Keeping It Green at Oakton

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Greenest Region Corps Volunteer Application (Deadline September 9, 2018)

The Greenest Region Corps is a NEW partnership between the Caucus and AmeriCorps to find enthusiastic volunteers to lead sustainability projects in a select group of our GRC communities. AmeriCorps volunteers will work directly for a GRC community on a project that will result in greater environmental awareness and stewardship. Volunteers will be recruited and administered by the Caucus, but will be placed directly in one of eight community locations. In addition, volunteers will receive training and mentoring from staff at the USEPA Region 5 Office in Chicago and Moraine Valley Community College. The program is anticipated to start in October 2018 and volunteers must complete 1,700 service hours by December 2019. Volunteers will be paid a living allowance and will be provided health insurance. Upon completion of the program, volunteers will be eligible for a Segal AmeriCorps Educational Award. To learn more about AmeriCorps and the benefits of serving, please visit:  https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-programs/americorps-network

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Earth Week 2018–Session Details

For a quick, shareable pdf of our Earth Week events, click earthweekpstr18LR. For details about each of the sessions, see below!

Earth Day 2018 Event Descriptions:

Events are open to the public, unless otherwise noted, no RSVP required*

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Part-Time Program Assistant opening, Brushwood Center in Deerfield (apply by 9/26)


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National Wildlife Federation, Fellowships

The National Wildlife Federation is currently accepting applications for four graduate student fellowships this summer/fall.

  • Earn a $2,000 -$3,000 stipend
  • Help grow the NWF EcoLeaders leadership and certification program for emerging environmental leaders
  • Gain valuable career experience and professional development

Learn more and apply!

We are seeking graduate students for the following four fellowships:

~ NWF EcoLeaders Career Center Fellow
~ NWF EcoLeaders Community Management Assessment Fellow
~ NWF EcoLeaders Certification Workshops Fellow
~ NWF EcoLeaders Business Plan Fellow

In 2014, NWF launched a leadership development and certification program for student and young professional environmental leaders called “EcoLeaders” (www.nwfecoleaders.org). Last year, we added a Career Center component to the program to help these leaders map out their sustainability career pathways toward rewarding jobs that also help the planet!

The Fellowship is for a term of 4 months, and the fellow will receive a $2,000 or $3,000 stipend as well as valuable professional development. An additional $2,000 is available for the Business Plan Fellow, please see the RFP for details.

Application deadline: July 10, 2016

More information, including the full RFPs and application instructions can be found at www.nwf.org/Fellows.


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Certificate in Sports Sustainability–Seattle

New and engaging educational programs are popping up all over the country.

Seattle University is proud to announce the launch of the graduate Certificate in Sport Sustainability Leadership through the Master in Sport Administration and Leadership (MSAL) graduate program.  Applications are open for the next cohort starting in the Winter quarter (January 2016). The 15-credit, online certificate can be completed in 9 months.

The graduate Certificate in Sport Sustainability Leadership is the first program of its kind in the world that meets the demand for professionals who can embed environmentally sustainable practices in sport organizations and athletic programs of all types and sizes—amateur, local, professional, national, and international.

The 15-credit curriculum focuses on the environmental aspects of sustainability that impact all aspects of a sport organization, including facility operations, finance, marketing, sponsorship, team operations, supply chain, and legal.  The certificate consists of five classes:

  • Sport Business Introduction to Sustainability
  • Sustainable Sport Facility Management
  • Public Policy and Economic Activity of Sustainable Sport Business
  • Marketing Sustainability in Sport
  • Project and Colloquium

Further details about our curriculum covers can be found here.

We kindly ask that you share this email with your students.

For more information, please contact:

Brian McCullough, PhD

Certificate Director

mccullob@seattleu.edu | 206.220-8261

www.seattleu.edu/artsci/sport-sustainability

Thank you for your assistance.


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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

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Terracycle–Internships for Everyone!

Terracycle has a ROBUST internship program. If you are able and interested in relocating to New Jersey to their headquarters for the summer, there are some incredible opportunities for you to gain hands-on experience in a real-world business focused on sustainability.  Check out this video for interviews with some of their past interns. Visit their career page for a full list of internship opportunities for Summer 2015.  Whether your interests lie in engineering, graphic design, sustainability, business, marketing, they really have opportunities for everyone.

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