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This week, sweetgreen team members took a day away from their desks and stores to participate in our third annual farm day!  We returned to Rocklands Farm in Maryland, where farm day was hosted last year, to learn about sustainable and rotational farming and to see these practices firsthand.

While we were there, we helped the farm with some of their daily tasks, including weeding and blackberry picking.  We support family farms however we can - whether it means sourcing local produce, or lending a helping hand during the day, we like to make an impact in our communities.

Interested in working at sweetgreen? Check out our careers site to learn about current opportunities and what it’s like to live the sweetlife every day.

"Prolonging the In-between"

Stuck in your own limbo, but happy where you are
A job that pays the bills and keeps gas in your car.
Your young days are long over, but adulthood hasn’t arrived
Prolonging the In-between is where you found you thrived.

No marriage and no kids; haven’t gone to school for years
Watching all your silly peers stress over their careers
Staying where you are, avoiding most of “the next big step”
The contrivance of it all seems to be only for an artificial rep.

And that’s all fine, if it’s even true; it’s a luxury to live and whine
You just want to be happy, and the In-Between seems fine.

(Starring Andreas Zeichenwege from Zeichenwege.tumblr.com!  Check out his great illustrations and comics)

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007. CAREERS

This is an extensive list of careers, with over 1000 listed careers, from small time all the way up to astronaut. Ever had trouble figuring out what your character could be doing for a living, or are you sick and tired seeing the same occupations listed over and over again? This masterlist will help you both in creating a unique original character, or occupationally diverse pre-made- and skeletal bios for your RP.

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I regret being scared. I regret wasting time thinking I wasn’t good enough, that I didn’t deserve a seat at the table. You do belong and your voice is worthy. Say it to yourself in the mirror every morning if you have to, but don’t ever forget it.
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Jenna Wortham, reporter, New York Times, to Buzzfeed. 39 Pieces Of Advice For Journalists And Writers Of Color.

Buzzfeed asks twenty established writers what advice they’d give to those breaking into the industry.

Here are the questions:

  • What piece of advice would you, as a writer of color, give to burgeoning writers/journalists of color?
  • What do you know now about being a writer of color that you wish you’d known when you first started?
  • Is there anything you did as a writer starting out that you now regret?

Read through for the answers.

Dream a New Dream - Spell to Find a New Goal or to Achieve a Dream

Purpose: Sometimes, we need to find a new goal, a new dream to reach towards. This spell may help.

Materials: Lavender oil; a dark blue candle.

Optional Materials: Flying Wish Paper or regular paper

This spell should be done…: During the waxing moon.

Instructions:

Dress the dark blue candle in lavender oil.

Cast a circle and call the quarters if you desire. Ground and centre if needed. Sit in a comfortable position. Light the candle and enter into a meditation about your career path or goal. Here are some questions you may wish to meditate on:

  • Where do I want to be in ____ time?
  • Who do I want to be?
  • What will make me happy?
  • Are my dreams/goals money-oriented, joy-oriented, family-oriented, etc?
  • What are my skills and how can I use them?

When you’re ready, chant the following as many times as you deem necessary:

"I am finding the path right now and right here,
I have the faith in myself to believe
The future is bright, right action is clear,
I’m pursuing what’s mine, I’m living the dream!”

If you wish, you may take Flying Wish Paper, write down your wish or dream and let it fly! You can also write it down on a regular piece of paper and burn the paper with the flame, then scatter the ashes to the wind (make sure to exercise fire safety when doing this!).

Release the quarters and close the circle is desired.

Spell written by: Thuri Calafia
Spell found in: Llewellyn’s 2014 Witches’ Spell-A-Day Almanac
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Maybe you had hoped to find a job that allowed you to practice your feminism and social justice activism professionally, and it didn’t work out. Maybe your chosen field simply has nothing to do with your activism at all. Either is perfectly okay! You don’t have to work in the movement to be a feminist.

