ECO Newsletter: Week of November 20, 2017

Hi all,

Don’t forget to come out to ECO’s GIS workshop tomorrow! Knowledge of ArcGIS is a great skill to add to your resume and to impress your future employers… or anybody really! Details and sign-up can be found below!


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Puerto Rico Supply Drive

Date/time

: Monday, November 20, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm & Nov. 27 – Dec. 8
Location: IAB 4th floor

We’ll be collecting: cleaning products (antibacterial products); baking soda; dish, hand, and body soap; detergent; trash bags; Ziploc bags; bag clips; personal hygiene products (pads/tampons, deodorant, tooth brushes, tooth paste, mouthwash, floss); bedsheets (any size); mosquito nets; batteries; battery-powered radios/fans; solar power charger; non-perishable foods (powdered milk, cereal, olive/corn oil, rice canned foods, coffee, sugar, spices, pasta).


ECO EVENTS:

ECO GIS Workshop!

Date/time: Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: 215 Lehman

Curious about using data spatially? Join ECO for a hands-on introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Learn about data models, spatial analysis, projections, finding data and working with your own data using ArcGIS. Special exercise for ECO is mapping solar resources. Space is limited so sign-up soon to claim your spot!

Sign up here!!!


EVENTS:

Columbia University Energy Symposium

Date/time: Friday, February 2
Location: Columbia University Faculty House

Ticket sales for the 2018 Columbia University Energy Symposium are live! Get your tickets today to take advantage of early bird pricing for limited quantities. Regular Tier 1 pricing will start once early bird tickets are sold out.

The 2018 Symposium will be held at the Columbia University Faculty House on Friday, February 2nd 2018. The theme of the Symposium will be “Envisioning a New Energy Era”, and we will be bringing together panels on clean energy finance, peak oil demand, future of electric vehicles, geopolitics of renewables, grid digitalization and corporations’ role in clean energy advancement. Confirmed speakers include Jingdong Hua, Diane Regas, Bob Perciasepe, Eirik Waerness, John MacWilliams, and many more. We will also host a Venture Showcase competition pitching their latest ideas and concepts in clean energy.
Students can also participate in the Career Fair and Case Competition that will be held on Thursday, February 1st 2018. Visit our website at http://www.cuenergysymposium.com/ for more information.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Women at McKinsey

Date/time: Monday, November 20, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: Online

Work Authorization Requirement: For full time positions, McKinsey considers where you are legally authorized to work. While it does support work visa applications for full time hires, the availability and final approval of visas is out of its control.

Deciding what to do next summer to prepare for a career after completing your advanced degree? Consider McKinsey.

Bringing together an outstanding group of colleagues, from a wide variety of backgrounds to help leading organizations tackle their most complex challenges, McKinsey has long been a leader in strategic management. The amount of work they are doing in areas such as data science, software engineering, machine learning, corporate restructuring, and change management is growing rapidly. As their firm evolves, they are looking for more people like you – experts in their fields – to join their community.

Join McKinsey for virtual events to meet their people and to learn more about 2018 global summer internship opportunities with their offices, practices and New Ventures (data scientist, data engineers). We welcome all advanced degree candidates completing their degree or program in 2019.

Click here to register for any of their upcoming webinars, or use the following URL:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Winter2017_WebexRSVP

Digital McKinsey

Date/time: Monday, November 20, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: Online

Work Authorization Requirement: For full time positions, McKinsey considers where you are legally authorized to work. While it does support work visa applications for full time hires, the availability and final approval of visas are out of its control.

Deciding what to do next summer to prepare for a career after completing your advanced degree? Consider McKinsey.

Bringing together an outstanding group of colleagues, from a wide variety of backgrounds to help leading organizations tackle their most complex challenges, McKinsey has long been a leader in strategic management. The amount of work they are doing in areas such as data science, software engineering, machine learning, corporate restructuring, and change management is growing rapidly. As their firm evolves, they are looking for more people like you – experts in their fields – to join their community.

