Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Recommended Resources


Recommended Resources



As I’m sure you’ve noticed, when it comes to Recommended Resource posts on my blog I do tend to group 3 resources of similar topic together. As such I keep a file going where I can quickly past URL’s and such under quick reference headings like “nature”, “youth”, etc. This one was hard to define… is it technology, design, nature, gardening, pollution, agriculture? All of the above. An awesome talk!
https://www.ted.com/talks/jane_poynter_life_in_biosphere_2



"Save the rainforest" is an environmental slogan as old as time — but Tasso Azevedo catches us up on how the fight is actually going these days.  Interestingly, Tasso has helped reduce the rate of deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest by 75 percent — and inspired similar efforts around the world.







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Monday, January 22, 2018

quote of the day


Quote of the Day 












"There are two seasonal diversions 

that can ease the bite of any winter.

One is the January thaw. 

The other is the seed catalogues." 


~ Hal Borland



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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Wildlife photo contest!



Wildlife Photo Contest


It’s a momentous day! National Wildlife magazine is honored to announce the opening of its 47th annual photo contest—and we’d love you to be a part of it.

This contest is unique in that it celebrates wildlife, landscapes and the natural world with an eye on conservation. Every entry helps support the conservation work of the National Wildlife Federation—and helps inspire our millions of members and supporters to care and to act.

The editors and judges would love to see some of your work—whether birds, bees or mammals, backyard blooms or exotic horizons. You can enter in any of seven categories, and the winners will receive cash prizes—including a grand prize of $5,000—and publication in print or online, giving your work broad exposure.

They judge every entry blind, so we welcome everyone from avid amateurs to lifelong professionals to submit their images. Who knows—yours may be the one that wins.
REGISTER TODAY! »


CONTEST ENTRY PERIOD: The NWPC opens at 12:01 am North American Eastern Standard Time (EST) on January 8, 2018 and the final date for submitting photos is March 16, 2018, at 11:59 pm North American Eastern Daylight Time. To avoid uploading delays, do not wait until the final days of the contest to enter. In past years, the large number of entrants trying to upload their photos just prior to the final deadline caused technical problems that left them unable to enter. Mailed or shipped entries must be postmarked no later than March 16, 2018. Receipt of packages cannot be acknowledged and packages will not be returned. NWF anticipates notifying winners by early October 2018.  NWPC may modify the contest entry period at its sole discretion. 

Contest rules can be found here:

https://photocontest.nwf.org/menu-rules.aspx?comp_id=1E47179D-00D1-4458-8F8F-029DEC98A012



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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Recommended Resources



Recommended Resources


Today's recommended resources fall in the genre of youth. 


- The first resource today will lead you to a fantastic youth-writing non-profit organization. 826 National Org. helps young people become creative and confident writers, helps teachers become better inspirational agents for positive change, and helps communities work together as a team in support of local youth. Visit: https://826national.org/


- This next resource will lead you to an inspirational story, told by two sisters inspired at 10 and 12 years old to change their country’s policy on plastic bags. Great story that should inspire other youth to realize their power, their potential.


And to close out today's post - here's a great example of how one person can have such a huge impact,  inspiring others to get involved in her cause and several years later they have had amazing success in making the world just a little better. 



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