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[UC] UPDATE --Taking Action Against Climate Change-- 06/16/04

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    ... *The Urban Conservancy Biweekly Update* June 16, 2004 In this issue: *Taking Action Against Climate Change *News Roundup *Upcoming Events *Job Opening ...
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      *The Urban Conservancy Biweekly Update*
      June 16, 2004

      In this issue:
      *Taking Action Against Climate Change
      *News Roundup
      *Upcoming Events
      *Job Opening

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      TAKING ACTION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

      Global warming is one of the most serious environmental
      threats of our time. This has become an especially important
      issue to us since New Orleans was listed by the International
      Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as North America's most
      vulnerable city to climate change due to its low elevation,
      land subsidence and the predictions of more frequent
      hurricanes, widespread mosquito borne illnesses and
      continuing sea level rise.

      Read it here:
      http://www.ucno.org/issues/letter_from_below_sea_level.html
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      NEWS ROUNDUP

      *Made for Action
      *A Street-Side Story
      *SUV Double Whammy
      *City Commentary: Paris
      *Honku -- The Zen Antidote to Road Rage

      Read them here:
      http://www.ucno.org/news/roundup061604.html
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      UPCOMING EVENTS

      June 16
      THE VISUAL ARTS IN NEW ORLEANS: 1870-1940

      The public is invited to an afternoon free gallery
      talk highlighting the Visual Arts in New Orleans:
      1870-1940. Learn about specific items in the
      exhibition and enjoy lively discussions with the
      curators. 12:30 PM, The Historic New Orleans
      Collection 533 Royal St., 504-598-7171.

      June 16
      MORAL DECISIONS VIDEO SERIES

      Maquila

      This video examines the impact of corporate
      globalization on Mexico, focusing on the
      maquiladoras, U.S.-owned factories employing
      cheap Mexican labor. Archival footage and
      interviews provide historical background to
      the present crisis, involving the displacement
      of peasant farmers who migrate to northern
      border cities such as Juarez and Tiajuana,
      where they endure dangerous working conditions
      in the maquilas for starvation wages. The
      video features interviews with workers,
      factory managers, government officials, army
      officers, indigenous peasants and economists.
      8:00 PM, Bobet Hall 212, Loyola University

      June 19
      THE WHITE BOOT BRIGADE

      The Crescent City Farmers Market and The Bywater
      Art Market present the White Boot Brigade, Louisiana
      Fisherman bringing fresh shrimp to the Bywater from
      9-4PM at Mickey Markey Park (corner of Royal and
      Piety). Support your local fisherman!! The taste
      and freshness can't be beat!

      June 19
      DBE OFFICE SPONSORS BUSINESS SEMINAR

      The City's Office of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises
      and the local chapter of the National Black MBA Association
      will present a seminar entitled "How to Form & Register
      Your Company" on Saturday, June 19, 2004 from 9:30 a.m.
      to 12:00 p.m. in the City of New Orleans Business Center,
      1340 Poydras St., Suite 950. Sign-in begins at 9:00 a.m.

      The seminar offers tips and strategies on licensing and
      permitting requirements needed to operate a business.
      Seating is limited. Please RSVP by phone 504-636-0349
      or by email at lcarter@... no later than Thursday,
      June 17, 2004.

      JUNE 30
      ASSESSING ASSESSMENTS
      The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) will present a
      Breakfast Briefing focusing on property assessment practices.
      The forum will be held on Wednesday, June 30 in Rhythms
      Rooms 2 & 3 of the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel at 8:00 a.m.
      Mary Reavey, Milwaukee Assessments Commissioner, will
      discuss fairness and transparency in assessment practices
      from the perspective of an appointed assessor. The forum is
      sponsored by Louisiana Weekly and hosted by the Sheraton
      New Orleans Hotel. There is no charge for attending, but
      reservations must be made through BGR (e-mail:
      mhogan@... or telephone: 525-4152, ext. 16).

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      TALK BACK!

      The Urban Conservancy encourages discussion
      of and response to everything we post on our
      Web site. We also welcome any tips or updates
      that are relevant to protecting New Orleans'
      greatest asset. Respond to us at
      editor at ucno.org

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      JOB OPENING

      Coordinator-New Orleans Food and Farm Network
      The New Orleans Food and Farm Network (NOFFN)
      has an opening for a part time coordinator.

      To learn more, go to:
      http://www.noffn.org/

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      Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely
      on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities.
      -Lewis Mumford





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