So this Teaspoons of Change blog site is a capture of all the programs I have initiated, run or can be associated with and that I keep on the boil. A blog from any of my four blogs will always be re-blogged here at this site – just keep an eye on the right hand column for recent blog posts… Here is an explanation of each adventure and what I might be doing for any part of the year (or day):
My bio and portfolio here:
My reason for waking up excited each morning is to see a world without extreme poverty for everyone, everywhere and forever. I always aim to engage, learn and share with others. I grew up in Australia but have been fortunate to experience more than 65 countries in the past 15 years as a global nomad, educator, presenter, aid worker and mostly – learner.
My personal blog where I reflect and write on the privileged life I believe I live:
Teaspoons of Change – personal choices, decisions and actions that have a positive impact on people and the planet.
https://teaspoonsofchange.wordpress.com/ (this blog site)
- I started this initiative in August 2014 by walking 1000km in Japan and a 1500km ride through SE Asia to think about all those little positive choices and actions we can take in our daily lives for the betterment of people and the planet
- June 2015 I will be travelling from South Sudan to Australia in October via the Middle East, Balkans, Europe, Central Asia and SE Asia giving presentations and learning along the way (not walking this time) Map: http://link.globalpovertyproject.com/2015ToChMap and tour info http://link.globalpovertyproject.com/2015tochtourinfo
- I will also be doing an Australian Teaspoons of Change tour from October to December – http://link.globalpovertyproject.com/2015ToChOZtour
Happy, simply – a sustainable lifestyle model and education project
- I’ve built two tiny homes with communities as volunteers – one in Paekakariki, Aotearoa New Zealand
- and one in Aldinga, South Australia
- Happy, simply is more than just tiny homes it is a way of living more with less and connecting with community and nature
- I spend most of the year away from Australia and NZ but the tiny home are available to anyone to experience happy simple living (for free)
Polio Points – is an award and reward system that creates and promotes local and global awareness, attitudes and action
- A person (usually a student in school) shows a great global citizen characteristic locally and in their school or workplace, they are awarded a Polio Points. That point is matched by a donor, the money goes to polio eradication programs and a vulnerable child is vaccinated against polio. Basically do good things locally and also impact globally!
- I helped start the program in Brunei in 2012 and now a school in Thailand is also involved. We have just teamed up with a global online award giving system called Vivo so now anyone anywhere can earn, reward and donate to Polio Points to see a polio-free world for everyone, everywhere, forever!
I also do as much as I can with these great organisations and initiatives:
- A youth empowerment organisation where I am a senior facilitator when and where I can
- Available to any school anywhere to see redefine leadership, empowerment and community participation
International Young Professionals Foundation (IYPF) – a common theme: social change agents throughout the world aged 21-40 years old
- IYPF is a global network of 14,000 young professionals throughout the world united together to create a better world by being effective change-makers, locally & globally
- I’ll be representing them and meeting with their members as I go on my Teaspoons of Change presentation journey
- The program I am currently on in South Sudan as a communications specialist in the fight to see the global eradication of polio
- I also give many presentations to Rotary Clubs and District Conferences to celebrate the work of Rotary in polio eradication
- I started the youth and schools program for them back in 2009 and delivered over 300 global awareness presentations to more than 30,000 students
- I also had a hand in creating this now global campaign and fundraiser challenging people to live below the line on $10 for a week of food
If you prefer to listen to an explanation of all these ideas and actions you can get from a recent podcast interview I gave: http://www.valueofsimple.com/smart-and-simple-matters-podcast-064-happy-simply-darcy-lunn/
The End of Polio – http://www.theendofpolio.com
RESULTS – http://www.results.org/
Giving What We Can – https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/
Rotary’s End Polio Now – http://www.endpolio.org/
unicef – www.unicef.org
World Health Organisation – www.who.int
And so many more good people with good ideas doing good things!