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On 10/10/10 is the Global Work Party, a grassroot campaign led by 350.org. On this day, more than 6631 Events in 188 Countries will celebrate climate solutions and send our politicians a clear message: “We’re getting to work—what about you?”

In Lebanon, the Young Leaders Social Media Cafe is hosting a fund raising event to purchase a solar panel that will be presented to the Ministry of Environment in Lebanon. We will be presenting the solar panel to the minister and everyone who participated will be invited to come along. We are hoping that a large number of people will participate in this event to help Lebanon GO SOLAR!

The event will take place tomorrow at 8 pm in Plum, Monot. The ticket will be for only 25$ + 1 free drink. The sale from the tickets will go to buying the solar panel.

With news about Obama’s decision to put solar panels on the First Family’s living quarters and President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives who will be putting solar panels on the Muliaa’ge, the “White House of the Maldives”. Going Solar is becoming a trend!

We hope, as Lebanese community that this trend will find its way to Lebanon with the Ministry of Environment leading the way!

Thank you for your support and hopefully we’ll see you tomorrow in large numbers to help create a positive change!

Dear Friends,

Just in time to give this weekend’s Global Work Party a White House-sized boost, the Obama administration announced this morning that they are going to put solar panels on the First Family’s living quarters, returning to a tradition begun by president Jimmy Carter and abandoned by Ronald Reagan.

It’s a great win for your efforts over the last months–everyone who wrote letters, signed petitions for our “Put Solar On It” campaign, and turned out for the Solar Road Trip as we rolled down the east coast from Unity College towing one of the original Carter panels. We were disappointed that day that the White House wasn’t prepared to go solar, but are now very happy and honored that they took our suggestion to look into the matter seriously.

Solar panels on one house, even this house, won’t save the climate, of course. But they’re a powerful symbol to the whole nation about where the future lies. And President Obama will wake up every morning and make his toast by the power of the sun (do presidents make toast?), which will be a constant reminder to be pushing the U.S. Congress for the kind of comprehensive reform we need.

And remember, President Obama’s not alone: tomorrow, Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed and a crew from Sungevity will be putting solar panels on the Muliaa’ge, the “White House of the Maldives”. It’s a trend! 

Of course, both of these initiatives are perfectly timed to lead into this weekend’s Global Work Party, when 6127 carbon-cutting events (and rising) will take place in 187 countries.  If you haven’t already gotten involved, now is most definitely the time to join an event near you–or register your own.

The first account of the news from the White House, from Associated Press reporter Dina Cappiello, noted the efforts of 350.org to make this happen. In particular, I’d like to salute Jean Altomare, Amanda Nelson, and Jamie Nemecek, the three young women from Unity College who brought the Carter solar panels to Washington DC, and made such an impression on the White House.

They remind all of us why we’ll be working hard this weekend for the Global Work Party–and why, when the day is done, we’ll be putting down our hammers and our shovels and picking up our cellphones to call our leaders.

You never know what will happen when you ask for change.

Onwards, 

Bill McKibben for the 350.org Team

10 October 2010 – 8:00pm – 10:00pm

On 10/10/10, join the Lebanese community (online/offline) who will roll up their sleeves and get to work on actions that can help in the climate change cause — as part of 350.org’s Global Work Party!

Join us in Beirut (follow our blog for updates on exact place) and help us fund raise the purchase of a solar panel that the Lebanese community will present to the Ministry of Environment in Lebanon. Throughout the event and as we tweet away, we’ll get you charged up with an amazing performance by the talented Lebanese musician Habib Alberto and his amazing fiddle!

It is about time we started going for alternative energy resources in Lebanon and certainly it is about time that the Ministry of Environment took the lead on that. We, the Lebanese community (online/offline), are glad to help and definitely believe that there is not much time to waste! 

We’d love your help in rolling this event: We’re on the look-out for co-organizers, sponsors, people who can help create community outreach + media buzz (online/offline) and people who can help in documenting the event (video + photos).

for further links:

http://www.350.org/en/ylsmc-young-leaders-social-media-cafe-takes-work-party

http://www.habibalberto.com/homepage.html


Amman Launch Program

Marhaba!

Social Media Cafe is pleased to invite you to attend the Young Leaders Social Media Café in its Vol. 01- Amman, atMay 24, La Ville Cafe  (Madina St.) at 6.30PM.

Students, techies, geeks, social media enthusiasts, activists, journalists, entrepreneurs, investors, civic and business leaders, policy-makers and change-makers will be attending the event hosting many speakers to talk about Social Media Impact, internationally, Regionally and locally.

Format:
Dynamic, free, intimate and unconventional interaction with 8 minute presentations for Each speaker followed with speed networking where speakers will move around spending 5 minutes on every table.

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Program:

 

> GATHERING & GETTING READY – 6:30 PM
EVELYN ZOUBI, FACILITATOR

> INTRODUCTION OF YLSMC – 7:00 PM
MALIK SHISHTAWI, YLSMC AMMAN Coordinator

> SOCIAL MEDIA FOR SOCIAL CHANGE – 7:15 PM
ALI DAHMASH, SOCIAL ACTIVIST & BLOGGER (UNDERMYOLIVETREE.com)

> THINK BEFORE YOU POST! – 7:30 pm
TALA HAMMOURI, PR & COMMUNICATIONS @ AWRAQ

> Evolution of Citizen Media in Jordan – 7:45 pm
Shaden Abdul-Rahman, From 7iber.com

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> Break 15 min. VIDEO SESSION (YLVP) 8:00 pm
(Snacks & Soft Drink Sponsored by LaVille Cafe’)

 

 

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> SPEED NETWORKING – 8:15 PM

 

> ENTERTAINMENT/ SOCIAL GAME – 8:30 PM

 

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Location Map:
View La Ville Cafe & Restaurant in a larger map

Volume 2 of YLSMC

Vol.2 of YLSMC will take place this Saturday in Cafe Youness- Hamra at 11am. See you then : )

Check Katherine Maher, from Unesco, present Sharek961 project online for YLSMC… 

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