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Want to Make the World A Better Place? You Can As A Forest Advocate
Forests Forever

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Want to Make the World A Better Place? You Can As A Forest Advocate
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Job Summary

Wage
$15.90-18.00 per hour + Tips/Bonus
Job Type
Full-time
Job Last Posted
Job posted 24 days ago
Job Role
Campaign Associate
Employer's Industry
Nonprofit

Job Description

We do love trees here at Forests Forever but that's not all we're fighting for! As part of our campaign outreach you will be working to defend:

Clean Air -- Forests absorb carbon dioxide and air pollutants, lower temperatures with their shade, and add oxygen to the air we breathe.

Clean Water -- Forests impact our water quality by acting as sponges, collecting and filtering rainfall and are the most effective land cover for maintenance of water quality.

Endangered Species -- Habitat loss is probably the greatest threat to the variety of life on this planet today. Forests are home to nearly half of all known species, including 80 percent of biodiversity on the land.

Health, Recreation and Adventure -- Numerous studies have shown that spending time in a forest can reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and anger; strengthen the immune system, and boost overall well-being.

Check out what we have been working on at www.forestsforever.org/campaigns

We are looking for upbeat, personable, articulate individuals to join our grassroots team to effect change on forest issues.

Join the fight to protect our forests!

Grassroots STREET & FIELD Campaign Position

Street and/or field canvassing experience required.

Full Time: Monday-Friday either 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. or 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Inform and educate citizens on crucial environmental and forest-related issues.

Inspire citizen activism through petition signing, membership, and letter writing to targeted public officials.

Compensation: $15.59/hr during training; $16.50-$18.00/hr after training; potential for generous bonuses + $600 bonus for making staff!

Benefits:

Full-time staff are eligible for health and dental coverage on a co-pay basis

Upbeat and Fun Work Environment

Generous Paid Time Off (vacation and sick time) PLUS 10 paid holidays per year

Call today and start tomorrow!

415.974.3636

Forests Forever is a California non-profit corporation operating under IRS code section 501(c)(4). Our Federal Employer ID Number is 68-0201338.

The Forests Forever Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1998, carries out research, litigation, public education and administrative advocacy. Its Federal Employer ID Number is 94-3244942.

Business Overview

Our Story

Forests Forever was founded in 1989 during the historic campaign to save the Headwaters ancient redwood forest in Humboldt County, California. Although we didn’t get all the forest saved, 7500 acres including several large virgin groves were eventually acquired and can be visited today. Our efforts helped galvanize the broad-based public awareness and outcry that led to this and many other forest victories across the state.

For almost 30 years we have been rallying Californians in defense of the state’s 17 million acres of woodland ecosystems and watersheds. We accomplish this through year-round education, grassroots organizing, litigation, work in elections, and executive-branch and legislative advocacy.

In 2016 several of Forests Forever's proudest accomplishments centered on the protection of California's fast-disappearing oak woodlands.

For the roughly seven million acres of oak woodlands in the state, the vast majority are on private land, enjoy scanty or no protection, and are rapidly being bulldozed to make way for housing developments, vineyards, highways and shopping malls.

In Mendocino County we played a key role in qualifying, then promoting, a voter initiative that effectively would ban the large-scale tree-poisoning method known as “hack and squirt.” On June 7 it passed on a solid 62 percent majority!

We also helped to qualify a ballot measure in Napa County—the Water, Forest, and Oak Woodland Protection Initiative. It would establish no-cut stream buffers while limiting the destruction of oak woodlands.

We were among the founding members of a new coalition in 2016, the California Oaks Coalition.

And in the City of Richmond, we helped to qualify and then to win a citizens initiative that protected some 430 acres of oak forest and savanna threatened with development adjacent to Wildcat Canyon Regional Park.

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