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Action4Climate: An opportunity to inspire

March 26 2014

Connect4Climate's new intern, Carolina Forjaz Trigueiros, shares her thoughts on Action4Climate.

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Connect4Climate Filmmakers Forum on Climate Change

March 04 2014

Influential and creative filmmakers brought together to discuss and commit to spreading awareness on climate change.

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Action4Climate Support Messages

February 16 2014

See what the jury of the Action4Climate Documentary Film Competition have to say about climate change and the competition. Join the movement, enter your film now!

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World Bank’s Connect4Climate helps spark new action on Climate Change

December 13 2013

More than 500 participants attended Be The Movement, a workshop co-sponsored by Connect4Climate and the University of Warsaw in parallel with COP19. The focus of the workshop, which reaches an online audience of more than 300,000, was to identify new strategies to expand action on climate change. The dominant outcome was that each person can make a difference when it comes to climate change – this was expressed through the workgroups, the diverse presentations from NGOs, private sector, and international organisations and the keynote addresses.

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Be The Movement Youth Pledge

December 12 2013

Youth Pledge at the Connect4Climate Be The Movement Workshop in parallel to the UNFCCC COP19 in Warsaw

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Rachel Kyte at Be The Movement

December 10 2013

Full transcript of the speech given by Rachel Kyte, Vice President of the Sustainable Development Network at the World Bank Group, at the Connect4Climate Be The Movement Workshop in Warsaw, 20 November 2013.

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Be The Movement Speakers

December 05 2013

The Connect4Climate Be The Movement workshop brought together some great speakers and influential climate change movement makers to discuss ways on How to advance the global climate change movement. See quotes and biographies of the participants in alphabetical order.

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Highlights from the Live Chat for Be The Movement

November 19 2013

On the 14 November Connect4Climate hosted a live chat on the Guardian Climate Change Hub. The topic was “how to build a global coalition to end climate change” and the outcomes of this are to be used in the Be The Movement workshop tomorrow at the University of Warsaw in parallel to COP19.

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Visualising a Warming World

October 23 2013

Looking at a world with climate change through the creations of Laura Canali

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Build The Change Video and Submissions

October 17 2013

More than 8000 visitors came to the Build The Change workshops, including 4000 children and professionals from the EcoCity2013 conference. A giant EcoCity was built, covering more than 40 square meters.

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Is Climate Change a Myth?

October 16 2013

Max Thabiso Edkins tackles climate change denial comments posted under a Connect4Climate iChange video

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One night that changed my life for ever

October 09 2013

Patricia Downie and Henry Ertl share their experience of the Right Here Right Now event and how a video they made on the event can inspire climate change action. It was a night that changed them for ever.

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IPCC to Release Most Robust Climate Report Created

September 26 2013

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is releasing its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) on Friday.

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Connect4Climate heading for ECOCITY2013

September 17 2013

Connect4Climate will be present at EcoCity2013 in a number of ways, from leading the global "LEGO® Build the Change" challenge, to documenting the LEGO® Build the Change workshops, to participating in the summit and showcasing previous Connect4Climate winners.

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Voices4Climate winners receive their prizes

September 09 2013

The winners of the Connect4Climate Voices4Climate competition have all received their prizes and certificates. Here are some pictures of the winners with their prizes:

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What Kind of Climate Will the Youths Face in the Future?

August 14 2013

Is there going to be left a habitable place for posterity and generations to come? 

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Safeguarding Creation: A New Manifesto for World Youth Day

July 26 2013

The Vatican’s Pontifical Council of the Laity partners with Italy’s Ministry of Environment to create sustainability manifesto.

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Riding across the USA against climate change

July 22 2013

2 cyclists; one tandem bike; 66 days and 40 cities across the USA - the goal: to raise awareness on climate change.

