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Date: March 1, 2012 (page 1 of 2)

Mar 5: 1st Annual Undergraduate Environmental Photography Exhibit

When: March 5, 2012, 4:00-5:30pm
Where: Tufts Institute of the Environment,
210 Packard Avenue, Miller Hall-East Rear Door,
Tufts Medford CampusIn the Fall 2011, the Environmental Studies Program at Tufts University held its 1st Annual Undergraduate Environmental Photography Contest.TIE and ENVS will be holding an opening reception. Join us to celebrate the undergraduates who submitted photography for the exhibit, mingle with other Environmental Studies students and faculty, and enjoy some really great student work.

Sponsored by the Tufts Environmental
Studies Program and TIE

Mar 6: “Feeding 9 Billion While Maintaining the Planet” with Speaker Jason Clay

FEEDING 9 BILLION WHILE MAINTAINING THE PLANET

Tuesday, 3/6 @ 6:30 PM

Cabot 206

OneWorld and The Poverty and Power Research Initiative (PPRI) invites you to a discussion with Jason Clay, senior V.P. of the World Wildlife Fund. on the topic. We invite the Tufts community think about how to transparently grow more food without turning over more land to agricultural production, thus tackling the first steps toward sustainability in food production and consumption.

For more information about Dr. Jason Clay and his work with WWF, see the website.

Mar 13: MyRWA Flatbread Pizza Doughraiser

On March 13th, support the Mystic River Watershed Association at Flatbread Pizza in Somerville. The Flatbread Company will automatically donate a portion of each flatbread sold to MyRWA between 5pm and 11pm on March 13. Eat in or take-out.

Flatbread Somerville is located at Sacco’s Bowl Haven, 45 Day St., Somerville in Davis Square.

Internships, MyRWA (Arlington, MA)

MyRWA seeks two interns to assist in a water quality monitoring program from June through early September. Water Quality Interns will gather data on Cyanobacteria populations and key water quality parameters from approximately ten water bodies to safeguard the public health of residents who live in the watershed.

Interns will work both in and out of the office, and must be able to work independently and as a team. This is a part-time position that requires a commitment of two days a week during the Monday through Friday work week that are agreed upon between the two interns. Primary duties include monitoring local water bodies, collecting water samples (training provided), analysis of samples and data entry. Additional duties may include assessment of habitat for anadromous fish. Interns will learn about the scientific tools applied to monitor water quality and the efforts that a watershed association undertakes to advocate for water quality improvements based on this information.

An interest in science, the environment and advocacy is encouraged. Having reliable transportation is preferred and mileage will be reimbursed.

Candidates must be 16 years of age or older.

Exact dates can be flexible depending on the candidate. These are unpaid positions.

Read more here, including how to apply!

Mar 22: “Work of 1000″ Film & Discussion with Marion Stoddart

Get energized and inspired! Join MyRWA for an award-winning documentary film followed by a lively personal discussion with the film’s central figure, world-renowned local citizen leader, Marion Stoddart. The film, “Marion Stoddart: The Work of 1000” is an exhilarating success story of how one woman-Marion Stoddart, mobilized clean-up of one of America’s most polluted rivers – for herself, for her community, and for future generations – and became a citizen leader honored by the United Nations. It’s a gripping account of an ordinary person who realized her power to make a difference. Read more & get your tickets today!

Thursday, March 22, 7PM
Capitol Theater, 204 Mass. Ave., Arlington

Get your tickets here, $10.

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