Monthly Archives: September 2013

Campus Farm Manager, Duke University (North Carolina)

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 4th, 2013

Durham, NC – The Duke Campus Farm is a one-acre fruit and vegetable farm dedicated to serving the Duke community with fresh, healthy, sustainable produce and providing an educational facility around all things food related.

 

Applications are currently being accepted for the Program Coordinator position with the Duke Campus Farm.  The Program Coordinator is responsible for furthering the mission of the Duke Campus Farm in two primary areas: 1) increasing access to local, organic, and sustainable food on campus, primarily from the Duke Campus Farm; and 2) growing the farm’s role as an educational resource that provides the Duke community with opportunities to engage with the study and research of food, economics, agriculture, human culture, and the environment through academic inquiry and extracurricular activities.

 

Learn more.

 

Summer Ecosystem Experiences fellowship for undergraduates (various locations)

The Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES) at Columbia University invites you to Apply Now for the 2014 Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) Program:- Students at all colleges and universities may apply*
- Earn 6 points of science credit from Columbia University in just 5 weeks.
- Takes place in one of three environmental hotspots or human impacted field sites.
- Designed for students of all majors.  No prerequisites required to enroll.


Special fellowship funding is available from EICES.

SEE-U is held in beautiful, yet human impacted, ecological settings – your choice of:

India | Western Ghats *New Field Site*
India is globally recognized as a megadiverse country, containing 70% of the world’s biodiversity. Embark on a journey to explore India’s ecology in the Western Ghats, a unique biologically rich ecosystem home to many of the world’s plants and animals.
Brazil| The Atlantic Forest & Serra do Mar State Park
The Atlantic Forest is one of the most endangered regions in the world. You will work and live in some of the largest remaining tracts of this diverse forest. Tropical flora and fauna abound here, including several endangered primates.


Jordan| Amman, Aqaba, Dana, and Ajloun
You will embark in the exploration and appreciation of Jordan’s ecology through coursework and field research. This location is ideal for biodiversity studies, as a wide variety of flora and fauna are found in Jordan’s wetland, marine, freshwater, desert, and forest ecosystems.


Rolling Admissions.  Our next application review date is
NOVEMBER 1, 2013.

Tufts Eco-Reps at Community Day and Future Events

Despite autumn having finally found its way onto campus, the grass is still green on the academic quad here at Tufts! This past weekend, the Tufts Eco-Reps helped welcome members of the local cities of Medford and Somerville to our campus for Community Day at Tufts. Meant to bring the Tufts, Medford, and Somerville communities together, Community Day had a number of student performance groups showcased as well as a few groups running booths and tables on the main academic quad.

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The Reps had a great time running the apple carving station that included stamping and decorating our own fruit sculpted masterpieces. The event was meant to raise awareness for the almost unlimited potential behind reusing everyday items. Overall, it was a great chance to reach out to other members of the community and have a little fun while we’re at it.

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Going ahead, you can look forward to a number of campaigns that the Eco-Reps will be hosting in each of the dorms on campus, with the intention of raising awareness for specific sustainability related issues. Coming up soonest is H2(WHAT)!?, a water themed trivia night on October 3rd from 8-10 PM in the Hill Hall Lounge hosted by Eco-Reps Audrey and Chantal. Don’t forget to bring your own glass, and you could win a new reusable water bottle!

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As the semester progresses, keep an eye out for your dorm’s Eco-Rep as we continue to work our hardest in trying to make green living at Tufts a little easier.

Energy Specialist, Conservation Services Group (Boston, MA)

Conservation Services Group (CSG) is the leading provider of residential energy efficiency programs in North America. CSG has helped Americans make smart energy use decisions an important part of the way they live and work since 1984. The company designs, develops, and delivers innovative, results-driven programs. CSG employees  are committed to a mission of delivering these comprehensive programs to help people use energy more wisely. Energy efficiency and renewable energy are our sole business, not one of a hundred departments in a large corporation. CSG provides proven expertise to utilities, state agencies, trade allies and homeowners, tenants, and property owners seeking to improve home durability, safety, air quality and comfort while saving money. We bring creativity and commitment to our goals of championing the development and use of safe, clean energy.

