Community Listserv

Our Community Listserv is a member driven list (a google group) members can use to post and/or find jobs, events, housing and more!  Signing up for the Community Listserv will make you an official DC EcoWomen Member!

When signing up, please be sure to include your name, some background information, and why you would like to join the list. Though we hold several co-ed events throughout the year, this Listserv is reserved for women only.

Sign-up or visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/dc-ecowomen-community

Posting Guidelines

This listserv exists to help youWashington, DC-area women who are interested in the environmentto stay connected with each other. As a subscriber to this listserv, you are a member of DC EcoWomen. We thank you for joining.

This listserv is reserved for those who identify as women, including members of the LGBTQ+ community and non-binary individuals. 

We encourage all members of the DC EcoWomen community to keep principles of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) in mind while using the DC EcoWomen listserv. It is important that this listserv acts as a forum that promotes social equity, uplifts historically disenfranchised groups in the environmental sector, and helps eliminate economic and environmental disparities in our communities.

Institutionalizing DEIJ thinking into this listserv helps us cultivate a safe and inclusive space and is to the benefit of the EcoWomen community, the greater DC community, and the environmental sector as a whole.

We reserve the right to remove you from the list if you are found to violate our posting guidelines three times. Additionally, we reserve the right to determine when a post is inappropriate and to remove the post.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the DC EcoWomen Listserv, please e-mail [email protected] and we will handle the issue off-list.

  • Use Subject Headers—please include a header in the subject line of your post! For instance, if you are posting about a job, start the subject line with [JOB]. Useful header examples are included below.
  • Please only post your announcements once.
  • Please ensure the connection to environmental issues is explicit in your post (except in the case of housing and professional development opportunities)
  • Do not attempt to advertise items for sale or freecycle. There are other appropriate forums for this. An occasional exception might be made if your item is specifically environmentally friendly in nature or professional development-oriented, but this is not an avenue for customer solicitation.
  • Do not subscribe any members of this list to any other listservs or newsletters. 
  • Job posts should include salary, pay rate, and salary range in the body of the post. Withholding salary ranges is to the disadvantage of women, especially women of color, when it comes to salary negotiation. Providing salary ranges is an important step in making the environmental sector more equitable. If your employer or the organization that is hiring does not include the salary range in their job descriptions, we encourage you to ask them to do so. Additionally, we encourage job posts to include the organization’s non-discrimination statement. 
  • Please keep Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in mind for all postsjobs, events, housing, and networking. You can do this by sharing resources and opportunities that are accessible to all (for example, events with sliding scale or free registration); sharing mutual aid and other resources that uplift women, BIPOC, and other historically marginalized groups; and being open to learning and feedback if a member feels that something you shared requires further examination.

Appropriate Posts

  • [JOB] … Jobs opportunities in the environmental field (paid, unpaid, full-time, part-time, temporary, permanent, internships). Be sure to list salary/pay rate/salary range, benefits, and the organization’s non-discrimination statement in the body of the post. 
  • [EVENT] … Upcoming environmental and professional development events (film screenings, lectures, book clubs, etc.) or other actionable items with an environmental focus, such as volunteer opportunities, scholarships, article submissions, etc)
  • [HOUSING] … Looking for and/or have housing available in the DC Metropolitan area.
  • [NETWORKING] … Resources, tips and/or opportunities for networking and career development.

Inappropriate Posts

In order for this list-serve to remain a useful tool of communication, we ask members NOT to submit the following types of announcements:

  • Political messages
  • Campaign announcements
  • Issue action alerts
  • Newsletters
  • Items for sale or freecycle

Additional Guidelines

Relevant eco-friendly product advertisements may be posted once every three months. Exceptions might be made when there are special discounts for EcoWomen members.

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HOW TO CREATE A GOOGLE ACCOUNT

DC EcoWomen’s Community E-mail List is run through Google Groups. In order to view the DC EcoWomen online archives and your account options, you will need to create a Google account with the e-mail address with which you are subscribed to the e-mail list. You do not need to have a Google email ([email protected]) to do this.

Go to http://groups.google.com and click Sign In. Follow the prompts.

If you have a Gmail address and would prefer to use that address for your DC EcoWomenmembership instead of this one, please email [email protected] and we will help you make that change.

Your default setting is to receive emails in real time of DC EcoWomen Community postings (unless you were moved from our original list in Aug 2010). To change this setting to receive each DC EcoWomen Community posting as a daily digest email, go to:

http://groups.google.com/group/dc-ecowomen-community and click “Edit my membership.”

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Please email [email protected] with any questions about using the DC EcoWomen Community List.

THANK YOU for joining DC EcoWomen!