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THIS MONTH IN EDA NEWS
•  DID YOU KNOW? - Water Scarcity and Stress
•  STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE - EDA 2019 Conference
•  SUGGESTED READING - Echoes of EDA in Bruno Latour's New Book
•  WE'RE LOOKING FOR A GRANT WRITER - Join the EDA Team
•  LOOMIO EMAIL WOES? - We've Got the Answer in "Tech Tip"
Dear <<First Name>>,

Welcome to Spring! This month we've got a mixed bag of articles for you to enjoy... 

We're featuring a new EDA infographic that puts global water scarcity and stress into perspective and underscores why advocating for bioregional sustainability is paramount for our survival.

We're thrilled to be offering student scholarships for this year's conference: Resource Democracy in Action, on October 4-6 in Oakland, CA. It's a great opportunity for students to learn and practice how to advocate for economic democracy with their local and state officials. Spread the word!

Looking for some inspiring Spring reading? Well, we have a gripping recommendation that explains the connection between climate change and our current institutional structure and how to prevent us from going over the environmental cliff.

We're looking for a Grant Writer to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about economic democracy and sustainability. 

And, on a practical note, we have a Loomio tip for our members to help them manage email

Phew! That's a lot of good stuff packed into our April Newsletter.

Happy Reading!
The EDA Team
– DID YOU KNOW? –
Water, Water Everywhere...

Scientists say that most of the water on Earth is either salt water or is frozen at the poles, in glaciers or in permafrost. People rely mainly on freshwater which comprises only 2.5% of the water on the planet. This potable water is becoming more scarce and is also being mismanaged. The infographic below depicts world’s rapidly accelerating water crisis.

– EDA 2019 CONFERENCE –
Student Scholarship Available

Scholarships are available for EDA's 2019 Conference in Oakland, CA, to students with a current school ID. We invite students to apply who want to talk with their elected officials about a commons-based economic system that ensures social equality and ecological sustainability.

The scholarship will be in the form of a stipend that can be used to defray the cost of transportation, lodging, and registration for EDA’s three-day conference. If you or anyone you know is interested, the application can be found here on the EDA website.

– SUGGESTED READING –
Echoes of EDA

More and more information is being published in line with EDA’s message that climate change is rapidly shifting the foundations of economic democracy. For example, Bruno Latour’s new book, Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime, is an evolutionary perspective on how human beings are now leaving the Modern Era of Disconnected Globalization and entering an Age of Biophysical Reengagement with Earth. He explains how the planet is seeking help from humanity in the face of steadily rising temperatures.

Latour asks, “How are we to act if the territory itself begins to participate in history, to fight back, in short, to concern itself with us – how do we occupy a land if it is this land itself that is occupying us?” Like EDA, the author believes that Earth must be recognized as an autonomous, living force that is asking us to eliminate social inequality, slow global warming and generate ecological sustainability. Latour reminds us that we must first cooperate with one another to be able to cooperate with Nature.

– JOIN THE EDA TEAM –
Grant Writer

EDA is searching for a grant writer to boost income and help us meet our goals. Candidates must have the ability to match the grant requirements of funding agencies with EDA’s organizational needs. We are looking for a person with excellent research and written communication skills. If you or someone you know might be interested in this position, please contact James Quilligan for further information.​

– TECH TIP –
Loomio Email Woes?

EDA has benefited from using the information platform, Loomio, for most of our internal communications. But there has been some confusion around the interface between Loomio and email. There are times when a message from Loomio doesn’t show up in email and other times when an email message suddenly appears out of context from a Loomio thread. Why? It’s because of your email settings within Loomio.

TO FIX THIS:

  • enter one of the Loomio groups which you use
  • in the upper-right corner click on Optionsthen on Email Settings
  • if you want to receive all of the Loomio messages within your group via email, click ‘All Activity’, OR
  • if you prefer not to receive Loomio messages in your email, then click ‘No Emails’, AND
  • if you want to make these changes quickly for all of your Loomio groups, click “Please change these settings for all my groups”. 
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