I'm a changemaker, and I feel my purpose is to help the world as effectively as I can. My advocacy and community service is dedicated to the environment, animal welfare, and religious pluralism. As a society, we need to realize that individual actions matter, and that each of us can make a difference. I also enjoy spending time outdoors, painting, writing, watching movies, traveling, and reading books!
I have been involved in community service and helping others since I was a young child. When I was 7 years old, I learned eating plant-based is one of the most effective ways to help the Earth, so I became a vegetarian and later a vegan, which I still am. A couple years later, I started my own environmental non-profit, Conserve It Forward, to help educate people about small actions to help. Through my organization, I have given many speeches, led workshops, led or participated in awareness activities at community events, taught classes, led the peace dove at a Dr. Jane Goodall presentation, been invited to speak at the White House, and even was a key-note speaker at a mini COP21 event in Paris as part United Nations Climate Change Conference related events. I have been involved in changemaking for over half of my life, and I want to continue spreading my message that we can all create change!
@sdaghestani23 Hello, @sdaghestani23 🙂 I am a Peace First Fellow and also, the founder of Conserve It Forward. I am creating and teaching a class called Peacemakers: Taking Action for Positive Change. Each week I am featuring different Peacemakers, and I would love to feature you and your story! Can you please email me at…[Read more]
One more thing I thought of is once you have people attending, you could invite people from your community who represent different cultures and religions to come in and share their stories. If you do not live in a very diverse area, maybe there is someone who lived or traveled somewhere else, and they may have photos and stories to share.
Hello! I think you have a really good idea! Embracing cultural diversity is part of the reason I want to teach one day (with an emphasis on different religions and cultures). I see from your project page that you are wondering if you are sticking your nose where it doesn’t belong, and I want to tell you that you are not! All it takes is someone to…[Read more]
Hello! I will share with you something I do, and maybe your group can do it, too, depending where you live. We assemble quart size bags of hygiene products and put them, along with things like peanut butter crackers, in our family’s cars. I also keep some snacks in my purse or backpack, in case I’m not in a car when I come across someone. I offer…[Read more]
How about setting up some times for a walk in a park or the woods? You could arrange game days or game nights (my friends love these!), or really any activity that is normally enjoyed by kids or teens. Just put an emphasis on the fact that you are trying to promote electronics-free engagement with others (except in emergencies, or for check-ins…[Read more]
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