September 2, 2010

4 steps to take part in TEDxChange Flickr campaign

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Putting a personal face to some of the world’s most pressing issues

Sloane BerrentTEDxChange, an event co-hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and TED, takes place Sept. 20. TEDxChange marks the anniversary of the Millennium Development Goals.

Ten years in, the question remains: Where do we stand in the work to save and improve lives around the world? And what will the future hold?

The future isn’t fixed. We can all have a hand in making a better world. To coincide with TEDxChange and the 10th anniversary of the Millennium Development Goals, the Gates Foundation is asking you the following question: What is the future we will make?

They want you to help put a personal face to some of the world’s most pressing issues and envision a future where every person has the opportunity to live a healthy and productive life.

To participate, follow these four steps:

  1. Download and print the sign
  2. Personalize the sign with your own message. (Remember: Your sign must relate to one of the Millennium Development Goals to be included.)
  3. Upload your photo to the foundation’s Flickr group.
  4. Join the conversation on our community page.

Passion and purpose are important in looking forward, and I also believe the role of education for girls globally will continue to impact how developing countries grow and seek to eradicate poverty. That being said, here’s my photo!

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What are The Millennium Development Goals? They are eight international development targets established by the United Nations. Adopted by world leaders in 2000 and set to be achieved by 2015, the goals seek to spur development by improving social and economic conditions in the world’s poorest countries.

The information and graphical content below are used in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme.

Goal 1: Eradicate extreme hunger and poverty.

Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education.

Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women.

Goal 4: Reduce child mortality.

Goal 5: Improve maternal health.

Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.

Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability.

Goal 8: Develop a global partnership for development.

Cross-posted to The Causemopolitan.Sloane Berrent is a cause-based marketing consultant who works with nonprofits and social cause organizations. See her business profile, contact Sloane or leave a comment.

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