Keeping It Green at Oakton

Your source for the most current sustainability news from Oakton Community College

Leave a comment

Natural Leaders Program–Applications Due May 15

We are very excited to announce the opening of the application process for the 2015 Natural Leaders Network Legacy Camp. Children & Nature Network’s Natural Leaders Network is looking for dynamic and diverse young leaders (ages 18 – 29) who are committed and enthusiastic to connecting others in their community to the natural world.

Participants will connect with peers from across the country and gain skills and tools for growing as individuals, as leaders, and as advocates for nature in their communities! There are 50 participant slots available this year, but the slots will fill quickly, so APPLY TODAY!

Submit Your Application

Application Deadline is May 15th, 2015

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Restoration Interns & Supervisors–Audubon Chicago/Forest Preserve District

Audubon Chicago Region is now hiring Restoration Interns and Supervisors to work in northern and southern Cook County in conjunction with Forest Preserves of Cook County. This intensive, full-time, six-month long internship is a great exposure to restoration and Chicago region ecosystems. Please pass along to all interested parties, and let me know if there are any questions! Thanks!

Leave a comment

Recreation Aides–6 month positions with Forest Preserve District

The Forest Preserves of Cook County is seeking 6 month Recreation Aides to work within the Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming.

Please pass along to anyone who might be interested.

They must apply online at

Forest Preserve District of Cook County

Job Summary

Reporting  to staff from the Conservation and Experiential Programming Recreation Team, provides hands-on outdoor recreation activities to District patrons at a variety of special events, activities and programs at numerous locations around the District including district Campgrounds. Staff will develop programmatic ideas, concepts and in some cases curriculum that they will deliver at a variety of locations around the District.  May be assigned to oversee a specific aspect of special events and outdoor recreation and camping programs and to assist in overseeing seasonal support staff for those projects. Assists with programmatic and customer service interaction at Films in the Forest; Forest Jams; Cooler in the Forest; Camping and Gear library programs, youth and family events; arts, paddling and outdoor recreation activities; and Nature Center and partner events. This is a 6 month seasonal position.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Green Ambassadors Internship Supervisor–Paid Position, Field Museum

This is a summer paid position, they are seeking someone who can help run the summer internship program. The application can be accessed here:
Green Ambassadors Internship Supervisor
Chicago, IL
The Internship Supervisor will facilitate the Green Ambassadors Internship program, a six-week summer internship for Chicago high school students. The Internship Supervisor will support program development, planning, implementation and logistics four days a week starting in late May/early June. The program and this position conclude mid-August 2015.

Green Ambassadors engages youth from the Bronzeville, Pilsen, and Little Village neighborhoods in a summer-long research action project. Interns learn from museum scientists, community organizations, and other experts about local community and conservation issues in Chicago. Interns build their community environmental leadership skills and engage multiple stakeholders in order to develop their own vision for nature in Chicago.

  • Support recruitment, registration and orientation of Green Ambassadors Interns.
  • Coordinate logistics for the internship, including transportation and community meeting spaces.
  • Work with Field Museum staff to use the Green Ambassadors curriculum to develop a daily schedule of activities for the six-week internship.
  • Prepare educational and leadership materials as needed for the internship.
  • Coordinate with community-based organizations to help students develop a meaningful project.
  • Facilitate daily activities for the interns and assist students in the implementation of their project.
  • Work with interns to organize and prepare a final presentation on their internship experience.
  • Provide general administrative support as assigned.
  • Bachelor degree in education, environmental science, or a related field, or equivalent
  • Experience teaching high school students in formal and non-formal settings
  • Knowledge of urban conservation issues
  • Knowledge of youth leadership development
  • Must have a valid drivers license and ability to drive a 12-passenger van
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred

Leave a comment

Communication & Outreach Coordinator (Sustainability)–University of Utah

The University of Utah Sustainability Resource Center has a new position available! We’ve posted a job for a communication and outreach coordinator who will directly support the U of U’s sustainability efforts. The Sustainability Resource Center promotes the integration of sustainability principles and ideas into university operations, curriculum and research, and works to increase campus engagement by connecting students, faculty, and staff with initiatives that promote a culture of environmental and social sustainability. The coordinator will have the opportunity to work directly with sustainability staff, faculty, and interns and will directly oversee the Resource Center’s reports, website (, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), Sustainable Utah blog (WordPress), event planning, and more!

Please share this information or apply today at We’ll start reviewing applications on Monday, May 11.

Leave a comment

Outreach & Engagement Coordinator (Sustainability)–University of Virginia

The University of Virginia Office for Sustainability is hiring an Outreach & Engagement Coordinator. Please share this great opportunity with your networks:

The Sustainability Coordinator – Outreach and Engagement, is a core member of the University of Virginia’s Office for Sustainability and will assist in providing outreach and engagement for sustainability to support the educational, research, health care and public service mission of the University. This position engages students, faculty, and staff in University-wide sustainability initiatives through support of behavior change and educational programs, such as the Green Workplace Program and Sustainability Partners.
The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of one year of experience in implementing projects or programs. Sustainability is an essential part of this role. Therefore, education in sustainability, environmental studies or a similar field is strongly preferred as is experience in sustainability or environmental conservation.  View details and submit applications online at, posting number 0616253.   Please, no emails or phone calls.  The posting will close on Monday, May 4, 2015.

Leave a comment

Public Information Specialist (Sustainability)–Medical University of South Carolina

The posting will be open until May 5.

The public information specialist of the university sustainability program is responsible for developing, preparing, editing, coordinating and disseminating informational and/or educational material for the program

Job Description Summary The public information specialist of the university sustainability program is responsible for developing, preparing, editing, coordinating and disseminating informational and/or educational material for the program.
Minimum Qualifications A bachelor’s degree and one year relevant program experience.
Preferred Qualifications
Additional Knowledge, Skill and Ability Preferred Knowledge of journalistic principles and practices and techniques of disseminating information to the public through news media. Knowledge of grammar, composition and style. Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in planning, composing, editing and producing written and digital publications with programs such as In-Design, social media and CMS software. Knowledge of principles and methods of planning conducting and supervising large scale public relations programs. Ability to gather, organize and present oral and written information in a clear, concise and accurate manner. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the communication media and general public. Ability to supervise subordinate personnel.