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Sustainability Education

Apply to be on the Big 10 Real Food Challenge Leadership Team!

The Big Ten Real Food Challenge Leadership Team is currently accepting applications. Supported by the largest national student organization dedicated to food sustainability and justice, Leadership Team members will have the unique opportunity to make a big impact on the food system by working to leverage the purchasing power of Big Ten universities. Leadership Team members will receive community-building and leadership training as well as one-on-one coaching.

The application deadline is April 30th and interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a conference call interest meeting on April 23rd at 7 pm CST. More information and application details are attached. Send an email to katie@realfoodchallenge.org for call-in details.

Leadership Team Activities and Responsibilities:
• Build a learning & organizing community, in-person and remotely, with the support of
Real Food Challenge staff
• Cooperatively research and publish a report examining the impact potential of Big Ten universities becoming Real Food Campus Commitment signatories
• Help plan and facilitate a Big Ten campaign-launch event in Fall 2014

Training and Support:
All Leadership Team members will receive:
• In-depth webinar workshop series on campus food systems, student organizing, large-scale strategic campaign planning, and the Real Food Challenge (May-June)
• Community-building and leadership training at an in-person Leadership Team retreat (August)
• Rigorous leadership development support and hands-on experience with participatory research
• One-on-one coaching and mentorship from experienced Real Food Challenge staff
• The opportunity to apply for the second phase of the program (January-June 2015)

Qualifications:
• Currently enrolled student at a Big Ten university
• Ability to commit 2-4 hours/week to the program, from May-December 2014
• Interest in food systems, social justice, student power, participatory research, strategic campaign planning, event-planning, and/or community organizing
• Excitement about creating something HUGE: shifting millions of Big Ten dining dollars to Real Food!
• Team Applications of two or more individuals from a single school are highly encouraged (each member of the team should submit a separate application)

Internships with Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy

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About MCEA

MCEA’s effective, credible, and innovative leadership is essential in creating workable solutions to difficult environmental issues and in taking direct action to hold lawmakers, regulators, and polluters accountable.  Since its founding in 1974, MCEA has been at the forefront of every major environmental success story in Minnesota.
For almost 40 years, MCEA has worked at the legislature, in the courts, and with public agencies to enact, strengthen, and enforce smart environmental laws. MCEA is the only Minnesota environmental organization with both practicing lawyers and scientists on board with expertise in water quality, transit, and natural resources.

 

GIS Intern

MCEA is looking for a GIS Intern to work directly with the GIS Specialist on projects related to water quality, land use & transit, and mining. Projects may vary from high-quality cartographic production to on-screen digitizing to data gathering. The intern will also conduct research and assist the GIS Specialist in developing various models and/or analyzing demographic data and/or trends.

MCEA’s GIS Specialist is located in Saint Paul, but is willing to work with interns from a distance given they have access to a computer with Microsoft Suite and ArcGIS. MCEA is looking for summer interns. All internships will be unpaid. Please provide Kody Thurnau, GIS Specialist, with your resume and letter of interest via e-mail (kthurnau@mncenter.org). Visit MCEA’s website to learn more about our involvement in protecting Minnesota’s environment (mncenter.org).

 

Social Media and Communications Intern

Location: Twin Cities Metro  Area Area: Environment
Category: Public Relations and Marketing Closing  Date: open until filled
Job Type: Intern, Volunteer  Hours: 10 hours/week during summer 2014

Primary Duties:
Do you have social media savvy, a penchant for the political and a passion for the environment?
As MCEA’s Social Media and Communications Intern, you can help strengthen and expand the organization’s online presence while gaining firsthand experience in creative online marketing.
Duties include
• Strengthen MCEA’s social media presence including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube, etc
• Engage current followers and build new community members on social media channels
• Create content for social media profiles
• Conduct an environmental scan to research best practices for social media and other communication with like-minded organizations
• Explore video social media platforms for use within MCEA
• Contribute to MCEA’s Constant Contact e-news
• Review and recommend mobile giving strategies

Qualifications: 
Preferred qualifications include excellent writing skills, experience leveraging online media for marketing purposes, basic experience with CMS platforms, knowledge of design and video editing software, and an interest in the mission of MCEA.  MCEA welcomes individuals working toward a degree in Journalism or Communications, have solid written and oral communication skills and ability to juggle multiple tasks. Computer proficiency required (MS Office, Word, Excel).

