Environmental economist Volunteer Catastrophic Wildfire Prevention

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Environmental economist Volunteer Catastrophic Wildfire Prevention

The earth is burning; e.g., USA/California, Brazil, Australia. Regional impacts of wildfires are widespread affecting health, housing, agriculture, biodiversity, and economies. Our post hoc "pay for damage done" insurance strategies are woefully inadequate for these rising challenges.

We need to seize the opportunity that is now possible. We think the science has gotten better, and a new inflection point is possible. If we leverage a broader diversity of disciplines with increasing bearing on the intractable challenge of catastrophic wildfire prevention, we can reclaim collective agency. We think that could be possible via increased design science for prevention, mitigation and loss reduction at the landscape and community level.

We plan to develop a year-round alliance of ecosystem partners that can help us transformationally scale catastrophic wildfire risk prevention through better understanding of the opportunities for "action" that is preventative and the costs of inaction that these mitigation steps will avoid. We believe that systemic change in wildfire risk reduction is possible and want to speak about the possibility of strategic collaboration to shift the practice of stakeholders at risk so that California does not become increasingly unliveable every year. We believe catastrophic wildfire risk prevention can help us get ahead of the curve counteracting these harms.

CrowdDoing is launching a year-round virtual Global Alliance for Catastrophic Wildfire Prevention with shared values and an open invitation for participation.

Global Alliance for Catastrophic Wildfire Prevention

Shared Principles:

  • More reuse of global knowledge regarding how to prevent catastrophic wildfires is necessary.
  • We need greater leveraging of knowledge from across disciplines in order to prevent the growing risk of catastrophic wildfires due to climate change.
  • We need greater collaboration both locally and globally to achieve the community level goal of regeneration and reduced catastrophic wildfire risk.
  • There is interdependence across the ecosystem of approaches and interventions for preventing catastrophic wildfires.
  • The more upstream we can intervene effectively to prevent catastrophic wildfires, the more co-benefits for stakeholders we can create

Volunteer role Description for Environmental Economists


Conduct economic analysis related to environmental protection and use of the natural environment, such as water, air, land, and renewable energy resources. Evaluate and quantify benefits, costs, incentives, and impacts of alternative options using economic principles and statistical techniques.

Education and Experience:

Master's degree


Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.


Basic Skills

  • *Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • *Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • *Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • *Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • *Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • *Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • *Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
  • Science Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  • *Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • *Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Social Skills

  • *Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • *Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
  • *Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • *Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
  • *Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • *Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Complex Problem Solving Skills

  • *Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Technical Skills

  • Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools needed to do a Volunteer role.
  • Installation Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
  • Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Programming Writing computer programs for various purposes.
  • Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Technology Design Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
  • Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

Systems Skills

  • *Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • *Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • *Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

Resource Management Skills

  • *Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the Volunteer role.
  • *Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Desktop Computer Skills

· SpreadsheetsUsing a computer application to enter, manipulate, and format text and numerical data; insert, delete, and manipulate cells, rows, and columns; and create and save worksheets, charts, and graphs.

· PresentationsUsing a computer application to create, manipulate, edit, and show virtual slide presentations.

· InternetNavigating the Internet to find information, including the ability to open and configure standard browsers; use searches, hypertext references, and transfer protocols; and send and retrieve electronic mail (e-mail).

· NavigationUsing scroll bars, a mouse, and dialog boxes to work within the computer's operating system. Being able to access and switch between applications and files of interest.

· Word ProcessingUsing a computer application to type text, insert pictures, format, edit, print, save, and retrieve word processing documents.

· GraphicsWorking with pictures in graphics programs or other applications, including creating simple graphics, manipulating the appearance, and inserting graphics into other programs.

· DatabasesUsing a computer application to manage large amounts of information, including creating and editing simple databases, inputting data, retrieving specific records, and creating reports to communicate the information.

