Wednesday, January 14, 2009

National Day of Service - Make It Green

Beautiful sunny day, but that darn blustery wind.

He has spoken. Our soon to be elected President Obama has declared this weekend, and in particular Monday, January 19th, as National Service Day. January 19th is the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday or MLK Day.( and, yes, New Hampshire is finally the last state to make it a State Recognized Holiday) Colin Powell had the honor of announcing this call to action. But let's just make it the whole weekend. Since considering the Triple Bottom Line (People, Planet, Profit) includes Social Responsibility, I would like to think that community service is under the big green umbrella.

In the event that you are at a loss as to where to go and what to do, have no fear, the computer is here. Just go to this link: , plug in your zip code and voila, you can pick and choose what you would like to do. If you want just more information and a way to stay informed about service opportunities, go to: USA Service/HomePage. The Sierra Club is also promoting the idea of green service with their informational site:
Another website also offers service opportunity:

So go forth and serve. Remember: We're all in this together; Everything is Connected; We all live downstream; and " Mahatma Ghandi - "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

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