Earth Day – Hats off to People Helping People

The so-called “Triple Bottom Line” of Green, which I first heard years back from Vinod Khosla, is People-Planet-Profits. On Earth Day, we focus most of our attention on the Planet component. However, this year I would like to step outside the box to remind us of the People component of Green.

The story goes, in many religions, that a man named Adam was put in charge of a garden called Eden for the benefit of the human race. He was told to take care of it, be a wise steward of it. If he did this, the planet would greatly benefit Adam (and Eve) and their posterity. Whether or not you subscribe to this story as fact — I for one do — it teaches two points I would like to reiterate: 1) The world is here to benefit the human race – People 2) Only as humans are good stewards of the earth will people benefit most – Planet. These two components of the triple bottom line are tied together at the hip. Hence, my focus today on the People component.

So, here are some great things People are doing for People this Earth Day:

Giving-A-Dime – a charity fundraiser by college students for college students  www.GivingADime.org

Yehu – A microfinance project started by US Synthetic employees. www.Yehu.org

Tifie – A humanitarian effort to give children & families a better life. www.Tifie.org

Milk for Wishes – A human milk bank donating breast milk for preemies in NICU care. www.MilkforWishes.com

The Water Project – Providing clean water to the 1 billion worldwide without it. www.TheWaterProject.org

Food & Care Coalition – Providing meals to the needy in my back yard.  www.foodandcare.org

Free Medical Camps – Offering greatly discounted medical & dental care. www.freemedicalcamps.com

Comment on this blog to list your favorite People Helping People project.

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As founder of PilmerPR, John Pilmer, APR serves as a PR and marketing communications advisor for both emerging and established companies. He offers customers more than 20 years of results-driven business PR and marketing experience. John and the firm have provided PR consultation and campaigns for clients such as Mozy, Novell, AdvancedMD, Certiport, NextPage, ElectraTherm, Altiris, Avamar, EmergeCore Networks, FSLogic, INVISUS, 10x Marketing, MWI, Project Insight, REIC, Seastone, US Synthetic and Funding Universe (now Lendio), among others.
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