Urban Canopy is a small farm here in Chicago and they are currently looking to hire seasonal and Market Managers for some of the Farmer's Markets they will be attending this Summer. We are looking to spread this opportunity to students in Chicago interested in learning about the local food system.Continue reading
Careers Page: www.theurbancanopy.org/careers
Please contact Joseph Taylor, Farmer's Market Lead, The Urban Canopy<http://www.theurbancanopy.org/>,
1400 W. 46th Street Chicago, IL 60609
Job Description: Farmers Market Booth Manager
Summary: The Urban Canopy is a young and diverse organization working on cutting edge issues at the intersection of urban agriculture and sustainable food. We are seeking a skilled Farmers Market Booth Manager to represent The Urban Canopy at farmers markets by selling locally grown food at farmers markets, engaging in conversation with market-goers, networking with local vendors, educating people about & enlisting them for UC services, and performing community outreach. Booth Managers represent and maintain all of The Urban Canopy’s environmental, economic, and social missions.
As a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), Oakton is proud to celebrate our efforts through Campus Sustainability Month! All events are free and open to the public, no rsvp required. The events below are offered in part by the Sustainability Center, Green Committee, Environmental Studies Concentration, Peace and Social Justice Studies, and Honors Program. We hope you will join us!
October 7: Solar Energy Tour at Skokie Campus 10am-3pm
October 17: IDNR Fish Survey at Des Plaines Campus 2:30pm-4:30pm
October 17: My Trip to the Amazon – A Great Adventure, Life Science instructor David Arieti at Des Plaines Campus, Lee Center Room 210 and streaming live in C240, Skokie Campus from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
October 23: Merchants of Doubt Film Screening at Skokie Campus, 2:00pm to 4:00pm, C133
October 25: Factory Farming Awareness Coalition—Hungry for Knowledge? Presentation at Des Plaines Campus, 12:30pm to 1:45pm in Room 2139 2139 (We hope to live stream this presentation—check the Keepin’ It Green blog or Green Committee Facebook page for details!)
October 26: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Film Screening at Des Plaines Campus with Live Stream Q&A from former Vice President Al Gore, 5:45pm to 8:30pm in Room 1606
October 30: Merchants of Doubt Merchants of Doubt Film Screening at Des Plaines Campus, 2:00pm to 4:00pm, Room 1608
November 2: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Film Screening at Skokie Campus, 11:00am to 1:00pm in Room C250
Full details for each event are listed below!
Join your peers and faculty in a unique opportunity to learn from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and find out why there is a call to boycott Wendy’s. All details below!
Assistant Director, Sustainability (Pomona College)
Pomona College is seeking a talented, energetic, dedicated, and well-organized professional to serve as the Assistant Director, Sustainability. The candidate must be detailed-oriented and comfortable working in a relaxed but busy environment.
The successful candidate will provide leadership to the College’s sustainability programs and will develop, implement, and assess efforts for the integration of sustainability throughout campus operations and programs. This position will develop, enhance, and maintain environmental stewardship within the campus community and among its constituencies as well as develop strategies for: energy and resource conservation and efficiency, building performance and retro-commissioning, cost forecasting, community engagement and outreach, and strategic planning for sustainability. This position oversees the various programs of the Sustainability Integration Office. This position is an ex-officio member of the President’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability.
Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies or other related field of study required; Master’s Degree preferred; Five years of hands-on experience implementing environmental or sustainability programs is required. LEED level accreditation preferred or the ability to obtain within 18 months.
Details to apply here: http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=POMONACOLLEGE&cws=1&rid=81.
Sustainability Program Coordinator (Full-Time) Ursinus College
BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the Sustainability Outreach Coordinator works in the Office of Sustainability (OS) and has overall responsibility for updating, strategizing on, reporting on, and working with Ursinus College employees to implement the College’s Climate and Sustainability Action Plan (CSAP) in compliance with our commitment to the ACUPCC. Tasks performed with a high level of autonomy include:
2015 Talking Farm Sustainable Urban Agriculture Internship
The Talking Farm (http://www.thetalkingfarm.org) is a 501(c)(3)urban farm that believes in growing food locally, organically, sustainably and in educating and partnering with our community. This year we will be growing produce for sale on over ½ acre of land, expanding the farm’s growing fields, and educating school groups and the community.
We are looking for motivated individuals that want to learn more about and participate in sustainable urban agriculture. Farm interns will experience all the tasks associated with the daily operations of a diversified production vegetable farm. Interns will walk away with a solid understanding of crop planting, crop care, harvesting, hoop house management, disease / pest management and volunteer management.
Internship candidates should have good verbal and written communications skills, ability to work in a team environment, ability to complete tasks independently, some knowledge of and or experience with soils, urban agriculture, and crop management. Experience working with kids/students and volunteer coordination a plus. Good general physical fitness needed.
June and July, 10-20 hours a week $10 an hour for Oakton Students (unpaid positions available for non-Oakton students)
For info please contact Matt@thetalkingfarm.org (847-440-6997)
Oakton has just posted two new internship opportunities for students related to the area of sustainability:
Forestry Intern (Mount Prospect Public Works – Forestry Division) Pay: $12.50-13.50 Hours: 40 hrs/week (hours M-F 7-3:30pm; Summer; 12 weeks) Location: Mount Prospect Assignments will include data updating for the computerized tree inventory, scouting for tree disease and insect problems, responding to tree related service requests and working with municipal crews. Candidates should have excellent tree identification skills, some computer course work, 1 or 2 years college level training in arboriculture or related field and valid a driver’s license.
Farm Intern (The Talking Farm) Pay: $10 Hours: 20 hrs/week (8 weeks; preferred start date of June 2015) Location: Skokie The intern will learn about and be implementing programs related to soil creation and preparations, crop rotations, companion crops, seeding/planting, harvesting, selling produce, tools and machinery, and other agricultural topics.
For information on applying for these positions, please visit Oakton’s Internship Page.