ECO Newsletter: Week of February 7th, 2016

Hi everyone –

Happy Monday! We enjoyed seeing you at the Green Fund Tabling this week – and hope to see many of you again at SIPAFest on Wednesday.

PS the GIF is the eruption of Sakurajima volcano in Japan, just 50km from nuclear reactors. More dramatic video here. Fun fact: volcanic lighting is also known as a dirty thunderstorm.


SIPAFest: We’ll be tabling along with everyone else on the 4th floor this Wednesday – come say hi! And bring your friends.

ECO General Body Meeting
Join SIPA’s Environmental Coalition (ECO) Board to learn more about what ECO is, what it does, and how you can get involved. We’ll be sharing details about upcoming events and Earth Week plans. Watch the ECO Facebook page for further details on the location.

When: Thursday, February 11, 1pm-2pm
Where: TBD **Watch ECO Facebook for details**

Introduction to GIS Workshop
The Workshop is a 2 hour beginner’s introduction to GIS. Computers will be available for those who need them, but we recommend you bring your own.  Morning bagels and coffee are included.

WhenFriday, February 12, 10:00am-12:00pm
WhereLehman Library Room 215
RSVPThe event is free, but space is limited to 20 people so let ECO Co-director Yen Le (ykl2107) know if you want to reserve a spot.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Region 2 Information Session
Come meet with James Feeley, Human Resources Specialist, and Irene Boland Nielson (SIPA ’05), Environmental Protection Specialist, as they discuss the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and give an overview of the federal government’s employment website, Region 2 consists of New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and seven federally-recognized Indian Nations. More information here.

WhenTuesday, February 9, 1pm-2pm
Where: IAB, Room 410

NYC Career Series Spring Schedule                                                                                                         The Spring 2016 e NYC Career Series, focuses on the public and nonprofit sectors. Panelists include a mix of SIPA alumni and other professionals working for a variety of companies based in the NYC metro area. For more information about these career panels, or to register to attend, please logon to SIPAlink.

NYC Career Series: Environmental Policy                                                                                                    Are 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.


Rona Cohen (SIPA), Editor/Senior Energy & Environmental Policy Analyst, The Council of State Governments/Eastern Regional Conference
Dana Mecomber (SIPA), Project Manager, NY State Department of Environmental
Conservation, Division of Environmental Remediation
Jenna Tatum (SIPA), Senior Policy Advisor, NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
Nathanael Greene, Director of Renewable Energy Policy, Natural Resources Defense Council

When: Tuesday, February 9, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where: IAB, 1512
RSVP: If you are interested in attending this event, please sign up on SIPAlink
Dress code: business casual attire required

NYC Career Series: NYC Public and Nonprofit Sector Alumni/Student Networking Reception

Thursday, February 25,2016                                                                                                    6:30pm-8:30pm (Scandinavian House, Midtown Manhattan)

NYC Career Series: Monitoring and Evaluation

Wednesday, March 22, 2016                                                                                                    6:00pm-8:00pm (IAB, Room 1512)

NYC Career Series: Food Security

Wednesday, March 23, 2016                                                                                                      6:00pm-8:00pm (IAB, Room 1512)

NYC Career Series: Social Entrepreneurship

Monday, March 28, 2016                                                                                                      6:00pm-8:00pm (IAB, Room 1512)

For any questions or concerns about the aforementioned schedule or the NYC Career Series in general, please contact Elizabeth Burns, NYC Career Series Coordinator, at


CNN: Obama proposes $10-a-barrel oil tax
Climate economists react…
“Dead on arrival…”

Related: Obama seeks $12.8 Billion to Expand Clean Energy Research

Until next week… 

Isaura Espinosa de los Monteros (

Will Jordan (

SIPA Environmental Coalition (ECO) Communications Co-Directors

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