OEP students Job Opportunity

Kids Teaching Kids Education Officer

Firestarter provide the link between the environment management industry and the greater community. A family owned business, Firestarter are specialists in developing innovative environmental programs and educational material.

More specifically Firestarter developed and manages the Kids Teaching Kids Program, including the associated major international and state conference events and Target Kids Teaching Kids Week. For more information visit the Kids Teaching Kids website at www.kidsteachingkids.com.au

Firestarter Pty Ltd has been in operation for 14 years and predominantly runs a suite of state and national education projects using the Kids Teaching Kids program, developed in house. Firestarter designed the highly awarded Kids Teaching Kids Program to connect young people with their local environment whilst also connecting with their community, developing their sense of place and their skills in resilience and communication. Although a very small organisation Kids Teaching Kids has a big reach with projects in every Australian state and territory and a developing relationship with many overseas schools.


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Student Placement Opportunity

Student placement at Moreland Energy Foundation in Feb-March 2014: Climate change research to reinvigorate MEFL’s Green Team MEFL is seeking an enthusiastic student of a sustainability-related tertiary qualification to assist us with climate change research to reinstate and reinvigorate our internal Green Team during Feb-Mar 2014. At MEFL we work hard to ‘walk the talk’, striving to operate as sustainably as possible across a triple bottom line approach. We are seeking a student to measure and monitor our performance across sustainability indicators, review and update our green policies and procedures, and identify opportunities for internal improvement. A description of the opportunity can be found at http://www.mefl.com.au/news-and-events/item/1092-student-placement-at-mefl-mefl-green-team.html

For more information contact 9385 8506 or mel@mefl.com.au. Applications close 31 January.


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ISDRS 20th Annual Conference June 2014

The International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) is pleased to announce its 20th Annual conference to be held 18-20 June 2014 in Trondheim Norway. The conference is hosted by the Department of Product Design (IPD) and the Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management (IØT) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in association with ISDRS and ERP Environment, publishers of the international journal Sustainable Development. The 20th Annual ISDRS conference in 2014 is dedicated to research contributing to solving the human efforts for securing well-being and a decent life for all while maintaining the planets ecological capacity for future generations. The main aim of the conference is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for discussion on the complex issue of sustainability and its relations to resilience in nature and society, welcoming both empirical and theoretical contributions considering developed, developing and transition perspectives.­ 

ISDRC 20 addresses the following topics:
- Resilience thinking and the science of sustainability
- Demographic challenges for sustainable development
- Renewable resources and energy
- Sustainable Land Use & Sustainable cities
- Sustainable innovation through products, services and infrastructures
- Globalization, justice and fair distribution
- Resilience of governance, institutions and economic and public structures.
Further information here:   http://isdrs2014.org/

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OEP Students – Tutors January 2014

Reshaping environments explores how environments shape us and we humans reshape the environment.  It examines human attitudes to, impacts on and interactions with the environments in which we live by considering ‘natural’, transformed and built environments as sites of production and consumption, imagining and contest, in different parts of the globe.  The subject considers the material relationship between the natural and built environments by exploring issues of resource use.  Human demands for water, energy, food, fibres and minerals, will be examined in relation to the technologies and practices used to meet those needs, and the resulting creation of waste and pollution and impacts on climate and a range of ecosystems and species.

Each week there is a 2 hour lecture and a 2 hour tutorial.  Assessment tasks in this subject include: a weekly journal, an essay, group report and individual report.

Tutors are needed to facilitate the two hour tutorial sessions.  Tutorial groups are expected to be 15-20 first year students.  Tutors need experience or qualifications in the disciplines whose perspectives are included in this subject.  In addition to teaching duties, tutors will be expected to:

*work closely with the senior tutor and subject coordinator/mark reports/attend training sessions and lectures.

Please submit the following as your expression of interest in being a tutor in Reshaping Environments:

* your curriculum vitae (C.V.); and

*  an attachment that describes with evidence:

* your research experience and interests as they relate to this subject;

* any relevant tutoring experience;

* your experience with assessment strategies and how you apply them consistently;

* your ability to work as part of a team;

* how well you meet set timelines; and

* the total number of tutorial sessions you would prefer each week (on average for a first time tutor it takes ~12 hours/tutorial), and the day(s) of the week you are un/available.

Please return this application by 13 January 2014 to:

Dr Helena Bender       Ph: 8344-5019           Email: hbender@unimelb.edu.au

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Roles of interest

Communications and Marketing Manager – Part Time- ClimateWorks Australia Faculty Portfolio: Office of the Provost and Senior Vice-President ClimateWorks Australia Monash Sustainability Institute Employment Type: Part-time (0.6)

Duration: 12 month fixed-term appointment Details at: http://www.seek.com.au/job/25626917

 Research and Policy Manager – Equity and Climate Change – Brotherhood of St Lawrence

(12 month leave replacement position)

HOURS: Part Time- 30.4hrs per week (4 days per week) Consideration will be given to flexible arrangements for the selected applicant


Use your research skills to work towards a socially just and sustainable society Work in an innovative, intellectually stimulating environment at the cutting edge of policy and practice development Details at: http://www.bsl.org.au/About-the-Brotherhood/CareerstheBrotherhood#rm

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