Work Context:

Body Positioning

  • Requires sitting


  • Requires use of electronic mail
  • Requires face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams
  • Requires telephone conversations


  • Requires competition or awareness of competitive pressures

Impact of Decisions

  • Requires making decisions that impact the results of co-workers, clients or the company
  • Opportunity to make decisions without supervision

Level of Challenge

  • Requires being exact or highly accurate
  • Freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals

Personal Interaction

  • Requires work with others in a group or team

Work Setting

  • Requires working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions


  • Develop economic models, forecasts, or scenarios to predict future economic and environmental outcomes.
  • Demonstrate or promote the economic benefits of sound environmental regulations.
  • Conduct research to study the relationships among environmental problems and patterns of economic production and consumption.
  • Perform complex, dynamic, and integrated mathematical modeling of ecological, environmental, or economic systems.
  • Write social, legal, or economic impact statements to inform decision makers for natural resource policies, standards, or programs.
  • Teach courses in environmental economics.
  • Develop programs or policy recommendations to promote sustainability and sustainable development.
  • Develop systems for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting environmental and economic data.
  • Write research proposals and grant applications to obtain private or public funding for environmental and economic studies.
  • Monitor or analyze market and environmental trends.
  • Write technical documents or academic articles to communicate study results or economic forecasts.
  • Conduct research on economic and environmental topics, such as alternative fuel use, public and private land use, soil conservation, air and water pollution control, and endangered species protection.
  • Collect and analyze data to compare the environmental implications of economic policy or practice alternatives.
  • Assess the costs and benefits of various activities, policies, or regulations that affect the environment
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to communicate economic and environmental study results, to present policy recommendations, or to raise awareness of environmental consequences.
  • Develop environmental research project plans, including information on budgets, goals, deliverables, timelines, and resource requirements.
  • Identify and recommend environmentally friendly business practices.
  • Interpret indicators to ascertain the overall health of an environment.
  • Develop programs or policy recommendations to achieve environmental goals in cost-effective ways.


Analyzing Data or Information

  • Analyze market conditions or trends.
  • Appraise environmental impact of regulations or policies.
  • Forecast economic, political, or social trends.
  • Interpret research or operational data.

Getting Information

  • Research environmental impact of industrial or development activities.
  • Research impacts of environmental conservation initiatives.

Working with Computers

Processing Information

Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge

Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Thinking Creatively

  • Develop environmental research methods.
  • Develop environmental sustainability plans or projects.
  • Develop mathematical models of environmental conditions.
  • Plan environmental research.

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

  • Identify sustainable business practices.

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates

  • Communicate results of environmental research.

Training and Teaching Others

  • Teach classes in area of specialization.
  • Teach social science courses at the college level.

Communicating with People Outside the Organization

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Judging the Qualities of Objects, Services, or People

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work

Documenting/Recording Information

  • Prepare information or documentation related to legal or regulatory matters.
  • Prepare proposal documents or grant applications.
  • Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations.

Developing Objectives and Strategies

Providing Consultation and Advice to Others

  • Advise others about environmental management or conservation.

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About M4A Foundation - CrowdDoing


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Mission Statement

CrowdDoing [dot] world is a joint initiative of Match4Action Foundation and Reframe It. CrowdDoing is focused on addressing the social, economic, and environmental challenges our world faces by collaborating with professionals and volunteers from many different industries. We offer a platform for individuals to connect and collaborate toward creating systemic change. We would love for you to join the team! What makes us different? CrowdDoing aims to support social innovations with transformative impact potential through global multi-disciplinary volunteering, micro-leadership and service learning. We work through operating leverage for systems change to achieve collective agency. We orient to ikigai and self-determination theory in order to help each person have the perfect role. #systemschange #systemsthinking #servicelearning #socialinnovation


Match4Action connects those wanting to volunteer their skills with those in need for remote or local project support, advice, collaboration and mentoring.

Our smart technology platform uses the latest machine learning, artificial intelligence and virtual assistants to match the demand for resources for social impact with the skills and resources available, anywhere in the world. We use blockchain to create and manage a social impact currency.This unique, self sustainable open platform has one key purpose: accelerating social impact through collaboration and linking local projects with our global presence.

CrowdDoing aims to leverage micro-leadership, service learning and massively multi-disciplinary collaboration supported with project managers and human resource business partners. Collaborate with people whom you can learn from while changing the world virtually together.



Board Development
Education & Literacy
Board Development, Education & Literacy, International


Tue Feb 27, 2024 - Mon May 27, 2024


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Technical Writing
  • Financial Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Reporting & Dashboards


  • People 55+


  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-15 hours a week
  • Comfort in a massively multi-disciplinary environment, sustainability

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