It's neat when your professional and personal life collide in unexpected but fantastic ways. Today was one of those rare occasions when because of my work leading collaboration efforts for a major Fortune 100 company, I met Andy Ridley who is Executive Director of Earth Hour. Andy presented on how his global non-profit organization was using Yammer as a means of extending his team's reach to all it's thousands of volunteers across the world in support of saving our planet. Attending the meeting were other Yammer customer from around the world.
If you've read my blog, you will know that I have a 500 mile bicycle ride planned for this August named the Trans-Superior Tour. The ride will focus on the beautiful and precious resource, Lake Superior. In today's Yammer meeting I made a challenge to the other executives present, and noted that a formal challenge in support of Earth Hour would soon be forthcoming. While my ideas are still percolating, not only will I challenge my co Yammer Customer Advisory Board members, but I will also challenge the many readers of this blog. During my nine day ride, I would like you in turn to take a 60 minute bike ride near where you live along the shores of a lake or river. I will work with Earth Hour to provide a forum where you may make your commitment, and also provide link(s) to information about your lake or river. Expect more soon! I'm not asking for money, but I am asking you to ride for fresh water.
For the moment, consider "liking" both this blog and Earth Hour's Facebook Page.