This is to set the record straight. There are several explanations of the SQM CLUB appearing on the web. Some of the articles are rather illusive. Perhaps the SQM acronym takes on several meanings. Definitions range from a club that features health care product samples to a social organization that features a fancy physical fitness spa.I’ve come to realize the value of the SQM CLUB which is a nonprofit organization that measures Co2 emissions. They take readings from private and public establishments and help them where needed. It’s a rather well-known fact that industrial organizations have been recklessly destroying the earth’s environment with an overabundance of C02 emissions and other disrespectful practices. We see this has been a reality starting way back from the industrial revolution.”The Squak Mountain Club,” as it was commonly known from its humble beginning, has been in existence since 1954. The first organization was founded by William H Bonney Jr (a park ranger at Squak Mountain State Park in Washington USA) and David File ig (a local botanist). Their success allowed them to advance and change the name. The SQM CLUB, as it’s now known, is a nonprofit organization that reaches globally offering a practical solution to Co2 emission. Co2 emission is a prime factor in air pollution. The official transformation date of the club we see today is 2009. Their records reveal saving members millions of tons of Co2 waste. Switzerland especially has been the most successful country so far using the organization’s tools and resources.The Club’s general focus is undoubtedly cleaner air as opposed to just manufacturing things for profit, with no consideration for our environment. Disregarding nature is no longer fashionable or aloud. We know the planet is changing. There are stark indications of danger almost everywhere today. Reports of plastic waste beginning to overload the 7 seas and ocean environments are changing wildlife and inadvertently humans.People are more likely to take action against air pollution upon thoroughly understanding the problem. This is where the SQM Club excels and takes action by providing individual and organizational solutions globally. They developed a calculator that measures the amount of CO2 being emitted. This is how each organization can compare and take safety measures needed to ensure a healthy atmosphere.The SQM CLUB membership is said to be just over one thousand members worldwide. I personally find that not enough considering the consequences at stake. A problem as immense as Earth’s total destruction is more serious than the average person would imagine. Hollywood has made movies depicting what would happen. Religious scripture exclaimed consequences beyond the scope of this article. The point here is we can help prevent total disasters individually. Solutions are now found at home.Yes, more civic health awareness comes into effect as a result of the Covid -19.Pandemic. Families were hit hard by what I refer to as “atmospheric disregard.” You may call it what you want, but it’s all the same thing. The general population of the said free world is in denial. It’s wonderful to see a few people focus upon issues of such importance. A little over 1,000 inhabitants uniting for the purpose of securing a said 7.89 billion earth’s population is plausible.Go figure. We need help. I’m not a member of the SQM CLUB mainly because of not being aware and most other folks have no clue. The ClUB’S presence is not as popular as Walmart or the CIA. I say this jokingly but everyone really needs to understand what they must do about planet pollution. Cutting down on liquid chemical cleaners at home is the beginning. I’ve found a new “inexpensive technology that completely eliminates the need for chemical cleaners” at home and in business. You can find out more about being safe by following my links
“Well, the first surprise of the season has shown up in a Salvation Army bell ringer’s bucket,” said the local TV anchorwoman’s cheerful voice. “A mystery philanthropist has deposited a gold coin from the 1800s into a donation site outside a local mall. The treasure, a Spanish gold coin worth over $500, showed up the day after Thanksgiving. There is no word on who the anonymous donor is,” she finished, smiling.
Doesn’t this kind of story bring a smile to your face? We’re inundated with bad news, but the idea of making a high dollar donation and seeking no recognition is something that can melt even the coldest heart.
After a little more research, I learned that every year, tens of thousands of dollars worth of non-monetary gifts mysteriously turn up in the bell ringers’ buckets: diamond earrings, rare collectibles and even an occasional Rolex watch.
While collecting financial donations for the less fortunate, unsuspecting volunteers are pleasantly surprised when they discover a priceless item tossed in amongst the spare change.
These sorts of contributions speak to the humanity of donors on several different levels. First, the simple act of charity. Second, giving without expecting or wanting recognition. Third, a departure from materialism. While any type of charity is to be embraced, the second and third ideas are some powerful notions I’d like to explore further.
When we give, it should be out of a sense that it is the right thing to do; not because we want our name on a building or an award named in our honor. If you recall the Monopoly game that McDonald’s sponsors annually, you may remember that the million dollar prize was awarded to the winner who discovered the Park Place card tucked into their food purchase. When the winning piece was finally unearthed, it was sent to a non-for-profit children’s hospital in a plain, white envelope with no note, no name and no return address. This, faithful reader, is giving at its best!
Finally, its wonderful to hear that individuals have donated priceless collectibles. Speaking as someone who loves to collect, its hard to part with the tangible treasures I’ve obtained over the years. However,
When a one-of-a-kind item is given to help those in need, it reminds us that life is short and we are simply borrowing everything we acquire.
At this time of year, please think of these stories when you give. Now, I’m not suggesting you take your great-great grandmother’s silver tea kettle to the nearest discount store and stuff it into a bell ringer’s bucket.
However, Make a game of giving! Think of ways you can turn charity into an exciting way to assist! Can you slip a gift certificate under the door of someone who could really use some assistance? Or have a delivery of food items made to a pantry, completely leaving your name out of it? Or, maybe something that doesn’t cost money at all! How about a visit to a retirement center just to sit and talk with residents for a while?
Whatever you do, know that it is the right thing. We are so fortunate to have so much and its only right for us to share with others. If that assistance can be provided anonymously and in such a way that helps simplify our lives, then you have created a win-win-win situation! The most charitable giving comes when we expect nothing in return, save for the feeling received knowing we’ve helped someone who needs it!