Daily Archives: September 25, 2012

Eco Reps enjoy retreat to New Hampshire

The 2012-2013 Eco-Reps spent the last week of August training for the new school year. While most of the training took place on the Medford campus, the group took an overnight retreat on the last night of training week to Woodstock, New Hampshire, to spend time getting to know one another, hiking, and training Tufts’ “loj.”

The group, which included the 15 Reps, 2 coordinators, and Tina Woolston, the Director of the Office of Sustainability, arrived in New Hampshire on Friday afternoon, August 31. They spent the afternoon and evening hanging out, cooking, and roasting marshmallows.

Early Saturday morning, the whole group woke up to go on a hike of Mt. Tecumseh. The hike lasted through the morning, and gave the Reps an opportunity to grow together, through partner hikes and trail games. At the peak, the group enjoyed a picnic lunch. Standing tall at 4,003 feet, the summit provided great views of the surrounding forests and mountains.

The entire group of Eco Reps enjoy the view from the top of Mt. Tecumseh. The hike was an exciting part of the Eco Rep retreat at the end of August.

After returning from the hike, the group had a busy early afternoon of training. They started by brainstorming events for the upcoming semester. Each Rep is responsible for three dorm-wide events each semester, and this brainstorming session led to a lot of ideas for how to plan successful events.

Next, they troubleshot how to handle difficult scenarios and situations that may come up throughout the year. To conclude the day, the Eco Reps re-evaluated the goals they had set at the start of training week, and prepared to leave the loj.

After a great overnight retreat, the Eco Reps returned to campus ready to take on the fall semester!

Outreach Program Manager – Stanford University Office of Sustainability (Stanford, CA)

The Office of Sustainability seeks an experienced and committed Outreach Program Manager to lead and manage the outreach, campus education and training components of the Office’s sustainability programs and services. This position will advance outreach and educational aspects of program management in sustainability campaign design and execution, print and media publications, staff and student training, within the framework of the strategic vision for sustainability at Stanford.

More information can be found here by searching under Job ID 49397.

Environmental Database / GIS Analyst – Whetstone Associates, Inc (Gunnison, CO)

Whetstone Associates is seeking a scientist or mathematician with experience and/or aptitude in environmental database management. The position requires relocation to Gunnison, CO. Job duties will include data compilation, database development & querying, statistical analysis, 2D mapping in GIS and/or AutoCAD and more. Some of the qualifications and experience required: A.S., B.S. or M.S. in earth sciences and/or mathematics, working knowledge of relational environmental databases, expertise in Microsoft Access and Excel, experience in simple programming and querying. For a full job description visit this website by clicking here

Fundraising/Development Internship – Green Streets Initiative (Cambridge, MA)

Green Streets Initiative (GSI), a Cambridge-based nonprofit involved in promoting sustainable and healthy transportation, is seeking a Fundraising/Development Intern for the fall semester and beyond.  In this role, you will work with GSI to expand and sustain sponsorship and partnerships with community corporations, retailers and institutions. Candidates should have a genuine interest in and enthusiasm for the GSI mission 1+ years’ work experience in related field, excellent written and verbal communications skills and more. Compensation: This position is currently an unpaid internship, with the caveat that, as funds are raised, the intern will be compensated based on GSI sponsorship acquired.

To apply, send resume, cover letter and 2 other writing samples to Director, Green Streets Initiative, walkrideday@gmail.com.

GIS Intern Positions – Boston Region Metropolitan Area Planning Organization (Boston, MA)

The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) of the Boston Region MetropolitanArea Planning Organization has openings for two interns in its GIS group. These are paid positions.  The interns will be responsible for:  Editing, updating, and performing some QA/QC on attribute data for very large GIS vector data sets, based on data collected in the field, conflating two very large GIS vector data sets, based on well-defined criteria for different classes of records in the data sets.  Required skills: At least 6 months experience using ESRI’s ArcGIS tools (ArcMap andArcCatalog), particularly using the editor. Knowledge of and/or experience withArcSDE is a plus, as is knowledge of and/or experience working with linear referencing systems.  Hours: 37.5 hours per week, during regular business hours (M-F, 9-5).

If you are interested in this position, please forward via e-mail a resume and cover letter to:  Benjamin Krepp, Manager of GIS and IT Central Transportation Planning Staff, Suite 2150, 10 Park Plaza, Boston MA 02115 E-mail: bkrepp@ctps.org

Division of Ecological Restoration Intern – MA Dept. of Fish and Game (Boston or Westfield, MA)

The Division of Ecological Restoration is offering an internship this fall to assist with regulatory approval of one of their salt marsh restoration projects. The intern will prepare, file and represent the project at public meetings for all local, state and federal permits. The Commonwealth is about to streamline the restoration permitting process and the DER is interested in documenting time spent to prepare regulatory approvals under the old framework and compare it to the new guidelines. The position requires a few hours per week (8-10), preferably in the fall or early winter at the Boston or Westfield office. A stipend cannot be provided but this is a great opportunity for someone to learn the regulatory ropes, a bankable skill needed for most environmental consultants/wetland professionals.

Interested applicants should email tim.purinton@state.ma.us ASAP.

Sustainability Planner – Cambridge Community Development Department (Cambridge, MA)

The City of Cambridge has an exciting opportunity for a Sustainability Planner to be part of the city’s climate change mitigation and adaptation program.  The Sustainability Planner will focus on developing and implementing policies and programs aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and engaging residents and businesses in adopting more sustainable practices. Specific responsibilities include development and management of policies, projects or programs aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions; climate outreach and education at events, meetings and lectures; serving as liaison to local environmental non-profits; supporting the activities of resident and business climate change advisory committee including preparing for meetings, organizing and chairing subcommittee meetings; developing written materials for publications and social and other media; best practice research; and administrative duties including responding to telephone inquiries, update/distribute city publications, organizing awards events, benchmark reporting, budget tracking and report and grant writing.

Applicants should apply by October 9. For more information and to apply, click here.

Sustainability Coordinator – The College of Lake County (Grayslake, IL)

The Sustainability Coordinator* will organize the delivery of programs and services for the college’s Sustainability Center. The Sustainability Coordinator* will work in collaboration with CLC faculty and staff, local government agencies, not-for profits, and other agencies and organizations to support the college’s sustainability efforts around the campus, in the curriculum, and throughout the community. The Coordinator will be directly involved in providing services to students, faculty, residents, businesses, and others seeking information, resources, and training in the areas of sustainability.

*This is a grant funded position: continued employment in this position is based on external funding sources.

Applicants should apply by October 1. For more information and to apply, click here.

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