ECO News, Jobs, Events and More February 10


February 10, 2014

Happy Monday ECO members and fans!

To stay on top of all our news and events, don’t forget to check out and follow ECO on Facebook and Twitter. Click here to join our listserve or forward to a friend.

Hope to see you at an event soon,

The ECO Board

ECO Kick-off Events for Spring 2014:

ECO’s First General Meeting
ECO will hold our first meeting tomorrow to discuss plans for the rest of the semester – all current and prospective members are welcome! We would love to have your input about what you’d like to see ECO doing on campus.

When: Wednesday February 12th, 1:00-2:00pm

Where: 402B International Affairs Building


SIPA ECO, SUMASA, CUCSD Joint Happy Hour with China Climate Group

Sustainability Management Student Association has the privilege of hosting the Climate Group delegation of Chinese students and young professionals in the energy field next week. We are teaming up with such phenomenal groups as SIPA ECO and CUCSD in order to introduce the visitors to the social side of the university life in United States, and we would be delighted if you and your friends would like to attend our event (please, RSVP here).

When: Wednesday February 12th, 8:00pm
Where: Havana Central
There will be drink specials!
NYC Career Series: Environmental Policy
When: Monday, February 10
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Room 1512 International Affairs Building
Dress: Business casual attireAre you interested in working in the Environmental Policy field in the New York metro area? Whether you are a first-year or second-year student, come and learn more about the field, various career paths, and potential job/internship opportunities at the NYC Career Panel for Environmental Policy. Panelists will include a mix of SIPA alumni and other professionals working for a variety of companies or organizations based in the NYC metro area.

Please register on SIPAlink, click here.


Global Oil Market Forecasting: Main Approaches & Key Drivers
Steven Kopits, Managing Director, Douglass-Westwood
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
12:30 pm – 2:00pm
International Affairs Building, Room 1501
Register here


Sustainability Survey at Columbia University

Columbia University is conducting a survey to identify areas of opportunity where we can improve the environmental sustainability of our Morningside campus operations.  The survey will inform future planning and program development that will advance and strengthen sustainability initiatives at Columbia.  It will also help us understand how to more effectively communicate updates, progress and opportunities for you to make a positive impact.

As a student, faculty or staff member at Columbia, you have a unique perspective that we are looking to capture.  The survey will include questions about your observations of individual behaviors on campus that impact Columbia’s ability to successfully conserve energy and divert waste to recycling.  It should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete and your responses will be kept confidential.  We ask that you please take your time and respond to each question candidly.

The survey is available at through February 17, 2014.

While participation is voluntary, it is strongly encouraged.  Your feedback is vital and will ultimately help us to together create a better environment for all.



U.S. Department of State Information Session
When: Thursday, February 13
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Room 411, IAB
Dress: Business casual attire. Note: U.S. citizens only.
Please register on SIPAlink, click here.


Third Annual Middle East Career Conference
When: Thursday, February 13
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Room 1501, IAB
Dress: Business casual attire
This event is organized by SIPA’s Arab Student Association.

For more information, please email: 
Anthony Guerbidjian, -or- Ellen Brooks,


Energias de Portugal, S.A. Summer Internship Grant 
·         Two awards of $2,500 will be given to students participating in unpaid, energy-related summer internships that promote social responsibility, sustainability, innovation, and proactive environmental management. To apply, visit SIPAlink.
JOB ID: 47311           DEADLINE: April 14, 2014

Whitman Family Foundation Summer Fellowship in Environmental Policy Studies
·         An award of $1,000 will be given to a student in the Environmental Track of the Energy and Environment concentration participating in an unpaid summer internship related to environmental policy. To apply, visit SIPAlink.
JOB ID: 47310           DEADLINE: April 14, 2014




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Jennifer Goode
SIPA Environmental Coalition (ECO) Communications Director
MIA Candidate (2015), School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

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