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Students Arrested at Sit-In

by: EJ on 04/20/2015

Students at Yale, Harvard and University of Mary Washington made the news last week when they were arrested  during non-violent protests. What burning social justice issue were these students protesting?  War? Student fees? Minimum wage?  No, these students were protesting the fact that their universities are refusing to #divest from fossil fuels.

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Seed Starting with Cindy Conner

by: Sara on 03/11/2015

Tis the season of the Seedy Sunday...seed swapping, trading and buying. If you don't have a Seedy Sunday...or Saturday in you area of course you can get your seeds  from your local grower or garden shop or use the ones you saved from last years crop...but now what? Well Cindy Conner, the author of Grow a Sustainable Diet and Seed Libraries, is …

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National Day of Unplugging

by: EJ on 03/06/2015

Today's post comes to us from Christina Crook, author of The Joy of Missing Out:  Finding Balance in a Wired World.  This post was originally published March 6th on Christina's blog.

 

National Day of Unplugging: Should we ever stop fasting from that which numbs or dulls us to life?

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Seed Libraries, Community-based Initiaties to Preserve and Protect Our Food Supply

by: Sara on 02/05/2015

Over the past few generations, multinational corporations have seized the lion's share of the seed market, squeezing out small, regional, family-run companies and causing biodiversity to suffer. In recent year, gardeners have come to realize the inherent danger in this situation. Seed saving is the first step on the road to reclaiming control of …

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Partners for Youth Empowerment 2014 Highlights

by: EJ on 01/12/2015

Peggy Taylor and Charlie Murphy, authors of Catch the Fire: An Art-Full Guide to Unleashing the Creative Power of Youth Adults and Communities, have, with the help of a community of supporters and partner organizations, positively impacted the lives of over 200,000 teenagers around the world. Please see the showcase below of ten highlights of the …

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