One of the most important lessons I have leared since I started blogging about the environment is that community is at the core of progress and sustainability. Action starts with the individual, and a bunch of small actions by one person can make a big impact. Now when you combine the actions of many passionate individuals working together the resluts can be monumental.
That is why greenUPGRADER has joined with our friends at The Good Human, Twilight Earth, Grass Stain Guru, Lighter Footstep, My Green Side, The Smart Mama, A Little Greener Every Day, Fake Plastic Fish, Allies Answers, and Natural Papa to help some great organizations that are doing really important things that have been hurt by the recent economic downturn. When times get tough it's even more important to work together to keep moving forward so we are asking you to join us in on a very simple fundraising mission: Donate $1.00, just a buck to help the organizations continue to make this world a better place.
Who cannot afford a buck even in these times?
We know you can spare a dollar to help out our fellow humans! As insignificant as $1, all of our dollars together will be huge. If every person that visited greenUPGRADER last month alone gave $1 that would be $228,000! Just imagine if visitor of all our sites donated $1!
Who's going to get the money?
Well, we are going to put it to a vote and let you folks decide. The original 10 websites participating chose 5 charities for you to choose from. By voting and donating (form at the bottom of the post), collectively, you'll choose who will receive the money. The two charities with the most votes will receive all the donations.
Read more about the charities:
Our purpose in doing this is three-fold...
- It gives YOU a voice. As loyal readers and stewards of our environment, we want to offer you the opportunity to make a difference without breaking the bank.
- It gives the two charities with the most votes some much appreciated funds to continue their mission
- It allows all of us an opportunity to connect as a community of like-minded people working for the common good of ourselves, our families and our planet.
If the community of folks who care about our planet cannot come together to rise up to a challenge, who will? That is why we are asking you for a $1 donation. While $1 may seem insignificant all by itself, by pooling our resources together we really can make a difference in these tough economic times. $1 is less than the price of a candy bar and can usually be found under the seat cushions of your couch. Won't you help 2 of these charities with your $1 donation? (Now, if you want to give more, please - feel free. We won't stop you! And by all means, send this to everyone you know so we can raise even more!)
Below you will find a poll and a Paypal donation link asking you to choose which of the 5 charities your favorite is. We ask that you please donate a dollar to the charity pool if you are going to vote, and know that even if your absolute favorite does not finish first or second, all the money donated will be going to worthwhile causes. If everyone we know who reads our sites, our Twitter feeds, our Facebook sites, etc. donates just $1, imagine the impact we can have as a group. And please, spread the word!
Click the button to make a secure donation via Paypal, or you can send your donation direct via Paypal to "email@example.com"
Please take a moment to vote for your favorite and to donate just a single dollar to these charities. Times are tough and our collective might can really help them out. The results will be tallied two weeks from today, and we will write another article detailing the amounts and the two charities who garnered the most votes and will be receiving the money collected. It's only $1, so please donate!