2013 Award Dinner

JOIN US AS WE HONOR BILL MCKIBBEN

2013 THOMAS MERTON AWARD WINNER  on Monday, November 4, at 6 pm

PRESS CONFERENCE – at 4 pm in The Fountain Room at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel

For Directions Click Here: Sheraton Station Square Hotel – 300 West Station Square Drive  Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Make a Reservation, Be a Sponsor, or reserve a Program Ad now.

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William Ernest “Bill” McKibben (born 1960) is an American environmentalist, climate change expert, and journalist who has written extensively on the impact of global warming.

Listen to his story here. Or click on the photograph to see  him on Democracy Now.

McKibben founded and leads the organization 350.org, which created what Foreign Policy magazine called “the largest ever global coordinated rally of any kind,” with 5,200 simultaneous demonstrations occurring in 181 countries. The magazine named him to its inaugural list of the 100 most important global thinkers, and MSN named him one of the dozen most influential men of 2009.

In 2011 and 2012 McKibben led the massive environmental fight against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project, and spent three days in jail in Washington D.C., as a leader of one of the largest civil disobedience actions in America for decades. Two weeks later he was inducted into the literature section of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Author and activist Bill McKibben. Source: 350.org

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Sponsorships: (click on this link now.)

Agent for Justice Sponsor – $500 … Includes –

  • Five admissions to the sit-down awards dinner
  • Logo on TMC and event website, on invitation, in marketing and on all press releases leading up to the dinner
  • Half page black and white ad in the awars dinner program
  • Advertisement or story in the New People (circulation 3500)
  • Formal recognition at the event and at the pre-event press conference
  • Opportunity to display information about your group or organization at the event which is slated to attract 700 people

Environment Change Agent – $1,000 

  • Ten admissions to the sit-down awards dinner
  • Logo on TMC and event website, on invitation, in marketing and on all press releases leading up to the dinner
  • Full page black and white ad in the awards dinner program booklet
  • Advertisement and story about your organization in the New People (circulation 3500)
  • Formal recognition at the event and at the pre-event press conference
  • Opportunity to display information about your group or organization at the event which is slated to attract 700 people

Environmental Justice Advocate- $2,500

  • Twenty admissions to the sit-down awards dinner
  • Logo on TMC and event website, on invitation, in marketing and on all press releases leading up to the dinner
  • Full page color ad in the awards dinner program booklet
  • Advertisement and story about your organization in the New People (circulation 3500)
  • Formal recognition at the event and at the pre-event press conference
  • Opportunity to display information about your group or organization at the event which is slated to attract 700 people

For more information about sponsorship benefits call Diane at (412) 361-3022.

Program Ads Available – (Click on this link now.)

Send your black and white ad in jpg or pdf format to programad@thomasmertoncenter.org asap.

  • FULL PAGE AD  – $500 (5 inches wide x 8 inches high) NOTE: If you are a $2,500 sponsor – your ad will be in color.
  • HALF PAGE AD  – $250 (5 inches wide x 4 inches high)
  • QUARTER PAGE AD – $125 (2.5 inches wide x 4 inches high)
  • BUSINESS CARD AD – $100 (2.5 inches wide x 2.5 inches high)
  • EIGHTH PAGE AD – $75 (2 inches wide x 2 inches high)

Registration – (Click on this link now to reserve your spot at the dinner.)

Admission Prices:

  • Patron Admission – $100 – patrons will be listed in the program as a valued supporter
  • Individual Admission – $50
  • Table of Ten – $500
  • Low-Income or Student Admission – $30 (Limited Number of Seats) * PLEASE NOTE: There is a limited number of low income admissions due to the need to cover the cost of the venue. To receive a low-income rate please email registration@thomasmertoncenter.org to receive your registration code.
     

    Our Honored Sponsors of the 2013 Thomas Merton Award Dinner Honoring Climate Change Activist Bill McKibben.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Allegheny cleanways       East food end coop        Pittsburgh Veterans for Peace     intro-logo    Lamberton               la-roche-college    Chatham U    LOGO_27  Penn Stateevolve environment       sustainable pittsburgh       Just_Harvest           BHF            Black and White

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11 Reasons to Divest from the Fossil Fuel Industry

 

JOIN THE DIVESTMENT FROM FOSSIL FUELS CAMPAIGN!
We’re asking Pittsburgh City Council to Divest From Fossil Fuels!  YES!

 

Dear Friends,

Please sign on to the following petition!

City of Pittsburgh: 

Invest in Thrive-ability – Divest from Fossil Fuel and wanted to ask if you could add your name too.

This campaign can create a shift in our future and the more support we can get behind it, the better chance we have of succeeding. You can read more and sign the petition here:

http://campaigns.gofossilfree.org/petitions/city-of-pittsburgh-invest-in-thriveability-divest-from-fossil-fuel

Thank you!

Environmental Justice Committee

P.S. Can you also take a moment to share the petition with others? It’s really easy – all you need to do is forward this email or share this link on Facebook or Twitter:

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