Monthly Archives: September 2013

Executive Director, Local Motion (VT)

We are continuing our search for an Executive Director. We seek an experienced leader and manager, passionate about bicycle/pedestrian advocacy, for our 12 year-round and many seasonal employees, 12-member Board, 1,200 area members and 300 annual volunteers. Our member-supported organization is flourishing as we expand popular initiatives such as Bicycle Recycle Vermont, complete streets & trails advocacy, Bike Ferry service, youth safety education, Trailside Center, the Safe Streets Collaborative and a myriad of outreach activities. Review of applications is ongoing; several will be selected for interviews in mid-October. Click here for the Executive Director position description and application information.

Graduate Fellowships, University of Delaware

Three research assistantships are available beginning February 1, 2014, from the Marine Policy Program, School of Marine Sciences and Policy, University of Delaware, for qualified student-applicants interested in policy-focused research related to (a) the economics of eco-system based fisheries management; (b) social dimensions of offshore wind power; and (c) integrated risk analysis in the offshore wind power sphere. For further information on the Fisheries Economics RA contact, Sunny Jardine, jardine@udel.edu ; on the Social Dimensions RA, contact Jeremy Firestone, jf@udel.edu ; on the Risk Analysis RA, Bonnie Ram, bram@udel.edu.

REDD+ Internship, United Nations (Indonesia)

The United Nations Organziation for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia (UNORCID) is looking for interns for 3 – 6 months in Jakarta, Indonesia! UNORCID is interested in receiving applications from prospective Fletcher candidates interested in internships. Learn more at their website.  

Fall Internship, CERES (Boston)

Ceres is a national coalition of investors, environmentalists, labor unions and public interest groups, dedicated to increasing corporate sustainability and responsibility. Ceres’ interns support Program, Communications, and Development staff working with a wide variety of constituents within the Ceres network: environmental activists, investors, funders, and corporations. Each internship position requires 10 to 15 hours of work per week. Schedules can be flexible to fit with class and/or work schedules. Ceres compensates interns at a rate of $12.00 hour. Our Fall Internship runs from September 2013 through mid-December 2013. Address all correspondence to: Ceres – Fall Intern, 99 Chauncy St., 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02111, Email: careers@ceres.org

Campus Reps, Project Green Challenge 2013 (various locations)

Teens Turning Green is a non-profit organization based in the Bay Area, striving to educate and inspire young adults to promote environmentally conscious and socially responsible choices. Through our youth-led programs on high school and college campuses around the world, students work to mobilize their peers to advocate for a healthy and just planet. 

We are looking for Campus Reps to help us build excitement for a program called Project Green Challenge 2013. PGC is a global and comprehensive eco lifestyle challenge for high school and college students designed to raise awareness about conscious living, informed consumption, and the collective impact of individual actions. 

Participants will take on a challenge a day, each focused on a unique theme. The goal is to inspire youth to transition from conventional to conscious living by taking small steps that will help to sustain a healthy, just and thriving planet.
Participants share responses, experiences, and deliverables on our website. and TTG’s social media outlets to acquire points and win prizes each day. Up to 14 finalists will be selected to attend the Challenge Finals: Green University, a three-day eco-summit held in the Bay Area in California from November 22 – 24. The PGC 2013 Champion, who is named at Green University, will win a prize package valued at over $12,000.

TIE Fellowship (Tufts University, Medford, MA)

Doctoral Students: Proposals are due at the TIE office by 11:59am on Monday, November 25, 2013.
Master’s students: Proposals are due at the TIE office by 11:59am on
Monday, February 17, 2013.

Matriculated graduate students at any of Tufts University¹s graduate programs and professional schools are eligible to apply for a TIE fellowship to conduct interdisciplinary environmental research projects. This is an opportunity to recognize and provide greater visibility for stellar interdisciplinary students and their work. Selected students will receive funding toward a research stipend and/or supplies (up to $6000 per graduate fellowship). Funds are available May 15, 2014, with the fellowship terms extending from June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015.


Please review the Request for Proposals and the Budget Template to apply. Applicants may also find the Tisch Library research guide as a useful tool. Further information and a list of program highlights can be found on our website, and any questions should be directed to Emily Geosling, the TIE Program Coordinator, at emily.geosling@tufts.edu or (617)627-5522.

 

Freecycling at Sustainability Suite and Blakeley’s new Eco-Rep

It’s been a busy and exciting week as the Tufts Eco-Reps got back to work across campus! First and foremost, we are very pleased to introduce Andrew Williams, our new Rep for Blakeley Hall! Andrew is a second year MALD student at the Fletcher School, an avid cyclist, and a distance runner. We’re so glad to have him join the team, and we’re looking forward to working with Fletcher students to promote sustainability.

Andrew Williams

In other news, this past week Reps continued to host “Meet-and-Greets” in their halls as a way of getting to know residents, plan future activities, and discuss sustainable behavior. Cookies, brownies, and music were all brought out to start the year off with good vibes and good humor. Many halls constructed new Terracycle boxes or reconstructed old ones as a way of further diverting wrappers from the waste stream, and composting bins have now spread to all of the dorms.

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The Eco-Reps also enjoyed the Tufts Freecycle event hosted by the Sustainability Suite this past Friday. At the event, people were able to drop off old clothing, shoes, sombreros, parasols, and other items, with the opportunity to find for themselves a great pair of used jeans, a comfy sweater, or a sweet new carpet. All this, while chatting over music, fresh baked treats, and beautiful weather!

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Looking ahead, the Reps are beginning to plan events and campaigns for the remainder of the semester–things that should be both a lot of fun, and a great opportunity to make a positive impact on the environment. That’s all for this week. Thanks for reading, and stay green!

Monitoring and Biodiversity Manager (Washington, D.C.)

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

The Monitoring and Biodiversity Manager is responsible for working with the Foundation’s staff, federal agencies and other conservation partners to assist in the development and implementation of an outcome-based funding/investment and impact monitoring framework, strategy, and business system for the Foundation’s conservation programs. The Monitoring and Biodiversity Manager and other members of this team are expected to be and/or become thought-leaders in their respective fields and position the Foundation as the convener of choice in the conservation community. Learn more.

Program Director, The Trust for Public Land (Philadelphia)

The Trust for Public Land, a national non-profit dedicated to conserving land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens and other natural places, is recruiting for a Program Director for the Philadelphia office. This position will manage all aspects of the partnership with the Departments of Parks and Recreation, the School District and the Water Department to redevelop green outdoor recreational spaces at schoolyards and city recreation centers in underserved neighborhoods. Learn more.

Network Director, Shareable (San Francisco)

Shareable seeks a Network Director to support the development of sharing city networks. Applicants must be able to commit to a term of at least one year as this position requires substantial relationship-building. The director will be responsible for establishing relationships with and surveying participating cities across the US and Canada, supporting sharing city network organizers and events, researching and compiling training materials, developing a manual for establishing a network, coordinating mentoring support, and promoting our sharing city policy primer. Learn more. For more information, email with “NETWORK DIRECTOR APPLICANT” in the subject line to Mira Luna: mira@shareable.net

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