See something new around campus?

Join the movement to take the stairs!

The Task Force’s most recent project, the Stair Riser banners, can be seen ascending from the first to second floor in the North Vertical Campus building on 25th Street. This project is collaboration with Baruch’s Eco Club to encourage students to take the stairs instead of the escalators. The objective is to create awareness of the carbon emissions we let off into the atmosphere when running the escalators. We hope that by encouraging students to take the stairs we can petition to the college to turn off the escalators for certain days and times of the week. This has the ultimate goal of reducing the amount of carbon pollution we breathe in and shrink Baruch’s carbon footprint. The Task Force had counted the number of people who walked up the stairs and took the escalators at designated days and time.

 

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Why wait? Make your pledge now!! 

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Put your name on a leaf now!

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Internship Opportunities!

Internship opportunities available now for the Summer 2015 and Fall 2015!

Complete our application here.

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Finance Intern

 Job Description

The Baruch Task Force on Sustainability Finance intern will be working with a team on research, development and management of projects for the Baruch Task Force on Sustainability. Projects are goal-oriented towards changes within Baruch College to make Baruch a more eco-friendly and sustainable institution. The Finance intern will be working on the management of funds and cost-analysis of Task Force campaigns.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and report funds available to the Task Force
  • Provide cost-analysis for projects
  • Present cost-benefit analysis to Baruch departments and the Task Force on current projects
  • Project funding analysis for the Task Force

Requirements

  • Interest in environmental sustainability
  • Possess strong organizational skills
  • Experience with financial management/analysis
  • Excellent interpersonal communications
  • Strong time management skills
  • Adept in working in a group environment

 


 

Marketing Intern

Job Description

The Baruch Task Force on Sustainability Marketing intern will be working with a team on research, development and management of projects for the Baruch Task Force on Sustainability. Projects are goal-oriented towards changes within Baruch College to make Baruch a more eco-friendly and sustainable institution. The Marketing intern will be working on the design and production of Task Force campaigns.

Responsibilities

  • Work with team to create strategies to promote the Sustainability Task Force within the school
  • Assist in SEO strategies to increase traffic for the Sustainability Task Force Website
  • Assist in creating various strategies to engage Baruch students and encourage them to be more sustainable

Requirements

  • Interest in environmental sustainability
  • Possess strong writing skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent interpersonal communications
  • Strong time management skills
  • Adept in working in a group environment

 

 


 

Fundraising Intern

Job Description

The Baruch Task Force on Sustainability Fundraising intern will be working with a team on research, development and management of projects for the Baruch Task Force on Sustainability. Projects are goal-oriented towards changes within Baruch College to make Baruch a more eco-friendly and sustainable institution. The Fundraising intern will be working on sourcing opportunities for the Task Force to gain funds on projects. Such opportunities could be grants, events, campaigns etc.

Responsibilities

  • Research and write-up possible grants Baruch may be eligible for in order to fund a long-term project.
  • Work with the team on possible fundraising events/campaigns held on campus

Requirements

  • Interest in environmental sustainability
  • Possess strong writing skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent interpersonal communications
  • Strong time management skills
  • Adept in working in a group environment
  • Excellent research skills

 


 

Operations Intern

Job Description

The Baruch Task Force on Sustainability Operations intern will be working with a team on research, development and management of projects for the Baruch Task Force on Sustainability. Projects are goal-oriented towards changes within Baruch College to make Baruch a more eco-friendly and sustainable institution. The Operations intern will be working with the Task Force team and committee on ongoing projects. Duties involve oversight of the team, reporting to the committee and Baruch administration on overall output of projects.

Responsibilities

  • Communicate finalized project ideas with various branches of Baruch administration
  • Coordinate with Baruch administration on Task Force project ideas/goals
  • Effectively manage correspondence in timely manner in order to move current projects along

Requirements

  • Interest in environmental sustainability
  • Possess strong writing skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent interpersonal communications
  • Strong time management skills
  • Adept in working in a group environment

Complete our application here.

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The Baruch Climate Change Seminar Speaker Series presents: The State of U.S. Climate Change Adaptation

In case you happened to miss the seminar series: The State of U.S. Climate Change Adaptation by Adam Parris, Mr. Parris has been welcomed you to view his presentation slides here: IsARoseARose.

Mr. Parris presentation described the Adaptation chapter from the National Climate Assessment.

Mr. Parris is Executive Director, Science and Resilience Center at Jamaica Bay & Brooklyn College, CUNY.  He is a physical scient

ist who has previously  served as division chief for Climate Assessment and Services and program manager for the RISA at NOAA

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Connecting on Climate: A Guide to Effective Climate Communication

Produced by Earth Institute of Columbia University Center for Research on Environmental Decisions. The guide describes the steps we can take to become effective communicators within the Climate Change discussion.

Connecting on Climate

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NASA Reports – Megadroughts Projected for American West

A NASA study finds carbon emissions could dramatically increase the risk of megadroughts in the U.S. Droughts in the U.S. Southwest and Central Plains are expected to be drier and longer than those in the last 1,000 years.
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