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Good Causes

Good Causes features global projects relating to microfinance, human rights, development, medicine, restoration, health, the environment and more.

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Good Cause: Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami – Donate Now

Relief workers from around the world are treating the injured, providing psychological support and distributing relief items in the aftermath of a massive earthquake which hit Japan on 11 March. The earthquake, measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale, triggered a tsunami which hit the east coast of Japan with 7-metre-high waves. Find out how you can help International Organisations.

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The Voice of Peace and Marquette Turner Form Partnership

As part of our ongoing growth in Europe, and in keeping with our commitment to form partnerships with organisations, no matter how diverse, that share mutual principles and beliefs, Marquette Turner is very excited to have formed an ongoing marketing partnership with The Voice of Peace.

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Christchurch, NZ Earthquake: Information & Links

The emergency in Christchurch on the South Island of New Zealand, after a 6·3-scale earthquake at 12.52 p.m. NZDT today, has all of us deeply concerned for our Kiwi neighbours. This page will be updated with links that we hope will be of assistance.

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FloodAid Website Helps Australian Flood Victims

Flood Aid aims to help those affected by the devastating floods that mother nature in Australia in 2011, by bringing volunteers and victims together.

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The House of Families in Greenland for Disadvantaged Women

The “House of Families” by Fantastic Norway is a modular housing design, allowing disadvantaged women and children to live together via a system of interconnected living areas. The system of dwellings in Nuuk, Greenland is part of a larger strategic plan, and would encourage a sense of unity physically, socially and emotionally

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Our Latest KIVA Microfinance Loans: Kyrgyzstan, Philippines and Rwanda

Since joining Kiva a few years ago, certain trends and rules of thumb have arisen as to why we lend to particular individuals and groups. As always, the causes we choose are not made because they are more deserving than others – we’ve gradually been able to separate our desperate want “not to judge” with the reality that we can’t help everyone. In saying that, there’s a Talmudic quotation (you may have heard it in the movie, Schindler’s List): “Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire”. That seems a pretty good rule to work by.

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GOOD CAUSE: Pepsi Refresh Project

A friend in the USA recently brought my attention to the Pepsi Refresh Project, and the fantastic social cause that she is involved with in Detroit. The Pepsi Refresh Project is looking for people, businesses, and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive impact in local communities, and offers grants from $5000 USD up to $250,000 USD.

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GOOD CAUSE: Embrace FIFA World Cup Fever & Take Part in Football Freestyling

It’s all about moving, keeping fit and maintaining a healthy lifestyle to prevent disorders and disease, such as cancer and diabetes, with the chance to win some fantastic prizes. Football Freestyling is your chance to be part of the excitement and energy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, while doing your bit to support the world-class medical research that is undertaken by Sydney’s Westmead Medical Research Foundation.

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Brisbane’s Least Wanted – Damien Bredberg’s “Rubbish” Campaign

Award-winning photographer Damien Bredberg recently teamed up with Brisbane City Council to create a campaign to stamp-out littering throughout the city and, as always Damien’s flair and canny eye for quirkiness makes the impact of the campaign all the more impressive. “Brisbane’s Least Wanted” features five litterbug-personas, the Flagrant Flinger, the Wedger, the Pretender, the Foul Shooter and the Butthead, all of whom have no place in Brisbane, or any city for that matter.

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Earth Day 40th Anniversary – A San Francisco Bay Area Perspective

International real estate adventurer and our good friend, Jim Walberg, lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area, and in this article he speaks about what the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day means to his community. After decades of focusing our world’s awareness about environmental issues that ALL of us experience each day, has now created a modern 21st century world that understands how we treat our environment is not a dress rehearsal.

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