Creating change starts with something small—an idea for what you’d like to see happen is only the beginning. The idea is great, of course, but real change happens when we put those ideas in to action. A procrastinator myself, I know how hard it can be to start putting things in motion. The ideas come easily to me, but taking all the steps involved to start actually changing things—well, it can be quite daunting!
In what ways do you want to make changes in your community? Your community doesn’t have to be your entire neighbourhood or city, your community could be your circle of friends, your workplace or street.
Sometimes the smallest changes can have the greatest impact. Take eco-friendly lifestyle changes for instance, where creating positive change can be simple. The simple change you implement in your daily routine can have lasting impact, spark ideas for further change and help inspire those around you. It can certainly be said that leading by example is a good way to positively change the way those around you see things. The changes you start can spread to your children, family and friends. I’ve seen this happen as I’ve made environmental changes in my life. A place that I used to work at didn’t yet have a recycling program in place, so a co-worker and I put out recycling bins and collected paper, cans etc and took them in for recycling ourselves. Eventually, the owner of the store responded by expanding the program to include cardboard (for a furniture store, they went through a ton of this), and had a company collect everything.
You can help create change yourself by joining me in supporting Girls For A Change. Yahoo! Has partnered with Clever Girls Collective to help raise money for Girls For A Change.
Yahoo! will donate $10 to Girls For A Change (GFC) for each person who clicks here to make Yahoo! her homepage by July 1…up to an amazing $10,000! We’re counting on you to help us find 1,000 people willing to make a change worth $10,000 to this fantastic cause.
About Girls For A Change
Clever Girls Collective selected GFC as the non-profit for this generous Yahoo! campaign because it matches our mission of empowering women to help each other. Clever Founder Sheila Bernus Dowd was a GFC volunteer and member of the advisory board, so we have first-hand experience with their commitment to helping girls become community leaders. Here’s how they describe themselves:
“Girls For A Change (GFC) is a national organization that empowers girls to create social change. We invite young women to design, lead, fund and implement social change projects that tackle issues girls face in their own neighborhoods. GFC empowers girls for personal and social transformation. The program inspires girls to have the voice, ability and problem solving capacity to speak up, be decision makers, create visionary change and realize their full potential.”
Why Should You Make Yahoo! Your Homepage? It offers…
Personalized content: The Yahoo! homepage delivers you the most relevant content based on your interests, time of day, and what’s most popular with other users like you.
Your World and The World: The Yahoo! homepage uniquely brings together your world (your email, local news) with the world around you (current events, entertainment news, financial updates and more)
Human Interest: Articles on the homepage have a human approach – more than just news, it delivers human interest stories that you just have to click on.