My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Berkshire Environmental Action Team, Pittsfield, MA, USA
BEAT is a fast-growing environmental action team that interacts with the community to protect the environment for wildlife. This organization is very dedicated and takes its job seriously. I heard about BEAT through a friend’s social media post prior to securing an internship position. Although my main responsibilities were to survey and sample the storm water system in the Housatonic River (Great Barrington branch), I had the opportunity to educate urban residents and younger children about the environment and the importance of habitats for wildlife. The team is very supportive and cooperative and provides community members with many free events as educational outreach. Since interning with BEAT, I have become confident in public speaking and become aware of various important environmental laws. This organization also created a bridge for me to connect with other organizations so I can expand my water filtration projects that I have previously started in rural Ethiopian villages. There are many other skills that I have learned thanks to BEAT!