An invitation to our readers to become a Green Teacher regional editor:
When Green Teacher magazine began publishing in Canada in 1991, we took steps to ensure participation from environmental and global educators across the continent. One of the first things we did was to establish a group of volunteer regional editors who help to promote the magazine and keep us informed of interesting happenings in their area.
What does a regional editor do?
Briefly, there are three main tasks: 1) to ensure that educators who are doing exciting work in environmental or global education in you area are being encouraged to write for the magazine; 2) to let local teachers know that Green Teacher exists; and 3) to write an occasional article or news story.
How long must I commit myself?
We would like regional editors to stay with us for about 2-3 years, but we understand that all kinds of things can happen to make such a commitment difficult to fulfill. Our main interest is in having a group of active representatives. So if you become a regional editor and then later find you don’t have the time for it, we will welcome your resignation. No hard feelings.
Where do we need regional editors?
In Canada: Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
In the U.S.: Alaska, Arkansas, Northern California, Delaware, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming.
How do I become a regional editor?
If you are interested and have the time to undertake this volunteer position, please let us know by contacting our offices. Let us know why you think you would be a good regional editor and tell us about professional or other organizations in which you are an active member. For instance, you may have good contacts through active membership in your state environmental education association; or perhaps you give workshops for teachers in your area.
What can I do to help if I cannot become a regional editor?
Many Green Teacher readers encourage colleagues to write for the magazine, and put out display copies and flyers at conferences. Please contact us to obtain these materials.
It’s possible that we will have already appointed a regional editor from your area. If so, we’ll keep your name on file for the event that there is an editor’s position to fill in your region at a later date. In any case, thank you for your consideration.