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A Roaming Community Garden, To Help Green Vacant Lots

A Roaming Community Garden, To Help Green Vacant Lots | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3023033/a-roaming-community-garden-to-help-green-vacant-lots

A Roaming Community Garden, To Help Green Vacant Lots
#‎allotments‬, ‪#‎community‬, ‪#‎garden‬

 

NOMADgardens http://www.nomadgardens.org/
@NOMADgardens
NOMADgardens transforms vacant lots into vibrant HUB's for the community! More than just a garden, it will be home to events, movie nights, art and

workshops!
San Francisco, CA 

https://www.facebook.com/NOMADgardens

 

So, for those not as familiar with our plan...NOMADgardens will consist of raised-bed garden plots constructed on pallets to be moveable to new locations as development in an urban neighborhood progresses. It turns out that raised-bed gardens are not just awesome ideas for our concept, but awesome ways to garden!

 

http://blog.planetnatural.com/raised-bed-gardening/?doing_wp_cron=1359129562.8479790687561035156250

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http://www.good.is/posts/nomad-gardens-a-modular-moveable-feast-for-vacant-lots/ 

 

How can I get involved?
Email us at info@nomadgardens.org to get involved. We need volunteers on a variety of levels, so even if you’re not interested in having your own plot we have an array of projects we are working on. Please email us to let us know what skills you would like to offer and your level of commitment (hours per week) that you can commit. We also will be hosting informational and garden member meetings monthly. Please see our website for a schedule of events. Thanks!

 

What do you mean by Workshop and Event space?
Our long-term goal is to add vibrancy to the neighborhood, by activating the garden with workshops and events. We currently only have an agreement to host a community garden, but the developer is aware of our future goals and are excited to help us achieve them. We are starting small to ensure we are lean and have the community support necessary to achieve our immediate goal the garden, which will then lead to our long-term goals, workshops and events. Additionally, due to insurance and legal issues, it is easier to alter agreements as the scope changes.

 

 

 

 

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Behavioral health gaps analysis released

http://mhds.state.nv.us/images/docs/final_behavioral_health_gaps_analysis_report_10-11-13.pdf

 

The Comprehensive Gaps Analysis of Behavioral Health Report, referenced by Governor Sandoval in a recent press announcement, was released yesterday following a lengthy research and analysis process which began in May 2013.  Earlier this year, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services directed the Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) to conduct a statewide analysis of public and private mental health services to better understand the current landscape of mental health services in Nevada and to identify gaps.


http://thisisreno.com/2013/12/behavioral-health-gaps-analysis-released/



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The report recommends implementing a community-based behavioral health system with a “no wrong door” to access care. The research identifies the need to plan and secure resources for the system, while focusing on workforce, development of a comprehensive provider network, securing supportive service resources and addressing quality.


http://gov.nv.gov/News-and-Media/Executive-Orders/2013/EO_-2013-26-Establishing-the-Governor_s-Behavioral-Health-and-Wellness-Council/


“Behavioral health requires a system of care. It will take coordination and effort from a variety of agencies and clinical disciplines to develop solutions to improve,” says Richard Whitley, DPBH Administrator.  “The gaps analysis report can be used by the Governor’s Behavioral Health and Wellness Council.”

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rick passo ‏@LVHelpGro <br>#Nevada #MentalHealth #Gaps https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=803596083000419&set=a.156193431074024.36060.100000501040244&type=1&theater … funding is "woefully inadequate" @FoodHubLasVegas #horticultural #therapy can help
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BAG943 - How An Act Of Generosity Inspired A Generation Of Givers

Your generosity has the power to change. It changes you as much as it changes the people you helped. And when we come together for a common cause, the better future we all dreamed of becomes more than just possible.

 

BAG of Dreams Proj @BAGofDreamsProj 
"The moment I shared my story, I knew it was no longer mine." - @joshmahinay's Live To Tell A Story : read it here -

 

http://bag943.com/live-to-tell-a-story-5/

 

… Josh Mahinay your #story is everyone's dream too #storyteller! 

 

.http://bag943.com/

BAG943 (Be A Giver)@BAG943

BAGS for school kids from the POOREST schools in the Philippines.BuY OnE.GiVe OnE-For every purchase made,BAG943 gives another bag to a school kid in need.

 

BAG of Dreams Proj@BAGofDreamsProj

helping poor kids create their future one school bag at a time. @BAG943 https://www.facebook.com/BAG943 ;

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Josh Mahinay@joshmahinay

Ex-OFW. Son of God. Visionary-i Love my Philippines and i will be part of the change. Founder-BAG943 & BAG OF DREAMS PROJECT BuY One.Give One

 

Yellow Boat of Hope @YellowBoat 

Helping children go to school; reach us at captain@yellowboat.org

Philippines

 

http://www.yellowboat.org/

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GK Enchanted Farm: just another ‪#‎sustainable‬ side of Gawad Kalinga

GK Enchanted Farm:  just another ‪#‎sustainable‬ side of Gawad Kalinga | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Where Goodness Grows

In 3 years, the GK Enchanted Farm has transformed from an idle farmland into a thriving Farm Village University.

There's much to be thankful for this Christmas in remembering the goodness of the volunteers who built the structures and landscapes of the farm.

Join the GK Enchanted Farm community for a Thanksgiving Mass at 9am on December 15 during our Countryside Christmas Fair!

Follow our event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/650589181630381/ ..

 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=546471662113744&set=a.117979774962937.23595.113597255401189&type=1&theater

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see also https://www.facebook.com/rick.passo/posts/793830717310289

 

GK Enchanted Farm just another ‪#‎sustainable‬ side of Gawad Kalinga
‪#‎WhereTheMoneyWillGo‬ Typhoon Haiyan Benefit Dinner with Food Network's Maneet Chauhan 
no wonder why I am so passionate about the ‪#‎Vision‬ of Tony Meloto Louis Gosioco and their peers. 

‪#‎Rebuilding‬ ‪#‎HOPE‬ with ‪#‎Green‬ initiatives. 

#innovation in the #Face of #ClimateChange & #GlobaWarming

GK Enchanted Farm

@gkefarm 

Angat, Bulacan, Philippine


https://www.facebook.com/Gkenchantedfarm


Gawad Kalinga@GawadKalingaHQ

We believe that we can do something concrete to end poverty. Join us and bring the work of nation building to every town and city all over the country.

