Meet the New SWC Interns!

Today, the Sustainable World Coalition welcomes two new members! Margaret
Bissell and Megan Reeves are taking over from the wonderful Britton Richardson
as our new social media interns. Over the past couple of weeks, they have been
working closely with Britton to ensure that SWC’s Facebook, Twitter and blog
remain spaces of community, knowledge, and activism.

Since August, Britton has worked tirelessly to build SWC’s online community
and share SWC’s message. He’s done such a superlative job that he needs two
interns to replace him! We graciously thank him for all of the work he has done and
sincerely wish him the best as he moves on to bigger and brighter “green” pastures.

Our new interns have arranged today to use this space to introduce themselves
and share their excitement in joining SWC.

Margaret Bissell:

I am overjoyed about joining SWC’s efforts to create a more sustainable and livable
world! I first became interested in environmental and social justice issues while at
the University of Washington. I graduated in 2011 with a degree in Political Science
and Geography. There I became particularly enchanted with sustainable farming
and passionate about food politics. I was initially drawn towards SWC’s message
that individual efforts and lifestyle changes can help build a new dream based in
community and empowerment in order to address the looming environmental and
social crises. I am excited, now, to be part of this force of change as I make changes
in my own life and as I help inspire others to do the same.

I will be tweeting, blogging and posting from Australia. I have been traveling and
WWOOFing (World Wide Organization of Organic Farming) “down under” since
December, visiting various organic and permaculture farms in order to learn more
about creating a healthy and ecologically sustainable food system. Occasionally,
I hope to share with you some of the fantastic examples of sustainable living and
community I have encountered here!

In the next couple of weeks, we will expand SWC into new social media platforms
and introduce more ways to engage our online community. Keep an eye out for
announcements on Facebook and Twitter for new places to virtually engage with
SWC!

Megan Reeves:

It is such a pleasure to be one of the new social media interns for the
Sustainable World Coalition. I am 20 years old and a sophomore at the University
of Washington. My passion for sustainability has led me to pursue a major in
Environmental Studies as well as a minor in Restoration Ecology.

I am so truly happy to be a part of the Sustainable World Coalition, an
organization committed to instigating change to end our environmental and social
crises. I believe, the small, sustainable lifestyle changes you make have positive
contributions to the global environment. In order to truly make a difference,
however, we have to be willing to change and willing to inspire change. Through
the Spring of Sustainability campaign, the Sustainable World Coalition brings our
attention to individuals and achievements that make a difference. The Sustainable
World SourceBook represents the global environmental movement, acknowledging
relevant organizations worldwide, the prevalent environmental issues of today, and
methods to help improve our own sustainability.

My intentions while working with the Sustainable World Coalition are to
highlight many of the same things. I hope to educate our readers and followers
through sustainability tips and enlightening articles about environmental and
social issues. I want to enable you to make changes in your lifestyle by highlighting
organizations to join and ways to take action. Lastly, I want to encourage
involvement by inspiring and motivating readers to adapt a sustainable lifestyle.

Becoming engaged in the sustainability effort is easy, and your participation
is greatly appreciated. If there is a particular environmental issue or achievement
you would like to see mentioned on our blog, or other social media platforms, do
not hesitate to spread the word. Telling us what content you like from our blog
or what content you would like to see more of is simple. Just “like”, comment, or
share our social media posts and your participation will influence the direction of
our sustainability efforts. I look forward to hearing your input! I hope our posts
do indeed inspire the change I would like to see. I wish each of you success in
contributing to a sustainable Earth!

 

 

 

Margaret Bissell:

I am overjoyed about joining SWC’s efforts to create a more sustainable and livable world! I first became interested in environmental and social justice issues while at the University of Washington. I graduated in 2011 with a degree in Political Science and Geography. There I became particularly enchanted with sustainable farming and passionate about food politics. I was initially drawn towards SWC’s message that individual efforts and lifestyle changes can help build a new dream based in community and empowerment in order to address the looming environmental and social crises. I am excited, now, to be part of this force of change as I make changes in my own life and as I help inspire others to do the same.

I will be tweeting, blogging and posting from Australia. I have been traveling and WWOOFing (World Wide Organization of Organic Farming) “down under” since December, visiting various organic and permaculture farms in order to learn more about creating a healthy and ecologically sustainable food system. Occasionally, I hope to share with you some of the fantastic examples of sustainable living and community I have encountered here!

In the next couple of weeks, we will expand SWC into new social media platforms and introduce more ways to engage our online community. Keep an eye out for announcements on Facebook and Twitter for new places to virtually engage with SWC!

Megan Reeves:

It is such a pleasure to be one of the new social media interns for the Sustainable World Coalition. I am 20 years old and a sophomore at the University of Washington. My passion for sustainability has led me to pursue a major in Environmental Studies as well as a minor in Restoration Ecology.

I am so truly happy to be a part of the Sustainable World Coalition, an organization committed to instigating change to end our environmental and social crises. I believe, the small, sustainable lifestyle changes you make have positive contributions to the global environment. In order to truly make a difference, however, we have to be willing to change and willing to inspire change. Through the Spring of Sustainability campaign, the Sustainable World Coalition brings our attention to individuals and achievements that make a difference. The Sustainable World SourceBook represents the global environmental movement, acknowledging relevant organizations worldwide, the prevalent environmental issues of today, and methods to help improve our own sustainability.

My intentions while working with the Sustainable World Coalition are to highlight many of the same things. I hope to educate our readers and followers through sustainability tips and enlightening articles about environmental and social issues. I want to enable you to make changes in your lifestyle by highlighting organizations to join and ways to take action. Lastly, I want to encourage involvement by inspiring and motivating readers to adapt a sustainable lifestyle.

Becoming engaged in the sustainability effort is easy, and your participation is greatly appreciated. If there is a particular environmental issue or achievement you would like to see mentioned on our blog, or other social media platforms, do not hesitate to spread the word. Telling us what content you like from our blog or what content you would like to see more of is simple. Just “like”, comment, or share our social media posts and your participation will influence the direction of our sustainability efforts. I look forward to hearing your input! I hope our posts do indeed inspire the change I would like to see. I wish each of you success in contributing to a sustainable Earth!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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