BlackOutSpeakOut action in support of environment & democracy in Canada on Monday, June 4

2012-06-04 11:57

From: BlackOutSpeakOut <info@blackoutspeakout.ca>
Subject: Get ready for June 4th with our action toolkit!
Reply-To: BlackOutSpeakOut <info@blackoutspeakout.ca>

The countdown is on to June 4th...here's your toolkit!

The countdown is on to the big day! On June 4th, you'll be one of more than 13,000
other Canadians and over 100 organizations who will protest against efforts to
silence our voices.

Margaret Atwood, who just signed on to the Black Out Speak Out campaign said,
"Whatever your political affiliations, if you believe in free and open democracy,
now is the time to speak out.”

What can you do? From blacking out your website to tweeting and posting on facebook,
there's a variety of ways in which you can Speak Out with us now and on June 4th.

If you are part of a group, organization or business interested in taking action,
please visit blackoutspeakout.ca/instructions for links to:
    • Technical instructions for blacking out your website
    • A splashpage download for your website
    • Images to download for your blog

If cannot blackout your website, but still want to participate on June 4th, here are
two more ways to show your strong support:
    • Set your organization-wide email to auto-reply with the following message:
      "I'm speaking out for nature and democracy today.  Go to blackoutspeakout.ca
      to take action. Silence is not an option."
    • Join the 100 groups by sending an email to your entire list and address book.
      We will send you a template that you can customize closer to June 4th.

If you are an individual looking for ways to Speak Out, check out our new action toolkit page
for facebook posts, tweets and twibbons, and image downloads (http://blackoutspeakout.ca/take_action.php).

In a couple of days we'll be emailing out our collective June 4th action.   We're planning to
contact MPs with emails and phone calls all day, as well as other actions to speak out. 
In the meantime, don't forget how easy it is to Speak Out:

1.   Share the Black Out Speak Out campaign on your facebook wall
2.   Join us on facebook at www.facebook.com/blackoutspeakout
3.   Speak Out on twitter using hashtag #blackoutspeakout
4.   Spread the word to your friends and family!

Black Out Speak Out
219-2211 West 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6K 4S2
Canada

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Invitation to the 7th Global RCE Conference in Tongyeong, Korea 21-24 September 2012

Dear RCE Colleagues,

On behalf of the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) and Tongyeong Education Foundation for Sustainable Development, we are pleased to inform you that the 7th Global RCE Conference will be held in Tongyeong, the Republic of Korea from 21 to 24 September 2012. The Conference will be kindly hosted by RCE Tongyeong and City of Tongyeong. Attached please find the official invitation letter and conference programme for your reference. We would appreciate it if you could share this information with other members of your RCEs.

The registration is now open and can be done through the Conference website (http://2012.rce.or.kr/eng) before Friday, 22 June 2012. For those who would like to request financial support from UNU-IAS, the deadline for registrations is Friday, 15 June 2012.

We hope that the 7th Global RCE Conference will provide visions and momentum to the enhancement of ESD towards 2014 and beyond. In order to produce a tangible outcome, we seek your active participation in the preparatory process to develop discussions on various (thematic, strategic and operational) issues through the RCE Portal (http://www.rce-network.org/elgg/). More details on each session will be shared with you shortly.

Prior to and during the Conference, RCE Tongyeong is organizing a series of side-events listed below:

·         Global RCE Poster Exhibition (22-23 September) – register online

·         Global Learning Market (22-23 September)  - register online

·         Greenmap Exhibition (June 2012- June 2013) –  register online

·         Donate a set of publications of your RCEs to the ESD Library at Eco-Park – You can either ship it to RCE Tongyeong or bring it with you.  

· PDF version of the RCE materials (for distribution by USB during the conference) – please sent it to 2012rce2@gmail.com

For more details, please refer to the Conference website (http://2012.rce.or.kr/eng). Your contribution would be mostly appreciated!

Thank you very much for your kind attention. We look forward to your active participation.

Warm regards,

Global RCE Service Centre

United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies

Good News Story About Sustainability Initiatives in Nipawin Area

Please see the wonderful story by Jason Warick regarding the exciting sustainability initiatives happening in the Nipawin area.--Roger

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/life/United+Nations+lauds+Nipawin+project/...

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