This Week in Sustainability 4.1.13

04/01/2013 § Leave a comment

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Featured news, ongoing events, and opportunities: 

Graduate Student Sustainability Research Development Grants Available (posted 3/25)
Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Description: This program provides opportunities for Indiana University graduate students to develop new research programs related to sustainability. The grant program, sponsored by the IU Office of Sustainability, University Graduate School, School of Public Health, and the Integrated Program in the Environment, awards grants up to $10,000 to any graduate student from the IU Bloomington campus.  Funds may be applied to graduate student fellowships (up to $5,000) as well as field, laboratory, computational, or library research.  Both individual applicants and teams of graduate student are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to high-quality interdisciplinary projects that include participants from multiple disciplines.
Questions: For more information about the grant program and information on how to apply, click here.  To learn more about sustainability initiatives at Indiana University, click here.  Any questions can be directed to Emily Rex, at ekrex@indiana.edu.

“Where Does Our Food Come From?” Farm Internship 2013 (posted 3/25)
Application Deadline : Monday, April 15, 2013
Description: Work and learn about small-scale local market intensive farming and food distribution on Schacht Farm in Bloomington.  Students will keep a field journal, and write presentation about their experiences, while participating in all aspects of farm work, including: pasture broiler chickens, pasture hens and hogs, CSA operation, and Farmer’s market sales.  This internship counts towards the new Minor in Food Studies Anthropology, with up to 6 credits available. Hours are variable depending on the number of credits. There will be 2 summer sessions: 1. 8 weeks from May 7 – June 28 and 2. 6 weeks from May 7 to June 14.
Questions: For more information or an application, click here, or contact Professor Richard Wilk at:  wilkr@indiana.edu or 855-3901.

The Office of Sustainability at the College of Charleston Summer 2013 Internships (posted 4/1)
Application Deadline : Friday, April 5, 2013
Description: Two paid internships are available (one graduate, one undergraduate) are available for the summer of 2013 at the College of Charleston.  The full time 30 hours per week internships run from June 3 to August 9, 2013.  This program is looking for motivated and dedicated students who have a passion for sustainability and are seeking to work on initiatives within this subject of interest.  Interns will work with campus associates and community members to strengthen the Office’s relationship with the Charleston community.  Possible projects include: Sustainable Greek, Orientation and New Student Outreach, Residence Life Programming, Waste and Energy.
To Apply: Please send a resume, 2 professional references and a letter of intent why you want to work for the Office, how your skills and experiences make you a good candidate for this position and what you wish to work on during your time with us.  All of this information can be sent to sustainability@cofc.edu by 5pm on Friday, April 5, 2013.  Interviews will take place in person or via Skype during the week of April 15, 2013.
Questions: For more information or an application, contact: https://www.exchange.iu.edu/owa/14.2.309.2/scripts/premium/jejones2@g.cofc.edu”>jejones2@g.cofc.edu .

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This Week in Sustainability 3.18.13

03/25/2013 § Leave a comment

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Select ongoing events and opportunities are highlighted in our weekly email, while the full list of items are available on this weekly blog post. Instructions for submitting an item to either our calendar or blog are at the end of this post.

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Featured news, ongoing events, and opportunities: 

Graduate Student Sustainability Research Development Grants Available (posted 3/25)
Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Description: This program provides opportunities for Indiana University graduate students to develop new research programs related to sustainability. The grant program, sponsored by the IU Office of Sustainability, University Graduate School, School of Public Health, and the Integrated Program in the Environment, awards grants up to $10,000 to any graduate student from the IU Bloomington campus.  Funds may be applied to graduate student fellowships (up to $5,000) as well as field, laboratory, computational, or library research.  Both individual applicants and teams of graduate student are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to high-quality interdisciplinary projects that include participants from multiple disciplines.
Questions: For more information about the grant program and information on how to apply, click here.  To learn more about sustainability initiatives at Indiana University, click here.  Any questions can be directed to Emily Rex, at ekrex@indiana.edu.

