Co-op Power seeks Weatherization Crew Leader

Posted December 27th, 2012 by Joel and filed in Greening Dorchester, News, Opportunities

Co-op_Power_Logo_-_high_resolutionCo-op Power is hiring a Weatherization Crew Leader for its Metro Boston crew! Employee will coordinate activities of Co-op Power’s Boston Energy Efficiency crew members engaged in air sealing and insulation for residential buildings. Download the job posting here or write to jobs@cooppower.coop with “CREW LEADER” in the subject line for more details.

 

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Boston REI — Franklin Park Fall Volunteer Day

Posted November 5th, 2012 by Joel and filed in Greening Dorchester, Opportunities

Date: 11/17/2012, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
Event Location: Franklin Park
Partner Organization: Franklin Park Coalition
Description: Join 2012 REI Stewardship Grant Award Recipient the Franklin Park Coalition for a day of removing invasive plant species from Boston largest urban park. Enjoy the crisp fall air and a morning of clearing leaves from historic steps and ruins or removing invasive plants. Help preserve Franklin Park’s marvelous landscape. We’ll supply training, gloves and tools if you supply the labor. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and old closed-toe shoes. For more information call 617-442-4141 or visit www.franklinparkcoalition.org. Meet at the Valley Gates Lot (midway on main park road, Circuit Drive, across from golf course).

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Our Partner, FPC, is hiring!

Posted August 24th, 2012 by Joel and filed in News, Opportunities

First Parish Church in Dorchester, host of the Fresh Fridays event series and good friend to the community, is hiring for administrative and educator positions. Read on for details.

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Garden Plots Available in Dorchester!

Posted August 9th, 2012 by Joel and filed in Greening Dorchester, Healthy Dorchester, News, Opportunities

A small number of community garden plots are available for gardeners in Dorchester for the remainder of the 2012 growing season and more plots will be available for the 2013 growing season. Are you interested in obtaining a plot to garden in Dorchester? Learn more about Boston is Growing Gardens online &/or download an application form here! Plots are available at:

(2012 – Available now!)
Leyland Street CG Extension, 20 Leyland St, Dorchester
Spencer St. CG 96 Spencer St. Dorchester

(2013)
Norton Stonehurst CG, Norton and Stonehurst Streets, Dorchester
Nightingale CG, 512 Park St, Dorchester
Barry Street CG, 39 Barry St, Dorchester
Audrey Jacobs CG, 32 Bullard St, Dorchester
Wheatland Ave. CG, 86 Wheatland Ave, Dorchester
33 Bullard St. GC, 33 Bullard St, Dorchester

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Millenium Ten Action Plan Meeting, Jul. 24

Posted July 24th, 2012 by Joel and filed in News, Opportunities, Planning

Please join friends, neighbors and community members for the second Millennium Ten Action Plan meeting. (This will replace the regularly scheduled Talbot Norfolk Triangle meeting).

Tuesday, July 24, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Second Church in Dorchester, 44 Moultrie Street (the big white church across the street from McDonalds and the Great Hall in Codman Square). Dinner, childcare, and Spanish translation available. Millenium Ten will be developing action plans in the five priority areas of Youth, Physical Environment, Public Safety, Economic Development, and Communication and Connectivity. You can join the Action Team you are most interested in. Look forward to seeing you there!

Millennium Ten is a partnership between residents and stakeholders in Codman Square and Four Corners, including: Codman Square NDC • Dotwell • ABCD Dorchester • Blue Hills Boys and Girls Club • Four Corners Action Coalition • Four Corners Main Streets • Boston Projects/TNT. Questions? Contact Jenna Tourje, 617.825.4224 x 126, jenna@csndc.com.

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Solarize MA workshop, Aug. 1

Posted July 23rd, 2012 by Joel and filed in Greening Dorchester, News, Opportunities

Come learn about a state program that’s designed to lower the cost of going solar for homeowners and small businesses through bulk purchasing. Solarize Mass – Boston is a new community initiative of the City of Boston, MA Clean Energy Center, and the Green Communities division of the MA Department of Energy Resources that makes getting solar easy and affordable. More info at http://www.renewboston.org/solar.

