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Apr 16, 2008

Dear YERTians,


There are all sorts of things brewing here at YERT, thus the gap in videos– but there is no gap in news! So we must update you…

- THIS SUNDAY: YERT Party in Brooklyn, NY
- EcoDaredevil Award
- New YERT.com Website
- YERT Earth Day. YERT HDAY? YEaRTh Day?


THIS SUNDAY: YERT Party in Brooklyn, NY


It is true! We’ll be gathering with good friends at 3pm on Sunday, 4/20/08, at 224 Degraw Street, Apt. 1 (garden apartment), Brooklyn, NY. You can check out the eVite here or the Facebook event here. Please RSVP because we’ll be preparing food and we want to make just the right delicious amount! See you there!


EcoDaredevil Award


We recently connected with awesome oceanographer Dr. Wallace J. Nichols and found out that he’s putting together a cool new environmental award called the EcoDaredevil award. He’ll be co-presenting it with Evil Knievil’s granddaughter, Krysten Knievel, at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment on Earth Day (April 22!). One brave Duke student, living on the dramatic edge of environmental activisim, will receive the award. We hope that this snazzy prize will spawn the creation of countless new YERTful innovators around the country, and we can’t wait to learn about them. YERT is a sponsor of the award and we’ve included additional information about it at the bottom of this e-mail. Take a look!


New YERT.com Website


We’re in the final steps of launching a new YERT website, with maps and schedules and shopping and blogs and more YERTy information than you could ever want to know, all in one place. The new site can grow better than the old one, so we hope to share more gradual improvements with you as this project expands. You’ll see it show up sometime during the next week or two, and we hope that you’ll be gentle with us as you try it on for size.


YERT Earth Day. YERT HDAY? YEaRTh Day?


Earth Day is coming up on April 22 and we recently realized that YERT videos could make for a great way to celebrate this aweseome planet of ours. Dr. Nichols will be sharing YERT videos with his audience at the Nicholas School (see the press release below), and our shorts will be making EarthDay appearances all over the country for a few lucky viewers. If you’d like to show some YERT videos for some friends (or even larger audiences) but want to do it with high-quality video, send a note our way– we have all the videos available online in 720×405 resolution (16×9). We’ll let you know where you can find them. In other Earth Day news, Voice of America will be airing web, radio, and TV stories about YERT as a part of their Earth Day line-up. Some portion of their 100 million viewers/listeners around the world will get the scoop on YERT, and we can’t wait to meet them. Our partnership with Care2 is also kicking into gear leading up to Earth Day, and they’ll be showing some YERT ads on their website to spread the word. You can check out our Care2 group here.


We recently shot our 350th hour of footage, and we’re not done yet! In fact, we have nearly 3 months to go before we reach all 50 states. We’re still planning to release more videos throughout the last few months, but once the trip is done we’ll work intensively to release videos for all the remaining states. After we catch up on all of the state-by-state video we’ll embark upon the creation of the YERT film! Stay tuned for more details about that, including ample opportunities to get involved.


Happy YEaRTh Day,
Julie, Ben, and Mark

http://www.yert.com




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