Tag: <span>environmental advocacy</span>

Sustainability at the Local Level: A Conversation With Jason West

This spring I had the pleasure of speaking with Jason West, the Director of Sustainability for the City of Albany, New York, about his fascinating career trajectory and his thoughts on sustainability, particularly at the local level.¬† Biography Jason served as the Mayor of New Paltz, New York for two …

Don’t Falter, Organize!

Before entering my internship with the Food & Water Watch (FWW) I was unsure exactly of what an organizer position consisted of. I have always considered myself somewhat organized, so I was interested in seeing if my organizing skills honed from years of academia were transferable to this line of …

It’s A Small World After All

No, I’m not talking about the slow, and somewhat creepy, boat ride at Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom. I use this phrase as a way of describing several of my experiences in the first month of my internship at Environment Northeast¬†(ENE). ENE is a non-profit organization that is actively involved in …

Exploring, Enjoying and Protecting Maryland

It is amazing how fast time flies when you love your job! Before joining this amazing grassroots organization, I had no idea that the Sierra Club was so multifaceted in its approaches to promoting sustainable environmental policy. Not only do they spearhead many grassroots campaigns, but they also: lead many …