Philip Conkling is the founder and president of the Island Institute in Rockland, Maine. He graduated from Harvard University in 1970 and, after teaching high school in California and working at seasonal jobs in Maine, earned a master’s degree from Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Conkling is the publisher of The Working Waterfront, an online and print newspaper that focuses on policy issues and current research that affect coastal communities, and is the lead editor of Island Journal, an annual magazine that explores island life through articles, essays, photographs, art, and poetry. He co-authored The Fate of Greenland—Lessons from Abrupt Climate Change, which just received the Phi Beta Kappa Society Science Book of the Year award. He is a board member of the Conservation Law Foundation and was appointed by President Obama as an alternate member of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission. In 2006 he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
The Coastal Studies Summer Assistant will be based primarily at the Coastal Studies Center (CSC) and will assist our caretaker. The successful candidate will be authorized to drive a Bowdoin vehicle (or eligible to be authorized) and may drive a shuttle from campus to the CSC daily or as needed. Job duties will include: 1) greeting ‘walkers’ and visitors and educating property users about the CSC and the leashed dog requirement, and 2) ‘profile’ student and faculty summer researchers for webstories, publishing these to the Coastal Studies website. Other tasks as time allows involve clearing and maintaining trails, raking and trimming of paths, trimming shrubs around the farmhouse and barn, determining priorities for re-planking wet sections of the trails, clearing brush along the roadway from the property entrance (rock) to the farmhouse, possible lawn mowing, and cleaning marine lab pool filter, and head tank. The assistant will be available as needed for tasks assigned and willing to help with weekly ‘pigging’ of marine lab water in-out take with Bowdoin facilities staff. Assistant will help with summer fellowship presentations and events, and giving tours of the property as needed.
Help keep alive the tradition of free and mutual exchange of ideas that makes the Maine organic farming community so vibrant and innovative.
These workshops are designed for and targeted to participants in MOFGA’s Apprenticeship Program, but are free and open to anyone interested. They are intended to give apprentices and other young, beginning, and aspiring farmers the chance to visit other farms, learn from farmers about their areas of expertise, and socialize with peers.
The workshops follow an informal format. See the schedule here. They generally begin in the late afternoon with a farm tour, followed by a presentation and demonstration on the topic of the day. Participants are then invited to stay for a potluck supper and discussion – bring a dish or something fresh from the farm to share.
Sustainable Living Classes at Wolfes Neck Farm
Raise your own Roasting Chickens
“One must learn by doing the thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty, until you try.” Sophocles
Our classes are designed for those who are interested in exploring various skills for green living. You’ll feel good knowing where your products come from, reducing your carbon footprint, living healthy and saving money.
Part time video internship
Interested in learning more about indoor air quality. A consultant is looking for assistance in taping training sessions on technologies associated with indoord air quality/energy efficiency. Experience with videoing and use of software such as iMovie preferable.
If interested please email Eileen as soon as possible for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Growing Community Wind in Maine:
2-4 interns wanted for summer 2013 and possibly longer
Community Energy Partners, located in Freeport, Maine is looking for 2-4 college interns for summer and possibly longer in 2013. The workplan for this summer is fast-paced and demanding, but could be richly rewarding as a result of your learning about wind generation, community wind ownership, and renewable energy policy in Maine and elsewhere in the U.S.
Maine is at the forefront of New England in supporting and showcasing community wind, in its various forms – i.e., municipal wind, farmer-owned community wind, coop-owned, school-owned, etc. New legislation has recently passed to help spur local ownership of wind and other renewable energy projects. New initiatives are in store to help community wind develop further in Maine.
Internship job description: to assist in all aspects of education and outreach on community wind in Maine.
Specific job duties:
1. Assist in all aspects of adding new text and information to new website on community wind in Maine. This could entail different kinds of work, to include for example, conducting interviews and drafting case studies, researching particular issues and topics, compiling information and synthesizing it into short, easily-readable information suitable for a website, and drafting outreach materials. Most materials will also be drafted so as to be made available in hard copy for distribution, as well.
2. Conduct research into grants, foundations and other sources of funding for various initiatives related to community wind. Possibly drafting and managing grant applications.
3. Assist in all aspects of managing live educational events (workshop, conference, and possibly a training event).
4. Complete general administrative tasks, and any other necessary tasks.
Compensation: $500-1000 for 8 weeks (part-time), and possibly more.
Must have clear and concise writing skills and style, strong organizational skills (capable of sorting through lots of data and presenting it in clear fashion), the ability to work independently, and the ability to be flexible and adjust to uncertainty. Must be available Tuesday through Thursdays, generally (and with some exceptions), and ready to start on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013.
