This Gives Me Hope
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Hope is sturdy; instead of drowning in despair, it rolls up its sleeves and sets out to change things.
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#457 Wisdom from the bear of Very Little Brain | This gives me hope

#457 Wisdom from the bear of Very Little Brain | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Winnie-the-Pooh was wise. A.A. Milne’s Bear of Very Little Brain asked:
“What day is it?”

“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.

“My favou...
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#456 A curious taste for winter | This gives me hope

#456 A curious taste for winter | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
During the intense, draining heat of summer, some of my friends start expressing dread of the coming cold. For me, cooler days bring relief. I can always a...
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#453 Subversive seeds plant hope | This gives me hope

#453 Subversive seeds plant hope | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Guerrilla gardeners around the globe have devised a scheme for re-vegetating places we humans have stripped of beauty. Before seed bombing got its star...
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Rescue Dog Runs Away to Visit Human in Hospital (Video)

Rescue Dog Runs Away to Visit Human in Hospital (Video) | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
An amazing story of a rescue dog's love and devotion! Last week, Zander the rescue dog's human dad, John Dolan, was hospitalized for a skin condition.
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From Rooftop to Alleyway, Chicago Fights Extreme Urban Heat With Greener Ideas

From Rooftop to Alleyway, Chicago Fights Extreme Urban Heat With Greener Ideas | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
One of Chicago's most beautiful and hidden gardens is located on top of City Hall, part of an effort to 'green' roofs in order fight rising temperatures.
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#449 Harmless graffiti and healing arts | This gives me hope

#449 Harmless graffiti and healing arts | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
If they hadn’t wrapped the trees with knitting and dangled crocheted doodads from the branches, I might have gone on blissfully unaware of a wonderfu...
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Three reasons why Copenhagen is the world leader in urban sustainability

Three reasons why Copenhagen is the world leader in urban sustainability | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

"The buzz from Copenhagen is all about its new "superhighway" for bikes. The real secret to its pioneering urban design, though, is that it puts people first on all its streets."

 

this is cool!!! 


Via Laurence Serfaty, Wa Gon, David Hodgson, Anne Caspari, Olive Ventures
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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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The Power Of Storytelling - How Telling Stories Created A Great School - Forbes

The Power Of Storytelling - How Telling Stories Created A Great School - Forbes | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Storytelling can be used for more than mere branding. At this Changemaker School, it's a tool for inclusion and a way to foster a great culture for learning. Laura White has this story from Prospect Sierra School.
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Growing up, growing food: A teenage farmer to watch

Growing up, growing food: A teenage farmer to watch | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
At 16, Sophia Vartanian is planning gardens, connecting young farmers, and getting ready to give a TED talk. What have you done recently?
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Opinion: Engaging and building community critical to business success

Opinion: Engaging and building community critical to business success | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
As our economy evolves, businesses will play an ever-increasing role in building community. Initially it will be for survival, but ultimately it will be seen as a new way to prosper.
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Roof gardens proven to cool buildings

Roof gardens proven to cool buildings | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A study has found roof gardens can significantly reduce temperatures inside city buildings The project in Adelaide has also created a mini-ecosystem where birds and insects have returned to the city...
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E. coli 0157:H7 Public Health Alert for XL Foods Beef Products Expands in U.S.

E. coli 0157:H7 Public Health Alert for XL Foods Beef Products Expands in U.S. | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The USDA's FSIS has expanded the public health alert for Canadian XL Foods beef products to include more than 2 million pounds of meat that may be contaminated with E. coli 0157:H7.
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#448 Brain candy for treats | This gives me hope

#448 Brain candy for treats | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
If your kids ring Rebecca Morgan’s door on Halloween, they’ll score a book instead of candy. She has been handing out books since 1995. Her modest ...
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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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