Saturday Will be Your Lucky Day, in More Ways Than You Can Imagine

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Real Estate Agent with Solutions Real Estate CalBRE License #01490977

This Saturday is a unique event.

It is the seventh day of the seventh month in the seventh year of this millennium - 7/7/07.

The number 7 is believed to be a lucky one (in contrast to 6, although this may vary from country to country), and the 3 7's particularly so. Those who are superstitious were wary when 6/6/06 rolled around last year. But this year is different. I understand there are lots of weddings this Saturday, with the belief that luck will follow.

The number 7 also has roots in the Bible in a number of references, and is highly symbolic in a variety of religions.

 But 7/7/07 has much more significance, and importance, than simply being a lucky number. This Saturday it is estimated that 2 BILLION people around the world will participate, in some way, in one of the LIVE EARTH events (more than 7,100 so far in more than 120 countries).

The purpose? To support the Live Earth message and build a world-wide community-level movement to combat the climate crisis facing all of us. The focus is on thinking globally and acting locally.

A lofty aspiration? Not at all.

Is it really necessary? Far more so that you probably realize, or think about.

The crisis we face in terms of energy waste, global warming, creation of green house gases, irreparable damage to the environment, and other related issues is so far reaching that many do not realize the significance of the dangers we are in, and how the earth is being destroyed by humanity. And the path we are on appears only to lead to further destruction if nothing is done to quell the continued damage we are inflicting, often in ways not realized. And it is especially bad here in our own country. We have known for years the damage that is being done, the energy that is being wasted, natural resources that are dwindling, and yet it continues, almost unchecked.

There is much that can be done - by us, by the government, by community agencies, and by corporations. Companies and political leaders must enact measures to combat the climate crisis. And EVERYONE must heed the call and take action. So often we don't do anything because we feel it will not have an impact, or the effort is too small or meaningless. And yet is through the actions of all that we can make headway against this crisis, and compel our government and our corporations to take the appropriate actions.

 Major concerts are being held in New York, Rio De Janeiro, Johannesburg, Sydney, Tokyo, London, Shanghai and Hamburg, using music as a means to reach out globally and mobilize millions around the world...24 hours of non-stop concerts, broadcast live by MSN (you can buy tickets on-line). And there are thousands of other events being held, probably in your own community.

Live Earth was founded by Kevin Wall, who also produced the Live 8 concert to combat poverty, with possibly the largest audience ever assembled. The Live Earth project is part of the SOS Campaign and initiates a multi-year campaign led by The Alliance for Climate Protection (Al Gore is the Chair), the Climate Group and other organizations to combat our climate crisis (SOS, as you probably know, is the universal morse code signal for distress). This campaign will use a series of multimedia platforms, including radio, TV, the Live Earth concerts, books, short films, and interactive web to bring everyone the tools necessary to fight the climate crisis, to change consumer behavior, and to encourage corporations and government leaders to take the necessary steps toward alleviating this crisis.

We all can help. And many of us do already. Witness the Green movement and the many wonderful articles written here on AR about housing, transportation, and consumer products. The Eco-Broker designation, now proudly born by many Rainers. AR even has the Eco-All Stars - The Green Scene.

So what are YOU going to be doing this Saturday? Even if you can't attend a concert or some other organized event, I challenge you to look at the Live Earth website and that of The Alliance for Climate Protection, and to learn more about the many steps you can personally take toward alleviating this crisis. And to take action.

If each of us were to make one change, how powerful would that be?!

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William Johnson
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Dear Jeff, A totally wonderful and enlightening post. Totally awesome! I have a ways to go but I know I will get there. I am rating this post a 20. For those who prefer pictures as opposed to words, that is all ten fingers and all ten toes. For all us here on Active Rain, I hope everyone is superstitious and will benefit from this special day 7/7/07 , about to come to realization in just a few days.

PS, are these real words in the What does this graphic say?They make me feel stupid because so far I have never heard of one of them,lol

Jul 02, 2007 06:36 PM #1
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William- thanks for your kind words. I think many of us ARE concerned and try to do things as we can, but some many do not. And there is so much more to be done on a larger scale by corporations and our government. This was a post I needed to write as much as I wanted to.

Yes, the graphics have changed. I think some things are nonsense, as we so often see in other blogs sites. Could be interesting to look them up in an on-line dictionary to what what you get! LOL

The first one I saw really surprised me - I thought we were hearing about new fruits. :)

Jeff

Jul 03, 2007 01:22 AM #2
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Jeff, I did not know that 07/07/07 had been designated for Live Earth events.  I guess I should read a little more of the news paper than just the Real Estate and Sports Sections :)
Jul 03, 2007 06:49 AM #3
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George - Thanks for visiting. That is, in part, why I wrote this, as I expect a good number of people do not know.

Jeff

Jul 03, 2007 06:53 AM #4
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Paula Henry
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Jeff - I did not know about these events. I will check out the websites. Thanks for such an educational post.

I did hear there are thousands of marriages taking place on Saturday! I guess marriage requires lots of luck!

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Hiya Jeff, I agree with you, let's all start doing more. It's good to see you and I just realized we both have the same sponsor....Bonnie Erickson! I'm going to have to thank her for getting you on here lol.  Have a great Fourth of July
Jul 03, 2007 02:54 PM #6
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Paula - thanks for your visit. Yep, it is a HUGE event - we are going to a party in honor of this campaign!! And the wedding thing is pretty interesting. I can;t say I would plan my wedding (if I had to do it over) around a day presumed to be lucky, clearly it is something MANY do care about.

Have a great holiday tomorrow!

Jeff

Jul 03, 2007 03:19 PM #7
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Carole- so GOOD to see you again. It has been a while. Yep, Bonnie is a good person - she found us both! LOL She is soooo lucky, isn't she?

BTW I imagine you know this but Mark and Elizabeth just moved in to their new home. Had the kitchen done (but not sure if anything else). I am going to nag them for pics! Thanks again for being so helpful to them. You are a gem!!

Jeff

Jul 03, 2007 03:22 PM #8
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I'll have to call them,  pics would be wonderful! In fact, I will harass them by email for pics!
Jul 03, 2007 03:37 PM #9
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As I was born on February 7.. I guess I better buy some lottery tickets....LOL

Jul 03, 2007 05:27 PM #10
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"If each of us were to make one change, how powerful would that be?!"...

Jeff D...

To answer that....Powerful. Really powerful.

Now you have me thinking that I could do more if I only tried to be more powerful :)

TLW...ROAR!

Jul 04, 2007 02:28 AM #11
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Kaye - thanks for coming by to visit. Bet you didn;t know how lucky you are...or may be you do! :)

Jeff

Jul 04, 2007 02:37 AM #12
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TLW - Thanks for stopping in. You are more powerful than you know, I think. :) Spread the word...

Have a Happy 4th!

Jeff

Jul 04, 2007 02:38 AM #13
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