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Monday, November 29, 2010

Last Meeting: Green Gifts, Committee Updates, and Environmental Steward Award!

Hello ES&P People!

Our next and FINAL meeting for the semester will be this Wednesday, December 1st 12:30-1:30 PM in USU-305!

Swing on by for a lovely presentation on Green Gift Ideas! They are easy, creative, can be made at home, and fun! 
You don't want to miss out.
Committees will also be giving an update about their plans for next semester and how you can get involved.
Lastly, we will be announcing the Steward Award winner for this semester!
And as always...free snacks  :) 

**Reminder: Free Yoga Session next Wednesday, December 8th 12:30-1:30 PM in USU-305!

Hope you can join us!
CSULB Environmental Club

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Friends of Colorado Lagoon needs you at City Council Meeting TONIGHT

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Conceptual of the Lagoon Reconnected!
We desperately need your support tomorrow.
  • The Colorado Lagoon Restoration Project is going in front of the Long Beach City Council tomorrow, Tuesday November 16th at 5.30pm. The council will be voting on Phase 2 - the tidal creek that will reconnect the Lagoon to Bay. We need supporters at the meeting, telling the council how important the Colorado Lagoon is and that we have put up with a dirty Lagoon for far too long.
If you have any questions about these or any of our events, please contact us at Friends@coloradolagoon.org.

Thanks for all of your support. All of the successes to the habitat and the community would not be possible without your vigilance.

Have questions? contact us: friends@coloradolagoon.org

Friends of Colorado Lagoon really needs your financial support as well. We are a member supported organization dedicated to saving the Lagoon. Thank you for all of your help! PayPal_mark_180x113
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We had a wonderful Grand ReOpening this weekend. Check out LB Report for the superb coverage!.

And you can always check our website for more information: Coloradolagoon.org

Friends of Colorado Lagoon is a 501(c)3 but really we're a group made by you. We're dedicated to the Lagoon and to supporting our environment through the Lagoon's restoration. FOCL's board and all of our volunteers really appreciate  your support. Thank You.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Next Semesters Meeting Time and this Weeks Meeting

Good evening everyone,

Hope your semester is going well and swell.
First things first, our meeting this Wednesday November 17th is cancelled.  Just a heads up, we will NOT be meeting this week.

Second, our meetings next semester will be on Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30pm.  Save the date & time and hopefully ya'll can make it.
Alys Arenas
CSULB Environmental Club
California State University, Long Beach
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Special Thanks

To those of you who attended the Green Government Jobs panel discussion yesterday, I thank you for making it such a successful event and commend you for being forward thinking as you approach graduation. I believe that each of us has a calling, and though you may have discovered yesterday that public service is not for you, I am grateful to have helped you narrow it down either way by providing this opportunity. My hope is that you felt inspired by our incredible guests; whether it be just to fierce-ify your resume (both grammatically and experientially), to fight like hell for the highest possible GPA, or to make a positive and lasting impression.

Much like the recipe for the perfect cookie, all of the ingredients need to be in place.

·         High GPA: the higher the better. Commit today to raising it as high as mathematically possible. Struggling with a class? Find a tutor and/or set up a study group. When's the last time you visited your professor during office hours? Get in there. Say hello. Let him or her know about your determination to succeed in that class. You'd be amazed how far this can take you. And if the only thing that comes from this is a better letter of recommendation, that's super great too.

·         Experience: the more the better. This doesn't include just paid jobs you've worked, it includes volunteer experience, research, membership in organizations/clubs, etc. There are SO many incredible local opportunities for service. Get involved. It'll look great on your resume, but it'll feel even better. This is a big area of interest to me, and I'm happy to be a resource for you.

·         Make nice with an English professor: you're going to want your resume proofread. You may be the perfect candidate for the career you've been dreaming of, but poor grammar and spelling may instantly take you out of the running. If you struggle in this area, know that it's very ok to reach out. People enjoy helping those who help themselves, especially when it's appreciated. Send a thank you card. Handwritten cards make a much bigger impression than an email, however, if an email address is all you have, use it. Maybe you'll even email to ask for a physical address.

·         Sense of humor and realness: be relatable. While humor is generally not appropriate in a resume, a light twist in the cover letter may work for you. When you're fortunate enough to speak with someone on the phone or in person, a giggle is golden. It's easy to go overboard here, so keep it appropriate and light.

