Out of the Notebook and into the blog: Action 2015: OUR year to make the world SHINE

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Action 2015: OUR year to make the world SHINE

When there are so many huge issues facing someone that want's to do good in the world, it's hard to choose just one.  How do you decide if you should fight poverty in America, or poverty in Africa?  Or you could save sea turtles, promote sustainability, fight for equality, fight cancer, give shoes to poor, there isn't one right answer to "what should I do?"  Do what comes to you first, the opportunity to help that is right in front of you, and I believe it will lead to more.

In 2014 we heard Feminism being sung loud and proud, Taylor Swift, Keira Knightly, Emma Watson, the book "Lean In," all examples of equality being spoken up for in the past year.  We've taken leaps and bounds to the awareness of inequality, but now, 2015, is time to DO something about it!  

The other day I was babysitting a 5 year old little boy.  We were coloring pictures, and he said he was going to draw me a picture.  He grabbed a pink marker and said he had to use pink because pink is every girl's favorite color.  I asked him if he liked pink and he said "no, ewww, it's a girl color."  Inequality starts at such a young age, he hasn't even started preschool yet!  Children are learning inequality from their parents, media, and music, and it needs to stop spiraling.  Everyone should be allowed to love pink.

Action 2015 is going to work together, with us: citizens, and organizations to change the world.  There will be two summits with the sole purpose of solving three key issues: Poverty, Inequality, and Climate change.  They are honestly going to change the course of the world, and make it a better place for you and me, and the millions of other people on this planet.  There's no purpose on waiting, and Action 2015 realizes that, which is why this is the year for change.

Some of the highlights of things they are working on:

.A transition to 100% renewable energy

.An end to inequality and discrimination

.An economic system that benefits everyone, rather than just a few.  

The best thing about Action 2015 is that everyone can support it, you can step up to fight discrimination and inequality, you can make changes to your life to help climate change, you can even fight poverty, YOU have the power to make a change.

In 2015 I am going to find ways to fight against inequality.  They may be little, but if everyone does something little, it will make a huge impact.   

 How are you going to support Action 2015?  Leave a comment and let me know, I'd love to share your ideas and photos!  If you write a blog post, or leave a comment with what your doing and a link back to your blog/twitter/etc.  I will write up a post here, and on instagram/pinterest/twitter/facebook with your amazing ideas!

Also to learn more about Action 2015 and how to get involved visit their website, Twitter, and Facebook.

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