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Intern, GearedforGreen (Boca Raton, FL)

We are looking to add 2 important internship positions at Gearedforgreen. The persons chosen for this position will work directly with the CEO, so no coffee making. You will have a big hand in marketing, business development, research, and connecting our industry to introduce 360 Degrees of Sustainability services. Although this is a non-salary internship, we provide a very solid commission compensation plan, plus there is a strong chance this internship can lead to a full time position once you’ve graduated school.
 
About Gearedforgreen360 Degrees of Sustainability services and market:
Retail trends overwhelmingly show consumers seek to buy green. That’s less of a debate these days. If given the alternative between relatively equal product, 70% or more consumers  buy “products with purpose” from brands they trust are positive for people and planet. Retailers and distributors are aggressively looking to buy green products too, but not solely for obvious environmental reasons or because consumers shop green products. Retailers also want their supply chain to be successful and they recognize sustainability leads to innovation and more efficient effective supply chains. 
 
Plastic Product Manufacturers have heard this all before, yet many manufacturers still haven’t fully jumped into the sustainable ocean. Before we condemn manufacturers making plastic products for not wearing there green hats all the time, we have to put ourselves in the hot seats of executives making products and running manufacturing and distribution operations to understand their concerns.  Spending money on sustainability isn’t overly sustainable if it’s costing the company more money and not increasing revenue or ROI. Businesses today are increasingly searching for ways to reduce costs and increase revenue side by side. The challenge executives face is, how to connect (internal operational sustainability) with (external customer-consumer facing sustainability) to obtain bottom line savings, top line added revenue, and increased brand value? After all, businesses are in business to make profit TODAY. 
 
That is our focus at gearedforGreen. Helping plastic product manufacturers operate sustainably from the inside-out, to make their products more sustainably and then leverage that sustainability in the market. We believe if you aren’t leveraging your sustainability to connect better with customers, consumers, and trading partners, you are missing the next Big Win Opportunity and may very well face the next Big Loss. Having spent years ourselves with our hands on both sides of the sustainability equation, we learned valuable lessons.  
 
1st, on the manufacturing-operations-plastics recycling side of our businesses operating factories and managing production, we had to put on our operations hat and reach out to vendors throughout our supply chain to find ways to improve product quality, reduce operational costs, and gain efficiencies. We conducted Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), measured our carbon footprint, and identified best practices to make improvements that yielded efficiency & reduced cost and waste. We recycled our plastic waste, used recycled plastic resins more resourcefully to make our products, we optimized our packaging and developed reuse programs for used packaging, we made sure we used sustainable plastic products in our own everyday operations, and we implemented water, lighting, and energy efficiencies into our operations to reduce cost and environmental impact. We even changed out our corporate logo uniforms from 100% cotton to sustainable uniforms made from 100% recycled plastics to show our commitment to sustainability to our employees, and we created an end-of-use recycling program for our customers to help recycle our products after their useful life. We were proud of all these incredible initiatives but in the end, they didn’t seem to move the needle in our business P&L quite enough for us to shout from the ceiling.
 
2nd, on the product-sales-marketing side of our business selling plastic products at major retail and through distributors, we put on our sales hat to identify opportunities to leverage our sustainability in the market. We hired expert vendors to develop corporate strategy and to package and communicate our sustainability to consumers, retailers and our team, and to differentiate our products and our companies purpose from our competitors.    
 
Our strategy focusing on 360 degrees of our Sustainability from the inside-out connecting our internal sustainability efforts with external sales marketing efforts together paid dividends and MOVED OUR NEEDLE. Our sales and profitability increased year after year and our products gained significant traction in the market as a valued trusted and sustainable brand. 
 
Fast forward a couple years after selling our business, we launched Gearedforgreen in 2012 to use our expertise and supply chain resources to help other manufactures along with the supply chains that serve them to all succeed greener. 
 
Today Gearedforgreen helps plastic product manufacturing clients operate more sustainably providing 360 Degrees of Sustainability solutions from the inside-out, and instead of carrying the work load all ourselves, we partnered with industry leading providers to form Eco-supply chains™ for our clients, all working connected, transparent, and towards our clients goal, to help clients reduce bottom line cost, improve top line revenue, and increase brand value.  We provide a number of services, offered as either full 360 or a la carte
 
We are looking to add 2 interns, focused on Business Development, Supply Chain Development, and Market Research to identify best practices in helping our clients succeed greener. Although there is no salary for this internship, we do provide a very strong commission compensation plan and there is a very strong possibility this internship will lead to a full time position with Gearedforgreen after you’ve graduated school.

If interested email Dan Schrager: danny@gearedforgreen.com

Faculty, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School (Boston, MA)

Faculty-Climate Change and Sustainability of Food Production

Open Rank-Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor Tenure-Track or Tenured Research and Teaching Appointment in Climate Change and Sustainability of Food Production

The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University seeks internationally recognized leaders as candidates for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the level of Associate or Full Professor in food systems, sustainability, and climate change. The rank will commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in a relevant field (biological or agricultural sciences, economics, nutrition, public health, epidemiology, or a related field), and demonstrated interest and accomplishment in sustainability of the food system, resilience, and climate change impacts on food and nutrition.

