The Center for Climate Protection, a nonprofit organization based in Sonoma County, seeks a talented team player that is a quick learner, easily relates to and enjoys mentoring young people, is excited about helping implement the ECO2school program in Sonoma County high schools, and is passionate about climate protection.
The mission of the Center for Climate Protection is to inspire, align and mobilize action in response to the climate crisis. We work with business, government, youth and the broader community to advance practical, science-based solutions for significant greenhouse gas emission reductions.
About the ECO2school Program:
ECO2school is an award-winning student leadership program that encourages students to use alternative modes of transportation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This program is designed to integrate with existing high school academics to educate students about personal, community, and environmental health issues related to climate change. We provide assemblies, guest speakers, in-class education and service learning opportunities to support student leaders. By working both in the classroom and with clubs, ECO2school engages students in fun activities that are transformative for participants. Program benefits are not just academic. ECO2school also reduces congestion, saves costs on transportation as well as promotes healthy living, safe commutes, biking, transit ridership, and improved air quality for the entire community.
What the Project Coordinator does:
The Coordinator’s job is a full time position. In the 2015-16 school year ECO2school will operate in nine Sonoma County schools. The Coordinator will eventually be responsible for most of the Sonoma County in school program implementation and follow up.
Example activities include:
• Recruit and mentor student leaders to organize and implement the ECO2school program in schools throughout Sonoma County
• Make presentations to students and community organizations about climate, bicycle safety, and other topics related to active transportation
• Assist student leaders to organize and implement peer-to-peer education activities including bike rides and slow races
• Organize and facilitate youth leadership development trainings
• Develop and maintain a social media presence including a blog and website
• Shoot and edit videos of student activities and post to website
• Work with community leaders and businesses to further develop and support the ECO2school program
• Help with evaluation, data collection, and aggregation
• Collaborate with the Project Manager, other members of the CCP staff, staff from regional partners, vendors and other stakeholders
• Be open to doing new activities as the need arises
• Minimum two years relevant work experience including a proven track record of effective leadership, organizing, and communicating. We want proof that you can inspire, align, and mobilize others.
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
• Experience working with young people
• Excellent references
Desired Skills and Qualities:
The position requires an entrepreneurial, personable, confident team member with a sense of humor who possesses the following skills and qualities:
• Works and relates well with young people, especially high school students
• Committed to and understands climate protection
• A good understanding of bicycling street skills and bike mechanics
• Superior oral and written communication skills to craft and articulate clear, concise messages
• Ability to inspire and persuade
• Very well organized and a strong team player
• Ability to work effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision
• Ability to use good judgment, take initiative, and make recommendations to resolve problems
• Ability to motivate people to take action including meeting deadlines
• Skilled in relationship building and networking
• Strong meeting facilitator
• Good listener and a quick learner
This job requires extensive travel throughout Sonoma County and sometimes the greater Bay Area. The successful applicant should own a car or have access to a means of transportation required for work. It would help if you either lived in Sonoma County or are willing to move to here.
Full time salary between $38,000 and $42,000 per year, commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid vacations, holidays, and health insurance. The person in this position will work from the office located in Santa Rosa, California. This position is dependent on grant funding. The Center for Climate Protection is an equal opportunity employer.
They encourage anyone interested in this position to submit an application as soon as possible. Please email your resume and a cover letter of no more than 250 words explaining your interest in the job and why you’re qualified, to Amy Jolly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Names and contact information for your last three supervisors or clients (including your current supervisor or client, if applicable) will be required upon request.
Please include “ECO2school Project Coordinator” in the subject line and let them know where you learned about the position.
The position is open until filled. They will start reviewing applications on September 11th. No phone calls, please.
Permaculture Design Course with Toby Hemenway
Looking for deep solutions in a world of challenges? Our 72-hour Permaculture Design Certificate course, which meets one weekend a month from October, 2015 through March, 2016, will introduce you to strategies and tools for designing and living in landscapes, homes, businesses, and communities that are regenerative—that is, that go well beyond not just depleting resources and the human spirit, but actually renew and invigorate them. The course is led by Toby Hemenway, whose permaculture guidebook, Gaia’s Garden, is the best-selling permaculture book in the world. Having taught over 60 Permaculture Design Courses, Toby is one of the premier permaculture educators in the world today. Guest instructors include acclaimed experts Larry Santoyo, Brock Dolman, Pandora Thomas, Erik Ohlsen, John Valenzuela and others.
