PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org/) works to create a just future where nature, communities and the economy thrive. We enforce environmental laws and advocate for the transformation of public policy, public opinion and the marketplace to restore and protect the environment and safeguard public health. PennFuture advances effective solutions for the problems of pollution, sprawl and global warming; mobilizes citizens; crafts compelling communications; and provides excellent legal services and policy analysis.
The Pittsburgh Climate Initiative, a group of organizations in conjunction with the mayor’s office, has launched a new citywide campaign, “The Black and Gold City Goes Green,” where the goal of the campaign is to work together to reduce heat-trapping gases from global warming. The portion of the campaign that targets individuals across the city is being spearheaded by Pennfuture. It consists of a series of monthly actions, all with little or no cost that families and individuals can take that will make a measurable reduction in the heat-trapping gases they produce.
PennFuture is partnering with the SCA to take on a Sustainable Community Fellow. This Green Cities Corps member will be working to execute the community piece of the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan.
The Sustainable Community Fellow will be responsible for:
- Basic administrative tasks, such as data management and fielding phone calls
- Contacting and signing up more community groups to be part of the campaign
- Helping to plan and provide logistical support for events associated with the campaign
- Helping to develop website content (such as fact sheets) around the carbon dioxide reduction actions