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Environmental Assessment Assistants, OARS (Concord, MA)

Deadline: April 1, 2014

Two Environmental Assessment Assistants will work as a team to map the extent of the invasive water chestnut plant throughout the length of the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers. The assistants will be trained to use hand-held GPS MobileMappers and will work primarily from kayaks on the rivers. The data will be used to plan and assess the effectiveness of water chestnut removal efforts. The assistants will work with office staff to obtain permission from landowners for access to the river as needed.

Learn more.

The Latest From the Eco-Reps!

by Ellen Osborn

Hey there Tufts greenies!

recyclemaniaThe Eco-reps have been busy this week, just as I’m sure you have been! The semester is in full swing, especially with the kick-off of RECYCLEMANIA!!! The competition is officially on, so start obsessively sorting trash everywhere you go, but especially in your own dorm to win the inter-dorm competition and claim the epic prize at the end!

This week, residents of Hodgdon Hall taste-tested bottled and tap water during the Superbowl to see if they could taste the difference, as many big bottle companies claim most can. As Eco-Rep Arshiya Goel predicted, her residents mostly preferred the tap water! So fill those water bottles at the fountain without fear, Jumbos: you’re getting a great deal and saving the planet one plastic bottle at a time! Thanks to our guinea pigs, the wonderful residents of Hodgdon Hall, who were multi-tasking, taking their Superbowl time to create some fascinating new data in favor of sustainability!

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Wren Hall is making green strides this week as well with the kick-off of a new DORM BAGS campaign. Piloted last semester, the project is back in full swing with lots of new bags and potential users! Residents are very excited for this new resource as thawing sidewalks start to make a trek to Whole Foods actually realistic. The bags can be signed out for a day and are set up in the lobby. They can be seen as you stroll by uphill, so take a peek! And, if you live in Wren, enjoy the new bags!

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-Ellen

 

Various job openings, Pisces Foundation (San Francisco, CA)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 21, 2014

The Pisces Foundation will be hiring two Program Officers to lead our environmental education and water work. 

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TELI G: Environmental Literacy for Graduate Students!

Application Deadline: Dec. 2

Attention Tufts Grad students!

Are you interested in the environment?  Are you interested in water issues?  Would you like to get paid for your research work?  If yes, then we have a workshop just for you: TELI G!

     You probably wonder what is TELI G? It is the Tufts Environmental Literacy Institute for Graduate Students, hosted by the Tufts Institute for the Environment! It will be a weekend- long workshop aimed at enhancing your environmental literacy in relation to water issues.  As Tufts graduate students, you will have the opportunity to participate in a water crisis simulation exercise, interact with faculty, map water crises using the latest technology and acquire the tools you need for a cutting edge thesis.

   To register, please fill out our form by clicking here. The application deadline is December 2.

Program Director, The Trust for Public Land (Philadelphia)

The Trust for Public Land, a national non-profit dedicated to conserving land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens and other natural places, is recruiting for a Program Director for the Philadelphia office. This position will manage all aspects of the partnership with the Departments of Parks and Recreation, the School District and the Water Department to redevelop green outdoor recreational spaces at schoolyards and city recreation centers in underserved neighborhoods. Learn more.

Water Program Associate, SD Bechtel Jr. Foundation (San Francisco, CA)

APPLICATIONS DUE SEPTEMBER 20, 2013

The S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation and Stephen Bechtel Fund (together, the “Foundation”) envision a productive, vibrant, and sustainable California that leads the nation as a model of success and a source of economic, civic, and environmental innovation.

To inquire and to apply, please send an email with “Water Program Associate application” in the subject line with a resume and cover letter by September 20, 2013 to SDBjrRecruiter@sdbjrfoundation.org. Please provide all information electronically; no phone calls.

Housing Sustainability and Conservation Coordinator (Stanford University, CA)

Housing Sustainability and Conservation Coordinator is a part-time Fixed Term role that has a work schedule of 20 hours per week.
Job Purpose:  Sustainability is a core value on campus and within R&DE Student Housing. The R&DE Student Housing Sustainability and Conservation Programs Office collaborates with students and staff to foster behavior change, reduce energy and water consumption and waste production in our residences, and to integrate long-term sustainable thinking into how we operate. The Coordinator will support the Office’s goals and report directly to the Sustainability and Conservation Program Manager.

Earth Week Scavenger Hunt

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
  • compost
  • 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
  • Recycling!
  • Tina Woolston, Director of the Office of Sustainability
  • a Professor teaching an environmental class
  • an Eco-Tour sign
  • Eco-Labels
  • 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!

 

Internships – Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (Boston, MA)

The MWRA provides reliable, cost-effective water and sewer services to 61 Massachusetts communities. MWRA is committed to ensuring affordable rates, protecting the environment and modernizing the region’s water and sewer infrastructure. MWRA’s Intern Program is designed to provide students with entry-level professional experience working alongside top scientists, engineers and business professionals.

Summer Internship positions include:

  • Harbor Water Quality Data Intern: The MWRA Environmental Quality Department is seeking a Harbor Water Quality Data Intern to provide technical support to MWRA’s harbor monitoring projects. Works under the supervision of a Biologist.
  • Deer Island Mechanical and Electrical Interns: The MWRA Operations Division has 2 paid Intern positions available at our Deer Island Facility located in Winthrop. We are seeking highly motivated and detail-oriented individuals to perform mechanical and electrical duties and assisting Engineers, Project Managers and Program Managers as needed.
  • GIS Intern Position: The MWRA Planning Department has a paid GIS Intern position and is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented individual to perform beginning level GIS tasks, and assisting GIS staff in the development and maintenance of MWRA’s enterprise GIS data and creation of cartographic products.

All positions are paid and require a minimum of 15 to 37.5 hours per week. For specific information on responsibilities/qualifications and to apply, click here.

Internships – The Esplanade Association, TEA (Boston, MA)

The Esplanade Association (TEA) works to restore and enhance Boston’s Charles River Esplanade. TEA is currently seeking responsible interns for the following open positions:

  • Development Intern
  • Docent Intern
  • Landscape Intern
  • Plant Records Intern

Internships are unpaid, but a weekly travel stipend is granted. Start/end dates and weekly schedules are flexible, but some positions require the individual to be at the park for certain programs and events. For more information and to apply, click here.