When: Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., South Dorchester, Adams Street Public Library, 690 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA 02122.

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Outdoor Nation Summit – July 21 & 22

Posted July 18th, 2012 by Joel and filed in Greening Dorchester, News, Opportunities

If you’re between the ages of 16 and 28 and want to change the world so that everyone has the chance to get outdoors, then we have the experience for you! If you are new to Outdoor Nation and want to learn more about us, then you should register for one of the Outdoor Nation Signature Summits

DATES and TIMES: July 21 at 9:30am – July 22 at 4:30pm
SUMMIT LOCATION: University of Massachusetts, Boston
CAMPING LOCATION:George’s Island, one of the Boston Harbor Islands

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Splash! Water Fair, July 17

Posted July 14th, 2012 by Joel and filed in News, Opportunities

SPLASH! A fun water fair devoted to informing and engaging youth in activities, demonstrations and talks on the environment and careers in water management (see flyer).  50% of water professionals will be eligible for retirement in the next 5 – 10 years. This will leave many open positions, all of which require training and certifications. The target audience for SPLASH are men and women, ranging in age from 16 – 24, who are residents of the greater Boston area. View a flyer here.

 Event Specifics:       Registration begins promptly at 9:30 a.m.

When: Tuesday, July 17, 2012; from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where: The Reggie Lewis Center – 1350 Tremont St, Roxbury, MA

To contribute, attend, provide a vendor table or just to learn more, please contact:

James Lambert III

Project Manager / Marketing Coordinator

617.933.7423

jlambert@rcc.mass.edu

 

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Artists, Dancers, Teachers sought for Community Activities!

Posted July 14th, 2012 by Joel and filed in News, Opportunities

CALLING ALL TALENT (flyer)!

Sustainability Guild International (the Guild) is a Boston-based social enterprise dedicated to community-driven sustainability and innovation. From August through September, the Guild will be providing opportunities for community members to showcase and share their talents in beautiful, outdoor venues in the Bowdoin/Geneva and Greater Grove Hall neighborhoods.

Perform! Want to show the community who you are and what you do? We are seeking talented individuals and groups to participate in weekly performances:  Friday evenings, 5 to 7 p.m., Bowdoin/Geneva Neighborhood; Saturday evenings, 5 to 7 p.m. Greater Grove Hall Neighborhood.

Dance! Seeking experienced  dancers of all styles to lead  community dance events under the stars! These gatherings will take place: Friday evenings, 8 to 10 p.m., Bowdoin/Geneva Neighborhood; Saturday evenings, 8 to 10 p.m., Greater Grove Hall Neighborhood.

Teach! Got skills? Seeking those interested in leading skill-building workshops and demonstrations. You can lead one workshop, or many, during our weekly programming schedule: Tues/Thurs/Friday/Sat 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bowdoin/Geneva Neighborhood; Tues/Thurs/Friday/Sat 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Greater Grove Hall Neighborhood.

(Jazz | Slam | Theater | Fashion | Dance | Art | Music | Variety | Story Telling | Wellness | Crafts | And more!) 1.617.930.6508 | engage@sustainabilityguild.com

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Dudley Greenhouse Seeks Project Proposals

Posted June 15th, 2012 by Joel and filed in News, Opportunities

During the past year The Food Project have been pleased to share the Dudley Greenhouse with a variety of community groups. The greenhouse has provided space not just for food production, but also for the sharing of food, culture and resources. For this upcoming year, TFP invites proposals from groups and individuals to once again share this incredible community space and resource.

The Dudley Greenhouse is a 10,000-square-foot facility in the Dudley Neighborhood of Roxbury. Owned by The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative(DSNI) and leased by The Food Project, the greenhouse operates year-round as a food production and educational space. In one half of the greenhouse, The Food Project’s staff and youth operate enterprise projects. In the remaining area, The Food Project provides community educational programming through our “Grow Well, Eat Well, Be Well” workshop series, and also provides space and programming support to nine community groups working on various food production projects. Continue Reading »

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