Finding jobs that align with your ethics can be hard, especially in the world of food. What if there were a place where you could look for a green job a trust that you’d be making a difference?
Important Media – our parent company – is working hard to launch a super awesome green jobs site, and they need your help. With your help, we can support entrepreneurs, clean tech start-ups, and truly sustainable food companies with this cool new green jobs resource.
From organic farms to vegan food producers, this new site wants to help connect job-seekers with jobs that make a difference every day. It’s a potentially world-changing project, and I wish this resource had been available back when I was looking to change my career. If you want to help, you can donate to the IndieGoGo campaign here.
This project is close to my heart, because I know what a struggle it can be to pursue your passion.
Back in 2008, I left my corporate, decidedly not green job to pursue my own path. Y’all, it was rough. I was selling my handmade aprons and lunch bags at markets on weekends and spending all week sewing and writing for my (at the time) very short list of clients. It took years to build up a business that allowed me to pay the bills, and a site like the one Important Media is building would have made things so much easier.
Making that leap from being a worker bee to pursuing my passions was tough, and I am thrilled that I can support a site that might make that jump easier for other people. There is room in the new green economy for all of us, and it’s exciting to be working on a project that will support folks who might otherwise feel stuck in their current jobs.
Want to make this project happen? There are a few ways that you can support us:
1. Donate. This is a start-up venture, and it needs capital. Even if you can only throw in a dollar, you’re making a huge difference.
2. Spread the word. I totally get that cash donations aren’t in everyone’s budget, especially if you’ve just begun pursuing your own passion. Whether you donate or not, we could use your word-of-mouth support. Share our campaign on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram. Tell a friend! Here are some sample tweets and Facebook statuses that you can copy and paste:
Help farmers, chefs, producers and food writers find jobs! We’re supporting the world’s best #greenjobs site: http://bit.ly/1C8G80s
Until every job is a #greenjob, @importantmedia is building a new green jobs resource. Click here to learn more: http://bit.ly/1C8G80s
Want to help farmers, chefs, producers and food writers find good jobs? We do too! We’re supporting the IndieGoGo campaign to create the world’s best green jobs site: http://bit.ly/1C8G80s
Support entrepreneurs, clean tech start-ups, and sustainable food jobs with a cool new green jobs resource. Help connect green workers with sustainable jobs: click here to crowd-fund the new site: http://bit.ly/1C8G80s
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