Earth Institute Meet & Greet

The Earth Institute would like to meet & greet with groups this Thursday (12pm-1pm) in Lerner 568! This will be a great opportunity to hear about what Green Umbrella and other groups on campus are planning this year, build partnerships and learn about the resources and opportunities available through the Earth Institute. Join us!

Email Cugreenumbrella@gmail.com to RSVP

Campus News Brief 10/31/11

Green Umbrella: spooky scary! Students getting news, students being green!

Happy Halloween. Here’s the weekly update of news, events, and opportunities.

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Events

1. DeltaGDP presents: Senator Kátia Abreu : Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 6-8pm Faculty House, Seminar Room 1
2. TEDx Columbia Engineering Nov 29, visit http://www.tedxcolumbiaengineering.com for more info

Opportunities and Connections

1. Apply to live in Greenborough Special Interest Brownstone: email at greenborough@columbia.edu
2. Join the CU Green Umbrella Board!: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FQhfDf5HDKj7iGAO3pVWQI30y-8WN-G0iFYTJEs4SQo/edit?hl=en_US
3. Apply to the Northwestern University Conference on Human Rights: To apply, visit http://www.nuchr.net.
4. Sign a Hydrofracking petition: http://www.moveon.org/r?r=266036&id=32389-19852449-nWjk0mx&t=2

See more events on the Office of Environmental Stewardship calendar: http://www.environment.columbia.edu/calendar
And the Earth Institute Calendar: http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/1774 & check our website for updates: http://www.cugreenumbrella.com

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Peace & Love yall ❤

Campus News Brief 10/23/11

Here are green notifications, support a great cause! & Thanks to the folks came down to the spectra pipeline hearing, it was awesome.

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Events

1. LOCAL FOODS STUDY BREAK TOMORROW! 8pm, Lerner Ramps
2. TEDx Columbia Engineering Nov 29, visit http://www.tedxcolumbiaengineering.com for more info
3. Environmental and Sustainable Development Programs Open House on Monday, October 24, 2011, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Rotunda of Low Library on Columbia University’s Morningside campus (116th and Broadway) For more information about the Open House and to RSVP, please visit http://www.earth.columbia.edu/education/open-house/.
4. Food Day October 24, 11am-2pm john jay

See more events on the Office of Environmental Stewardship calendar: http://www.environment.columbia.edu/calendar
And the Earth Institute Calendar: http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/1774
 & check our website for updates: http://www.cugreenumbrella.com

Opportunities and Connections

A. Volunteer at Earth institute open house

B. Join the CU Green Umbrella Board!

C. Order Trader Joes Food!

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EVENTS

1. LOCAL FOODS STUDY BREAK TOMORROW! 8pm, Lerner Ramps
The Folks At Earth co sent this over!
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2. TEDx Columbia Engineering Nov 29
On November 29, TEDxColumbiaEngineering brings these concepts center stage at our community’s very own, independently organized TED event. Throughout the day, you’ll have the chance to hear from some of the most innovative researchers, CEOs, and entrepreneurs speaking about a breadth of novel developments in health, sustainability, technology, and information. http://www.tedxcolumbiaengineering.com
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3. Environmental and Sustainable Development Programs Open House Monday, October 24, 2011, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Rotunda of Low Library
On behalf of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, you are invited to attend the annual Environmental and Sustainable Development Programs Open House on Monday, October 24, 2011, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Rotunda of Low Library on Columbia University’s Morningside campus (116th and Broadway).

If you are interested in environmental policy, climate change or sustainability management, Columbia has many programs for you, from undergraduate to graduate programs and from certificate programs to study abroad. Come learn about the innovative degree programs like the M.S. in Sustainability Management, specifically designed to meet the growing demand for sustainability managers by training leaders to bridge the gap between the principle of sustainable management and its practice, and the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy, which combines Columbia University’s hands-on approach to teaching public policy and administration with the Earth Institute’s pioneering thinking about environmental sustainability.

You can learn about the other nearly 30 degree and non-degree offerings Columbia has related to the environment and sustainable development. This event will provide you with the opportunity to meet with representatives from each of these programs. We encourage you to spread the word about this Open House to friends and colleagues who might be interested in our academic programs.

