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Paper, Straws, and Cups!

“Now let’s take a look at another impact on forests: paper, including the smallest items like tissue paper or the wrapper on a drinking straw can lead to the destruction of tropical forests. Environmentalists have long pressured big corporations to change their ways.” -Battling Deforestation In Indonesia, One Firm At A Time Listen to the … Continue reading

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  • Work Van Needed for Crew: Clearwater are looking for a donation of a used minivan (any make/model) that can seat 7, doors on both sides, with removable or fold down seats, and automatic transmission. Diesel or gasoline engine okay. No need for it to be pretty or come with fancy options. If you are interested in donating such a van for our crew to use, please contact Sue Smith, Corporate Sponsorship Coordinator (845)265-8080, x7161  Sponsors@Clearwater.org
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  • Restaurant located in Cold Spring, NY with 5 Acres seeks full-time person to develop a farm to table, farm to market business. Farmer will be responsible for all farm operations and grow vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs. Must be enthusiastic about farming, food, and sustainability. The positions include housing plus a percentage of sales. Please send resume to plumbush1656@aol.com.
  • A message from Mark F. Thielking,Town of Bedford, NY, Director of Energy Resources, and Energy Improvement Corporation: Challenge FHFA's ban of residential PACE program! PACE financing would help to make energy efficiency projects available to all property owners. This page, put together by PACENow, explains how to send a letter to the agency. There are only 20 days left to comment! http://pacenow.org/blog/talking-points-for-fhfa-rulemaking-anpr/  Share this with your friends -- every letter counts! PACENow advocates for Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing of energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades to buildings. http://pacenow.org/
  • URBAN FARMING WITH AMERICORP: New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH) in collaboration with Green Guerillas, is seeking three summer AmeriCorps members for the Anti-Hunger and Empowerment Corps program. This is the perfect opportunity for someone interested in working in Brooklyn community gardens and urban farms. Applicants must be excited to work outdoors, conduct outreach for garden and farm based activities, help increase urban food production and access to healthy foods and engage local youth through gardening and arts activities. We are looking for individuals who are self-motivated and energetic. There are three positions available. Follow link for full info: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/JM6ttF9Gh9h4/

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