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Source Imperative is a blog about consciousness-raising issues that will call us all to task, and a free “toolbox” filled with ideas and inspiration. This section is an important resource for moving stories about obstacles people have faced and the ingenuity with which they tackled and overcame those obstacles.  Learn more

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. The Colfax Community Network, a [...]

By |May 19th, 2016|Categories: #InItTogether, Blog|Tags: , , , |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 propensity for landscaping. They take [...]

By |May 18th, 2016|Categories: #InItTogether, Blog|Tags: , , |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 store on wheels is set [...]

By |May 18th, 2016|Categories: #InItTogether, Blog|Tags: , , , , |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 explore and learn about. With [...]

By |May 12th, 2016|Categories: #InItTogether, Blog|Tags: , , , |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|Categories: #InItTogether, Blog|Tags: , |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) and the Pennsylvania Independent Oil [...]

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