EARTH WITH EVERYONE
A dynamic online technology platform that takes good cause volunteering and mentoring to a new level.
An innovative new way for charities and good causes to expand their bases and support.
An easy way for everyone to match their talents and service to the right causes.
Wonderful, hip, jazzy events that promote participation in a global good deeds culture.
Raising awareness of sustainable community development and the real needs of human society.
Reversing the trends of increasing poverty and ecological blight.
Offering greater recognition and awards to good deeders.
Showcasing what is working to improve quality of life.
Bringing artist together in many communities to Paint the World we all want to see.
- Offering a good reason and opportunity to gather locally to have fun and simultaneously to do good.
MISSION: The Promise
EarthWE’s primary goal is to make good-cause and philanthropic involvement more rewarding and fun than it has ever been. We seek to promote the Good Deeds of volunteerism and mentoring to a new global level of mass participation backed up by the most dynamic technology platform available, one that will match citizens up with volunteer and mentoring opportunities and will advance public creativity on behalf of philanthropies and non-profit organizations.
EarthWE’s automated system will allow thousands of non-profit organizations to post their causes – whether locally, nationally or globally oriented - on our platform and rise via EarthWE member support to levels that give them even more exposure and more supporters – and potentially to become one of the select organizations chosen as benefactors from EarthWE events and advertising.
Reinforcing this intention offline, EarthWE will inaugurate a series of creative art and music events to promote good deeds around the world, including innovative gatherings that bring together community members, art, philanthropy and local business.
In seeking to increase greatly the level of individual and business participation in healthy Earth and healthy community volunteerism, philanthropy and creativity, EarthWE intends to promote much greater public recognition of – and awards to – individuals, businesses and organizations that make notable contributions in their communities. Our vision is that such support will lead to sustainable community development, the advancement of micro and community economies and to a far healthier Mother Earth.
Included in our recognition model, will be introducing local “givers” and mentors at each stop on an annual concert tour – people who in the past year had made important contributions as service volunteers, in art and culture, and in philanthropy. Opening performers at these concerts would be the best local artists as chosen by EarthWE members, followed by contributing stars. Artists will be recognized in the fields of music, painting and graphics, very short-films on the community's best works, and for visions of a local community's future. Architects will also be recognized (and initially there will also be a prize for the winning design of the EarthWE headquarters).
Not since the first President George Bush launched the Points of Light Foundation in 1990, has there been a large-scale public promotion of volunteerism and service not linked to a specific cause or event, such as an earthquake. EarthWE is stepping into that breach. Ultimately, we seek to popularize and make real a global Good Deeds Celebration Day to honor and advance the good deeds culture of the world.
EarthWE operates on three straightforward and proven premises: that public promotion on a mass scale generates human activity, especially if it is hip, jazzy and fun; that social network technology can provide a needed new global online mentoring and volunteering infrastructure, thus underpinning a geometric improvement in the ability - and motivation - of hundreds of millions if not billions of people to engage in good deeds in their communities and elsewhere; and that our mission is enhanced and expanded beyond the virtual world by offering people a good reason and opportunity to gather locally in a setting that allows people to have fun and do good.
EarthWE’s good cause promotion plan has one other important driving element: the use of major public figures and celebrities as mentor models using Skype and similar services to allow for online mentoring after contact is first established via the EarthWE website.
Among the brand name mentoring stars who will be sought out are former presidents and major celebrities. Well-known public figures ranging across the political landscape can be expected to sign on as well. The EarthWE strategy is first to sign up a core of stars and public figures known to EarthWE board members and then create a ripple effect of outreach to others.
The idea of a Good Deeds Celebration day that is actually a People and Earth Day, one that motivates actions every day and is promoted regularly and celebrated massively once a year, has risen to prominence because of the immense problems of the planet and of human society as global ecological, economic and societal dysfunctions take an increasing and obvious toll. Just in the U.S. alone, threats to vast stretches of farmland from global weather changes linked both to global warming and to vast ice-cap melts around the world, have become as real as those in Asia and Africa. Moreover, poverty and unemployment have reached levels not seen since the Great Depression, with as many people living in poverty as the entire population of France.
