한가지는 캘리포니아 타호 호(Lake Tahoe)에서 열린 Patagonia's Tools for Grassroots Activists Conference 로서 다양한 환경 운동가가 참석한 모임인데, 이곳에서 구글어스 구글맵 등의 지도 관련 도구에 관해서 강의를 해주었다고 합니다.
다른 한가지는 캘리포니아 산 라파엘(San Rafael)에서 열린 Bioneers Conference 로서, 아마존 수루이 부족의 알미르 추장과 함께 참석했다는 내용이 있습니다. 이 수루이족 추장님은 이 블로그에 여러번 등장했습니다. 아마존 지역 원주민 보호구역에 거주하고 계시는데, 주변 열대우림 남벌 현황을 고발하는 등, 구글어스 아웃리치 팀과 다양한 활동을 하고 계십니다. 이번에는 영화도 촬영한다네요.
Monday, October 19, 2009 at 12:10 PM
At the Patagonia's Tools Conference, all types of activists came together -- individuals such as Tim DeChristopher, who stood up against America's dependency on oil and non-renewable energy by disrupting a BLM oil and gas auction, to organizations like Surfrider and Trout Unlimited. Inspired by speakers such as Brian O'Donnell from the National Conservation System Foundation and Owen Bailey of the Sierra Club, these groups learned about campaign strategy, fundraising techniques, and internet tools for getting their message out. Patagonia founder and lifelong environmental activist and inventor Yvon Chouinard and Oberlin University's Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies, David Orr, were the special guests who wowed the audience with inspiring stories of grassroots environmental activism.
The Bioneers Conference welcomed, as a plenary speaker, one of our close partners, Chief Almir of the Amazon Surui Tribe. We visited the Surui in the Amazon last year to train them, and several other indigenous tribes, on using Google tools like Picasa and Blogger to share their culture and their way of living in the rainforest with the rest of the world. They were also using Google Earth to show where illegal logging is taking place. Chief Almir was in the Bay Area with his non-profit partner, Amazon Conservation Team, to celebrate the opening of Denise Zmekhol's film, Trading Bows & Arrows for Laptops, at the Mill Valley Film Festival. At Bioneers, the Google Earth Outreach team also taught two Google Earth and Maps workshops, including one focusing on indigenous mapping.