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Good Deeds Day Academy for 4th-12th Grade on Sunday, April 17, 2016 in Portland

This Academy will be happening at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center as part of Good Deeds Day. Academies are free and open to all students!

Please register now at the links below.

Students: If you haven’t already, go here to register as a student: http://bit.ly/CCR-Apr17-2016-Reg-Students2.

Volunteer Ambassadors and Adults go here to sign up to help at the Portland Good Deeds Day Academy: http://bit.ly/CCR-Apr17-2016-Reg-Volunteers.

Once you register, get your friends to sign up too! Even if you would normally have a service or a sport to go to, taking one day for this camp is important for your future, so Just Do It!

We are looking forward to meeting you!

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Tryon Creek Re-Planting Party on Sunday, January 31, 12pm-3pm with the Tryon Creek Watershed Council and Ambassadors!

This involves moving little plants into bigger pots for planting in the ground later. Miko and Isaac will be there–come join us!

Tryon Creek State Park, Portland, Oregon

Meet at the Equestrian Parking Lot in main entrance of Tryon State Natural Area. RSVP right away to vergun@alumni.stanford.edu.

Working with a pot

It is almost planting season and Tryon Creek Watershed Council needs your help! We will be propagating plants this winter to use at our restoration projects later this spring.
Never propagated plants before? This is an excellent opportunity to learn while also contributing to important habitat restoration work!
Gloves, tools, and snacks provided. Come dressed wearing sturdy shoes, long pants, and weather-appropriate clothing. We work rain or shine!

Registering for the Academy on Sunday, February 14, 2016 in Eugene at Beth Israel

Thanks for signing up for an Academy!

Students: If you haven’t already, go here to register as a student: http://bit.ly/CCR-Feb14-2016-Reg-Students.

Volunteer Ambassadors and Adults go here to sign up to help at the Eugene Temple Beth Israel Academy: http://bit.ly/CCR-Feb14-2016-Reg-Volunteers.

Join Us for the Friends of Trees Crew Leader Training

Climate Justice Ambassadors Miko and Isaac Vergun and Pam Vergun will be taking part in the Friends of Trees Crew Leader Training on Saturday, January 30th. Join us!

One of the major goals of Plant for the Planet is planting lots and lots of trees. Worldwide we’ve planted 14 billion with our partners, but our goal is to plant 1,000 billion between now and 2020. Friends of Trees will help us achieve our goal by training us in tree planting leadership skills to help team of volunteers to plant tens of thousands of native trees and shrubs in the Green Space Program. If we team up with them, maybe they can even plant more this year!

To become a crew leader with us, visit the following site for more information and online registration: http://www.friendsoftrees.org/volunteering/calendars/portland-vancouver-salem for more information. The training goes from 9am to 3pm and takes place at 6159 SW Nyberg Ln, Tualatin, OR 97062.

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Part of the training involves volunteering for 2-4 more tree planting parties this year. We’ll post here again when we decide which ones we’re doing, but sign up for the training now before the spots are filled! Anyone 15 and older can do it on their own; younger leaders can take the training with a parent.

If you live in Eugene, contact Friends of Trees in Eugene for more information on when they will be having a Crew Leader Training and to request that they have another one this year. Let them know you’re planning to become a Climate Justice Ambassador at our Plant for the Planet Academy in Eugene on February 14th!

Pre-Academy Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service—Portland’s Johnson Creek Area

Great News! This event is full–please join us for another event if you aren’t already registered for this one.

Register for a Plant for the Planet Academy in Portland or Vancouver, then, for a few hours of fun and service, join us on MLK Day, Monday, January 18, 2016, (refreshments included) to pick up a shovel and meet Climate Justice Ambassador Noah Clark at Westmoreland Park in Portland, Oregon!

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The work party is from 9:00am-12:00pm at Westmoreland Park. We will be working with the Johnson Creek Watershed Council, Crystal Springs Partnership, and Portland Bureau of Environmental Services to remove weeds and plant native wetland plants in this newly restored park and community gem. For details about this volunteer opportunity, visit: http://jcwc.org/events/mlk-day-restoration-event/.
Email vergun@alumni.stanford.edu to register for this FREE event and mention you are a future Plant for the Planet Ambassador!
Climate Justice Ambassador Miko Vergun and Michael Foster showing how to get a tree out of a pot
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Registering for the Academy on Monday, January 25, 2016 in Portland at Sunnyside

Thanks for signing up for an Academy!

Students: If you haven’t already, go here to register: http://bit.ly/CCR-Jan25-2016-Reg-Students. If you attend Buckman, please consider registering for the Vancouver Academy!

Volunteer Ambassadors and Adults go here to sign up to help with the Portland Sunnyside Academy: http://bit.ly/CCR-Jan25-2016-Reg-Volunteers

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Pre-Academy Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service—Vancouver Area

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Register for a Plant for the Planet Academy in Portland or Vancouver, then, for a few hours of fun and service, join us on MLK Day, Monday, January 18, 2016, to pick up a shovel and meet Climate Justice Ambassador Miko Vergun!

In Vancouver, near the Columbia River, join Columbia Springs from 9am – 12pm at Columbia Springs, 12208 SE Evergreen Hwy, Vancouver WA 98683. Email volunteer@columbiasprings.org to register for this FREE event and mention you are a future Plant for the Planet Ambassador!

Pre-Academy Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service—Portland Area

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Register for a Plant for the Planet Academy in Portland or Vancouver, then, for a few hours of fun and service, join us on MLK Day, Monday, January 18, 2016, (refreshments included) to pick up a shovel and meet Climate Justice Ambassador Isaac Vergun!
Just south of Portland, join Friends of Trees from 9am – 1pm at King City Park, 17470 SW Montague Way, King City, OR 97224, USA. Email Friends of Trees at vergun@alumni.stanford.edu to register for this FREE event and mention you are a future Plant for the Planet Ambassador!

The Awesome Work and Poetry of Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner

Welcome to the Climate Change Recovery Fan Page for Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner 🙂

 

“Dear Matafele Peinem”

I have adapted her poem for my own family and hope some day to share it here.

 

And, “Tell Them”:

http://www.democracynow.org/embed/story/2015/12/2/marshall_islands_poet_to_the_un

Kathy Jetnil-Kiljiner in ParisPlease do. And, if you would like help locating earrings and baskets like she describes in her poem to purchase, please contact me: vergun @alumni.stanford.edu.

You can explore her work more at her website: https://jkijiner.wordpress.com.

Registering for the Academy on Saturday, January 23, 2016 in Vancouver at Columbia Springs

We’re so happy–and sad–to announce that space in the Vancouver Academy is now closed, filled to overflowing! Please consider attending the Portland Academy–this can be an excused absence from school if you are not in the Portland School district. Please contact vergun @alumni.stanford.edu if you have any questions. Come play and learn with us in Portland!

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Thanks for signing up for an Academy!

Vancouver Academy:

There will be an Academy on Saturday, January 23, 2016 in Vancouver, Washington at Columbia Springs. All students are welcome, and Columbia Springs is easy to get to from both the Vancouver and the Portland/Beaverton area.

Students: If you haven’t already, go here to register: http://bit.ly/CCR-Jan23-2016-Reg-Students.

Volunteer Ambassadors and Adults go here to sign up to help with the Vancouver Columbia Springs Academy: http://bit.ly/CCR-Jan23-2016-Reg-Volunteers

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