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Archive for January, 2012

We at GoEco are excited to present the following volunteer projects to students and faculty. out our programs below for more information, and visit http://www.goeco.org/ for all of our volunteer opportunities.

*SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION IN COSTA RICA

Sea turtle season is fast approaching in Costa Rica and volunteers are needed to ensure the survival of these magnificent sea creatures! Each season, the Costa Rica turtle program recruits volunteers to help in the research and conservation work, such as night patrolling, collecting eggs, and rescuing turtles.

*MONKEY & WILDLIFE REHABILITATION IN SOUTH AFRICA

Travel to Limpopo, South Africa, and immerse yourself in the diverse ecosystems of the region. Work at a rehabilitation center for many species of wildlife, specifically primates such as monkeys and baboons. The center provides shelter for the animals and nurses them back to health in order to reintroduce them to nature.

*Programs Include:*
● Accommodations in home-stays or with other volunteers
● Full board (3 meals per day)
● Exciting orientations (and a week of Spanish lessons in Costa Rica)
● Full pre-departure & in-country assistance, training, and support

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The Earth Island Institute’s New Leaders Initiative, which seeks to elevate bold, emerging young leaders in the environmental movement through the Brower Youth Awards and other year-round programs, invites applications for 2012 interns. Interns will be exposed to some of the leading grassroots and national youth-led efforts, and have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of working in an environmental nonprofit. Intern tasks vary seasonally according to the program cycle and include outreach and communications, application recruitment and processing, event planning, media outreach and soliciting donations and program partners. Visit http://newleadersinitiative.org/article.php?id=441 for application details.

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Emerging food and agriculture leaders are invited to apply for FoodCorps, a national service organization in its second year that seeks to address childhood obesity by increasing vulnerable children’s knowledge of, engagement with, and access to healthy food. Service members build and tend school gardens, conduct nutrition education and facilitate Farm to School programming that brings healthy, affordable local food into public schools. Applications are due by March 25, 2012, and details can be found here: http://foodcorps.org/become-a-service-member.

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Stanford University’s (CA) Parking and Transportation Services is recruiting a new transportation demand management coordinator. This full-time position will be responsible for developing and implementing outreach communications to promote alternative transportation programs among university employees, students and visitors. The position supports the university’s goal of increasing the use of alternative transportation at its campus and hospital sites, and reducing peak-hour trips through effective programs, communications and marketing. To apply, visit http://jobs.stanford.edu/ and search for job number: 45887.

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Student Housing at the University of California, Davis seeks a sustainability coordinator to lead the development, implementation and management of its sustainability initiative. The coordinator will also provide billing analysis, reporting and benchmarking for Student Housing facilities respective to electricity, domestic water, steam, chilled water, natural gas and sewer. Successful candidates will have experience performing program analysis and evaluation of technical and non-technical operations. Application details can be found here: https://www.employment.ucdavis.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1327105710024

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North Central College (IL) seeks a sustainability coordinator to develop and maintain a campus-wide sustainability plan including strategies, policies and programs. The coordinator will also assist with green product purchasing and the development a campus recycling program. Successful candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in a related field. The review of applications will begin Jan. 31, 2012. Full application details can be found here: http://northcentralcollege.edu/x53906.xml.

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Assessment and Data Manager Position

The primary responsibility of the Assessment and Data Manager is to manage NYC Outward Bound’s process for capturing, synthesizing, analyzing and disseminating student, teacher and school outcome data from the organization’s network of Expeditionary Learning schools as well as NYC Outward Bound programs data.

Founded in 1987, New York City Outward Bound (www.nycoutwardbound.org) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing Outward Bound’s educational principles and practices to New York City’s young people and their schools. 

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