Daily Archives: February 9, 2012

Sustainability Fellow, College of Saint Benedict (St. Joseph, MN)

The College of Saint Benedict (MN) seeks a sustainability fellow to assist the Office of Sustainability with advancing campus sustainability goals. Specific responsibilities may include the improvement of greenhouse gas inventory data collection and STARS; managing student-targeted initiatives; website updates; and outreach to the local community as well as internationally. Successful candidates will have a bachelor’s degree and basic understanding of the three pillars of sustainability with the desire to increase skills and knowledge of campus sustainability through on-the-job training.

Check out this link for more information!

Recycling Specialist, Georgia State University (Altanta, GA)

Georgia State University seeks a recycling specialist to support and monitor its recycling programs and educate the public. The position will support the director of Building Services with waste reduction through recycling programs and other projects that promote waste reduction and reuse on campus. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of recycling systems, markets and operations.

For full details about this position, click here.

Mar 6-8: BuildingEnergy Conference and Trade Show

BuildingEnergy, at the Seaport World Trade Center, Boston. BE is the most established and most cross-disciplinary renewable energy and high performance building conference in the region. Organized by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, it brings together architects, engineers, builders, policymakers, developers and building managers for three days of networking, accredited educational sessions and a high-level trade show. Register here.

What’s new for BuildingEnergy12?…

Mar 21: Energy Leaders Roundtable for Massachusetts Drinking Water and Wastewater Utilities

DOER, DEP, and EPA are pleased to announce the next Energy Leaders Roundtable for Massachusetts Drinking Water and Wastewater Utilities. The roundtable has been set for March 21st from 9 am – 12:15 pm at the New Bedford Wastewater Treatment Plant, 1000 South Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford. An optional tour of the New Bedford WWTP has been scheduled for 12:45.

The meeting will share experiences and information from drinking water and wastewater utilities about:
  • Conducting energy audits
  • Implementing audit findings and recommendations
  • Funding energy efficiency programs and  renewable sources of energy
  • Getting and maintaining buy-in

Please contact Jen D’Urso for an agenda, or to attend, RSVP by March 1st . Please include your name, address, the facility at which you work, and if you would like technical credit hours. If an energy audit has already been completed at your facility, please bring it with you.

Mar 3: Environmental Action Conference

Toxics Action Center presents:

2012 Environmental Action Conference

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Celebrating 25 Years of Mobilizing the Grassroots for a Safer, Greener New England

Register now to join over 300 citizens, activists and experts for an unforgettable day of networking, learning, and inspiration.

“If you want to know what’s happening in New England around the environment and public health, Toxics Action Center’s Environmental Action Conference has their finger on the pulse. If you want to understand how to help create a better future, this conference will provide you with the training and opportunities. No one leaves the conference without being inspired and skilled to take action.”
-Lois Gibbs, Keynote Speaker

For additional information, see the website here.

Climate Fellowships, Clean Air-Cool Planet (New England locations)

2012 Climate Fellowship postings are now available from Clean Air-Cool Planet.

CA-CP Climate Fellowships are 10-week, full-time summer positions that pair exceptionally talented students with challenging real-world projects to advance innovative climate change solutions and leadership  Fellows are provided mentorship, networking opportunities and a stipend.

The list of 2012 Fellowships is exciting and diverse, including the following:

  • Haas Climate Fellowship: Climate Preparedness for Coastal New Hampshire Towns (NH)
  • Lamprey Climate Fellowship: Charting Emissions From Food Services (CHEFS): Supporting Sustainable Decisions
  • Impact of Climate Change on Population Dynamics of Emergent Pathogens (NH)
  • Fostering Innovation in Financing State and Local Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Initiatives (CT)
  • Using the Campus Carbon Calculator to Highlight Coal Dependence Impacts and Alternatives for Colleges and Universities
  • Climate Preparedness for New Jersey – Data Directory (NJ)
  • and more…

If you are, have or know a college student (upper-class undergrad or graduate)  looking for a challenging and rewarding summer experience, please visit http://www.cleanair-coolplanet.org/for_campuses/Climate_Fellows_2012.php for details about the projects and application process.

The deadline for accepting applications is February 24th!

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