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Check out this  street film to see what Copenhagen has done to make cycling a safe and enjoyable mode of transportation for everybody.

This was filmed during the June 2010 Velo-City Conference in Copenhagen.

Pretty amazing stuff!

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Check this out:

Chinese peddle their overladen tricycles in Beijing.

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 I want to share two great opportunities coming up for next semester.  Please consider getting involved and share with other students.  Let me know if you have any questions or if you are interested in discussing your plans for the coming year.  Hope you are having a great summer! – Carly

 The Energy Action Coalition (National Wildlife Federation is a coalition partner) is looking for students leaders who want to run a local non-partisan electoral campaign this fall focused on bringing clean energy, environmental justice and climate change to the forefront of the midterm elections in the face of the worst dirty energy disaster in U.S. history.  The Power Vote campaign would run from August through November, with trainings to develop leadership and campaign management skills among students taking place in late summer / early fall and personal support from me and other EAC field staff throughout the campaign.  You can find out more and sign up to be a Power Vote leader here:

http://energyactioncoalition.org/fall

You can register for our first national training August 4-7 in Chicago, IL here:

http://energyactioncoalition.org/falltraining

Here are the training logistics and details:

http://energyactioncoalition.org/falltraining/logistics

Contact me if you register or intend to register for the training because I have fund-raising resources and matching funds to help cover your travel costs, in some cases.  NWF will also be offering a limited number of paid student fellowships for the fall, with priority going to folks who attend the Chicago training (although other dedicated individuals will be eligible).  If you are interested or have any questions about this campaign or the training, please contact me ASAP: Carly Queen queenc@nwf.org or (404)312-2860

 Also, FYI:

 Greenpeace is looking for passionate and dedicated 18-24 year old students to join their team next semester!  The Greenpeace Organizing Term (http://www.greenpeace.org/got) is a semester of action and training held in D.C! The Organizing Term is the best hands on training for students to learn leadership training-and hit their campus running! Working with Greenpeace you’ll learn grassroots organizing, campaign skills, and get to travel to work on real campaigns in the field with incredible activists! In addition, you can also receive college credits!

If you’d like more information or are interested in applying-check out: http://www.greenpeace.org/got  or email Jules.Abecassis@greenpeace.org

 Carly Queen

Campus Field Coordinator, Campus Ecology

Phone: 404-876-8733 x238 | Cell: 404-312-2860| queenc@nwf.org
Southeast Regional Center
National Wildlife Federation

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Green Living Newsletter.  Check it out.

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National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology program is calling for case studies.

Submit a case study on your campus sustainability projects or green workforce training programs.

Submissions are due July 15 *

If you need an extension please email campus@nwf.org.

Each year NWF’s Campus Ecology program publishes case studies contributed by its members and partners showcasing their campus sustainability practices and global warming solutions for the past school year (2009-2010).

NWF will release these illustrated reports in Fall 2010 in our online searchable case study database, one of our most popular resources. The case study database is searchable by school, topic, state, and year. Check it out! The case study database is used by hundreds of students, staff, faculty and administrators who tell us that it’s a source of inspiration and insight into the potentials of conservation and sustainability on their campuses and in their communities. It also serves as the primary outlet for Campus Ecology members and partners to document their accomplishments and gain national recognition. Colleges and universities throughout the U.S. have made great strides toward addressing global warming and protecting wildlife and habitat.

We invite you to share your success stories, and let other campuses learn from you! Please share your story and submit a case study today. Submission deadline is July 15, 2010. There are case study guidelines and case study templates (to help you begin) at the above link. *

Schools are welcome to submit more than one case study if you are working on multiple projects in different areas of sustainability and green workforce development. Case studies can focus on completed projects/programs or ones still in development.

Please contact Campus Ecology with any questions: campus@nwf.org 703-438-6000 / http://www.CampusEcology.org

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