Debra Sachs, Executive Director
Alliance for Climate Action
585 Pine Street
Burlington, VT 05401
From: Eban Goodstein [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, May 16, 2005 3:44 PM
Subject: Build the Movement to Stop Global Warming! Boston Workshop
REGISTER NOW PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY!
July 22nd-24th, Boston, MA Watch for our Flagstaff workshop in
Green House Network and Clean Air-Cool Planet, in partnership with the
Massachusetts Climate Action Network, invite you to their fourth annual
Building the Movement to Stop Global Warming summer workshop.
Keynotes Include: Eban Goodstein, author of The Trade-off Myth: Fact
and Fiction about Jobs and the Environment; Film-makers Judith Helfand
and Dan Gold (Blue Vinyl-- invited); Jonathan Pelto, Impact Strategies.
The conference will have a dual focus: SPEAKING and COMMUNITY ACTION
Speaking Track: The Speaking track will help individuals develop a
brief formal presentation on global warming. Each individual signing
up for the speaker track will:
· Prior to the workshop, develop a draft 15-minute global warming
· At the workshop, give presentation and participate in an intensive
afternoon feedback session
· After the workshop, give at least five presentations on campuses, at
faith or business groups or other community venues in their region over
the course of Fall-Spring 2005-2006.
Community Action Track: The Community Action track seeks individuals
committed to development of grassroots climate education and direct
action in their community. Each individual signing up for the
Community Action track will:
· Prior to the workshop, develop a goal for a community action project
aimed at promoting a renewable energy purchase campaign, biodiesel
use, wind-power development or other global warming solution
· At the workshop, participate in an in-depth, focused training
on how to get started in organizing a community campaign/initiative,
leaving the session with a formal plan for action
· After the workshop, organize a global warming action project within
local town/campus/faith group or other community venue
Plenary sessions (for all participants):
Ø The political scene, the "new energy economy" - what they mean for
local climate action
Ø Science Update: Northeast Indicators of Climate Change 2005 report
Ø Global warming messaging
Ø Making the link between advocacy and action
Ø Engaging the faith community: Global warming as a moral issue
Ø And more?
In-depth Panel Discussions (participants will choose two of these
90-min discussion panels)
o Renewable energy purchase campaigns
o Community biodiesel use
o Community wind development
o Lobbying for Northeast Leadership: the Regional Greenhouse Gas
The conference and workshops will be held at the Outward Bound
Conference Center on Thompson Island in the Boston Harbor.
Transportation to the Island is by ferry - on which registrants will
depart from downtown Boston on the afternoon of Friday, July 22nd and
return mid-day on Sunday, July 24.
· Cost for the weekend including food, lodging, and materials is $230
for dormitory accommodation and $190 for those bringing tents.
· A $100 deposit to hold your spot is required by June 28. The
will be due upon arrival to Thompson Island on July 22nd.
TO REGISTER: Send an application by US mail or e-mail to:
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Clean Air - Cool Planet
100 Market St., Suite 204
Portsmouth, NH 03801
The application should include:
1) A brief letter stating the reason for your interest
2) A curriculum vitae or resume
3) A one-two paragraph bio for inclusion in conference materials (and
posting on the GHN Speakers website for those who wish to join, upon
completing the workshop).
4) A mailing address, phone number and e-mail address for follow-up
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Professor of Economics and
Chair of Environmental Studies
Lewis and Clark College
Portland, OR 97219
v 503.768.7626 / f 503.768.7611
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