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Date: February 2, 2012

New Hampshire Field Organizer, 2012 Climate Leadership Project

2012 will be a critical year for influencing the national discussion on climate change and energy. The Tar Sands Action, Moving Planet, and the growing #occupy movement have built a wave of public engagement on corporate money in politics—and energy and climate are at the center of that fight. From Keystone XL to fossil fuel extraction, utility fights and embattled EPA pollution regulations, advocates have the opportunity to take a bold stance, demanding that leaders at all levels of government step up to the plate and side with people over polluters.

350.org is taking a national leadership role in putting climate and energy at the center of the political debate in 2012 through grassroots organizing, mobilizing, and visibility actions in key states throughout the US. Concurrently, we will help build, train and resource an insurgent grassroots army of climate and energy volunteer leaders, helping to make the growing climate movement a powerful, sustained political constituency.

Responsibilities:
* Research, develop, and implement a plan to grow the climate movement in New Hampshire and increase its visibility from now through July 15, 2012.
* Develop teams of climate activists and organizers throughout the state.
* Organize regular grassroots bird-dogging, public education, accountability and media events on climate and clean energy.
* Develop a team of activists interested in scaling up efforts to hold politicians and polluters accountable for dirty campaign contributions, pollution, and corruption.
* Organize at least one NH grassroots leadership workshop with 15-30 volunteer leaders.
* Work closely with Better Future Project and other state partners to ensure buy-in and coordination for visibility events.
* Communicate regularly with 350.org central staff, and drafting brief weekly reports outlining that week’s activities.
* Liaise and support other progressive grassroots movements, and represent 350.org in partner and coalition work with them.

Requirements:
* 1-5 years of experience in grassroots organizing or political campaigns, paid or unpaid.
* Commitment to and passion for the 350.org mission of building a movement to stop the climate crisis.
* Familiarity with New Hampshire culture and politics.
* Passionate about holding our elected leaders accountable.
* Interested in pursuing creative new ways to build a movement and scale up volunteer led activism.
* Self-starter with the passion, creativity, and drive to make things happen.

This is a 6-month contract position with the possibility to extend depending on performance. Salary is commensurate with experience.

350.org is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume as soon as possible to  vanessa@betterfutureproject.org

Feb 9: Climate Change & Sustainable Development Diplomacy: The Ongoing Process

When: Thursday, Feb 9th from 3:20pm-5:20pm

Where: Mugar 200, The Fletcher School

Climate Change & Sustainable Development Diplomacy: The Ongoing Process is an upcoming lecture featuring presenter Andrew Steer,  who is part of the Special Envoy for Climate Change within the World Bank.

Hosted by CIERP’s Sustainable Development Diplomacy & Governance Program.

Feb 8: Rumble in the Jungle: Everett vs. Moomaw

When: Wednesday, Feb 8th from 6:30pm-8:00pm

Where: ASEAN Auditorium, The Fletcher School

Ever wanted to watch two professors go head to head in a heated debate? Every year, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy gives students that chance by hosting their annual Everett-Moomaw Debate, where Bruce Everett, Adjunct Associate Professor of International Business, and Bill Moomaw, Professor of International Environmental Policy and CIERP Director, tackle issues like climate change and environmental policy for the education and entertainment of Tufts students.

“Many students find their own perspectives challenged during the debate,” Elke Jans, a doctoral candidate at the Fletcher School, said. “Plus it’s a fun format. We don’t often get to see our professors disagree and pick on each other.”

This year’s event, titled Everett-Moomaw Debate on Climate Change, Energy, and the Environment,” will be hosted by the Fletcher Energy Consortium (FLEC).

Don’t miss the environmental duel of the year as these two Fletcher experts are pitted against each other once again!

Feb 6: Eco Practicum Info Session

When: Monday, Feb 6th from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Where: Eaton 206
On Monday, Feb 6, Eugenia Manwelyan, Director of Eco-Practicum, will be in Eaton 206 (Medford) to talk about Eco-Practicum. Without Walls’ Eco Practicum is an environmental sustainability and action program for undergraduate students and recent grads. Learn while impacting society and shaping the global future.
  • Field Work with the Region’s Most Effective Organizations
  • Practice Different Farming Models (Organic, Permaculture, Urban)
  • Meet Experts, Farmers, Activists and Policy-makers
  • Understand the Economics of Environmental In/Justice
  • Flexible Options: Sign Up for 1 Up To All 4 Weeks
Environmental issues are so complex and interrelated today that its hard to know where to start building solutions. That’s why the Without Walls Eco Practicum is like an experience buffet. It offers the choice of attending one or all of the four weeks of the program, broken down into week-long in-depth seminars on the most pertinent environmental issues. For example, in the first week, meet the people who are bringing local organic produce into the global food system and changing the way we eat. In the second week, learn to care for livestock, meet with hunters, and tour a Cargill slaughterhouse (optional). Each week, you get real experience, meet important people, and do real things that matter.

You’ll live in Camp Shomria, an educational campus located in the heart of the Catskills, at the crossroads of the food- and watersheds of the most dense urban center in the US. Each day you’ll work on the farm learning new techniques, practicing small-scale animal husbandry, taking field trips to meet experts, and playing an active role in shaping the summer community. It’s fun and it’s necessary, now more than ever. More info here.

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