Boxed Water Is Better

Boxed Water is better is a water company with a mission. They seek to inspire a better tomorrow by rethinking packaged water today. By providing their water in a box they are able to waste less through how it is shipped and packaged, greatly reducing their carbon footprint. The water is also put through a 5 step proprietary filtration process which means that Boxed Water is always crisp, clean and refreshing. It’s water you can feel good about.

On top of all that Boxed Water also donates 1% of its annual sales to support reforestation and water relief through their partnerships with The National Forest Foundation and Water.org.

(found on Good.is)

Do Good by Doing Nothing. There’s an app for that.

Do Nothing. Do Good. is an app created by &Barr that tracks the time you spend off of your phone and converts it into volunteer hours.

The app is as simple as it’s name implies. Simply press one button to start the timer and the timer will keep track of the time you spend not touching or moving your phone. The total time you spend away from the phone gets translated into volunteer hours  in which members of the agency will contribute to various causes in the future.

Here it is in their own words:

Time is a scarce resource. And these days we all spend way too much of it with our noses buried in a phone. Even when we’re with family, friends, driving our cars – that darn phone is in our hands and in our faces. So we’ve created an app that encourages you to take occasional breaks from your phone on a daily basis. And as a reward for the time you spend doing nothing on your phone, we’ll go out in the world and do good on your behalf. The more breaks you take, the more good we do. You &Barr, doing good for the community. And ourselves.

And if you’re not quite sure what to do with all that new found free time you will soon have they even give you a list of things you can do from twiddling your thumbs and shaking what your mama gave you to hanging out with friends and going on a bike ride.

This is definitely my kind of app and my kind of to do list as well. In fact I’m twiddling my thumbs right now and you sure as heck best believe I’ll be following that with shaking what my mama gave me.

Do Nothing. Do Good.

(found on TrendHunter)

First World Problem Store.

First World Problem Store is an online store that helps you treat your first world problems in order to raise funds for aids.

Here’s a description from the website:

“Everyone has luxury problems from time to time, and that’s great! A luxury problem has never been this valuable! Profits of First World Problem Pills will be used by Aids Fonds to provide everyone with access to HIV medication. So your personal problem is in fact helping solve a much bigger problem. Buying First World Problem Pills doesn’t make you a diva, but a hero!

First World Problem Pills are 100% peppermint and solve all your everyday dilemmas. They are also 100% placebo and 100% of the profit goes to Aids Fonds’ aim to provide HIV medication to people who can’t afford it. Medication for medication that is.

Nearly 22 million people worldwide don’t have access to HIV medication. Which results in many people still unnecessarily dying from the results of AIDS. Nobody should die of AIDS because of lack of medication. The profits of these First World Problem Pills will be used by Aids Fonds to provide people with access to HIV medication. These are medicine for medicine. Which means that our luxury problems can help solve a much bigger problem.”

FINALLY…

Save The Beaches

https://vimeo.com/127801980

Dudes and dudettes help save the beaches!

“The world’s beaches are disappearing!
If we don’t act now, 90% of them could be gone by 2100.

Disturbing climate change, irrational coastal development and heavy coastline modification are to blame: sea level rise, extreme weather patterns, excessive concreting on our beaches, port expansions and sand plundering are all threats to our favorite sand banks.

Without even knowing it we are slowly endangering what we love the most. Because beaches are not eternal, we must protect them now.

Surfrider Foundation Europe has been lobbying at local, national and European levels. Our goal? To ensure that EU States sign a worldwide ambitious climate agreement that will truly consider the coastline – and those who enjoy its valued resources, in coastal management planning.

Time to turn things around! Your voice is critical to the future of our beautiful beaches. Please help us defy all odds and sign our pledge now!”

SIGN THE PETITION! CLICK HERE : surfrider.eu/savethebeaches

The 1.25 Diet

The 1.25 Diet is a way to support the 1 billion people who live on less than $1.25 a day. You simply pick a day where you restrict yourself to consume food for 1.25 and donate the rest of the money you would have regularly spent to someone in need.

“In the developing world people are starving. More than a billion people live on less than $1.25 a day. Meanwhile in privileged countries it’s fashionable to be on a diet. Is that what you would call irony? Well, here’s the latest one…The 1.25 Diet. But unlike other diets, this one can make a difference.For real.Not just for the one person losing a couple of pounds, but for the 1 billion people who live below the poverty line. Take a moment and ask yourself a question…How much do you spend a day on food? $20? $40?  Whatever the answer is, pick a day to participate in the diet, simply by consuming food for no more than $1.25. You’ll experience these people’s every day reality. And discover how hard it is to manage. But maybe most importantly…All the money you save that day, you donate to those in need.”

Looks like I’ll be going on a diet folks! Join me?

START HERE

I want to…

make a difference

change the world

do something that matters

make a dent in the universe

et cetera, et cetera.

I here the above responses all the time, so when asked what holds them back from doing something, the common response is, I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START.

If you find yourself lost as to where to start. I would START HERE (click) with ONE SMALL and SIMPLE ACTION.