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“Climate change means the death of the world as we know it”

July 11 2013

Stephon Gabriel won the Voices4Climate Music Video category with "A Changing World." It is the changing world we are living in that lead this 21-years old entrepreneur to try to inspire others to rise up against climate change.

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How to turn young people into climate change activists

July 02 2013

With the right information, young people can become brilliant campaigners. So how do you get them involved?

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Building the Climate Movement

June 28 2013

I'm inspired, I feel the climate movement is about to take off, let's join forces to tackle climate change.

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Warmer World Will Keep Millions of People Trapped in Poverty, Says New Report

June 19 2013

What will our world look like in 30 years without concerted action on climate change? A new report from the World Bank paints a stark picture and reminds us that there is still time to act.

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iChange Finalists at the UNFCCC Conference

June 14 2013

Video Blog by Connor Botkin and Marco Arena, Connect4Climate iChange Competition Finalists. They report on the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference in Bonn, June 2013.

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A Thank You from iChange Grand Prize Winner Nadia Asfour

June 11 2013

A guest post by Nadia Asfour, iChange Grand Prize Winner

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iChange Winners

May 23 2013

The five iChange finalists are...

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From Apathy to Action

May 03 2013

A guest post by University of Maryland student, Jonathan Johnson.

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Connect4Climate at the Cambridge Climate Forum

May 01 2013

Connect4Climate was honored to participate in the 2013 Cambridge Climate Forum.

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iChange New Deadline: 15 May - and Resources for the Competition

April 22 2013

The iChange deadline for entries has been moved to May 15! Download the iChange one pagers in multiple languages and the iChange presentation.

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What You Need to Know About Fighting Climate Change

April 19 2013

Kelly Rigg, Executive Director of Global Call for Climate Action, on what it takes to tackle climate change.

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Connect4Climate and Alcantara Sustainability Panels at Milan Design Week

April 05 2013

From April 9th to 12th, 2013, C4C and Alcantara will co-host the Alcantara Dialogues/Connect4Climate: Re-Think, Re-Design, Re-New. Watch the discussions live on this page and tweet your comments and quesitons #c4cAlcantara

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Join Connect4Climate for a Live Conversation on Gender & Climate Change

March 25 2013

On March 27th, 2013, C4C will host a discussion on women's empowerment as the key to climate resilience. Follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #c4climate.

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Introducing our New Competition, iChange!

March 20 2013

Introducing iChange: a competition for students to create 30-second video messages about climate change!

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Jim Yong Kim’s Speech at Right Here Right Now, March 1

March 18 2013

Read the full speech by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, from the Connect4Climate Right Here Right Now event. Or watch the video and see the surprise performance before his speech.

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No better time to connect4climate

March 11 2013

There has been no better time to connect on climate change than right here, right now. Coming out of the post-COP15 climate lull it is time to tack action and embrace the climate challenge.

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Announcing the Voices4Climate Winners!

February 28 2013

and the winners of the Connect4Climate Voices4Climate competition are...

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Connect4Climate: Right Here, Right Now

February 11 2013

Tune in on March 1st at 18:00 EST (GMT -5:00) for the Voices4Climate awards ceremony, guest musical performances, and more!

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Announcing the Voices4Climate Photo, Video, and Music Video Competition Jury!

February 01 2013

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Taliana Vargas, Embajadora en Latinoamérica de Connect4Climate

January 30 2013

Taliana Vargas describe su experiencia representando C4C al Centro Comercial Guatapuri Plaza en Valledupar, Colombia, el 24 de Noviembre 2012.

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Taliana Vargas, C4C Ambassador to Latin America

January 30 2013

Taliana Vargas describes her experience representing C4C at the Centro Comercial Guatapuri Plaza in Valledupar, Colombia on November 24, 2012. 

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Eminem and Connect4Climate Take Times Square

January 25 2013

Amid the mad rush of holiday shoppers, street hawkers, and gridlock traffic in New York City's Times Square, something very special happened on December 18, 2012.

