Archive for the ‘Good causes’ Category

Show your support for people standing up for Climate Action to reduce carbon emission #ActOnClimate

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

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Hundreds of citizens are set to testify in support of climate action at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) hearings this week in Washington.  People are speaking out in support of the EPA’s recent proposal to reduce the nation’s biggest source of polution blamed for climate change — carbon emission from power plants.  This plan is the EPA’s boldest, most promising proposal  todate,  part of an aggressive effort to cut climate change-causing pollution by 30% by 2030.

Everyone is invited to get involved and become part of the conversation. Go to: http://www.actonclimate.com/me/ to record your own comments and opinions on the proposal during the 120 day period.

You can show your support – submit a public comment before they step up to the podium: www.actonclimate.com #ActOnClimate

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real @ John Varvatos’ “Farm On! Hoedown” Benefit Concert (7/18/14)

Friday, July 11th, 2014

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http://friendsofthefarmer.com

Friends of the Farmer Hudson Valley Food Lovers Festival is a Series of Summer Events starting in bountiful July and culminating at the peak of the harvest season in the Hudson Valley region of upstate New York.

Each event raises awareness about the importance of food choices; educates consumers about what is being produced within the region; provides an opportunity to celebrate and meet the real stars of the food world – the farmers– and raises funds for the FarmOn! Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and public charity.

By celebrating, reveling, eating, drinking, dancing and playing at FarmOn! events, guests forge new friendships, learn more about your local farming community, and help support the economic development of local family farms. FarmOn! also inspires youth to pursue careers in agriculture and continue the important legacy of local farming with succession planning fostering the entrepreneurial spirit at the farm.

Attend any one or more of our events and become a Friend of the Farmer in what promises to be our best year yet!

Join Lukas Nelson, help support Music Heals International, and music education in Haiti

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

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Hey Everyone!

I’m reaching out to my friends and music fans everywhere to help me raise $25,000 for our new non-profit, Music Heals International – we provide music education, instruments and concerts for Haiti’s children – our fall program begins October 2014 and runs through Summer 2015.

Everyone who donates at least $20, beginning July 1st and ending on September 1st, will be entered to win an acoustic guitar signed by Bob Weir and RatDog 2014.

The guitar will also be personally autographed to the winner by Bob Weir. The more times you donate the better your chances are to win this one-of-a-kind guitar!

You are entered to win each time you donate! So donate as many times as you can! Here is the link to donate and instructions on starting your own fundraising campaign for an even better chance of winning!

www.crowdrise.com/musichealsinternational

Much love and thanks!

Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real

Micah Nelson, for AustinPetsAlive

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

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Be kind to animals @insectsvsrobots @austinpetsalive

pic by @christymsmith

www.AustinPetsAlive.com

Bid on Martin Guitar signed by Willie Nelson, support Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance (SBA)

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

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Willie Nelson Signed Martin Sustainable Series Acoustic Guitar

Current Bid:$3,750.00 (16 bids)
Estimated Value:$2,000.00
Winning bidder: pamela.h.rice
15 days  left (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 2:00:00 PM EDT)

 

www.charitybuzz.com

Your Bid Supports: The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance

Signed by American Legend Willie Nelson this brand new Martin SWDGT was created in accordance with Martin’s responsible guitar building practices. The wood used to build this guitar originated in forests managed in an ecologically responsible manner.

A photo of Willie playing the signed instrument is also included.

Donated By: Martin Guitars and Willie Nelson

Bid on the signed, Martin Guitar here.

The SBA was founded to support and encourage sustainable production and use of the renewable fuel biodiesel. In 2006, founders, Kelly King, Daryl Hannah and Annie Nelson formed the 501c3 non profit to develop tools for biodiesel stakeholders to evaluate the fuel and create a certification system for sustainable biodiesel.

The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance (SBA) was founded in December 2006 by biodiesel pioneer Kelly King, activist Annie Nelson and film maker Daryl Hannah to address issues concerning the sustainability of the U.S. biodiesel Industry.

