Wild About Houston Green Film Festival: Call for Submissions

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The CEC is proud to host the fourth annual Wild About Houston Green Film Festival this fall. CEC hopes to use this festival to tell local environmental stories, highlight the work of CEC’s member organizations, and to inspire our residents and visitors to make a difference in the environment and our quality of life. The festival will be held virtually to protect the health and safety of our community in these times. We invite you to submit a film for consideration. Films should be specific to the environment in the Houston/Gulf Coast Region, should be no more than seven minutes long, and must be of suitable quality to be shown publicly. View the Submission Guidelines, and make submissions using this Google Form.

YMCA seeks Camp Cullen Executive Director

The YMCA is seeking an Executive Director for Camp Cullen, a best-in-class resident camp facility dedicated to serving youth, families, and other organizations.  Camp Cullen is located 90 minutes outside of Houston in the rural community of Trinity.  Nestled among the tall pines on 530 acres along the shores of Lake Livingston, Camp Cullen offers campers an experience of a lifetime with wonders at every turn. The Executive Director oversees the total operation of Camp Cullen, including summer camp, conferences/retreats, family programming, camper experience, and a team of five Program Directors to ensure camp remains a best-in-class camping facility dedicated to serving youth and families for generations to come. In addition, the position is responsible for building a robust volunteer board and growing the Community Support Campaign. For the full job description and application instructions, visit secure6.saashr.com.

CEC Welcomes Paige Powell as Deputy Director

We are pleased to welcome Paige Powell as the new Deputy Director of Citizens’ Environmental Coalition. Paige has been an active part of Houston’s green community for over fifteen years, and brings nearly a decade of nonprofit administrative experience to her role at CEC. In the coming months, she will help to coordinate our environmental education initiatives, green films programs, and other signature events.

Paige spent the last eight years at Air Alliance Houston, where she was an integral collaborator on a number of different projects, programs, and campaigns. She is a two-time alumnus of the University of Houston (Master of Public Policy, B.A. Economics), Certified Public Manager, Climate Reality Leader, and has spent many years as an informal educator for both children and adults.

Paige is a loving mother, Assistant Scoutmaster, and member of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston. Her hobbies include gardening, yoga, making music, and spending time in the great outdoors. She looks forward to continuing the work of building a sustainable Houston with CEC, its member organizations, and community partners.

Paige can be reached at paige.powell@cechouston.org.

Houston Parks Board seeks Conservation Project Assistant

The Houston Parks Board is seeking a Conservation Project Assistant who will be involved in the projects and daily tasks of the Bayou Greenways 2020 project, a $220 million capital project to complete continuous parks and trails along Houston’s major bayous. Responsibilities include: assisting in the site preparation, establishment and post-construction maintenance and monitoring of the experimental test plots at Basin K within the Inwood Detention facility; natural resource management tasks, such as herbicide control of invasive species; and working collaboratively in the field with volunteers and contractors on conservation projects. For the full job description and to apply, visit houstonparksboard.org.