-- Quote of the Day --
“Writing for me started with letters to the editor – I discovered that I was rather unusual in that most of my letters were accepted where as there was a rejection rate of about 90% of the time… so that had me thinking… Hmmm maybe there is something to my writing. …The thing about traditional publishing, you quickly realize that it is not yours - you no longer own the book. …I found that nonfiction writing is very comfortable, very easy for me. …And is a venue in which I can promote all the things I believe in.”Today's quote was chosen from an interview that aired on the May 12th broadcast of Conscious Discussions radio this year. This discussion on Ending Poverty & Building Peace was really quite inspiring - check it out by clicking on the hyperlinks here or look to the right of this blog page for a link to the Conscious Discussions talk radio show.
~ Debbie Jordan - May 12, ’09
~ Debbie Jordan - May 12, ’09
**Don't forget to enter this week's prize draw for Rick Neice's memoir novel: The Side-Yard Super Hero... just go to my site: www.brummet.ca, click on "contact" and email me with the word "prize" in the subject line... and you'll be entered for the draw! Deadline Sunday June 21st
-- Conscious Living Event --
Interestingly today, June 16 is International Day of the African Child, which according to Global Health Progross was created to commemorate the 1976 Soweto uprising in South Africa & children’s inspirational courage to demand a better future. The lack of access to safe drinking water within a short distance, easing the children & women's work load, is of paramount concern. Diseases & schooling are also very large issues for the region. However, much is being done to improve conditions there. Find out more by clicking on the hyperlink above.
-- Eco-Resources --
As I mentioned yesterday, Dave & I were inspired to share some of the best environmental organizations that appeared on Conscious Discussions radio over the years. We are starting with those that were interviewed in 2007 - We continue to be inspired by the incredible work they do to create a healthier planet.
- Kids For Saving Earth: This amazing organization was started by a mother of a young boy who had a passion for the environment, but sadly passed on due to cancer. Their objective is "to educate, inspire, & empower children to protect the Earth's environment. Kids for Saving Earth provides action-oriented, educational materials, posters, music, & other information support for environmentally concerned schools, instructors, families & kids." http://kidsforsavingearth.org
- Luna Pads: Save money by choosing a greener & healthier, sustainable alternative for menstrual, inconinence & birth products. www.lunapads.com
- Kid At Art: This organization inspires children and their caregivers creative ways to recycle by making art. "The lessons and activities include drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, paper-mache, marbling, and crafts." www.kid-at-art.com
- Reduce The Use: A good resource for learning how to reduce consumption & waste production. www.reducetheuse.co.uk
- Green Feet: A green retailer of environmentally friendly gift & household products. www.greenfeet.com
- Greener Footprints: Inspired by a voluntary run plastic shopping bag reduction campaign in Australia, two women began a similar program for Canada. www.greenerfootprints.com
Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca