What is an Environmental Lobbyist?

Basically, the job of an environmental lobbyist involves persuading politicians on the local and national levels, in both the legislative and executive branches of government, to pass laws, policies and regulations for a cleaner environment. And in these times pervaded by the rule of law, it is very important to effect change within the law!The career outlook for an environmental lobbyist is good. They make on average $30-$50 thousand a year.Green JobWhen an environmental legislation is passed, virtually all sectors of society will be affected in one way or another. Thus, whenever said law provides for a cleaner, better and healthier environment, the job of an environment lobbyist becomes a truly green one.Demands of the JobAs an environmental lobbyist, an individual will be required to socialize, discuss and persuade legislators, government executives, private sector leaders and other environmental groups to the organization’s point of view. As such, it is one of the most exciting, most rewarding and most stressful green jobs on the planet!Depending on the organization for which an environmental lobbyist works for, the following job responsibilities may be expected: o Advocacy Work – Call the attention of policy makers about environment problems as well as present solutions for them. This may also involve persuasion to the organization’s platform in relation to the problem and solution being presented. o Campaign Work – Create a campaign strategy to raise public awareness, build coalitions with other environmental organizations, organize grassroots movements, secure VIP endorsements and formulate focused messages. o Media Outreach – Tap into the power of broadcast, print, radio, and online media to strengthen environmental campaigns as well as to raise public awareness of environmental issues under advocacy. o Fundraising Activities – Raise money for organizational activities through grants, donations and even loans.In accordance with these responsibilities, an environmental lobbyist often needs to be highly knowledgeable about existing policies about specific issues, currents trends and updates in environmental policies, and social and political factors affecting the organization’s advocacy, to name a few.The pressures of the job are well worth the salary, which can range from $35,000 to $45,000 depending on company policies, location, educational attainment, work experience, and network of contacts, among other things.Most environmental lobbyists enjoy generous employee benefits that include health care coverage, retirement plan, educational loan assistance as well as paid vacation and sick days. Travel, career advancement and training opportunities may also be offered. Again, various factors come into play when it comes to employee benefits, just like in employee salary.Qualifications of the JobOn the professional side, an environmental lobbyist must possess a four-year degree course preferably in political science, environmental science and social sciences. Take note, however, that almost any bachelor degree will do since experience matters most in this line of work. And speaking of work experience, it must be focused on work related to politics and policy, legal and social settings, and even journalism as it relates to the environment, with a minimum of 3-8 years actual exposure.On the personal side, passion and persistence, determination and drive, good oral and written communication and negotiation skills, and good interpersonal skills, to name a few, are highly desirable.So, when you believe that you have the passion to institute change in government and in society as it relates to environmental issues, a career as an environmental lobbyist is a path well worth taking.


Canon 2400 Digital SLR Camera Case Gadget Bag + Tripod Kit for EOS 6D, 70D, 7D, 5DS, 5D Mark II III, Rebel T3, T3i, T5, T5i, T6i, T6s, SL1 DSLR

Kit Includes:

* 1) Canon Gadget Bag 200DG – Protect your valuable camera investment with this Canon Brand camera carrying case. Made from rugged, water-repellant Nylon, and outfitted with a non-slip reinforced handle, this compartment case will easily hold your camera, lenses, flash, and accessories. A mesh pocket inside the top flap provides for easy access to film, memory cards or batteries. Large zipper pocket inside the front flap protects filters, pens, cleaning supplies, and lens caps. Additional zippered side pockets for storing extra accessories. Travel is made even easier and safer with the slip-resistant shoulder strap. Tripod carrying straps. The best feature however is its large (9.5 x 7 x 6 in.) padded storage and compartment space. Removable velcro dividers provide individual customization to your equipment. Whether you use this case for your Digital or your 35mm SLR, the Canon Compartment Case will hold all of your most essential accessories. >>> Get extraordinarily sharp pictures that will exceed your expectations.
* 2) Deluxe Photo/Video Tripod – Get extraordinarily sharp pictures that will exceed your expectations! With the use of a tripod you can achieve greater performance and maintain image quality for cropping and larger picture sizes. Hold it steady enough to deliver all the performance the equipment you invested in can provide. Get into some pictures yourself, with the self-timer feature and your SLR camera held secure on this tripod. The Pros already know! Go to any sporting event and you will see them on the sidelines, or even in the controlled situation of a studio, using some means of support, usually a tripod. Main Reasons to use a Tripod: Get maximum image quality whether you are shooting stills or video. Extremely Sharp pictures at shorter focal lengths and macro applications. Avoid camera shake from hand holding, and never worry about shooting at slower shutter speeds.
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Photo Composition – Tips For Composing the Perfect Picture

Learning how to properly compose pictures can mean the difference between great looking pictures and bad ones. This article will help give you some tips to improve your photo composition and take great digital pictures.Filling the Frame & Clearing ClutterThere are exceptions to this as you’ll see in a second, but generally filling the frame is one of the easiest things you can do to compose interesting photographs.Most people make the mistake of trying to include too much in their picture and end up with a boring photo where nothing really stands out.For example, if you are taking a picture of your child playing on a swing, you should fill the frame of you child on the swing and leave out the swingset and other background clutter like Uncle Ed tending to the barbeque.Otherwise your child will be lost in the clutter and the picture won’t capture the wonderful details of your child’s fun flight through the air on the swing. You can always go back and take a close up of Uncle Ed flipping the burgers.The great thing about digital cameras is that you can see the picture in playback mode to make sure it looks okay. Then if something you hadn’t noticed before is there, like a stray piece of litter on the ground you can re-shoot the picture.

