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Silent Auction Opportunity

From: Tami
Sent on: Saturday, March 13, 2010 11:55 AM
Hi Green Friends,

I am writing to offer you an opportunity. Many holistic practitioners and green businesses find their BEST new clients come from Silent Auction bidders and Door Prize winners.

The audience for this Silent Auction is environmentally conscious people with good income. The auction would run in conjunction with a Helen Caldicott, MD visit at the end of May or first of June, 2010. Dr. Caldicott leads an international campaign to educate the public about the medical hazards of the nuclear age, and the changes needed in human behavior right now.

And while this project isn't directly for Sierra Club, it does go for a worthy cause. For this Silent Auction, money raised will go to the local group BEST (Bellefonte Efficiency and Sustainability Team), a non-profit that seeks to educate the public about the dangers of nuclear (tons of radioactive waste to be stored 30,000 years), and promote smarter energy sources while potentially stopping the building of a nuclear reactor in Bellefonte AL approximately 40 miles SW of Chattanooga.

Your donation of PRODUCTS (programmable thermostats, solar attic fans, scooters, air purifiers, water purifiers, vitamin / mineral / healthy supplement type products, etc) SERVICES, (air vent cleaning, home energy audits, green landscaping), or THERAPIES (massage, chiropractic, physical therapy, etc), would be going to this very good cause.

And while you're donating, you're also getting the word out about your business, and potentially finding BEST new clients! We welcome Acupuncture Series, Massage Sessions and Series, Chiropractic First Week, Allergy Elimination Series, Energy Medicine or Healing Sessions or Classes, and almost anything else holistic that would fit with the green community.

Please email: [address removed] if interested in donating.

BIO for Dr. Helen Caldicott MD -- Caldicott has received many prizes and awards for her work, most recently the Lannan Foundation's 2003 Prize for Cultural Freedom, 20 honorary doctoral degrees, and was personally nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Linus Pauling - himself a Nobel Laureate. The Smithsonian Institute has named Dr Caldicott as one of the most influential women of the 20th Century. She has written for numerous publications and has authored seven books, Nuclear Madness, Missile Envy, If You Love This Planet: A Plan to Heal the Earth (1992, W.W. Norton) and A Desperate Passion: An Autobiography (1996, W.W. Norton; published as A Passionate Life in Australia by Random House), The New Nuclear Danger: George Bush?s Military Industrial Complex (2001, The New Press in the US, UK and UK; Scribe Publishing in Australia and New Zealand; Lemniscaat Publishers in The Netherlands; and Hugendubel Verlag in Germany), Nuclear Power is Not the Answer (2006, The New Press in the US, UK and UK; Melbourne University Press in Australia) and War In Heaven (March 2007).

Dr. Caldicott?s most recent book is the revised and updated If You Love This Planet (March 2009).
She also has been the subject of several films, including Eight Minutes to Midnight, nominated for an Academy Award in 1981, If You Love This Planet, which won the Academy Award for best documentary in 1982, and Helen?s War: portrait of a dissident, recipient of the Australian Film Institute Awards for Best Direction (Documentary) 2004, and the Sydney Film Festival Dendy Award for Best Documentary in 2004. More at:

For more information on BEST:

Thanks again and Blessings,


Tami Freedman
Cherokee Sierra Executive Committee
(Greater Chattanooga Area)

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