Monthly Archives: January 2012

Jan 30: Tufts CSA General Interest Meeting/Sign-ups

Are you interested in affordable, fresh picked local produce delivered to you on campus?

You are in luck! Tufts is hosting a pilot Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program during the Spring semester. If you’re interested, come to our general interest meeting on Monday, January 30th at 9pm in Eaton 209

What’s a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. This means that you buy a share in a farm at the beginning of a season (in our case, the beginning of a semester) and you get produce delivered to you here.  When you sign up for a farm share with Enterprise Farm, you will receive an individually packed box of fresh produce, delivered directly to Tufts for pickup every Tuesday from February to April (no shares on March 20 during spring break)

Prices and Details

You choose what size works for you! Shares cost as little as $24/week.

Small (good for 1-2 people): $264 ($24/week)*

Medium (good for 2-3 people): $341 ($31/week)*

Large (good for 4 or more people): $462 ($42/week)

You will be signing up for the entire spring semester. When you look at these numbers, think about your weekly grocery bill and what you won’t have to buy at the store. For more information on how much food this is, visit the Enterprise website.

How do I take advantage of this incredible opportunity?
If you are ready to sign up now, fill out this spreadsheet and you will be contacted with further information about payment and registration. This form is only for people who are committed to purchasing a share. The deadline to sign up is Friday, February 3rd. And deliveries begin on February 7th. However, if you don’t make it to the deadline, there is a pro-rated structure that allows you to join the CSA in the succeeding weeks.

Sign up here: TUFTS CSA

Questions? Email

Mar 7-8: Ecological Landscaping Association Conference (Springfield, MA)

Join the ELA for a 2-day conference that will feature one-day of intensive workshops, a full day of educational seminars and an Eco-Marketplace where vendors showcase the latest products and technology. Workshops cover topics from “‘Pro’active Protection of Wetlands” to “Practical Solutions for Deer and Other Pests” to “Native Plant System Design to Increase Habitat Diversity.” Interested?

Register before February 14th and get a discount!

See details in the full conference brochure.

Intern, Green Development Center, Local Initiatives Support Coalition (Boston, MA)

Interns will be integral parts of the project team, providing research support and using their writing skills to produce project-specific memos and more general white papers on green building, sustainable transportation, food systems, and economic development topics. Interns will receive hands-on project training. This position will provide the opportunity to learn about a variety of sustainability issues nationally, and give input into how to promote these topics at the local, state and federal policy levels. Intern should be available approx. 12-16 hrs/wk for the spring semester, with a possible extension to full-time through the summer. Start and end dates are negotiable and schedule is flexible within normal business hours.

For further information, visit

To apply, send resume and cover letter to Julia Prange,

Internship, Massachusetts Rivers Alliance (Boston, MA)

The Massachusetts Rivers Alliance, a statewide environment organization focused on the protection and restoration of rivers across the state is looking for an intern to work 10-15 hours/week to help with outreach and communications, including producing content for an electronic newsletter and the Alliance’s website. Seeking someone who is motivated, well-organized, a good writer and familiar with webpage design/maintenance. The office is easily accessible by public transportation in downtown Boston, 1 block from Park St. station. A great opportunity to work with the Executive Director and Tufts Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Alum, Julia Blatt, in an organization focused on policy change, supporting grass roots organizations, and building a strong voice for rivers in the Massachusetts. This internship is unpaid.

For more information, contact or visit the Alliance’s website here.

Sustainability Coordinator, Student Housing, U California Davis

Student Housing at the University of California, Davis seeks a sustainability coordinator to lead the development, implementation and management of its sustainability initiative. The coordinator will also provide billing analysis, reporting and benchmarking for Student Housing facilities respective to electricity, domestic water, steam, chilled water, natural gas and sewer. Successful candidates will have experience performing program analysis and evaluation of technical and non-technical operations.

Full details can be found here.

Sustainability Coordinator, North Central College (Naperville, IL)

North Central College (IL) seeks a sustainability coordinator to develop and maintain a campus-wide sustainability plan including strategies, policies and programs. The coordinator will also assist with green product purchasing and the development a campus recycling program. Successful candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in a related field. The review of applications will begin Jan. 31, 2012.

