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Date: March 16, 2012 (page 1 of 3)

April 19: “Yert” Film Screening

When: Thursday, April 19th at 7:00pm

Where: Olin 11

Called to action by a planet in peril, three friends hit the road—traveling with hope, humor, and all of their garbage—to explore every state in America in search of the extraordinary innovators and citizens who are tackling humanity’s greatest environmental crises.

Click here for more information on the film. Here’s the trailer:

Sponsored by CMS and the Environmental Studies Program.

April 12: “Vanishing of the Bees” Film Screening

When: Thursday, April 12th at 7:00pm

Where: Tisch 316

Filming across the US, in Europe, Australia and Asia, this documentary examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the relationship between mankind and mother earth.

Click here for more information on the film.

Sponsored by CMS and the Environmental Studies Program.


April 4: “Defending Eden” Film Screening

When: Wednesday, April 4th at 7:00pm

Where: Tisch 304

Join the producer of Prehensile Productions, as we screen the trailer and other clips from the in-production film, Defending Eden. She will talk about the linked issues of filmmaking, environmental impact and preservation of indigenous cultures. They welcome student feedback on the directions the film should take during its development. Sponsored by CMS, ENVS, and the Department of Anthropology.

Click here for more information on the film.


March 29: Natural Gas: Risks and Opportunities

When: Thursday, March 29, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Where: Cabot 206, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

CIERP’S Energy, Climate, and Innovation Program presents

Natural Gas: Risks and Opportunities

Shale gas, hydraulic fracturing, and other facts

with Susan Tierney, Managing Principal at Analysis Group,

and Member of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board’s Shale Gas Committee

View the event flyer here

Open to the public. Convened by the Energy, Climate, and Innovation Program at the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy.

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Dr. Susan Tierney is Managing Principal at Analysis Group, a firm providing economic, financial, and business strategy consulting services. She is an expert on energy policy and economics, specializing in the electric and gas industries, and has consulted across sectors on energy markets, economic and environmental regulation and strategy, and energy facility projects.  A former Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Energy, Massachusetts Environmental Secretary, and a state public utility commissioner, she is a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s energy project and the Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Board. She has also been appointed to the National Petroleum Council and a director of the Clean Air Task Force, and she is a co-lead author of the energy chapter of the upcoming National Climate Assessment. Dr. Tierney has a Ph.D. and M.A. in regional planning and public policy from Cornell University, and a B.A. from Scripps College.


Box Turtle Surveyor, Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program (Westborough, MA)

To aid its conservation efforts, the Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program (NHESP) in Westborough, Massachusetts, is looking for intensive seasonal assistance in conducting Box Turtle surveys in 2012. The Eastern Box Turtle is listed as a Species of Special Concern in Massachusetts.

With special funding for this project, the surveyor will: help plan, coordinate and conduct field surveys, track turtles, collect, compile, and enter data, and assist in the preparation a final report.

Preferred qualifications include: undergraduate degree in biology, wildlife, conservation biology, or related field; familiarity and field experience with turtles, particularly box turtles, and the rare flora and fauna of Massachusetts; experience with Natural Heritage methodology; experience with computers, including ArcGIS and Excel; experience with GPS technology; ability to interpret topographic maps and aerial photographs; ability to work both collaboratively and independently; good communication skills; accuracy and attention to detail; and the ability to work under strenuous field conditions.

The services of the Box Turtle surveyor will be retained through the Natural Heritage Program’s contractual relationship with the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. Two full time opportunities are available. One will run from May 7 to July 13 and a second from May 14 to June 29.

To apply individuals (or other vendors) should send a cover letter and resume to: Karen Dolan, Finance & Projects Administrator, Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA 01581 or email: karen.dolan@state.ma.us. Application deadline is March 14, 2012.

The majority of the survey sites are in the southeastern region (including Cape Cod) of Massachusetts and to a lesser extent the Connecticut River Valley. The surveyor must be willing to work in both regions and have their own transportation. No housing is available.

More information about the Natural Heritage Program can be found at www.nhesp.org. For more information about the Box Turtle work contact Lori Erb at: lori.erb@state.ma.us.

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