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Month: November 2011 (page 2 of 6)

Sustainability Coordinator, Franklin Pierce U

Franklin Pierce University (NH) seeks a sustainability coordinator for its Rindge Campus. The position will work with faculty, students, staff and senior administration to develop and coordinate programs in sustainability education, recycling, and resource and energy conservation/efficiency. The position will teach up to two sustainability-related courses per semester. Successful candidates will have a master’s degree in resources management, environmental science or a closely related discipline.

Applications will be accepted through Nov. 30, 2011.

Dec 1: Products, Plastics, Putrefaction, and Power: Rethinking How We Manage Materials to Achieve Just Sustainability

When: Thursday, December 1, 2011, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA
The majority of urban trash is plastic or biodegradable. What is the best way to manage these materials? Businesses and environmentalists are battling it out right now. Part of the Peabody Museum Trash Talk series of free lectures. A public reception follows at the Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge.
Admission is FREE

Apr 2-4: Campus, Community and Culture – the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium Conference

Share your experiences and your knowledge with other campus sustainability professionals across the northeast USA and eastern Canada!  Campus, Community and Culture – theNortheast Campus Sustainability Consortium Conference (April 2-4, 2012 at Syracuse University) is a perfect opportunity for you to become a more active participant in the campus sustainability discussion.

If you’ve spoken at sustainability conferences before, you’ll find NECSC audiences appreciative, knowledgeable and responsive.  If you haven’t, this is a great place to start – not too big, not too small, just right!  Either way, you’ll get useful, thoughtful feedback and encouragement, and you’ll make great connections.

Please visit http://greenuniversecity.syr.edu/NECSC-2012/NECSC_PresForm.html to learn more about the conference program and guidelines for presenters.  You can submit your presentation proposal from the same page.  All proposals must be received by January 20, 2012 in order to be considered.

Want further clarification about the conference or about presenting at it?  Email Brooke Wears (bkmorley@syr.edu).

Wakefield Estate Graduate Fellowships

The Wakefield Estate works with local colleges and universities to provide graduate- and undergraduate-level research fellowships and internships.  Depending on the school and program, research fellowships are either for stipend or for school credit.  Over the past three years, students from Boston University, Simmons College, Harvard University, University of Massachusetts/Boston, The Conway School of Landscape Design, The Landscape Institute and the Winterthur Museum have conducted research at the Wakefield Estate in the following areas:

  • Collections Research and Management (furniture, art, etc.)
  • Archival and Library Studies
  • Landscape Design and Research
  • Archaeology and GIS
  • Historic Buildings and Architecture
  • Mineralog

For more information about graduate and undergraduate research opportunities, email mark@dogwoodlanefarm.orgcall 617-333-0924 or visit their website.

Department of Energy SunShot Initiative

Funding: Up to $7 million

Open Date: 11/15/2011

Close Date: 03/05/2011

Funding Organization: Solar Energy Technologies Program

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000607


DOE is supporting the development of tools and approaches that will reduce balance of system non-hardware costs for solar energy systems. These soft costs—expenses associated with permitting, financing, interconnection, and inspection—can account for approximately half of the total expense of photovoltaic installations.

As part of the SunShot Incubator program, this funding opportunity is designed to help small businesses and entrepreneurs develop data-driven tools, innovative programs, and streamlined processes that will make solar more accessible for Americans. This solicitation builds on the Incubator program’s proven success with photovoltaic technologies to begin targeting market barriers. By addressing all sectors of the solar energy economy, the SunShot Initiative works to reduce the total installed cost of photovoltaic systems.

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Additional Information:

Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: January 16, 2012, 5 p.m. EST

Full Applications Due: March 5, 2012, 5 p.m. EST

More information is available in the DOE press release.

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