Denver entrepreneur Jon Urbana is backing Earth Force in a new campaign for a cleaner environment. Urbana is using the website Go Fund Me to help finance this aim from like-minded individuals, in addition to a bunch of video promotion.
Urbana is by day the head of Business Development for medical laser company Ellipse USA, and the president and co-founder of NEXT Level Lacrosse Camp.
Urbana graduated from Villanova University in Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. While playing for the Villanova Wildcats, he was an NCAA Division I All-American in Lacrosse, winning the CAA award for Defensive Player of the Year. He was drawn to Villanova for its strong lacrosse program and carried that passion into the founding of Next Level. While at Villanova he fortified his desire to work as an entrepreneur by studying economics.
Lacrosse and the environment aren’t Urbana’s only non-business interests. The Federal Aviation Administration recently included Urbana in their Airmen Certification Database, drawing press from the Aviation Business Gazette. The FAA applies stringent rules and requirements in granting pilot’s licenses and certifications. These pilot certification standards have grown over the years in an effort to curb pilot errors that may lead to fatal crashes. The FAA’s standards are made in conjunction with input from the aviation industry and the general public and they are among the highest in the world.
Flying has given Urbana a bird’s eye view of the changes needed for environmental protection. Caring about the planet is one way to understand the level of care and commitment needed in making the environment cleaner. By working with and supporting Earth Force, Urbana hopes to involve a growing number of young people with the project, enticing those who are willing to put in their time, money and energy towards making the environment healthier for everyone.
Urbana also shares his music, videos, and photos with the world on websites such as Instagram, Mashable, Imgur and WordPress, as well as Facebook and Twitter and his music is available at MTV.com, SoundCloud and Tumblr. Managing such an active social media presence takes time, but it is not too much of a distraction and showcases the needs for charity fund-raising on new Web 2.0 platforms.