While we are sad that we have lost the amazing skills of Maura Schorr Beaufait as she travels across Guatemala, we are so excited to be working with Adam Machson-Carter. Adam will bring us into a great new era of the Green Team!
Adam Machson-Carter, Green Team Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) Adam is the Green Team Coordinator at Groundwork Somerville. He began at Groundwork in January of 2011. Adam comes from a background in outdoor education, youth development, and environmental justice. Adam believes in the power of young people to be catalysts for change in their environment and the world. He has been a Massachusetts Promise Fellow at GED Plus as well as a youth worker and member leader at an environmental justice organization in Boston. Adam is excited about carrying this work forward (and having fun!) with the Green Team at GWS!
Green Team Video on active transit:
Groundwork Somerville and Somerville Community Access Television teamed up for a fantastic Next Generation Producers program focusing on Somerville’s community path, bicycle safety, nutrition, and living a healthy lifestyle. Check out the great videos below and be inspired!
Green Team teams up with Somerville Climate Action on this December's Living Green Festival!
Well folks, it's true - the Green Team is over for the summer! After an amazing seven weeks of biking around the city, visiting farms, designing a new garden, harvesting and maintaining four garden spaces, and organizing an amazing youth summit, we are done!
The good news is that the fall Green Team begins in just a few weeks! You'll be able to see us STILL riding bikes, assisting Groundwork Lawrence at their Spicket River Clean-up (September 11, Lawrence MA), visiting Groundwork Springfield for a service day, and hosting a series of educational energy efficiency fairs!
We can't wait to get going again and appreciate all of the support you've been able to give us over the past year.
Our newly revamped Green Team program starts on Tuesday!
We are so excited to be able to bring on 18 (yes, that's right 18!) high school students this summer who will focus on three topics: Urban Agriculture, Sustainable Landscaping and Community Planning
Each team is also staffed with a Supervisor and a young Assistant Supervisor (2 of the 3 are past Green Team members!).
Watch out for the bikes, green t-shirts and smiling faces as you are walking through Somerville this summer.
We are also starting our FIRST EVER Mystic River Green Team, supervised by our past National Park Preserver job training team member Joey Baldassari. Watch out for the BRIGHT ORANGE t-shirts on the river as you drive by all summer.
Well it's that time again - time to hire our THREE 6-person Green Teams. This year we are focusing on three ideas:
1) Urban Agriculture
2) Community land-use planning
3) Sustainable Agriculture
In partnership with the Somerville Housing Authority, the Minute Man National Historical Park, the Somerville Community Growing Center and Community Corridor Planning (another collaborative program of Groundwork Somerville), we will be working 20 hours each week for seven weeks creating sustainable communities!
Congratulations to our THREE Supervisors and THREE Assistant Supervisors (one Tufts student and two former Green Teamers). We are so excited to move forward with an amazing summer of building sustainable communities through partnership!
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