Use #NepalEarthquake to monitor latest news and events on social media.
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Tracking the 7.5 mag earthquake and aftershocks in Kathmandu, Nepal with Google Crisis Map.
Currently, the death toll is estimated at about 1,000 individuals and expected to rise. To register or search for friends and family, utilize the ICRC’s family links website and hashtags #familylinks #NepalEarthquake.
Disaster relief and recovery teams are mobilizing. To donate, volunteer or support efforts, follow @Federation on twitter and visit the International Federation of the Red Cross for the latest updates.
Who’s Watching the Watchers?
Artists in Brooklyn Park secretly erected a bust of Edward Snowden. Manhunt ensues.
Amidst government efforts to tighten security and tackle cybercrime, Edward Snowden re-enters civil discourse as Congress prepares to consider reauthorization of the US Patriot Act and FISA provisions. Here’s what you need to know, and how to monitor the legislation. Continue reading Snowden: Spotted in Brooklyn, Moscow, & Last Week Tonight
Answer by Philanthropologist In-Chief:
Apple Philanthropy Sows Seeds of Change
On the heels of Tim Cook’s announcement that he’s dedicating his fortune to charity, the timing of this question is excellent. True, Steve Jobs did cut Apple’s corporate philanthropy programs, focusing instead on creating technology that would benefit people, and then passing benefits on to shareholders. Some agree, and others disagree with Jobs’s decision, but that philosophy skyrocketed Apple into becoming the global company and brand we know today. Continue reading What philanthropy activities are sponsored by Apple?
Stockholm’s effort to reduce road deaths to zero by 2020 has become an international model for “walkable cities.”
“Most transpo devotees are familar with Sweden’s incredible success of Vision Zero, a goal to eventually curb road deaths and serious injuries to zero by 2020. Many cities worldwide, especially in the United States, have now adopted various forms of it.”
Continue reading Mental Vacay: Stockholm, Sweeden + Vision Zero Lead the Way to Walkable Cities
Gun-free Investing, By the Numbers
Our parent company Philanthrope Internationale [PI] and its holdings are committed to socially responsible investing. We are proud to support the #ImUnloading campaign and committed to gun-free investments.
Learn more & stand with us! See if your investment portfolio includes gun manufactureres, take the pledge for gun-free investing, and unloadyour401k.com
“[A celebrity] can say, ‘Organization X is a bunch of goddamn heroes doing amazing work every single day — and if you support them then you are my hero, too.’ Your CEO can’t get away with that sort of thing, because that would be weird and braggy and ugh. A celebrity can speak as a fan, as a supporter, as an outsider — and since we feel like we already know this person, that’s something we can connect to.” – M+R, How to Write Like a Rock Star
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Can the world be happy for 100 days in a row?
Beginning March 20, the United Nations Foundation and 100happydays encourage every person to find happiness in their daily life.
During the 100 day marathon, people in 193 countries share a picture of what makes them happy. Using hashtags #happyday and #100happydays hashtags for 100 days, we can watch happiness taking over the world.
Get inspired with what makes the world and each participating country happier.
At the end of the challenge, 100 of the most inspirational happiness stories will be collected into a book available for donations to the UN Foundation and 100happydays Foundation.
Happy Planet = Happy People
Sign the Live Earth petition, bringing together 1 billion voices with one message:
Take climate action now! Sign the petition urging world leaders to commit to tackling climate change by adopting a new global agreement on climate at the summit in Paris this December.
To protect people, we need to protect our planet. Climate change is a threat to many of life’s basic needs: water, food, shelter, and safety. When those needs are not met, economic, social and environmental crises get worse.