How Community Helped us Escape Homelessness. {photos}

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) collaboration strength in numbers trade & barter It raised my spirits and made me feel unstoppable.

Modern Philanthropic Art: The Homeless Homes Project!

Elephant Journal

Not only are Kloene and his team of cohorts reducing and re-using waste, they are providing shelter to those in need in their community. Using creativity and an artistic platform to boot!

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3 Ways to Help Stop the Cycle of Addiction & Homelessness.

Elephant Journal

Every person reading this article has the power to make positive changes in his or her community. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) addiction cycle family support homelessness volunteeringAll it takes is.

Lord Henley meets with the former homeless people in charitable recycling visit

Green (Living) Review

As part of the visit, Lord Henley took a tour of the Preston facility's 15-acre recycling park to discover how it had unified its recycling and charitable operations to help formerly homeless and unemployed people get their lives back on track by offering them training, education and work placements.

Places of Change wins silver for 500 homeless and disadvantaged gardeners at Chelsea

Green (Living) Review

500+ homeless & vulnerable people celebrated today as the Places of change garden was awarded a silver medal at the Chelsea Flower Show 2010 by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Homelessness agencies, their service users and prisoners around the country had cause to celebrate on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 when the “Places of Change Show Garden” won a silver medal at the Chelsea Flower Show.

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Let’s help Ashleigh.

Elephant Journal

Boulder Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education WAYLON: Today Only Ashleigh Hitchcock community donate family help homelessness recipes rental properties writers I just learned the meaning of Home-less.

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Mankind is no Island. ~ Holly Horne {Video}

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks awareness charity community compassion empathy healing homeless homelessness life love mindfulness relationships This short film was shot entirely on a cell phone on the streets of two cities—New York and Sydney.

Transformative Community Planning: Empowerment Through Community Development

The Green Changemakers

Prepared for the 1996 Planners Network Conference, "Renewing Hope, Restoring Vision: Progressive Planning in Our Communities." by Marie Kennedy INTRODUCTION What is community development? I'm going to share some thoughts about some of the elements of effective planning for community development--a planning practice that I sometimes call transformative community planning. I see real community development as combining material development with the development of people.

The Year of Community. ~ Ann Griffin | elephant journal

Elephant Journal

ENLIGHTENED SOCIETY. Yoga / Love / Food / Wellness / Spirituality / Family / Culture / Green / Society / Work. The Year of Community. ~ Experiencing a broader meaning of community every day. Like elephant Enlightened Society on Facebook. The Green Pet Community.

7 Practical Ideas for Compassionate Communities, From Free College to Debt Relief

The Green Changemakers

by Shannan Stoll Kerry Morrison interviews homeless veteran John Watkins in the Hollywood Hills. Hollywood was one of the first communities to join the 100,000 Homes Campaign. Community Solutions isn’t stopping with 100,000 homes. Community Compassion Poverty

A Student's Guide to Community Service

The Green Changemakers

Ideas and information on how young people can help make their communities better places to live. Yet despite busy schedules, many young people like you are concerned about what's going on in their neighborhoods and communities, and are looking for ways to get involved.

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Intentional Communities: Lifestyles Based on Ideals

The Green Changemakers

by Geoph Kozeny of Community Catalyst Project, San Francisco, California Drawing on information from his visits to hundreds of communities across the continent, Geoph Kozeny gives an overview of the communities movement -- not only its current state, but also how it has evolved and its prospects for the future. He points out the common bonds that link communities in spite of their diversity. The community prospered, and subsequently formed many new colonies.

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Imagine Being One Paycheck away from Losing your Home. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

We’re honored to work with a group who is this dedicated to supporting families, building communities and offering enormous benefit to those in need of an affordable place to call home. ~ Will we be able to make rent, or will we be stressed out and on the verge of homelessness?

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The Fifth Sacred Thing – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Though in all its utopianism it could just be a vision of something that could work and we don''t have to wait till everything has collapsed to establish a society such as this. book review ectopia new society new world utopia

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From Hurricane Sandy to the People's Climate March

Sierra Club Compass

Going to the march gave me that feeling that I'm not just doing this for my community, but for a whole group of people who need assistance." "So the People's Climate March and movement in turn should include everyone in our society who can make their voice heard.

