ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
Turn Earth Green a 501c(3) non profit organization needs your help and donations to simply give back to the Zappos.com Team who has done so much for so many people and communities.
The goal and motive for this campaign is simple: let’s donate two (2) of these eco friendly, trendy, innovative, yet effective electric bikes to their team so they may travel more easily in their newly revitalized urban community - Downtown Las Vegas!
Not only are you giving back to a company who has done so much for so many people around the world, you are helping us fulfill our mission of introducing and educating individuals and establishments about Greener Initiatives.
Urban transport is responsible for around 40% of total road-related carbon dioxide emissions. The YikeBike though, emits ZERO carbon emissions, which greatly helps reduce the carbon emissions normally generated by other motor vehicles for shorter trips. With over 4.9 billion people projected to be urban dwellers and creating over 7.55 billion tons of Co2 emissions by the year 2030, the time to start implementing Greener urban transportation alternatives is now!
Help us spread the word about giving back to Zappos and help us fulfill our mission to Turn Earth Green. Who said Going Green can't be cool!?!?!
Turn Earth Green, a 501c(3) non profit organization (IRS #45-2278355) was founded with one goal in mind….to create a healthier, cleaner environment for future generations to come by working closely with individuals and establishments in the adoption of clean energy systems and various responsible Green Initiatives.
We’re aware that as globalization makes the world become smaller, it becomes increasingly easy to see how the lives of people (and plants and animals and ecosystems) everywhere are closely synced up with one another. Toys made in China can affect the quality of life in Europe, pesticides used in the U.S can affect the health of people in Japan, and greenhouse gas emissions from Australia can affect a diminishing rainforest in Brazil.
The truth is that everything we do every day has an impact on the planet — good or bad. The good news is that as an individual you have the power to control most of your choices and, therefore, the impact you create: from where you live to what you buy, eat, and use to light your home or business can have global impact.
REASONS WE CHOSE TO DO THIS CAMPAIGN & REASONS FOR CHOOSING THE ZAPPOS.COM TEAM
1. "Human activities are affecting the carbon cycle". It's time we start thinking about what we're doing to our planet.
OVERVIEW OF CARBON EMISSIONS:
2. We have a chance NOW to educate others and start making a difference TODAY!
SEE A QUICK VIDEO AT:
3. The Zappos.com Team is bringing HAPPINESS TO THE WORLD!!!
CHECK IT OUT AT: ...if you haven't read the book yet....go & read it!
4. They are some of the most HUMBLE, FUN, and DEDICATED people we've met who simply enjoy this gift called LIFE:)
MEET SOME OF THEIR FAMILY HERE:
5. Practicing what they preach.....they are being a part of something LARGER THAN THEMSELVES. They are helping to revitalize Downtown Las Vegas!!!
SEE THEIR PROJECT AT:
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Q: Is my donation tax-deductible?
A: Yes! Turn Earth Green is a 501c(3) non profit organization (IRS #45-2278355) All donations will be tax deductible.
Q: Why did you choose the Zappos.com team?
A: Need we say more than the 5 reasons above?? Okay we will:) We're inspired by what Tony Hsieh and his team are doing. How they live their lives, how they are teaching people (including us) to live life with a higher purpose, how they are helping to revitalize a community, and how they are bringing happiness to the world!
Q: What happens if we don’t meet the campaign goal?
A: We’re hoping to not only meet but to exceed our campaign goal but if for some reason we fall short of our goal for two bikes, we're hoping to at least get them one bike. If donations can't meet the one bike amount, all donations will be split between our Turn Earth Green Annual Scholarship Fund and the donation of eco friendly toys and products to the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation and Sunrise Children's Hospital.
Check out these eco friendly and adorable toys at: www.greentoys.com
See Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation's Mission here: www.nvccf.org
Learn more about Sunrise Children's Hospital here: http://sunrisechildrenshospital.com
Q: What happens if the campaign goal is exceeded?
A: We’re not only going to be a happy and excited team, we’re also going to put 50% of all excess donations toward our scholarship fund for high school students who will pursue and study Sustainability and Alternative Energy fields and the other 50% will go toward the donation of eco friendly toys and products to the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation and Sunrise Children's Hospital.
Q: By chance are you (Blayne) a Zappos.com employee? Or are you just a fan of their work?
A: Nope, not an employee of anything related to Zappos.com. And yup...I'm just an ordinary Founder of a non profit organization just trying to give back to a company who has, and continues to do so much positive work! Did I mention, doing so all while helping Turn Earth Green!:)
Blayne Yamamoto - Founder
Turn Earth Green