We’re excited to announce an open speaker call for TEDxManhattan 2012 “Changing the Way We Eat” on January 21, 2012, at the Times Center in New York City. If you are interested, please fill out a form at http://tedxmanhattan.wufoo.com/forms/speaker-application/
TEDxTalks are known for their impact and high quality – because of that, all speakers need to agree to the following guidelines. (The talks only look easy to do!) Continue reading
FRESH – a documentary film about sustainable agriculture – is looking for a blogger! We are on the search for someone to help us get the word out about fresh, innovative, hopeful, tasty, policy-pushing, controversial, and catalyst-creating issues within the sustainable food movement. Our blogger can work from home, anywhere in the world, but he/she must be able to touch base with us each day via email or Skype.
The FRESH blogger will author their own weekly posts, as well as re-post and organize blog series which fall in with our current initiatives. We are looking for a driven writer who wants to advance their writing repertoire and connections within the food movement. You must be first and foremost a writer, but also a self-starter and familiar with the technical details of WordPress and blogging in general (i.e. basic HTML skills). Continue reading
Real Food Alliance is now IMMEDIATELY accepting applications for our Remote Farm-to-School Summer Internship. This position is open to all undergraduate and graduate students on a full or part-time basis. It is an unpaid position, but is remote; thus, it can be completed in the student’s hometown.
*The internship is from June 13th – August 12th, so please request an application ASAP!* Continue reading
May 2011, Cold Spring, NY — Glynwood is calling for nominations for its annual Harvest Awards. In its ninth year, the Harvest Awards recognize farmers, entrepreneurs, organizations, and businesses across the United States that demonstrate innovation and leadership in support of regional agriculture and sustainable food systems.
Please help us recognize outstanding work from around the country by nominating someone whose work has had a positive impact in your community. The categories for the 2011 Glynwood Harvest Awards include:
• The Farmer Award
• The Award for Connecting Communities, Farmers, and Food
• The Wave of the Future Award
• The Good Food Entrepreneur Award Continue reading
Kopali Organics is a stylish, accessible-premium brand of pure, organic and fair trade chocolate and fruit treats, with national distribution and early success in independent and national key accounts, positioned for rapid growth and scaling up. Every Kopali sold contributes to our mission to support small sustainable farmers, their families and communities around the world. We are seeking extraordinary individuals to join our small team at this pivotal moment.
For more information: http://www.kopaliorganics.com/jobs
COMPANY: Oregon Tilth, Inc.
CATEGORY: Agriculture / Non-Profit
Oregon Tilth is looking to fill a full time position as a staff inspector serving our clients in the Midwest region of the United States (IA, WI, MN, IL, MO, IN). We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual. This full time position will be responsible for conducting on-site inspections of both organic farms/livestock and organic handlers under various organic standards, primarily USDA NOP. Individual will work with OTCO’s rapidly expanding Midwest clientele. Applicants must be able to work on their own with significant responsibilities and work as a member of a team. Traveling throughout the Midwest is necessary for this job. It requires familiarity with basic computer software and person should be comfortable and efficient in learning new electronic systems. Applicants should have ability to work within a regulatory environment and communicate effectively with the cultures of the region.
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Application deadline is May 20th, 2011
This is a volunteer position, offering intern credit or a possible small stipend. We are seeking a computer programmer, computer science student or a “techie” person generous enough to offer their knowledge on how to build a database/map online. We are an emerging new network directory and map highlighting farms and food work led by people of color. We currently have a database and old system for listing and mapping out these farms on the online directory, however we are seeking to improve the structure and functionality and need some help doing so!
Contact email@example.com if interested.
The Real Food Challenge (RFC) is a national campaign that recruits, trains, and supports student leaders working to build a healthy, just and sustainable food system. Our flagship goal is to redirect $1 billion of existing college and university food purchases to “real” food—food that’s fair, ecologically sound, humane, and local and community-based—over the next 10 years. We work toward this goal, and the broader goal of supporting a vibrant student food movement, by uniting college students through on-campus organizing, leadership training institutes, and regional summits.