2014 114

Seeing the Good in the World

The Green Changemakers

By Joshua Lockyer Published in the Summer 2010 issue of Communities Issue #147 magazine - (Click a photo to enlarge) “I think a lot of people subscribe to the idea that intentional communities are cloistered away, and only focused on improving their own immediate societies.

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How to be kind during the Holidays.

Elephant Journal

Denise Genovese Rodriguez · 17:50 Make care bags for the homeless and hand them out—filled with basic necessities. Annie Kind · 17:20 Living in London at the moment, have been giving umbrellas to the homeless. ❤. I’ve donated backpacks for homeless care kits.

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How to Recycle Food Waste at Home?


If your community currently has no such program, you should call city hall and ask why not, and if they have no plans to undertake organic recycling any time soon you should start a petition to encourage them to change their minds. If you have unused food which is still in good condition, then you could consider donating it to your local food bank or to a homeless shelter rather than throwing it away. Even people who have made a commitment to.

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FREE – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) FREE: Adventures on the margins of a wasteful society by Katharine Hibbert 320p Trade Paperback, published by Ebury Press , January 14, 2010 ISBN: 978-0-0919-3273-2 Price: £11.99

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How to turn a Happy City into a Yuppie City in 7 Easy Steps.

Elephant Journal

Begin by having a bad attitude toward the homeless. Push for a gated community attitude. Don’t get involved in the eco or bike-friendly or educational or philanthropic communities. How to turn a Happy City into a Yuppie City.

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2016—Year of the Cat?

The Alien Next Door

From Vancouver to Montreal, the stressed, lonely or just plain cat deprived can cuddle their woes away with adoptable new friends (in partnership with the local SPCA or Humane Society). The domestic cat hasn’t always been in this position in society. “ Do I contradict myself?

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A "Living" Built Environment

The Green Changemakers

economic issues, including the collapse of domestic manufacturing, global trade imbalances , urban sprawl , the marginalization of those that can’t purchase the ‘American dream,’ and the lack of community distinctiveness and culture. Tags: Green Community Building Eco-design

2009 56

Meet Me in St. Louis for Sukkah City 2011

Green Prophet

The theme of this year’s Sukkah City will be “Defining and Defying Boundaries&# , asking participants to focus on the material, cultural or metaphorical boundaries that may influence our lives and define the ways that we relate to an increasingly global society.

Poverty is now a way of life for many again

Green (Living) Review

We have today an epidemic in the Britain, a scourge in our communities, and this epidemic and scourge is called poverty. One definition of poverty is: “People are said to be living in poverty if their income and resources are inadequate as to preclude them from having a standard of living acceptable in the society in which they live.” Their attacks, under the auspices of reforms, has linked to the rise in the use of foodbanks and homelessness.

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20 Ways to Make a Difference

The Green Changemakers

Information on how to give back through charitable donations, involvement in non-profits as a volunteer, and starting one’s own business with the intention of giving something of value back to society. Homeless Shelters and Food Banks Most people think of helping out during the holidays but homeless shelters and food banks can only survive on the assistance and kindness of others. This helps decrease crime by building pride and relationships within the community.

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Advancing Compassion Project Launches New Model of Charitable Giving

Green (Living) Review

California-based nonprofit fosters innovation within community-based organizations and enables donors to play a more active role in promoting change. Most people want to make a difference in their communities and appreciate the need to 'think globally and act locally.'

OSDE methods

The Green Changemakers

What are the parameters for development (or achievement and merit) within your community (please define community in any way you want)? How does your community see itself in relation to other communities? How do you think other communities see your community and why?

2010 52

The Green-Collar Jobs Campaign Teaching Tools

The Green Changemakers

STORIES FOR EACH ACTIVITY: :: The Green Wave and My Community :: Exploring Eco-Privilege :: Green Jobs, Not Jails :: Model Cities and You :: Finding the Solutions The Green Wave and My Community The blossoming green economy (which includes things like hybrid cars, wind turbines, green buildings, and solar panels) is impacting communities across the U.S. It Took a Village In Miami, homeless citizens didn’t wait for the city.