Position Type:
Faculty

Conservation Project Manager, Greenbelt (Essex, MA)

Greenbelt seeks a full time (40 hrs/week) land conservation project manager to support our land conservation program.  The individual will:

  • Work closely with Greenbelt’s Director and Assistant Director of Land Conservation, and Conservation Planner on project research tasks, landowner cultivation and follow up, community outreach, coordinating acquisition due diligence (including title exams, surveys, environmental reports, and appraisals), drafting and submitting state conservation land tax credit applications and the like, grant-writing, and baseline documentation reports
  • Represent Greenbelt at frequent evening and weekend events, meetings and other forums
  • Have extensive interaction with Greenbelt’s Land Stewardship staff and GIS Manager, as well as development and administrative staff.
  • Be the lead organizer of Greenbelt’s annual conservation conference

Required Qualifications: 

  • BA/BS or higher in a relevant field (law, conservation, environmental studies, planning or natural resources, or realtor training)
  • 3-4 years experience in land conservation or related field (volunteer experience considered), real estate/planning/legal experience a plus
  • Strong technological skills (MS Office, GIS required, File Maker Pro desirable)
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently take initiative to accomplish required tasks and achieve objectives
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people
  • Excellent organizational, project management and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge or experience related to documents pertaining to real estate transactions, such as deeds, title reports, purchase contracts, appraisals, surveys, etc.
  • Willingness to represent Greenbelt at events; interact with a wide variety of people; and promote the mission and work of the organization.
  • Possess and maintain a valid MA driver’s license and willingness to use a personal vehicle for work-related travel (with mileage reimbursement).
  • Knowledge or experience related to conservation land management and stewardship, such as: drafting land management plans; producing baseline documentation
  • Ability to read and understand maps and orient oneself and be comfortable traveling on foot in sometimes rough and dense forested conditions and on large rural properties.

Visit their website for more information.

Application Deadline: November 30th 
E-mail resume and cover letter electronically (PDF format) to chris@ecga.org

Volunteer Internship Program, MassDEP (Massachusetts)

The Department of Environmental Protection is the state agency responsible for ensuring clean air and water, the safe management of toxics and hazards, the recycling of solid and hazardous wastes, the timely cleanup of hazardous waste sites and spills, and the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources. MassDEP is one of the agencies in the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and its role under Article 97 of the Massachusetts Constitution is to be the guarantor of the people’s right to “clean air and water”, as well as “the natural scenic, historic and aesthetic qualities of the environment.”

MassDEP’s Commissioner, Martin Suuberg, is committed to MassDEP’s Internship Program as it provides a diverse educational and training opportunity for interns who are interested in the environmental field.

Objectives of the MassDEP Internship Program

In an effort to assist MassDEP with its succession planning, we continue to recruit individuals who are interested in working and utilizing their skills in the environmental field. We are providing opportunities to undergraduate students, graduate students, law school students, and other individuals who are seeking experience in the environmental field.

As part of MassDEP’s diversity effort and equal-opportunity policies, we seek to accommodate internships for women and men from different racial, cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds, regardless of their sexual orientation or disability status.

Internship Program Overview

As part of MassDEP’s talented and professional team, MassDEP interns are provided with education, training, hands-on experience, supervision, and networking opportunities, utilizing modern technology and information systems during their internships.

Current internship positions are unpaid; however, MassDEP provides academic assistance for students who are interested in getting academic credits in their respective schools. We remain hopeful that we will be able to provide paid internships in the future.

Internships are conducted in supervised settings and are available in MassDEP’s various bureaus, departments and regional offices. Depending on the assigned internships, interns might be given opportunities to be involved in statewide conferences, trainings, and/or workshops.

In addition to hands-on experience, the internship program coordinates a comprehensive calendar of events which revolves around brown-bag lunches and may include field trips and recreational activities. During the internship program, interns are connected through an Internal MassDEP Intern Facebook Group where they can communicate, share their experiences, and obtain information about upcoming events. Interns conclude their internships by sharing their experiences at MassDEP through presentations.

Contact Information

Thank you for your interest in MassDEP’s Internship program. If you have any questions about the program, please contact:

dep.employment@state.ma.us

Apply to Participate in the MassDEP Internship Program

The application deadline is November 25, 2017.  Interviews will begin shortly thereafter.

To Apply:

REVIEW:
List of current MassDEP Internships   pdf format of List of current MassDEP Internships
 doc format of                             List of current MassDEP Internships
If you apply for a specific position, please follow both a) the instructions below and b) any other instructions provided in the specific internship description.

COMPLETE:
MassDEP Internship Application doc format of MassDEP Internship Application
 pdf format of                             MassDEP Internship Application

SUBMIT:
A completed Internship Application Form along with a copy of your resume and cover letter;
Send via email to:
dep.employment@state.ma.us

World PEAS Food Hub Coordinator, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (Boston/Lowell, MA)

Oversee operation of the multi-farmer World PEAS Food Hub distributing fresh, locally-grown produce throughout the Merrimack Valley and Boston area. Operations include a 400-share Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, multiple wholesale accounts and a variety of community partnerships serving low-income and food insecure individuals. Goals include growth of the operation by expanding market channels and diversifying CSA offerings, increasing number of food access partnerships and establishing an institutional marketing program.

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