The Urban Greening Intern will play a key role in organizing tree data as well as analyzing and visualizing the extent and benefits of urban trees as a key component of a city’s green infrastructure. The intern may also be asked on occasion to interact with community residents and train them in the use of technology for performing onsite tree inventories. Required skills for this position include: An interest in urban greening, urban trees, or green infrastructure, familiarity importing data into and creating maps with GIS, comfort doing basic analysis (descriptive statistics) using a worksheet programs such as Excel and more. This is a non-paid internship. Please mail, or email cover letter and resume to: Urban Ecology Institute, Attention: Human Resources, 3 Phillips Place, Cambridge, MA 02138, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://urbaneco.org/
Future Energy is a series of events that connects entrepreneurs, researchers, and private investors in the energy and clean-tech industries to develop and commercialize radical solutions to the world’s energy challenges. Agenda 6:30pm – Pizza, networking and introduction. 6:45pm – Investor Feedback Forum. 8:00pm — energy and cleantech startups pitch to an investor panel; the panel provides actionable advice for each presentation. 8:15pm – Pitch Showdown – audience voting via Twitter; winners announced and prizes awarded. 8:30pm – Drinks at nearby location. Future Energy link: http://ultralightstartups.com/future-energy/ Ticket link: http://futureenergyboston.eventbrite.com/
Our festival mission is to generate increased demand for local and sustainably produced food through education and promotion, support the growth and development of local farms and locally owned food-related businesses, increase the availability and access of healthy local food to urban communities and to facilitate collaborations between local food farms, businesses, and public and non-profit organizations. For more about the festival including, sponsorships, becoming a vendor or volunteer, visit: http://bostonlocalfoodfestival.com/
CHAT focus is on health promotion, health policy and engaging the community at local, state and national levels about issues of public health relating to health promotion, disease prevention and management. CHAT is comprised of Tufts graduate students in health related fields. For more about CHAT, visit: http://sites.tufts.edu/chat/ and www.facebook.com/CHATufts . CHAT will provide snacks and a chance to learn more about the first official student group in the Tufts Public Health and Professional Degree Program!
Event will be held 4-6pm in Jarharis Cafe/Courtyard
The incoming freshmen aren’t the only people reading The Story of Stuff this summer. Named the common book for the Class of 2016, The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard is also our pick for this summer’s book club. It’s a very engaging, accessible, eye-opening read, so go borrow/pick up a copy and come join us for a brown bag lunch on Monday, August 27.
Bring your lunch (and opinions) to the Miller Hall Conference Room at noon. Annie Leonard herself is visiting us in October so let’s all talk about what to ask her.
Terra Strategies is looking for individuals for positions as political canvassers. We are working with the League of Conservation Voters to ensure voters know who stands strong on environmental issues leading in to the upcoming election. We are also able to provide internship and volunteer opportunities.
Effectively communicate with voters at their door
Educate voters about environmental issues and how they can be impacted in the upcoming November election
Report all challenges and problems to regional director
Participate in meetings and trainings
Aggressive, detail oriented, and adaptive personality
Ability to work under tight deadlines
Strong time management skills
Ability to walk outside for several hours each day
Must be comfortable communicating with voters at the doors
Must live in the Boston area and have reliable transportation.
All employees will be salaried employees. Background checks will be required before hiring.
What, Where and When
Boston GreenFest 2012 is a fully inclusive festival filled with fun learning experiences to address the important changes we need to make in our daily lives and our neighborhoods. It will begin at Boston City Hall Plaza with a Kick-Off Concert on Thursday, August 16, from 5-9:30 pm and will continue all day long, Friday-Saturday, August 17-18, from noon-9:30 pm and 11 am-8 pm. This year we are introducing The Movement Festival and will have performances and free dance classes on Sunday, August 19 from 10 am-5 pm. It is an event that will have something for everybody, young and old.
What’s Happening at Boston GreenFest 2012?
All of our neighborhoods will come together from across Greater Boston to work on solutions to make our city a healthy sustainable place to live. People from all over New England will be welcome to join us. Boston GreenFest 2012 brings many opportunities to the heart of our city to learn about green products, services, ideas, networks, and jobs. There will be interactive exhibits, workshops, presentations, and special features: continuous live entertainment on three stages, EcoTimeTrail, EcoFashion, GreenFilmFest for children and adults, eco-games, One Gallon Challenge – a “race” starting at noon on Thursday, August 16th from Plymouth, MA to GreenFest for cars that can drive 112 miles on 1 gallon of gas and arrive at City Hall throughout the afternoon to be on hand during the entire festival, lots of great kids’ activities, great food, and much more.
Learn and Celebrate!
Find out how to save money and make your home efficient. Buy local fresh and organic fruits and vegetables. Explore interesting vendors of unique crafts and products. Check out new clean technologies and green inventions. Be amazed at how we can begin to make a difference with small changes to our own lives and how we can build on these changes with our neighbors. Let’s learn and celebrate together!
August 19 to 25 is Massachusetts Farmers Market Week! There are now over 250 Farmers Markets across the Commonwealth, close to double the number from five years ago. Farmers Markets bring a host of important benefits to our communities:
Boosting local farms through direct-to-consumer sales (more than 99% of farms in Massachusetts are local, family-owned businesses);
Increasing access to fresh, healthy food for low-income families (over 100 Markets now participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program);
Attracting new visitors to downtown areas and generating spin-off economic activity.
To celebrate Massachusetts Farmers Market Week, special activities are planned at more than twenty-five Markets, including chef’s demonstrations, live music, children’s activities, contests, free samples and more. Find a market near you, and enjoy your (locally grown) fruits and veggies!
Thanks for all you do for Massachusetts,
The Conservation Common and Urban Park Advocates Team