Archive for June, 2009

Green Job Roundup, 6/23 – 6/27

Green Jobs (image from http://www.dailyecotips.com)

Green Jobs (image from http://www.dailyecotips.com)

See below for a selection of green jobs posted in the last week for Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

NOW HIRING

Minnesota Environmental Initiative
– Environmental Project Associate (paid, full-time temporary, Minneapolis) (posting)

Minnesota Office of Energy Security 
– Information Officer 2 (aka Web Designer) (full time temporary, $36-39k for new state employees, St. Paul) (posting)

Bolton and Menk Engineers
– Transportation Engineer I (full time, Burnsville) (posting)

U.S. Federal Bases Across the U.S.
– Resource Efficiency Manager (paid, who knows where exactly) (posting)
* LEED, CEM, or P.E. certification required

Looking for more jobs? Search last week’s post.

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Green Job Roundup, 6/15 – 6/22

Green Jobs (image from http://www.dailyecotips.com)

Green Jobs (image from http://www.dailyecotips.com)

Greetings from San Francisco! See below for a selection of green jobs posted in the last week for Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

NOW HIRING

Hennepin County
– Recycling Center Operator ($14.43/hr, Brooklyn Park) (posting)

Minnesota Legislative Coordinating Commission
(hey, the Clean Water, Land & Legacy Act made a job!)
– Director, Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council, Minnesota Legislature
(paid HIGH PROFILE!, St. Paul) (posting)

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education*
– Resource Center Manager ($40-50k/yr, telecommute) (posting)
* Call me a traditionalist, but I’m always a bit wary of telecommuting jobs. Check these guys out thoroughly before putting in hours of work or offering a social security number!


Looking for more jobs? Search last week’s post.

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SPECIAL EDITION! San Francisco Bay Area Green Job Roundup, 6/15 – 6/22

green jobs san francisco!

Greetings from San Francisco! See below for a special edition – green jobs posted in the last week for San Francisco. 

NOW HIRING

Green Action
– Development and Administrative Manager (paid, San Francisco) (posting)

Eat Real Festival
– Communications and PR Intern (unpaid, Oakland) (posting)

Clean Power Finance
– Sales Associate (paid, San Francisco) (posting)

And I wanted to pass along this link to the July 8 Net Impact Monthly Gathering on Green Jobs.

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Beauty from the Kitchen: Honey/Yogurt Face Mask

So a former colleague gave me this giant jar of honey from his West Saint Paul hives. It was wonderful and delicious.. until it crystallized after I only made it halfway through! I’m sure it was still good, but just really hard to get out of the jar. Then there was more honey from the U of M that was also wonderful and delicious… and fresh… and maybe, just maybe I want to cannibalize the Ball Jar the honey came in for iced tea…. Point being, I found this recipe for yogurt & honey lotion I wanted to try. At least there won’t be eggs involved. Here’s the recipe:
yogurt & honey face mask
Honey/Yogurt Face Mask

Ingredients: 1 T honey, 1 T yogurt

Cost: less than $0.50. Probably more like $0.10.

Replaces: Facial Mask, which can be highly hazardous according to the Environmental Working Group Cosmetic Safety Database (even from the Body Shop! Yikes!)

The good: Two ingredients. It’s, like, chips and salsa easy. Also, if any accidentally gets in your mouth, it doesn’t taste bad!

The bad: I just want to eat the yogurt.

The weird: Sticky.

Tips: Leave this mixture out to sit a little bit so it’s not as cold as the yogurt coming out of the fridge. Also, hairbands hairbands hairbands.

 

Is this even doing anything?

Is this even doing anything?

I rate 2.5 stars out of 5.

Edit: an hour later, my face feels amazing. Who knew! Revising my rating to 4 out of 5.

This recipe from allnaturalbeauty.us

N.b. If you spill any of this, you may also need this WikiHow article: “How to Kill Ants Without Using Pesticides

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Green Job Roundup 6/11 – 6/14

Green Jobs (image from http://www.dailyecotips.com)

Green Jobs (image from http://www.dailyecotips.com)

See below for a selection of green jobs posted in the last week for Saint Paul and Minneapolis. I went a little farther afield this week, pulling in greater Metro area and telecommuting jobs too.

