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May Climate Updates
Climate Action Week &
3 New Island Climate Positions
Seeking Applicants!

TAKE PART in CLIMATE ACTION WEEK!!

Climate change will increasingly affect our health and well-being, the natural world, the built environment, and the Island economy.

Learn what you can do and what others are doing at some of the

35 Climate Week Events!

Click here to to see the schedule of events.
Visit the new Vineyard Way website for individual event details.

Make sure not to miss the FINALE EVENT at the Grange in West Tisbury from 10 am - 2 pm on Saturday May 14th
with information booths, EV display, activities, art, music, food, and more! Click here to learn about the finale!
Friend us on Facebook and Instagram @mvclimateactionweek

#mvclimateactionweek #thevineyardway

CLIMATE JOB OPPORTUNITIES!

The Martha's Vineyard Vision Fellowship has offered funding for two climate-related, full-time fellow positions:  an Energy Planner at the Martha's Vineyard Commission and an Energy Transition Coordinator at Vineyard Power.  

The Town of West Tisbury is looking for a 10-hour/week
Climate/Energy Committee Assistant.

See below for more about these exciting new positions and please apply or share with others who you think might be interested!
Energy Planner Vision Fellow at the Martha’s Vineyard Commission
 
The Energy Planner Fellow will be a leading advocate for the Island-wide transition to 100% electric from renewable sources by 2040 and for increasing Island energy resilience. The Energy Planner will focus on implementation of regional energy actions, including collaboration with Eversource, the Steamship Authority and other regional entities, and will coordinate development of an Island-wide energy resilience plan.
This full-time position will be funded by the Vision Fellowship for two years with the understanding that it will then become a permanent MVC staff position.
 
For more information and to apply please go to the MVC website.
Energy Transition Coordinator Vision Fellow at Vineyard Power

The Energy Transition Coordinator Fellow will work to develop and implement an energy transition program that will educate and support residents, businesses, and the building trades for the Island-wide transition to 100% electric-from renewable sources- by 2040. 
The Energy Transition Coordinator will also build on the framework set in the 2022 Climate Action Plan and help to track milestones and progress in meeting the renewables and greenhouse gas reduction targets, including but not limited to building weatherization, energy efficient construction, electric vehicles and other aspects of transportation and electricity consumption.
 
For more information and to apply please visit the Vineyard Power website
Climate/Energy Committee Assistant for West Tisbury

The Town of West Tisbury is seeking a Committee Assistant for a 10 hour/week position.  This position provides general administrative support for the Energy and Climate Advisory Committees.  Minimum qualifications are a High School diploma and 2-4 years of administrative experience. The position starting rate begins at $23.62/ hour.  The Town of West Tisbury requires that all employees be vaccinated against COVID 19. The hiring process will be conducted in open session with the Select Board. 

A full job description and application can be found on the website or email townadmin@westtisbury-ma.gov

Applications may be submitted by email, mailed to the Town Administrator at P.O. Box 278 or hand delivered to Town Hall at 1059 State Road. Completed applications are due May 18, 2022 at noon.  Call 508-696-0102 with questions.  EOE


 
As always we end with our thanks for your care and action on climate issues. Please share this newsletter with friends and encourage others to join our mailing list.
There is much to be done.
"Climate change is the single biggest thing that humans have ever done on this planet. The one thing that needs to be bigger is our movement to stop it." 
– Bill McKibben
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