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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: 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 – 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

Look Who’s Making A Difference: Victory For 7 Kids in Climate Change Lawsuit

Today, in a surprise ruling from the bench in the critical climate case brought by youths against the State of Washington’s Department of Ecology, King County Superior Court Judge Hollis Hill ordered the Department of Ecology to promulgate an emissions reduction rule by the end of 2016 and make recommendations to the state legislature on science-based greenhouse [...]

By |May 1st, 2016|#InItTogether, Blog|0 Comments

Look Who’s Making A Difference – One Creative Machinist Creates Treasures From Used Plastic

One person's trash is another treasure. That statement is particularly true for this machinist who decided to re-purpose clean, empty plastic containers into usable items. His items vary from spinning tops to clipboards to waste baskets.  Watch this video that was posted to Facebook by Upworthy.

By |May 1st, 2016|#InItTogether, Blog|0 Comments

look Who’s Making A Difference: 16 Year Old GMO Activist Crashes Monsanto Shareholder Meeting

In a classic remake of David vs. Goliath, GMO activist Rachel Parent is taking some of the world’s biggest bullies head on. She is no stranger to bullying whatsoever. After developing an interest in GMOs while studying for her sixth-grade speech assignment, she quickly decided this was something she needed to take a stand against. Not long after that, the [...]

By |April 30th, 2016|#InItTogether, Blog|0 Comments