Daily Archives: October 25, 2013

Tufts Celebrates Food Day with Dairy Themed Dinner

Yesterday was Food Day at Tufts, and the Dining and Sustainability teams paired up to put together an educational, dairy-themed dinner.

The event took place at both Carmichael and Dewick-Macphie dining halls. The dinners included special foods such as a mountainous tray of brie cheese, and an ice cream sundae bar. Scattered generously across the dining halls were signs containing information on dairy production, dairy products, and the dairy industry. Be it butter, cream, whey, or milk fat, dairy products are found in nearly everything.

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The first crossword puzzle is complete!

The interactive component of the Dewick dinner took place in the form of a crossword puzzle. Students took the puzzle and found the answers posted on the informational signs throughout the dining hall. The signs contained some pretty mind blowing facts and figures about dairy! For example, did you know that the average American eats 46 slices of pizza, and 48 pints of ice cream a year?!

The signs also had information about milk’s nutritional content. Milk contains 9 amino acids, and 1 cup contains 16 percent of our daily value of calcium, making it an excellent nutritional source when consumed in moderation. The posters also informed students about some of the more controversial aspects of the dairy industry such as negative environmental impacts and the deceptive, yet influential role played by by the dairy lobbies.

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Dairy Day Event staff help Tufts students with crossword puzzles.

Do you want to test your knowledge of dairy production and consumption? Here are the questions from last night’s crossword puzzle. Students who completed the puzzle are eligible to win an ice cream sundae party brought to their room, or an inflatable cow.

Americans most commonly consume which type of milk?

  • What is the most popular cheese in America?

  • What is the most popular flavor of ice cream

  • How many gallons of milk to americans consume, on average, per year?

  • Vitamin D is added to milk to aid in the absorption of which mineral?

  • Methane contributes to which process?

 

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to check the answers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • ǝbuɐɥɔ ǝʇɐɯıןɔ

 

 

-Sofie

Communications Team

Int’l Sustainability Professionals of Tomorrow training – apply now

DEADLINE: Nov. 17th, 2013

This winter session, CLI is facilitating the iSPOT Training – International Sustainability Professionals of Tomorrow – in collaboration with ISSP. Kick off the New Year in China and get your sustainability career on track! Specifically designed for college juniors and seniors, the iSPOT Training will transition undergraduate students into young professionals with highly structured professional development workshops and a practitioner-based learning environment. From the bustling streets and skyscrapers of Shanghai, to the mystifying mountains of Guilin, to the Great Wall and Forbidden City of Beijing, students will learn the four key areas of organizational assessment and the strategy behind sustainable systems decision-making. We will also share tips on where to find jobs, what skills are needed in different fields, and how to market yourself in a highly competitive and global job market. Our goal is to prepare you to land your dream green job when you graduate!

Learn more, check out the itinerary.

Apply here.

 

Resource Organizer, Alternatives for Community and Environment (Roxbury, MA)

Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE) seeks a full-time Resource Organizer. Based in Roxbury, ACE is a 501(c)3 environmental justice organization. ACE organizes residents, provides legal/technical support to community groups, develops youth leadership, and runs campaigns on issues like clean air and first-class public transit. The Resource Organizer will lead ACE’s efforts to maintain relationships with and raise funds from individual donors, and will lead ACE’s efforts to expand our share of support that comes from our core constituencies. The Resource Organizer reports to the Development Director.

Learn more/apply.

Executive Director, Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET) (Cambridge, MA)

Deadline: Dec. 1st, 2013
HEET (Home Energy Efficiency Team) is an award-winning nonprofit that fights climate change through teaching hands-on practical skills in energy efficiency while performing “energy upgrades” in the buildings of nonprofits. HEET also implements other energy-efficiency and renewable-energy programs in the greater Boston area.
 
HEET is seeking a 25-hour-per-week Executive Director to run and grow the organization. The Executive Director raises funds, manages staff, reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.  
 
The Director will work remotely and have flexible hours, but live in or near Cambridge, MA.  The job will include occasional weekend events.  The Director should love people and learning, and be highly driven to cut carbon emissions.
 
Needed skills: proven fundraiser/grant-writer, excellent writing and speaking skills, experience with managing, hiring staff, and managing budgets, energy efficiency knowledge and a comfort with a diverse range of stakeholders
 
General competency with office software, including Quickbooks, PowerPoint, Excel preferred.  Prior experience in a nonprofit is a plus.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Contact HEET.Cambridge@gmail.com with resume, references and writing sample.

