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Welcome Sylvia Moss, CoolMom's Communications Coordinator

CoolMom's new Communications Coordinator brings her public relations, public affairs and project management experience to support CoolMom.

Sylvia Moss is delighted to join CoolMom.org as Communications Coordinator. She brings to CoolMom's team more than a decade of experience in communications, education, public affairs and program and project management across both nonprofit and for-profit sectors.

Sylvia's background includes an MA in Nonprofit Leadership from Seattle University, a BA in English Writing from George Mason University, and a Certificate in Public Relations and Strategic Communications from the University of Washington.

As a soon-to-be-mom, (38 weeks pregnant when this was written) she looks forward to using her communications skills to engage and unite families to advocate for a healthy planet, even in seemingly small ways. Look for more on her background under the staff section of our website.

Shop Whole Foods Interbay Today for a Chance to Give to CoolMom

Interbay Whole Foods Market on Elliott Avenue offers customers a chance to donate to CoolMom at the register until August 3rd!

Need to do some grocery shopping? Care to double your "support local" efforts--buying local produce while supporting a local org? Shop at the Interbay Whole Foods, bring your reusable bag, and you can choose to give CoolMom your 5-cent refund until August 3rd.

Here's how Whole Foods describes the program: "Did you know that Whole Foods Market gives customers a 5-cent credit for reusing their own shopping bags? Did you know that we also have a program where customers can donate that credit to local nonprofit organizations? If you are a customer who reuses bags to save paper, consider donating your credit to our designated non-profit. Thanks to all our environmentally conscious customers for supporting the following organizations."

We appreciate Whole Foods' support and encourage everyone to bring their bags to shop at the Interbay Whole Foods and support CoolMom from the end of July until August 3rd!

Now Hiring - Communications Coordinator

Join the CoolMom team and work for a healthier planet!
Now Hiring - Communications Coordinator

You can help make programs like Think Outside the Car a success!

CoolMom is a nonprofit organization based in Seattle, WA whose mission is to unite moms and families to make informed lifestyle choices, protect our climate, and advocate for a healthy planet. Established in 2007, CoolMom’s vision is a healthy planet for kids and families. CoolMom works with the environmental community to help moms and families reduce their carbon footprint through our programs. Climate change is shaping our children’s future. It is the most important issue of our time. If we do not take important steps in all levels of government and in our communities and homes, we will leave behind little resources and challenging times for our children.

CoolMom is directed by a volunteer board and operates with the help of neighborhood chapter leads. For more information, please visit www.coolmom.org.

We have many wonderful volunteers and successful programs. For example, our Think Outside the Car project helps educate and connect a community. The program allows for families and residents to get involved through community. It promotes better health, cleaner air, and money and energy savings for families. We also encourage families to start Walking School Buses and Bike Trains. One elementary school took on this campaign in the Spring of 2011 and reduced their car idling by more than 88%!

Our newest project is the Local Low Waste Lunchbox. The project promotes local low waste lunches in partnership with local food suppliers and low waste products.

The Need: CoolMom needs a Communications Coordinator who can promote and implement our successful programs.

Your Mission:

• Conduct outreach to engage members, coalition partners, and the public in our campaigns.

• Gather and write inspirational stories for the website including the Tip of the Month.

• Coordinate CoolMom’s social media presence, including Facebook and Twitter.

• Write and distribute a monthly email newsletter.

• Communication maintenance duties such as responding to inquiry emails, maintaining contacts, and attending monthly board meetings

• Duties may include occasionally presenting CoolMom’s policy goals in legislative sessions or other forums.Your Skills & Interests:

• Enthusiasm, energy and a passion for our mission!

• Ability to engage and work with the community, members and environmental nonprofits in the area.

• Excellent communication skills, written and oral.

• Knowledge of the climate change crisis preferred.

• Prior nonprofit experience preferred.Your Commitment:

• We anticipate about 10 hours a week working from home.

• This position starts as a volunteer position with stipend. As program funding is secured by theBoard, the Communication Coordinator position may turn into a paid position.

Position is open until filled; first consideration will be given to applications received by May 16, 2014. Please send letter of interest and resume to Sonja Ling at info@coolmom.org.

Cyclofemme Mother's Day Bike Ride

Join, moms and families for a Mother's Day Ride!
Cyclofemme Mother's Day Bike Ride

Madi and her family bike

Join Seattle Critical Lass, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, CoolMom, Familybike Seattle, Seattle Kidical Mass, and Cascade Bicycle Club to celebrate CycloFemme in Seattle!

 

Sunday, May 11th, noon

Starting at Flo Ware Park in Leschi for a 5.4 mile, easy paced ride to Seward Park.  There we will have a picnic lunch provided by Seattle Neighborhood Greenways.  Since May 11th is part of Bicycle Sunday, we can also take advantage of car-free riding along Lake Washington Boulevard.  Lear more here.

Shop at Roosevelt Whole Foods on 4/10, 5% Goes to CoolMom!

Get your shopping done, and build support for CoolMom at the same time! The Roosevelt Whole Foods Market will donate 5% of their proceeds from Wednesday 4/10 to CoolMom.

 

Calling all CoolMoms!
The Whole Foods Market in Roosevelt loves CoolMom and supports our work!
They have a program where they donate 5% of the proceeds of the store for a day to a non-profit of their choice.  They have decided that Wednesday, April 10th, will be the day for CoolMom!!  It is short notice but this is a great way for us to reach a new neighborhood of families making good choices for the environment.
There are 2 easy ways for you to help:
1. Can you spare an hour or two to "table" at Whole Foods tomorrow? We have the materials needed (we'll even have a great t-shirt you can wear) at the store.  You can talk to folks about how you got involved and why you're excited about CoolMom.  You can contact Nash:nashmurray@coolmom.org if you can make it.
2. Shop and spread the word for everyone you know to shop tomorrow at the Roosevelt Whole Foods Market (1026 NE 64th St, Seattle, WA 98115).
Thank you!!  Happy shopping.