“Where Does Our Food Come From?” Farm Internship 2013 (posted 3/25)
Application Deadline : Monday, April 15, 2013
Description: Work and learn about small-scale local market intensive farming and food distribution on Schacht Farm in Bloomington.  Students will keep a field journal, and write presentation about their experiences, while participating in all aspects of farm work, including: pasture broiler chickens, pasture hens and hogs, CSA operation, and Farmer’s market sales.  This internship counts towards the new Minor in Food Studies Anthropology, with up to 6 credits available. Hours are variable depending on the number of credits. There will be 2 summer sessions: 1. 8 weeks from May 7 – June 28 and 2. 6 weeks from May 7 to June 14.
Questions: For more information or an application, click here, or contact Professor Richard Wilk at:  wilkr@indiana.edu or 855-3901.

2013 Geothermal Student Competition (posted 3/4)
Application Deadline : Friday, March 29, 2013
Description: The US Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Program and Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education are pleased to announce the 2013 Geothermal Student Competition.  The Competition is looking for engaged students to take part in a collaborative exercise to make a business plan for developing a geothermal enterprise.  Applicants are encouraged to consider a candidate resource in their home state/region, though convincing plans for any domestic target will also be considered.
Questions: For more information, click here or contact Dr. Desmond Stubbs, Program Manager, at: goethermalstudentcompetition@orise.orau.gov . 

Best Internship on Earth with the Sierra Club (posted 3/18)
Application Deadline : Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Description: Interns will be required to travel around the country to different Sierra Club outings and activities — you might go hiking and rafting in spectacular settings and learn about all the different ways the Sierra Club is protecting the planet.  The interns will film these adventures and produce a regular video blog about youth and the environment.  Depending on time and interests, other media will be utilized to enhance the storytelling and help us experience your journey.  The ideal candidate is passionate about the environment and being outside, open to new experiences, a skilled storyteller, and engaged with their online community.
Questions: For more information, click here and see the list of FAQ’s about the internship by clicking here.

This Week in Sustainability 3.18.13

03/18/2013 § Leave a comment

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Select ongoing events and opportunities are highlighted in our weekly email, while the full list of items are available on this weekly blog post. Instructions for submitting an item to either our calendar or blog are at the end of this post.

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Featured news, ongoing events, and opportunities: 

Sustainability Course Development Fellowships Available (posted 2/25)
Application Deadline: Friday, March 22, 2013
Description: Applications are being accepted for the Sustainability Course Development Fellowship, an opportunity offered by the Office of Sustainability and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs.  This Fellowship supports faculty who develop new courses which apply principles of sustainability.  Development of both undergraduate and graduate levels of instruction are supported, as well as service-learning courses.
Questions: For more information, visit the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs website at:  http://www.indiana.edu/~vpfaa/awards-competitions/index.shtml .

2013 Geothermal Student Competition (posted 3/4)
Application Deadline : Friday, March 29, 2013
Description: The US Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Program and Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education are pleased to announce the 2013 Geothermal Student Competition.  The Competition is looking for engaged students to take part in a collaborative exercise to make a business plan for developing a geothermal enterprise.  Applicants are encouraged to consider a candidate resource in their home state/region, though convincing plans for any domestic target will also be considered.
Questions: For more information, click here or contact Dr. Desmond Stubbs, Program Manager, at: goethermalstudentcompetition@orise.orau.gov . 
Best Internship on Earth with the Sierra Club (posted 3/18)
Application Deadline : Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Description: Interns will be required to travel around the country to different Sierra Club outings and activities — you might go hiking and rafting in spectacular settings and learn about all the different ways the Sierra Club is protecting the planet.  The interns will film these adventures and produce a regular video blog about youth and the environment.  Depending on time and interests, other media will be utilized to enhance the storytelling and help us experience your journey.  The ideal candidate is passionate about the environment and being outside, open to new experiences, a skilled storyteller, and engaged with their online community.
Questions: For more information, click here and see the list of FAQ’s about the internship by clicking here.

This Week in Sustainability 3.4.13

03/04/2013 § Leave a comment

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Select ongoing events and opportunities are highlighted in our weekly email, while the full list of items are available on this weekly blog post. Instructions for submitting an item to either our calendar or blog are at the end of this post.

