Media invited to tour energy-poor village of La Libertad near COP16 summit

MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:         Wolfgang Mueller

December 7, 2010 (+521) 998 225 9854

Media invited to tour energy-poor village of La Libertad near COP16 summit

(Cancun, Mexico)  On Wednesday, December 8th, CFACT will bring COP16 delegates and press to tour La Libertad, a Mexican community only minutes from the comforts of the Cancun tourist zone, where the poor live without electricity.  CFACT will provide transportation which will depart the Westin Hotel (first stop on COP16 shuttle one) at 9:30 AM.  Return approximately 1 PM.  Lunch provided.

Participants will visit with local people, learn about the challenges of living without electricity, and then spend some light-hearted time with village school children.  CFACT is working with local organizers to install electric lights in the community school for the first time.

CFACT regularly provides assistance to local villages to help them develop.  Over the years CFACT has provided electricity, computers, food and environmental cleanups in the Cancun area.

CFACT president David Rothbard said, “As delegates to COP16 consider the future of the world’s energy policy, it is vital that the voices of those suffering energy poverty are heard.”

If you would like to participate please call (+521) 998 225 9854 or email CFACT@CFACT.org.

Visit to La Libertad, an energy-poor village

Depart:  Westin Hotel 9:30 AM

Return:  Approximately 1 PM

Lunch & Transportation Provided

RSVP Required

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About the Author: Christina Norman

Christina Norman

Christina Norman currently serves as Director of Development for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow. Christina graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2008 where she obtained her B.A. in Political Science. In college, Christina was the President of her CFACT Collegians chapter. Following college she worked for CFACT as a field director for our Collegians program and as a Development Officer. She graduated in 2010 from the Koch Associate Program. She currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband and daughter.