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Day 130:Bigger Steps Smaller Footprint

Today is the day you can do it – Take Part – Inspiration to Action. Every week I take the time to go to the Take Part site and vote. Vote for what you say?

Take Action has partnered with American Express to give away a total of $1,000,000 to different not-for-profit organizations that are creating a huge impact across the world. They each have a chance to get a piece of the “million dollar pie” buy reaching out to you and I to accumulate lots of votes each week.The more votes the bigger piece of the pie you get.

I have decided to vote for a different organization each week so I can learn something new about a not-for-profit I didn’t know anything about.This week it is the Green School Alliance.

Day 130: Give 130

One of the things that inspires me most as I GIVE every day is the amount of people that are doing the same. Behind every cause, every not-for-profit, every movement, there are hundreds and even thousands of people with the same passion and commitment to create the change we need to see in our world.

For all the terrible news we hear on TV, we don’t hear enough of the good stories. The stories of hope, inspiration and commitment that so many people have on our planet to make it a better place.

I love this line from the Green School Alliance site:

It started because ONE extraordinary astronaut, who hung upside down under the Earth on one toe fixing the Hubble said, “There are infinite complex life forms in this infinite universe, some survive and some don’t. I’m afraid we may not make it—what are YOU willing to give up?”

This is a story about a little boy in grade 1 that wanted to celebrate Earth Day and a mother that wanted Earth Day to be every day. Ordinary, every day people wanting to do extraordinary things to change the world. It is a great story and worth taking the time to read on the Green School Alliance site.

This organization has a simple concept. Teach the students of America how to keep our planet green. I believe if you teach our children, it will change our entire world. I have been part of the generation that has made our planet the way it is and feel I have an obligation to teach my children from the day they are born how to respect and ultimately save our planet.

What are you doing to teach your children about the planet. What are you doing to ensure our children have a planet to live on and our grandchildren. We all need to do our part and the Green School Alliance is a great place to learn and and to vote!

Time Commitment: 1 minute

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What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
“I just wanted to share that 365give really helped me. I am a better person now, thank you.”
MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)