Category Archives: Nonviolent Direct Action

Climate Education Opportunity From 350.org

Join In

Friends,

The People’s Climate March has a movie.

Here’s the brand-new trailer for Disruption, which we’re hoping will help galvanize a new wave of climate activists and leaders this fall:

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Click here to watch the trailer.

Disruption weaves together political intrigue, mind-blowing science, and an insider’s view of the largest climate mobilization in history. It features some folks you might find familiar (like Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein), and brings some fresh faces and exciting new stories to the fore.

Movies are one of the most powerful forms of communication, and we hope this one will be a powerful tool. On Sunday, September 7th, people everywhere are going to be hosting screenings and watch-parties of Disruption to help build energy and excitement for the big march on September 21st. Will you join in?

Yes, I can host a screening in my community.

I can’t host a screening, but I’ll donate to support the effort.

Hosting a screening is easy: all you need is a way to show a streaming video from the internet (like a YouTube video) to your audience. Our crew will be on hand to support you every step of the way — all you need to do is register your event, spread the word a bit, and block out a few hours. Some people will gather in living rooms, some in libraries, some on campuses — and some people will even book out their local movie theaters. And the timing couldn’t be better: with just a few weeks left before the People’s Climate March in New York, this movie could help us really go big.

Thank you for all your help.

Onward,

Anna for the team at 350.org

P.S. If you have any questions, just send a message to “disruption@350.org.”

“A Fierce Green Fire” Showing This Saturday

fierce-green-fireAntioch University New England, the Monadnock International Film Festival,  Monadnock Food Co-op, and The Keene State Film Society present:

A FIERCE GREEN FIRE: The Battle for a Living Planet
Q & A with Academy Award nominated film Director Mark Kitchell to follow   

Saturday, April 26th, 2014 – 7pm – The Putnam Theatre at Keene State College

Free to all Antioch and KSC students.  $5.00 general admission, $4.00 seniors/staff/faculty, and $2.00 for other students.

Tickets for sale at Event Brite, the Monadnock Earth Day Festival, or at the door

A FIERCE GREEN FIRE: The Battle for a Living Planet is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change.  Written and directed by Mark Kitchell, Academy-Award nominated director of Berkeley in the Sixties, and narrated by Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Ashley Judd, Van Jones and Isabel Allende, the film premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2012 and has won acclaim at dozens of festivals around the world.

Go to A Fierce Green Fire Facebook for more information or contact Josh Lipkowitz at 413-262-9837.

Patagonia Offers Grants For Nonviolent Direct Action Groups

COUNTERACTOutdoor clothing and gear company Patagonia provides support for environmental work through grants to nonprofit organizations. In particular, the company’s environmental grant program supports grassroots organizations that have provocative nonviolent direct-action agendas and are working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect the environment.

Grants of up to $12,000 will be awarded for projects that are action-oriented, build public involvement and support, focus on root causes, and demonstrate a commitment to long-term change.The company does not fund organizations without 501(c)(3) status or an eligible fiscal sponsor. Grants are not provided for general environmental education efforts; land acquisition, land trusts, or conservation easements; research (unless it is in direct support of a developed plan for specific action to alleviate an environmental problem); environmental conferences; endowment funds; political campaigns; or green building projects.Funding is limited to programs in the United States, Canada, Japan, Chile, Argentina, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Luxembourg, Italy, Ireland, Germany, France, Denmark, Belgium, or Austria.

All applications received by August 31 will be responded to in January 2015. Only one proposal from an organization will be considered per year.

In addition to the corporate grant program, each Patagonia retail store administers a local grants program. Retail store grant applications are accepted year round.

Visit the Patagonia Web site for complete program guidelines, application requirements, information on previous grant recipients, and the retail store locator.

Link to Complete RFP