Tag Archives: Sustainable Food Systems

Midd Alum 1:1 Chats on Climate Risk (CERES) & Conservation Restoration (Intervale) on April 19

Alumni will be on campus to share their path and professional life with students to help them think broadly about their Biology major and a variety of different career paths during the Field Guide to Biology Majors on Thursday, April 18th. 

On Friday, April 19th from 9:00AM – Noon, you can sign up for a one-on-one chat with the alumni who have offered to stay this extra day so you can get more personal with them.

I want to bring to your attention 2 of the alumni you might want to chat with. Below are their names and brief Bios to get a sense of the work they do.  If you are interested in talking with them, you must sign up through Handshake here: 

Alumni 1:1 Chats,  9:00 a.m.-noon in Adirondack House

Click the alumni names below to SELECT A SLOT for a 1:1 conversation. You don’t have to be a Biology major or minor to meet with these alumni.

  • Annalise Carington ’15Riparian Restoration & Monitoring Specialist, Intervale Center
    • Annalise joined the Intervale Center in Burlington, VT through a partnership with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. With the USFWS, Annalise works with the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program on habitat restoration and other land management projects statewide. She brings that expertise to the Intervale Center’s Agricultural Services team, helping farmers navigate Vermont’s new water quality regulations, assess land management concerns on their properties, and find the technical and financial resources they need to implement conservation practices.
  • Gillian Lui ’13Supply Chain Sustainability Consultant, Ceres, Inc
    • Gillian is a San Francisco-based sustainability professional who has advanced climate change mitigation strategies across the academic, philanthropic, and non-profit sectors. She currently works as a Sustainability Consultant with Ceres, a non-profit that mobilizes Fortune 500 companies and global investors around climate leadership and advocacy. Prior to Ceres, Gillian was a Climate Research Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, conducting research and analysis to develop The Packard Foundation’s US$50 million annual grantmaking portfolio on climate solutions in land use, innovations, and energy.  At Middlebury, Gillian was a joint major in Environmental Studies and Conservation Biology, and minored in Mathematics. She also holds a research Master’s degree in Plant Sciences from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Keasbey Scholar and published research at the intersection of tropical deforestation and emerging remote sensing technologies.

This is a unique opportunity for current students to hear from Middlebury alumni at the top of their fields about how to build a successful and gratifying career.

Hot Handshake SOCIAL IMPACT Internships & Jobs Week of 4/8-4/15

The application for applying for funding for an unpaid internship is this Sunday, April 14th. Check out the many internship and job opportunities in Handshake with applications due this week in sectors such as the environment, nonprofits, international affairs and development, local and state governments, agriculture and energy. The listing in Handshake is HERE.

STILL LOOKING FOR A PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIP?  There are 9 funded CCI internships that I want to draw your attention to. They are really diverse: the arts, international social impact, climate change, food systems, etc. These come with funding so you do not need to go through the application process that you would to apply for funding with the April 14th deadline, but you still need to meet the deadlines and submit the required paperwork.  Check them out in handshake HERE.

VT-Based Food Systems Funded Internships: Apply NOW!

Farm-Based Education Summer Fellowship, Shelburne Farms, Seasonal Full-Time Internship, Shelburne, VT, Apply by Sun, Mar 31 – Housing included

Middlebury Foods Summer Manager Internship, Middlebury Foods, Seasonal Full-Time Internship, Middlebury, VT, Apply by Fri, Apr 5

FoodWorks Internship Program, Middlebury College FoodWorks Fellowship Program, Seasonal Part-Time Internship, Middlebury, VT, Apply by Wed, May 1

Middlebury Social Impact Corps: Gain Knowledge & Skills for Purposeful Careers in Global Social Impact – DEADLINE 2/20

The Middlebury Social Impact Corps program connects students to social change with unique global internship opportunities. A select cohort of Middlebury College and MIIS graduate students are chosen and matched with a social enterprise or NGO for a fully funded* eight-week summer internship in the Bahamas (Cape Eleuthera Institute), Peru (Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development), or the United States (Impact Monterey County).

APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 20, 2019

Middlebury student applications and detailed internship descriptions can be found on Handshake at the links below:

Cape Eleuthera Institute

Impact Monterey County

Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development

Questions?  Contact Dana Anderson danaa@middlebury.edu

*MSIC is a fully -funded internship program.  Participants are responsible for travel expenses and any other in-country expenses. 

Funding assistance is available for eligible students.

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.

 

Join the Discussion & Screening of Modified: A Food Lover’s Journey into GMOs 10/16 @ 6:30p

After screening at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival this summer, the award-winning documentary film “Modified” returns to the Marquis Theatre for a special one-night only screening in company of the filmmaker and the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont. The special screening is being held to mark World Food Day. Please help us spread the word by forwarding this invitation to friends & colleagues who may be interested in attending!

WORLD FOOD DAY SPECIAL SCREENING OF “MODIFIED”
Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30 pm
The Marquis Theatre, Middlebury
Q & A with the filmmaker and NOFA-VT will follow

“Modified” tells the story of a very personal mother-daughter investigative journey into the complex world of genetically modified foods (GMOs). The film, which has received 10 awards since its release, was partially filmed in Vermont and highlights the state’s historic fight for GMO labelling, as well as Vermont’s short-lived GMO labelling law which was overturned by federal legislation in 2016.

The film is also a visual celebration of food and the love of cooking, highlighting recipes and cooking vignettes from the filmmaker’s farm-to-table cooking show on PBS Food. World-renowned chef Jacques Pépin calls the film “a very personal, tender, touching tribute to a great mom, and a well-researched, enlightening and powerful documentary”.

The film is also being shown in Burlington at Vermont International Film Festival on October 19th, and at Montpelier’s Savoy Theater on October 17th.

For a full list of screenings and to watch the film’s trailer, please visit: www.modifiedthefilm.com

We look forward to seeing you in Vermont!

Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NESAWG) CONFERENCE 10/24-26

Calling all food systems thinkers, doers, leaders, and advocates! Registration is now open https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nesawgs-25th-annual-it-takes-a-region-conference-tickets-47719297704 for the 25th annual It Takes a Region conference, hosted by the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group in Philadelphia this October 24-26. Come be part of the 500+ person community of food systems leaders, practitioners and advocates working to change the food system. NESAWG’s gathering is an opportunity for building skills, analysis, and networks that move our work out of silos and inboxes and into living connection and tangible food systems change. Whether you’re a farmer or researcher, a young person or an elder, a nonprofit or a small business, this conference has something for you. Scholarships are available for underrepresented groups and those with financial need.  Follow this link to the scholarship page.

This year’s theme is Cultivating a Transformative Food System. Together with some of our region’s most compelling leaders we’ll be discussing what it means for our food system to be in right relationship to people, place, and planet. It’s a conversation you won’t hear anywhere else in the food movement, and you won’t want to miss it. Head on over to http://nesawg.org/conference to learn more. 

**Youth Registration Policy

Youth are welcome at the conference and we encourage organizations working with youth to consider bringing them to participate. This year, we will have programming at the conference developed by youth for youth. We also prioritize youth applicants in our scholarship process.

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