You may remember from last month a woman named Josette Sheeran who warned the world that millions of people will die unnecessarily and no one will notice. As the head of the UN World Food Program, Sheeran wanted us to know that our lack of generosity during tough economic times will result in mass starvation. Here at Trading 8s, message received. But in the rest of the country, not so much:
If there’s one thing we’ve made clear during our meditation on the holidays, it is that, frankly, we give a damn. One reader pointed out, however, that many people cannot contribute to our charities because that money is going to other charities. We hope that is the reason. We still ask you to take $1 — not from your other donations, but from your everyday luxury consumption — and donate to our charities.
But we have an even easier way for you to help, and it doesn’t cost you a dime: Sign your name in the comments section below this post.
We’re going to make this post a petition of all the people who promise to be more careful this holiday season about what they buy and eat, and not to buy so much that they waste 40%. We want to send a message to Josette Sheeran that we are doing our part to confront the global food shortage. And we want you to join us.
Please add your name below to signify that you will waste less food this month.