Do you love our beautiful blue-green planet? Do you have a passion for the outdoors or a hankering for increased efficiency indoors? Do you enjoy windowsill gardens and casual kitchen conversations? If you answered YES to these questions… Today’s your lucky day because the application deadline for the Tufts Green House in Latin Way has been extended! The application, which you can fill out online, is open until this Thursday, February 13 at midnight. Take some time to fill it out if you have an interest in living in the house next year. Message the current residents of the Green House at their Facebook page or email them at email@example.com with any questions about applications!
The Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) is happy to offer several internships for 2014. Please see each listing for more details about the position and how to apply.
Data Visualization Internship (unpaid)
Assist in the exploration and display of environmental data.
Water Quality Monitoring Internship (unpaid)
Assist in a water quality monitoring program to gather data on Cyanobacteria populations and key water quality parameters from approximately ten water bodies.
Invasive Species Internships (stipend provided)
Organize and direct volunteer groups in removing water chestnut from the Mystic River, June 16 – Aug. 15.
The Department of Energy’s EERE Science and Technology Policy (STP) Fellowships will serve as the next step in the educational and professional development of leaders in energy efficiency and renewable energy, providing an opportunity for scientists and engineers with relevant energy technology experience to participate in research, development, demonstration, (RD&D) and analysis projects at DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), in Washington, D.C.
Review of applications begins March 1, 2014.
The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR) and the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) at the University of Vermont (UVM) seek applicants for a n endowed professorship in sustainability science and policy at the Associate or Full Professor rank.We seek a creative individual with demonstrated leadership experience, a passion for teaching, strong quantitative skills, and interdisciplinary interests in areas such as energy systems design, energy policy, renewable technology development, and community energy planning. The successful candidate will be expected to advance interdisciplinary research and educational collaborations bridging the environmental sciences and engineering, participate in State energy and greenhouse gas policy discussions, and build relationships between UVM and Vermont’s energy community.
Engage and educate building occupants on a daily basis to achieve new behaviors that result in conservation. Routinely audit and walk buildings to understand how resources are measured and consumed. Coordinate with building operations, maintenance operations, engineering, and utilities staff to identify and resolve resource conservation issues and implement building schedules and other conservation measures. Perform basic calculations to determine resource consumption, savings, and life cycle cost analysis of conservation measures. Assist in the development of campus wide conservation initatives. Organize and hold building events, such as building open house or orientation, to engage building occupants and promote the Energy and Resource Conservation program. Work collaboratively with academic, athletic, auxiliary, student and administrative organizations to further building- or department-specific conservation programs and develop building operation schedules and other sustainable building operations. Perform analysis and provide management level reports as required.
BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY
To develop, promote, coordinate and integrate sustainability efforts across the campus to position the campus as a leader in sustainability thought, practice and education. Communicate efforts and successes in incorporating sustainability principles into campus operations.