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    commented on Contact Us 2019-04-22 12:08:10 -0400
    Hello I summited for the green Latino summit 2019 scholarship and was wondering when will they announce if people got in or not.
    commented on Contact Us 2019-04-11 10:09:37 -0400
    I am a volunteer board member of Clean Energy Credit Union (www.cleanenergycu.org), and I’m writing to see if GreenLatinos might be willing to explore the possibility joining Clean Energy Credit Union’s “field of membership” whereby all GreenLatinos members would be eligible to join the credit union (which does not have any cost associated with it).


    First, I’d like to provide some background about Clean Energy Credit Union and about the kind of partnership that we’re envisioning:


    Clean Energy Credit Union is a new financial institution that focuses exclusively on providing loans for clean energy (or energy efficient) products and services such as solar PV systems, electric vehicles, ground source heat pumps, electric bicycles, green home improvements, etc. Since receiving its federal charter in September of 2017 and launching in early 2018, Clean Energy Credit Union has already made over 400 clean energy loans. Clean Energy Credit Union’s vision is a world where EVERYONE can participate in the clean energy movement, and the credit union makes this possible by making it easier for everyone to afford to use clean energy (by offering clean energy loans with amazing terms) and making it easier for everyone to invest in clean energy (by offering federally insured savings accounts and clean energy CDs whereby the deposits are solely used to help someone else pursue their clean energy project).


    As you may or may not know, although credit unions provide similar services as banks (and have the same federal insurance for their deposits), they are quite different from banks in many other ways. For example, credit unions are not-for-profit, financial services cooperatives that exist solely to serve their members and fulfill their missions, whereas banks exist to maximize financial returns for their stockholders. Another difference is that banks can serve the general public whereas credit unions can only serve a “field of membership” (FOM), which is defined by regulators as a group of people that all have something in common that binds them together as a community (either virtual or physical). Many credit unions have a FOM that includes people who work for a certain employer, or who live in a certain geographic area, or who are members of the same professional association or religious organization. Clean Energy Credit Union’s FOM is currently the members of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES), as well as all members of their family and household. ASES is a 60-year-old non-profit association and has been a great partner, and now we are looking to expand the FOM to include other mission-aligned organizations – particularly ones that help ensure that growing clean energy movement isn’t just primarily comprised of white people. So, to make a long story short, we wanted to see if GreenLatinos might be willing to consider joining the FOM of Clean Energy Credit Union.


    Being a FOM organization would not require any commitment of time, money, or effort on the part of GreenLatinos. Instead, it would simply require a one-page letter to our federal regulators saying that GreenLatinos would like to be a part of the FOM for Clean Energy Credit Union. This would then be an additional “member benefit” for GreenLatinos members, and GreenLatinos could choose to advertise it – or not – in whatever way it sees fit. On Clean Energy Credit Union’s website, we would list a membership in GreenLatinos as one of the ways that someone could become eligible to join Clean Energy Credit Union. At the very least, this might be able to encourage some people to join GreenLatinos – because someone could not get a loan or open a savings account at the credit union without first joining GreenLatinos or ASES. ASES has seen its membership increase by over 1,000 people as a result of being in our FOM.


    Would GreenLatinos be willing to consider exploring a potential partnership like this? Please let me know if you might be willing to speak with me about this.


    Thank you for your consideration,

    Sincerely,

    Blake Jones, Volunteer Board Chair
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    commented on Contact Us 2019-03-31 20:15:56 -0400
    Hi, I heard from one of your members today., "Jose Dominguez. He was filling in for Jessica Loya.
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    commented on Contact Us 2019-03-27 01:17:10 -0400
    My name is Solomon Kim, a high school junior at Crescenta Valley High School. I am in a class called AP Research and am responsible for conducting research on a topic I am passionate about. The topic that I chose was to highlight the experiences of minorities in environmental movements considering the lack of diversity in the movement. For my research, I am conducting interviews with individuals in leadership positions in these groups and through this, I hope to better understand their journeys and stories. I was wondering if any board members of Green Latinos would potentially be interested in a 10-minute interview for my study. If so when would be the best time and date to contact them? The time would be in Pacific Time. Everything from their identity to the NGO would be kept anonymous. Thank you so much.
    commented on Contact Us 2019-03-26 14:05:38 -0400
    Hello GreenLatinos!


