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Did you know…that the illegal wildlife trade is the third largest illicit trade after drugs and arms and is responsible for the extinction of many animals and plant species. Traffic works around the world to ensure that the trade in wildlife is not a threat to the conservation of nature.
The AAH is a 30 year old international humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger. They works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with sustainable access to safe water and long-term solutions to hunger. The AAH responds to chronic food shortages and emergencies created by conflict or natural disaster, running lifesaving programs in more than 40 countries, benefiting some 5 million people each year. Learn more at the Action Against Hunger website.
Learn almost anything for free
This is just so amazing! I love this site! http://khanacademy.org, a non-profit, offers 2,100 free educational videos. Anyone anywhere can choose to learn about arithmetic, physics, finance and history. After perusing the many choices, I can't wait to learn more about Finances, the French Revolution and a fun Brain Teaser sounds pretty great as well.
Watch this TED video about Salman Khan, the founder of the Khan Academy.
For your kids - A very good and helpful resource :
www.ClickCheckandProtect.org and find out which products or foods have been recalled because they could be harmful to your child. Created by the National School Safety Coalition, the National Parent Teacher Association and the National School Boards Association.
ThEggs- "Separating factory farm egg production from authentic organic agriculture, the organic egg report below empowers us who want to invest our food dollars to protect hard-working family farmers that are in danger of being forced off the land by a landslide of eggs from factory farms." Quoted verbatim from their site because I could not have written it better myself. cornucopia.org/organic-egg-scorecard
The holidays are a special time to reach out and help others in need. If you find yourself in between jobs, volunteering is a great way to keep busy, plus you can add that experience to your resume! For volunteering opportunities in your area, go to iparticipate.org.
During these trying times, many people are having a hard time feeding their families. You can help them by making a donation to Feeding America, a network of large food banks that supply groceries to needy people through food pantries, soup kitchens, schools and churches Go to FeedingAmerica.org to learn more.
Go to www.freerice.com and improve your vocabulary. With each answer you get right, 10 grains of rice are donated through the World Food Programme to help end hunger.
More wonderful non-profits:
Help a mother who lives in a war torn country like Afghanistan rebuild her life by donating monthly to womenforwomen.org. You can sign up your mother's name, and she can stay in touch with her faraway counterpart during the year.
The holidays are a special time to reach out and help others in need. For volunteering opportunities in your area, go to iparticipate.org.
Whether you are for or against the war, pick up a thank you card and Xerox will print it for free and send it to a service person serving in Iraq. Go to letssaythanks.com.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so please click on the breast cancer daily and donate a free mammogram to an underprivileged woman.
To raise awareness of the horrifying amount of plastic floating in the North Pacific Gyre, an enormous 'garbage patch' caught up in the swirling Pacific Ocean currents and estimated to be the size of Texas, The Plastiki, a catamaran made with twelve thousand plastic bottles, sailed from San Francisco to Sidney. They arrived on July 26th 2010, after four months and much press covering their effort. To learn more and show your support, go to theplastiki.com
In addition, junkraft.com also made a journey and were very successful at educating many along their route about the North Pacific Gyre.
Next time you are at a complete loss for what to give that special someone, give them a gift certificate to use as they choose on KIVA.org. My friend Sarvanez told me about about KIVA recently. Kiva is the world's first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs around the globe, for the sake of alleviating poverty.