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Link Shakti Rising: recovery and empowerment for young women remote url Link 2005-05-10 2005-05-10
  Across the way, a ways away, was the booth for this organization, and that psychedelic butterfly was blown up large as the backdrop. But it was the woman staffing the booth, and my busyness, that drew me and kept me away. I knew her from somewhere... and she is "muy mujer" (very woman)--a sort of Lara Croft or maybe even a Jessica... no, but definitely like one of the Spanish TA's here--everything you would want "woman" to become--beautiful, vivacious, and powerful. And you can't touch her. I can't anyway. She's not Feral. Muy mujers are masters of the feminine game... they are *not* androgenous. (?) Not that feral is. I think I first saw her at a Kundalini yoga pot-luck party in December 2004 given in Point Loma next to or near to the house my grandparents used to live in. I saw her again as Steven and I were walking back to his place after following a secret pedestrian route through balboa park. Past the Boy Scout Camp, across the evil highway 163. She was on a street corner of a quiet dead-end street, talking to a friend, next to a car. Had I known I was going to ponder her so much, I would have said something. I had not visited "ShaktiRising.org" at the time. It seems like it could be a cult around the one who calls herself Shakti... wait a second... oh, how I misread. "Shannon Thompson":http://www.flowersociety.org/Shakti_Rising.htm does not call herself Shakti. Shakti is:<blockquote>Our life force, a creative, moving feminine energy that lives in all of us; <br>Rising: Flowing upward, to ascend, to set in motion.</blockquote> Well, after searching the site to find out what the organization does, and for pictures of the woman I saw, I am left with a feeling of, *how wonderful*. Half my readers would agree that I could benefit from such a thing for men... There is "the mankind project":../mkp/, and Lo! there is a "San Diego Center":http://www.mkpsd.org/. It appears that training costs $650--for a weekend--, here's what it does":":http://www.mkpsd.org/nwta.php <blockquote>The New Warrior Training Adventure is a process of initiation and self-examination that is crucial to the development of a healthy and mature male self. It is the "hero's journey" of classical literature and myth - the process of moving away from the comforting embrace of the mother's feminine energy and safely into the masculine kingdom. It is a journey of the soul during which men confront their dependence on women, their mistrust of other men and their need to be special.</blockquote> Well, what I read at Shakti Rising sounds better":":http://www.shaktirising.org/pages/welcome.htm <blockquote>We know that the most powerful actions we take are the daily choices we make about our bodies, our health, our well being, that of our families and ultimately, our environment.</blockquote> Here's a better page for "Shannon":http://www.shaktirising.org/pages/director.htm. She may be an SDSU student "She is currently enrolled in a joint Master’s Degree Program for "Social Work and Public Health":http://publichealth.sdsu.edu/mswmphmain.php." I'm very impressed. I don't know what to say. There don't seem to be any pictures of the one I saw. It seems like it would be wonderful to be in the environment of that house. With such an emphasis on health. Just last weekend I felt very tired and did not want to move, and weak... I have some ideas about what to do better... but often or sometimes, I feel like I'm just hanging on. "social change vs. personal healing" At the same time, I'm having opportunities, and I think, *if I can last*, then in 3-4 years I can focus on the holistic natural dream, and stop sleeping on a deteriorating synthetic carpet. Ah. I don't know.
Link Rose Creek Watershed Alliance remote url Link 2005-05-10 2006-04-27
  This seems important. Here's more: "http://www.saverosecreek.org/":http://www.saverosecreek.org/.
Link San Diego Cohousing remote url Link 2005-05-10 2005-05-10
  Maybe someday, I'd be involved with something like this.
Link Active Living Network remote url Link 2005-05-10 2006-01-30
  I found out about this from the "GreenCity Visions":../greencityvisions/ conference and got very excited because Marla Hollander, the director, is affiliated with SDSU. This may not end up mattering much to me though, but it does help make me feel that San Diego is less of a backwater for this kind of thinking! This link should be in the "United States" level, but I want something good to show up in San Diego. What is Active Living? It is a way of life that integrates physical activity into daily routines. The goal is to accumulate at least 30 minutes of activity each day. Individuals may do this in a variety of ways, such as walking or bicycling for transportation, exercise or pleasure; playing in the park; working in the yard; taking the stairs; and using recreational facilities What is an Active Living Community? An Active Living Community is designed with a pedestrian focus and provides opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to engage in routine daily physical activity. Government leadership in such a community embraces diverse policies and programs that support active living, such as: * Bicycle- and pedestrian-oriented design * Mixed-use development * Ample recreational facilities * Locating schools in walkable neighborhoods * Funding and promoting active living programs Why is Active Living an Important Issue? Active living communities encourage individuals to be more physically active, thus improving health by lowering citizens' risk for health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. American communities are facing a chronic disease epidemic. Sixty percent of U.S. adults do not achieve the 30-minute daily physical activity recommendation, and 30 percent are completely sedentary. Health care costs associated with obesity alone were estimated at $117 billion in 2000. Active Living communities enhance citizen quality of life, attract business and knowledge workers, and contribute to economic development.
