The Office of Sustainability & Resiliency and The Climate Solutions Initiative invite submissions for the 2nd annual Sustainability Seed Grant program. The seed grants are open to all faculty, students, and staff to support sustainability research, teaching and community engagement, while contributing to Brown's sustainability goals as articulated in the University Sustainability Strategic Plan. Please click the link below to learn more and apply. Proposals are due Friday, October 13, 2023. For additional questions, please contact Liz Guthrie at [email protected].
Sustainability Seed Grants
The Office of Sustainability and The Climate Solutions Initiative are pleased to present a funding call for Seed Grants for Sustainability.
The Office of Sustainability & Resiliency is hiring! We are looking for passionate, driven individuals for a new role—Assistant Director, Resiliency & Adaptation. The person chosen for this role will assure Brown has the best available predictive data on climate change hazards impacting campus operations, and that the data is readily available to support decision-making. They will also lead the development of a new Resilience & Adaptation Plan for the Brown community. Apply today at the link below!
Assistant Director, Resiliency & Adaptation
Job Description: Position Purpose Facilities Management is an exceptionally talented team built from a diverse group of individuals who are passionate about providing the highest levels of quality craftsmanship, customer service, and teamwork through sustainable practices and who take pride in suppo...
Want to keep up with Brown's efforts towards creating a more sustainable and resilient community? Sign up for our quarterly newsletter, the Brown and Green! Our summer edition will be released in the coming weeks, and we can't wait to share our recent achievements. Click the link below to subscribe!
This is your final opportunity to apply to volunteer for the Office of Sustainability & Resiliency's orientation programming! Click the link below to learn more and apply:
Apply to volunteer with the Office of Sustainability & Resiliency! Volunteers can look forward to welcoming first-year students to campus, educating students on campus sustainability practices and opportunities, and more!
Learn more & apply at the link below:
Have an idea that could make Brown a more sustainable and resilient community? Apply for the next cycle of Sustainability Seed Grants! Average awards for this cycle are anticipated to be $5,000-15,000, which can be put towards research, education, and engagement expenses.
Apply by October 13, 2023 at 5pm, following the instructions provided at the link below.
Interested in volunteering for the Office of Sustainability and Resiliency? Applications are now open for orientation volunteers! Learn more about what our volunteers do and apply at the link below:
In addition to the strides made in electrifying the University's fleet of vehicles, we are excited to report that 95% of the handheld maintenance equipment used by Grounds has been converted from gas-powered to electric. This transition began in 2015, and in March 2022 official policy was adopted that requires all new University vehicle purchases to be electric or plug-in hybrid electric. Read more about this and other efforts at the link below:
Brown makes strides toward fully electrifying its vehicles, groundskeeping equipment
As the University works toward achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, decreasing air and noise pollution is part of Brown’s broader commitment to sustainability.
Clean break Announcements:
Do you have a t-shirt that you never wore this year? What about an extra fan or an unopened bottle of shampoo you’re never going to use? Donate the items that you no longer need through the Clean Break program!
Clean Break is a donation program run by the Office of Sustainability and Resiliency in partnership with student volunteers and organizations across the state! This year, your donations will be supporting the work of GoodWill, Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere, and the Mt. Pleasant Library. We have historically donated tens of thousands of pounds of goods, so your donation really makes a difference!
Donations will be accepted in bins, located across campus, between May 13th and May 20th. Click here for full bin location information: https://linktr.ee/brownsustainability
Clean Break’s partner organizations are able to accept items such as clothes, shoes, accessories, bedding, backpacks, and books, but please do not throw any trash, including glass, cans, and bottles, into the bins. Please do not donate hangers, pillows, or mattress toppers.
Thank you for helping to divert waste on campus and support local organizations! If you have any questions, please email [email protected].
The Office of Sustainability is hiring a Sustainability and Living Labs Specialist! Campus as a living lab framework aims to use the campus as a test bed to incubate ideas and initiatives that have the potential to develop and test new solutions and approaches to address real-world challenges to our planet.
Follow this link for more information: https://linktr.ee/brownsustainability
The Office of Sustainability is hiring a Sustainability and Living Labs Specialist! Campus as a living lab framework aims to use the campus as a test bed to incubate ideas and initiatives that have the potential to develop and test new solutions and approaches to address real-world challenges to our planet. Application linked here: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/job/Philip-D-Andrews-Memorial-Building/Sustainability-and-Living-Labs-Specialist_REQ182839
Bike Trail Feedback Wanted! The City of Providence has a survey available until 10/31 for members of the community who used the the Hope Street Temporary Trail in early October. The trail repurposed parking spaces on the east side of Hope Street, from Lauriston Street to Olney Street, for one week. The goal of the project was to give community members an opportunity to experience an urban trail (a two-way protected lane for walking, running, biking, scootering, rolling, etc.)
