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Bikini-Enewetak’s Heartbreak and Grassroots Activism- For the Planet October 2023

October 2023 | Editor: Ari Richard

Be sure to register for our webinar on October 21 to hear from Marshallese citizens, climate activists, RPCVs, and the Veterans for Peace addressing practical solutions and actions to take to remedy nuclear weapons testing and containment. Read on to learn about ways to take action to support clean energy and celebrate succeses with us in our March to End Fossil Fuels segment. Don’t forget to sign up for Citizen’s Climate Lobby (CCL) Fall conference for November 4 and 5. Read more here.

Upcoming Events and Member Spotlight – For the Planet September 2023

September 2023 | Editor: Ari Richard

Don’t miss all of our exciting events coming up in September and October. Join us September 14 for an author discussion of the book Solving the Climate Crisis, and be sure to check out the Citizen’s Climate Lobby inclusion conference September 15 and 16. Put a hold on your calendar for October 21 to learn about climate change and impacts of nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands. Read on to discover how you can take action this month in New York, and check out a book review of Not Too Late by RPCV4EA’s own Meredith Miller Vostrejs. Read more here.


Advocacy in Action – For the Planet July 2023

July 2023 | Editor: Ari Richard

Check out this month’s events and be sure to read about RPCV4EA’s road trip to Washington, D.C. with Citizen’s Climate Lobby and learn how you can contribute to climate action. Speaking of action, be sure to email your representatives to urge their support of the Peace Corps Authorization Act. Read on to learn how you can contribute to positive climate interventions, including checking out our environmental activities resources for youth clubs and camps. Don’t forget to order a discounted 2024 international calendar, and sign up for Peace Corps Connect 2023 this fall. Read more here.

RPCV4EA Hits the Road – For the Planet June 2023

June 2023 | Editor: Ari Richard

Follow along as our intrepid RPCV4EA board heads to Washington D.C. with Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL). Help us celebrate the life and legacy of longtime colleague and friend Pat Wand by visiting the Museum of the Peace Corps Experience webpage. Take action to urge your representative to co-sponsor the Energy Innovation Act, and read how you can contribute to climate conservation through various outdoor activities. Explore various climate topics in our news roundup, including an RPCV spotlight for World Ocean Day focused on community-led conservation in Fiji. Get up to date on who RPCV4EA is partnered with, and be sure to check out Peace Corps Response openings. Read more here.

Take Action – For the Planet May 2023

May 2023 | Editor: Meredith Miller Vostrejs

Take action for the planet by participating in national bike month and advocating to protect forests. Watch the film Rostros del Rio, read about the panel discussion that followed our film screening event, and support a local Paraguayan NGO. And don’t forget to read our climate news roundup, covering topics from electric vehicles to fast fashion. Read more here.

Earth Day Event “Rostros del Rio” – For the Planet April 2023

April 2023 | Editor: Meredith Miller Vostrejs

Join us for our Earth Day virtual film screening and panel discussion of Rostros del Rio on April 16. Event info and registration available. Plus articles by RPCVs about advocating for Peace Corps in Washington, DC, being a Peace Corps Response volunteer in Rwanda, and our event and climate news roundups. Read more here.

 Upcoming Events and Climate Policy Insights- For the Planet March 2023

March 2023 | Editor: Meredith Miller Vostrejs

Save the date for our Earth Day virtual film screening and panel discussion of Rostros del Rio! Please also share your local Earth Day activities with RPCV4EA so we can help advertise them to our community. Read about climate policy, latest climate news, and take action to protect coastal communities. Read more here.


RPCV4EA Inaugural General Meeting – For the Planet February 2023

February 2023 | Editor: Meredith Miller Vostrejs

Join RPCV4EA for our first official annual general meeting on February 5th. To inform our strategic planning going forward please fill out our membership survey. This month we feature other climate related events in addition to the RPCV4EA monthly action team meetings, as well as an advocacy alert about COP28, articles of interest, and Peace Corps updates. Read more here.

Happy New Year! – For the Planet January 2023

January 2023 | Editor: Meredith Miller Vostrejs

Happy 2023! Start your new year off with RPCV4EA – from our monthly action team meetings to community workshops. We also invite you to fill out our member survey, and join us next month for our inaugural RPCV4EA annual general membership meeting. Read more here.

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