E-NEWSLETTER MAY 2010

Happy Youth Week JFers! This has been the biggest and best youth week ever, with events, projects and campaigns happening all over the country. There are still a few days left, so its not too late to get involved. Check out the Youth Week website for all the info www.youthweek.co.nz

Hopefully you all received your free copy of Inking in the post. If not, we may have an incorrect postal address for you, so get in touch. This is the first issue our new annual publication, so we would love to hear from you about what you liked, what we could include next time etc.

Apply for Just Write! If you are a keen writer with a strong social conscience then Just Write could be the programme for you. Check out all the details on the Just Focus website. To apply you just need to fill in the form and include two short samples of your writing and a character reference.  Applications are due today, but as a ’special offer’ to Just Focus members we will accept applications up until 9am, Monday 31 May.


Highlights

Article - Where there is smoke there is fire

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Mark takes a drag on his cigarette, the ember flares momentarily between his fingers….With every inhalation, Mark’s life expectancy is being cut shorter and shorter. Smoking is killing him.He isn’t the only one - far from it.

Maddie McIntyre investigates the global tobacco industry and discovers that smokers aren’t the only victims of this addictive habit.

Media Gallery  - How to feed the world

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This colorful and slick animation offers an unique perspective on our global food system, eating habits, and what we can do to make a difference to world hunger.

New library resource - Food Inc

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This film lifts the veil on the US food industry, exposing how the nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the farmers, the safety of workers and the environment. The film reveals some surprising and disturbing truths about what we eat and how it has been produced.  Watch the trailer on Global Focus Aotearoa’s You Tube Channel.

You can join our library and get books and DVDs out for Free!


Events

World No Tobacco Day
31 May 2010

World No Tobacco Day is celebrated around the world every year on May 31. This important day aims to inform the public on the dangers of using tobacco and the business practices of tobacco companies, and encourage people to stop smoking. At least for a day.

World Environment Day
5 June 2010

World Environment Day 2010 aims to be the biggest, most widely celebrated, global day for positive, environmental action. Commemorated on 5 June since 1972, WED is one of the main ways that the UN raises worldwide awareness about the issues facing the environment, and encourages political attention and action.


More info about both these events on the events page.


Take Action!

World Environment Day (WED) is about taking action! We can all do our part to protect the planet by using less and acting more. The WED  team have 30 easy ways to green your daily routine, from the moment you hit snooze on your solar-powered alarm clock to the point when you crawl into your eco-washed, organic cotton sheets.

Check out the WED website.

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