Tufts Gets Green

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Date: February 7, 2012 (page 1 of 2)

Tufts CSA: First shipment has arrived but sign-ups still open!


These tasty vegetables could soon be sitting in your own kitchen!

If you want to take part in the all-new Tufts CSA, this website is the best place to start:


Tufts Sustainability Collective Group Sign-Ups

If you missed TSC’s General Interest Meeting yesterday, never fear! It’s not too late to get involved in sustainability on campus.

Here are the links to join the google groups for each of the branches under the TSC umbrella:

Students for a Just and Stable Future- http://groups.google.com/group/tufts-just-and-stable

Tom Thumb’s Garden- http://groups.google.com/group/tufts-student-garden

Tufts Bikes- http://groups.google.com/group/tufts-bikes

Sustainable Action Squad- https://groups.google.com/group/sustainable-action-squad

Green Team- https://groups.google.com/group/tuftsgreenteam

Food for Thought- http://groups.google.com/group/tuftsfoodforthought

and if you haven’t joined TSC’s yet, do so here- http://groups.google.com/group/tufts-sustainability-collective

Energy Outreach Coordinator, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

Do you have an interest in sustainability and energy conservation?

If so, there is a great job opportunity at Cornell University for you to be part of a dedicated and forward‐thinking energy management team.

This position will serve as the front door to the campus community to educate and promote conservation behaviors. Coordinate laboratory air flow, laboratory fume hood, plug load, and lighting behavior conservation initiatives within the overall Energy Conservation Initiative. Develop campus outreach programs to engage users in energy efficient behaviors. And much more…

Full details for the position are in this flyer.

For additional information and to apply, go to http://www.ohr.cornell.edu/jobs.

Contact Jessica Lang at 607‐255‐1037 or jek21@cornell.edu with inquiries or referrals.

Sustainability Coordinator, Moseley Architects, U.S. Green Building Council (Richmond, VA)

Job Summary
Position: Sustainability Coordinator
Employer: Moseley Architects
Location: Richmond, Virginia, United States

“We are currently seeking a Sustainability Coordinator to join our Sustainability Planning+ Design Team.  This particular full-time employment opportunity is located in our Richmond, Virginia office.  A Bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental science, or related subject is required.  Work experience in design or construction industries preferred.  Proficiency in LEED® Green Building Rating Systems (LEED-NC, LEED-EBOM, and LEED for Homes) and the desire to work as part of a project team a must.   For the position of Sustainability Coordinator, the successful candidate will exhibit a keen desire to stay current with state of the art “sustainable” design and construction strategies, in all of our market sectors.  Strong written and verbal communication skills are desired, along with the ability to successfully handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment with little oversight.  Can-do attitude and enthusiasm are necessary as is strict attention to details, organization, and the ability to work quickly and efficiently.”

-Mosely Architects

Full details on this position and employer can be found on the USBGC website here.

CSA and Food Access Coordinator & Assistant CSA Coordinator, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (Lowell, MA)

What New Entry Does

Well-trained farmers are key to building sustainable local food systems, and New Entry prepares new and beginning farmers for success through comprehensive training and technical assistance in all aspects of farm production and management.

Our mission is to assist multi-cultural individuals with agricultural backgrounds to successfully enter farming in Massachusetts. The broader goals of New Entry are to support the vitality and sustainability of the region’s agriculture, to build long term economic self-reliance and food security among participants and their communities, and to expand access to high-quality, culturally appropriate and  locally-grown foods.

To learn more, please visit our website at www.nesfp.org.

What You Can Do at New Entry

CSA and Food Access Coordinator: Help make a difference for farmers, customers and  low-income communities by leading our CSA operations! Sadly, we will say “goodbye” to our existing CSA Coordinator (Matthew Himmel) who is moving on to another job and (hopefully!) to return to school. As a result, we are seeking a highly organized individual with proven leadership skills to coordinate our 475-member CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program.  responsibilities include: aassisting farmers in developing individual farmer production schedules; conducting outreach programs to reach potential customers and community volunteers; managing customer sales receipts and payments to farmers; managing staff and community volunteers; developing systems for produce quality assessment and farmer feedback; and expanding New Entry’s food access programs. A Bachelor’s degree is required, and a Master’s Degree is preferred. The candidate must have prior experience in supervising/ managing a produce operation or agricultural business . This is a permanent full-time position at our offices in Lowell and farms in Dracut, MA (4 miles from downtown Lowell).

Assistant CSA Coordinator: Help local farmers connect directly to customers by supervising our CSA operations! We are seeking a detail-oriented, organized, high-energy candidate to supervise quality control and produce packing operations for our 475-member CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program.  Responsibilities include supervising a team to pack CSA shares, working with farmers to assure quality control of produce delivered, picking up produce from nearby farms, delivering produce to distribution points around the Boston area, and assisting in coordinating production schedules and processing farmer payments. A Bachelor’s degree and experience in produce handling and quality assessment is preferred. This is a seasonal, full-time position from May through November based at our farms in Dracut, MA (4 miles from downtown Lowell).

Full details can be found here for Assistant CSA Coordinator and CSA and Food Access Coordinator positions.

TO APPLY:  Interested applicants may download an application


and submit with a resume and cover letter as follows:

MAIL: Community Teamwork, Inc.
Human Resources Office
155 Merrimack St.
Lowell, MA 01852

EMAIL: HR@comteam.org

FAX: (978) 937-5824
Please cc: nesfp@tufts.edu with your application materials.  Individuals of diverse backgrounds and cultures are encouraged to apply.

For any questions related to these positions, please email Project Director, Jennifer Hashley, at jennifer.hashley@tufts.edu or Program and Finance Coordinator, Kimberley Fitch at kfitch@comteam.org.

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