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Digest for April 18, 2008

Digest Contents:

Get Empowered Workshop Series: Rainwater Harvesting, Solar Food Dehydrating, Wilderness Skills, Permaculture, and Earthen Ovens
New OMSI Podcast: Flu and Fever
April 24: Our Ocean event at the Lucky Lab NW
Free showing of End of Suburbia this Sunday at Bagdad
Whole Business Project workshop April 20th 2-5pm
Focus on Family: Mayoral Candidate Forum
United Way: Account Executive Opening
Job Posting- Public Relations & Community Outreach Officer
Summer Lunch and Activities Coordinators
Mental Health and Addictions Open Positions - LifeWorks NW
10 Openings: SUN Community Engagement Specialist
Bring a Psychological Perspective to Your Organization's Program Development
Looking for an office cleaning service
Physical Comedy and Clown Workshops with the Nomadic Theatre Co
HELP! Volunteers needed for Earth Day today and tomorrow!
Mentor one child, change two lives!

Events

Get Empowered Workshop Series: Rainwater Harvesting, Solar Food Dehydrating, Wilderness Skills, Permaculture, and Earthen Ovens

Come join Green Empowerment to learn about this summer's "Get Empowered" workshop series! Several of the instructors will be on hand to talk about their background and share slides from their projects.

Get a preview of each course's content: Rainwater Harvesting, Solar Food Dehydrating, Wilderness Skills, Permaculture, and Earthen Oven Construction. Details about Green Empowerment's upcoming Community Connection Tour to Mexico will also be available.

Date and Time: Friday 4/18/2008 6:00 PM Location: REI Portland, 1405 NW Johnson Contact: Green Empowerment; [email protected] or 503-284-5774 Cost: Free Registration Required? No.

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New OMSI Podcast: Flu and Fever

New OMSI Podcast: Flu and Fever

Sound Science: Providing Illuminating Answers to Wonder-Filled Questions

Tune into OMSI’s podcast, Sound Science, providing illuminating answers to wonder-filled questions. This week's questions are:

Why is flu seasonal?

Is fever part of the infection or part of the body's response?

A new edition of Sound Science is posted every Friday. The podcast is like a radio show, with host Anders Liljeholm asking OMSI educators to respond to questions from people from around the world. The interviews are approximately 5-10 minutes in length.

You can also check out past episodes for more illuminating answers to more wonder-filled questions, including:

Will people ever live on Mars?

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April 24: Our Ocean event at the Lucky Lab NW

April 24: Our Ocean event at the Lucky Lab NW

Our Ocean Coalition's First Portland Event

When: Thursday, April 24th, 6:30pm

Where: The Lucky Lab, 1945 NW Quimby, Portland

Who: Featuring Oregon's newest statewide official, Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian, and folks interested in preserving Oregon's coastal waters.

Why: To add Portland voices to the current state-wide conversation on how to keep our ocean healthy! Learn more about establishing marine protected areas (including marine reserves) along Oregon's coast. We need you to help preserve Oregon's unique coastal legacy. 

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Free showing of End of Suburbia this Sunday at Bagdad

Free showing of End of Suburbia - Multnomah Sustainability Film Series

Start: Apr 20 2008 - 5:00pm End: Apr 20 2008 - 7:00pm

Description: Join the Multnomah County Green Team on April 20th for the launch of the film series! The first film is The End of Suburbia, a provocative look at the concept of peak oil and what it means to you. After the film, the Portland Peak Oil group will lead a Q&A and discuss solutions to peak oil in our community.

This showing of End of Suburbia is free and open to the public.

Location BAGDAD THEATER & PUB 3702 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR

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Whole Business Project workshop April 20th 2-5pm

You are invited to attend a free workshop presenting the launch of the Whole Business Project.

This social-networking website will increase the visibility of your organization and promote its values-based practices to the public. The free sustainability self-assessment tool will be demonstrated and participants will be given the opportunity to network with others around a shared interest in connecting with values that support community, employees & the environment. This is for Non-Profits, Community Service Organizations and local businesses. We look forward to your participation in this project!

Sunday April 20th 2pm-5pm, Buchan Bldg. 3rd Floor First Unitarian Church 1011 SW 12th Ave.

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Focus on Family: Mayoral Candidate Forum

urbanMamas.com, Activistas.us and Central Portland Families is hosting a Mayoral Candidate Forum with Sam Adams and Sho Dozono focused on family issues. Susan Nielsen of The Oregonian will moderate.

Join us for this opportunity to educate the candidates on issues facing Portland families and evaluate each candidate's expertise and willingness to use the Mayor's office to address them.

