Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth strives for a more healthy and just world. We understand that the challenges facing our planet call for more than half measures, so we push for the reforms that are needed, not merely the ones that are politically easy. Sometimes, this involves speaking uncomfortable truths to power and demanding more than people think is possible. It's hard work. But the pressures facing our planet and its people are too important for us to compromise. - See more at: http://www.foe.org/about-us#sthash.LTAvziBa.dpuf Friends of the Earth strives for a more healthy and just world. We understand that the challenges facing our planet call for more than half measures, so we push for the reforms that are needed, not merely the ones that are politically easy. Sometimes, this involves speaking uncomfortable truths to power and demanding more than people think is possible. It's hard work. But the pressures facing our planet and its people are too important for us to compromise.

We are one of 75 national member groups of Friends of the Earth International, a global network representing more than two million activists in 73 different countries. In the United States, we advocate in the halls of Congress, in state capitals, and with community groups around the country. With offices in Washington, D.C., and Berkeley, CA, and members in all 50 states, we urge policymakers to defend the environment and work towards a healthy environment for all people. - See more at: http://www.foe.org/about-us#sthash.LTAvziBa.dpuf ShareThis

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Friends of the Earth strives for a more healthy and just world. We understand that the challenges facing our planet call for more than half measures, so we push for the reforms that are needed, not merely the ones that are politically easy. Sometimes, this involves speaking uncomfortable truths to power and demanding more than people think is possible. It's hard work. But the pressures facing our planet and its people are too important for us to compromise.

We are one of 75 national member groups of Friends of the Earth International, a global network representing more than two million activists in 73 different countries. In the United States, we advocate in the halls of Congress, in state capitals, and with community groups around the country. With offices in Washington, D.C., and Berkeley, CA, and members in all 50 states, we urge policymakers to defend the environment and work towards a healthy environment for all people.

- See more at: http://www.foe.org/about-us#sthash.f7id7ivn.dpuf

Friends of the Earth Atlanta, GA, USA
Feb 06, 2018
Contractor - Independent Consultant
Do you want to join a team focused on activating a base of people to stop Trump’s attacks on everything we care about and fought to protect? Are you experienced organizer? Do you want to help one of the oldest environmental groups turn a base of supporters into a base of activists at the very moment we need as many people active as possible? Do you like working virtually? Position:  Grassroots organizer (contract) to help stand up to Trump Location:  Multi positions including Southeast (TN, GA, FL) and a remote position (location flexible within U.S.) Friends of the Earth-U.S., founded by David Brower in 1969, is the U.S. voice of the world’s largest federation of grassroots environmental groups, with a presence in 75 countries. Friends of the Earth works to defend the environment and champion a more healthy and just world. We are a hard-hitting, progressive, environmental organization that pulls no punches and speaks sometimes uncomfortable truth to power. It’s an approach that has worked for more than 45 years, resulting in landmark environmental laws, precedent-setting legal victories and groundbreaking reforms of domestic and international regulatory, corporate and financial institution policies. To accomplish our mission, Friends of the Earth is working at the nexus of environmental protection, economic policy and social justice to fundamentally transform the way our country and the world value people and the environment. Our current campaigns focus on promoting clean energy and solutions to climate change, ensuring the food we eat and products we use are sustainable and safe for our health and the environment, and protecting marine ecosystems and the people who live and work near them. OVERVIEW We are seeking to hire a talented and dedicated organizer to do a four-month contract as a Friends of the Earth grassroots organizer focused on helping to engage grassroots activists by identifying, training, activating, and developing local leaders for a FOE grassroots network . The goals of the organizer will be to recruit new volunteers, develop leaders, and collaborate with allies on behalf of Friends of the Earth, and focusing that organizing on the urgent issue of stopping Trump, his friends in congress, and the fossil fuel industry from dismantling our environmental and social justice laws. We are looking for an experienced organizer who can help us maximize the impact of our organizing at this critical moment.  PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Develop grassroots leaders in key locations; Train newly engaged activists in a variety of critical organizing skills; Organize and mobilize a broad, diverse and powerful base of supporters in support FOE’s efforts to stop the destructive attacks on environmental and social justice protections; Recruit and activate volunteers; Coordinate events such as organizing meetings, rallies, weeks of action, panel discussions, and film screenings; Coordinate and implement grassroots and grasstops organizing and public education campaigns; Other responsibilities as assigned. As part of the national organizing team help design organizing plan and strategy, create materials, plan and execute trainings REQUIREMENTS Two or more years of experience in grassroots/field organizing. SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE A demonstrated commitment to environmental and social justice; Experience in grassroots organizing, recruitment, and leadership development; E xperience in organizing events including protests, rallies, and actions on key issues; Desire to have a major impact on policy debates through hard-hitting advocacy; Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to inspire trust and respect among colleagues and external partners; Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and tasks at once in a self-directed manner, ability to work collaboratively as part of a fast-moving and results-oriented team, ability to work in coordination with a diverse group of coalition partners and ability to work effectively in a changing environment; Sophisticated oral and written communication skills and comfort with presenting material to a wide range of audiences, including the public, the press, businesses and government officials; Excellent decision-making skills, professional initiative, time management, prioritization and networking skills, demonstrated initiative, flexibility and creativity. This is a four month contract with Friends of the Earth. The contract will be commensurate with experience. APPLY To apply: Send an email with your resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample to  foeorganizing@gmail.com . Friends of the Earth is an equal opportunity employer who encourages applications from women, people of color and other members of underrepresented groups who will contribute to the diversity of its staff. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Friends of the Earth Washington D.C., DC, USA
Feb 06, 2018
Part time
Friends of the Earth is a hard-hitting, progressive, environmental organization that pulls no punches and speaks sometimes uncomfortable truth to power. It’s an approach that has worked for four decades to produce important victories that help protect our planet and its people. We’re part of Friends of the Earth International, the world’s largest federation of grassroots environmental groups, working in 75 countries on today’s most urgent environmental and social issues.  To accomplish our mission, Friends of the Earth is working at the nexus of environmental protection, economic policy and social justice to fundamentally transform the way our country and the world value people and the environment. Our current campaigns focus on promoting clean energy and solutions to climate change, ensuring the food we eat and products we use are sustainable and safe for our health and the environment, and protecting marine ecosystems and the people who live and work near them. This work is carried out by our team of staff in our Berkeley, California and Washington, D.C. offices.  Corporate-controlled, chemical intensive industrial food production is increasingly harmful to people and the planet, contributing to hunger, disease, poverty and severe environmental damage. Simultaneously, this “too big to fail” system leaves us vulnerable to climate chaos and other disruptions which threaten food security and our ability to feed growing populations. A healthy future is dependent on developing an alternative, sustainable and resilient food system. Friends of the Earth’s Food and Technology Program is working to rapidly transition our food system to one that is sustainable, healthy and just—the food system of the future. We carry out market and policy campaigns aimed at protecting pollinators, reforming animal agriculture and reducing the harmful environmental and social impacts of industrial agriculture, while advocating for local, just, humane, organic and sustainable food production. We also work to ensure the safe and precautionary management of chemicals and emerging technologies, including nanotechnology, genetic engineering and synthetic biology.   Project Description Friends of the Earth seeks an intern for its Good Food, Healthy Planet campaign, a project of the Food & Technology Program. The Good Food, Healthy Planet campaign works to reduce consumption of industrial animal foods; grow the market and policy support for regenerative, grass-fed and organic meat and dairy; and support a rapid and large-scale shift towards plant-forward, climate-conscious procurement, sustainable diets, and regenerative agriculture. The Food Policy Intern will assist in conducting outreach related to the 2018 Farm Bill, help with meeting and event logistics, conduct research to support public policy and market-based campaigns, and draft public outreach materials. The intern will become an integral member of our dynamic Food and Technology Team and gain valuable skills and experience in research, strategic campaign development, online and traditional media communications, corporate and non-profit engagement, and public outreach, education and organizing on the cutting edge of environmental advocacy.  This position will introduce the intern to a wide range of colleagues in environmental, social justice and legislative arenas. The intern will work in government, corporate and non-profit circles and has the opportunity to become familiar with how these different entities work. Friends of the Earth is made up of a group of smart, creative, and enthusiastic individuals with a relaxed and friendly office culture.   Responsibilities: Conduct outreach to ranchers, sustainable meat companies, NGOs, and Friends of the Earth members to build support for sustainable livestock measures in the 2018 Farm Bill Conduct research into supply chains for our Better Burger Campaign, which promotes a blended burger with high-quality, grass-fed, organic beef and vegetables or mushrooms Update and create online and offline public outreach and engagement materials and content Engage in general campaign support and research, to be determined as needs arise Provide support and help for meeting and event logistics such as petition deliveries, webinars, meetings with policymakers, briefings, press conferences, etc. Conduct media outreach and provide general support for our social media and online organizing including social media posts, infographic content, and blog posts  Work Product Expectations: Expand group of coalition partners and allies Maintain and grow database of sustainable meat producer allies Collect and organize food purchasing policies and practices from local governments that emphasize meat and dairy reduction or the purchase of sustainable foods Create public outreach materials and online engagement content (social media posts, blog and website content) Draft and edit Op-Eds, Letters to the Editor and press releases when appropriate   Qualifications: Interns will be selected based on their education and experience with campaigns, legislative and political work and interest and understanding of sustainable agriculture, the intersection between food and climate, and the harms of the industrial agriculture system. We especially seek interns who have excellent research, writing, and editing skills. We are also looking for a highly motivated, quick learner who is willing to take initiative and work independently. Experience and familiarity with collecting, analyzing and summarizing reliable research is a plus. A background in environmental issues, environmental science, and public policy is helpful. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and basic Microsoft programs is necessary. Experience with website design and/or management is a plus.  Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com