[EnviSci] Announcements 5/8/09

Rian, Sigrid srian at ioe.ucla.edu
Fri May 8 17:15:33 PDT 2009


> UCLA:
>
>
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> 1) LECTURES: Oppenheim on the web
>
> 2) SCHOLARSHIP: Astin Scholars Program
>
> 3) CONFERENCE:  Westwind/Aleph Research Conference
>
> 4) VOLUNTEER: Santa Monica Baykeeper events in May
>
>
>
> OFF CAMPUS:
>
> 1) VOLUNTEER CONTEST: For student groups
>
> 2) INTERNSHIP: Climate Policy - Center for Climate Action
>
> 3) INTERNSHIPS: NCSE Campus to Careers: US Fish and Wildlife Service
>
> 4) INTERNSHIP: Green Kids Summer Camp, Santa Barbara CA
>
> 5) INTERNSHIP: Sustainability Education, Durango, Colorado
>
> 6) INTERNSHIP: Rapidly Growing Solar Company in Orange County
>
> 7) INTERNSHIP: Summer environmental internship or volunteering
>
> 8) INTERNSHIP: Sustainable energy and public policy, San Francisco- 
> Week
>
> 9) CONFERENCE: 8th Annual UC, CSU, CCC Sustainability Conference
>
>
>
>
>
> UCLA:
>
> ~~~~~
>
> 1) LECTURES: Oppenheim on the web
>
>
>
> Many of you had the opportunity to talk with or listen to one of the  
> three Oppenheim Lectures this year.  But we were not able to  
> schedule student lectures for all three lecturers.  That¡¯s why we ha 
> ve put videos, podcasts and presentation slides for this year¡¯s Oppe 
> nheim Lectures on the web so that you can have them, whether you att 
> ended the lectures and want to know more or didn¡¯t get to attend the 
>  lectures and are interested in seeing what you missed.
>
>
>
> The Dee Boersma Lecture ¡°Penguins as Marine Sentinels¡± is now on the 
>  web in several forms. On the IoE website, www.ioe.ucla.edu, you can 
>  click on Professor Boersma¡¯s picture with her favorite penguin, and 
>  that will take you to a short video summarizing her lecture.  Below 
>  that,  you can listen to or download the podcast of the entire lect 
> ure, and download a file with the slide presentation of her lecture.
>
>
>
> If you go to the Oppenheim Lecture site, http://www.ioe.ucla.edu/calendar/oppenheim.asp 
>  , you can view videos and listen to podcasts of the Jeremy Jackson, 
>  ¡°Brave New Ocean¡± lecture, and the Andrew Hoffman ¡°Business of  
> Climate Change¡± lecture.  You can also view videos of lectures from  
> 2007-8 on topics from public health, to energy efficiency to the hea 
> lth of Santa Monica Bay.
>
>
>
> These same materials can also be found on the UCLA YouTube IoE  
> Playlist http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=651526FCCC397FEA
>
> and the UCLA iTunes playlist. (iTunes U/UCLA/Science/Institute of  
> the Environment)
>
>
>
> We encourage you to use these materials and share them with your  
> friends.  Next year we will again bring some of the best and most  
> interesting speakers in the U.S. to UCLA under this program.  Our  
> students will have the opportunity to hear and interact with experts  
> on topics like the green economy, the crisis in the world¡¯s fisherie 
> s, what California is doing to lead the world in climate action, and 
>  what a smart energy grid would do for us.  Watch for announcements!
>
>
>
> Madelyn Glickfeld
> Assistant Director, Outreach and Strategic Initiatives
> Institute of the Environment,
> La Kretz Hall, Suite 300
> Mail Code 149605
> Los Angeles, California  90095-1496
> Phone:  (310)962-6120
> Fax:    (310)825-9663
> email:  madelynglickfeld at verizon.net
>
>
>
> ~~~~~
>
> 2) SCHOLARSHIP: Astin Scholars Program
>
>
>
> The Astin Scholars Program supports the work of a select group of  
> students who will conduct research on civic engagement during their  
> senior year.
