Monday, April 25, 2011

The Invisible Children: The 25 Campaign Update

91,355 Participants  |  32,821 Fundraisers
$1,712,251 Raised for the Protection Fund

The Invisible Children: The Sound Of Silence

"We cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love." 
- Mother Teresa -

A year ago armed with nothing more then a documentary film, their belief in their cause, and their collective voice, a group called The "Invisible Children" came to Ringling to share their story. The group made us aware of the events taking place in Uganda and in the Congo. Today thousands of children are being kidnapped in the night and forced to fight for the LRA (Lords Resistance Army) under guerrilla leader Joseph Kony.

After listening to their message I felt inspired to take action and do my part to help the greater good. We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked, and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for is the greatest poverty of all. I want to help bring freedom and hope to these "Invisible Children" by giving up my voice so that they can be heard.

I hope that you will help support me and help me reach out and help them. Like Mother Teresa spoke we can only do small things with great love, please help me reach out and make a difference to these children. Thank you!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sustainable Living: The Global Food Trade

Food has moved around the world since Europeans brought tea from China, but never at the speed or in the amounts it has over the last few years. Consumers in not only the richest nations but, increasingly, the developing world expect food whenever they crave it, with no concession to the season nor to the geographical region in which the food comes from.

In 2005, the estimated environmental cost of transporting food in the UK was 9 billion pounds. This banana boat is one of three ads in a campaign about the polluting effects of food transport, specifically targeted around fruits. Along with the banana, there's also a coconut truck and a pineapple airplane.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Global Climate Change: WWF Environmental Campaign

Climate change is a problem that is affecting people and the environment. Greater energy efficiency and new technologies hold promise for reducing greenhouse gases and solving this global challenge.

Similar to the ‘stop deforestation’ campaign, the ‘stop global warming’ campaign also focuses on habitat loss but this time due to man-made global warming. The campaign, which reads ‘you can help, stop global warming’, urges people to prevent ecological imbalances by curbing irresponsible behavior such as keeping electronics like televisions, stereos, and computers running even when you’re not using them. The imagery used draws parallels between animals losing their homes (penguins, polar bears, and seals are the most at-risk) and human beings who lose their homes due to natural disasters, etc., and are forced to live on urban streets as homeless individuals.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Give A Hand To Wildlife: WWF Protection Campaign

"I can change the world, with my own two hands. 
Make a better place, with my own two hands."

"I can make peace on earth, with my own two hands.
And I can clean up the earth, oh with my own two hands."

"I'm gonna make it a brighter place, with my own two hands.
I'm gonna make it a safe place, with my own two hands.
I'm gonna help the human race, oh with my own two hands.
With my own, with my own two hands."
- Ben Harper -

The World Wide Fun for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization working on issues regarding the conservation, research and restoration of the environment. It is the world’s largest independent conservation organization with over 5 million supporters worldwide, working in more than 90 countries, supporting around 1300 conservation and environmental projects around the world. With the mission” to halt and reverse the destruction of our environment”, WWF is trying to make this world a better place.  You to can help change the world with your own two hands.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Stop Global Warming: Quercus Commercial

The major cause of global warming is the emission of green house gases like carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and other various gases into the atmosphere. The major source of carbon dioxide comes from power plants located world wide. These power plants emit large amounts of carbon dioxide by burning fossil fuels for energy with the sole purpose of generating electricity.

Quercus, is a global warming awareness advertising commercial campaign. This brilliantly powerful commercial delivers a strong message to the viewer and makes you really think twice about how your actions directly affect the environment. Quercus messages of "If You Give Up, They Give Up", and "Stop Global Warming" really makes you stop and think.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Green Technology: The First Ever Energy Map

LessEn is a new Urban Land Institute initiative to encourage better energy efficiency and retrofitting in non-domestic buildings.

LessEn's energy map, and mobile app, combines work place energy ratings from around the world - the energy map can currently be found in the USA and the UK, but others are soon to follow.

USA : The Energy Star rating, buildings scoring more than 75 on a scale of 1-100, rated for energy use, are eligible for the EPA’s ENERGY STAR.