Echelon For Climate Change

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Jared Leto is many things; singer, actor, director, producer, fashion icon, the guy who fooled everyone at NYCC in a Rafiki costume but he’s also a humanitarian & has great passion for the environment.

Recently, Thirty Seconds To Mars played their last show of their LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS tour in Athens, Greece. The band delivered as always but what made the show truly special was Jared Leto’s urge to stress something greater. Please read the transcript from the concert on September 30th:

JARED LETO:

“Does anybody know what’s going on in Paris?

[Leaders from over 190 countries] are having a big meeting, this December. They’re gonna come together in Paris and try to make a global agreement to address climate change. I know we’re at a concert but I thought it’d be really cool to do this with all of you rather than just do it myself. I’m gonna talk to the camera and they’re going to show this, in Paris, to everyone.

 

(Jared looking at the camera)

Hey, it’s Jared Leto. Tonight, we join together with Al Gore & the Climate Reality Project in one of the most important issues of our time. This December, leaders from over 190 countries will come to Paris to form a global agreement to address climate change. Join us in demanding our leaders take action, stand with us & make your voice heard so we can preserve this planet for our future generations (wouldn’t that be nice?).

Climate change is one of the most important issues of our time and our world leaders need to hear from us. So, visit 24hoursofreality.com and sign the petition demanding action on climate change now. Let’s do a better job at taking care of this planet.”

(Jared turns the camera to the entire crowd to show he’s not alone in this fight)

Watch the entire speech here.

The Echelon, Thirty Seconds To Mars’ fanbase, is no stranger to environmental causes. We, together, joined forces & managed to plant over 70,000 trees in Haiti. We have great power and the band loves & appreciates that.

As part of the Echelon but most importantly as habitat of this planet, it is our duty to fight for a better planet. A healthier planet. A stronger planet. We’re asking you to join our #EchelonForClimateChange project by doing two things:

  • Sign the petition here and educate yourselves with the help of the Climate Reality Project website. After signing the petition, you should be redirected to a site where you’ll be prompted to share the petition via social media & email. So the second thing is…
  • Please spread the word about the petition & the Climate Reality Project to your social media pages.

For Twitter, we would like you to post this or something similar:

“I just took action by demanding world leaders to take climate action now. Will you join me?

Sign the petition at http://roadtoparis.climaterealityproject.org/english.php #EchelonForClimateChange”

or

“I’m challenging world leaders to take #ClimateAction now. Will you join me? http://bit.ly/1YFMsIp #EchelonForClimateChange”

For Facebook, you can post something lengthier (suggested by the official website):

“#EchelonForClimateChange: Climate change threatens our lives and livelihoods. As the world’s leaders prepare to gather for the UN climate negotiations in Paris this December, now is the moment for the world to speak as one. Achieving zero carbon emissions is the key to our collective prosperity and well-being for all. I’ve already taken action by demanding world leaders to take climate action now. Will you join me? Add your voice right now at http://roadtoparis.climaterealityproject.org/english.php

ALSO IF YOU WANT:

Make sure you include the hashtag (we want to create buzz) & if you want you can mention @JaredLeto too. He’d be more than happy to hear that all of you are making a difference thanks to him.

“Personally, I do have to thank him because without him (by making this issue public), I wouldn’t know about this global event. Me & my sister decided to actually travel to Paris for the December 11th event so we’re going to be there to make our voices loud. Thank you for this, Jared.” – Sophie

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Support Williams Syndrome Association (@theWSA) with @EchelonDonates & @NoDevotionFans

Echelon Donates is proud to partner with No Devotion Fans to support the Williams Syndrome Association (WSA) in honor of Archie Oliver, son of No Devotion band member Jamie Oliver. Also know in the art world as Richard J. Oliver, Jamie and his effervescent wife have two beautiful boys Sam and Archie. Last year, their youngest son Archie was diagnosed with Williams Syndrome.

Let’s raise awareness and funds for this lesser known condition in honor of Archie!

“Williams syndrome (WS) is a genetic condition that is present at birth and can affect anyone.  It is characterized by medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays, and learning disabilities.  These often occur side by side with striking verbal abilities, highly social personalities and an affinity for music.” – williams-syndrome.org


About No Devotion:

No Devotion is a band made up from the remaining members of Lostprophets (Lee Gaze, Mike Lewis, Stu Richardson, Jamie Oliver with Luke Johnson who recently left the band and Thursday’s Geoff Rickly.)

Their debut album Permanence will be released September 25, 2015. You can pre order the album here in the US or here in the UK. You can download Luke’s solo EP here.

How to donate and win!

  1. Donate directly to Williams Syndrome Association using this link.
  2. In the box titled “In Honor Of” please type in Archie Oliver.
  3. Forward your email to donate@EchelonDonates.com and include your Twitter name and the prize you’d like to win in the raffle.

