Thursday, August 27, 2009
Summer of Social Good
There has been a summer of social good going on, and tomorrow I will be attending The Social Good Conference and I wanted to share a bit about it with you today.
Four Critical Causes, Four Charities, One World.
Livestrong: More than 12 million worldwide are diagnosed w/ cancer and 8mil will die from the disease each year. We will end the stigma of cancer and turn cancer victims into cancer survivors, build an international grassroots movement, take cancer from isolation to collaboration and ,together with world leaders, will transform cancer from obscurity to a global priority.
Humane Society: Established in 1954, The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals—a world that will also benefit people. We are America's mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation and neglect, as well as the most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond. Our mission statement: Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty.
Oxfam America: More than 2.5 billion people live in poverty, struggling to survive on less than $2 a day—and the numbers are growing. But we at Oxfam believe that it doesn’t have to be this way. If we work together, we can turn the numbers in the other direction. Along with individuals and local groups in over 100 countries, we save lives, help people overcome poverty, and fight for social justice.
WWF: Our environment and earth’s future is in great danger. It is estimated that, over 75% of the world's marine stocks are currently over fished, we lose 36 football fields of rainforest on the earth every minute and we will possibly lose up to 10,000 species this year. NOW is the time for action. WWF needs your help to strengthen global awareness of these issues and ensure that the best possible solutions are implemented for a sustainable future.
It is not too late they are still selling Last Minute General Admission "Door Tickets" - 100% Donation to Summer of Social Good Fund HERE.
In researching this theme of social media for good, I came across many wonderful sources of information. In addition to the Summer of Social Good, I also enjoyed reading about Bloggers giving back, these stores can be found at 'Bloggers give Back'.
It is inspiring to know this 'global village' of writers, bloggers, artists, wordsmyths are coming together to use their voices and power to impact for good causes. For positive change. I for one, feel it is very important to support these efforts. To help promote these efforts so they can grow, flourish and continue.
So Today's Words of inspiration are to get involved, to inspire and be inspired by the good that surrounds you.
Now is the time to act by spreading awareness and donating to one fund that benefits four major organizations who affect policies that have profound impacts on the world.
Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I allow myself to inspire and be inspired.'
Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different.Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.
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Make this your best day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!
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