Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Welcome Back!

Welcome back, EcoAction! We're excited for a new school year and we hope you are too. Here's some upcoming events and opportunities for you. 

First off, 
SAC Fair is this Sunday, September 4, from 11:00 to 3:00. Come visit us at SAC Fair to meet new and familiar faces, and to learn how you can be involved this year.

Second, do you want to contribute to Renewable Energy Turns Me On? Just send me an email at! We're looking for anyone who's interested in blogging, whether it's photographs, short posts, longer articles, or blogrolls, on any environmental topic, from Georgetown issues to international news to personal reflections. Send me an email and I'll add you as a contributor! 

Internships, opportunities, and initiatives after the jump!

Opportunities: Looking for a leadership position or internship? Apply to one of these green programs.  

1. Apply to be on the board of the Off-Campus Student Life's Stewardship Council 

The Stewardship Council consists of 10 students.  The Council plans events and programs for off-campus students and takes suggestions from the community.  If you'd like to be a Council member, please fill out the application and send it to Brian Cain, OCSL's West Georgetown Community Advisor.  
2. Internship Opportunity with the Clean Water Associate for Environment America

Clean Water Associate for Environment America is a non-profit environmental advocacy group that works to protect clean air, clean water and open space. The internship program gives students an invaluable opportunity to make a difference working to protect our waterways and preserve our open spaces. Interns work closely with our full-time staff to analyze environmental problems, advocate for smart solutions, and build public support.  Interns organize grassroots mobilizing efforts, do media outreach, help plan events and press conferences, and many other hands-on experiences. We give our interns real responsibility in working to protect our environment. The internships are unpaid, but we will work with Georgetown to provide class credit. We frequently hire our interns to be a part of our two-year paid Environment America Fellowship Program after graduation. If interested, send Cover Letter and Resume to Sarah Hyman at 

3. Internship Opportunity at the US Green Building Council

The Advocacy and Public Policy department of the U.S. Green Building Council is seeking a current graduate or undergraduate student to work full- or part-time during the fall semester. The position is unpaid but available for school-credit. Please send a resume and cover letter to Maggie Comstock at
Duties include:
·        Track and research green building legislation at the local, state and national levels
·        Assist staff in drafting policy briefs and reports
·        Assist in administrative tasks as needed
Required qualifications:
·        Current enrollment in a graduate or undergraduate program
·        Excellent writing skills
·        Excellent communication, organization and computer skills
·        Commitment to USGBC’s mission

Clear-cutting in Indonesia 

Ongoing Initiatives: We'll have new initiatives this year as well, but if you're interested in working on any of these initiatives you should let us know! 

- Fighting deforestation in Indonesia (look out for a blog post with much more on this campaign soon!

- Double sided printing in Lau 

- Minimizing flyering on campus

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