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Month: March 2012 (page 2 of 17)

Apr 4: Spring Convocation of Students Working With Sustainability Coordinators

Come to the FIRST EVER Spring Convocation
of Students Working With Sustainability Coordinators!

If you are interested in efforts to advance sustainability on campus, participate

April 4, 2012 at Hampshire College, Amherst, Franklin Paterson Hall.

Mingle: 8-9 AM.  Presentations:  9-12.  Working sessions: 1-3:30

 

The morning will have presentations from students and others, including:

Emerson College:  Matthew Durham and Erin Moriarty, on                                                                         Transitioning from Bottled Water to Tap

Bunker Hill Community College:  Leonila Téllez-Valle, on

The Frugal Flushing Water Conservation Project

UMass Amherst:  Sarah Herbert, on

Updating the Campus Climate Action Plan

Suffolk University: Thomas Applegate, on

“Dump and Run” for Move-out Donations and Signage

Worcester State University: Jonathan McGee, on

Converting Waste Oil from Fryolators Into Useable Biodiesel

Boston University: Nairika Murphy, on

Making Sustainability Sustainable: Utilizing Existing Infrastructure & Tools

 

The afternoon will have breakout working sessions on how colleges can work together – how you can connect with students interested in sustainability from other institutions, and what message you want to send to college presidents, concerning sustainabilityContribute constructive suggestions!  Meet students from other colleges!  The results of this event will be shared with the presidents and sustainability coordinators of Massachusetts colleges and universities.  Make your voice heard! Bring a carload of students!  Other reasons to come:

  • Hear the new president of Hampshire College, Jonathan Lash, the former director of the President’s Commission on Sustainable Development and former president of the World Resources Institute.
  • Hear about the worldwide campus sustainability movement from Sarah Brylinksi of Second Nature, the group that organizes the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.
  • Hear Nadav Malin, president of BuildingGreen, present on BuildingGreen Suite, a web resource used by faculty, students, sustainability and facilities staff at over 100 colleges and universities.
  • Learn about internships, green chemistry, pollution prevention, and other great topics.

For further information, contact:  Rick Reibstein, 617 626 1062, rick.reibstein@state.ma.us or see Hampshire College’s website here.
This event is sponsored by the Massachusetts School Sustainability Coordinators Roundtable, Second Nature, and Hampshire College.

Apr 27: Massachusetts College & University Recycling Council Meeting

It’s time for the Massachusetts College & University Recycling Council to meet once again. The next meeting, with a focus on organics diversion, will take place at:

Clark University
Worcester, MA
April 27, 2012
9 AM – Noon

The college and university sector is at the forefront of organics diversion in Massachusetts. Schools have stepped up their efforts to reduce waste at the pre-consumer and post-consumer stages, with some programs extending to on-site composting and overall more sustainable food service approaches. Sodexho at Clark University was recently recognized for its sustainable food service efforts by MassRecycle.

Come to this meeting to hear regulatory and policy updates related to organics recycling, learn about assistance available to implement or augment organics diversion programs, and hear from Clark and your fellow institutions of higher learning about their programs and lessons learned.  And please feel free to share your own story.

A formal agenda with event details, meal and parking information, etc. is forthcoming.

If you are interested in attending or have any questions about the event, please contact Sean Sylver of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection at 617-292-5747 or sean.sylver@state.ma.us.

The Massachusetts College & University Recycling Council is a technical council that supports environmental program leaders at institutions of higher education in managing resource, recycling and waste issues. CURC provides technical assistance, education, training, networking opportunities and support to help members better manage their campus waste.

Campus Sustainability Program Development Intern, GreenerU (Waltham, MA)

Program Description:
The sustainability team at GreenerU seeks an exceptional Program Development Intern to assist GreenerU in multiple campus sustainability projects potentially spanning solid waste, green building, environmental education, energy behaviors and more. This summer internship offers the selected student or recent grad a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in an exciting, entrepreneurial green company.

This is a paid full time position for 10-12 weeks over the summer located in Waltham, MA.
The ideal candidate for this position has either broad knowledge of and experience with campus sustainability or deep experience in one aspect (waste, transportation, water, energy, etc.).

