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Hurricane Harvey: How You Can Help

On social media, there are a lot of thoughts and prayers going out for those in Texas who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. It’s important to start organizing recovery efforts now. There are many rescue efforts going on still as well. I figured that a post listing all the ways you can get involved… Continue reading Hurricane Harvey: How You Can Help

Women's Rights

Get Involved on International Women’s Day

Globally, 1 in 3 women will be impacted by violence in their lifetimes. That’s a scary statistic. For a family with two daughters, statistically speaking, either the mother or one of the two daughters will experience violence solely because she is a woman (rape, domestic violence, etc.). While a lot of progress for women’s rights… Continue reading Get Involved on International Women’s Day

Economic Justice · Get Involved! · Hunger

The Little Free Pantry Project

If you’ve been paying attention to literacy activism for the past couple of years, then you’re probably already quite familiar with the notion of the Little Free Library. The idea there is that you post the little free library on your property, fill it with books, and others can take or leave materials as they… Continue reading The Little Free Pantry Project

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How to Be Effective When Championing a Cause

In NationSwell’s article, Erin Schrode Shares 7 Secrets To Be Effective Activist, Erin Schrode shared 7 different tips for being more effective when serving as an activist. For those not familiar with Erin Schrode, she is the founder of the nonprofit organization, Turning Green, and she ran in California in an attempt to become the youngest… Continue reading How to Be Effective When Championing a Cause

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Happy New Year! It’s Time to Get Involved in Your Communities!

For a lot of people around the world, 2016 was a crummy year. No matter what your experience was last year, or how you feel about 2016’s U.S. election results, 2017 is a new year, and it offers many new ways for you to get involved. It’s vital that we come together to work with… Continue reading Happy New Year! It’s Time to Get Involved in Your Communities!

Environment

Can Plastic-Loving Bacteria Reduce Plastic Waste in Landfills?

  According to an article by Eva Botkin-Kowacki in the March 10, 2016 issue of The Christian Science Monitor, it appears that there was a bacterium that consumes plastic discovered inside a recycling plant. The article, “Researchers Find Plastic-Loving Bacteria in Recycling Plant,” mentions that more than “311 million tons of plastic is produced across the globe… Continue reading Can Plastic-Loving Bacteria Reduce Plastic Waste in Landfills?