Saturday, January 10, 2009

An application to join UMW Green Teams

If you would like an application to join the United Methodist Women's Green Advocacy for Environmental Justice please contact me and I will send you an application.

Here is a sample of the type of questions that you will need to answer:

Basic information like your name, address, etc.

What you live and the size of town and the size of you UMW unit Your racial/ethnic background and age range. Languages that you speak.

Answer these questions/statements:

Please describe your particular area of environmental concern and experience in organizing/mobilizing people to advocate on an issue:

Please describe your experience working with a team and the role you played in this group.

What do you see as your strength or gifts as a leader?

Wanted: UMW Green Team Members

How to join the UMW Green Team

Psalm 24:1-2

“The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world and those who live in it; for he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers.”

The UMW Green Team is looking for more members. The duties include:

• Working at the local, district and conference level to inform and educate members on enviornmental justice, particularly its impact on women and children and on communities of color.

• Participate in two major initiatives on
environmental justice during the 2009 – 2012 quadrennium
1. Enlist colleges/university and UM Annual conference to commit to certified chlorine-free paper procurement
2. Engage in a
climate change advocacy campaign through education and action to amplify UMW voices on this issue.

• Utilize UMW venues such as School of Christian Mission,
Mother’s Day events, UMW Sunday, etc. to promote and educate environmental justice

• Submit an annual report of activities.

Deadline is due by January 30. For an application contact Naomi Yaeger at
(218) 728-1031 or

Example application here.

For further information contact:
Office of Global Justice
Women's Division
777 UN Plaza
New York, NY 10017
ebrown AT
Esmeralda Brown