This Gives Me Hope
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This Gives Me Hope
Hope is sturdy; instead of drowning in despair, it rolls up its sleeves and sets out to change things.
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Selling Seeds That Survive The Harsh Life Of An Urban Garden: Scientific American

Selling Seeds That Survive The Harsh Life Of An Urban Garden: Scientific American | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Rooftop Ready Seeds will help you start an agricultural life in even the most concrete of jungles.
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Love the parody of that OTHER seed company's "... ready" seeds. 

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Wireless network redesign could cut carbon pollution

Wireless network redesign could cut carbon pollution | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Australian researchers are helping to design new mobile phone networks that could be up to 1,000 times more energy efficient than current networks.
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When You Get Back in the Saddle Again, Expect to Fall

When You Get Back in the Saddle Again, Expect to Fall | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
I decided to dip my toe back into the water... and belly-flopped instead. I had set myself up to fail because I had set unreasonable expectations in place.
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A good reminder. We will fall repeatedly, and that's OK, as long as keep getting up again.

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Good karma? ‘Wonder pug’ sniffs out breast cancer in animal rescuer

Good karma? ‘Wonder pug’ sniffs out breast cancer in animal rescuer | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

"A woman who works in the animal rescue business appears to have earned some good karma for her good deeds. The lady’s pug, which she rescued from a breeding facility, helped her get diagnosed early with breast cancer, possibly saving her life, the New York Daily News reported April 16.

Marian Cooper, 57, says that her six-year old portly pug, Flo, repeatedly nudged and sniffed at her right breast. Cooper initially thought the rescued pooch was just being a nuisance."


Via Susan Zager
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We devise all these expensive tests and instruments - and a little pug upstages them all.

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Susan Zager's curator insight, April 17, 2013 6:02 PM

This is a feel good story. I think it's great that her dog sniffed out her breast cancer. Dog's have incredible senses of smell and if they trained more dogs to detect cancer it would be worthwhile for all cancers.


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Using Design Thinking to Leave No Right Brain Behind in the Classroom

Using Design Thinking to Leave No Right Brain Behind in the Classroom | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Something cool is brewing in Los Angeles that could create a lasting, global effect on creativity in education.
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Big City Farmers Take to the Rooftops

Big City Farmers Take to the Rooftops | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Space is expensive in Brooklyn, so Gotham Greens built their urban farm on a rooftop.
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Urban agriculture holds a lot of promise for future food security and improved urban environments.

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Can You Make It Through Without Happycrying

A classic Voight-Kampff test. Are you human? Music: http://soundcloud.com/freefilmmusic/   Photo Credits: 100 Year-old Tortoise acts as Mom to Baby Hippo/Flo...
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Mister Rogers, Boston Tragedy, & The Rest of The Story

Mister Rogers, Boston Tragedy, & The Rest of The Story | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
John Sutter says all of us are geared to help, and the responses to the Boston bombings show that.

Via Karen Dietz
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My thanks to Karen Dietz for posting this to scoop.it. 

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, April 19, 2013 6:32 AM

"Look for the helpers . . . "

Karen Dietz's comment, April 21, 2013 1:42 PM
I appreciate all of your comments and am delighted that you connected to the forgotten key message of the story :)
ozziegontang's curator insight, April 22, 2013 7:51 AM

We are herd/pack animals who call ourselves human beings or social animals.  The helpers are people who revert back to their instinct to help a fellow man.  Often at peril to their own lives. Often sacrificing their own life to save another.  When you look at the derivation of "sacrifice" it is made up of two Latin words "sacra" and "facio"  that is "to make holy."


Bombshel says it beautifully. This is how I shared the Power of One back in 2010 about a dear friend, Rauni Prittinen King who is the co-founder with Dr. Mimi Guarneri of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine.


The Power of One united is a force  that reunites body/mind/spirit back into the basics of being: human. 

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New Zealand's Parliament Celebrates Legalizing Marriage Equality With A Song

New Zealand's Parliament Celebrates Legalizing Marriage Equality With A Song | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
MP Louisa Wall is applauded by her peers in parliament after the vote (Photo: Getty) It was only a week ago that Uruguay became the 12th country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage. Now, there's a 13th: New...
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How to Help Boston and Restore Your Belief in People

How to Help Boston and Restore Your Belief in People | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Ways to help those who were hurt in the Boston marathon bombings and popular sayings to help get people through.
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Freedom 90 Union

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The Freedom 90 Union demands urgent action by the Government of Ontario to end poverty and make food banks and emergency meal programs unnecessary.
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There's a new union in Ontario, whose intent is to demand urgent action to end poverty. The members are food bank and emergency meal program volunteers. They have seen the face of poverty up close and are demanding government action - with a sly sense of humour.