 

http://www.gk1world.com/


 

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#innovation in the #Face of #ClimateChange


see also https://www.facebook.com/rick.passo/posts/793830717310289

GK Enchanted Farm just another #sustainable side of Gawad Kalinga
#WhereTheMoneyWillGo Typhoon Haiyan Benefit Dinner with Food Network's Maneet Chauhan 
no wonder why I am so passionate about the #Vision of Tony Meloto Louis Gosioco and their peers. 
#Rebuilding #HOPE with #Green initiatives. 


#innovation in the #Face of #ClimateChange & #GlobaWarming


GK Enchanted Farm
@gkefarm


Angat, Bulacan, Philippine

https://www.facebook.com/Gkenchantedfarm

Gawad Kalinga

@GawadKalingaHQ

We believe that we can do something concrete to end poverty. Join us and bring the work of nation building to every town and city all over the country.

http://www.gk1world.com/

Rick Passo's comment, December 6, 2013 6:51 AM
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/93157/climate-exec-calls-for-ph-plan-to-prepare-for-global-warming<br>@LVHelpGro <br>@gkefarm: just another #sustainable side of @GawadKalingaHQ http://sco.lt/4ibFLt #innovation in the #Face of #ClimateChange <br>the #Philippines is now the of the #face of #globalwarming!
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How A Backpack That Converts To A Tent Is Tackling Homelessness

How A Backpack That Converts To A Tent Is Tackling Homelessness | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
The founders of Backpack Beds wanted to design something that would be good enough to give Jesus himself.

 

Swags For Homeless@Swags4Homeless

Life saving Backpack Beds for street sleeping homeless. A fire retardant Backpack and Bed meets 47 standards. Via 300+ welfare charities in 5 countries.

 

http://swags.org.au/about-us/

 

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http://www.fastcompany.com/3022099/reverse-engineered/how-a-backpack-that-converts-to-a-tent-is-tackling-homelessness ;

 

A unique backpack that converts into a bed may be the key to easing just a few of the indignities faced by homeless people living on the street. Water- and windproof, the fire-retardant, mildew-resistant Backpack Bed looks like a backpack, but easily transforms into crisis bedding, complete with a bag and lock to secure personal items. The nonprofit creator, Swags for Homeless (in their native Australia, "swag" means a one-man portable tent), uses a social enterprise model to fund production, and partners with 300+ welfare agencies in five countries--Australia, New Zealand, Germany, the United Kingdom, and now the United States--to distribute the beds to the chronic homeless and people who have been turned away from shelters for lack of space.

 

http://swags.org.au/about-us/

Swags for Homeless and the Backpack Bed was awarded Australia’s highest honour – the Best Community Organisation by the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Swags for Homeless is a nationally accredited charity in Australia and is winner of 2011 Australian Human Rights award for best Community Organisation; Australia’s highest honor. Founder Tony Clark and his wife Lisa designed the live saving Backpack Bed to give dignity to homeless turned away from shelter.

It is no mean feat, governments around the world have yet to figure out how to give dignity and protect the human rights of people sleeping on the street. Yet, the internationally acclaimed Backpack Bed has proven; by the support of over 300 homeless authorities and 1000’s of homeless, to improve the health, dignity and comfort of those sleeping on our streets, under bridges and throughout our cities.

The Backpack Bed has been awarded numerous product design awards including the Worlds largest and most prestigious product design award; the German 2011 Red Dot “Best of the Best”. The Backpack Bed was chosen from 4433 products from 60 countries. The Backpack Bed can also be found on permanent display in 3 international museums.

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With Twitter, you don’t have to be big or powerful to change the world. You can be JUST LIKE ME!

Rick Passo shared Make A Stand Lemon-Aid's photo.Options for this storyWith Twitter, you don’t have to be big or powerful to change the world. You can be JUST LIKE ME! 

Trying to be more like Make A Stand Lemon-Aid Gonna ‪#‎tweet‬ that 
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https://www.facebook.com/rick.passo/posts/785502224809805

 

@LVHelpGro

MT @vivienneharr: with @Twitter, you don’t have to be big or powerful to change the World https://www.facebook.com/rick.passo/posts/785502224809805;… … cc @ericharr #MakeAStand

 

At the World Affairs Council last evening, Miss Vivienne introduced her new very special friend, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo.

Our family is falling deeper in love with the people of this company. Twitter is taking Miss Vivienne under its proverbial wing.

We thought you might enjoy her introductory comments. You'll be happy to hear Miss Vivienne took the house down:

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Hiya everyone! I am Vivienne. I am 9.

I am now a proud member of the World Affairs Council!

Thank you Miss Wales for inviting me to this VERY fancy party to introduce this VERY fancy man: MR. Costolo!

Mr. Costolo is a special person for three main reasons:

One: He let me ring the bell for his company. This was amazing and scary and wonderful and scary. He could have rung that bell, because he’s the BIG BIRD at Twitter! But instead he let a user do it. That’s smart, because I’m 9. And I’ll be a happy customer for … LIKE 20 YEARS! 

Second: he’s FUNNY! I read his Tweets, and they make me laugh. I bet he’s the funniest CEO on Twitter!

And finally: he is the boss at Twitter—only my favorite company in the world…well…behind American Girl.

I set up my lemonade stand every day rain or shine to help end child slavery, and I used Twitter to tell the world. With Twitter, you don’t have to be big or powerful to change the world. You can be JUST LIKE ME!

 

https://www.facebook.com/rick.passo/posts/784238624936165

 

Make A Stand Lemon-Aid Vivienne Harr Josh Mahinay Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation Jay Jaboneta Anton Mari H. Lim Bag943 (Be A Giver) you all have so MUCH in common in your #childcentric vision and life missions. Will a #YellowBoat #giveness be the next #socialenterprise to go #viral via Twitter andNon-Profits on Facebook and Facebook Stories and related #socialmedia?

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Origin India December 4th Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fundraising Dinner

Origin India December 4th Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fundraising Dinner | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Please attend our December 4th Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fundraising Dinner. 
The dinner menu of Indian-infused Philippine dishes will be created by renowned Chef and Judge on Food Network's show "Chopped," Maneet Chauhan, who is coming in from New York to attend.
We hope to see you there!