Sometimes leaving lots of empty space in the photo also works well. You may want to fill two thirds of the picture of something like a sandy beach to get a special effect. Just be sure to get a close enough shot that your subject fills at least about a third of the frame. So now it’s time to talk about one of the most important tips for taking digital photographs.Rule of Thirds TechniqueMost pictures have the subject directly centered in the picture with a lot of empty space (or clutter) around them. That happens because most digital compact cameras with autofocus have center weighted focus.Professionally taken photographs rarely have the subject in the center because they use manual focus (we’ll look at a trick that digital compact users can sometimes use). If you have a DSLR you can also use this trick too.The “Rule of Thirds” is one of the most popular techniques. With this method, the photographer imagines six evenly spaced lines breaking the image into nine even parts. Some cameras have a feature that lets you opt to have this tic tac toe grid, superimposed over your image in preview mode.Using this grid in preview mode – or your imagination – you can frame the composition so that the subject (whether an individual, group or object) is on one of the lines of the grid. And you don’t need to line this up exactly. Soon enough using the rule of thirds will become second nature with a little practice.Focus on FocusingNow lets talk about getting your subject focused without placing them dead center in the picture. This method works like a charm for subjects that are still, such as people who are posing, trees, and other still objects. Here is how you do it:
Move your subject in the middle of the frame where your viewfinder’s focus point is in the center and press the shutter release button half way down.
Wait for the green light to glow steadily signifying your focus is locked.
Keeping your finger pressed on the shutter release button so it stays pressed half way down, move the camera until you have the composition you want.
Now, hold the camera steady and press the shutter the rest of the way down.
Always wait for the green light because that is the camera’s signal that it has taken the picture.
More Composition Tips for Taking Digital Pictures (Or Film)

Focus on the the main point of interest of your subject. With people and animals, the eyes are often the most expressive area so they tend to be the center of attention.To make photos pop, develop a photographer’s eye for contrast. The brighter the brights and the darker the darks, the better the contrast.If you want to add interest to your photos, try using different angles for a new perspective. Stand on a chair or lie on the floor. It is best to vary the angle in which you take your pictures so you can show different perspectives and views.Start using these tips and before long you’ll be getting all kinds of compliments on your well composed pictures displayed on the wall.

Protect Your Hands in The Winter With Leather Gloves

When winter strikes harder than you think, you have to cover up your body as much as possible. There are a lot of warm clothes for your chest, legs, head and feet, but there is just one clothing item for hands: gloves. As keeping your hands warm is the only way you will be able to concentrate on your work, gloves are considered a must. You couldn’t do much without them in most cold climates. Leather gloves are a must have for winters, as they last longer and look better than just an ordinary pair of cotton or wool gloves.There are gloves for every purpose. For keeping your hands warm, you should go for winter leather gloves, which are made from the skins of rabbits, deer, cows and lambs. The use of leather ultimately translates into a higher price, but a much longer life than cotton or woolen gloves. Not only are they attractive, but they are warm enough to withstand even the heaviest of snowfalls. Unlike sweaters and warmers, one pair of gloves will keep you warm enough and you won’t need to wear another pair on top. Gauntlet gloves, a popular type of gloves, add to the warmth as they cover some part of the wrist as well as the hand. They usually act as a warm covering between the jacket’s cuffs and gloves. With tucking your jacket cuffs in gauntlets, you can be sure to block any possible wind from entering your jacket.Gloves are meant for withstanding snow and cold winds. Some are even waterproof, with others being just water-resistant. Water-resistant gloves can resist water up to some extent. You can’t submerge them in water and expect them to be as good as new after a few months. Even the leather has its limits and needs some care from the user.Gloves are both machine-made and hand-woven. Hand-woven gloves are more expensive than the machine-made ones but more attractive as well. High quality machine-made winter gloves come with a pre-curved design and give maximum comfort with an easy fit. They also have stretchable panels on the back allowing the hands to be stretched without the glove tightening and causing any discomfort.They come in different sizes and colors. The most obvious colors for men are shades of black and brown, while women’s gloves are of both dark and light colors. Men’s gloves are wide and have a manly look, while women’s gloves are small, giving a feminine look. Apart from keeping you warm, they are considered a part of the rest of your attire too, so the choice of the color and style of gloves shows your taste of fashion.When buying leather gloves, always try them on first. The fitting, look, comfort, everything can be checked by a mere try on. If you fall in between sizes, then be sure to pick the next larger number. A small glove is not recommended as it may tighten the nerves of the hand and be a cause of continuous discomfort.

eloquii Jaguar Short Sleeve Dress Women’s Plus Size Black Print 22W

Show Off Your Wild Side With This Sexy Plus Size Dress| The Gathered Faux Tie And Comfortable Jersey Knit Makes For A Flawless Fit
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