The primary mission of the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance is the completion of an independent sustainability certification system for U.S. Biodiesel Feedstock, Production, Distribution and end use fuel.

SBA programs focus on educating the public on the values of community-based biodiesel systems and how local, sustainable biodiesel can help the U.S. move towards energy, economic and environmental security.

Third, the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance provides tools for sustainability to biodiesel consumers and the biodiesel industry through our website and membership. By working with biodiesel consumers and the biodiesel industry, and promoting the value of sustainable community-based biodiesel, the SBA is bringing people together to build a sustainable energy future that benefits all sectors of society.

For more information about the Sustainable Biodisel Alliance (SBA), learn about their accomplishments, on-going projects and how you can get involved:

http://test.sustainablebiodieselalliance.com

Willie Nelson supports Austin Pets Alive

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

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www.AustinPetsAlive.org

“Austin Pets Alive! is not your average animal shelter. We maintain comprehensive, innovative programs designed to save the animals most at risk for euthanasia.”

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If you live in Austin, there is a city council meeting tonight, June 12th,  that will decide how the city will move forward with revamping Lamar Beach, the downtown location where APA! currently resides.  If you want to show your support, and speak up and let them know about the good work APA! does, you can show up tonight and show your support that Austin Pets Alive! headquarters is rebuilt at Lamar Beach.

Paula Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Jamey Johnson (5/20/14)

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

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“Full Moon, Full Life” concert celebrating Waylon Jennings and Hank Cochran and benefitting pancreatic cancer research at The Backyard Live Oak Amphitheatre on May 20, featuring Jessi Colter, Shooter Jennings Official, Ray Benson, Cody Canada, Lukas Nelson, Official Paula Nelson Band, Waylon Payne, members of Whiskey Myers and more.

 

Full Moon Full Life Concert @ Back Yard Amphitheater, Austin (May 20, 2014)

Monday, May 26th, 2014

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Paula Nelson, Amy Nelson and Shooter Jennings

Thank you Janis Tillerson for sharing these photos from the Full Moon Full Life fundraising concert on May 20th at the Backyard Live Oak Amphitheater outside of Austin.  The concert, hosted by Jessi Colter and son Shooter Jennings, was held to celebrate Waylon Jennings and Hank Cochran and benefiting pancreatic cancer research through the Nikki Mitchell Foundation featured Jamey Johnson, Paula Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Amy Nelson,  Ray Benson, Cody Canada, Waylon Payne, members of Whiskey Myers and more.

For more information about about the Nikki Mitchell Foundation visit their website:

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Shooter Jennings and Jessi Colter

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Shooter Jennings, Lukas Nelson, Jamey Johnson.

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“Full Moon, Full Life” concert celebrating Waylon Jennings and Hank Cochran and benefitting pancreatic cancer research at The Backyard Live Oak Amphitheatre on May 20, featuring Jessi Colter, Shooter Jennings Official, Ray Benson, Cody Canada, Lukas Nelson, Official Paula Nelson Band, Waylon Payne, members of Whiskey Myers and more.

 

Willie Nelson, “Greenhouse Gases”

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Willie Nelson and Buddy Cannon wrote this song about global warming.

Paula Nelson visits Austin Pets Alive! Shelter

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

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Thanks to Kelly Forester, of Austin, for sharing these photos of Paula Nelson and her new friends at the Austin Pets Live! shelter in Austin.

“Today Paula Nelson visited a group that I have made my life’s passion, Austin Pets Alive! Austin, TX is the largest no-kill city for domesticated pets in the country. An all volunteer non-profit caught Paula’s attention and she too shares this passion.” — Kelly Forester

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www.austinpetsalive.org

When you adopt a pet from a shelter or other rescue organization, you save a life.  Out of the 8-10 million cats and dogs that entered shelters last year, 4-5 million were euthanized. Whether a purebred or mixture of various breeds,  Austin Pets Alive! believes that they all deserve a second chance!

