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Writer's Retreat

Posted by Terry Godwaldt on November 8th, 2016

Here is the link to the Working COP22 document, link.

Here is the link for the writer's retreat, link.

Here is the link for the slides for COY 12 Presentation link


White Paper Collaboration

Posted by CGE Sam Karras on November 1st, 2016

Hello everyone! I am excited to finally be getting started on the White Paper here in Marrakech! Here is the google Doc to sign up for the different sections of what will soon become the paper. Please find the google Doc at this link

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rVbuNmS9CL5Jpb...

In our discussion just now we determined that it was important to keep the following in mind:

1. Keep it organized, easy to navigate.

2. Simple, accessible language, Uniform language, cohesive.

3. Fun/interesting to read.

4. Actionable/Examples that make this accessible.

5. Representative of the global youth opinion, not just the opinions of the collaborators.

6. Intended to instill a sense of urgency

Please find the COP 21 paper by following this link as well

http://decarbonize.me/cop21/COP21_Whitepaper.pdf


Team Morocco Video

Posted by CGE Sam Karras on October 31st, 2016

Hello everyone, I would like to take this opportunity to share with you all this video produced by Team Morocco on what they had prepared to speak on at the Global Virtual Town Hall before we had some technical difficulties in the meeting. Please do check out their video as they have done some amazing work here!

I'm very excited by all of your work and am looking forward to completing the White Paper. I think we all have something great here not only in the work, but in the community! It was powerful to be able to come together and share at the Global Virtual Town Hall

As always, thanks for your participation!

Sam Karras

Samk@takingitglobal.org


Team Morocco Video

Posted by CGE Sam Karras on October 31st, 2016

Hello everyone, I would like to take this opportunity to share with you all this video produced by Team Morocco on what they had prepared to speak on at the Global Virtual Town Hall before we had some technical difficulties in the meeting. Please do check out their video as they have done some amazing work here!

I'm very excited by all of your work and am looking forward to completing the White Paper. I think we all have something great here not only in the work, but in the community! It was powerful to be able to come together and share at the Global Virtual Town Hall

As always, thanks for your participation!

Sam Karras

Samk@takingitglobal.org


Triregional documents and Global Virtual Town Hall details

Posted by CGE Sam Karras on October 27th, 2016

Hello once again everyone!

The time is almost upon us and with Morocco and the White Paper just around the corner I want to encourage everyone who hasn't done so already to post reflections and recommendations from the bilateral and triregional collaborations. We will be having our Global Virtual Town Hall meeting at 14:30 GMT on October 28th and we would like to have as much information and reflection from the schools as possible in advance of this piece.

This meeting is a chance to bring us all together to share and discuss the work that has been done at each of the schools over the course of this project and it is paramount that we are all able to attend and collaborate for this meeting. I have included the details for the meeting in this post and I hope you are all able to attend!


Date/Time: 14:30 GMT October 28th, 2016

Meeting number: 622 720 223

Meeting password: goglobal

Meeting Link: https://cmr-us.webex.com/cmr-us/j.php?MTID=m4f3da7...

Video address:

Dial 622720223@cmr-us.webex.co

Audio connection:

+1-855-749-4750 US TOLL FREE

+1-415-655-0001 US TOLL


As always, I'm here to help if you need anything!

Cheers

Sam

samk@takingitglobal.org


Triregional Meeting

Posted by CGE Sam Karras on October 25th, 2016

Due to scheduling conflicts and some difficulties in connecting over the triregional meetings, I would like to extend the invitation to participants from all countries to connect to our triregional video conference on WebEx at 7:00am GMT October 26, 2016. Here is the information to connect!

Meeting number: 627 492 085

Meeting password: goglobal

link: https://cmr-us.webex.com/cmr-us/j.php?MTID=m9f52c4...

Video address:

Dial 627492085@cmr-us.webex.com
You can also dial meet@cmr-us.webex.com and enter the 9-digt meeting number to join your meeting.    
Skype for Business (Lync) users need to dial <username>.cmr-us@lync.webex.com or <meeting number>.cmr-us@lync.webex.com

Audio connection:

+1-855-749-4750 US TOLL FREE

+1-415-655-0001 US TOLL

In advance of this meeting which is taking place in approximately 14 hours from the time of this announcement, I would encourage you all to review the work completed as part of assignment 4: Tri-regional report - policy, awareness, and action. We will be discussing this work at the triregional meeting tonight. Following this meeting, I would like to invite you all to post reflection blogs on your experience at the triregional meetings. If possible, these should be completed before the Global Virtual Town Hall taking place at 2:00-4:30 PM GMT on October 28.

Once again, thank you all very much for your work! Please email me if you have any questions or need assistance!

Sam

samk@takingitglobal.org


Tri-regionals, multimedia, and social media community.

Posted by CGE Sam Karras on October 23rd, 2016

As we move into our week of Tri-Regional conferences, I would like to thank everyone for all of the amazing work that has been done so far!

This video was done in advance of the last conference. I'd encourage you to think of similar projects that you can do to share. Videos are a great way of engaging people in the conversation! Other than videos we can also contribute in other forms such as art, poetry, etc. To expand the conversation.

