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Week of April 18th, 2011
Environmental Law Society Summer Fellowship
Environmental Law Society's Annual Keith I. Harley, Fred P. Bosselman
and A. Dan Tarlock Fellowships are awarded every year to students
working in unpaid or underpaid summer positions at environmental law or
public interest organizations, governmental bodies or firms. The
purpose of the Fellowships is to give monetary support to students
interested in pursuing practical experience in environmental law.
The Eligibility for an ELS Fellowship requires that:
1. applicants must be currently enrolled in the Chicago-Kent College of Law;
2. by April 30, 2011, applicants must have acquired a
summer position working at an environmental law public interest
organization or governmental body;
3. applicants must have volunteered for/participated
in ELS activities in the amount of at least 4 hours in the spring of
2011, or at least 8 hours over the 2010/2011 academic year; and
4. applicants must fully complete the application and
a short personal statement and submit them no later than
5:00 pm on Monday, April 18, 2011, to Shannon Beebe at shannonLbeebe@gmail.com by e-mail only.
Interested applicants can get the application online at www.kentlaw.edu/student_orgs/els.
Earth Week Bake Sale
Monday, April 18th: ELS will be hosting a bake sale. Stop by the front lobby for a delicious baked treat!
Earth Week Alumni Panel
Tuesday, April 19th, 5:00-6:00pm in room 590: ELS will be hosting an Environemntal Law Society Alumni Panel.
-Carrie Zalewski: Board Member, Illinois Pollution Control Board
-Raghav Murali: Chief of Legislative Affairs, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
-Kendra Fogarty: Environment and Economic Affairs Officer, Canadian Consulate
-Katy Lemanski: Assistant Counsel, United States Navy
A networking session with food and drinks will follow the panel.
This is an excellent opportunity to hear about various career paths in environmental law!
Questions? Email Jen at email@example.com
Food Inc. Screening
Wednesday, April 20th, 7:00pm in Room C50: ELS and SALDF will be showing the enviro-related movie Food Inc. Snacks will be provided!
ELS Raffle April 21st
Thursday, April 21st: ELS will be hosting a raffle with some
very exciting prizes. Stop by outside the SPAK to buy a raffle ticket
and check out the prizes.
For information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Earth day!
Friday, April 22nd is EARTH DAY!
Beach Clean-up on Saturday, April 23rd at 10:00 AM
Where: 67th Street Beach
When: Saturday, April 23rd
Time: 10 AM* - Noon (but will most likely only go till 11:30 AM)
*for those who need a ride can e-mail Erica at email@example.com and meet her in front of Kent at 9:30 AM.
Interested: Please sign-up on TWEN to volunteer or if you need a ride to the beach
Spend a couple of hours with ELS to help beautify one of Chicago's beaches! Free donuts will be provided!
Chicago Green Festival
Interested in volunteering at the Chicago Green Festival
this spring? Not only will volunteers be helping the green movement but
volunteers get free admission to the festival and a free Green Festival
t-shirt! Interested volunteers can register at www.greenfestivals.org.
The Chicago Green Festival will be held on May 14-15th at the McCormick Place.
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
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. Applications will be accepted no later than May 1st, 2011.
To apply and for more information, visit http://sise.phy.uic.edu/.