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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The Great Gift :: Momo & Michael

The Great Gift :: Momo & Michael | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A short time ago,  Twitter friend Julia Brown & I were given the most amazing gift. Our mutual Tweet pal, Dr. Michael Ozaki chose to sponsor a kitty in our names at the most wonderful place. Hi...
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A Device That Recycles Shower Water To Wash Clothes

A Device That Recycles Shower Water To Wash Clothes | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

It’s the greenest clean: a shower that reuses water to wash your clothes. But before you turn off the tap on the idea, it’s not as dirty as you might think, and could save you more than money.

 

Each year, millions of dollars and billions of gallons of water go down the drain. Showers and washing machines account for just under half of our household water use. Washing clothes are the main culprit. A four-person household consumes about 12,000 gallons per year (30 to 40 gallons per load x 300 loads), according to the Alliance for Water Efficiency (although newer models cut that figure in half). Even a four-minute shower draws about 20 gallons of water.


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#421 Seduced by literature | This gives me hope

#421 Seduced by literature | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
With no training in early childhood education and no experience with small children, I was ill equipped to become librarian for a school full of childr...
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#417 The home where hope lives | This gives me hope

#417 The home where hope lives | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
I remember the day I walked into one of my favourite downtown stores and sadly told them I would not be shopping there anymore. The reason was a sign in th...
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Vancouver company installing vertical garden in parking garage

Vancouver company installing vertical garden in parking garage | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
About 80 varieties of leafy greens will be grown in the first North American commercial farming operation to be installed in a parking lot.
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Chimpanzees create 'social traditions': Unique handclasp grooming behavior reveals local difference

Chimpanzees create 'social traditions': Unique handclasp grooming behavior reveals local difference | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Researchers have revealed that chimpanzees are not only capable of learning from one another, but also use this social information to form and maintain local traditions.
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#407 Scientists declare animals have consciousness | This gives me hope

#407 Scientists declare animals have consciousness | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Animal lovers have known for a long time that humans are not the only creatures on the planet who have consciousness. Now an international group of sci...
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Social Innovations for Economic Degrowth

Social Innovations for Economic Degrowth | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A growing community of scientists and social activists is gathering under the heading of sustainable degrowth.
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#403 Ten-year-old persuades Jamba Juice to drop Styrofoam | This gives me hope

#403 Ten-year-old persuades Jamba Juice to drop Styrofoam | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The state of the environment was not high on the list of things capturing my attention at the age of ten. I was slow. Mia Hansen from Carlsbad, Califor...
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Wolf and Donkey: a Lifesaving Friendship (Photos)

Wolf and Donkey: a Lifesaving Friendship (Photos) | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
In Albania, a wolf was being held in an cage. A villager put a donkey in with the wolf, intending that the donkey would be a live meal.. but that didn't happen.
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Lonely Old Dog Has His Dying Wish Come True - To Be Loved

Can't watch this one without tears streaming down my face.

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A Critical Mass for Real Food

A Critical Mass for Real Food | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The old logic of the slave plantation is still the logic of our industrial food system, 500 years in the making. There’s a new way of thinking taking off.
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Confronting corporate power in the Australian food system

Confronting corporate power in the Australian food system | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The Federal Government’s current national food plan process is heavily dominated by business interests.
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#422 Cop to the duckling rescue | This gives me hope

#422 Cop to the duckling rescue | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
It was a Care2 Healthy Living post that alerted me to this sweet story. It was morning rush hour on State Road 512. Traffic was heavy but moving steadi...
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#419 Underwater wheelchair ballet | This gives me hope

#419 Underwater wheelchair ballet | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
We have known for a long time the old stereotypes of “crippled” and “disabled” were wrong. Trying to find new language to describe different ab...
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Prisoners and Puppies: Working Together, Healing and Finding Home

Prisoners and Puppies: Working Together, Healing and Finding Home | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The Pups on Parole program is 9 years old. The program where rescued dogs live with female prisoners has been a success for 1600 dogs and their handlers.
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#413 Dad wears a skirt to support his boy | This gives me hope

#413 Dad wears a skirt to support his boy | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
If your little boy wanted to wear a dress, how would you react? If you were Nils Pickert, you would put on your own dress and go for a walk with him.
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#410 Fred delivers the bread | This gives me hope

#410 Fred delivers the bread | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A year as a graduate student in France changed my relationship to food forever. Cheese and bread took on new meaning. Eating became a sensory experienc...
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Ben the Bear Free from His Tiny Concrete Cage (Video)

Ben the Bear Free from His Tiny Concrete Cage (Video) | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Ben the Bear had spent his life in a barren wire cage on a concrete floor, with nothing to do and no other bears, as Care2 reported.
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#406 Solar technology for drying fruit | This gives me hope

#406 Solar technology for drying fruit | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Thanks to my Twitter and Facebook friend Nanette, I learned about Minnie’s Dried Fruits and Vegetables. In May 2012 the company celebrated its first ...
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#404 Celebrating 60 Years of Marriage | This gives me hope

#404 Celebrating 60 Years of Marriage | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
This afternoon Robin and I were at a party for a couple who have been together ten times longer than we have. Audrey and Al were celebrating the 60th a...
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A Special Cat Helps A Seven-Year-Old Boy Say "I Love You" For The First Time

A Special Cat Helps A Seven-Year-Old Boy Say "I Love You" For The First Time | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Lorcan Dillon is seven-years-old and suffers from "selective mutism," an anxiety disorder that makes it difficult for him to speak, especially when it comes to strangers or to expressing ...
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Orphaned Baby Chimp Adopted by Dog (Photos)

Orphaned Baby Chimp Adopted by Dog (Photos) | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
After its mother died, this little chimpanzee needed lots of care to survive. A dog adopted the orphan chimp and helped care for it like one of her own!
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New Orleans' New Urban Farming and Food Center

New Orleans' New Urban Farming and Food Center | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A recirculating aquaponics setup at Cabbage Hill Farm Foundation in Mt. Kisco, NY New Orleans hopes to gain new jobs as well as healthy, fresh food from a new Urban Farming and Food Center.
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