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Marta Joins CCC

New addition to CCC project team Marta joins today.

First job will be to survey the selection process.



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Calendar of Climate Change
The wall Calendar of Climate Change 2007 tells you everything you need to know about the biggest issue of our time and what you can do to show that you care. With breathtaking imagery on every page, all the planetary hot spots are illustrated, from polar bears to coral bleaching, via rainforest preservation, coastal erosion and glacier retreat. Full of energy saving tips, climate facts and weblinks to useful sites where you can learn even more. Carbon neutral and printed in the UK on 80% recycled paper with vegetable-based inks. Supporting Friends of the Earth and Stop Climate Chaos.

 



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Sundae Success
Ben & Jerry's Sundae is a two day festival of fun, free ice cream and social activism with a bunch of live acts like Badly Drawn Boy, Jose Gonzales, Larrikin Love, Captain and Nerina Pallot thrown in for good measure.

 

The Climate Change College had their own stand, complete with Energy Bike - a nifty contraption which shows just how much energy you need to power everyday appliances by encouraging a willing volunteer to cycle their little hearts out!   Plus, our budding campaigners used pledge cards to encourage festival-goers to make their views heard to Tony Blair and gave tips on how to cut carbon in their everyday lives.  In return festival goers earned themselves a sweet treat reward by way of Fossil Fuel ice cream – sweet cream ice cream with chocolatey dinosaurs and a fudge swirl.

 

Creative types were encouraged to put their pledges in technicolour with footprint templates, some coloured pens and glitter.  These colourful creations were then pinned to our FSA approved Pledge Tree - artfully created by Ben

 

Meanwhile further down the field, the Climate Change College Airstream caravan, turned into our very own mobile Arctic cinema, with footage from the team’s Greenland trip.

 

 

The result - 4000 Pledge cards signed, and three very exhausted campaigners. Nice work everyone!

 



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Envision ‘Step Up to the Climate Challenge’

On June 29th over 250 students from the youth empowerment charity, Envision, painted an 80m mural on the banks of the Thames. They created artwork about climate change; its consequences, and what we can all do to counter it. Ian Pearson, Minister of State for Climate Change and Environment, attended and signed a pledge of support on the Envision wall of fame alongside Blair, Cameron and Campbell.  Ben & Jerry’s delivered ice cream to the site. 14,909 pledges of support were collected which were represented on the artwork by footprints!



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Year 2 Entries Open
Entries for 2006 are now officially open.  This year we're asking everybody to use up one of their fifteen minutes of fame and create a minute long film on your idea to stop the melt.  Make us laugh, cry or marvel at your carbon-curbing genius - it's up to you.  Top videos will be screened on an online gallery and put to the public vote, later in the year.  Closing date is October 24th.  Good luck!

 

 

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SUNDAE ON THE COMMON

 

Climate Change College will have it’s own stand alongside WWF at Ben & Jerry’s Sundae on the Common. After last year’s success the homegrown festival is back and this time it’s over two days, (29th and 30th July)!



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MySpace
We're on MySpace!  Visit  www.myspace.com/climatechangecollege to see a trailer for Al Gore's upcoming doco release 'An Inconvenient Truth'  and listen to the dulcet tones of Sheffield's Arctic Monkeys....!   

 

 

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CCC Attend Al Gore Lecture

"THE GREATEST DANGER IS NOT THAT OUR AIM IS TOO HIGH AND WE MISS IT, BUT THAT IT IS TOO LOW AND WE REACH IT." Michelangelo

 
These words of wisdom were part of the closing remarks of former Vice President of the USA, Al Gore’s presentation on Climate Change at London’s IMAX Theatre where our Ben & Jerry’s Climate Change College students were invited as special guests. The event on March 28th provided a compelling conclusion to the March 23,24, 25 conference at the Royal Geographical Society, where students heard from experts such as Amory B. Lovins from the Rocky Mountain Institute, Elizabeth Morris from the Polar Scott Institute and Andrew Lee from the Sustainable Development Commission. This week Al Gore, next week Tony Blair? – stay tuned for more updates.



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