Sudan: Humanity ascending December 8, 2009
Jeremy Barnicle, BA’94 Jeremy Barnicle wants your attention. He directs communications for Mercy Corps, an aid and development organization that operates in more than 35 war-torn and impoverished countries. This work demands resources. Mercy Corps’ budget tops $225 million a year, and it employs more than 3,700 people worldwide. Through his outreach, Barnicle helps bring in the money that makes its work possible.
India: U.S. rock star sings to save shrunk Kashmiri glaciers December 8, 2009
SRINAGAR, India-controlled Kashmir, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- While the national leaders and thousands of negotiators from across the globe have gathered in Copenhagen for climate change conference, American alternative rock star, songwriter Terra Naomi, Monday performed in Srinagar to raise awareness about battered environment, such as depleting glaciers in Kashmir. Naomi, the YouTube sensation, sang in an auditorium on the banks of world famous Dal Lake.
India: US pop star in Kashmir to highlight climate change December 7, 2009
Srinagar, (IANS) - After performing at picturesque Gulmarg, US pop star Terra Naomi is set to sing on the banks of the Dal Lake here as part of her global campaign to create awareness about climate change. “She will sing the famous song ‘Say it’s possible’ wearing local attire and playing her own guitar. The song is inspired by former US vice president Al Gore’s film ‘An Inconvenient Truth’,” said Usman Ahmad, regional director of Mercy Corps, an NGO that has organised Terra’s campaign in Kashmir.
India: US singer croons for climate in Kashmir December 7, 2009
SRINAGAR - While the US government is against the visit of its citizens to Kashmir due to security reasons, American singer Terra Noami mesmerised thousands of her Kashmiri fans on the bank of world famous Dal Lake here on Monday evening. Despite intense cold, the audience listened to the Youtube sensation, attired in traditional Kashmiri dress, with apt attention amid thunderous applause. Terra sang her famous song “Say it’s possible” also.
India: YouTube singer to croon for Kashmir December 5, 2009
Srinagar - When world leaders meet in Copenhagen next week to find ways to save the planet, a crooner from the West will sing in Kashmir to Say It’s Possible. YouTube sensation Terra Naomi will sing for the Valley’s battered environment in what would probably be the first musical show by a westerner in Kashmir. The December 7 concert, coinciding with the Copenhagen summit on climate change, will be held on the banks of the Dal Lake, now in the throes of a silent death from pollution.
DR Congo: A burning issue in the climate change fight December 3, 2009
Agnes Nyanzira is not concerned about her carbon footprint. She lives in a camp for internal refugees just outside Goma, eastern Congo, has seven children to care for, has a problem with one of her feet, and feels she spends all day collecting firewood. That should soon change. On the uneven volcanic ground where she has pitched her tiny tent, Ms Nyanzira is showing off her new, fuel-efficient cooking stove. It is a potent, if modest, weapon against climate change. By burning wood more completely, it will roughly halve the amount of fuel she uses.
Afghanistan: The plan for Afghanistan December 2, 2009
Listen to the program Here. Mercy Corps' John Stephens begins his interview at 36 minutes and 45 seconds. President Obama has said he wants to "finish the job" in Afghanistan and he made his plans public with a nationally broadcast speech from West Point on Tuesday night. He announced that he wants to begin withdrawal from Afghanistan in July 2011, but in order to get to there 30,000 more troops will need to be deployed over the next six months.
India: American singer to croon for climate change in Delhi November 29, 2009
NEW DELHI: American alternative rock singer-songwriter Terra Naomi will be crooning for climate change in Delhi on December 3 and 5. Naomi, whose urgent, crusading track 'Say it's possible' became a YouTube sensation, has packed more into her life and music than many a contemporary.
United States: Nonprofit makes use of castoff computers November 29, 2009
Workers in developing countries have long handled the electronic detritus of American consumers. Now, thanks to a partnership between a new Vancouver nonprofit organization and Portland-based Mercy Corps, schools in many of those countries will benefit from our computer castoffs. Earlier this month, 217 monitors made their way aboard a truck to Mercy Corps headquarters in Portland. Mercy Corps, the well-connected international aid organization, accepted 217 desktop computer monitors from Vancouver's CREAM organization — Computer Reuse, Education And Marketing.
United States: A worthwhile cause November 26, 2009
CLICK HERE to read up on and donate to a very worthwhile cause! "Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.