Link San Diego Permaculture remote url Link 2005-05-10 2005-05-10
  Well an organization existed here in 2002, at any rate!
Link Ocean Beach Grassroots Organization remote url Link 2005-05-10 2005-05-10
  This looks very active, and the Green Store (Coleen) has been a ray of greeness amidst the grey asphalt and grey air and grey minds of so much of San Diego. I visit the green store when I go to visit my point loma grandparents.
Link Earth Wise Singles remote url Link 2005-05-10 2005-05-10
  Hmm... Well, "craigslist":http://www.craigslist.org/ is still free and more local than this. We need them to allow us to search for carfree mates, I think.
Link Solar Ovens remote url Link 2005-05-10 2005-05-10
  They are not cheap, but I can see the usefulness of them. I wonder if dow funds them because the ovens are made out of Dow composites?
Link The college area business improvement district remote url Link 2005-05-10 2005-05-10
  Very good to know about. Their web page says they have a farmers' market right next to where I live, Tuesdays 4p - 7p. I don't quite believe it. But I will check and be happy if it is there!
Link San Diego Transit Rider's Union remote url Link 2005-05-10 2005-05-10
  San Diego Transit Riders United is an organization of transit riders and supporters formed to provide a voice for transit in San Diego County. We invite transit riders, those who would take transit if they could and organizations that serve constituencies in need of improved transit to join with us. Transit Riders United is a project of Move San Diego, Inc., a nonprofit organization formed to unite the efforts of Walk San Diego, the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter, and San Diego EarthWorks, the organizers of the EarthFair in Balboa Park. Please contact us so we can work together! Mission Statement San Diego Transit Riders United is a community of transit riders and supporters dedicated to improving and expanding transit services in San Diego County. We include bus, trolley and train riders as well as those underserved by our current transit system. We seek to engage and represent a diverse community including seniors, the disabled, the economically disadvantaged, urban and suburban commuters, students and San Diego's many ethnic communities. We are united by a desire for a first-class regional transit system. We are committed to empowering transit riders and transit supporters and using grassroots pressure to ensure that elected officials and government agencies improve and implement cost-effective, frequent, and reliable transit in San Diego County.
Link San Diego County Bicycle Coalition remote url Link 2005-05-10 2005-05-10
  SDCBC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to making bicycling better in San Diego. We do that through educational programs, promoting awareness of bicyclists and bicycling issues, reviewing infrastructure improvements, and acting as a voice for bicyclists to elected officials and decisionmakers throughout the San Diego region. What SDCBC Stands For Here is the text of the SDCBC policy we mentioned at the March(1993) Board meeting. It's a statement of what the organization stands for re: bicycling. I recommend that Board members read it to understand what the organization has agreed is appropriate/desireable for bicycling... discussion about improvement - additions/deletions/changes - are encouraged. GENERAL POLICY ADOPTED 3/93 THE COALITION: 'A.' Advocates and supports lawful and responsible cycling. Opposes unlawful and irresponsible cycling. 'B.' Encourages people to bicycle on the road with the rights and duties of drivers of vehicles. 'C.' Encourages bicyclists on paths and open trails to act responsibly. Supports increased opportunities for socially and environmentally responsible mountain biking. (revised December 2001) 'D.' Supports the enforcement of all appropriate traffic, path and trail laws. Recommends the statewide uniformity of laws for cyclists. 'E.' Supports and encourages all bicyclists to become more knowledgeable and effective at bicycling. 'F.' Encourages the training of cyclists in lawful, competent cycling such as the Safe Moves and Effective Cycling courses. 'G.' Promotes increasing the skill of all people who share facilities with bicyclists. '1.' The actions of motorists with regard to cyclists should be the subject of a suitable portion of the questions in the pool from which the driver's license questions are drawn. Information on sharing the road with cyclists should be a periodic inclusion in the DMV registration mailings. '2.' Encourages that instructional materials for motorists, such as used in driver's education classes include: 'a.' statements that cyclists have the right to use the roadways and the duty of obeying the rules of the road for drivers of vehicles; 'b.' instruction in proper behavior for cyclists and motorists with respect to each other; and 'H.' Encourages increasing the safety of bicyclists by: '1.' development and distribution of traffic and other safety information; '2.' providing workshops, classes, and speakers; '3.' advising governmental agencies regarding appropriate bicycle facility design and maintenance, regulations and enforcement; '4.' lobbying for appropriate legislation to enhance and encourage safe bicycle use. 'I.' Recommends that outside through lanes be wide. On roads with curbs where significant bicycle traffic is expected and where motor-vehicle traffic volume per lane is also significant, the outside through lane should have a width of 14 feet or more. On roads without curbs where significant bicycle traffic is expected and where motor-vehicle traffic is also significant, either the outside through lane would be wide or the shoulder should be in fit condition for cycling. 