Tag Archives: Environment

Call for Applicants: NSF/REU Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Water Science and Engineering 

Call for Applicants: NSF/REU Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Water Science and Engineering  Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia Application Deadline: February 15, 2019 (11:59 PM, EST) Rising sophomore, junior and senior undergraduate students from all U.S. colleges/universities are invited to apply for a 10-week NSF/REU summer research program in interdisciplinary water science and engineering at Virginia […]

High Meadows Fund 2-Yr. Post-Grad Fellowship-Info Session 12/4

You are invited to join an Information Session to learn more about the High Meadows Fund 2-year post-graduate Fellowship offered exclusively to Princeton and Middlebury seniors graduating between December 2018-May 2019. Tomorrow’s event, Tuesday, December 4th, is  at 4:30 in The Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest (Room 103).  Hear from current fellow, Will Lathrop, Environmental Philanthropy Associate and a Princeton graduate. He will discuss his day-to-day work on sustainability issues throughout the state of Vermont and in particular how a community’s values inform their land use.

Here is a description from the the High Meadows Fund of the issues they work on:

Climate disruption threatens Vermont’s communities and working landscape. It is urgent Vermonters address it head-on by both lowering their contribution to a warming planet and adapting to the changes already underway. High Meadows applies this sense of urgency in three areas of focus:

  • Land Use: Encouraging working farms and forests, compact settlements, and watershed land use that protects communities, soil, and water quality.
  • Clean and Efficient Energy: Lowering fossil fuel use, especially in homes of low income Vermonters.
  • Farm, Food and Forest Enterprises: Promoting vibrant enterprises as well as healthy ecosystems.

We do our work through charitable grantmaking, research, convenings, direct engagement of our staff, and investing for mission impact. We particularly value social and marketplace innovation and collaboration.

Please see our website, www.highmeadowsfund.org, for more information and join the event tomorrow to learn more about the position or contact thimmeli[at]middlebury.edu if you cannot attend.

 

VT EPSCoR Summer Environmental Research Opportunity-Deadline Jan. 30th

Attached please find a flyer for the Vermont EPSCoR Undergraduate Internship Program, which offers students a $5,000 stipend and the opportunity to join a team of scientists (faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral associates) conducting research on the coupling of natural and social systems of the Lake Champlain Basin to understand and promote Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE).

 Undergraduates will be matched with a research team working for 10 weeks in summer 2019 on the transdisciplinary BREE research program. Research teams are assembled by topic and interact regularly across focus areas including Ecological Systems, Social Systems, and Integrated Assessment Modeling.

 The summer 2019 internship runs from May 28 to August 2 at the University of Vermont. In addition to the $5,000 stipend, travel and on-campus lodging will be provided.  Interns will have the opportunity to present their research at the Vermont EPSCoR Research Symposium. Applications will be available the first week of December, and the deadline to apply is January 30, 2019.

 For more information, see our website at https://epscor.w3.uvm.edu/epscor, or contact us at this email address if you have any questions.

Thank you,

The VT EPSCoR CWDD Team

 Funding Provided by NSF OIA 1556770

 

Nourishing Change in Ag and Culture – A Conversation

How do we make real change to ensure all living beings on our planet are nourished, both socially and ecologically?

How do we enact justice and regenerate health?

And how do we do it together in place, in diverse groupings that can adapt and endure?

Join us as we enter into conversation with thought leaders and practitioners in education, agriculture, and community building who are imagining new stories, remembering valuable wisdom, and creating innovative relationships and pathways to address the urgency of this transformation.

Friday, December 7th 9:30 a.m. to noon

Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center

Panelists:

Hosted by Middlebury College’s Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest and Middlebury College’s Program in Environmental Studies with the support of the Middlebury Food Studies Program.

HOT Handshake SOCIAL IMPACT Internships & Jobs Week of 11/19

Searching for a summer internship or job for after graduation in the Social Impact sector? Check out these great opportunities posted in Handshake HERE. They include jobs & internships in the environment & renewable energy, nonprofits/NGOs, sustainable food systems, international development, Govt. – state & local, and many more. There are also several Vermont-based jobs too.  Deadlines are fast approaching!

HOT Handshake SOCIAL IMPACT Internships & Jobs Week of 11/12

Searching for a summer internship or job for after graduation? Check out these great opportunities posted in Handshake HERE. They include jobs & internships in the environment & renewable energy, nonprofits/NGOs, sustainable food systems, international development, Govt. – state & local, and many more. Deadlines are fast approaching!

Can a Corrupt Company Be Green? The Volkswagen Scandal

Tuesday, September 25, 4:30 PM in Hillcrest 103

Jack Ewing, Germany correspondent for The New York Times and author of Faster, Higher, Farther: How One of the World’s Largest Automakers Committed a Massive and Stunning Fraud (W.W. Norton 2017), explains how a win-at-all-costs company culture made a mockery of Volkswagen’s claims to be environmentally conscious–and why Volkswagen is a cautionary tale for any corporation striving to be socially responsible.

Cosponsored by Program in Environmental Studies, Franklin Environmental Center, Department of German, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, and Department of Economics.

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