Cambridge Climate Protection Action Committee and Recycling Advisory Committee Seek New Members

The Climate Protection Action Committee is seeking 3 new members; for more information click here.  The deadline to apply is October 22.
 
The Recycling Advisory Committee is also seeking new members; for more information click here.  The deadline to apply is October 22.

Environmental Analyst, UVM (VT)

Deadline: Oct. 31st, 2013

This temporary position will be working in the Solid Waste Program of the Waste Management and Prevention Division of VT DEC. Primary responsibilities include developing and implementing a statewide solid waste management plan and the provisions of Act 148. A focus of the work will be on data management as it relates to waste reduction, recycling, and organics diversion. An additional area of focus will be to develop content for the Solid Waste Program webpage, and assist with webpage layout and structure for usability. Other duties include working with solid waste districts, municipalities, and others to improve solid waste management in Vermont, develop and disseminate outreach materials, and other solid waste issues.

Contact Bryn Oakleaf for more information: bryn.oakleaf@state.vt.us

Getting to Net Zero Task Force (Cambridge, MA)

Cambridge City Manager, Richard C. Rossi, seeks volunteers to serve on a new “Getting to Net Zero” Task Force.  This Committee is being created to advise the City Manager on ways to advance the goal of putting Cambridge on the trajectory towards becoming a “net zero community”, with focus on carbon emissions from building operations.  This includes reducing energy use intensity of buildings and taking advantage of opportunities to harvest energy from renewable resources. 

The Task Force will work collaboratively to examine strategies and develop recommendations that address the following topics:
·         reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the built environment
·         improve energy efficiency and conservation in existing and new buildings
·         support renewable energy generation both on- and off- site
·         best practices to engage/educate users and influence occupant behavior
 
The City seeks individuals with high degree of experience and expertise in these topics and demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team with diverse opinions to craft consensus solutions.  The intention is to create a task force that includes subject matter experts in topics such as building design, construction and operation, development economics, energy efficiency, and renewable energy technology & policy including the concept of Renewable Energy Certificates, as well as community advocates/residents, business/property owner/developer representatives, and representatives of local universities/the Cambridge Climate Compact.  
                                                                                                                                                                                        
The Task Force will work collaboratively to develop actionable recommendations that are comprehensive, practical, and implementable and at the same time bold in their vision; these may include changes to City ordinances, zoning, policies, and other directives.  The work of the Task Force should continue to advance Cambridge’s role as a regional and national leader in addressing environmental issues. 
 
It is expected that Committee appointments will be made by City Manager, Richard C. Rossi, before the end of the year.  The group will meet at least monthly starting December 2013 and deliver final recommendations by December 2014. 
 
To apply, please send a letter by November 12, 2013 describing your interest in the study and any experience you have working on similar issues to:
Diane Squires, City Manager’s Office,
Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
Email:  citymanager@cambridgema.gov

Transportation Project Coordinator, UVM

Deadline: Nov. 6th, 2013

Part-time temporary position focused on FY14 grant project to “expand and integrate regional Transportation Demand Management (TDM) strategies”.  The overall goal is to provide education and awareness of transportation demand management (TDM) strategies, services and options to businesses, developers and property owners in the region, particularly in the proposed City Center development in South Burlington.  The coordinator will be employed and paid by CATMA.

Learn more/apply.

Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, Luther College (IA)

POSITION:  Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, with a focus on sustainability or a related area; tenure-eligible.  We invite applications from all disciplines but specifically encourage applications from graduates of economics, political science, business, or interdisciplinary programs with a social science emphasis.

Learn more.

Geo/Thermal Systems Operations Manager, Miami University (OH)

Miami University‘s Physical Facilities Department is currently seeking qualified, talented and enthusiastic candidates for several planning, architecture, engineering and construction management positions, including a Geothermal Systems Operations Manager. The Geothermal Systems Operations Manager will be directly responsible for the operation and maintenance of the geothermal and chilled water production and distribution systems on Miamis Oxford campus. This position will manage the involved personnel, annual budgets, maintenance activities, short and long term capital improvement planning, schedule of equipment operations and systems operations monitoring. The purpose of this position is to create an entity that monitors both budget and operations to provide reliable and cost efficient utility service to the university community.