Check out the full details here.

Interns, New Leaders Initiative, Earth Island Institute (Berkeley, CA)

The Earth Island Institute’s New Leaders Initiative, which seeks to elevate bold, emerging young leaders in the environmental movement through the Brower Youth Awards and other year-round programs, invites applications for 2012 interns. Interns will be exposed to some of the leading grassroots and national youth-led efforts, and have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of working in an environmental nonprofit. Intern tasks vary seasonally according to the program cycle and include outreach and communications, application recruitment and processing, event planning, media outreach and soliciting donations and program partners.

Applications should be sent to Anisha Desai at and will be accepted on a rolling basis.

For more information, see the website here.

Feb 29: MBTA Fare Proposal Hearing

When: Wednesday, February 29, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Where: Citywide Senior Center, 806 Mass. Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

Public hearings and a written public comment process are in progress on the MBTA’s proposal to increase fares and reduce service to address their dire financial situation.  Information about the proposal and how to comment are available at

Jan 21 to 29: Brookline Climate Week 2012

This year’s Brookline Climate Week offers over 40 events and displays across town from Larz Anderson Park to Brookline Village. All events and displays are free and open to the public unless noted. For updates, full descriptions and weather cancellation only if the town declares an official snow emergency, visit Questions? Contact

Sierra Club Environmental Career Apprenticeship Program 2012

About the Program

The program that you are applying for involves a full-time, 6 month paid staff position that will be based in one of the Sierra Club’s offices. This period will run from Monday, July 2, 2012 through Friday, December 21, 2012. In addition to your salary, the Sierra Club will pay (up to a certain amount) for your transportation to our office at the start of your employment if you presently reside outside of the area and for your return transportation home at the end of the program if you are not remaining in that city. You will be responsible for your living expenses during the program.

The apprenticeships will be comprised of a variety of work experiences including but not limited to grassroots organizing, administrative policy advocacy and public communications. You will be trained and guided in your job responsibilities by a team of experienced Sierra Club staff. At the end of six months, if you wish to continue working for the Sierra Club, you may apply for job vacancies in any of our offices. Regardless of your choice, we are committed to supporting and assisting you to find your future career path, and we hope that your experience with the Sierra Club will encourage you to seek a career in the environmental movement.

All recent graduates are welcome to apply, and will be given consideration.

The Sierra Club maintains a commitment to building a diverse workforce, and candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


In order to be eligible for the Apprenticeship Program, you must be a recent college graduate (within the 12 months prior to the program start date preferred) with a B.A., B.S., or graduate level degree. You are encouraged to apply in advance of your graduation, but will be asked for confirmation that you have completed your degree prior to starting the program. You must be able to relocate to the office to which you are assigned for the full six months of the program.  If selected, you will be expected to work full-time for the Sierra Club for six months. Past placements have been in Washington D.C., San Francisco, Chicago,Minneapolis, Austin, and Los Angeles.

Like all Club employees, you will be expected to:

  • Be a conscientious, dedicated, and reliable team player.
  • Be either a U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, legal resident with a valid work permit, or be able to attain a valid work visa independently to be considered eligible for this program.
  • Possess strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Have high attention to detail and be able to follow instructions.  This application is your first chance to demonstrate those skills.

For this program, we are seeking people who:

  • Have pride in their ability to work well in a fast paced and ever changing environment.
  • Have shown leadership in their community, work, or academic experience.
  • Have a commitment to learning and a passion for sharing their knowledge and skills with others.
  • Are resourceful, self-directed, and results-oriented.
  • Respect and value the mission of the Sierra Club, which is to explore, enjoy, and protect the planet.

Instructions for applying

  1. Complete the online application and upload your essay answers by Friday, February 24th, 2012.
  2. Provide transcripts, letters of recommendation, and proof of graduation (if you have already graduated).  Documents must be received by Friday, March 9th, 2012.

Click here for more information!