Announcement: Backpacking with a purpose

BACKPACKING WITH A PURPOSE

Operation Groundswell is a non-profit organization that runs international volunteering programs, focusing on social justice issues and working alongside local activists, organizations, and communities. We are looking for globally conscious and socially active students who want to spend their summer exploring some of the most complex and beautiful countries in the world!

If you’re into cultural exchange, meaningful community service, and off-the-beaten path adventure, apply by November 22nd  to secure an interview for your first-choice program!

*Financial assistance is available for all students on five- and six-week programs.

Check out where we go:

www.operationgroundswell.com

Summer programs are open in the following countries and regions:

Bolivia – Environmental Justice

Thailand – Alternative Tourism, Environmental Conservation, or Food Justice

India – Alternative Education or Gender & Religion

Guatemala – Human Rights, Food Justice, or Fair Trade

Cambodia – Environmental Justice or Alternative Education

Peru – Human Rights, Environmental Justice, or Alternative Tourism

Ecuador – Food Justice

Middle East- Peace and Conflict

Can’t travel in the summer? Join us for our alternative breaks in the winter and spring!

On Campus Events: ES Pre-Major Meetings- Thurs 10/26 7:30 PM & Wed. 11/1 Lunch

Come to an ES Pre-majors Meeting!

Please join ES faculty, and majors for one of two Pre-Majors Meetings. Learn about the coordinate major, the minor, meet faculty and students, and find out more about ES study abroad, ES summer fellowships, research, ES Independent study, and honors- over lunch or cookies and gelato.

Thursday October 26 from 7:30-8:30 PM
ES Common Room, Adams Hall

Wednesday, November 1 from 11:30-1:00
Pinette Dining Room, Thorne Hall

 

ON CAMPUS EVENT: PUBLIC ART ATTACK! AN ART ACTIONS TO FIGHT THE BATTLES THAT NEED FIGHTING! Sun. 10/29

Public Art Attack! Art Actions to Fight the Battles that need Frighting
with Jenny Price
Sunday, October 29, 2:00 PM
Digital Media Lab, Room 115

Join Jenny Price from the LA Urban Rangers art collective for the workshop “Public Art Attack: Art Actions to Fight the Battles that Need Fighting,” a crash course on how to design public art actions to engage any social, environmental, or political problem that might be currently keeping you up at night. They’re fun! They’re experiential! They’re efficacious!

Price is a noted public scholar, writer, and artist who focuses on US environmental topics, including urban nature, environmentalism, and popular culture. Author of Thirteen Ways of Seeing Nature in L.A. and Flight Maps: Adventures with Nature in Modern America, she’s also written for GOOD, Sunset, Believer, Audubon, New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. A co-founder of the Los Angeles Urban Rangers art collective, she has collaborated on various projects, including Public Access 101: Malibu Public Beaches and Downtown L.A. Trail System. With the Rangers, she was a resident artist for the California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art and exhibited in International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, Performing Public Space at La Casa de Tunel in Tijuana, and the traveling We Are Here Maps Archive.Price earned in AB in biology from Princeton University in 1985 and her Ph.D in history from Yale University in 1998. She has taught at UCLA, USC, Antioch University-Los Angeles, Washington University at St. Louis, and Princeton University. A 2005 Guggenheim fellow and two-time NEH fellow, she has also held fellowships at Princeton, Stanford, and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment ant Society at LMU-Munich.

She is currently co-creating Play the L.A. River as a co-founder of the public arts and humanities collective, Project 51, and is finishing her next book, Stop Saving the Planet! Other Tips for 21st-Century Environmentalists.

ON CAMPUS EVENT: Stop Saving the Planet! A 21st Century Environmentalist Manifesto Monday, Oct 30, 7PM

Stop Saving the Planet! A 21st Century Environmentalist Manifesto
with Jenny Price
Monday, October 30 7:00 PM
Beam Classroom, VAC

Jenny Price is a noted public scholar, writer, and artist who focuses on US environmental topics, including urban nature, environmentalism, and popular culture. Author of Thirteen Ways of Seeing Nature in L.A. and Flight Maps: Adventures with Nature in Modern America, she’s also written for GOODSunsetBelieverAudubonNew York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. A co-founder of the Los Angeles Urban Rangers art collective, she has collaborated on various projects, including Public Access 101: Malibu Public Beaches and Downtown L.A. Trail System. With the Rangers, she was a resident artist for the California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art and exhibited in International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, Performing Public Space at La Casa de Tunel in Tijuana, and the traveling We Are Here Maps Archive.

