350 Asia

This October 2-5, 350.org is hosting an Asian Youth Climate Workshop in Bangkok to coincide with the UN intersessional climate meetings there. It’s going to be a great event and we want as many Asian youth climate leaders to come as possible!

Applications will remain open for a couple more weeks, but if you would like to apply not only for the summit but for accreditation to attend the official UN negotiations, you must submit your name by Monday, August 24.

Accreditation gives you a badge that allows you to observe the official negotiations and interact with your delegates. If you have any questions about the process, please email Jamie Henn at jamie[@]350.org.

You can apply by clicking on the Attend the Bangkok Summit tab at the top of this page.

Thanks, and hope to see you in Bangkok!

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350tunzaCongratulations to the organizers and participants of the TUNZA conference in the Republic of Korea! The conference brought together youth from all over Asia and around the world to talk about how to take action and “seal the deal” at the Copenhagen climate conference this December.

350.org was there and the number 350 was on everyone’s minds. Take a look at the great photo of youth from the conference with a banner they made with 350.org arts ambassador, Kevin Buckland.

Here’s a description of the conference from UNEP . . .

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In Quezon City, Philippines, there will be a series of events and activities leading to the climate action festival on October 24 to build awareness of the 350 agenda, and to foster familiarity and  hopefully gather more support in time for the Global Day of Climate Action.

The first of these climate actions will be an art exhibit with film showing, discussions, and bands on August 28, Friday, 6PM, at the Picnic Pavillion of the Quezon City Memorial Circle.

If you’re in the area, please check it out!

For more information, see http://www.350.org/350now_pilipinas.

Check out this great action idea from Dumaguete City, Philippines for 24 October, our international day of action!

Metro Dumaguete Roadrunners Club

Metro Dumaguete Roadrunners Club

The Metro Dumaguete Roadrunners Club will conduct 3-km, 5-km and 15-km road run adventure challenge. The event is a proposed Sport-Eco-Tourism event that intends to promote outdoor appreciation towards preservation.

The route is a combination of trail, cross-country road and hill run. Participant runners can compete and leisurely run from the start line into the cool, green, rugged, country and breathtaking route runners will experience.

During the course of the 3-km, 5-km & 15 km runners will run through entirely different eco-systems and see the plant and animal life as the participants traverses a dirt track trails, under coconut canopies, through ravines, cross river spillways and run along river systems.

The event will create awareness to promote 350 global campaign and raise funds to plant and raise 350 native trees.

In the area? Get involved! See http://www.350.org/dumaguete or contact claudia@350.org.

Poznan YouthWe’re excited to launch the 350 Asian Youth Climate Workshop applications today! Check out the “Attend the Bangkok Summit” tab at the top of this web page to get more information and apply for the summit.

This October 2-5, 350.org is organizing an Asian Youth Climate Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand. This is a great chance for you to meet other young leaders from across East Asia and help build a growing Asian youth climate movement.

The workshop coincides with the United Nations inter-sessional climate meetings in Bangkok, one of the most important meetings this year before December’s Copenhagen summit, when world leaders will create an international climate treaty. Traditionally, Asian youth have played a small role in climate negotiations. For example, at the 2008 UN Climate Meetings in Poland only one youth from China attended, compared to the nearly 100 youth from the United States. The meetings in Bangkok are an unprecedented opportunity for youth from across Asia to learn about the international climate process, make their voices heard to world leaders, and lay the groundwork for a lasting climate movement in the region.

There’s limited space, so apply now!

Malaysian 350 DanceCheck out this great update from Chern Chung, a 350.org field organizer in Malaysia:

D’vol Dance Theatre was established in May 2008 by a group of young people who are passionate in street dancing. Started from only 3 dancing instructors, their group has been growing through the time and now, they have got 10 experienced instructors with more than 100 students. With their great passion in street dancing, they have always been wishing to channel their momentum into creating environmental awareness among youngsters.

Thanks to the almighty internet, Vron Yeoh, one of the founders of D’vol Dance Theatre, got connected to 350.org Malaysia. He came out with a very creative way of educating people about 350, which is by dance move, what they are really good at. Equipped with a good studio and devoted dance crews, they are going to choreograph a dance specially dedicated to 350.org. While waiting for their 350 dance, go and check out their previous dance action here.

Other than this inspiring effort, they have dubbed themselves as the 350 dancing trouper and have started spreading 350.org around dancing community in Malaysia. They are aiming to gather as many street dancing groups as they can to dance, to educate and to spread the 350 message on 24th October all around Malaysia. They intend to let the world know that dancing is not sheer entertainment; it is much much more than that. It is about team spirit, it is about determination, it is about commitment and of course, it is about environment and 350!!!!

Check out our most recent animation in Burmese!

About 350.org Asia

This 24 October, 350.org and our allies are organizing an International Day of Climate Action -- hundreds of events are already planned, but we need your help!

Visit the 350.org global site for more information, click here to apply for the Asian Youth Climate Workshop, and stay tuned to 350asia.org for the latest updates on the campaign here in East Asia.

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