I just received this email from Wendy Brawer -- one of my favorite people who runs one of the most exciting local green non-profits, Greenmap, that promotes the environment and sustainability in communities all over the world. I strongly encourage you to check them out, then click on the link, and give $10 or more.
"Uh-oh - this is totally tacky!"
Please forgive me, but I am resending this request because this is a really good way to extend the concept of community sustainability to new audiences, especially in Parade magazine's not-so-green middle America.
Here's a chance to give to one
Green Map System - the nonprofit I direct - now supports locally-led Green Map projects in 445 communities in 50 countries. Green Maps connect everyone with local green living, nature, social and cultural resources, guiding people to better choices for shopping, dining, getting around, working, etc, and a more sustainable, climate- and biodiversity-protecting future for all, as seen at GreenMap.org. You may have used our own NYC Green Apple Maps - 350,000 free copies are in use - or some of the other 330 wonderful published Green Maps on your travels around the world.
Right now, our movement is in the Top 11 for America's Giving Challenge - we compete by getting the most people to donate $10 online by 3pm (EST) on January 31. There's all kinds of prizes (including a special one for the most donations in the last 72 hours, which is now!) and the winners will get big press in several national newspapers & magazines, including Parade (co-sponsors with Case Foundation, Global Giving & Newtork for Good). We'd really like to see that coverage highlight sustainability & local leadership in all communities, something no other contestant near the top offers.
You can make a great investment in our common future (and in the open interactive Global Green Map we're building with this income) by donating $10 today online at this specific webpage:
or by clicking the big Give Now at GreenMap.org
Donate $10 today. Each $10 must be unique, given by a different person & credit card to count.
All donors will receive an invitation to our party in Spring, and your donation is even tax-deductible.
Please forward this message and ask your family, friends and co-workers to donate, too, and help put more green on the map!
thank you so much from Wendy and everyone at Green Map System