anna brones

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The Girl Effect

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Super inspired by this. Watch, then learn more here.

“It’s no big deal. Just the future of humanity.”

Written by Anna Brones

February 22, 2010 at 21:40

Help Haiti: Ways You Can Help Via Organizations and Social Media

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We posted this over at Under Solen this morning. There are many relief efforts underway, and we’ve noted a couple of lists that will be updated as the situation evolves.


An earthquake registering 7.0 on the Richter scale hit Haiti yesterday. Centered just outside of the populated capital, Port-au-Prince, the quake’s effects have been devastating. Within less than 24 hours the outpouring of international support has been impressive. So how can you take part? Here’s just a small collection of what’s out there.

1. Huffington Post has an ongoing list of relief efforts and how you can get involved that it is going to continue updating. Check it out here.

2. Matador is trying to use the power of its network of passionate travels to make a difference. They’re trying to get Jet Blue to sponsor a flight of volunteers to provide on the ground support. They need help with exposure, logistics and simply spreading the word. Take a couple of minutes to help out and re-tweet this message:

@JetBlue: If @MatadorNetwork could fill a plane with volunteers, would you fly them to Santo Domingo to help #quake vics in #Haiti?

3. CNN has compiled a list of organizations that will be providing support to the estimated 3 million people that have been affected by the earthquake.

4. Many people are engaging the Twitter community to raise awareness, as well as funds. Search “Haiti” and see what the latest updates are.

[Photo: luvjnx, Flickr]

Written by Anna Brones

January 13, 2010 at 07:34

Passports With Purpose: Building a School and Then Some

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It’s always inspiring to take part in a powerful movement. I was blown away in the last month and a half by the amount of response to Passports With Purpose, the online fundraising campaign powered by travel bloggers. With an original goal of $13,000, PWP surpassed expectations and raised over $26,000, allowing them not only to build a school in rural Cambodia with American Assistance for Cambodia, but also providing students with a school nurse, clean water, school supplies and at least one complete meal per day.

A big congrats goes out to Scott Ruthfield who scored the Sierra Designs Lighting XT 4 tent.

Here’s to another successful PWP next year!

Written by Anna Brones

January 7, 2010 at 12:34

JunkRide + Ban The Bag Event in Portland: Help in the Battle Against Plastic Pollution

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Great event next week to educate about the evils of plastic pollution and work on getting the plastic bag banned in Portland.

What: The Portland Surfrider Chapter welcomes Anna Cummins from Algalita Marine Research Foundation and Dr. Marcus Erikson of JUNKride, an educational tour by bike from Vancouver B.C. to Tijuana, Mexico. The duo will highlight the voyage of JUNKraft, a recently completed trip from California to Hawaii on a raft made of garbage. In addition to JUNKride, Jessica Hamilton, Natural Resources Policy Advisor to Governor Ted Kulongoski, will present on the West Coast Governors Agreement to reduce the western seaboard’s impact on the oceans, with regard to marine debris. Entertainment by singer/songwriter Micah Wolf. Beer and wine will be available for purchase, with all proceeds going to benefit Portland Chapter Surfrider’s BAN THE BAG campaign to ban single-use plastic shopping bags in the greater Portland area.

When: Tuesday, April 21st, 2009. 6:30pm to 9:00pm.

Where: Keen Footwear, 926 NW 13th Ave #210, Portland, OR 97209

For more information on JUNKraft and JUNKride, visit To keep up with Ban the Bag, follow them on Twitter.

Written by Anna Brones

April 14, 2009 at 11:14

1% For The Planet – choose the environment

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Business can be a good thing. At least if those businesses are part of 1% For The Planet. The idea is simple: 1% of sales are donated to an extensive network of environmental organizations worldwide. If you believe in the environment, pass along or post this video to spread the word. Because even in a bad economy, we have to take care of the environment. Therefore, making educated consumer choices means supporting companies that believe in the world we live in and are devoted to protecting it. That’s a healthy choice.

[Via The Cleanest Line]

Written by Anna Brones

October 1, 2008 at 13:26

Bikes to Rwanda

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These people are doing good things… if you like coffee you should definitely give this video a look. Check out BTR here and fall in love with the organization just like I did.

Written by Anna Brones

August 29, 2008 at 16:32