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Vote now for the Voices4Climate People’s Choice Award!

January 18 2013

Until January 30th, you can vote for your favorite climate change stories at http://voices4climate.org

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Voices4Climate TerrAfrica Podcast Competition Winners Cover COP18 in Doha

January 15 2013

Thank you to everyone who entered the Voices4Climate TerrAfrica Podcast Competition, and congratulations to our two winners.

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Humanitarian & Music Star Rocky Dawuni to Judge Voices4Climate Competition

January 10 2013

The Connect4Climate team is honored to welcome humanitarian and international music star Rocky Dawuni as a judge for the Voices4Climate competition.

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Musician & Author Cedella Marley to Judge Voices4Climate Competition

January 10 2013

The Connect4Climate team is honored to welcome accomplished singer, author, fashion designer, and entrepreneur Cedella Marley as a judge of the Voices4Climate competition.

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Congratulations to our new partner, Artists Project Earth!

December 04 2012

Connect4Climate is excited to announce our partnership with Artists Project Earth (APE)! Their latest album, Rhythms del Mundo: Africa, reached #1 on iTunes World album charts just six days after its November 20th release.

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Announcing the Voices4Climate TerrAfrica Podcast Category Jury!

November 01 2012

The deadline for the Voices4Climate TerrAfrica podcast category has passed, with 33 podcasts submitted from 11 African countries!  A heartfelt thank you to all the participants who worked so hard on their radio stories. Here is the list of esteemed judges of the TerrAfrica podcast category:

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Voices4Climate: Deadlines Extended and a Video with The Funk Ark!

October 10 2012

To connect with some local voices, we sat down for a chat about sustainability with a local D.C. band, The Funk Ark—check out the video. And last but not least, C4C is working out the details of an exciting new partnership.

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Voices4Climate Information One Pagers now available in multiple languages

September 27 2012

We thought we'd go ahead and create a cheat sheet for the Voices4Climate competition. Not only that, we went one step further and translated it into 6 languages.

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Connect4Climate Launches Voices4Climate Competition!

August 23 2012

The Voices4Climate Competition invites young people from all over the world to submit photos, videos, music videos, and podcasts that tell powerful climate change stories. Start shooting, snapping, reporting, and rapping and tell us: how is climate change affecting your country? Your community? You, your friends, and your family?  Do you have a cool idea for a local solution?

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Connecting for Climate Program

June 27 2012

The World Bank’s Managing Director Caroline Anstey, Sustainable Development Network Vice President Rachel Kyte, External Affairs Vice President Cyril Muller, and the Global Environment Facility’s Deputy CEO Andre Laperriere to participate in an evening of inspiration, creativity, and action to celebrate the ‘Apps for Climate’ competition winners and the launch of the Connect4Climate/MTV ‘Voices4Climate’ Global Photo, Video, and Music competition. Learn about the outcomes of the Rio+20 conference, the latest creative solutions to climate issues, and close out the night at a reception with Kenyan hip-hop star and environmentalist Juliani.

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Pictures from World Bank’s Youth Breakfast at Rio+20 in Rio de Janeiro

June 19 2012

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Connect4Climate & MTV launch event for ‘Voices4Climate’ Global Photo, Video, and Music competition

June 13 2012

Livestream: Connecting for Climate: Technology, Creativity, and Action

Thursday, June 28, 2012
6:30pm to 9:30pm

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NYU Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising joins Connect4Climate as knowledge partner

May 31 2012

NYU Heyman center for philanthropy and fundraising partners with World Bank’s Connect4Climate initiative to raise awareness about climate change issues around the world.

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Launch of the United Nations Environment Programme State of the Environment Report

May 31 2012

Launch of the United Nations Environment Programme State of the Environment Report: Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5)

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Live Twitter Q&A: Harnessing Collective Intelligence for a Clean Revolution

May 17 2012

Join The Climate Group and Connect4Climate from the World Bank at 3pm GMT, May 29 to answer your questions around the topic title, 'Harnessing collective intelligence for a Clean Revolution', live on Twitter.