In addition, I would like to take this opportunity to engage you all in further collaboration on a more informal platform where discussion and sharing can take place. We have created a Facebook group to connect participants in this project to further build the community around climate leadership as part of the Decarbonize: Blue Youth project for COP 22. Please find the facebook group at the link provided below, and we will be glad to begin the conversation over this other platform.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/decarbonizeblueyou...

Once again, thank you all for your insights through your blogs and collaborations!

Cheers,

Sam


Bilateral Collaborations, Triregionals, and the Great Barrier Reef

Posted by CGE Sam Karras on October 18th, 2016

Hello again everyone! As we continue along in the assignments and collaborations I am really enjoying seeing all of the work that has been, and is being done by everyone on the virtual classroom. By now I hope most of you have had a chance to meet with your bilateral partners to collaborate and I am looking forward to reading the reflection blogs following this piece. We are also approaching the date for our Global Virtual Town Hall on October 28th and as such it is paramount that we are able to complete these blogs and begin work on the triregional portion of the project.

Another thing I would like to bring to your attention is the following:

https://www.outsideonline.com/2112086/obituary-great-barrier-reef-25-million-bc-2016

This article presents a narrative around the condition of Australia's Great Barrier Reef due to coral bleaching as a result of climate change. It is a great read and certainly is closely related to the work being done as part of #Decarbonize and #BlueYouth. A number of the blogs already posted on the global classroom directly address the problem of coral bleaching and I would encourage you all to give this a read.

As always, please do contact me if there is anything at all that I can offer support on or if you have any questions. Thank you very much!

Sam Karras,

SamK@takingitglobal.org


School ID, bilateral pairings and social media

Posted by CGE Sam Karras on September 30th, 2016

Hello again everyone, I am making this announcement as I have just sent emails out to the teachers identifying the bilateral pairings (they can be found under the blogs folder 'bilateral pairings' where you can post work done with your pairing). In addition I am asking that people registered on the virtual classroom, or those registering set their display name to show some identification of which school they are posting for. In my display I show up when posting as CGE Sam Karras. In order to change your display name go to your profile, select "edit profile" and change input some identifier of your location on your display name. This would go a long way in making it easier for us to provide support when necessary and to give effective feedback for the assignments.

Many of the schools have also been paired with a Graduate mentor to support their work as well. You can find your school's graduate mentor and an introduction under the discussions section. Please check this out and leave a comment so that you can familiarize with eachother!

Another thing I would like you to consider is submitting content for the public webpage. This can include photography, artwork, multimedia, etc. and can be emailed to me at samk@takingitglobal.org please also remember to use our hashtags when tweeting or posting about climate change or anything to do with this project! #decarbonize #blueyouth

Thank you very much, and good luck as we move forward in the assignments with the bilateral pairs! Please shoot me an email if you have any questions or would like any support with this.

Cheers

Sam Karras

samk@takingitglobal.org


National Dialogue Survey and Introduction

Posted by CGE Sam Karras on September 22nd, 2016

Hello everyone!

My name is Sam Karras and I will be helping out in facilitating the COP 22 project. I will be making weekly announcements for the project and working with schools to ensure that they have the support they need. I will also be here to provide feedback on any of the work you are doing here on encounters and will be glad to offer advice as needed.

I am currently an Undergraduate student at MacEwan University, and the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. I am studying Nursing and Biochemistry, so my background is not in climate change, but this is a project that I am passionate about and I will be glad to provide support as I can, and I am always happy to continue learning and developing as well.

To start us off, I have attached our COP 22 climate change national dialogue survey in this post. Please open the link here and open the form for your country. We are looking to add 4-6 questions specific to each region in which the survey will be run. Please consider questions that might be directly relevant in your country with regards to climate change for this year's survey and add them to your country's version of the survey found within the link. These could either be with a general focus on climate change, or with a special focus on water climate.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1z6EfTQqDd4Pq-C...

Thank you very much, I am looking forward to working with each of you on this project! Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need support! I can be reached at the following if you have any questions or otherwise need to contact me!

decarbonize@tiged.org

samk@takingitglobal.org

Cheers,

Sam Karras



Welcome to #Decarbonize: BlueYouth COP22!

Posted by Terry Godwaldt on September 18th, 2016

Dear Educators and students,

On behalf of the International Coordination Committee, we would like to welcome you to #Decarbonize: BlueYouth COP22. With over 10,000 youth from every corner of our planet working together, your students will be helping to lead the world’s largest synthesis of youth voice in advance of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP22, in Morocco in November.

This space is populated with resources and learning activities to help to learn about climate change and the current policies/debates/controversies surrounding the issue. Now that you'ved joined the classroom, begin by saying hello in the Discussions section and feel free to contribute discussion threads and responses freely over the coming days. It would also be great if you could complete you TIG profile to help everyone get to know you better. In the Files section, you'll find additional videos and readings that may be of interest to you.

If you have any further questions about our international collaboration, please e-mail [email protected]

Warm regards,

~ The Global Encounters Team