Reversing these trends in the U.S. and elsewhere, and creating a decent present for all global inhabitants while safeguarding a healthy future for our children and grandchildren and the generations to follow, simply can’t happen unless real structure is in place to mobilize individuals and communities at a far greater level – and do so on a daily basis.
The EarthWE platform, promoted by an ongoing series of concerts, is one major way to engage a higher level of awareness of and response to the need for good deeds.
Because it is crucial that as much of humanity be mobilized as possible, EarthWE takes no public role or stand about government efforts regarding the environment and social welfare, and it invites participation from meat eaters as well as vegetarians, workers as well as bosses, Wall St as well as Main St. What path toward service people take is not our focus. What is important is that from multiple efforts, the overall quality of life for humanity across the globe is lifted by people helping people and that enough earth resources are left for future generations to live healthy lives. EarthWE holds that no one government has the answer or no one person or no one ideology. It will be figured out in the doing.
POSSIBILITIES OF THE TECHNOLOGY TOOL
With such a large percentage of the human population now familiar with the Internet and secondarily with social networks, the potential for a social network linked to good deeds is excellent. Among the benefits EarthWE’s online tool will provide:
• Similar to dating services, match up people and communities who need mentors and guidance in any aspect of their lives - whether it is ecological advancement, financial or creative - with would-be mentors.
• Simplify the process of hooking up with volunteer opportunities.
• Identify optimal creativity worth duplicating by pinpointing projects and mentoring approaches that are most effective based on feedback from beneficiaries.
• Allow for a place to post emergency needs, a sort of Craigslist of these needs.
• Simplify ways to get involved, including with regular weekly group mentoring meetups in neighborhoods, car-pooling, and the like.
• Honor the participants on a daily basis.
• Facilitate ongoing local creative and promotional events, including local concerts.
PERSONAL INCENTIVES AND CHARITY REWARDS
Even though huge numbers of people now happily volunteer with charities with no expectation of reward, EarthWE believes that our intention to honor people regularly with recognition is essential to building a far stronger international culture of service. Accordingly, we intend to provide a material incentive for participation in the form of a point system of material rewards provided by sponsoring businesses – a volunteer currency, as it were. These will be given to good cause organization favored by our members to share with volunteers and donors. They can be redeemed by the recipients or donated to any other person or cause whom a recipient believes has a need for the donation.
EarthWE will also feature a variety of non-profit organizations at our public concerts and PAINT THE WORLD YOU WANT events. After our launch period, these will be chosen by members’ votes. Organizations will be given free booth space and opportunities to speak to the gatherings. Their logos will be posted prominently on the stages.
MENTORING AND OTHER GOOD DEED POSSIBILITIES
In a world filled with every day depravation and crisis of all sorts, with earth resources mal-apportioned and getting scarcer, volunteerism, mentoring, creativity and charity will happen in numerous ways via the website. Here are just a few, all possible on a global scale such that a person in the U.S. might be mentoring a person in Sri Lanka:
• Youths being tutored and mentored in areas of their need.
• Individuals and businesses being guided to improve their ecological footprints.
• Mentoring around meeting food needs: urban gardens, and the like.
• Experienced people helping others develop their businesses.
• Organizations assisting other organizations.
• Communities that have solved problems sharing with other communities how they did it.
• Communities sharing resources.
• Businesses identifying specific communities to assist.
• Employees matching up to assist developing non-competitive businesses in other parts of the world.
• People with any kind of knowledge offering it to those who post a need for that knowledge.
• Teachers tutoring or training poor students around the world who could not otherwise afford this.
• Artists matching their talents for creating uplifting aesthetic environments to needs.
• Technology experts sharing important training and information.
• Matching up specific volunteer opportunities.
• Matching up surplus goods with need opportunities.
• Planning and preparation mentoring for weather effects.
EarthWE will offer international, national and local opportunities to associate with the Good Deeds concerts and events and with the EarthWE website platform that puts a long-term solid foundation under the flame of citizen enthusiasm. Businesses and governments will be encouraged to assist their employees to participate, as well as trumpeting their support for the efforts.
Imagine a million people in New York’s Central Park attending a concert of the premier music artists of the world as kickoff to an international concert tour intended to create and promote a vast mentoring network of volunteers. Then further imagine that this is the launch of the first annual global Good Deeds day, meant to honor, facilitate and celebrate human contributions to the general good.
EarthWE intends to create this.