These are just the cookie basics, your sugar, flour, eggs, and butter, so to speak. It's up to you to add the chocolate chips, cranberries, peanut butter, or whatever else will give someone the true taste of who you are. Now that the oven is pre-heated, get to baking!

As a woman nearing 30, it wasn't easy going back to school. I had several careers, some glamorous and some far from, but I hadn't found the one thing that just felt right. Can you imagine looking forward to sitting in traffic on the 405? I do, because it means that I'm either starting or ending a day of enforcing the laws that are in place to protect our fragile ecosystems. I do, because it means that it's another day of doing something that my nephews can be proud of. To me, that's a better benefit than the stellar health plan, vacation time, opportunities for individual development, and yes, even better than the gym membership reimbursement.

Find what drives you and ready the engine. I wish each of you the very best and great success. Please feel free to reach me with any questions you may have.


Yours truly,

Alli Goldman

Wildlife Inspector

US Fish & Wildlife Service

Office of Law Enforcement


My home email is alli.goldman@gmail.com. I'm not in the office each day, so this will be the easiest way to reach me. 

PS If any of you accidentally walked away with the sign-in sheet that our guests passed around, please get it back to me asap so I can be sure each of you receives the fantastic powerpoint as promised. Thank you!

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Interested in a government job? Come to this meeting!

Hey everyone, 

We've got an exciting meeting this week for you all!  If you, or a friend, are interested at all in learning about government jobs, this is the meeting for you.  

Wednesday, Nov. 10th, 12:30-1:30 PM in USU 305 we will be having guest speaker Ms. Kathrene Hansen, the Executive Director of the Federal Executive Board of Los Angeles, talking about government careers based on environmental science/law, biology, energy, conservation, and wildlife management.  She will be guest speaking with her colleague, Melissa Kline who recently helped to draft the hiring reform with the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Our very own EECO Committee Co-Chair, Alli Goldman (ES&P senior) became a Federal Wildlife Inspector with the US Fish & Wildlife Service this past September, with some guidance from this weeks guest speaker, and helped organize this event for the club, and fellow students, to show you all that this amazing opportunity is attainable.  

Did I mention...FREE PIZZA  :)
Seats and pizza limited.

Hope you can make it!

Nicole Bullum
Environmental Club

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Hike/Tide Pool Exploration at Abalone Cove!

Hey Everyone!

Just a friendly reminder that the Hike is this Sunday on the 7th, just wanted to go over a few things before you attend. 

First and foremost, make sure to set your clocks back one hour the night before so that you do not come early to the event, 

Secondly there will be carpools set up by the officers, if you have any questions until then, call the President of the CSULB Environmental Club, Nicole at (562) 714-0989. 

We will be meeting up at 2pm in Lot 1 off of Beach Drive at CSULB, be sure to arrive on time! If you are not able to make it to the meeting place on time, we will probably arrive at Abalone Cove at 2:45pm, remember that parking will be $5 per car. Since you are going to be visiting some tidepools and basically be near water the whole time, water/tennis shoes are recommended!

Here are the directions for reference:
Abalone Cove
5970 Palos Verdes Drive South
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Thanks! Hope to see you all there!

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Sunday HIKE and Wednesday's meeting info!

Hello green team!

     We hope you all enjoyed your Halloween weekend and will continue to enjoy all the leftover candy :) Thank you to all of you who helped out with/attended Eco-Week, you helped more than you know! Check out the things we have going on this week:

Wednesday, Nov. 3rd 12:30 - 1:30 PM Guest Speaker: Khue Duong will be giving a helpful presentation/demonstration to all of you who will ever need to write a research paper, scientific or not, on the program Zotero.  Bring you laptops (with Firefox) if you have can, and learn how to make writing a paper a lot easier! And...Free pizza!

Sunday, Nov. 7th Abalone Cove/Tide pool exploration and small hike! Carpool/caravan will leave from CSULB's Lot 1 at 2:00 PM.  Parking is $5/vehicle so carpooling is best.  Low tide is from 3-4 PM to check out the tide pools - so you may want to bring water/tennis shoes! For directions: Click here!  Email us for more info.  Call me at (562)714-0989 for any day-of questions.

REMINDER: Turn your clocks back an hour for Sunday so you don't get there an hour early, and enjoy an extra hour of sleep!

Nicole Bullum
Environmental Club

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