We are working on a local issue in our community, a Sustainability Commission for the City of Green Bay. This campaign seeks to urge the City of Green Bay to create an Advisory Commission on Sustainability to explore sustainability initiatives that can be implemented in Green Bay. Because state and national institutions are unresponsive to sustainability issues, particularly related to climate change and energy, local governments have both an opportunity and imperative to step up and implement grassroots solutions that will allow our communities to do our part to mitigate climate change. Many cities throughout the nation and Wisconsin have made strides in the past decade, but Green Bay is not one of them. In order to fully realize the potential our city can have to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and provide a more sustainable, livable, and healthy community, a collaborative space needs to be established to realize our options. Click here to read more about our sustainability commission!
The Sustainability Commission Ordinance was introduced by Aldermen Randy Scannell on Tuesday May 15th 2018.
On Tuesday, May 22nd 2018 at 5:30pm the Ordinance will be read at the City of Green Bay Protection and Welfare Committee which will be held at Green Bay City Hall (100 N Jefferson St, Green Bay, WI 54301) in Room 207.
Two things can really help us pass the Sustainability Commission Ordinance through committee:
1) Please contact the members of the Protection and Welfare Committee to voice your support of the Sustainability Commission Ordinance.
Mark Steuer 920-494-4494
Craig Stevens 920-396-8249
Randy Scannell 920-609-9820 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
John Vander Leest 920-499-0996 (email@example.com)
2) Come to the Protection and Welfare Committee on Tuesday, May 22nd 2018 at 5:30pm it will be at the City of Green Bay Protection and Welfare Committee which will be held at Green Bay City Hall (100 N Jefferson St, Green Bay, WI 54301) in Room 207.
Here is the facebook event page for the committee meeting: https://www.facebook.com/events/607187966294689/
Save the Date!
We are very excited to announce that our 14th Annual JOSHUA Banquet will be on Friday, November 2nd at the Tundra Lodge Resort & Conference Center! Please make sure you add this to you calendar, and stay tuned for more details!
Every year we have a team come together to plan the annual JOSHUA banquet; but this year we’re going to do things a bit differently. We are going to form smaller committees to really focus on one aspect of the banquet to make the whole banquet stronger than ever before. I ask you think about if there is one or two areas that you can really bring your strengths. By dividing up the work; it will make the work easier for everyone, as well as require less meetings for all! Please take a minute to consider where your talents can be used to help strengthen JOSHUA and the 2018 14th Annual JOSHUA Banquet. Click here to fill out the form.
Are you or someone you know looking for an internship?
Internship Opportunities: Summer and Fall 2018
JOSHUA seeks interns for course credit for Summer and Fall of 2018
About JOSHUA (Justice Organization Sharing Hope United for Action):
JOSHUA is an interfaith social-justice systemic change organization. We are grassroots and non-profit (501c3), focusing our work in the Brown County and surrounding areas of Wisconsin. JOSHUA is a coalition of faith communities in Brown County dedicated to building and deepening relationships within and among faith communities. It empowers and equips people to work together on issues of justice and community building. JOSHUA builds relationships in the public and private sector in order to advance issues, which represent our common faith values. We seek to identify and take action on root causes of poverty, oppression and injustice. For more information about JOSHUA go to: www.joshua4justice.org
Interns will learn more about the operations of nonprofit organizations and will work closely with experienced professional staff. Intern(s) will gain skills in organizing, fundraising, public policy, and advocacy.
Reporting to the Community Organizer, the Program Intern(s) will work to pass and defend top issues by: 1) engaging citizens on mental health, prison reform, and environmental justice issue campaigns, 2) generating and tracking media coverage; 3) recruiting a new generation of members to our social networking sites; 4) encouraging on-line supporters to take action and volunteer 5) updating media contacts; and 6) assisting with issue research.
- Organized with strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to conduct research on-line or through traditional media.
- Database management experience and event planning skills a plus.
- Independently motivated and enjoy working with people.
- Interns will work from the Green Bay office of JOSHUA, located at 130 St Matthew Street, Green Bay WI 54301. Interns can arrange to work remotely.
- Interns may earn 2-4 course credits (typically, students earn 1 credit for every 3-4 hours worked per week). The position is unpaid. Internships not for class credit also available upon request.
- Interns are responsible for finding a faculty sponsor and meeting all internship requirements of the college or university.
Please send a letter of interest and resume to Rachel Westenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org Call 920-360-3538 with any questions.
Positions are Limited. Early Applications will be given preference.
JOSHUA is looking for summer and fall interns for 2018! Check it out here: Internship Opportunities Summer and Fall 2018
To acknowledge Mental Health Awareness month, our May monthly meeting will be a QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) training provided by Korina Aghmar from Brown County Health Department.
Registration is NOT needed to attend but VERY helpful when planning materials for the training. Registration form here: https://www.joshua4justice.org/justice-committees/mental-health/qpr/
Suicide Prevention Workshop
Learn the warning signs of suicide and how to help someone in need.
QPR; Questions, Persuade, Refer
Just as people are trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to questions, persuade, and refer to help someone.
Anyone who is interested can attend this important training on Thursday, May 3rd 2018 at 6pm at West Side Moravian Church (1707 S Oneida Street, Green Bay, WI 54304)
Hosted by the: JOSHUA Mental Health Task Force
More than 700 people die by suicide every year in Wisconsin. Many of those are in Brown County – learn how you can help!
**Please note the change in time from our usual starting time.
This event is free and open to the public.
Last night (Wed, March 28th 2018) , Natasha Winkler (JOSHUA Environmental Justice Task Force Chair) and Jim Soletski (JOSHUA Leadership Team Member) accepted an award on behalf of the Environmental Justice Task Force at the Brown County Conservation Alliance Awards. JOSHUA was honored for our work over the last year around environmental justice, specifically around the Back 40 Mine. A huge thank you to the Brown County Conservation Alliance for honoring us last night with this amazing award.
We have just started our work and have so much more yet to accomplish, if you would like to join us, make sure you come to our next meeting click here to learn more!