College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Opportunities 5/6/11

May 6, 2011

I. Outdoor Nation Regional Summit
II. Volunteer Outreach Workers Needed for Summer!
III. Write for Four Green Steps

I. Outdoor Nation Regional Summit
The Office of Youth is excited to tell you about a great opportunity that will be not only fun and interactive, but will be all about the outdoors and take place in some of the most beautiful places in the country.

Are you between 18 and 26 years of age? Do you want to be part of a youth-led movement that is working to champion outdoor issues on campuses and in communities across the country? Do you have an idea around connecting your peers with the outdoors that you would like to see brought to life with grant funding? Are you looking for a way to become a better leader and decision maker? If the answer to any of these questions is YES than you should check out an Outdoor Nation Regional Summit near you!

This summer, young people just like you from across the country will come together to build on what they started last year – a youth-led Outdoor Nation! During the 3-day Regional Summits, young people will connect with each other, identify top outdoor issues, brainstorm solutions and get resources to bring those ideas to life. Choose the location nearest to you so that you can help spread the Outdoor Nation movement back in your local community:
· NYC – June 24–26
· Atlanta – July 8–10
· Minneapolis – July 15–17
· Denver – July 22–24
· San Francisco — July 29–31

Each summit will include a Summer Fun Day, an afternoon that will include a robust range of recreation and entertainment activities. You will get the chance to participate in traditional recreation activities like kayaking, fishing, climbing, hiking, and biking, and other activities like outdoor music, birding, wildlife programs, art, and theater. Check out www.OutdoorNation.org and the attached documents for more information on the regional summit series, how to apply, and other cool opportunities available through Outdoor Nation. Please forward to youth you know who may be interested!


II. Volunteer Outreach Workers Needed for Summer!
As an outreach worker for the Berkeley Builds Capacity Project, you will work with our outreach team in a variety of settings, speaking with a wide range of students and young people in your local community about HIV and sexual health. You will further the safer sex message of the BBC Project by distributing condoms and informational brochures, encouraging your peers and community members to get tested, and talking to people about the health disparities in their community.

The time commitment for this is:
- a mandatory 2 day training session (DAY 1 May 14: 9am-5pm. DAY 2 to be determined)
- One outreach shift a week (4-6 hours, in the afternoon or evening)
- Attendance at monthly outreach team meetings (First Tuesday of every month, 6-8pm).

Who is an outreach worker? An outreach worker is someone who listens, educates, and helps people get the information and care they need to take care of their health. Our outreach workers are as diverse as our community and have passion, follow-through, and dedication. They are friendly and non-judgmental, and are committed to improving their work, and improving the health of their community. We welcome everyone! And we encourage 18-24 year olds, and particularly LGBTQIA people and people of color to apply.

What will you get out of this?
- Empower yourself and your community
- Increase awareness of safer sex in your community
- Increase your own knowledge and confidence
- Relevant job skills: presentation, community building, facilitation
- Opportunities for development, including training as an HIV test counselor

The BBC Project is a joint project between Berkeley Free Clinic and University Health Services.
Here is a link to the application for BBC Volunteer Outreach Workers: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&authkey=CL63vd8N&formkey=dFp3
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III. Write for Four Green Steps
Interested in adding writing experience to your portfolio or C.V.? Are you innovative, creative and think outside the box ? Four Green Steps<http://fourgreensteps.com/> wants to publish you!

Four Green Steps is inviting students and professors from around the world to publish their articles, environmental research and ideas free of charge in our information zone <http://www.fourgreensteps.com/infozone/>, along with your name and the name of your school.

We are looking for articles in various environmental topics, including but not limited to:
-Sustainable development
-Environmental policy
-Nature conservation, fisheries and wildlife
-Technological innovation using green principles
-Environmental risk management, life cycle analysis
-Natural resources
-Climate change
-Air and water quality
-Energy
-Waste management
-Health and wellness
-Environmental health and safety

For more information you contact or submit your articles to Four Green Steps' Content Director Melanie Kozlan at m.kozlan@fourgreensteps.com

About Four Green Steps
We are a global organization with a diverse, creative and enthusiastic team devoted to the Four Green Steps vision of a greener future. To encourage and facilitate an eco-friendly lifestyle we have created an interactive website with an Infozone filled with up to date information on environmental topics. With Four Green Steps, you can showcase your ideas, opinions, blogs, projects, and videos with the world.