Big Storms

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We got lucky in the aftermath of this crazy torrential storm, we escaped the fate of many neighbors with fallen trees. I’ve never seen weather change like that so violently and rapidly, it felt like everything was going to blow … Continued

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A teaspoon of good pasture soil may contain a billion bacteria, a million fungi and ten thousand amoebae. Imagine what’s in this spoon.. (at Darien, IL)

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Nature in suburbia, listening to the birds, the bugs and the hum of the highway (at Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve)

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Right outside my neighborhood, all of oldfield road is swarming with sheriffs and state police, there’s been a dead body found. This is scary stuff, it’s just a few blocks away from our suburban home in an upscale neighborhood in … Continued

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This saiba tree is five years old and it’s enormous, at least five stories. Last week it was barren and had no leaves, this week it’s lush with green. It all started from one little seed, that’s magic. (at Project … Continued

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Learning to make real chocolate from a Nicaraguan boss woman.. who wants some? (at Project Bona Fide)

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Awesome morning planting things using #permaculture principles: aromatic plants as natural insecticides, organic matter as mulch to block weeds and retain moisture, and some palmy shade so the seedlings don’t get burnt from the strong sun (at Project Bona Fide)

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The remainder of my alimentation for today, day five of the master cleanse and going strong five more days to go (at Project Bona Fide)

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Special experiment with ginger, cacao, and coco.. what could we make with this? #yum (at Project Bona Fide)

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Hanging out on the patio.. looks like its time to pay the pacific a visit (at San Juan del Sur)

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This is a giant planet and we’re lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of … Continued

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Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience. Victoria Holt

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Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated … Continued

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There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle Albert Einstein

New Blog

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The buy positively blog will be taking a hiatus for some time. This blog was started full of great intentions and with an idea to make consumerism better. Through market testing of the business idea, we have decided not to … Continued

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Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, … Continued

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Dance as though no one is watching you. Love as though you have never been hurt before. Sing as though no one can hear you. Live as though heaven is on earth. Souza Sent

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Instead of thinking about what you are going to do when you retire, think about how you can do that now and make a living from it Unkown

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, … Continued

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, … Continued

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Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more. Oscar Wilde

The USA is about to treat the world to a mutant salmon which could wipe out native salmon populations and threaten human health. How could this possible be a good idea?  Sign the petition from avaaz and let your voice … Continued

springwise: Compact hydroponic unit can grow 10,000 vegetables a year In recent times, Springwise has come across a number of startups aiming to aid urban crop growth with innovative hydroponic solutions, from the NASA-inspired Green Wheel indoor rotary garden to Efficient City Farming’s rooftop … Continued

This is a project I’d love to support and tell everyone about. We can all make the world better.  positive-press-daily: Oregon Tech renewable energy engineering students bring electricity to Tanzanian villages On August 19, Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) students will join … Continued

smarterplanet: Arduino-powered plant can water itself, thank you very much | Digital Trends Make a trip to the nearest Radioshack and build yourself an automated self-watering plant so you no longer have to remember to do the task. My personal … Continued

We are all partners in much needed change

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIQdYXCKUv0] The Story of Change is the second chapter of Annie Leonard’s Story of Stuff Project. In the first chapter, Annie eloquently pulls together years of research to highlight the destructiveness of society’s addiction to bad consumerism. We live … Continued

I’m a road bike good: What kind of bike rider are you? Reblog to let us know or share on Facebook! Enter to win a brand spankin’ new bike from Civia Cycles here: http://on.fb.me/OC9qg1 Illustration by Corinna Loo

This is a really neat initiative involving recycling, re-purposing, art, creativity, music and crowdsourcing to drive positive behavior change. We’re rooting for you guys and are excited to see the results! unconsumption: The Assignment: Record the music to a PSA … Continued

“Share Your Kitchen.” Meet the CouchSurfing / Airbnb hybrid of dining. Three cheers for collaborative consumption! newstartupideas: NewGusto: A Home Cooked Meal While You Travel We shared Foodhost back in August, a platform that brought local communities together to meet and eat … Continued

“America Washing” Is The New Greenwashing

Illustration via MadeInTheUSABrand.com By Tim Devaney via The Washington Times U.S. consumers may be surprised to learn many products bearing the label “Made in America” are largely built outside of the United States. The practice exploits a little-known loophole in the product-label system … Continued

good: Bald Barbie Comforts Kids with Cancer: Mattel, the makers of Barbie, announced last month that a hairless “friend of Barbie“ will “be distributed exclusively to children’s hospitals and other hospitals treating children with cancer throughout the U.S. and Canada, directly … Continued

good:  Yeah, yeah, there’s an app for everything. But rarely does an app encourage you to buy less. That’s the idea behind Indeed. Read all about it at GOOD.is.

holsteemylife: I came across the Holstee Manifesto a few months after leaving my kushy corporate job. When I read it, I was at a pivotal point, trying to figure out what social venture ideas I should pursue and whether I … Continued

Top 20 Companies Using Innovation to Combat Climate Change

Maplecroft’s Climate Innovation Indexes (CIIs) – which rank 360 of the largest US companies according to their innovation of clean-tech solutions and new products, mitigation of climate change related risks and management of carbon emissions – was released earlier this morning. The top … Continued

Fascinating chart. I can’t verify these price comparisons firsthand, but if they are accurate, it’s quite a compelling illustration. Poll: Is eating healthy more economical than we think?  fitbxtch: No excuses, just do it! Plus, it doesn’t hurt that dried … Continued

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Fascinating chart. I can’t verify these price comparisons firsthand, but if they are accurate, it’s quite a compelling illustration. Poll: Is eating healthy more economical than we think?  fitbxtch: No excuses, just do it! Plus, it doesn’t hurt that dried … Continued