The Global Oneness Project is a group that travels the globe creating what they refer to as a “living library of films.” A section of a non-profit, they keep all the films free and have been racking up awards. All donations go to the costs involved in traveling the globe and filming.
I’ve actually got a good excuse for not making as many posts as I would like. The Infant & Children Sleep Apnea Awareness Foundation decided to do something for the children of Haiti after the earthquake in January 2010. They contacted me about designing a website and branding for their HelmetsForHaiti.org site. And of course I took on the project (and ignored izunotravel.com for a while). So if you would like to make a donation, check out the site and you can either bid on auction items starting March 8th, or you can make a small monetary donation if you’d like as well. Personally, I wish the Red Cross would get a higher percentage of their donations to the actual cause. And that’s what I really like about Helmets For Haiti, I believe the percentage of their donations is much higher to actually aid the cause.
One.org. I find this picture quite intriguing. I’m picturing the marketing dept. for the organization at a table in a high rise New York building saying “we want to be Abercrombie yet…multi-dimensional.” That at least explains why the guy in white does not fit in to your traditional marketing techniques. I like that guy in white. I like how they made him stand out. That guy is my kind of guy…2 to 1 he’s got a better story than the two to his right.
Anyways. One.org is a non-profit (with Bono attached to it) that wants to end poverty. Attached with Africa in many ways, they tackle poverty issues in various places and has the reach to do it. In fact I just purchased 10 ‘One’ bracelets. I feel that education helps solve problems later, so they’ve sold me by bringing up that point on their site. It’s the whole ‘give a man a fish’ argument. One.org seems to understand that.
This is a really intriguing appliation that compares countries/states with each other in terms of population/income/ and basically any other user uploaded data. Here is their “about us” section:
“Gapminder is a non-profit venture promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by increased use and understanding of statistics and other information about social, economic and environmental development at local, national and global levels.
We are a modern “museum” that helps making the world understandable, using the Internet.”
Thought I might give a post to a worthy organization. Instead of trying to explain it in my words…here is what Fair Trade has to say: “The Fair Trade Certified™ Label guarantees consumers that strict economic, social and environmental criteria were met in the production and trade of an agricultural product.”
It’s good to see a non profit like this attempt to infiltrate corporations like Wal-Mart with a legit product where the money doesn’t pay for ties and suits but rather goes directly to the creator. Downfall…it seems they are just getting started and don’t offer a whole lot more than coffee’s, bagels, & ice cream. Still, anyone trying to stick it to the man is good by me.
Sometimes I make up words….not for fun, just because I’m a half degree lazy and want to save oyxgen. I’ve been thinking about the whole “eco-green-save the planet-renew-reuse” lifestyle more recently, and how that has affected my life. You should know I dislike corporations who use the green theme to sell products, and I’m far from a tree hugger. But the more I think about it, I have become environmentally conscious…which happened unconsciously. I use to have a problem getting out of a hot shower because I enjoyed it so much…spending way too much time under the jets. But now, I think about saving energy and it motivates me to get out of the shower quicker. Which is what I wanted to do in the first place. Hence…Ecovation. Also, a light bulb went out in my room and where normally I would wait for the other one to burn out, I was ecovated to go out and get the new energy saver style just to see how long it will last.
Bottom line…as much as I have bashed the “wanna-be-green” corporations, I have become somewhat green myself. (author note: please don’t use or spread the word “ecovation” it is a dumb word and I really don’t want it to catch on)
First I need to give credit to the photographer of this photo…Paranoramix’s Flickr photostream can be found here. This is an effort by the WWF to increase awareness for the giant pandas and their declining population. There were 1600 paper mache pandas used, to signify how many giant pandas are left. Above is a picture of Lyon, France. They have also been to the Piazza Del Popolo in Rome, and I believe they are planning more stops before the poor paper pandas go for sale on eBay. On a side note, the World Wildlife Fund website kind of made me want to poke myself. No article about this campaign could be located using their search or google’s search. It’s an attractive site, I just found it extremely hard to get the information I wanted. Anyways, GO GIANT PANDAS!
Well this shit obviously didn’t work. This is not really a new product, but still, a great idea and very cool product. It’s just like Jerry Seinfeld and a black & white cookie. LOOK TO THE OIL! You can purchase a bottle from PeaceOil.org. And may I say I don’t think there are enough Olive trees in all the lands to solve the problem. At least today.
Millennium Promise is the organization that actually does the dirty work when it comes to helping the poor in Africa. In fact another post about the OmniPeace tees gives their profit to this organization. I like this line from their mission statement “Our work is premised on the belief that, for the first time in history, our generation has the opportunity to end extreme poverty, hunger, and disease.” They have many other supporters in addition to their current campaigns to raise money. Millennium promise is in 80 different villages in 10 African countries.
Thought I should add this to the collection. Product Red if you’re unfamiliar is an effort to end AIDS in Africa by selling products that are….well…red. The companies give a certain amount 5-10% generally to the global fund. If you are a college student who needs to bulk up the resume and help this cause, check out their website soon as Product Red is looking for 5 student ambassadors to “turn your campus red.”