Every day we learn more about how interconnected the natural systems on the planet are and recognize even more clearly that we all rely on healthy ecosystems to support our lives...even ones that are far away from where we live. The butterfly effect of the chaos theory has never been more real & accurate. The flap of a butterfly's wings in Brazil does set off a tornado in Texas.
An example? You may not care personally about bees, but right now their populations are declining at an alarming rate (mostly because of men-made actions). Because of their role in pollination, if this disappearance phenomenon continues, the consequences will ripple beyond Texas and Brazil. As Einstein said "if the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then men would only have 4 years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more men". When you think about the natural interdependence network that could collapse due to the extinction of this species or others, it starts to get a little scary...
The Ian Somerhalder Foundation (ISF) is a young and vibrant charity organization that sees the environment as an interconnected organism of which we are not separate but a part of. There is no differentiation between all living things: trees, rivers, animals and humans. We are all one interdependent organism. What's affecting one, is affecting the other one way or another.
Through its missions of empowering, educating and collaborating with people & projects, ISF wants to positively impact the planet and its creatures. In order to do so, ISF needs all the support it can gather whether it is through time via volunteering, creativity via projects, or financial contribution via donations.
Donations? Let's talk about it: Mozilla Firefox just launched an AMAZING holiday campaign and is donating a total of $100,000 to the charity that raises the most money through Crowdrise from now throught January 10th. Wouldn't it be amazing if ISF was winning this money? What a great way to start the year 2013, 3nd year of its existence. What a beautiful gift for help them to realize the ISF Animal Sanctuary ! :)
Come on guys, there is no "I", no "YOU", no "they", there's... "US". The ISF Family & supporters.
Join us & others on crowdrise to show once again how powerful we are when we decide to set our mind on something: Donate, donate, donate, spread the word & give a victory to ISF ! There are never enough people cheering or dedicated to this cause ;-)
As usual remember there are no small donations, just big hearts and generous intentions.
Prizes: to thank you for your participation, ISF France/OFIAN is giving you:
- a free IS Family or TVD Team tshirt for a $35 donation
- a tshirt + 1 bracelet =>(to be chosen in our store) for a $50 donation
- a tshirt + 1 badge + 1 bracelet =>(to be chosen in our store) for a $100 donation
(The donation page is linked to ISF so the money raised goes to ISF directly)