Tag Archives: People

Celebrity Philanthropists Support Good Causes

Let’s put a spin on charity, social activism and leaving a legacy. It’s fun and sexy to support a worthy cause. If it wasn’t worthwhile, these philanthropic hollywood celebs wouldn’t do it … right?

iStock_000015647482MediumI appreciate all people with the means and influence willing to stand up and do ‘something’ – ANYTHING to improve our world, our people, our natural resources, and our systems for justice.

– It’s a choice to become aware and take action.
– It’s a choice to be a role model for good and make an impact.
– It’s a choice to be a global citizen and leave the world better than when we arrived.

With great admiration, I commend these celebrities and non-profit organizations for their courage, due diligence and passion in making our future brighter.

Celebrities put star power to good use
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ECOleisure: Tropical Rainforest Travel

The tropical rainforest offers nature, beauty and adventure. It’s valuable for us to explore, firsthand, the most diverse plants and animal species on earth. It is also an opportunity to meet indigenous people and learn tribal wisdom. Ecotourism is one key to saving our vital tropical rainforests. Plan a trip and learn how to help save these important ecosystems.

Listed below are three ECOleisure trips that may be of interest to you:

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Ecuador Amazon Immersion Pachamama Journeys. Honored as one of 2014 National Geographic Traveler’s “50 Tours of a Lifetime.” 12 days. $3,495.

 

 

Erawan Waterfall by Tong Dang on FreeDigitialPhotodotcom

Peruvian River Cruise National Geographic Expedition. Travel on a luxury riverboat with a team of naturalist experts. 10 days. $5,990-6,990.

 

 

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Costa Rica Family Volunteer Trip Globe Aware. Volunteers help villagers with projects to build the Carara Rainforest Reserve plus leisure activities. 7 days. $1,290.

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Tribute Circle | NGO | 1to1 Movement

 1to1 Movement is making an impact

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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."

— 1to1 Movement website

There are programs offered for students in Kindergarten through 12th grades:

  • Intro to Sustainability
  • The Away Project
  • Powerful Program
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Tribute Circle | PEOPLE | Jane Goodall

Happy Birthday Jane Goodall!

"Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference."

— Jane Goodall

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This photo and her 80th birthday brought me joy today. Photo credit: Rainforest Action Network

A historical view of  Jane Goodall’s life work

"Chimpanzees … have been living for hundreds of thousands of years in their forest…never overpopulating, never destroying the forest. I would say that they have been in a way more successful than us as far as being in harmony with the environment."

— Jane Goodall

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Saving Mr. Banks: Lessons in Empathy

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"I won’t disappoint you."

— Walt Disney says with empathy to Mrs. Travers

I recently watched Saving Mr. Banks. All I could think is how kind everyone was to Mrs. Travers. In spite of her own relentless crabbiness. They didn’t need to understand her ‘ways’ in order to be KIND. Many characters in the movie looked for ways to make it better or to connect. Certainly, Walt Disney was portrayed as a saint!

The audience of the movie had an added benefit of seeing her grow up. Quite an admirable child with a life of hurt and disappointment. Funny, how a little understanding can help us empathize and sympathize.

Watch a clip from Saving Mr. Banks

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