Every $5 donated will equal one raffle entry. Donate $20 and that’s four raffle entries!

For @NoDevotionFans only:

Three people will be chosen at random to be entered into winning the No Devotion autographed 10,000 Summers vinyl via the @NoDevotionsFans twitter account.

To enter to win all other prizes, you must donate.

You can win:

  1. An autographed LLFD CD cover by 30 Seconds To Mars

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  1. An autographed No Devotion 10,000 Summers vinyl obtained by Ali at the October 2014 show in Brooklyn, NY. The vinyl is signed by Lee Gaze, Stu Richardson, Mike Lewis, Geoff Rickly, Jamie Oliver and Luke Johnson. Included is the MP3 download of all the songs on the vinyl.

Autographed 10,000 Summers Vinyl

  1. A Richard J. Oliver print of “In The Beginning There Was Nothing, Which Exploded.” This Big Bang Theory print is currently no longer produced for sale.

Rchard J Olive Big Bang Print

You can view other paintings by Mr. Oliver at his website & purchase a painting or print here.

  1. An autographed Of Mice & Men Restoring Forces: Full Circle CD courtesy of Austin Carlile obtained by Ali at the May 11, 2015 Starland Ballroom in Sayerville, NJ.

Signed Of Mice & Men CD

About Choosing WSA:

We have chosen to support Williams Syndrome Association but this was not a clear and easy choice. In our four year history at Echelon Donates, we seek to educate about determining the financial soundness of a charity. We always use Charity Navigator as part of our research but Charity Star is the only charity watchdog that has a rating for any Williams Syndrome group. We had to scrub the internet to find a copy of their 2013 990 tax returns to break down their finances manually.

To learn how to do research like this on your own, check out this article by ProPublica. We also recommend visiting Give.org by the Better Business Bureau along with googling reviews on other reputable websites.

Echelon Against Cancer: Help Us Make Our Goal!

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Our Story

March 2012 was a hard month for myself and a friend of mine. Both of us just learned that our sisters were diagnosed with cancer. My friend’s sister, Jessica, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and my eldest sister was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Sadly, my eldest sister passed away that July once the cancer spread to her brain. Thankfully, Jessica is officially one year cancer-free!

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This is Jessica October 2013. The day before the doctors performed a stem cell transplant after they obliterated her immune system in preparation. She listened to The Kill while she was going through chemotherapy. It helped her push through and fight the illness within.

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This is Jessica today! She’s beautiful, vivacious, and full of life. It’s hard to not smile around her and be ready to laugh until you can’t breathe.
Our Goal

Last year, Jessica created Team Jessica Sparkles for the Light The Night Walk with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. As a team, we raised $3,000 and we want to raise even more this year!

This year we want to beat that amount and this is how you can help plus WIN GREAT PRIZES!

How to donate and win!

  1. Donate directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society website here.
  2. Email your confirmation email to donate@EchelonDonates.com and include your Twitter name and the prize you’d like to win the raffle.

Every $5 donated will equal one raffle entry. Donate $20 and that’s four raffle entries!

If you’d like to donate to help us cover the cost of postage you can donate directly to Echelon Donates via PayPal at Alicia@EchelonDonates.com. You will be entered into the raffle and whatever funds are left over will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

You can win:

This section will be updated as more items are donated for the raffle so stay tune!

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An autographed Love Lust Faith + Dreams CD donated by @Coco_Mars_

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A Breaking Benjamin Dear Agony autographed CD obtained by Ali at the May 18, 2015 Montclair, NJ show.

“Breaking Benjamin and another band were my salvation after dealing with the loss of not only my eldest sister but two other close family members who passed all within a month in 2012. Getting this to raise funds for cancer was my goal the second Breaking Benjamin started touring again.” – Ali

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A copy of the Fashionisto Magazine with Jared Leto on the cover donated by @dorohotsinne

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An autographed Nothing More poster Ali obtained at their June 19, 2014 Webster Hall show in New York, NY

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A special prize will be given to someone chosen out of those who helps us promote the project. No donation is required. Tweet out the link, share the post from Echelon Donates Facebook Page, reblog, Tumblr or whatever! Make sure to send a photo of your hard work. The gift pack includes a Brooklyn Cyclones baseball cap, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society wrist band, Echelon Donates stickers, an Echelon Donates drawstring backpack & a copy of LLF+D.

If you can donate, please do. If you can’t, please share and promote so we can make a real difference!

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Celebrate Earth Day 2013 with Echelon Donates (#ED4ED)

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Growing up in Los Angeles, brownish gray air was a part of our daily lives. I remember struggling to breathe like most asthmatic kids through the haze. It is hard to believe conditions were worse before Senator Gaylord Nelson created the first Earth Day in 1970. Imagine how bad things would be today before this worthy cause was brought to national attention. Yet the battle still rages on.

