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  • Here is a fun activity for students that want our leaders to act on climate.The 2017 UN Climate Change Conference will take place in Bonn, Germany this November. Citizens Climate Lobby and Put a Price on It are working together to compile a digital book of student testimonials to show at the conference, and to members of Congress to show young people support for carbon pricing! Please go into this google presentation, and share a photo of yourself, as well as a sentence or two of why you support carbon pricing as a solution to climate change. Provide your age, hometown, school, major, and notable activities you are involved in. Also include your email and phone number in the notes in case we need to get in touch with you. You don’t have to be a current student, but you must be under 30 to participate.  Please submit your testimonial by October 30. Thank you for sharing your concern for the climate!

    To learn more about carbon pricing, go to https://theclimatesolution.com/

    To find a CCL chapter near you, go to https://citizensclimatelobby.org/about-ccl/chapters/

 

 

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As a new semester starts, check out the way students are learning at the WRFI (Wild Rockies Field Institute) about environmental issues.

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/story/WRFI/?utm_source=bm23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0Read+the+story%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0&utm_content=https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/story/WRFI/&utm_campaign=US+Consumer+20170825+WRFI+/+Adventure+Bikes

As a biking librarian I would agree that biking is a great way to really learn about a community where you live and work. Since you are traveling at a slower pace, you can really observe the world around you and all of its amazing wonders.

 

 

This is so very sad. We must learn to be more mindful of how our actions today effect our home, the Earth.

 

Climate action letter for colleges and universities

We recognize that a lot is happening this week (of Earth Day), but we want to draw your attention to an opportunity for your institution to participate in the higher education climate letter that we initiated last fall with a group of 30 campuses.
One of the goals of the effort was to align higher education’s voice with that of the business community for scaled climate action. We have publicly launched that joint effort today with partners under the banner of Low Carbon USA. Over 230 presidents and chancellors, combined with over 1000 businesses, can really move the needle on whether current administration decides to remain in the Paris Agreement and will ensure national climate action will continue to accelerate despite the lack of federal government involvement. It is this type of collective, multi-sectoral support that will be essential for global climate progress.
We are keeping the statement open indefinitely and welcome more campus participants. Feel free to reach out with any questions.
Thank you, as always, for your great work and support during this critical time in our country’s history,
Tim
Timothy Carter

President

Second Nature

 

“Imagine a plastic bottle that dreams of becoming a pair of jeans, a steel food can that wants to breeze by as a bicycle, or a shampoo bottle that continues to bring smiles to the beautiful faces of children as a hairbrush. Would you help to make their dreams come true if you could?”

This is a campaign by Keep America Beautiful.

This is a great campaign that will hopefully get people thinking about giving single use items , a new life as something else.

Plastic bottles can become clothing or park benches.

Steel cans can become new bicycles.

Making items from recycled items takes less energy than making making things from raw materials.

At Legislative Plaza

The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted.

Check out this Little Free Library Design contest

Last years top winner was “Owly”. The eyes were the windows and at night the eyes even lit up.

Little Free Libraries® are installed in front yards, community centers, and public spaces all over the world, acting as book exchanges and neighborhood hubs. There are nearly 40,000 of these structures worldwide—connecting people and supporting literacy.

Chronicle Books, Little Free Library, and AIASF are inviting international architects, designers, students, and book lovers of all kinds to rethink this unique structure, and solve some problems identified by stewards—the neighborhood heroes who care for them.

300 submissions from 40 countries later…

 

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