A Call to Action

What You Can Do
A Call to Action from filmmaker Turk Pipkin
and the distinguished Nobel laureates of Nobelity

We all want to make the world a better place, but it can be a daunting prospect to personally make an impact on problems as large as global warming, global health, hunger and war. And while there is no single action which will solve the world’s problems, thousands or millions of people each taking action will be that many steps toward a better world for all our children.

And while the laureates of Nobelity don’t claim to have all the answers, they do all agree that we need less disparity between haves and have-nots in the world, more international cooperation, less spending on weapons of war, and more dedication of resources to health care and education.

As individuals, each of us can make a difference in many ways: by volunteering our time and energy, by contributing to critical causes, by learning more about these problems and discussing them with others, and by insisting that the media, our governments, and the businesses we support each play their parts as well.

As Desmond Tutu says says in Nobelity, “The sea is actually made up of drops of water. What you do, where you are, is of significance.”

Following are groups the laureates of Nobelity recommend we support with our energy, our pocketbooks and our voices.

          Turk Pipkin
December 25, 2005

Amnesty International – “You Can Make a Difference”

As the director of Nobelity, I am honored to be partnering with Artists for Amnesty International and their parent group, Amnesty International. Amnesty’s work on human rights has had an incredible impact on the lives of millions of people around the world.

In addition to supporting political freedom and human rights for all, Amnesty recognizes and supports the idea that human rights include the right to a clean environment, adequate wages and health care for all.

Amnesty works to improve human rights through the actions of ordinary people around the world. To make a donation or to join Amnesty International, go to:

Habitat for Humanity International is a worldwide, grassroots organization with over 2,100 affiliates in 100 countries. Habitat seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. People of all backgrounds, races and religions are invited to build houses together in partnership with families in need.

Habitat has built more than 200,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1,000,000 people in more than 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter. To volunteer your own labor or to donate money and materials, go to.

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