March 22 is World Water Day, where all human beings are invited to learn more about water-related issues, get inspired and make a positive impact. The international event dates back to 1992 when the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development made a recommendation: Thereafter, in 1993, 22 March was established as World Water Day. UN-Water sets the theme each year, and for 2017, it’s about wastewater.
International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. For 2017, organizers are seizing the occasion to activate us all around the critical goal of being bold for change and taking groundbreaking action that truly drives the greatest change for women.
Each of us can be a leader within our own spheres of influence by taking bold pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity. Through purposeful collaboration, we can help women advance – and thereby unleash the limitless potential offered to economies the world over. We all have urgent work to do. Are you ready to #BeBoldForChange this International Women’s Day and beyond?
In the video above, in his own words, Narayanan Krishnan says, “I thought, what is the purpose of my life? What am I going to do? …And I quit my job and I started feeding all these people from 2002.” And later: “There are thousand and thousands and lots and lots of people suffering. What is the ultimate purpose of life? It’s to give. Start giving. See the joy of giving.“
I have done some research on homelessness over the years, and we all know that there are displaced people living on the city streets everywhere in America. The organizations and initiatives highlighted below represent just some of the many phenomenal community efforts supporting homeless people in the U.S. and elsewhere. I found many of them through http://JustGive.org, and I’m also proud to point you to this list JustGive publishes, entitled 35 Ways You Can Help the Homeless. They list as item 7, “give money,” and to that, I’ll add my plea to give whatever you have to spare (from loose change to your time), to those people you see in need.
Also, it’s the time of year when I invite you to join me in sending daily clicks to http://hungersite.com, where our simple mouseclicks can benefit a number of vital causes each and every day.
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One last exciting month remains in 2016, and it’s my pleasure to share some overview details to inform you about gatherings coming up that may be of interest. While one of the following (the CMO Digital Leaders Summit) is exclusive and requires an invitation, most remain open to all comers (act fast!). I’m also listing World AIDS Day on 1 December, where everyone with a heart is absolutely welcome. Read more
On Monday, May 30, we are especially dedicated to commemorating our soldiers who died serving America. We miss you all dearly, and with deepest gratitude, we celebrate and honor you and your loved ones for your many sacrifices.
Please consider making a donation today to The Wounded Warrior Project or your choice cause honoring fallen U.S. military members and their families.
March 22 is World Water Day, where all human beings are invited to learn more about water-related issues, get inspired and make a positive impact. The international event dates back to 1992 when the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development made a recommendation: Thereafter, in 1993, 22 March was established as World Water Day. UN-Water sets the theme each year, and for 2016, it’s about water and jobs.
“Half of all workers on Earth are employed in water-related sectors. Millions of them are unrecognized and unprotected.”
There is no shortage of ways to connect to related initiatives and get onboard. Read more
World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988. The official website and social media hub for the event is www.worldaidsday.org. As reported by Rosemary Feitelberg this week for WWD, this is the 10th anniversary of Red and The One Campaign, and many united advocacy efforts will take the spotlight today and in the days to come.
In the past 30 years, 39 million people have died from AIDS, which can now be treated for as little as 30 cents a day. To date, Red has raised $324 million to help provide a sustainable flow of money from the private sector to fight AIDS. Read more
It’s not every day that you can say you were there when the world changed for the better… that your voice made a difference. On 13 and 14 November, much of the world will come together to demand our global leaders act on climate change and set us on the path to a better future. Join the cause for 24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth. This movement is on the road to Paris, with the goal of shining a light on climate solutions from around the globe in preparations for this year’s critical UN Climate Conference. Together, we will make it loud and clear to our leaders that The World Is Watching.
Tune into http://24hoursofreality.org to watch the live webcast beginning at 12pm EDT today, and add your name to the global voice calling for intelligent, responsible action from our leaders. Among those scheduled to perform Read more
As a parent and someone who has the good fortune of working with creative industry leaders around the world, I feel it’s very important to support younger budding intellectuals. Thanks to my involvement with executives at agencies Leo Burnett and Sid Lee, organizations like United Nations Women, Procter & Gamble, and Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center, I have had a chance to better understand both bullying and cyberbullying. October is National Bullying Prevention Month, so I feel this is a great moment to consider just how damaging these intentional acts of cruelty (which in cyberbullying are typically anonymous) can be. Read more
As I write these words connecting to this year’s worldwide efforts commemorating World Water Day, I’m already thinking ahead to the 2016 edition. That’s because of a story I just read in Inhabitat making the case that California – which according to the LA Times is experiencing its warmest winter in at least 120 years – may have only a single year of water left. When I’ve focused on this event in the past, difficulties arising around the world’s supply of clean water have seemed much further away from touching my way of life. Clearly, water conservation and its management need to be priorities for us all.
Of course, research already tells us that 750 million people lack access to safe water, and that every minute, at least one child dies due to water-related illness. Whether you’re concerned about the issues being faced by people in America or in other parts of the world, you may be wondering what you can do to help. Read more