My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Berkshire Environmental Action Team, Pittsfield, MA, USA
I first learned about BEAT from volunteers who had worked with the organization. They couldn't stop talking about what dedicated, knowledgable staff and volunteers BEAT attracted. Soon after this encounter I applied to work with BEAT. From my interview to my present work I have always felt respected and heard, that the ways in which I can help are valued and can make a difference. Whether it is wading through mud on a Saturday morning pulling trash out of the Housatonic River or talking with Pittsfield residents about the Greening the Gateways tree planting program that BEAT runs with the state of Massachusetts, my job with BEAT is about hands-on work that enables real change.
I spend a lot of my time on our weekly, free e-newsletter, The BEAT News. I am humbled every week to compile local, state, and national issues for our 1,000+ subscribers. My work on The BEAT News has brought me to more deeply understand not only the importance of environmental work, but also how connection, dedication, and community make this work possible. BEAT is one of the shining examples of how people who care about their environment, about the wildlife who co-habitat that environment, protect and steward our world so that we are all sustained.