ANIMALS | ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE

Meet the Wag Brigade

Meet the Wag Brigade

  SAN FRANCISCO — On December 3rd, SFO airport launched a new program, titled “Wag Brigade,” to bring trained dogs to the terminals to make passenger travel more enjoyable. The San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) will bring nine dogs, certified through their Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) Program, to roam the terminals to [...]

Tampa Police Department:  A Sweet “Ride-Along”

Tampa Police Department: A Sweet “Ride-Along”

  Tampa Fire Rescue helped a motorist who needed to be transported to the hospital and they had their dog in the car with them. A animal loving officer has the dog on a “ride-along” until the owner can make arrangements for her. She’s being a very good girl. As seen on the Tampa Police [...]

ARTS | ENTERTAINMENT | LIFESTYLE

Angelina Jolie’s Touching Humanitarian Award Speech

Angelina Jolie’s Touching Humanitarian Award Speech

Angelina Jolie, who won Best Supporting Actress for the 1999 film “Girl, Interrupted,” was honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences again on Saturday night with an honorary Oscar. Jolie was given the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2013 Governors Awards, an honor bestowed upon those in Hollywood “whose humanitarian efforts have [...]

The Appleton Compassion Project

The Appleton Compassion Project

I’ve long been a fan of the Appleton Compassion Project, but today’s sharing on their Facebook Page really got my attention. Check out the accompanying words regarding compassion, by 10th grader, Sydney Kosgard:   Compassion is the conjoining of souls, an insight into another human’s core. It is the deepest level of understanding. It is [...]

COMMUNITY | EDUCATION | OPINION

Sprinkle Some Happiness

Sprinkle Some Happiness

When Laura Lavigne was very young, she told her parents she wanted to be a social worker when she grew up. She was laughed at and told it was a very silly idea. So, she went into other careers. One day, though, she realized that wanting to make life easier for people was her heart’s [...]

Meet the Wag Brigade

Meet the Wag Brigade

  SAN FRANCISCO — On December 3rd, SFO airport launched a new program, titled “Wag Brigade,” to bring trained dogs to the terminals to make passenger travel more enjoyable. The San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) will bring nine dogs, certified through their Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) Program, to roam the terminals to [...]

BUSINESS | ENTERPRISE | NEW ECONOMY

Electrolux gives refrigerators, vacuums to struggling Charlotte families

Electrolux gives refrigerators, vacuums to struggling Charlotte families

Original article by Mark Price, charlotteobserver.com   Dashana Teloma tried not to cry Friday as she hugged a new stainless steel Electrolux refrigerator at Crisis Assistance Ministry’s furniture bank. For months now, the 25-year-old homeless mom has been working to get out of a shelter and into an apartment. But she lacked the refrigerator required [...]

In Australia, They’re Building Homes for a Sharing Economy

In Australia, They’re Building Homes for a Sharing Economy

Original Article by Anna McCooe on www.afr.com   Visitors to David McCrae’s Sydney home, who are many and varied, note how perfectly the light, breezy space captures the spirit of the northern beaches locale. Then they head upstairs and unpack. McCrae, a principal architect at Manfredini McCrae, designed the house with a private bedroom and bathroom [...]

HEALTH | WELLNESS

Oregon city pays it forward by giving ambulance, supplies to African clinic

Oregon city pays it forward by giving ambulance, supplies to African clinic

ORIGINAL STORY by Kelsey Thalhofer Register-Guard (Eugene)         OAKRIDGE, Ore. – Call it a miracle or a simple act of kindness: The city of Oakridge has decided it’s time to pay it forward. Two years ago, the city was in financial crisis when it became the subject of an episode of the ABC television show [...]

4000 CDs Donated to Hospital for Music Therapy

4000 CDs Donated to Hospital for Music Therapy

  What can a guy do with 4,000 CDs? Help someone heal, says music therapist Gemma Isaac. That’s what happened Tuesday when a former national music buyer for the now-defunct retailer A&B Sound, Vancouver’s Brian Thompson, packed up his massive collection spanning 23 years of music from 1990 and sent it to Vancouver General Hospital where Isaac will [...]

SCIENCE | TECH | INNOVATION

Organic Transit Vehicle (ELF)

Organic Transit Vehicle (ELF)

According to Organic Transit’s website, commuting to work each day can now be the cleanest, greenest thing you can do for your community and planet. With an Organic Transit Vehicle (OTV) — also called ELF — you can be part of the solution not the problem. The most-awesome title of this article summarizes the beauty of the [...]

Kroger to power distribution center with spoiled food

Kroger to power distribution center with spoiled food

Original article at Greenbiz.com Kroger has come up with a solution that will put a dent in the food waste generated by the supermarket chain — it will turn it into biogas energy that powers a distribution center. Kroger is the biggest supermarket chain in the U.S. with 2,400 supermarkets in 31 states. Any food that can’t [...]

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| November 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Heart to Heart, Human to Human

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| November 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

  Imgur user plamentanev posted this image from Bulgaria on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. Here is the text which accompanies plamentanev’s post, including his recent edit to provide the photographer’s name:  Torod Musev: “This photo really moved me so much that i decided to try and raise awareness to what is going on in my country.  This [...]

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Check out The Joy Team’s Billboard Campaign

Check out The Joy Team’s Billboard Campaign

| November 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

  (SCROLL DOWN TO SEE MORE BILLBOARD IMAGES!) ABOUT THE JOY TEAM:  The Joy Team is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Vancouver, Washington.  Founded in February 2010, The Joy Team actually began spreading joy in November 2009 when founder Michele McKeag Larsen and her daughter, Taryn Dehn Larsen hit the streets of Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington, setting [...]

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It’s World Kindness Day 2013

It’s World Kindness Day 2013

| November 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

  World Kindness Day is the project of The World Kindness Movement, first celebrated in Tokyo in 1997. This year’s World Kindness Day falls less than one week after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines.  Google’s resource list is a good place to start if you’d like to manifest kindness for those suffering in the Philippines. If you’re looking for [...]

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High School Cross Country Team Shows True Sportsmanship

High School Cross Country Team Shows True Sportsmanship

| September 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Streator Township High School Cross Country athlete, Jacob Chalkey, was nearing the finish line in a four-team meet Thursday afternoon when he felt a seizure coming on. Slowing to a stop, he sat and waited for the debilitating episode to pass. Since birth, Chalkey, 18, has had a rare neurological condition which causes dramatic seizures [...]

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11-year-old Boy Donates Savings to Police Department

11-year-old Boy Donates Savings to Police Department

| September 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

A young, budding philanthropist who anonymously dropped off $10.03 at a Wisconsin police department after the anniversary of 9/11 has been identified as 11-year-old Max Siepert. Max said he learned about the Sept. 11 attacks in Social Studies, and the stories of the acts of kindness stemming from 9/11 inspired him.  He had been collecting [...]

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