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Using Google Earth as an Advocacy Tool

One of Green Media Toolshed's member groups, Appalachian Voices, is using Google Earth to shine the light on the destruction of mountains through mountain top removal. This is a great tool because it can help you reach out to audiences you may not have reached before. We are happy to see one of our members using a tool like this for their advocacy work. It is a great example of how powerful online tools can be and we hope that other progressives take note.

Here is more on the campaign from Mary Anne Hit, Appalachian Voices' Executive Director:

"Beginning this week, millions of people will be able to explore a guided tour of mountaintop removal in Google Earth, the popular free software that gives you a bird’s eye view of the entire globe from your computer. Google has included the National Memorial for the Mountains and iLoveMountains as part of their latest release of featured content in Google Earth, and it can now be seen by all 200 million users of Google Earth worldwide.

Our staff has been working with Google for months to update and enhance the National Memorial for the Mountains, the centerpiece of iLoveMountains.org, incorporating content from our 7 grassroots partner organizations across Appalachia. Be sure to check out Google Earth – you can download it for free at http://earth.google.com."

For detailed instructions on how to use the National Memorial for the Mountains in Google Earth, go to this link.

You can read Mary Anne's blog post here.

March 15, 2007 in Environment | Permalink


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