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Week of April 18th, 2011

Environmental Law Society Summer Fellowship

The 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 by e-mail only. 

Interested applicants can get the application online at

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.

Panelist include:
-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 jbaader@kentlaw.ed

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

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 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

The Chicago Green Festival will be held on May 14-15th at the McCormick Place.

Friends of the Forest Preserves Water Policy Internship

The 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.

Internship 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
(312) 356-9990

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 to participate.

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


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