Kiva, Microloans and Helping Women Around the World

Kiva, Microloans and Helping Women Around the World
Kiva is a site that encourages you to “empower people around the world with a $25 loan”.  They identify individual and groups that need access to microloans in order to grow food, create commerce and provide for their families in areas where they wouldn’t otherwise have access to borrow money to start their businesses. What I ...

I’m Riding for the Feast!

I love, love, love to ride bicycles.  However, I’ve never ridden more than 30 miles. So perhaps it’s a little crazy and a little stupid that I’ve just signed up to ride 140 miles over 2 days from Ocean City to Baltimore, MD, but I’ve probably done dumber things. The website says: The purpose of ...

Shameless Self-Promotion: Vote for My Ideas & improve your comunity! I made the top finalist selection!

Shameless Self-Promotion: Vote for My Ideas & improve your comunity! I made the top finalist selection!
A while back I participated in an online brainstorming community called Ideation Nation, where I was invited to throw my ideas (for improving my community) against the wall to see what stuck.  What I didn’t realize that I was in the running for a grand prize.  I just learned today that I’m a finalist and ...

Enact a Law to Protect Bicyclists from Driver Harassment

Enact a Law to Protect Bicyclists from Driver Harassment
Do you commute by bicycle? Do you ride your bike for fun? Have you ever been harassed by a driver? Unfortunately this is a daily occurrence for me in Baltimore City. My husband has begged me to ride on the sidewalks, my teachers have pleaded with me to stop riding my bike at all. Is ...

Freight Farms: Grow Fresh Food in Any Environment

My November project on Kickstarter has been funded; hooray!  Now, time to look forward to December. For next month I’ve selected another food/urban farming related project, but this time it is a bit more techy. This project is aimed at creating a portable environment that will allow people to farm in challenging environments. The creators ...

Kickstarter: Brownsville Student Farm Project

Here’s the project I’m supporting for November: Brownsville Student Farm Project.  

We did it! Race for the Cure Part Deux

We did it! Race for the Cure Part Deux
If you were reading my blog last year you may recall that I decided to go out and learn to run again. I hadn’t run since high school and as a 30 something adult it wasn’t super easy to get back into running shape. I kept it up though and now I can say that ...

Doing Good: The Mitten Commitment

Doing Good: The Mitten Commitment
 I received an email from the Simplicty Creative Group today and was delighted to read among their sales listings that they are helping to support a group dedicated to collecting handmade mittens for the indigent. The group is called “The Mitten Commitment“. The website reads: Handmade Difference Every year, millions of Americans face cold winter ...

Moved to Action: The Cove and the Dolphin Slaughter in Taiji, Japan

TheCove Brochure FINAL

Doing Good: Free Wheelchair Mission 1

Doing Good: Free Wheelchair Mission
  I was perusing my favorite guilty pleasure today, http://www.fark.com/, when I stumbled upon this heart-warming story about a man who, upon seeing suffering, immediate set the intention to help releive it, and in the process developed a low-cost solution and then dedicated his life to creating the Free Wheelchair Mission. As someone who participates competitively ...