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18 December 2007
Celebrities walk the walk by by Karen Foerstel
In years past, celebrities worked with charities as basic spokespeople, simply showing up to sound studios to record public service announcements, or giving large donations to disaster relief agencies by signing checks from their living rooms.  Read article
More about: Advocacy  Infrastructure
27 November 2007
Global Day of Action against Climate Change 
Coinciding with the UN Climate Change talks in Bali, 3-14 December 2007, a global call to action on 8 December has been set up to urge world leaders to immediately act on climate change issues. Find out related events in your country.   Read article
More about: Environment
28 June 2007
Be part of the climate crisis solutions 
Share your ride. The average commuter burns 340 gallons of gas and creates a 3.4 cloud of CO2 a year. Carpool and out that figure in half. (SOS, June 2007)
To encourage Chinese-speaking people to help save the environment, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in China has translated Climate Crisis Solutions into Mandarin, a practical guide on helping avert environmental crisis at home, on the job, and in local communities.

The guide is part of Live Earth, a monumental music event across seven continent to "trigger a global movement to solve the climate crisis". It encourages people to change their lifestyles and behaviour -- drive smaller cars, recycle newspapers, plant trees, use solar energy among others.

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More about: China  Environment  MDG 7
15 March 2007
Volunteer for the 'historic climate march' 
Smoke rises from chimneys at a Paris factory. .(AFP/File/Joel Saget)
Make history! Volunteer for Christian Aid's 11-week, 1,000-mile march for climate justice, from Northern Ireland to London on 14 July 2007. The organization is urging the government to cut the country's carbon emission by 5 per cent.  Read article
20 November 2006
Are you ready for World AIDS Day? 
Wear red on World AIDS Day, 1 December, take a picture of yourself and your friends, and send it to NetAid. Your photos will be added to hundreds of others that will be sent to the White House to send a clear message to the President: Help us STOP AIDS today!   Visit site
More about: United States  MDG 6  Youth
20 October 2006
Last call for UK IT volunteering awards  
London, UK: Do you know someone who has volunteered their time and IT skills to help a charity or their local community? If so, you only have a short time left to nominate them for the 2006 IT Volunteer Awards, organized by the UK-based IT4Communities.   Read article
More about: United Kingdom  Advocacy  ICT
22 September 2006
Stand Up against poverty 
Launched by the Millennium Campaign, STAND UP is a global advocacy effort to set an official Guinness World Record - the greatest number of people ever to STAND UP Against Poverty and for the Millennium Development Goals - on October 15-16 2006.   Read article
More about: Activism  MDGs: General
27 July 2006
Join online discussions on mentoring volunteer managers 
The Australasian Association of Volunteer Administrators (AAVA) is organising an online discussion on 27 and 28 July to discuss issues of mentoring with a focus on mentoring volunteer managers in the sector.  Read article
25 July 2006
Social-networking site launches contest to promote volunteerism by Yuki Noguchi
MySpace.com, the social-networking site that boasts 90 million members who are "friends" with one another online, has launched a contest to mobilize its users to get involved in social activism.  Read article
29 May 2006
What will you do for peace on 21 September? 
It doesn’t matter how you choose to observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September. What matters is that you make a commitment to do something on the Day. Submit your commitment on the Peace One Day website to inspire others to get involved.   Read article
From: Peace One Day
More about: Peacekeeping

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