LISTSERV mailing list manager LISTSERV 16.5

Help for CLIMATEACTION Archives


CLIMATEACTION Archives

CLIMATEACTION Archives


CLIMATEACTION@LIST.UVM.EDU


View:

Message:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Topic:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Author:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

Font:

Proportional Font

LISTSERV Archives

LISTSERV Archives

CLIMATEACTION Home

CLIMATEACTION Home

CLIMATEACTION  May 2005

CLIMATEACTION May 2005

Subject:

FW: Southwest: Build the Movement to Stop Global Warming! Conference and Workshop

From:

Debra Sachs <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Debra Sachs <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Thu, 26 May 2005 21:06:31 -0700

Content-Type:

multipart/mixed

Parts/Attachments:

Parts/Attachments

text/plain (187 lines) , Flag Conference Flyer.doc (187 lines)

FYI....Deb

Debra Sachs, Executive Director
Alliance for Climate Action
585 Pine Street
Burlington, VT   05401
802-865-7330
www.10percentchallenge.org

-----Original Message-----
From: Eban Goodstein [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 4:10 PM
To: Roger Clark
Subject: Southwest: Build the Movement to Stop Global Warming! Conference
and Workshop

        Stopping Global Warming from the Ground Up:
        Igniting a Thousand Points of CLEAN Light

REGISTER NOW!   October 7th-9th, Flagstaff, AZ

        (Boston workshop: July 22-24-- details at www.greenhousenet.org)

The Grand Canyon Trust http://www.grandcanyontrust.org ,  Green House
Network http://www.greenhousenet.org/ , and the  Center for Sustainable
Environments http://www.environment.nau.edu/  invite community
activists to a weekend workshop to
Build the Movement to Stop Global Warming. The workshop is designed to
prepare participants in ORGANIZING and COMMUNICATING clean energy
solutions to stop global warming.

PLENARY PRESENTERS:
.       Senator John McCain (invited), cosponsor of the Climate Stewardship
Act
.       Eban Goodstein, professor of economics at Lewis & Clark College and
        volunteer executive director, Green House Network
.       Amanda Ormond, Arizona clean energy advocate and organizer of the
        Southwest Renewable Energy Conference
.       Sandra Ely, New Mexico Environment & Energy Policy Coordinator
.       Gary Paul Nabhan, Director, Center for Sustainable Environments
.       Robert Gough, Intertribal Council on Utility Policy
.       Roger Clark, Air & Energy Director, Grand Canyon Trust

THE CHALLENGE:
Global warming demands action now. Scientists are forecasting a warming
of between 2 and 11 degrees F over the next century. During the last
Ice Age the world averaged only 9 degrees cooler than it is today. We
thus face the very real possibility of a swing in global temperatures
of Ice-Age magnitude within the lifetimes of our children. It is no
exaggeration to say that, unchecked, global warming will cause more
human suffering and destroy more natural ecosystems than has any other
industrial pollutant in our history.

Climate stabilization will require an extremely rapid transition toward
a clean energy future-one based on solar, wind and biomass-generated
power, and ultra low emission vehicles. It will take a powerful social
movement to overcome political and corporate inertia and catalyze the
clean energy revolution we need in order to avoid unimaginable change
to human and natural systems. We need committed, skilled, persuasive
climate communicators and advocates to make that movement a reality.

WORKSHOP FOCUS: Participants should have an initial, broad familiarity
with the global warming issue. The workshop will provide: The latest
peer-reviewed scientific, political, and economic climate information,
Help in developing a 90-second "elevator speech".  Depending on the
track chosen, assistance in the preparation of an effective 30-minute
presentation; Information on how to set up meetings with political
leaders; Sessions on electing pro-environment candidates, local
organizing and funding strategies.

SPEAKING TRACK: The Speaking track will help individuals develop a
90-second elevator speech and a 30-minute presentation on global
warming. Following the weekend, participants will join the 300+ members
of Green House Network's Volunteer National Speaker's Network. In the
last three years, Network volunteers have delivered over 1200 talks
across the country about the threat posed by global warming and the
promise of clean energy solutions.

THE DEAL:  Each individual completing the Speaker track will commit
to:  giving at least 5 speeches on campuses, at faith or business
groups or other community venues in their region over the course of
winter-spring 2005-2006; and devoting 20 hours of time towards electing
pro-environment candidates.

