Will Steger Foundation Expedition Copenhagen 2009

The Expedition Copenhagen team consists of Midwest youth who will travel to the international climate negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark, December 5-19, 2009. The expedition will be led in part by internationally renowned polar explorer Will Steger, and designed in collaboration with youth climate partners across the region.

In Case of Emergency-You CANNOT Dial 911!!

Posted On Tuesday, December 15, 2009 by Aurora C |

In Copenhagen Denmark you must dial 112! The purpose of an emergency plan is to prepare, prevent and protect in case of circumstances or situations considered an emergency. A plan promotes awareness and preparation to a possible hazardous situation. You can only prepare so much, but can never really prepare for unforeseen circumstances. The lack of a plan could result in serious and devastating loss. The Climate Change negotiations are in preparation and preservation of what is left on and in Mother Earth and how to protect it, from various perspectives. There is no detailed indication of what is to come as a result of climate change, although there are models and probabilities, we will never really know the devastation that could be caused. I have encountered a level of circumstances you would consider an emergency this week having lost my passport, debit cards and all identifications while abroad. There was some planning prior to my departure, in case of emergency, including photocopying my passport, which helped tremendously when it became missing. -You should always stash some currency-at least $200 minimum, in case of emergency, so that if your cards and money are misplaced, you can have some funds to keep on. -First place to go-the police department, file a report with them so you have documentation -Call and cancel all cards, and head to the Embassy. -The Embassy does have assistance if you need money, they can help set up a wire transferable account for you if necessary. The Embassy will also cancel your passport and reissue a temporary one at cost. Most people were extremely helpful, but the stress was a lot to deal with. It's a lot of work and a lot of stress, in any extreme case, but when I worked through it, I realized more about my potential, to deal with stress, work through it and have an outcome. I dealt with a stressful situation and it turned out alright. It is hopeful that with all the stress levels and concerns at the conference, that leaders and negotiators will be able to have an outcome fair to the world. Because in the future, as Anishinabe children and other children look at the world we leave behind, we wonder where will they turn to? Who will they be able to call upon? Who will they call in case of emergency?
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