Food Tank (www.FoodTank.com) is one of the fastest growing nonprofit organizations around food and agriculture issues, focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. We spotlight environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty, and create networks of people, organizations, and content to push for food system change.
Food Tank (www.FoodTank.com), in partnership with The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, is excited to host the inaugural Boston Food Tank Summit on April 1st. This event will feature more than 35 different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials, and students will come together for interactive panels.
Food Tank is looking for some high-energy, high-enthusiasm, talented, and committed volunteers to help us with the Summit.
At past Summits, volunteers have assisted with:
- Registration & Ushering
- Food & Hospitality
- Social Media & Photography
- Speaker Interviews
- Show Production
The ideal candidate will have:
- Demonstrated experience in and passion for food and agriculture issues.
- Excellent communications skills
- Attention to detail.
- Social media, photography, film, or performance skills are a plus
- Conference, event, marketing, and customer service skills are a plus.
- Restaurant or food handling skills are a plus.
- Skills in stage management or TV production are a plus.
To apply, please send a resume and your availability on April 1st to Vanesa Botero-Lowry (firstname.lastname@example.org) with “Boston Summit Volunteer” in the subject line.
Looking for a summer internship or something to do over the summer related to sustainability?
This summer, Tufts students have the opportunity to travel to Boaca, Nicaragua and work alongside local students to develop school gardens and garden education programs. The trip is 10 days (May 24–June 2) and will focus on sustainable agriculture, immersion into Nicaraguan culture, and environmental activism. The trip fee is $2,489 (which covers everything you’ll need in Nicaragua, including airfare, food, lodging, and transportation), and we will have regular meetings to discuss fundraising ideas and opportunities. There are 20 spots available. The deadline to register is January 30th and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t hesitate if you’re interested!
For more information, visit https://globalstudentembassy.org/get-involved/university-students/tufts-university/, contact Kat Grellman (email@example.com), or come to our GIM on December 7th, 8pm in Olin (room TBD).
As part of a video piece, the Tufts Observer is looking to conduct 15-minute interviews with students about climate change and environmental injustice in relation to one’s personal definition of home.
Interviews will be conducted on Thursday, December 1st through Sunday, December 4th. If you are interested and would like to share how climate change and/or human impact on the environment has damaged your definition of home, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the sign up form here: https://homeandenvironmentalinjustice.youcanbook.me/
The Department of Environmental Protection is the state agency responsible for ensuring clean air and water, the safe management of toxics and hazards, the recycling of solid and hazardous wastes, the timely cleanup of hazardous waste sites and spills, and the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources. In an effort to assist MassDEP with its succession planning, MassDEP continues to recruit individuals who are interested in working and utilizing their skills in the environmental field. MassDEP is providing opportunities to undergraduate students, graduate students, law school students, and other individuals who are seeking experience in the environmental field.