Campus News Brief 2/12/12

Columbia University Green Umbrella Opportunities & Events for the week of 2/12/2012



1. Volunteer with Columbia University Road Runners

Columbia University Road Runners is hosting its 3rd Annual Race for Charity in partnership with Achilles International to benefit disabled athletes. The 5K race/ walk will take place on Sunday, March 25 in Riverside Park, starting at 9:00am. We are looking for volunteers for pre-race set-up, post-race clean-up, and water distribution and felt that the best people to reach out to first would be our environmental groups as proponents of a healthy and clean park usage as well as provide an opportunity for message sharing. If you or your group has any interest please e-mail

Furthermore, if you are interested in running please do so as well! Race registration includes race entry, an official race T-shirt and post-race refreshments, and 100% of proceeds are donated to Achilles. Top finishers will receive awards, and there will also be a post-race lottery drawing for great prizes. We hope you will join us in supporting these inspiring athletes and enriching the NYC running community!

2. The Journal of Global Health (JGH): Call for Submissions

Based at Columbia University in the City of New York, The Journal of Global Health (JGH) is a student-run, international publication that seeks to highlight innovative solutions to global health problems. With authors and subscribers representing over 40 institutions in 10 countries spanning 5 continents, JGH is committed to featuring original student research in public health and spotlighting grassroots public health activism led by students.

In addition to the biannual print issue, JGH’s newest feature is the GlobalThink Forum. Featuring the work of students at over 25 institutions spanning 5 countries, GlobalThink (modeled after The New York Times’ Room for Debate) calls on undergraduates to make short essay arguments in response to provocative global health questions. GlobalThink and our recent Fall 2011 print issue can be found online at Q: “Moving forward, how will we address the global need for healthy, renewable energy?” Please email


3. Green Work Now Applications

*OPEN TO ALL MAJORS: GREEN is currently taking applications for its 2012 Summer season!

To Apply and see further details, such as the curriculum, itinerary, and photos from past programs, visit GREEN’s website at

The video on the homepage will give you a good example of what you could be doing this summer! Interested? So were these students who attended the past programs. Check out what GREEN Alumni had to say about their experience on the GREEN Program:

GREEN Alumni have received 3-9 credits for participating in the GREEN program, as well as gained access to various doors to mentorships, internships, and job opportunities (Ex: General Electric, GreenerByDesign, USDA-Brazil, US Environmental Protection Agency, Solyndra, the Cooley Group, PSE&G, and more!)

Join us on this one-of-a-kind educational adventure where you will claim your place as a socially responsible, innovative thinker, with unique and highly-marketable experience in the field of renewable energy. Do not miss this chance to see how Renewable Energy Education can change your life! Remember, renewable energy is about more than just engineering, business, or environmental science. It is about the creative collaboration of these disciplines to create a truly sustainable world.


4. Uncharted Play is looking for interns for their Social Development team!

The Future Associate Program. All associates will be working on UP Inc.’s flagship award-winning product, sOccket: a soccer ball that harnesses the energy from play and stores it like a portable generator that can power small electrical appliances critical in the developing world.

Learn more about sOccket:

As a Social Development Associate, you will be immersed into the world of start-up social enterprises—gaining invaluable experience in development research, environmental and social responsibility modeling and outreach, and the ability to interact with the growing social entrepreneurship realm. Throughout the program, you will work directly with the Vice President of Social Development on meaningful projects that will help guide your career.

The Play For The Future Associate Program is based out of our downtown New York City office. It is a 3-month program; start date: Immediately. Associates are expected to dedicate a minimum of 12 hours per week in the office

Compensation: Course-Credit


•Exclusive event access

•International & Domestic Travel

•Associate/Social Outings (It’s a play company, after all)

•Future Growth in Company

Upon completion of the program, associates chosen to continue their internship with Uncharted Play will be paid a weekly stipend. Candidates working toward a degree will be considered for full-time employment after graduation. Approximately 50% of all associates will be made offers for full-time employment.

All candidates for this program should have some background in international development research methods, sustainable development, and/or a background in environmental science or engineering. Please let us know which skills you possess in your cover letter. In addition, we’re looking for the following in our associates:

•Broad Interest in Social Enterprise

•Entrepreneurial Spirit

•Go-Getter Attitude

•Ability to Adapt to Changing Situations

•Ability to Multi-Task

•Fast Learner

•Working Knowledge of Languages Other Than English

In you are interested in becoming an associate in our Play For The Future program, please email your cover letter and resume to with “Play For The Future – Social Development” in the subject line. You will be contacted within 7 business days on the status of your application.


5. Consilience is Columbia’s Journal for Sustainable Development and needs you!


Consilience is Columbia’s Journal for Sustainable Development and we need you! We are looking for people to join our editing team and we are always looking for submissions for our Features column! So send us an e-mail if you’re interested or have any questions about how YOU can get involved! and don’t forget to follow Consilience on Facebook and on Twitter.


6. Internships & Fellowships





1.  Student Union for Sustainable Development (SUS-D) Launch event! Feb 17th, 3:00-5:00 PM 569 Lerner Feel free to e-mail with any questions!

2. Rally: Ban Fracking Now! – February 25 1:00 – 3:00 pm Cathedral of St. John the Divine flyer attached

3. Majora Carter, MacArthur “genius” Feb 21st at 7:30 in Schermerhorn 501 Email My with questions: –

4. The next ReNEW New York panel on Renewable Energy! February 19th, 12:15–2:45 @ Cathedral House of the Cathedral of Saint John The Divine, Amsterdam Avenue @110th Street, New York City. Feel free to email with questions. Flyer attached









Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s