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Digest for May 24, 2010

Digest Contents:

The Ecology of Leadership Adventure
Leadership Exploration with Laird Schaub
Crossroads for Humanity: Power, Culture & Collaboration/ Wed & Sat Workshops
Neighborhood Play, Everyday!
Introduction to Heart of Now
Linking the Permaculture Web: Ways we can be truly effective through collaboration
The Embodied Activist: Ecosomatic Tools for Change
Holding Power Well: Process for Collaborative Groups
Permaculture for Renters
Emotional Historians: Creativity & What Our Mark Looks Like
How would We The People design and implement a plan which cuts Portland’s car use by 80% within 20 years?
Creating & Improving School Gardens
Botany for Gardeners
Introduction to the Transition Town Model
Washington County Active Transportation Forum
Women's Health Network - Nip & Tuck: Implications of Body Modifications
Ban the Bag Petition Event with State Radio's Calling All Crows - May 27th
Bikey Creative Way to Promote Your Cause (free!): Cirque du Cycling
Conservation District Manager
Multifamily Community Outreach Specialist (AmeriCorps)
Weekend Job at Tryon Creek
Grant Programs Associate
Help for Exempt Orgs who Missed May 17 Filing Deadline
Fundraising Event Training Series
Volunteer Graphic Designer to Edit InDesign Materials

Events

The Ecology of Leadership Adventure

Workshop Leader: James Stark 2-4pm @Central Venue $10-20

This workshop is an introduction to the Ecology of Leadership EOL program. The EOL adventure is a blend of inquiry and skill development, self-awareness, and deepened nature connection with the principles of systems thinking and permaculture. You will also discover what holds you back and develop new tools, routines, mindsets and skills to be more effective in manifesting what you see for yourself and your community.

When:Friday, May 28th from 2 - 4pm Where:St. David's Church of Wales at 2800 SE Harrison St. Portland, Oregon. Cost: $10 - 20

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Leadership Exploration with Laird Schaub

Workshop Leader: Laird Schaub

This workshop will talk about Leadership: What leaders always face and have to experience, what they do for communities, what they need to sustain themselves & from the rest of us.

Operational Diversity: Maximum effectiveness using diverse strategies, & how to employ diverse group processes to achieve flexibility & adaptability.

Laird Schaub is a co-founder of the Fellowship for Intentional Community, a network organization created in 1986 that provides resources and information for communities across North America.

Contact Mark at 503-381-5885

When: Friday, May 23rd from 5 - 7:00 Where: St. David's Church of Wales at 2800 SE Harrison St. Portland, Oregon. Cost: Sliding Scale at Door

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Crossroads for Humanity: Power, Culture & Collaboration/ Wed & Sat Workshops

Workshop Leaders: Liora Adler & Andrew Langford

2010 - At this crossroads for humanity a questions arises: - What are the key projects that we should work on, with minimum effort and for maximum effect, and how might we best continue to develop a globally coherent and mutually supportive Work-Net of collaboration capable of stepping up to the scale of the task?

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Neighborhood Play, Everyday!

Workshop Leader: Mike Lanza

Kids hardly play anymore in their neighborhoods, and they’re suffering because of this. This presentation will provide a detailed set of recommendations for how you can give your kids a life of neighborhood play: 1. Simplify Children’s Lives - to clear out time for neighborhood play; 2. Move to a Potential Playborhood; 3. Make a Neighborhood Hangout; 4. Embrace the Right Technologies that get kids socializing face-to-face and spending time outside.

Facilitate Self-Reliance, Don’t Control! Find out more at Playborhood.com!

When: Saturday May 29th from 2 - 4pm Where: St. David's Church of Wales at 2800 SE Harrison St. Portland, Oregon. Cost: $10 - 20

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Introduction to Heart of Now

Workshop Leader: Kim Kirchbaum

Heart of Now is the practice of personal permaculture, learning to listen to and trust ourselves fully, being present in every moment with our mind and body, spirit and emotion. We’ll practice being present not only by ourselves, but while in community. This workshop is experiential, and as well as presence, we’ll explore our beliefs and how they can enhance or limit our connections. We’ll practice aligning our life with our vision. Using the seeds of our heartfelt desire to change the world

When: Sunday May 30th from 2 - 4pm Where: St. David's Church of Wales at 2800 SE Harrison St. Portland, Oregon. Cost: $10 - 20

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Linking the Permaculture Web: Ways we can be truly effective through collaboration

Workshop Leader: Doniga Markegard Doniga and her husband Erik operate a family farm outside of San Francisco, managing 3000 acres in carbon sequestering perennial polyculture for grass-fed livestock.

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The Embodied Activist: Ecosomatic Tools for Change

Workshop Leader: Nala Walla

In this integrative workshop, we will first outline how the principles of whole systems theory and permaculture design are organically related to the principles of somatic and performance arts. Next, through participatory games and exercises, we will experience embodied practices as vital to “The Great Turning” to a just and sustainable culture. Our basic premise is that our own body is our most direct link to the Earth, and therefore a perfect place to begin upon an Earth-activist path. No experience necessary. Just come with an open mind, and be prepared to blur the line between work and play.

