Wednesday, January 30, 2008

URGENT: Green Jobs Have a Chance TOMORROW!

Senator Sanders is offering an amendment to the Economic Stimulus package offering full funding of the Green Jobs Act. This will be discussed TOMORROW! Please see the brief message below and then CONTACT YOUR SENATORS TOMORROW 1/31:

1. Call your Senator's DC office. Contact info available here:

2. Ask to speak with the Staff person working on the Economic Stimulus Package

3. Ask for your senator to support the Sanders Amendment to fully fund the green job workforce training program.


Thursday, January 24, 2008

Are you tired of seeing climate change ignored by the media?

ME TOO! There are critical debates coming up in Florida and California and we need to make sure
global warming is a big topic of discussion.

Can you email Wolf Blitzer and Tim Russert directly and tell them to make
global warming a priority at the debates? Click below to send an email to
the debate moderators:

Help Elect an Environmentalist!

Did you know that Donna Edwards isn't just a champion on environmental issues (which she is!) but on other progressive issues as well? For example, she co-founded and served as the first executive director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, AND received national recognition as she led the successful fight to pass the Violence Against Women Act of 1994!

She's the kind of leader we need in Congress, and that's why EVERYONE should come out and help her get elected on Feb. 12!

Here's how you can help: volunteer to canvass on any or all of the following dates. Get out and talk to the good citizens of Maryland's 4th about the change we all need to see here in DC.

SATURDAY, JAN. 26 (tomorrow!) -- meet at 10:30 am at 6839 Eastern Ave., Takoma Park - a short walk from the Metro. We're still looking for volunteers for tomorrow so PLEASE let me know if you can make it. It'll be fun!

SATURDAY, FEB. 2 - Same deal - meet in the morning in Takoma Park. This will be our biggest pre-GOTV volunteer canvass! We need you!

SATURDAY, FEB. 9 - GOTV WEEKEND! This is a BIIIG day! We need canvass supervisors, payroll folks, and general canvassers from 11 to 4. NOTE: I had talked with some of you about the next day, Sunday, but it looks like we really need people for Saturday more. If you can only do Sunday, that's fine, but if you can do Saturday, that's better!

TUESDAY, FEB. 12 - ELECTION DAY! Woo-hoo! We need canvass supervisors, payroll folks, and general canvassers from 9:30 to 2:30 - although I'm sure we could use you any time if that doesn't work.

Here are some of her youtube videos:

If you are interested, please e-mail Eliza Simon at
*Post something on Eco-Sense's discussion board if you are lookin' for some eco-sensual company!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Open Mic / Open Minds

when: Thursday, January 31st, 9:30pm
Where: Davenport Lounge
Join us for an open discussion and some casual acoustic performances after the long day of panel discussions, part of Eco-Sense and Student Government's Focus the Nation!

Contact Mackenzie at to show off your musical talents!!!

First meeting of the SPRING SEMESTER!

Eco-Sense will be having its first meeting of the semester tomorrow night (Wednesday the 22nd) in the Battelle Atrium at 8. I hope you can all make it and bring any friends that are interested. We love new people getting involved! We had a fun, productive fall and are looking forward to upcoming events this semester.

When: TONIGHT Wed at 8pm
Where: Batelle Atrium

We’ll be talking about the Focus the Nation events that are rapidly approaching and we’ll be voting on global warming solutions. Focus the Nation is a national teach-in on climate change (check out AU's full schedule here) taking place January 30th to February 1st. Eco-Sense will be tabling all that week and we will also be having a webcast, a day of panels, and a faith roundtable. There will be sign-ups for helping at the meeting and creative poster-making, woo woo!

At the meeting we’ll also be talking about the environmental positions of the presidential candidates so that we can be informed when we vote in our primaries.

Also, don't forget to check out the video Eco-Sense made last semester for the National Wildlife Federation's Chill Out grant competition:
If you and your friends watch it and rate it, you’ll be helping Eco-Sense to win some caaash money!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Green on the Screen is BACK!

When: Thursday January 24th 12:30-1:30pm
Where: Library Media Services Classroom (lower level of Bender Library)
A weekly series of documentaries intended to raise awareness of a range of environmental issues. The screenings are FREE and open to everyone. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch, or a date ; )

Thomas Berry: The Great Story. 2002. 49 min.
Monk, cultural historian, author, teacher, and mystic Thomas Berry discusses spirituality, humanity and our connection with the natural world. Views expressed in these videos do not necessarily reflect those of the Green Team members but are provided to raise awareness surrounding issues with environmental impact.

Tell Detroit to Mass Produce Plug-In Hybrids!

Did you hear about the action at the North American Auto Show in Detroit last weekend? We're ready to continue that momentum and let automakers know that their greenwashed commitment to produce concept models and test runs of plug-in hybrids just isn't good enough. Toyota just announced that they're going to produce a test fleet of 400 plug-in hybrids by 2010. TEST FLEET? 2010? We need plug-in hybrids that get at least 100 mpg mass produced way sooner than that if we're going to curb climate change!

Come join Co-op America and concerned students and consumers around the DC area to let auto makers know that they need to start mass producing plug-in hybrids -- for the climate, for their bottom lines and for American consumers!

When: Wed and Thursday Jan 23rd and 24th 4:45-6PM
Where: Meet outside the Mt Vernon Square / Convention Center Metro Stop
What: Flyering and spreading awareness about the viability of mass producing plug-in hybrids to participants of the DC Auto Show

For more information or to RSVP please contact Yochi Zakai at 202-872-5302 or

*Wear your green hard hat from Power Shift if you have one!*