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Senior Sustainability Data Analyst, MIT Office of Sustainability (Cambridge, MA)

The Senior Sustainability Data Analyst will provide analytical and tactical support for all sustainability projects with data-related needs and set an overall strategy for the collection, analysis, management, and communication of data and metrics.  Will collect, manage, and ensure the quality and integrity of data from multiple sources (e.g., energy, water, materials, food, transportation, waste) throughout campus; oversee MIT’s greenhouse gas inventory update and expansion process; perform cost analysis; assist with the development of relational and dimensional models and reports; write annual metrics performance report that includes infographics and graphs; manage the development of an overall sustainability analytics database for campus; compile and oversee MIT’s greenhouse gas inventories and quantify greenhouse gas reduction activities to support the development of an emerging strategy; develop well-defined sustainability financial reporting templates; support living lab projects related to campus systems (storm water, mobility, etc.); and collaborate with MIT’s Data Science and Data Warehouse teams to develop reporting and analytics.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Northeast Campus Sustainability Conference

Join us for “Strengthening Ties for Collective Impact: Campus Sustainability in the Northeast Region”, a conference hosted by UMASS Amherst April 9 -10, 2015, and brought to you by the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium, the New England Campus Sustainability Forum, and their partners.  Prior to the conference, Farm to Institution New England (FINE) will be hosting a conference earlier in the same week at UMass Amherst:

Participants are encouraged to participate in both events and more information will be available soon about the FINE event.  Meanwhile, check out for the NECSC/NECSF conference.  Anyone interested in joining the conference planning committee is welcome to email Ezra Small at

Sustainability Fellow (Collegeville, MN)

The Department of Sustainability and Saint John’s University invite applications for a full-time, 1 year benefit eligible position of Sustainability Fellow. This position will begin approximately June 1, 2015 through May 30, 2016.  This position exists to provide a job-based learning opportunity for a recent college graduate interested in a career in campus or corporate sustainability. Individuals graduating in May 2015 will be considered.

This position is responsible to educate and engage the campus community about sustainability issues and initiatives. Additionally, the fellow works to move the University towards its sustainability goals and to monitor our progress.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: 1. Organize events to increase campus involvement in our sustainability efforts

2. Maintain institution’s compliance with sustainability-focused organizations and climate agreements including ACUPCC, AASHE, and STARS.

3. Update and maintain the greenhouse gas inventory and STARS audit.

4. Manage a team of interns and a number of volunteers on projects such as dorm room energy audits.

5. Write, edit, and publish a newsletter about sustainability projects and events on campus.

6. Serve as a resource for campus offices and individuals.

7. Develop and sustain relationships with staff, faculty, students, monastics, visitors and beyond the campus to provide opportunities for education, volunteering and research on campus sustainability.


1. Bachelor’s degree required.

2. Strong oral and written communication skills.

3. Self-motivated with the ability to work independently.

4. Passion for sustainability and environmental issues.

5. Computer skills and knowledge of Excel, Word, and Outlook are required.

6. Experience in web design, video production, and graphic design with Microsoft Publisher and Photoshop would be helpful.

7. Previous experience with campus organizing, event planning, energy efficiency, or sustainability initiatives is desirable.

8. Significant knowledge of SJU energy systems is desirable.

9. All academic majors are invited to apply.





Call for Conference Proposals (Amherst, MA)

Call for Proposals for “Strengthening Ties for Collective Impact: Campus Sustainability in the Northeast Region”

The Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium and the New England Campus Sustainability Forum are accepting proposals for the “Strengthening Ties for Collective Impact: Campus Sustainability in the Northeast Region” conference being held at UMass Amherst on April 9-10, 2015.

 Strengthening Ties for Collective Impact

Details for the conference will be posted here as they develop:

The Key Conference Objectives:

-Collectively understand and discuss the most important and urgent sustainability issues in our region

-Determine what our collective impact could be to address these issues

-Grow as sustainability professionals

Important dates (subject to change)

• December 19, 2014: call for proposals submissions open

• January 23, 2015 (5 p.m.): proposals submission deadline

• February 6, 2015: Proposal Notification

• March 20, 2015: session editing deadline (if proposal is accepted)

• April 9-10, 2015: Conference

**PLEASE NOTE: Your proposal does not need to be a refined proposal by any means. This call for proposal/ideas/input is our attempt at casting a wide net to capture as many ideas as possible and identify who is interested in exploring ideas with the planning committee, and doing the work to develop those ideas and convening colleagues to deliver them into interactive sessions.


The View from Blakeley Hall

This is Andrew, the Fletcher School’s Eco-Representative. For this week’s post I’ll give you an idea of what it is like to be the Eco-Rep for Blakeley Hall, Fletcher’s graduate student dormitory. First, some background: Blakeley was built in 1926, in a Georgian style of architecture. It has three wings set around a courtyard, with seven independent towers of rooms. The middle tower houses Blakeley’s common room and kitchen, which serves as the busiest gathering space for residents, and the source of delicious smells when students cook dinner or prepare baked goods as a method of procrastination during exam periods…


Every year, about eighty students in Fletcher’s various degree programs spend a year (or a semester, for exchange students) in singles, doubles, and triples. Many residents come from overseas, which results in a vibrant social scene and a tremendous variety of cuisines prepared in the kitchen. Residents routinely come together for dorm-wide events, like communal cooking events, pick-up cricket matches in the courtyard, and Fletcher’s infamous Blakeley Halloween Party.

As to Eco-Rep and sustainability initiatives, Blakeley, like all Tufts dorms, has receptacles for recycling and compost collection. Each tower contains recycling containers on the ground floor, and the communal compost bin is located in the kitchen. I am happy to report that since the beginning of the school year, Blakeley residents have increased their average weekly compost collection by about 60%! Lastly, each of Blakeley’s towers will contain boxes for TerraCycle recycling. Regarding recycling, we may have to wait until Recyclemania to ascertain how well residents are sorting their materials. Residents have been keeping tabs on recycling and composting, asking me many good questions, and offering suggestions on ways to make Blakeley even greener. I’m very encouraged thus far by their enthusiasm and look forward to holding further Eco-Rep events at the dorm. Next up this month: a pie baking event with a review of composting and recycling best practices!

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