Alter Your World

By: Melanie Blodgett. Photography by: Rachel Denbow

During January's Alt Summit, we introduced Alter Your World. In case you need a refresher, simply put, the Alt community does good. A lot of good. Whether your actions are big or small, we're all contributing to making the world a better place and we want to celebrate that! To launch Alter Your World, we teamed up with FashionABLE and ONE.org for a project. A project that exceeded our expectations in every way.

Alt Summit community members were invited to design scarves that would be woven by the women of fashionABLE in Ethiopia. After sorting through tons of entries, the winning design was selected by Alt attendees and the gorgeous black and white design is now available for purchase. Yippee! Buy a scarf and save a life.

Now it's your turn. The next time you or your friend does something to better the world, we want to know about it. Did you volunteer at the women's shelter? Did your friend raise funds for a meaningful cause? Or maybe your friend brightened someone's day with an act of particular kindness. Again, we want to hear about it!

As a thank you for participating, everyone that let's us know about an #AlterYourWorld act of goodness by May 31st, will be automatically entered to win a free ticket to Alt NY or Alt SF (your choice)! To enter it takes three easy steps:

1. Write a post about the things you or someone you know are doing to improve the world. The act can be small or large.
2. Include the Alter Your World button, from the Alt site on your post.

3. Tweet the post link using the hashtag #AlterYourWorld by May 31st.

We will track the #AlterYourWorld hashtag and choose a random winner each week. That's right — there will be 4 winners! Now, tell us about the good you see. We can't wait to read your write-ups!
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Eden Hensley

Marketing creative, community engagement specialist, technophile, photographer, food and wine enthusiast, and the founder and editor-in-chief of The Road to The Good Life, a lifestyle blog about appreciating and enhancing your life by being grateful for the "haves" instead of lingering on the "wants." There you will find personal stories about my life and family weaved in with real-life, achievable entertaining tips, recipes for hearty home cooked meals, and DIY projects for capturing and sharing memories. I believe the best place to swap stories is over a shared meal, preferably a Thai-meal served family style, and teach an online introduction class to Thai Flavors and host the Family Dinners at The Station supper club in San Francisco.