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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

Tufts Summer Sustainability Trip (Boaca, Nicaragua)

Looking for a summer internship or something to do over the summer related to sustainability?

This summer, Tufts students have the opportunity to travel to Boaca, Nicaragua and work alongside local students to develop school gardens and garden education programs. The trip is 10 days (May 24–June 2) and will focus on sustainable agriculture, immersion into Nicaraguan culture, and environmental activism. The trip fee is $2,489 (which covers everything you’ll need in Nicaragua, including airfare, food, lodging, and transportation), and we will have regular meetings to discuss fundraising ideas and opportunities. There are 20 spots available. The deadline to register is January 30th and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t hesitate if you’re interested!  

For more information, visit https://globalstudentembassy.org/get-involved/university-students/tufts-university/, contact Kat Grellman (katherine.grellman@tufts.edu), or come to our GIM on December 7th, 8pm in Olin (room TBD).

Research Assistant, RecycleHealth.com (Boston, MA)

Spring 2017 Research Assistant at RecycleHealth.com

Dr. Lisa Gualtieri, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, is looking for a graduate student research assistant for the spring 2017 semester to assist with a research project on wearable activity trackers (e.g., Fitbit, Jawbone, Withings), physical activity, and health outcomes. The student will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of a research study, from participant recruitment and organization, data collection, analysis, final reporting, and publication.

These research endeavors are tied to RecycleHealth.com, a non-profit started by Dr. Lisa Gualtieri to collect wearable activity trackers (over 900 to date with donations of new ones from vendors as well) and redistribute them to underserved populations. Dr. Gualtieri conducts her wearable research in communities that may benefit most from increased physical activity, but have limited opportunities to engage with fitness devices.

One of Dr. Gualtieri’s completed research studies:
http://www.researchprotocols.org/2016/4/e237/

In addition to the research component of this position, if interested, you will have the opportunity to help with the management and promotion of RecycleHealth and its efforts.

This commitment would be one semester with the possibility for extension, and require approximately 10 hours of work per week.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES & WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Exposure to the field of public health and digital health communication
  • Writing grant proposals
  • Working with an IRB and submitting proposals
  • Conducting research in the field
  • Writing research papers
  • Ability to represent information in a visual manner
  • Strong writing, editing, and communication skills

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send a resume and cover letter to Lisa Gualtieri at lisa.gualtieri@tufts.edu. Please include Spring 2017 Research Assistant in the subject line.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Interest in public health and/or digital health
  • Strong written communications skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Well organized

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Lisa Gualtieri, PhD, ScM
Assistant Professor
Tufts University School of Medicine
Department of Public Health and Community Medicine

Email: lisa.gualtieri@tufts.edu

Phone: 617-636-0438

Finance Intern + Communications Intern, Gardens for Health (Boston, MA)

Finance Intern AND Communications Intern | Gardens for Health

Boston, MA

Gardens for Health is a growing non-profit organization whose innovative approach is focused on improving childhood health outcomes by integrating agriculture into the clinical treatment of malnutrition. They currently partner with 18 Government Health Centers in Rwanda to provide families with the tools and resources to build a sustainable path out of malnutrition through targeted health and agriculture training. Hiring for TWO positions. Flexible hours. Timeframe: January – June 2017.

Scholars for Civic Life, Tisch College, Tufts University (Medford, MA)

Scholars for Civic Life | Tisch College, Tufts University

Tisch Scholars is a unique leadership development program that combines academic coursework, fieldwork in local communities, skill-building, and critical reflection. Current first-years, sophomores, and juniors are welcome to apply. Students apply for the program in early 2017, and accepted Scholars participate in a May retreat. Beginning in the Fall term, first-year Scholars take a yearlong Fieldwork Seminar while engaging in a community service or research project with a local partner organization. Application opens in January. Timeframe: full academic year.

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