Archive for December, 2009

SIGGnificantly Bad Customer Service, and SIGGnificantly Better Customer Service

So I checked my SIGG water bottle in October. It had the gold liner of death. Also, it smelled tinny and bad.

I jumped through a lot of hoops to get SIGG to give me a new one, and every step of the way they disappointed me (requiring a label that the post office didn’t like? Check. Not recognizing my gift certificate number and wanting me to pay $22 plus shipping for my replacement bottle? Check. Not answering my four e-mails and phone calls over the course of a week? Check.).

Eventually, only the wonderful Mississippi Market came through for me and made sure I got a replacement bottle with no BPA liner.

Hooray for a BPA-free SIGG!

I probably won’t buy another SIGG, but I’m so happy to have a reusable water bottle in my life again! I drink so much more water and don’t buy any of those awful plastic bottles anymore, even when I’m on the road.

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Twin Cities Green Jobs, 11/7/09 – 12/12/09

AGH! Applying to law school = your life is sucked away!┬áSo I am overdue and owe you job listings, Dearest Twin Cities Job Seekers. I’ll get right to the point:

Minnesota Transportation Alliance – Communications Intern ($10-11/hr, 15 hrs/wk) – MNCN, posted 12/9

Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers – 38th & Chicago Great Streets Project Coordinator (part time, Minneapolis) – MNCN, posted 12/7

Parks and Trails Council of Minnesota – Executive Director ($75-90k/yr, 5+yrs exp.) – MNCN, posted 12/7

Minneapolis Parks & Rec Board – Youth Coordinator ($16-20/hr, 40 hrs/wk) – MNCN, posted 12/4

Friends of the Mississippi River – Mississippi River Challenge Internship (unpaid) – Next Step, posted 12/2

Minnesota Environmental Partnership – Contract Lobbyist (part time, St. Paul) – MNCN, posted 12/1

Minnesota Environmental Initiative – Environmental Project Associate (full-time temporary, Minneapolis) – MEPJobs, posted 12/1

Ramsey County – Planning Specialist – Energy & Sustainability Coordinator (temporary) – Next Step, posted 11/30 – may be past deadline

Water Legacy – Unpaid Intern (Inver Grove Heights) – MNCN, posted 11/30

Fresh Energy – Global Warming Solutions Coordinator (St. Paul, full time) – SEEK, posted 11/25

My favorite sites, should I ever again lapse in my ability to provide this to you, are, in order of usefulness:

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Next Step

SEEK

Minnesota Environmental Partnership

MinnesotaWorks

And, because it’s winter in Minnesota and we’re all wondering why we moved here, some resources for searching for a green job nationwide:

TreeHugger Jobs

SustainLane Jobs

Great Green Careers (will e-mail you results that fit your criteria!)

GreenBiz Jobs

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