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Green Job Roundup, 6/1 to 6/5

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
– Communications Assistant ($26-30k/yr, Minneapolis) (posting)

Fresh Energy
– Administrative Assistant (paid part time, Minneapolis) (posting)

Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL)
– Solar Technology Research and Development – Americorps*VISTA (Americorps, Pine River) (posting)
OK, so not metro area, but I can vouch for the complete awesomeness of this group.

City of Minneapolis
– Energy Manager ($64-88k/yr, Minneapolis) (posting)

Metro Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs)
– Community Organizer (paid, Minneapolis) (posting)

And a very special stimulus job posting…
Minnesota Office of Energy Security/Department of Commerce
– Weatherization Monitor ($ 19.33-$ 28.35 hourly, $ 40,361-$ 59,195 annually, Minneapolis) (posting)
(up to 10 positions available)

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

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Green Job Roundup, 5/26 – 5/31

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
– Director, International Program (paid, Minneapolis) (posting)
– Rural Communities: Midwest Rural Assembly Intern (unpaid, Minneapolis) (posting)

McKnight Foundation
– Program Assistant – Environment Team ($19.50-21.70/hr, Minneapolis) (posting)

Neighborhood Energy Connection
– Finance and Human Resources Manager ($22-26/hr, St. Paul) (posting)

Silverwood Park
– Seasonal Arts Educator ($9.81-17.07/hr, St. Anthony) (posting)

Dero Bike Rack Co.
– Inside Sales Representative ($30k/yr, Minneapolis) (posting)

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

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Green Job Roundup, 5/19 to 5/25

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

Do It Green! Minnesota
– Community Workshop Coordinator Intern (unpaid, Minneapolis) (posting)
– Green Gifts Fair Associate Interns (2) (unpaid, Minneapolis) (posting)
– Communications Assistant Intern (unpaid, Minneapolis) (posting)
– Videographer Intern (paid stipend, Minneapolis) (posting)

Friends of the Mississippi River
– Bookkeeper ($17-19/hr, Minneapolis) (posting)

Minnesota Environmental Initiative
– Office Manager (paid, Minneapolis) (posting)

City of Minneapolis – Public Works
– Energy Manager (paid, Minneapolis) (posting)

MetCouncil – Community Outreach Central Corridor Project Office
– Administrative Assistant ($29-48k/yr, St. Paul) (posting)

Peace Coffee
– Production Manager (paid, Minneapolis) (posting)

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

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Monday Link Roundup

Here are my favorite Minneapolis/St. Paul green headlines from the last week:

  • Minnesota ranks 5th in the nation in terms of number of organic acres harvested in 2007, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. Read more from MPR.
  • Robbinsdale, Minn.-based Backyard Harvest turns your backyard into a produce-producing haven for a little over a thousand dollars. Read more from James Norton at The Heavy Table.
  • Minnesota paper mills will benefit from an alternative energy tax credit. But is this credit of hundreds of millions of dollars encouraging good or bad environmental practices? Read more from Cynthia Dizikes at MinnPost.
  • The vegan restaurant Greenway Cafe made a brief appearance in the Twin Cities from April 15 to 18. Read more from CityPages.

And worldwide….

  • Somniloquy lets your computer stay connected to the network while saving energy in sleep mode. Read more from Dan Nosowitz at Gizmodo. And while we’re talking inventions.. how about this inflatable shower curtain that, ah… encourages you to conserve water? Read about it from Sean Fallon, also of Gizmodo.
  • Heather at The Greenest Dollar breaks down the drinking water treatment and delivery process. We Americans are so lucky that we can afford to be so distant from this process in our everyday lives, and knowing more about it is a good thing. Find her post here.
  • Peer pressure helps people make green choices. Read more from The Green Workplace.
  • Bon Appetit posted a list of 50 Ways to Eat Green (via CityPages).
  • daily dose of imagery posted this snapshot of a chandelier decked out with thousands of upcycled plastic containers at Brookfield Place in Toronto.
  • The publisher of Utne Reader has launched Great Green Careers, a green jobs search engine nationwide.

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Minneapolis Green Business Expo

This is my Earth Day plug for a fun evening at the Mill City Museum.

Minneapolis Green Business Expo, 4/21/09, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the Mill City Museum

Come to the Minneapolis Green Business Expo! It is April 21, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

* Free admission if you pre-register online by April 20.

* Delicious appetizers; door prizes; cash bar.

* Eco-bags full of goodies and information.

* Your friends and mine will table (50+ exciting vendors tell you how their products will help you go green). Come visit me!

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Green Job Roundup, 3/16 to 3/21

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

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

Looking for a green career? Here is a selection of green jobs posted in the last week for Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

* Don’t miss Mother Nature Network’s Green Jobs Primer.
* TIME thinks these opportunities are tough to find, but I’ll keep ’em coming as long as I find them.

NOW HIRING

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
– Rural Communities Senior Associate (paid, Minneapolis) (posting)

Project for Pride in Living
– Community Garden Coordinator – Summer Intern (unpaid, Minneapolis) (posting)

Alliance Pipeline Ltd.
– Environmental Compliance Specialist (paid, Eden Prairie) (posting)

River Bend Nature Center
– Executive Director (paid, Faribault) (posting)

Great River Greening
– Seasonal Restoration Technician ($10-12/hr, St. Paul) (posting)

Minnesota Conservation Corps
– Field Assistant ($1975/month April – September, NE Minnesota Trails) (posting)

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

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Minnesota Environmental News – Now Improved, with RSS Format! ™

* Minnesota Public Radio is worried that a proposed light rail line running right by its Saint Paul offices would be noisy. Read more from MinnPost.

image from MinnPost

* Nationwide – Obama’s “green team” not so progressive? Read more from BeyondChron.

* 3M asks to throw out a lawsuit brought by 4 residents over leached PFCs found in groundwater. Perfluorocarbons were used in products like Scotchgard and Teflon. There is precedent: DuPont in Ohio was ordered to pay $300 million in damages in 2005 on a PFC case. Questions this case will attempt to figure out: When the company dumped leftover materials into landfills (legally), did it know that PFCs are toxic and bioaccumulate? Did it know the chemicals would leach into the groundwater? Do the 4 residents have a substantial enough claim of “subcellular” harm? Are PFCs as toxic to humans as they are to mice? Read more from the Pioneer Press.

* Minneapolis adopts environmentally preferable purchasing policy. Read more from MinnPost.

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