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Posts Tagged ‘Children’s Global Issues’

National (U.S.) Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions Feb. 5, 2009 is resounding success!

Posted by Talula on January 30, 2009

National Teach-In 2009

NEW! Hot Off The Press! The National Teach-In happened in EVERY state in the U.S. and even a few locations in Canada and Mexico!!

Yay! That is Awesome Participation For the Youth of Our Nation! Now we have to grab our congressmen & women and make them HEAR OUR SHOUT!

To see the maps yourself; just click on the site link below and go to action maps.
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Has anyone called you an “advocate”, not an “educator” for global warming information? Then listen up and link up here!

This is an urgent last minute shout-out for all science teachers, and other folks that are interested in helping to educate the masses about everyday solutions on a scale of both huge and small ways to combat global warming. Join 600 (and growing) schools on the list to watch the webcast in your class or aduitorium and take an active interest in finding solutions to the climate crisis. Get the scientific facts here & start the discussion in your school!

It is not too late to participate in the National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions to be held on February 5, 2009!

National Teach-In <<< Link Here!

Go here to register your class, school, college, church or civic organization to watch the National Teach-In Broadcast on Feb. 5, 2009; and then download the “First 100 Days” webcast with David Orr, Hunter Lovins and Youth Climate leaders Billy Parrish & Wahela Johns!

Download a packet of info to publicise your event, invite state or local representatives, make a video of your discussion to post on YouTube and link it for the U.S. Congress to see what American youth are saying; or any one of many more ways to involve your community in the active state of doing ‘something’ about the issue of caring for our environment. You will find info on the site to all these and more; like read about partner groups (Green For All, Audubon Society, 1Sky, OXfam, Earth Day Network, National Wildlife Fund, Lewis & Clark College, Interfaith Power & Light, etc.), download posters, download curriculum for K-8/high school/ college/ university/ faith/ civic groups, join regular national/states calls (1-218-486-8700 password 020509) with Ed Markey to discuss initiatives and plan larger events and campaigns.

You can also see new books available on global warming like How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming by Gary & Lynne Cherry; or The Green Collar Economy

Check out new films like Everything’s Cool or Revolution Green.

Read about President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton’s beginning work for the environment in the first week of his presidency.
“To protect our climate and our collective security, we must call together a truly global coalition…My administration will not deny facts – we will be guided by them.” President Barack Obama January 26, 2009

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And teachers can find even more info to use on Stephen Leahy’s Environmental Journalist Blog over in my blogroll. He has some great stuff for teachers over there!

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“Books For Africa” Is Now A Barefoot Books Partner!

Posted by Talula on November 25, 2008

 Would you like to delight the children in your world with great Barefoot Books; and make a wonderful difference in a child’s life in an African village school on the opposite side of the globe at the same time? Read below to find out how to make your purchases count for the future of children half a world away!  

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BAREFOOT HAS JUST ANNOUNCED A PARTNERSHIP WITH “BOOKS FOR AFRICA” AND WILL SPEND AT LEAST THE NEXT YEAR (2009) SUPPORTING THEIR VERY UNIQUE MISSION TO BUILD LITERACY BY SENDING LIBRARY BOOKS TO CHILDREN ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT!  

See their mission statement at http://www.booksforafrica.org  and read how they have sent over 20 MILLION books to Africa since 1988! 

Or visit our Barefoot Books “Books For Africa” page here for more information. Then use the Barefoot Banners above to order your donation books; they will be sent to “Books For Africa” by Barefoot Books at no cost to you for shipping and don’t forget to pick a few for your own child’s holiday gifts!

“Books For Africa is a simple idea, but its impact is transformative. For us, I have said before, literacy is quite simply the bridge from misery to hope. Literacy provides the keys to learning and empowers the individuals to expand their choices and opportunities for the future. In doing so, it is a crucial bulwark against poverty and a necessary foundation for sustainable development. For everyone everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right. Over the last two decades, Books For Africa has made tremendous progress helping to extend this right in Africa.” ~ Kofi Annan, former U.N. Sectretary-General

This amazing partnership has currently resulted in a very large book donation from the founders of Barefoot Books already on their way to the African continent!

And now, beginning on Wednesday November 26, 2008 you, too; can donate Barefoot Books to be shipped to the children of Africa!

To donate a Barefoot Book to “Books For Africa” for a very small sum; it takes only:  

$5.00 (choose “We’re Sailing Down the Nile“,  “Mama Panya’s Pancakes“, “Hidden Hippo” or “We All Went on Safari“)

or $3.00  (choose a board book ~ “How Loud Is a Lion?” or “Zoe and Her Zebra“.

Plus; a Limited Time Offer Free Gift! for your ‘Thanksgiving Weekend Buyers’ purchases over $50.00 when ordered before midnight on Sunday November 30, 2008! Hurry In to Get the Free Book Offer!

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