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Putting Solutions to Global Climate Crisis First

Six Melton Fellows recently traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to join climate leaders from across the globe to interact, network and work together to find solutions to climate change at the Climate Leadership Training, organized by The Climate Reality Project (TCRP).

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How To Start a Peaceful Revolution: A Melton Share Session with Ricardo Velázquez

Mexican activist Ricardo Velázquez shared his experience organizing protests for a more democratic education system.

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Relaunch of the Melton Share Series

The Melton Foundation just relaunched a series called Melton Shares, now with a stronger focus on the personal stories of experience. A forum for Melton Fellows and friends of the Melton Foundation, Melton Shares describes personal experiences and stories of those who promote global citizenship through their actions.

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Call for Trainers in the New Fellow Orientation 2015

We are opening the call to all Fellows and Task Team members to participate as Trainers in the New Fellow Orientation (NFO) in Frankfurt, Germany from March 5-9, 2015 and are looking for skilled and experienced trainers.

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Melton Foundation and Global Voices Successfully Complete Second Round of Collaboration

For the second year in a row, a team of Fellows from the Melton Foundation (MF) has put global citizenship values into action through citizen journalism, giving a voice to those that are not heard. Melton Fellows partnered with mentors from Global Voices to learn how to write and publish for a journalistic outlet.

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Field Trips In and Around New Orleans for the 2014 GCC

One of the most essential aspects of being a changemaker is learning what has already been accomplished. The Melton GCC field trips combined organizational focus with local, New Orleans’ solutions to global challenges.

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3 Powerful Indiegogo Insights for Crowdfunding

In her remarkable presentation on Crowdfunding, Gwen Nguyen from Indiegogo shared with Melton Fellows the best practices for raising money leveraging the power of the internet. Started in 2008, Indiegogo pioneered the crowdfunding movement.

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Bringing New, “Greener” Life to Ruined Parks

For their third afforestation drive, the BMS campus introduced a new and innovative iniative in partnership with the Rotaract Club of Peenya. “New Spark to the Park” is spreading awareness in the local community about the benefits of “greening” — and what better way than to restore a ruined community park? 

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Melton Fellows Work Toward Systemic Change: Tackling Root Causes

Melton Fellows Melanie Miller Garrett (Melton Foundation Board Member) and Lars Dietzel (Melton Foundation Staff Member) were among the 50 participants chosen worldwide to participate in a 7-month leadership development course sponsored by Concorde Europe. Both Melanie and Lars will participate per the Melton Foundation’s organizational mandate. The DEEEP Concord course,”Explorers’ Journey for Systemic Change: Tackling Root Causes,” starts this September 2014 and mixes online engagement (including webinars, tutoring and forum discussions) with on-location meetings.

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Around the World in a Matter of Hours

When was the last time you traveled the globe in just one evening? MF Fellows on the Friedrich Schiller Universität campus team accomplished just that earlier this summer on June 30th, piloting their unique event, “Around the World in One Evening.”

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