UHCL Sustainability Club

UHCL Sustainability Club An organization at the University of Houston - Clear Lake trying to better our environment and get people to live more sustainably. Our goals and main focus include:
1) Educate the student body, faculty and staff on current and emerging sustainable practices and technologies;
2) Create awareness campaigns across campus and within the community; 3) Implement sustainable projects through grass root campaigns and collaboration;
4) Be a strong and influential “green” voice on campus and within the community;
5) Research and conduct real world projects to enhance work related experience.

Operating as usual

Armand Bayou Nature CenterUHCL Day of Service, this is a great place for Sustainability Club to meet. 2nd & 4th Saturday...
03/03/2013

Armand Bayou Nature Center
UHCL Day of Service, this is a great place for Sustainability Club to meet. 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month!

10/11/2012

Nice job on the page!

10/10/2012

Hey all! Look out for a message and event about a club meeting on 10/19 at noon. We are confirming a room at UHCL now.

UHCL Sustainability Club's cover photo
09/20/2012

UHCL Sustainability Club's cover photo

Free this Saturday? Then, help clean up your local environment!The General Land Office is hosting its 26th Annual Fall C...
09/19/2012
Texas Adopt-A-Beach Home Page

Free this Saturday? Then, help clean up your local environment!

The General Land Office is hosting its 26th Annual Fall Cleanup on 9/22/2012 from 9 am to noon. There are multiple sites to attend to and volunteers are always needed!

Locally, some of us will be cleaning Horsepen Bayou (site #4). Check-in will be at Celar Lake High School at 2929 Bay Area Blvd.

For more information, to find a site near your area and to register online, please go to the following website: http://www.glo.texas.gov/adopt-a-beach/

The Texas General Land Office has been sending this message across the state for twenty-six years, and Texans have responded. Since the first cleanup in 1986, more than 430,000 Texas Adopt-A-Beach volunteers have picked up more than 8,300 tons of trash from Texas beaches, some of it originating from...

Eco-Snobbery Sucks
08/30/2012

Eco-Snobbery Sucks

Couldn't have put it better ourselves. Via TabooJive.com and Free Your Mind and Think.

JOBS!!!!NEW! Galveston Bay Foundation seeks Membership Coordinator. GBF seeks a full-time Membership Coordinator to work...
03/27/2012
Galveston Bay Foundation

JOBS!!!!

NEW! Galveston Bay Foundation seeks Membership Coordinator. GBF seeks a full-time Membership Coordinator to work as a member of our Development Team. GBF is a membership-based organization and currently maintains a database of over 5,000 individuals and businesses. The Membership Coordinator will cultivate existing members, maintain accurate records of member information, and engage in activities intended to recruit new members. The Membership Coordinator will: Serve as primary point of contact for GBF members; Manage membership renewal program and direct mail efforts for new member acquisition; Serve as database coordinator, submitting entries and updates and generating reports; Plan and implement quarterly and annual membership meetings; Serve as coordinator for outreach events and represent GBF at booths and exhibits; and Produce and distribute a monthly e-newsletter to GBF membership. Learn more about the Galveston Bay Foundation at http://www.galvbay.org/. To apply, email resume to [email protected] by April 30, 2012.
NEW! The Council for Environmental Education seeks Spring Intern. This position offers exposure to a wide range of responsibilities including development of programs and environmental education publications, assisting in the preparation of the Project WILD Conference in May, and contributing to website expansion and our early childhood effort. Interns at CEE are encouraged to be creative and feel empowered to share innovative ways to improve existing programs. Positions available immediately, with flexible scheduling. Minimum 20 hours per week required. The Council for Environmental Education (CEE), a non-profit organization located near Rice University, serves as the national headquarters for Project WILD, the largest wildlife education program in the United States. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and three professional (preferred) or academic references to [email protected].

NEW! The Council for Environmental Education seeks Shell Summer Intern. The Shell Summer Intern Program administered through Volunteer Houston provides grants to local non-profit agencies to hire qualified college students to work eight weeks during the summer months. The selected intern will be a member of the full-time team, interacting with every member of our staff. He or she will play a major role in the 2012 Project WILD Aquatic guide revisions by analyzing and reporting on feedback received through trial runs and field testing of draft environmental education activities designed to involve K-12 teachers in outdoor field investigations. Internship begins June 4th, for 8-10 weeks. Visit www.volunteerhouston.org/programs/shell for more info. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and three professional (preferred) or academic references to [email protected]. More info on the CEC website.

