TakingITGlobal - Inspire. Inform. Involve. Sept 28 - Oct 12, 2008 Double Edition
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Here's a quick update on what was "Hot and Happening" at TakingITGlobal.org recently:

Petition: Holding Leaders Accountable to Address Global Warming
The next U.S. President a lot of work to do to commit the country in taking a strong leadership in confronting global warming. In December, leaders from all around the world will gather in Poznan, Poland to discuss the next international climate treaty. We want you, no matter where you live on this planet, to play a part in ensuring that the candidates attend the meeting and play their part in getting the U.S. to be a leader on global warming. Join 350, TakingITGlobal, and many other partners calling on the U.S. Presidential candidates to commit to rejoin the world's fight against the climate crisis. Send your invitation today, and learn more on the Understanding Climate Change issue portal.

October 10: World Mental Health Day
This year marks 60 years of Global Mental Health Advocacy. The theme for 2008 is "Making Mental Health a Global Priority: Scaling up Services through Citizen Advocacy and Action." The World Federation for Mental Health started the World Mental Health Day program in order to reduce stigma, increase access to treatment and bring awareness around the issue in your communities. With teen suicide on the rise, youth and mental health is a important issue to understand and discuss. To learn more about Mental Health, visit our International Day Page.

Event: Blog Against Poverty
October 15th 2008 is Blog Action Day! This year thousands of blogs from all over the world, in all different languages will dedicate themselves to the theme of Poverty. Join the movement and dedicate a blog post to the issue of Poverty.

Global Gallery: Russia Collection
Within our Global Gallery collections, Russia has the most artwork - TIGers from Russia have submitted over 1,800 images! Visit the page and view and comment on the collection. If you are an artist in your country, share your work with others.

Create Your Own Petition
If you are passionate about a cause or issue, visit TakingITGlobal's Petitions tool! Here you can create, sign, and share petitions with your community to take action and make a difference with issues you care about. There are many petitions already posted that you could support on issues like Children’s Rights, the Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development.

TIGTips: Fraudulent Events
Recently, a number of fraudulent events have appeared on the Internet, promising visas and travel and asking for registration fee deposits. Please be aware that TakingITGlobal is not able to confirm the legitamacy of every event listed on our Events calendar, as they are posted by individuals and reviewed for basic accuracy by volunteers. We recommend not sending money for event registration unless you know an event is legitimate. Learn more about detecting fraudulent events.

We wish you a wonderful weekend!

- Incia, Nigel, Katherine, Nick and the entire TakingITGlobal.org Team!
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