Monday, August 24, 2009

rise #24

Green tip # 1: Garden! The easiest way to eat healthy, eat locally, eat cheaply, have food security, learn, get your hands dirty, reconnect with your mother (Earth). Here’re a couple pix from my first attempt (the wetter than normal Denver summer certainly helped).

Green tip # 2: Save money (by saving electricity)! Consider your appliances & electronics and how much energy they really use. For some good quick info, check out: Vampire

“Aspire to inspire before you expire” - anonymous

Life tip: not only should we do “less bad” (e.g. drive a prius instead of a hummer), but we should also strive to do “more good” (e.g. plant a tree, donate to a charity, grow a garden, inspire someone, make someone laugh or feel loved)

Amazing website: Charity Navigator ( – find great charities and support the greater good. I narrowed my search to 9 wonderful organizations (in no particular order):
  • Amazon Conservation Team
  • EcoLogic Development Fund
  • The Pachamama Alliance
  • Rare
  • Water for People
  • Trees for Life
  • Grameen Foundation USA
  • FINCA International
  • Root Capital

And just this week I donated to the Amazon Conservation Team & The Pachamama Alliance

Please join me in being thankful for the fortunate lives we lead and giving to those who are not as blessed.

“I can imagine it working out perfectly, I said. I can’t she said & I said no wonder you’re so stressed” – Traveling Light

Book recommendation: Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz – consider why you’re happy or sad with your life and decisions that you’ve made and learn to always choose happiness!

“The door of a bigoted mind opens outwards so that the only result of the pressure of facts upon it is to close it more snugly.” - Ogden Nash

Interesting video about decisions: Decisions

“These individuals have riches just as we say that we ‘have a fever’, when really the fever has us.” - Seneca

Reduce, reuse, rejoice!