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Global Climate Strike (September 20)

Fridays for Future

Sept. 19, 2019, 8 p.m. - Sept. 27, 2019, 7:59 p.m.

To date, young people have led the climate strikes around the world. Now we need adults to join us too. On September 20, 2019, Fridays for Future, the Youth Climate Strike movements, and all of our international friends and allies call for a global general strike. Mark and add it to your calendar. Workers everywhere, please: we are asking you to join us and walk away from a system that is destroying our planet and will threaten the survival of millions of people, plants, and animals within the next 10, 20, 30 years. We don’t feel like we have a choice: it’s been years of talking, countless negotiations, empty deals on climate change and fossil fuel companies being given free rides to drill beneath our soils and burn away our futures for their profit. Politicians and fossil fuel companies have known about climate change for decades. They have willingly handed over their responsibility for our future to profiteers whose search for quick cash threatens our very existence. This crisis is very real, and it cannot be ignored any longer. We have learned that if we don’t start acting for our future, nobody else will make the first move. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. Once again our voices are being heard on the streets, but it is not just up to us. We feel a lot of adults haven’t quite understood that we young people won’t hold off the climate crisis ourselves. Sorry if this is inconvenient for you. But this is not a single-generation job. It’s humanity’s job. We young people can contribute to a larger fight and that can make a huge difference. We can't do this with you and everyone you know. So this is our invitation. Starting on Friday, September 20 we will kickstart a week of climate action with a worldwide strike for the climate. We’re asking adults to step up alongside us. There are many different plans under way in different parts of the world for adults to join together and step up and out of your comfort zone for our climate. Let’s all join together, with your neighbours, co-workers, friends, family and go out on to the streets to make your voices heard and make this a turning point in our history. During the French revolution mothers flooded the streets for their children. Today we children are fighting for ourselves, but so many of our parents are busy discussing whether our grades are good, or a new diet or what happened in the Game of Thrones finale – while the planet burns. This moment has to happen. Last year’s UN intergovernmental panel on climate change’s special report on global warming was clear about the unprecedented dangers of going beyond 1.5C of global heating. Emissions must drop rapidly – so that by the time we are in our mid- and late-20s we are living in a completely transformed world. But to change everything, we need everyone. It is time for all of us to unleash mass resistance – we have shown that collective action does work. We need to escalate the pressure to make sure that change happens, and we must escalate together. So this is our chance – join us on climate strike this September. People have risen up before to demand action and make change; if we do so in numbers we have a chance. If we care, we must do more than say we do. We must act. This won’t be the last day we need to take to the streets, but it will be a new beginning. We’re counting on you. As we get closer to September 20th and more local information on events, actions, and strikes are available and get planned we will be sharing them here on Brightest. To search for nearby actions, visit our search tool and our climate action map. To organize, list, or promote your climate strike or event on Brightest, sign up here #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike #StrikeWithUs

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Coach With Girls On The Run At Rachel Carson Middle School

Girls On The Run Of Nova

Sept. 23, 2019, midnight - Nov. 24, 2019, midnight

Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia is looking for coaches across our area for our Fall 2019 Season! Lace up your sneakers and inspire a group of girls to be strong, confident, and healthy! Girls on the Run is a youth development program for girls in 3rd through 8th grade that creatively integrates running. Teams of volunteer coaches are trained to facilitate our easy-to-follow curriculum with small groups of girls twice a week over the course of 10 weeks. You don't need to be a runner or a competitive athlete to coach! Successful coaches only need to serve as role models for girls by showing up prepared and on time, by listening attentively, and by demonstrating a positive attitude! Coaches are required to commit to 2-3 hours per week for the 10 week season, with additional time required for Coach Training and the GOTR 5K race. Practice schedules will vary based on team. GOTR’s Fall 2019 Season starts the week of September 23rd and ends on November 24th.At Rachel Carson Middle School, we are looking for an Assistant Coach for our Heart & Sole team; comprised of local 6th-8th grade girls. Practices are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-4:30PM.To apply as a Fall 2019 Girls on the Run of NOVA coach, go to https://www.raceplanner.com/volunteer/signup/new-coach-application-fall-19. Learn more about volunteering with us at https://www.gotrnova.org/volunteer or email mperkins@gotrnova.org. "I am so thankful that this program exists in Northern Virginia. Every year I coach it just gets better and better and we are more equipped to make an impact on the lives of these girls!" -- GOTR NOVA Coach

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13618 McLearen Rd.
Herndon, Virginia 20171

Bring Hope To Children With Cancer

Hopecam

Flexible times

Help connect children with cancer with their friends and classmates using technology. Volunteer to set up tablet computers and more!Position: Champion of Hope, Hopecam Program VolunteerMission: Hopecam is a 501c3 charitable organization with the mission of using technology to overcome the social isolation of children in treatment for cancer. Recognizing the critical need for socialization with their friends and classmates, Hopecam seeks to bridge the lonely divide between homebound or hospitalized children and their friends at school using tablets, web cameras, and Skype.To learn more, visit www.hopecam.orgPosition Description: The Program Volunteer will provide critical support to Hopecam’s program staff with administrative aspects of the "connection process.". Some of the projects we need volunteer support with include:Calling Parents for intake and follow-upCalling schools to facilitate Skype connectionPreparing informational packets to ship to children, schools, and social workersSetting up tablets and preparing tablets and webcams to ship to children and schoolsEntering applications into our database, and more!Qualifications:Positive attitude and flexibilityBe a team player willing to "pitch in" in areas not outlined in position descriptionExcellent PC skills and well-versed in PC version of Micrsoft Word and ExcelDetail orientedSense of humorSophisticated interpersonal communication skillsExcellent organizational and documentation skillsAbility to multi-taskReliable transportation to Hopecam officeStart Date:ImmediatelyMinimum Committment: 3 months, 3-4 hours/weekWe are looking for volunteers who can commit to a regular schedule after training. A criminal background check is required prior to start.Please email sam@hopecam.org if interested.

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12100 Sunset Hills Road
Reston, Virginia 20190

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