Job Opportunity: ERG (Environmental Consulting), INFO SESSION WITH ES Alum Meredith Outterson, Thursday, 11/8 @ 7PM, Pickering Room, Hubbard

ERG Environmental Consulting Information Session
Thursday, November 8 from 7-8pm
Pickering Room, Hubbard Hall withMeredith Outterson ES/Gov Major, Energy & Climate Analyst at ERG

At ERG, we owe our success to our employees. We are always looking for people who bring enthusiasm, creativity, and fresh perspectives. We hire talented, innovative professionals who embrace our collaborative philosophy, diverse culture, and dedication to client service. Then we offer a supportive, collegial work environment so they can excel.

A sampling of projects include:

US Environmental Protection Agency: REC’s Making Green Power Possible
US Dept of Labor: Using Lean Six Sigma to Improve Support for US Veterans
California Dept of Fish and Wildlife, Coastal Quest: Stakeholder Facilitation for California’s Wildlife Action Plan
Global Environment Fund: Partnership strategy for a Sustainable African Forestry Fund
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Evaluating NOAA’s Coastal Storms Program in the Gulf of Mexico
U.S. Food and Drug Administration: FDA Data Analysis and Search Host
California Dept of Fish and Wildlife, Coastal Quest: Enhancing Management of California’s Marine Protected Area Network
US EPA: Support for Organizational Climate Survey

OPEN POSITIONS

On Campus Event: “Botanist’s Tour of Kate Furbish and Edwin Hale Lincoln”, Wed. 11/7 @ noon

Botanist’s Tour of “Kate Furbish and Edwin Hale Lincoln”
Wednesday, November 7 12-1
Bowdoin Museum of Art Pavilion

Join Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ Research Botanist Melissa Cullina for a special tour of Kate Furbish and Edwin Hale Lincoln: New England Botanical Studies at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. The exhibition was developed in celebration of the opening of the Roux Center for the Environment, a new building on Bowdoin’s campus supporting interdisciplinary environmental scholarship. During the tour, Cullina will speak about the plants so carefully depicted by Lincoln and Furbish, noting natural history features and habitat preferences of each. She’ll also shed light on the artistic and botanical pursuits of the artists themselves. This tour is free and open to the public.

Off Campus Event: Wild & Scenic Film Fesitval, SUnday 11/11 3-5 in Belfast, ME

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival will leave you feeling inspired and motivated to go out and make a difference in your community and the world.
Sunday, Nov. 11, 3-5 PM
Cosby Center, Belfast, Maine ($10)

As a festival by activists and for activists, Wild & Scenic is organized and produced by SYRCL (the South Yuba River Citizens League). “Since 1983, we’ve been building a community to protect and restore the rivers of our home watershed, from source to sea. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival puts our local work – and yours too – into the broader environmental and social context, and serves to remind us that we’re participants in a global movement for a more wild and scenic world.”

In short films, witness how individuals and communities across the globe are taking action and becoming part of the solution on issues ranging from energy, food systems, biodiversity, climate change and the protection and restoration of wild lands and wild waters. The program contains nine diverse and inspiring films of environmental activism that range in length from 3 to 22 minutes.

Join us after the films for drinks, food and conversation at the Center.

Check out the film line-up:

Letter to Congress: Wallace Stegner’s 1960 letter to Congress about the importance of wilderness is the framework for a new message, one in which our unified voice can help prevent the transfer of our most valuable heritage—our public lands—to private and corporate interests.

Blue Venture: A marine biologist encourages a coastal Madagascar community to close of a small section of their octopus-fishing area. After the community sees huge increase in their catch and incomes, the model goes viral showing how protecting the ocean can go hand-in-hand with improving lives.

Biomimicry: This film shows how mimicking nature solves some of our most pressing problems, from reducing carbon emissions to saving water.

Dragging Pounds Uphill: A mother of four decides to turn off screens and make a change. Though challenging, her kids go from fearing and ignoring nature to understanding and loving it.

100,000 Beating Hearts: The film tells the story of fourth generation cattleman Will Harris evolution from industrial, commodity cowboy to sustainable, humane food producer, whilst breathing new life into a community left behind and forgotten due to the industrialization of agriculture.

