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Time for Change

2010-07-28T09:43:52.468-07:00

We elected President Obama because we wanted change. Part of his platform involved Health Care change and Wall Street Reform.

We need to help those who are being abused by “Big Insurance” and the Financial World.

A Health Plan and a Wall Street Plan has been approved by a majority. In this country the majority rules.

We need to stop the "sour grapes" efforts from those who have lost the election, and lost the battles.

The majority has spoken, twice.



Health Care

2010-04-12T09:02:50.838-07:00

We elected President Obama because we wanted change. Part of his platform involved Health Care change.

We need to help those who are being abused by “Big Insurance” and those who cannot afford proper health care.

A health plan has been approved by a majority, and in this country the majority rules.

We need to stop the "sour grapes" efforts from those who have lost the election, and lost the battle to stop this historic health care victory.

The majority has spoken, twice.



Earth Day Idea's

2010-03-26T07:23:29.656-07:00

A day to get involved, the earth needs your help.

Things you could do at work or in your neighborhood to make a difference.

You could organize a special recycling project for unusual but hazardous items, electronics, cell phones, motor oil, and fluorescent lamps. Learn about places that will recycle these items.

If you like taking pictures of nature, you could have contest for a picture/pictures of the best reason to protect the Environment.

Organize a neighborhood cleanup and/or recycling effort.
You can also organize a tree planting project.

Have a picnic, with Environmental games, speakers; feature the best ideas/projects to help the planet.

Contest employees for the best ideas for turning waste into useful items. Like a plastic bottle into a pencil holder.



The Tool.

2010-02-20T08:07:31.813-08:00

There are many online communities that are powerful social tools, Onelightbulb.org offers that and more. The excitement of making a difference, and doing something for the Environment
and future generations, is very compelling.

It is also a safe online forum for people of all ages to socialize and exchange ideas. You can invite all of your Friends to join with you in becoming part of the solution at www.onerlightbulb.ning.org

Simply stated our mission is to make our world little better, “one light bulb at a time.” The issue at hand is protecting our environment and preserving our natural resources. It’s
about what one person can do to make a difference. It’s about you being part of
the solution.

Join us www.onelightbulb.org, for now and the future.



Lakeland GREEN Expo

2010-01-26T06:56:00.639-08:00

GreenHome Wamalama - Green Business Expo 2010
The event will be held at The Lakeland Center in Lakeland Florida on Saturday, February 27th, 2010 and offer residents throughout central and southwest Florida’s an opportunity to learn about the many local companies offering green, eco-friendly and other sustainable solutions for consumers, homes and business.
A Showcase of Local Green Businesses
In an effort to promote educational programs on energy conservation, water conservation and recycling the GreenHome Wamalama Green Business Expo will feature an array of ecologically responsible products and services. The event will feature ‘Green Earth Presentation Sponsors’ like Magnify Credit Union, boasting the areas first net-zero energy, green commercial building project in the state to achieve a Gold level LEED certification; new Hybrid vehicle offerings from Fields BMW Lakeland; solar energy technology solutions from various providers and sponsors like QuikBeam Energy of Winter Haven, FL; and many other vendors of alternative energy and sustainability solutions. This event will provide informative and actionable content for both consumers and business owners on how they can save energy, save money and “green up” their homes and facilities.
Fun and Informative for the Whole Family
As in previous events, the expo will feature a CFL recycling drive, an Eco-Kids zone with fun, learning activities and plans to showcase green initiatives offered through local city and county programs. Throughout the event will be a series of free sustainability presentations by the expo sponsors and other local experts that include informative topics on green job opportunities, energy and water conservation and new innovative green technologies.
Green Business Expo
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2010
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location: The Lakeland Center
Set up time: 8:00 AM
Exhibitor Info: (941) 704-6835 & (941) 812-8292



The value of one.

2009-08-26T13:33:43.529-07:00

It is possible for one person to affect the destiny of another person, and it is also possible to create a movement in an entire population, a nation, and even the world. We have seen it thousands of times, and wondered, “What kind of person is capable of doing something like that?” In reality, most of the great leaders and innovators were just average people with extraordinary passion. They believed in what they were doing to the point that it totally determined their path to success. Almost always, they started out in a small way, one step at a time.
Here is the point. Most of us think about doing something great for a fleeting moment, then slide back into our soft comfortable chair. It's a common feeling that pushes us back. We think to ourselves, “Where would I start?” “How would I do it?” or think, “People might think I’m crazy,” or you might say, “That is too much work.” Then you give up on your dream and go back to living the same ordinary, unfulfilling life you had before…
You can be great starting right now with one easy, small step. Next time you go to the store pick up a couple of Compact Florescent Light Bulbs (CFL’s). Start with replacing your old incandescent lights with CFL's, just one light bulb at a time. You will be amazed how good it makes you feel, knowing that you did something positive for not only yourself or your family but for the world. You will feel so good, in fact, you might want to replace all of your light bulbs. Maybe it will inspire you to start recycling newspapers, bottles, plastics, and cans. WOW! Now you are really doing something terrific. It feels so wonderful you will just have to get your best friend to try it.
Here you are, forming a team, gathering your family, your friends, and their family and friends to take small steps to make a difference in their lives, which in turn is making a major difference in your life because you are starting to see the bigger picture of changing people’s lives and how one person can start to create a movement. Now you are on the verge of fulfilling a bigger dream of creating major changes in your community and the world. Your passion takes hold and will determine your path to greatness. Now, you are a hero…