Saturday, January 19th, 2013
St. Vibiana Church
214 South Main Street
Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90012
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[Archived] A Green Term, Mr. President
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday, January 19th, 2013
St. Vibiana Church
EarthWe.com TO HOST KICK OFF EVENT IN DOWNTOWN L.A. AT THE FAMOUS ST. VIBIANA CATHEDRAL
Grammy-winning Ozomatli, Love in the Circus, Earth Harp, and 100 artists are featured at a unique pre-Inaugural party in an effort to elevate the subject of global warming to the top of the Obama agenda.
Start here and send your message to President Obama by signing the petition: http://wh.gov/PUsB
Los Angeles, Calif., January 2, 2012 - Saturday, January 19th, two days before the Inauguration of President Barack Obama, EarthWE.com will host a FREE and for All Ages, pre-inaugural live event entitled, "A Green Term Mr. President" and will feature world-class musicians, artists, performers and speakers, including a concert by Grammy Award winning, Ozomotli. “A Green Term Mr. President” is sending a message straight to the Obama administration highlighting the severity and reality of global warming.
*A certified Towards Zero Waste event, certified by the CRRA (California Resource Recovery Assn. http://www.crra.com/)
Paint the World You Want
The focus during the day will be 100 local artists painting on 100 canvases their vision of a green term. Paintings will be available for purchase in an upcoming gallery showing and all proceeds will benefit environmental groups and Hurricane Sandy relief.
*Also featured on the official Inaugural National Day of Service Calendar of Events
"A Green Term, Mr. President" features the following groups, among others:
Natural Resources Defense Council
Global Green USA
Music For Relief/Power The World
Coalition For Clean Air
LA Green Festival
Kids vs. Global Warming
More About EarthWE.com:
EarthWE.com’s primary goal is to support non-profit organizations while making philanthropic involvement more rewarding and fun through its point based system. Using its unique web based platform, EarthWe.com matches member volunteers with the philanthropic group of their choice.
EarthWE.com’s online platform will allow thousands of non-profit organizations to post their causes, whether locally, nationally or globally oriented, allowing volunteer members to work with them. It’s a win-win model. The more exposure and volunteer members an organization receives, the likelihood they will become one of the select organizations chosen to benefit from an EarthWE.com event and advertising. Volunteer members acquire points based on service they’ve donated, which are redeemable for gift incentives, thus making the giving back fun and rewarding.
Register here on EarthWe.com and visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/331069520333196/?fref=ts
Media Contact: Kelley Coughlan, Melrose PR, (310) 450-7960, www.melrosepr.com
PHOTOS FROM EVENT
- LINA IN L.A.: EARTHWE & OZOMATLI PARTY FOR A GREEN TERM
- CURIOUS JOSH: EARTHWE KICKS OFF
- EarthWE Brings Out Live Painting, Ozomatli & More For "A Green Term, Mr. President"
SAT JAN 12, 2013 AT 05:42 PM PST
If 34,000 people can ask Obama for a Death Star, surely we can petition for climate action!
by Dont Just Sit There DO SOMETHING
By now, you've hopefully read the hilarious response to the petition asking the White House to develop a Death Star program by 2016. Signed by more than 34,000 people, the petition was denied, with the White House citing an $850 quadrillion price tag and existing investments in other, more productive space projects. Besides, asks Paul Shawcross, the author of the response and Chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget:
Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?
Of course, as Dante Atkins rightly pointed out earlier today, this is hilarious. But.
Since the petition site, We The People, was started, it appears that not a single petition on climate change has made it past the 25,000-signature threshold required for a response. In fact, most of the times I've checked, there haven't even been ANY petitions visible in the climate change category.
Since I refuse to believe this is because there aren't at least 25,000 people in this country who care about climate action, I am issuing a challenge.
A couple days ago, EarthWE.com filed a petition urging the president to make this term a Green Term, initiating strong action on climate change and rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline. We at Don't Just Sit There - Do Something! have decided to lend our support to their effort.
Let's get this petition over the threshold, and prove once and for all that at least as many people want to keep this planet habitable for future generations as, you know, want to build a giant planet-destroying spaceship. (If you're like me, you probably agree that we're already pretty good at destroying planets, thank you very much.)
With the upcoming climate rally in DC over Presidents' Day and the rumors flying about Obama's new engagement in the climate fight, the timing couldn't be better.
Please, sign and share. And may the force be with us.
It’s “A Green Term, Mr. President”
by JON on JANUARY 11, 2013
Not another Charlie Brown holiday special, but an environment-focused event in Downtown LA. On Saturday, January 19th, thousands will gather to send an innovative pre-Inaugural message to the President in efforts to surge global warming and environmental issues to the top of the Obama agenda.
The event will take place in Downtown Los Angeles at the Vibiana on January 19th, 2013 from 11am to midnight. The cornerstone of the event is a free concert performance by Grammy Award-winning world fusion rock group, Ozomatli, taking place at 7pm. The day will be packed with other performances, including Love in the Circus, Earth Harp (the guy from America’s Got Talent!), yoga classes, and a segment called “Paint The World You Want” where 100 local artists will paint their vision of a Green Term. I, of course, would paint a steaming bowl of Hurry Curry, because I am hungry right now.
The event is also the kick-off for an organization called EarthWE, whose primary goal is to make good-cause and philanthropic involvement more rewarding and fun than it has ever been, by promoting volunteerism with a new level of mass participation and a dynamic technology platform (www.earthwe.com). EarthWE’s major partners for “A Green Term, Mr. President” are Global Green, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and Amazon Watch, among others.