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Week of March 28th, 2011
Register for Lobby Day Field Trip
Are you interested in policy and the "sausage-making"
process of legislating? Come on down to see what it's all about! The
ELS is joining the Sierra Club and other public interest groups to
attend Lobby Day, an annual gathering of volunteers who are quickly
trained in the lobbying process and then walk the floors of the State
Legislature to urge lawmakers to protect the environment. Details on
the priority bills are available at http://bit.ly/gagXpq.
Lobby Day 2011 will take place Tue 1:45PM - Wed 8PM/Mar 29-30th - registration is available immediately at http://bit.ly/geEKc9.
Costs will be $30-50 depending on how many students attend, subsidized
by SBA ($10 for dinner/training/networking party on 29th, $10 for
materials/lunch on 30th, $45 for Amtrak, $45 for hotel stay = $110).
Please note that he hotel price is for a shared room - if you'd like
your own, you will need to pay an extra $45. Please
contact Shannon Beebe for more information at email@example.com.
Mark Your Calendars for Earth Week!
Environmental Law Society will be holding events for Earth Week in
Monday, April 18th: ELS will be hosting a bake sale, sign-up sheets will be posted on TWEN soon.
Tuesday, April 19th: There will be an alumni panel.
Wednesday, April 20th: ELS will be showing an enviro-related movie with candy, stay tuned for what movie will be showing!
Thursday, April 21st: There will be a raffle with some very exciting prizes.
Friday, April 22nd: EARTH DAY!
For information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beach Clean-up on Saturday, March 23rd
Saturday, March 23rd: ELS
will conduct a Beach Clean-Up to help clean the 67th Beach. If
your interested in a day of fun and want to help volunteer, contact email@example.com. Free doughnuts will be provided!
Round Table Event on Tuesday, March 29th.
Tuesday, March 29, 11:45-12:45:
Shell Bleiweis, a sole practitioner who specializes in environmental
law, will come to Kent to discuss his experiences in environmental law
and this alternative way to practice it.
To encourage discussion,
only 12 seats will be available on a first come first served
basis. Please sign up on TWEN, there will be a FREE Lunch from Pompei!
GM Crops and Federal Regulation: Presentation by Biotech Expert Gregory Jaffe, April 11, 4PM, Kent Auditorium/Lobby:
Along with Net Impact, SALDF and IPLS, the ELS presents Greg
Jaffe, an attorney at the Center for Science in the Public Interest in
DC. Mr. Jaffe will present the pros and cons of genetically
modified crops - both plant and animal - and how well federal
regulations are protecting the public interest. A late lunch will
Net Impact Happy Hour at Kerryman
Eight of Net Impact local chapters are throwing a Happy Hour event on April 1st 5:30PM at Kerryman (661 N Clark Street). All participants are from the environment and CSR fields. ELS members are invited!
Friends of the Forest Preserves Water Policy Internship
Friend of the Forest Preserves is looking for a policy intern this
summer. The intern will be working for Friends of the Forest Preserve
to advocate through community organizing and education for the adoption
of a Stormwater Management Policy for the Forest Preserves of Cook
County, which is currently being considered by the forest preserve
board of commissioners. The Forest Preserves of Cook County make
up 11% of Cook County land with many of the preserves buffering the
region's river corridors, yet these same preserves receive between 50%
and 80% of the County's stormwater. This has a negative impact on
water quality and also stresses high quality natural areas in the
forest preserves including habitat for 173 threatened and endangered
species. The intern would also work on site specific stormwater
challenges by conducting research, working to find alternative
solutions, and educating the public and local officials. Finally, the
intern would serve as Friends' liaison at watershed partnership
meetings. The intern will also work on developing information and
messaging, themes and images to use in communications, along with
creating and giving presentations to local groups.
Dates: 12 weeks (May 23-Augut 12, 2011, some flexibility with
dates); 32 hours per week. Benefits include $160 per week stipend plus
a travel award to be announced later. Applications are due by Monday, April 18.
To apply submit a cover letter and resume to:
Alice Brandon, Conservation Director
Friends of the Forest Preserves
28 E. Jackson Blvd., Ste. 1102
Chicago, IL 60604-2330
Stephen H. Rothblatt Scholarship
Full or part-time graduate students pursuing a couse of
study and research leading to careers in environment related studies
can apply for the Stephen H. Rothblatt Scholarship. Applicants must be
a U.S. citizens of permanent resident. The Scholarship is
$1,000.00. Application deadline is March 18, 2011. The
application is available at http://lmawma.org/html/Scholarships2011.php.
Openlands Internship and Externship
Openlands is seeking externs and interns for Summer 2011 to
work on a broad scope of environmental law and policy issues in our
region, ranging from protecting our natural areas and preserving our
water resources to potentially helping to establish a national wildlife
refuge for future generations.
Applicants should have a strong academic record in environmental law
and policy, excellent writing and analytical skills, and a demonstrated
interest in and commitment to public interest and environmental
advocacy. Openlands is an equal opportunity employer and is
continually seeking to diversify its staff.
Interested law and policy students should send a cover letter and resume via email to Stacy Meyers at: firstname.lastname@example.org. For inquiries, please call: 312-863-6265
Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy
Interested in participating in UIC's Summer Institute on Sustainability
and Energy? The Summer Institute is an interdisciplinary program that
will occur from August 7-15.
It addresses issues that concern students across the curriculum:
policy, economics, health, science, engineering, environment, urban
planning, business, entrepreneurship, etc. Admission to the Summer
Institute is highly competitive, with only fifty students being invited
Admission into the program will be highly competitive with an
enrollment cap of only fifty. Participants will be primarily
graduate students, but senior-level undergraduates and postdoctoral
fellows will also be accepted.
To apply and for more information, visit http://sise.phy.uic.edu/.