|Oct. 22-26: RAN Film Screenings, Orangutan Actions, and much more!||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Hillary Lehr (hillaryran.org)|
|Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 11:04:57 -0700 (PDT)|
Hello Twin Cities! Thanks to all of the amazing folks who attended Matilda Pilacapio's powerful events just a couple weeks ago. It was great to meet you and share your concern and inspiration around stopping rainforest destruction. One of the outcomes of Matilda's visit was the establishment of a local Rainforest Action Network-Twin Cities chapter! We are working together to plan several exciting upcoming events. We would love to see you and hope you will bring a friend! Please help us spread the word: Please save the dates to join us Oct. 22-26 for a week of action! -Thursday Oct. 22: Film screening: Green: 7-9pm. U of MN campus *More info below* -Monday Oct. 26: RAN Orangutan Action: Cargill Stop Foreclosing my Rainforests! noon, Downtown Minneapolis And you can visit RAN at the following exciting weekend events: -Saturday Oct. 24: 350.org Day of Action: State Capitol Steps. noon St. Paul -Saturday and Sunday Oct. 24-25 Bioneers Conference: Visit our Table. Willey Hall, U of MN campus. 9-5pm We hope to see you again at these events to continue to build momentum for our new local chapter to effectively pressure Cargill to stop clearing rainforest for oil palm... we'll need your help! Join RAN-TC's facebook and Meet-Up pages to plug in, RSVP, and stay in the loop! http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=171114766350 http://www.meetup.com/RANTwinCities/ <http://www.meetup.com/RANTwinCities/> If you'd like to get more involved, call hillary [at] ran.org <mailto:hillary [at] ran.org> at (415) 283-9503 or email maia.dedrick [at] gmail.com <mailto:maia.dedrick [at] gmail.com> . -------------- More info: Green, an award-winning documentary. Directed by Patrick Rouxel Green tells a moving story about the corporate conversion of rainforests in Indonesia for palm oil, tropical wood and paper through the eyes of one of the industry's victims - a dying orangutan. As you may already know, almost 90% of orangutan habitat has already disappeared. If current trends of deforestation continue, the orangutan could be extinct in the near future. Both of RAN's Forest campaigns are focusing on issues shown in this film - deforestation, pulp and paper and oil palm plantations. Q&A to follow the film, Refreshments Provided Co-sponsored by Rainforest Action Network- Twin Cities, Green Biz, & EcoWatch Please come see this important film with other local organizers and concerned citizens to learn more about how to get involved with Rainforest Action Network in the Twin Cities to stop Cargill from destroying rainforests to grow palm oil. Confirmed University of Minnesota location will be posted at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?eid=153648082567. Please RSVP if you are on facebook. More links are on this site as well! More details about these upcoming events Oct. 24-26: -~-~-~-~-~-~-~ACTION ALERT-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ TELL CARGILL TO STOP FORECLOSING MY RAINFOREST!!! Monday, October 26 9am Downtown Minneapolis Join 6 Rainforest Action Network orangutans (in costume) at Cargill's downtown Minneapolis office to tell Cargill to STOP destroying rainforests for palm oil! WE NEED PEOPLE TO HOLD SIGNS AND BANNERS! This is a great, easy way to act locally to impact globally! Bring a friend! Want to be an orangutan?? Call hillary [at] ran.org <mailto:hillary [at] ran.org> at (415) 283-9503 for more info. -~-~-~-~-~-~-~ 350.org GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION! Saturday, Oct. 24 Capitol Steps St. Paul 12 noon Join activists at the St. Paul Capitol steps at noon to be part of actions around the world that call attention to the need for a fair, just, and comprehensive response to climate change NOW! Did you know that rainforest destruction is responsible for 20% of greenhouse gas emissions?! An easy way to have a big impact on curbing climate change is by curbing Cargill's destruction of our vital rainforests. Bike MN 350 participants willl visit organizations, farms, and businesses around Minnesota to discuss climate change and the importance of upcoming federal legislation and the U.N. conference on climate change in Copenhagen this December. The ride will culminate with a bike rally calling for action on climate change at the State Capitol at noon on October 24. This rally will feature federal and state legislators as well as youth leaders and representatives from the sponsoring organizations. -~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Bioneers Conference! Oct. 24-25 University of Minnesota, Willey Hall "Connect, Learn, Focus, Shift" Come meet leaders from various organizations and experiences to discuss how to inspire individuals to utilize natural systems in developing and restoring our communities. Stop by and visit the Rainforest Action Network's table if you'd like to learn more about our Rainforest Ag campaign targeting Cargill for rainforest destruction for palm oil and to adopt a comprehensive global forest policy!! We'd love to meet you! See you then, Hillary V Lehr Grassroots Action Manager - Forests Program Rainforest Action Network phone 415.659.0550 cell 415.283.9503 Hillary [at] ran.org www.ran.org www.theproblemwithpalmoil.org
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