Lululemon CEO ‘Out With the Old and In With a New’

In an effort to distance itself from a year full of missteps, Lululemon Athletica Inc. has named a new CEO. Company founder Chip Wilson will step down as chairman of the yoga wear company and Laurent Potdevin will be taking his place. Potdevin was most recently the president of TOMS Shoes. He took a leading role in the global expansion of that company, expertise Lululemon is excited to bring on board. They hoped to expand worldwide this year, but news of expansion was trumped by news of … [Read more...]

The List Maker’s Get-Healthy Guide, 7 Pains You Should Never Ignore

7 Pains You Should Never Ignore   See which painful symptoms could indicate a health emergency     By the Editors of Prevention Pay Attention to Your Body’s Signals Usually a headache is just a headache, and heartburn is nothing more than a sign that your last meal didn’t agree with you. Except when they’re not. Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something isn’t quite right. More often than not, you have some idea of what’s behind it. But when it comes … [Read more...]

Canada, Rent or Food? We Shouldn’t Have to Choose!‏

Hunger and affordable housing issues go hand-in-hand for Canadians with low incomes. But we shouldn't have to choose between affording food and paying rent! Rising housing costs often leave families without enough income to cover necessities like food, driving them to food banks for the most basic form of assistance. A quarter of all Canadians spend more than 30% of their income on housing, pushing these costs of out of the threshold of affordability. Tell the government that … [Read more...]

Want to Be a Change Maker?

Get the Tools to be a Changemaker in Your Community Every day people are taking small steps to create big change in communities all over the country. Care2 has partnered with TakePart and the film Promised Land to offer you even more resources for making a difference in your own community. From the director of Good Will Hunting and starring Matt Damon and Frances McDormand, Promised Land explores America at the crossroads where big business and the strength of small-town community … [Read more...]

Being “stroke smart” also means being heart smart

"Listen to your bodies, argue with your doctors, stand up for yourself, and most of all, take care of your health. It is easy to lose, and so very difficult to get back." -- stroke survivor Linda I. Sign the Charter to Prevent Stroke with One Click Limbs that won't budge, the corner of the mouth sagging, one eye shut. We all know what the aftermath of a stroke looks like. But do we all understand what many of our Care2 members learned the hard way: preventable stroke can happen to anyone? … [Read more...]

What is the significance of the Olympics?

With the kick-off of the Olympics this last weekend, there have been dramatically varying reactions to the significance of the games and, in particular, how that relates to culture and politics in the United States. One typical reaction to the Olympics is the blindly patriotic one. Many Americans have a tendency to view the Olympics as a stage for the United State to boast its supposed superiority. Of course, this is a very narrow way to view both the games and the place of the United States … [Read more...]

Katimavik needs to keep funding – Take Action!

Katimavik has been described as "life-changing." For 35 years, this Canadian youth volunteer program has aimed to make positive, long-term impacts through community-based volunteer work. Sadly, the organization announced last week that the government has decided to end its funding. Join the movement to save this important investment in Canada's youth!»   "You want leaders. You want options and programs and experiences that enrich and enlighten youth to inspire them to do … [Read more...]

Imagine that you’re a victim of sexual assault? – Take Action Here.

Imagine that you're a victim of sexual assault. For over a year, you've waited patiently for your assailant to come to justice. But now, because of bureaucracy, your assailant may go free of charge. This is happening all over British Columbia, and it has to stop. » In British Columbia, cases that last more than 18 months without a trial can be thrown out because of "unreasonable delay." Currently, more than 2,500 pending cases have passed that 18-month mark and are in danger of being … [Read more...]

Ethiopia, Stop Forcing People Off Their Land!

Thousands of people are being forced out of their homes to make way for commercial agriculture.They receive little or no compensation for the loss of their land and homes, and are forced into villages without the basic facilities for new people. Stand up against this injustice! » Because of the timing of the relocations, at the beginning of the harvest, and because no food or health resources have been made available for these people, malnutrition, illness and starvation are becoming … [Read more...]

care2 presents … 10 ‘Common Flowers’ we can EAT !!!

Common Flowers we can EAT !!!       by Lauren Howland, Planet Green When most people think of flowers eating them isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, many of these beautiful plants can be eaten and can add color and texture to a raw salad or even a cooked meal. Some are sweet and yummy by themselves while others need a little extra love to make them enjoyable. So make sure to check before just chomping on the first flower you recognize! Unfortunately, no flower … [Read more...]

care2, Stand Up for Children in Jammu and Kashmir‏ ~ Take Action !

A Celebration of Women, Although India has amended its national juvenile justice law in order to be consistent with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the state of Jammu and Kashmir has not updated its law and is continuing to jail 16 and 17 year olds as adults. Urge Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah to amend Jammu and Kashmir's law now. » 17 year old Murtaza Manzoor was held for four months without being charged in a facility that was not equipped to house … [Read more...]

Iran: Free Journalist Hangameh Shahidi‏

Hengameh Shahidi has been in detention for 2 years, just because she spoke her mind. Tell the government of Iran to free Hengameh » Hengameh is an Iranian journalist and human rights activist. She was arrested in June 2009 following demonstrations in Iran around the contested presidential election. She admitted to participating in the protests as a journalist, and thus was sentences to six years in prison. Hengameh was not "gathering and colluding with intent to harm state security" or … [Read more...]

care2 – Tell a Child With Disabilities: You Are Not Forgotten‏

Imagine being born blind or with a cleft lip. In many places around the world, this would mean you'd get left behind, not because you couldn't achieve your dreams, but because the people around you don't believe you can. Send a message of hope and encouragement to a "forgotten" child » Stigma plagues children with disabilities. Some are hidden away out of superstition. They are often "forgotten," not just by their communities, but by the national health and education programs that are supposed … [Read more...]

care2 – June Victories

    June was a fantastic month for Care2 victories. You helped make a difference around the world! Chinese Artist Ai WeiWei Released on Bail After more than two and a half months of detention - and an international outcry - world-renowned Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei has been freed on bail. Ai’s release was first confirmed via text message say two friends; he is now home. Huge thanks to all who signed the petition for Ai Wei Wei’s release and to Bianca Jagger for creating the … [Read more...]

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