Monday, July 16, 2012

Green & Conscious Living

-- Quote of the Day -- 

“The goal was to challenge the next generation, young people, to make a difference for extreme poverty and injustice in the world  …to connect people who need something to live for, with people who just need something to live. …we see young people challenged to do something, to start an organization, we have story after story of people who have been impacted by this project. …You can make a difference, but expect difficulties - don’t expect it to be easy sailing. …Empowerment is the way to go. …People are just as intelligent and just as capable no matter where you go – it is just a matter of circumstances, resources and education or environment… They are waiting for a chance, or an opportunity. A lot of times people can get overwhelmed with all the need out there – but the best thing is to put your time into the thing that breaks your heart and combine that with what you love to do. …It seems like so few people are doing so much and get burned out – we can avoid that.” 

~ Dan Paris

Today’s quote originates from the Conscious Discussions Talk Radio episode titled: World Poverty
 (*Click on the title to access the full discussion)

-- Positive News --

Kudos goes out to the state of Vermont today!

The state of Vermont (USA) has enacted a bill (#485) that will make it mandatory for everyone in the state to recycle and compost organics. Starting July 1st, a phase-in period of 8 years will be allowed for hauling and landscaping and composting companies and facilities to grow their services to accommodate this new demand. It will also allow time for the purchase and organization of increasing the number of recycling and organic collection bins – to equal the number of waste bins in public areas.

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  1. Hello!

    I really enjoyed reading that post. Im only 20 years old but that coincides with what i want to do with my future. I feel like a have so much drive to put towards something along those lines, I just have no clue what that is yet. Would you have any suggestions for me? I also just started a blog of my own and i really like what you have done with yours! If you had any tips or advice for me it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks again!

    1. Clint - it is always a challenge deciding where our energies are best spent... but the worst thing we can do is sit dormant. Get out and try things, anything that appeals to you and makes you feel empowered as an individual who can make a difference. And don't get discouraged in your life adventures... you just never know what a blog post, a 15 minute volunteer bout, or a smile across the room can do. The ripple effect is an amazing thing. I'd suggest possibly listening to our radio show archives and seeing what appeals to you most, then contacting those organizations to get involved, or start something on your own. We just had a post recently about eco-friendly jobs you might want to check out on this blog back on July 2nd... you might find that of interest. A blog is a great way to start as well. Perhaps posting articles and interviews highlighting others? ...wishing you the very best in your journey - Lillian


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