 

#YolandaPH and #ReliefPH

#RepayTheDebt

#typhoonYolandaFundraiser
Origin India 
December 4, 2013
5pm to 11 pm 
Address: 4480 Paradise Rd, Suite 1200
Las Vegas, NV 89169
Phone:(702) 734-6342

https://www.facebook.com/events/225930204248118/?source=1

Maneet Chauhan  https://www.facebook.com/chefmaneetchauhan

 

@ManeetChauhan

Chef, Author, Judge - Food Network's Chopped, Consultant

NY,NY

 

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‏@LVHelpGro 9s<br>@GawadKalingaHQ founder talks re rebuilding communities in typhoon-hit areas cc @happymim @HumanNaturePhil http://anc.yahoo.com/video/gawad-kalinga-founder-talks-rebuilding-031038277.html … #ReliefPH
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@LVHelpGro<br>#RepayTheDebt @theJDC Philippines Typhoon Relief Fund http://www.jewishlasvegas.com/philippinestyphoonfund.aspx … #YolandaPH #ReliefPH cc @OriginIndia https://www.facebook.com/events/225930204248118/?source=1
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http://www.vegas24seven.com/?p=27876<br>vegas24seven.com/?p=27876 <br>MANEET CHAUHAN TO HOST FUNDRAISER AT @ORIGININDIA http://shar.es/8Rggf
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In a Lemonade Stand, a Transformation of the Corporation

In a Lemonade Stand, a Transformation of the Corporation | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Make a Stand sells fair trade, organic lemonade as a new type of corporate entity, a for-profit company that raises money for social causes.
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http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/11/12/in-a-lemonade-stand-a-transformation-of-the-corporation/?_r=0

 

MAKE A STAND@vivienneharr

hiya! i am vivienne. i am 9. i did a lemonade stand for 365 days to end child slavery. one person can change the world. be one person. (supervised by @ericharr)

from: the heart 


http://makeastand.com/


Steven M. Davidoff@StevenDavidoff

Law Professor; Deal Junkie; New York Times Deal Professor; Etc.

The Cloud 


http://dealbook.nytimes.com/category/deal-professor/


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National Family Volunteer Days with Project AngelFaces Nov 23rd, 24th

National Family Volunteer Days with Project AngelFaces Nov 23rd, 24th | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Get Involved! Be a part of a solution, and cultivate hope for the future. ~~ Rhonda K.
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http://projectangelfaces.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/national-family-volunteer-days-with-project-angelfaces/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

 

This event on Saturday, November 23rd and Sunday, November 24th needs your help!  Especially on the 23rd!!! details at  https://www.facebook.com/events/1386189374955138/

 

and

 

at  https://www.facebook.com/events/657306010976167/

 

 

Join the Host of Angels, Kehilla Club of Temple Beth Sholom, and Diverse City Civitan as we celebrate Nation Family Volunteer Day in the New Vista Garden. 

We will be planting new plants, a vine, and a fruit tree, creating a new meditation space in the garden. We will be weeding, tending the beds, and harvesting what is ripe. 

Bring your family, your community group, your coworkers, and join us in the garden making it more productive and more beautiful. 

Please dress to protect yourself from the elements: wear long pants, closed toe shoes, long sleeves, hat, sunscreen, sun glasses, handkerchief, bring water bottle. 

For the Nov 24th event at New Vista Ranch, we are seeking support for any of the following plants, items: 
Organic Fruit Tree/Grapevine; one each: Red Flame Grapes, Fuji Apple not larger than 24" box, most commonly in 20 gallon size. Purchase can be made from either: 
Moon Valley Nursery
7375 Tule Springs Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89131 (702) 735-8733

Plant World Nursery
5301 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 878-9485
or any Star Nursery. 
Currently at the Lowe's on Durango at the 215 has some ice plants in the clearance section for $2.50 each. up to 5 Ice plants would be welcome. They are small succulents groud cover. 
Other meditation space plants: 

1 Mexican Red Bird of Paradise
1 Red Flame Honeysuckle
1 Native Smoke Bush
1 Cassia 

up to 25 handles for repairing tools from the following link (each handle is $5.50)
http://www.househandle.com/products-2.html#straight

This is a "48" straight shovel chucked, FH grade". 

Support for Project AngelFaces' efforts can also be supplied in the following forms: 
Costco Cash cards for gasoline
Gift Cards for any of the following stores. Lowe's, Home Depot, Ace Hardware, Ewing Irrigation Supply, Star Nursery, Moon Valley Nursery, Plant World Nursery, Big Lots

Please know that this list is a suggested list, certainly not a demand or requirement in any way for participation. Any support your community group is able to provide will be welcome and much appreciated! Thank you for your generosity and consideration, very much! 

Thanks again, so much, for your help and support!
RSVP through the Project AngelFaces or Diverse City Civitan FB pages if you can confirm, please, asap. Thanks again!!!

Light and Gratitude~~
Rhonda Killough (702) 763-1011
Founder, Director
Project AngelFaces 
member, Diverse City Civitan
www.facebook.com/ProjectAngelFaces

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http://projectangelfaces.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/national-family-volunteer-days-with-project-angelfaces/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

This event on Saturday, November 23rd and Sunday, November 24th needs your help! Especially on the 23rd!!!

details at 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1386189374955138/

and at 

https://www.facebook.com/events/657306010976167/


Join the Host of Angels, Kehilla Club of Temple Beth Sholom, and Diverse City Civitan as we celebrate Nation Family Volunteer Day in the New Vista Garden. 

We will be planting new plants, a vine, and a fruit tree, creating a new meditation space in the garden. We will be weeding, tending the beds, and harvesting what is ripe. 

Bring your family, your community group, your coworkers, and join us in the garden making it more productive and more beautiful. 

Please dress to protect yourself from the elements: wear long pants, closed toe shoes, long sleeves, hat, sunscreen, sun glasses, handkerchief, bring water bottle. 

For the Nov 24th event at New Vista Ranch, we are seeking support for any of the following plants, items: 
Organic Fruit Tree/Grapevine; one each: Red Flame Grapes, Fuji Apple not larger than 24" box, most commonly in 20 gallon size. Purchase can be made from either: 
Moon Valley Nursery
7375 Tule Springs Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89131 (702) 735-8733

Plant World Nursery
5301 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 878-9485
or any Star Nursery. 
Currently at the Lowe's on Durango at the 215 has some ice plants in the clearance section for $2.50 each. up to 5 Ice plants would be welcome. They are small succulents groud cover. 
Other meditation space plants: 

1 Mexican Red Bird of Paradise
1 Red Flame Honeysuckle
1 Native Smoke Bush
1 Cassia 

up to 25 handles for repairing tools from the following link (each handle is $5.50)

http://www.househandle.com/products-2.html#straight

This is a "48" straight shovel chucked, FH grade". 

