Commit2Act Helps Idealistic Young Changemakers Create a Better World

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[] Cupertino, California - Young idealists who want to join like-minded changemakers around the world in making the planet a better place can now download the inspiring and innovative free new app Commit2Act 1.1.

Designed by TakingITGlobal with support from an anonymous donor and in Partnership with Active Philanthropy, Commit2Act empowers young people to explore five categories of climate change action, to reduce our ecological footprint and protect the environment.

Users Can:
* Track their progress towards goals and objectives
* Access real time updates to monitor the collective progress of fellow changemakers around the world
* Check out new, exciting and inspiring movements and causes
* Get involved with the campaigns and events of leading youth organizations
* Share their story with friends via Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and LinkedIn
* Compete with and challenge friends to make an even bigger contribution

Plus, starting September 15 and for a limited time, Commit2Act users who commit to an act that makes the world a better place will be entered for a chance to win an iPod touch, iPad or iPhone 5. Prizes will be drawn and awarded each month, and users will receive one entry for each daily commitment. Full contest details are available at Commit2Act online.

"While some of the problems in our world can seem imposing, overwhelming or maybe even impossible to solve, history has repeatedly shown us that many small and individual actions can have an enormous collective impact!" commented Michael Furdyk of TakingITGlobal. "Commit2Act empowers young people to truly make a difference, one act at a time. And with the support, encouragement and actions of the global community of Commit2Act changemakers, real positive change in our world isn't just possible - it's a promise!"

Young idealists who want to experience how their personal acts can lead to positive worldwide change, can download Commit2Act from iTunes. The app is free, and designed for iPhone 3GS/4/4S, iPod touch (3/4 generation), and iPad, with additional platforms in development.

Device Requirements:
* 3/4/5 Gen iPhone, iPad, or 3/4/5 Gen iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 9.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Commit2Act 1.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

TakingITGlobal's mission is to empower youth to understand and act on the world's greatest challenges. We use the power of online community to facilitate global education, social entrepreneurship, and civic engagement for millions of youth worldwide. Founded in 1999, our award-winning is the leading social network for global citizenship, bringing together over 400,000 members with more than 22,000 non-profit organizations across 13 languages. Our TIGed program serves over 3,200 schools in 136 countries with professional development, engaging lesson plans, and collaborative global projects. Copyright (C) 2012 TakingITGlobal. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.