World Wildlife Fund (www.worldwildlife.org) has instituted a new way for us to help wildlife and nature. it is Panda Nation. You can create a personal or team fundraising campaign and the proceeds can help help protect animals and the environment around the world. They highlight this process in their most recent WWF catalog. There are several ways you can get your fundraising started;
- Create a donation page for your special day and ask family and friends to make a donation instead of giving you a present.
- Celebrate your favorite animal. Create a Favorite Animal page and tell people why you like it.
- Start an Endangered Species Club. This can be done socially, or in the classroom or in the workplace. Your club can make a Panda Nation fundraising to post online, get donations (hopefully) and raise awareness.
- Put together a walk/run/bike-a-thon and ask for pledges/donations per mile.
To create your fundraising page, visit the World Wildlife Fund’s Panda Nation at: pandanation.org/catalog.
Also, according to the latest WWF catalog, the conservation efforts in the Monarch Butterfly Reserve zone in Mexico have started to show a positive difference. All the more reason to keep planting those milkweeds!
Making a slight shift from animals to the environment, it is no secret that the western part of the country is struggling with a severe drought. I never thought of this until I read it in the most recent WWF catalog, but it is having an adverse effect on those businesses that need water, like wineries (and I imagine breweries, too). It also has a big effect on our bottom line. Go to the WWF’s site to learn how you can save water and save money on your water bill : http://wwf.panda.org/how_you_can_help/live_green/save_water/. There is an abundance of ideas to ease the burden on our beleagured planet on the WWF site: http://wwf.panda.org/how_you_can_help/live_green/.
I don’t know if I will be posting again before Christmas, so I would like to take this time to wish all of you a very Blessed Christmas. May the peace and joy of the season gladden your hearts.
“I have never met a person whose greatest need was anything other than real, unconditional love. You can find it in a simple act of kindness toward someone who needs help. There is no mistaking love…it is the common fiber of life, the flame that heats our soul, energizes our spirit and supplies passion to our lives.”
—Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926-2004) Psychiatrist, Author