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Month: September 2012 (page 3 of 8)

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.

Oct 10: Webinar Green Ribbon Schools Award Program

This school year, Massachusetts is participating for the first time in the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools award program, which recognizes K-12 schools that excel at reducing environmental impact and costs, improving health and wellness, and providing effective environmental and sustainability education.

Find out how your school(s) can apply to be among those nominated by the Commonwealth for this national recognition by registering for this webinar.

Wednesday, October 10. 1 – 2pm

Presented by Lisa Capone, DOER Green Communities Division
Lauren Greene, MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Jessica Hing, Clean, Green and Healthy Schools Coordinator for US EPA Region 1

Register Now

Oct 10: Free EPA Webinar Series “Materials Management through Sustainable Consumption”

Sign up now: Free EPA Webinar Series “Materials Management through Sustainable Consumption” – Starts Wednesday, October 10, 9:30am. PT, 12:30 ET

Did you know that over 40 percent of the GHG emissions in the U.S. can be attributed to the life-cycle impacts associated with the manufacture, distribution, sale, use and disposal of the goods and food we consume? Are you interested in identifying strategies for creating more sustainable patterns of consumption? If so, please join us for EPA’s Materials Management through Sustainable Consumption Webinar Series starting on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 at 9:30am PT/12:30pm PT! Participation is free so sign up! To register for the series, click here https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/469476793. Please forward this invitation to others who may be interested in participating.

EPA’s Materials Management through Sustainable Consumption Webinar Series is designed to provide examples of communities around the US and internationally that are reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and creating more sustainable patterns of consumption. This webinar series focuses on helping regulators and environmental management experts share information about existing research, programs and practices. It also shares perspectives from citizens and businesses. This information supports communities seeking to reduce their GHG emissions, wastes and other environmental impacts through a focus on sustainable consumption, including source reduction. Source reduction minimizes the quantity and toxicity of materials that later need to be disposed of, and is identified under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) as a key strategy for achieving our long-term environmental goals. Source reduction also helps to reduce GHG emissions, which are regulated pollutants under the Clean Air Act. This series is in follow-up to last year’s Consumption and the Environment Webinar Series. For our webinars we invite guest speakers to share their views on sustainable consumption to get participants thinking and talking about new strategies for achieving our environmental goals. Please note the opinions, ideas or data presented by non-EPA speakers in this series do not represent EPA policy or constitute endorsement by EPA.

In October, we will kick off the series discussing the key challenges and opportunities for sustainable consumption, nationally and internationally. Speakers David Allaway, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Duke Castle, Natural Step and Castle Group will will explore the barriers to sustainable consumption and the multiple links between climate change and economic growth. For more information and specific session descriptions, please visit EPA’s website through the following link http://bit.ly/sustainableconsumption.

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