Category: BE THE CHANGE

7 New Year’s Resolutions For A Better Earth

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We’ve posted New Year’s resolutions lists before like 5 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Make For Your Food and 5 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Make To Change Your Life to help get you right in the new year. That’s still good news by the way.

Resolving to make more money and get abs of steel are good news too, but what about resolutions for a better Earth? If you can’t breathe clean air getting rock hard abs is going to become a secondary priority right away. The Indigenous American posted this list that was so good I had to share it with you. It includes protecting biodiversity and my favorite getting trained in making change. because saying that you’re “woke” has never been enough. Let’s show and prove in 2018!

VIDEO: Extreme Green: Minimalist Lives With Just 50 Things

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What I don’t like is how the video ends on such a down note. Oh he’s oppressing his children! His son desperately wants a couch? Spare me. What his son seem to really want but didn’t say was privacy. He shares a room with his father and that’s gotta be a drag. There are ways to differentiate the living space and the couch is doable. So is getting new underwear but the approach or message need not be one of deprivation. This man can live his life without being overwhelmed by his own stuff, which when you think about it is an absurd idea in itself. Continue reading

PETITION: Boycott The Brands That Blocked Your Right To Know About GMOs

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Here’s a pledge for you to sign about boycotting the brands that blocked your right to know about what’s in your food. You can fill out this form via the Organic Consumers Association or download their boycott guides to keep track of the offending organic and “natural” brands, whose parent companies donated millions to defeat Prop 37, the California Right to Know GMO labeling initiative.

“You can call their customer hotlines listed below, and post on their Facebook pages. Tell them you’ll support their brands when they publicly and financially support your Right to Know!”

Get involved! Click on I’m joining the Right to Know boycott! Label GMOs!

Are You Ready To Make A Difference In The World?

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Maybe I can’t tell you when you’re ready to make a difference in this world, and hell, maybe you’ll never truly be “ready”, but as the quote from activist Dr. John Francis above says, this is how you’ll know when “you’re looking at an opportunity” to make a difference.

And he should know. When Dr. Francis was a young African-American man he witnessed Continue reading