I reached out in 2010 to actor, mom, and humanitarian, Patricia Arquette, after reading an article in the Los Angeles Times about her cause, GiveLove, where she and co-founder Rosetta Getty would focus on helping the displaced citizens of Haiti who lost their homes in the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Their first approach was to provide temporary housing and then shifted gears to compost toilets when the ebola outbreak occurred in the same year as the earthquake.
GiveLove is a skills training organization dedicated to the teaching and promotion of ecological sanitation and composting. Their small and talented team work hands-on with schools, communities, and non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) to provide affordable toilets and on-site treatment solutions for high-need and water-scarce areas.
GiveLove has worked in Haiti, Uganda, Nicaragua, and most recently, East Africa. Arquette and team have helped create green schools environments while working closely with schools on implmenting ecosanitation programs. One of their goals has also been to empower the females in the locations they work in by educating them about how they can build their own ecosanitation and green progams.
Focusing On Patricia’s Purpose To Help Anyone Facing A Disadvantage
Over the past 10 years I have worked with the team to assist with speaking and press opportunities in and out of the ecosanitation space by focusing on their purpose and how they are making a social impact on multiuple levels. When I pitched Arquette to influencers, especially those in Silcion Valley where I have a lot of contacts, I pitched her as someone who yes, runs a cause, but also as someone who is driven to enhance the lives of those less fotrunate. After Arquette’s 2015 Oscar win for best supporting actress in Boyhood and her famous equal rights acceptance speech, I also placed Arquette in speaking appearances in Silicon Valley where she would talk to women working in tech about the issues around diversity and equality.
Arquette speaks at the Women In Technology International (WITI) 2016 Summit who was also a client at the time.
Arquette explains why poo is not a bad word at the MindValley Awesomenessfest