Sustainability at Tufts

Tag: Global Warming

Global Warming Campus Internship, Environment Massachusetts

Application deadline: September 30, 2015

“Global warming is happening and we’re seeing the effects all around us — from  dangerous heat waves and droughts to last winter’s snowstorms. And scientists warn it could get much worse unless we act soon.

“The good news: we have the solutions. Solar power is taking off, and we’re beginning to harvest energy from the winds off our shores.

“But powerful interests, including utility companies and the fossil fuel industry, are threatening to stop clean energy in its tracks.

“We’re looking for smart, hard-working students to build the people power it will take to repower Massachusetts with clean energy. Interns will work 4-7 hours per week from campus.”

Learn more and apply.

Why Climate Guilt Doesn’t Help

Book:  “What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming”

Location:  Sophia Gordon Hall Multi-Purpose Room, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Date:  April 28th, 2015, 6:30-7:30pm

At this event, Swedish author, speaker, and eco-psychologist, Per Espen Stoknes will speak to the audience about the public psychology of global warming and issues discussed in his new book, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming. Audience members will have the opportunity to consider an interesting angle of the global warming and climate change discussion, ask questions of the author, and purchase the book and have it signed by the author. This event is open, and Tufts University warmly welcomes to its campus members of the audience from across the Boston metropolitan area.

If Global Warming Is So Urgent, Why Is There So Little Action? / Why Climate Guilt Doesn’t Help

An event with psychologist and economist Per Espen Stoknes, featuring his new book, What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming.

Climate scientists has failed to convince the public by over-relying on catastrophe framings and a guilt inducing, overly rational information approach. Understanding human responses to climate change is clearly getting just as important as understanding climate change itself. The ‘psychological climate paradox’ refers to the fact as the climate science gets more certain, the public in wealthy nations become less concerned!

Rich in story and examples, Stoknes reviews recent psychological research and explores emerging strategies for how to overcome this paradox. A more compassionate climate communication can now rely on approaches that employ the power of social networks, reframing, nudging, storytelling and better climate response indicators. Also, the acknowledgement of grief, helplessness and despair, as well as reconnecting with an intimate and personal experience within the air, can be a deep source of motivation for a grounded hope. Stoknes seeks to answer the fundamental questions: Is humanity up to the task? Or are we humans inescapably locked into short-termism?

Internship with Impact (Denver, CO)

Apply for Impact: Impact is a campaign team that works in states where we can win positive change on issues like global warming, clean water, and the influence of big money in politics. 
And we’re hiring! We’re looking for graduating seniors to join our team of campaign organizers and hiring current students for internships this spring and summer.
If you are serious about making an impact on these issues and would like to get out and work in the real world, where issue campaigns like these are won and lost, then Impact is the group for you.
To learn more, visit our website at! Our priority application deadline for graduating seniors is February 8

Green Corps Fellowship (Various Locations)

Early Winter Application Deadline: January 15th, 2015

Click here to learn more about Green Corps’ paid environmental organizing fellowship.

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. 

In Green Corps’ yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups like Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

For more information, read on or visit

In your year with Green Corps:

Be trained by the best: Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements: people like Phil Radford, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA, and Bill McKibben, author and founder of

Gain experience across the country: Green Corps sends organizers to jumpstart campaigns for groups such as Corporate Accountability International, Food & Water Watch, and Toxics Action Center in across the nation.

Make an impact on today’s environmental challenges: Green Corps organizers have built the campaigns that helped keep pass the first GMO labeling law; led to new laws to support clean, renewable energy; convinced major corporations to stop dumping in our oceans; and much, much more.

Get paid! Green Corps organizers earn a salary of $25,000. Organizers also have a chance to opt into our health care program. We offer paid sick days and holidays, two weeks paid vacation and a student loan repayment program for those who qualify.

Launch your career: Green Corps will help connect you to environmental and progressive groups that are looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change and protect our environment.
The application process:
In the next few months, we‘ll invite 35 college graduates to join Green Corps in 2015 – 2016. We’re looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, people who have taken initiative on their campus or community, and people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for change over the long haul.

If you think you’re one of those people, visit to apply to join the 2015-2016 class of Green Corps’ Field School for Environmental Organizing.

Green Corps’ yearlong program begins in August 2015 with Introductory Classroom Training in Boston, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.

For more information, visit or contact Jack Miller, Field Organizer at jack[at]

Mar 26: “The Arctic: A New Model for Global Cooperation”

When: Monday, March 26 at 3:30 PM 

Where: ASEAN Auditorium, The Fletcher School

YES, the Arctic is warming……………

YES, the Arctic holds 30% of the world’s untapped mineral resources………

NO, there is not an imminent race to riches among northern nations to exploit these untapped resources………..


President of Iceland

With responses – maybe challenges – from:

  • Diplomat Pontus Melander of Sweden
  • Economist Alexander Pilyasov of Russia
  • Politician Mead Treadwell, Lt. Governor of Alaska

The wrap-up session of a two-day dialogue among government, business and media leaders from among the eight Arctic Council countries organized by the Murrow Center of the Fletcher School with cooperation from the Institute of the North in Anchorage, the Rasmuson Foundation, the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy of the Fletcher School and the government of Norway.

More information here.