ITSRG is sponsoring a Tweetup for Earth Day, April 22, 2009 called #GreenPhilly! The Center for the Humanities at Temple - CHAT - is cosponsoring the event.
Follow the event on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/itsrg.
The #greenphilly Tweetup Schedule is here.
Here is a list of social media projects showcasing environmental issues for Philadelphia and beyond that will be featured participants sharing content through Twitter for the 24 hour event:
The Green Life Philadelphia Project
The delAware Project
The Ecovillage Evolution Project
The E-Wasted Project
The Sustainable Housing Techniques Project
Sustainable Housing Techniques
The Philly Green Vision Project
ITSRG is sponsoring an Earth Day Tweetup on Wednesday, April 22, 2009. The aim of the event is to raise awareness about environmental issues, actions and research related to Philadelphia, PA.
For the past three semesters, I have engaged students at Temple University from the Department of Geography and Urban Studies to use and develop social media resources that reflect their understanding of core concepts and inquiry themes introduced in their courses. Learning activities related to the use of social media have been designed and to provide students with an opportunity reflect the understanding they have gained through using specific online tools to conduct descriptive analysis, apply what they have learned to specific cases and examples and to share data and original content they have developed.
The post above, tweeted around 7 pm last night, set off a tweetstorm of LOLs, sarcastic advice, witty patois, and outright disbelief both inside the venue for the McCain dinner to honor Obama on the eve of the inauguration and outside across the twitter network of @ev. Some of @ev's twitter followers joined the fun within seconds:
BITS student Ken Sprull designed the logo above in the summer of 2007 as part of his experience to engage in actions to improve local environmental quality in North Philadelphia. He, along with other students in his group, strongly articulated the viewpoint that North Philadelphia environmental concerns are deeply connected to social ones. Their perspective was that those include the need to foster racial harmony and reduce violence in their daily lives. His logo and the group's sponsorship of community-building events to raise local environmental awareness captured this sentiment.
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