Responsibilities:

-    Research and program development related to at least one major campus sustainability offering (waste, energy, water, transportation, etc.). Can be suited to the interests and experience of the selected candidate.
-    Perform market research and trend analysis of campus sustainability topics, then assist in developing GreenerU’s offering based on best practices.

Requirements:

-    Upper-level undergraduate student (junior or senior) or recent graduate
-    Experience with program development, ideally related to campus sustainability
-    Strong interest and/or experience in campus sustainability preferred
-    Strong interest in sustainability and environmental stewardship
-    Creative, entrepreneurial, strategic thinker
-    Initiative and the ability to work independently, a can-do attitude and a desire to learn
-    Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and web research

 

Application Instructions:
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled. You may apply by sending the following to careers@greeneru.com:

1) One page resume
2) A cover letter describing why you are a good fit for this position.
3) A list of 2-3 references who can attest to your experience and work ethic. Include their name, title, email address, and phone number. They can be from on or off campus work experiences, academics, or even your peers.

Graduate Training Development Intern, GreenerU (Waltham, MA)


Title: Graduate Training Development Intern

About GreenerU: From comprehensive energy efficiency programs to behavior change initiatives, GreenerU partners with colleges and their students to solve the campus sustainability and energy management challenges of today and tomorrow.    GreenerU believes that colleges are ideally situated to become climate and sustainability leaders, and our mission is to help them achieve this objective. Our energy team helps schools implement energy efficiency projects, often including renewable energy or cogeneration components, while the sustainability staff assists with the “people” side of the equation with behavior change and sustainability initiatives. Learn more at GreenerU’s website.

Position Description:
The sustainability team at GreenerU seeks an exceptional graduate student or recent graduate to develop Sustainability Trainings for employees of higher education institutions. This summer internship offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in an exciting, entrepreneurial green company.

This is a paid full time position for 10-12 weeks over the summer located in Waltham, MA.

The ideal candidate for this position is studying or has experience with education for sustainability, employee engagement, training and/or program design. We see the strong possibility for this to be a thesis focus for a graduate student.

Responsibilities:

-    Perform market research on existing employee trainings for sustainability
-    Create a framework for training modules for a variety of staff audiences and produce materials to
conduct trainings
-    Help find external partners with existing expertise and offerings where applicable

Requirements:

-    Graduate student or recent graduate
-    Experience with training and program design required
-    Experience with sustainability literacy/ Education for Sustainability required
-    Strong interest and/or experience in campus sustainability preferred
-    Creative, entrepreneurial, strategic thinker
-    Initiative and the ability to work independently, a can-do attitude and a desire to learn

Application Instructions:
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled. You may apply by sending the following to careers@greeneru.com:
1) Resume
2) A cover letter describing why you are a good fit for this position.
3) A list of 2-3 references who can attest to your experience and work ethic. Include their name, title, email address, and phone number. They can be from on or off campus work experiences, academics, or even your peers.

Sustainability Intern: Cambridge Public School Department

The Office for Sustainability at the Cambridge Public School Department seeks an intern to assist the Sustainability Manager for 10-15 hours or more per week. Hours flexible, work can be done off-site sometimes. This is an
unpaid internship.

. The intern will be assisting primarily with program implementation of the Cambridge Green Schools Initiative.

. The position requires very strong written, verbal, and communication skills.

. The intern must be good at independent work, and writing e-mails, meeting with students and staff in the schools, and writing short 1-page progress reports.

. The candidate should be a current undergraduate or graduate student seeking work experience in the field of policy, sustainability, or education.

. You must be pursuing a degree or have a strong interest in the following fields: education, environmental science, energy management, engineering, sustainability, policy, or administration.

. Length of Time Total: 10-15 hours per week, flexible.

.  May or June 1st through August 31st 2012, with potential to expand into the fall of 2012. Dates flexible.

. Time per Week: 10-15 hours per week.

Please send resume and cover letter to:
Kristen von Hoffmann, Sustainability Manager
kvonhoffmann@cpsd.us

Kristen von Hoffmann
Sustainability Manager
Cambridge Public School District
work: (617) 349-6856

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