Sustainability at Tufts

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Carbon Credit and Purchasing Program Internship, Second Nature (Boston, MA)

Second Nature is a Boston-based non-profit organization working to create a sustainable society by transforming higher education through a variety of initiatives including the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), a program which supports nearly 700 colleges and universities committed to carbon neutrality and climate action. Second Nature is seeking applicants for an internship that may focus on the following tasks:

  • Support the research & development of a large-scale Carbon Credit and Purchasing Program (C2P2)
  • Assist with communications and outreach between existing carbon market participants and with the broader ACUPCC network of potential participants
  • Assist with Second Nature’s carbon registry account setup and management
  • Provide technical support and assistance for new and existing C2P2 program participants
  • Research and data analysis of program outcomes
  • Other ad-hoc tasks as assigned and dependent on applicants skills and interest

Knowledge of sustainability issues, including an understanding of carbon offset markets, and sustainability financing are musts. Outstanding candidates will possess: data analysis skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel, an advanced understanding of the ACUPCC including experience with greenhouse gas inventories and/or climate action planning, in-depth knowledge and passion for climate leadership issues relevant to higher education, and the ability to contribute to the growth of the organization and program through new skills, insights, and ideas.

Position Details: This position requires a 6 month, 10-20 hour week commitment with some working presence in the Second Nature office in downtown Boston during business hours (9am-5pm), beginning in July/August 2015 and ending January/February 2016. This is a competitively paid internship and can be also completed for credit.

Who Should Apply: Graduate students, highly motivated undergraduates, and recent graduates are invited to apply. Women and people of color applicants are strongly encouraged to apply[1].

Application Deadline: n/a

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Special Research Associate, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) (Gland, Switzerland)

The primary duty of the Special Research Associate is to support the Director General in her daily duties. The SRA has a wide array of responsibilities akin to a deputy chief of staff position and reports directly to the DG and works closely with the DG’s Special Advisor and Senior Executive Assistant.
 
For this Junior Professional role, Ms. Andersen is looking for a bright, hard-working recent graduate. 
Application Deadline: 4/16/2015
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#TrickedOutTrashBuddy

TrashBudy

Trick out your trash buddy & win prizes:

Because it is the responsibility of all employees to use and empty their own trash buddies, make your trash buddy your own! Decorate your trash buddy, photograph it, and tweet your photo to @GreenTufts using the hashtag #TrickedOutTrashBuddy, or email your photo to sustainabilityoffice@tufts.edu with the subject line “Tricked Out Trash Buddy.”

As the program is rolled out across the University, sustainability-themed prizes will be awarded to the most creatively decorated trash buddies (with preference given to those that us recycled materials).

Institutional Research & Evaluation Trash Buddies

Tricked Out Trash Buddies from the Office of Institutional Research & Evaluation

Summer Fellowship, Sustainable Endowments Institute (Boston, MA)

The Sustainable Endowments Institute (SEI), a special project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, seeks highly motivated and reliable individuals for a full time Joint Research and Communications Fellowship this summer. The fellowship positions will last 10-12 weeks, dependent on applicant interest and/or project responsibilities, starting on or after June 1, 2015.
Application Deadline: rolling basis, ending on April 3, 2015
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High Performance Building Associate, NEEP (Lexington, MA)

Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (“NEEP”) is seeking a full-time High Performance Building Associate to work as an integral member of the organization’s team that seeks to reduce energy use in homes and buildings through public policy and best practices in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. This position will be primarily responsible for helping to create policies and programs to promote operational energy savings in new and retrofitted buildings throughout the region.
Application Deadline: 4/21/2015
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