NPC 4/19/13 Featured Presentation: PY1 - In Celebration of Earth Day

Below is an edited transcript of the 4/19/13 NonProfit Commons in Second Life meeting, featuring the nonprofit Protect Yourself 1 (PY!), who discussed their social media and virtual world projects focusing on HIV/AIDS prevention and environmental awareness.

 

About PY1

PY1 is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate people about HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Exploitation of the environment has led to increased human exposure to disease. To protect ourselves from this exposure, we must increase our awareness of threats to animals and our ecosystem. Protecting ourselves means creating new models for healthy living. The interdependence between Health, Wild Life and Environment is a priority at PY1

 • http://protectyourself1.org 

 • http://twitter.com/Py1US

 

To view the full transcript, go to: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xacGekQRXQrczFdnmrr4GQBkOONjNFr1aI5vImxuetY/edit 

 

Chayenn: Good morning everyone

 

 

          Buffy Beale: clapping and cheering

          Zinnia Zauber: Rah! Rah! Rah!

          Zotarah Shepherd of BEACH College claps.

          Andy Evans: Good morning!

          Coughran Mayo applaudss

 

Chayenn: This presentation will be recorded by chrisrenaud,

jacmacaire Humby: Hi everyone

Tank Thibedeau (liltank.thibedeau) waves hello

 

Chayenn: Today we will present the PY1 programs and services In support of Earth Day, April 22, 2013

 

I would like to introduce you to liltank thibedeau - Ricky Davis, PY1 Social Media Director (best DJ) and jacmacaire humby - Jacques Macaire, PY1 Sustainable Development Director , who joined PY1 in 2012 to develop the BE A PROTECTOR Campaign

 

          Zinnia Zauber: Rah!

          Zinnia Zauber: Rah!

          Coughran Mayo: He IS the best DJ, that's true

 

Chayenn: PY1 is a media-driven agency with a focus on providing HIV Awareness, Education and Prevention in innovative ways. PY1 has a history of development and implementation of social marketing media campaigns and services in Baltimore, Maryland and nationally.

 

In 2011, Sarvana Haalan convinced PY1 to join NPC /Second Life, Techsoup donated a space, Hydra Shaftoe built PY1 office on NonProfit Commons, and many avatars-friends contributed to PY1 virtual presence….

 

To have created a virtual office gave an opportunity to PY1 to network, collaborate, create events, fundraise, entertain, educate and promote its programs and services. Thanks to TechSoup, PY1 is exploring and utilizing the virtual world, Second Life, to forward its mission: HIV and STD Awareness, Education and Prevention, globally.

 

PY1 is a non-profit organization whose stated mission is to educate people about HIV/AIDS and related diseases. 

Exploitation of the environment has lead to increased human exposure to disease. To protect ourselves from this exposure, we must increase our awareness of threats to animals and our ecosystem. Protecting ourselves means creating new models for healthy living.

 

The interdependence between Health, Wild Life and Environment is a priority at PY1. To respond to the issues we are committed to developing and sharing specific actions to:

  • PROTECT YOUR LIFE 
  • PROTECT WILD LIFE 
  • PROTECT YOUR PLANET

 

now i let Tank present our programs

 

          Zinnia Zauber: Rah Tank!

          Buffy Beale: waves hi

 

Tank Thibedeau (liltank.thibedeau): thank you Chayenn and hello to everyone. I will be introducing and overview of the campaigns of protect yourself 1.org

 

PROTECT YOUR LIFE 

  • Safe2Live: a social marketing media campaign targeting youth 8 – 13
  • Great2Know: a college tour targeting young adults 16 – 24
  • Protect Yourself: a media campaign targeting adults
  • http://www.protectyourself1.org/ - py1.org

 

Safe2Live© Campaign uses:

  • a Public Service Announcement 
  • the Mobile Puppet Theater 
  • our website, safe2Live.org
  • a virtual world presence in JokaydiaGrid

 

as accessible outreach tools, for engaging and educating the most vulnerable demographic and target audience: youth ages 8-13.

 

Safe2Live© Campaign uses:

  • a Public Service Announcement 
  • the Mobile Puppet Theater 
  • our website, safe2Live.org
  • a virtual world presence in JokaydiaGrid

 

as accessible outreach tools, for engaging and educating the most vulnerable demographic and target audience: youth ages 8-13.

 

We believe that, by adapting Safe2Live intervention to a virtual world format, we have created a cost-effective and proven model, that can serve many more youth, not just in the Washington-Baltimore corridor, but literally anywhere.

 

Great2Know uses S.T.E.M., live speakers, music, video, DJ performances, social media networks to bring HIV awareness & testing to colleges around the nation.

 

The Protect Yourself Campaign is designed to impact adults and seniors with positive messages of responsibility and awareness, through various media, 

including a 5-minute Protect Yourself music video, a 30-second Public Service Announcement, and the multi-lingual Stop Signs Project.

 

The Project Arrowhead service encourages awareness and education for all youth, especially those living in high-risk areas where HIV and related diseases have an alarming infection rate. 

 

The service, using hands-on activities involving horses, yoga, health education, nature and ecology, delivers an overall message of social and personal awareness and responsibility, which helps youth to develop a sense of mutual respect for themselves, and the iconic wild Mustang.

 

We are currently using jokaydia grid to proved hiv aids awareness to youth in maryland and soon in africa and using social media to connect with college studens through science, technology enigeenering and mathematics (Stem) in a college tour

 

Chayenn: Yes the Jesuit's association invited PY1 to Kenya to train educators and implement safe2live in 7 countries

 

Tank Thibedeau (liltank.thibedeau): and now we will have jac for the earth day portion

 

          Zinnia Zauber: Rah Jac!