When: Monday May 31st from 2 - 4pm Where: St. David's Church of Wales at 2800 SE Harrison St. Portland, Oregon. Cost: $10 - 20

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Permaculture for Renters

With: Leonard Barett Wondering how you can participate in land-based solutions to social and environmental crisis, without owning property? Confused about where to start?

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Emotional Historians: Creativity & What Our Mark Looks Like

With: Jon Sands

Leave the dates and times to the history books. Our goal is the arduous task of explaining what it felt like to be alive in 2010. We are emotional historians. In this poetry workshop, we’ll excavate the value of creativity as a means of unfolding the world the way only our bodies can. We’ll explore tangible writing exercises to assist in discovery. Some poems are meant to unlock how your childhood birthed your adult life, and some to excavate why raspberries are that particular brand of delicious, or why comparing yourself to a garbage can (or a ’72 Cadillac, or a street lamp) makes absolute sense today. Bring a notebook, pen, and sense of adventure as we write to discover that it’s all the big stuff.

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How would We The People design and implement a plan which cuts Portland’s car use by 80% within 20 years?

With: Paul Cienfuegos

The emerging scientific consensus is that the U.S. needs to cut its greenhouse gases by 70-90% within 10 to 20 years, or the world faces unbelievable climatic disruption. Car culture is one of the leading contributors. In this workshop, we will practice acting and thinking like We The People, as we collectively imagine how Portland’s transportation systems will have to be fundamentally transformed. How will we end dependence on private cars? What will we replace car culture with, and how will it be funded? We’ll develop a 5, 10, and 15-year timeline to get us where we need to go. Are We The People? We’ll find out!

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Creating & Improving School Gardens

With: Matt Bibeau

School gardens have the potential to benefit not just the child, but also the school, community and the local economy. They promote academic success and healthy food habits while developing a child’s resiliency and ecological literacy. They also improve schoolyard aesthetics and functionality, engage elders and neighbors, and bring awareness to the importance of supporting local food and farmers. This workshop will explore how school gardens can reach their potential. Many examples from Portland schools will be offered.

When: Saturday June 5th, from 10am - 12pm Where: St. David's Church of Wales at 2800 SE Harrison St. Portland, Oregon. Cost: $10 - 20

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Botany for Gardeners

With: Marisha Auerbach

In permaculture, the home garden is often referred to as the “cultivated ecology.” This workshop focuses on how the plants that we cultivate as food crops fit into an ecological system. We will look at the diverse varieties of crops that we can grow in our gardens and their botanical nature. We will compare and contrast the different ways that we can nurture each crop for its most desirable qualities in the home garden.

When: Saturday June 5th from 2 - 4pm Where: St. David's Church of Wales at 2800 SE Harrison St. Portland, Oregon. Cost: $10 - 20

This workshop is a portion of The Village Building Convergence. For a full listing of events go to www.cityrepair.org and click on the link to download The Village Builder. Thanks!

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Introduction to the Transition Town Model

With : Transition PDX 11-12:30pm $10-20

Are you interested in learning how you can organize your community and neighborhood to create resiliency in the face of an uncertain future? Come get an introduction to the Transition Town model, which helps to bring the heads, hearts and hands of a community together to work towards energy descent.

When: Sunday June 6th, from 11 - 12:30pm Where: St. Francis Church, Che Room 131 Southeast Oak Street Cost: $10 - 20

This workshop is a portion of The Village Building Convergence. For a full listing of events go to www.cityrepair.org and click on the link to download The Village Builder. Thanks!

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Washington County Active Transportation Forum

Washington County Active Transportation Forum: May 25th

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance, 1000 Friends of Oregon, and Willamette Pedestrian Coalition are partnering to help improve Washington County's access for walking, biking, and transit.  We are hosting an Active Transportation Forum at the Team Estrogen headquarters in Hillsboro.  We need your input on how Washington County can be improved for active transportation!

What:  Washington County Active Transportation Coordinating Forum (with beer and snacks!)

Where:  Team Estrogen HQ, 21350 Northwest Mauzey Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124

When:  Tuesday, May 25th from 5:30 to 7pm 

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Women's Health Network - Nip & Tuck: Implications of Body Modifications

2010 Thought Provoking Lecture Series: Women in Search of Beauty

Friday, June 4, 2010 8:00 A.M. - Noon

Continental breakfast: 8:00 A.M. Program: 8:30 A.M.

