Lars Klüver of the Danish Board of Technology talks about the World Wide Views on Global Warming project he directs that will gather opinions of everyday citizens in 45 countries globally in September 2009 to feed into negotiations at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen in December 2009. And Colin and Carrick McCullough of OurRenewableNation.org talk about their “cross-country eco-video adventure” where they will visit, video, and interview folks advancing sustainability solutions — as well as everyday folks on their thoughts about climate change and this shift toward renewable energy. Finally, this week’s Sea Change ViewPoint comes from Nell Minow of The Corporate Library with commentary on first steps on toxic assets.
Please take 3 minutes to support Sea Change Radio in the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Changing Climate Change Contest.
The award: A $200,000 grant over 5 years.
Our proposal: It’s Happening Here: Climate Change Dispatches from Local Communities (click to vote for us — deadline is March 21!)
We’re partnering with OurRenewableNation, a “cross-country eco-video adventure” — Colin McCullough and his family, including Carrick, who’s been nominated for a Presidential Environmental Youth Award. They will be interviewing experts and everyday people alike on location in regions across the country, seeking their ideas and opinions about building the grassroots political will needed to combat the climate crisis.
We’re also exploring an exciting idea for reaching out globally, to get ideas and opinions in the areas most vulnerable to a climate catastrophe.
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Also, please consider supporting our good friends Chris Landry and Kristen Chamberlin, who are producing the film The Great Turning on the work of Joanna Macy that has been popularized by David Korten. They are in a different category, so a vote for their proposal doesn’t compete against ours.