Simple Ways to Get Involved

July 5, 2010

Simple Ways to Get Involved

1. Host a Beyond Oil House Party

“The Sierra Club is partnering with Brave New Foundation and award-winning filmmaker Robert Greenwald – producer of Outfoxed and Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price – to produce a short documentary about the true effects that the BP oil disaster is having on the Gulf Coast, and why we need to end our addiction to oil.”


  • Click here for more information.
  • Click here to host an event.
  • Click here to find an event in your area.

The closest event to me is Dance for Clean Energy in Hollywood Beach. It’s about 50 miles away though, lots of gas! Should I consider hosting one or do you think the trip is worth the gas?

2. Support Matter of Trust

According to their About Us page…

The mission of Matter of Trust is to Link ideas, spark action and materialize sustainable systems. We like to mimick how Mother Nature integrates enduring cycles and provides access to necessities in abundance. We concentrate on manmade surplus, natural surplus and eco-educational programs. The results are worthwhile, common sensical and often enchanting.

  • Click here for detailed instructions on how to send hair to Matter of Trust.

As much as this idea intrigues me, I have had my heart set on donating my hair to Locks of Love again. In all honesty, that’s the reason I grow my hair. I grow it, donate it, grow it, and donate it again. And this is a tradition I share with my girls. Decisions, decisions!

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3. Volunteer Locally

  • Florida residents click here to see opportunities listed by county.

After trying to talk to them and push them, I’ve decided to step back a bit and allow the kids to take the lead on this. I don’t want to force it on them, I want them to feel that intrinsic tug that compels them to take action. I want them to want to do something, not just say they want to do something. Does that make sense? So I am keeping them abreast about the disaster, and sharing the above ideas with them to see what will give them the impetus. I’ll let you guys know what happens.

What about you? What have you done or what do you plan to do to get involved?

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Jennifer @ Family Musings

I love the idea of such a grass roots response to the crisis. It needs to be approached from as many angles as possible. Thanks for sharing.

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Sofia's Ideas

Definitely, Jennifer! And I love the fact that there are ways for the children to get involved. As a mom, I want my children to be aware of current events, but I also want them to get into the habit of responding with “what can I personally do?”. I don’t want them to get into the trap of feeling helpless, like I do at times.

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Lydia

I’m now following you through MBC 100 Club. Great blog!

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Sofia's Ideas

Thanks, Lydia!

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