July 31, 2014
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for more information on events and opportunities.

Did you know?
We have an online guide to help you determine what items you can recycle on campus, as well as how to dispose of hard-to-recycle items like toothpaste tubes, chip bags and candy wrappers through TerraCycle. Questions or concerns? Let us know!
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PechaKucha Night: Cycling Takeover - August 1

PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps -- just about anything, really -- in the PechaKucha 20x20 format. PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where presenters show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. Good PechaKucha presentations are the ones that uncover the unexpected -- unexpected talent, unexpected ideas. Some PechaKuchas tell great stories about a project or a trip. Some are incredibly personal, some are incredibly funny, but all are very different. If you have ideas, art, research, or projects that you'd like to present, please consider taking part! All you need are 20 images and a story to tell.

Volta Coffee, Tea & Chocolate has teamed up with Get Active GNV to make Pechakucha Gainesville FL their first ever "Takeover" event. GeActiveGNV has lined up a full list of presenters around the "Bikes Mean Business" concept, as they (Re)consider the Bicycle.

Visit the Facebook event page here for more details. The event begins at 7:00 pm at Volta Coffee, Tea & Chocolate (48 SW 2nd St, Gainesville, Florida 32601).

College of Education Green Team to host 5th Annual Back to School Drive - Tuesday, Aug. 5 & Wednesday, Aug. 6
The College of Education Green Team will be hosting its 5th annual Back to School Drive for the Alachua County Tools for Schools program. There will be two designated collection dates/times where colleges, departments and centers throughout the UF campus are welcome to drop off applicable school items to the Norman Complex. Staff from the Tools for Schools program will pick up all donated items the afternoon of the second collection day. Please see the flyer here for more details on the types of items needed in Alachua County classrooms for the coming year.
Tues, Aug 5th 1:00-3:30pm
Wed, Aug 6th 9:30am-12noon
Terrace Room
Norman Hall Complex
UF College of Education

Food & Water Watch to Host Free Film Screening of Resistance - August 10

Join Food & Water Watch Sunday August 10th at the Hippodrome for the FREE film screening of Resistance, a new documentary on the dangers of antibiotic resistance. Realizing 80% antibiotics sold in the US are used in livestock production and that the cases of antibiotic resistance are increasing, Food & Water Watch is currently working on a campaign that requests a national ban on non-therapeutic uses of antibiotics. 

About the Film: Antibiotics were first massed-produced in the 1940s. Their ability to fight and kill bacteria revolutionized medicine and had profound effects on everything from agriculture to war. After less than 80 years, however, these miracle drugs are failing. Resistant infections kill hundreds of thousands of people around the world each year, and there are now dozens of so-called Superbugs each with its own challenges and costs. How did this happen? Using microscopic footage, harrowing personal stories, and expert insights RESISTANCE clarifies the problem of antibiotic resistance, how it got to this point, and what people can do to turn the tide.

The film starts at 7:30pm, followed by a panel discussion.

For more info on the film see: 

Creative B Features Numerous Free Events for Students and the Community
Students coming to the UF campus during the summer B semester will experience a world of creativity, culture and performance through Creative B. Introduced in 2010 by the Office of the Provost, Creative B is designed to delight, educate and entertain with a wide variety of live cultural performances and interdisciplinary summer activities. The majority of the events are free and open to the public. Activities range from a new public art piece for campus to geocaching to the library to UFPA's 24-Hour Film Competition. This year’s partners are UF’s Center for Arts in Medicine, Center for Undergraduate Research, College of the Arts, College of Journalism and Communications, Florida Museum of Natural History, George A. Smathers Libraries, Innovation Academy, Performing Arts and Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. 

To learn about this year's Creative B activities, visit Join in on the conversation online by using the hashtag #creativeBUF.