IUOS Website | Twitter | Facebook |  Calendar

Featured news, ongoing events, and opportunities: 

Sustainability Course Development Fellowships Available (posted 2/25)
Application Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2013
Description: Applications are being accepted for the Sustainability Course Development Fellowship, an opportunity offered by the Office of Sustainability and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs.  This Fellowship supports faculty who develop new courses which apply principles of sustainability.  Development of both undergraduate and graduate levels of instruction are supported, as well as service-learning courses.
Questions: For more information, visit the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs website at:  http://www.indiana.edu/~vpfaa/awards-competitions/index.shtml .

2013 Geothermal Student Competition (posted 3/4)
Application Deadline : Friday, March 29, 2013
Description: The US Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Program and Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education are pleased to announce the 2013 Geothermal Student Competition.  The Competition is looking for engaged students to take part in a collaborative exercise to make a business plan for developing a geothermal enterprise.  Applicants are encouraged to consider a candidate resource in their home state/region, though convincing plans for any domestic target will also be considered.
Questions: For more information, click here or contact Dr. Desmond Stubbs, Program Manager, at: goethermalstudentcompetition@orise.orau.gov . 

This Week in Sustainability 2.25.13

02/25/2013 § Leave a comment

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Select ongoing events and opportunities are highlighted in our weekly email, while the full list of items are available on this weekly blog post. Instructions for submitting an item to either our calendar or blog are at the end of this post.

IUOS Website | Twitter | Facebook |  Calendar

Featured news, ongoing events, and opportunities: 

Sustainability Course Development Fellowships Available (posted 2/11)
Application Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2013
Description: Applications are being accepted for the Sustainability Course Development Fellowship, an opportunity offered by the Office of Sustainability and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs.  This Fellowship supports faculty who develop new courses which apply principles of sustainability.  Development of both undergraduate and graduate levels of instruction are supported, as well as service-learning courses.
Questions: For more information, visit the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs website at:  http://www.indiana.edu/~vpfaa/awards-competitions/index.shtml .

2013 Geothermal Student Competition (posted 2/25)
Application Deadline : Friday, March 29, 2013
Description: The US Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Program and Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education are pleased to announce the 2013 Geothermal Student Competition.  The Competition is looking for engaged students to take part in a collaborative exercise to make a business plan for developing a geothermal enterprise.  Applicants are encouraged to consider a candidate resource in their home state/region, though convincing plans for any domestic target will also be considered.
Questions: For more information, click here or contact Dr. Desmond Stubbs, Program Manager, at: goethermalstudentcompetition@orise.orau.gov . 

2013 Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard (MHC) Garden Internships (posted 2/25)
Application Deadline : Friday, March 8, 2013
Description: MHC is currently seeking garden interns for the upcoming 2013 growing season.  MHC’s Community Garden program provides fresh and nutritious food to their own pantry.  Interns will work closely with staff and volunteers to plan, plant, and maintain MHC’s garden.  3 internship positions are available within the Youth Gardening Program and Hoophouse Management.  Interns will utilize Permaculture, Biointensive, and Biodynamic growing methods as they explore their interests within gardening.
Questions: For more information, contact Stephanie Solomon at stephanie@mhcfoodpantry.org , or click here for more information.

2013 Trashion Refashion Show (posted 2/18)
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2013 (register and photos)
 DescriptionThe Trashion Refashion Show is a community event that displays local fashion designs from designers (of all ages and skill-levels) around the Bloomington campus and community. You can submit a design or up to three designs in either the trashion or refashion category. Trashion is the result of creatively turning discarded items into fashion. Refashion is the result of modifying existing clothing into something more fashionable. The show will be held on April 21st at 7:00pm at the BCT.
Questions: Click here for more information.

Volunteer at the Campus Garden (posted 1/28)
Even though it’s getting cold out, there are still opportunities to volunteer at the Campus Garden!  Every Tuesday from 5-7pm all are welcome to come play in the dirt and learn more about gardening.  All tools and gloves are provided.   For more information, click here.

