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Look Who’s Making A Difference: Colorado City To Use $1.5MIL in Pot Tax to Help Homeless

Now here’s an idea we hope catches fire. Aurora, Colorado’s third-largest city, recently announced how it will use $1.5 million generated from a tax on recreational pot to supporting homeless people, the Aurora Sentinel reported. The city first made the announcement in September, and has now designated a number of groups to receive the funds. [...]

By |May 19th, 2016|#InItTogether, Blog|0 Comments

Look Who’s Making A Difference: Plastic Bottle Village Designed to Coexist With Nature

Robert Bezeau, Bottle Village Founder, has developed a simple technique for recycling plastic bottles into walls. The bottles are deposited into wire mesh and then into rebar frames. Plastic Bottle Walls provide great insulation and could lower the temperature inside a structure by as much as 35 percent. Three or four guys could easily build [...]

By |May 19th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Source of Hope: Woman Pays A Man’s Cell Phone Bill, He Gets Job the Same Day

  An Alaska woman's act of kindness helps a struggling man get back on his feet. On her Facebook page, Kenyada Waters explains how when she passed a man standing on the side of the road holding a sign, she knew she needed to help. At first, Waters was going to offer the man some small odd [...]

By |May 18th, 2016|#GiveAHandUp, Blog|0 Comments

Look Who’s Making A Difference: All-Volunteer Squad Is Turning Florida Lawns Into Food Farms

Rows of greens grow in the front yard of Gary Henderson's house. He's one of a handful of homeowners in Orlando, Fla., who've given up their lawn to Fleet Farming. Once "you realize that you can eat your lawn, I think it makes a whole lot of sense," Henderson says. In Florida, homeowners have a [...]

By |May 18th, 2016|#InItTogether, Blog|0 Comments

Look Who’s Making A Difference: Grocery Store On Wheels Changes How People Access Fresh Produce

  A retired city bus in St. Louis, Missouri is turning into a mobile farmers market to sell groceries to the city’s food insecure. Known as the St. Louis MetroMarket, this mobile farmers market aims to increase access to healthy foods in low-income neighborhoods that don’t have grocery stores, often known as food deserts. The grocery [...]

By |May 18th, 2016|#InItTogether, Blog|0 Comments

Look Who’s Making A Difference – Innovative Preschool Teaches Urban Farming

As a homesteading parent that also unschools (child led life-learning), I know just how educational time in the garden can be. Recently, we have been planting our spring garden and identifying plants with the Like That Garden smartphone app. The kids love the time in the sun and there is never a shortage of things to [...]

By |May 12th, 2016|#InItTogether, Blog|0 Comments

Look Who’s Making A Difference – One Man Plants A Forest

An India Man planted a forest that is now bigger than Central Park to save his island. He started planting the forest in 1979. It is his dream to fill up Mujuli Island and Jorhat with trees Wildlife now flourishes in his forest. Watch Video Except from National Geographic

By |May 12th, 2016|#InItTogether, Blog|0 Comments

Look Who’s Making A Difference – PA Town Fights Fracking By Sanctioning Civil Disobedience

In This Passionate Anti-Fracking Town, Civil Disobedience Just Became Protected Civic Duty Order sanctioning citizen direct action called "one of the boldest moves to stop the natural gas industry's attacks on our communities, climate, and democracy." The community is Grant Township, Pa., which, in November 2015, had fought off the Pennsylvania General Energy Company (PGE) [...]

By |May 9th, 2016|#InItTogether, Blog|0 Comments

Look Who’s Making A Difference – Girls Sold $800K in Oragami to bring water to Navajo Reservation

Nonprofit Paper for Water is helping to bring running water to those in need. The organization, founded by 12-year-old Isabelle Adams and her 10-year-old sister, Katherine, makes and sells origami Christmas ornaments. So far, they’ve brought in $800,000 in water fundraising dollars. In the video above, learn about how the organization helped a Navajo family living on a [...]

By |May 8th, 2016|#GiveAHandUp, Blog|0 Comments

Look Who’s Making A Difference – People Power Over Corporate Power

People Power Over Corporate Power = Canceled Pipeline Projects A long-standing fight for the public’s right to their land and waterways came to an end April 22 when Gov. Cuomo’s New York State Department of Environmental Conservation denied the Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification for the proposed Constitution Pipeline. The pipeline was [...]

By |May 8th, 2016|#InItTogether, Blog|0 Comments