There are a bunch of interesting updates in this email, so be sure to check them out!
If you haven't already done so, please send Danica all your receipts for conference, including travel (i.e. megabus and greyhound). You can send her the receipts at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Melissa, for planning an absolutely amazing panel on foreign policy and development. A big thank you also goes out to everyone who volunteered, and to the panelists themselves.
Food Systems - Composting Initiative
Our Food Systems Team has submitted their proposal to the University to improve Western's composting system! They're going to need lots of help from the chapter as they continue researching and moving forward on this initiative this semester.
If anyone is in possession of an EWB sweater with visible defects, please bring it to the planning meeting on Tuesday.
The planning meeting will be at 5:30 on Tuesday in SEB 2094. Member Learning will happen at 5:30 on Thursday in UCC 65.
Latest on twitter
EWBWestern: Hey Mustangs! Run to End Poverty is in 9 days! Top finishers get THE PURPLE SHIRT Sep 25, 2015 - 10:09 AM EDT
EWBWestern: It's Fair Trade Campus Week!! Look for us around campus and ask us about our Fair Trade initiatives this year- we have chocolate! Sep 22, 2015 - 2:09 AM EDT
uwoewb #DidYouKnow that children make up nearly 50% of people living in extreme poverty? If you want think that Canada should focus on making extreme poverty a larger part of the conversation and put #PoliticsAside then http://takeaction.ewb.ca/
10 things you didn't know about extreme poverty
They're all about kids. Jun 28, 2015 - 12:37 PM EDT
uwoewb Bono sat down today to talk with leaders from NDP, Liberal and Conservative parties to advocate in the fight against global poverty and putting #PoliticsAside. Watch the update from CTV News.
Bono thanks Canadians for foreign aid contributions
U2 frontman Bono has arrived in Ottawa for meetings with Stephen Harper, as well as the prime minister's Liberal and NDP rivals. Jun 16, 2015 - 3:45 AM EDT
uwoewb EWB is concerned about the information presented in today's article from the Ottawa Citizen and what this means for Canada's role in the post-2015 development agenda.
The decline in the Government of Canada's contribution to ODA points to a troubling trend. This, despite 2015 polling data that shows the majority of Canadians not only believe it's important to improve health, education and economic opportunity for the world's poorest people, but that doing so is our moral obligation as Canadians.
EWB would like to see Canada reverse this trend and increase our investment in global poverty reduction with an eye towards the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.
Tories have "no plans" to match poverty aid vow inside Canada
Internal documents suggest the Conservative government has been saying one thing but planning to do another when it comes to fighting poverty at home and abroad. Canada’s record on international de... Jun 15, 2015 - 2:10 AM EDT