Diabetes: Are You At Risk?   (posted 1/28)
Attend this FREE 16-week is designed to reduce the risk for developing type 2 diabetes.  It is designed to create awareness of the causes of the disease.  This class will be led by Susan Woods, Lifestyle Coach.  For more information and to register, click here.  Meetings are held weekly on Tuesdays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Indiana Memorial Union Redbud Room.

Submitting an event or opportunity:

  •  If you are interested in having an event included on our calendar, please send an email with the title, time, date, location and description to susevent@indiana.edu by the Saturday evening before the Monday you wish for the event to begin to be advertised.
  • Items for the blog post (ongoing events and other opportunities) may also be sent to susevent@indiana.edu. Items will be listed for 4 weeks. After this time they will be retired, but you may email susevent@indiana.edu to resubmit your item with an extension request if you feel your item should remain on the list for a longer period of time.
  • Regional and national programs that have continual opportunities will be listed on a new webpage that we are in the process of developing. This will be a more static site that includes basic information and typical application and program dates. If we are contacted about an upcoming deadline for these opportunities, we will include a reminder in this weekly post.
  • Please email us at susevent@indiana.edu if you have any questions.

This Week in Sustainability 2.18.13

02/18/2013 § 1 Comment

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Upcoming events are listed in a weekly email bulletin and on our calendar. If you do not receive our weekly email and would like to, please email sustain@indiana.edu to subscribe.

Select ongoing events and opportunities are highlighted in our weekly email, while the full list of items are available on this weekly blog post. Instructions for submitting an item to either our calendar or blog are at the end of this post.

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Featured news, ongoing events, and opportunities: 

Sustainability Course Development Fellowships Available (posted 2/11)
Application Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2013
Description: Applications are being accepted for the Sustainability Course Development Fellowship, an opportunity offered by the Office of Sustainability and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs.  This Fellowship supports faculty who develop new courses which apply principles of sustainability.  Development of both undergraduate and graduate levels of instruction are supported, as well as service-learning courses.
Questions: For more information, visit the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs website at:  http://www.indiana.edu/~vpfaa/awards-competitions/index.shtml .

Applications for CLD Board of Directors (posted 2/4)
Application Deadline : Friday, February 22, 2013
Time Commitment: Each position will require at least 8 hours per week.  The positions run from August 2013 – May 2013.
Position Description: Civic Leadership Development (CLD) is one of IU’s most impactful volunteer service and civic engagement programs.  These leadership positions require passionate, team-oriented proactive, detail-oriented, and creative students, who are motivated to serve the Bloomington community.  Positions are available in all areas, including developing volunteer projects, planning a speaker series, other educational events, member relations, and marketing.
Questions: For more information about this opportunity or to request an application contact: tkerle@indiana.edu .

This Week in Sustainability 2.11.13

02/11/2013 § Leave a comment

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Featured news, ongoing events, and opportunities: 

Applications for the Summer 2013 Internships are Now Open (posted 1/28)
Application Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2013
Time Commitment: Each position will require 20 hours per week.  The positions run from May 2013 – August 2013.
Compensation: Interns will be compensated for their time at a rate of $11/hr for graduate students and $9/hr for undergraduates.
Positon Description: Numerous positions are available for the Indiana University Office of Sustainability Summer 2013 Internship Program.  Applicants must be full-time students at Indiana University Bloomington at the time they apply to the program.  Applicants must also have a good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Graduate and undergraduate students in all schools are eligible to apply.  Click here to learn more about the internship opportunities we have available.
Questions: If you have any questions, comments, concerns or need some advice about the application process, email us at sustain@indiana.edu .

Sustainability Course Development Fellowships Available (posted 2/11)
Application Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2013
Description: Applications are being accepted for the Sustainability Course Development Fellowship, an opportunity offered by the Office of Sustainability and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs.  This Fellowship supports faculty who develop new courses which apply principles of sustainability.  Development of both undergraduate and graduate levels of instruction are supported, as well as service-learning courses.
Questions: For more information, visit the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs website at:  http://www.indiana.edu/~vpfaa/awards-competitions/index.shtml .

