More than 10,000 people are believed to be dead in the city of Tacloban alone, with death tolls continuing to rise, according to the AP. While the eastern island of Leyte was hit hardest, there was also extensive damage to roads and houses on neighboring islands. Around 4 million people were affected by the typhoon.Rescue and relief efforts are underway, with many organizations mobilizing teams on the ground to get victims access to clean water, medical supplies and food.
If you want to help, consider making online donations. Here’s a list of nine organizations to which you can contribute, below via Mashable Social Good: 9 Ways to Help Victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
Another great one from Save Norway!
Monsanto has spent the past three decades wrecking our environment, poisoning our bodies, and pushing species of crops to the verge of extinction with a wide array of toxic products. And Monsanto’s signature herbicide, Roundup, does all these things at once — but Monsanto has claimed over and over and said that the product is perfectly safe. Yet independent research has found the chemical is creating herbicide-resistant superweeds, making a species of butterfly extinct, and disrupting normal human body functions.
It is the time to call on Monsanto to tell the truth about the effects of Roundup. Tell Monsanto: Stop ignoring the deadly effects of your top herbicide. Provide more information about the real effects of Roundup.
We See Things Differently is a youth led, collaborative online campaign to collect and connect our stories, our visions and our efforts to remake the world within one generation.
They want to hear from the young leaders around the planet:
- What is your vision for a better world?
- What issues are important to you and what you doing about it?
- How can we get involved to help you take action?
- How are you utilizing global collaborations and connections which are now possible through technology?
- What are some unseen connections across issues and challenges?
This collection is brought to you in collaboration with Youth For Change, The Earth Charter Initiative, Wupy, What’s Up Youth and TakingITGlobal. Interested in joining this effort? Get in touch with us through the comments section!
Submission will be open from June 5th to August 30th, anyone can submit through the global gallery, facebook, and twitter using the hashtag #WSTD or #WeSeeThingsDifferently. Voting will begin September 1st, when a shortlist of potential winners will be open for vote by members. Winners will be announced September 10th. For details, please see: We See Things Differently – Global Gallery – TakingITGlobal.