To RSVP for this event please click Open House. For more information please contact me at ei-students@ei.columbia.edu or call (212) 854-8158. Additional information about the Earth Institute’s academic programs can also be found at http://www.earth.columbia.edu/education .
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4. Food day Monday October 24, 2011, ii am-2 pm John Jay
John Jay will be having their annual local foods meal for lunch on
10/24, from 11am-2pm

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OPPORTUNITIES AND CONNECTIONS

A. Volunteer at Earth institute open house

We are also seeking students who are interested in staffing the Sustainable Development table and answering questions about the program for prospective students. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact me at jcrespo@ei.columbia.edu or (212) 851-9350.
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B. Join the Green Umbrella Board !

Want to connect people like we do? Apply!
Seasoned environmental club members preferred, though newbies welcome to apply as well:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FQhfDf5HDKj7iGAO3pVWQI30y-8WN-G0iFYTJEs4SQo/edit?hl=en_US
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C. order Trader Joe’s products and pick them up from JJ’s Place
1. You send an email to jl3497@columbia.edu with a list of items you want to pick up by Wednesday, October 26th at 11 pm.
◦ The list should be as specific as possible: not “milk”, but “2% Organic, 1 quart”.
2. On Thursday, you will get a confirmation email with the total price of your order. Reply to this email and someone will meet you to get the money for the order.
On Sunday, your order will be available for pickup!

Campus News Brief 10/17/11

Hey Green Umbrella,
We hope midterms are going well & everyone is enjoying the mild fall weather (I am!). Below are some opportunities and events you can consider:

1. Barnard EcoReps October Potluck: Monday, October 17th, in 327 Milbank at 7:00 PM

2. Robert Socolow will be coming to CBS on Monday 17th October, 5:45pm in Warren 311

3. GASLAND screening, this Tuesday 10/18, 9 PM Hamilton 414

4. Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability information session Tuesday, October 18th, from 6pm to 7pm in the Barnard Career Development Library

5. An Interdisciplinary Discussion on Climate Change Mitigation this Tuesday 10/18 Jerome Greene Hall Room 106

6. Final Manhattan Public Hearing on Spectra Pipeline– Thursday Oct 20th Columbia students meet at 6 pm at Broadway gates

7. FeelGood CU screening of “Bonsai People: The Vision of Muhammad Yunus,”Thursday, October 20 at 6pm in Lerner Cinema.

8. Environmental and Sustainable Development Programs Open House. Monday, October 24, 2011 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm; Low Memorial Library Rotunda.

9. Food Day 2011 will be held on Monday, October 24th; John Jay will be having their annual local foods meal for lunch on 10/24, from 11am-2pm.

10. Potluck and screening of the new Documentary “In Search of Good Food,” Tuesday, October 25th at 7:30 pm at The Alpha Delta Phi Society 526 W114th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam

11. Greening New Jersey Communities from the Ground Up; Friday, October 28, 2011, 09:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cook Campus Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

12. Huge Anti-Fracking Rally, NOVEMBER 21st email mdk2130@columbia.edu and we can organize something

A. Barnard Eco Reps are Hiring! email ecoreps@barnard.edu

B. Join the CU Green Umbrella Board! email cugreenumbrella@gmail.com

C. CALL FOR GREEN WARRIORS: Radical Environmentalists Unite! Email mdk2130@columbia.edu. Let’s rekindle the flame.

E. Sign EarthCo’s Bag the Bag NYC petition! www.bagthebagnyc.com

F. Apply to the green start-up helper, the Unreasonable Institute! The Unreasonable Institute [Due November 10th] http://unreasonableinstitute.org/apply/

G. NYC Clean Heat Program Internship Contact Abbey Brown (ABrown1@cityhall.nyc.gov) to learn more.

FOOD DAY Important! ! !

Kristina from the Garden Club (@CUFSP) has an important announcement about Food Day, which is coming up.

Calling all greenies and foodies alike!

We all know about Earth Day ….. but now there’s a FOOD DAY too! Food
Day 2011 will be held on Monday, October 24th. Campuses, communities,
and people nationwide will be taking part in this historical this day
to and raising awareness about the many global issues surrounding food
(food justice, hunger, environmental issues, animal rights,
nutrition/obesity, etc), and rally for a better food-future.

John Jay will be having their annual local foods meal for lunch on
10/24, from 11am-2pm. We have reserved the John Jay lounge and are
working with dining to reserve tables for green/food oriented groups
to set up some sort of display or workshop to educate about these
various issues. Graduate and Undergraduate groups are invited!!

