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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.

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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.

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