Approximately 10 hour/week commitment for the summer. Hours very flexible, some work can be done remotely.

This internship is unpaid.

Located in downtown Saint Paul.  Meter or ramp parking available.  One block from bus and LRT access.

How To Apply:
Please provide resume and one page cover letter as to why you think you are the best candidate for the position tokbastian@mncenter.org. No calls, please.

 

Development and Events Intern

Location: Twin Cities Metro Area Area: Environment
Category: Fundraising Closing  Date: open until filled
Job Type: Intern, Volunteer Hours: 10 hours/week during summer 2014

About MCEA
MCEA’s effective, credible, and innovative leadership is essential in creating workable solutions to difficult environmental issues and in taking direct action to hold lawmakers, regulators, and polluters accountable.  Since its founding in 1974, MCEA has been at the forefront of every major environmental success story in Minnesota.
For almost 40 years, MCEA has worked at the legislature, in the courts, and with public agencies to enact, strengthen, and enforce smart environmental laws. MCEA is the only Minnesota environmental organization with both practicing lawyers and scientists on board with expertise in water quality, transit, and natural resources.

Primary Duties:
Do you have an interest in learning to support special events or enjoy the thrill of raising money?  Then join the development team at MCEA for the summer. The duties of the Development and Events Intern include:
• Assistance in planning and implementation of the 40th anniversary event, Legally Green, to be held in October 2014
• Research and recommend potential “green” companies to consider for event sponsorship
• Participate in the Legally Green planning committee which meets monthly
• Identify and recruit day of the event volunteers to help with event set up and mechanics
• Explore “out of the box” advertising and marketing opportunities to increase event attendance.

Qualifications: 
Preferred qualifications include solid written and verbal skills,  experience in past event management experience,  willingness to make calls to prospects to determine potential mission alignment, and an interest in the mission of MCEA.  MCEA welcomes individuals working toward a degree in business, marketing, nonprofit management, or organizational development with ability to juggle multiple tasks. Computer proficiency required (MS Office, Word, Excel). Knowledge of donor softwares helpful (Raiser’s Edge, DonorPro, GiftMaker Pro, Salesforce, Neon, Civic CRM, etc.)

Approximately 10 hour/week commitment for the summer. Hours very flexible, some work can be done remotely.

This internship is unpaid.

Located in downtown Saint Paul.  Meter or ramp parking available.  One block from bus and LRT access.

How To Apply:
Please provide resume and one page cover letter as to why you think you are the best candidate for the position toasarver@mncenter.org. No calls, please.

Sustainability Internship at Miller Coors

The Miller Coors beer company is seeking a sustainability intern at its Milwaukee location. Visit the Miller Coors job site to apply.

Milwaukee
Sustainability Intern
Public Affairs & Communications
MillerCoors is built upon a foundation of more than 288 years of brewing heritage. It is a legacy driven by our founders to brew the highest quality beers, and a commitment that continues today. Our vision is to create America’s best beer company by driving profitable growth. And we insist on building our brands the right way through quality brewing, responsible marketing, and a commitment to sustainable development and community investments. We’re building a true team of highly talented people. People who are passionate about the beer business, who love to win and have a desire to learn, and who always aim to amaze customers by doing the little things that make a big difference.
Summer Internship Opportunity with MillerCoorsThe role will involve various departmental research and strategic planning assignments under the direction of the Director Sustainability. The role will include regular and frequent communication with members of the Public Affairs and Communications Organization, including Responsibility, Sustainability, Community Commerce and Communications; research and writing on issues of substantive importance in Sustainability; interaction and education of consumers on drunk driving prevention and  recycling of used beverage containers; organization and coordination of internal meetings; and participation in meetings with external organizations.
  • Excellent academic credentials.  Ideal candidate will be a student currently enrolled in Bachelor’s Degree or Graduate School program that focuses on Corporate Citizenship, Sustainability, Supply Chain Management or Public Policy.
  • Experience in and knowledge of Sustainability, including Responsibility and Environmental Stewardship.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to compile and prepare PowerPoint slides and excellent presentation skills.
  • Ability to work in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Ability to travel and flexible work schedule, including occasional evening and weekend events.
  • Prior experience in a corporate business environment, whether as an intern or as an employee is a plus.

