Friday, July 27, 2007

Focus The Nation Wins MySpace Impact Award

Focus The Nation, a Campaign partner of Everything’s Cool, won the MySpace Impact Award for Environmentalism. Focus The Nation is a major educational initiative that is coordinating teams of faculty, students and staff at colleges, universities and high schools in the United States, to collaboratively engage in a nationwide, interdisciplinary discussion centered around the theme of Global Warming Solutions for America on January 31, 2008. This award honors MySpace members for the positive impact they’ve had on our culture and it includes a $10,000 prize and a month of exposure on the site.

Past winners of the MySpace Impact Awards include Skate 4 Cancer, Surfrider Foundation, Invisible Children and ONE.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Global Warming goes Mainstream: NPR Climate Connections Series

Want to know what's happening to farmers on the Cape Verde Islands because of global warming? For info about how these islands off the coast of Africa, along with the rest of the world, are being affected by human fueled climate change you can tune into National Public Radio (NPR). On both their morning and afternoon news shows they are is doing a year long series called Climate Connections that features stories about "how climate changes people and how people change climate." In addition to the radio stories the Climate Connections website features interactive games and tools for learning more about your own carbon footprint and an archive of past stories.