Support for Project AngelFaces' efforts can also be supplied in the following forms: 
Costco Cash cards for gasoline
Gift Cards for any of the following stores. Lowe's, Home Depot, Ace Hardware, Ewing Irrigation Supply, Star Nursery, Moon Valley Nursery, Plant World Nursery, Big Lots

Please know that this list is a suggested list, certainly not a demand or requirement in any way for participation. Any support your community group is able to provide will be welcome and much appreciated! Thank you for your generosity and consideration, very much! 

Thanks again, so much, for your help and support!
RSVP through the Project AngelFaces or Diverse City Civitan FB pages if you can confirm, please, asap. Thanks again!!!

Light and Gratitude~~
Rhonda Killough (702) 763-1011
Founder, Director
Project AngelFaces 
member, Diverse City Civitan
www.facebook.com/ProjectAngelFaces

Rick Passo's comment, November 9, 2013 1:16 AM
feel free to share rick passo @LVHelpGro <br>PAF.WISH.LISTFAMILYVOLUNTEERDAY - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Dv8Z-21XuPLlmZG4SyxR8giDaph1fPL923doDVeX3no/edit?usp=sharing … cc @civimark @ShareAngelFaces @FoodHubLasVegas @DiverseCivitan
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What It’s Like To Ring The Opening Bell For Twitter As A 9-Year-Old In A Bird Tutu

What It’s Like To Ring The Opening Bell For Twitter As A 9-Year-Old In A Bird Tutu | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Instead of the CEO or a cofounder Twitter chose a 9-year-old girl to ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange this morning.
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http://www.fastcompany.com/3021332/what-its-like-to-ring-the-opening-bell-for-twitter-as-a-9-year-old-in-a-bird-tutu

 

MAKE A STAND@vivienneharr

hiya! i am vivienne. i am 9. i did a lemonade stand for 365 days to end child slavery. one person can change the world. be one person. (supervised by @ericharr)

 

https://www.facebook.com/makeastandlemonade

 

 

Make a Stand Lemon-aid: Ending Child Slavery -- One Bottle at a Time. Original & Kick (infused with yerba mate and ginger). Both are certified organic, U.S. grown/Fair-Trade, non-GMO and dee-licious! Half of all profits from every bottle sold to a “mutual fund" of carefully-vetted, hand-selected 501c(3) organizations that do industry-leading, front-line work in eradicating child slavery. They are: Free the Slaves, UNICEF, Nepal Youth Foundation, The International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labor and GEMS: Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (an organization that focuses on this issue right here in the United States)

Make a Stand Lemon-aid. Tastes good, feels good, does good!
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What You Need to Know About the SEC's Proposed Crowdfunding Rules | BALLE - Business Alliance for Local Living Economies

What You Need to Know About the SEC's Proposed Crowdfunding Rules | BALLE - Business Alliance for Local Living Economies | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

http://bealocalist.org/what-you-need-know-about-secs-proposed-crowdfunding-rules ;

 

The SEC finally released the highly-anticipated proposed rules for crowdfunding as part of the JOBS Act. There have been mixed responses to the proposed rules, which could jump start local investing, and these five articles are a good primer on the rules as they stand today, and what's going to happen next.

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What You Need to Know About the SEC's Proposed Crowdfunding Rules | BALLE - Business Alliance for Local Living Economies:

 

http://bealocalist.org/what-you-need-know-about-secs-proposed-crowdfunding-rules

 

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25 Years of Schusterman: planting the seeds of a better future.

The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Philanthropic Network (SPN) is a global enterprise that supports and creates innovative initiatives for the purpose of igniting the passion and unleashing the power in young people to create positive change for themselves, the Jewish community and the broader world. SPN includes the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, Schusterman Foundation-Israel, ROI Community and REALITY. 

Committed to inspiring progress through big ideas and bold action, SPN pursues its mission by providing young people with high-quality education, identity development, leadership training and service opportunities that foster their growth as individuals and as leaders in their communities, the Jewish world and beyond.

Our integrated system of global grantmaking, leadership and program development, and networking alliances embodies our founders’ innovative approach to communal change..

Rick Passo's insight:

http://youtu.be/uR6cYnMt8RM ;

 

As our founder and chair, Lynn Schusterman, says, "We might help make it possible—YOU make it happen!"

So, how will YOU #MakeItHappen?


@SchustermanFoun

Igniting the passion and power in young people to create change for themselves, in the Jewish community and across the broader world.


http://www.schusterman.org/resources-links

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Rick Passo's comment, November 8, 2013 11:26 PM
http://www.good.is/posts/submit-ideas-to-makeithappen-in-our-communities<br>For a limited time only, you can submit an idea to create a cool Jewish experience in your community. Between October and December 2013, up to 50 ideas from around the world will be selected to receive a micro grant of up to $1,000. Five ideas could receive up to $5,000.<br><br>Think creatively! What do you want to see in your Jewish community? From hackathons to salons, Shabbat dinners to service projects, this is YOUR opportunity to share ideas and show how small change can lead to big impact.
Rick Passo's comment, November 8, 2013 11:26 PM
http://www.good.is/posts/submit-ideas-to-makeithappen-in-our-communities<br>So how would you engage people in your Jewish community in making a difference? Dream big! Host a hackathon. Create a mobile Shabbat soup kitchen. Build a pop-up tutoring campaign for underprivileged students.
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The City Startup: Tony's Hsieh's Downtown Project

As a filmmaker, I have documented other social experiments, like Josh Harris' underground bunker in We Live in Public. Just as A TOTAL DISRUPTION is the flip side of that dark look at our future online (which is now), Tony Hsieh's Downtown Project is, in many ways, an ambitious, opverse look at bringing people together around technology - with a Buddha-like optimist at the center instead of a big-brother Oz behind the curtain. I think that's why I keep coming back. The bigger the project gets, the smaller and more like a community it feels - because as the ideas come off the famed wall of Post-its and go from being dreams to reality - so the founders become pillars of this community - invested in making it the greatest place on earth. Tony has assembled a team to bring the best and brightest creative entrepreneurs to Vegas, determined to build out a utopian community within a major urban center. It's the most fascinating and ambitious project I have ever witnessed, and I feel lucky to be documenting it as it unfolds.
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@LVHelpGro 
The city startup: Tony Hsieh’s downtown project
http://pandodaily.com/2013/11/01/the-city-startup-tony-hsiehs-downtown-project/
via @pandodaily #VegasTech @downtownProjLV #communitybuilding

 

 

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The ingenuity of the Filipino spirit

The ingenuity of the Filipino spirit | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
'It is not because Filipinos are naturally resilient, but maybe because to be strong is the only option left, for them and their loved ones to survive.
http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/ispeak/46612-the-ingenuity-of-the-filipino-spirit ;

 

Dr. Anton Mari Lim is a graduate from UP College of Veterinary Medicine, a part time practicing veterinarian who spends most of his time doing projects in communities where help is most needed. He is the coordinator of Tzu Chi Foundation – Zamboanga Liaison Office. He also Co-Founded Yellow Boat Of Hope Foundation (www.yellowboat.org) which aims to ensure that no poor kids are left behind by providing easier access to education through their yellow boats and other related projects.

