RCEN e-Bulletin — 14 October 2009

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October 14th, 2009

Climate Action Resources from Now to December

This October, and until the Copenhagen climate negotiations in December, groups and individuals from around the globe will be urging leaders and citizens to support a strong, fair and binding international agreement. In Canada alone, a wealth of resources exist to help you “take climate action”:
  • 350 Actions: participate in one of over 150 actions taking place in cities and towns across Canada on October 24th! Find an event near you at http://www.350.org/action-list.
  • Climate Justice Tour: organized by Climate Action Network-Canada, this Tour with Oxfam Ambassador and Bollywood film star Rahul Bose will swing by Toronto and Vancouver from October 14 to 24. More
  • KYOTOplus Video: watch and circulate this short video encouraging people to get involved in the KYOTOplus campaign.
  • Tcktcktck Song: listen to and share this song by international artists. Listen here

Help Us Plan the 2010 Annual General Assembly

Following on the success of our Annual General Assembly (AGA) in Edmonton last June, volunteers and staff at the RCEN have already begun planning for next year’s AGA. The 2010 edition will be held in Montréal, QC under the theme of biodiversity.

The 2010 AGA Planning Committee is seeking individuals to participate in 4 sub-committees that will facilitate the planning process:
  • Logistics: venue, accommodation, transport, menu, translation, etc.
  • Greening the Event: ensuring that every aspect of the event is as ecologically responsible as possible.
  • Programming: agenda, speakers, workshops, field trips, etc.
  • Marketing & Finance: media, advertising, sponsorship, funding, etc.
If you are interested in joining any of these AGA sub-committees, please contact Joséphine Hénault at [email protected], or call 613-728-9810, ext. 221.

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Globe 2010: Canada’s Largest Event on the Business of the Environment


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