Economic Justice · Environment

Chicago’s Peterson Garden Project

What happens when you have a vacant lot in a city? Rather than leave the space empty, North Chicago is turning vacant lots into pop-up gardens. According to a Nation Swell article by Kathleen O’Brian, “North Chicago Vacant Lots Turn Into Pop-Up Gardens,” a local resident, Lamonda Joy, has taken these lots and transformed them… Continue reading Chicago’s Peterson Garden Project

Environment

Why are Tons of Oyster Shells Being Dumped Onto Louisiana’s Coast?

On NationSwell a couple of years ago, they posed the question, “Why are Tons of Oyster Shells Being Dumped Onto Louisiana’s Coast?” Little did I know, oyster shells are being recycled in an attempt to restore the shoreline in Louisiana. According to the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, since the program’s inception in 2014, more… Continue reading Why are Tons of Oyster Shells Being Dumped Onto Louisiana’s Coast?

Children · Economic Justice · Get Involved!

Dress a Girl Around the World

The Dress a Girl Around the World program is sponsored by the organization Hope 4 Women International. The program has provided over 300,000 dresses for girls around the world. Participants sew a dress out of cotton fabric for a young girl to wear. Often, these are the only new dresses that some of these girls will… Continue reading Dress a Girl Around the World

Economic Justice · Human Rights · Hunger

What Is Poverty?

Getting involved with organizations that wish to strike out poverty is a noble mission. In order to understand why so many people are concerned with the plight of those living in poverty, it’s important to first answer the question, “What is poverty? The World Bank defines poverty this way: “Poverty is hunger. Poverty is lack… Continue reading What Is Poverty?

Economic Justice · Healthcare

J.B. Dondolo and Hospital Hope

*This is a reprint of the article I wrote for Equanimity Magazine, “From Start to Finish” profiling an organization I’m involved with, J.B. Dondolo. I wanted to take a moment and introduce you to a pet project of mine.* Whenever you start a project, you generally intend see it through to completion. This is the grounding… Continue reading J.B. Dondolo and Hospital Hope

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My Absence and Things to Come

It’s been a good little while since I’ve posted on Activism My Way, and while I’d like to have a great reason for this for you, I don’t. I love the idea of this blog, and I want to spend more time with it, but I’m thinking that I’d like to rebrand it and give… Continue reading My Absence and Things to Come

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Air Polution From Natural Gas Development – Check out Moms Clean Air Force

Over at Moms Clean Air Force, there’s a great discussion going on about how natural gas development impacts our environment. Check it out at: Natural Gas Development And Air Pollution < Moms Clean Air Force. Clean air is something we should all be concerned with.