2011 is a really exciting year for us. The number of students and schools developing powerful sustainable food projects have grown exponentially since our launch in 2008. To better support each other we are unrolling the Grassroots Leaders Program, which will provide campus-based student leaders resources, training, and support to help them carry out successful campaigns for real food. At the same time, we are planning to publicly release the Real Food Calculator, a tool we developed to help students assess their schools’ real food purchases and set a new standard for transparency in the food industry.
Applications are now being accepted for our Regional Field Organizers and *NEW* Grassroots Leaders Project. Continue reading
The Real Food Challenge, a national student network and campaign for just and sustainable food, is looking for an energetic person committed to student empowerment, food, and justice to become our National Programs Coordinator for a minimum 2-year commitment
As one of RFC’s three full-time staff members, the National Programs Coordinator
is responsible for strategic campaign planning, student organizing, coordinating administrative tasks, and overseeing the Real Food Calculator program.
This is an great opportunity to deeply engage with RFC and the youth food movement in general. We welcome applications from anyone interested, especially young people with experience in organizing around food, justice, sustainability, or related fields.
The National Programs Coordinator
is a full-time position with a competitive non-profit salary, a comprehensive benefits package, and flexible vacation.
(See below for a more detailed job description.)
The application deadline is Monday, May 2, so apply now!
Real Food Alliance is now accepting applications for our Remote Farm-to-School Summer Project Assistant internship. This position is open to all undergraduate and graduate students on a full or part-time basis. It is an unpaid position, but is remote; thus, it can be completed in the student’s hometown.
RFA is a nonprofit organization that fosters relationships between local, eco-friendly farms and institutions, such as schools, colleges/universities and hospitals. We establish, cultivate and preserve these farm-direct relationships and provide educational resources for the Dallas-Fort Worth community. Continue reading
Since 1977, Corporate Accountability International has successfully challenged corporations like Nestlé, General Electric, and Philip Morris to halt abusive practices that threaten human rights, public health, the environment and our democracy.
The organization is expanding—and leading campaigns challenging some of the world’s most powerful industries, including food and agriculture, water, and big tobacco. Think Outside the Bottle exposes the truth behind bottled water marketing and defends the human right to water in the face of increasing corporate control. Value [the] Meal challenges the fast food industry to stop driving an epidemic of diet-related disease, and our campaign Challenging Big Tobacco protects the first-ever corporate accountability treaty from tobacco industry interference. Continue reading
Program Evaluation – Request for Proposals
Application Deadline: March 30, 2011
The Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) was one of ten organizations selected to receive funding from the Department of Health and Human Services as part of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) Program to provide technical assistance services on obesity prevention to approximately 20 communities. The communities of the CPPW program are funded under a 2-year cooperative agreement to implement evidence and practice based MAPPS (Media, Access, Point of decision information, Price, and Social support services) strategies<http://www.cdc.gov/CommunitiesPuttingPreventiontoWork/strategies/index.htm> that are expected to have lasting healthful effects in the years following the end of the funding period. CFSC is seeking an evaluation consultant to develop and implement an evaluation that will discern the effectiveness and impact of the services CFSC provides and contribute to the design for overall our overall evaluation strategy. The evaluation consultant will work closely with our in-house Evaluation Program Director, and CPPW Program Manager. Continue reading
THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED.
What we need: an awesome graphic designer looking to add some value to their portfolio and help us create a few branded pieces (food labels, sell sheets, website graphics) to launch our line of locally grown, organic dehydrated baby food.
About us: Farm Kid Collective is building a local, small scale supply chain to bring fresh food grown in Wisconsin to babies in the Midwest. Fruits and veggies grown by organic family farmers are trucked over to an incubation kitchen where they are dehydrated,powdered, packaged up and sold at local markets. Continue reading
The Jewish Organizing Fellowship is recruiting emerging social justice leaders for our year-long, paid community organizing training program in Boston. The Fellowship is a professional development opportunity for Jewish young adults (ages 21-30) who are currently working as organizers or who are looking for jobs in the field. If not already employed, Fellows are placed in full-time paid jobs that address a wide range of issues including: the environment, food justice, health care, and interfaith work. We seek Fellows who are eager to learn the theory and practice of community organizing and explore the connections between Judaism and social justice. Round 1 applications are due March 18th. Continue reading