    We’d love to make sure you’re invited to the 2019 CCL Climate Policy Camp Career & Higher Education Mixer


    The Climate Career & Higher Education Mixer will take place from 7pm-9pm on Wednesday, June 5th, at the 2019 CCL Climate Policy Camp at American University. https://citizensclimatelobby.org/2019-policy-camp/


    The Mixer is an opportunity for departments, institutions, and organizations to connect with CCL volunteers for informational and informal discussions about graduate schools that focus on climate policy and careers that draw on environmental policy training.


    We have already confirmed attendance by World Bank and several environmental graduate programs and any college, university, institution, or organization that has an interest in recruiting students interested in climate policy is welcome to participate. Employers do not need to be affiliated with CCL or have a current eJobs listing to take part.


    Employers should sign up below to reserve a space! There is no fee associated with exhibiting and joining us at American University for the Career & Higher Education Mixer


    For individuals interested in attending please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/mxZBSc3B6fzd2AVb7


    Questions? Email brett@citizensclimate.org.
    commented on Contact Us 2019-03-18 20:59:39 -0400
    Hello, Is there a GreenLatinos chapter in Sonoma County, specifically Santa Rosa? Would like to make contact with someone.
    commented on Contact Us 2019-03-18 12:51:49 -0400
    Felicitaciones…excelente trabajo

    Gracias por proteger el ambiente de los contaminanres.
    commented on Contact Us 2019-03-13 15:11:54 -0400
    commented on Contact Us 2019-03-07 10:19:36 -0500
    Dear GreenLatinos,


    I hope you’re doing well!


    I’m supporting a campaigns project to get members of Congress on Capitol Hill to protect forage fish and birds. We hope to push them to provide sufficient funding for critical agencies like NOAA to implement effective fisheries management plans.


    We have an upcoming grassroots and advocacy fly-in in DC on April 10-12th. Could you share this with your networks?


    https://actionnetwork.org/forms/volunteer-sign-up-19/


    Thank you kindly,


    Jaime D. Sigaran
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    commented on Contact Us 2019-02-23 00:04:41 -0500
    Hola, My name is Anesti Vega and I’m the Director of Operations for USX, a nonprofit that funds adventurous expeditions that get U.S. military veterans connected to STEM fields through field research and data collection.


    I’m reaching out to encourage any veterans of Green Latinos to apply to our upcoming expedition where we’ll be researching cryospheric and snowpack data in the Icefields of Alaska. Women and POC veterans are highly encouraged to apply. More info and to apply: https://www.usx.vet/expeditions/2019-usx-alaska-icefields-expedition


    Deadline to apply is March 1st, so please get the word out quickly and let me know if you have any questions!


    Abrazos,

    Anesti Vega

    Ph. 831-789-4541
    commented on Contact Us 2019-02-19 13:53:32 -0500
    My name is Feby Boediarto and I’m an outreach fellow at East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), Alameda County’s new electricity generation provider.


    EBCE is looking for a program manager to work on local renewable energy projects and we would very much appreciate you sharing this job posting among your members and network as we are seeking an applicant pool that is representative of California’s rich diversity.


    Please let me know if you have any questions!

    Feby
    commented on Contact Us 2019-02-17 11:37:56 -0500
    Hello!


    My name is Alexandra and I’m working to organize a protest in front of the White House on February 19th (this Tuesday). This protest is a response to Trump declaring a national emergency for a border wall. If the President wants a wall, we will build a human wall around the White House.