Please email Kristina (me) at ksg2116@columbia.edu ASAP to
reserve a table for your group! If you let her know after 10/16 with a
description of your setup, there may not be another time to get the
table request through to dining – as we are doing a “walk-through” on
10/17 at 2:30pm in John Jay Lounge to go through all the different
groups’ activities. Please come to this if your table will have
anything extra special (like a cooking demo, etc), in order to make
sure that JJ can accommodate your needs/that it is ok with the
administration. This then gives us a week to fix any glitches.

Thanks!

Best,

Kristina
ksg2116@columbia.edu

Campus News Brief 10/10/11

 

Hello Green Folk,

This post is dedicated to Kenyan environmental activist Wangari Maathai who died last month at 71. She founded and led the Green Belt Movement. Please take a moment to get inspired by her life and work here: http://www.greenbeltmovement.org/

Green Umbrella meets this Monday, October 10th at 9:15 PM in Furnald Lounge. If you want to learn about and enliven environmentalism at Columbia, are thinking about applying for our board (link to application in opportunities), or want to get more involved in campus green stuff and don’t know where to start, please come!

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Events

1. Join the Columbia Green Initiatives Fund (CGIF) – Tuesday October 11, 10 pm

in the Greenborough House basement (604 W114th st., the first brownstone between Broadway and Riverside).

2. Final Manhattan Public Hearing on Spectra Pipeline– Thursday Oct 20th, Columbia students meet at 6 pm

Meet at 116th and Broadway gates at 6pm to go down to hearing with other students.

3. Screening of Gasland, a documentary about Hydrofracking – Early Next Week (email mdk2130@columbia.edu for more details)

TRAILER: https://www.facebook.com/savethedelaware?sk=wall.

They’re organizing a screening. Details in the works, but email mdk2130@columbia.edu if you want to stay in touch about it.

4. Delaware River Basin commission vote & Huge Anti-Fracking Rally, NOVEMBER 21st (+CALL YOUR LOCAL REP TODAY!)

Start Here:  http://www.vimeo.com/29952415

If you’re interested in heading down with other Columbia students, email mdk2130@columbia.edu and we can organize something!

See more events on the Office of Environmental Stewardship calendar: http://www.environment.columbia.edu/calendar
And the Earth Institute Calendar: http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/1774

Opportunities and Connections

A. Join the Green Umbrella Board !

email  cugreenumbrella at gmail.com

B. CALL FOR GREEN WARRIORS: Radical Environmentalists Unite!

Radical Environmentalists Unite!

Email mdk2130@columbia.edu. Let’s rekindle the flame.


C. Global Water Brigade Trip to Honduras, January 9-15

e-mail  waterbrigades.columbia@gmail.com to see if there are any open positions

Board positions are available!

For more information e-mail

D. Sign EarthCo’s Bag the Bag NYC petition!

linked HERE. You can sign up at www.bagthebagnyc.com


E. Apply to the green start-up helper, the Unreasonable Institute! The Unreasonable Institute [Due November 10th]

F. NYC Clean Heat Program Internship
 

Contact Abbey Brown (ABrown1@cityhall.nyc.gov) to learn more.

 

 

G. Green Corps 2012-2012 Field School for Environmental Organizing. [Application due October 15th]

College grads should contact for more info!

For more information, contact Aaron Myran, Green Corps Field Recruitment Director at aaron@greencorps.org or 617-747-4302.

 

 

Peace yall! keep us posted with your happenings!

Campus News Brief 10/3/2011

Hey there Green Umbrellers,


It’s already October, and the leaves are beginning to change color (Are they? I don’t actually think this is true), the days are beginning to get shorter, and the homework piles are beginning to get larger. In the spirit of the quickly-approaching Halloween, then, do you want to know what’s really spooky? Being out of the loop. But, that’s why we’re here to help.

Next Monday, October 10th we will be having the Green Umbrella meeting in Furnald Lounge at 9:15 PM. It’s open, so please come by and join us!

In the meantime, look over the events and opportunities happening this week and make sure to make sure to make the most of the Fall. As always, if you have any questions, concerns, or are interested in posting a blurb, email us!

