The Last Ocean
Colorado Ocean Coalition presents 5 ACTIONS you can do to protect the ocean. And remember, you don't have to be able to see the ocean to protect it!
1] Don’t eat Chilean sea bass (tooth fish) or blue fin tuna: Make healthy and sustainable seafood choices. Our oceans are being over-fished. Eat low on the food chain and get informed. Visit online: Monterrey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch for sustainable seafood choices.
2] Support marine protected areas: These are regions of the ocean where human activities are restricted. They are critical to ensure the protection and preservation of important ecosystems.
3] Buy locally grown, organic food: This choice supports your local economy while reducing your carbon footprint and reducing hazardous toxins from entering watersheds.
4] Reduce your PLASTIC FOOTPRINT: Bring cloth or reusable bags with you whenever you shop, and stop using single-use plastics. Use a reusable water bottle. Plastics pose one of the biggest threats to marine environments today.
5] Reduce fertilizers and pesticides: Chemicals flow into our waterways and oceans, creating “dead zones” where oxygen is greatly reduced. All marine life needs oxygen to live.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society presents 5 ACTIONS to become involved with and support their mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
1] Participate in one of our fundraising campaigns: Enjoy an evening of festivities and hope as participants carry illuminated balloons at dusk during the annual Light The Night Walk, train for a marathon, triathlon or century ride with Team & Training, get the child or teacher you know involved with our School & Youth program or compete for the prestigious title of Man or Woman of the Year.
2] Become a Leadership Volunteer: Use your influence in the community to serve on the Executive Committee. It’s a small time commitment that can have a huge impact.
3] Donate now to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Own the results of the lifesaving research LLS is investing in by visiting us here.
4] Sign up for the National Bone Marrow Registry: A simple cheek swab can help save a life of a blood cancer patient.
5] Get involved with our Advocacy Network: Help influence important policy initiatives that affect the quality of life of patients and their families.
AND...The City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department’s EXPAND Program presents these 5 ACTIONS to support our friends and neighbors who have physical disabilities.
1] Check out all the recreation programs offered to children, youth and adults with disabilities: Programs are offered for people with physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, autism, mild traumatic brain injuries, arthritis and more.
2] Participate inclusively!: Children, youth and adults with disabilities are encouraged to participate inclusively in any of the hundreds of programs offered through the Parks and Recreation Department. Supports to accommodate a person with a disability are provided by the EXPAND program.
3] Volunteer with Expand!: Volunteers are welcomed and greatly add to the success of our programs. Contact Colleen at Fitzgeraldc@bouldercolorado.gov for a list of volunteer opportunities.
4] Donate to the EXPAND Duck Race: Local businesses are needed to support this great community event. Be the Grand Prize donor and have your company or business logo on display at the Boulder Creek Festival.
5] Support the EXPAND Scholarship fund!: Help hundreds of people with disabilities enjoy a variety of recreation classes.
Clean Energy Action presents 5 ACTIONS to engage in the power of citizens to affect climate change.
1] Join us!: Visit www.cleanenergyaction.org to sign up for our mailing list and investigate the economic and environmental risks of continued fossil fuel reliance, like us on facebook, follow us on twitter @ClnEnergyAction, etc.
2] Mark your calendars for our Sunday, February 17th rally in Denver: Join CEA, 350.org, COIPL, Sierra Club at the ForwardOnClimate march and rally Sunday the 17th in Denver and tell the President NO to Keystone XL.
3] Attend our monthly Global Warming Solutions Speaker Series: Next week, Wednesday, February 20th learn about Boulder Municipal Utility Modeling options. See website for details.
4] Engage your elected officials at every level of government: Clean Energy Action and our partners can teach you and/or your group how to get started or how to go deeper!
5] Increase our renewables dominated grid by decreasing our reliance on fossils: This is the big, hairy, audacious goal (thanks to Jim Collins) that can be accomplished in many ways!
A Fierce Green Fire
The Sierra Club Indian Peaks Group present 5 ACTIONS that you can do to support our environment
1] Join the Sierra Club: Check out the national and local goals and make a difference in what interests you!
2] Support the Sierra Club's national and local goals: Take action!
3] Volunteer to participate in public education and advocacy activities: This includes water, fracking, GMO's on public lands, and climate issues. Come for a hike with us to learn more!
4] Support your local groups working on issues the Sierra Club supports: Erie Rising, Longmont Roar,350.org, Clean Energy Action and join the February 17th Rally on the Auraria Campus, Tivoli Commons at 11:30 am to show your support for climate change actions.
5] Write short letters: Let our local media know about environmental issues and in support of pro-environmental local and state policies and actions.
Digital Dharma: One Man's Mission to Save a Culture
Naropa University presents 5 ACTIONS that you can do today!
1] See Gene Smiths remarkable website of Tibetan texts at the Tibetan Resource center:This site is used around the world by Tibetans maters and Western translators. Make a donation while you are there!
2] Check out the teachings of remarkable Tibetan Buddhist masters like the Venerable Milarepa: Here’s a little preview: Milarepa’s life was filled with the death of his parents, the theft of his inheritance, poverty, and murder. He came to regret his actions and entered the Buddhist path. His guru, Marpa the Translator, put him through tremendous physical hardships. Milarepa went on to engage in extensive retreat practice, often subsisting on boiled nettles, finally becoming enlightened in a single lifetime. He is much beloved among the Tibetan people for his haunting and penetrating poems of realization that he would sing even to simple villagers.
4] Look up Tibetan words, like "snying rje" and "shes rab": Then practice saying them with your friends and family!
5] Be inspired by Tibetan art or photos of old Tibet.
Western Disposal Services presents these 5 ACTIONS to raise your awareness about the everyday task of how we deal with your waste!
1] Take the Trash Test: Challenge yourself, even if you think you know all the ins and outs of recycling and composting, you will likely be surprised!
2] Know Before you Throw: Is it really compostable, recyclable?
3] Follow-through: The infrastructure is in place with Pay-as-You-Throw, and Western Disposal's 3-cart system. Ask Western Disposal for assistance in setting up a system for your business as well.
4] Move towards zero waste: What else can be recycled? Electronics, furniture, clothing, etc. Use all community resources to direct these items away from the landfill.
5] Use the new MyWestern smart phone app: It will help you recycle and compost more material. Turn your Trash into Treasure!
Beyond Right and Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness
5 ACTIONS prsented by Facing History and Ourselves Coming soon!
The Colorado Haiti Project presents 5 ACTIONS to get involved in sustainable development initiatives.
1] Make a one-time transformational gift: Give $5,000, $10,000, $25,000 or $100,000 to support our health or vocational programs.
2] Sponsor a Haitian student through our Konbit School Sponsorship Program: Commit yourself or organize your friends, family or a community group to sponsor a student ($300) or a class ($3,000 to $6,000).
3] Host a Haitian Coffee House Party: We have delicious coffee to sell!
4] Host a Tie-Dye Party with CO Haiti Project T-shirts to raise funds for our work
5] Share our work with a friend: As well, follow us on Facebook!
The New Public
The Family Learning Center presents 5 ACTIONS that you can take to make a difference
You don’t have to change the whole world; you can just change the world of One! Join the movement and help start the journey for One today! Let’s create a brighter future for every One and rock this world together. Below are some simple but profound ways you can be a part of the excitement and contribute to the cause, to find out more go to our web site and learn what you can do to make a difference.
1] Donate your time, treasure, or talent!
2] Use your voice
3] Attend an event
4] Give a remembrance gift and leave a Legacy
5] Join an Outreach