Thursday, September 10, 2009


I found out about Project H Design through a New York Times article, and was automatically impressed. This company is "a charitable organization that supports, creates, and delivers life-improving humanitarian product design solutions." In some of their projects, they have utilized common resources to become valuable and useful sources of entertainment and education. For example, they have used tires to set up playground grids that are used for both basic math skills and a fun, outdoor learning environment. Tires can be found just about anywhere-and are extremely abundant in developing countries that export rubber products. Search their website for other projects that they've completed or plan to implement, and see if you can help out!
-submitted by Lydia Simmons

Thursday, August 13, 2009


"Inspire each other. Come together as a human race. Music is the best way to do this. We can do a lot more to this world if we come together than we ever can apart." - Mark Johnson, Producer of Playing For Change

Music does it for me. Every time. Whether I'm driving on a winding road, windows rolled down blasting my favorite tunes or have earphones on and sitting on the subway, listening to music can and always does make my day. Playing For Change kicks it up a notch for me, combining musicians from all over the world into one song with such strong lyrics...I highly recommend taking some time to listen to what Mark Johnson has produced. A sample:

To learn more about Playing For Change visit their website at:
To learn about their foundation, go to

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Looking for new sites to listen to music for free? I absolutely love pandora, but its nice at times to be able to create your own playlist to listen to at work, home, in the kitchen, you name it. Grooveshark does just this. Search a song, artist, album, genre, etc. and simply add it to your playlist, email the song to a friend, share the link and its yours to listen to whenever you are on the grooveshark website.
Grooveshark is free although requires you to sign up, which takes less than one minute but after that the music is yours to listen to!

Friday, May 29, 2009


Epic Change believes that people's stories are assets that can be used as resources to improve their lives. We help people in need share their "epic" true stories in innovative, creative and profitable ways to help them acquire the financial resources they need to create positive "change" in their communities.

EPIC CHANGE is in 1st place to win $10,000 from IdeaBlob to fund a technology classroom in Tanzania, Africa. Vote TODAY (until May 31) and help Epic Change make a difference in Tanzania.

Click here to quickly sign in (its FAST and EASY) and vote for Epic Change!

To learn more about Epic Change visit their website: Epic Change

spread the word. spread the love.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

GOOD ENOUGH...TO VOLUNTEER ONLINE is an online volunteering platform that links Neighbours (online volunteers) with Villages (local communities) in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Connected through, Neighbours and local communities learn about each other, share ideas and find solutions to local issues.

Everybody has something to offer, and everything is done online.

Do you have a little spare time and the desire to make a difference?

Go to

Thursday, April 30, 2009


A Peace Treaty

Started by a Pakistani Muslim and a Libyan Jew, A Peace Treaty's goal is to create employment for skilled artisans working in places of socio-political strife, supporting their craft work while leading their scarf products to be pieces in high fashion internationally. A Peace Treaty donates to Counterparts International and this season the funds will be directed toward reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan.
"A Peace Treaty is an evolving collection aimed at creating ethically-produced artisan level accessories and apparel for the luxury fashion marketplace."
To see their collection, visit their website:

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Houston, Texas-- The "Energy Capital of the World" has committed to tagging the name "The Energy Conservation Capital" by turning off the lights on April 24, 2009. In its second year, Houston hopes to move from 104.8 Million SqFt in 2008! — 73,308,610 SqFt and counting for 2009! Starting at 10pm on April 24th, all Class A, B and C office buildings in downtown and all government-owned buildings will be turning off their lights to raise awareness and establish a sustained reduction in the use of non-essential electricity in commercial buildings.
To have your company sign the pledge or learn more about Lights Out Houston, send an email to:
For more information on Lights Out Houston visit their website at
It not only has to be your company building, let it be your home, your restaurant, your shop, etc. TOGETHER we will turn off our lights!

Sunday, April 19, 2009


April 25th, 2009 is World Malaria Day. How can you participate and help end malaria deaths?
MALARIA NO MORE, a nonprofit organization, announces World Malaria Day:

This year's timely World Malaria Day theme, "Counting Malaria Out", keeps the pressure on to reach our goal and save lives from this preventable and treatable disease.

Every second counts. The world needs to intensify its efforts in the months to come, building on the momentum of the accomplishments of recent years: significant reductions in deaths, growing political will in Africa and abroad, and unprecedented public awareness. We're in a race to end malaria deaths... and we need your help to get there.

Malaria kills a child in Africa every 30 seconds and costs the continent $12 billion every year in lost productivity. It doesn't have to be this way. We have the tools and the programs in place to end malaria deaths—help us support Africa in its efforts to break the cycle of sickness and poverty.

This World Malaria Day, Malaria No More is urging US leadership for continued support in the winning battle against malaria. Malaria offers an incredible opportunity for return-on-investment—exactly what the world is looking for in this economic climate. Help President Obama keep his campaign promise of joining with the global malaria community to end malaria deaths by 2015.

For more information, visit

Thursday, April 2, 2009


On April 16th, try doing something you probably would not do otherwise (or maybe you would!): GO BAREFOOT.
TOMS shoes has chosen April 16th to raise awareness about the impact of what shoes can do to a child.
  • Fact #1: In some developing nations, children must walk for miles to food, clean water and to seek medical help.
  • Fact #2: Cuts and sores on feet can lead to serious infection.
  • Fact #3: Often, children cannot attend school barefoot.
  • Fact #4: In Ethiopia, approximately one million people are suffering from Podoconiosis, a debilitating and disfiguring disease caused by walking barefoot in volcanic soil.
  • Fact #5: Podoconiosis is 100% preventable by wearing shoes.
To learn more about One Day Without Shoes: April 16th go to


CNBC's The Entrepreneurs highlights business moguls who are daring to push boundaries with their new ideas. We think TOMS One for One business model is making a huge impact on how people think about consumer buying AND giving. Host Donny Deutsch will be interviewing Blake about how he came up with his simple idea and where it’s taken the company.
Watch TONIGHT 9pm Eastern Standard Time on CNBC!

Monday, January 12, 2009


On Monday, January 19th, 2009 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. A national holiday and a day of service. Why not spend a few hours this coming Monday and join others to help serve our country.
Visit this website to help you figure out where you can be an extra hand in your city and state.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." -Gandhi