Warmly,
Green Umbrella

Events
-World Habitat Day 2011 [Monday, October 3rd]
-Peace, Conflict and Sustainability Information Share [October 6th]
-EarthCo’s Bag the Bag NYC petition!
-Food and Water Watch Letter [October 11th]


 

Opportunities
-Apply to the green start-up Unreasonable Institute! [Due November 10th]
-NYC Clean Heat Program Internship
-Green Corps 2012-2012 Field School for Environmental Organizing. [Application due October 15th]

 

 

Easton Associates (EA) Research Assistant Position [October 18th]
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Events
Monday, October 3rd is World Habitat Day 2011. The NGO Committee on Human Settlements and UN-HABITAT New York are mobilizing communities in New York for the celebration of World Habitat Day on 3 October. Activities are being planned with partners in the academic institutions throughout New York to promote the visibility and importance of World Habitat Day.

-Earth Institute is pleased to host the third annual Peace, Conflict and Sustainability Information Share. This event is a valuable opportunity for members of the Columbia community, incoming and current, to familiarize themselves with the programs, student organizations and centers which offer opportunities to study and practice conflict resolution, violence prevention and peace and sustainability at Columbia University. It is a great networking opportunity for both Columbia students and the student organizations that rely on student membership. Two groups from the CU Green Umbrella have agreed to join us. We’re wondering if you would be able to please put this event in your newsletter. A flier is attached and I can send you a JPEG image if you would like. The event will be held on October 6, 2011 from 3:30 pm to 5:30pm in 555 Alfred Lerner Hall.

EarthCo’s Bag the Bag NYC petition has been posted on the international advocacy website www.change.org, linked HERE. You can sign up at www.bagthebagnyc.com, (NOTE: If you have signed the petition already you will not need to sign the change.org petition.) Promote the new link by posting it on Facebook, Twitter, gchat statuses, etc! You may use either link to encourage others to join the movement.

Food & Water Watch is an organization based out of Washington, D.C., that works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible, and sustainable. Food & Water Watch is currently trying to get student signatures for a letter (see attachment) to be sent to the DRBC as well as the respective governors of the Delaware River. Food & Water Watch, FrackAction, and other coalition groups will be submitting these letters along with unions and religious groups on October 11th. If you’d like to submit your signature in this letter, please contact Sam Hightower (srh2146@columbia.edu) or Rezwana Zafar (rzafar@fwwatch.org).

Opportunities
The Unreasonable Institute is a mentorship-driven program that arms for-profit enterprises creating solutions to the world’s biggest social and environmental problems with the resources they need to do so. Fundamentally, the Institute helps build stronger, more financially sustainable businesses that can be scaled to impact millions of lives. Apply for the 2012 Institute by November 10th if you have an entrepreneurial dream you want to see turn into reality!

– Apply for the Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability (creators and implementors of PlaNYC) are looking for interns for the NYC Clean Heat program. This program aims to improve air quality by helping residential and commercial buildings stop using dirty heating oil that is harmful both to human health and the environment. We are currently working with Con Edison and ICF International on a pilot program in Morningside Heights. We would like the help of interns from Columbia and Barnard this fall in community outreach regarding the pilot. Contact Abbey Brown (ABrown1@cityhall.nyc.gov) to learn more. 

 

– Green Corps 2012-2013 Field School for Environmental Organizing

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day.

In Green Corps’ year-long paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you’ll need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution and many others — with groups such as Sierra Club and Food and Water Watch. And, when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups. For more information, read below or visit our web site:www.greencorps.org. The year-long program begins in August 2012 with Introductory Classroom Training in Boston, and continues with field placements in multiple locations acoss the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate. For more information, contact Aaron Myran, Green Corps Field Recruitment Director at aaron@greencorps.org or 617-747-4302.


Easton Associates (EA), a Vault.com Top 50 consulting firm that is dedicated exclusively to the healthcare and life science industry, will be on campus recruiting Research Associates this Fall.  EA’s diverse consulting assignments include corporate strategy development, product opportunity assessments, marketing strategy, business development, and due diligence. Our clients include companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, diagnostic, and venture capital segments, and range in size from start-ups to multi-nationals and are U.S. and European-based.


EA representatives will be on campus for interviews on Tuesday, October 18, 2011.  Qualified candidates for the Research Associate position must be strong team players and demonstrate superior data collection, organization, and analytical skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, initiative, and creativity.  Candidates must exhibit an outstanding ability to grasp and communicate the clinical and business implications of technically complex products and services.  A solid GPA, a willingness to work hard, and a strong interest in healthcare are essential.  You can read a full job description and request an interview slot through LionSHARE (Job ID: 54494). For more company information and examples of our recent client engagements please visit our website at www.eastonassociates.com or contact our Director of Human Resources, Eric Saidel, at esaidel@eastonassociates.com.