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Going Screen Free for One Week

Do you have what it takes to give up TV, Internet videos, and other screen-based entertainment for a week? It might sound hard, but not if you go in with a plan and the support of friends who join your quest...

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Tags: Community, Television
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Revitalization: My New Dream

Revitalize: To impart new life or vigor to. The town of Lockeport, Nova Scotia, Canada is planning a revitalization project with the help of Storm Cunningham, founder of the Revitalization Institute. Led by Dayle Eshelby, Town of Lockeport Integrated Community Sustainability Coordinator, the tow...

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Same Inside

I came across this lovely poem last night. It made me think that despite all our differences at the end of the day we are all the same inside. We yearn for companionship, sense of achievement, good health, a family of our own. Thus, rather than focusing on our own needs we ought to create a tight...

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Follow the green brick road

Good news for people living in Edmonston, Maryland. The town's Decatur Street will be reconstructed into an environmentally-friendly road, which will consist of "rain gardens, porous brick and a drought-resistant tree canopy designed to shade the concrete, filter rainwater before it flows into th...

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Ample Harvest: Connecting Gardeners with Food Pantries

A follow-up to a previous post on donating your garden's surplus to area food pantries: The director of a Connecticut community garden, Gary Oppenheimer, started AmpleHarvest.org as a means of connecting gardeners and their surplus produce with food pantries and their patrons in need of fresh fo...

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Tags: Community, Donation, Garden, Hunger, Soup kitchen
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Should Not Recycling Correctly Become a Crime?

This via Everyday Trash. Living in Sweden, one gets used to recycling. “To not recycle” is one of the things you just don’t_do, should you want to be able to blend in with your average crowd of people. We take it very seriously. A few years ago, municipal authorities brought a 77-year old woman ...

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Tags: Community, Crime, Europe, Policy
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The Give List

Now is time of truth. The last few days before the holidays are when simplicity is most likely to be tested. Unexpected last-minute gifts may arrive, forcing us to make fast decisions about expectations for reciprocity from family and friends. Parties that have been planned for are now taking pla...

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Tags: Charity, Community, Generosity, Givelist, Giving, Shopping, Volunteer
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