United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20
In June, Brazil will host one of the largest and most important gatherings in the history of the United Nations. Marking the anniversary of the first Earth Summit held there in 1992, the Rio+20 Earth Summit is seen as a "once in a generation opportunity" to put the world on a path to a sustainable low-carbon green economy. The UN recently announced that 115 heads of state are already committed to attend Rio+20
VOLUNTEER ACTION COUNTS
This campaign gives volunteers, along with communities and organizations, a chance to show what you are doing for the future of our planet and generations to come. The results of all these volunteer actions will be presented at Rio+20. A multi-media presentation will showcase the counted voices of volunteers worldwide to the over 50,000 people participating at the summit. The campaign will make your actions count at Rio+20!
link to intitiative: http://volunteeractioncounts.orgRIO+20 DIALOGUES
The Government of Brazil is convening a Dialogue series with the aim of bringing together civil society, the scientific community and academia to contribute ideas and suggestions on sustainable development. Conclusions and recommendations from the Dialogues will be conveyed directly to the heads of State and Government.
link to intitiative: https://www.riodialogues.orgGLOBAL-ROCKSTAR: RIO+20 GLOBAL YOUTH MUSIC CONTEST
Global Rockstar presents the Global Youth Music Contest (GYMC) organized by the International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges (IAAI) by embedding video links from YouTube and Vimeo of musical performances of those that enter the competitions for the Global Youth Music Contest.
link to intitiative: http://www.global-rockstar.netRÍO+VOS
Rio + Vos is not an institution, not bosses, or bosses. Rio+Vos is an awareness campaign, a youth movement for those who feel young, is the desire to change, to participate, to scream, to propose and above all to work together for a better world!
link to intitiative: http://www.riomasvos.orgMAKING RIO+20 PLASTIC FREE
Use no single-use plastic at Rio+20 to show the world we walk the talk. Refuse plastic straws, caps, cups, utensils, plates and water bottles.
link to intitiative: http://www.earthsummit2012.org/get-involved-initiatives/1008-making-rio20-plastic-freeUNICEF: SPEAK UP FOR CHILDREN
Right now, one million children are at risk from severe malnutrition in West Africa. Every day, millions more children wake up to hunger, a lack of clean water or are at risk from disasters like floods, droughts and earthquakes. It shouldn't be like this. It's time to Speak Up For Children. Add your name to our petition and get Nick Clegg to speak up for children at the Rio Earth Summit to stop crises like West Africa happening in the future.
link to intitiative: http://www.unicef.org.uk/UNICEFs-Work/What-we-do/Our-campaigns/speakupcampaign/PLEDGE FOR A BETTER PLANET
The excessive use of the earth’s resources is currently unsustainable and is adversely affecting all future life. Pledge for a Better Planet is a petition that aims to apply pressure on the world’s leaders to put in place and implement practices that will ensure a healthy planet for future generations.
link to intitiative: http://www.zsl.org/conservation/about-conservation/conservation-policy/healthy-planet/A DATE WITH HISTORY
‘Date With History’ is an opportunity for young people from around the globe to inspire leaders and decision-makers to act boldly and urgently on key issues impacting the future of our planet. People age 13 to 30 uploaded video speeches telling the world about the "future we want." A diverse jury of prominent celebrities, environmental activists and thought leaders selected one winner out of the finalists. Our winner from New Zealand, Brittany, will travel to Rio de Janeiro to participate in the summit and to share her vision. She needs your support and she wants to hear your ideas too!
link to intitiative: http://datewithhistory.comTHE FUTURE WE WANT
What do you dream of for your community? What would life look like if you could design it? We all have dreams and ideas to make the world better. We believe there is enormous power in the sharing of those ideas. The Future We Want is a global conversation to build the future through a positive vision for tomorrow.
link to intitiative: http://futurewewant.org
Earth Protect welcomes our new CFO, John Balkcom
is a member of the Governing Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, keepers of the Doomsday Clock. He has been a longtime advisor to management and boards. He devoted twenty five years to management consulting ending in 2000, having served as a partner at Booz, Allen and Hamilton and a principal at Sibson & Company. John then served almost three years as president of St. John’s College, Santa Fe, New Mexico. After leaving St. John’s College, where he remains President Emeritus, John joined the board of IMCO Recycling, a New York Stock Exchange company for which he became the chairman in April of 2004. He served in that role and acted as a principal participant in IMCO’s merger with Commonwealth Aluminum to form Aleris International, Inc., as of the end of 2004. He then continued to serve on the Aleris board, as well as its audit committee and compensation committee (as chairman) until the end of 2006, when Aleris was acquired by the Texas Pacific Group.
From 2006 through early 2012, John served as Senior Advisor to the Chairman and member of the Advisory Board of Behavioral Science Technology, Inc., which was acquired by the German company DEKRA. From mid-2009 through the end of 2011, he served as an independent director of MedDirect, Inc., a patient payment solutions company then acquired by MedData, a Baird company. He has also served earlier as an independent director of the Evanston Community Foundation and the Great Books Foundation.
Earth Protect welcomes our latest Nonprofits Partners:
mission: To mobilize and empower women and girls to be in the vanguard to remove health, illiteracy, economical, social, cultural and political barriers in order to enhance their status and improve their lives
mission: To generate knowledge and provide solutions for regional and global environmental problems
mission: To maximize social change globally until we have a world that works for all
Download a coupon for 1 dollar off a pint!
Boulder Ice Cream Coupon!