Teens Turning Green is a non-profit organization based in the Bay Area, striving to educate and inspire young adults to promote environmentally conscious and socially responsible choices. Through our youth-led programs on high school and college campuses around the world, students work to mobilize their peers to advocate for a healthy and just planet.
We are looking for Campus Reps to help us build excitement for a program called Project Green Challenge 2013. PGC is a global and comprehensive eco lifestyle challenge for high school and college students designed to raise awareness about conscious living, informed consumption, and the collective impact of individual actions.
Participants will take on a challenge a day, each focused on a unique theme. The goal is to inspire youth to transition from conventional to conscious living by taking small steps that will help to sustain a healthy, just and thriving planet.
Participants share responses, experiences, and deliverables on our website. and TTG’s social media outlets to acquire points and win prizes each day. Up to 14 finalists will be selected to attend the Challenge Finals: Green University, a three-day eco-summit held in the Bay Area in California from November 22 – 24. The PGC 2013 Champion, who is named at Green University, will win a prize package valued at over $12,000.
Tufts Technology Services group is seeking responsible students who would like to help support the GIS Center. We are hiring for Fall 2013 semester. 8-15 hours of work per week, between 10am and 5pm. Pay: $12 per hour. The job will entail GIS metadata development, checking and data loading into a spatial database engine/SQL in support of Tuft Geospatial data repository. Preference will be given to students with the following skills: Working knowledge of ArcGIS Catalog and/or willingness to learn more about metadata, database management, spatial database engines, XML or text editing, and data layers. Please send resume and brief description of your GIS experience to Natalie Susmann. Geospatial Data Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org x70409
Jessie and Rachael introduce the day's first ice breaker
I’m so proud of our Eco-Reps! Today they rocked the Babson/GreenerU Eco-Rep symposium – they ran the ice-breaker for the whole group, gave two presentations, sponsored the composting for lunch and dinner AND had the best showing of any school! Here are some pictures:
Claire summoning group 2
Josh explains the next step in the ice-breaker
Jessie and Rachael describe Tufts Eco-Rep training program
Laina, Claire and Katie explain Tufts' dorm composting
Focus the Nation selected 20 rising clean energy leaders—5 each in the categories of Technicians, Innovators, Politicos and Storytellers—to spend one week on Mt. Hood, Oregon together at its Recharge! Retreat. One of the delegates in the Innovators category is Julie Paul from Tufts, an incoming second year graduate student in Chemical Engineering. Her research is primarily focused on the interactions between mammalian and bacterial cells, but she has worked on a project exploring the creation of biofuels using e.coli.
“I’m excited to see the technology and I’ve never been to Oregon, where we will be able to see solar, hydro and wind energy projects all in one place,” Julie said over a phone interview. The retreat will end with a hike on a glacier.
We will catch up with Julie when she gets back. Find out more about the Recharge! Retreat