Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Live Earth: Let's Start Looking at What Can Cause the World to Truly Shift, and How We Create Healthy Flows Instead of Apathy. . .
I pulled this off a newsletter I receive from Gail Richards of authorsmart.com; I am intrigued with ideas that catch fire, with passion and how far it goes, with personal courage — in this case exemplified by Al Gore. She says, "There are events in each era of history that become signposts. On 7-7-07, Live Earth became one of these. At this writing:

* Over 2 billion people watched or listened in some way to 24 hours of concerts held in eight international venues to increase awareness of global warming and create commitment for change,
* Over 6 thousand future spin-off events were scheduled,
* Over 10 thousand support websites were launched, and
* Over 10 million video streams were accessed.

How did this happen? It happened because one person shared his passion. In this case, it was Al Gore sharing his passion to educate the world on global warming. His message turned into a Power Point™ presentation which he shared with one audience at a time, one city at a time. His presentation turned into the pages of a book which turned into an Academy Award winning documentary, which turned into one of the most pivotal events of this century, Live Earth on July 7, 2007, the catalyst for what has the potential to become the most far-reaching lifestyle change movement ever seen."

1 comment:

Gail Richards said...

Penney---what a wonderful thing to learn that your blog features this piece from the AuthorSmart newsletter. Thanks sharing it with your readers1

Like you, I am fascinated by what's possible when someone lets their passion and intuition take the driver's seat. When tempered with sound planning and logistics, the possibilities are mind boggling.

I hope that your readers will comment here on where their passions have led them...