Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Support Youth Climate Activism While You Shop This Holiday Season

Dear WattHead readers,

If you (or your family and/or friends) are going to be purchasing any books online as gifts for friends and loved ones this holiday season, please help support the youth climate activism of the Cascade Climate Network while you shop

I've set up a "partner bookseller" account here at WattHead with Powell's Books online. Any purchases made at Powell's online from anyone who "clicked through" to Powell's site from a link at my blog will mean that 7.5% any purchases made during that visit to Powell's will go to me as commission, and that money will in turn go to support the Cascade Climate Network I'm involved with.

All you need to do is start your shopping experience by searching for the book you want using the Powell's search box, or clicking through any of the recommended books or topics at the "WattHead Bookstore" (it's on the lefthand column, a little way down the page). After you get to Powells' site, shop as normal, and the commission should flow through to me and the Cascade Climate Network (a screen shot of the search tool at my blog is attached to this email). Thanks, and happy holidays!

About the Cascade Climate Network

The Cascade Climate Network (CCN) is the first-ever effort by youth in the Pacific Northwest to launch a coordinated, region-wide campaign to address the climate crisis. The CCN consists of students and youth from across the Cascade Region* who are focused on actively addressing climate change in their bio-region, states, and schools.

Currently, the CCN is working to gather support for the Cascade Climate Declaration, a document emphasizing the need to address climate change in a clean, local, just, and ecologically sustainable manner.

The CCN will use the Declaration to build support from youth and students, as well as faculty, community members, and politicians in Washington and Oregon. By building broad support for the Declaration, the Cascade Climate Network (CCN) plans to hold elected officials, university and college presidents – and ourselves! – accountable to a set of five enduring principles, which should guide a rapid transition to a sustainable, just, and prosperous future for all.

Through our efforts, we hope to form a more unified regional youth climate movement that both reinforces our separate efforts at our own schools and campuses, and achieves real progress in our states, the region, and the nation.

Colleges and universities involved in the Cascade Climate Network include:

  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
  • The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
  • Centralia College, Centralia, WA
  • Whitworth College, Spokane, WA
  • Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
  • Portland State University, Portland, OR
  • University of Portland, Portland, OR
  • Portland Community College, Cascade Campus, Portland, OR
  • Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus, Portland, OR
  • Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR
  • Reed College, Portland, OR
  • Willamette University, Salem, OR
  • Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
  • Lane Community College, Eugene, OR
  • Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR
  • Central Oregon Community College, Bend, OR

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