Month: January 2022

Spaceship Earth: What Can I Do?

In 2012 I decided to combine my musical gifts with my love of art and passion to reach people in a unique way and inspire us all to be better stewards.

I was born south of Cleveland, Ohio, in the small town of Berea, near the Cuyahoga River, which used to catch on fire in the 1960s because it was so polluted. I remember doing art projects in 4th grade on those fires. Between that and growing up in the beautiful Midwest woods, connecting with nature and knowing the names of all the birds and trees, I’ve been deeply inspired to care about our beautiful planet Earth.

My favorite class in college was entitled “Spaceship Earth,” a term coined by Buckminster Fuller in 1952. On the first day of class, we were asked to close our eyes and “imagine we’re on a spaceship, way out in space. We’ve only got so much air, so much water…” I got it right away! That’s us, Earth. We have a limited amount of resources that will not be replaced!

These are the kind of stories I share in “Spaceship Earth” along with art, photography (renowned John Fielder and Karl Snyder), science, and live music! The engaging presentation encourages use of both the left and right parts of the brain, making for an even stronger impact.

Eco-Cycle of Boulder, Colorado (one of the first curbside recycle programs in the USA in 1976) and the Environmental Protection Agency state that over 40% of our greenhouse emissions come from the way products are extracted, produced, transported, and gotten rid of (even recycling takes energy). They also say that striving for zero waste is one of the easiest and quickest ways to fight climate change.

Even if you are skeptical about the science of climate change, if you think about our population being close to 8 billion and growing exponentially, it’s clear we cannot continue living our “disposable lifestyle” and sustain life on our planet.

So please join me and become a Jedi for Spaceship Earth!

YOU ARE A PART OF THE SOLUTION!!!    PLEASE VISIT AND LIKE 
www.LaurieDameron.com www.Facebook.com/WhatCanIDoSpaceshipEarth

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The three R’s are Reduce Reuse Recycle in order of importance so Reduce and Reuse are so crucial in today’s “disposable society”!

EVERY TIME YOU BUY SOMETHING, EVERY TIME YOU THROW SOMETHING AWAY, THINK WHERE IS IT COMING FROM AND WHERE IS IT GOING?

The Legal way of funding

Each chapter of ECO-Scouts is owned by the chapter organizer.

They are in charge of collecting donations or offering fundraising products to the general public. We’re a Not for profit business so the way each chapter works is as their own entity. There isn’t  shame of  collecting donations. The most famous person’s that has raised the most amount of money but,  as long as you receive the money in the name of the person as an individual that is all you need to be legal. Anyone can receive money as a gift you don’t need to be a legal organization or non-profit. This is commonly done in religion the money is gifted to a person. That person has to declare the money as income for any tax reasons. ECO-Scouts in California is not responsible for your income. That is why each chapter belongs to an individual not the Not for Profit as a whole. We feel if you a good person trying to do something about climate change you will do the wise thing with the money you collect. You should use it for expenses you have plus use it to put on creative events. That could be for scouting trips or many other events that may work for your local community. Each group may have a different mix of people or needs. The founder and creator of the idea for ECO-Scouts focuses on creating news, websites, FaceBook, YouTube, Media and ideas. Meetings on-line will help everyone learn from each other.

Climate change activists help wanted

We have started an organization for climate change activists. You can do this in your own city in your extra time. If you have ever wanted to be your own boss this may be for you. This is only good for a person really interested in doing something about climate change. You can create your own type of meeting based on your ideas by working with our platform. We are looking for people to partner with that would like to start local chapters of ECO Scouts. ECO Scouts is a startup organization started by a 6 year old child. Our group encourages letting children be owners and part of this organization thru family ventures. We do this as a family project and a not a large non-profit. We provide support in things that may be needed to put on meetings of events. If this sounds interesting we have on-line Zoom events where you can meet the team. You would have to want to meet on-line. Just do a search on Meetup to find our group you will be an organizer so add yourself to the group at https://www.meetup.com/eco-scouts. This is a way that you can be in charge of a ECO organization representing your region or city. This is a start up organization and we have a different way of doing things as other non-profits and people interested in climate activism. It would take just 2 hours of your time a month to put on a meeting. We run our group like a democracy and teach people to be enterprising. We are NOT a political group. Our group has experience with creating media, social networking and computer skills. We need your media too, we distribute media provide support, education and resources to help people to share social media. We are making movies and would like to include movies or clips you have made. Visit our YouTube Channel just search ECO Scouts. We teach you about running meeting and work with you anywhere you are thru the Internet. This can be a money making opportunity our group is based on making this profitable for members and the organizer. Having been involved with many social movements we have a fresh approach to making change possible. We have members that were in Occupy so we know what it’s like to be on the front line do you? However this is not an organization interested in demonstrations. We are interested in building for the future putting children first. A family orientated group interested in survival. Our goal is to build a profitable organization for the members. If this sounds interesting please contact us you can call or text (714) 786-8878 this is also our Skype number for on-line meetings and interviews. Our website can give you a good idea of what we are doing https://eco-scouts.com/ visit the blog section you can read articles about our mission to build and ECO network of climate change activists. This is an opportunity that does not require a lot of time on your part and can provide income and spread awareness about global warming. Perfect for students.

