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If you want to grab my attention call your site “Good“. It’s even easier to pull me in when I have a chance to help a not-for-profit organization win $50,000.
What is GOOD? (information quoted from the site)
“GOOD is the integrated media platform for people who want to live well and do good.”
You don’t need to say another word to get me to sign up. Waiting for me in my inbox from Good this week was a great way to give. One vote, one click and one of 6 organizations have the chance to win $50,000.
All the organizations are truly inspiring but it wasn’t hard for me to choose, I was instantly drawn to on one organization called The Surfrider Foundation. I wake up every morning to a stunning view of the ocean. My son and I are on the beach playing every chance we get. I’m was born a Pieces so I am drawn to the water naturally and I know how much it’s suffering these days. If you watch the video on the Good site it is said so well by legendary surfer Laird Hamilton who works with the Surfrider Foundation ” The ocean like it’s own country, it should have it’s own flag and an army to protect it.”
Just by voting I felt like I was part of that army that will help protect the ocean. $50,000 is a lot of money for any organization. Who will you vote for today? Contests ends today so vote now!
Time Commitment: 1 minute
If you don’t have time to read a word of this post just watch the video. It will move you, maybe even inspire you, to do something to help the planet today.
As I travel through my daily giving journey I am constantly amazed by children that are stepping up to change the world. Cater & Olivia are from Feyetteville, GA (USA) and have started an organization called One More Generation. They were so moved when discovering so many animals all over our planet would soon be extinct they had to do something. They wanted to insure one more generation would have the opportunity to experience these animals living on the planet rather than just reading about them in a text book. Today they have inspired me to give and do my part to help the next generation of animals.
As I read through the One More Generation site I discovered I could help. I could have a voice along with many others to help create change for the animals on our planet. I went to their petition page and then into a petition / pledge signing bender on the site: (information taken directly from the One More Generation site)
“Each year an estimated 1-million sea birds and over 100,000 marine mammals die from ingesting plastic. Single use plastic bags end up in our landfills and take over 500 years to decompose. Many of these bags end up in our rivers and streams, which ultimately lead to our oceans.”
“Rattle Snake Round Ups are contests calling for hunters to bring in as many snakes as they can catch in a year, at which point the snakes are slaughtered and sold for skin and meat. Seven states still host these killing contests: Roundups are driving some species of rattlesnakes toward extinction. A recent study analyzing 50 years of roundup data found eastern diamondback rattlesnakes in sharp decline due to roundup pressure and habitat loss. Rattlesnakes play a key role in the food web, especially in terms of rodent control.”
“These birds, which mate for life and symbolize the re-emergence of a species from the brink of near extinction at human hands only a century ago, should more fittingly be ”shot” through the lens of a photographer’s camera, not the barrel of a hunter’s rifle.”
What will you do today to help our animal population? Could it be your child that helps to change he world just by educating them? Show your support and give today.
Time Commitment: 5 minutes for all 3 petitions / pledges
While reading through twitter over my morning coffee today I came across a tweet about a site called Be Straw Free. It instantly caught my eye as I have a drawer full of straws I keep reusing. I do my best not to throw the straws out as I know how much waste they create. Straws seems to last forever! I knew one day I would come up with an idea to reuse them. Once I read more from “Be Straw Free” started by a 4th grader by the name of Milo, I knew I had to do a “give” on how to reuse straws.
Day 231: Day 231
The inspiration was simple for this give. A young boy by the name of Milo that has started a campaign to reduce straw waste in the world.
- It is estimated that Americans use on average 1.6 straws per day each.
- That’s 500,000 million a day in the US alone.
That’s a lot of straws and a lot of environmental waste we could reduce easily. My son and I came up with our own idea how we could use straws to create some fun on a rainy day, make a gift for his Grandmother and reuse some straws at the same time. Watch the video and see what my son Nic and I did to give back to the planet today and “Be Straw Free.” I see a Picasso in the making!
Saving the Planet One Straw at a Time!
Time Commitment: 1/2 hour of art and a few seconds a day to wash our straws so we can reuse them instead of throwing them out
Cost: I save money by reusing straws