> Over the course of a full academic year, students integrate  
> experience gained from an internship at a community organization  
> with academic requirements, under the guidance of a faculty mentor.  
> Each scholar will produce an honors thesis or comprehensive research  
> project.
> The program is named for visionary UCLA higher education scholars  
> Helen (¡°Lena¡±) and Alexander (¡°Sandy¡±) Astin to honor their  
> nationally recognized body of research in the area of civic engageme 
> nt.
> Administered by the UCLA Center for Community Learning with  
> inaugural funding from the UCLA Foundation, the Astin Scholars  
> Program celebrates the work of community-based undergraduate  
> researchers committed to civic engagement.
> Scholars will be awarded up to $6,000 each for the 2009-10 academic  
> year.
>
>
>
> Application deadline June 1st
>
> http://www.ugeducation.ucla.edu/communitylearning/astinscholars/
>
>
>
> ~~~~~
>
> 3) CONFERENCE:  Westwind/Aleph Research Conference
>
> The 11th Annual Westwind/Aleph Research Conference will take place  
> on Friday, May 15, 2009 from 9:00am to 4:30pm in Kerckhoff Hall and  
> Ackerman Union.
>
> UCLA has a long and proud history of providing a rich array of  
> undergraduate research opportunities, from the Student Research  
> Program to Departmental Honors Thesis courses. Students from arts,  
> humanities and social science disciplines will have a chance to  
> present their research at the Conference and win medals in  
> recognition of their pursuits. Show your support by attending a  
> presentation panel, and perhaps pique your interest in a research  
> topic along the way!
>
> Additionally, please note that Aleph, the UCLA Undergraduate  
> Research Journal For the Humanities, Behavioral and Social Sciences,  
> is CURRENTLY ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS! Submission guidelines can be  
> found at http://www2.humnet.ucla.edu/aleph/.
>
> Hope to see you soon!
>
> - Aleph Editorial Board
>
> ~~~~~
>
> 4) VOLUNTEER: Santa Monica Baykeeper events in May
>
>
>
> Please join us for one of our upcoming volunteer events in May!
>
>
>
> Saturday, May 16th 9am-1pm
>
> Adopt A Highway¡ªLincoln Blvd. Clean-up
>
> Help us pick up trash before it enters the storm drains and ends up  
> on the Beach!!
>
> We will meet at our office in Marina Del Rey¡ª3100 Washington Blvd. ( 
> upstairs and behind 26 Beach Restaurant)
>
> Parking is available on Washington Blvd¡ªplease read signs and Harris 
> on Ave that runs behind the office.
>
> This event is open to participants 18 and over ONLY.
>
>
>
> Saturday, May 30th 10am-1pm
>
> Stone Canyon Creek Restoration
>
> Located on UCLA¡¯s campus, this is the last remaining section of Ston 
> e Canyon Creek still above ground. Come help us return this beautifu 
> l place back to native habitat!
>
> We will be removing non native plants along the banks of the creek.  
> Please make sure to wear sturdy shoes, clothes that can get dirty  
> and bring water.
>
> We meet behind the Anderson School of Management (Westwood Plaza and  
> Charles E. Young Drive)
>
> Parking is available in Lot 4 for $9.00 (turn south onto Westwood  
> Plaza from Sunset Blvd and drive straight into the parking structure)
>
>
>
> Please RSVP to hburdick at smbaykeeper.org or 310-305-9645 x3
>
>
>
>
> OFF CAMPUS:
>
>
>
> ~~~~~
>
> 1) VOLUNTEER CONTEST: For student groups
>
>
>
> Hello,
>
> My name is DeAndre Valencia. I am the Office manager for Teresa  
> Hernandez for Congress Campaign. The reason that I am writing you  
> this evening is to ask for your help. We are trying to reach out to  
> local campuses for young energetic individuals to come out and  
> volunteer for our campaign. We just started a competition with local  
> clubs, organizations and other Greek organizations. All we ask is  
> for students to come into the Headquarters to make phone calls or  
> walk precincts. In compensation we will provide any volunteer with a  
> recommendation letter and community service hours. In addition, for  
> Greek organizations we will send their national headquarters a  
> letter stating the completion of philanthropy. The club/org. who  
> completes the most hours will receive a donation of 1000 dollars.  
> The individual with the most completed hours will receive a 500  
> dollar scholarship.
>
> I¡¯m asking you to forward this message to all of your clubs/organiza 
> tions/Greek organizations.  Attached is the competition flier.
>
> Thank You,
>
> DeAndre Valencia
>
> Office Manager
>
> Teresa Hernandez for Congress
>
> Cell: 626-393-2151
>
> Office: 626-448-0120
>
> deandrevalencia at hotmail.com
>
>
>
>
>
> ~~~~~
>
> 2) INTERNSHIP: Climate Policy - Center for Climate Action
>
> The Center for Climate Action is looking for a talented intern. The  
> successful candidate can be either a graduate or undergraduate  
> student (although the work is geared more toward an undergraduate)  
> who is smart, motivated and committed to climate issues. They'll be  
> paid $15/hour, and the timeframe we're hiring for is full-time or  
> 3-4 days/week for 10-12 weeks. The position is available  
> immediately. Interested candidates should contact Laura Zahn  
> directly at laura at climateregistry.org
>
>
>
> Climate Policy Internship
>
> The Center for Climate Action  is a new, solutions-oriented program  
> of the Climate Action Reserve. The Center brings together leaders in  
> government, business, environment and science to advance climate  
> action in the West. We do this by convening thought-leaders to  
> discuss emerging issues in climate policy and build consensus for  
> policy©\oriented action. In 2009, the Center for Climate Action is fo 
> cusing on four climate issues:
>
>
>
> AB 32 and the Western Climate Initiative
>
> Federal climate initiatives
>
> Road to Copenhagen (COP 15)
>
> Mitigation & adaptation
>
>
>
> The Climate Action Reserve (Reserve) is a national 501(c)(3)  
> nonprofit organization representing international interests in  
> addressing climate change and bringing together participants from  
> the government, environment and business sectors. It works to ensure  
> integrity, transparency and financial value in greenhouse gas (GHG)  
> emissions accounting and reduction and the progressive movement in  
> GHG emissions policy nationally and in the Western U.S. The Climate  
> Action Reserve is parent to three programs, the California Climate  
> Action Registry, Climate Action Reserve and Center for Climate Action.
>
>
>
> Primary Responsibilities
>
> The climate policy intern will support program development of the  
> Center by surveying, tracking and communicating emerging issues and  
> events in climate policy in the West and at the federal and  
> international levels.
>
> Primary responsibilities are outlined below, but should be  
> considered a starting point. The internship position will grow  
> according to the successful applicant¡¯s interests and skills, and ma 
> y change with the Center¡¯s workflow:
>
> Track and research climate-related events to maintain a  
> comprehensive, interactive calendar on the Center¡¯s website
>
> Conduct an on-going literature review of best practices and  
> approaches to GHG mitigation and adaptation
>
> Develop a virtual community through a blog and an online reading group
>
> Administer stakeholder outreach events
>
> Administer a thought-leaders dialogue series on national climate  
> policy
>
> Assist program staff with events and projects, as needed
>
>
>
> Qualifications & Characteristics
>
> The successful applicant will possess the following qualifications  
> and characteristics:
>
> Experience or interest in working on climate©\related issues
>
> Ability to track large quantities of information, distill the  
> important information and communicate it verbally and in writing in  
> a concise manner
>
> Excellent writing skills
>
> Experience with internet research
>
> Fluency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
>
> A team-player who learns quickly, and can anticipate workplace needs
>
> Professional, friendly and enthusiastic
>
> Attention to detail
>
>
>
> Compensation
>
> Compensation is $15 per hour. The internship position is available  
> immediately. The duration is 10-12 weeks full time, or 3-4 days per  
> week.