How we help everyone share

The help by creating a platform for others. There are many related organizations and causes that we support. Our organization is focused on our members. It is a good idea to listen to what other people are saying and doing. Many people have ideas about how to bring about change or related news or products. That is why we  create media that is good to watch here on our website and can be shared using social media platforms, we  have a YouTube Channel. We help people distribute media and movies that they’ve created also, we’ve create movies to be shared too. Members are encouraged to film members giving talks or of your meetings and events.  We will help distribute them so others can learn from others  plus,  there are many new products and services that are ECO friendly people should all be aware of. We’re always interested in helping other people share what they have too offer our members. You can contact us and see how we can help. Scout leaders running meeting should find out what local companies have ECO friendly products and services you can tell members about. Those type of companies (Ex a solar company) may like to help sponsor your meetings or give a presentation to your group. Members of your group may have skills or make hand made things, grow organic things, make cookies or other things to help be a source of income.  And example of this is if for instance you have a meeting in a park let members have a table to sell or give away other information or products or services they have. This is creating a farmers market fell to your meetings. One of the groups that I was in had what they called the circle of truth.  That was before a meeting they would go around the group of people and each one would introduce themselves and say what brings them here, and what would they would like to say or bring to the table.

How ECO-Scouts works

To make it clear how ECO-Scouts works it is made of individual people a multi-generational organization all ages are welcomed. We facilitate people to start monthly meetings in different regions and cities.  We try to find a person to be the leader of a local group. We work with them to have regular meetings. The focus of the meeting is up the team leader and the members to decided for each chapter.  Climate change isn’t go away also, it’s only be an ongoing problem in the years to come.  I’m one of the founders writing this and through my experience of 20 years trying to tell people about climate change that people don’t take it seriously or doesn’t  think it’s real. Unfortunately we’re seeing it in real live time. It’s taking out whole cities and burning whole areas of natural land to the ground. I don’t think it is something that can be solved just by changing laws or supporting politicians. People need to be apart of the change. So we have a plan to take action. We put on meetings here in Garden Grove, CA. monthly and online using Skype. We have a places on Meetup, FaceBook, YouTube and other places to promote meetings. We are trying to get other people to work with us to put on meetings and events all over. ECO Scouts is an organization promoting nature and sustainable living. Benefit from learning and networking with others that think the same way. Our idea is to build an movement that is about doing things about it.  There are a lot of people that do this through protesting, however this way may make an impact but, people need more than that. By building a group you can do things that are profitable and rewarding that can change peoples lives. Many organization and non-profits take donations to do this. Fund raising for things like camping trips,  teach people about the environment or helping a local person or business hit by disaster seem to be more valid than  raising money for protesting. People need to connect and uplift each other and be around others that have the same passion.

Fundraising for your chapter

Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can raise money. First of all the Scout Leader will be responsible for taking money and spending the money that your chapter generates. Building an organization is like building a community. Everyone has different skills and talents. As a leader you should work with your group to find out what skills they have and what they are willing to do to move the group forward. Each group is different based on your members. I’m one of the founders and have been involved with large events all my working life. From rock concerts to state fair’s or more radical groups like Occupy. So I see demonstrating as ineffective and is not permanent. We need to build, inspire and prosper. We live in a capitalist society. Money is a tool to make change possible. There are a lot of groups that are models of both good and bad that we will take a look at. Girl Scouts is one of the great examples, when I think about them I think about cookies, do you? Well this is probable the most effective tool of all time to raise money. Think about that as a possibility. In your own circle of friends or people you meet in your meeting.You may want to take on some type of food item, hand made product or service that my be able to be used for generation a flow of money. Create industry and oppertunity within your own group. As one of the founders we are working on ideas and products that you will be able to offer with your chapter to generate income. For all meeting groups you have to make your meeting fun, interesting and informative and people need to feel that they have gained something or enjoyed the engagement. If you want them to continue to keep coming back.

Christmas 2021 “Scouts can be Santa Claus too”

Our chapter of scouts have been working on the website and apps that we are making for ECO Scouts everywhere. We have been working on a model for people everywhere can learn from and grow with. The vision is that children from all over the world should have a great present. That was what Santa Claus was all about. “Be the change you wish to see in the world”. This must be what Santa Claus was thinking as he headed around the world delivering his packages. That is our plan to help people be the change everyone wants to see when it comes to protecting the planet from the threat of climate change. People have had faith in lots of things and sometimes faith alone does not allways lead to change. Doing things does, “Be the change you wish to see in the world”. People have for a long time believed in America and felt that Democracy is the best solution to bring about change and the best way to be free. Well that only works when people participate in it. To leave the responsibility to people that we have elected to rule and run our country only works when they are good people that want the best for everyone. I was born in the USA but now it looks more like the “Divided States of America”. People are bagging on each other for what they think, not a people united together for everyones well being. My question is what type of people were both Christ and Santa Claus? Were they democrats, republicans, socialists or communists or what flag were they waving? We’ll both spent their lives caring and giving to other people. Both did not presume to be interested in wealth or themselves as much as others. We live in a world that is always changing and that is the way the world has always been. Take action “Be the change you wish to see in the world”. This is why we can’t leave changing the world to just anyone, everyone has to be apart of it. We all need to make that happen. To think you can make a change by supporting a political party, your government, any group or anyone person may not work that well. You have to “Be the change you wish to see in the world”. This is what ECO Scouting is about to always be prepared and be ready to learn new thing and boldly go and do what needs to be done.

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