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Earth Day 2020 Climate Strike

Fridays for Future

April 21, 2020, 7 p.m. - April 24, 2020, 7 p.m. CDT

Earth Day 2020 (Wednesday, April 22) will mark the 50th anniversary of the world's first major environmental movement. Regrettably, Earth Day 2020 also marks another year of insufficient progress by the world's richest and largest polluting countries on addressing the climate crisis. The December 2019 United Nations COP25 climate conference was a clear failure, and most world leaders refuse to take meaningful climate action. So again, environmentalists, youth climate strikers, and coalition allies will use Earth Day 2020 as a platform to call attention to the urgency of protection the place we all live: Earth. Earth Day 2020 will be a day of major global climate strikes, rallies, and marches around the world. We will use the week of April 22nd (and Friday, April 24th) to send a clear message to our leaders in a critical election year that we need (and demand) climate action now. On the first Earth Day in 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. By the end of that year, the first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. We need that type of hope, positivity, and people power again as we push for a Green New Deal - but this time around the world. Please mark your calendar and RSVP to receive reminders and additional info as Earth Day 2020 events get planned. To organize, list, or promote your climate strike or event on Brightest, sign up as an organizer here or submit event info here.

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Go Carbon Neutral

Brightest (Climate)

Flexible times and locations

When we started Brightest we made two simple commitments to ourselves and you: anytime someone completed an act of good or volunteer shift through Brightest, we'd plant a tree. Second, we'd operate as a net zero carbon (CO2) service, offsetting all our servers, travel, and anything else we use to run our website and build our community. Thanks to the commitment of our climate community (and people like you), we've already planted over 10,000 new trees, capturing more than a hundred tons of CO2 this year. All thanks to individual acts of good adding up to big change. Now, with your help, we're taking our tree projects and sustainability commitment to the next level with a new service: a Zero Carbon Living tree-planting offset subscription. Using our existing project and partner infrastructure, each month we plant plant trees and invest in carbon-neutralizing clean energy and waste projects on behalf of our members, then verify the work to report back impact, allowing you to go carbon neutral (or gift zero carbon living to a friend) for less than the price of a weekly coffee ☕ While we don't think this alone will solve the climate crisis (one of the many reasons we provide digital infrastructure and tools to groups like Fridays for Future, Extinction Rebellion, and Sunrise Movement), little differences DO add up when we spread the word and work together. To illustrate this, if every Spotify or Netflix customer went carbon-zero, it would carbon offset the environmental footprint of a country the size of Australia or Brazil. If you'd like to help us reach our next planting target of 1 million trees, we'd be extremely grateful, and you can start right here. Your contribution to plant trees and go carbon neutral is tax deductible. Trees planted through Brightest are planted in partnership with The Brightest Foundation Incorporated, a registered US 501(c)(3) public charity, EIN 83-3516335, alongside our local reforestation partner network. Your contribution to plant trees and offset your carbon footprint with us is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S law.

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You Can Change Lives In The Dc Community By Donating One Hour Of Counseling Per Week. Sign Up Today!

Give An Hour

Flexible times

The District of Columbia Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants has partnered with Give an Hour to develop the Enhancing the District’s Response to Trauma (EDRT) project. Across the District, traumatic exposure is high and exposure to multiple traumatic events is common. There is a critical need to effectively respond to the mental health needs of trauma victims and by harnessing the skills and generosity of mental health professionals in DC, together we can provide those in need with help and hope.Volunteer Providers are DC licensed mental health professionals who set aside one session per week for one year to see a pro bono client from the EDRT project. EDRT clients are victims of crime, justice-involved adults and juveniles, previously incarcerated persons, and youth at risk of truancy or juvenile delinquency. Services may be provided by phone, in person or using HIPAA compliant video therapy.Providers sign up on our website as ready and available to assist someone when the need arises. Not all mental health professionals will have a client all year. The commitment is flexible and Give an Hour works with you to ensure you are receiving the information, training and tools to be successful, including:Free Continuing EducationFree and discounted tools for use in private practiceFree opportunities to connect with experts and professionalsHealing Begins with YOUOne hour a week can truly make a difference in someone’s life. If you are a DC-licensed mental health professional carrying malpractice insurance, visit our registration page for additional information on how you can serve as a provider in the Give an Hour network for EDRT.To sign up: http://bit.ly/GAHEDRT - click on Provider Registration or respond through VolunteerMatchTo continue the conversation, email EDRT@giveanhour.orgGive an Hour: Give an Hour(tm) is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3), that develops networks of skill-based volunteer professionals to provide free mental health services to our countries vulnerable populations, such as military veterans, at-risk youth, and survivors of gun violence. Thus far, the U.S. network of 7,000 licensed mental health professionals has provided more than 284,000 hours of care and support to those in need, valued at $28 million. info@giveanhour.org District of Columbia Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants: The District of Columbia Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants develops, funds, and coordinates programs that improve public safety; enhance the administration of justice; and create systems of care for crime victims, youth, and their families in the District. To increase support systems for crime victims, youth, and their families in the District, The District of Columbia Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants is partnering with Give an Hour to provide mental-health services to residents of the District of Columbia under a new initiative: Enhancing the District’s Response to Trauma (EDRT). *This ad was produced by Give an Hour, under 2019-PGAHDC-0001, awarded by the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants, Executive Office of the Mayor, District of Columbia. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the Executive Office of the Mayor.

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Business Office or Virtual Office
Washington, 20002

S.a.i.l. Fitness Instructors! (lewinsville Senior Center - Mclean)

Fairfax Area Agency On Aging

Flexible times

Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL)Fitness Instructors needed at Lewinsville Senior Center. Volunteer must already be certified in SAIL or complete a free Instructor Training Course provided by Fairfax County's Department of Neighborhood and Community Services, and commit to teaching two full 12 week courses. Volunteer will teach 1-2 hours a week. The next SAIL Instructor Training will likely be held in August or early September 2019 at Marymount University. If you are not already an approved volunteer with Volunteer Solutions, sign up now so you will be eligible for the course. It takes a few minutes to process new volunteers.SAIL is strength, balance and fitness program for adults 65 and older. Performing exercises that improve strength, balance, and fitness is the single most important activity adults can do to stay active and reduce their chances of falling. The entire curriculum of activities in the SAIL program can help improve strength and balance, if done regularly. Exercises can be done sitting or standing.For this, and other meaningful volunteer opportunities, contact Volunteer Solutions at 703-324-5406, TTY 711, VolunteerSolutions@fairfaxcounty.gov, or visit:https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/older-adults/volunteer-solutionsVolunteer Solutions is a Partnership of Fairfax County's Family Services, Health Department and Neighborhood & Community Services.

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Lewinsville Senior Center
McLean, Virginia 22101

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