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Student Activities Coordinator at MIT Energy Initiative Education Office (Cambridge, MA)

Responsible for the timely planning and implementation of activities and programs to sustain and expand opportunities for students in energy at MIT.  Primary activities include strategic planning and organization of events engaging undergraduate and graduate students throughout the academic year; managing Freshman Pre-Orientation Program (FPOP); coordinating MITEI’s participation in campus-wide activities such as Independent Activities Period (IAP), the Energy Club Conference, Campus Preview Weekend (CPW), Earth Day, and orientation; and potentially assisting with energy-related internships. Will also assist with continuous improvement for student networking and engagement on energy and related environmental challenges, increase awareness of energy education opportunities among prospective and current students, maintain and strengthen relationships with student groups, support lasting relationships with MITEI alumni, foster student leadership and engagement through collaboration with key MIT units, and provide content for and assist with the design of informational materials and news items (social media/web/print). Job #11176

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Sustainability Data and Metrics Research Fellow, MIT (MA)

MIT’s Office of Sustainability is seeking a student Sustainability Fellow to assist in researching, developing, analyzing and refining a suite of sustainability metrics and analytic tools to assist in the quantification, assessment, and communication of MIT’s current sustainability activities.

Data will be related to campus energy, water, waste, food, transportation, procurement, buildings, and more.

This position will be full-time for summer 2014 (8-10 weeks, June-August). Specific start/end dates and hours will be finalized upon hire. Pay ranges from $12-$17/hour depending on student level and ability. Open to both MIT and non-MIT students.

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Sustainability Communications and Outreach Fellow, MIT (MA)

MIT’s Office of Sustainability (OFS) is seeking a student Sustainability Fellow to assist in the development and execution of a variety of communication and outreach activities. The Fellow will be responsible for: envisioning, developing, and producing web content and features for the Office of Sustainability’s website; reviewing, modifying, and updating a number of sustainability-related community outreach and education materials; developing additional print and web outreach materials as needed; and assisting in identifying, planning, and implementing new communication strategies (print, web, social media, video, etc.).

Work is full-time for 8-10 weeks during summer 2014 (June-August). Pay ranges from $12-$17/hour depending on student level and ability. Open to both MIT and non-MIT students.

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Climate Colab Fellows, MIT (Cambridge, MA)

MIT’s Climate CoLab, which crowdsources new ideas to address climate change, is seeking Fellows to oversee its 2014 contests. Fellows work closely with senior experts, explore deeply issues of interest to them, connect with relevant organizations and interested citizens internationally, and take a leadership position in this fast-growing and innovative project. We seek graduate students or professionals with expertise in topics related to climate change who can devote 1-2 hours per week over the next 4-6 months. To apply, please submit resume/CV and statement of interest to lfi@mit.edu.

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Community and Partnership Manager – Climate CoLab (Cambridge, MA)

The goal of the Climate CoLab is to harness the collective intelligence of thousands of people from all around the world to address global climate change. The Community and Partnership Manager will build and sustain the on-line community as a key enabler of the project’s overall research mission; establish relationships with partner organizations and maintain existing relationships; work closely with multiple Climate CoLab contests and volunteers who run them; monitor and evaluate community growth and assess which community approaches lead to development of more effective solutions; coordinate with and contribute to social science experiments which will be a key part of the project; create and implement community engagement and partnership development plan; manage existing network of partners/volunteers and the online community; undertake initial web and email outreach to prospective partners/new members; collaborate with other key groups; and coordinate with and contribute to the research team undertaking social science observation and experimentation.

REQUIREMENTS: an undergraduate degree (advanced degree preferred) and experience building successful on-line communities and/or successful organizational relationships. Five years of experience in marketing, management of on-line communities, or social media is preferred. Enthusiasm for and commitment to addressing climate change is highly desirable, as is knowledge of or experience with collective intelligence/crowdsourcing initiatives. Must possess outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills; the ability to work independently as part of a cross-disciplinary team that includes faculty, staff, and students; and the ability to work virtually across geographic distances.

This is a one year appointment with possibility of extension. Flexible hours/part-time appointment possible. For more information, click here.

MIT Climate Co-Lab Fellows (Cambridge, MA)

The Climate CoLab, a project of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, seeks to apply the approach used in systems like open source software and Wikipedia to develop and gain support for creative new ideas to address climate change. The Climate Co Lab is currently seeking Fellows with interest in areas including: decarbonization of energy supply, reducing emissions in the fossil fuel supply chain, reducing emissions from energy conversion/transmission in electric power, reducing emissions from the transportation sector, industrial efficiency, social attitudes toward climate change, reducing consumption/dematerialization of the economy to reduce emissions. Fellows are expected to spend 1-2 hours per week on average over the course of the year, and are typically either postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, or others with a background in environmental science, management, or other fields related to climate change, or concerned citizens with knowledge of and interest in climate change-related issues.

Those interested in applying should contact Robert Laubacher.

Oct. 5: Presidential Campaigns Energy Debate

Date: Friday, October 5, 2012

Time: 7:30 pm [seating at 7:00 pm]

Viewing: MIT Kresge Auditorium, Televised by E&E TV

 

The MIT Energy Initiative and the MIT Energy Club are co-sponsoring a televised energy debate with representatives from the campaigns of President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney on Friday, October 5 at 7:30 pm in Kresge Auditorium at MIT. Event and registration information are included below:

Speaker for President Barack Obama: Joseph Aldy, Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University

Speaker for Governor Mitt Romney: Oren Cass, Domestic Policy Director; Romney for President

Moderator: Jason Pontin, Editor of Technology Review

Questioners: Steve Hargreaves, CNN Money; Bill Loveless, Senior Editor of Platts; Monica Trauzzi, Managing Editor and Host, E&E TV

Sponsors: MIT Energy Initiative and MIT Energy Club

Two students will be selected to present a question for debate. Interested students must submit one question for consideration in their registration. Winning students will be notified by the MIT Energy Club and MIT Energy Initiative.

REGISTER to attend and participate! This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. A lottery will be conducted if attendance exceeds venue capacity.

For tickets and more information, click here.

Jun 26: NESEA Visitor Event at dasHAUS Cambridge

The dasHAUS tour is making a stop in Cambridge this year, and we’ve got a special NESEA event lined up on the evening of June 26th for Members and like-minded friends.

What’s the evening look like?

Welcome from long time member and BuildingEnergy 13 Conference Chair Paul Eldrenkamp

Tour of dasHaus’ incredible traveling sustainable tech pavilion, featuring:

  • A room built to Passive House standards (thin, superinsulated envelope)
  • Triple-pane windows
  • State of the art thin flim PV
  • Design Concepts from Technical University of Darmstadt’s 1st Place-Winning SunShot Entries
  • And more!

After seeing what dasHaus has to offer, come join us at Simmons Hall for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and socializing.

Don’t miss out on this occasion to link up with other NESEA members and see what the other energy aficionados are talking about.

RSVP HERE!

Simmons Hall: 229 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

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Hope to see you there!

Jan 18: Creating Institution-Wide Sustainability in Higher Education Webinar

Jan. 18, 2012; 1:00 p.m. Eastern; Online

Featuring Loyola Chicago and MIT as case studies, “A Sea Change II: Creating Institution-Wide Sustainability in Higher Education” will focus on how to create culture change for sustainability in higher education. Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s deputy director for environmental sustainability and Loyola University Chicago’s (IL) Department of Environmental Sciences chair are featured in this free Spheres of Influence virtual roundtable discussion

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