ASN E-Newsletter Oct 15

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Arkansas Earth Institute recognizes its volunteers

Arkansas Earth Institute plans to recognize the contributions of its volunteers at its 3rd annual fall event to be held with The Root Cafe on Thursday evening, Oct 29 at 6 pm. Since 2006, more than 400 people have participated in its discussion courses offered by volunteer organizers.  The discussion courses have stimulated thought-provoking conversation and prompted individuals to mak Read more »

Discussion Course on Sustainable Systems at Work

Explore sustainability for your workplace. Arkansas Earth Institute announces a new discussion course Sustainable Systems at Work. 

It is designed to engage employees in shifting organizations toward a more sustainable operation and work culture. Aimed specifically for the workplace, it addresses the greatest challenge any company has when implementing corporate initiatives: creating employee engagement from the front line on up. This new program inspires innovation, creates alignment between employee action and organizational objectives, and helps improve employee recruitment and retention. Sustainable Systems at Work features content from leading authors in the organizational sustainability movement including Peter Senge, Thomas Friedman, Paul Hawken and William McDonough. For an overview of topics covered throughout this five session guide, go to http://www.nwei.org/discussion_courses/course-offerings/sustainable-systems-at-work-2

 

Join Operation Free Veterans for American Power & Clean Energy Bus Tour

This month beginning October 12th, Operation Free and its partners will be launching a Bus Tour to educate the public on the national security implications of climate change and the urgent need for legislative action.

Traveling on the bus will be retired military members including Top Brass and other ranking officers recently returned from current theaters of conflict including two Arkansas natives. There will be several stops on this tour and Arkansas is the launch state for the Southern portion of the tour. Read more »

Aquaponics Information

Bevan Suits sent a message using the contact form at http://www.sustainar.org/contact.

Hello Sustain Arkansas,

I am promoting this new interactive book on aquaponics: http://accesstoaquaponics.com/book.html Read more »

Local Arkansas Correspondents Needed

Ashley Chase sent a message using the contact form at http://www.sustainar.org/contact.

Came across your blog post about the young social change activists and I feel you'd be perfect to help us find a local correspondent in Arkansas. We hire young writers (late high school through post-grad) to be environmental bloggers, through our Local Reports internship program. The positions are unpaid but participants gain invaluable experience writing, photographing, videoblogging and reporting. Read more »

Award for Young Social Change Activists

Do Something Awards to Honor Young Social Change Activists

 

Since 1996, Do Something has honored some of America's best young "world-changers" (age 25 and under) with the Do Something Awards (formerly the Brick Awards).

The Do Something Award is for individuals. Partnerships or larger groups should select an individual they believe would best represent the project for the application. The applicant must be 25 or under, and must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen. Read more »

Seed money for Youth Led Projects

Powered by Service Offers Funding to Seed Youth-Led Service Projects

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Grant

Honor the Earth Seeks Funding Proposals for Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities Initiative

Honor the Earth is a native-led organization established in 1993 to address the two primary needs of the native environmental movement — the need to break the geographic and political isolation of native communities, and the need to increase financial resources for organizing and change. Read more »

Tell Sen. Lincoln to Support Clean Energy! Attend Her Town Hall Meetings!

This week, Senator Blanche Lincoln will hold three town hall meetings to discuss current events and take questions from Arkansans. Attend Senator Lincoln Town Hall Meetings and show your support for clean energy and climate change legislation!

Wed., Sept. 2 - 12:30-2:30 p.m., Russellville Town Hall Meeting.  Arkansas Tech University’s Doc Bryan Auditorium. 1605 Coliseum Drive, Room 109, Russellville.  Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Read more »