NOW HIRING

Community Action
– Energy Conservation Associate ($13.58/hr, St. Paul) (posting)

Compatible Technology International
– Development and Administrative Associate (paid full time, hourly, St. Paul) (posting)
They are also posting this position as two part-time positions:
– Administrative Associate (paid part-time, hourly, St. Paul) (posting)
– Development Associate (paid part-time, hourly, St. Paul) (posting)

Green Home Huddle*
– Green Community Manager (paid part-time with incentives, telecommute) (posting)

EcoPlum*
– Senior Editor Internship (unpaid, telecommute) (posting)

* Call me a traditionalist, but I’m always a bit wary of telecommuting jobs. Check these guys out thoroughly before putting in hours of work or offering a social security number!

Barefoot Student
– Summer Street Team for Electronics Recycling($135/wk part time, Eagan) (posting)

Great River Energy
– Senior Financial Analyst (paid, Maple Grove) (posting)

Pace Analytical
– Haz Comm – Regulatory Data Specialist (paid, Oakdale) (posting)

Scott County Community Development and Public Works
– Program Specialist ($41,498-$56,144DOQ, Shakopee) (posting)

3M
– Technical Aide – Fuel Cell Technology (temporary job for current college undergrads) (posting

Stericycle
– Field Waste Characterization Specialist (paid full time, Minneapolis) (posting)

Malt-O-Meal
– Utilities Engineer (paid full time, Northfield) (posting)

Looking for more jobs? Search last week’s post.

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Beauty from the Kitchen: Egg Hair Shine

Well, I’d heard of this one before. Treat your hair like french toast and it will sparkle. It sounds crazy. Frankly, it is a little bit. But as a bachelorette for the weekend, I thought, “Why not?” and whipped up a little hair shine scramble. Beauty product labels have been freaking the heck out of me lately, what with their lauryl sulfates this and laureth sulfates that (when I was a kid, I vowed I’d take enough chemistry to know what those things were someday – guess I still have that to do before I die). Now seemed like a good time to try it out. Here’s the recipe:

Egg Hair Shine

Ingredients: 2 eggs, 1 T milk

Cost: less than $0.50

Replaces: Hair Shine, which is moderately hazardous according to the Environmental Working Group Cosmetic Safety Database

egg hair shine ingredients

Whip eggs and milk together. Pour onto your head.

Whaaat!

This was cold. Eventually, I figured out to take little bits and work it into my hair gradually. Make sure you are standing over a surface that can be sanitized, because even raw eggs used in your hair have a salmonella risk. Leave in for 5 minutes, then rinse out… and voila!

 

egg hair shine - i think it worked!

I think it worked?

The good: Cheap, easy, actually kind of effective!

The bad: Cold. Freaking cold.

The weird: Small bits of egg over easy left in your hair. Also, when it is just starting to dry, it has a weird merengue-y texture.

Tips: Have cleanup ready, like a ball jar full of vinegar to sanitize your hairbrush with the bits of egg over easy in it. Do not pour straight onto your head. You will be miserable, and you will probably shriek and/or look like a small dog being bathed. 

I rate 3.5 stars out of 5.

I found this recipe from Free Beauty Tips.

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Green Job Roundup, 6/6 to 6/10

Green Jobs (image from http://www.dailyecotips.com)

Green Jobs (image from http://www.dailyecotips.com)

See below for a selection of green jobs posted in the last week for Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

NOW HIRING

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
– Local Foods Program Associate (paid, Minneapolis) (posting)

Transit for Livable Communities
– Community Organizer ($30-35k, St. Paul) (posting)

People Serving People
– Facilities Maintenance Intern (unpaid, Minneapolis) (posting)

Minnesota Conservation Corps/Neighborhood Energy Connection
– AmeriCorps Member – Energy Conservation (AmeriCorps, St. Paul) (posting)

Minnesota Waste Wise
– Membership and Business Services Coordinator (paid, St. Paul) (posting)

Looking for more jobs? Search last week’s post.

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