You Too Can Help Save Baby Lions!

Watching the news these days is quite unpleasant… there are so many terrible things going on that are outside of my control that I am usually overcome by terrible feelings of dread and helplessness shortly after turning off CNN.

And it’s not just the news… recently, I read The World Without Us by Alan Weisman – an excellent and informative read packed with things that YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT. (That was my book-review-in-a-sentence, go read it.) And while the book was fantastic, it left me feeling small, alone, and powerless to cause meaningful change in a world that is clearly bringing about its own destruction.

But then I started up Firefox and just in a few minutes I happened to read two great ways that people like you and I can cause meaningful change in the world. Here are just two examples of meaningful things that you and I can do to SAVE THE PLANET:

  • Donate money to Joseph Kimojino and the Mara Conservancy. Joseph works at the Mara Conservancy and he blogs, tweets, snaps pictures showing life on the savannah. His work is largely funded by donations, large and small, from folks like you and me. In fact, he documents names and amounts on the blog! By donating to the Mara Conservancy you can take comfort in knowing that your $20 will be used to combat poaching and support the conservation of the African fauna. If you’ve read The World Without Us, you can understand my concern. If you haven’t, then get busy.
  • Donate money to Tim Ferriss’s LitLiberation project. Tim’s project raises money to build schools, libraries, and generally encourage literacy and education around the world. As you know, education is the first step for bringing about meaningful change, and the LitLiberation foundation makes it possible for you to build a school in Vietnam. If that’s not empowering, I don’t know what is…

So I guess the Internet has other uses besides porn and bitching about movies. Now go out and save some lion cubs!

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