Tufts Gets Green

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Date: April 3, 2012

Mar 26-June 22: The Spring of Sustainability, Live and Online Events

Register Now for Your FREE Daily Dose of Green Insights & Inspiration
A 3-Month Program of Virtual & Live Events, March 26 – June 22, 2012

Do you…

  • Care deeply about animals and nature?
  • Worry about the state of the planet for our children and grandchildren?
  • Want a world where everyone has their basic needs met?
  • Wish there was MORE you could do to have a sustainable lifestyle?

Then you’ll want to sign up for the Spring of Sustainability, a FREE series of live, online and teleseminar events where you can learn from and be inspired by more than 100 pioneers of sustainability.

This is a one-time chance to participate in an event of truly global proportions – with tens of thousands of people like you committed to bringing forth a thriving new world!

Listen Live to World-Class Pioneers Jane Goodall, Bill McKibben, Vandana Shiva,
Van Jones, John Robbins, Hazel Henderson, Frances Moore Lappé, John Perkins,
Thom Hartmann, Aqeela Sherrills, Julia Butterfly Hill

Learn What You Can Do to Put Sustainability First

The Spring of Sustainability is the season for you to:

  • Transform fear and frustration into hope and actions you can contribute directly to creating a sustainable world for all beings
  • Learn fun, inspiring ways you can engage your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers in creating a healthy and sustainable community
  • Discover why new systems rooted in justice and sustainability principles are the only viable solution for our planet
  • Network and collaborate with other passionate people and organizations on sustainable initiatives – and help create a thriving planet
  • Get the latest cutting-edge insights into green building, green business, green living, renewable energy sources, wildlife preservation and climate change
  • Understand the role of culture and social will in creating a paradigm shift in economic, political, and social systems that are destroying the planet

…And more – all for FREE and without leaving your home. Which means no travel, and no carbon emissions. Talk about putting sustainability first!


Publications Fellow, Net Impact (San Francisco, CA)

The Publications Fellow position is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding undergrad or recent graduate to hone writing and editing skills, exercise creativity in graphic design, build a published product for his/her portfolio, and gain exposure to nonprofit management and socially responsible business.

Reporting to the Chapters Program Manager, the Program Fellow will be responsible for producing one of Net Impact’s flagship annual publications, the Business as UNusual guide. The guide presents the student perspective on how MBA and other graduate programs incorporate social and environmental issues into their curriculum and student life.


  • Compile, edit, and proof school profiles submitted by Net Impact chapter leaders
  • Create and design the guide in Adobe InDesign
  • Interface with university admissions contacts regarding each school’s submission
  • Develop materials and strategies to market the guide to external audiences
  • Contribute to strategic thought leadership discussions with senior staff
  • Participate in organization-wide team meetings and activities


  • Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or recent graduate at four-year university
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Fluency in Adobe InDesign and page layout
  • High standards for excellence and exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and juggle multiple deadlines
  • Flexibility and a sense of humor
  • Enthusiastic commitment to Net Impact’s mission


Please email the following application materials to Samantha Johnston at sjohnston@netimpact.org. Write your name and the title for this position (“Your name – Program Fellow, Publications”) in the subject line of your email.

  1. Thoughtful cover letter explaining your interest in the position and Net Impact, your qualifications, and your availability
  2. Resume including GPA
  3. Writing sample

Hours: Full-time
Duration: 3 months, starting June 1
Location: San Francisco, CA

For the full online fellowship description and for information on other fellowships through Net Impact, check out this page.

Sustainability Administrator, Communications and Outreach, Northwestern U (Evanston, IL)

Please attach a cover letter for full consideration of the temporary opportunity of Temporary to Hire Sustainability, Communications and Outreach Administrator/Intern.

This is a full-time position (30-40 hours per week – Monday – Friday)

Paying approximately $15.00 – 18.00/hr.   This is a long term position – i.e. 4 – 6 months.

Job Summary:

This Temporary Sustainability, Communications and Outreach Administrator will report to the Director of Sustainability, the Sustainability Communications and Outreach temporary is responsible for strategic management and maintenance of online and print communications for Northwestern’s University’s Office of Sustainability (NoS) in addition to supporting Facilities Management (FM). Key responsibilities include the management of the Northwestern Sustainability website, the Facilities Management Website, in addition to supporting written communications and additional online resources related to sustainability and Facilities Management social media accounts (Twitter, Youtube & Facebook) and multimedia (Podcasts, webinars, etc.)

The Sustainability, Communications and Outreach Administrator position will work closely with the Director of Sustainability and contacts within the Facilities Management group to design and implement communications efforts around key university-wide initiatives, programs and reports in order to build awareness of Northwestern’s commitment to sustainability and facilities management and operations. In addition, he/she is responsible for developing the communications tools and resources to support outreach strategies as part of engagement and behavior change campaigns (Eco-Rep, Green Cup, Green Office Initiative) at the University.

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in related field: Journalism, media and marketing, PR, or the equivalent in training and experience;

Minimum of 2 – 4 years’ working in a similar environment;

Minimum 2 – 4 years’ experience with Web development and maintaining digital tools and resources including HTML email campaigns and dedicated web pages;

Computer software & hardware knowledge and proficiency is ideal, including: XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, web standards including accessibility and usability, content management systems, PHP, SQL, Subversion, FTP Clients, Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, some Flash, MS Office;

Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects, work independently and in collaboration with team members;

Good analytical and technical skills, project and management skills, solid communication skills, creative, innovative thinker, action-oriented, versatile, ability to adapt in dynamic environment, resourceful and honest.

For a full position description and to apply, click here and search for job number 18937.


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