Activist Mommy

I first read about this over at Environment Solution and could not help but think “Lucky buggers”. I want to go to the Party For the Planet! But no, of course I can’t go. I’m too old. And there’s that whole living in America thing stopping me. But that is beside the point.

 If you happen to be one of the lucky chaps living in London you might have already heard about C-Change. It is a new project geared towards kids that teaches them about climate change, global warming, conservation, and a host of other topics that many of the adults are only beginning to get. Imagine how well informed these children will be. These are the kids that will be running things as adults. It makes me feel a little more secure in the future knowing that.

Funded by the government’s Climate Challenge Fund, C-Change is a project which aims to engage young people who have some knowledge and concern about climate change in raising the awareness of their peers. The Woodcraft Folk’s steering committee of twenty young people are planning to run a wide range of events and activities during the coming year.

They are also hosting a Party For the Planet on July 7th in Clapham Common, London. Check out all the fun things that will be going on. Make your own cosmetics, street art, re-invent clothing, storytellers, drama, a mini-child’s area featuring circus skills, and even a debate area if you are so inclined. Plus lots more. There will even be a free concert performed by the top five bands from their Battle of the Bands.

C-Change has a lot more going on too. Like a film festival, club nights, and a 24-hour internet radio show called c-cast. They also offer a training course for any young people interested in running their own local group. C-Change sounds awesome, and I can only hope something as cool as this project finds it’s way over to the states. But for those in London, enjoy the show! And bring me back a souvineer, please.

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Mark Jabo of Environmental Talk is hosting an interesting contest. Six degrees of seperation, global warming style. Now I’m one of those crazies who believes the global warming is real and that humans have at least some reponciblility. Yes the earth goes through normal cycles, no one is saying is doesn’t. We’re saying that the normal cycle has been shot through the roof and keeps getting worse. But that’s besides the point.

Much like the Six degrees of Kevin Bacon where players try to link other celebrities, and each other, to Kevin Bacon is 6 steps or less the goal of this contest is to link random things to Global Warming. The first comment linking Paris hilton going to jail to global warming made me giggle. The prizes are fairly good too. An Inconvenient Truth, by Al Gore, Shattered Consensus, by Patrick Michaels, and The Sky is Falling: A Global Warming Survival Guide, by Cal Orey and Mark Jabo.

Wait, the blogger is also co-author of the second book. Hmmmm

 Of course this fun contest was inspired by the comments by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. Yes, thank you Ki-Moon. Thank you for making all of environmentals look a little more crazy to the mainstream public.

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