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Connect4Climate introduces new Facebook group for E-Conference discussions

May 06 2012

Join us to discuss communication strategies that can help produce real results for climate change adaptation and mitigation.

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Panelists: HARNESSING COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATION

April 30 2012

The panelists participating in tomorrow's discussion on Harnessing Collective Intelligence for Climate Change are ready. The discussions, scheduled to take place live at 10 am EST, will be broadcast via a livestream link. If you are unable to attend in person, head on over to our live stream page to follow the discussion. The panel, below, will take questions from a global audience via Twitter. Send in your comments and questions using the #c4climate hash tag.

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LIVE STREAM: HARNESSING COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATION

April 27 2012

The C4C team will host a group of scholars and researchers from leading academic research programs on climate change communication to share their work with you and the C4C global
online community.

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How Are You Greening Your Life? - Winner of the Sixth Week!

April 23 2012

We are excited to announce the winner of the sixth week of our competition: Nico Eloranta in Helsinki, Finland! Nico told us about his environmentally-themed artwork made from recycled materials and found objects. Nico's sculpture, pictured below, depicts polar bears separated by gulfs between glaciers.

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Liz Ngonzi on embracing new media tools to amplify global voices

April 20 2012

"Until the lion has his or her own storyteller, the hunter will always have the best part of the story."
~ Ewe-Mina (African) Proverb

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Join us for ‘LOCAL CLIMATE, GLOBAL CHANGE: Development Communication in a social media landscape’

April 15 2012

Connect4Climate invites you to a CSO Forum discussion during the World Bank annual Spring Meetings.

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How Are You Greening Your Life? - Winner of the Fifth Week!

April 13 2012

We are excited to announce the winner of the fifth week of our competition: Hans van der Broek in Hoi An, Vietnam! Hans shared information about his goal to encourage green tourism and support green entrepreneurs through Green Apple Hoi An.

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Italian Minister of the Environment, Corrado Clini, visits Connect4Climate offices

April 10 2012

We were honored that Mr.Clini was able to pay us a personal visit, and we are empowered by our shared vision of not only raising awareness about climate issues, but also our quest to change hearts and minds around the world which will lead to concrete action to combat climate change.

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How Are You Greening Your Life? - Winner of the Fourth Week!

April 04 2012

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How Are You Greening Your Life? - Winner of the Third Week!

March 28 2012

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Connect4Climate Team Members Attend Southeast Asia Climate Change Adaptation Forum

March 21 2012

Connect4Climate (C4C) team members traveled from World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C. to Bangkok, Thailand to attend the 2nd Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum at the United Nations Conference Center.

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Photo/Video Competition winners Paul Ndiho and Anab Garab attend award ceremony at World Bank

March 21 2012

Andrew Steer, World Bank's special envoy for climate change and Cyril Muller, vice president of external affairs were on hand to present the prizes to the winners.

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How Are You Greening Your Life? - Winner of the Second Week!

March 21 2012

We are excited to announce the winner of the second week of our competition: Cristina Sinziana Buliga in Romania! Cristina submitted a fun poem about reducing her water use. Her new solar backpack will be in the mail shortly!

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How Are You Greening Your Life? - Winner for the Week of 12-18 March!

March 14 2012

It was certainly a challenge after receiving so many fantastic entries, but the Connect4Climate Weekly Competition panel of judges has reached a decision! Congratulations to James Kamau Wangu in Kenya! We will be mailing your solar backpack to you shortly!

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Concorso Settimanale Connect4Climate: “How are you greening your life?”

March 06 2012

In vista della Conferenza delle Nazioni Unite sullo sviluppo sostenibile Rio+20, Connect4Climate invita i social media users e la propria community a prendere parte al concorso settimanale “How are you greening your life?” Inviateci le vostre foto,video,canzoni,poesie,disegni e raccontateci come state state rendendo la vostra vita piu' sostenibile per il pianeta! Avrete la possibilita’ di vincere uno zaino dotato di pannelli solari!