 

Recognized by his works and contributions, he is a recipient of many awards like the TESDA National Kabalikat and Rotary International Service Above Self AWARDS. The philanthropist doctor also serves the Office Of The President as a commissioner of the EDSA People Power Commission (EPPC).

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As efforts in areas hard hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) now slowly take a turn from delivering immediate relief to putting in place mid-term recovery and long-term rehabilitation plans, help is much more needed from all of us.

It was only a month after Yolanda devastated the islands of Central Visayas that the gravity of destruction and the rehabilitation tasks became clear. And with attention fading, the worst that could happen is for everyone to forget that our countrymen in that part of the Philippines are still pretty much in crisis and need our continued support.

 

http://youtu.be/GQLCdUH4FMQ ;

 

In the aftermath of Yolanda, an estimated 120,000 fishermen lost their boats. The number did not come as a surprise considering that most of the affected communities are in the coastal areas where fishing is the main source of livelihood.


Through the generosity of donors, YBH continues to provide boats to severely affected families. So far, more than 200 yellow boats of hope are now under various stages of construction and project partners around the world already committed another 200 boats. The cost of a self-paddled boat ranges from P8,000 to P15,000 ($200-$350) depending on the community. A motorized boat costs between P20,000 to P30,000 ($470-$800).

 

While hundreds of boat will soon be ready for turnover, thousands of fishermen still need boats. Let’s rally together to restore their dignity as fishermen, one boat at a time. 


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Vote for SELC!

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I just supported Vote for SELC! on @ThunderclapIt // @TheSELC

 

The Sustainable Economies Law Center is a people-powered organization, sustained by generous and dedicated supporters like you. Help SELC win $20,000 by taking one minute to sign up for Thunderclap so that we can amplify our message to get out the vote! 


What will SELC do with this $20,000?SELC believes communities shouldn’t BUY power. We should OWN power! We’ll create model policies and legal structures for community-owned renewable energy. This includes viable replicable models, essential legal documents, and model policies for community- and cooperatively-owned renewable energy projects.  Who is funding the $20,000 grant?Here at SELC, we're conscious of where we get our funding. Sungevity is an innovative solar company focused on creating the world’s most energized network of customers who power their lives with sunshine.


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https://www.thunderclap.it/en/projects/7036-vote-for-selc

 

Caroline Elizabeth@TheSELC Caroline Lee is a Law Fellow at the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC). SELC builds thriving local economies by creating legal structures for and removing legal barriers to localized production, democratic job creation, and monetary abundance. Growing economic disparities and ecological crises mandate that communities rapidly establish local projects and enterprises that provide a sustainable source of locally controlled jobs, food, housing, transportation, and energy. SELC provides essential legal tools—education, research, advice, and advocacy—to support this transition to localized, resilient economies.

Specifically, SELC’s Community Renewable Energy Program educates the public about the benefits of community-owned renewable energy, engages with diverse communities to enable participation and ownership in local, community-shared renewable energy generation, and advocates for laws and regulations that will facilitate collective ownership.

Visit our website for more information: http://www.theselc.org/   ;
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Making the Case for Family Farming #IYFF (A Video By Food Tank & the FAO)

Watch this new video from Food Tank: The Food Think Tank and the FAO called "Making the Case for Family Farming!" The 2014 International Year of Family Farming (#IYFF) aims to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farming by focusing world attention on its significant role in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, protecting the environment, and achieving sustainable development, in particular in rural areas.

 

http://youtu.be/s9hryUpy6_E

 

According to the FAO: The International Year of Family Farming honors over 400 million family farms in both developed and developing countries, defined as farms that rely primarily on family members for labour and management. Such farms produce the food that feeds billions of people. In many developing countries family farms make up on average up to 80 percent of all farm holdings.

But small and medium-size family farms are suffering across the world. One bad harvest, a rejected bank loan, or too much or too little rain can drive farms out of business.

"The most effective way to combat hunger and malnutrition is to produce food near the consumers, precisely what family farming does, not the large itinerant investors," explains Jose Antonio Osaba (WRF), Coordinator of the IYFF-2014 Civil Society Programme.

Food Tank acknowledges the crucial importance of family farming and its potential to help create a more sustainable and just food system.

Forthcoming reports by FAO and Food Tank suggest that through local knowledge and sustainable, innovative farming methods, family farmers can improve yields and create a more nutrient-dense and diverse food system.

Family farmers are key players in job creation and healthy economies, supplying jobs to millions and boosting local markets.

During 2014 Food Tank will be releasing a variety of materials for the International Year of Family Farming, including a research report that will come out early next year, a series of weekly articles on Food Tank’s website, and a petition encouraging support of family farmers across the world. Today we are excited to release a new video highlighting the importance of family farming in alleviating hunger and poverty!

 

 

http://foodtank.org/news/2013/12/making-the-case-for-family-farming

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Food Tank: The Food Think Tank! Co-Founders @DaniNierenberg &@EllenGustafson. Weekly E-Newsletter: http://foodtank.us5.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=af81786f650f3d9a402f0309e&id=068d802b9e

 

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Food Hub Strategists for Clark County Final Meeting of 2013: December 13th 11:00am until 12:30pm

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https://www.facebook.com/events/246220848869814/
Food Hub Strategists for Clark County 

Final Meeting of 2013: December 13th 11:00am until 12:30pm

Green Chips Offices, 231 S. 3rd St., Las Vegas, Nevada 89101 (Second Floor)

The last meeting of the year! We're wrapping up several months of work at the end of the year and looking forward to implementing high intensity agricultural initiatives in the new year!

