One of my Favorite Quotes

Never Doubt

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Sustainability: Reduce Your Paper Waste & Usage

Where I live, I see the lumber and timber companies lease land from the government, empty a forest of it’s trees and move on to another unsuspecting piece of land and the cycle continues. It’s a saddening vision to look up to the once plentiful mountains and see stark sections of emptiness. Paper and cardboard comprise more than a quarter of annual municipal waste in the U.S.

I ask you, how can I judge this harmful behavior? I use paper. I use cardboard. How can one person make a difference? One person can make a much larger impact by incorporating a sustainable lifestyle into everyday life. This infographic below (via this Mashable article) shows how much an average US citizen uses in paper and cardboard products. The difference starts with you.

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Powerful Words from a Influential Leader

“Optimism for me isn’t a passive expectation that things will get better; it’s a conviction that we can make things better – that whatever suffering we see, no matter how bad it is, we can help people if we don’t lose hope and we don’t look away.” – Melinda Gates

Powerful words from a powerful woman. Empathy for those who live in suffering can make all the difference.