Check out the video from the Talking Louder About Sustainability Associates entitled Students in Action- UCB Campus-Wide Sustainability.
Read the September issue of bright green news from the Office of Sustainability!
The Berkeley Water Group is a forum for grad and undergraduate students from
different departments to collaborate and discuss their interdisciplinary
research on topics of water, health, climate change, and more.
-The group meets Monday every other week in the plaza level of the Blum
Center for Developing Economies [next meeting: Monday, September 24th,
5:30-6:30] , and dinner is provided.
-Please RSVP to the meeting by sending an email to Rebecca
Free Screening of Terra Blight
AASHE 2012: Investing in the Future, October 14-17, Los Angeles, California
Hourly Paid Student Positions with the University Hall Parking Garage “Break-the-Mode” Alternative Transport Marketing & Outreach Program – a 2012 TGIF Grant-Funded Project. Seeking students charged with gathering survey data and overseeing events to assist campus commuters in switching to alternate modes of transportation. The program is as a part of the Campus’ new targeted marketing campaign to get people to “break” their driving modes. Sponsored by The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) http://tgif.berkeley.edu/
Apply to be a Waste Audit Staff Assistant with Campus Recycling & Refuse Services. This is a paid position. Visit our Jobs page for details on how to apply.
Take Back the Tap Unpaid Internship
TBtT Intern will assist student senators and TBtT Campus coordinator to develop campaign strategies, TBtT education materials, schedule events, and attend meetings with Campus Coordinator for various campaign purposes. Meetings include planning events with various partners and planning collaborations with student government, campus administration, city council, etc. Must be confident and professional. Download the application here and send your responses to Ally Beach at email@example.com
REEF Marine Conservation Internship Accepting Spring Applications -
Deadline: Nov 1st.
-Questions and applications go to REEF General Manager, Martha Klitzkie,
-The internship is designed to provide in-depth experience in marine
conservation and non-profit organizations. The program is geared to
college-age individuals (Juniors, Seniors, recent graduates & graduate
-Applications for internships starting in January of 2013 are due by
Please visit http://www.reef.org/about/
information on the internship and how to apply.
Paid Student Internship with Physical Plant – Campus Services to work on a TGIF Funded Project, Air Handling Unit Transmitters
Physical Plant – Campus Services is seeking a student intern to assist with a pilot project to install Differential Pressure Sensors on Air Handling Units in four buildings on campus.
Currently the filters in air handling units are changed based on a prefixed schedule and visual inspection performed by Stationary Engineers. However, this is not the most efficient way to manage filter changes because a filter may look dirty but it still has lifecycle remaining that cannot be determined by visual inspection alone. A more efficient and environmentally sustainable method would be to install differential pressure transmitters on air handling units. These transmitters would communicate and notify our Energy Management System when the filters are at the end of their lifecycle. .
The intern will assist with:
- Documenting the progress of this project.
- Work closely with the Energy Management Group, Preventive Maintenance Group and Utilities Engineering to implement this project.
- Assist with scheduling the work in buildings with facility managers and journey-level trades.
- Track various types of metrics such as: records from data loggers, reduction in consumption of energy, reduction in filter costs, and labor hours, etc.
- Create reports for management to share with the campus community and the scientific community at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
- Publish metrics and information on an on-going basis about the project’s status and findings
- Create a project story board for publication at TGIF events.
Our ideal intern is interested engineering, sustainability and program management. You should have strong communication and people skills, ability to work independently, and as part of a fast-paced and responsive team.
- 10-15hr/week from September 2012- March 2013
- $12 per hr.
How to apply:
Send a cover letter and resume to Karen Lobo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internships Available with Bay Area Green Tours
put on its website. The farm is the Cancun Taqueria farm. Please contact Beth Gelfand at email@example.com.
Bay Area Green Tours (BAGT) invites passionate and dedicated individuals to volunteer to help us further our mission of inspiring and educating people about sustainability. Learn about Bay Area green businesses and farms while building up your resume, collaborating with a fabulous team, making valuable contacts, and getting hands on experience at a cutting edge non-profit! Hours and location are flexible, though we require a minimum commitment of 5 hours a week for one semester (preferably longer). Interns must be comfortable structuring their own time.
