ECO News, Jobs, Events, and More – February 24

unnamedFebruary 24, 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


The EE website is being updated and you have the opportunity to be profiled on it as a current student. The website receives about 2,600 views per month (January 2014) and will give you considerable visibility.

A select number of second and first year students will be profiled. To be considered, please fill in this template (four short questions, response limit 150 words per question) and return to by Friday, Feb 28, 11:59pm. It should not take more than 20 minutes of your time.

Please submit spell-checked and edited answers, ready to be published. If we need to edit your answers, we will check in with you. Please also submit a high-resolution profile picture.


Sleepwalking Into the Future: Why the Geographic Perspective and Geospatial Technologies are critical to 21st Century Education and Society
Wednesday, February 26
10:30am to 11:30am
Columbia University Morningside Campus Butler Library, 208b

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jennifer Mulvey by sending email to or by calling 845-365-8907.

Speaker: Joseph Kerski, Education Manager, ESRI


Fueling Up: The Economic Implications of America’s Oil and Gas Boom
Wednesday, February 26
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
International Affairs Building, Room 1501
A presentation and discussion with Trevor Houser, Partner, Rhodium Group; Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; and co-author, Fueling Up. Register here.


The Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Low-Carbon Transportation
Wednesday, February 26
6:10 pm to 7:00 pm
Havemeyer Hall Room 209

Speaker: Lori Ardito, First Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Transportation. Register here.


The Sustainability Essentials Training Program (SET) Online Information Session
Tuesday, March 4
12:00pm to 12:45pm
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Nancy Degnan by sending email to or by calling 212-854-8310.


Resume Clinic – Public Sector

When: Tuesday, February 25

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Where: OCS Conference Room 420, IAB

Due to the nature of the workshop, SPACE IS LIMITED TO 15 STUDENTS.

If you RSVP and can no longer attend the session, please deregister in SIPAlink within 24 hours of the event.  Failure to attend the session, without 24 hours notice of cancellation, will result in the forfeiture of all future opportunities to register for similar interactive events in the semester.

If you would like to be added to the wait list for the workshop, please send an email to and you will be contacted by email if space becomes available.


SIPA’s NYC Public Sector Alumni/Student Networking Reception
When: Wednesday, February 26
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Scandinavia House in midtown Manhattan (58 Park Avenue near East 38th Street)
Dress: Business casual attire

IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration closes on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 11:59pm, at which OCS will no longer accept RSVPs and the cost to attend will be $20 at the door. There are absolutely no refunds.

To RSVP for this Reception, please register via Sundial by clicking here.


All-Ivy Environmental and Sustainability Career Fair
When: Friday, February 28

Time: 10:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Alfred Lerner Hall, Roone Arledge Auditorium

Dress: Business Professional



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



An oil derrick can be seen in a field near Denver, Colorado

Colorado approves limits on air pollution from oil, gas drilling

People get out of a stranded car at a flooded underpass amid heavy rainfalls under the influence of Typhoon Haiyan, in Nanning

Costs of natural disasters in China  surge to $69 billion


Sugarcane converted to cold-tolerant, oil-producing crop


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

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