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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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Bhutan aims to be first 100% organic nation

Bhutan aims to be first 100% organic nation | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
New Delhi (AFP) Oct 3, 2012 - The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, famed for seeking happiness for its citizens, is aiming to become the first nation in the world to turn its home-grown food and farmers 100 percent organic.
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Burnaby NewsLeader - Big Bend property going back to farming roots

Burnaby NewsLeader  - Big Bend property going back to farming roots | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Amidst traffic whizzing along a stretch of industrial Byrne Road in South Burnaby, listen carefully – you might hear a few contented snorts.
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#443 Return of the Elbe River salmon | This gives me hope

#443 Return of the Elbe River salmon | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Before industrialization, Atlantic salmon swam freely in the rivers of Europe. But industry remade more than the economy. Salmon returning from the Nor...
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Urban agriculture sprouts in Brazil's favelas

Urban agriculture sprouts in Brazil's favelas | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

A pioneering initiative is now underway in two favelas or shantytowns in the southern Rio de Janeiro district of Lerne.

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#440 The blessing of bees | This gives me hope

#440 The blessing of bees | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Until I spent a few years cultivating large gardens on a small farm, I was wary of bees. I had only been bitten once, when I sat on one, but the memory...
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Honey bees fight back against Varroa

Honey bees fight back against Varroa | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The parasitic mite Varroa destructor is a major contributor to the recent mysterious death of honey bee colonies.
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A Business Model That Brings Jobs, Health, Services -- and Joy -- to the Hardest Hit Communities

Want proof that the goals of business and the needs of the most vulnerable can align? Meet Jeff Brown, fourth-generation grocer and owner of the 10-store ShopRite regional chain based in Philadelphia.
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Pete Seeger: Letters About Family and Childhood

Pete Seeger: Letters About Family and Childhood | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Poignant and innocent, these childhood letters written by Pete Seeger will transport you back to a simpler time.
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#433 Doing it For Our Grandchildren | This gives me hope

#433 Doing it For Our Grandchildren | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Sunday is from Australia. She is a 14-month-old angel. One of her mothers is my partner Robin’s daughter. That makes this beautiful child Robin’s g...
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Farmers and Scientists Call for More Action on Antibiotics in Agriculture

Farmers and Scientists Call for More Action on Antibiotics in Agriculture | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
More than 150 scientists and 50 farmers came out this week in support of stricter limits on antibiotics used in animal agriculture as part of a broader effort to tackle the...
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#431 Baby bookworm | This gives me hope

#431 Baby bookworm | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
By the time I was four, I had learned to fathom out simple words on a printed page. I suspect it was a survival skill. My single mother read to my brot...
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Protecting biodiversity key to food security, adaptation - expert - AlertNet

Protecting biodiversity key to food security, adaptation - expert - AlertNet | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
“Much of the response to climate change will have to be based on biodiversity,” argues the head of the Convention on Biological Diversity...
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Street Art Shamans

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There's plenty of cool outlaw art on the street, but these three artists engage the audience to diagnose community ills and promote healing.
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Visualizing Social Media for Social Good [Infographic]

Visualizing Social Media for Social Good [Infographic] | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Guest Post by Logan Harper,  Community Manager for UNC – Chapel Hill’s School of Government’s new online Masters in Public Administration program (MPA@UNC) Social media—through wh...
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#441 Eclipse Awards: a business role model | This gives me hope

#441 Eclipse Awards: a business role model | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Rewarding people for exemplary work often entails bestowing some sort of engraved plaque or a chunk of glass inscribed with the details. The recognitio...
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#439 The informed optimism of Dr. Vandana Shiva | This gives me hope

#439 The informed optimism of Dr. Vandana Shiva | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
High on the list of people making a difference in the world is Dr. Vandana Shiva. A scientist who trained in physics and philosophy, Dr. Vandana Shiva has ...
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New NYC Subway Ads: “Love Your Muslim Neighbors”

New NYC Subway Ads: “Love Your Muslim Neighbors” | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
After hateful ads implying that Muslims are “savages” were posted in New York subway stations, a Christian group launched its own campaign.
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Woman Decorates her House with 30,000 Bottle Caps

Woman Decorates her House with 30,000 Bottle Caps | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Not all of us really see everyday objects in an imaginative way, but a Russian pensioner Olga Kostina found creative use of plastic bottle caps. She collected the plastic...
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#436 One man’s vision saved British Columbia’s farmland | This gives me hope

#436 One man’s vision saved British Columbia’s farmland | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
If you drive by the Richmond, British Columbia, farm Harold Steves has worked all his life, you will see a herd of Oreo cookie cows. Belted Galloways a...
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#434 A hands-on revolution | This gives me hope

#434 A hands-on revolution | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
I’ve built fences, made croissants from scratch, sewn quilts, written poems, played the fiddle and been midwife to sheep. What I loved about all of t...
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#432 Lakota Solar, a new way of honouring nature | This gives me hope

#432 Lakota Solar, a new way of honouring nature | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
In the place where Oglala Lakota men, women and children were massacred by U.S. cavalrymen on December 29, 1980—the same part of South Dakota where O...
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French Study Finds Massive Tumors And Organ Damage in Rats Fed GMOs

French Study Finds Massive Tumors And Organ Damage in Rats Fed GMOs | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Sweet Corn at the Farmer's Market (Heather Parlato/LAist) A study published today finds that rats with prolonged exposure to roundup-ridden corn found suffered health problems including mammary tumors and severe liver and kidney damage.
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#430 Australia’s Hawkesbury Harvest a Successful Model | This gives me hope

#430 Australia’s Hawkesbury Harvest a Successful Model | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Northwest of Sydney, Australia, lies a region of small villages and towns, and vast tracts of national parks. The area has long been Sydney's bread bas...
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