Saturday, May 14, 2005

Green Cities Expo in June

From an e-mail announcement forwarded to me by Marci:

Green Cities Expo Friday, June 3 Presented by San Francisco Department of the Environment and the UnitedNations Environment Programme (UNEP)

This event is the premier showcase for World Environment Day featuring greenbusinesses committed to environmental sustainability and socialresponsibility.

Climate Change presentation by Al Gore on the afternoon ofJune 3rd.

Location: Fort Mason Festival Pavilion,
Entrance at the intersection of Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street,
San Francisco, 94123
10:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
(Closes at 5:00 P.M., Sunday)

As a courtesy, we ask that you RSVP the host; (800) 821-5760

All events are subject to change. Seating may be limited. We recommend you confirm availability and directions or other concerns you may have with thehost.

Gore to participate in UN Energy & Climate Change Leadership Summit

The Energy and Climate Change Summit Saturday, June 4

Presented by Mitsubishi International Corporation Foundation, Mitsubishi Corporation, Sound Energy Systems The Energy and Climate Change Leadership Summit is a special program specifically designed for mayors, environmental directors and business leaders on developing environmentally and financially sound energy portfolios for their cities. The Summit program includes presentations on how to finance your city's energy scheme, and how to maximize economic and environmental benefits by using a comprehensive approach to dealing with energy, pollution and climate change issues. Emphasis also includes the importance of integrating conservation, efficiency and renewable in energy and climate policies. One session will be a dialogue among mayors about the successes, goals and needs in their cities. The program also features a lunch hosted by Mayor Gavin Newsom, and dinner with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore who will talk about climate change.

Please see the following list for times and locations:
Pacific Energy Center,
9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.;
Sony Metreon,
11:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.;
Ferry Building,
6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M..
Location: Metreon,
101 Fourth Street,
San Francisco, 94103
9:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Breaking: Latest Gore speech centerpiece of MoveOn PAC campaign
GNN -- Al Gore's April 27th speech denouncing the GOP's threatened "nuclear option" to pack the courts with radical right wing judicial nominees will be the basis of MoveOn PAC's latest ad campaign.

In an email to MoveOn PAC members nationwide, the advocacy group announced that the ad, titled "AbsolutePower Corrupts Absolutely/The Attack On Our Courts", will run in the New YorkTimes.

Click on the link below to see MoveOn PAC's latest ad featuring Al Gore

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