Nip and Tuck: Implications of Body Modifications

Panel Presentations (first hour), Q&A and Discussion (second hour) by:

Amari Fauna, Co-Coordinator of Trans-Fem*, social support group for trans women

S. Lori Brown, PhD, MPH, Investigator Food and Drug Administration, Seattle District Office

Chloe Flora, Founder and Co-Coordinator of Trans-Fem*

Toni Mountain, Survivor Programs Manager Susan G. Komen for the Cure

All lectures are free and open to the public; no registration required. First come, first seated.

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Ban the Bag Petition Event with State Radio's Calling All Crows - May 27th

Ban the Bag! - A campaign to end single use plastic bags in Portland

State Radio's Calling All Crow and The Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation (Ban the Bag organizers) are pairing up Thursday May 27th: Calling All Crows and Surfrider will be mobilizing all our Portland Petitioners in a joint effort to try to gather 5,000 more Ban the Bag signatures before pitching it to our City Council.

There will be two shifts: 1) 11AM-1PM and 2) 4PM-6PM. Meeting spot: The Crystal Ballroom, 1332 West Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97209-2612

Interested? Contact Jocelyn Gary at [email protected]

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Bikey Creative Way to Promote Your Cause (free!): Cirque du Cycling

Cirque du Cycling on June 12th is an all-day bike festival on Mississippi Avenue to support Albina Youth Opportunity School, an alternative school on Mississippi Ave.

We're gathering up freak bikes, art bikes, choppers, tall bikes, clubs, organizations and groups for a wild parade that will strut and roll down Mississippi.

YOU DON'T NEED TO BE AN OFFICIAL GROUP to posse up and join the parade!

* FREE *

GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR NON-PROFIT ORGS This parade is a great opportunity to get the word out about your organization or cause. Groups are welcome. Wear matching shirts, come up with a group theme, etc. Thousands of people will be watching from the sidelines. You are welcome to hand out information.

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Jobs & Internships

Conservation District Manager

District Manager

Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District 221 Molalla Ave., Suite 102, Oregon City, OR 97045 Phone: 503-655-3144 E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.conservationdistrict.org

Salary Range: $70,000 to $85,000 per year, commensurate with experience

Closing Date: June 7, 2010

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Information

organization:City of Portland / Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
position summary:

The Multifamily Community Outreach Specialist will provide direct resource conservation education and outreach to affordable and low-income housing communities through building relationships with on-site property managers, residents and resident service coordinators. Primary focus will be on: • Assessment of baseline recycling at multiple sites including field visits and data collection and strategic educational outreach through presentations, resident engagement, youth mentoring, development of ‘green teams’, etc.; • Increased City of Portland presence at community events and engaging residents around recycling (primary) and other environmental concerns including thoughtful consumption, increased food security and climate change (secondary); •

Salary / Pay Rate:• A taxable, monthly living allowance (before taxes, approximately $1,072).

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Weekend Job at Tryon Creek

Weekend Parks Support Position – non-profit opportunity in busy Nature Center environment at Tryon Creek State Park; $10-12hr./16 hours a week; must be available Sat. and Sun.; responsible for front desk support, information resources, customer service, clerical tasks and managing volunteers; full job description at http://www.tryonfriends.org/about-us/jobs-and-internships.html

Send resume, cover letter and list of three references to [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Information

organization:Wild Salmon Center
position summary:

Reports to: Director of Grant Programs

The Organization... The mission of Wild Salmon Center (WSC) is to identify, understand and protect the best wild salmon ecosystems of the Pacific Rim. WSC devises and implements practical strategies, based on the best science, to protect forever these extraordinary places and their biodiversity. WSC is an $8M international organization with a staff of 30. The home office is located in Portland, Oregon in the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center.

The Position…

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE

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Nonprofit News

Help for Exempt Orgs who Missed May 17 Filing Deadline

Statement of IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman on the Filing Deadline for Small Charities

 

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Q & A

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Trainings

Fundraising Event Training Series

Would you like to join other development professionals and take a look at how to maximize the fundraising at your next event? Join us for a training series designed to cover all the important components of a successful event. We will cover Auction Planning A to Z, Sponsorship Solicitation, Event Budgeting, "The Program," and Raising Money at Your Event. You can attend the entire series for $175, or participate in individual class days.

Space is limited, register today at www.samanthaswaim.com

All classes will be held at the Q Center, 4115 N. Mississippi Ave. in Portland.

June 21st 9am–4pm Auction Planning A to Z—$65: Examine Auctions from Intro to Advanced

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Volunteering

Volunteer Graphic Designer to Edit InDesign Materials

We have several documents: educational and information brochures that were created for us using InDesign CS4. Unfortunately we're unable to edit some information that was incorrect. There are minimal corrections to make such as address correction and one photo replaced.

If you have the ability to help us out with this we can move forward on our educational program.

We have all files, links and fonts on CDs.

Thank you for considering helping out Paws to Freedom Service Dog Team Events and Education.

Respectfully, Mara Windstar, CDBC-SAC Founder, Trainer Paws to Freedom Service Dog Team Events and Education Portland, OR www.pawstofreedom.org [email protected] 503-231-2555

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