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Get Involved – TV show and website that inspires by sylvng

Have you ever watched the TVO television series called Get Involved? It showcases inspirational stories of people who are making a difference in their communities, mostly regular folks like you and me who have done some amazing things. There’s ROLF, an inventor who has taken his family home almost entirely off the municipal grid;   Edney who wrote a book called “How to Change the World for 10 Bucks” to promote microphilanthropy; and Amanda, a 10 year old who raised over $100,000.00 for The Heart and Stroke Foundation with a lemonade stand.

Watching the show makes me question what I’ve done, and wish that I could do more. If you’re like me at all, you should definitely visit GetInvolved.ca, the companion site to the TV series. The site has a great community with microactions (or challenges) that you can post or commit to do. And for those of you who haven’t watched the TV show, the site offers full episodes.

Some cool challenges posted on the site right now include:

  • Donating $3 to buy eggs from widows of Park rangers in Africa who were killed protecting endangered gorillas (see 1000classrooms.org). The eggs are donated to the children of the Kahuzi-Biega Environmental school to poor widows an income, feed hungry children, protect endangered gorillas, save valuable rainforest, and educate 1000’s of kids all at the same time.
  • Planting tomatoes as part of the Canadian Tomato Project.
  • Taking the CAMH mental health quiz to learn about a condition that affects 1 in 5 Canadians.

So what are you waiting for? Get Involved! And who knows, maybe next year it’ll be your turn to be featured on TVO.

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