Imagination: Watch daydreams come to life as Tom Wallisch shreds the snowy streets of Nelson, British Columbia.

Water Warriors: A multi-cultural group of unlikely warriors—including members of the Mi’kmiq Elsipogtog First Nation, French-speaking Acadians and white, English-speaking families—successfully fight a gas company’s efforts to frack in their province.

My Irnik: A young father teaches his son about the value of shared adventures, exploration and his ancestral Inuit heritage.

High Divide: They say The High Divide is the place where the world is cut in two. Then again, it may be where everything comes together. Hear the lost voices of the American West. A new film celebrates the confluence of a wild place and its visionary people.

Note to students: Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition will once again offer scholarships to the first 20 middle or high school students who arrive at the screening!

Off Campus Event: “The 2018 Elections and the Future of Conservation in Maine”, Pete Didisheim, Natural Resources Council of Maine, Sunday 11/11, 4-6 PM @ Frontier

Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust 2018 Annual Meeting

Featuring Pete Didisheim, NRCM Advocacy Director, on “The 2018 Elections and the Future of Conservation in Maine”
Sunday, November 11, 4-6 pm

Frontier Café

Gather at Frontier Café with your fellow Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust members to celebrate the year’s successes. There will be tasty snacks, a cash bar, and plenty of good company. This is your chance to hear what we accomplished this year with your support, vote for new and returning Board members, and see the unveiling of our new online Wellness Resource. In addition, we welcome Pete Didisheim, advocacy director for the Natural Resources Council of Maine, to consider what fall election results will mean for conservation in Maine. Click here to learn more.

Interested in getting outside before the meeting? Join us for a bike ride at Neptune Woods at 10am, and walks at Chase Reserve at 11am, Topsham River Trail at 12pm, and Woodward Cove at 1pm.

Scholarship: For residents of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, or grads of high school, or college on the Cape, or Islands Deadline: March 31, 2019

LEWIS E. KIMBALL $3000 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND MARINE STUDIES
Friends of Chatham Waterways is offering Kimball scholarships of up to $3,000 to graduate students and upper-level undergraduate students majoring in marine or environmental studies. It is our belief that providing grants at the graduate and undergraduate level will enable and encourage young men and women – tomorrow’s leaders to commit themselves to careers in these fields.

Graduate students, and undergraduate applicants entering their junior or senior year of college within the next 12 months, must be majoring in Environmental Studies, Environmental Management, marine ecology or related subjects in these fields.

Applicants must be residents of Cape Code, Martha’s Vineyard, or Nantucket or graduates of a high school or college on the Cape or Islands.

To apply, send the information below to:
Friends of Chatham Waterways
P.O. Box 472
Chatham, MA 02633-0472

Name: (Print)
Home address:
How we can contact you:
Phone at school
Phone at home
Cell phone
Email

On Campus Event: Student Night at the Roux Center, Thursday, Nov. 1 from 7-9 PM

Student Night at the Roux Center
Thursday November 1, 7-9pm

 All Bowdoin students are invited to a student’s night at the new Roux Center for the Environment! Come explore the space and enjoy food, crafts, the Meddiebempsters (around 7:45), and some natural history movies! This event is organized by students for students to help integrate the Roux Center into a community space. Please Join us! Sponsored by CERES and Sustainable Bowdoin.

Job Opportunity, Alumni Job: Digital Communications & Campaigns Strategist to join Maine Center for Economic Policy, Apply by 11/20/2018

Maine Center for Economic Policy is seeking a Digital Communications and Campaigns Strategist to join our team. The Strategist will be primarily responsible for overseeing the organization’s digital communications in support of our research, analysis, and advocacy mission. The position is based in Augusta, Maine, and reports to the Communications Director. This is a full-time position, with general availability expected during normal business hours. Some remote work may be permitted after a 120-day orientation period.

MECEP is a nonpartisan, nonprofit research and policy organization dedicated to improving the economic well-being of low- and moderate-income Mainers. For 24 years, MECEP has improved economic opportunity and security for working families by advocating for fairer tax policies, improved access to education, health care, and livable wage jobs, and investment in the public programs and services on which Mainers rely. For more information, visit mecep.org.

