350.org Organizer Training in CT, Opportunities to Get Involved, Internships

350 Organizers and Supporters across CT,
Three important points about 350 + CT. I’ll be brief.

Moving Planet Organizingbit.ly/mpct-interest
Our organizing for Moving Planet on 9/24 is cruising. If you haven’t gotten involved, now’s the time, and we could use your help on our core organizing team or with regional outreach and regional event planning. List of core organizing leadership positions is at the bottom of this email. If you’re interested, here’s the place to let us know or feel free to email me directly.

We will be holding a 1-2 day organizer/activist training in August led by me and 350.org staff from the NYC or DC office. Trainings like this are worth their weight in gold, and 350 is running this training in CT because of the capacity this state has to make big waves. If you’re interested, fill out the doodle and get in touch by email or the link above. Travel reimbursement is available.

Finally, we are announcing a select number of justin by August 1st, 2011. Applications are considered on first-come, first-served basis until the positions are filled.

All best,

Justin Haaheim | Connecticut Regional Coordinator | 350.org

350 CT Leadership Positions

  • Outreach Coordinator: to coordinate and push forward our outreach to NGOs, businesses, k-12 schools and universities
  • Volunteer and Recruitment Coordinator: to coordinate and track volunteer interest and availability, and to recruit organizers
  • Meeting and Event Coordinator: to plan and schedule meetings and parties, set agendas, send out minutes and either take on or delegate meeting leadership and note-taking.
  • Media and Public Contact Coordinator: to make noise about the work we’re doing, coordinate/submit op-eds, take interviews with the media
  • Social Media Coordinator: to keep an active presence Facebook and twitter and to update our website (http://350ct.wordpress.com/)
  • City or University Lead Organizer: to build a local organizing team and take leadership of mobilizing a town, region or university. Consider this and one of the other roles above.

Notes from 7/12 Moving Planet Meeting 2 – help us brainstorm

Planet Movers,Thanks for another great meeting last night. I am again humbled by the insight and creativity of this group — you all are amazing.

Help us continue the brainstorm! http://bit.ly/nrYOvd More below.

The real heart of our work last night was the discussion of desired outcomes and how the scope/format of the event can help us achieve those. We centered on six possible outcomes:

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Moving Planet CT Brainstorm Notes – Send 5 favorites by Friday 6/24

Moving Planet brainstormers: great to see you last night. Thanks for a fun, thoughtful, creative brainstorm session, with lots of good ideas and lots of ways to move forward.

As promised, here are my notes from the meeting (below). We agreed that each of us will pick 5 of our favorite ideas or themes, make a list of outcomes we’d like to see from the 9/24 event, and give suggestions for organizations or people to reach out to. That last point is especially important — we’ll need to assemble a solid team of organizers to pull off a statewide action like this, and so we need to continue to identify people with the energy and vision for this kind of work.

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An introduction, an invitation, and Moving Connecticut

350.org Organizers across Connecticut,

First, an introduction: I’m Justin Haaheim, the 350.org Regional Coordinator for Connecticut.  I’m here to be a resource for you, to help connect people with similar interests or projects, and to join with you and others to build a broad, powerful statewide network of groups working for a better future for our planet and the people on it.  I live in New Haven, CT, and joined the 350.org Team in March.  Feel free to write me at justin –at– 350 dot org — I’d love to hear from you.

By now, you’ve all heard about Moving Planet (moving-planet.org) — the big global day of action coming up on September 24th.  This year, 350 is aiming BIG and asking for people to work together for big turnout in a few key places in the US, and Connecticut is one of them.  It’s time for us to come together across the state and do what we do well: organize the kind of beautiful, inviting, inspiring climate action that is going to mobilize our communities and cool our planet.

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