Friday, September 23, 2016

Cress Creek Garden Club Scholarships

Cress Creek Garden Club
Guidelines for Scholarships

The goal of the Cress Creek Garden Club Scholarship Committee is to provide aid to
students of higher learning in the areas of horticulture, landscaping, environmental
studies and other related fields.


- Submit a completed application package
- Have graduated from high school or presently be in their final year of high
- Be enrolled or accepted into an accredited institution of higher learning
- Have a current GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0
- Be enrolled in a major relating to horticulture or related studies such as
 environmental science, landscape design, forestry, botany, etc.


- A completed scholarship application form
- Two sealed letters of recommendation, with the signature across the seal, from
 an advisor, academic instructor, volunteer coordinator or work supervisor
- Most recent official transcripts from high school or college
- A 300-500 word essay describing yourself, your educational background and
 future plans after graduation. Within the essay, include and elaborate on the
 . organized activities or clubs in which you have participated
 . work or volunteer activities during the past three years related to your chosen
 . other work or volunteer activities
 . professional goals after you graduate
 . additional information you wish to include to support your application

NOTE: Requirements for students re-applying for this scholarship are the same as
above with the exception of the essay which should describe how their college and
other experience in the past year can be applied toward their future work.

The scholarship recipients will be determined in April based on the above criteria. All
awards will be sent to the school of the scholarship recipient’s choice.

Last Revised: 2013

Exploring Culture and Environment in the Americas Lecture Series

Swap Don’t Shop

Swap Don’t Shop
What: A clothing swap and recycle!

Where: 1004 West Lincoln Highway Apt. I-3

When: Today (9/23/16), 12-7

Bring your old clothes and grab something new! This is an ecofriendly way to refresh your wardrobe, without breaking bank! We would love to see you come out today! Call Johna at 847-271-7971 if you have any questions!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

2017 MorganMyers Summer Internship

Do you want to learn more about marketing communications or managing issues impacting agriculture? Do you have food or farming experience? Are you looking for an internship that lets you interact with clients? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be a great fit for the MorganMyers summer 2017 internship program. Our interns meet with clients, assist with creative planning, participate in project and event execution, and much more.
MorganMyers has been protecting and promoting brands in production ag and the food chain for more than three decades with offices in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and Waterloo, Iowa. We specialize in the agricultural, food and beverage, and business-to-business industries with a client roster featuring big brand names. 
If you want to get an edge on the competition in today's tough job market, we encourage you to apply for our summer 2017 internship program. We offer competitive wages, a monthly housing/living stipend, assistance in finding housing (if needed), and your own office – with four walls, windows and a door!
We are seeking a full-time student who is:
  • Pursuing a degree in communications, public relations, advertising, journalism or a related field
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about agriculture and food
  • An excellent writer and skilled communicator
  • Detail-oriented
  • A creative thinker
  • Able to see opportunity within each challenge
If you are or if you know a student who meets these criteria, please visit for more information. Application packets must be postmarked by Friday, November 4, 2016, for consideration.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at We want to keep our list of intern contacts current, so if there is someone else at your institution who should be receiving this information, please let me know.

2017 Summer Intern At National Wildlife Refuge

Army Corps of Engineer Internships

Student Trainee (Park Guide)

Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service, as we prepare for a second century of Stewardship and Engagement. Become a part of our mission to connect with our past and create important connections to the future by building a rich and lasting legacy for the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates. For more information about the National Park Service, click National Park Service.

The Oklahoma City National Memorial works closely with the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation, which was created to administer the Memorial in cooperation with the National Park Service. The two components of the Memorial are the outside Symbolic Memorial, and a 30,000 square foot Interactive Learning Museum. The major duties of the position are to present conducted programs such as walks, demonstrations, talks or special activities. Provide assistance and/or initiate original input on revisions of interpretative materials, such as guidebooks, handouts, environmental education packet material and exhibits. Reply to oral and written inquiries about park resources and programs. On a daily basis, conduct formal presentations and informal contacts on the Memorial grounds. Respond to visitor inquiries, needs, and complaints; provide information about the site and surrounding areas. Provide interpretation of the site.
politan area.

Student Trainee

As one of the links in the overall mission of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE), the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) is one of the most diverse engineering and scientific research organizations in the world consisting of seven specialized laboratories and combining all research and development (R&D) capabilities of USACE into one organization.