>
> Application Process
>
> Please email a cover letter, resume and short writing sample to  
> Laura Zahn at laura at climateactionreserve.org.
>
> Laura Zahn
>
> Center for Climate Action
>
> 523 W 6th Street, Suite 428
>
> Los Angeles, CA 90014
>
> laura at climateactionreserve.org
>
> 213.542.0298
>
> The Climate Action Reserve is an equal opportunity employer.
>
>
>
> ~~~~~
>
> 3) INTERNSHIPS: NCSE Campus to Careers: US Fish and Wildlife Service
>
>
> NCSE's Campus to Careers Program has paid internships open with the  
> US Fish and Wildlife Service for this summer!
>
> We are currently hiring 6 interns for sites throughout the Midwest  
> who fit the following requirements:
>
> US Citizens for federal government internships
>
> Grade Point Average 2.9 or higher
>
> Diversity applicants strongly encouraged
>
> Natural Resources, Biology, Ecology, or other related majors
>
> Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Recent Graduates, Master 1st or 2nd  
> year all eligible
>
>
>
> Interested students and graduates should email a r¨¦sum¨¦ / CV in .pdf 
>  format to C2C at NCSEonline.org.
>
> http://ncseonline.org/02education/CampusToCareers/cms.cfm?id=2233
>
>
>
>
>
> ~~~~~
>
> 4) INTERNSHIP: Green Kids Summer Camp, Santa Barbara CA
>
>
>
> Green Kids Summer Camp with Art From Scrap's popular Green Kids  
> school program.
>
>
>
> AFS Green Kids 2009 Environmental Education Summer Day Camp lets  
> children 5
>
> - 12 years-old experience the environment in fun, creative, and  
> interactive ways! This year's camp will be held at the Watershed  
> Resource Center at Arroyo Burro Beach and at Art From Scrap with  
> walking fieldtrips to surrounding sites.
>
>
>
> Green Kids Summer Camps is modeled after Art From Scrap's popular  
> Green Kids school program.  Campers learn about our environment and  
> how to care for it, such as ways to reduce waste and protecting our  
> creeks and ocean from pollution.  Campers will explore the natural  
> wonders found in and around Arroyo Burro Beach and Creek, spend time  
> at Art From Scrap making projects out of reused materials, and take  
> walking fieldtrips to surrounding sites.
>
>
>
> Activities Include:  Beach exploration, tide pooling, art projects,  
> nature crafts, decorating camp T-shirts, hikes, bird watching, sand  
> castle building, experiments, water testing, beach clean-ups,  
> cooking, games, composting, planting seeds, songs, and stories.
>
>
>
> Description of Intern's Duties:
>
> Assist summer camp leader in conducting activities and supervising  
> campers.
>
> Assist campers with activities, lessons, games, art and cooking  
> projects.
>
> Read stories, help with set-up and clean-up.  Room for intern to  
> create and conduct activities if desired but not required.
>
> Compensation:
>
>
>
> EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
>
> Experience working with elementary aged children in an outdoor  
> setting.
>
> Experience in the presentation of environmental education related  
> activities.  Applicant must be safety conscious, responsible,  
> mature, take direction well, be easy to work with, enjoy being  
> outdoors, be a good role model for children, and be on time.  A  
> degree or significant coursework in:
>
> teacher training, environmental studies, marine biology, or art is  
> preferred.  First Aid Certification is a plus. Must have reliable  
> transportation to and from campsites.
>
>
>
> This is a non-paid, volunteer internship.  College credit may be  
> available, (up to 4 units), check with your college advisor. This is  
> a great opportunity for anyone wanting to go into teaching or  
> environmental education of any kind. Letters of reference will be  
> issued to interns who successfully complete their internship.
>
>
>
> To Apply: E-mail resume and cover letter describing your experience  
> and why you are interested in an internship to enviroed at artfromscrap.org
>
>
>
> ~~~~~
>
> 5) INTERNSHIP: Sustainability Education, Durango, Colorado
>
>
>
> Environmental Center is now accepting applications for our  
> professional internship position for the 2009-2010 academic year.
