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 "Tiffany Washko"

A new report from Save the Children called Food for Thought gives us a few more reasons. Malnutrition can be tied to their ability to learn and their prosperity when they reach adulthood. According to the report: Childhood malnutrition cuts future earnings by at least 20% Current childhood nutrition could end up costing the global economy $125 billion when today’s children are grown Malnourished children score 7% lower on math tests and 19% are delayed readers (via Are You A Supermom in the Kitchen? | Nature Moms Blog)


Today is World Water Day and it has been given this distinction so that for at least one day the world might consider just how many of its inhabitants do not have clean water at their disposal. The stats are actually pretty shocking and for those of us who have the luxury of simply walking a few feet to the nearest faucet and running as much water as we like, it needs to be a wake up call. For world water day I want to highlight three organizations doing something to address this global crisis and they are doing a wonderful job via social media to reach those of us who don’t actually realize just how much we should care about this issue. 10,000 people are dying each day (2000 of those are children) because they don’t have clean water and here in the west we like to wax poetic about not letting it run while we brush our teeth. (via World Water Day | Nature Moms Blog)

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According to UNICEF there are 5.5 million children who are victims of forced labor and child trafficking. They are being sold into prostitution or being forced to work as slaves. Yes, much of this is happening beyond our borders but thousands of these children do live right here in the United States and I am sure you believe as UNICEF does that ZERO children should suffer this way. (via Take Action to End Child Trafficking With UNICEF | Nature Moms Blog)

On this last day of 2012 I want to share the World Food Programme and the work they do. They work to help with hunger after the devastation brought by hurricanes, drought, and armed conflict. My life has never been touched by any of these things but even if they did I have certain advantages that would help me and my family through obstacles like this just because I live in the country I do. Many others around the globe are not so fortunate and when faced with disasters like these their very lives hang in the balance and the World Food Programme saves lives. (via A Great Cause to Support in 2013 – World Food Programme | Nature Moms Blog)

The goal of 1000 Shillings is that you get to know the woman you are buying from, and then, through purchasing her products, you help her to become a self-sufficient businesswoman that is able to support her family. (via Compassionate Giving with 1000 Shillings | Nature Moms Blog)

I don’t have any hard and fast policies about Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Over the years I have skipped one or both or decided to venture out and get a deal or two. I know many green bloggers call for boycotts of these events but I don’t support that personally and that is probably because neither will ever get to the point of consumer gluttony for me. Black Friday for me might mean nothing or it might be the day I get that one hot item one of my kids asked for and an opportunity to get it for less money. I do in fact plan to go out on Black Friday this year, after skipping the past two, because I can get a $40 discount on a specific product I will end up buying either way. Why not save the cash is my thought? (via After Black Friday and Cyber Monday Comes #GivingTuesday | Nature Moms Blog)

I will be the first to admit that I am terribly bad about following what is going on outside my own local bubble. I don’t watch the news at all and what little exposure I do get to worldwide events is usually filtered through Facebook. That said, even I took notice when Malala Yousafzai, a sweet 14 year old schoolgirl in Pakistan, was brutally shot by the Taliban in retaliation for promoting girls’ education in her country.

(via Support Malala Day on November 10th | Nature Moms Blog)

Social media is a medium with which one can influence the minds, hearts, and wallets of those around us. Leveraging social media to accomplish good things in this world, raise awareness about issues, and to benefit needier people should be a foremost concern of those with greater social influence, such as bloggers.

Global Team of 200 Member: Tiffany Washko

Tiffany Washko and I am a blogger of eight years who is always striving for health, happiness, adventure, creativity, beauty and intention. One of my foremost concerns is the state of the environment and making sure that my family and I live with a light ecological footprint. We try to maintain a sustainable home with green products that have minimal impact on Mother Earth. I also feel it is important to encourage my children to care about the lives and situations of the people with which we share our planet and to serve the greater good for the benefit of us all, not just the privileged few.