Miriam Akervall
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  • Philadelphia, PA
  • United States
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Miriam Akervall replied to Miriam Akervall's discussion Ecotopia, Ernest Callenbough in the group Conservation Book Club
"yeah, sounds great!"
19 hours ago
Miriam Akervall replied to Miriam Akervall's discussion Anyone in Philly? in the group Conservation Interns
"Ah yes, Old City coffee is still the spot around here! I'm working with the NHAs in the Northeast, but coordinating with WASO some on a more national level. Sent you a pm!"
19 hours ago
Thomas Makled replied to Miriam Akervall's discussion Anyone in Philly? in the group Conservation Interns
"Dave is a great guy! Glad he's enjoying retirement and some good old NERO happy hours. Are you working as a coordinator for the whole country or for NERO? Either way, sounds pretty interesting. Don't believe I met Peter Samuel. The…"
Friday
Thomas Makled replied to Miriam Akervall's discussion Ecotopia, Ernest Callenbough in the group Conservation Book Club
"Cool, thanks - that one isn't on my list yet. Not often that I hear from people interested in this path - maybe we can chat about it sometime?"
Friday
Miriam Akervall replied to Miriam Akervall's discussion Anyone in Philly? in the group Conservation Interns
"Oh, very cool! I met Dave a while back, seems like a great guy. He's retired now but came out for a NERO happy hour haha. I'm working as communications coordinator for the National Heritage Areas Program. Peter Samuel is my supervisor. How…"
Friday
Miriam Akervall replied to Miriam Akervall's discussion Ecotopia, Ernest Callenbough in the group Conservation Book Club
"Sure thing! Same here, actually. I recently spoke to someone who suggested "De-growth: A Vocabulary for a New Era" for further reading about the economics aspect. It's next on my list -- maybe you'd be interested in that, too!"
Friday
Thomas Makled replied to Miriam Akervall's discussion Anyone in Philly? in the group Conservation Interns
"Haha. Hope your position is going well! I was working with Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance at NERO as a planning assistant/researcher - just for three months in the summer. Dave Lange and Sophie Sarkar were my supervisors. What are you…"
Friday
Thomas Makled replied to Miriam Akervall's discussion Ecotopia, Ernest Callenbough in the group Conservation Book Club
"Thanks for sharing! I'm really interested in degrowth economics - hoping to make ecological and degrowth economics my focus in graduate school. "
Friday
Miriam Akervall added a discussion to the group Conservation Book Club
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Ecotopia, Ernest Callenbough

Great read! This is a must for anyone who has ever daydreamed about how a government based on conservation principles and a degrowth economy might function. I heard about this book from an interview with Kate Brown, the very cool current governor of Oregon, who read it in college.See More
Friday
Miriam Akervall joined Emily Poore's group
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Conservation Book Club

Join other conservation readers in a monthly book club, share your favorite conservation related books, or add some new titles to your reading list.Views expressed by the books and authors discussed here are not necessarily those of SCA.See More
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Miriam Akervall replied to Miriam Akervall's discussion Anyone in Philly? in the group Conservation Interns
"Hi Hoan, Sorry for the late response -- I missed your reply! Are you still interning with the Heinz Refuge? I'm living in South Philly."
Friday
Miriam Akervall replied to Miriam Akervall's discussion Anyone in Philly? in the group Conservation Interns
"Woah -- apologies for the late response, I somehow missed your reply! I'm interning with the NPS at their regional office in Old City. What was your SCA/Americorps position?"
Friday
Hoan Tran replied to Miriam Akervall's discussion Anyone in Philly? in the group Conservation Interns
"Hi Miriam, I am a Interning at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge as a Community Engagement Coordinator. The refuge is located at 8601 Lindbergh Ave. not to far from the airport. I am also a Philly native and I am happy to meet up with you. I am…"
Nov 30, 2016
Thomas Makled replied to Miriam Akervall's discussion Anyone in Philly? in the group Conservation Interns
"Hi Miriam!  I'm not in Philly anymore, but I served there for my SCA/AmeriCorps post back in 2014. What are you doing out there? "
Nov 30, 2016
Miriam Akervall joined Kate Hagner's group
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AmeriCorps

A place for AmeriCorps members and alumni to come together around national service, volunteerism, and getting things done to make our planet a better place.See More
Nov 29, 2016
Miriam Akervall added a discussion to the group Conservation Interns
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Anyone in Philly?

I just started my post in Philadelphia with the National Parks Service. Is anyone else in the area? Any tips on meeting likeminded crunchy souls in a new city?See More
Nov 29, 2016

Profile Information

Which Describes You Best?
Currently in the field or about to go to field
SCA Program Type
Internship, AmeriCorps
Program Year
2016-2017
Program Name
National Heritage Area
State Where you serve(d)
PA
If a partner or agency, organization name
National Parks Service
Position
Communications Coordinator

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