Hello Sprout Up NYC family and friends!
With classes in session and everyone settling into the routine, fundraising, community events and team building exercises are on the agenda. If you have any ideas for community events please feel free to contact the community manager of your chapter or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Executive Team News:
Work on grant applications and edits to the website are underway so stay tuned!
If you would like to get involved with editing contributing to the website please speak to either of the community managers at NYU or CU or email email@example.com
With costs continuing for the chapters, if you love the work done with Sprout UP NYC please consider visiting https://www.nycharities.org/give/donate.aspx?cc=4273 or our donation page 🌱😊. None of this would be possible without donors like you. As a totally volunteer run organization, 100% of the funds we collect go to running the chapters. We thank you for your continued support. ❤️
Chapter Team News:
The Columbia chapter team is having a few fundraising events in the near future. Succulents and Krispy Kreme are coming!
The NYU chapter team had a successful clothes swap! There are also lovely Sprout Up tote bags for sale at the NYU chapter. Work is being done to bring them to the Columbia Chapter soon.
See pics down below:
Volunteer or Intern at Changing the Present–The New York Times called ChangingThePresent.org an “amazon.com of the nonprofit world” for our work in helping 400 leading nonprofits capture money normally spent on traditional presents.We need environmental interns for a wide range of activities. Use and enhance your professional skills in strategy, partnerships, communications, writing, blogging, social media, graphics, research, community management, fundraising, sponsorships, public relations (PR), Human Resources (HR), marketing, event management, organizing, and activism.
For The Birds!-The National Audubon Society’s volunteer program aims to inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities, providing individuals the opportunity to develop skills needed for a successful career in conservation. Currently, volunteer opportunities are being offered in the area of Environmental Education.
Within Sprout Up:
If you are a fluent Spanish speaker and would be willing/ able to translate some articles and/or curriculum materials into Spanish please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Estimated time commitment: 5hrs per semester, flexible scheduling.
Bite-size Environmental News:
Scientists Develop Tool Which Can Predict Coastal Erosion and Recovery in Extreme Storms The damage caused to beaches by extreme storms on exposed energetic coastlines and the rate at which they recover can now be accurately predicted thanks to new research led by the University of Plymouth. Working with the University of New South Wales, scientists have developed a computer model which uses past wave observations and beach assessments to forecast the erosion and/or accretion of beach sediments over the coming year.
Solar Flux as a New Power SourceExcess solar flux could be harnessed and used to generate additional electricity at a tower CSP plant, by cladding part of the tower containing the receiver with photovoltaic (PV) panels, according to Sandia scientist Cliff Ho.
Newly submitted idea for Newsletter Section: This Week in Environmental and Educational History
Thanks Walter for the idea submission!
5th Oct, 1978– Over 30 major nations ratify the Environmental Modification Convention which prohibits weather warfare that has widespread, long-lasting or severe effects
5th Oct, 1994– World Teachers Day, The UN created this day in 1994 to recognize the vital role teachers play in society.
Op-Ed – Help us create an Op-Ed, commentary and submission section for future newsletters! Submit your drafts and ideas to email@example.com
Do you do work with another organization outside of Sprout Up NYC that is dedicated to children or the environment? Are you zero waste/vegetarian/vegan/low carbon footprint/upcycling master/ all of the above or an otherwise creative environmental steward or trying to be and would like to write about your experience? Hit us up!
Quote of the Day:
You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
For questions, comments, concerns, ideas, and/or miscellaneous tidbits:
Please feel free to contact: firstname.lastname@example.org