Learn more/apply.

Climate Adaptation Project Manager, Cambridge Systematics (Open Location)

We are seeking a project manager and technical expert with an understanding of the impacts of climate change on transportation and a broad understanding of risk management and transportation planning to lead extreme weather and climate change vulnerability assessments and adaptation strategy projects for regional, state, Federal, and international clients. Our work focuses on helping our clients understand the risks of extreme weather and climate change to multimodal transportation systems and cost-effectively integrate resiliency measures (adaptation strategies) into transportation planning and decision-making processes. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of transportation planning and policy and/or civil engineering work experience with strong communication skills, project management experience, business development experience, understanding of the application of climate data to the assessment of infrastructure and operational vulnerabilities, knowledge of asset management for transportation infrastructure, understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and broad transportation planning experience. Candidates will be expected to lead or support extreme weather and climate change vulnerability and adaptation studies, as well as lead or support general transportation planning projects. Experience with disaster risk management planning is a plus. Work assignments may include project management, performing research and data analysis, facilitating stakeholder and/or technical expert dialogues and workshops, preparing and delivering presentations, and documenting findings and recommendations. This is a superb opportunity to join and work with a group of bright and dedicated professionals in a stimulating, profitable environment. Qualifications: Ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in Planning, Policy, and/or Civil Engineering, with emphasis on transportation (a Bachelor’s with additional years of experience is also acceptable); evidence of strong oral and written communications skills; project management experience; ability to work with multidisciplinary teams and independently; familiarity with GIS; willingness to travel; and desire for growth. Experience working with the U.S. DOT, state DOTs, MPOs, transit agencies, and/or multilateral/regional investment banks is highly desirable. Business development skills, including proactive marketing of clients, proposal development, and presentation skills also desirable. Foreign language skills are a plus.

 

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Climate Protection Action Committee (Cambridge, MA)

The City of Cambridge is seeking candidates to fill three vacancies on the Climate Protection Action Committee (CPAC), the advisory committee to the City Manager on climate change planning and implementation. 

The committee, which consists of residents and representatives of the universities, the business community, and community organizations, advises the City on climate change policy and implementation.


Cambridge has been working on climate change action since 1999. A Climate Protection Plan was adopted in 2002 by the City Council with an initial target year of 2010 for greenhouse gas emission reductions. The committee is currently working on implementing new goals and objectives, identifying effective strategies, policies, and programs; and developing metrics. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and and preparing for climate change will require concerted action by the entire community, and the committee is an important element of the effort to help residents, businesses, institutions, and organizations incorporate energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other measures into their homes and work places as well as to prepare for climate change impacts.


The committee generally meets on the second Thursday of the month, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, at City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway. Any Cambridge resident or representative of a business, institution, or organization based in Cambridge who would like to work to address climate change is welcome to apply.
To apply, send a letter before October 22, 2013 describing your interest and your background to jbolduc@cambridgema.gov or to John Bolduc, Community Development Department, 344 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139.

Project Coordinator, Charles River Conservancy (Cambridge, MA)

The Charles River Conservancy (CRC)seeks an individual to coordinate several important projects and programs. Learn more. 

Key Account Officer, Forest Stewardship Council (Hong Kong)

DEADLINE: October 7, 2013

 

The FSC is also currently also seeking a Key Account Officer for the Asia Pacific region.
Location: Hong Kong, China. For further information, please download the job opening.

Communications Manager, Forest Stewardship Council (Bonn, Germany)

DEADLINE: October 28th, 2013

The FSC is currently seeking a Communications Manager. Location: Bonn, Germany. For further information, please download the job opening.

Director of Gov’t Relations, Nature Conservancy (NYC)

The Nature Conservancy in NY is hiring a Director of Government Relations for our New York City Urban Conservation program. Please check out the job announcement here and pass on to anyone you think may be interested and qualified.

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