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SAVE THE DATE: April 3, 2013

Please join us Wednesday, April 3rd from 5:30-7:00 pm for our 2012 Volunteers of the Year Reception at 1020 E. Lafayette Street in Tallahassee.  This event is open to friends of FAVACA and is in collaboration with 1020Art and the Tallahassee Committee on Foreign Relations.  We will have light hor' dourves a beautiful international art show curated by 1020Art and a panel of speakers featuring our FAVACA Volunteers of the Year and Counsels General from several regional countries. 

To RSVP or for more information, e-mail
or call 850-536-6630.

Fall Colombia Exchange Program Participant Bios

Adeline Vargas del Castillo

Born in San Andres de Tumaco, Adeline Vargas del Castillo is currently the Director and Founder of the ecological foundation, Green Heritage (Etnia Verda). Additionally she participates as a consultant for the Access to Justice Program managed by USAID, and previously worked with their human rights program. She received her degree in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Environmental and Applied Sciences in 2001 and later her Masters in Environmental Management from the University of Javeriana. She was named a Climate Change Champion by the British Council in 2010.

Effects of Tropical Storm Isaac

So far Tropical Storm Isaac has claimed 19 lives in Haiti and 2 lives in the Dominican Republic.  The storm forced 30,000 people to evacuate their homes.  Some of our Haitian partners have begun to report extreme damage to their homes and livelihoods particularly for those internally displaced living in tents and shelters.  Please help our partners with disaster mitigation and storm safety training before the next storm by clicking the following link:

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