Upon successful completion of the course participants will earn a Permaculture Design Certificate issued by The Permaculture Institute (USA), the principal permaculture certifying body in the US.
FREE Plants have all been taken.
Hope to have more soon.
See some of you at the Heirloom Expo next week!!
Water for Wildlife Workshop
Back by popular demand! Come learn how to create a water feature that is safe for wildlife and a complement to your garden–even a drought tolerant garden! In these days of drought, it is important to include water in your home garden to help support wildlife. Water features do not need to be water hogs! Adding the lush allure and music of water to your backyard can be easily done. Don’t make the classic mistakes! Class will be held outside, so dress appropriately. Bring a lunch to enjoy in the bamboo garden after class. Bamboo Garden Tour optional. Guaranteed to be a rejuvenating, inspiring morning!
Saturday, September 19th, 10am to Noon Advance registration $20, $25 at the door
Wild Toad Nursery
Wildtoadnursery.com 3525 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa Just north of Todd Road
Registration: 707-529-5261 or Sabrina@wildtoadnursery.com
In partnership with Slow Food USA’s National School Garden Program, Chipotle Restaurant is providing several resources for school garden programs. Through their dine and donate program, 50% of the sales that your school brings in are donated back to the school. Chipotle also donates food for events related to school garden programs (i.e. volunteer days). Click here for more information on Chipotle’s Resources for Schools program.
Dutch Mill Bulbs originated Flower Bulb Fundraising over 50 years ago. Our Fall Fundraising Program and Spring Fundraising Programoffer easy-to-sell and easy-to-grow varieties of flower bulbs and bare root perennials. We’ve helped tens of thousands of groups exceed their fundraising goals with our Flower Bulb Fundraising Programs.
Our Fundraising Program is the perfect flower bulb fundraiser for your group. School Fundraising, PTA Fundraisers, PTO Fundraisers, sport and athletic team fundraisers, cheerleader fundraisers, dance ensembles, booster clubs, academic clubs, marching bands, concert bands, choral groups, drama clubs, libraries, choirs, community groups, churches, and scouts – to name but a few – have all successfully raised funds by “going green” with our eco-friendly, economically priced no-riskFundraising Programs. Since its inception, Dutch Mill Bulbs has been recognized for outstanding
service, value, quality and reliability. You can count on us for your most successful fundraiser ever!
(The advantage of this company is they will pack your order for classrooms. This makes it much easier for volunteers who deliver the bulbs! Laurel)
West County Community Seed Exchange’s Monthly Gathering
Saturday July 25th
St Stephen’s Church 500 Robinson Road, Sebastopol
11:00am-12:00pm FREE CLASS- “Planning Your Winter Garden ” with Master Garden and Shone Farm instructor, Wendy Krupnik. Learn how to plan now for a productive, healthy winter garden!
Wendy Krupnik has been an organic farmer and gardener for over 30 years. Wendy has been actively involved with organizations working to further a more sustainable agriculture. She coordinated the 4-acre garden at Santa Rosa Jr. College’s Shone Farm, which is part of the Sustainable Agriculture program, and has been teaching Master Gardener classes since 1992, teaches workshops on edible gardening through Santa Rosa Parks & Recreation Department, and assists home garden clients.
9:00am – 10:30am – Join the work party or tour the Seed Garden on site where many of our local seeds are being grown ( optional)
9:00am – 11:00am – Seed Library OPEN- drop in anytime between these hours. All are welcome to take home some of the the hundreds of varieties of locally grown seeds! Pick up seeds for your winter garden…lots of locally grown brassicas, lettuces, herbs, flowers.
Learn how you can grow out some varieties to return to the Seed Exchange in the future.
WEST COUNTYSEEDEXCHANGE-Creating a grassroots community seed exchange that supports Sonoma County gardeners with free, locally grown, open-pollinated, pesticide and GMO-free seeds.
Mill Valley School District has a job opening for a elementary School Garden and Wetlands Naturalist Teacher. Teach K-5 classes Monday, Tuesday and Thursday to enhance science curriculum through experiential learning in our gardens, wetlands, and bayfront location, in conjunction with state standards. Take leadership in garden maintenance, school-wide environmental events, and our continual coordination work with teachers, parents and students to replace non-native wetland plants and monitor the results. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume. Job description available upon request. Position begins in October. Please contact email@example.com with additional questions. Schedule: 25-30 hours/week in the Fall (Oct-Feb); 10-15 hours/week in the Spring (Mar-Jun). Compensation: $30 per hour. This is a part-time job at a non-profit organization.