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Month: January 2014 (page 1 of 6)

TIE Graduate Fellowship

Learn more/Apply

Deadline: February 17th

Matriculated graduate students at any of Tufts University’s 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 by 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 Theresa Silver, the TIE Office Assistant, at theresa.silver@tufts.edu or (617)627-3645.

Sustainable Selfies Contest!

sustainable.selfies.logoYOU’RE INVITED… TO TAKE SELFIES! 

Who: Tufts University students, staff, and faculty

What: A contest involving selfies, sustainability, and prizes!

When: All semester long!

How: IT’S EASY!  Each week on Monday, we’ll post a prompt on Facebook (“take a picture of yourself negotiating a climate change action treaty” – they’ll be a bit easier than that). Post your selfie to our Facebook page, then encourage your friends, family, colleagues, pets, etc. to like your photo. Whichever photo gets the most likes before the next prompt will win one of our weekly prizes! Plus, whoever takes the photo with the most likes over the course of the semester will win our GRAND PRIZE!

So just to reiterate: snap the selfie, post it to Facebook, accumulate likes, win big!

Why: Prizes! Glory! Plus you’ll learn a ton about sustainability at Tufts and beyond in the meantime.

Some logistics: You need to be in each photo (it’s a selfie!), but feel free to do group pics. Also, you can only win one weekly prize, but make sure to keep participating for the GRAND PRIZE!

GET STARTED NOWLike us on Facebook for the latest info. The first prompt will be up on Monday, February 3rd! Get your polaroids/digital cameras/phones/Google Glasses ready!

Here are some of the prizes at stake:

Spaghetti Scrub

Spaghetti Scrub

Black + Blum lunch box

Black + Blum lunch box

Citrus Zinger

Citrus Zinger

Citizen Science Coordinator, Mohonk Preserve (NY)

DEADLINE: Jan. 31, 2014
Mohonk Preserve, New York State’s largest member & visitor supported nature preserve, is seeking to fill the full time position of Citizen Science Coordinator.
The Mohonk Preserve is a dynamic organization with responsibility for managing and protecting more than 8,000 acres of the northern Shawangunk Mountains in Ulster County, NY. The Preserve has four integrated programs — Conservation Science, Education, Land Stewardship, and Land Protection, and is a regional model for large-scale conservation planning. We have an annual budget of $3.6 million, 35 year-round staff and over 350 volunteers. We also have a diverse support base of over 14,000 individual members and supporters. Our Daniel Smiley Research Center, located near Mohonk Lake (where Conservation Science operations are centered), provides a great work environment!
We have a strong science program regionally and nationally. Natural and cultural history research generated at the Preserve underpins the Preserve’s land management strategies, informs our public interpretive programs and school environmental education field studies, facilitates protection of wildlife and natural resources across the Shawangunk Mountain region, and deepens the public’s understanding of our legacy of landscape conservation. Our science is used to guide applied land management to conserve biodiversity in the Shawangunk Ridge ecosystem.  
Position responsibilities include:
·         Lead, coordinate, and participate in continuing long-term observational studies;
·         serve as biodiversity database manager;
·         design, develop, and coordinate a Citizen Naturalist Program;
·         demonstrated knowledge of the northern Shawangunk Ridge ecosystem
 
Qualifications: 
•             a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in natural sciences or environmental studies;
•             experience working with volunteers, scientists and non-scientist professionals, Board members, donors, media, and the public;
•             superior computer skills including Microsoft Office at a minimum;
•             database experience including: Access and/or similar databases (proficiency in Access management preferred)
•             has exemplary written, oral, and presentation skills;
•             There is a significant fieldwork component to this position.  Must be able to hike a minimum of 6 miles a day over rough terrain. 
•             Willingness to work frequent weekends and holidays with occasional irregular hours, including some evenings.
 
Salary: Low $30’s per year based on experience; generous benefits package.
 
 
Please submit cover letter, resume and 3 references by January 31st, 2014 to:
Director of Conservation Science, Mohonk Preserve, P.O. Box 715, New Paltz, NY 12561
 
Applications accepted via e-mail (hard copy preferred) to research@mohonkpreserve.org (Word 97 & above or Adobe PDF only).
No phone calls please Mohonk Preserve, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer

Environment America Fellowship Program

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Early application deadline: Sunday, February 16th


Environment Massachusetts is a statewide environmental advocacy organization that works to protect clean air, clean water, and open space. We’re part of Environment America, a federation of 29 state-based groups with nearly 100 professional staff and more than 1 million members, activists and allies across the country.


Here in Massachusetts, we’re working to clean up dirty power plants, protect the Cape Cod National Seashore and the Connecticut River, and bring more solar energy to our state. Each year, we hire graduating seniors with the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluting industries, fight for a green future and do what it takes to win.


Our
Fellowship Program is a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of institution-building that can sustain long-term battles.

As a fellow, you’re not just learning how to make an impact; you’re making one.
Hear from four fellows about their work tackling tough environmental problems like runaway development and our dependence on coal.

After two years as a fellow, you’ll have learned the ropes, gained invaluable hands-on experience and you’ll have made a real difference for the environment. 
Hear from two former fellows about the work they’re doing now and how the Fellowship Program prepared them for it.

And if you’re not graduating this year, you should apply to be an Environment Massachusetts intern – you’ll learn how to make an impact on critical environmental issues, and there’s no better way to get the experience to launch your career with us.


Contact Madeline Page at
mpage@environmentamerica.org or 617-747-4357 with any questions.

Project Officer, CDP Nordic

DEADLINE: Jan. 31, 2014

CDP Europe is seeking a highly motivated self-starter to implement the Nordicstrategy of one of the world’s leading NGOs on climate change and natural capital.The role of project officer, CDP Nordic, is responsible for growing CDP’s influence and effectiveness in the Nordic region by supporting the tasks of the Nordic operations.
Learn more/apply.

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