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عن مسابقة كونكت فور كلايمت الإسبوعية

February 29 2012

في بدء التحضير لإنعقاد مؤتمر الأمم المتحدة للتنمية المستدامة - ريو 20+ كونكت فور كلايمت، يدعو مجتمع كونكت فور كلايمت مستخدمي مواقع التواصل الإجتماعي في جميع أنحاء العالم لتقديم مشاركاتهم التي بدورها تجيب عن" كيفية جعل حياتهم أكثر خضاراً وصديقة للبيئة"ويسعدنا أن نسمع منكم قصصكم الشخصية عن الأعمال المحلية التي أدت إلى أسلوب حياة صديق للبيئة وأكثر إستدامة. أرنا كيف يمكنك أنتأن تفعل كي تعيش حياة أكثر خضاراً وصديقة للبيئة من خلال صورة أو فيديو أو أغنية أو الرسم أو قصيدة أو عمل فني آّخر- كل شيء مسموح به! شاركنا قصصك حتى تحظي بفرصة الفوز بحقيبة الظهر للطاقة الشمسية.

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C4C Photo/Video Competition winners begin to receive their prizes

February 29 2012

We are thrilled to start getting great images of our winners recieving and unpacking their awards from all over Africa.

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Acerca de la competiciòn semanal Connect4Climate: Qué hacen ustedes para que sus vidas sean más sostenibles?

February 27 2012

En la fase previa a la Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Desarrollo Sostenible Rio+20, Connect4Climate invita a la comunidad de C4C y los usuarios de medios sociales de todo el mundo a enviar contenidos que responden la pregunta: “Qué hacen ustedes para que sus vidas sean más sostenibles?” Quisiéramos ver y escuchar sus experiencias personales acerca de acciones locales que sean un ejemplo de una forma de vida más sostenible. Muéstranos que están haciendo USTEDES para realizar una vida más verde con una imagen, un video, una canción, un dibujo, una poesía, una obra de arte, todo vale! Envienos sus historias y tendrán la oportunidad de ganar un mochila solar Connect4Climate!

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À propos de Connect4Climate Weekly Competition

February 26 2012

En vue de la conférence des Nations Unies sur le Développement Durable Rio+20, Connect4Climate invite la communauté C4C et les utilisateurs des media sociaux partout dans le monde à soumettre histoires, vidéos, photos qui répondent à la question : «Comment êtes-vous en train de rendre votre vie un peu plus écologique? ». Nous sommes intéressés à savoir comment vous essayez de promouvoir une vie plus « verte » et soutenable. Racontez-nous ce que VOUS faites pour mener une vie plus verte  à travers une photo, une vidéo, une chanson, un dessin, un poème, une œuvre d’art ; tout peut marcher ! Soumettez vos histoires pour avoir la chance de gagner un sac à dos solaire Connect4Climate !

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Announcing Connect4Climate's new weekly competition: How are you greening your life?

February 23 2012

Show us what YOU are doing to live a green life with a photo, video, song, drawing, poem, or artwork – anything goes!  Submit your stories for a chance to win a Connect4Climate solar backpack!

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Connect4Climate at COP17

February 23 2012

At C4C we want to make your voices heard by the key actors in climate change policy. With that goal in mind, we set out to have a presence at COP17 in Durban, through participating in or hosting five interactive events that would allow us to showcase your messages on climate change issues and actions. The variety in scope of C4C’s events in Durban helped to amplify the voices of our community amongst both current and potential partner organizations as well as youth delegates who were active at the conference. Having events both in and outside of the security perimeter meant that audiences for the C4C events included both accredited delegation members as well as press, NGOs, academics, private sector, and concerned individuals. You can find more information on each of our events at COP17 below.