          Buffy Beale: cheering!

 

jacmacaire Humby: Hi everyone, Before I begin, I would like to ask you due to the difficulty of language, and in case you want to ask me questions, if you could do it after my speech, or by email or IM..

 

Thank you, it will be gentle.. I hope you don't mind..

 

So.. Thank you for your invitation, and congratulations again to the organizers for all the work they do to prepare each week this friday's meeting..

 

For those, who don't know me, I'm Jacques Macaire, the Sustainable Human Development Director for PROTECT YOURSELF1 in U.S.A. http://www.protectyourself1.org and responsible of the campaign BE A PROTECTOR http://www.beaprotector.org

 

So, as you know, we can no longer ignore this reality.. The world with the wonders that it contains is unfortunately not expandable.. And to leave Earth to colonize Mars or other galaxies is not yet possible.. for now... So, we have no other choice than to do with this world and its limits..

 

That's why THE EARTH DAY was created…

 

Some were not probably be born, but the first EARTH DAY http://youtu.be/WbwC281uzUs began April 22, 1970, and activated 20 million Americans from all backgrounds and has contributed to the launch movement for the defense of the environment. It's from this point that laws such as the "CLEAN WATER ACT", as well as many other innovative environmental laws have been possible.

 

Today, EARTH DAY is celebrated in more than 192 countries. More than 1 billion people now participate in the activities of EARTH DAY each year, making it the largest civic demonstration in the world. So feel free today to join the movement EARTH DAY 2013 http://youtu.be/s1cG_T0s280 or start to act at http://act.earthday.org/

 

You can also help to build a global mosaic, by including your face and leaving a message at to http://www.earthday.org/2013/

 

But this celebration of Earth Day Network must not stop there... You must use this day to ask if there would be no easy way to change..

 

You especially need to tell you, even if today is an important day, how to imagine what you could do during the other days of the year.. How are you going to decide today, what will affect you, your children, and all of us..

 

There are thousands of things to do to encourage the politics or the industry to move to a green economy, to inform or to inspire people to take action to ensure a healthy future, etc..

 

But you can, and that's why I'm here today as well, join PROTECT YOURSELF1 http://www.protectyourself1.org , where we have created especially for you, the campaign BE A PROTECTOR http://www.beaprotector.org to offer you the opportunity to engage you locally, nationally or globally.

 

We're still not quite ready, but the campaign BE A PROTECTOR http://www.beaprotector.org works to expand the definition of that called "sustainable environment" to include all matters that affect both the environment and our health, but also the things that affect us even closer, which are the economic and social aspects, through the creation of green jobs and investment..

 

Education will be, of course, a big part of our work.. Indeed, we are currently creating a map, where you could be part of a global movement of PROTECTORS who will work to protect our planet and humanity, and where you will become also a problem solver and an inspiration for everyone.

 

By adding your PIN on our map, you'll show the strength that represent PROTECTORS and thus meet and interact with others like you, who wished to join the movement..

 

We will help you to create what we call an "INITIATIVE" and we will push you to train your family and friends to become co-actors.. You could meet our "TRAINERS" virtually, to start these initiatives.. And most importantly, we will teach you how to become yourself a TRAINER, to grow and help others to create their own initiatives

 

It's time to create a common vision for a better and safer future. Environmental sustainability is possible if we all work together to change our thinking and our bad habits.

 

To join our efforts or learn more about becoming an active participant in the initiative and connect with other communities in your area, don't hesitate to contact us at info@beaprotector.org or feel free to IM jacmacaire humby for all the explanations which you will consider necessary If someone wants to help us to organize this, don't hesitate to contact us..

 

Open to all suggestions, thank you again for your attention.. Have a nice day  :)

 

Chayenn: sorry about the slide show it seems someone click on it. thank you all. do you have questions

 

          Zinnia Zauber: This is all wonderful, Chayenn! Thank you very much!

          Gentle Heron: Thank you all for presenting today.

          Buffy Beale: that's fantastic, a great initiative Chay

 

Chayenn: thank you - we are a good team

 

          Lynne (yt.upsilon): How do you cope with people who really don't care?

          Zinnia Zauber: Rah teamwork!

          Buffy Beale: Question: Did you meet here at the Nonprofit Commons and decide to work together on this?

 

Chayenn: yes, yes we did, to create a new program with JAcques and Tank works on Great2Know as social media director

 

          Buffy Beale: that's great!

          Zinnia Zauber: Super!

          Jens Nerido: Thanks for your presentation.....I will share it with my network...

 

Chayenn: thank you, do not hesitate to contact us

jacmacaire Humby: Thank you.. :)

Tank Thibedeau (liltank.thibedeau): I met chayenn a the mentors meeting and helped her set up protect yourself 1;s presence here . thanks Jac remember if you have any questions about earth day or sustainable development please email or IM Jac. If you would like a copy of the slide show please contact me or if you have any questions about using social media for your nonprofit you can contact me

 

          Dancers Yao: thank you for your work...excellent

          Buffy Beale: applauding!

          Zinnia Zauber: Rah Chayenn!

          Zotarah Shepherd applaudes

          Rhiannon Chatnoir: great - thanks everyone from Proftect Yourself 1 (PY1)

          Tori Landau applauds and many thanks

          Serene Jewell: Thanks for all the information.

 

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