Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Join the Carnival for Change - Booth 1.

Today marks the beginning of a new feature at So What Can I Do: Carnival for Change. Periodically, we will pause to troll the web for interesting items relating to social justice, health, education, and opportunity. The Carnival for Change will differ from other blog carnivals in at least two ways: we'll include items from all over the web, not just the blogosphere, and, at least for now, it will only appear at So What Can I Do. So are you ready to get started? Let's go!

* Britt Bravo over at Have Fun, Do Good has a nice post on how giving can make you happy. Just right for those of us who may be experiencing the winter blues.

* Melanie Seasons sends notice of the Protecting Futures Program from Tampax and Always. "Protecting Futures is a comprehensive care program which will bring puberty education, traveling health educators, nutritious feeding programs, educational support services, a pad distribution program, and significant construction projects to nine schools in the first year." The focus is on Southern Africa. Thanks Melanie!

* Michael Gray encourages us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the peace symbol reminding us that it was designed by Gerald Holtom in 1958 and purposefully never copyrighted.

* Also from Melanie, a word about the HERO Youth Ambassador program in which "twenty-four teens from across the U.S.A. were selected to become Youth Ambassadors and traveled to Namibia and South Africa this summer to work on the Protecting Futures program." Thanks again, Melanie.

* Gary Hirshberg, the Founder of Stonyfield Yogurt (our family's favorite!), has a new book out: Stirring it up: How to Make Money and Save the World. Check it out:

* Heifer International announces a new way to give. Now you can fund particular projects that interest you. Of course you can still give chicks to your children, llamas to your lover, a goat to your grandma, etc.

Thanks for visiting the Carnival for Change! If you'd like space at the next booth, send your items to me with "Carnival for Change" in the subject. See you next time!

"Be the change you want to see in the world." - Mohandas Ghandi


Karama said...

By the way, So What Can I Do is not AnswerTips enabled (see sidebar for link). Just double click any word on any page to get definition of the word. Enjoy!

And in case you're interested, here are a few of the other names I considered for the Carnival for Change:

LinkFest for Fairness
Blog Party of Purpose
Karama's Blog Karamu (Karama's blog party in Swahili)

Karama said...

As you can see this post is not about how to build carnival booths. If you need information on building carnival booths, clink the links in this comment to learn more. Have a great carnival!