Hey Green Umbrella!
I hope everyone is doing well and enjoyed the temperate weather this weekend. I come bearing gifts:
2. Moving Planet NYC: A Day to Move Beyond Fossil Fuels, Saturday, 9/24, 2pm
A. WindAid Volunteering in Peru
“By locally building wind turbines, we provide clean and affordable electricity for communities in Peru who have no access to electricity. It would be of interest to all students or anyone with an interest in renewable energy, the environment/climate change or volunteering. We have had volunteers from 9 different countries with various educational backgrounds and interests. We are based in Trujillo, North Peru, and together with our volunteers we build 2.5 kW wind turbines for small communities that are part of some 7 million people living in Peru with no access to electricity. Volunteers have the opportunity to experience the life and cultures in Peru and by volunteering with us, get to fully manufacture, assemble and install a wind turbine that is then given to a community or school which needs it most.
The dates for our upcoming projects are:
2011 (5 week program)
* 26th September – 28th October (Full)
2012 (Please note that there are now 1, 2, and 4 week programs.)
* 1st Jan – 13th Jan (limited space)
Each project is limited to 8 volunteers, and places do fill quickly (especially for the May – August projects), so interested volunteers should contact us as soon as possible. Long term volunteer positions are considered on a case by case basis.
B. Volunteer Opportunity – Business Climate 2011 Sept. 19-20
a.) September 19th, 2011 9am to 1pm: preparations for the conference
C. Green Corps 2012-2013 Field School for Environmental Organizing
In Green Corps’ year-long paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you’ll need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution and many others — with groups such as Sierra Club and Food and Water Watch. And, when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups. For more information, read below or visit our web site: www.greencorps.org.
In your year with Green Corps: You’ll get great training with some of the most experienced organizers in the field: Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements: people such as Adam Ruben, political director of MoveOn.org, and Bill McKibben, author and organizer of the “350.org” rallies for climate action. You’ll get amazing experience working on environmental issues across the country: Green Corps sends organizers to jumpstart campaigns for groups such as Rainforest Action Network, Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Food and Water Watch and Environment America in San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and dozens of other places in between. You’ll have a real impact on some of the biggest environmental problems we’re facing today: Green Corps organizers have built the campaigns that helped keep the Arctic safe from drilling, that led to new laws that support clean, renewable energy, that convinced major corporations to stop dumping in our oceans and much, much more. You’ll even get paid: Green Corps Organizers earn a salary of $23,750. Organizers also have a chance to opt into our health care program with a pre-tax monthly salary deferral. We offer paid sick days and holidays, two weeks paid vacation and a student loan repayment program for those who qualify. And when you graduate from the program, you’ll be ready for what comes next: Green Corps will help connect you to environmental and progressive groups that are looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change and protect our environment. In the next few months, we‘ll invite 35 college graduates to join Green Corps in 2012-2013. We’re looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, people who have taken initiative on their campus or community, and people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for change over the long haul. If you think you’re one of those people, visit http://www.greencorps.org/apply to submit your application to join the 2012-2013 class of Green Corps’ Field School for Environmental Organizing. Green Corps’ year-long program begins in August 2012 with Introductory Classroom Training in Boston, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate. For more information, visit http://www.greencorps.org or contact Aaron Myran, Green Corps Field Organizer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 747-4302.
LINKS AND RESOURCES
I. Columbia’s Office of Environmental Stewardship: http://environment.columbia.edu/
II. The Earth Institute Blog: http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/
III. Learn about Energy Issues Affecting New York:
(remember: it’s not your fault, but it is your world)
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