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HELPING TO PROMOTE "CAUSE PROJECTS" 
   

Hello Everyone,

A GEM Of An Idea loves to support and promote anyone that is involved and passionate about “cause projects”.

Speaking of which, we believe in supporting and working with artists who help bring ideas to life, and whose lives are inspiring great ideas. We also believe in working with foundations who resonate and share some of our core ideals which include:

- the protection and safety of our precious environment, including water & oceans
- the preservation of natural habitat and wildlife
- the online safety for innocent women and children and their digital rights
- access to a quality education for all
- access and availability to clean drinking water for all
- and more

And we support and promote efforts through technological advances that work towards improving, resolving and/or eliminating threats and dangers that include the trafficking and profiteering of women, children and/or animals & wildlife.

 

Be part of the World Wildlife Day - March 3, 2015
www.wildlifeday.org

Stop Crimes Against Wildlife

Kenya burns 15 tonnes of ivory in anti-poaching fight, to destroy its stockpile by year-end. (By Humphrey Malalo, NAIROBI, March 3 Tue Mar 3, 2015 11:21am EST)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/03/kenya-ivory-idUSL5N0W51TE20150303


Ashie Hirji

   
 
 
We must protect our wildlife - A renewed and virulent wave of poaching is threatening Africa’s elephants by taking their lives to get to their tusks. Every year at least 33,000 elephants are illegally poached. This equates to one elephant every twenty minutes. This is a tragedy and unjust by humanity!
   
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  March 22 is World Water Day
  www.worldwaterday.org
   
 
   
  World Water Day - 2013
   
 
Water Cooperation
The fulfillment of basic human needs, our environment, socio-economic development and poverty reduction are all heavily dependont on water.
   
 
"Globalization was supposed to break down barriers between continents and bring all peoples together. But what kind of globalization do we have with over one billion people on the planet not having safe water to drink?"
- Mikhail Gorbachev
   
 
From a human rights point of view we all need water and this includes wildlife in the case of humanity world #waterday nearly one billion lack access to clean water.

With 70% of our planet covered in it, you can be sure water is a global issue. The topic of water can link into teaching and learning about issues such as climate change, economics, energy, health and human rights, for all age ranges.

World #waterday In many countries, women are responsible for finding and collecting water for their families. They walk miles, carry heavy containers, wait for hours and pay exorbitant prices. The work is back-breaking and all-consuming. Often the water is contaminated, even deadly.

Access to safe & protected clean water is a #humanrights issue Safe water is fundamental to human life, yet more than 1 billion people do not have access to it. Another 2.6 billion live without basic sanitation. Under Millennium Development Goal 7, the world has pledged to halve the proportion of people without sustainable access to these essential services by 2015 and the year is fast approaching. “LIFE” without water humanity cannot sustain itself and live. Having access to safe drinking water and sanitation is central to living a life in dignity and upholding human rights. Yet billions of people still do not enjoy these fundamental rights.

The rights to water and sanitation require that these are available, accessible, safe, acceptable and affordable for all without discrimination. These elements are clearly interrelated. While access to water may be guaranteed in theory, in reality, if it is too expensive, people do not have access. Women will not use sanitation facilities which are not maintained or are not sex segregated. Having a tap which delivers unsafe water does not improve one’s access. Human rights demand a holistic understanding of access to water and sanitation.

The rights to water and sanitation further require an explicit focus on the most disadvantaged and marginalized, as well as an emphasis on participation, empowerment, accountability and transparency. The mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation was established to examine these crucial issues and provide recommendations to Governments, to the United Nations and other stakeholders. Ms. Catarina de Albuquerque was appointed in September 2008, and began her work on the mandate in November 2008. http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/...
   
  QUICK FACTS
Capital city: New Delhi
Population of 1.2 billion
97 million lack safe water
814 million have no sanitation services
Infant mortality rate of 5%
30% live in poverty


QUICK FACTS
Capital city: Kampala
Population of 34.5 million
12 million lack safe water
18 million have no sanitation services
Infant mortality rate of 6.4%
31% live in poverty

2014 QUICK FACTS
Capital city: Nairobi
Population of 41.6 million
17 million lack safe water
28 million have no sanitation services
Infant mortality rate of 4.3%
50% live in poverty
   
 
   
 
Chelsea Clinton recently told an audience at the SXSW Festival in Texas that she is obsessed with diarrhea in order to shed light on the dire need for clean water around the world.

Clinton explained, “I find the fact that more than 750,000 children still die every year around the world because of severe dehydration due to diarrhea unacceptable,” she said, explaining that the reason this “no longer happens here in the United States is because we have clean water, largely.”

That’s a staggering number to imagine, especially since the availability of clean water was something I never had to worry about. Turn on the kitchen faucet whenever I needed so I could fill my glass with refreshing clean water. Step in the shower to wash myself clean at the end of the day. Turn the knob on the washing machine to wash my clothes with clean water.

EVERY DAY IS WORLD WATER DAY!

   
   
  April 22 is Earth Day
  www.earthday.org
   
 
   
 
Our planet is at a turning point. The massive global migration underway now from countryside to cities will demand huge investments in energy, water, materials, waste, food distribution, and transportation over the next 25 years. If the right investments are made now, this unique opportunity will be the catalyst for dramatic changes in the built environment and the fight against carbon emissions and climate change.
   
   
  June 5 is World Environment Day
  www.unep.org/wed
   
  World Environment Day
   
 
Celebrate the biggest day for positive environmental action!

World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years it has grown to be a broad, global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated by stakeholders in over 100 countries. It also serves as the ‘people’s day’ for doing something positive for the environment, galvanizing individual actions into a collective power that generates an exponential positive impact on the planet.
   
   
  June 8 is World Oceans Day
  www.worldoceansday.org
   
  World Oceans Day
   
  Why World Oceans Day?
 
The Ocean Project recognizes that there is one world ocean that connects us all. (One need only look at an image from space to see that our planet should have been named “Ocean” rather than “Earth.”) Through 2008, we promoted “World Ocean Day” but added the “s” in 2009 after the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution officially recognizing June 8th as World Oceans Day each year. We hope that the UN will eventually embrace the singular “Ocean” but in the meantime, we are following the UN-designated use of World Oceans Day to show solidarity for the conservation of this important resource that connects us all.
   
   
 
 

 

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