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Author: Elizabeth Mahaffy

Volunteers Wanted for Boston Local Food Fest on Sunday, October 7th, 11am to 5pm

Call for Volunteers

Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts

Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts is moving into high gear for planning of the 3rd annual Boston Local Food Festival  taking place at The Rose Kennedy Greenway on Sunday, October 7th from 11am-5pm and we are looking for volunteers to make this event as successful as it has been in previous years.  Our volunteers are a vital part of the success and execution of such a well received event.  We seek committed, enthusiastic and responsible people who would love to contribute, join in the local food movement, meet new folks, and have a lot of fun!

We are looking to engage both volunteer groups and individuals. If your organization can provide ten or more volunteers for the day of the event, we will assign them to a designated area/role, so that the event also becomes a team building opportunity for staff / students. If groups of less than ten volunteers join the event, we will try our best to also assign similar roles, but cannot guarantee this.  Individual volunteers are welcome to join any of the working groups.  Volunteer tasks include; zero-waste ambassadors, vendor coordination, set-up and break-down, demo and DIY support, fundraising, information and others.

To register please visit our website. http://bostonlocalfoodfestival.com/participate/volunteer-for-the-festival/ or email us at volunteers@bostonlocalfoodfestival.com.  For more information also please feel free to contact Juan Sanchez at juan@sbnmass.org or call 617.395.0250.   Advanced training will be provided and is required for participation.

We look forward to celebrating local food with you!

Conference “Anticipating Climate Disruption: Sustaining Justice, Greening Peace”

On October 4th through 6th, the Peace and Justice Studies Association, in conjunction with the Tufts Initiative on Climate Change and Climate Justice, will hold its 2012 annual conference at Tufts. Entitled “Anticipating Climate Disruption: Sustaining Justice, Greening Peace,” the conference will be featuring presentations from a wide range of disciplines, professions, and perspectives on the many complex issues now unfolding amidst disruptive climate change, which promises to be among the most significant social justice concerns in the 21st Century.

The impressive list of plenary session panelists includes: Christian Parenti (Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence), Ken Conca (Environmental Peacemaking), Betsy Hartmann (“Don’t Beat the Climate War Drums”), Ellie Perkins (“Women and Participatory Water Management”), Darlene Lombos (Community Labor United), Burt Lauderdale (Kentuckians for the Commonwealth; New Power Initiative), Wenonah Hauter (Executive Director, Food & Water Watch), Gregor Wolbring (University of Calgary; energy/water ethics), John Peck (Family Farm Defenders), Greg White (Climate Refugees or Mere Migrants: Climate-Induced Migration, Security, and Borders in a Warming World), Tariq Banuri (renewable energy and climate change), Eveline Shen (reproductive justice), and Julian Agyeman (Just Sustainabilities; Cultivating Food Justice)

The Tufts Institute of the Environment is co-sponsoring this event, and Tufts community members are encouraged to attend. Student volunteers are also needed.

To register, visit http://www.peacejusticestudies.org/conference/registration.php or e-mail Dale.Bryan@tufts.edu

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