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A Colorful Walking Tour of Creative Tijuana

Colorful dancers at Festi Arte in Tijuana. Did you know that the Mexican border is only 20 minutes south of San Diego? You can apply for a SENTRI pass to expedite the drive across the border, otherwise you can expect long wait times to make the crossing. But there is also a pedestrian crossing that…

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I Bet We Agree on More Than You Think

The right and left wings of the US need to start working together. Together they can bring balance back to this country. Everyday I read in the news about issues we should all be fighting over. Lately the stories about Kavanaugh are gobbling up every headline. People are sitting on the edge of their seats…

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What Does Sustainability Mean?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS | More What does sustainability mean? Its a complex question with many answers. In today’s episode, Live to Sustain explains in more detail what sustainability means. Sustainability can be broken down into 3 sub-categories: Environmental, Economic, Social. A balance between these “pillars of sustainability” is…

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Social Progress Index vs. GDP

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreIn this episode, Laura and Adam explain what the Social Progress Index is and how it compares to the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) as a measure of a countries health and well-being. GDP is a sum of the value of all goods and services…

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Interview with Al Smith of Hawaii Ocean Ambassadors

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS | More Many people talk, Al Smith walks. Al is a great example of someone taking action. He and his ocean ambassadors take part in regular beach clean ups. Take a look at their Beach Clean Ups page on the groups website to get a…

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The EPA is confusing me

I always thought the EPA was put in place to keep our environment and the people in it safe. So when I hear in the news that the EPA had to be forced by a court order to issue a ban on pesticides known to be harmful to people, I am utterly confused. Add to…

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Create energy as you workout!?

That makes sense, I guess. We workout to energize our bodies. This morning I came across this video at These people are producing a different kind of energy when they workout. Basically, as people grind away on their spin bikes, they produce electricity. Similar to how a wind turbine or solar grids produce power.…

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A Compelling Argument for Honesty: Efficiency

Yesterday, I was having a conversation with a friend who was talking about how impressive it was that some people could seemingly be getting so much shit done! People in positions of power in business, for example. People who work all day and have energy for fundraising events after work, and who are writing books,…

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Just Say Yes.

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Yesterday, Laura and I went to the Women’s March 2018. To be honest, I had no intention of going. Originally, I had plans to meet up with a friend yesterday. When those plans fell through due to rainy weather, I thought of the march as more of a women’s event. I pictured a sea of…

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