Follow link to take the survey: https://linktr.ee/brownsustainability
As the fall semester rapidly approaches, consider shopping one of these non-ENVS courses related to sustainability, the environment, and/or climate change!
Note: URBN0230 is a first year seminar, and POLS2345 is limited to graduate students
Passionate about educating others about sustainability? Join us for Green Move-In 2022! The deadline to apply is TODAY, 7/28!! Apply at this link: https://forms.gle/rrQZFUPELqhVjQQHA
The deadline to apply to be a Green Move-In Volunteer is this Thursday, 7/28! Join the Office of Sustainability in welcoming the class of 2026 and educating them on sustainable living at Brown. Apply here: https://forms.gle/5aBw3csFTQuNregu5
Register for a Brown University Sustainability Tour and learn more about sustainable practices at Brown! For the Summer, tours run from 1-2pm on Tuesdays and 12-1pm on Thursdays. Sign up at this link: https://forms.gle/pXw1UgMd8L4p8nm37
Join our team! Brown University's Office of Sustainability is hiring a full-time Sustainability and Living Labs Program Manager. This position will be an integral member of our team and will work to facilitate making Brown's campus a test bed to incubate ideas and initiatives that have the potential to develop and test new solutions and approaches to address real-world challenges to our planet. Learn more at the like below. https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/staff-careers-brown/jobs/details/Sustainability-and-Living-Labs-Program-Manager_REQ180746
Volunteer for Green Move-In and help educate members of the Brown community on sustainability at Brown! Benefits include early move-in and free meals. Sign up at this link: https://forms.gle/L7oegE9YyduhpSva7
Volunteer for Green Move-In and help educate incoming first-year students on sustainable living at Brown! Sign up at this link: https://forms.gle/xRY3ydPD6kbhyYjS9
With your help, we were able to donate over 19 tons of items to local organizations such as Goodwill, Bear Market, and Big Brother Big Sister! Donations were collected during Brown's annual move-out donation program, Clean Break.
Interested in learning more about sustainability at Brown? Sign up for one of our sustainability tours! Summer tours will run from 6/23-8/30 and you can register at this link: https://forms.gle/hsyKBkbddbyKGCdJ8
As you move out for the summer, consider donating items you no longer need! Donation bins are in each dorm across campus, and all donations go to local organizations including Goodwill, the Mt. Pleasant Library, and Big Brother Big Sister RI.
Reduce waste going to landfills this move out and help a good cause!
As you move out for the summer, consider donating items you no longer need! Donation bins are in each dorm across campus, and all donations go to local organizations including Goodwill, Providence Animal Rescue League & Wildlife Clinic of Rhode Island, and more.
Reduce waste going to landfills this move out and help a good cause!
Brown’s annual move-out donation program — Clean Break — has begun!! Be on the look out for bins across campus to donate items you no longer want or need.
Acceptable donations include electronics, small appliances, microwaves, toys, clothing, shoes, accessories, backpacks, cleaning supplies, towels, cosmetics, toiletries, unopened food, and books.
Read the Office of Sustainability's quarterly newsletter! Spring has sprung — learn about environmentally-friendly spring cleaning tips, the latest from Brown on emissions goals and more. Read the newsletter at http://createsend.com/t/r-942327E23C9451F52540EF23F30FEDED
Join SCRAP this afternoon!
Happy Earth Day from the Office of Sustainability!
On day 2 of our Environmental Career fair, we talk to Ana Mascarenas!
Ana graduated from Brown University in 2006 with a BA in Human Biology and Sociology. Ana has 15+ years of experience in government, academic, and nonprofit organizations, including six years in executive management at a state agency, and nine years of advocacy and activism in local, state, and federal policies. Expertise in environment and health, policy and program development, regulations and legislation, hiring and guiding teams, and stakeholder engagement. Dedicated to centering equity and justice for marginalized and underserved communities in policies, programs, and actions.
Watch the complete interview at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wM90QD46hE6eUx01N1CAiZnN6derWlMP/view?usp=sharing.
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In honor of Earth Day, the Office of Sustainability is sponsoring programming from April 16 to the 24th! See the calendar for events and register at https://sites.google.com/brown.edu/brown-earth-week-2022/home.
In honor of Earth Day, the Office of Sustainability is sponsoring programming from April 16 to the 24th! See the calendar for events and register at https://sites.google.com/brown.edu/brown-earth-week-2022/home
Interested in becoming more active with sustainability related projects at Brown? Apply to join our paid internship program! This position is 6-7 paid hours a week during the academic semester. Apply at https://wd5.myworkday.com/.../15$392530/9925$15344.htmld