Global Fair

Before or after your designated lunch session, please visit our Global Fair Booths in the second floor hallways overlooking the lobby and library, which include:

o—a website where, by answering questions correctly in any of eight categories, you can earn grains of rice, which are donated to the World Food Programme by advertisers on the site.

o   The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont—stop by and learn about Current Issues & Youth Activism and Environmental Science & Technology: two of the many exciting sessions offered by GIV.

o   My World: The United Nations Global Survey for a Better World—The United Nations wants to know what matters most to you.

o   Stafford Technical Center—Explore how you can enhance your Science Technology Engineering and Math skills to help to address these Global Issues. There will be giveaways and raffle opportunities.

o  Reduce Your Carbon Footprint—What is it? How can you reduce it?

o Makerspace Zone—Join us to make a boxboard wallet using our instructions and your ima-GIN-antion. Grow your creativity and take away a memento of the conference while enjoying the company of fellow designers. Materials provided. (Limited spaces available.)

Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene—Chris Seremet of Catholic Relief Services

Encore Theater—visit and view the video display of what Encore has done relating to GIN themes and taking action: theatre for social action including videos of Theatre of the Oppressed, examples of plays which were written to effect change and students talking about their experiences in theatre which has made a difference.

Key Club—Threads of Hope project assists the economically oppressed in under-developed countries to establish home enterprises that will provide an income, through the development of products that can be sold world-wide. Funds generated through sales and donations will primarily be used to help meet the physical, educational and spiritual needs of the communities where the products are made.

Unified Sports—”Spread the word to end the WORD”  We will have computers available for people to Pledge to Stop the Use of the R Word and substitute it with the word RESPECT.  Special Olympics, Best Buddies, and supporters from around the world will unite on the seventh annual Spread the Word to End the Word® Day to continue building awareness for society to stop and think about its use of the R-word and rally people around the world to pledge respect toward all individuals, making the world a more accepting and inclusive place for all people, especially those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Volunteers for Peace—Matt Messier

o Project VISION—Project VISION wants to give Rutland residents the tools necessary to help improve their neighborhoods. We want to create community leaders…visit this booth to find out how you can contribute from Captain Scott Tucker

o Vermont Department of Health—Come see a display about global infectious diseases. Look at the hand-outs that will show online resources about global health and infectious disease with Margaret Dulli and Sydney White.

o NeighborWorks