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Dining for Women


It is estimated that one billion people in the world suffer from hunger and malnutrition. Click here to help.

 

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Do you know the size of your carbon footprint?

I believe in trying to make a difference... both at home and around the world.

Toward that goal I donate a portion of GreenLeaf profits to environmental and charitable causes including the Rainforest Action Network, The Nature Conservancy, Partners in Health, Room to Read, and Dining for Women.

Trekking through Nepal inspired me to seek ways to help the people of this incredible part of the world. Room to Read's founder was moved by his own trek in Nepal to start this marvelous organization focused on education for girls in that part of the world and beyond. Read the story in Leaving Microsoft to Change the World.

I'm also drawn to the sea... Scientists estimate that one quarter of the world's coral reefs are already gone. Looking ahead, they predict that all coral reefs will be gone in just 30-50 years unless steps are taken to reverse the trend. As a scuba diver, I'm excited to support a project on the shores of Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea that educates local high school students in marine biology and other vital environmental issues. These kids are now leading local efforts to conserve their environmental treasure. It was a privilege for me to dive the pristine reefs of Kimbe Bay and see first hand the work of the Mahonia na Dari Research Center. (Nature Conservancy PNG Program)

Donating time is also an important (and sometimes more challenging) way of giving back. I discovered Habitat for Humanity's terrific Women Build program.Women learn construction skills in an unintimidating environment while working shoulder-to-shoulder with families in need. I enjoyed getting the knack of swinging a hammer with gusto and running a tablesaw (look out!) and plan to help out again with future Women Build houses.

Finally, I strive to be a green business and buy carbon-offsets to neutralize my air travel emissions. Calculate your carbon footprint

 

 

You give but little when you give of your possessions.

It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

~ Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

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