Busted Halo® provides a community — both online and on Sirius XM satellite radio — where seekers can explore the spiritual questions they have, as well as share and grow in their faith. One thing that is pretty clear about this generation of spiritual seekers is that we don’t believe spirituality is just about going to church on Sunday; it’s about living your beliefs in your everyday life. Pope Benedict himself recognized this when he declared the theme for World Peace Day 2010 to be: “If You Want to Cultivate Peace, Safeguard Creation.”
Protecting the environment is one of the many ways you can act on your faith. Securing the planet for future generations is no small task, but we know that you, our audience, are always up for a challenge. So we decided that, in honor of the International Day of Peace and of Green Consumer Day (both in September) we’d declare September Busted Halo’s® Safeguard Creation Month.
This means several things. First, everyone here at Busted Halo® is going to make a personal commitment to help the environment during the month of September — by turning off all temperature controlling devices, biking to work, turning off the lights, recycling, or some other act we can take to help in a small way. We’ll keep you posted on our efforts. Second, we’re asking you to do the same.
To help you in our shared task, we’ve set up the Busted Halo® September Safeguard Creation Drive on Gazelle (bustedhalo.gazelle.com). Busted Halo® is a non-profit organization so we rely on the support of you, our readers and listeners, to continue providing the content and community you find on our Sirius XM radio show and bustedhalo.com — but there is no reason we can’t help the environment at the same time.
Gazelle is the nation’s largest “reCommerce” company, offering an eco-friendly and philanthropic way of recycling your used electronics. By donating your used cell phones, computers, MP3 players and other gadgets to Busted Halo® through Gazelle, you ensure that your gadget will be recycled and reused, or disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. And you don’t even need to pay for postage. Just log onto to bustedhalo.gazelle.com and look up your item, see the amount that will be donated to Busted Halo® for sending it in, enter your information, and they’ll send you the postage you need to send the item to them. All you need to provide is your used electronics and a box. At the end of the drive the money from the donated gadgets will go to support Busted Halo® in our ministry to spiritual seekers.
During the month of September, we hope to collect $1,000 worth of recyclable and reusable gadgets, so send in your stuff. And when you do, send us a brief email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact info, so we can send you a thank you for contributing to our ministry. You can safeguard creation in September by recycling and donating at the same time. It’s a win for you, us, and the environment! Stay tuned for more suggestions of how to Safeguard the Environment throughout the month!