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Apply for the Norton Nickerson Endowed Internship Grant

Norton Nickerson Endowed Internship Grant 

It’s the Environmental Studies program’s pleasure to announce a new endowed internship grant to honor the memory of the late Prof. Norton Nickerson, founder of the Tufts Environmental Studies Program (Est. 1984). This internship will provide up to $3500 for students undertaking unpaid summer internships both in the US and abroad. Preference will be given to ENVS majors conducting work in the area of environmental science but those working in other environmentally-related areas are encouraged to apply. Students must apply through the Career Center, see here for more information regarding the application process and deadlines.

Eco-Ambassador Grant Launches Reusable Cups Initiative, Diverts Significant Waste

Participants in the Eco-Ambassador program are eligible to receive a sustainability grant of $200 towards a sustainability initiative or project in their office or department.

Last year, Lynne Ramsey, an Eco-Ambassador in the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO), noticed that participants in the Center’s summer workshops for children were using up to 5 disposable cups a day during snack breaks. So for this summer’s sessions, Lynne used her grant to purchase CEEO-branded reusable plastic cups from a local producer. All workshop attendees, instructors, and CEEO’s undergraduate student workers received a cup. Lynne estimates that the initiative eliminates the waste of over 5,000 disposable cups.

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The cups not only replaced single-use paper cups during the event but also display information about the waste and deforestation created by paper cups every year. In this way Lynne’s initiative fulfilled a key principle of sustainable events: to extend sustainable behavior and awareness beyond the single event and into the future.

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Lynne and CEEO hope to continue the initiative into the future, incorporating reusables into all of their summer workshops.

For more information about sustainable event principles as well as checklists to guide you through hosting your own events, review or download our Green Event Resources ebook.

Learn more about the Eco-Ambassador program and consider applying to become a sustainability leader in your office.

Grants Office, Seattle University Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability (Washington State)

Seattle University has an exciting, dynamic opportunity for a Grant Officer to join our community.

This position supports the Center of Excellence in Environmental Justice and Sustainability (CEJS) and the Office of Research Services and Sponsored Projects (ORSSP).

Reporting to both Director of CEJS and Director of Research, the Grant Officer provides grant prospecting, grant writing, and pre-award services.

This position collaborates with the ORSSP team and relevant divisions in the University.

This limited term appointment will be an approximate two-year term of service through June 30, 2017, with contingent potential for extension or renewal.

Apply Online

Chemistry Dept Eco-Ambassador wins grant for 2012

"The talk around the water cooler is about the water cooler."

There’s a new water filter system in the Chemistry Department and they have Eco-Ambassador Sarah Iacobucci to thank for it.

Iacobucci – an Eco-Ambassador from the 2010-2011 class – applied for and won a $200 grant from the Office of Sustainability last summer. She writes, “We had a water filter system installed in a location in which we were told it was not possible to install one. Everyone loves it! We also bought a bunch of water pitchers for the department meetings and they are a big hit, too!”

To be eligible for a grant, Eco Ambassadors need to have attended 8 or more Eco-Ambassador sessions in any year and not have already received a grant. Previous winners include:

  • Jess Warner, Tisch Library: compost bins
  • Anita Robbins, Feinstein Center: Brita water pitchers
  • Carla Walsh, Education: incremental cost of new, energy efficient fridge
  • Kris Thompson, Tisch Library: Eco-grant book contest (which were featured in a library exhibit last spring as part of Earth Week events)

Grant proposals were evaluated on potential impact (How much waste, energy, water is saved and how many people are affected) and the potential to influence follow-up behavior change.

Congratulations Sarah! We look forward to more proposals to help make Tufts a greener workplace.

For more information on the Eco-Ambassador program, visit http://go.tufts.edu/ecoambassadors.

Nov 15: Green Medford offers Mini-Grants for Youth Service Projects!

Green Medford has been awarded $750 from the Wolfe-Rita Climate Action Projects fund of the Massachusetts Climate Action Network.  Green Medford will use this funding to award three $250 mini-grants to youth addressing climate change in Medford. The deadline for the application will be November 15. Grantees will be notified on December 1, and projects must be completed by April 30, 2012.

Specifically, funding will be available for projects that address grassroots climate action within Medford. Project priorities may include hosting educational and training conferences; successful climate protection or educational projects; journalism about climate activism; lectures; forums; prizes to recognize and promote climate activism; policy initiatives; or media and social media projects that engage other youth in climate activism. All projects must take place in Medford.

Teachers, churches, youth groups, older youth (ages 16 – 20), and child and youth-serving organizations are eligible to apply. Funding cannot be used to pay individuals, salaries or consultants’ fees.

Anyone interested in receiving an application should contact Christine Ellersick at christinemaher@gmail.com.

Green Medford www.greenmedford.org seeks to educate the Medford community to understand its environmental impact, and to empower residents to make more sustainable energy choices related to homes and businesses, transportation, and food. Green Medford is a chapter of the Massachusetts Climate Action Network www.massclimateaction.net.

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