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PARIS to SANTA FE Climate March
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On Saturday, December 12,2015 the GWE joined others from Santa Fe and Albuquerque to create a Paris to Santa Fe Climate March starting at the Santa Fe Plaza. Cold, snowy weather did not deter the marchers, who rallied to sing sustainable energy Christmas carols before they marched! On hand from the GWE Board of Directors were Heather Karlson and Maria Hondros. Camilla Feibelman, ED...

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THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS!!!
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ZUBIN STILLINGS AND PAM GLICHRIST, plus Zubin’s entire family were some of the GWE’s most recent volunteers, tabling here at the TEDx event in Albuquerque in November. We started to try to make a list of all of our volunteers and found that it is impossible to name each and every parent, teacher, administrator, colleague, child, friend, elected officials and their aides, professionals, moms,...

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Education Day at COP21!
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We at the GWE do not usually feature tiles about Grownups but this is an important exception. This is a photo of Ms Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, Minister of National Education, Higher Education and Research. She spoke at the COP21 Education Day, along with her colleague, Ms Segolene Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy. Here is coverage about that day from the COP 21...

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Acequia Madre GWE’s Letter to the Future
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The  Acequia Madre GWE Group has been hard at work this fall. They wrote Thank You letters to President Obama for Saying NO to the Keystone Pipeline. Now they have written a Letter to the Future: The Global Warming Express – Hopes for the future “More people are learning about global warming all the time.” I am submitting this letter on behalf of 12...

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Whole Foods gives GWE bag credit & Kids’ Event !
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Shop at Whole Foods and bring your own bag, then ask to have your 10 cent credit donated to us! Need a reusable bag?? Bring your child to the Whole Foods Cerritos Children’s Activity on December 12, 2015, from 2-3 pm! Your child will get a FREE GWE cotton bag and will decorate one side of it with artwork ! See you...

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Eileen Fisher promotes sustainable clothing industry
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Eileen Fisher has become an outspoken proponent of cleaning up the clothing industry’s heavy  carbon footprint. The GWE was extremely honored to be selected by Eileen Fisher to be the recipient of a percentage of the retail and online sales during a recent EF Event. Thanks and a shout-out go to Nancy Hardwick and her superlative staff for making the event a success! The...

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President Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline!
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Two years ago, the first GWE group created their Keystone Pipeline Rally and Protest. They were joined by the then-campaigning mayoral candidate, Javier Gonzales, who grabbed Rowan’s sign and stood with them. Two years later, another political figure stands with them. President Obama has rejected the Keystone Pipeline, helping to make another of the GWEers’ dream come...

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Marina’s ABQ TEDx talk
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On Saturday, November 14, Marina Weber gave a TEDx talk in Albuquerque, as part of Zoom In. Zoom Out. Here at 1hr, 11 min., 39 seconds- http://livestream.com/tedx/tedxyouth/videos/104546161  Marina’s 8 minute speech, with 8 slides of Joanna Whysner’s illustrations,  was entitled “Believe in the Power of Your Voice” and even though it told the story of the inception of the the GWE, it focused on invoking the...

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GWE at Sustainable Living Conference
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On October 23, 2015, six GWEers from Acequia Madre Elementary School attended the 10th Annual Traditional Agriculture and Sustainable Living Conference at the Tesuque Pueblo Intergenerational Center. They had the privilege of hearing from Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq, an indigenous shaman from Greenland, who spoke about the melting ice in the Arctic, which is causing mountains to rise higher each year and allowing trees to grow...

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GWE at the Santa Fe Plaza Bandstand
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Last Thursday night at the Santa Fe Plaza Bandstand, GWE kids rocked the stage and wowed the crowd. During the 10 minute intermission, Sofia and Skylar gave impassioned oratories, and Ciela, Zubin, Phoebe, Lucia, Helen, and Marina performed GWE’s signature repertoire of songs (written by Joanna Whysner) and dances. Aiden and Heather held the banner and cheered on the stars of the stage! We had...

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Urgent Call to Action! School Solar Arrays Need You!!!
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What we thought was a done deal might not be. The solar arrays planned for Acequia Madre Elementary and Atalaya Elementary are in jeopardy – the City has required a hearing and listed additional criteria to be fulfilled. We need all hands on deck to support our cause for the City’s Historic Design Review Board meeting. This meeting will take place at… Tuesday, July...

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GWE Kids Create Reusable Bags at the Green Festival
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On Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the Green Festival, put on by the New Mexico Green Chamber in Santa Fe’s Railyard, the Global Warming Express completed a project to create cloth shopping bags to donate to those in need. The students took part in the silk screen printing and sewing, and the public was invited to help with the process, contribute a design for future projects, and...

