USGBC Massachusetts is seeking an Intern for the Winter Semester:
USGBC MA Communications Intern
The USGBC MA Chapter seeks a green building/sustainability enthusiast to help us get our message out, grow our network and meet our mission to enable every person to live, work, learn and play in green buildings within a generation. We are a small organization of two full-time staff and many passionate volunteers that need an individual focused on tightening up and implementing our communications systems, freshening up our materials, and tracking our outreach and assessing its impact.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Sharing our events and programs via social media consistently and systematically
- Updating our events calendar
- Soliciting content from volunteers and partners to share on our network
- Reaching out to volunteers and partners to share our events with their networks
- Updating our Communications Manual
- Developing on-line and print marketing materials
- Supporting our volunteer Communications and Membership Committees
- Maintaining and updating the Chapter email distribution lists
- Assisting with website maintenance, monthly newsletters, and media outreach.
- Highly organized and a good communicator
- Ability to do both creative and routine work
- Proficiency in excel, constant contact and photoshop
- Graphic Design experience a plus
The Communications Intern will report and work closely with the USGBC MA, Executive Director. The Communications Intern is expected to work from the USGBC MA Chapter office in downtown Boston at least half their time. The Communications Intern will need to attend two meetings a month from 6-8PM as our volunteer Committees meet after normal work hours.
Students and recent graduates with a degree in communications, public relations, marketing, or related field are encouraged to apply. This is a $10/hour, three month commitment of 20 hours a week, with the potential to be extended or evolved into a more significant position.
Start Date: Early January 2015
Brandeis University is seeking a Manager of Sustainability Programs. With a dual report to the Executive Director of Facilities and the Vice President for Campus Operations, this person will build and develop a broad campus sustainability program focusing on all aspects of operational practices and campus life, and will also be responsible for identifying opportunities for connecting to research, curriculum, and other university areas. The essential purpose of this position is to lead and coordinate others in pursuit of a more sustainable Brandeis campus.
More info on the position and how to apply, here.
The second edition of the Sustainable Campus International Competition (SCIC) is open for free registration online. This is an opportunity for students worldwide to transform their academic learning into real world actions and impacts. They are invited to design and apply a tool, system or practise that addresses sustainability issues relevant to their campus.
SCIC is designed as an 18-month competition. Students are asked to develop a sustainability project they can implement within their campuses and communities within one academic year. The strongest projects will forecast tangible impacts by the end of the academic year, though the projects may and are encouraged to continue in the future. The student teams will be judged for their ability to improve sustainability impacts
based on specific metrics, the strength of their engagement strategy with stakeholders and the overall quality of the project presented.
The SCIC 2014 international jury panel will be presided by the CEO of the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) Iain Patton, and he declares that: “Revolution is in the air and the SCIC is at the heart of the new student-driven and staff-supported sustainability mandate that is empowering students to unleash their transformative potential”.
Students will receive online support and mentorship throughout the development of their project. The top three finalist teams will participate in an online final presentation and judging session. The SCIC will award $CAN 3,000 to the team that is selected by the judges as the strongest project. All teams are encouraged to implement their projects and submit a project assessment by July 2015 for a chance to gain further recognition.
YOU’RE INVITED… TO TAKE SELFIES!
Who: Tufts University students, staff, and faculty
What: A contest involving selfies, sustainability, and prizes!
When: All semester long!
How: IT’S EASY! Each week on Monday, we’ll post a prompt on Facebook (“take a picture of yourself negotiating a climate change action treaty” – they’ll be a bit easier than that). Post your selfie to our Facebook page, then encourage your friends, family, colleagues, pets, etc. to like your photo. Whichever photo gets the most likes before the next prompt will win one of our weekly prizes! Plus, whoever takes the photo with the most likes over the course of the semester will win our GRAND PRIZE!
So just to reiterate: snap the selfie, post it to Facebook, accumulate likes, win big!
Why: Prizes! Glory! Plus you’ll learn a ton about sustainability at Tufts and beyond in the meantime.
Some logistics: You need to be in each photo (it’s a selfie!), but feel free to do group pics. Also, you can only win one weekly prize, but make sure to keep participating for the GRAND PRIZE!
GET STARTED NOW: Like us on Facebook for the latest info. The first prompt will be up on Monday, February 3rd! Get your polaroids/digital cameras/phones/Google Glasses ready!
Here are some of the prizes at stake:
Black + Blum lunch box
FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY! EXTENDED THROUGH SUNDAY, APRIL 28th!!!
Take part in our Earth Week scavenger hunt and YOU could win cool prizes!
Rules: Take pictures of the following items and post them on the Office of Sustainability Facebook and Twitter pages. The top photo-getters will receive fun prizes! For a list to take around with you, use our printable Earth Week Scavenger Hunt!
Send us a picture of…
- your reusable water bottle
- the front of Tufts Institute of the Environment or the Office of Sustainability
- you with President Monaco doing something sustainable together
- “Choose to Reuse” sticker
- a bike
- a meatless meal
- bike generator (in the lobby of TIE/OOS)
- Terracycle (try Tower Café or the Lobby of OOS)
- an Eco-Rep
- a CFL or LED lightbulb
- you on the T or MBTA Bus
- one of the 4 Zip Cars on campus
- wildlife (bonus points if it’s not a tree, flower, or squirrel)
- you turning off the lights or your power strip
- Tina Woolston, Director of the Office of Sustainability
- a Professor teaching an environmental class
- an Eco-Tour sign
- TSC Meeting or Branch Meeting
We will be handing out Choose to Reuse stickers to ALL participants, whether or not you win, at our table at Earth Fest. We look forward to seeing you there!