University of Leeds Careers Centre Blog Are you thinking of getting in to the highly competitive Energy sector? This post could help! Our Careers Consultant, Venita Girvan, offers her tips for success. The energy sector provides the framework for our daily infrastructure needs, from power to heat, the developed world as we know it would cease to function without it. Countryside Management Association CMA Countryside Management Association he CMA, previously known as the Association of Countryside Rangers, is the professional association for countryside staff in England and Wales. It is aimed at all those involved in the practice of sustainable countryside management. It provides many local training and social events, an annual training conference, and a good magazine full of relevant news and stories. Most counties have a local representative, and hold regular meetings. Countryside Management Association: website designed and maintained by PinkEye Graphics.
Live Earth (2007 concert) Live Earth was a one off event developed to combat climate change. The first series of benefit concerts were held on July 7, 2007. The concerts brought together more than 150 musical acts in eleven locations around the world which were broadcast to a mass global audience through televisions, radio, and streamed via the Internet. The umbrella organization for the event was Save Our Selves, founded by Kevin Wall (Executive Producer), and included major partners such as former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, the Alliance for Climate Protection, Earthlab, MSN, and Control Room, the production company which produced the event.
Australian Academy of Science - Science Policy The science of climate change: questions and answers An updated edition of The science of climate change: questions and answers will be released in mid-2014. This publication aims to address confusion created by contradictory information in the public domain. It sets out to explain the current situation in climate science, including where there is consensus in the scientific community and where uncertainties exist. The document is structured around seven questions: How I got my placement at a Geotechnical and Environment Consultancy Alex Edward, studying Geological Sciences, has recently started an industrial placement at Sirius Geotechnical and Environmental in Leeds. He will be writing a number of posts for this blog during the course of his placement. In this first post he gives his advice, based on his experience of looking for placements last year, to other students seeking placements. For the vast majority of my 2nd year, my main focus wasn’t on my university studies.
Mainstreaming sustainable development: government progress 2013 Sustainable development requires consideration of the economic, environmental and social factors in decision making to deliver the right policies now and enable others to do the same in the future. Defra has published this report on behalf of the government to provide an overview of what has been achieved so far in the move towards mainstreaming sustainable development. The report will be of interest to those with a concern for sustainability in government, but also more widely. It is intended to facilitate scrutiny of our progress to date. Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Reverend Billy at Occupy Wall Street, where he has shown up several times to support the protesters. The Church of Stop Shopping is an activist performance group based in New York City, led by Reverend Billy, the stage name of Bill Talen. Using the form of a revival meeting, on sidewalks and in chain stores, Reverend Billy and his gospel choir exhort consumers to abandon the products of large corporations and mass media; the group also preaches a broader message of economic justice, environmental protection, and anti-militarism, protesting sweatshops and the Iraq War. Though it continues its street theatre activities, the Church has also appeared on stage and has toured internationally.
UK-SPEC - UK-SPEC The UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) describes the value of becoming registered as an Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). It describes the requirements that have to be met in order to gain these qualifications, and gives examples of ways of doing this. UK-SPEC should enable individuals and employers to find out whether they or their staff can meet the requirements, and explains the steps necessary to achieve professional registration with the Engineering Council. Our registrants carry many responsibilities, including the need to observe a professional code of conduct. These are described here, together with advice on how to maintain registration. UK-SPEC is published by the Engineering Council on behalf of the UK engineering profession.