    I’m emailing to extend a personal invitation to the event and to request help spreading the word. It’s vital for myself and my amazing fellow organizers to have organizations there that support and are actively helping the immigrant and women’s rights community. Even if only a couple of representatives could come, that would be amazing. Please let me know if you have any interest in helping. I have attached the link to RSVP if you have any interest.


    https://actionnetwork.org/events/build-a-wall-around-the-white-house?source=direct_link&


    Best,

    Alexandra McCormick
    commented on Contact Us 2019-02-16 16:55:54 -0500
    Hola

    I attended your forum in Monterey 2 years or so ago.

    Very inspiring.

    Thank you.

    And

    Wanted to update your organization that partly bc of your forum that I am now on the Community Advisory Council for Monterey Bay Community Power which is our local California CCA.

    I would very much appreciate supporting Green Latinos in any way possible.

    Please let me know how?

    Gracias,

    Dr Allen Bueno del Bosque, MD, MPH, MPhil.
    commented on Contact Us 2019-02-15 17:28:11 -0500
    Hello,


    The Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council is very interested in making connections with your organization. DRMAC would like to give support to people that are a part of the immigrant and refugee population. We want to provide your organization with our FREE Getting There Guide. The guide is a resource to transportation services for the Denver Metro area. Our guides come in five different languages, English, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Somali. Below, I provided a link to our guide in English. DRMAC also offers various training, like how to ride public transit and how to identify travel resources in different parts of the metro area, which we are willing to bring to your community. We would like to speak directly with someone that represents your organization. Building strong bounds with your community is important to DRMAC. Please contact us if you are interested in the resources that we provide, and if you are not the proper person to start this conversation, can you let us know who is? Thanks!


    Sincerely,

    Maria Hite


    https://www.drmac-co.org/getting-there-guide/
    commented on Contact Us 2019-02-08 14:15:31 -0500
    i started a vegan food justice organization!
    commented on Contact Us 2019-01-17 07:53:18 -0500
    Greetings,


    I hope this message finds you well and enjoying a wonderful day. My name is James Edward Mills. I am freelance journalist with a specialty in outdoor recreation, environmental conservation and social justice. I am also a member of the Next 100 Coalition. Yesterday I received an email on the Green New Deal and I would like to talk to Mark Magaña in the hopes that he might elaborate this statement for my podcast The Joy Trip Project. Please be in touch at your next opportunity to express his interest and availability to speak with me.

    Thank you very much for your time and consideration. I look forward to your reply.


    Take care


    James
    commented on Contact Us 2019-01-16 02:23:32 -0500
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    Please add me to your email list!
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    commented on Contact Us 2018-12-06 14:30:59 -0500
    I am willing to volunteer with people who call themselves “Latin,” and I do speak their colonizer’s language of English and Spanish, but my goal is to connect with people who have stopped self-designating as Latin, and choose to self-designate with their Tribal Affiliation or simply Indigenous, even Native “American” or “American Indian”. People I work with have a desire to support Indigenous environmental advocates who speak with great authority in their own Ancient Homelands, like the Lenape of the East coast where there is a new national park, still wondering how to develop their themes and public education goals. We have yet to find any environmental groups that honor and promote the decolonization of Indigenous Peoples on Turtle Island. Any suggestions or connections for us?
    commented on Contact Us 2018-12-01 11:12:45 -0500
    Can you guys recommend a good attorney to defend against oil and gas companies?
    commented on Contact Us 2018-11-15 09:41:15 -0500
    I’m a project geologist/environmental scientist doing consulting work in the DMV/Mid-Atlantic region. I’ve been in the area for 3 + years and I’m looking to do something with my life other than serving massive industrial/corporate clients. I’d like to meet others in the area and volunteer, learn about local issues, etc. I also play in a couple son jarocho groups in DC, I heard about this from one of our members.
    commented on Contact Us 2018-11-14 12:57:14 -0500
    Greetings,


    My name is Antony, I am a current student at American University majoring in Environmental Science and minoring in resource management. I am looking for future internship opportunities that are available within this organization

    Thank you very much.


    Sincerely,


    Antony Guillen Hernandez