[Sust-mar] Active-8

Eva George intern at acic-caci.org
Wed Jan 5 12:35:06 EST 2011

This International Development Week, ACIC wants to recognize youth 
leaders who promote global social justice and environmental 
sustainability in their everyday lives. Do you know someone between the 
ages of 15-30 who is making a difference as an active leader for a 
better world?

**Nominate them --or yourself -- to become a part of our Active-8 Team!***
*Nominees must meet **all** of the following criteria:

    * are 15 - 30 years of age.
    * have played an active role in promoting global citizenship.
    * currently reside in Atlantic Canada and be available for limited
      travel for video production on January 22nd.  Travel subsidies
      will be provided.
    * agree to be profiled through online videos and profiles, and in
      the media and as part of a local and national campaign
    * able to participate in International Development Week activities
      and events in the region, as ambassadors of the Active-8 campaign
    * will actively inspire others to make on-line commitments to act
      for change during the month of February, 2011.

Eight Youth Ambassadors from throughout the Atlantic region will be 
selected to be part of the *'Active-8'* Team who will lead the campaign 
by inviting individuals and groups to create an on-line pledge to take 
action during International Development Week.   Each Youth Ambassador 
will compile a team of other youth who will compete to win a prize for 
the most pledges obtained.  The eight individuals and their efforts to 
build a better future will be profiled nationally with other youth 
leaders from across Canada.

As a member of the Atlantic Active-8 Team, their commitment and efforts 
to build a better future will be recognized through multi-media profiles 
on our IDW website, representation at municipal proclamation ceremonies, 
and interviews with local media. More importantly, as we showcase their 
leadership, these eight Atlantic youth will also inspire the commitment 
of their peers and others to take action. This year's IDW campaign 
challenges all of us to commit to actions for positive change for the 
world this International Development Week, and beyond. AND The Active-8 
leader who collects the most on-line commitments will be awarded a prize 
of $1000!  Last year's winner, Jill MacPherson, contributed the funds to 
the organization she volunteers with as well as towards relief efforts 
in Haiti.

How can you help? Nominate a youth leader active in global issues, from 
your area. They must be between15-30 and live in the Atlantic Region. To 
submit a nomination, please complete the *nomination form 
<http://www.active8campaign.com/nominate-global-youth-leaders/>* found 
here: http://www.active8campaign.com/nominate-global-youth-leaders/ with 
your nominee, and send it to us by **January 17th at 12pm**.

Do you have questions about the Active-8 Campaign 
<http://www.active8campaign.com/>? Please contact *Eva George* at 
**intern at acic-caci.org <mailto:intern at acic-caci.org> ** or call 902 


*Eva George
Youth Engagement Intern
*Atlantic Council for International Cooperation ~ Conseil atlantique pour la coopération internationale

210-2099 Gottingen Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3K 3B2
Tel/Tél: (902) 431-2311 ~ Fax/Téléc: (902) 431-3216
Email/Courriel: intern at acic-caci.org
Website: www.videochallenge.ca and www.acic-caci.org
Twitter: twitter.com/acic



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