I don’t know much about this nonprofit but Play for Change touched my heart with their global collaboration of “Stand By Me” and “Higher Ground“. They say music is universal and after listening to this I can’t help feel the proof. Like they say: What unites us if far greater than what divides us.
This is a guest post by Daniela Rey from the Kind Media Foundation. KMF is an innovative media non-profit organization committed to supporting and empowering meaningful social projects by providing affordable, high-end video, print, web and social media that engages and inspires action.
Social Cause | Save the environment from plastic!
by DANIELA REY · 1 COMMENT
Have you heard of the impact of single use-plastic in the environment?
Have you already begun finding ways to reduce your dependency on disposable plastic?
When shopping, do you prefer products that are sustainable and with minimum packaging?
Do you understand that the plastic bag or straw you used today and discarded will remain polluting this planet forever?
If you do, THANK YOU! If you don’t, you NEED to know! Continue reading “Kind Media Foundation takes on finding solutions to use less plastic” »
A movement to bring clean water to almost a billion people without it.
Charity : Water is Paying it Forward to connect the billion people using social media and the billion people without water.
JT Liss, a photographer is using his talents and passion to live with purpose. He says Photography for social change is a belief that a photo can be more than just something that stimulates thought or evokes emotion. It can be an advocate for change.
A portion of the profits made by selling his art is donated to charity. Each themed gallery is to support a different non-profit organization. Hug It Forward is the recipient of sales!
So check out his new website: www.jtlissphotography.com, read about his story, and be awed by some incredible photos.
The Nature Conservacy
“In the forests of Indonesia, classrooms are cultivating a new generation’s interest in conservation.”
The Heart of Sulawesi
At the mountainous heart of Sulawesi, Lore Lindu National Park has some of the largest remaining stretches of forests in Indonesia, where two million hectares of forest disappear every year. The park is home to 277 different kinds of birds and several unique native animals, like the deer pig and the dwarf buffalo.
But — as Sulawesi students are learning — Lore Lindu contributes to life on the island in other ways. The park’s forests provide critical water resources to hundreds of thousands of people and absorb groundwater, shielding villages from flooding.
The Conservancy has been working to protect Lore Lindu since 1992, but the forest continues to face problems like deforestation and erosion that are caused by new roads, illegal logging and unsustainable harvesting of rattan and other important forest plants. A long tradition of poaching and encroachment in the park had left the community resistant to conservation efforts.
One Young World, a non-profit that provides an open platform for young people to create positive change, hopes to kick off a movement uniting young people across the world to advocate on behalf of the world’s youth. They’re calling this movement a “Youthquake.”
One Young World co-founder and Global CEO David Jones took the stage Monday at the Social Good Summit, along with three of the organization’s global ambassadors — Erin Schrode, Michael Teoh and Kwadwo Ofori Owusu — to talk about how social media and new technologies are being used to drive these youth movements. Continue reading “One Young World Mobilizes Youth to Create Positive Change” »
Did you know…
…that in certain places of the ocean, the amount of suspended plastic particles actually outnumbers ambient plankton?
…that approximately one million seabirds and one hundred thousand marine mammals die from ingestion or entanglement in plastics each year?
…that with the exception of a small amount that has been incinerated, virtually every piece of plastic that has ever been created still exists in some shape or form?
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An infographic created by the White Roof Project, an initiative that wants to help cover the world’s black roofs with white paint, illustrates some impressive statistics about the power of white roofs, including the fact that the transition from black to white roofs could prevent the emission of 24 billion metric tons of CO2, the same amount of CO2 emitted globally in 2010.
Continue reading “White Roof Project” »
by Ofeibea Quist-Arcton
- August 11, 2011
Long before you reach the circle of women, you hear them and feel their exuberance and warmth. These are the “grandmothers,” fondly called les grandes-meres and dressed in brightly colored boubous — the voluminous traditional gowns with dramatic matching head wraps worn by the women of Senegal.
The women are seated on a large pink-and-mauve plastic mat in the village of Guereo, south of the Senegalese capital, Dakar. They sing as one grandma drums her fingers against an overturned bucket. It is her impromptu instrument to make music as they prepare for their health care and advice session as part of a community health project.
These grandmothers — and other senior women in the community — symbolize the marriage of tradition, culture, song and dance and modern health care methods. They pass on health education and childbirth tips to the pregnant women in their midst.