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Help Kathryn Kick Lyme Disease

I met Kathryn Ely on one of her good days. The progression of her illness had left her with little appetite. But as she perused the menu of this Castro Valley, California coffee shop she smiled. “I think I’ll have bacon,” Kat said. “I might regret it later. But right now I don’t care.” You […]

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Fairy Dog Mother Sweat 4 Shelter

  All creatures great and small have a friend in Ilizabethe  Zelandais. An avid cyclist and runner she’s also the benefactor of homeless animals in need of refuge from the tribulations a cruel and uncertain world. This self-proclaimed “fairy dog mother” extends her love of fury four-legged companions by raising funds and awareness for the […]

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Enter the Day-Giver

I have a hard enough time balancing my own checkbook. So how can I be expected to make a financial decision to help improve the life of a complete stranger? I’ve got $25 to invest in one of 1,755 small businesses around the world. Through the Kiva Foundation entrepreneurs in developing countries are eligible to […]

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Imagine1Day “Creatributors”

Watch an idea transform into reality and you’ll never be the same again. When you see a community torn apart by war, famine and death come together and build a brighter future, it’s hard to not believe that anything is possible. After three weeks last fall traveling in Ethiopia I’ve come to understand exactly how […]

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Imagine That, Building schools in Ethiopia through “Creatribution”

A caravan of five Land Cruisers bounces along a rocky path. Five hundred miles north of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, the village of Atsemba is only accessible by a dirt road, and the nearest town is over an hour away. The passage is not so much a road as it is simply the clearest line […]

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L.L. Bean Outdoor Heroes

Ten outdoor activists are vying for a cash prize to support their unique causes. Product manufacturer L.L. Bean is looking to you to cast your vote to select the fourth annual Outdoor Heroes Award. If you’re looking for a way to help make a difference in the world here’s something quick and simple you can […]

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Good Works: B-Cycle Comes to Madison

There are 350 shinny new bicycles spinning around Madison. Renowned for its bike friendly culture and amenities Wisconsin’s capital city has introduced a new program to allow residents and visitors to share short rides around town on easily accessible two-wheeled transports. Called B-Cycle the initiative aims to provide a carbon-neutral alternative to an overloaded traffic […]

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With My Own Two Wheels

http://media.blubrry.com/joytripproject/p/joytripproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/WithMyOwnTwoWheels.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS | Subscribe to the Joy Trip Project The transformational power of bicycles is the subject of a new film by brothers Jacob & Isaac Seigel-Boettner. “With My Own Two Wheels” takes us on a ride through the […]

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Good Works: The Resilience Research Center

Teachers, students and parents gathered to celebrate the destruction of a school. Defunct for many years the building that once housed Badger Rock Middle School was finally demolished in late March to make way for a new vision of secondary education. A modern construct will stand its place to offer lessons in growing vegetables, healthy […]

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99 Fans!: Chris needs a camera

Ten dollars can make a big difference in the career of an aspiring adventure media maker. Christian Alvarado aims to purchase his first camera and The Joy Trip Project wants to help. If 99 fans match my pledge of $10 together we can raise enough to buy Chris a new Canon EOS Rebel T3i. (more…) […]

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