Daily Archives: January 28, 2013

European Forest Institute (Barcelona, Spain; Joensuu, Finland)

Applications are due February 17, 2013.

EFI is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to lead Forest for Society Research Programme. Among the core duties of the Head of Programme are managing and coordinating the Forest for Society Programme accordance to EFI strategy. She/he should proactively initiate new (externally funded) projects, promote and coordinate Pan-European research network activities involving EFI member organizations and relevant forest stakeholders on topics significant to the programme.The position is based at the EFI Headquarters in Joensuu, Finland. Two other posts, Head of EFIMED Regional Office and Senior Researcher are also opened. These posts are located in Barcelona, Spain. Visit EFI¹s careers webpage (http://www.efi.int/portal/careers/open_jobs/ ) further details of the positions and application instructions.

Fellowship, Environment America (various locations)

Environment Massachusetts is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. We are a part of Environment America, a federation of 29 state-based groups working for clean air, clean water, and protecting open space. Environment America is hiring fellows into our offices nationwide to make a difference in environmental issues. We are looking to hire recent college graduates who have the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to fight for our environmental values across the country. As an Environment America fellow, recent grads get a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism – working alongside senior staff to plan and run grassroots campaigns, lobby lawmakers, set up and speak at news conferences, organize town hall meetings, identify new members, raise money, recruit and manage staff and much more.


Learn more/apply!

Intern, Boston Cyclists Union Urban (Boston, MA)

Intern 20-40 hours a week. The velorution is taking Boston by storm. Every Urban Planning intern is assigned a particular Union campaign they can help out on, whether it be a long-term policy effort, a particular street we’d like to see reconstructed in a more bike-friendly way, or outreach to a particular neighborhood. The complexity of the project and level of leadership is dependent on the intern’s abilities and time availability. To find out more, visit: http://www.bostonycyclistsunion.org

National Environmental Policy Act Specialist (Alabama)

Vernadero Group Inc. is actively seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Specialist. The position will be located in the Environmental Management Division at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. Candidates should have Bachelors degree in Geology, Biology or related field and 5-7 years of experience in preparing NEPA compliance documents. Knowledge of Army and DoD NEPA requirements is preferred. Candidates must be a U.S. citizen, posses a valid driver’s license, and be able to pass a background check. To apply email resume to staffing@vernadero.com or fax to (480) 315-1001, Attn: Human Resources. Website: http://www.vernadero.com/?page_id=26

Mar 02: Campus Cultivation Conference

Campus Cultivation Conference
March 2nd
Tufts University
RSVP by Feb 15
http://cultivatecampuses.tumblr.com/

In 2010, Middlebury College hosted the first Campus Cultivation Conference, bringing together students from liberal arts schools with a garden or farm – or just a dream for one – in the Northeast for a day of networking and sharing. The following year, Wellesley College picked it up, hosting such schools as Babson, Brandeis, Olin College of Engineering, Bennington, Tufts, and of course, Middlebury.

This year, on March 2, 2013, Tufts University student gardeners are planning to keep it going!

We’ll be focusing on issues surrounding cultivation in an urban environment, with workshops on diverse topics including hydroponics, medicinal uses for herbs, and how to garden in cold climates. We will also have a collective problem solving exercise to help students create strategies for issues such as using limited resources and in the face of high membership turnover.

Working schedule includes:

Keynote speaker: Groundwork Somerville

Workshops:
Hydro/aquaponics by Sabrina from Rootdown Hydroponics

Canning/Preserving by TBA
Designing Food Systems Curricula by Jeff Hake (check out his blog )
Medicinal Uses for Herbs by Naturopathic Dr. Zartarian
Soil Health by Jeff Hake
Cold Climates by Tufts Biology Professor George EllmoreFor more information, email tuftsstudentgarden@gmail.com.

See you in March!