This weekend Groundwork Somerville staff, interns, and volunteers will be hitting the road for a long weekend filled with learning, activism, making connections, and strengthening our community! Read on to learn about the amazing events that we are fortunate to be part of:
Groundwork USA National Assembly:
Executive Directors from Groundwork trusts across the country are meeting at the EPA Office of Water in Washington DC for an “Open House” about the work of Groundwork USA. On Thursday, Groundwork will hold a number of panels and discussions on Urban Waters, Sustainable Agriculture, Forming Groundwork Trusts, and Youth Programming. In the evening, additional staff and youth representatives from Groundwork Green Teams will arrive for a weekend of environmental restoration along the Anacostia River, meeting with their peers in the environmental movement, and learning about the formation of the EPA. For more information, click here!
The Sixth Annual Connecting for Change: A Bioneers by the Bay Conference:
This conference presented by the Marion Institute, in the historic Downtown of New Bedford, MA, on October 22-24, 2010, is an internationally acclaimed annual gathering of environmental, industry and social justice innovators who have demonstrated visionary and practical models for restoring the Earth and its inhabitants. For more information, click here.
Environmental Leaders Program:
Groundwork Somerville staff have been fortunate to be part of this program that inspires visionary, action-oriented and diverse leadership to work for a just and sustainable future. The 2011 application has just opened! If you think you might be interested in being a 2011 fellow, click here for more information.