Support Kids Ocean Day for #GivingTuesday

Dear Ocean Defender,

This year, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, KIDS OCEAN DAY is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving.

KIDS OCEAN DAY is a non-profit organization that is part of The Malibu Foundation for Environmental Education. Through school assemblies, lesson plans, beach clean-ups, and an aerial art project, KIDS OCEAN DAY specializes in outreach to schools and promoting awareness of coastal quality issues. This program excites and inspires teachers and children alike to care for the world they live in and to increase their appreciation for the beaches and oceans. Your generous contribution will help make these goals even more of a reality and will directly benefit the children of Los Angeles.

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Last year, more than 30,000 organizations in 68 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. We invite you to join the movement and to help get out the give this
December 1.

Here is how you can help:

Make a donation to KIDS OCEAN DAY to sponsor a child for our 2016 Beach Clean Up!

Help spread the word about #GivingTuesday by encouraging friends and family to give!

Use the hashtag #GivingTuesday and #KidsOceanDay to share your support of Kids Ocean Day on social media.

To learn more about KIDS OCEAN DAY and how you can get involved, please visit www.kidsoceanday.org or email us at happyfish@kidsoceanday.org. Thank you kindly for your time and consideration.

You are making a difference!

Respectfully,
Michael Klubock
Founder and Executive Director

Helen Zughaib

Surfing through WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE ~ Poems, Short Prose & Art I just could not resist to ask permission to Jennifer Heath, curator of the show Water Water Everywhere Pean to a Vanishing Resource, and to artist Helen Zughaib to include this beautiful artwork to my blog:

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Painting by Helen Zughaib©

Moonlight Fishing

A recollection of days gone by before Kuwait struck it rich with oil. Pearl diving is now just a highly respected folkloric celebration to remind the younger generation of the old days. Moonlight Fishing is a paean to a vanished tradition, a vanished resource.

Helen Zughaib was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and lived mostly in the Middle East and Europe before coming to the United States to study art. She received her BFA from Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts. She paints using gouache and ink on board, transforming her subjects into a combination of colors and patterns, creating a nontraditional sense of space and perspective.

Zughaib has exhibited widely in New York and the Washington D.C. area. Her paintings are included in more than 80 private and public collections, including the White House, World Bank, Library of Congress, United States Consulate General, Vancouver, Canada, American Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, and the Arab American National Museum in Detroit, Michigan. Most recently, she served as United States Cultural Envoy to the West Bank, Palestine.

Zughaib feels that her background in the Middle East allows her to approach the experiences she has in the U.S. in a unique way, remaining an observer of both the Arab and American cultures. She believes that the arts are one of the most important tools we have to help shape and foster dialogue and positive ideas about the Middle East.

Hopefulness, healing, and spirituality, are all themes that are woven into her work.

Moonlight Fishing, 24 x 24, gouache on board, collection of Russ Conlan and Doug Hansen.

Journée Mondiale de l’Environnement a geneva

While I am honoured to have my plastic bags partake to this very special event I would like to share with you an:

INTERVIEW D’ANNE-CÉCILE TURNER SUR RADIO CITÉ GENÈVE

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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in partnership with the United Nations Office at Geneva, the Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations in Geneva and the Race for Water Foundation have the honour to invite you to the World Environment Day (WED) Event in Geneva: Biking in Solidarity with Small Island Developing States Bains des Pâquis, Quai du Mont-Blanc 30, located on Lake Geneva on Wednesday, 4 June 2014 at 5 pm. In support of the UN`s designation of 2014 as the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the WED 2014 emphasizes the threats of climate change such as rising sea levels for SIDS around the world. This year’s slogan “Raise your voice, not the sea level” asks for the galvanization of individual actions into a collective force for generating a positive impact on the planet. Therefore, in solidarity with threatened SIDS: We are calling for UN high officials, Ambassadors and civil society representatives to donate their time, willingness and biking skills At the Bains des Pâquis, three stationary bicycles will be connected to interactive displays. As the UN high officials and Ambassadors are biking, mounted screens will show corresponding decrease in sea levels. These energetic and committed efforts to help SIDS will be recorded on video and will be available for publishing on your respective Agencies’ and Embassies’ online platforms for the official World Environment Day on 5 June. A light cocktail will be offered following the event. The event will serve to increase public awareness about the impacts of climate change and the associated sea level rise affecting Small Island Developing States.

