In Breaking Walls Episode 69, I talk about some of the things I’m most grateful for this year. For the past four months I’ve been working on a podcast that will launch in January on The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?menu=1300.
These 17 goals are an incredibly important initiative to end world poverty, reduce inequality, provide climate action, take care of life on land and below water, and create a more sustainable, economical rising world that’s better educated and gender equal.
Through the podcast I’ve met people like Robert and Barney Swan of 2041 http://www.2041.com. Rob’s the first man to ever walk to both the North and South Poles. He (now 61) and his son Barney (23) are currently walking the 600 mile journey to the South Pole using only renewable energy sources. The point to this exhibition is to drive awareness for conservation. If we can remove 326 million cubic tons of C02 from the atmosphere by 2025, we’ll help keep more of Antarctica from melting, and in turn keep earth’s climate stable. It’s simple. If we plant a tree, make sure to recycle, and get involved with like-minded people, we’ll all be able to make a difference.
You’ll notice (if you’re watching) that the shirt I’m wearing is from Nalu https://nalu.com. They’re a fashion brand founded by a teenage sister and brother, Dali and Finn Schonfelder. This socially conscious brand donates school uniforms to children in need in developing nations like India, where school uniforms are mandatory and unprovided by the government after 12 years of age. They employ local tailors and seamstresses to help bolster the local economy while keeping kids in school and keeping young girls from being married and young boys from a hard life in a factory. This breaks the poverty cycle. We can all help just from buying a shirt.
We’ll be expanding the Breaking Walls t-shirt line currently available here – http://jamesthewallbreaker.com/shop/ to include more community activism with both sweaters and hats. Portions of the proceeds will go to help local kids. This way we’re not just talking about unity, we’re doing something to help.
Breaking Walls Episode 70 will premiere on December 1, 2017 and will celebrate the Jack Benny Program’s christmas episodes from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s.
Stay tuned. And keep getting out there, and keep breaking those walls!