What I Learned in the Last Three Decades: A first glimpse of my new book
Thursday, April 4 7:00 p.m. in Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center
Join Bill McKibben as he shares excerpts from his upcoming new book Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? which is being published exactly 30 years after his groundbreaking The End of Nature. This new book asks what we’ve lost in those decades–and what we might still hope to protect.
NOTE: Click here to check out Falter at The Vermont Book Shop, to learn more about the book and pre-order if desired. Shop local! Falter will be released on April 16 by Henry Holt and Co.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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!