That cool, damp weather we’ve been feeling this week tells us that we’re — finally — well into fall here in Southeast Texas. And that means that here in the offices of the Citizens’ Environmental Coalition, we’re welcoming a fresh crop of interns from our local colleges and universities to help in getting out the word about environmental matters and events, and running our daily operations.
We are thrilled that seniors Hannah Jacob
, Bill Nguyen
, and Stacy Giang
have returned to continue their great work. We are also pleased to welcome Bryant Matthews, Aniell Parrales, Dan Phan, Taylor Surrat, and Azam Najafi.
Communications intern Bryant Matthews
is pursuing a degree in HVAC/R at Houston Community College. Bryant is working to help companies and people learn to use cleaner and safer products. He believes that working at CEC will help him get a head start and be able to learn better ways to protect our environment.
Event coordination intern Aniell Parrales
is a senior at the University of Houston where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in Communication Public Relations, and minoring in Business Foundations. She has been very active in coordinating big events at the University of Houston like University of Houston’s oldest tradition Frontier Fiesta, Winter Wonderland and UH Graduate school fair.
Digital media intern Dan Phan
is a student at the University of Houston where he is pursuing his degree in Digital Media with an emphasis in Motion Media. He currently serves as the historian for the UH Chapter of Graphics, Communication and Education Association (UHGCEA
). His love for the city of Houston and storytelling is what inspires him to spread the culture through video and photo.
Government relations intern Taylor Surratt
is currently a senior at the University of Houston where he is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science with a minor in Applied Politics. As a government relations intern at CEC, he is looking forward to gaining valuable first-hand experience in observing the relationship between local government and environmental organizations.
Business management intern Azam Najafi
is a junior at the University of St. Thomas where she is pursuing a masters degree in business management. She is looking forward to gaining new skills from CEC that could be put to use in her future career in project management, while at the same time learning more about the environment and how she can contribute to it.
We aren’t done hiring, so keep an eye out for more intern welcomes.
Scroll down to read notes from our member organizations and the community, or view the emailed version of the newsletter, which includes a green job listing
Repair Café Houston
Please consider joining CEC and our partners Transition Houston, the City of Houston Green Building Resource Center, the Houston Peace & Justice Center, Texas Campaign for the Environment, Houston Complete Communities, and TX/RX Labs for the fall Repair Café Houston on October 27, 2018! A Repair Café celebrates fixing through a fun, collaborative, hands-on community event. People bring their broken items for assessment, disassembly and repair. Bring your toolkit and join us to have fun and learn while helping others troubleshoot and fix their broken stuff! Volunteers assess, take apart, and hopefully – REPAIR. For more information and to register, visit eventbrite.com.
Tales of Houston Women: Houston Women in the Environment
Bayou Preservation Association
, Citizens’ Environmental Coalition
, Houston Audubon
, Memorial Park Conservancy
, Katy Prairie Conservancy
, and UH Libraries
are supporting Tales of Houston Women
, the Houston History Alliance’s two-month retrospective and celebration displaying the many ways Houston’s women have, are, and will put their mark on local, national and global history. Twenty-one organizations have planned coordinating events, including the following events themed “Houston Women in the Environment”:
Save the Date: EEE on Nov. 7
The next quarterly meeting of the Environmental Educators Exchange will be on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 4:30 PM at the Houston Arboretum. More details coming soon. Sign up for EEE-mails at constantcontact.com.
COALITION & COMMUNITY NOTES