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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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Cien Aguas Joins GWE
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We are the Cien Aguas International School chapter of the Global Warming Express. We formed in October, 2014, with five students grades 3-5, and one adult facilitator. Our school is a K-8 public charter school in Albuquerque, near the airport. We are committed, vocal, and full of ideas and energy! Because our facilitator, Eva Thaddeus, went to the People’s Climate March on September 20,...

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Call for GWE Mentors!
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The Global Warming Express has mentorship opportunities available immediately for college and high school students to work with 4th through 8th graders in Santa Fe in one or all of three general areas:   Communications We need older students who are experienced with website design and social media to guide members of our Kids’ Board of Directors in communicating the organization’s activities to the...

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Move the Express Forward!
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The Global Warming Express Club has been invited to expand into as many as ten additional schools in the Santa Fe area this year, but we need funds in order to reach all those kids! You can help move the Express forward by sponsoring a school, a teacher, or supplies. See the packages below, and then go to the Donate page to find out...

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Our Trip to NYC
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It all started when my mom and I flew to New York City for the People’s Climate March. This is me on the airplane.     Anyway, as we flew into NYC I saw a beautiful skyline.     This was what I saw when we landed.     The next morning (since we had been in LaGuardia, which is in Queens) we traveled...

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Climate Action Task Force
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Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales has announced that he is convening a Climate Action Task Force, whose mission will be to come up with a set of concrete actions the city can take to prepare for climate change, molded around plans already created by experts on sustainability, green jobs, food, and energy. And the GWE will be at the table. The group will be...

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Our Trip to the EPA Carbon Hearings
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On July 29 the EPA held hearings around the country on coal. The GWE kids were invited to testify at the hearing in Denver, so Joanna, Marino, Zubin, Ciela, and I hit the road. We got to Denver on Monday evening. After dinner we went swimming. I think the hotel pool is awesome! It was small, however it had beds! Yes, beds by the...

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Marina’s Speech to the EPA
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Hi, I’m Marina. We started The Global Warming Express because we were concerned about climate change issues. We wrote a book, and now we are learning about how to give speeches and work with our government around how to make changes in our city, state, and country. We are mostly concerned about how fast fossil fuels are adding to global warming. Every summer temperatures...

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