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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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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Nutrition Labels: What To Read, What To Skip

Nutrition Labels: What To Read, What To Skip | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
One step to fighting the obesity battle might just be printed on the back of your food package. New research published in the journal Agricultural Economics suggests that people who read nutrition labels tend to be slimmer than those who don't.
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What Tragedy? Whose Commons? | Conservation Magazine

What Tragedy? Whose Commons? | Conservation Magazine | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

The grass may not always be green, but the pastures are certainly productive. The livestock of Mongolia are responsible for a third of that country’s GDP. In Morocco they deliver 25 percent. In Sudan and Senegal, 80 percent of agricultural productivity comes from pastures. The herds of alpaca, vicuña, llama, and guanaco in the Andes provide food, fuel, clothing, and transportation. Cashmere goats are moneymakers in Tibet. Cattle dung is the main fuel and fertilizer in rural India. Yaks feed millions in central Asia. The global market for camel milk is $10 billion. While minding their animals, pastoralists tend trees producing gum arabic that turns up in everything from Coca-Cola to paint; they harvest thousands of tons of medicinal plants and honey by the tanker-load; they escort desert tourists and guard wildlife. Oh, and they produce meat—the most popular foodstuff on Earth.

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Tanzania’s female food heroes transform the landscape — Oxfam America

Tanzania’s female food heroes transform the landscape — Oxfam America | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Oxfam leads a contest that puts the stories of women like Martha Waziri in the national spotlight.
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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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The Rain on Our Parade: 
A Letter to My Dismal Allies

The Rain on Our Parade: 
A Letter to My Dismal Allies | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Can lefty perfectionists ever be satisfied?
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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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Happiest Places on Earth

Happiest Places on Earth | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

The countries rounding out the top are all in Northern Europe, according to the World Happiness Report, a study commissioned by the United Nations, which found that those countries with a healthy balance between work and home life and even community features like bike trails can vastly improve our quality of life, the study found.

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