Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Live Earth

On July 7th, over 24 hours on 7 continent, more than 100 musical artists will plays concerts to spur on a global movement to solve the climate crisis. The details are here.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Barefoot Beach Rescue

This one is an event sponsored by a California winemaker, which almost disqualified it, but then we thought, why not? Why not encourage this kind of civic-mindedness?

The idea is to cleanup a beach (seven have been selected across the country) and then have a party afterwards. Sounds good to us.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Aid to Artisans

Cambodian basket weavers. Woodcarvers in Mozambique. Haitain potters.

The mission of Aid to Artisans is to provide practical assistance to artisan groups worldwide -- improving livelihoods, sense of tradition, and of community.

You can make a donation or purchase one of the striking artisanal products here.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Save the Whale Week

This is Save the Whale week -- join the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society to protect the endangered species. Japan, among others, wants to get the rules protecting whales relaxed -- a terribly shortsighted proposal and one that should bring shame to that country. More info here.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Blue Planet Run

20 international runners,
24 hours a day,
95 days
15,200 miles,
26.7 million strides

Why? To raise awareness that, incredibly, over a billion people live without safe drinking water. Here is what you can do to help.