|Community Internships||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: ehrbar (ehrbargreenhouse.economics.utah.edu)|
|Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 16:55:08 -0700 (PDT)|
Funny that you mention community internships, we are just in the process of implementing this right here at Wasatch Commons. Here is the draft of an announcement which we will send to the environmental studies program at the University and similar. I have a reputation at the U for being a radical and we hope we will find worthy interested participants. Wasatch Commons is a Cohousing Community located near 13 South and Redwood Road in SLC. It is called Cohousing because it is a condominium in which the households get to know each other and co-operate, sometimes have joint meals, raise their children together. One of our community members is a farmer farming an adjacent 1-acre plot. We work together to maintain our common areas, with all residents sharing responsibilities. One of the 24 homes in Wasatch Commons has been reserved for student interns who would like to gain experience with this way of living by actively cooperating and also shaping it. You will live in a shared home with 1 or 2 other students and a seasoned environmental activist, Xxxx Xxxxx, as permanent non-student resident. Xxxx will facilitate development of guidelines needed for cooperative living during regular "house meetings." Rent will be $300 per month, utilities and internet included. This is not a hostel- or dorm-type situation, it is a beautiful well-equipped private home with radiant heat, LED lights, etc. By offering this opportunity we would like to subsidize students who are active in the environmental movement: since we have messed up your environment the least thing we can do is make our resources available to those trying to fix it. If you are concerned about climate change and if you think one of the necessary strategies is alternative ways of living, this offer is for you. If you like the low rent and think you can get away with a minimum of involvement in our community, this offer is not for you. We need students who would like to have a hands-on experience with a cooperative living situation -- warts and all, we are not perfect -- because they may be involved in something similar later in their lives or even professionally. We will also quiz you about your involvement in the environmental movement -- which can take many forms. If you are interested please contact Hans G Ehrbar (Econ Professor and Community Member). This is a brand new program and we are just starting to develop an application procedure. If you contact us early, you will have an input into the application procedure itself. Those already admitted will have a say in the selection of their house mates. Hans G Ehrbar
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