Next in our series of 2012 Changemaker Nominations suggested by a chocolate lover!
Congratulations to Grand Aspirations: www.grandaspirations.org
Here’s what Amanda has to say about this fearless organization:
“Grand Aspirations is the most fearless organization I’ve ever seen. I’ve volunteered for many local, national and international organizations before…but this organization got guts. Working with almost no resources, they develop the green economy through alternative energy, transportation, agriculture, and business initiatives. But what really hit me when I volunteered for them was their attitude. Other people would’ve given up or not even tried, but Grand Aspirations follows their aspirations like a chocolate addict to a bar of Fearless Chocolate. Give ‘em a bite!”
A little more info:
“Grand Aspirations’ mission is to empower, connect, and support youth leaders as they create innovative, self-sustaining, and inter-dependent initiatives that systemically integrate climate and energy solutions, economic security, and social justice.
The organization uses three broad approaches to meet our mission:
- Train emerging leaders through hands-on initiatives.
- Support the development of innovative green economy projects in communities across the country.
- Foster collaboration between different local initiatives so that leaders exchange ideas and support each other in shared challenges.”