But just because your job isn’t feminist in scope doesn’t mean you can’t find ways to incorporate your social justice practices into the workplace. The best professional advice I’ve ever received was at a workshop on finding a job in the movement. One of the speakers on the panel immediately did away with the panel’s topic, telling the group that you do not need to work in the movement to have a feminist job. She told us that it is up to each of us to take the spaces we already occupy and transform them into something feminist. The speaker was right. You probably spend the majority of your waking hours at work, so why shouldn’t you transform it into the kind the kind of place you actually want to be in? We all deserve access to safe, supportive, and – yes – even feminist work spaces.

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A Nice View from the Office Window!

Kirk Warrington, Surface Compliance Technician in the BLM Rawlins Field Office, and Lynn McCarthy, BLM High Desert District GIS Specialist, took these photos on BLM lands in the North Platte area south of Encampment, Wyoming. 

Kirk told us, “The green tint on some of them is from shooting through window glass. When we realized they were not going to run we got a few better pictures. There were a total of 17 rams with two full curls in the herd.”

Hogwarts Houses Company Positions

Gryffindor: Leader (front lines, face of the company, mission statements, and glory)

Slytherin: Influencer (all the benefits, none of the blame, power doesn’t require glory, can be behind the scenes or in front, tactical and strategic workings, PR)

Hufflepuff: Stabilizer (loyalty and morale support and holding everything together, detail work)

Ravenclaw: Independent (idea pipeline, intelligence counterpart, research and development, creativity structural support)

Starting a Summer Job? Know Your Rights

Summer is the perfect time for students to take a break from the books and go make some money. A summer job teaches responsibility, discipline, and money management. USA.gov has some great resources to help get teens and young adults started, along with reminders about youth labor laws and safety:


For more information, visit our Youth Employment page.

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Check Out What Happened Last Week at the BLM: August 11-15, 2014

Announcements, Events and News

On August 12, 2014, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell visited the Northern California Geographic Area Coordination Center where she met with members of the interagency fire leadership team and employees, to include the BLM Folsom Lake Veterans Crew. The veterans’ crew program started in 2012 as a new program for BLM focused on providing firefighting jobs for veterans. Read the full story about the BLM Folsom Lake Veterans Crew, Secretary Jewell’s visit to California, and current firefighting efforts.

The BLM on August 12, 2014, issued guidance to its state and field offices on how to evaluate activities on thousands of miles of public land that was granted to railroad companies as rights–of-way under a 19th century law. BLM land managers will use the guidance to determine whether the lands are being properly used under the law. If an evaluation under the new guidelines determined that an activity served a railroad purpose, the BLM would take no action and the activity would continue without BLM oversight.  If, however, an evaluation found that an activity does not serve a railroad purpose, then the activity would require BLM authorization under the Federal Land Management and Policy Act or the Mineral Leasing Act.  Read the press release.

Social Media Highlights

The BLM’s My Public Lands Instagram account reached 20,000 followers last weekend.  Also last week, the Roosevelts blog recognized the BLM in a piece entitled, The Bureau Of Land Management Is Killing It On Instagram [50 Photos].  About My Public Lands Instagram, the Roosevelts said: “To spread the word on what they do, the BLM maintains one of the best Instagram accounts of any government agency. The photos, taken by proud and passionate BLM staffers, showcase the beauty of our western states.”  View the BLM’s My Public Lands Instagram on the web.

Last week on social media, the BLM featured the article Hunting the Hunter! about the BLM-managed Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse in Florida, a peaceful waylay for tourists looking for tranquility away from spring breakers, motorcycles, and urban development. But the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse has a secret past few have ever known. Back in WWII, the lighthouse served as a U.S. intelligence spy station. Read Hunting the Hunter! by Bob Gilcash in the BLM’s My Public Lands Magazine, Summer 2014.

This year, the BLM and other land management agencies, non-government partners and the American public celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.  For this anniversary, the Wilderness Society has been featuring beautiful wilderness areas across the United States.  Last week, the Wilderness Society featured “15 of America’s Most Photogenic Wilderness Areas,” which included nine BLM-managed wilderness areas, all a part of the BLM’s beautiful National Conservation Lands!  View all 15 wilderness photos.

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