Climate Change’s Largest National Teach-in

Focus the Nation LogoI want to thank all of you who supported or participated in the Focus the Nation Teach-in. It was a fantastic success, and the Focus the Nation team did a wonderful job. That’s right, on January 31, 2008, an estimated 3 million participants concerned by the impacts of global warming met in over 1,800 institutions around the country.

This reaction to such an issue is a pleasant surprise and brings us hope for the future. Here’s a taste of what happened all over the country (thanks to many of you!)

  • Seminars
  • Editorial visits
  • Classes
  • Labs
  • Letter campaigns
  • Email blitzes
  • Films
  • Rallies
  • Art shows
  • Concerts
  • Tabling events
  • Poster sessions
  • Petitions and more

One of the main goals of Focus the Nation was to link up students and citizens with their elected officials. We’re happy to report this goal was reached!

NWF’s Vice President of Education, Kevin Coyle, reported back that a bipartisan group of nearly one-third of U.S. Governors, 20% of the U.S. Senate and 10% of the U.S. House of Representatives participated directly as speakers along with many state and local officials.

We should all feel good about what this means for the future of this country and the world. If you are looking for more to read, check out a few links below!

Focus the Nation’s Blog

NWF’s Campus Ecology Page
New York Times Article
Gristmill’s Blog
The 2% Video Webcast

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Published: February 7, 2008