BPA seeks 2 Water Quality Investigator Summer Interns. Bayou Preservation Association seeks two water quality investigators through eight-week long summer intern programs sponsored by Shell and ExxonMobil in cooperation with Volunteer Houston. The Water Quality Investigators will track down, aided with bacterial analyses and water quality testing instruments, the sources and land uses most responsible for elevated Eschericia coli in Houston area waterways. The total salary for the internship period is $2500 or $2750. The qualified intern must be currently enrolled, full time students who has completed at least their freshman year and will be returning to school in the fall of 2012 as a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior. Graduate students are NOT eligible. An Enrollment Verification Form obtained from the Registrars office, is to be submitted along with the Student Profile Form to Volunteer Houston. There will be a calendar of events that are mandatory orientation for the intern to attend. For more information, visit www.bayoupreservation.org.

Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center seeks education programmer. Under the direct supervision of the park director, the education programmer plans, implements, and presents educational programs for various groups with specific natural/living history topics. Plans and helps execute special events and festivals held throughout the year. Writes informational articles for park publications and newspapers. Maintains quality and appearance of the park, structures, projects, displays, and resources. Performs park maintenance and assists with projects. Applicant should be a self-motivated, friendly individual with a can do attitude, willing to work outdoors, and not afraid to get their hands dirty. Good communication skills and the ability to interact with the public and volunteers are essential traits. Shifts vary and include weekends and evenings. Salary commensurate with experience. Contact Darlene Conley Hostetler at 281-446-8588 or [email protected]. For more information about Jones Park check the website at www.hcp4.net/jones.

HPC seeks Reforestation Plan Assistant/Volunteer Project Facilitator. The Shell Intern will assist Hermann Park Conservancys (HPC) Conservation Director with aspects of the continuing development of a reforestation plan in Hermann Park. Responsibilities include supplementing, updating and expanding HPCs park tree inventory and database, continuing the development of a dynamic map of tree locations and planting spaces in Hermann Park, and researching a specific reforestation plan topic and writing an addendum to the overall plan based on the research. The intern will also assist the HPC Volunteer and Education Coordinator with volunteer project facilitation. If interested, mail, fax (713-524-5887) or email ([email protected]) (no phone calls please) cover letter and resume to Hermann Park Conservancy, Barbara Jo L. Harwell, Conservation Director, 6201-A Hermann Park Drive, Houston, Texas 77030.
HPC seeks Hermann Park Reforestation Planning and Volunteer Programs Assistant. Hermann Park Conservancy seeks Hermann Park Reforestation Planning (90%) and Volunteer Programs (10%) Assistant, ExxonMobil CSJP Paid Internship 2012. The intern will assist Hermann Park Conservancys (HPC) Conservation Director with aspects of the continuing development of a reforestation plan in Hermann Park. Other responsibilities include supplementing, updating and expanding HPCs park tree inventory and database, continuing the development of a dynamic map of tree locations and planting spaces in Hermann Park, will analyzing database and mapping information, and preparing reports. The intern will also assist the HPC volunteer coordinator with volunteer project facilitation with regard to tree plantings, tree care, park maintenance and other Hermann Park improvement projects. If interested, mail, fax (713-524-5887) or email ([email protected]) (no phone calls please) cover letter and resume to Hermann Park Conservancy, Barbara Jo L. Harwell, Conservation Director, 6201-A Hermann Park Drive, Houston, Texas 77030.

Houston Parks Board seeks Accounts Payable Clerk/Administrative Assistant. The Accounts Payable Clerk/ Administrative assistant will work closely with Financial Manager and will be responsible for Accounts Payable, maintaining land files and other duties as identified below. The Accounts Payable Clerk will also assist Development Coordinator on special projects. The organization currently employs 5 full-time staff members. Responsibilities include entering invoices into Sage Accounting Software, processing checks for signature, and filing all vendor documents, updating project Job costs worksheets as invoices are entered into the Sage Software, maintaining the document files for Land Acquisition, and Working with the Finance Manager to ensure that all tax items are current with HCAD and that land records reconcile between HCAD records and HPB records. To apply, send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: Becky Porteous, Finance Manager, Houston Parks Board, 300 N. Post Oak Lane, Houston, Texas 77024 or fax it to 713-942-7664. No phone calls please. More at www.houstonparksboard.org.

The Nature Discovery Center seeks Pre-School Teacher. The Nature Discovery Center is looking for a pre-school teacher to coordinate and lead the summer Sneak-A-Peek classes. Sneak-A-Peek classes include hand-on activities designed to inspire children (aged 3.5-5 years) and their caretakers on topics related to science and nature. Applicants should have a general science background as well as experience working with younger children. Applicants should also demonstrate patience, enthusiasm, creativity, and flexibility. The successful applicant will be adept at communicating with a wide range of visitors. This is a part-time position. Please send resume and letter of interest to Sarah Flournoy, Executive Director, Nature Discovery Center, [email protected]. To learn more about the Nature Discovery Center, visit the website http://www.naturediscoverycenter.org, or stop by the Center in person at 7112 Newcastle, Bellaire, TX 77401.