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Gap between rich and poor 'widening on a daily basis'

Green (Living) Review

Clare Williams of Northern region told the hall that the government’s austerity policies were affecting the most vulnerable in society – and that the UK was experiencing the biggest rise in poverty in decades. A recent Oxfam report has stated that by 2016 the top 1% of society would possess more than 50% of the world’s wealth. It’s affecting my children and the society they are growing up in."

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Grant Shilling is Surfing for Peace in the Middle East (INTERVIEW)

Green Prophet

I have consistently involved myself in projects of sport and social change including art gallery installations and more relevant direct actions including: AIDS and sport, homeless soccer, long boarding and First Nation communities and many more.

2012 105

The invention of capitalism

Green (Living) Review

everyone but an idiot knows that the lower classes must be kept poor, or they will never be industrious.” ~ Arthur Young,1771 Our popular economic wisdom – and what the people are told – says that capitalism equals freedom and free societies.

Tesco launches nationwide food collection for Christmas as new research highlights extent of people going hungry

Green (Living) Review

This Christmas, we want to use our scale and our links with communities across the country to help tackle this growing problem. “We The food FareShare provides saves charities and community projects almost ?8

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It is high time for recycling rewards, not bin taxes

Green (Living) Review

Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, said: "Rather than helping the environment, bin taxes would have fuelled fly-tipping and backyard burning. It's time to rein in the bin bullies and work with local people to build greener and cleaner communities."

2010 118

These Little Boxes Are Not Made Of Ticky-Tacky

Eco Friendly Daily

While some cultures use modest building supplies, from sticks and mud or palm fronds, colder and more industrial societies require other options. Some communities have started to recycle building materials.

The Fracking Frenzy's Impact on Women | PR Watch

PR Watch

Chemicals used in fracking have been linked to breast cancer and reproductive health problems and there have been reports of rises in crimes against women in some fracking "boom" towns, which have attracted itinerant workers with few ties to the community. The group of scientists, led by geophysicist William Ellsworth, is to present the paper next month at the annual meeting of the Seismological Society of America in San Diego. Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds.


Green (Living) Review

We could accommodate all of our own homeless and those of Ireland and a few other small countries combined. In addition there are other properties that could be, by the right people, turned into homes and communities.

2013 141

The Venus Project: Bombastic Dream or Realizable Future?

The Alien Next Door

They speak to wonderful concepts and a society that is peacefully and serenely integrated with this planet. What about children and families and education and cultural diversity and community events? ask the millions of starving homeless people how well the system works.

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The Ingredients for Pro-Kid Cities

Sightline Daily

You also need to have indoor community space that’s flexible. It was the homeless guy who exposed himself to my son and the fact that our neighborhood was noisy. A: No one wants children to get hurt, but certainly I think in the US we are such a litigious society.

2014 113

16 Guidelines for Life

The Green Changemakers

Essential Education 2007 16 To Live By is a project that aims to support young people in their own lives and communities in taking unified and courageous actions to help others. In traditional societies this was and is a well-ordered process. What can be done to develop an attitude of loyalty and solidarity towards the wider community and, ultimately, towards the entire planet? We want homeless people to find shelter, hungry people to have food, sick people to have medicine.

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Hotspots for People: A New Conservation Strategy

Nature Conservancy - Science

The hardest and fastest rains in El Salvador’s recorded history pummeled us for four hours on November 7 of that year, triggering mudslides that buried alive nearly 300 people and made thousands more instantly homeless.

Youth Perspective: Youth Action Guide on the SDGs

The Green Changemakers

SDG 2: End Hunger Achieve Food Security and Improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Young people can get involved in their local communities by raising awareness about food security, participating in food drives, and helping support food programs at homeless shelters through volunteer activities. Through its advocacy initiatives at the global, regional and national levels, the UNiTE campaign is working to mobilize individuals and communities.

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When Technology Fails – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business.

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Who are “they”, if we are “us”?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Ever since humans first created societies involving hierarchy and governed by rules, there has been an unspoken "social contract" binding them together. In contemporary society, it is generally accepted that millions of ordinary people feel powerless to change society or even have much control over their lives. As long as they are fine (more or less) they could care little about the homeless or the hungry in their own country.

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