water retention, clouds

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This week Awesome Stories brings you environmental leadership. Costa Rica Aims For a Home Run Costa Rica continues to be an environmental leader in the Carribean and much of the world. They passed a ban on the razing of mature forests in 1996. Then Costa Rica set aside 25% of their lands as nature preserves, parks,…

haunted dreams

Steampunk Dreams

Steampunk Dreams ~ machines belching smoke ominous haze fills the sky man imprints the land ancient bells sound the alarm steampunk dreams running rampant ~ If you don’t know, steampunk is a genre of science fiction that incorporates technology and design elements inspired by 19th-century steam-powered machinery. Looking at this image from Kirk, I heard…

Awesome Stories, flow

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This week Awesome Stories brings you kindness, nuclear facts, and resiliency. Kindness School Seattle, Washington is home to the Puget Sound Community School whose mission and focus are based on kindness. The director, Andy Smallman, believes that if you create a nurturing environment and help build character, then the academics and related skills come automatically. Teachers…

grandmother power, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you cooling paint, Awaken Circles, and groovy grandmothers. SolCold Israeli company SolCold has created a new paint that acts as a low-cost airconditioner for buildings. Their paint cools when exposed to sunlight by filtering out certain wavelengths and re-emitting it as energy. Heat from buildings is absorbed and re-emitted as lightwaves…

forest regeneration, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you forest regeneration, Medicine Baba, growing gratitude, and dancing. Forest Regeneration This story warms my heart and gives me hope for the future. Twenty years ago, a couple donated a forested piece of land in exchange for orange peels and pulp for some deforested land. It turned out to be…

Renew Sports Cars, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you meat-free meat, better business, hemp cars, and meeting death. Meat-free Meat  Sunfed Foods wants to change the way we think about meat and maybe save the planet. Inventor Shama Sukul Lee saw the big environmental impact of meat as a protein source and decided to create a better meat. Sunfed meats…

receiving the good, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you water management, climate change solutions, sacred beekeeping, and catching good. Dutch Water Management Designing the city to deal with water was the first task of survival here. It’s a process, a way of life. ~ Mr. Molenaar The Dutch have much to teach the rest of the world about…

love, politics, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you emotional agility, El Silbo, seaweed solutions and the inner game of politics. Positive Thinking Trap Unless we can process, navigate and be comfortable with the full range of our emotions, we won’t learn to be resilient. ~ Susan David The latest research suggests that positive thinking does not lead…

happiness, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you nuclear hope, healthy food for all, virtue and happiness. A New View on Nuclear  I’ve slowly changed my view on nuclear energy, moving past my fears and prejudices to find the truth of comparative energy sources. It helped to have a friend who is an informed advocate for responsible nuclear.…

Monsoon, Mike Oblinski

Monsoon Madness

Monsoon Madness ~ pressure drops winds reverse rains pour lightening strikes valleys flood nature speaks man listens balance restored ~ Thanks for another inspiring storm photo from Mike Oblinski. I’m in awe of his photography and willingness to chase storms like this monsoon in the Chiricahua Mountains of SE Arizona. Sometimes we need a kick in…