Currently we need people to help us with the following:
* Agricultural Tours (Farms and Urban Gardens)
* Architectural Tours
* Re-thinking Waste Tours
* Energy and Transportation Tours
* SF Waterfront Tours
* Downtown Berkeley Walking Tours
* Berkeley High School Tours – covering several of these topics
including Green Collar Jobs
* UC Berkeley Tours
TO APPLY FOR OUR INTERNSHIPS, please send your resume (if you have one) and a cover letter about yourself and your interests and qualifications to: Beth Gelfand: firstname.lastname@example.org, with INTERN as the subject matter. Please indicate in your cover letter which of these areas would best suit your skills, interests and experience. It is possible to help support BAGT’s activities in more than one of the following areas.
- Research and document businesses, organizations, nonprofits, and individuals who are front-runners in sustainability
- Help us grow our world-class database of local pioneering people and organizations to be featured on upcoming green tours
- Assist with crafting, organizing and producing tours
- Create personal connections with prospective tour stops
- Establish and maintain professional communications with tour stop contacts and gather information about their preferences and tour logistics
- Maintain detailed and organized communication records
- Help BAGT staff with various computer maintenance and development needs
- Experience with WordPress would be ideal — alternatively familiarity with other CRMs, such as Joomla or Drupal, would also be helpful.
- Also desirable is a familiarity or curiosity about Google Apps for non-profits
- Create new promotional flyers, brochures, ads, etc. and update existing materials
Marketing / Public Relation / Outreach
- Assist with marketing and publicity for tours via blogging, press releases for traditional media (radio, TV, print), and posting on online community calendars
- Research and refine marketing efforts, including social media outreach (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and partnerships (Groupon, etc.)
- Comprehensive screening of incoming groups through Moscone Center
- Newsletter creation, which involves writing and photo placement
- Attend tours as a photographer and/or videographer and document tour stops and attendee experience
- Create accessible organization of photos and video footage from tours and events, utilizing existing organization systems (Flickr, etc.) and possibly researching better ones
- Especially needed are volunteers skilled at photo and video organization and editing
- Create educational films about our tours for the BAGT website and other purposes
- Update database with new contacts on an ongoing basis
- Administrative tasks as needed
Fundraising and Sponsorship Support
- Research and possibly contact foundations and corporations which could potentially support our work
- Assist with grant writing efforts, collaborating with professionals in the field
Bay Area Green Tours depends on interns and volunteers to forward our efforts to shine a spotlight on our area’s sustainability pioneers. We currently have a committed and really fun team, and we really enjoy and appreciate each other!!! These positions provide on-the-job experience and networking opportunities, as they connect interns with some of the most inspiring sustainable businesses and entrepreneurs in the Bay Area. While they are unpaid positions, they do provide substantial professional benefits including:
- Training and experience working with a unique local environmental non-profit organization and with a strong, spirited and dedicated team
- Experience researching and connecting with innovative and pioneering leaders in the expanding field of sustainability
- Improved research and communication skills and experience
- Community service credit for school, if that is desired
- Letter of recommendation/professional reference, based on performance
- Valuable job networking (One of our interns recently got a job because of a person she met through her work organizing a BAGT tour.)
For more info about our organization: www.bayareagreentours.org
Phone: (510) 704-0379 THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION!
TGIF is offering a new fall Mini-Grant Program, awarding $500-2,000 mini-grants to students, faculty, and staff for their campus sustainability projects. Apply now! Applications are due either October 1st or November 19th with a total of $20,000 available, first-come, first-serve.
See attached materials for how to apply or visit the TGIF Apply & Forms page.
- improved public health due to less local air pollution and more active transportation modes.
- improved access to green jobs due to increased demand for solar and other energy upgrades.
- cost savings for residents, businesses, and the City government due to reduced energy use.
ASE is a community from BERC (Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaboratice)
that aims to provide a space where students interested in green business can
come together, share ideas, and learn together.
-The first Info/Training Op will be held THIS Thursday, September 20th from
8-9pm in Engineering Library (110 Bechtel) in study room 110ME.
-If you have any trouble finding it, contact Katy Nomura at 408-507-8785.
If you are interested in attending, or have any questions, email
APPLY NOW! – Information Session: TODAY, Sept 18th 6-7pm, Pre-Proposal
Deadline: Nov 6th, 5pm
-Big Ideas@Berkeley Information Session <http://bit.ly/SddJfz>
-With a special presentation Dr. Laura Stachel, Founder of WE CARE Solar
September 18 | 6-7 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall