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ECOCareers Conference April 1-2, 2020-Join Virtually!

Last Chance to Register for (Virtual) EcoCareers 2020!

This week the National Wildlife Federation will host their 4th annual, virtual EcoCareers Conference on Wednesday & Thursday, April 1 -2. Have you registered yet? Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to hear from leading analysts and employers across many green sectors and gain insights into how you can build your own pathway to a sustainable career.

The Conference will be featuring speakers and panelist talking about Food Justice Careers, the Arts and Creative Industries, a Culinary Climate Action Workshop, Circular Economy Careers (careers that help move society
toward and sustain a circular economy), Climate Crisis Careers, and Green Finance and Investment Careers. Check it all out HERE.

Students at higher ed institutions can unlock free registration by joining the NWF EcoLeader online community. Note that if sponsorship or registration cost is a concern for higher education audiences, we encourage you to reach out to us at ecoleaders@nwf.org.

Register for the Conference

VT-Based Food Systems Funded Internships: Apply NOW!

Farm-Based Education Summer Fellowship, Shelburne Farms, Seasonal Full-Time Internship, Shelburne, VT, Apply by Sun, Mar 31 – Housing included

Middlebury Foods Summer Manager Internship, Middlebury Foods, Seasonal Full-Time Internship, Middlebury, VT, Apply by Fri, Apr 5

FoodWorks Internship Program, Middlebury College FoodWorks Fellowship Program, Seasonal Part-Time Internship, Middlebury, VT, Apply by Wed, May 1

Just Food Conference 2012, NYC!

Four Middlebury College Students, Katie Willis ’12, Kate Strangfeld ’12, Emma Burke ’12, and Lauren Honican ’15, took advantage of a Civic Engagement Mini-Grant to fund their trip to the Just Food Conference in New York City, where they spent two days attending workshops, learning about food issues and achievements, and meeting other like-minded people, all over good food and conversation!  They plan to keep what they learned in mind in their work with food-related initiatives on campus, as well as share ideas and information with others.  For example, check out Kate’s blog post about the event here

Some of the students will be volunteering to prepare apples for freezer kits to donate to the Addison County Food Shelf, today Friday 3/2, from 3-5 pm at Weybridge House.  Come to give back to the community, and learn more about the Conference!

For more ways to get your service projects funded, or to learn more about Civic Engagement in the EIA, click here.

Documentary Screening: Food Stamped

Sunday 1/22 7:30 p.m. Hillcrest 103

4,303 individuals in Addison County are recipients of food stamps (3SquaresVT). Join us for a screening and discussion around local food access issues.

Food Stamped follows a couple as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. They consult with members of U.S. Congress, food justice organizations, nutrition experts, and people living on food stamps to take a deep look at America’s broken food system.

Sponsored by Nutrition Outreach and Mentoring (NOM) and the Center for Education in Action