green news is good news

Read below for all the good green news that’s fit to print!

Congrats to the newest members of Wesleyan’s Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa: Lizzie Edwards (ENVS & ANTH), Cat Xi (CSS, ENVS), Franny Lin (ENVS, E&ES),  Maggie O’Hanlon (ENVS, GOVT) & Cameron Scharff (ENVS, PHIL)!

Congrats to Mary Alice Haddad, John E. Andrus Professor of Government, chair of East Asian Studies and professor of Environmental Studies, on her new book: Effective Advocacy: Lessons from East Asia’s Environmentalists (MIT Press). From the publisher: How did environmental activists succeed in countries that favor business interests and are generally hostile to citizen-based advocacy? In Effective Advocacy, Haddad identifies and describes, with examples, five of the most effective advocacy strategies used by environmentalists in East Asia: cultivate policy access, make it work locally, make it work for business, engage the heart, and think outside the box.

Earlier this semester, Wesleyan welcomed Rhiana Gunn-Wright, co-architect of the Green New Deal, for a virtual interactive discussion about political organizing and the formation of the progressive climate proposal. Read all about the event, co-sponsored by the COE, in the Wesleyan Argus.

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wanted: wes students for green opps!

This semester, we’ll be sharing an ever-updating list of eco-friendly opportunities open to our coexist community. Have an opportunity to add? Email me at lkenney01@wesleyan.edu! Check out the latest opps, below!

*NEW* An exciting paid opportunity for students to be involved in the development of Coltsville National Park in Hartford! Start date June 7. Deadline to Apply: April 30, 2021.

*NEW* The Wesleyan Sustainability Office is hiring a new compost intern! Join our team of students passionate about food waste reduction. Responsibilities include maintaining compost bins, collaborating with student groups on campus, and developing educational campaigns on social media. For more information, check out the full job description here. To fill out an application, visit http://bit.ly/compostfall2021. Application deadline: May 1, 2021 at 11:59pm.

 

The Maine Geological Survey (MGS) is pleased to announce a job opening for a college-level geology student in Augusta this summer. The position, made possible by USGS National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program grant, will assist with a large digital conversion project to make mining claims maps and claim file reference information digitally available. Job description here. Deadline: May 7, 2021.

The Paris Institute for Advanced Study and the 2100 Foundation (France), together with the Institute for Future Studies (Sweden), have launched an international contest, open to all, regardless of nationality. The Positive Future contest asks candidates to write, draw, or even produce a short video, imagining a desirable and sustainable world in cities in the year 2100. Grand prize: 10,000 EUR. Deadline: May 31, 2021.

Conservation International is currently recruiting for several internships and full-time positions, including current listings for an Evidence Review of Natural Climate Solutions Intern and a Wildlife Insights Business Development Intern. Contact Sebastien G. Costedoat for all the details. Various deadlines. 

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven is looking to fill 13 seasonal research assistant positions at its Center for Vector Biology & Zoonotic Diseases to assist in mosquito research and surveillance programs on West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus. Positions are durational from May 3 – October 29, 2021, with variable start and end dates, depending on the position and the applicant’s availability. No deadline specified. Contact Philip Armstrong for more info.  

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