#OWS is still a disorganized situation so I thought that if they had one driving point that tied all the causes together then it might help. This is it: Reform election laws that will put a cap on campaign expenditures. Make a cap amount that can be funded through campaign money from anywhere, including a grant or loan for people with no income, so that candidates may only spend just enough money that allows them to
1) make their voting record more widely available,
2) create a…Continue
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The last few years have been filled with doom and gloom as we endured the largest economic recession since the Great Depression. The recession has impacted my family in many ways as it has for most of us. This week, I decided that it was time to look on the bright side – how has my life improved since the Recession started?
This week's challenge was inspired after seeing the damage done to my home state - Vermont. So many roads were washed away, bridges destroyed, small businesses in small downtown communities were inundated with water... This week's challenge is to volunteer, donate money to storm recovery efforts or to a local cause in your community or help out a neighbor. The best way to help storm victims is likely to donate funds to…Continue
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My generation was taught that we should not talk to strangers. Of course, I feel the same urge to teach my kids the same lesson for safety's sake! But, how do I teach my kids to not be suspicious of every person they pass by? And if they do become that suspicious at a young age, does it add to the social barriers we already see in our communities today? Homes of the 1950's and 60's were built with front porches - people sat on these front porches in the evenings while the kids played in…Continue
This week's challenge focuses on trying to break down some of the social barriers that have become more prevalent over the past decade between neighbors and others in our communities. My challenge to you is to say "hello" to someone new - at the grocery store, at work or in your neighborhood. Growing up in a small town, I often find a remnant characteristic in myself in that I cannot NOT waive at someone in a neighborhood - even when driving…Continue
Our One Small Step Challenge provides easy "small steps" that anyone can do to live more sustainably and be more involved in their local community.
Week 3 Challenge: Take a few minutes this week to check each outlet in your house - unplug the unnecessary items. For instance, I found a VCR still plugged in that I never use! Save money by reducing your energy use when you unplug these items. Answer the survey question on our website to let us know that…Continue
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If anyone is following this blog, I am sorry it has been an entire month since I posted my last blog. School is over for about a month so I will be on here more often. Thanks for any comments people have left. Those have made me happier than I have been in a long time. Please contact me at email@example.com for any questions,…Continue
Added by Tim Lofgren on July 26, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments
I have to say, it’s felt pretty bad to not post on the weekly date I usually post on, but I’m still here to bring my opinion to cyberspace. This week’s article is about the financial debacle in Greece which may soon be faced by the rest of Europe.
The European Union and the International Monetary Fund recently (within the last two weeks) approved a financial rescue package for Greece. The following day, the markets took a tumble, seen by…Continue
This week I am bringing a close to my three part blog on environment, business, and community. This post is meant to shed some light on the role that tolerance plays in communities within the entire world. We are all diverse in our race and culture, but all share a part in the human race. The following excerpts are taken from two very different stories.
The first story is about the violent death of a white supremacist leader in South Africa…Continue
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My girlfriend recently sent me an invitation for “One Day Without Shoes”, which was sponsored by Tom’s Shoes. The event took place on Thursday, April 8th, 2010. I have pasted their announcement below:
“One Day Without Shoes is the day we spread awareness about the impact a simple pair of shoes can have on a child’s life. On April 8th, we ask people to go the day, part of the day or even just a few minutes, barefoot, to experience…
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