31 Oct

Environmental Fellows Program accepting applications for 2020 cohort

SEAS’ Environmental Fellows Program is opening its application period for graduate students interested in professional development at environmental justice organizations across the United States.

The application period opens tomorrow (Friday), November 1. There will also be an information session next Monday, November 4, in Dana 2024. To RSVP for this session click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSej99p4VUMkwf1oKA9Vgih1ihNW2Fn2L3q0fizZMzcuZLn5Sg/viewform

More information about the program here: https://efp.seas.umich.edu/

About the program:
The Environmental Fellows Program (EFP) at the University of Michigan (U of M) School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS), in partnership with the Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA), is a 12-week summer fellowship opportunity that seeks to diversify the environmental field by cultivating the career aspirations of master’s and doctoral students from historically underrepresented groups by connecting students to work opportunities in environmental nonprofits, grant makers, and government sectors.

18 Oct

“Ecological Grief”, Climate Cash, and Welcoming a Climate Emergency

The September 17 2019 issue of Nature features a couple of fascinating articles on climate change.

– An article about the “ecological grief” experienced by scientists witnessing the decline of the Great Barrier Reef: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02656-8

– A detailed look at where funding for mitigating and adapting climate change is coming from and going to: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02712-3

– An infographic with “The Hard Truths of Climate Change”: https://www.nature.com/immersive/d41586-019-02711-4/public/pdf/d41586-019-02711-4.pdf

– An editorial Paul Gilding (former director of Greenpeace) on why he is optimistic that, once we experience a climate emergency, governments will get serious about addressing climate change: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02735-w