eco-friendly hardware, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you solutions to create better buildings that protect our precious planet like bio-concrete, eco-friendly hardware, solar smiles and slowing down. Bio-Concrete Henk Jonkers, of the Delft University of Technology, in the Netherlands, has come up with a new concrete that heals itself with bacteria. Concrete is a very alkaline, dry, harsh…

better relationships. Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you healthy body image, clean energy, singing for hope, and better relationships. Embrace your Body Taryn Brumfitt wants to help everyone love and embrace their body. Too many people (especially women) feel shame, loathing, and other painful feelings about their bodies. Taryn has taken an amazing journey to get to…

University of the People, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you stories to start your new year with a flame in your heart and a smile on your face. University of the People University of the People is aiming to change the way we learn and educate people. They’ve created the first accredited, tuition-free university that offers both 2 and…

intuition, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you compassion, expanded horizons, intuition, dance, solar and biomimicry. Compassionate Homeboys Father Greg Boyle is an inspiring man. He’s been serving some of the roughest gang neighborhoods of LA for over 25 years. When he couldn’t find the former gang members jobs, he created Homeboy Industries that serves them with education, counseling,…

free books, Awesome Stories

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This week’s Awesome Stories bring you free books, miles of smiles, solar success and schools in the cloud. Concord Free Press Concord Free Press encourages generosity with every book they publish. Founder, Stona Fitch, had a simple idea to publish and distribute quality books for free along with a simple request to make a donation of their choice. So…

amazing places to travel

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This week in Awesome Stories, we look at amazing places, solar energy, sugar powered batteries, success and education. Amazing Places I would I love to see some of these amazing places. Several call me deeply like the tulip fields and the Hitachi Seaside Park, but these wisteria tunnels look so welcoming that I’d like to curl…

SolTech rooftop solar

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This week Awesome Stories brings you murmuration, sleek solar, Kid President, passionate education and creative cooperation. Sexy Solar I would love to have one of these solar roof systems. These systems from SolTech Energy are one of the most aesthetically pleasing solar roof systems that I’ve ever seen. Plus, they claim to have very high…

LILAC eco community UK

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This week Awesome Stories offers you peace, wisdom, resiliency and happiness. Awesome Community The LILAC community in Bramley, West Leeds is the UK’s first affordable, low energy use co-housing project. I’ve always liked cohousing for the blend of individual and community spaces and values. They designed and built the units using modular straw bale walls…

Ray Hare painting

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Celebrating 50 weeks of Awesome Stories! This was a milestone week. I passed 200 posts, 50 weeks of Awesome Stories and 1000 likes! Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing my stories. I appreciate you all.  I’d like to grow this series for 2014, depending on your feedback. It would help me to know if you…

solar panels

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An Awesome week for solar and electric vehicles. Solar Shines Brightly Solar generated energy is exploding around the world. Total every generated from solar grew from 50 to 100 Gigawatts (GW) in just 2.5 years. The projects are for it to double again to 200 GW by 2015. That’s pretty amazing and awesome! In many…