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Black History Month: Will Allen

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T4CI is saluting some of the most influential African-American environmentalists and sustainability professionals during Black History Month.

Today we honor Will Allen.

Will Allen created Growing Power to develop community food systems. He was named a McArthur Fellow — only the second farmer to be honored. Allen was also named one of Time Magazine’s 100 World’s Most Influential People.

T4CI is growing: now hiring a human resources director

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With incredible growth the past three years, T4CI is currently looking for an experienced and forward-thinking human resources director to join our downtown Oakland-based team. This is a newly created position and we are poised to hire immediately.

Check out the complete job description and application process at http://T4CI.org/about/pdf/HRDirector01272017.pdf

Creativity through activism

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Can sustainability be artistic?  Of course!  And since January is National Creativity Month, it’s time to highlight a few of our creative projects.

Imagine powerful art experiences when it comes to healthy food systems. That’s what AgArts does.  After all, artists have always been deeply inspired by nature, but now the passion of the food movement gives this enthusiasm tremendous relevance. At the same time, creative aspects of food-related activities are enjoying new recognition and value as sustainable agriculture encourages a more personal relationship with food sources.  And they cover all forms of art: from symphonies to photography exhibits, from plays to books.

Change Food uses the popular TEDx-style talks for “Changing the Way We Eat”, which creates awareness and begins a dialogue about innovative sustainable food and farming ideas. The event, which began in 2014, is complemented by a full menu of related networking and education events including post event Adventures, videos of all talks, discussion guides/teaching materials to go with videos of the talks,  and salons that address needs within the food movement.

How can we accelerate change in the food movement? Root Solutions addresses this through decision science, a collection of scientific disciplines aimed at understanding cognition, decision-making, and behavior.  Working on a training manual to help environmental organizations and practitioner have access to powerful tools which tap into what motivates and matters to people to effect positive change in the environmental movement.

And remember:

“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” — Albert Einstein

Please pass on this post to someone you think would be interested.

It’s for the birds.

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You may know that birds are the barometer of the ecosystem health and the alert system for detecting global environmental ills.

But what you may not know is today is National Bird Day.  Each year on January 5, the official holiday is scheduled to coincide with the end of the annual Christmas Bird Count. It lasts three weeks and is the longest running citizen science survey in the world that helps to monitor the health of our nation’s birds.

In honor of this day, T4CI would like to salute a few of our projects who work to ensure birds throughout the world are healthy and singing a happy tune.

Junglekeepers works to keep part of the pristine amazon rainforest from deforestation and agriculture, to preserve it for all the horticulture and animals who live there, include 1500+ species of birds.

And where would we be without our farm birds including chicken, ducks and geese? Animal Agriculture Reform Collaborative is a diversified stakeholders group working together to fight factory farming. Their goal: to change the system that respects the welfare of our planet, including the livestock within our ecosystems.

Of course, many of our T4CI projects help birds in one way or another (as well as our planet), check them out at http://T4CI.org/sponsored

How about a tweet to share this? Simply click on the link below.

Tweet: It’s National Bird Day. Find out some of the ways we are helping them: http://ctt.ec/6U5jI+

Two new faces at T4CI

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We’re excited to let you know T4CI has added two new members to our team.

Tenzin Sherpa has been named accounting associate, where he provides critical support for our finance team.  Originally from Kathmandu, Nepal. he now calls Richmond, CA his home, where he enjoys hiking and camping, as well as the occasional bacon cheeseburger with the works.  He has been working in the accounting industry since 2002 and has earned a BA in International Business and Management from Dickinson College.

ShannonShannon Cherry is the director of communications and outreach. In this newly created position, she will  develop a myriad of communications program for both T4CI and its projects. Prior to her appointment, she has worked with progressive nonprofit organizations for more than 15 years. She earned a BA in Communications from SUNY Geneseo and a MA in Communications Administration from University of Memphis. She is also accredited in public relation by PRSA. In addition to her marketing background, Shannon has helped to create numerous fundraising programs, including the largest charitable wine auction in New York State. Originally from the Empire State, Shannon misses NY-style pizza and authentic Buffalo wings.