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IU Greeks are Going Green

02/04/2013 § 1 Comment

By: Daniel Edelson, Sustainability & the Greek Community Intern

The IU Office of Sustainability (IUOS) defines sustainability as, “thriving within our means to achieve balance among environmental health, economic prosperity, and social equity”.  In a new initiative from the university, the IUOS is trying to bring this type of sustainable thinking to IU’s fraternity and sorority life.  As a microcosm of greater society, the Greek community yields a great deal of opportunity to reduce waste and institute more sustainable practices.  Therefore, the IUOS is developing a Greek sustainability program, which will be led by a network of Chapter Sustainably Chairs (CSC).  With each chapter’s participation and support the program will help the IUOS further pursue its 2020 Vision- 20 goals they aspire to achieve by 2020.

In a coalition between the IUOS, the Office of Student Life and Learning, the PanHellenic Association, and the Interfraternity Council; the program encourages the appointment of a Chapter Sustainability Chair (CSC) through IU’s Greek life.  The CSC position provides a new and exciting leadership opportunity for chapter members and allows for further development of new and existing sustainability-related initiatives. Support from IUOS’s sustainability advisors and experts ensure that the chairs are provided with the appropriate university guidance and resources.

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This Week in Sustainability 2.4.13

02/04/2013 § Leave a comment

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Featured news, ongoing events, and opportunities: 

Applications for the Summer 2013 Internships are Now Open (posted 1/28)
Application Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2013
Time Commitment: Each position will require 20 hours per week.  The positions run from May 2013 – August 2013.
Compensation: Interns will be compensated for their time at a rate of $11/hr for graduate students and $9/hr for undergraduates.
Positon Description: Numerous positions are available for the Indiana University Office of Sustainability Summer 2013 Internship Program.  Applicants must be full-time students at Indiana University Bloomington at the time they apply to the program.  Applicants must also have a good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Graduate and undergraduate students in all schools are eligible to apply.  Click here to learn more about the internship opportunities we have available.
Questions: If you have any questions, comments, concerns or need some advice about the application process, email us at sustain@indiana.edu .

Applications for CLD Board of Directors (posted 2/4)
Application Deadline : Friday, February 22, 2013
Time Commitment: Each position will require at least 8 hours per week.  The positions run from August 2013 – May 2013.
Position Description: Civic Leadership Development (CLD) is one of IU’s most impactful volunteer service and civic engagement programs.  These leadership positions require passionate, team-oriented proactive, detail-oriented, and creative students, who are motivated to serve the Bloomington community.  Positions are available in all areas, including developing volunteer projects, planning a speaker series, other educational events, member relations, and marketing.
Questions: For more information about this opportunity or to request an application contact: tkerle@indiana.edu .

This Week in Sustainability 1.28.13

01/28/2013 § Leave a comment

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Featured news, ongoing events, and opportunities: 

Applications for the Summer 2013 Internships are Now Open (posted 1/28)
Application Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2013
Time Commitment: Each position will require 20 hours per week.  The positions run from May 2013 – August 2013.
Compensation: Interns will be compensated for their time at a rate of $11/hr for graduate students and $9/hr for undergraduates.
Positon Description: Numerous positions are available for the Indiana University Office of Sustainability Summer 2013 Internship Program.  Applicants must be full-time students at Indiana University Bloomington at the time they apply to the program.  Applicants must also have a good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Graduate and undergraduate students in all schools are eligible to apply.  Click here to learn more about the internship opportunities we have available.
Questions: If you have any questions, comments, concerns or need some advice about the application process, email us at sustain@indiana.edu .

Bloomington Community Orchard Nonprofit Internship Program (posted 1/28)
Application Deadline: Sunday, February 3, 2013
Compensation: NA at this time; information upon request.
Positon Description: The Bloomington Community Orchard’s Operations team seeks interns for the 2013 winter/spring season.  There are three positions available on the Operations team.  Each intern will participate int he operations of the orchard, in addition to developing and managing their independent project.  For the individual assignment, the interns will choose from the following positions: Tree Steward, Pest Management, and Permaculture Design.  If you are interested in community development, urban agriculture, food security, and education through demonstration, then this is the internship for you.
Questions: If you have any questions regarding the organization or internship, feel free to email Amy Allen at alleamy@umail.iu.edu .  Click here for more information about the organization, internships, and how to apply.

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