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April 4: “Defending Eden” Film Screening

When: Wednesday, April 4th at 7:00pm

Where: Tisch 304

Join the producer of Prehensile Productions, as we screen the trailer and other clips from the in-production film, Defending Eden. She will talk about the linked issues of filmmaking, environmental impact and preservation of indigenous cultures. They welcome student feedback on the directions the film should take during its development. Sponsored by CMS, ENVS, and the Department of Anthropology.

Click here for more information on the film.


March 29: Natural Gas: Risks and Opportunities

When: Thursday, March 29, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Where: Cabot 206, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

CIERP’S Energy, Climate, and Innovation Program presents

Natural Gas: Risks and Opportunities

Shale gas, hydraulic fracturing, and other facts

with Susan Tierney, Managing Principal at Analysis Group,

and Member of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board’s Shale Gas Committee

View the event flyer here

Open to the public. Convened by the Energy, Climate, and Innovation Program at the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy.

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Dr. Susan Tierney is Managing Principal at Analysis Group, a firm providing economic, financial, and business strategy consulting services. She is an expert on energy policy and economics, specializing in the electric and gas industries, and has consulted across sectors on energy markets, economic and environmental regulation and strategy, and energy facility projects.  A former Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Energy, Massachusetts Environmental Secretary, and a state public utility commissioner, she is a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s energy project and the Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Board. She has also been appointed to the National Petroleum Council and a director of the Clean Air Task Force, and she is a co-lead author of the energy chapter of the upcoming National Climate Assessment. Dr. Tierney has a Ph.D. and M.A. in regional planning and public policy from Cornell University, and a B.A. from Scripps College.


April 27: WSSS Interdisciplinary Water Symposium

When: Friday, April 27, 2012, from 9:15am to 5:00pm
Where: Tufts University Medford Campus, 51 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA 02155

We are pleased to announce the 3rd annual student-organized WSSS Interdisciplinary Water Symposium!

The theme for this year’s symposium is The Glass Half Full: Valuing Water in the 21st Century. Students, academics, and professionals in the greater Boston area and across the nation from the public, private, and non-governmental sectors will join us to explore the various complex and interlinking factors of valuing water throughout developed and developing nations.This year the WSSS Symposium is organized by the Tufts University Water: Systems, Science, and Society program in collaboration with the Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Please join us for a day of interesting panels, lively conversation, and networking with prominent water experts across the nation.

For Tufts and UMass students, admission to the 3rd Annual Water Symposium on Friday, April 27th is now FREE.  This includes food throughout the day and a networking reception at the end.

In order to sign up for free, please choose “Complimentary” on this form.

All the details on the website: http://www.tufts.edu/water/symposium/

April 14: Communicating Science Symposium @ Wellesley College

When: Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
The Communicating Science Symposium will bring together students, educators, scientists, and journalists in a day of dialogue and idea-generation intended to promote future understanding and collaboration. Through panel discussions and interactive workshops, we will tease out the real-life challenges of communicating scientific research to politicians, media, and the public.This year, our discussion will focus on harzardous waste. Hazardous waste is defined as anything that is potentially dangerous to our health and the environment.

Call for Entries: Citizens’ Summit for Sustainable Development

The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (CT) seeks applications for its U.S./Canada Citizens’ Summit for Sustainable Development, slated for March 24-25, 2012. Leading to the upcoming 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), the summit will bring together emerging leaders from academia, business, civil society, government, and politics to generate new knowledge, policy and action for sustainability in the U.S. and Canada. Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis but space is limited.

Click here to apply.

Student Opportunity: MobilizeU Competition

AASHE has partnered with Earth Day Network for the launch of MobilizeU, an international collegiate competition calling upon students to mobilize their campus communities around four weeks of environmental activism surrounding Earth Day 2012 (March 29 – April 29). Students worldwide are encouraged to join the movement as a regional coordinator or school coordinator and organize activities including campus clean-ups, new voter registration drives and Earth Day events. Coordinators will share a photo or video documenting their efforts on the MobilizeU Facebook page.

Alternative Transportation Coordinator, Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech’s Transportation and Campus Services seeks an alternative transportation coordinator to provide assistance in the areas of biking, transit and pedestrian movement on campus. The coordinator will manage bicycle programs; track transportation mode statistics and trends; and participate in sustainability public relations events. Successful candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in geography, urban planning or a related field and experience using GIS software to record and analyze date. The review of applications will begin March 11.

Click here for more information.

Assistant Director, School of Sustainability, ASU

Arizona State University seeks an assistant director for its School of Sustainability (SOS). The position will assist with curriculum development and scheduling of SOS courses; content development and design of the SOS website; and the development and maintenance of operations plans, long and short-term goals, and program metrics. Successful candidates will have at least a bachelor’s degree in education administration, sustainability or a related discipline and six years of academic administration or similar experience in a sustainability related industry.

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Sustainability Fellow, HEASC

The Higher Education Association’s Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) invites applications for a sustainability fellow. Fellows work to strengthen HEASC’s higher education sustainability efforts; promote interdisciplinary and cross-functional collaborations on sustainability education; and improve the collection and analysis of sustainability-related data in higher education. Successful applicants will be employed by a higher education institution or work primarily with the higher education sector and have at least two years of experience in higher education sustainability. Fellows serve one-year terms, but may apply for additional terms.

Click here for more information.

March 22: Understanding How to Grow Green Jobs Webinar

March 22, 2012; 1:00 p.m. Eastern; Online
Sponsored by the Consortium for Education in Renewable Energy Technology, “Help Your Students and their Employers Understand How to Grow Green Jobs” will help participants go beyond the standard marketing, sales and business courses to create more success for students and for the businesses where they will work. The webinar will share concepts, learning outcomes and learning activities for incorporating successful green business model curricula.

Click here to register.

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