Global Team of 200

Global Team of 200 is a highly specialized group of members of Mom Bloggers for Social Good that concentrates on issues involving women and girls, children, world hunger and maternal health.

Our Motto: Individually we are all powerful. Together we can change the world. We believe in the power of collective action to help others and believe in ourselves to make this world a better place for our children and the world’s children.

Posts tagged "Holly Ambrose"

If you’re looking to give back to the world in some way, consider donating funds to Opportunity International’s Invest in One Child. Opportunity International has education programs in Ghana, Uganda, Malawi, Kenya, Dominican Republic and Rwanda to help kids attend school and to promote building school in rural communities. (via Invest in One Child | Tropic Home)

I’m sharing the recipe here, but first I want to give a shoutout in favor of child nutrition on the eve of the Nutrition for Growth summit happening in London. The event will focus on the tragedy of malnourishment and undernourishment in children around the world. Children need good nutrition for optimum brain and body development. Chronically malnourished children are on average nearly 20% less literate than those who have a nutritious diet, according to Save the Children. The organization estimates the global economic impact of malnutrition could be up to $125 Billion. (via Non-dairy fruit parfait | Tropic Home)


Today is World Water Day, a day to think about and act on the lack of clean water in many parts of the world. About 800 million people, or 11% of the world’s population, don’t have safe water to drink, according to WaterAid America, which results in 2,000 children dying every day. It’s too sad to think about. WaterAid is an international non-profit organization that helps communities build and manage their own safe water systems, and it is calling for universal access to safe water and sanitation by 2030. (via World Water Day: Clean water saves lives | Tropic Home)

WaterAid is an organization that helps bring clean water to areas where lack of clean water is causing disease or hardship. Since 1981, WaterAid has brought sanitation and safe water to the poorest communities. Something like 800 million people in the world don’t have access to clean water, and 2.5 billion don’t have sanitation facilities. (via WaterAid brings clean water to the world | Tropic Home)

It’s hard to think about, but slavery does exist here in the United States and around the world. Human trafficking is devastating for its victims, and too often, they are children. (via End child trafficking — What you can do | Tropic Home)

The thing about becoming a mother that bonds you to all other mothers is your shared experience. We have all gone through pregnancy, labor and delivery — then later dealt with a child’s feeding issues, teething, development and how to bring up that child in today’s world. Maybe it’s just me, but I feel I understand a little about each other person who is a mother because I know we have all gone through some of the same things. So it’s important to support one another. (via Alternative gift idea: Save a life with a Safe Birth Certificate | Tropic Home)

Giving Tuesday puts giving back into the giving season so we can all improve our local or global communities and make the holiday season one of truly giving back. The organizations that have partnered together want to make Giving Tuesday as commonplace in our society as Black Friday and Cyber Monday — and that’s so doable! Rather than focusing on consuming, we can focus on giving. (via Giving Tuesday: Easy ways to give back | Tropic Home)

As a girl, I grew up going to public school, then private school. I went on to study at a couple of universities and also take online classes. These various educational opportunities are all commonplace in my part of the world. That’s why I can’t imagine being nearly killed for wanting to go to school. (via Malala Day: Speak Out for Education | Tropic Home)

(via World Food Day: Sustainable Food and no GMOs | Tropic Home)

Oxfam is asking people to “make simple changes in the way we grow, cook, eat and store our food to be more sustainable.” I think this is a great idea! For example, my sons and I have been growing our own vegetables since this spring (easy to do when you live in southern Florida — and if you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably seen some garden pictures), and this fall we planted even more vegetables. We have also added three new fruit trees to our yard this year. I think teaching kids where food comes from and involving them in the process of growing, cooking and eating food gives them a basis for eating healthy and sustainably the rest of their lives.

We are bombarded with messages all day long: our own internal messages and those from the world. We begin to believe what we think, so we should embrace positive thoughts. Using social media for social good is one way to spread positivity.

Global Team of 200 Member: Holly Ambrose

Author of 30 Eco-Trips in Florida: The Best Nature Excursions (and How to Leave Only Your Footprints). Writer, blogger, mom and wannabe rocker chick/beach shop owner.