>
>
>
> The Environmental Center is now accepting applications for our  
> professional internship position for the 2009-2010 academic year.   
> This full-time, nine-month position provides training in all aspects  
> of environmental non-profit work with a focus on engaging our campus  
> community on sustainability issues.
>
>
>
> The Environmental Center (EC) at Fort Lewis College is accepting  
> applications for an intern. The EC intern is a multifaceted position  
> designed to provide professional training in all aspects of  
> environmental non-profit work with a specific focus on engaging the  
> campus community on sustainability issues. The EC intern will gain  
> experience with outreach and public involvement, media and  
> communications, organizing events and educational programs, managing  
> campus and community projects, fundraising, and administration. The  
> Environmental Center Intern is a full-time position lasting from  
> August 17, 2009 to May 14, 2010. The intern will work under the  
> supervision the Environmental Center coordinator in the Fort Lewis  
> College Department of Student Affairs.
>
>
>
> The Environmental Center intern will receive housing on campus and a  
> stipend of $5,000. The position is also eligible for an Americorps  
> education award of $2,362.50 upon completion of the internship. The  
> position requires a flexible work schedule, including some nights  
> and weekends.
>
>
>
> For more info and application visit us online at:
>
> http://www.fortlewis.edu/community_culture/ec/default.aspx
>
>
>
> ~~~~~
>
> 6) INTERNSHIP: Rapidly Growing Solar Company in Orange County
>
>
> Ride the solar wave!  I am an Advisor to Verengo  
> (www.goverengo.com), which is the fastest growing solar integrator  
> in Southern California.  Verengo is looking for several interns to  
> assist with marketing, operations and IT projects.  This is  
> initially an unpaid (full time or part time) role that may grow into  
> a full time, compensated role based upon individual and company  
> performance.
>
> This is a unique opportunity to work directly with an experienced,  
> accomplished management team and personally assist in the growth of  
> a rapidly growing company in the solar/greentech space.  Founders  
> are brilliant and dynamic (one a UCLA JD and the other a Harvard MBA).
>
> Company Description:
> Verengo sells and installs solar energy systems and other energy- 
> efficient products.  It is located in Orange, California.  The  
> company has been a leader in energy efficient home products for a  
> decade.  It was acquired in February 2008 by a Los Angeles based  
> investment firm with the strategic plan to enter the solar market.   
> It is now the fastest growing solar integrator in Southern California.
>
> Job Description:
> Verengo is looking for talented, outgoing, experienced, passionate,  
> creative and hard working interns to undertake several critical  
> company projects.
>
>
> Working directly with the company¡¯s senior leadership, you will assi 
> st with a broad range of tasks:
> Work full time or part time (minimum 16 hours per week) based upon  
> your schedule
> Marketing (particularly online marketing)
> Operations / process reengineering
> IT system / reporting projects
> Strategic relationships
> Competitive research
> Your work will have measureable impact and you will work directly  
> with the CEO and the President
> Work location: most of the work will be on-site (Orange, CA), but  
> some tasks can be performed remotely (ie. work from home as required)
> This is an initially unpaid internship, but we promise the  
> experience garnered and the skill and resume building will be worth  
> the effort!
>
> Qualifications:
> Ability to work in a chaotic, entrepreneurial environment
> Ability to take responsibility and be dependable
> Good at data mining
> Passion for problem solving & ingenuity
> Excellent presentation, writing, and communication skills
> Top-notch Excel and PowerPoint skills (powerful, succinct  
> presentations)
> Strong research and analytical skills
> Intense work ethic
> Love of competition
>
> Please send resume and cover letter via email to jobs at goverengo.com.
>
> Thank you.
> Gary
>
>
> Gary D. Weinhouse, Esq.
