Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Help Needed for Stewardship Tour

Hello Bloggers

I hope you enjoy this blog.. and maybe can become part of an exciting project. I seek a great environmental non-profit to partner with for my projected May 2008 national tour. I also seek the donation or the loan of a energy efficient van to tour in for 8 weeks. If you want to help in any way- please contact me. I am just starting the process. PLEASE post your ideas and comments here too. I would love to hear from you. Here is the plan:

Sarasvati’s Dream- The Stewardship Tour

A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. --- Margaret Mead

Goal: To raise consciousness and acquire commitments from people regarding simple steps they can take to preserve resources and be peaceful stewards of the planet.

Method: A national concert tour of Sarasvati’s Dream (see below). Departing from San Diego in a donated fuel efficient vehicle, travel to Atlanta, GA, then up east coast to Portsmouth New Hampshire, returning to San Diego via the northern route. I am requesting $25,000 in sponsorships plus the car and the alternative fuel, from people and companies who are dedicated to the preservation of the resources and beauty of our planet. Major sponsors will be advertised on the vehicle and others via media, in concerts and on printed materials. Sponsors will also be invited to supply items for sale or as samples that are in keeping with the goal. A percentage of the revenue will be donated to EarthSeeds ( All donations will be tax deductible.

Sponsorship monies will cover:

Tour manager to confirm media coverage, book venues during tour.

Printing of Resource Preservation Packets distributed engaging peoples commitment to simple, effective steps everyone can take to preserve or planet.

Partial underwriting of some concerts ($250 per concert)

Donations to include:

Energy efficient vehicle

Alternate fuel for vehicle

Occasional accommodation

The Tour: Sarasvati’s Dream is a sound healing concert of Tibetan bowls, gongs and other harmonic instruments that relieves people of stress and brings them into an experience of extreme well being. This peaceful and blissful state is something people deeply need and desire to expand in their lives. At the end of the concert Diane will speak about the tour, good stewardship and invite participants to keep the good vibration going by creating a community that protects our resources and nurtures the planet. We will hand out materials and offer products to support this effort.

The Sarasvati’s Dream Stewardship Tour is projected to begin in May 2008. Sarasvati, originally a Hindu Goddess is now honored in many traditions as the goddess of beauty, prosperity and culture. She began her life in the Himalayan regions of northern India as a great river that flowed into the Indian Ocean. Considered divine, her banks flourished with institutions of higher learning, art, culture and lush vegetation. People bathed in her waters, considered to be a conduit between the earth and the divine. However, over time she was stripped of her resources as people took from her, never giving back. Now all that remains of this river is a vast and barren desert. Our entire planet is now at risk. We need to spread messages and actions of good stewardship that lead to more effective protection of our resources. Please be one of the people or organizations that help to make this tour possible.

Please contact Diane Mandle at 760-944-3441

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