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 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

To find out more about these programs and request an 1:1 educator for your school, go to 1to1movement.org.

3) APP DEVELOPMENT

The 1to1 Movement is creating an app to change OUR world for the better. It’ll make it easier to act [1 person, 1 idea, 1 action] by connecting with the causes and people in your area.  Considering supporting the development of this new application.  Let’s rally for change … real change!

THANK YOU for being global citizens and contributing to progress and a better future. This list doesn’t stop here, if you’d like to find out all the wonderful and innovative programs that 1to1 Movement offers, please visit their website.

Photo credit: 1to1 Movement website

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Landfillharmonic: Mindboggling Beauty

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."

— Creative Vision Foundation about their documentary Landfillharmonic

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.

How to help

First, use their inspiration to be more conscious about how you dispose of your trash.  Do you currently recycle at home? “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle” are great goals…even our children are learning about this in school. Check out TreeHugger’s Top Recycling Tips to make recycling more of a daily habit.

If you have a business, do you consider optimizing your packaging options? Have you evaluated how your “product is designed, what it contains, how it is made, and where it goes after use”? You may find some inspiration with William McDonough’s Cradle-to-Cradle Product Innovations Institute and certification program.

Get involved in the cause: donate; follow the tour; youth education; instrument drive; and/or  volunteer. Find out more about The Landfillharmonic.

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Chipotle’s Scarecrow Takes Action

Strategic Management

"If you want to change the world, there’s nothing to it."

— The Scarecrow video produced by Chipotle

I believe Chipotle has a strong company culture around sustainability. After watching the video, please share your thoughts about Chipotle AND their company culture. What do YOU think?

 Company Vision

Food With Integrity is our commitment to finding the very best ingredients raised with respect for the animals, the environment and the farmers.” -Chipotle

Progress over time
  • 2000-Started serving naturally raised pork
  • 2002-Started serving naturally raised chickens
  • 2004-Started using zero trans fat oil
  • 2007-Started serving naturally raised beef and removed rBGH in cheese and sour cream

For more milestones, click here.

Stocks up

Apparently, ”Cultivate a better world,” is also very profitable. Look at the 10-year trend for this socially responsible company. For more NYSE information, click here.

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Responsible Consumption

Anne Lappe Blazon LaurelsResponsible consumption begins with awareness. Then a deliberate decision can be made based on knowledge and values. Public opinion and our purchases have already made some leeway!

PROGRESS

"Find better products that are healthy, green, and socially responsible"

— GoodGuide

Try the GoodGuide Mobile App while you shop or use their website to research brands and products.

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