of-the-art conference space with a large outdoor vehicle display.

For more information, please visit http://www.altwheels.org/fleetday11.html

Sept. 18 Life in a Climate Changing World

When: Sunday, September 18, 7 pm

Where: Cary Hall, 1605 Mass Ave, Lexington

MCAN Presents Life in a Climate Changing World: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity. Aaron Bernstein, MD, MPH, Acting Associate Director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School, and co-author of Sustaining Life, the Library Journal Best Biology Book of 2008.

Free Admission.

Sept. 17 MCAN’s Tenth Anniversary Party (Somerville, MA)

When: Saturday, September 17th 6-10 pm

Where: Somerville Dilboy VFW Post #529 at 371 Summer St., Somerville: in Davis Square across from the famous Rosebud Diner, and two blocks from the Davis Square T–Station.

Who’s Invited: MCAN leaders, members, volunteers, allies and friends.

Tickets: To purchase your tickets in advance, Contact Fred Schlicher at 781.395.7207 or fred.schlicher@massclimateaction.net. Tickets are $10 in advance, and go up to $15 at the door.

Help us celebrate ten years of climate activism, at MCAN’s first decade Anniversary Party. Melodeego will be playing while you ride to keep them powered up! We’ll be honoring the amazing, dedicated activists of many MCAN chapters, who have worked tirelessly to address the climate crisis in the Commonwealth.

For more information, please visit http://massclimateaction.net/upcoming-events.html

Zero Waste Coordinator (Washington D.C.)

American University (DC) seeks a zero waste coordinator to plan, implement, organize, track and monitor all aspects of waste diversion and waste reduction operations. Successful candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies or a related field, as well as a minimum of three years of work experience in sustainability, waste management, resource conservation or recycling.

For more information, please see https://jobs.american.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=1478

Eco-Ambassador Coordinator, Intern Position (Tufts University, MA)

Eco-Ambassadors are university staff (or faculty) who spend a few hours per month of paid work time leading departmental efforts to conserve energy and water, select green office products, improve recycling rates and educate their colleagues about environmentally sustainable practices. See examples of Eco-Ambassadors at work. Every month (for a year), Eco-Ambassadors participate in one 2 hour meeting and learn about a particular environmental concern (water, transportation, waste, etc.), as well as suggestions for implementation in their work area. Additionally, the Eco-Ambassadors send feedback to the Program, enabling sustainability staff to gather key information about recycling problems, energy consumption, or employee attitudes toward sustainability issues.

The Eco-Ambassador coordinator organizes the logistics for the current class of Eco-Ambassadors including updating the website and facebook page;  email and telephone communication; subject matter research and other logistics (room reservations, food ordering, webconferencing set up, etc). The intern will also work with the 53 existing Eco-Ambassadors to help them continue with the work they started while they were in class. This could entail office visits, phone calls, newsletter creation, eco-tip writing, reunion organizing and ‘continuing education’ opportunities.

Candidates should have experience creating environmental behavior change campaigns, working in an office environment and be responsible, reliable, able to get along with people from many different departments and ages and very organized. This position involves 10-15 hours of work per week.

Candidates must be working towards a graduate degree in order to apply.

(work-study only)

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Director of the Office of Sustainability Tina Woolston at  tina.woolston@tufts.edu.

Sustainability Council Administrative Intern, (Tufts University, MA)

The  Sustainability Council Administrative Intern would help organize and support a sustainability committee. He or she needs to be reliable, courteous, responsive and very professional. Organization and good note-taking skills are imperative. This is a great opportunity to see the inner workings of sustainability action!

You must be working towards a graduate degree in order to apply.

Four positions available, work-study or non-work-study students are welcome.

10-15 hours per week.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Director of the Office of Sustainability Tina Woolston at  tina.woolston@tufts.edu.