Middlebury school of the environment (summer)

Hi students,

This looks like a very interesting opportunity, if you are still looking for cool ES related things to do this summer.

~Salma

On 4/22/14 4:02 PM, “Trombulak, Stephen C.” wrote:

>Happy spring, everyone. I’m writing with some updates about the >Middlebury School of the Environment that may be of interest to any of >your students who are still considering their options for this coming >summer.
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>Development of the curriculum for the Middlebury School of the >Environment ­ the six-week summer program based at Middlebury¹s main >campus in Vermont offering three credit-bearing undergraduate classes >integrating both the interdisciplinary study of the environment and >leadership training ­ continues.
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>In addition to the School¹s formal courses, we have an exciting roster of >guests who will be joining us to share with the students their >experiences and skills associated with becoming effective environmental >leaders. These include:
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> * Gus Speth, of the Vermont Law School, and formerly of the Yale >School of Forestry and the Environment, UN Development Programme, World >Resources Institute, Natural Resources Defense Council, and the U.S. >Council on Environmental Quality.
> * Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and founder of 350.org. > * Helen Riess, Director of the Empathy and Relational Science Program >in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. > * Kenny Williams, Outreach Coordinator for the New York City >Department of Parks and Recreation GreenThumb Program.
> * Martin Bridge, environmental artist and musician.
> * Alden Woodrow, leader of the business team for the Makani project >at Google [x], which has developed a novel approach to generating wind >power.
> * Neil McArthur, co-director of the film Land of Oil and Water, about >the Alberta tar sands and indigenous peoples’ engagement with and against >their extraction.
> * Mike Kiernan, consultant in persuasive communication skills, as >well as an emergency room physician, Executive Counsel of Vermont Medical >Society, and an advisor to the State of Vermont Comprehensive Economic >Development Strategy Committee.
> * Mary Hurlie, of LeaderScope Consulting, focusing on team building >and understanding communication styles.
> * Jason Mittell, Professor of Film & Media Culture and American >Studies at Middlebury College, and scholar in the field of environmental >media and communications.
> * Jack Byrne, currently the Director of the Sustainability >Integration Office at Middlebury College, as well as the founder and >first Executive Director of the River Watch Network, co-founder of the >Foundation for Our Future at the Center for a Sustainable Future, and a >member of the Commission for Education and Communication of the World >Conservation Union.
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>The perspectives and skills these Fellows of the School of the >Environment combine with the specific courses that each student will take >­ Sustainability Practicum; Understanding Place; and one elective, chosen >from among Environmentalism and the Poor, International Environmental >Negotiation, and Systematic Conservation Planning.
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>More details about the courses, faculty, and facilities can be found at >the school¹s website, which >includes a number of short clips that provide more visual information and >interviews about the School and its faculty. It also includes a link to >the School¹s blog, The Stream, which provides regular updates and >discussions on topics related to the School¹s curriculum.
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>This program should be of value to any student with serious interests in >environmental studies and becoming a force for positive change in the >world.
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>Financial aid is available; so students should apply based on the >relevance of the curriculum for their educational and career goals, and >not based on their financial situation. Everyone should feel free to >write to me directly via email (trombulak@middlebury.edu) if I can answer >any questions about the School.
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>Sincerely,
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>Stephen C. Trombulak
> Director, Middlebury School of the Environment >
> http://www.middlebury.edu/environment

Summer Jobs for Students

FYI

From: James McEnerny [mailto:jmcenerny@fundstaff.org]
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2014 6:04 PM
To: Rutherford Platt
Subject: Summer Jobs for Students

Dear Professor Rutherford V. Platt,

My name is Jim McEnerny and I am the Summer Staffing Director for the Fund for the Public Interest, a national non-profit that runs campaigns on environmental and social justice issues for groups like Environment America, U.S. PIRG and the Human Rights Campaign. Right now we’re hiring students for summer jobs on our campaigns. I was hoping you could help spread the word to students on your list, I imagine some of them will be interested. There is a blurb below with all of the information, and a link to a form where they can express their interest in attending an information session, can you please send it out?

Thanks for your consideration!
Jim


Jim McEnerny
Summer Staffing Director
Fund for the Public Interest
44 Winter Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 747-4348
summerjobs

Impact issues that matter this summer with the Fund!

