Thursday, October 14, 2010

Water & Equality - Blog Action Day

 -- Inspiring Thought of the Day --

Instead of a Quote of the Day, I've chosen to offer this inspiring thought - 

Celebrities who are well-known for their work for Humanitarian Causes:

Anjelina Jolie
George Clooney
Mia Farrow
Oprah Winfrey
Jerry Lewis
Brad Pitt
Ashley Judd
Billy Crystal
Whoopi Goldberg
Don Cheadle

-- Conscious Discussions Radio --

Brenda Shoshanna is our featured guest of the day – Dr. Shoshanna combines the teachings of the East and West along with practical exercises to help people reach beyond paralyzing fear and the heavy weight of dread in their lives. Brenda is the author of many books, and during our discussion this morning she offered information on today's state of fear/anxiety, the dangers behind procrastination, facing fear, ...she defines Reality verses Expectations, and Response verses Reaction... and how to help the youth in our lives deal with the stresses they face.

Click on the show title here to access today's discussion on Fearless Living or look to the sidebars on this blog to find recently aired Conscious Discussions Talk Radio show episodes.  
 -- Conscious Living Events --

Today is set aside to honor World Standards Day which aims to raise awareness among regulators, industry and consumers as to the importance of standardization to the global economy. According to - "this year’s theme is: Tackling climate change through standards. ...Increasing human activity, increasing greenhouse gas emissions are raising the earth's average temperature and consequences have an impact on climate change. Experts and scientists agree to say that a dramatic climate change would have enormous developmental, economic, social and environmental stresses on our planet."

This makes me think of simple consumer products, like dish-washing machine detergents... standardizing the impact that has on the environment could have a huge effect. For instance here's something I found on the packaging from a President’s Choice Green brand… “The use of regular dishwasher detergent releases 5000 tones of phosphates per year, causing the rapid proliferation of algae in our lakes and rivers, harming fish and other aquatic species.” While choosing dish-washing detergents that are phosphate and chlorine and fragrance free – can make a huge difference toward a safer, healthier planet... imagine the impact this could have if there were no choice, since ALL the products on the shelf follow this standard.

Oct 14th also offers:

The Toronto Coalition for Better Child Care - Growing up Green Fair
Metro Central YMCA Auditorium
Grosvernor St., Toronto ON (Canada)

 Now tomorrow, Oct 15th, we have Blog Action Day. According to "Blog Action Day is an annual event held every October 15 that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking a global discussion and driving collective action."

They are calling for bloggers to write about human rights and water issues... which you can see we are doing - but to close today's post, I thought you might enjoy a few links to archived discussions on our radio program that might interest you. We'll be unable to put up a blog post on the 15th due to schedule constraints, so today's post will have to serve as our way of participating in this virtual call to action. :) ...Also I encourage you to pick up a copy of Trash Talk and browse our articles (via our site: to find out more on these issues. 


Human Rights:
Fair Trade & Sustainability (one of our very first shows, 3 years ago)

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