As a Student Trainee (Engineering and Architecture), Student Trainee (Natural Resources), Student Trainee (Physical Science) or Student Trainee (Math and Computer Science) you will serve in a developmental role in a professional discipline under close supervision with a team leader and/or supervisor. Some of the duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • Collecting data for research and preparing reports
  • Entering data into databases
  • Assisting with research projects including the oversight of field data collection
  • Preparing drawings, graphs or charts using project data
  • Performing routine scientific and engineering computations using academic knowledge
  • Operating or adjusting various types of laboratory equipment
  • Tracking information to provide recommendations for project execution
  • Overseeing the function of the laboratory operation 

Friday, September 16, 2016

NIU Green Team: October Green Drinks

October Green Drinks
The NIU Green Team has its eyes on the environmental future of the university. Over the next several years, the members of the NIU Green Team will be working on developing a Sustainable Master Plan. Melissa Burlingame, Chair for the NIU Green Team and Research Associate for the NIU Center for Governmental Studies, will share information about how the Green Team plans to tackle such a large project.

Wednesday, October 12th @ 7PM-10PM
Fatty's Pub and Grille
1312 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, Illinois 60115

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

EPA Job Posting (Environmental Engineer)

Environmental Engineer


Agency Contact Information
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1 vacancies - Chicago, Illinois
Salary: $55,666.00 to $84,489.00 / Per Year
Series and Grade: GS-0819-09/11
Open Period: Monday, September 12, 2016 to Friday, September 16, 2016
Position Information: Permanent - Full-time
Who May Apply: Any U.S. citizen may apply. 

Job Overview


This position is located in Region 5, Air and Radiation Division, Air Programs Branch, Air Permits Section, Chicago, IL. 
For more information on this office, visit their website: Region 5

Except in special circumstances, those new to the federal government will be hired at the starting salary (step 1) of the applicable grade range listed above.


At the entry level of this position, you will:
  • Assist in providing engineering, regulatory, and programmatic advice, oversight and assistance to state governments on matters relating to the development and execution of environmental protection policies, plans, and programs.
  • Assist in reviewing permit applications and evaluating performance of state programs.
  • Assist in providing technical and programmatic support for air quality.
  • Negotiate with other agency officials and other interested parties to resolve issues related to permit requirements.
When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses.

You will spend less than 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Renewable Energy Student Organization at NIU

The Green Program: Winter & Spring Break 2017 | Peru and Iceland Abroad

A whole new kind of back to school
Don't just go back to campus this fall, lead with experience

This winter & spring break, we invite you to join The GREEN Program abroad in the world’s leading destinations for sustainable development:
Peru & Iceland

The GREEN Program unlocks doors for students to gain exclusive education, industry access, and authentic bucket-list experiences around the world. Through our accredited, career-focused 8 to 10 day programs, we exist to use the world as our classroom in order to give meaning and purpose to education, adventure, and life.

Join a community of students leaders and young professionals who have consciously chosen to pursue a future of possibilities and are determined to be part of the solutions toward a better world.

Early Registration Specials Now Available!

Plan ahead! Lock in your reduced GREEN program fee by securing your spot on an upcoming GREEN adventure with your deposit. For more information & program fee specifics for each program session and month, please visit our FAQ.
* Early Registration Specials are only available for accepted GREEN student(s) who have not yet secured their spot(s).

Renewable Energy & Sustainability 

[1] December 14 - 21, 2016 
[2] January 4 - 11, 2017 

[1] March 5 - 12, 2017 
[2] March 12 - 19, 2017

 Water Resource Management & Sustainable Practices 

January 4 - 13, 2017

March 12 - 20, 2017

"By applying to this program, [you'll make] a huge leap for your future[You will] dive into a completely new world with new people in a new place. It'll change you. You're going to feel all of the emotions. Expand your mind about topics and get a hands-on experience for what really matters in the world. You're going to love the people you meet. You'll never want to leave the place you pick. This is an opportunity you earned and should be proud of for getting chosen. Here's some advice: ask questions. Get to know the others on your trip. Eat something weird. Do something everyday that scares you. Thi! nk and reflect on your days on this trip because you'll never have this same experience again. You're going to do great things, kid." 
Jessie S.

Loyola University '16
Business, Marketing major

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The Conservation Foundation Employment Opportunity