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THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015
THE BLOG OF THE RAINFOREST ACTION NETWORK

Don't Miss Out: Palm Oil Action Leaders Summit

You’re going to want to clear your schedule. This. Is. Huge.

I’m really excited to tell you about the next big thing happening with the Palm Oil Action Team: The first ever Palm Oil Action Leaders Summit!

The Palm Oil Action Team is making some of the largest companies in the world change their policies and their practices to protect the precious rainforests of Indonesia and Malaysia. We're winning, but there is still more work to be done. That's why I am so excited to invite you to join the Palm Oil Action Leaders Summit.

When you apply to join the Summit and become a Palm Oil Action Leader, here’s what you’ll get:

  • Attend the Palm Oil Action Leaders Summit in San Francisco, CA from March 27 - 31st where you will be trained in designing and coordinating creative actions, communicating clearly to the public about campaign work, and how to incite and inspire your community to take action!

  • Put your new knowledge from the Summit into practice by organizing creative actions in your community -- publicly exposing the ills of Conflict Palm Oil and holding PepsiCo and other companies that are using this controversial ingredient to account.

  • Be part of an incredible team of activists from around the country from March to September 2015 (and beyond!) that collaborate and support each other as part of the Conflict Palm Oil campaign.

  • In summary: Make an impact for rainforests, and the people and animals that depend on them, by gaining new organizing skills, being a part of a powerful team and having FUN!

Ready for the nitty gritty details? Here they are:

What: Palm Oil Action Leaders Summit

When: March 27-31, 2015

Where: San Francisco and Point Reyes, California

Why: RAN’s Conflict Palm Oil Campaign is on the way to victory, but we’ll need committed and passionate activists to lead the charge and raise the stakes for the Snack Food 20. We're committed to bringing together a powerful team and giving you the skills and training you need to be effective and have fun.

Who can join: Whether you are brand new to RAN’s campaigns or are a seasoned activist, we encourage you to apply. We will be looking for diversity in background, geographical location and experience in applicants.

Costs: While the summit is free and all food, lodging, and training are provided at no cost, you will be responsible for the cost of travel to and from the Summit. Limited travel scholarships are available for those who need them in order to attend. We encourage everyone to apply regardless of their ability to pay for transportation.

Training Logistics: Meals at the Summit will be vegan and vegetarian and will fulfill any dietary needs. We will be staying in shared dorm rooms at the Point Reyes Hostel and at another hostel TBD in San Francisco.

How to apply: Spots are starting to fill up, and we are continuing to accept applications on a rolling basis! We will close the application process when all spaces are full. If this page is up there are spots still available, so click here to apply right now!

Commitment: We are asking everyone who applies to commit to attending the entire Summit and commit to doing roughly 10-15 hours of organizing per month from March 31 to September 31, 2015.

Do you have any questions about the Palm Oil Action Leaders Summit that aren’t answered here? Email me at Jess@ran.org

Apply now and become a leader in the protection our forests and our future!

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