During the weekend of 10-13 September cities around the world will be hosting events in support of a local cause with Twestival Local.
A Twestival or Twitter-Festival, as defined in the Twestival website, is 'a global series of events organized by volunteers around the world under short timescales, which bring people offline for a great cause.' It started in September 2008, when a group of London Twitter users hosted an event called Harvest Twestival connecting people offline for a bit of fun and for a good cause. The event was planned in under two weeks and sponsorship came from people on Twitter.
While Twestival Local encourages cities to support a local cause, Twestival Global supports one cause around the world on one day. The first Twestival Global was held earlier this year on 12 February, when over 200 cities hosted a Twestival to bring Twitter communities together to raise money for charity: water. The Twestival raised over $250,000 and brought worldwide public awareness to the global water crisis.
For more information on either Twestival Global or Twestival Local visit the website here. Meanwhile, take a look at the short video, which is the first of four that show how the $250.,000 raised from the February Twestival was used to drill wells in Ethipia. If you want to see the other 3 videos, then check them out here.
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