ClimateMama, NTDS is an acronym most of us aren’t too familiar with. Neglected tropical diseases or NTDs are a group of parasitic and bacterial infections that infect one in six people worldwide, including more than half a billion KIDS! NTDs disable, debilitate and perpetuate poverty. In worst-case scenarios, they can kill. (via Blog)
While there are many causes and therefore are a wide range of tools we need to develop at multiple levels to deal with the climate crisis, one part of this disaster – the famine in the Horn of Africa – has a solution. “S” is for hope and for a real and achievable solution. We can ALL be heroes and create a positive and hopefully outcome for the people of the Horn of Africa, if we have the will to do so. As Jor-El, Superman father explains to Superman in Man of Steel, hope can be an important tool to inspire humans – bringing out the best in us – helping us join forces for planetary good. The crisis in the Horn of Africa is an incredibly important opportunity for us to do just that. (via Blog)
Celebrate World Water Day with Harriet Shugarman
Most developing countries have very low per capita carbon footprints yet they feel the effects of global warming and it’s impacts on clean drinking water most significantly. Global warming has no boundaries. The US produces close to 20% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions which don’t stay “over the USA” but contribute to climate change the world over. So while the impacts of water scarcity may be more visible in other parts of the world, this is OUR problem and we need to be part of the solution. (via Blog)
This month, through the Global Team of 200 we are helping raise awareness and attention for Shanti Uganda which improves infant and maternal health, provides safe women-centered care and supports the well-being of birthing mothers and women living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda. (via Blog)
In the developed world, food security in most instances isn’t something we readily understand or can relate to. Grab the kids in your life, “click” on the banner on the top of this post, and take “one food” they love to eat, and find out how you and your family can feed it back and provide food to kids in need in a developing country. WE FEED BACK is an innovative, global campaign building on the premise that if we all do a little, we can achieve a lot. To put it in a nutshell, it’s about sharing food and changing lives. (via Blog)
At a time of Thanksgiving in the United States and at the beginning of a holiday season in many parts of the world, filled with goodwill and good cheer, it is time we stopped and took a long look into our children’s eyes and the eyes of our parents so that we remember what is important in our lives. Our planet is reeling and in pain, hatred is fueling war and bloodshed around the globe. It’s time to make a real and renewed commitment to work TOGETHER to build a better world.