Monthly Archives: September 2013

Program Office, New York Community Trust (NY, NY)

The program officer is responsible for the New York City and national environment grants programs and reports directly to the Vice President for Grants. For New York City, the Trust focuses on open space and parks, waterfront and brownfield reclamation, solid waste management, and air pollutants and other environmental toxins. Our national grants program targets climate and energy, environmental health, and habitat protection issues. The program officer will participate in a review of grantmaking strategies for these programs. Learn more. Interested individuals should send, by email or regular mail, a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Joan Reedy, jmr@nyct-cfi.org

Greetings from this year’s Eco-Reps 2013-2014!

As the new school year begins, so does a new set of Eco-Reps! We kicked off this year in the same way last year’s group did, working for Tufts Recycles during the matriculation lunch and O-show dinners, helping people sort their waste into “compostables”, “plastic”, which consisted of ONLY the utensils, and trash.

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But a new addition to this year’s Eco-Reps’ role in orientation included a pledge booth at “Jumbolicious”, one of the largest orientation events. This year, it was held in Aidekman, featuring an electric bull, a dance floor with DJ, free food, free swag, and of course…yours truly! Freshmen (and others) were able to pledge to be more sustainable in their lives, by doing things from composting to taking shorter showers to turning off the lights to unplugging electronics. Our goal is to print out pictures of the residents in their respective halls, holding them more accountable (AND making them famous, of course), for their noble actions. We got over 100 pledges!

 

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Then, right as school started, we got to work. Hopefully you saw us at your all-hall meetings, in the lobbies of the dorms putting out the terraCycle boxes or Compost bins, or maybe at our meet-and-greets! (Complete with donuts, cookies, and other great treats). The meet and greets are ways for us to really have one-on-one time with our residents to receive feedback, ideas, and goals.

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Another new addition to the Eco-Rep agenda this year is the terraCycle Brigade. Terracycle (http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/) is a company that turns snack wrappers that contain the shiny inner lining, such as chip bags or granola bars, into some sweet products. We’ve also decided to weigh our compost before emptying it in order to accurately report on how much people are really composting in the dorms. Reception has varied across dorms, but in general been very good. Keep up the good work, residents!

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GreenCorps

NEXT DEADLINE: Oct. 11, 2013

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day.

In Green Corps’ yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups like Sierra Club and Food and Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

Learn more/apply.

Program Associate, Alliance to Save Energy (Oakland, CA)

The Alliance to Save Energy is seeking a full-time Program Associate to assist with implementation of its PowerSave Campus Program.  The Program Associate will work in the Alliance’s Oakland, CA office.  Headquartered in Washington, DC, the nonprofit Alliance to Save Energy  promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security.

Learn more about the position/apply.

Executive Director, AASHE

AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) is seeking a smart, focused, strategic and energetic thought and innovation leader for North America’s premier membership organization dedicated to advancing the modeling of sustainability principles and actions across higher education, and fostering a vibrant sustainability community. The review of applications will begin on Sept. 27, 2013.

 

Learn more/apply.

C2C Fellowship Workshops

 

Are you an undergrad or recent grad? Do you aspire to be a leader in sustainability in business and/or politics?

Bard Center for Environmental Politics   trains C2C fellows to become exactly that. They have upcoming weekend training sessions, including one close to home, at Bentley University in Waltham, MA.

Students can apply now. Applications are due two weeks prior to each workshop. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a Bard C2C Fellow here. Cost for the weekend trainings, including food (and lodging for those traveling more than an hour), is $30. Registration scholarships are available, and students can often apply to their student governments for travel support as well.

This is a fantastic opportunity to build your skills as a sustainability leader and build your network of others who are passionate about changing the world.

Not at Tufts? Here’s the full list of dates and locations for the training sessions across the country:

MA (Bentley University) | October 25–27, 2013
CA   (Bay Area) | November 8–10, 2013
NY   (Bard College) | February 14-16, 2014
FL    (University of Florida) | March, 2014
IL     (Moraine Valley Community College) | April, 2014

 

 

Policy Associate, National Association of Clean Air Agencies (Washington D.C.)

The National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) – a non-profit organization of state and local air pollution control agencies – seeks a senior-level policy associate to join our small, fast-paced Capitol Hill office. The Senior Staff Associate will staff the association’s committees dealing with important and timely issues under the Clean Air Act, including the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act, state and local climate action, energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, state and local air enforcement programs, agricultural air quality issues and training of state and local air officials. Learn more/apply.

Research Associate, NMR Group Inc (Somerville, MA)

NMR is currently seeking candidates for a Research Associate position. We are a small but expanding consulting firm specializing in the evaluation of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Efficiency and renewables are burgeoning, providing excellent career opportunities for social scientists in a field that makes a difference.

NMR currently seeks to hire individuals possessing the knowledge, skills, and abilities typically gained through master’s level graduate education or prior work in policy, economics, sociology, or other social science programs. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Designing, implementing, and analyzing survey data
  • Conducting semi-structured interviews
  • Performing descriptive quantitative analyses using SPSS or similar data analysis packages
  • Writing clear and concise research summaries, memoranda, and reports

Learn more/apply.

Outreach and Development Manager, Northwest Straits Marine Conservation (WA)

The Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative is a nationally-recognized model for marine conservation. Position Overview: The Foundation seeks an innovative and relationship-oriented team member to grow its development infrastructure with a particular focus on cultivation of private gifts and business relationships. The Outreach and Development Manager will be responsible for leading a coordinated outreach and development strategy for the Foundation. Salary range: This is a 3/4 time position, with opportunity for increasing hours with success of the development program. The salary range for the position is $36,750 – $40,500 for 30 hours per week (based on $49,000-$54,000 for full time). Benefits include a health reimbursement arrangement, generous paid time off and a flexible work schedule. Learn more. To apply: Send a resume, detailed cover letter and three professional references to: jobs@nwstraits.org.  

Located in Mt. Vernon, Washington

Water Program Associate, SD Bechtel Jr. Foundation (San Francisco, CA)

APPLICATIONS DUE SEPTEMBER 20, 2013

The S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation and Stephen Bechtel Fund (together, the “Foundation”) envision a productive, vibrant, and sustainable California that leads the nation as a model of success and a source of economic, civic, and environmental innovation.

To inquire and to apply, please send an email with “Water Program Associate application” in the subject line with a resume and cover letter by September 20, 2013 to SDBjrRecruiter@sdbjrfoundation.org. Please provide all information electronically; no phone calls.