Join us to finalize the mission, name, and objectives of the group and form the working groups. Please review the notes from the last meeting and bring your thoughts and votes to the December 13th Meeting: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CVdblpabnfAC654MzuW6Ksks-IE8zt6kuNGwZLdE-TY/edit?usp=sharing

When you get to the EnergyFit/Green Offices: Enter the building from the door that faces the parking lot, and walk up the stairs to the second floor. Please be aware that there is limited and often no parking at Green Chips! Street parking near the building is metered (cards and coin accepted). 

Rick Passo's insight:

https://www.facebook.com/FoodHubClarkCountyNevada/info

 

Steering & Stimulating #sustainability, #greenroofs, creation of #foodhubs and related #collaborations and initiatives here in Las Vegas!!!MissionWe envision a large-scale vertical farm with a you-pick component, farmers' market and commercial kitchen space for local food-centric businesses — what we hope will be "a food hub in Las Vegas.

this page is an outgrowth of #FoodHub Strategy session held on Friday, August 9, 2013:https://www.facebook.com/events/150844851786808/152716901599603/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity

 

DescriptionThey are doing this in Chicago at The Plant ... we could do this here in Las Vegas: http://sco.lt/7zBOZF

Check out our LinkedIn group at http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Food-Hub-Las-Vegas-5149989

and our blog at http://www.scoop.it/t/foodhub-las-vegas

Food Hub Las Vegas Strategy Session #2, Friday, August 23, 2013 overview
In lieu of more formal minutes, here is my overview of Food Hub Las Vegas Strategy Session #2, Friday, August 23, 2013. I STRONGLY encourage feedback and discussion on everything that I reference below.
Again, everyone, it will be very helpful if everyone provides a short paragraph as means both of personal identification of the issues and collaborations MOST important to you and toward the creation of effective working groups and committees and related project assignments. 
A major theme was howhttps://www.facebook.com/FoodHubClarkCountyNevada

 

our emergent Food Hub group's mission and vision fits in and grows and collaborates with organizations, entities and groups currently existing in Southern Nevada, such as the https://www.facebook.com/SouthernNevadaFoodCouncil&nbsp;

 

and Community Garden Steering Committee

see for example
http://www.meetup.com/wholeway/events/113888252/

 

or even Vegas Green Jelly https://www.facebook.com/groups/vegasgreenjelly/
or Project Angel Faces, https://www.facebook.com/ProjectAngelFaces

 

 or Green Chips https://www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Chips/118426108193877
The short answer is that this Food Hub is intended to generate #collaborations and to empowering all of these existing organizations and many more that are sure to "crop up" over time. And we discussed the need to outreach all the organizations above and more.
Rick Van Depien aptly summarized thusly athttps://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=446431638726654&id=118426108193877:
Green Chips shared a page: Food Hub Strategists for Clark County.
Had a great meeting today with the Food Hub grouphttps://www.facebook.com/FoodHubClarkCountyNevada

 

which is focusing on the interface between technology, urban food production, and intensive indoor gardening in Southern Nevada. This diverse group of go-getters is coordinating/collaborating closely with the Community Garden Steering Committee and the Southern NV Food Council
https://www.facebook.com/SouthernNevadaFoodCouncil. Great things in store for sure and we are excited that the Green Chips Community Web Portal will be a helpful springboard for all these great efforts!
http://greenchips.org/2013/07/15/green-chips-community-web-portal-underway/
He also offered our group the ability to use office spacehttp://www.linkedin.com/company/937737
http://greenchips.org/
231 South 3rd Street, Suite 285 Las Vegas, NV 89101
I will add here my comments that besides the technologies and communication tools to make existing organizations more impactful, there is a real need for the creation of real, functional, centralized Food Hub here in Southern Nevada with a community kitchen, STEM education, food business and technology incubator and green innovations in vertical towers, green walls and green roofs which could be destination and showcase for the world. While this might be a long term goals, this type of multimillion dollar public and private sector initiative is well within the reach of this community, given the collective commitment and engagement of our growing group of local Food Hub enthusiasts and our respective network of supporters.
When participants introduced themselves, several subject areas were emphasized:
1. Green Walls & Roofs
2. Green Education & Chronic Diseases
3. Administrative & Policy Issues surrounding sales of Green Products
4. Nurturing of Community & School Gardens
5. Enhancing the Mental Health Benefits of local Green projects
6. Veterans & Agriculture Related initiatives
We also discussed various tools to enhance your project planning and communication, such as the usage of Google Documents, the creation of Google Group and a Linked In Group. The Linked In group is now found athttp://www.linkedin.com/groups/Food-Hub-Las-Vegas-5149989

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The most recent meeting notes with announcements and upcoming events, our mission statement and introducing our NEW and more inclusive name: Vegas Intensive Agriculture (V.I.A.)! <br><br>https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CVdblpabnfAC654MzuW6Ksks-IE8zt6kuNGwZLdE-TY/edit?usp=sharing
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GK's Tony Meloto in Las Vegas Tuesday re Typhoon Haiyan Operations

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GK's Tony Meloto in Las Vegas Tuesday re Typhoon Haiyan Operations

 

Hello Everyone! We invite you to join us on November 26 (Tuesday) at M Resort to hear from Tony Meloto, the founder of Gawad Kalinga, as he shares the updates of relief & rehab operations for Typhoon Haiyan. 

 

Please forward this email &  invite your friends & relatives! 

 

Entertainment & Refreshments will be provided. 

 

Please RSVP so we can be ready to accommodate everyone present!

Thank you & God Bless! 

Louis Gosioco

GK Las Vegas Area Coordinator

(702) 372-9727

 

 

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World Wise Schools | Peace Corps

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Speakers Match connects returned Peace Corps Volunteers with those who want to hear about the Peace Corps experience.
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http://www.peacecorps.gov/wws/classroom/speakers/ ;

 

Speakers Match connects returned Peace Corps Volunteers with those who want to hear about the Peace Corps experience.

Enhance your students' learning in almost any subject area. There are returned Peace Corps Volunteers from every region of the world who have worked at the grassroots level. Their stories, projects, and experiences can provide U.S. students with unusually candid firsthand perspectives of cultures worldwide -- views not usually accessible through textbooks, films, and other familiar media.

 

The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. From that inspiration grew an agency of the federal government devoted to world peace and friendship.

Since that time, 210,000+ Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 139 host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education to information technology and environmental preservation.

