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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

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Faculty, Earth and Environmental Sciences (University of Michigan)

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan is searching for tenure-track faculty candidates for a university-year appointment in the areas of Aqueous/Low-Temperature Geochemistry, Geochronology, and Global Climate Change, starting September 2013. Appointments at the assistant professor level are preferred, but exceptional candidates at higher levels will be considered.  We encourage applications from candidates with records of research and teaching in any one of these areas.

 

Successful candidates are expected to establish an independent research program and contribute to both undergraduate and graduate teaching in a large public university.  Candidates whose research and teaching complement and enhance the existing programs in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences will receive special consideration.  Applicants must have a PhD and should submit a CV, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and contact information for at least four persons who can provide letters of recommendation.

 

Further information about the Department and the positions can be found at: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/earth  To apply please go to http://www.earth.lsa.umich.edu/facultysearch/newapplicant complete the online form and upload the required application documents as a single PDF file. If you have any questions or comments, please send an email message to earth-search@umich.edu.

 

The application deadline is September 24, 2012 for full consideration, but applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor in Energy and Environmental Science (Miami, FL)

A Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor is available to teach introductory courses in energy systems engineering and energy policy, and upper-level courses in project management and environmental science.  The position is a nine-month appointment and 75% time, beginning in August 2012.  Require: a masters degree in engineering, environmental science, or related field (for appointment as instructor), and related teaching experience.  Desire: A PhD in engineering, environmental science or related field (for appointment as visiting assistant professor); postdoctoral teaching experience in energy and environmental science; and Project Management certification.  This interdisciplinary teaching position is a joint appointment between the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability (www.muohio.edu/ies) and the School of Engineering and Applied Science (www.eau.muohio.edu).  Send letter of application, resume, and names of three references by email to withrodg@muohio.edu, Denise Withrow, Institute for the Environment and Sustainability, 254 Upham Hall, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056.  Review of applications will begin 9 July 2012, and continue until position is filled.  For more information read the posted job description.

Director of Advocacy Resources (New Haven, CT)

General Purpose

Help guide the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity’s rapidly-expanding work on food marketing to young people. Coordinate and lead the Rudd Center’s work to educate and inform community organizations about issues related to food marketing, and develop resources to help identify and implement appropriate strategies for intervention.

Essential Duties

  • Develop a comprehensive advocacy liaison strategy for the Rudd Center, focusing on food marketing to children and adolescents, and communities of color.
  • Build and maintain advocacy relationships by identifying and serving as a liaison between community advocates and health- and child-related NGOs.
  • Educate advocacy groups about food policy and obesity, marketing, and the food environment via briefings, webinars, conferences, presentations, and other methods as appropriate.
  • Provide expert/technical assistance to advocates from community organizations pertaining to obesity and marketing issues, including creating strategic plans, agenda setting, message framing, policy options, etc.
  • Produce fact sheets, reports, and other written materials for distribution on the website and/or in written form; work with Communications Director to ensure website is up-to-date.
  • Represent the Rudd Center at meetings, conferences, and speaking engagements.
  • Monitor and analyze local and state legislation, policymaking, and regulatory activity regarding food marketing.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty and staff at the Rudd Center to carry out the Center’s mission.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in a related field or law degree and two years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills and Abilities

  • Firsthand knowledge of advocacy processes.
  • Experience working with a wide range of groups, including low-income people and communities of color.
  • Familiarity with health care/nutrition issues.
  • Experience in public speaking/presentations.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Excellent public speaking skills for multiple audiences.
  • Ability to travel within and outside Connecticut.

To apply for this position, visit Yale’s job posting website. Search the position by the requisition number: 17643BR.

Jun 22-24: 6th Annual Biomimicry Education Summit (Portland, OR)

The Biomimicry 3.8 Institute is pleased to host the 6th Annual Biomimicry Education Summit, which will take place Friday, June 22 to Sunday, June 24, 2012 in beautiful Portland, Oregon. The Summit is a unique opportunity to learn from the leaders and innovators in Biomimicry Education from youth, university and non-formal education institutions. Plenary sessions and interactive workshops provide outstanding opportunities to learn, engage, connect, and get re-inspired to bring biomimicry more deeply into your teaching.  Oregon K-12 Teachers may receive certificates for up to 20 PDUs.

Exciting News:  Richard Louv will be giving an Opening Address on Thursday night to kick off the Summit!

REGISTER NOW!

Who should attend?

University professors… K-12 classroom teachers… Curriculum developers… STEM educators of all types… Science Museum program leaders… School administrators… Undergraduate and graduate students… Anyone who has an interest in the potential of biomimicry to engage students, cross disciplinary boundaries, and change the world. See their flyer and visit their website.

Aug 11-19: Suburban Permaculture Design & Leadership Course, Common Circle (Eugene, OR)

Join an unforgettable program in leadership, permaculture and sustainable design in Oregon with the world’s most renowned instructors and change your life, your community and your planet.  Not only do Common Circle Education courses offer the most complete curriculum of any similar program, but the people who come to the programs make this the most powerful training offered anywhere.

Gain cutting-edge skills in nature-inspired sustainable design that’s applicable virtually anywhere design is used — from green businesses to your own back yard.  Visit ecovillages, organic farms, the nation’s first biofuel station (ever seen a gas station with solar panels and a green roof selling kombucha? ;), while spending two weeks with some of the most inspiring people around!

During the workshop, we will talk about:

* Smart nature-inspired design principles
* Rainwater catchment and storage
* Greywater – smart water re-use with plant filters
* Food forests & garden design for food abundance
* Eco-psychology and Regenerative Leadership
* Intentional community design and dynamics
* Bio-remediation and toxic waste cleanup
* Natural building design – cob, strawbale and more
* Soil biology and regeneration
* Sustainable transportation and fuels
* Green business and sustainable economics
* Natural patterns and principles
* Everything you ever wanted to know about plants and soil!

We’re thrilled to announce the availability of a limited number of scholarships for our upcoming Urban Permaculture & Regenerative Leadership training in August.
Permaculture Design & Regenerative Leadership Course – Aug 11-19th
Tuition co-pay with scholarship:  $1000 (regular price: $3000!)
-> Discount code:  AUGUSTSCHOLARSHIP (only valid for august course)

We’re making ONLY TEN of these need-based scholarships available
first-come-first-serve.  Just sign up online, and if the system
accepts your credit card information with the code, you’re in.

Common Circle Education is the nation’s ecological design and
sustainable living school with courses in Oregon, Hawaii and
California; our instructors are some of the most well-known
leaders in sustainability, organics and permaculture design.