COMMUNITY ACTION TRACK: The Community Action track seeks individuals
committed to more comprehensive development of grassroots climate
education and direct action in their community.

THE DEAL: Each individual who completes the Community Action track will
commit to: organizing a climate conference, a climate action or study
group, a climate lobbying effort, media event, letter writing campaign,
or similar action; and devoting time 20 hours of time towards electing
clean energy candidates.

NOTE: Past participants have included artists, engineers, clergy
members, retirees, nurses, architects, college professors, scientists,
and graduate students. Graduates of former speaker training workshops
are encouraged to participate in the Organizer sessions

LOGISTICS

The workshop will be held at the Montezuma Lodge at Mormon Lake
http://www.arizonamountainresort.com/, located 25 miles southeast of
Flagstaff, Arizona. Shuttle assistance will be provided from the
Flagstaff airport or other locations, if needed.

.       The workshop opens at 4pm on Friday, October 7 and ends at noon on
Sunday, October 9.

.       Cost for the weekend including food, lodging, and materials is $188.

.       A limited number of fellowships are available that will pay for half

of the workshop's expenses. Please submit a written statement that
describes your interest in participating and your need for financial
assistance.

The conference meals will feature locally grown foods provided in
cooperation with the Canyon Country Fresh program:
http://www.environment.nau.edu/ccf/index.htm and will offer vegetarian
options.

Participants on the SPEAKING TRACK, please prepare a 30-minute
presentation about global warming that you have designed to target a
specific group in your community. During the workshop, you will have an
opportunity to practice and fine tune your talk with smaller working
groups.

Participants on the COMMUNITY ACTION TRACK, please come prepared to
describe specific venues and actions that you have in mind for engaging
your community in stopping global warming.

TO REGISTER: Please write or email

Adrianne Sanchez
Grand Canyon Trust
2601 N. Fort Valley Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
[log in to unmask]

To complete your registration, please submit:

.       A credit card charge or check for $188, payable to the Grand Canyon
Trust.

.       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).

.       A mailing address, phone number and e-mail address for follow-up
correspondence.
QUESTIONS and ANY INTEREST IN A POST-WORKSHOP TOUR OR HIKE IN THE GRAND
CANYON?

For general questions about the workshop, please call or email Roger
Clark at (928) 774-7488 or [log in to unmask] For anyone
interested in extending your stay in the area, Roger is available to
assist in planning and/or guiding your tour options from October 10-12.

RECOMMENDED READING:

If you haven't read it, get a copy of Ross Gelbspan's book: Boiling
Point: How Politicians, Big Oil and Coal, Journalists, and Activists
Have Fueled the Climate Crisis-And What We Can Do to Avert Disaster.
2004, Basic Books.

In it, Gelbspan commends the work of the Green House Network: "One
small, shoestring organization based in Portland, Oregon has generated
a huge amount of climate activity all over the country?.The network has
contributed to a remarkable proliferation of climate groups?informing
and inspiring individuals, congregations, campus groups, and local
organizations?to begin to take action on the climate crisis."





+   +   +   +   +   +   +

Eban Goodstein
Professor of Economics
Lewis and Clark College
Portland, OR 97219
v 503.768.7626 /  f 503.768.7611
[log in to unmask]

Top of Message | Previous Page | Permalink

Advanced Options


Options

Log In

Log In

Get Password

Get Password


Search Archives

Search Archives


Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Subscribe or Unsubscribe


Archives

September 2007
April 2007
March 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
November 2003
October 2003
September 2003
August 2003
July 2003
June 2003
May 2003
April 2003
March 2003
January 2003
December 2002
November 2002
October 2002
September 2002
August 2002
July 2002
June 2002
May 2002
April 2002
March 2002
February 2002
January 2002
December 2001
November 2001
October 2001
September 2001
August 2001
July 2001
June 2001
May 2001
April 2001
March 2001
February 2001
January 2001
December 2000
November 2000
October 2000
September 2000
August 2000
July 2000
June 2000
May 2000
April 2000
March 2000
February 2000
January 2000
November 1999
October 1999
September 1999
August 1999
July 1999
June 1999
May 1999
April 1999
March 1999
February 1999

ATOM RSS1 RSS2



LIST.UVM.EDU

CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager