Maya's Ideas 4 The Planet is a Non-profit organization that strives to help the community,spread environmental awareness and encourage young girls to follow their dreams in non-traditional fields.
MAYA PENN/MAYA'S IDEAS 4 THE PLANET HAS PARTNERED WITH MEDSHARE
PADS FOR GIRLS PROJECT UPDATE
Last year I launched a project where I designed and have now created eco-friendly sanitary pads for girls in developing countries. Many girls cannot go to school on their monthly cycle because they have no sanitary pads to wear. Since I started my project, Maya's Ideas 4 The Planet has partnered with an amazing organization called MedShare. MedShare is an organization that diverts surplus medical supplies from landfills and distributes them to healthcare facilities in the developing world. I am happy to report that MedShare will be distributing my pads to girls and women in need all over the world. Thanks to your past donations and support I have the supplies to make 5,000 pads and the first shipment will go out in January. I want to surpass the goal for this upcoming year and I want to raise enough funds to make 10,000 pads for the next shipment. DONATE today to give girls and women the gift of basic needs.
SAVE THE BEES!
Honey bees contribute over $14 billion to the value of U.S. crop production. Many of the country’s crops would not exist without the honey bee at bloom time.
Why are the bees dissapearing:
Pesticide use on farms
Proceeds from the Bee a Hero shirt go to buying pesticide free native plants to plant in Georgia for bees to pollinate. We will plant appropriate flowers/plants for each season.
Georgia's native plants for pollinators:
Silene stellata (Starry Campion)
Centrosema virginianum (Spurred Butterfly Pea)
Lilium michauxii (Carolina lily)
Hypoxis hirsuta (Yellow Star Grass)
So thrilled to be in the Atlanta Journal Constitution! I'm so excited for everyone to read my newest children's book Lucy and Sammy Save the Environment and to read more about some of my upcoming projects with my non-profit organization Maya's Ideas 4 The Planet.
Big Thanks to the lovely Sheila Poole and the AJC!
ABOUT MAYA - TEDWOMEN 2013
ASUNTA'S STORY - MAYA'S IDEAS 4 THE PLANET
MAYA'S IDEAS 4 THE PLANET - PADS FOR GIRLS PROJECT VIDEO (below)
Thanks so much to The Pollination Project for a grant for Maya's Ideas 4 The Planet!
Me and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Professor Muhammad Yunus
Maya's Ideas 4 The Planet did a sponsorship with Southface for the Southface Visionary Dinner.
Me and my really good friend Laura Turner Seydel, chairperson of the Captain Planet Foundation. Maya's Ideas 4 The Planet has done a sponsorship for the Captain Planet Foundation Gala.
My mom and I with Southface Executive Director and Co-founder Dennis Creech
Mayor Kasim Reed and Amory Lovins
Me and Mayor Kasim Reed