A la veille de la Journée Mondiale de l’Environnement, les Genevois et Genevoise sont invités à venir pédaler le long du lac Léman en solidarité avec les petits états insulaires et ainsi contribuer à la préservation de l’eau et de l’environnement. C’est dans ce cadre qu’Anne-Cécile Turner, Directrice de la Fondation Race for Water était le “Grand Invité” du 26 mai dernier dans l’émission de Lynne Mabillon diffusée sur Radio Cité Genève.

Retrouvez l’intégralité de l’interview ici

Rappel de l’événement:

Date et Horaire
Mercredi 4 Juin de 11h à 18h

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Lieu
Bain des Pâquis
Quai du Mont-Blanc 30
1201 Genève

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Transport
Bus: 1, 25 (arrêt: Navigation)
Mouettes: M1, M2, M3 (arrêt: Pâquis)

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For more Info about Race for water got to: http://www.multioneattitude.com/en/

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Race for water and my plastic bags in Rolle

499-350-planete-bleueLA FONDATION RACE FOR WATER, PARTENAIRE DU CASINO THÉÂTRE DE ROLLE: ENSEMBLE, PRÉSERVONS L’EAU !

La Planète Bleue, opération de mobilisation autour de la préservation de l’eau, aura lieu les vendredi 23 et samedi 24 mai 2014 au Casino Théâtre de Rolle et sur les quais.

Cette initiative, organisée en collaboration avec le Casino Théâtre de Rolle autour de la journée des contes a pour but de permettre à tous de découvrir le plaisir des contes tout en sensibilisant de manière ludique aux enjeux environnementaux de notre planète et de notre région.

La tente « Pavillon de l’eau » de la Fondation Race for Water en forme de demi-goutte y sera déployée afin de sensibiliser le grand public à la préservation de l’eau.

Quizz sur l’eau, visualisation du volume d’eau virtuelle, calcul de son empreinte en eau, signature de la charte du Water Guardian, solutions pour préserver l’eau, des animations pour enfants, présentations d’œuvres artistiques, projection de films, sculpture, photographie seront à découvrir.

La journée du vendredi 23 mai sera dédiée aux écoles, des classes de Rolle et environs se verront offrir par la Fondation Race for Water un programme de sensibilisation, disposant comme outil principal du livret pédagogique Titeuf créé par notre ambassadeur ZEP.

Le samedi 24 mai sera destiné au grand public. L’occasion de venir rencontrer nos Water Guardian tels que le skipper Stève Ravussin, la comédienne Anne Richard qui a écrit un conte spécialement pour cette occasion et bien d’autres surprises….

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Le programme de la journée :

5 sessions de contes
Une opération de nettoyage des rives et fonds du Léman organisée par Net’Léman
Des visites du circuit de l’eau potable de la région rolloise avec le SIDERE
Une exposition Race for Water dans le «Pavillon de l’eau », tente en forme de demi-goutte
Une exposition d’espèces animales invasives de nos cours d’eau et du Lac du service de l’environnement de l’Etat de Vaud
Une exposition sur l’énergie de la Commune de Rolle
Un atelier ludique WATERGAMES du Musée du Léman
Un atelier de création d’un bateau « Race for Water» recyclé
Un jeu de piste
Nous vous attendons nombreux ! Samedi 24 mai 2014 de 9:30 à 17:00

Pour que nous devenions tous des Water Guardian !

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Contes: Lieu :

Age conseillé : dès 3 ans Casino Théâtre de Rolle, quais et Jardins Anglais
Tarif individuel CHF 10.- Rue du Port 15

Tarif groupe (4 personnes) CHF 35.- 1180 Rolle
Billetterie: en ligne http://www.theatre-rolle.ch

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APPEL AUX BENEVOLES

Si vous êtes en mesure de nous offrir quelques heures, elles sont précieuses ! Contactez: info@theatre-rolle.ch afin de communiquer vos disponibilités, et les tâches qui vous intéressent. Repas et boissons offerts.