Today's Peace Corps is more vital than ever, working in emerging and essential areas such as information technology and business development, and contributing to the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Peace Corps Volunteers continue to help countless individuals who want to build a better life for themselves, their children, and their communities.

There's quite a bit to learn about the Peace Corps—explore the following sections to get to know its mission, history, and current endeavors in depth:

 

http://www.peacecorps.gov/wws/faqs/speakers/

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Jewish Association of the Philippines Holocaust Education Newsletter

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http://www.jewishphilippines.net/pdf/UNNewsletter.pdf

 

“Rescue in The Philippines” is a one-hour documentary of the previously untold story of how the five Frieder brothers, Cincinnati businessmen making two-for-a-nickel cigars in pre-WWII Manila, together with Manuel Quezon, the charismatic first president of the Philippines, Paul McNutt, US High Commissioner and former governor of Indiana (preparing for his own presidential campaign) and an ambitious Army Colonel named Dwight Eisenhower -  helped 1,200 Jews escape the Nazis and immigrate to the Philippines.


http://rescueinthephilippines.com/


... and the day before the typhoon...


http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2013/note6399.doc.htm


UNITED NATIONS TO SCREEN DOCUMENTARY ON PHILIPPINES’

 

RESCUE OF JEWS DURING HOLOCAUST, 7 NOVEMBER

 


As most of the world closed its doors to Jews who were desperately seeking refuge from persecution in Germany on the eve of the Second World War, one nation, the Philippines, did not.  The documentary film Rescue in the Philippines:  Refuge from the Holocaust tells this gripping story through interviews with historians, friends and relatives of key participants and first person accounts from refugees who detail their harrowing escape.  The United Nations Department of Public Information will screen the film from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on 7 November, in the Economic and Social Council Chamber at United Nations Headquarters in New York.  Produced by 3 Roads Communications, the film will be followed by a panel discussion with the director, an historian and a Holocaust survivor, organized by the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme.


Rescue in the Philippines:  Refuge from the Holocaust documents how President Manuel Quezon, United States High Commissioner Paul McNutt, Colonel Dwight Eisenhower and the Friederbrothers, cigar manufacturers from Cincinnati, courageously coordinated the rescue of more than 1,300 Jews from Europe with the promise of a new life in the Philippines.  Reflecting on her family’s escape to the Philippines in the film, Ursula Progl asks:  “How could anyone have imagined that a whole nation ( Germany) would close its eyes and ears [to the plight of the Jewish people]?  How could anyone imagine that it (the persecution of the Jews) would get to where it did?”


The screening will be opened by Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information; Libran N. Cabactulan, Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations; and co-Producer Barbara Sasser.  Panellists will include Russell C. Hodge, Executive Director, Bonnie Gurewitsch, Historian and Archivist and Curator at the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, and Ms. Progl.  The discussion will revolve around the making of the film, historical events in the Philippines at the time, and the journey made by the survivors.  The event will conclude with a question and answer session with the audience.  Cynthia Scott, co-Director, and Peggy Ellis, co-Producer of the film, will also be present.


The screening is open to the public and guests may register at www.un.org/Holocaustremembrance. ;

 

A valid identification card is required to pass through security clearance at the United Nations and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.


The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme was established by General Assembly resolution 60/7 in 2006 to further education about and remembrance of the Holocaust to help prevent future acts of genocide.  Its multifaceted programme includes online and print educational products, seminars, exhibitions, a film series and the annual worldwide observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust each 27 January.  Please visit http://www.un.org/en/holocaustremembrance ;

 

for more information.


Media Contacts


Russell Hodge, President and CEO, 3 Roads Communications, at tel:  +1 301 662 4121, e-mail:  russ.hodge@3roads.com; and Kimberly Mann, Manager, the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme, at tel:  +1 212 963 6835, e‑mail:  mann@un.org.

 


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Combat Paper: Veterans Battle War's Demons With Paper-Making

Combat Paper: Veterans Battle War's Demons With Paper-Making | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

Combat Paper Project uses the traditional hand papermaking process to facilitate workshops, create editions of books & prints and exhibit veteran artwork that is created from uniforms transformed into paper.


https://www.facebook.com/combatpaper/info


Coming home from war is a difficult thing. There is often much to account for as a survivor. A new language must be developed in order to express the magnitude and variety of the collective effect. Hand papermaking is the language of Combat Paper. By working in communities directly affected by warfare and using the uniforms and artifacts from their experiences, a transformation occurs and our collective language is born.

Through papermaking workshops, veterans use their uniforms worn in service to create works of art. The uniforms are cut up, beaten into a pulp and formed into sheets of paper. Participants use the transformative process of papermaking to reclaim their uniforms as art and express their experiences with the military.

The Combat Paper Project is based in San Francisco, CA with affiliate paper mills in New Jersey, New York and Nevada. The project has traveled extensively in the United States as well as to Canada, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Kosovo providing workshops, exhibitions, performances and artists' talks. Combat Paper is made possible through the collaborative effort of artists, veterans, volunteers, colleges and universities, art collectors, cultural foundations, art spaces, military hospitals and installations.

Through ongoing participation in the papermaking process, we are broadening the traditional narrative surrounding the military experience and warfare. The work also generates a much-needed conversation between veterans and civilians regarding our collective responsibilities and shared understanding in war.


http://www.combatpaper.org



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http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2012/04/combat-paper-ptsd-treatment.html

 

Deconstruction and Transformation

At first blush, cutting up a military uniform may seem like an unsettling concept. Could this be seen as disrespect toward the uniform? In no uncertain terms, Keefe said no. "They are taking that uniform and transforming it into something better so they can live a healthier life. I find no disrespect in that," Keefe said.

Keefe outlined a four-stage process, a full-spectrum experience where the physical and emotional remnants of service are made one.

A veteran first cuts up his or her uniform. This represents the deconstruction of past military experiences. The paper-making in the second stage marks the reclamation phase. The veteran is making something new -- paper -- out of something that is old -- a uniform and all experiences good or bad associated with it. In the third stage, the paper is used to create art and marks the communication phase. This is where the veteran can tell their stories through art and poetry. The paper provides the platform, the larger community of veterans provides the confidence and support to undergo this transformation.

