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Intern/Volunteer, Food and Water Watch (Cambridge, MA)

My name is Sammi Dowdell, and I’m currently working on Food and Water Watch’s campaign to save antibiotics for medicine, not factory farms here in Cambridge. I’m currently looking for interns and volunteers to help me gather grassroots support! Right now, 80% of antibiotics in the US are used on factory farms to prevent infection and to compensate for filthy conditions. At the same time, 2 million Americans get antibiotic resistant infections every year because these drugs are losing their effectiveness. 
We can create a world where we can count on medicine working, and where our farms are safe and healthy. But right now, antibiotic resistance is such a serious problem that in some cases, there are few or no treatment options. The FDA and Congress have failed to act on the issue, so Food and Water Watch is building a groundswell of public support in cities across the country, asking city councils to pass resolutions calling on our federal legislature to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms. Food and Water Watch is working with a coalition of organizations, businesses, and professionals to ensure that antibiotics are saved for medicine, not factory farms. We are looking for bright, talented volunteers and interns to help us on all aspects of this critical campaign.
For more information on the campaign, visit http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/food/factoryfarms/antibiotics/.
If you’re interested in getting involved as an intern or volunteer, please fill out this short application. Start dates/hours are flexible. Please feel free to contact me with any questions at sdowdell@fwwlocal.org
Thanks!
Sammi
Samantha Dowdell
Green Corps 2015
Dartmouth College 2014
sdowdell@fwwlocal.org

Volunteer at PV America Conference, June 23-25

Volunteer at PV America

Apply now to volunteer at PV America on June 23-25, 2014 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and receive a complimentary Full Conference registration, with access to all education sessions, including the General Session and new programs like Master Speakers, Educational Posters, and QuickTalks; nearly 100 exhibitors on the Show Floor; and all networking receptions.
Volunteers at PV America have the unique and exciting opportunity to play an active role in New England’s largest education and business-to-business event, focused on the PV solar market.

Oct 07: Boston Local Food Festival – Seeking Volunteers 11am-5pm

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/