>  garyweinhouse at gmail.com
>  Cell:  310.980.0995
> Private Fax:  310.388.0108
>
>
> ~~~~~
>
> 7) INTERNSHIP: Summer environmental internship or volunteering
>
>
>
>      Are you looking for an environmental internship or are you  
> interested in volunteering with an environmental organization this  
> summer?  If so, then consider joining the OurEarth.org community.  
> OurEarth.org is a grassroots initiative that intends to completely  
> transform the way environmental programs, activities, and  
> information are found on the internet so that the public can become  
> more proactive in protecting the environment.
>       OurEarth.org is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization and  
> it still has internships available for the summer. Internships are  
> unpaid but students can receive course credit if they have their own  
> faculty advisor. Students that do not have enough time to commit to  
> an internship but would still like to be involved with our efforts  
> are welcome to volunteer. For added flexibility, all work is done  
> remotely¨Dso you can work from your home, campus, or anywhere else¨Dye 
> t you will still have very frequent contact with the OurEarth.org le 
> adership via conference calls and email.
>       What makes OurEarth.org unique and what are the advantages of  
> getting involved? OurEarth.org is still a young organization so this  
> is an opportunity to join on the ground floor of an up-and-coming  
> organization. This means that you can take on leadership roles and,  
> if you choose, have responsibilities that almost no other  
> internships/volunteer activities can offer¨Dwhich can certainly be us 
> eful on a resume. Additionally, OurEarth.org involves over 60 enviro 
> nmental professionals, experts, and undergraduate and graduate stude 
> nts from around the country so this is opportunity to begin networki 
> ng for a future environmental career.
>       For more information, please visit our website (http://www.OurEarth.org/ 
> ) and review the links below. If you might be interested in joining  
> OurEarth.org, please contact John Ullman at (410) 878 - 6485 or jgu at duke.edu 
> , to get additional information.
>
> OurEarth.org Brochure: http://www.ourearth.org/students/OurEarthBrochure.pdf
> Internship/Volunteer Opportunities: http://www.ourearth.org/students/OurEarth_Internships.pdf
>
>
>
> ~~~~~
>
> 8) INTERNSHIP: Sustainable energy and public policy, San Francisco- 
> Week
>
>
>
> I am a Mills graduate (1993) currently working as Executive Director  
> of the San Francisco Shanghai Sister City Committee, a not for profit
> organization founded by then Mayor and current US Senator Dianne  
> Feinstein and her Chinese counterpart at the time, Jiang Zemin who  
> later
> went on to become the President of the People's Republic of China.
>
> In 2010 our organization will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a  
> spectacular celebration in Shanghai on a mission led by Mayor Newsom  
> and
> Senator Feinstein and approximately 300 delegates and participants.   
> The celebration, 'San Francisco Week in Shanghai' will feature an
> anniversary gala celebration, a sustainable energy expo and  
> conference and feature performances throughout the week by the San  
> Francisco Opera,
> Symphony, Ballet and a large variety of community performers ranging  
> from Chanticleer to the St. Mary's Drum and Bugle Corps.
>
> San Francisco-Week in Shanghai will be held June 10-20, 2010.  It is  
> also important to note that our celebration will be occurring against
> the backdrop of the global stage as Shanghai will be hosting the  
> International Expo (aka World's Fair) from May through September of
> 2010.  Our festivities may constitute the only US presence at the  
> International Expo as our country has opted not to participate for the
> first time in nearly 200 years.
>
> I am looking for two part time interns who have an interest in  
> sustainable energy and public policy, are thoroughly organized and
> diplomatic and, if possible, are fluent in Mandarin to help organize  
> our trip.
>
> Job duties include working with invited delegation members, working  
> with and identifying participants of the Sustainable Energy Expo and
> Conference, responding to the needs of the Mayor's Offices of  
> Shanghai and San Francisco, the Senator's office, the International  
> Expo Bureau
> and the Office of Foreign Affairs in Shanghai, communicating with  
> performance groups, assisting with public relations activities and
> assisting with event production and fundraising.