Must be experienced with WORD, Powerpoint, Adobe, Excel and other generally-used programs. Preference for those with website maintenance experience. One intern must have experience in professional photography, and or major hobby experience in photography and come with his or her own photography equipment. All must have strong social media skills – facebook, twitter, etc.
Must be comfortable on the phone, enjoy “hands on” work (taking leadership over a project), and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. Must be willing to work flexible hours. Am looking for students with strong sense of “getting things done well, and done well the first time”. Am looking for students with leadership and project management experience.
No phone calls please. Must be available for an interview in person during the week May 20-24th or at another mutually convenient time. Please send resume and cover letter by May 17th to email@example.com:
Sue Jones, Community Energy Partners
CALL FOR APPLICANTS for the Eco-Informatics Summer Institute (EISI) for summer 2013
Please note: Application deadline is May 17th, 2013!!!
The Eco-Informatics Summer Institute (EISI) (http://eco-informatics.engr.oregonstate.edu/) will be held from June 17- August 23rd, 2013, at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest (http://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/) in the beautiful Oregon Cascade mountains. Please view/print attached brochure for more details.
Eco-Informatics, an emerging discipline, integrates mathematics, computer science, statistics, and engineering with the study and management of ecosystems. Through a ten-week undergraduate/early graduate research experience, the EISI will provide interdisciplinary training for young scientists to help manage ecosystems in our technologically sophisticated, globalized world.
Through the integration of research and education, effective mentoring, and hands-on experiences at the HJ Andrews, participants will gain:
1. valuable research experience in Eco-Informatics and in their own disciplines.
2. the foundation and opportunities to develop and seek support for their own graduate program, including a peer-reviewed research proposal.
3. the training to become outstanding interdisciplinary scientists and effective contributors to the science and management of ecosystems.
Participants will receive:
1. A total stipend of $5,000.
2. Free lodging at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest and on the OSU campus
3. The opportunity to attend the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco, CA in December of 2013 (Awarded to the most outstanding research team as chosen by the EISI faculty mentors)
4. The opportunity for down time and group activities.
For more details and application, please go to:
The application deadline is May 17th, 2013
If you have any questions, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Baek Soo “Peggy” Lee, Program Manager, Eco-Informatics Summer Institute, Oregon State University email@example.com
Due to unexpected personnel changes, the DMR lobster program is looking for a fulltime (40hr/wk) contract sampler starting ASAP and working through November. The position would primarily be responsible for trips sampling on commercial lobster boats for both at-sea sampling and ventless traps and associated data entry. The candidate should be self-motivated, detail oriented, and able to work independently with industry. Some experience with lobster or commercial fishing boats, computers, and data collection and data entry is preferred.
The position pays $14/hr and is limited to 1000 hours. The position is based out of Boothbay Harbor, but will include travel along the coast and overnight trips. Also, weekend trips are likely, especially in June, July, and August.
Contact Kathleen Reardon to apply for this position or if you have questions.
Kathleen Reardon, 633-9404
Kathleen M. Reardon
Lobster Sea Sampling and Ventless Survey Coordinator
Department of Marine Resources
P.O. Box 8, 194 McKown Point Rd.
West Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575
(207) 633-9404 (office)
(207) 299-4983 (cell)
(207) 633-9579 (fax)
The Sustainable Energy Fund is proud to provide full scholarships to students and educators on a first come, first serve basis to attend Energypath 2013 at Villanova University on July 29th -August 2nd. The Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF) is a non-profit organization that assists energy users in overcoming education and financial barriers to a sustainable energy future. Energypath 2013 shares the vision of the SEF in its desire to increase the knowledge of and passion for sustainable energy in the leaders of today and tomorrow.
Scholarships for professional educators and college students include:
- Training and Certification in one of the following Energy Camps: Intro to Sustainable Energy, Solar Photovoltaic, Energy Efficiency, Wind Energy, Micro Hydro. (M, T, W)
- Seminars featuring leading sustainability and energy professionals (Th, F)
- Keynote Dinner with Global Futurist and Best-Selling Author Jack Uldrich
- Movie premiere of “The Atomic Stages of America”
- Industry exhibitors
- Science Fair (Grades 6-12) $1500 First Prize
- On-Campus Housing and Dining
By the end of the conference, you will be able to:
- Add a certification to your resume
- Earn Pennsylvania Act 48 continuing education credit requirements
- Use knowledge and insight gained from industry leaders
- Identify professional opportunities in the field of sustainable energy