Tufts Gets Green

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Date: October 26, 2011

EcoHouse Program Coordinator, U Connecticut

The University of Connecticut seeks a program coordinator to coordinate day-to-day administrative activities and provide support for the EcoHouse Learning Community, where undergraduate students live together and participate in academic and service learning projects related to sustainability issues. Successful candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in environmental science studies, sustainability or related area and three to five years of experience with administrative methods within higher education or environmental contexts.

“GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth” Documentary

Friday, November 4, 7:00 pm, at Union Hall, 27 School Street, Carlisle, MA.

Thursday, November 10, 7:00 pm at the Refuge Visitor Center, Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, 680 Hudson Road, Sudbury, MA.

“Growthbusters: Hooked on Growth” is a non-profit documentary examining what may be the most critical issue of our time: the unsustainability of our society’s addiction to growth everlasting.

Have you ever questioned the “conventional wisdom” that growth will solve our problems?

Many of us are thinking about growth, yet so few of us are moving our lips. It is preventing us from making a dent in so many of our problems like sprawl, climate change, energy, dying oceans, pollution, traffic trauma, and heaps of trash.

Growth: Economic, consumption and population growth are overwhelming all that conservation and technology might do. Yet, we keep saying that perpetual growth will solve our problems – but many believe that this is really the FAILED conventional wisdom.

Come see a dramatic and riveting new documentary that shakes our common assumptions to the core with dramatic out-of-the-box conversation, analysis and thinking. It is a 90 minute feature film, by gifted producer Dave Gardner, which holds up a mirror to our culture, our values and our daily behavior.

Showing times and locations are listed about.

The movie, a discussion, and snacks are all free. For a taste, see http://www.growthbusters.org/ For more info, contact Mike Hanauer at MGHanauer@yahoo.com.

Job Opportunity in Food System and Land Use Mapping and Research

The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future is seeking a Data Specialist to support the Maryland Food System Mapping Project team. They are looking for someone with a background and interest in food systems, geography, agriculture and land use research to help them collect and map data about environmental impacts of agriculture in Maryland, processing and distribution of local food, and to help expand a new interactive mapping website. Full-time position. Masters degree preferred. You can find the complete job listing on their website:


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