"Thriving ocean ecosystems are important for the health of the entire planet."
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is noble on many accounts. However, this tribute is dedicated to their Seafood Watch Program. This research and educational program is consistently updated so consumers, chefs and businesses can choose the best sustainable seafood to purchase or order. Thus, saving our ocean habitats and wildlife. What would the world be like if we depleted all the saltwater and freshwater fish because of overfishing and overconsumption?
"Seafood is one of our healthier protein options, but overfishing is desperately harming our oceans."
Enjoy this informational video on why sustainable fishing methods are vital to our lives and our planet’s health.
Call To Action
This is an easy fix. Just become more aware of your selections of seafood before ordering or purchasing your seafood. Learn about where the fish are from and the fishing techniques used. The Monterey Bay Aquarium offers recommendations on seafood ‘Best Choice,’ ‘Good Alternative,’ or ‘Avoid.’ They offer two helpful guides to educate us:
1) Refer to the Seafood Watch Application (download on iPhone or Android)
2) Carry a Seafood Watch Pocket Guide (easily downloaded and printed)
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1to1 Movement is making an impact
Let’s count the ways:
1) COLLABORATIVE CONFERENCE
A Place At The Table Conference in San Diego is uniting “a business leader, a policy maker, an educator, a non-profit professional, and a youth activist” at each table to discuss how to change the world for the better. GENIUS! You can participate for only $11 for two days of collaboration, inspiration and action. Register NOW!
2) CHILD EDUCATION
"Our goal is to start the conversation and inspire students to innovate ways they can participate in preserving the environment."
There are programs offered for students in Kindergarten through 12th grades:
- Intro to Sustainability
- The Away Project
- Powerful Program
Beauty is in the eye (or ear) of the beholder.
"We filmed some of the children who learned to play violin, flute, drums, cello, string bass, and more – all made from recycled metal drums, tin cans, and plastic pipes."
Please enjoy this short video.
The compelling story of transformation
In Paraguay and other third-world countries, children are born and live their entire lives in a dump. Surrounded by other people’s trash. Most of this trash is even sent to these landfills from more prosperous countries. Imagine, wealthy countries cannot even dispose of their own trash, they must send it away, out of their site and smell.
The families, living on this landfill, then sort through this trash daily to sell anything of value. They eat, sleep, play, learn and live entirely in the dump. This is an unsafe and unsanitary environment and, as you can imagine, emanates a horrible odor. Certainly, a story that needed to be told about injustice and exploitation of the poor. How could we stand by and watch people live under these conditions?
Then, the story gets better. Cola, a garbage picker, and Favio Chavez, musician, helped to transform this trash into hope and beauty for these impoverished children. They made instruments and learned how to play. Now, known as the “The Recycled Orchestra of Cateura.” Perhaps, they won’t have to live their entire life in the landfill. Perhaps, there is hope. Perhaps, this will bring humanity closer to these impoverished families and portray them as skillful, talented and viable world citizens.Read More »
Inspired by children.
Designed for children.
Developed by children.
Benefits the world.
This global non-profit organization (501c3) embodies KIDS leadership, opinions and direction. The KIDS, toddlers to teens, lead the way toward peace. This is what makes KIDS FOR PEACE different than any other NGO. The motto – “KINDNESS MATTERS” is indisputable and is strengthened by participation in the Annual Great Kindness Challenge. The byline – “Uplifting our world through LOVE and ACTION” is encouraging and hopeful. The guiding principles – “The Peace Pledge” was created in 2006 by the kid members of the first chapter after they were asked these fundamental questions:
“What does peace mean to you?”
“What do you want our world to look like?”
“What can you do to create the world you wish to see?”
“What do you want to pledge yourself to?”
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To be kind … or not to be kind? That is the question!
Everyday, we encounter countless opportunities to be a good example for others. Perhaps, you do random acts of kindness:
- Let people ahead of you in the grocery line
- Smile at strangers
- Pay someone’s toll going over the bridge or pay road
- Wait patiently while your daughter fixes her hair…again
- Answer your husband or wife’s phone call using a loving tone
- Call your parents or grandparents just to see how they are doing
Do you extend this same level of consideration to your colleagues at work? Or is there more competition than collaboration?
"The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people."