Price earned in AB in biology from Princeton University in 1985 and her Ph.D in history from Yale University in 1998. She has taught at UCLA, USC, Antioch University-Los Angeles, Washington University at St. Louis, and Princeton University. A 2005 Guggenheim fellow and two-time NEH fellow, she has also held fellowships at Princeton, Stanford, and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment ant Society at LMU-Munich.

She is currently co-creating Play the L.A. River as a co-founder of the public arts and humanities collective, Project 51, and is finishing her next book, Stop Saving the Planet! Other Tips for 21st-Century Environmentalists.

At Bowdoin, Price will visit two to four classes, meet over meals with members of the College community, lead a workshop on public art and environmentalism, and give a public talk.

ON CAMPUS EVENT: Diversity and Environmental Engagement: A conversation with Whitney Tome, Thur. Nov 2 @ 4:30

Diversity and Environmental Engagement:
An informal conversation with Whitney Tome, Executive Director, Green 2.0 

Thursday, Nov 2 4:30-5:30
ES Common Room,
Adams Hall

Whitney Tome, as the executive director of Green 2.0, leads a campaign to increase the racial diversity of the mainstream environmental movement. Whitney was the director of diversity and inclusion at the National Parks Conservation Association, and a program manager and mediator at the Meridian Institute. At Environmental Defense Fund, Whitney served as a strategist in dozens of state and federal political campaigns and launched the Fisheries Leadership and Sustainability Forum. Whitney earned a B.A. from Middlebury College and a J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law.

 

 

Alumni Job: Front Office Support at EPA, Washington D.C.

Front Office Support at EPA

The EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program has an immediate opening for a Front Office Support position with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA’s facility in Washington, DC.  The selected candidate will be responsible for administrative duties at the Immediate Office of the Assistant Administrator (IOAA), Office of Research and Development (ORD). This position is scheduled to begin November 2017.

  • Full time, $22.13 per hour;
  • Must have earned at least a Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, environmental policy or other closely-related field, from an accredited university or college within the last 24 months;
  • Working knowledge of environmental science and policy issues;
  • Strong leadership, time management, and organizational skills, including demonstrated ability to think quickly and handle multiple assignments with competing deadlines; and
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office applications e.g. Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook.

For the full position description, requirements, and to apply; visit:

https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/3688

Questions? Email EPAjobs@orau.org. To hear more about position openings like this, follow us on Twitter at @GovCareerPaths.

On Campus Event: Bowdoin Public Service Initiative (Applications available & Info sessions scheduled)

BOWDOIN PUBLIC SERVICE INITIATIVE

Applications now available on program web pages

 “I was personally inspired with the idea that you could do something in your life that was not going to be measured purely by financial return, but by the ability to contribute to others.” – Thomas R. Pickering, Bowdoin Class of 1953, Former US Ambassador to the United Nations and career diplomat 

  • BPS in Washington – (sophomores) education seminar and immersion trip to Washington D.C. to explore topics in government and public policy. Deadline for application – November 8th at noon.
  • BPS Fellowship – (juniors) five funded internships to work in government and public policy in Washington, D.C. during summer 2018. Deadline for application – November 15th at noon.

Upcoming Info Sessions:

  • Monday, October 16 – 7:30pm, Baxter House Common Room (BPS in Washington and BPS Fellowship)
  • Wednesday, October 18 – 7:30pm, McKeen Center Common Room (BPS Fellowship)
  • Wednesday, November 1 – 12:30pm, McKeen Center Common Room (BPS in Washington)

Questions? After attending an info session, come to Sarah Chingos’ drop-in hours

Mondays 12:00-2:00pm and Thursdays 9:00-11:00am. Banister 201 – McKeen Center, in the belfry

Skype and FaceTime appointments are also available.