Under the supervision of the Communications Director, the Digital Communications and Campaigns Strategist will bring MECEP’s policy research, analysis, and advocacy to digital audiences through a variety of platforms, channels, and media. Working with MECEP’s staff, the Strategist is responsible for crafting and executing digital campaigns that support all aspects of MECEP’s work — including education, advocacy, outreach, and development.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing, growing, and developing metrics to measure MECEP’s social media activities, including the management of paid social media campaigns.
  • Managing MECEP’s email program, including list management and segmentation.
  • Designing and producing digital and print content, including video, for a variety of audiences
  • Managing MECEP’s website and blog
  • Other communications-related tasks, as directed

Qualifications

  • Dedication to MECEP’s mission and a passion for economic justice and racial equity.
  • Robust social media skills across platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, including paid advertising campaigns
  • Experience with email marketing tools such as ActionNetwork, MailChimp, or Constant Contact and online publishing platforms such as WordPress.
  • Skill with Adobe Creative Suite or similar and video editing tools.
  • Strong organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, manage competing priorities and work independently and as part of a team

Benefits

MECEP offers competitive salary based on experience. Salary range for this position is $40,000 to $50,000. We also offer a generous benefits package including four weeks of vacation time annually, paid sick leave and family medical leave, 100% paid health and dental insurance, annual SEP-IRA retirement contributions and 12 paid holidays.

A reasonable moving stipend is available for applicants willing to relocate for the position.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To apply, send your resume, a short email (no more than 300 words) telling us why we should hire you for this position, and samples of previous work. Email: jharris@mecep.org by November 20, 2018. Please include “Digital Communications and Campaigns Strategist” in the subject line. MECEP is looking to hire the right applicant as soon as possible, but start date is negotiable.

MECEP is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. MECEP encourages people of color, women, immigrants, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, formerly incarcerated people, and members of any other group that experiences adversity in hiring to apply.

Off Campus Opportunity: 2018 Maine Student Water Challenge, Register by Nov. 2 ($350 stipend to participate)

Good Afternoon! 

There is still time for students to register for the Maine Student Water Challenge. Each student will receive a $350 stipend upon completing the Water Challenge as well as $50 for travel to the Water Palooza! Please spread the word! This is a great resume builder and opportunity for Maine students! 

The deadline for registration has been extended to November 2nd! 

2018 Maine Student Water Challenge

In partnership with Maine EPSCoR, Maine Campus Compact is pleased to announce that we are accepting graduate and undergraduate student applications for the 2nd Annual Maine Student Water Challenge. This Challenge will award $350 stipends each to 40 higher education students in Maine, organized in 2-4 person campus teams (or you can sign up as an individual participant), to participate in a challenge aimed at solving a water-related problem.  The registration deadline to register has been extended to November 2, 2018.

Each student team will develop an innovative Water Action Plan that addresses a water challenge in one of these topic areas:

  1. Develop a curriculum that can be taught to K-12 students addressing local water issues such as water quality or storm water runoff. Maine Campus Compact will collect these curricula with the goal of implementing the most robust ones in the future;
  2. Develop a plan to help educate and empower people in low-income communities about a local water quality issue. Identify a community partner who could work with you to implement this plan; or
  3. Send a description for pre-approval of your team’s own plan, curriculum, or project that addresses one of these following water-related topic areas:
  4. Water quality
  5. Ocean Acidification
  6. Aquaculture
  7. Aquaponics
  8. Ocean-Related Research
  9. Storm Water Runoff

 

Teams will be required to participate in a kick-off training webinar, submit their water action plans by November 26, 2018, and encouraged to attend the final Student Water Challenge Palooza on December 1st, 2018. Travel reimbursements of $50 to cover travels costs to the December 1st event are also available. 

Apply in three easy steps!

  1. Read the Project Guidelines (Attached)
  2. Register Here–one representative from the team registers the whole team  https://goo.gl/forms/Rlfz9Sj8l7ZRxVlK2
  3. All team members must sign this Commitment Agreementhttps://goo.gl/forms/N90LBIkzwI7u2VSc2

Please forward this onto to any students who you think might be interested or to faculty who could help disseminate to their students. 

Please contact kayla@mainecompact.org or (207)-753-6573 with any questions.

Thank you!

Thank you!

Kayla LaVoice

 

STEM Collaboration VISTA

Maine Campus Compact

207-753-6573