Landscape for Life

Julie Conley, landscape architect, discusses a national program developed by the US Botanical Garden called “Landscape For Life” that empowers homeowners to create a more earth-friendly garden at home. Presented by Wild Ones Ann Arbor.

Landscape for Life

Julie Conley, landscape architect, discusses a national program developed by the US Botanical Garden called “Landscape For Life” that empowers homeowners to create a more earth-friendly garden at home. Presented by Wild Ones Ann Arbor.

Whole Earth, Fractured Planet: Geohistory, Climate Justice, and the Crisis of Capitalism

JMoore Tuesday talkJason Moore, Phd – Binghamton University

“We have met the enemy, and he is us.” Cartoonist Walt Kelly’s iconic poster for the first Earth Day (1970) captured the zeitgeist of a new political imaginary: modern environmentalism. Ever since, its dominant metaphors – from Spaceship Earth to the Anthropocene – have stressed the fundamental unity of humans in facing, and creating, planetary crises. Rightly insisting that humans are part of the web of life, post-1970 environmentalism rapidly slipped into a second, more dubious, worldview: “we” created the conditions and realities of planetary crisis. The new global environmental imaginary had little sense of capitalism’s global fractures, above all the ways in which planetary color, gender, and class lines have been drawn and violently policed since 1492. As today’s climate crises unfold, so too has a resurgent Western universalism, captured in the Anthropocene’s discourse of Man versus Nature. Looking at capitalism’s long history of power and re/production, Moore shows how movements for planetary justice must directly challenge – and disrupt – the enduring legacies of racism, sexism, and colonialism as fundamental drivers of climate crisis and the enrichment of the globe’s One Percent.

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2019 University of Michigan Green Career Fair

Fifth Annual Campus-Wide Environment and Sustainability Career Fair
Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 11:30-2:30 pm
Michigan League, Ballroom

What to Expect at Green Fair 

M-CARD REQUIRED FOR ENTRY – This event is open to all University of Michigan students and alumni

The University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) is one of the nation’s top graduate programs in natural resources and environmental fields. We are partnering with student groups, Students for Clean Energy and Net Impact to host a campus wide environmental and sustainability career fair. Last year 40+ employers and 600 graduate and undergraduate students participated from a wide variety of departments (SEAS, Ross Business School, College of Engineering, Ford School of Public Policy, Program in the Environment and many others).

FAQs

What is a Green Career Fair?

This fair is structured similarly to other career fairs, but with a focus on environment and sustainability jobs and internships.

Who can come to this event?

All students! This is an opportunity for any interested student to pursue green internships and jobs regardless of major or minor.

Should I participate even if I am not currently seeking a job or internship?

YES! The career fair is a critical opportunity to develop professional networking connections and to learn about employers that may interest you in the future.

Why work a “green job”?

With increasing concerns about climate change and environmental degradation in contemporary society, there is a demand for environmentally conscious careers. Applying your skills to an environmental position can provide fulfilling experiences that encourage sustainable thinking in future career paths and benefit the environment as a whole.

Registration?

Registration will become available in October.  Registration prior to the event is extremely encouraged. Bring your student ID.

What to Wear?

Fair dress is business professional or business casual. This means: dress slacks and shirt/tie, skirt and blouse, dress or a business suit.

Need help building your professional dress closet?

Plan to visit University Career Center Clothes Closet.

What to Bring?

Copies of your resume…plus a few extra for organizations you weren’t planning to meet. A folder for carrying your resumes and any informational materials from organizations. No need for a cover letter.

There will be an area for your belongings during the Fair. It is on a first come, first serve basis.

Tips from Students

The Green Fair can be a bit overwhelming. Use these tips from students to make the most of each day.

“Be prepared to ask specific questions of different recruiters based on the research you’ve done on their company.”

“Go in with a game plan because the long lines can be disorienting.”

“Remember people’s names from the companies you are interested in.  It will make it easier to follow up with them in the future.”

“I would have been less stressed out if I was more organized.”

“Come prepared and knowing what position(s) you are interested in.  Most importantly, be able to explain why you’re interested in it.”

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Got more questions? Please contact seas-careers@umich.edu

Career Services

Friends of the Campus Farm Workday

Once a month the Sustainable Living Experience coordinates with the Friends of the Campus Farm to participate in their weekly volunteer days at the Campus Farm. Check for the online sign up in the Friends of the Campus Farm and SLE newsletters and be sure to let them know you plan on coming by Wednesday of that week.

Listening & Watch Event: Sustainability and the Environment

Event flyerThe Sustainable Living Experience is hosting a listening/watch party featuring select podcast and video shorts (2-5 minutes) related to sustainability and the environment.

Students and community members are encouraged to submit media to be considered for this event by Friday, November 30th.

The submission form is available here:

Podcast submission form

Call for Podcast Submissions – deadline

Listening & Watch Event: Sustainability and the Environment

Event flyer

Thursday, December 13
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Students and community members are encouraged to submit media to be considered for this event by Friday, November 30th.

The Sustainable Living Experience is hosting a listening/watch party featuring select podcast and video shorts (2-5 minutes) related to sustainability and the environment.

The submission form is available here: bit.ly/sustainabilitypodcast

 

 

Sustainable Food Systems in Thailand Info Session

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Join CGIS International Programs Advisor, Cristina Zamarron and representatives from the International Sustainable Development Studies Institute Thailand as they will discuss one of CGIS’s newest programs Sustainable Food Systems and Ecology in Chaing Mai, Thailand!!

This 3-week, 3-credit Maize Away program examines the issues in sustainable food production in Thailand. Perhaps one of the most challenging topics in sustainability studies, sustainable food systems are critical to creating a sustainable future.

This course will look at commercial chemical-intensive agriculture, study both lowland and upland agriculture as practiced in Thailand, and spend extended time in the fields and gardens of farmers and villagers. This course will examine comparisons between large scale agroindustry with smallholder agriculture, with special emphasis on organic farming and agroecology.
Students will spend extended time in the field learning about both the biology of sustainable agriculture as well as the social and political issues surrounding sustainable agriculture and current commercial food systems.

Students will travel to Don Jieng, in Northern Thailand to visit local farm groups, then to Ban Dang Nai to look at look at the impacts of agricultural extension efforts on village livelihood, culture, environment, and more!