Green Job of the Day: Project Coordinator, Yale Community Carbon Fund (New Haven, CT)

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

Job: Project Coordinator (part-time)
Organization: Yale Community Carbon Fund
Location: New Haven, CT

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. The complete job announcement is available here.

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Reporting to the Sustainability Project Manager, as a part-time position the Project Coordinator will be directly responsible for managing, implementing, developing, and promoting the Yale Community Carbon Fund in its third year. During this time, the Carbon Fund will partner with the City of New Haven, the local utility and local non-profit organizations to install insulation in local households in New Haven and solar thermal panels on local non-profit organizations and track the offsets from these initiatives.

The Project Coordinator will ensure that the Carbon Fund becomes a model for community development initiatives that result in greenhouse gas mitigation and improved economic security within local communities. The coordinator will foster collaborative working relationships with New Haven municipal and non-profit organizations to achieve programmatic goals.

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Green Market Exposition to Include Workshops for Green Job Seekers (October 8 and 9 – Bridgeport, CT)

Green Market Exposition

The Green Market Exposition will take place on October 8 and 9 in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  This event will include a number of free workshops relevant for green job seekers (complete schedule available here).  These events are free and open to the public, but registration is recommended.  This event will take place at the Barnum Museum, 820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT.

Governors of 12 States Send Letter to President Obama Requesting Energy and Climate Strategy Meeting

On January 29th, twelve state governors sent a letter to President Obama, requesting "a meeting with you and your energy and environment cabinet and staff to develop a partnership that uses the positive momentum ofour states' climate leadership to build a truly comprehensive American energy and climate strategy for the new century."

The full text of the letter follows below (a PDF version of the letter is also available).


CALIFORNIA – CONNECTICUT – FLORIDA – KANSAS – MARYLAND – MASSACHUSETTS – NEW JERSEY – NEW MEXICO – NEW YORK – OREGON – WASHINGTON – WISCONSIN

Office of the Governors

January 29, 2009

The President
The White House
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President,

In your message to the Governors' Global Climate Summit in November, you spoke ofa new chapter in America's leadership on climate change. You stated that "delay is no longer an option" and "denial is not an acceptable response." You offered that "any governor willing to promote clean energy will have a partner in the White House." As governors ofstates that have been proactive on climate change and clean energy issues, we welcome the opportunity to take you up on that offer. We ask to meet with you and your energy and environment leadership team as soon as possible to forge a new, dynamic partnership ofstate, local and federal leaders that will be critical to addressing climate change and leading our country toward a clean energy economy.

It is crucial that we build on our states' momentum. In the absence of federal leadership, we led the way in building an American climate change and clean energy policy from the ground up. Working with local communities and private businesses, we've pursued policies that focus on green jobs, renewable energy, alternative fuels and energy efficiency to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change.

We believe a successful national program will build on the work our states have done so far and will follow the same principles that guided our efforts. Specifically, it should:

  • Set ambitious goals to achieve national emission reductions to avoid dangerous
    interference with the climate system.
  • Couple market mechanisms, such as an economy-wide cap-and-trade program, with flexible perfonnance standards and incentives for developing and deploying clean, efficient, low-emission technologies.
  • Use the value inherent in emissions allowances to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy and take advantage of the states' expertise in energy efficiency, renewable energy deployment, green job creation and assistance to municipalities and less advantaged, vulnerable populations so that all citizens can reap the benefits of a sustainable clean energy future.
  • Preserve and enhance state and local authority to continue implementing innovative measures and programs that further reduce greenhouse gas emissions within their jurisdictions.
  • Recognize the value of private investments made under existing state and regional capand-trade programs and ensure that state clean energy programs funded by the auction of allowances issued under those programs are preserved.

We applaud your call to enact a strong and effective federal climate and clean energy policy, and we are committed to helping develop a policy that harnesses the experience, efficiency and creativity of programs at the local, state and regional levels. To this end, we write to request a meeting with you and your energy and environment cabinet and staff to develop a partnership that uses the positive momentum ofour states' climate leadership to build a truly comprehensive American energy and climate strategy for the new century. We look forward to working with you.

Sincerely,

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
California

Governor M. Jodi Rell
Connecticut

Governor Charlie Crist
Florida

Governor Kathleen Sebelius
Kansas

Governor Martin O'Malley
Maryland

Governor Deval Patrick
Massachusetts

Governor Jon S. Corzine
New Jersey

Governor Bill Richardson
New Mexico

Governor David Paterson
New York

Governor Theodore R. Kulongoski
Oregon

Governor Christine O. Gregoire
Washington

Governor Jim Doyle
Wisconsin

cc:
The Honorable Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture
The Honorable Stephen Chu, Secretary of Energy
The Honorable Nancy Sutley, Chairwoman of the Council on Environmental Quality
The Honorable Lisa Jackson, United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator
The Honorable Carol Browner, Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change

Green Job of the Day: Assistant Director, Yale Office of Sustainability (2 positions) (New Haven, CT)

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

Job: Assistant Director, Office of Sustainability (2 positions)
Organization:  Yale University
Location: New Haven, CT

Yale’s Office of Sustainability has recently posted job announcements for two Assistant Director positions:

  1. Assistant Director, Office of Sustainability – A new position that will provide leadership, critical analysis and managerial support to advance Yale’s commitment to becoming a national and international leader in campus sustainability.
  2. Assistant Director, Sustainability Partnerships – A new position that will provide leadership, support and oversight to Yale’s participation in various state, regional, national and international sustainability collaborations.

Also, Yale’s Office of Sustainability has additional job announcements: