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!