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This semester I have the exciting opportunity to be a part of the Greenpeace Organizing Term. Please help to donate to my cause for becoming an active part in environmental activism. I am here to save the earth!

 

Dear Friends and Family:

This semester I have the exciting opportunity to be a part of the Greenpeace Organizing Term (http://greenpeace.org/got). This program is an advanced semester long training course for college students interested in taking an active part in environmental activism.

As you know, working to save our forests, wildlife, and protect our climate change are issues I'm very passionate about. Only a small number of students are selected for this term and honestly, it's an opportunity I can't afford to miss.

The program includes tons of opportunities for me to learn how to work on grassroots campaigns that will effect real change for the environment. I'll take part in over 50 workshops on everything from how to work with the media, to how to lobby decision-makers, and even learn how to motivate my peers to take action.

During the semester we'll get a chance to learn about all the issues Greenpeace addresses worldwide. My class will also get an opportunity of a lifetime to work on the frontlines of these issues around the country. We'll be traveling for 1-2 weeks during the semester to meet and support local organizers in their fight to protect the earth. In the past, classes have gotten a chance to organize fellow students to march in Washington, DC against the Capitol Coal plant, support communities fighting against an unsafe Nuclear power plant in Vermont, and help out organizing the largest day of action for the climate in history.

Working to protect the environment is something that has interested me for a long time, and I hope that this semester I will begin to learn how to address some of the environmental problems that effect all of us.

As amazing as this experience is, it won't be possible without your support. I'm reaching out for your help in raising the tuition and cost of living for this amazing opportunity. I plan on coming back to our community with the skills I've learned to bring the fight for a sustainable future home. With your help, this could be reality.

I'm asking you to dig deep and donate $50 dollars to help get me a step closer to making this amazing opportunity a reality. The program's tuition alone is $3,950 so really, any amount helps (yes even 10 dollars).

If you’re interested in learning more about this incredible opportunity, or want to know about Greenpeace check out their website here: http://greenpeace.org

Thank You SO much for taking the time to read this letter and for your donation to our shared future in advance.

I'll be sure to keep you posted about the incredible things we are doing throughout the semester!

Thank You Again,

Kate Ybarra
Your future environmental activist

 

 

 

 

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