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Jobs & Internships

United Way: Account Executive Opening

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette has an opening for an Account Executive – a highly skilled individual with experience in sales and fundraising – to create and maintain effective customer relationships and directing fundraising efforts in assigned accounts.  Additional info: www.unitedway-pdx.org.  Forward cover letter and resume, referencing Job #120, to [email protected]  Position closes 4/27/08.  An Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 

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Job Posting- Public Relations & Community Outreach Officer

Join a team of dedicated professionals committed to improving the quality of life for children and adults in Oregon through sight and hearing assistance. Since 1959, the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation has been a leader in providing sight, hearing and health assistance programs in every community in Oregon: serving more than 50,000 youth and adults annually.

The Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation seeks an experienced Public Relations and Community Outreach Officer to promote and market the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation to its core constituencies and new constituencies resulting in increased awareness, support and funding.

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Summer Lunch and Activities Coordinators

Interested in working with children and families? Affordable housing? Ending poverty? Be a Summer Lunch and Activities Coordinator!

The Summer Lunch and Activities Coordinator will collaborate with the local school district's nutrition services program to provide a mobile Summer Lunch Program to serve children living in four low-income housing sites in East Multnomah County. In addition to providing a nutritious lunch to more than 150 children, the Summer Lunch and Activities Coordinator will create and implement daily activities for the children who participate in the program.

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Mental Health and Addictions Open Positions - LifeWorks NW

LifeWorks NW recognizes that diversity strengthens our workforce and empowers our community, and therefore encourages women and men of all cultural backgrounds and ages to apply.

 Check our website for a complete list of positions: www.lifeworksnw.org

 Service Coordinator II (Full Time) Location: Hillsboro  Provides treatment planning, case management, provision of supportive counseling and coordination of multiple service providers for proportionate client caseload emphasizing dialectical behavior therapy to SPMI clients.  Requires MA in human service field or QMHP. Some pager coverage required.

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10 Openings: SUN Community Engagement Specialist

10 Openings: SUN Community Engagement Specialist

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ARE YOU...

* Eager to make a difference in the lives of kids and families?

* Interested in being part of a non-profit, anti-poverty agency that was named a 2006 "Best Small Company to Work For" by Oregon Business Magazine?

* Ready to build connections between schools and communities through the nationally recognized SUN (Schools Uniting Neighborhoods) program?

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Nonprofit News

Bring a Psychological Perspective to Your Organization's Program Development

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Could your projects benefit from the ideas and insights of a psychological perspective?

Could your staff benefit from training on conflict resolution, leadership skills, stress and burnout, or program evaluation?

Have you ever wished you could bring in professional consultants to help fine tune your strategies?

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The Psychology for a Sustainable Future Network (PSF) is pleased to announce its Consultation & Training project, a new resource for groups and organizations working on sustainability, ecology, and conservation issues.

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Q & A

Looking for an office cleaning service

Can anyone recommend a good, environmentally friendly office cleaning service? We'd like someone to come in during business hours once a month.

Any suggestions are appreciated. Personal recommendations are the best!

Minda Stiles Innovative Housing, Inc. 503.226.4368 Ext. 1 [email protected]

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Trainings

Physical Comedy and Clown Workshops with the Nomadic Theatre Co

The Nomadic Theatre Co, a local non-profit theatre organization, will be offering theatrical clown and physical comedy workshops during the run of our new clown show "Running Into Walls" at Theatre! Theater! Students of all levels welcome. Come play, have fun, and be funny!

THEATRICAL CLOWN with Sarah Liane Foster Tuesday April 22nd, 7-10pm Find what is funny about you - how to create an eccentric, humorous character by using and exaggerating your own attributes. Through individual physical analysis and group improvisational exercises, we will explore the process of finding profound funniness and learn how to create original material through honest, dynamic play. $25

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Volunteering

HELP! Volunteers needed for Earth Day today and tomorrow!

Hey all, We really need help today... Please come to Overlook Park this morning at 9am to help pick up the stages/towers or at 1pm to help load tents.

If you are able to pass along this message, thanks! Thank you friends! Bob

Thurs - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Meet at Overlook Park (To unload towers and pick up stages - need extra car to get Fred) 3-4 vols

Thurs - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Meet at Overlook Park (To pick up tents - need van or big car?) 8 vols

Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Building stages and putting up tents all day!

Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Clean-up

Call 971-344-0115 for more information. Overlook Park is located at Interstate Ave and N. Fremont St. http://cityrepair.orgGet in touch in an instant. Get Windows Live Messenger now.

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Mentor one child, change two lives!

Join us in the effort to make a difference in the life of a child. One of the most effective ways you can help at-risk youth in your community is through mentoring. By spending only 10 hours a month with a child, you can change their life as well as yours.

Location: East County (Gresham and Troutdale) Time commitment: Only 10 hours a month for one year Requirements: Background checks and interviews are required

For more information about mentoring with Innovative Housing, Inc., please contact Angie Harbin at 503-226-4368, ext. 4 or [email protected]

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