First 30 Days Blog

26 feb

Change Heroes

Close to the beginning of every year, I like look to back at those who made it their mission to initiate positive change in the world — the Change Heroes. It is important to honor the people — past and present — who have dedicated their lives to changing things for the better.

The Change Heroes at the top of my list are: Anita Roddick (1942-2007), the pioneering founder of the Body Shop who crusaded for many causes including ending animal testing and supporting the environment; Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia, which is one of the first clothing companies to use organic cotton and fleece made of recycled-plastic (you can even send back old Patagonia clothes for recycling); and Benazir Bhutto (1953-2007), two-time Prime Minister of Pakistan whose election was a major milestone for Muslim women.

Who are your top change heroes, the men and women who inspired and excited you in 2007? They don’t have to be famous — I’d love to hear about someone in your community who deserves some acknowledgment.

Posted by First 30 Days on February 26th, 2008 in Global/Social Change | 0 comments Read related posts in ,

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