I start this post @ 2pm Berlin CET. That leaves exactly 54 hours until the…
12 February 2009
175+ cities around the world will be hosting Twestivals which bring together Twitter communities for an evening of fun and to raise money and awareness for charity: water.
As for the Berlin event, that I declared responsible for in the wake of last night, we have so far…
But we have enthusiasm, ideas & networks, don´t we?!
So this is what we need:
1. Location: A cool spot in Berlin that will host the event THIS THURSDAY @ 8 PM. If you want a rent for this, you better bring your own sponsor…
2. Snacks & Drinks: Maybe the cool spot offers this anyway. If not, maybe you are a caterer and would be glad to take over.
3. Something to do: A scrabble tournament? Table tennis? Live Music? Slam Poetry? An old school barcamp or a Pecha Kucha? Anything´s possible. Throw in your talents & ideas and let´s see what comes up.
Why Twestival? What´s it all about?
The global twestival (twitter + festival) events raise awareness and collect money for charity : water
This non profit organization is bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 100% of the money raised goes to direct project costs, funding sustainable clean water solutions in areas of greatest need. They also work to raise awareness of the water crisis through events, fundraising exhibitions and other public awareness campaigns.
Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of all sickness and disease, and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable to the consequences of unsafe drinking water. Of the 42,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and a lack of basic sanitation, 90% are children under 5 years old.
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Can´t do this alone in no time. Be nice, be the web, be fast as a tweet. Please comment on this post, reply @dkomm on twitter or send me a mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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