For more info go to: http://www.multioneattitude.com/en/RfW_Collage_Rolle_Animations_webres

Clean me up

safe_image.php             Nearly 4,000 Los Angeles kids, teachers and volunteers send a giant text message from the ocean to “CLEAN ME UP :)” as part of the 21st annual Kids Ocean Day Adopt-A-Beach Clean-Up organized by the Malibu Foundation, City of Los Angeles, Spectral Q, Keep LA Beautiful and the California Coastal Commission in Los Angeles May 15, 2014. The kids are alerting the world about the need to help the ocean and protect it from the everyday trash and plastic litter that flow down the streets, killing marine life and polluting food resources. Photo Credit: Jeff Pantukhoff, Spectral Q, Kids Ocean Day.

http://kidsoceanday.org/

https://www.facebook.com/kidsoceanday

THE RACE FOR WATER CONTINUES

photo 2In the context of our exhibition: ”Race for Water – Preserving  water” we are pleased, to invite you to a round table followed by a lunch buffet to be held on Thursday 5 December 2013 from 11:30 to 13:30 at “Quartier Libre SIG”, Pont de la Machine in Geneva, on the theme: “Plastic pollution in water – what solutions?”

This roundtable will bring together professional actors on the subject, an opportunity to share and work together on water pollution.

http://www.multioneattitude.com/en/

KIDS OCEAN DAY IN HONG KING 2013

Hong Kong 2013

1000 Hong Kong kids, teachers, and volunteers call for shark conservation by forming a giant shark with a severed fin saying ‘Save Me’ in Chinese (救我). The children then re-attached the fin, dotted the eye, ‘rekindling its spirit,’ and brought the shark back to life as the message of the 2nd annual ‘Kids Ocean Day’ Hong Kong organized by Ocean Recovery Alliance (a Hong Kong and California registered NGO), Malibu Foundation, and Spectral Q from Los Angeles).

The image is based on original drawings from two Hong Kong schoolchildren, one depicting a shark asking for a ‘ban on shark fin soup,’ and the other with a severed fin which said ‘save me’ while building respect for an endangered species that sadly, is universally feared. Their drawings were converted to a large scale aerial art image on the beach by international artist John Quigley, with help from all of the children, but with the fins from children at the Confucian Tai Shing Primary School, and Renaissance College primary students.

THE RACE FOR WATER IS APPROACHING

Press release in English and in French

Press release 23 september 2013

Discover the new exhibition
“Race for Water – Preserving water”!

rom 4 October to 15 December 2013 Race for Water Foundation is co-organising with the SIG (Services Industrials of Geneva) an exhibition on the preservation of oceans and freshwater !Visitors will be led in a fun and interactive way to explore the mysteries of water, in order to better understand why and how our Planet’s most precious resource needs to be better preserved !

The exhibition is located in a symbolic place on the water in the heart of Geneva, and will be divided in three spaces:

FRESHWATER
OCEANS
PRESERVATION

Not to forget our common thread named TITEUF, the most precious ambassador of the RACE FOR WATER Foundation !

EXHIBITION LOCATION
Quartier Libre SIG, Pont de la Machine 1, 1204 Genève

OPENING HOURS
From Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm – FREE ENTRANCE

GUIDED VISITS AND FAMILY WORKSHOPS
Register here: 00 41 (0) 22 420 75 75 or exposition@sig-ge.ch

Quartier Libre
Espace Expo SIG
Pont de la Machine 1
1204 Genève
0041 (0) 22  420 75 75
exposition@sig-ge.ch
www.sig-ge.ch/espace-exposig

Anne-Cécile Turner, Directrice
0041 (0) 79 897 31 07
acturner@multioneattitude.com
www.multioneattitude.com

Race For Water Foundation

Av. de Provence 4

Lausanne 1007

Switzerland

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The RACE FOR WATER Foundation is a charity dedicated to water preservation. It aims to educate and raise awareness on two major issues related to water pollution of lakes and oceans by plastic and preservation of freshwater. The Foundation has set up a program on three principles:LEARN: to raise public awareness
SHARE: work together to make a difference
ACT: implement concrete solutions