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June 26, 2011 is International Trash Pick Up Day

Santa Barbara-based personal trainer and life coach, Jesse Brisendine, organizes ‘International Trash Pick Up Day’ as a part of his critically-acclaimed, “1 Year 1000 Challenge”

 
PRLog - Jun. 21, 2011 - Taking place around the world, Santa Barbara participants can take part on June 26, 2011 at 8am at Alameda Park.

Jesse Brisendine has partnered with one of Santa Barbara’s newest non-profits: H.E.E.A.L., a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to open a resource center that provides exercise and art therapy for those dealing with grief and loss.

The 1 Year 1000 Challenge was conceived after a series of personal tragedies left Jesse struggling through life.  Determined to no longer let the past get the best of him he challenged himself to live this year to the fullest.  Jesse decided to do 1000 things he has never done before over the course of 2011.  These “things” have to be completely unique experiences.  One of the tasks on the 1000 Challenge list is to organize an international event, a global trash pick-up day.  Over 600 people from all around the world have already RSVP’d via Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=226519757359452).  With many of these people expected to bring friends and family to join in, there is anticipation of over 1000 people participating around the world on one single day.  Video and photo evidence will be collected throughout the day in order to account for all of the worldwide effort.

World citizens have been asked to pledge only one hour of their time to go out and pick up trash in and around their local communities. Spending longer than a single hour is fantastic, however the goal of this event is to demonstrate what people are capable of accomplishing in a short amount of time.

H.E.E.A.L., hoping to open its doors in December of 2011, is thrilled to be partnered with Jesse Brisendine and the 1 Year 1000 Challenge in order to show how positive creative and physical activity can be as well as spread awareness about the simple ways to improve the community with minimal effort.

About Jesse Brisendine
Jesse Brisendine is a personal trainer and life coached based in Santa Barbara, CA.  A fitness enthusiast and dynamic motivator, Jesse lives the change he wishes to see in the world.  He believes that life is only what we make it; that the only limits we have are those which we put on ourselves. Furthermore, that fears are not something we were born with, but rather something we have learned throughout life, and therefore can be unlearned if we are willing to face them.  Carpe Diem (Seize the Day)!  For more information about Jesse visit: www.facebook.com/1year1000challenge and www.jessebrisendine.com.

About H.E.E.A.L.
H.E.E.A.L. - Hope through Exercise, Energy, and Art for Life serves as a facility in the Santa Barbara community that offers an alternative to traditional talk-therapy when dealing with grief and loss.  H.E.E.A.L. focuses on creative and physical outlets involving exercise, energy and art to advocate healthy and holistic healing.  H.E.E.A.L. provides free on-site services that allow people to, individually or as a group, utilize practices such as yoga, pilates, strength training, dancing, drawing, painting, writing, reading, music, and so much more.  Specially trained volunteer sponsors help guide participants to the therapies of their choosing, and help them find their preferred approach for dealing with grief.  For more information about H.E.E.A.L. visit: www.heealsb.org.

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