Celebrate Earth Day on Campus

Earth Day 2014

Next Tuesday the University will be abuzz with Earth Day fun, so check out all the ways you can engage and celebrate on campus! #UMNEarthDay

Kickstart Your Earth Day at the Rec Center!
7:30 am – 9:30 am at the East Bank Rec Center
Enjoy giveaways like: bananas, granola bars, coffee, t-shirts, sunglasses, bags, free hydro massages, and lots of FREE STUFF from Nice Ride, HUB Bike Center, University Dining Services, Flamenco Coffee Co, and more!

Earth Day 2014 at Northrop Auditorium and Northrop Mall
Tables 11 am – 3:30 pm, Music 12-1 pm, Food 1 pm
Come celebrate Earth Day at the newly renovated Northrop Auditorium on Tuesday, April 22nd from 11am-3:30pm. An outdoor concert will take place from 12-1pm featuring Grand Dynasty, DJ CFANS, and Center Coast. Inside, there will be FREE food at 1pm as well as student groups and outside organizations sharing their work and how they have been serving our community and the environment. Presented by Students for Sustainability, U Students Like Good Food, Environmental Student Alliance and Fossil Free Minnesota, with ESPM Student Association, MPIRG and other student groups co-sponsoring and attending.

Earth Day Clean Energy and Jobs Rally at the Capitol 
State Capitol Building
Answer Governor Dayton’s call to build a sustainable energy future for our state. With bold action, our state legislators can keep Minnesota on the cutting edge of clean energy development, but they need to see that Minnesotans want it! Join other Minnesota Renewable Energy Society (MRES) supporters as we call for a bright renewable energy future in Minnesota!

Earth Day “Do the Math” Showing
Coffman Union Theater, 6:30-8:30 pm
Concerned about climate? Want to be part of the solution? Come join Fossil Free Minnesota for an Earth Day showing of “Do the Math,” the movie that sparked the largest youth climate movement in history. Learn about the growing fossil fuel divestment campaign and how you can be a part of this powerful call to action. The 40-minute movie will begin at 6:30 PM and discussion will follow. Free admission; bring a friend!
Sponsored by Fossil Free Minnesota, Students for Sustainability & MPIRG

Meatless Lunch in UDS #MeatlessMeal
ALL DAY, meatless lunch, brought you campus by University Dining Services (UDS)
We’re counting down the days until Earth Day! To celebrate the Earth on April 22, we are going MEATLESS at Topio’s, Greens to Go, Cranberry Farms, Bistro West and in all residential restaurants (for lunch). Plus, we’ll be hosting events around campus with prizes, trivia, chef demos and more!

Bayer Lecture in Sustainability: Renewable Plastics: Step One in Breaking Our Oil Addiction
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at Bell Museum of Natural History Theater
In this year’s Bayer Lecture in Sustainability, leading bioenergy scientist George Huber will discuss the growth and the market drivers for the renewable plastics industry, as well as some of the current market successes and products that are near commercialization. Register here!

Sustainability Symposium and SELF Sustain

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We had a busy weekend here at IonE; check out the happenings in our Storify!

ADMINISTRATION
The Sustainability Education website is administered by the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment.

SUSTAINABILITY CLASSES
The University of Minnesota offers sustainability courses in most of its colleges and campuses around the state. These courses encompass biophysical sciences, social sciences, humanities, arts, design, engineering, business, and health. The Sustainability Studies minor is one of several interdisciplinary programs through which such diverse courses come together.