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Executive Director Anna Garwood speaks about her work with Green Empowerment at the next Thirsters meeting Thursday, July 1st at 8:15 pm. Anna also lived in Cajamarca, Peru for over two years working on a range of Green Empowerment renewable energy and water projects including: small wind, biodigester, and micro-hydro projects. Thirsters meet every Thursday at the McMenamin’s Tavern on NW 23rd Ave at Savier Street in Portland, Oregon. Please join us!


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Marjorie and Stephen Kafoury will host the Friends of the Q’ero Community event Monday, June 7, 2010 at Andina restaurant.

Green Empowerment supports Friends of the Q’ero Community of Peru in building a new school. Once completed, the school will serve as a learning and community development center for the entire Marcachea community. Home to 57 families and a total of 376 inhabitants, the current school in Marcachea is in deplorable condition with inadequate school supplies, run-down latrines, and unacceptable living quarters for the teachers.

There will be a presentation on the Q’ero people, last living descendants of the Incas, followed by details about the project and time for questions.

Contact maggy@mhenryinteriors.com for more information.

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A Green Empowerment representative will be lecturing at Stanford University on Wednesday, May 26th.

Michel Maupoux, Southeast Asia Program Director and Green Empowerment Technical Director, is the featured guest speaker for the class: Electric Power- Renewables & Efficiency- in the Atmosphere/Energy Program.  The invitation is from Gil Masters, Stanford Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering.  The talk will address Green Empowerment’s development model and focus on the challenges of implementing renewable energy technologies in off-the-grid, remote communities.  A limited number of Green Empowerment patrons are invited to attend.

Green Empowerment offers professional consulting and speaking opportunities to interested parties.

For more information contact Joan Gardner, Director of Development at Green Empowerment.  joan@greenempowerment.org

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Green Empowerment is co-hosting the Seminar “Biodigester: Clean
technology to Mitigate Climate Change” at EARTH University, Costa
, May 13-14 for hands-on workshops and presentations from experts
from across Latin America. The event is preceded by the strategic
meeting of Red de Biodigestores para Latinoamerica y el Caribe.

To learn more about the seminar please view the flyer below or view the agenda of the seminar – contact information is on page 4.

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This April 22nd event features bands, vendors, demonstrations and keynote by Sightline Institute’s Alan Durning.

WHAT: Portland State University students will host an all-day Earth Day festival, featuring outdoor performances by bands, a noon address by Sightline Institute Founder Alan Durning, food, community groups, vendors, sustainable technology demonstrations, and more.

Performers include The Soul Mechanics (with members of Hot Buttered Rum and Fruition), Morning Teleportation, Everyday Prophets, Luck One, Sudden Anthem and Off the Grid.

PSU Earth Day 2010 is the culmination of a full week (April 17-24) of “Sustainability in Action”: student-led sustainability projects across the city. Activities range from planting gardens at Portland Public Schools and an eco-documentary marathon to cooking in a cob oven and mixing green cleaning products.

WHEN: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Thursday, April 22, 2010

WHERE: South Park Blocks at Portland State University

COST: The event is free and open to the public.

CONTACT: PJ Houser, PSU Earth Week Coalition, 503-725-8951 (o), 971-275-6734 (c), psuearthweek@pdx.edu.

For more information and a complete list of Earth Week activities (April 17 – 24), visit www.psuearthweek.org.

Find us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/bJNtZh.

SPONSORS: PSU Earth Week is sponsored by Students for Leadership in Ecology, Culture and Learning; the PSU Environmental Club; and the Sustainability Leadership Center.

Additional support comes from community sponsors, including Dave’s Killer Bread, Columbia Gorge Organic, Portland Farmer’s Market, Andie Petkus Photography, Renewable Project Northwest, Natracare, and others. The Bonneville Environmental Foundation will provide carbon offsets for the entire event.

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KQED San Francisco is broadcasting the film American Sandinista about the work of Ben Linder, next Saturday evening at 6 pm.

In the 1980s, at the height of the Cold War, a bloody civil war between the socialist-influenced Sandinistas and US-backed Contras ravaged Nicaragua. Despite the danger, thousands of Americans disobeyed White House warnings and descended upon the Central American nation, determined to lend their skills and labor to the revolutionary Sandinista cause. Using an eclectic mixture of rare archival footage, arresting still photography, and contemporary interviews, this documentary tells the story of a small group of controversial US engineers who went further than anyone expected, and paid the ultimate price.

Green Empowerment’s first major project was funding the continuation of micro-hydro projects in Nicaragua that had been started by Ben Linder. In 2001, Green Empowerment became the steward of the Ben Linder Memorial Fund, and Green Empowerment has continued to support ATDER-BL’s growing projects to this day.
The film was recently released and can be purchased on line by clicking here: www.american-sandinista.com
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area then you can catch the film on KQED 9HD on Saturday April 10th at 6:30pm

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Portland State University and Environmental Science & Management alum Caitlyn Peake is interning with AsoFenix/Green Empowerment in Central Nicaragua. During her six month internship she will work with local communities to foster environmental conservation and to restore watershed habitat to ensure healthy water supplies for future generations. To help support her internship local restaurant and salsa club, Aztec Willies is hosting a Salsa fundraiser.  Here are the details:

When: Friday, December 11th
Salsa Lesson begins at 9:30pm

Where: Aztec Willies
1501 NE Broadway

The cover is $5 and the event is 21+

For more information please contact Caitlyn Peake at cpeake@pdx.edu

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