Clean Up the World
About Clean Up the World Clean Up the World is a community based environmental program that inspires and empowers individuals and communities from every corner of the globe to clean up, fix up and conserve their environment. Now in its 16th year, Clean Up the World, held in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), mobilises an estimated 35 million volunteers from 120 countries annually, making it one of the largest community-based environmental campaigns in the world. The campaign brings together businesses, community groups, schools, governments and individuals in a range of activities and programs that positively improve local environments. Since the first Clean Up the World campaign in 1993 the improvements achieved due to the efforts of millions of concerned volunteers around the world have been astounding. Examples of community-led Clean Up the World activities include: * Recycling and resource recovery * Tree planting * Education campaigns * Water reuse and conservation * Competitions * Exhibitions * Fix up projects. While participants are encouraged to hold environmental events on or around CUW Weekend (always the 3rd weekend in September), Clean Up the World is also designed to provide support to groups undertaking activities throughout the year. Clean Up the World is associated with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations and is supported by, and collaborates with, a range of partner organisations in various countries.
The STARSHINE Effect: Growing K-12 Schools
StarShine Academy creates transformational community schools by igniting and enabling the aspirations of children in at-risk communities. We are dedicated to helping every child find their talent and grow into a peaceful, productive, and successful person. Honored by the United Nations and educational leaders, StarShine is a model for a new generation of small community schools.
StarShine believes that a holistic approach to education is the best way to educate a child and ultimately improve the world. We focus on mind, body, spirit, health, wealth, and happiness. The world will be saved by growing the unique talents of every child. Our teachers support emerging talents with inspiration, admiration and encouragement. By focusing in on a child’s uniqueness, we can individualize this holistic approach for maximum results.
StarShine helps students, teachers, and volunteers find and grow their highest and best use. Everyone can and must make a unique contribution. StarShine believes that when individuals are supported and their unique abilities celebrated, they become more respectful of others' unique abilities. They begin to recognize that the world is a big place, full of possibilities, as well as responsibilities. The seed of greatness that is born in every person, when nurtured and explored, creates an enthusiasm for living which causes each person to search, find, and live their destiny. Abilities and desires are unique, just like fingerprints. When a person is supported to explore these unique abilities they become excited about their own future. Our world benefits from this excitement in every area.
StarShine uses a diverse approach to inspire and educate children
SEED Graduate Institute
Are you ready for the Change of 2012 and beyond?
Wisdom from the Origins Conference:
The Mayan Calendar and other Prophecies on the Future of Humanity
Sept 13-17, 2012
We are living in times that were prophesized long ago, in multiple traditions, as the tumultuous winds of change. These are not easy times, but they are exciting times, because they offer an opportunity to make deep structural changes in how we think and how we live.
After centuries of ignoring the wisdom of our ancestors, this is the time of the return of wisdom. An important goal of this conference is to literally remind people of the perennial wisdom that still exists on this planet, so that this wisdom may help better prepare us for the changes that lie ahead. This conference will also be an extraordinary vehicle for creating new ways of being through intersecting wisdoms from multiple traditions, and to incorporate new ways of conference presentation, including dialogue circle and group construction of knowledge.
As we enter 2012, people of all traditions and orientations are sensing change on multiple levels. This is being felt personally, culturally, and even on planetary and larger dimensions. A number of prophecies, Indigenous and other, speak to these changes.
The Mayan calendars, in particular, have been a central catalyst...more
Women's Earth Alliance
The Advocacy Network of WEA's North America Program was formed in 2008 in response to our initiative partners affirming the need for an advocacy resource to support grassroots, Indigenous-led environmental campaigns. Our Network is made up of advocates representing a range of legal, policy and business expertise, and experience in environmental justice and human rights work.
WEA facilitates pro bono collaborations between members of our Advocacy Network, and community-based Indigenous women leaders who are organizing to address environmental degradation, land and resource exploitation, and climate change.
The Advocacy Network aims to increase access to free advocacy tools and resources for grassroots, Indigenous women-led environmental justice campaigns, and to increase the likelihood of a meaningful legal response to harmful development projects. Learn more.
Living Earth Institute
Living Earth Institute commitment is to help, in every way, those who demonstrate a need for assistance. Living Earth Institute follows basic principles of kindness, team effort and mutual respect. Living Earth Institute team of volunteers is efficient and qualified in their individual field of professional expertise and they are willing to assist others in order to benefit their local and world community. Living Earth Institute projects are developed through a process of constant inspiration from events Living Earth Institute witnesses in the community and the world.
-Organize school assemblies to teach sustainability and renewable energy.
-Created a recycling program for schools and businesses. Are developing an ecological housing community for displaced families and homeless individuals.
-Put together solar projects by bringing in resources for non-profits who would otherwise not be able to afford solar energy.
-Hold a Science competition for kids. Assist schools and Churches by helping to donate solar modules.
-Created a group whose purpose is to "trade" goods and services amongst it's members without the use of money.
-Design and build backyard organic gardens.Donate organic seeds to the community.
-Assist in the rescue of abandoned dogs.
MedPro Disposal Medical Waste Guide
Regulations covering medical waste disposal were formed in the 1980s in response to an alarming trend of infectious healthcare waste material from ending up in the regular solid waste stream. With a federal mandate from the EPA now in place, everyone from hospitals to a single physician practice would have to adhere to strict laws about how to properly package and dispose of medical waste, which gave birth to the medical waste transportation and disposal industry. To learn more about how to properly handle and classify medical waste
With a federal mandate from the EPA now in place, everyone from hospitals to a single physician practice would have to adhere to strict laws about how to properly package and dispose of medical waste, which gave birth to the medical waste transportation and disposal industry. Chech out this helpful Guide To Managing Medical Waste Disposal from MedPro Disposal to learn more about how to properly handle and dispose of medical waste.