In Celebration of Earth Day
GreenMicrofinance Announces the Launch of an Online University Forum
Uniting Students and Practitioners to Address Climate Change
by Merging Microfinance With Environmental Sustainability
GreenMicrofinance has set Earth Day at 5:00 PM EDT, for the launch of our online climate change and microfinance university network, the GMf University ForumTM.
The GMf University Forum is a venue that mobilizes students, practitioners and activists who share the passion of environmentally conscious microfinance worldwide. The Forum's prime objective is to facilitate the exchange of ideas on international development, focusing on such topics as sustainable microfinance in relation to clean energy, climate change and social investing. The Forum can be accessed through GMf's home page at www.greenmicrofinance.org.
The GMf University Forum, its own social network with a structure similar to Facebook, provides extensive opportunities to maximize the flow of ideas. Members will be able to post and partake in discussion topics; create connections from all participating universities such as Princeton, Lehigh, the University of Pennsylvania, Kathmandu University, and TISS, Mumbai, India; stay abreast of upcoming events, including conferences, seminars and talks featuring GMf leaders; upload their own documents and links to share; and post blog entries. These tools will support the development of an online community of like-minded individuals creating momentum to achieve GMf's overall mission of knowledge building and creating sustainable solutions in the field of microfinance through social and academic networking.
The Forum aims to attract university students engaged in many disciplines which intersect microfinance and environmental sustainability, including Environmental Studies, International Finance, Area Studies, Public Health, Engineering and Technology, Climate Change Policy Studies, Biology and more. To participate, students can simply register through an existing university association link or through a specific discussion of interest.