Finnish speaking volunteer for EKOenergy, non-profit ecolabel for renewable energy

Communication and Information Sciences, Humanities, Natural Sciences
Finland
Helsinki
Period: 
1 Aug, 2019 to 30 Oct, 2019
Deadline: 
25 Oct, 2019

General information

Duration: 
3 months
Commitment: 
Part-Time
Description: 

The world needs to start treating the climate crisis as a crisis. We need to act NOW to drastically reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and to limit global warming to an absolute maximum increase of 1.5 degrees celsius above pre-industrial levels.

This is the only way we can hope to preserve the range of ecosystems and species that make the world such a vibrant place in which to live. Reaching the 1,5 degrees target is also crucial to helping eradicate poverty and in creating a better world for future generations.

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EKOenergy is a non-profit ecolabel for renewable energy. We are hosted by Finnish Association for Nature Conservation. After starting as a European ecolabel in 2013, it become international in 2015 and started its activities beyond the EU zone. The ecolabel’s main aims are to promote and raise awareness about the sustainability of renewable energy in the energy market, encourage companies to choose renewable energy and to communicate about their choice. The EKOenergy ecolabel is an additional quality mark that comes on top of existing renewable energy certificates. The ecolabel also serves as a tool for communication; companies using EKOenergy can use the logo on their products and buildings. The ecolabel is active in more than 30 countries.

Our mission is to use our ecolabel as a tool to promote the most sustainable forms of energy and to raise funds for additional climate and biodiversity protection.

EKOenergy team is highly international, young and dynamic. In addition to the 3 staff members, there are 6-10 volunteers and trainees from all over Europe and neighbouring countries every year. Currently our team has 11 people, representing 9 nationalities. Working language at EKOenergy is English. Our Secretariat is based in Helsinki.

We are looking for a Finnish speaking volunteer to help us with English-Finnish translations and making contacts. The content for the translations will be about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the EKOenergy label, environment and renewable energy market.

We are starting the piloting of our new hydropower criteria in Finland and the review process of our bioenergy criteria. Help in contacts with Finnish operators of bioenergy centrals and contacts with Finnish hydropower plant operators is very welcome.

This is an unpaid position. Unfortunately we are not able to financially support our volunteers.

We offer you:

• Work experience in an environmental NGO, as part of a multi-cultural team
• Information about Finnish, European and international renewable energy certification market
• A possibility to participate to other activities of the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation

If you are;
• fluent in English and Finnish
• interested in environment, renewable energy and electricity market
• preferably have/are following a degree in biology or sciences
• currently living in Helsinki metropolitan area, or willing to have consistent, long distance contribution
• able to commit minimum 6 hours per week, for a minimum of 3 months
We are looking for you!

This vacancy will be open until suitable candidates are found. The application deadline, field of studies and working period is for reference only. The most important factor for us is your motivation. Don't wait until the deadline to apply!

To apply, please send your CV and 1 page motivation letter in English to: [email protected].

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Compensation: 
No financial compensation

Keywords

energy  renewables  environmental protection  
Requirements
Languages: 
English: Proficient User C1
Finnish: Proficient User C2