Are you an LIS grad student interested in sustainability? This might be a possibility for you:
“NWF is seeking graduate students in the U.S. to conduct and test market research and business planning and assist with content development for the new NWF EcoLeaders online community. There will be two track options for the Fellowship, Market Research and Content Development.” More… (due Feb 25)
Recyclemania is a competition between universities in the winter for the largest amount of recyclables per capita, largest amount of total recyclables and highest recycling rate (percent of the waste stream that is recycled). The school’s campus recycling usually weighs and measures all trash, recycling, and compost from on campus and reports it weekly during the competition. In 2015 its from February 1 – March 28. Often campuses will have a dorm or hall competition as well.
My university is competing against their rival and it’s neck and neck right now, they call it a RecycleMania Civil War, with the winner receiving the trophy made of recycled materials each year:
Of course its easier to be at a school and town that recycles almost everything!
Climate Voices is hosting this webinar:
February 4, 2015, 12:00–1:00 p.m. EST (more events here)
Dr. Rachel Cleetus, the lead climate economist at the Union of Concerned Scientists will lead this webinar, focused on where the world left off in the recent global climate talks in Lima, Peru. She will offer viewpoints on the United States climate and energy policy landscape, opportunities and challenges ahead, and rethinking how we cope with the growing risks and costs of climate change. Dr. Cleetus will speak about policy in the United States at the regional, state, and national levels, including EPA standards, carbon pricing, clean energy policies, and policies that help build resilience to the impacts of climate change, and how we can prepare for the upcoming climate talks in Paris.
More about Climate Voices…
Their goal to engage in non-partisan conversations about the research findings of the majority of climate scientists to citizens across the United States and Puerto Rico. By connecting with neighbors and community organizations they aim to initiate discussions about the local effects of a changing climate and possible ways to address impacts. They have a great MAP to help you find a local speaker. Be sure to check their RESOURCES tab for some useful talking points, reports, guides, videos and more!