World Habitat Day
World Habitat Day
Did you know that October 1, 2012 is World Habitat Day. Celebrated annually on first Monday in October, this global observance shares with humanity the world conditions of the human settlements and people's rights to sufficient shelter. Beginning in 1985, due to United Nations Resolution 40/202, World Habitat Day is working to better plan cities for growth and urban development.
UN-HABITAT runs more than 130 technical cooperation programmes and projects in over 60 countries. To see which countries are participating, go to World Habitat Day Partners for a list.
We who are involved in Squidoo are so fortunate just to have the basics of food, shelter, clothing available everyday when millions around the world are lacking so much. World Habitat Day hopefully will educate many of the additional need and ways people can help others acquire those basic needs that many of us take for granted.
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Habitat gives a hand up not a hand out.
Link Up To Information
I have tried to provide some interesting links as well as those that would be helpful if you decide you wish to participate in World Habitat Day in the future.
Habitat for Humanity
- Global Volunteer Network Foundation
The GVN Foundation believes that empowering women and children is the key to changing the world. We achieve this by providing resources to grassroots organizations working with vulnerable women and children in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
- Open Plans
OpenPlans builds open source civic infrastructure. We collaborate with the public sector to create technology for more efficient, responsive, and inclusive government. Our tools address difficult transportation and planning problems - from multi-moda
- IBM - Global Business Service
Cities can support large-scale business and investment networks that create economies of scale in absorbing and extending innovation.
- City of Boston Business Development
Helping to develop the City of Boston
- Habitat 4 Inland Valley
Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley was founded in 1991, as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, to provide low income housing for families in the Inland Valley. We work alongside families to build or rehabilitate homes and sell them to
- Car Donation Wizard
We proudly work with the some of the most respected charity and nonprofit organizations in the world. We work hard to ensure that the maximum funds are raised from your vehicle donation, so that your contribution makes the most impact for your charit
- Hands Pakistan
Founder President Bannhbeli Javed Jabbar focused on the need of model cities having fresh water, airy spaces, neat water and sewerage systems, proper communication facilities and basic services structure. Overly crowded city affects negatively the me
- M. H. West & Co.
Management Planning and Education Consultants, Richmond, Virginia
Making slums history - a worldwide challenge for 2020!
Loving On Others
See what others are doing to help people out.
In little more than a generation, two-thirds of the global population will be urban.
October 1, 2012
World Habitat Day: A Day to Recognize the Basic Need for Shelter
In the waning hours of a January afternoon, as children played after school and parents prepared to end their work days, Haiti was suddenly shaken forever by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake. Lives were lost, communities destroyed. An already-challenged country instantly faced even greater odds. Nearly three years later, some progress has been made, but the fact that -- unacceptably -- hundreds of thousands of people still live in tents and makeshift shelters should shake the world community.
Continue Jimmy Carter World Habitat Day
Help End Provert Housing - World Habitat Day
Quote from Jane Goodall
There would be very little point in my exhausting myself and other conservationist themselves in trying to protect animals and habitats if we weren't at the same time raising young people to be better stewards.
~ Jane Goodall
Credit: Better World
Have you ever hear of World Habitat Day? What is your take on it? Do you think it is helping?