Remember Step 8 on our road to becoming a more confident person and being able to achieve more everyday? DO THE RIGHT THING.
I have one easy suggestion for you today: visit the Donorschoose.org page .
What do we want to achieve with our visits/ donations/ references to this website?
>> To create the FIRST elementary school in the world with exclusively stand-up desks.
This is a chance to be part of history!
8-18-year olds spend ~85% of their waking hours sitting (Source: Kaiser Family Foundation), and researchers like Dr. James Levine of the Mayo Clinic now compare the health risks of extended sitting to those of smoking.
THE PROTOTYPE THAT COULD CHANGE THE FUTURE:
This is the pilot experiment that could change how schools worldwide are designed.
The goal is to get every public school student in the US at a standing desk within 10 years.
This massive goal is achievable if the right snowballs are put in motion now, and this proof-of-concept school is the most important.
Media coverage, national attention, political pressure/alliances, etc. can all stem from this. It’s super high leverage.
GO FOR IT! DO THE RIGHT THING: HELP US ON THIS!
Visit the Donorschoose.org page .
My name is T. S. Coelho and I live in Lisbon, Portugal, with my husband and three kids. I work in the asset management industry, managing an equities fund.