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Various Internships, Corporate Accountability International (Boston)

Corporate Accountability, a Boston-based nonprofit with various campaigns, including one to eliminate plastic water bottle use, seeks fall interns. Their “internships are a unique opportunity to gain valuable organizing and non-profit experience. This is a hands-on program, designed to mentor and cultivate students interested in social justice, strengthen their understanding of a fast-paced campaign organization, and prepare them with the skills and experience necessary to challenge corporate abuse.”

 

Learn more/apply.

Project Associate, Solar Water Heating Programs, CSE, (San Diego, CA)

Mission: Accelerate the transition to a sustainable world powered by clean energy.

Our clean energy future depends on a strong, low-carbon economy that provides abundant jobs and business opportunities, a high quality of life and a clean, healthy environment. To bring about such a future, each of us must make wise choices now. The Center for Sustainable Energy® (CSE) provides people with information, incentives and opportunities to help make these choices easier. We work with policymakers, public agencies, local governments, utilities, business and civic leaders and individuals to transform the energy marketplace and beyond.

For the full job description, visit energycenter.org.

Application Deadline: Monday, May 30
To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter along with salary history via e-mail to human.resources@energycenter.org.

4 Quick Tips to Keep Your Dorm Room Green During Spring Break

Spring break is finally upon us, and many of us can’t wait to head out for some much needed R&R. But whether you’re heading home, hitting the beach somewhere warmer, taking a road trip or going off the grid for a few days of hiking, don’t forget that all the systems that make your dorm room comfortable when school is in session keep working even when you aren’t!

If you’re leaving campus for the week, take a second while you pack or prep to go over this mini-checklist. Help ensure that your dorm room or apartment is using as little energy as possible while you’re away.

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Not only will this help reduce heat loss, it’s also a good precaution to take in case of heavy rain and wind.

If you’re able to control your room temperature, turn it down to about 65 degrees, or slightly cooler than you normally keep it. You’ll be able to quickly bring your room back up to temperature when you return. (But fingers crossed that it’ll be warm enough that you won’t need to!)

(via Tufts Photo)

 

3. Report any leaking faucets.

Alert Facilities to the leak before you leave. Small drips add up!

(Photo via motherearthnews.com)

4. Unplug any non-essential appliances.

Don’t worry about your refrigerator, but if you have a coffee machine, toaster, alarm clock, desk lamp, hair dryer, game console or other appliance which doesn’t need to stay on during the break, unplug it to reduce phantom energy loss.

(Photo via unh.edu)

 

Environmental Fellows Program, Environmental League of Massachusetts, (Boston, MA)

The Environmental League of Massachusetts is a non-profit organization located in Boston. We are committed to combating climate change and protecting our land, water, and public health. By creating diverse alliances and building the power of the environmental community, we use our collective influence to ensure Massachusetts is a leader in environmental and economic sustainability.

Application Deadline: February 22, 2016
Apply Online or contact Ellen Tomlinson etomlinson@environmentalleague.org with any questions.

World Water Day (BeCause Water)

The goal of the event is to bring together Greater Boston’s community of water enthusiasts to enable connections, raise awareness about local water, and show Boston’s official premier of the award winning  film –Divide in Concord.  

 Join us for an afternoon of networking with Senator Eldridge, UNICEF, Water For Good, and many more. Student groups, individual activists, and those seeking ways to get involved are welcome!


For questions, please contact jameson[at]becausewater.com

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