Sunday, March 21, 2010

New England Climate Summer


What are YOU doing this summer?

The climate movement is at a crossroads. Copenhagen was a failure of leadership from polluting nations, especially the United States. Legislation pending in Congress fails to meet the emissions reductions demanded by physics and chemistry. Passing bold legislation will require a genuine people's movement arising outside of Washington, DC demanding real change, and we here in New England must be the drivers of that movement to achieve 350.

New England Climate Summer puts students on the bike seat of the movement, working as the catalyst to alter our political landscape to make real change possible. Teams of students in every New England state will bike from town-to-town for two months, knitting together student organizations, environmentalists and faith communities. Teams will spend a week in each town, implementing a rigorous program of relationship building, training and public events. Participants will live and work closely with trained and motivated peers, forming bonds that will endure long after the program ends.

Climate summer is the most fun summer internship you'll ever find. You'll get serious and effective training in community organizing theory and put it into practice for two months. Housing and a food stipend will be provided for all participants.

This is your chance to put serious bricks and mortar in the foundation of the movement for a just and stable future for all. Find out more at or call or email Jay at 774-313-0881 Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through April 1st.

"Thinking back on this past semester and summer, I wouldn't be where I am now had it not been for Mass Climate Summer... I will not pretend that I have any idea what will happen in the future, but I do know that 2009 has been the most intense, surprising, meaningful, sad, happy, and self-realizing of my life so far. Climate Summer played a large role in that." -Heather Bulis, Climate Summer '09 Participant

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