Kia Ora CAP Members,
Hope you are all well, happily and healthy and ready to rumble because the next few months are when CAP is going to take off!!!!
First off, big news from the CAP board team we, from July will be having monthly themes. Each theme will relate to combating or educating our family, friends and community about climate change. This month our theme is WATER!!! So come up will an action or a workshop you can lead in your community and don’t forget to email the CAP board with photos of the event!
As part of our monthly theme we are also going to have a monthly day of action, currently called G-Day, but we are seeking a new name so add your ideas here.
Our monthly Skype calls will be happening on July 3 and 4, see times below. We are investigating whether it will be possibly to use MSN to make the calls but for July we will use skype. You can download it here.
Saturday, 3 July 2010 at 12:00:00 Noon (New York time)
Saturday, 3 July 2010 at 08:00:00 AM (New Zealand time)
Saturday, 3 July 2010 at 08:00:00 PM (London time)
If you can make it to one of these call please add me on skype (travis.b.mills) and be online five minutes before the time of the call. Each call will be a hour long.
We are creating a list of the board members (links) and who they represent; this will be on the facebook page within the hour.
We care about what you have to say so we will be starting a number of discussions on our facebook group. I have just started one about our buddy delegations. Do you like them, would you prefer we change to a new system? If so what? Share it here.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Forty years after the first Earth Day, the world is in greater peril than ever. Earth Day is an opportunity for individuals, corporations and governments to join together and create a global green economy.
This year, the British International School in Bratislava joined the global Earth Day network and held its first Earth day organized by the Eco-committee. Consisting of various activities and workshops it aimed to raise awareness among young people about pressing issues threatening our planet.
How did we celebrate the Earth day?
In the morning, creative activities were prepared for Primary school children.
They had a presentation on importance of being eco-friendly and being aware of the global warming effects and consequences. Then children were decorating the pots and seeding plants. It was amazing to see how enthusiastic were the children and we always hear positive feedback when we meet them in the corridors.
Children also participated in a quiz and managed to answer the hard ones as well.
On the left is the group who called themselves Savers.
School uniforms were left at home and Year 7, 8 and 9 changed our school in a mix of green and blue. A speech in a gym was made and a short movie was projected. By making a Mexican wave, students demonstrated that everybody is important and we can make a change if we all unite.
In the afternoon, there were various workshops and activities. One of the workshops was ethical shopping workshop followed by creating and decorating own reusable shopping bag.
Year 8 and 9 were painting the eco-wall outside the school and cleaning the local area.
One of the essential ways of reducing one’s carbon footprint is becoming vegetarian, or better a vegan. An awareness raising campaign was done at school accompanied by the presentation and vegan food tasting which was really delicious.
We’ve put a pledge wall in the corridor and so far we have received very positive feedbacks. Earth day was a day when all students and teachers united and did something to help the planet.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
What is the SMK International Campaigner Award?
The International Campaigner Award is for campaigners outside the UK, working to achieve social or environmental justice in their home countries. The award recognises campaigners working in many of the least developed countries of the global South.
The winner will benefit from coaching, mentoring, and guidance from experienced campaigners to help them achieve maximum impact with their campaign.
This is a great opportunity for people who want to make change, gain access to decision-makers and influencers, learn valuable campaigning skills and network with fellow campaigners in the UK.
Tell us about your campaign - tweet #SMKaward to @SMKCampaigners.
The winner will be awarded a package of support that includes:
. An assessment of your campaign aims
. One-to-one coaching sessions with an experienced campaigner . Participation in a UK based residential skills building weekend . Mentoring or shadowing sessions with experts in your field . The chance to meet and network with UK-based campaigners facing similar challenges The award is designed to support individual campaigners who have the potential to make an even bigger impact in their countries.
AN SMK CAMPAIGNER AWARD DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY FUNDING FOR YOUR CAMPAIGN. APPLICATIONS THAT REQUEST FUNDING WILL NOT BE SHORTLISTED FOR INTERVIEW.
How to apply
You will need to complete an application form. Forms are available in English on our website, and in French on request.
For more information and to download the application form visit www.smk.org.uk. The deadline for receipt of applications is 1300 GMT on 28th June 2010.
If you have any questions about the application process please email email@example.com or call +44 20 7700 8231.
If you win the Award
Telephone interviews with shortlisted applicants will take place in July 2010. The winner will be invited to travel to the UK in November 2010 to receive their training and support package. All relevant travel and accommodation expenses will be covered as part of the award.
The Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) is the only registered charity in the UK dedicated to connecting, informing and supporting campaigners.
. Runs an annual awards programme to support new and emerging campaigners . Runs a series of events about effective campaigning . Manages www.campaigncentral.org.uk, the online community for campaigners . Promotes the rights of campaigners
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Only campaigners from the countries listed below can apply for the SMK International Campaigner Award.
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Papua New Guinea
São Tomé and Principe
Sunday, April 25, 2010
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