And I challenge the Zero Hunger generation to follow.
In 2017 I will encourage young people to try out my plan,
to recreate it, to improve it, to incorporate it into other similar projects and
take their first steps into a Zero Hunger world.
I plan to further develop the garden in the grade school near me,
I intend to clean up our simple dirt patch which I began last year,
into a clean place for kids to explore.
We challenge all from 1 to 131, you're welcome to join, put in your idea, be the change.
Show the world what you're made of, stand up and give just a small part of you,
we ask you to challenge capitalism. To give freely of yourself in the search of a life time.
We don't want money, we want you!
The #GlobalGoalsClub challenges you to take up the gauntle!
This challenge is aimed particularly at kids of all ages,
our wish is to facilitate the worlds young people to go into action!
But we need your help!
Schools, teachers and funding boards are called on, we implore you!
We ask you to pass the challenge on to the youth to enable them,
to allow them to create something from nothing.
Search within the UNs SDG framework to find where you're needed.
Create it, change it, be innovative, try new things and go different ways where you will,
show the world how simply a garden can be automated, While mass producing vegetables out of thin air, with or without dirt.
The main challenge is to do it with the least expense, the least effect on the produce, the environments using technology or bending old rules to find ways to eat for free.
A secondary challenge, make it so simple even a child could do it!
Our third challenge, make it in a way that we provide jobs and an income to those in need!
Give them reasons not to go to war or to risk their lives with migration.
#Humboldt State University, I challenge you to accept my idea for your classes!
Prove to the world that you have what it takes!
Join #GenerationZeroHunger and be the change you want to see in the world.
We want to give the poor what they deserve as human beings,
and we challenge every human on the face of the earth to help us.
If you believe in what's right and are tired of folloowing like sheep, then show it!
Are you religious?
Were you raised in a household where you learned right from wrong?
Do you see every human as equal in the eyes of God?
I'm not talking to any one religion, each has a God or Allah or whatever.
If your beliefs tell you it's right, then don't hold back, now is the time.
Say no to ignoring the problems of our society and yes to change!
A question on Christians, "How much money did you spend this Christmas?".
Do you believe you improved the world with your expenditures?
All religions are asked essentially the same question,
how much money do you spend in the name of your God?
In 2017 put a token to work in solving the worlds problems.
Today the club would like to introduce a new twist to our challenge,
one which I've prayed over and begged God to answer;
"If I build it, will they come?"
I give my idea as a starting point, a way station along the map to Zero Hunger.
I place it and the club in general within the public domain and will earn nothing from it.
I ask you join us!. Lend your talents to the cause of Humanity.
For the first time we ask every individual to unite under the United Nations banner!
This is not about the UN, it's about humanity, but the club accepts the SDGs as,
our mission, our chance, our hope for peace on earth. We are the change!
How do you create peace on earth, you give freely to those in need.
The club doesn't want your money, no more than $1.00 per month per person,
to go to the World Food Programme, for the rest of your life, as a solidarity fee.
We ask you to do this willingly, without any forms or feelings of debt,
unless that feeling comes from opening your eyes to the suffering in our world today.
It's time to listen to the "real news" and stop believing every thing someone says.
Turn off Facebook, e-mail and telephones 1 hour per day and help!
If you need things for your project ask for donations of things, but know that everything must be documented and accounted for, published openly in the public domain to eliminate temptation.
Our final challenge goes to those I've met through my UN meetings and social media.
Those on the front lines! When I see examples of your projects, I can only take my hat off.
You are the true heroes, stand up and talk about your work and your needs!
The kids need direction! They want to help, I see it daily in the "real news".
So many already live this life! They volunteer or give without being asked or are simply searching.
You're on the front lines, demonstrate to the world that the UN cares about our world.
To the UN, show the world that you're not just corrupt, power grabbing individuals,
who works only toward national goals and agendas.
Show the doubters that the UN is the last defense against the suffering of the helpless.
My only goal from this idea is to be the one to spark the flame which brings on change.
I've lit my lantern and held it high, don't follow because of who I am, I'm only a man.
Follw your heart, your imagination and steer straight into the heart of humanity.
Ignite your light and hold it high!
Show others where you are and how to contact you.
Maybe someone could create a Forum or Bulletin Board to facilitate communications.
For 2017 I throw the gauntlet on the ground, are you human enough to accept?
The time of talk is behind us, it's time to show our true colors.