The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. We run campaigns for the Human Rights Campaign, USPIRG, and Environment America. This summer we will be in over 50 cities, working and lobbying to help win environmental and social justice campaigns.

Last summer our staff helped stop toxic gas drilling, worked to end subsidies for junk food, and built support for equal rights for all Americans- all while building valuable leadership skills. Currently, we have paid positions open on our campaign staff in each of our locations. We require that interested candidates are hard workers and have excellent communication skills.

As a member of our staff, you will fundraise, build membership for our partner groups, and educate and activate citizens on pressing issues. You will also have the opportunity to organize press conferences and build coalitions with other non-profit organizations. While on staff, you gain knowledge of pressing concerns our country is facing, learn how to effectively generate public support, and obtain a firm understanding of the political process.

Click here to Apply, or call 1-800-75-EARTH (753-2784)

Full time post available for Masters or doctoral student

Hi, ES folks –

This job looks super interesting! Even if you don’t have a graduate degree, some of you DO have terrific writing and oral presentation skills, plus an impeccable background in the subject matter. I would encourage you to apply!

Good luck! – John

John A. Commito

Professor

Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA

Phone: 717-337-6030

Fax: 717-337-8550

E-mail: jcommito

Website: http://public.gettysburg.edu/~jcommito

From: Dr Tim Coles [mailto:coles.tim@opwall.com]
Sent: Friday, April 18, 2014 4:53 PM
To: John Commito
Subject: Full time post available for Masters or doctoral student

Dear John

We have a vacancy for a Masters or doctoral level graduate to help with communicating some of the research outputs from the 200+ academics involved in the Operation Wallacea biodiversity research programs; please see the attached job description. I wondered if you have any recently qualified students who are good speakers and are happy to travel extensively both in the US and overseas. The post is based at our main US office in Staunton, Virginia but the successful applicant would have to travel for much of the time.

I have attached a brief description of the Biodiversity Research Presenter post and would be grateful if you forward it to any of your students who might be looking for this sort of opportunity. Many thanks and applications should be sent through to sara.carlson.

Tim

Dr Tim Coles OBE
Project Director and Founder, Operation Wallacea (www.opwall.com<http://www.opwall.com>)
Publisher of Biodiversity Science (www.biodiversityscience.com<http://www.biodiversityscience.com>)
Senior Research Associate, Zoology Department, University of Oxford

Biodiversity Research Presenter job specification.doc

Volunteers needed for May 3 tree planting!

Hi, ES folks –

Interested in direct, down-and-dirty action to reduce soil erosion and protect the Bay? Then see below! Many of our students have participated in this activity with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and other organizations.

- John

John A. Commito

Professor

Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA

Phone: 717-337-6030

Fax: 717-337-8550

E-mail: jcommito

Website: http://public.gettysburg.edu/~jcommito

From: Kate Austin [mailto:chesapeake@cbf.org]
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 5:01 PM
To: John Commito
Subject: Volunteers needed for May 3 tree planting!

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Dear John,

Help us plant trees and restore our waters this spring!

Photo by Nikki Davis.

Get your hands dirty with us this spring as we work with our partners at the Antietam Watershed Association (AWA) and Washington Township to plant trees and restore our waters.

Perhaps there’s nothing more rewarding—and important for Bay restoration and the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint—than planting a tree. Trees are one of the best "natural tools" we have to help clean up our rivers and streams. They improve habitat, keep pollutants out of creeks, increase a stream’s ability to purify water, and provide shade and cooler water temperatures critical for aquatic life!

We will be planting more than 200 bare-root seedlings at the Antietam Meadows, a community park located in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. This planting is part of a larger effort of AWA and Washington Township to successfully establish an 11-acre riparian forest buffer on Antietam Creek.

When: Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m.-noon

Where: Antietam Meadows, Waynesboro, PA

Registration: Click here to register. Sign up today—we need all the volunteers we can get!

Thanks and hope to see you out in the field,

Kate Austin
PA Grassroots Field Organizer
Chesapeake Bay Foundation

P.S. Please forward this invite on to your friends and family . . . the more the merrier!

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