Keeping It Green at Oakton

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Entry Level Sustainability Position–Seven Generations Ahead, Apply by 1/2/18

Seven Generations Ahead Job Posting

Position: Sustainability Program Associate – Entry Level Position

  1. The Job

The Sustainability Program Associate position will provide program support across a variety of SGA projects and programs, including PlanItGreen and the Fox Valley Sustainability Network (FVSN), Zero Waste Schools, Farm to School, and GreenTown. The position will incorporate research, event and forum production, project implementation support, and other related tasks. As with all SGA staff, the position will also support general SGA organizational events and functions. The full-time position will specifically prioritize the following work tasks:

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UNHSI Sustainability Fellowships–Application Deadline Extended to 2/19/17

UNHSI’s Sustainability Fellowships pair outstanding students with challenging, important projects that will propel the US toward a low-carbon future. Sustainability Fellows each undertake to meet challenging deliverables, and receive supervision, mentorship, unique networking and professional development opportunities, and a $6000 stipend.

2017 Project Descriptions

Click here for more information & to apply!

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Be the Change! With JoeyFineRhyme

On Wednesday, October 19, students and staff were inspired to BE THE CHANGE with stirring images, interactive musical interludes, and energy from bikes–thanks to JoeyFineRhyme.

The presentation was powered by our feet, by pedaling an energy bike connected to the sounds system. Joey shared with us some of the basics behind climate change, its causes, and its effects. He also covered our waste generation as a country and as a world, the way we manage it, and solutions for how we can help to stop these harmful trends in our behavior.

By connecting some of Oakton’s practices (like solar panels on the Lee Center, our new Environmental Studies Concentration, and our Bottled Water Ban) to these issues, he inspired each of us to BE THE CHANGE here on campus and in our personal lives.  Check out part of his performance here!

For more information on how you can get Joey to come to your organization, visit http://www.joeyfinerhyme.com.

 


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Electronic Recycling Drop-Off Wednesday April 20th

On Wednesday, April 20th, we will be hosting an Electronic Recycling Collection event at the Des Plaines campus from 3:30pm to 7:30pm in Room 1604, in coordination with the Douglas Center in Skokie and CyclePoint Recycling.  If you have any old electronics lying around your house, waiting to be properly recycled, please bring them in! Not only will you be helping to keep electronics out of the landfill, you will also be creating opportunities for individuals in our community. Douglas Center offers education, work, and enrichment opportunities to adults with special needs. These collection events and the dismantling and preparation process that follows create work opportunities for individuals involved. Please tell family and friends and invite your neighbors as this event is open to the public.

**Small handheld electronics and corded appliances are also acceptable but CRT Monitors and Televisions will not be accepted.**

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Earth Week at Oakton Community College! 4/18-4/23

Every year, Oakton Community College prepares a week of hands-on programming to educate and engage our communities on issues related to the environment during the week of Earth Day. This year, we are happy to offer another mix of workshops, lectures, hands-on exploration, and restoration events and we welcome you to join us. All events are free and open to the public. No registration is required. Please share with your friends and families!

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