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Are you interested in working with the Environmental Studies Program on a Nutrition Project in a local public school?
November 8, 2013 – 9:54 am
Ann Greaney-Williams, the Program Coordinator for ENVS and co-chair of the Curley K-8 Health and Wellness Committee will be conducting a Nutritional Walk Through to evaluate the current nutritional environment at this bustling elementary/middle school in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. The Health and Wellness Committee at the school will privide a survey to each participant. We are looking for environmental health-focused students interested in collecting information in the walk through. Students will be joined in this task by teachers, parents, and school administrators. There will be two time slots, which are listed in this doodle poll. Please sign up for one or both, as you are able. Additional information on the location for the meet-up will be provided to participants before November 15th.
October 25, 2013 – 11:23 am
The Climate Protection Action Committee is seeking 3 new members; for more information click here. The deadline to apply is October 22.
The Recycling Advisory Committee is also seeking new members; for more information click here. The deadline to apply is October 22.
October 25, 2013 – 11:13 am
Cambridge City Manager, Richard C. Rossi, seeks volunteers to serve on a new “Getting to Net Zero” Task Force. This Committee is being created to advise the City Manager on ways to advance the goal of putting Cambridge on the trajectory towards becoming a “net zero community”, with focus on carbon emissions from building operations. This includes reducing energy use intensity of buildings and taking advantage of opportunities to harvest energy from renewable resources.
The Task Force will work collaboratively to examine strategies and develop recommendations that address the following topics:
· reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the built environment
· improve energy efficiency and conservation in existing and new buildings
· support renewable energy generation both on- and off- site
· best practices to engage/educate users and influence occupant behavior
The City seeks individuals with high degree of experience and expertise in these topics and demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team with diverse opinions to craft consensus solutions. The intention is to create a task force that includes subject matter experts in topics such as building design, construction and operation, development economics, energy efficiency, and renewable energy technology & policy including the concept of Renewable Energy Certificates, as well as community advocates/residents, business/property owner/developer representatives, and representatives of local universities/the Cambridge Climate Compact.
The Task Force will work collaboratively to develop actionable recommendations that are comprehensive, practical, and implementable and at the same time bold in their vision; these may include changes to City ordinances, zoning, policies, and other directives. The work of the Task Force should continue to advance Cambridge’s role as a regional and national leader in addressing environmental issues.
It is expected that Committee appointments will be made by City Manager, Richard C. Rossi, before the end of the year. The group will meet at least monthly starting December 2013 and deliver final recommendations by December 2014.
To apply, please send a letter by November 12, 2013 describing your interest in the study and any experience you have working on similar issues to:
Diane Squires, City Manager’s Office,
Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
November 28, 2012 – 4:47 pm
We are looking for one volunteer with the following skills and knowledge: 10 years’ experience in designing and implementing development projects in general and in natural resources management; Hands-on skills on technique of designing, implementing and monitoring development projects at a community level; Hands-on skills on techniques of forestry biodiversity conservation at a community level. Fluent French language skills to prepare training materials and conduct the course in French Web Address for this Job Posting http://www2.winrock.org/volunteer/assignment.asp?BU=False&id=5498 No deadline. Open until filled.
November 19, 2012 – 12:57 pm
One Heart Source is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth and development of education in rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa.www.oneheartsource.org . Attention Students of the UEP Department! One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2013 Volunteer Programs in sub-Saharan Africa. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and the next deadline is November 2nd! Upcoming deadlines are as follows: December 7th, 2012, January 4th, 2013, February 5th, 2013. As an OHS Volunteer, you will: Live with a host family and be an active member of their household. (Zanzibar only) Work with primary school students through a mentorship program focused on building strong Math and English foundations while empowering students. Work closely with members of the community to create social uplift. Lead after-school programs in non-traditional subjects like dance, debate, art, and sports. Work with a small, dynamic team of international university students.
We at One Heart Source believe in creating lasting social change through education and human connection. We encourage you to take a step towards a more socially just future for the youth of some of the most marginalized communities in the world. For more information and to download the program application, please visit: www.oneheartsource.org/volunteer
August 31, 2012 – 3:44 pm
Our festival mission is to generate increased demand for local and sustainably produced food through education and promotion, support the growth and development of local farms and locally owned food-related businesses, increase the availability and access of healthy local food to urban communities and to facilitate collaborations between local food farms, businesses, and public and non-profit organizations. For more about the festival including, sponsorships, becoming a vendor or volunteer, visit: http://bostonlocalfoodfestival.com/
March 15, 2012 – 6:23 pm
Want to gain experience in schoolyard gardens programming? Assist Groundwork Somerville as their Garden Educators lead after school clubs in each elementary school garden through their Schoolyard Gardens Program in Somerville. This spring’s theme will be Garden Arts! (We are interested in hearing from potential volunteers even if you are unable to commit through June 8th.)
Garden Education Assistant
March 26th-June 8th (10 weeks),
Hours 2+ hours/week, unpaid/volunteer
Garden Education Assistants will assist in nature/gardens programming in Groundwork Somerville’s after-school “Garden Arts” clubs this spring. You’ll help run activities involving the arts, gardening, and nature with groups of 8-12 students, grades K-5. All programs operate during after-school hours (2:30-5:30pm) on the same schedule each week, so you need to be able to commit to one day (1-2 hours) per week for the full 10 weeks of the program. Experience working with youth ages 5-12 and comfort being outside and dirty required! Additional leadership opportunities are available for experienced volunteers. Please email cover letter (can just be the body of an email), resume, and weekly availability to Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday: TWO slots: 2:30-4:15, Argenziano School and Brown School
Tuesday: 3:30-5:30, Brown School
Wednesday: 2:30-4:15, Healey School
Thursday: TWO slots: 2:30-4:15, East Somerville School (at Edgerly Center), West Somerville School
Friday: 2:30-4:15, Kennedy School