Current TV is geared up to start 24 hours of reality in climate change. According to their website:
Spanning 24 hours, 24 time zones and multiple languages, “24 Hours of Reality” features a new multimedia presentation about climate change created by Vice President Gore and delivered by an army of personally trained slide show Presenters from around the world. Beginning in Mexico City and proceeding westward around the globe, “24 Hours of Reality” offers a round-the-clock snapshot of the global climate crisis in real time, sharing unique perspectives on the crisis from Tonga to Cape Verde, Mexico City to Kotzebue, Alaska, Jakarta to London. With one event scheduled in each time zone at 7 p.m. local time, the entire 24 hours will also be streamed live online from start to finish, culminating in a final presentation by Vice President Gore in New York at 7 p.m.
This should be an interesting and unusually-concentrated platform for education about the matters of climate change and how people all over the world are effected by pollution, energy consumption, and excess waste.
Even more exciting, perhaps, is the focus on solutions:
By focusing the world’s attention on the climate crisis for an entire day, “24 Hours of Reality” is intended to create a global movement and inspire international action to solve the climate crisis the other 364 days of the year. At each event, we will highlight the projects and initiatives of in-country organizations and NGOs and offer information and opportunities for people to learn more and to get involved with ongoing activities in their own communities. This global discussion will lead to action to solve the climate crisis.
Tomorrow, on Wednesday Sept 24th, the show will start in Mexico City and run all the way until ending in New York on Thursday at 7 pm. I don’t think my DVR will record all that, but I’ll definitely check in and see what’s going on. I’ll be interested to see Al Gore‘s live talk as well.
Check out Current TV’s website for a trailer and more information.
Alyssa works in multiple MOMs locations.
Climate change is a interesting topic because so many people feel so strongly that it’s relevant and if you believe otherwise they get upset. I think honestly we should focus more on people’s health because that has more importance.
If you are concerned about climate change how about getting behind food security in developing countries. Almost 1 billion people, the majority women and children die of hunger annually in developing countries. What health conscious consumers can do is to support sustainable agriculture projects that provide the tools and training for self sufficiency in safe pure organic food production. Greenhouse gardens are one useful tool
If anyone reading this would like to support a student initiated project in East Africa to raise funds to install greenhouses for organic food security read on and contact them!
The Fruits of Faulu Greenhouse Initiative aims to bring the Auburn Land Grant mission to the school by leading a fundraising effort to fund curriculum and tools for greater agricultural proficiency and nutritional awareness. To date, one greenhouse has been funded and constructed. Full sustainability will be achieved with 3 more greenhouses. The sale of produce from the greenhouses will provide food and funding for the school and provide the ability to rotate crops between the units.
Bringing the Greenhouse Initiative into full fruition will require approximately 200,000 Kshs ($2280 USD) and 196,000 Kshs ($2235 USD) to facilitate borehole renovation and greenhouse kit supplies respectively.
Other projects for the school include funding for and/or donations of ipads that can be loaded with educational games, funding for meals, field trips for the students, uniforms and shoes, art and general school supplies, library books, and funding for concrete flooring to be installed in all classrooms (currently only the library room is concrete), as well as other general construction upgrades.
If you or your organization is interested in supporting Faulu Academy contact Bonnie Wilson email@example.com for information and ways you can get involved. All ideas are welcome!