In the spirit of continuing the good fight for our planet, we ask that you join us in celebrating Earth Day 2013!

Earth Day is Monday, April 22nd. Like most of you, we work on Monday but that isn’t going to stop us from helping clean our communities along with our precious planet. We’re throwing out a challenge to YOU! (Yes, you!) Not only the Echelon but anyone who cares about the planet. We are asking you to donate the most precious thing you can offer… your time!

There are many ways to celebrate the day: by volunteering to help clean your community, beautify a retirement home, remove graffiti from school for example. Or better yet, get creative and find a way that is meaningful to you! No matter how you participate, this is a great chance for you to have a positive impact on this planet.

Ideas for Earth Day challenge:

Ideas for Earth Day activities:

Whether cleaning your community or clicking away to help count bats or if you come up with a better idea, please remember to take pictures and share! Get creative with how you document your participation and email your pictures to EchelonDonates@gmail.com (and include your Twitter name please).

No money is needed to join in this cause: just your time! However, if you choose to do so, please support organizations from our previous projects Waves 4 Water or Trees For The Future. Remember to forward your donation confirmation to EchelonDonates@gmail.com to have a special note included on the card.

Get those ideas flowing and let us know you are with us!

We will be updating the teams as more come forward. Start a team in your town/country today! Tweet us to ask how.

Hands Up for Luca Collage and More from @30STMVOTE and @MylesKQuotes

Thank you to everyone (30 SECONDS TO MARS, MYLES KENNEDY FANS and ALL the rest) who took part in our HANDS UP FOR LUCA project (inspired by Myles Kennedy)!

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We achieved more than we hoped for thanks to your incredible participation & will to help a great child like Luca. We will not forget that. However, we will need your help once again.

Hands Up for Luca: Part Two

Everyone can participate in the second part (meaning you’re not required to have taken part in the first part). We’re asking you to:

  • Print the full definition of the collage, go out in the streets (or generally somewhere outdoors) & post it wherever you can. Let’s make this huge! Maybe someone will see this & will decide to find more about Luca & maybe even donate. Take pictures of your efforts & email them at fansforluca@yahoo.com with subject “Outer Mission For Luca” including your (Twitter/FB) name & country.
  • Bring the collage to Myles Kennedy’s -Alter Bridge’s & Thirty Seconds To Mars’ attention by tweeting them its link to them (@MylesKennedy, @alterbridge , @30secondstomars, @jaredleto, @shannonleto, @tomofromearth). Make sure you mention @for_luca, @myleskquotes & @30stmvote in your tweets. (We know it’s a lot to ask in 140 characters, that’s why you’re encouraged to send more than one tweet)

(SURPRISE: COMING SOON!)

View the collage’s full definition.

Download Here!

Don’t forget to:
Like –> http://www.facebook.com/forluca1
Follow –> http://www.twitter.com/for_luca
Donate –> http://www.justgiving.com/forluca

Originally posted on Myles Kennedy Quotes’ Facebook

Share your goals for the Echelon Hair Drive for Cancer!

This inspirational idea came from our follower & admin wizard. Thank you Mina!

Cutting your hair to donate for the Echelon Hair Drive for Cancer can have even more significance if you connect it with a personal goal. Perhaps, you commit to not cutting your hair until complete your last exam or finish training for the marathon you’ve been wanting to run. We all need inspiration, so maybe a chance to give back can be yours!

The Echelon Hair Drive for Cancer is a chance to achieve individual goals while also serving a larger cause. If you choose to participate in the challenge, we would love to hear about your goal commitment!

Please leave a comment on this post and/or reply to @EchelonDonates with your goal and the hashtag #EchelonHairDrive.

By participating, you have the chance to connect to other Echelon, maybe people with similar goals, for support and encouragement! Do you think you’re up to the challenge?

Highest bid wins a General Admission Ticket To The SOLD OUT 30 Seconds To Mars Concert for Dec 9th!

Another Secret Echelon & I have split the cost of a General Admission ticket to the Church Of Mars: Mars For Haiti concert on December 9, 2011. The winner will make a donation to “Trees Planted In Haiti – An Echelon Gift To Jared Leto”

To enter into the auction place your bid in the comments section below by December 8,2011 4:00PM (16:00) Eastern Standard Time. Once the auction is closed, we will contact the winner.

Once we receive confirmation from Trees For The Future that the donation has cleared,  you will have officially won a ticket to the VERY LAST 30 SECONDS TO MARS SHOW FOR THIS IS WAR!!!

The opening bid will start at the face value of the ticket at $40!

SO WHO’S GOING TO JOIN US AT CHURCH OF MARS!?!?!?!

Thank you,

Alicia