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URI Career Fair & Networking Event – December 12, 2017

Posted November 9, 2017 by

The University of Rhode Island graduates nearly 3000 students every year, many with degrees in study areas such as environmental science, hydrogeology, watershed hydrology, biology, as well as civil, chemical, and environmental engineering. URI’s interdisciplinary programs allow students to gain competency in subjects outside of their area of study. Laboratory and field components are a large part of many curriculums, providing students with exposure to hands on “hard”, industry-based skills, such as field sampling methods, laboratory analytical techniques, and project design and development.  A career fair will be held at the University of Rhode Island’s College of Environmental and Life Sciences (CELS) on December 12, 2017. Undergraduate and Graduate students from both the College of Environmental and Life Sciences as well as the College of Civil and Environmental engineering will be in attendance.

This would be a great chance for companies in the Environmental Business Council to access some of the regions aspiring consultants, engineers, and scientists. You can choose to engage in some or all of the day’s events. The cost of the career fair is $100.00. Cost of Fair includes registration for two representatives and lunch.

Please see the agenda below:

  • 10:00am – 11:30am: Arrive for set-up
  • 11:30am – 12:00pm: Lunch (CBLS 252)
  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm: Career Fair (2nd Floor CBLS)
  • 2:00pm – 3:30pm: Poster Presentation (1st Floor CBLS)

For more information and registration instructions please contact:

Richard Song, Assistant Director Employer Relations
University of Rhode Island
Center for Career and Experiential Education
90 Lower College Road
Kingston, RI 02881
p: 401-874-7281   e: rsong@uri.edu


Leading Women in Energy and Environment to Gather on November 8th NEWIEE Fall Fête

Posted October 4, 2017 by

Event:  New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) Fall Fête

When: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:30-8:30 p.m.*

Where: The Algonquin Club of Boston

Tickets: Members $35, Non-members $55.  Tickets available here

Boston, MA (October 4, 2017) The New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) will gather for their Fall Fête on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Algonquin Club of Boston.  This is an opportune time to network with the Board and Advisory Board listed below.  Tickets available here.

NEWIEE Members are welcome to attend the Annual Meeting portion of the evening from 4:30 – 6:15 p.m.  Members will share goals and insights for the future year of the NEWIEE organization including how to best benefit its participants with educational and mentorship programs, panels, and celebrations of accomplishments in the field. Learn how to become a Member here.

“NEWIEE’s Annual Meeting is a great way for NEWIEE Members to get more involved,” said Katy Ward, NEWIEE Board Member, Chair of the Fall Fête, and Founder of Travel Honey.  “The NEWIEE Board will recap NEWIEE’s past year and solicit feedback for the coming year. It will be an energetic discussion amongst all our Members, including those just getting started and New England’s seasoned energy and environmental professionals.”

*If you are a member, please join us for the NEWIEE Annual Meeting directly before the Fête from 4:30-6:15 p.m.

Sponsor Opportunities: Information here

Thank You to Current Sponsors:

GOLD: Revision Energy

SILVER: C+C , Cimetrics Analytika, and VHB

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Founded in Boston in 2008, NEWIEE is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting the work and leadership of women in the  fields of energy and the environment, providing a forum for sharing expertise and experiences of its membership, and fostering a dynamic and enthusiastic environment for those who care about energy and environmental issues in New England.  NEWIEE’s membership includes private and public-sector members across the six New England states.  NEWIEE hosts networking forums, student outreach events, regional discussion panels on timely topics, and an annual gala celebrating the accomplishments of women leaders in New England.  NEWIEE supports mentoring opportunities for women advancing their careers, drawing on the assistance of accomplished women who are committed to encouraging the next generation of women leaders.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me!

Jennifer MacNeil

NEWIEE Publicity



MASSRECYCLE’s 3rd Annual Fundraiser & Celebration

Posted September 18, 2017 by

Save the Date!

October 3rd 2017 | 6 PM to 8 PM

New England Aquarium, West Gallery
1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110

Join MASSRECYCLE to celebrate their successes in 2017, less than one week after our Mattress Recycling Event at the MA State House. Get up close and personal with the sharks and rays of the New England Aquarium and learn about the link between waste and the aquatic ecosystem! Help ensure the success of this celebration and their continued success in 2018!

Celebrate with us. Get your tickets today!

Space is limited, so get your tickets today! Tickets cost $100 per person. Municipal employees are eligible for a $49.95 rate. Or bring a friend or associate and enjoy a discounted “Friend” rate of $175 for two tickets!

Sponsorship Information

Sponsor the 3rd Annual Celebration & Fundraiser!

MASSRECYCLE is currently seeking sponsors for the 3rd Annual Fundraiser & Celebration. By becoming a sponsor, you ensure the success of this celebration and our ongoing work in 2018. Plus, you allow us to offer a discounted municipal rate for the event and enjoy sponsor benefits. View sponsorship opportunities and rates here.

Please contact director@massrecycle.org to request an invoice to sponsor by check, or use the links below to sponsor by credit card!

For more information, visit: http://www.massrecycle.org/about/fundraiser



Save the Date: October 24, 2017

Posted September 11, 2017 by

Please join the Northern New England Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America for our Technical Session: “Landfill, Leachate and Health Risks -PFAS and Other Emerging Contaminants-“

When: October 24, 2017

Where: Norwich University, 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT


This SWANA program will provide an opportunity for technical, regulatory, and legal perspectives on Per-and-Polyfluoralkyl Substances (PFAS) and other emerging contaminants as they relate to landfills, leachate, and associated health risks. PFAS have been identified in landfill leachate and groundwater monitoring wells at levels above the 20 ppt drinking water health advisory level established in Vermont in 2016. Can PFAS releases from landfills lead to PFAS levels above 20 ppt in drinking water? What are the concerns over exposure to PFAS? What options are available for evaluating and mitigating PFAS risks? Information shared by a panel of experts will help shed light on these issues and identify remaining uncertainties as knowledge and regulation of PFAS and other emerging contaminants continue to develop.

For more information on SWANA Chapters and this Technical Session visit:




Mark Your Calendars! Fall Breakfast Seminar at UMass Amherst

Posted September 11, 2017 by

Join SNESWANA for their fall breakfast seminar at UMass Amherst.

When: Monday October 16th, 2017, 8:00 am to 10:00 am

Where: UMass Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, Massachusetts

Topics: Elevated Landfill Temperature Concerns and Energy Recovery from Landfill Gas

Attend this fall breakfast seminar and hear two great presentations regarding elevated temperature concerns in landfills and the environmental benefits and impacts associated with energy recovery from landfill gas.

Environmental Benefits and Impacts of Recovery Energy from Landfill Gas –
Lisa Damiano and Stephen G. Zemba, Sanbord, Head & Associates

This presentation will discuss the history of LFGTE engines and continuing evolution of the technology. Both the GHG offsets and the environmental concerns of LFGTE engines will be explored and compared to other alternative energy solutions.

Elevated Temperature Landfills – Recent Challenges Facing the Solid Waste Industry –
Nicholas Yafrate and Scott Luettich, Geosyntec Consultants

This presentation will describe the challenges facing landfills operators at sites with elevated temperatures, as well as efforts being undertaken to detect, mitigate, and prevent elevated temperatures from occurring at existing and new landfills


Register now at:


Complimentary parking is available in the Campus Center Garage. Tickets will be validated at registration.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Jay Viamari at 413-572-3281 or jpviamari@tighebond.com. Stay tuned for updates posted on the SNESWANA website www.sneswana.org.