[GRRN] Fwd: ZERI Needs $$ Help for Pavilion @ German Expo 2000!

From: Gary Liss (gary@garyliss.com)
Date: Thu Jul 20 2000 - 15:53:08 EDT

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    Please help ZERI get some funding for their efforts if you can.

    Thanks!

    Gary Liss

    >From: "ZERI Foundation" <news-english@zeri.org>
    >
    >ZERI Pavilion Leaves EXPO 2000?
    >
    >http://www.zeri.org/news/flash/00/000720.htm
    >Deutsch: http://www.zeri.org/news/flash/00/000720d.htm
    >
    >###################################################
    >
    >As reported in media all over Germany this morning the ZERI pavilion has a
    >short-term
    >financial crisis. This situation is so serious that the pavilion may be
    >out of
    >funds in less than 2 weeks and it will be forced to close.
    >
    >ZERI (Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives) Foundation, which is the
    >foundation
    >behind the pavilion, works on 5 continents on projects for sustainable
    >development,
    >health, environment and intercultural understanding.
    >
    >The present crisis is mainly the result of the three factors listed below.
    >
    >1) The pavilion became much more expensive than expected, due to the
    >extensive
    >structural tests that had to be undertaken. The pavilion was actually
    >built once
    > in Colombia in order to prove the strength of bamboo as
    > construction material.
    >2) Some sponsors have backed out.
    >3) Sales in the store are less than 20% of what was expected.
    >
    >However, there is a lot of hope!
    >
    >ZERI´s participation in the EXPO is a success. Our main concern is to
    >communicate
    >our ideas and convert them into a widespread notion. A large number of
    >visitors,
    >a great interest for our showcased projects and the EXPO itself generated
    >a number
    >of ZERI-projects in different parts of the world. This, of course, generates
    >income in the long term to secure that ZERI Foundation will prosper and reach
    >out to more people around the world.
    >
    >The EXPO is also helping us greatly to find solutions.
    >
    >Our mainly voluntary staff (from 39 different countries) is working hard with
    >a lot of joy and enthusiasm planning to solve this short term problem in a
    >number
    >of ways. For example:
    >
    >1) The multicultural "Save the Pavilion" party with dance and music
    >from around
    >the world will take place tomorrow, Friday the 21st of July from 12.00 until
    >at least midnight. Pavilions such as Colombia, Mexico, Sri
    >Lanka, Germany,
    >Romania, the South Pacific and Fiji in particular, Bolivia, India, Ivory
    >Coast,
    >Argentina and Ghana have agreed that their artists will perform in order
    >to help
    >ZERI.
    >2) We are looking for sponsors for products, services and financial
    >support
    >3) We accept donations from private persons and companies
    >4) We are currently working on the publication of a mini family book
    >about ZERI
    >which will be translated and distributed in 200 languages
    >5) The "whale song hotline". Creating a pay phone service bringing
    >live whale
    >songs from the Pacific Ocean to the ZERI Pavilion and to the listeners.
    >6) Improving marketing efforts at the ZERI Pavilion store.
    >7) Selling memberships in the ZERI Pavilion Club in order to keep the
    >pavilion
    >alive!
    >
    >
    >###################################################
    >
    >This news item was sent to you by:
    >Anna Ardin
    >ZERI Foundation
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    Gary Liss
    916-652-7850
    Fax: 916-652-0485



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