Make an Impact here in Denver!

This week, the White House released it’s Clean Power Plan to address problems and set goals with regards to climate change. The plan aligns with the Mayors’ National Climate Action Agenda, which Colorado signed on to, and positions Denver to protect public health and the environment. The Denver Office of Sustainability has its own set of goals to respond to climate change that puts Denver on the cutting edge of sustainability by 2020. This office also conducts public campaigns to promote sustainable practices throughout the city, such as using the hash tag: #LoveThisPlace.

The 2020 Sustainability Goals focus on 12 resource areas and set goals for the City and County of Denver as well as the community at-large. Those resource areas are: air quality, climate, energy, food, health, housing, land use, materials, mobility, water quantity and quality, and workforce (Source: Denver Office of Sustainability, 2015)
The 2020 Sustainability Goals focus on 12 resource areas and set goals for the City and County of Denver as well as the community at-large. Those resource areas are: air quality, climate, energy, food, health, housing, land use, materials, mobility, water quantity and quality, and workforce (Source: Denver Office of Sustainability, 2015)

If you #LoveThisPlace, then consider applying for an internship with the Denver Office of Sustainability for the Fall of 2015. A former stellar ESLLCer, Kaela Martins, is currently interning with this community change-maker while getting to learn about Mayor Hancock and his sustainability initiatives, as well as Denver municipal government and public service.

If you have outstanding research skills (that go beyond mere Google searches and Wikipedia look-ups), strong analytical critical thinking skills, and are open to new and opposing viewpoints, you might want to consider applying! Other requirements are a minimum of 16 hours/week for 10 weeks, excellent writing skills, proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, the ability to multi-task and be detail-oriented. I recommend you send in your resume, cover letter and writing sample and make sure to display your solid communication skills and professionalism.

ESLLC students are highly qualified for a position such as this one and I hope you consider this great opportunity! Contribute to the city’s, the state’s and the country’s sustainability goals! Contact me if you would like to list me as a reference or review your application materials.

Written by Brianna Johnson, ESLLC Program Coordinator

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