Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Donating Food Instead of Dumping it.

Changing laws so surplus food can be given to the hungry Picture a few food industry workers hanging out at 3:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning, and you probably don't envision the kind of conversation Guido Pozzebon, Francisco Valles, and Claire Nikakas had a few years ago. One night after their Landmark Advanced Course, Pozzebon says, the three stayed up late “talking about all the wasted food in our industry and how it could be given to the needy and underprivileged of Melbourne.”Pozzebon, Valles, and Nikakas banded together after that night to form One Umbrella, an organization dedicated to ending hunger in Australia by rescuing potentially wasted food. In order to jumpstart the organization, Pozzebon set about getting a Good Samaritan law passed through the Victorian State Parliament that would allow people and organizations to donate surplus food stocks and supplies.“The law previously did not protect the donor,” Pozzebon explains. “People were open to legal liability and as such they would not donate good food but instead they dumped it.”The law was officially passed last October, and other states in Australia are now in the process of passing their own Good Samaritan laws. To date, One Umbrella has helped feed more than 200,000 disadvantaged people with food that would have gone to a landfill if not for its efforts.“Through Landmark, I've realized that I am a leader, that I can produce results, and that it's a privilege to make a difference in the quality of life for others,” Pozzebon says.
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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Landmark Education Offers Its Flagship Program - The Landmark Forum - To New York's Chinese Community

NEW YORK, Jan. 17 /-- Landmark Education will offer a Mandarin-translated Landmark Forum on January 19, 20, 21, and 23 at the New York Center in its latest effort to offer its programs to the international community. There are over 300,000 Chinese-Americans residing in New York City.

According to Armand DiCarlo, Landmark Education Center Manager for New York City, the upcoming Landmark Forum "acknowledges the importance of providing The Landmark Forum to yet another culturally rich New York community," and furthermore, this step "is consistent with Landmark Education's commitment to being a truly international enterprise."

The Landmark Forum is currently offered in six languages: English, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, and Spanish. While The Landmark Forum is already offered in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur, this New York Landmark Forum is the first to be translated into Mandarin here in the United States.

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Landmark Education, founded in 1991, provides innovative personal growth and development programs to individuals, organizations, communities, and institutions. With 60 offices in 21 countries, Landmark is a worldwide leader in the training and personal development industry. Landmark's more than 40 programs -- including its flagship course, The Landmark Forum -- are the products of extensive research and produce breakthroughs in effectiveness and communication.