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Thinking about the “Future we want” from a local perspective

February 05 2012

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CISP supporting Connect4Climate in Somalia

January 31 2012

CISP started VETAPE project in 2009, targeting about 3,000 Somali youth in Galgaduud, South Mudug and Hiraan.

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Connect4Climate Video 2011 Competition Winners

December 21 2011

We are proud to announce the video winners of the Connect4Climate Photo/Video Competition 2011.

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Connect4Climate Winners Slideshow

December 15 2011

Take a look to the winners of Connect4Climate Photo/Video competition!

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Connect4Climate Photo/Video 2011 Competition Winners: Water

December 05 2011

We are proud to announce the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of the Connect4Climate Photo Video Competition Winners in the Water category.

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Connect4Climate Photo/Video 2011 Competition Winners: Forests

December 05 2011

We are proud to announce the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of the Connect4Climate Photo Video Competition Winners in the Forest category.

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Connect4Climate Photo/Video Competition 2011 Winners: Health

December 05 2011

We are proud to announce the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of the Connect4Climate Photo Video Competition Winners in the Health category.

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Connect4Climate Photo/Video Competition 2011 Winners: Gender

December 05 2011

We are proud to announce the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of the Connect4Climate Photo Video Competition Winners in the Gender category.

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Connect4Climate Photo/Video Competition 2011 Winners: Agriculture

December 05 2011

We are proud to announce the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of the Connect4Climate Photo/Video Competition 2011 Winners in the Agriculture category.

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Connect4Climate Photo/Video Competition 2011 Winners: Energy

December 05 2011

We are proud to announce the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of the Connect4Climate Photo/Video Competition 2011 Winners in the Energy category.

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Connect4Climate Video 2011 Competition Winners: Popular Vote & Special Prize

December 01 2011

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Oshwal Academy Junior High Students Share Climate Change Artwork and Poetry, Nairobi

December 01 2011

Connect4Climate partner Oshwal Academy Junior High in Nairobi, Kenya share intricate and beautiful artwork and poetry created by its students. 

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Crushing milestones on the road to Durban

November 27 2011

At 12:19am this morning, our Facebook page crossed 100,000 fans. In the span of 3+ months, we've built a community of that truly cares about climate change.

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The Guardian’s John Vidal embarks on a climate change journey to Durban

November 25 2011

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Understanding our relationship with forests

November 16 2011

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75,000-strong and growing fast!

November 14 2011

Our quest for climate change global domination continues. OK, we are really just looking for you to engage and perhaps along the way, together, as a team, we'll come up with some sustainable solutions. So please invite your friends and join us for this global conversation!

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Complete list of AVCC Blogs

October 24 2011

Here's a running list of all the AVCC blog posts that have been submitted so far. We will update this post with new entries daily. So make sure to submit yours today. AVCC runs through October 31.

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Uganda’s Maurice Kirya supports Connect4Climate while on tour

October 24 2011

Uganda's favorite soul music artist, Maurice Kirya, recorded a quick video in support of Connect4Climate while on tour through 9 countries in Africa: Congo, DRC, Burundi, Djibouti, Sudan, Swaziland, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Rwanda.

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African Voices on Climate Change Week: October 24th – 31st

October 15 2011

African Voices on Climate Change kicks off October 24th until October 31st.

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A heart-felt thank you for all your engagement

October 14 2011

This is a special thank you to all our knowledge partners and fans for so far exceeding our expectations. Your commitment and concern for the environment is powerfully evident. We would not be where we are today without your fire and passion. We built this platform so that all of you could shine and be heard. Keep the conversation going and the local solutions coming. Everyone has a voice, and everyone holds the potential to be a change agent.

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An introduction to the Connect4Climate team

September 21 2011

It has been a long hot summer (so we hear). The Connect4Climate team spent most of it grinding away at the challenge of bringing together this global campaign.

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