 

@CombatPaperNJ

Deconstruct, Reclaim, Communicate

 

http://newjerseyhills.com/echoes-sentinel/news/printmaking-center-wins-for-veterans-project/article_4fb11546-470e-11e3-aec6-0019bb2963f4.html

The Printmaking Center of New Jersey, Branchburg Township, was awarded a $135,000 grant for its Combat Paper NJ program after receiving the most votes from the 135 members of Impact 100 Garden State last Wednesday night at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township.

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@vivienneharr: Scott Cutler of NYSE: "It's ok, there are just 100MM people watching."

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Make a Stand Lemon-aid: Ending Child Slavery -- One Bottle at a Time. Original & Kick (infused with yerba mate and ginger). Both are certified organic, U.S. grown/Fair-Trade, non-GMO and dee-licious! Half of all profits from every bottle sold to a “mutual fund" of carefully-vetted, hand-selected 501c(3) organizations that do industry-leading, front-line work in eradicating child slavery. They are: Free the Slaves, UNICEF, Nepal Youth Foundation, The International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labor and GEMS: Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (an organization that focuses on this issue right here in the United States)

Make a Stand Lemon-aid. Tastes good, feels good, does good!

http://makeastand.com

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https://twitter.com/vivienneharr/status/398825603647803393/photo/1

 

Scott Cutler of NYSE: "It's ok, there are just 100MM people watching." Vivi thought: "Holy nuts."

 

MAKE A STAND

@vivienneharr

hiya! i am vivienne. i am 9. i did a lemonade stand for 365 days to end child slavery. one person can change the world. be one person. (supervised by @ericharr)

from: the heart 

 

https://www.facebook.com/makeastandlemonade

 

hiya! i am vivienne. i am 9. i did a lemonade stand for 365 days to end child slavery. one person can change the world. be one person! lotsa love! ;-) vivi OUR MISSION: End child slavery—one bottle at a time and inspire people with the message that anyone, at any age, can change the world. Make a Stand Inc. is a certified B Corporation.

Make a Stand is about what one person can do, what you can do. After seeing a photo of two enslaved boys her age, 8 year-old Vivienne Harr "made a stand" at her lemonade stand for 365 days straight. The world stood with her. Vivienne is the inspiration. You are the action. When you buy a bottle, we help a child. Together, we can end child slavery.

 

 

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Project AngelFaces National Family Volunteer Day at New Vista Ranch

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https://www.facebook.com/events/657306010976167/

 

Dear Angels and Fellow Civitans, 
Please mark your calendars for National Family Volunteer Day events with Project AngelFaces on November 23rd and 24th. Will you do what you can to support success with us in these efforts, please? We welcome corporate, community, student group and other large group participation for this event. 

We have constructed a weekend of events to join in the National Family Volunteer Day efforts.

These events are the weekend following Global Day of Jewish Learning and involve collaborations with the Jewish Community [Temple Beth Sholom Kehilla Club and beyhond], the Christian Community [Jesus Triumphant Christian Church Grounds], and the community at large. Saturday's event is at our Henderson site; Sunday is at the New Vista location. We have activities to engage all physical abilities and ranges, over 10 years old. No Young Children, please, for their own safety. All attendees will sign waivers for participation. Events are site cleanup, planting, harvesting, tending. 

 

Thanks again, so much, for your help and support!
Send queries and volunteers my way, and RSVP through the FB pages if you can confirm, please, asap. Thanks again!!!

Light and Gratitude~~
Rhonda Killough (702) 763-1011
Founder, Director
Project AngelFaces 
member, Diverse City Civitan


www.facebook.com/ProjectAngelFaces

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Drew Brees Super Service Challenge

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9/11 Day@911day

In remembrance of 9/11 and the spirit of unity, we rally the world to do good deeds, to remember by doing.

 

https://www.facebook.com/911day/info

 

Friends, you have until Nov 30 to enter the Drew Brees Super Service Challenge, which is giving out up to $1 million dollars to deserving 501c(3) nonprofit organizations nominated by their volunteers. Visit the Super Service Challenge website (http://bit.ly/1dFyOA0) to learn more and enter!

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Dear Friends, 

There are just a few weeks left, until November 30, to enter the Drew Brees Super Service Challenge, which will be giving out up to $1 million dollars to deserving 501c(3) nonprofit organizations nominated by their volunteers.    

All you have to do is visit the Super Service Challenge website to learn more about how to nominate nonprofits of your choice -- ones that you've worked with as a volunteer any time from September 1, 2013 to November 30, 2013. A panel of respected judges will help select this year's winners, to be announced coinciding with the Super Bowl next year.  
https://www.facebook.com/911day

I hope you'll sign up to be part of the Super Service Challenge. It's a great way to help the nonprofits you support as a volunteer!

Best wishes,


David Paine, Co-Founder, 9/11 Day Observance 


9/11 Day@911day

In remembrance of 9/11 and the spirit of unity, we rally the world to do good deeds, to remember by doing.


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The New Make a Stand Children's Book is Coming!

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The New Make a Stand Children's Book is Coming!

We're thrilled to announce that Miss Vivienne and Alexandra finished illustrating a gorgeous book that illuminates how one person can change the world, how hope is stronger than fear -- and how big things have small beginnings. Kids and grownups will love it just the same.

By December, it will be available in hardcover, paperback -- and digital download...for the entire world to enjoy..

 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=477207219064719&set=a.262798627172247.58987.206296172822493&type=1&theater

Rick Passo's insight:

#MustRead #Children #vision sure to#ChangeTheWorld


 

MAKE A STAND

 

@vivienneharr

 

hiya! i am vivienne. i am 9. i did a lemonade stand for 365 days to end child slavery. one person can change the world. be one person. (supervised by @ericharr)

 

from: the heart 


http://makeastand.com/


Make a Stand is a shining example of what one person can do. After seeing a photo of two enslaved boys, 8 year-old Vivienne Harr "made a stand" at her lemonade stand for 365 days straight. The world stood with her. The moment became a movement. When you buy a bottle, we help a child. Together, we can end child slavery.

Thank you for making a stand with us.


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Rick Passo's comment, November 6, 2013 6:57 AM
http://makeastand.com/empowerment/make-a-stand-ards<br>"No one is free until we are all free." We will always MAKE A STAND to help every child be free. Could we be witnessing the beginning of the end of child slavery...lead by a child? It's no more improbable than what's already occurred. We hope you'll join the movement.<br><br> When you buy Make a Stand Lemon-aid, you aren’t merely enjoying a delicious and precious beverage, you are having a positive impact on our world. Make a Stand Lemon-aid tastes good, feels good–and does good.