Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Many updates!

Thanks to anyone who drops by linking from MOO's blog about the holiday gift tags I made from MOO mini-cards.

That's just one of the cool projects I did with my Flickr photos - MOO and also Snapfish offer so many ways to extend your photos.

Some updates for anyone visiting from MOO: I currently work for Tourism Cares... still volunteer with my local land trust... and still active on Flickr.

Please visit these sites and let me know what you do with MOO and Flickr!


Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Sustainable Farming Program Re-Scheduled

Metacomet Land Trust has re-scheduled its program on Sustainable Farming due to the after effects of today's snow storm...

Please join us Wednesday, December 16th, at the Mendon Senior Center, 62 Providence Street, Mendon for this program with Carolyn and Rob Nicholson of Sweetwilliam Farm (Upton). Rob and Carolyn will discuss Sustainable Farming in our region.

Come hear the perspective of a practicing farmer when Rob and Caroline present our Annual Meeting program. We'll also discuss the important connection our land preservation efforts have to supporting agriculture in the region.

Metacomet's short annual meeting will begin at 6:30, followed by the program with Carolyn and Rob at 7:00. Please stay for refreshments and conversation after the program.

This program is free; a small donation is requested at the door.

If you join Metacomet Land Trust before the end of this year, your modest dues will be extended through the end of 2010.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Green Jobs in Massachusetts

Even as unemployment rates climb, there are opportunities in our area for new careers greening the energy infrastructure of the Bay State and New England.

Recent news stories and links that may lead you to a new job:

Tri-County Regional Tech in Franklin offers a continuing ed course in Photovoltaic Solar Panel Installation. The course starts on Saturday, September 26th and costs $450. One neat thing about this course is that it is scheduled on 4 Saturdays, so if you're still employed, you can test this new field with a weekend course!

Today's Boston Globe includes news that the number of jobs in our solar industry doubled between 2007 and 2008. Should continue to increase, if the Patrick administration can use the Obama energy stimulus plans to keep building more sun-powered facilities in Massachusetts. A formal announcement will be made today at the Cleantech Forum XXIII, happening in Boston.

Of course, sometimes the green economy takes a few media hits - as was obvious this week when Van Jones left the Obama administration precipitously... but news coverage of the Jones snafu's often included the big picture of what he, the President and so many are trying to do. A Google search for Van Jones plus Green Jobs produces over 43 Million results!