ECO Newsletter: Week of March 5, 2018

Hi all,

We hope you are all managing to shamble toward spring break, midterms either forgotten or fondly remembered (ha!). Remember to take at least a little time from your bustling successful lives to relax and recharge over the break. To take a random example, by not writing a weekly newsletter! Or whatever your life’s equivalent is. And doubly remember to enjoy your enjoyment! Work can wait, however briefly. Still some cool events this week, so finish the halfway point strong!









ECO is planning a field visit to the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability! As blooming young sustainability experts, we want to make sure as many of you as possible can come, so fill out this poll to assist us in scheduling a date





The Recycling Game!

Date: Tuesday, March 6th 2018
Time: 1 – 2
Location: 4th Floor


Do you think you know how to recycle? Have you ever questioned that ability when faced with the impassive, three-faced god that is SIPA recycling? Interested in talking to the ECO team about future waste management projects at SIPA? Take a step toward a more confidently sustainable life and come play the recycling game in the fishbowl tomorrow! We will have candy and snacks because we know you like them.




NYU IRPA Happy Hour

Date: Tuesday, March 6
Time: 5-7pm
Location: The Malt House (206 Thompson St.)

Come down to Greenwich Village and join the NYU International Relations and Politics Association (IRPA) for an IR grad student happy hour. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

RSVP via FB:


2018 Climate Change Symposium

Hosted by the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law 

Date: Tuesday, March 6th

Time: 5:00 pm

Location: Columbia Law School, Rm. 103 Jerome Greene Hall


Two New York CLE credits available

Registration Requested

(required for CLE credit)


The symposium will feature the following presentations:


Linking Across Borders: Opportunities and Obstacles for a Joint Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative-Western Climate Initiative Market by Augusta Wilson

Comments by Professor Bruce Usher of Columbia Business School


To Negotiate a Carbon Tax: A Rough Map of Interactions, Tradeoffs, and Risks by Justin Gundlach

Comments by Professor Gregg Macey of Brooklyn Law School


More information here



100 Resilient Cities Summer Internship – New York



100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) is a organization dedicated to helping cities to be better prepared for and quickly rebound from 21st century shocks and stresses. 100 Resilient Cities is working with 100 member cities from around the globe for whom it provides four kinds of value, to start: 1) Financial and other support for putting in place a new city resilience leader, a Chief Resilience Officer; 2) Support for development of a robust resilience strategy; 3) Management of a peer-to-peer network of member cities who can learn from and help each other; and 4) Connecting member cities to curated solutions of services provided by Platform Partners who can help them to implement their resilience strategies. 100RC seeks to increase awareness of the importance of resilience thinking, to catalyze a new community of urban resilience practitioners and spur the growth of a robust ecosystem of resilience-focused solutions and solution providers.



100 Resilient Cities is looking for multiple interns in the New York office & an intern for each of our Regional Offices (London & Mexico City). Each Intern will work closely with one of the 100RC teams, including City Solutions, City & Practice Management (North America, Africa, LAC, & EME), Network, Knowledge & Impact, Communications, and Operations. We will match the intern’s strengths and interests with the organization’s needs, in order to ensure maximum impact from 100 Resilient Cities’ work on building urban resilience worldwide.


Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, Solutions Fellow – Arlington, VA

C2ES seeks a highly qualified person to focus on US State, City and Federal policy, with a focus (but not exclusive focus) on low-carbon transportation solutions. This position reports to the Senior Vice President for Policy and Business Strategy.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Research, analyze, write and communicate information on low-carbon transportation and energy developments at the federal, state, city and international levels, including policy, technology and other initiatives that reduce the carbon footprint of the transportation and energy sector;
  • Provide technical assistance to government policy makers on climate policy design and business leaders on effective climate strategies;
  • Share lessons from city, state and regional action across multiple stakeholders;
  • Organize and conduct meetings of city, state, industry and federal officials, while providing expert guidance;
  • Represent C2ES at climate change meetings, conferences, and hearings;
  • Organize workshops, webinars and briefings for stakeholders on policy issues;
  • Conduct background research and draft white papers as needed; and
  • Collaborate with colleagues and external funders to draft project proposals.





Scott Belding (

SIPA Environmental Coalition (ECO) Communications Director

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