Laurie's Trip to Cairo BPW & Earth

My BPW colleagues and I are heading for Cairo! Our Chapter President of BPW Boulder and I have been nominated for awards of our work to be received at our International Congress in Cairo Egypt-October 21, 2017!

As you can imagine it's quite expensive! I know many of you that will see this so even the smallest of donations ($5-50) would add up and help me with this expense! And you'd be helping our organization, women, and our beautiful planet Earth!

Business and Professional Women (BPW) is a not for profit, volunteer organization that has been around since 1919. We were the first organization to support the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) written in 1923 which still has not been ratified for the USA! So BPW has been working tirelessly all these years on ERA, Equal Pay and all kinds of women's issues. Our President of BPW Boulder is making great strides on Cities for CEDAW! (Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination of all Forms Against Women) going city by city in Colorado!

BPW has never had an Environmental and Sustainability Development Committee until the summer of 2015 when they elected me as chair! I guess I convinced them that none of these other issues are going to matter unless we get a handle on climate change! Since then I was elected as chair for Environmental Committee for NFBPWC (National Federation Business and Professional Women's Clubs) for the U.S.A.

I have been learning so much in these last two years. Here are some accomplishments:

-Writing Green News article monthly
-Presenting Spaceship Earth: What Can I Do?
-Established Partnership with WeCan International (Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network)
-Participated in WeCan's Days of Action 2015, 2016
-All BPW Colorado Chapters take Zero Waste Pledge
-Created Zero Waste One Sheet (why ZW is so important and how women lead the way)
-Facebook Campaign Simple Action of the Week January - June 2017
-Received BPW award of Trailblazer Woman of the Year Celebration of Women March 2017

I really don't feel I've done enough, especially considering we have gone from climate change being a pressing issue to now becoming the biggest crisis and threat to human civilization we have ever faced! But I try not to dwell there but to focus on all the simple actions we can all take that can make a huge difference!

So I will continue to do all of the above but also starting to work on legislation such as making recycling simpler and making companies responsible for the symbols they put on products, banning Styrofoam, and working toward getting Environmental Education as part of the curriculum in schools.

I've already spent:
$750 registration for Congress
$750 roundtrip flight JFK Cairo
$280 roundtrip flight Denver JFK
Hotel accommodations will add up, as will meals, other transportation, and of course will have to have some fun with some tourist attractions! How exciting that we will be right near the Great Pyramids built 2500 years BC! And right near of the cradle of civilization! Let's all work toward sustaining a thriving and healthy civlilization! 

As you might realize, grassroots efforts and organizations like BPW are the way to make a difference and create action in this time of political unrest! Thank you so much for your support over the years and with helping me with the expenses for this great opportunity!!!

Any questions please contact me!

1. Who you are and where you’re from  
Laurie Dameron Boulder, CO USA
2. Your relationship or connection to the parties you're raising funds for
3. How the funds will be spent (be specific as possible)
Air fare, Registration Fee to Congress (Conference for International Business and Professional Women), Hotel, Transportation and Meals 
4. Your withdrawal plan to get the funds from the campaign to the ultimate beneficiary/ies
Funds transfered to my bank account

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