Subject: [NYCGA Internet] Fwd: The Human Impacts Institute's Official Launch of MobilizeUS! Supporting Strong U.S. Environmental Leadership at Rio+20 and Beyond
From: Ted Schulman
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 12:17:35 -0400
To: OWS Solutions <>, Internet Working Group <>

Hi all,

Forwarding this announcement for the launching of the MobilizeUS
campaign  ( is a partner organization) for the United
Nations Earth Summit scheduled for June 2012.

This is a public awareness campaign lead by the 'civil' sector, NGO's
and environmental organizations.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Tara DePorte <>
Date: Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 5:02 PM
Subject: The Human Impacts Institute's Official Launch of MobilizeUS!
Supporting Strong U.S. Environmental Leadership at Rio+20 and Beyond
To: Tara DePorte <>

Dear Colleagues on the road to Rio+20,
I am very excited to announce the official launch of the MobilizeUS!
campaign.  MobilizeUS! is a global campaign coordinated by the Human
Impacts Institute to engage Americans in supporting healthy
communities, good governance, strong economies, and the environment
through grassroots action, advocacy, and coalition building. The
2011-2012 MobilizeUS! campaign is organizing for strong U.S.
leadership and effective action at the 2012 Rio+20 Earth Summit.  So
far, MobilizeUS! is a movement of over 70 groups and individuals from
the U.S. and around the globe, supporting strong U.S. leadership at
Rio+20 and beyond.  Learn more about our partners and resources here.
MobilizeUS! is an evolving campaign and we really want your input.  So
far, we have developed:

Top 7 Actions to MobilizeUS! for Rio+20
MobilizeUS! Top Ten Asks for Rio+20
Petitions for:

Supporting Long-lasting, Effective Change at Rio+20
Represent Me! Strong U.S. Environmental Leadership at Rio+20

MobilizeUS! Rio+20 Action Map (we want your actions and resources!)
What are you doing to MobilizeUS? survey (let us know!)
MobilizeUS! Letter to Your Representative Letter Template
Rio+20 Houseparty Guide
FAQs about Rio+20
Cheat Sheet to U.S. Environmental Policy and a
Video Competition: "My Vision for a Green Economy" and "Possibilities
for Rio+20"

In addition to this, we have brought together key resources from our
partner organizations and others doing great work for Rio+20.  Our
goal is to support all of the amazing work you are doing and to help
really build a movement---from the ground up and back down
again---where we support healthy communities and a healthy
environment.  Rio+20 is only the beginning and we hope to get your
input, partnership, and suggestions on the resources and the site.
Many of you have been very active in our monthly MobilizeUS!
conference calls and in coordinating policy development and ideas
around the campaign.  If you would like to join us in this, please
join the MobilizeUS! Google Group.  On the MobilizeUS! pages of our
site, we have included our most active partners and would love your
feedback on the pages and the resources, etc.  Please, let us know if
you have amendments to your listing or additions!
Also, if you are not on the MobilizeUS! partner list and would like to
be, please send us:

Your logo
A paragraph description of what your group is doing for Rio+20
Any free resources you have to MobilizeUS! for Rio+20 (with links, please)
Best Rio+20 contact within the org (Name, Position, Email, Phone)
Your headquarters mailing address (we need this for the mapping!)
Direct link to your Rio+20 work
(optional and preffered!) a signed copy of the attached MOU

The Human Impacts Institute has developed MobilizeUS! on a completely
volunteer basis, with the work of amazing people--from staff, to
interns, to mentors and beyond.  We thank you so much for your
contributions and if you can support the continued development of
MobilizeUS!, every little bit helps!
Let's MobilizeUS!
Tara DePorte and the Human Impacts Institute Crew
Tara DePorte
Executive Director and Founder
The Human Impacts Institute
NYC Climate Coalition
Phone +1 917 727 9761
skype: taradeporte

Adjunct Professor and Lecturer
Columbia University, NYC
The New School, NYC
Webster University, Leiden, The Netherlands

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