New crowdfunding platform for “green’ projects

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Most people have heard of or even participated in some sort of crowdfunding campaign. Names like Indegogo and Kickstarter seem to be the most familiar platforms for a vast array of funding opportunities.

Now there’s a new star on the horizon, one that’s geared towards green projects. Earthcrowdfunder is the first crowdfunding platform designed specifically for environmental and sustainable projects.

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Comonsense meets water scarcity – let’s recycle!

CA Drought, Sierra Nevada reservoir, photo by BitHead, flickr

A reservoir in the Sierra Nevada’s shows the effects of drought. Photo by BitHead, from flickr

I’ve often thought that we consumers waste inordinate amounts of water everyday. Now that California has finally declared a drought, it’s time to wake up and smell the coffee so to speak.

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Recycling to help at risk youth in the Carribbean

Tierrabomba viewThink about the Caribbean and visions of clean sand and beautiful beaches spring to mind. While that’s true, another side is the economic plight of many small Caribbean islands and countries. Tourist-based, their economies fall victim to climate change, bad weather or other factors, meaning the locals often struggle to ear a steady income.

One such island is Tierrabomba, a small island located one mile south of Cartagena de Indias, off the north coast of Colombia. There the lack of waste logistics, clean water, monetary sources, job opportunities and quality education leaves dreams of improvement of a quality life in a distant reality. Continue reading

Special Mother’s Day Gift Ideas – Gifts that make a Difference

Mala Collective necklace

Jewelry from Bali from the Mala Collective

Gifts from the heart come in all shapes, sizes and wrappings. Those that give back hold a special place in my heart. Even though by the time you read this the gifts have probably been given, as today is Mother’s Day, there are still “gift” ideas that you – or she – may want to take advantage of. For those who’ve forgotten it\s mom’s special day, there’s still time to do something she’ll appreciate.

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LifeStraw – a simple way to get clean water wherever you go

Backpackers and hikers know that having clean water is critical. But carrying enough water is bulky and will weigh you down. The LifeStraw is a handy device that solves this problem.

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The CamelBak All Clear purifies water with UV rays

Having access to clean water is becoming a global issue.  Whether the nearest stream is in front of your home or out in the wilderness, you still have to make sure the water’s safe to drink.

CamelBak’s All Clear water bottle uses an integrated UV purifier to zap whatever unhealthy organisms might be lurking in the water supply.

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