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Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, UCLA (Los Angeles, CA)

The Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer will work to continue UCLA’s leadership in the field of sustainability at the state, regional, national and international level by promoting broader awareness of UCLA’s environmental successes and accomplishments. Reporting to the Executive Officer of Facilities Management (EO-FM) & Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO), the Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer works in partnership with the CSO on the development, coordination, administration, and measurement of sustainability-related programs, policies, and technologies at UCLA. The Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer will effectively work across the university and with all elements of the campus community to communicate and further the goals and initiatives of the campus sustainability program, including Carbon Neutrality by 2025, and initiatives such as the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge. The Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer will work to foster partnerships across the academic and operational areas of the university to continue to develop UCLA as a living laboratory for sustainability.

Application Deadline: 06.21.2015
Apply Online or search ‘Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer’

Middlesex Fells Outreach Opportunity, CCEP (Middlesex County, MA)

On June 10th, the students and teachers of Medford High School will be participating in a stewardship event organized by the Community Conservation Education Partnership (CCEP) from 10 am -12 pm with lunch and music to follow.  The CCEP is a committee of local organizations including Medford High School, Eagle Eye Institute, the Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation, MA DCR, USDA Forest Service, US EPA, and Tufts University.  The CCEPaims to connect the entire Medford High School community (students, teachers, and parents alike) to the Middlesex Fells Reservation through innovative in-school and after-school outdoor education, field research, and enrichment activities.  If you are a supporter of outdoor education, please consider participating in this outreach event to show your support.

Volunteers can simply agree to assist a teacher with a small group of approximately 20 students on a specific task in the Fells, such as identifying different plant species in the area or removing an invasive plant species in a designated area.  Volunteers are also welcome to lead a group of students in an activity such as reading Thoreau in the Lawrence Woods or guiding a group of students to a location to capture the scene with photography, poetry, or any form of art.

Any idea for a project is welcome; the CCEP wants these projects to be diverse in content to pique the interest of all of the community members of Medford High School!

Application Deadline:  Any suggestion for a project will need prior approval by the CCEP and Headmaster of Medford High School preferably by May 21st.  

Application Details: If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Karen O’Hagan at karen.ohagan[at] with a short description of your project idea or just your willingness to assist a Medford High School teacher by spending 2 hours outside along a trail with a group of high school students.



Research Assistant I – Sustainable Working Landscapes, Harvard University (Petersham, MA)

The newly established Sustainable Working Landscape Program (SWL) at the Harvard Forest, headed by Drs. Brian Donahue and David Foster seeks to:

  • Explore the consequences of plausible forest, farm, and habitable landscape futures in terms of their consequences for the environment and human well-being
  • Establish demonstration projects highlighting integrated landscape management and long-term studies through Stewardship Science across New England at six to eight signature landscapes comprised variously of wildlands, woodlands, and farmlands;
  • Advance research, education and work with landowners and communities;
  • Integrate sustainable farming and forestry with fundamental environmental concerns such as protection of water quality, reduced carbon emissions, and protection of wildlife and biodiversity.
Anticipated start date is on or around June 1, 2015
Apply Online (SEARCH BY REQUISITION  # 35464BR)

AmeriCorps Education & Outreach Coordinator (Raleigh, NC)

This position is based at the NC State University Sustainability Office in Raleigh, NC. The University Sustainability Office’s mission is to equip the NC State community for a leaner, smarter, stronger future. Our vision is to build a culture that creates leaders and sustainable solutions for global challenges.

Purpose of the position

The purpose of this position is to:

  • Build strong connections across campus
  • Promote environmental education through service learning
  • Create concrete ways sustainability programs can connect with underserved populations
  • Help define and articulate the interconnectedness of sustainability and diversity on campus
  • Infuse cultural competence into sustainability programs
  • Create network and programs that can be carried forward
  • Determine a focus for NC State’s sustainability and diversity focus
  • Use environmental education as a connector for the local solutions that support all people
  • Provide environmental educational training and resources to diverse audiences on campus

Position responsibilities

Position responsibilities and duties will include the following:

  • Outreach: workshops, presentations
  • Planning: events, service projects
  • Build relationships: connect departments, student groups, community groups
  • Set the direction, identify priorities
  • Be a catalyst to join movements
  • Program development: create presentations tailored to  specific audiences


The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Creativity
  • Interest in sustainability and/or environmental education
  • Organizational skills
  • Interest in learning about and working with diverse populations
  • Planning skills

Essential Functions/physical demands

The member will primarily work in an office space.

Preferred schedule

Monday- Friday 8 am – 5pm (but flexible)

Some after hours (only when necessary)


Oct 10: Webinar Green Ribbon Schools Award Program

This school year, Massachusetts is participating for the first time in the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools award program, which recognizes K-12 schools that excel at reducing environmental impact and costs, improving health and wellness, and providing effective environmental and sustainability education.

Find out how your school(s) can apply to be among those nominated by the Commonwealth for this national recognition by registering for this webinar.

Wednesday, October 10. 1 – 2pm

Presented by Lisa Capone, DOER Green Communities Division
Lauren Greene, MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Jessica Hing, Clean, Green and Healthy Schools Coordinator for US EPA Region 1

Register Now

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