SCA seeks Summer Crew Leaders. The Student Conservation Association is hiring full-time summer Crew Leaders to lead, mentor and coach a crew of 10 students, ages 15-19, while completing various conservation service projects designed to build an ethic of community and environmental stewardship. Projects include trail maintenance and construction, habitat restoration and community gardening. In addition, leaders will facilitate pre- and post-program planning which includes crew training, environmental education and reporting and will plan and lead a 3 day recreational camping trip for their crew. To apply: go to thesca.org, click sign up and complete the Leader Application or contact Andy Janes at [email protected] or call 713-520-1835.

Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge seeks Summer Crew Members. Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge is seeking summer employment applications from young men and women ages 15 to 18. Two positions will be available through the Youth Conservation Corps program.Crew members will work 40 hours per week for $ 7.25 an hour starting June 11th through August 3rd. Work will be conducted outside and will be physically demanding. Individuals selected must have transportation to and from the refuge office, located at 601 FM 1011, Liberty, Texas. Typical duties will include trail maintenance, boundary line posting, fence construction, building construction, and various restoration and maintenance projects. Educational field trips and training sessions will also be included. Selection will be on a random basis from the list of qualified applicants. Young adults interested in wildlife careers, summer employment, or job experience are encouraged to apply. For applications or more information please contact the Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge, P.O. Box 10015, Liberty, TX, 77575 or call 936-336-9786. Applications are due by April 5th and can be mailed, faxed, or brought to the office. The fax number is 936-336-9847. Selection will be made on April 11.

SCA's Houston Conservation Collaborative seeks Environmental Conservationist Intern. The Student Conservation Associations Houston Conservation Collaborative is seeking a full-time Environmental Conservationist intern to be placed with Garden Oaks Elementary. This is a 24-week internship expected to start as soon as possible. The intern will work with the community to develop lasting partnerships to emphasize sustainable living habits. Activities and projects will include garden construction, education, community outreach, and grant writing. The successful candidate will be 18 or older and have strong written and verbal communication skills. Benefits include a $200/week stipend, a $40/week commuting allowance, possible AmeriCorps Education Award, and eligibility for medical benefits. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Christine Mansfield at [email protected].

Houston Zoo seeks Collegiate Conservation Program Interns. Apply now for an internship with the Houston Zoo Collegiate Conservation Program sponsored by ExxonMobil. Ten interns will be selected to train, learn, and work for 8 weeks at the Houston Zoo from May 14, 2012 July 6, 2012. Interns will receive a $1,500 stipend at the conclusion of the internship. The internships are designed for college students interested in a participatory, team-based summer internship opportunity that focuses on field conservation science techniques, conservation education program development, and culminates in proposing a regional conservation education project. To apply please visit www.houstonzoo.org/intern.The Greens Bayou Corridor Coalition seeks Manager of Volunteer Programs and Specials Events. The Greens Bayou Corridor Coalition is a 501(c)3 working on quality of life projects along the 45 miles of Greens Bayou. They are seeking an energetic, hands-on person as the Manager of Volunteer Programs and Specials Events. Job duties include developing volunteer recruitment strategies and volunteer engagement opportunities and planning and executing the Coalitions volunteer activities. Inquiries for the position should be made by email only. The job description is posted at http://www.greensbayou.org.

The Galveston Bay Foundation was founded in 1987 as a nonprofit organization to preserve, protect and enhance Galveston Bay--one of the world's most productive estuaries.

Tired of looking at litter? Wanna help out some way? Join Trash Bash this weekend!
03/26/2012

Tired of looking at litter? Wanna help out some way? Join Trash Bash this weekend!

03/03/2012

Our Tapped screening was a success! Thanks to all those who turned out!

03/01/2012
UHCL Sustainability Club

Don't forget to join the fun and vote for out Chili Cook-off name. Tonight is the last night!!

Hey members! Please vote by tomorrow for our Chili Cook-off team name!

Transportation: E-bikes make history as alternative transport, displacing millions of tailpipes -- 0
02/28/2012
Transportation: E-bikes make history as alternative transport, displacing millions of tailpipes -- 0

Transportation: E-bikes make history as alternative transport, displacing millions of tailpipes -- 0

The 21st-century equivalent of the cavalry has come charging in to rescue cities in China and South Asia in their battles against air pollution and global warming. And it's also beginning to help out on the traffic-choked streets in London, New York, São Paulo and Los Angeles. This is the electric b...

02/22/2012

Don't forget to vote on our wall for our Chili Cook-off name! Voting will take place till March 1st.

Check out this list of current jobs opportunities in the green/environmental fields in Houston!http://www.cechouston.org...
02/22/2012
Green Jobs | Citizens' Environmental Coalition

Check out this list of current jobs opportunities in the green/environmental fields in Houston!

http://www.cechouston.org/category/green-jobs/

The Student Conservation Association’s Houston Conservation Collaborative is seeking a full-time Environmental Conservationist intern to be placed with Garden Oaks Elementary. This is a 24-week internship expected to start as soon as possible. The intern will work with the community to develop lasti...

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