Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Taking the Buffett-Gates Pledge A young entrepreneur joins Bill Gates and Warren Buffett in making a promise to donate his life earnings to charity by the time he dies.
Change.org Social Entrepreneurship blog, challenges other young entrepreneurs to do the same.
Frequent travelers were excited when JetBlue announced its "All You Can Jet" pass this week. The great folks at DoSomething are taking it one step further by offering free passes to five lucky young people for sharing their stories of how they'd use the pass to further their organization's goals, whether by meeting with potential donors or going to conferences to learn new skills.
Have a great week,
Monday, August 16, 2010
Amnesty International Sign Up Support At U2 Concerts for Demand Dignity ...
Amnesty International USA
Heads of State are gearing up to discuss the Millennium Development Goals, which aim to eradicate global poverty, at the UN in late September. ...
Amnesty brings campaign to U2 showsUPI.com
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Saturday, August 14, 2010
Inspirational Idiot number 1
This guy is NUTS! Very passionate about the environment! But NUTS! He is my new hero! After he swam the North Pole, vowed never to take another cold-water dip. Then he heard of Lake Imja in the Himalayas, created by recent glacial melting, and Lake Pumori, a body of water at an altitude of 5300 m on Everest. And he swam it!!! I love him
What can you do to raise awareness to global issues?
Friday, August 13, 2010
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
This competition is a fun global action awareness campaign. All you have to do is update your facebook status to something about social justice.
- One book for the coolest facebook status update.
- A second book for whoever scores the most points in the comp.
WINNERS CHOOSE FROM THESE THREE BOOKS
The status updates need to be about social justice, global action, etc. Keep them positive, inspiring, challenging or fun. Link to a website, share a quote or anything else you can think of.
HOW DO YOU SCORE POINTS?
- Each unique facebook or twitter update earns you ten points.
- 2 points for linking back to this post in your status.
WHAT DO I DO?
- Fill in form linked below with each status update
Lets see if we can start a global action tidal wave of awareness. How cool would it be if we had thousands of people thinking about global issues and deciding to act this week because of our status updates?
WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN ONE WEEK ON SUNDAY 22ND AUGUST
CONTEST OPEN INTERNATIONALLY
To enter comp click here
Remember, you can just do one status update if you want. Coolest update will be judged by the Affero team and posted on our blog.
Lets Make this huge!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
How to Help the Flood Victims in Pakistan
Volunteer to help directly. If you have the sort of skills that might be useful in Pakistan right now, and you can find an organization...
US adds $20 mn for Pakistan flood relief
The US will provide an additional $20 million in relief funding for the flooding in Pakistan that has killed more than 1,600 people in the last...
Australia ups Pakistan flood help by $5m to $10m