Earth Deeds Update – 4/1/14

Dear Earth Deeds Supporters,

It seems like the long winter in the northeast is finally starting to thaw and seeds are beginning to sprout.  Here are a few sprouting shoots at Earth Deeds and a simple way you can really help.  If you do nothing else, please

Vote for PLU’s Video once a day through April 15

(and share with friends).  Thanks!

 

2014 Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards

Second Nature SN CL Award LogoEarth Deeds’ pilot project with Pacific Lutheran University  has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards.  Woo Hoo!  We are working with PLU students who will study abroad next year to measure their footprints and fund sustainability projects on campus.  This partnership is being highlighted in a nationwide video-voting competition organized by Second Nature and Planet Forward. Starting today, the video will be posted online here. Anyone can vote in the video competition (simply by clicking the “Thumbs-Up” icon), and everyone can cast one vote per day through April 15. Please do!  In conjunction with the video competition, Second Nature will run an online feature on each of the 28 finalists, and their videos, two times throughout April.  Our project is scheduled to be featured April 11 and April 24. Winners of the 2014 Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards will be notified in May.  Wish us luck!

Soft Launch

earth-homepage3 copyPartly in preparation for the attention we anticipate from the Second Nature Awards, we have been working hard on preparing for a “soft launch” of our website.  This means, on April 5th, we intend to switch over our beta site to become our main site.  There’s still a lot more site development we want to do before we start actively promoting Earth Deeds.  We just want to make sure that folks interested enough to check out our site see more than the landing page we’ve had up for months.  After April 5th, please wander around the new beta site (you’ll need to register first) and let us know what you think.  Thanks.

 

Video Series: Part 2 – Where Are We Heading?

I’ve been developing a series of short videos to introduce folks to Climate Change and how Earth Deeds is making a difference.  In our last update, I shared Part 1 – What is Climate Change?.  Next up is  Part 2 – Where Are We Heading?  Please let us know what you think in the comments or email us directly at directors <at> earthdeeds.com. Thanks again for your support and we look forward to hearing from you.

 

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Youth Ecovillage Summit

While not directly related to Earth Deeds I want to make sure you know about the Youth Ecovillage Summit, which will gather together young adults from across North America who are passionate about creating sustainable communities and a healthy world.  And it’s happening in our own backyard at the Sirius Community!  Please share this info with youth (18-35 yr) who you feel might be interested.  Please also share their Facebook Page if you can.

Happy Spring everyone!  May all our dreams continue to flourish this coming season.

In community,
– Daniel Greenberg, CEO

 

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