SAVE THE BEES
Ask the CEOs of Lowe’s and Home Depot to stop selling plants pretreated with bee-killing pesticides.
Job Title: Food Futures Campaigner
Position reports to: Food & Technology Program Director
Position Location: Washington, D.C.
Friends of the Earth is a hard-hitting, progressive, environmental organization that pulls no punches and speaks sometimes uncomfortable truth to power. It’s an approach that has worked for four decades to produce important victories that help protect our planet and its people. We’re part of Friends of the Earth International, a federation of groups working in more than 70 countries on today’s most urgent environmental and social issues.
To accomplish our mission, Friends of the Earth is working at the nexus of environmental protection, economic policy and social justice to fundamentally transform the way our country and the world value people and the environment.
Friends of the Earth’s Food and Technology Program works to ensure our food system is just and sustainable and pressures corporations and governments to embrace the safe and precautionary management of chemicals and emerging technologies, including nanotechnology, genetic engineering and synthetic biology. Within this program, we are launching a new initiative to promote agroecology and rapidly transition our food system to one that is sustainable, healthy and just—the food system of the future.
The Food Futures Campaigner will help to conceive of, design and implement cutting edge, strategic new campaigns that focus on organizing and building power to advance a sustainable and just food future. This campaigner will also lead our newly launched BeeAction campaign to protect bees and other pollinators in decline globally that are critical to food production and ecosystems. The BeeAction campaign aims to not only win commitments from major retailers and institutional purchasers to eliminate the use of bee killing pesticides, but also pressure EPA and Congress to take action to protect bees and other pollinators. We seek to promote ecological agriculture via organizing with a broad and diverse base of supporters and allies, garnering extensive press coverage, and building pressure in the marketplace and in communities.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Skills and Knowledge
E-mail cover letter, resume, short writing sample and salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “Food Futures Campaigner.” No mail applications or phone calls. Position will remain open until filled.
Friends of the Earth is an equal opportunity employer who encourages applications from women, people of color and other members of underrepresented groups who will contribute to the diversity of its staff.