L’addition, svp

I was on holiday in Paris with Alex and the kids earlier this month, and in assorted cafés and bistros, it was easy to let a lot of my cares and troubles slip away. (That doesn’t include the “Am I a good parent?” anxiety, which crosses international...

CPAWS seeks Ottawa web intern

Tell me this isn’t someone’s dream internship:

Our friends (and The Big Wild clients) at the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Committee are looking for an intern to help them make their web, email and social media presence a thing of grace and beauty. If that sounds like someone you know, do pass along the details:

Deadline: March 30, 2010
Start date: May 10, 2010
Length and type: Full-time, for 3 months
Salary: $14/hour
This position will play a role in improving, updating and analyze CPAWS’ web activities.

Responsibilities may include

  • Making updates to CPAWS-managed sites as directed, using our CMS
  • Using public domain image repositories to find appropriate images for projects
  • Coding HTML emails
  • Suggesting ways to improve existing sites
  • Assembling statistics on our email blasts, websites and social media accounts for analysis
  • Organizing and tag images from our collection
  • Using services like Google maps, Twitter, etc. to create interactive tools for our sites
  • Researching and compare online service providers.
  • Working with our chapters to improve their websites
  • Writing and editing text for the web

The complete posting is here.

Do they give air miles?

Google’s Sergey Brin is headed to space, (CBC) (CNN) and just the deposit on his ticket will set him back $5 million. But that’s chicken feed. It’s the carbon offsets that’ll really cost him. (Seriously, has anyone done the math on what that...

The audacity of “nope”

I love this story: Back in January, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) wanted documents that show Johnson ignored his staff when he blocked California’s attempt to institute tough greenhouse gas limits on cars and trucks. The EPA said no, in part because “further...