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Ventures - Zeus Recycling Solutions turns garbage into goods

Ventures - Zeus Recycling Solutions turns garbage into goods | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Zeus Recycling Solutions developed a baler, no bigger than a tall garbage can, that manually compresses oversize plastic wrap into small, compact bundles. That eases the recycling process and makes trucking it more efficient.
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Here's another company trying to keep plastic out of the waste stream.

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Real Victory for Real Food Challenge

Real Victory for Real Food Challenge | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The Real Food Challenge marked a real victory this week when it signed a transparency agreement with Sodexo, the world's second largest food service company.
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These students are leading the way

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Where Gay Muslims Come To Worship And Marry

Where Gay Muslims Come To Worship And Marry | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Imam Daayiee Abdullah is in charge of Washington D.C.'s Light of Reform mosque, where gay Muslims can worship and get married.
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This imam may be the only openly gay Muslim cleric in the western hemisphere.

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Bullitt Center, supposedly world's greenest office building, opens

Bullitt Center, supposedly world's greenest office building, opens | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

The newly completed Bullitt Center, on Seattle's Capitol Hill, is anchored in an urban American field of environmental dreams:  Build it, and they will come.

 

The headquarters of a foundation named for the founding family of King Broadcasting, the six-story structure was designed to be the globe's "greenest"  commercial building. 

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A good example of what's possible.

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40 Inspiring Workspaces Of The Famously Creative

40 Inspiring Workspaces Of The Famously Creative | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
From tiny writing desks to giant painting studios, the only thing all of these creative studios have in common is that they inspired their successful inhabitants to create greatness.
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Love this!

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Living on Earth: 'The World’s Greenest Commercial Building

Living on Earth: 'The World’s Greenest Commercial Building | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Seattle public radio station KUOW reporter Ross Reynolds visits the deep green Bullitt Center along with the man who dreamed it up, Denis Hayes. As Hayes explains, the Center is a self sufficient building designed to emulate a living organism.
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It can be done! 

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A World without Landfills? It’s Closer than You Think

A World without Landfills? It’s Closer than You Think | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Two recipients of this year’s Goldman Environmental Prize are working to abolish the practice of sending trash to landfills and incinerators. And the idea is catching on.
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Zero waste on a municipal level

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We Are the World - Environment - Utne Reader

We Are the World - Environment - Utne Reader | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
In New Zealand—or Aotearoa, as it is known to the indigenous Māori people—the Whanganui River has been awarded personhood status.
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New Zealand is leading the way by giving a river personhood status. Quite different from offering that status to corporations.

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Kitten Rescued from Roadway Tunnel

Kitten Rescued from Roadway Tunnel | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
It is unbelievable to watch the video footage of this kitten cowering in a tunnel gutter as dozens of vehicle whiz by at 60 miles an hour just inches away!
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Plastic carry-out bags will become extinct in 12 San Mateo County cities on Monday

Plastic carry-out bags will become extinct in 12 San Mateo County cities on Monday | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The days of stuffing groceries and other purchases inside plastic carry-out bags are coming to an end Monday in many San Mateo County cities.
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A little at a time...

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Paralyzed Dog Saved from Owner, Goes On to Help Others

Paralyzed Dog Saved from Owner, Goes On to Help Others | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Many life changing stories begin with a hero in the right place at the right time, and for Lisa Castro of Florida, serendipity led to the rescue of one very proud paralyzed dog and a remarkable ripple effect that has only just begun.
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Powerpot turns heat and water into electricity

Powerpot turns heat and water into electricity | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Students have invented a portable cook pot that doubles as a thermoelectric generator, and are now marketing it.
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Very creative - and good for uses well beyond charging campers' cell phones

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Mormon Church Abandons Its Crusade Against Gay Marriage

Mormon Church Abandons Its Crusade Against Gay Marriage | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Prop. 8 backlash has led the Latter Day Saints to soften their treatment of LGBT church members.
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Can the Catholic church be far behind?

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Student leader says it’s time to kick fast food to the curb | Toronto Star

Student leader says it’s time to kick fast food to the curb | Toronto Star | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Campaign urges students to boycott fast food for the month of November to raise awareness of its negative health impacts
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Young people are taking the lead

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