Many, many animals that enter shelters are highly adoptable but the shelters do not have the kennel space, staff, funding, or time to find all these pets homes.  They just do not get the exposure they need to find the right home.  APA! provides that exposure through the adoption events that we attend each week.  We bring your next pet to you!

By adopting from APA!, you make room for us to help another dog or cat in need and you become part of the big picture to answer the growing problem of homeless pets in Austin and throughout United States.   At the smallest picture level, you become a hero to that pet, and that just feels good.

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“I knew I loved Paula Nelson, but now knowing how compassionate she is for animal rescue has made me love her even more. What an amazing soul! Here are a few pics of Paula today at APA. For anyone interested in donations or information, please look us up at AustinPetsAlive.org. A city leading the charge to a national issue. All is takes is a voice! Thank you, Paula, for joining our fight to save these lives!”

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John Varvatos 11th Annual Stuart House Benefit, featuring Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Willie Nelson and sons help raise over $1 Million at John Varvatos Stuart House Fundraiser

Friday, May 9th, 2014

This show raised over $1.15M for Stuart House & here is their promo reel

The Official John Varvatos 11th Annual Stuart House Benefit Video
- Willie Nelson and sons Lukas & Micah perform “On the Road Again” with special guest Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Honorary Co-Chairs Amy Adams & Darren Le Gallo

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photos: Erik Kabik

www.latimes.com
by:  Adam Tschorn

John Varvatos and a cadre of celebrity guests including Amy Adams and Willie Nelson helped  raise a record $1.1 million to benefit Stuart House, a program of the Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, event organizers announced Thursday.

Although the annual fundraiser, now in its 11th year, took place on April 13 and notched an impressive $939,000, an online silent auction continued to accept bids through April 23. When the virtual gavel came down and all the proceeds from that auction (as well as a live auction and the donation of 25% of purchases at Varvatos’ West Hollywood boutique in advance of the event) were tallied, an additional $176,000 was added to that amount, putting the total amount raised over the last 11 years at more than $4.6 million.

The record amount raised couldn’t come at a better time for the 26-year-old Stuart House, a program created  to serve the special needs of sexually abused children and their families, which is set to break ground Friday morning on a new Santa Monica facility that will double the number of children who can be assisted as well as create a training center for first responders.

 

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Jamie Johnson, Lukas Nelson, Paula Nelson & More perform to raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer Research (May 20, 2014)

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

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“Full Moon, Full Life” concert celebrating Waylon Jennings and Hank Cochran and benefitting pancreatic cancer research at The Backyard Live Oak Amphitheatre on May 20, featuring Jessi Colter, Shooter Jennings Official, Ray Benson, Cody Canada, Lukas Nelson, Official Paula Nelson Band, Waylon Payne, members of Whiskey Myers and more.

For ticket information:  www.theBackYard.net

John Varvatos Stuart House fundraiser with Willie Nelson raises tops $1.1 million

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

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photos: Erik Kabik

www.latimes.com
by:  Adam Tschorn

John Varvatos and a cadre of celebrity guests including Amy Adams and Willie Nelson helped  raise a record $1.1 million to benefit Stuart House, a program of the Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, event organizers announced Thursday.

Although the annual fundraiser, now in its 11th year, took place on April 13 and notched an impressive $939,000, an online silent auction continued to accept bids through April 23. When the virtual gavel came down and all the proceeds from that auction (as well as a live auction and the donation of 25% of purchases at Varvatos’ West Hollywood boutique in advance of the event) were tallied, an additional $176,000 was added to that amount, putting the total amount raised over the last 11 years at more than $4.6 million.

The record amount raised couldn’t come at a better time for the 26-year-old Stuart House, a program created  to serve the special needs of sexually abused children and their families, which is set to break ground Friday morning on a new Santa Monica facility that will double the number of children who can be assisted as well as create a training center for first responders.

 

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Willie Nelson PSA for water conservation in Texas

Monday, April 28th, 2014