The club needs you!
It's time for the real news.
Today I resort to drastic measures!
I've heard so many people putting the UN down and saying it should be disbanded,
that today I plan to begin dispelling the "fake news" to show why we need the UN.
The first problem is politics!
What you hear about most in the news are the childish games of holding back
funding to the UN, vetoes to common sense things in the security council or
blue hat soldiers taking advantage of their position to do something illegal.
The main topic which reaches the fake news reports is negative!
Why is this do you think? Who wants you to be poorly informed do you think?
Today begins a series of stories about "real news", the truth about what the UN does,
maybe not for you directly, but for some poor soul on the face of the earth.
I intend to show you, if you're prepared to open your eyes to the truth,
that without the UN and it's hard work, the world would be a much worse place.
Forget politics and look at the aid workers to see the horrors the UN is battling daily.
Before I begin though, a disclaimer!
Until today, the Global Goals club has no affiliation with the UN, other than that I believe.
The club has only 1 official member, me and no one asked me to do this,
I simply took off my blinders one day about 1 year ago and saw the world for what it truly is.
This is my plea to the Zero Hunger Generation to take off your blinders, rose colored glasses,
or whatever it is you use to not see the desperate situation in our world and follow me on a journey.
The examples I intend to show will be from a news service if possible.
My intent is to show you that these aren't just stories the UN makes up,
but real news which somehow gets ignored by the news you get.
My first example, Africa 2016!
"In Southern Africa, 49 million there face hunger this year due to drought
exacerbated by an El Nino weather pattern."
The WFP needs your help desperately!
Here's what you support!
This is why the club was created, we need your help to be the change we wish for.
Imagine if this was your life.
Today I ask you to use your imagination, put yourself into someone elses shoes for a minute.
Imagine that you wake up and think, "it's Christmas morning", then remeber all those pictures
you've seen of the rich westerners who will eat more food in this one day than your
whole family will eat in a whole year.
As you get out of bed you remember that you used the last of the water yesterday
and clean water is a 6 mile hike through the desert and the buckets are so heavy.
On the way home the same things run through your mind as every day,
where will I find food for my children today as your stomach groan because the pictures
of that feast just won't leave your head and yesterdays thin soup just didn't still you hunger.
You dream about sending your children to school some day, though you don't know where food would come from if they couldn't go beg each morning and you can't even be certain that they'll live through the night, they're so thin and the water isn't really clean. Ever since your husband was taken away to be a soldier in the rich mans army life has been incredibly hard.
Here's a short video for a taste!
We take our luxuries for granted every single day!
We don't think when we take a shower every morning how much water is wasted.
Our days are filled with making money to buy even more luxury
and we don't even have 2 minutes to spare for the poor who don't have any other option.
It's time for a change and the club begs you to be a part of it.
Take off your blinders and look around.
The truth only hurts until you become a part of the answer.
Equal rights on all levels is the goal.
When I was young I heard a saying referring to a mans wife as his "better half",
today as a married man I know that my wife isn't my better half, just my other half.
What I mean is that I'd be lost without her, becuase what I lack is her strength
and I do things well which she can't. Neither of us is worth or deserving of more.
Minus her I'm half, plus her I'm whole!
We really are a team!
The Bible says it, the Quran says it, the Torah says it, most religions agree,
both men and women were created equally in the image of God.
Discriminating against any person based on their sex is a form of slavery.
To keep someone "in their place", to believe you are better than that person,
As in any of the SDGs, I could give you 50 reasons against the continuation of this descrimination,
but can find no real purpose in continuing it, other than to keep men above women.
Plain and simple, as long as men feel more important than women, it will continue.
I call to the Zero Hunger Generation, I ask you to look at the reasoning with your eyes open.
No human being deserves to be owned, bought or sold!
All humans were created equally in the image of God!
No human deserves to be treated worse than another!
Violence against women can never be seen as OK!
Every human deserves the same pay for the same job!
Have you ever seen someone in this situation and accepted it as right?
Just because it's the way it's always been, does not make it right.
Women are just as deserving of equality as men!
This is the purpose of the SDGs, to show you what is right and what is wrong.
If you are a human, then all other humans are equal to you.
The club needs your help, spread the word asap.
This text sums it up better than I possibly could.
Here's your chance to leave feedback! You're welcome to praise, criticize or just talk, but please be nice.
Here we are,
being the light!