G2100 SOIL Project: Researcher/Writer for Plan B


Cause Areas

When

Mon Mar 13, 2017 - Tue Jun 13, 2017

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

About

The Global 2100 Project is seeking young adult research/writing volunteers around the world to conduct and guide a study that aims to secure a sustainable and prosperous future for our children and grandchildren. For the next 4 months (March - June), we will be focusing on one key environmental issue: SOIL; in the following 6 months (July - December), we will be focusing on FOOD SECURITY. The story of SOIL is full of hope, and that is why we have chosen to begin our journey with the untapped potential of the grasslands of the world. We will explore proven methods of land management that are currently being utilized around the globe to improve the health of the soil, while absorbing carbon from the atmosphere. By addressing the quality of soil, we will also address the social factors that contribute to hunger, poverty, violence and war.

As a researcher/writer for the Plan B team, you will develop SOIL-related documents from the youth perspective for print and digital publication. Given the gross misuse of land and the adverse effects on the environment, the business as usual agenda is no longer sufficient and needs an overhaul. As part of the Plan B team, you will be tasked to develop blogs, factsheets, and other documents from the research on SOIL that have already been gathered by other researcher and writer volunteers. These documents should readily engage your peers, and empower them to become advocates in the path towards a sustainable future for everyone. Furthermore, they should complement the other activities and events that are planned for the SOIL program. In addition to these documents, Plan B researchers/writers will also write soil-related success stories that highlight alternative strategies/policies and/or write articles about policy recommendations that are focused on restoring and maintaining sustainable soil.

The Global 2100 Project will be modeled after the Global 2000 Report for President Jimmy Carter, who has warmly endorsed the new global study. The original Global 2000 Report sold 1.5 million copies in nine languages and had an impact on thinking worldwide. The Global 2100 Study will be prepared by a team of thoughtful young adults supported by respected mentors from many disciplines. The Study will address matters of the global economy, resources, population and environment over the lifetime of a child born today. The Study will report on how young adults would manage human affairs on Earth if they were in charge right now .

The Global 2100 Project is organized by Our Task, a 100% voluntary, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is committed to environmental awareness and accountability, and dedicated to informing young adults about what is happening to Earth. It was founded in 2006 and is based in Arlington, VA, USA. Our Task’s Mission is to transform young adults into global thinkers and empower them to lead the next generation in building a sustainable future. Dr. Gerald O. Barney, who directed the original Global 2000 Study and founded Our Task, will contribute to and support the Global 2100 Study . A wide range of other organizations is being invited to be collaborators on the Project.


Skills

  • Technical Writing
  • Research
  • Social Media / Blogging

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • 4 months

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