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Skokie Farmers’ Market Assistant Manager Position! Apply by February 21

The Village of Skokie is looking for the next Assistant Farmers’ Market Manager (AMM). Primary duties of the AMM will be to coordinate the Farmers’ Market SNAP program to assist low-income individuals purchase fresh produce at the market. Other duties will be to create the weekly Skokie Farmers’ Market email newsletter, assist with Farmers’ Market Social Media, organize/coordinate entertainment and activities at the Market and assist the Market Manager in a variety of ways including setting up the market each week.

The AMM will be an enthusiastic advocate of local and sustainable agriculture. The AMM must have a positive and energetic attitude and be reliable, friendly, self-motivated and possess excellent communication, customer service and conflict resolution skills. The position requires the ability to work independently as well as inter-dependently with others involved in the farmer’s market.

Must be in good physical condition and able to work in all outdoor weather conditions. Must have great customer service and people skills. Must have good computer skills. Ideal candidate will be an independent thinker and have the ability to promote the Skokie Farmers’ Market on a number of platforms.

Application deadline is February 21, 2020.
For more information and to complete an application, please click here.


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Entry Level Sustainability Position–Seven Generations Ahead, Apply by 1/2/18

Seven Generations Ahead Job Posting

Position: Sustainability Program Associate – Entry Level Position

  1. The Job

The Sustainability Program Associate position will provide program support across a variety of SGA projects and programs, including PlanItGreen and the Fox Valley Sustainability Network (FVSN), Zero Waste Schools, Farm to School, and GreenTown. The position will incorporate research, event and forum production, project implementation support, and other related tasks. As with all SGA staff, the position will also support general SGA organizational events and functions. The full-time position will specifically prioritize the following work tasks:

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October is Campus Sustainability Month!

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!

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Creating Justice 2017

Being sustainable is about more than protecting the natural environment–it also involves protecting and caring for people and the communities we live in. Join us on Earth Day, April 22 for our annual Creating Justice symposium. Please feel free to share this pdf widely. The event is open to the community, though registration is requested.

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Campus Sustainability Month!

Did you know that October was proclaimed Campus Sustainability Month by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)?  We want to remind our students and community that there is more to sustainability than just celebrating Earth Day. We should regularly reflect on the importance of the environment, our natural world, and the ways in which we interact with it.  Join Oakton students, employees, and community members in celebrating Sustainability these next two weeks on our campuses.

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5 Week Food Studies Course–ITALY!

Dear Students,

We are now accepting applications for the summer 2016 CRITICAL STUDIES ON FOOD IN ITALY program.

The summer 2016 CRITICAL STUDIES ON FOOD IN ITALY program is a 5- week program that takes place from May 23 to June 25, 2016 in Rome, Italy
The program is open to all majors, and all students, degree-seeking or not.
 

COURSES OFFERED:

Critical Studies on Food Culture (3 credits)
Food media, communication and trends (3 credits)
Food, Nutrition and Culture in Italy (3 credits)
Italian Lexicon for Food Studies (3 credits)
Elementary Italian Language UMASS ITAL 110 (3 credits) COURSE and Intensive Elementary Italian Language UMASS ITAL 126 (6 credits)

A description of the program is available at http://www.gustolab.com/summer-program/

Please note that the spring semester courses Food Design, and Sustainable Architecture in Italy, will also be provided in the summer. Please see the description for these courses at  http://www.gustolab.com/spring-program/. Internships will also available during the summer program.
If you have any questions, or to request an application, please write to info@gustolab.com