>
>
> Our office is located in San Francisco. This is an unpaid  
> internship, but there is the possibility of traveling to Shanghai as  
> part of the
> organizing duties.  We are flexible on the hours and schedule but  
> prefer 2 full days and 1 half day.  Interested students should  
> forward a resume
> to me at spellegrine at sfshanghai30.com.
>
> Pooja Sharma, M.Ed
> Mills College
> Internship Coordinator/Career Counselor
> 5000 MacArthur Blvd
> Oakland, CA 94613
> 510-430-2394
>
>
> ~~~~~
>
> 9) CONFERENCE: 8th Annual UC, CSU, CCC Sustainability Conference
>
>
>
> 8th Annual UC, CSU, CCC Sustainability Conference
>
> Registration is Now Open for the:
>
> 8th Annual UC, CSU, CCC Sustainability Conference
>
> Working Our Way to Zero
>
> June 21st-24th, 2009
>
> hosted at UCSB
>
> http://sustainability.ucsb.edu/conference/
>
> **Learn from staff, students, and faculty who have championed  
> sustainability on their campuses.
>
> **Network with key stakeholders across the state; last year 90  
> campuses sent representatives to attend the conference, including  
> all 10 UC campuses, 21 of the 23 CSU campuses, 43 community  
> colleges, and 16 private and out of state campuses.
>
> **Experience a zero waste and zero net emissions event.
>
> This year, we have added an extra emphasis to two of our goals for  
> ensuring our conference is demonstrating the sustainable practices  
> we are promoting:
>
> *Keep the traditionally inexpensive conference fees as low as  
> possible to maintain access to the event and to be responsible  
> financial stewards during a critical budgetary climate.  In addition  
> to all the frugal measures historically adhered to by the  
> conference, additional cost cutting measures this year include:  
> further increasing the already extensive volunteer support; choosing  
> more inexpensive options for conference meals; inviting fewer  
> presenters and keynote speakers; using the same program design as in  
> past years; and more.  You can help keep these costs low by staying  
> in the on-campus housing, which is less than half the cost of local  
> hotels, and by carpooling or biking to the conference.
>
> *Become a model for engaging conference participants via web based  
> technologies.  Begin a discussion with us on Ning (http://www.ning.com/ 
> ) by searching "UC, CSU, CCC Sustainability Conference," or look up  
> our group on Facebook under "UC, CSU, CCC Annual Sustainability  
> Conference".  Also keep an eye out for more updates on the  
> webcasting and podcasting options we will be offering for our most  
> popular sessions and keynotes.
>
> Topics of this year's conference will include: Energy, Food Systems,  
> Green Building: New Construction and OMR, Health, Institutionalizing  
> Sustainability and Climate Action Planning, Procurement, Waste  
> Reduction and Recycling, Research and Curriculum, Social Equity,  
> Student Affairs, Transportation, and Water
>
> This year's keynote speaker will be Dave Newport, Director,  
> Environmental Center, University of Colorado-Boulder: http://ecenter.colorado.edu/about_us/staff.html#dave 
> .
>
> There will be pre- and post-conference training on curriculum  
> development, creating net-zero energy buildings, food  
> sustainability, green buildings (led by the USGBC), and a student  
> convergence.
>
> Register soon, as early bird discounts are only good through May  
> 18th, 2009. Scholarships and volunteering opportunities are also  
> available, for more information, please refer to: http://sustainability.ucsb.edu/conference/volunteer.php
>
> Please distribute this message widely and copy turningthetide at geog.ucsb.edu 
>  on your email when you forward it.
>
> For any questions, please contact kmaynard at geog.ucsb.edu or call 805-893-2003
>
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> --
> Sigrid Rian, Ph.D.
> Student Affairs Officer
> UCLA Institute of the Environment
> La Kretz Hall, Suite 300
> Box 951496
> Los Angeles, CA 90095-1496
> (310) 206-9193 phone
> (310) 825-9663 fax
> http://www.ioe.ucla.edu/
>
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