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Santa Fe County Honors GWE Students
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On May 12, 2015, the Santa Fe County Commissioners issued a Santa Fe County Proclamation, “Honoring the Young Students of The Global Warming Express” . The GWEers were recognized for their efforts to raise awareness about the central crisis of our time and for their courage in studying and engaging with the problems that will face their generation. County Commissioner and Advisory Board Member Kathy...

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Cien Aguas GWE Playwrights
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The Cien Aguas GWE Club has been doubling as a theater troupe recently. In collaboration with their facilitator, they have created a play featuring the conversion of a Tar Sands oil executive to the renewable cause. Here is the Cien Aguas crew taking the Railrunner to Santa Fe to perform at the GWE Benefit Party at Tomasita’s. Graciela is in costume as “Mr. Charles,...

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GWE at Renewable Energy Day!
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February 27th was the third annual Renewable Energy Day at the New Mexico State Legislature. The Global Warming Express was at the Roundhouse in force to join the gathering of legislators, advocates, educators and youth. The event was a celebration the ways renewable energy and energy efficiency benefit our economy, our society, and our planet. Among the many features of the event were a kids’...

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The GWE Kids’ Board of Directors!
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The GWE now has a Kids’ Board of Directors at the helm! Six of the more seasoned GWEers met for monthly meetings in November and December ’14. They were joined in December by Honorary GWE Member Anna Rose Mohr-Almeida, from Mesa, AZ. The Kids’ Board recently performed at the GWE Party at Tomasita’s on January 28th, and elected a seventh member: Acequia Madre GWEer...

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GWE’s Night to Remember at Tomasita’s
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A grand time was had by all at the GWE Party on January 28th. A packed room of New Mexicans was generously treated by Positive Energy Solar and Tomasita’s owner George Gundry to an evening of food, drink, and entertainment. The programming for the evening featured a diverse cast of characters. GWEers from five schools delivered rousing performances: the Cesar Chavez GWE All-Star Animal Savers performed...

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Acequia Madre’s Big Goal
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Acequia Madre GWE, the founding chapter of the Global Warming Express, has expanded to include 4th through 6th graders, with one able 2nd grader involved! (See our Radio Cafe interview.) This GWE group has some Big News: their dream for a solar installation to help supply the school’s electricity is one Giant Step closer to realization. Last year, with the help of Positive Energy Solar and...

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Linking Kids Across Borders
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My sister Ciela and I took a trip to Mexico over the winter holidays. We went to San Pancho, where we visited Luis Morales and his family. Luis is the director of the Observatorio de Aves de San Pancho (San Pancho Bird Observatory). He is working with kids at the Escuela del Mundo Montesori school to help them understand climate change and how it is...

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Go César Chávez GWE Animal Saver All Stars
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César Chávez Elementary School jumped onboard the Express this past Fall. The Cesar Chavez GWE Animal Saver All Stars have been learning about how global warming is affecting animals, and they’re committed to doing something about it. Currently, the group is learning and rehearsing the original GWE song and dance. They will make their debut at the GWE’s Benefit Party, which will be sponsored by Tomasitas, Positive...

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Chasing Ice Benefit at CCA
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On December 14, 2014, The Global Warming Express held a benefit screening of the film Chasing Ice at the Center for Contemporary Arts as part of Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s Climate Sunday series. Chasing Ice director and producer Jeff Orlowski made a special appearance, and following the film participated in a panel discussion with GWEers Helen Harrison and Marina Weber, Mayor Javier Gonzales, and scientist and...

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GWE on Radio Cafe
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KSFR’s Mary-Charlotte interviewed GWE’s Phoebe Harrison, Aiden Pollon, and Genie Stevens on December 11, 2014, to talk about our event with Chasing Ice producer and director Jeff Orlowski. You can listen here: http://www.santaferadiocafe.org/2014/12/11/...

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Watch The GWE Promo Video
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We are getting the word out about the GWE with our new promotional video by StoryPortrait Media. Please take a look, “like” us on Facebook, and help us bring our program to more kids by visiting our Donate page. Post by The Global Warming...

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What We Do
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The Global Warming Express began as an after-school mentorship program in the Fall of 2013 with a group of nine- to eleven-year-old students at Acequia Madre Elementary School in Santa Fe, New Mexico. One year later, this for kids/by kids movement has won a prestigious award, has had a day named after it, and has been asked to sit on Mayor Javier Gonzales’ ground-breaking...

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