Various Internships, Corporate Accountability International (Boston)

Corporate Accountability, a Boston-based nonprofit with various campaigns, including one to eliminate plastic water bottle use, seeks fall interns. Their “internships are a unique opportunity to gain valuable organizing and non-profit experience. This is a hands-on program, designed to mentor and cultivate students interested in social justice, strengthen their understanding of a fast-paced campaign organization, and prepare them with the skills and experience necessary to challenge corporate abuse.”

 

Learn more/apply.

New EcoWomen association seeks board members

A Cambridge resident is hoping to launch a Boston version of DC EcoWomen , a community of women interested in environmental and professional issues that has been an incredibly popular platform for networking, resource exchange and fun with like minded people.

 

At this time, coordinator Avipsa seeks a team of awesome women to lead this effort. Once EcoWomen board approves the Boston chapter, the group will be increasing publicity for membership.

 

The positions which remain open include:

1. Secretary

2. VP Membership

3. VP Communications

 

As the organization is just starting, these voluntary positions are not anticipated to not take a lot of time.

 

Please send questions — or, if you’d like to apply, a short bio and complete contact information — to Avipsa at avipsam@gmail.com.

Deadline: Sunday, July 24th

 

Energy Efficiency Project Manager, Energy Solutions (Massachusetts)

Energy Solutions seeks a full time Energy Efficiency Project Manager to help support our East Coast client base. As a member of the Energy Solutions East Coast Team you will support an existing, successful California business in a new location as the Company seeks to increase its presence on the East Coast. The person filling this role will have a broad impact on energy efficiency markets and greenhouse gas reductions through our work for Massachusetts Program Administrators and other national leaders in energy efficiency. As part of a developing practice area for the Company, the person filling this role will be expected to work remotely alongside a Project Manager II and must be willing to travel frequently to California during the first 6 months of employment.

Learn more.

Join The New England Farm and Sea to Campus Network

Attention grad and undergrad students:  theNew England Farm & Sea to Campus Network, hosted by Farm to Institution New England (FINE), has officially launched, which means that you can now sign up to get involved in the network.

The mission of this network is to build a community of higher education and food systems stakeholders who connect, share, and collaborate to develop transparent regional supply chains and educate campus communities about regional food systems.

There are two ways that you can get involved in the Network:

STEP 1. JOIN THE FARM & SEA TO CAMPUS NETWORK

Want to declare your interest in the network? Join the contact list! Members of the list will receive 2-3 emails per month with general updates from FINE as well as targeted updates for people at colleges, universities and private schools.

Join the Farm & Sea to Campus List here.

STEP 2. SIGN UP FOR A WORKING GROUP

If you would like to be more actively involved and help fulfill the network’s vision, sign up for one of the working groups.  The network anticipates that each group will come together, most likely via conference call in early June, to start to outline some priorities and action steps. At that time, the groups will determine their frequency of meetings and other details.

The steering committee hopes that participants in these groups will be active, so please consider whether you have a couple hours per month available for participation. Your involvement will help determine our collaborative impact on the regional food system.

The working groups include:

  • Outreach & Communications
  • Supply Chain Development
  • Education & Engagement
  • Evaluation & Tracking

Please follow this link to join a working group.

Thank you,

The Farm & Sea to Campus Network Steering Committee

Working Group Descriptions

We anticipate that each group will come together, most likely via conference call, in early June, to start to outline some priorities and action steps.  At that time, the groups will determine their frequency of meetings and other details. It is the steering committee’s hope that participants in these groups will be active, so please consider whether you have a couple hours per month available for participation. Apply to join a working group viathis link.  If you’d like more detail about each of these groups, please visitthis link.

Outreach & Communications

The Communication and Outreach Working Group focuses on strategies to improve connectivity and information sharing between campuses and related stakeholders who are or would like to be engaged in the campus local food movement.

Supply Chain Development

The Supply Chain Development Working Group will identify and develop supply chain models that increase the availability and accessibility of local, sustainable food for campuses. It will facilitate coordination and communication between supply chain partners (campuses, distributors, suppliers, producers, etc.) to identify and leverage opportunities to aggregate demand and improve sourcing and distribution processes.

Education & Engagement

The Education Working Group will focus on educating and activating students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders of participating institutions who are interested in initiating or enhancing the sourcing and on-campus use of local, sustainable foods.

Evaluation & Tracking

The Evaluation & Tracking Working Group will propose indicators that will help the Farm & Sea to Campus Network determine the success of their efforts, review and assess existing evaluation and metrics tools, provide recommendations for next steps around data collection and analysis, and specifically consider recommendations for improved tracking and traceability for local foods in the region.

Freecycle to the Rescue!

So a few days ago, the microwave in our office broke.

*This is a dramatic reenactment using an image from the interwebs and NOT what actually happened to our microwave.

Naturally we were all pretty upset. We all bring lunch from home and many of us like to heat up our soups, casseroles, and other leftovers.

Before we could panic, though, someone had the great idea to ask the Tufts Freecycle Elist to help us out!

The Freecycle Elist was started by an Eco-Ambassador, Stacie Simon, and anyone from the Tufts community can join. Whether you’ve got furniture or office supplies you no longer need but that is still in good condition or you’re looking for something specific (like a microwave!), the e-list is a great first resource. It’s all about reuse and free exchange.

Sure enough, the same day we sent out our plea for help, another Eco-Ambassador, Lynne Ramsey, wrote us back with a microwave to offer! We had it in our office and up and running within a couple of days. It was totally free and we helped Lynne clear out her basement a bit. 😉

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Our new-used microwave looks much better and is working great!

You could have success with the Tufts Freecycle E-list too! Sign up today to not only get emails whenever someone posts about an item (chairs, rugs, printers, ink, lamps, etc.) they’re giving away — but also reach out when you’re looking for something! You never know what treasures someone else is holding onto.

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