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Date: April 10, 2012 (page 1 of 2)

Sustainability Intern, Cambridge Public Schools (Cambridge, MA)

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.
  • He or she 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

Summer Internship, Tigercomm (Washington, DC & CA)

Do you want to work with a team of passionate individuals in the intersection of sustainability and communications?

An internship at Tigercomm is the perfect solution. Our interns work directly with Tigercomm staff to rapidly deliver strategic communication services to our clients, while enhancing our reputation for unparalleled effectiveness and accountability for results. You will contribute to the growth of clean energy companies, while learning about the field of communications and the day-to-day efforts that make public relations firms succeed. Apply today to Tigercomm’s premier internship program for students and young professionals interested in communicating the benefits of clean energy and working to solve the climate crisis.

For more information on the program, go to www.tigercomm.us/internship.  This internship is paid, and applications are due by April 15, 2012. They are looking for some talented candidates from Tufts apply for their nationally-competitive internship program.

How to Apply

Tigercomm employees are known for their dedication to a clean energy future. Previous internship experience in politics, environmental advocacy, or communications is preferred, with HTML proficiency a plus. If you want to get paid to learn a lot, gain contacts and make a positive difference, send your resume, a cover letter, 2-3 writing samples, and references to gelsner@tigercomm.us.  Applications for our Summer Internship Program are due on April 15, 2012.

May 1 deadline: Climate Counts i2 Challenge Competition

Pop Quiz: What do the following companies all have in common?

*   Amtrak
*   Annie’s Homegrown
*   Ben & Jerry’s
*   ClifBar
*   Kohl’s
*   Levi’s
*   REI
*   Shaklee
*   Timberland

Answer:  These companies are all members of the Climate Counts Industry Innovators (i2) program.   i2 companies support Climate Counts mission of educating consumers while holding themselves to the highest standard of climate leadership.

As a way of saying thanks to these companies, the winner of our Climate Counts i2 Challenge will win a $50 gift card to the i2 company of their choice.

How do you win?
Simple: email us a picture of a time you supported an i2 company.  It could be a photo of you atop a mountain decked out in REI gear, a shot of your friends boarding the Amtrak to see the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C., or perhaps your neighbors enjoying a refreshing cone of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream.  The person with the coolest picture (as judged by your peers) wins!

You can send pictures with a brief explanation to us at  info@climatecounts.org with “Climate Counts i2 Challenge” in the subject line.  All photos will be compiled and added to our  Facebook page and  blog, with judging to be completed by May 7, 2012.

Deadline for submissions is Tuesday May 1, 2012.

The winner will received one $50 gift card to the i2 company of choice.   If you’re one of the top 5 pictures we pick, we’ll send you a FREE Climate Counts t-shirt to show our appreciation!

Apr 20: “Overcoming the Challenges of Climate Change” with Prof. Moomaw


When: Friday April 20th @ 11am

Where: Tufts Institute of the Environment’s Multipurpose Room, Miller Hall, 210 Packard Ave

Why: Because we care about the future of this planet, and too little attention is currently being paid in the United States to how we can solve the problems of climate change. Come learn – and suggest – what we can do about it. Refreshments will be served!

Professor Moomaw is the Professor of International Environmental Policy at the Fletcher School and Director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy. He is a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Co-Sponsored by Tufts Institute of the Environment, Tufts Office of Sustainability, The Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, the Climate Policy and Planning Coalition (CPPC), and Fletcher GREEN.

Apr 11: Inequalities of Class and Race in the Sustainable Food Movement

Who really benefits from local, organic, sustainable, grass-fed, free range, and GMO-free food?

DATE: Wednesday, April 11, 2012
TIME: 12:00-1:15pm
LOCATION: Crane Room, Paige Hall

Please join Food for Thought and Tom Thumb’s Student Garden for a presentation and discussion with acclaimed Professor Julian Agyeman, Chair of the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University.  We’ll explore how the growing movement and public attention toward sustainable food and agriculture perpetuates inequalities in the food system today.

Food will be provided. 

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