Sustainable Campus Program Associate -
Florida State University

This position will assist in the management and administration of sustainability programs and implementation new sustainability programs at Florida State University. The Program Associate will provide direct support to the Director of Campus Sustainability, serve as the primary contact for sustainability programs and engages students, faculty, and staff in sustainable behaviors in order to establish a culture of sustainability across the campus community, and provides educational outreach to the campus community regarding sustainability programs and initiatives. Qualified applicants should have the ability to communicate effectively, build and maintain effective working relationships, and have experience specific to sustainability programming. Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalency and four years experience or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to four years. Preference will be given to candidates with a Masters degree or 1-2 years experience in a related field. ( Job ID 37537)


Program Specialist -
Western Washington University

Western Washington University’s Office of Sustainability is hiring a Program Specialist to coordinate the campus Green Energy Fee Grant Program. About the Position: The Office of Sustainability is looking for a creative, energetic member to join their team as the Program Specialist for the Green Energy Fee (GEF) Grant Program at Western Washington University. This unique program is a highly collaborative effort with an extensive number of participants and stakeholders working to utilize funds gathered from the student Green Energy Fee to pilot sustainability initiatives for the campus community. This position interacts with all constituencies of the campus community, including students which this position mentors on project management skills.
To view the job details and apply, please see:
 Position closes 8/8/2014.

NCAT is seeking Energy Corps AmeriCorps members for the 2014-2015 service year

National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is seeking Energy Corps AmeriCorps members for the 2014-2015 service year.  You will provide hands-on energy assistance, energy education and community energy strategic planning and development activities to disadvantaged populations through partnerships with a variety of community volunteers and entities including non-profit organizations, energy agencies, local governments and public institutions.

Click here to find your opportunity to provide much needed energy assistance while gaining valuable green collar job skills. We are looking for individuals 18 and older with a Bachelor’s Degree who work well in a team environment, can relate to individuals from diverse backgrounds, have sound organizational skills and act in a professional manner, as well as have a strong interest in energy conservation and community development. Click here for more information and to download the application. Hurry - deadline to apply is August 15th!

Recycling Coordinator - Endicott College
Job Opening: Recycling Coordinator, Endicott College, Beverly MA. The Recycling Coordinator is responsible for recycling on the Endicott Campus.   He/she promotes awareness of waste reduction and environmental issues within the student body, staff and faculty, local community. The coordinator will work with Sustainable Endicott, a college-wide sustainability effort to: 
  1. Ensure that collection of recycling is timely and efficient
  2. Identify and implement waste recycling reduction opportunities and track progress.
  3. Communicate recycling information to the college community and promote efforts where appropriate.  
Successful candidates should have a Bachelor Degree and a demonstrated interest in environmental issues and sustainability as well as the ability to engage and motive students. Interested applicants can send a letter of application, resume and names and phone numbers of three references to:

Endicott College
Human Resources
376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915
FAX: (978) 927-0084

Program Manager for the Sustainable Communities Collaborative - Penn State

Penn State’s Sustainability Institute seeks a highly motivated, organized, and action-oriented individual to manage program activities for the Sustainable Communities Collaborative (SCC). The Program Manager will oversee operational activities associated with the SCC, a large-scale, innovative university/community based collaboration that engages PSU faculty and students in existing courses from across the University through real world, community- and campus-identified sustainability projects. The Program Manager will ensure that SCC activities are aligned with program goals and contribute to positive community, student, faculty and University impact and, is responsible for impact assessment, and stakeholder reporting. Experience in university-community engagement, service learning, community and economic development, program management and assessment, sustainability planning, grant-writing, budget management, and fund-raising is highly desirable. (Click here for more information)

Sustainability Communications Specialist - Tufts University

The Tufts University Office of Sustainability is seeking a highly creative and enthusiastic full-time Communications Specialist to promote Tufts’ sustainability efforts to the university community and build a culture of environmental sustainability on campus.  This individual will manage the Office’s internal and external communications on all three Massachusetts campuses, including the website, social media channels, print publications and other outreach materials.  S/he will be responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating the Office’s communications and marketing strategies, from designing posters to creating community-based social marketing plans.  S/he will work with student interns, sustainability staff and other stakeholders at the University to report on Tufts’ progress towards its sustainability goals, create behavior change campaigns, disseminate sustainability news, run effective outreach and engagement programs and events, and support the Office’s many sustainability programs. View the job posting here.

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