Take a Closer Look at: Annie Leonard, founder of the Story of Stuff Project

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re taking a closer look at Annie Leonard, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA and the founder of the Story of Stuff Project. Annie Leonard is a tireless fighter for the environment and a longtime leader in the movement to change the way we make, use, and throw away Stuff. (photo: Erin …Read More

A Closer Look at – Why we give thanks

American’s Thanksgiving celebrations are echoed in many cultures around the world – the desire to give thanks to a bountiful harvest, a moment to reflect on the good things in our lives and our families. If you’ll be joining your family and friends for a meal this weekend, you might be asked ‘what is it …Read More

Take A Closer Look at — Stormchaser Warren Faidley

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re going to take a closer look at the ORGINAL storm chaser, Warren Faidley! Warren Faidley is a prize-winning photojournalist, adventurer and disaster survival expert. He is officially credited as the first, professional storm chasing photojournalist.   Warren and his images have appeared worldwide in National Geographic, The Weather Channel, the …Read More

Weekly Round Up: A Closer look at Chuck Collins

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re going to take a closer look at philanthropist/inequality scholar Chuck Collins!     He is a storyteller and organizer known for his efforts to bridge the national debate about wealth inequality and taxes as well; examining how to build community resilience and make a healthy transition to a sustainable new …Read More

Weekly Post – the Tree of Life Synagogue and the Night of Broken Glass

Dear readers – this week, rather than highlight one of our speaker’s good works, we’re going to offer a history lesson. You may well already be familiar with this story, if so, you might want to share it with others who aren’t.   The following are quotes from The History Channel’s article on Kristallnacht, the …Read More

Weekly Roundup – The VOTE, and VOTE EARLY Edition

Happy Wednesday!  This week …instead of looking at one of our speakers, let’s look at the 2016 election for a minute, while we anticipate the 2018 mid-terms in two weeks … In 2016, six states were decided by a margin of 2% or less.  This week’s assignment- review the ten closest races in 2016 and …Read More

Weekly Round Up- A Closer Look at Dr. Edith Widder

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re going to take a closer look at ocean biological researcher Dr. Edith Widder! Dr. Edith Widder established the Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA) to lead the effort of translating complex scientific issues into technological solutions, and to foster greater understanding of ocean life as a means to better, more …Read More

Weekly Roundup: Take a Closer Look at Dr. Ainissa Ramirez

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re taking a closer look at Dr. Ainissa Ramirez! “I have wanted to be a scientist ever since I was a little girl. I got the idea from a television program called 3-2-1 Contact, where I watched a young African-American girl solve problems. I saw my reflection in her and was …Read More