Join McKinsey for virtual events to meet their people and to learn more about 2018 global summer internship opportunities with their offices, practices and New Ventures (data scientist, data engineers). We welcome all advanced degree candidates completing their degree or program in 2019.

Click here to register for any of their upcoming webinars, or use the following URL:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Winter2017_WebexRSVP

Belt and Road Initiative – Green Development

Date/time: Tuesday, November 21, 9:30 -11:30 am
Location: Low Library, Faculty Room, 535 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027

Under the Belt and Road Initiative, the Chinese government will provide hundreds of billions of dollars for thousands of projects across Asia, Europe and Africa.  This will include funding for power plants, transmission lines and other energy infrastructure.  The Chinese government has emphasized “green development” as an important feature of the Belt and Road Initiative, highlighting its commitment to environmental protection, low-carbon development, and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.  Please join us for a discussion of the Belt and Road Initiative and its impacts on sustainable development. David Sandalow – Inaugural Fellow and Director, US-China Program for the Center on Global Energy Policy and Xu Qinhua, from Renmin University, will moderate the discussion with the following group of experts:

  • Fu Chengyu — former Chair, China National Offshore Oil Company and former Chair, Sinopec
  • Li Junfeng — former Director-General, National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, NDRC
  • Zhao Xijun, Renmin University
  • Han Wenke — former Director, Energy Research Institute, NDRC
  • Qinhua Xu — Director, Center for International Energy and Environment Strategy Studies, Renmin University
  • Michael Eckhart — Managing Director and Global Head of Environmental Finance of Citigroup & Adjunct Professor of Columbia University’s  School for International and Policy Affairs
  • Deborah Lehr — Vice Chairman, Paulson Institute

Guests unable to attend can view a live stream of the event at energypolicy.columbia.edu/watch.

Registration is required. Register here.

Public Hearing on Climate Change

Date/time: Wednesday, November 29, 8:30 AM – 12 PM
Location: Borough of Manhattan Community College, Fiterman Hall, Conference 1306/7, 245 Greenwich Street, NY

New York City Public Advocate Tish James has announced a Public Hearing on Climate Change on November 29th.

“As New York City observes the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy and the country endures more extreme weather events such as Hurricanes Irma, Harvey, and Maria, it is critical that we understand the root causes of climate change, how it affects our residents and infrastructure, and take bold steps to limit and counteract global warming. There has been a clear lack of leadership at the federal level—President Trump has withdrawn the United States from the Paris Climate Accord and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt continues to dismantle environmental regulations such as the Clean Power Plan and Clean Water Rule. In this context, we must explore what New York City can do to implement and encourage forward-thinking policies that address climate change within and beyond our city’s borders.”

Join us for a rally before the hearing at 8:30 am and help us pack the hearing room at 9:30. Bring your signs and your energy to the rally, and get ready to send a loud and clear message – it’s time to #DivestNY!

Please find more information here.

All Ivy Career Fair 2018

Date/time: February 9, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Alfred Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway, New York, NY

This year will mark the fifteenth anniversary of the All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair. This is the premier event for recruiters and top talent to connect and discuss career opportunities associated with sustainability. Each year, the eight Ivy League schools come together to produce a unique and inspiring career fair that provides companies unparalleled access to undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D level students who have the skills and knowledge to address the complex sustainability challenges of our global economy.

More information can be found here.


INTERNSHIPS:

The Nature Conservancy 

Deadline: November 24, 2017

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit http://www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

The internship positions available on SIPALink are listed in the table below:

Nature Conservancy Internship

SIPALink ID Internship Position

72788

Monitoring GLOBE Intern

72790

Global Communications GLOBE Intern

72792

Grassland and Freshwater Restoration GLOBE Intern

72793

GIS Technician GLOBE Intern

72794

International Climate Policy GLOBE Intern

72797

Watershed Stewardship GLOBE Intern

72800

Great Salt Pond GLOBE Intern

72802

Marketing & Communications GLOBE Intern

72804

Sustainable Forestry and Rainforest Restoration GLOBE Intern

Lindsay Cherry (lmc2248@columbia.edu)

SIPA Environmental Coalition (ECO) Communications Director

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


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