Saturday, December 1, 2012

Seeing (RED) this month

 
Nope I'm not talking about Christmas decorations or the stress while trying to find a car park when Christmas shopping.  I'm talking about (RED) and the amazing work that is being done in Africa; as well as December 1st being international AIDS day.  I first discovered this movement about 5 years ago, however I have been a long supporter of International AIDS day for many years.  The great thing about (RED) is the product(red) part of this movement.  

Its pretty simple.  Many companies have created special red products (like red ipods from apple) and the profits from these sales go to the global fund to help others.  The products range from shoes to technology, music and coffee.  In my opinion all of these products are things most of my peers and I would purchase anyway so why not pick the specific products that can help others.  

Here is just a little bit of info from the join(red) website about what its all about.   

Every Generation is known for something.
Let's be the one that delivers an AIDS Free Generation.
We all have tremendous power. What we choose to do or even buy, can affect someone’s life on the other side of the world.
In 2010, 1,000 babies were born every day with HIV.
In 2011, that number was down to 900.
By 2015 it can be near zero. We can stop the transmission of HIV from moms to their babies.
In the fight to eliminate AIDS, 2015 could be the beginning of the end – it’s the year we can deliver an AIDS Free Generation.
(RED) can’t accomplish this alone. It will take all of us to get there –
governments, health organizations, companies, and you.
When you DO THE (RED) THING, a (RED) partner will give up some of its profits to fight AIDS.
It’s as simple as that.
BE (RED). Start the end of AIDS now.

So if this sounds interesting please jump on the site and see what little changes you can make in your purchasing to get the things you were already going to buy and support others.



1 comments:

Modman said...

Nice blog post3

 
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