Friday, October 26, 2007

Power Shift 2007

Hi Students for Environmental Action,

I just came across your blog and website, and first off: impressive
site. Pretty spiffy!

I'm a fellow blogger and a young climate activist. I live in Oregon,
but I blog on climate change and energy issues regularly at my blog,
Watthead and at It's Getting Hot In Here (the youth climate
movement's blog). I thought you'all might be interested in a couple
of recent posts on the upcoming Power Shift 2007 national youth
climate summit, Step it Up 2, and the growing strength of the youth
climate movement. Feel free to repost these at your blog. Hopefully
I'll see some of you at Power Shift

Also attached is a short news blurb on Power Shift.

Power to the (young) people!

Jesse Jenkins
WattHead - Energy News and Commentary

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Lou Douglass Lecture

An activist dubbed one of the most powerful people in the nonprofit sector will be the next Lou Douglas Lectures speaker on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 7:00 pm in Forum Hall of the K-State Student Union.

Robert Egger, founder and president of the D.C. Central Kitchen in Washington, D.C., which combats hunger and creates jobs for unemployed and homeless men and women will speak on “Our 40 Year Journey from Charity to Change.”. His talk is free and open to the public.

At the D.C. Kitchen, unemployed and homeless men and women learn marketable skills by turning foods donated by restaurants, hotels and caterers into balanced meals and then serving them at the D.C. Central Kitchen. Since opening in 1989, the Kitchen has distributed 17.4 million meals and helped more than 605 men and women gain full-time employment.

Egger is also developing the Campus Kitchens Project, which brings colleges and universities together with student volunteers, dining service workers and community organizations to combat hunger across the country.

Valerie Coltharp
Special Projects Coordinator
UFM Representative Payee
UFM Community Learning Center
1221 Thurston, Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 539-8763
(785) 539-9460 (fax)

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Copy Co. in Manhattan

I would like to direct you to the following message that was sent to SEA via multiple mediums. If you would like to pick up the discussion, please click on the "Message Board" tab above which will take you to the SEA Message Board (Google Group). This is a great example of what can happen with the host of tools incorporated in the Coblog. Brittany found us on her own...

"Hello to anyone who cares to read this::

I work at copy co, and when I started we were recycling, or at least
we had recycling boxes full of paper.

When my old manager left, and the owner came in, he pilled up about 10
boxes of paper that we had been saving to recycle and promptly threw
it in the dumpster. I was quit upset when I found out!!

No one really cares to help me recycle it seems, and I was hoping that
there was someone out there who would like to share my view with me to
this Aggieville business (Copy Co).

As a company that goes through hundreds of messed up sheets of paper a
day, I believe this copy company has an obligation to recycle.

It really makes me sad, if anyone would like to help me. Please e-mail


Brittany Smith "