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Earth Day 2012 – Taking Care of Our Home and Preserving Our Future

Every spring, on April 22, the world marks one of its most important observances – Earth Day! Why is it so significant? Earth Day is extremely important because it’s all about the future of the planet we call home! Earth Day celebrates the earth we have and strongly encourages all people to help take care of our…

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International Women's Day Celebrates Inspirational Women…..Past, Present, and Future!

On March 8 each year, a wonderful celebration takes place, one that has been around for over a hundred years. The event is International Women’s Day, which started out as a day for recognizing women and fighting for their rights. Today, International Women’s Day is all that and more. It praises the achievements of inspirational women, continually works…

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Victory Gardens – A Blast From the Past That's Blooming Today!

During World War II, many people had victory gardens. These were gardens that people planted in order to ease food supply shortages that occurred during the war. A victory garden was regarded as a patriotic way to help the war effort. Today, victory gardens have had a resurgence. With the recent downturn in the economy, many…

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City Year – Improving the World, One Year at a Time

If you had a year’s time that you could devote to anything in the world, what would it be? For one very special group of people, the answer is City Year. City Year is an organization that gives young people the opportunity to serve others in a major way. The people who take part in City Year…

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Kamael Sugrim – "mPowering" the Poor to Improve their Lives!

Kamael Sugrim graduated from Stanford University in 2005. As such, she was lucky enough to be present for the famous commencement address Steve Jobs gave at Stanford that year. In fact, it was Steve Jobs’ speech that inspired Kamael to take part in founding an organization called mPowering that helps change the lives of those who need it…

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Katie's Krops – Her Gardens Grow to Help Thousands!

Katie Stagliano was in third grade when she took part in a special school project. For the project, she brought home a cabbage seedling, planted it, and nurtured it as it grew. Under her care, her cabbage grew incredibly big, weighing in at 40 pounds! Katie decided to donate her huge cabbage to a soup kitchen, and it ended up feeding…

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Mona Counts – Helping Where It's Needed Most

As a nurse and professor at Penn State University, Mona Counts has many achievements to her name. But her most significant accomplishment is not in a hospital or on a college campus. It’s in the Appalachian Mountains…… In 1994, Mona saw that the poor, rural Appalachian community she lived in desperately needed healthcare. So Mona established the Primary Care Center of Mount Morris, a place that provides…

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14 Cows for America – An Incredible Offering Born Out of Compassion

Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah is originally from the Maasai tribe in Kenya. But on September 11, 2001, he was in New York City when the terrorist attacks took place. Kimeli witnessed firsthand the horrendous tragedy that occurred that day. Several months later, he visited his native tribe in Kenya. While there, he told them the story of…

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John Wood Left Microsoft to Change the World by Building Libraries in Third World Countries

In 1998, John Wood was a Microsoft executive when he took a vacation that changed his life forever. The vacation started as a trekking holiday in Nepal, but it became a spiritual journey and then a mission. John decided he wanted to change the world one book and one child at a time by setting up libraries in the developing…

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Ben Dunlap Discusses the Impact of His Hungarian Mentor

Wofford College president Ben Dunlap tells the story of Sandor Teszler, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who taught him about passionate living and lifelong learning.

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