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5 Backyard Nature Activities For Kids

Explore and Get Dirty
Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 12:46 PM

5 ideas to make enjoying nature and our local outdoor environment more appealing to kids.  Stepping away from the screens and connecting with the world makes them healthier and more resilient. 

https://www.treehugger.com/family/5-nature-activities-kids-can-do-their-own-backyard.html » Read more

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The End of Growth

Either it ends, or we do
Friday, June 22, 2018, 7:57 PM

More and more, I hear that folks are feeling frustrated and betrayed, combined with a sense of loss and despair. I feel this way, too.

At a deep level, what ails us is not a host of unrelated, intractable problems, but the fact that our model of pursuing eternal economic growth simply isn't working anymore. It doesn’t work for the planet’s increasingly strained ecosystems, nor does it work for the bottom 99% of folks in society (i.e., the non-elites). The various health epidemics society suffers from today are merely symptoms of a larger acute spiritual crisis.

But viewed at a certain angle, this may be a good sign.

Why? Because in order to shift from one model to another, the old one first has to become unbearable. » Read more

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Daily Digest 4/13 - Good News Friday: Portugal Reaches 100% Renewables, Forest Bathing For Your Health

Friday, April 13, 2018, 10:41 AM
  • Bitcoin: A Stock Photo Cryptocurrency Primer
  • More than half your body is not human
  • Arizona Governor Agrees To 20 Percent Raise For Protesting Teachers
  • 1 in 5 Americans has attended a protest or rally since 2016: poll
  • Suffering From Nature Deficit Disorder? Try Forest Bathing
  • Portugal reaches 100% renewables, ends fossil fuel subsidies
  • Drop in plastic bags littering British seas linked to introduction of 5p charge
  • New Zealand bans all new offshore oil exploration as part of 'carbon-neutral future'
  • April Blooms: Spring Is on the Way
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8 Things to Know About Natural Navigation

8 Things to Know About Natural Navigation

Reading Nature's sign posts
Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 2:44 PM

Learn about how to use your surroundings and nature's signs to guide your way and rely less on electronic tools. 

http://www.outdoorlife.com/photos/gallery/2015/10/8-things-know-about-natural-navigation

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Daily Digest 8/6 - Chicago Sees Imminent Pension Crisis, The Energy Cost Of Food

Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 11:30 AM
  • How did Estonia become a leader in technology?
  • Worth Less, Yet Not Worthless
  • Global Gold’s Quarterly Outlook – Has Gold Exited The Bull Market?
  • Obama to Outline Plans for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
  • Polls Open in Detroit’s Mayoral Primary 
  • Chicago Sees Pension Crisis Drawing Near
  • Children Banned from Talking about Fracking as Reign of Silence Spreads
  • George Monbiot: Why humans should back off and let nature heal itself
  • The Energy Cost Of Food
  • Risks to Global Food Supply and Impacts to Investors – Steve Yuzpe