Wednesday, November 21, 2012

responsible, sustainable society

 -- Quote of the Day -- 

“Have the children put down their goals academically, socially and what they want to accomplish and then put down detail plans as to what they are going to do to make those things happen. …Without actual detail plans those goals are just daydreams. If they don’t succeed – so be it – but at least they had a detailed plan for their goals and they tried to reach them. It is very important to be honest with themselves and be willing to adjust (reach out for help) constantly. …Listen before you speak; sometimes you have to walk out of the room… or count to ten or thirty before responding. Realize that teenagers especially are going to fly off the handle – you have to not react… don’t try to diffuse the tantrums when they are in that state of mind, it just won’t work. …Let them know that mistakes are good – that is how you learn in life – have an open dialogue and listen to what they are not saying, this is just as important.”

~ Michael Leppo

Today’s quote originates from the Conscious Discussions Talk Radio episode that aired back on … titled: Positive Parenting Tips

 (*Click on the title to access the full discussion)

-- Positive News --


I learned of another city-wide initiative for helping citizens make the move towards a sustainable society that I just had to celebrate here with you today. Kyoto City has decided to implement a local currency that they call "eco-money" this year. Citizens earn this eco-money through doing small sustainable daily activities - like bringing their own reusable cup to coffee shops, donating reusable clothes, and so on. For every 10 points they earn, the citizens can receive fresh local seasonal vegetables, or a pass for public transport. 

Yet another phenomenal way to encourage proactive lifestyles!

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