'J.' Recommends that demand-type traffic signals should be equipped with bicycle-sensitive detectors at all lawful locations where a cyclist might ride. Push-buttons are not satisfactory for bicyclists because they are often in wrong or inconvenient locations for the cyclist. 'K.' Requests that traffic signals provide adequate clearance time; an all-red phase of adequate length in conjunction with normal green light length for bicyclists starting from a stop (new green light) to clear the intersection. 'L.' Encourages the provision of secure bicycle parking where needed. 'M.' Encourages employers who provide motor-vehicle parking for employees to provide: '1.' theft-resistant, weather-protected parking for bicycles of those employees who bicycle to work. '2.' places in which employees may keep business attire, wash up, and change clothes. '3.' subsidy to bicyclists and bicycle facilities equal or greater than the cost of providing and maintaining motor-vehicle parking. 'N.' Recommends safe bicycling facilities: '1.' Smooth roadway surfaces. '2.' Facilities for secure parking of bicycles at all locations where motor-vehicle parking is provided. '3.' Wheel-proof roadway drain grates. '4.' Right turn only lanes. Right turn only lanes are generally good for cyclist because they allow space and distance for right turning motorists and straight-through bicyclists to coordinate their merging actions before the turning point. '5.' Left turn only lanes. Left turn only lanes are generally good for cyclists in several ways. They provide a safe place for the cyclist to wait for oncoming traffic to clear. By providing a safe place for a motorist to wait while oncoming traffic clears, they discourage hurried left turns by motorists. This is the most frequent cause of car-bike collisions that are caused by motorist error. Left turn only lanes in conjunction with traffic signals that provide a protected left turn only phase protect both cyclists and motorists from conflicting movements. It is better to provide left turn only lanes of standard width to eliminate the delays caused by cyclists who are ahead of motorists, but it is better to have a narrow left turn only lane than none at all. '6.' Regarding Bikeways (Paths and Lanes): 'a.' advocates using standards for design and development that protect the rights of lawful cyclists and that discourages cycling that does not conform to the normal rules of the road. 'b.' recommends routes that shorten trip times without increasing hazards, and recreational bicycle paths that provide a protected environment for such activities. '7.' Supports bottle redemption laws. The adverse effect upon bicyclists of broken glass along roadways and other bicycle facilities is reduced by increased collection/recycling of these containers. '8.' Is opposed to: Mandatory bike-lane laws. Mandatory side-of-road-laws. Mandatory side-path laws. Prohibitions to access to normal highway destinations.
Link get text books, get any books remote url Link 2005-05-10 2005-05-10
  This site saves me many $$. Order two weeks ahead.
Link buy extras, computer parts remote url Link 2005-05-10 2005-05-10
  Much cheaper than local stores. And decent service. (I told them something didn't work, they refunded it without me having to send it back).
Link California legislator, Fabian Nuñez, proposes taxing shoes to pay for roads! remote url Link 2005-05-10 2005-05-10
  Lori Saldaña writes the following in her May 6, 2005 editorial:<blockquote>Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez recently unveiled a comprehensive plan to jump-start California's much-needed transportation projects. The plan calls for a massive overhaul of the state's transportation infrastructure by cutting fuel costs by 11 cents a gallon and investing $60 billion in rebuilding highway and mass transit projects over the next 30 years. If adopted, sales tax would no longer be charged on gasoline, starting immediately. The general state sales tax would be increased by a quarter-cent dedicated to transportation. The immediate effect at the pump would be a $2 savings on $40 worth of gas, while the tax on a $40 pair of shoes would only increase 10 cents.</blockquote> Here's the man himself: from "Shift tax burden off gas to fund transportation By Fabian Nu&ntilde;ez":http://www.dailynews.com/Stories/0,1413,200%257E24781%257E2809815,00.html : <blockquote>Our proposal immediately cuts the price of gas at the pump by 11 cents a gallon. At the same time, it provides $10 billion to jump-start essential transportation projects in every part of the state. Over 30 years, our plan would invest a total of nearly $60 billion in our state's transportation infrastructure. It replaces our existing sales tax on gasoline with an equal sales tax on other taxable items (which will grow faster than the existing sales tax). That's key - to broaden our tax base for transportation, while giving much needed tax relief when it comes to purchasing fuel.</blockquote>
Link Fat man, who killed two pedestrians with his truck in 1990, walks across the US remote url Link 2005-05-11 2005-05-17
  <blockquote>Fifteen years ago, Vaught, a fit ex-Marine, was driving into the sun when an elderly couple crossed his path. His car struck them both. The woman went through the windshield; Vaught spent the night in jail with her blood in his hair. That brief moment was the beginning of a downward spiral into depression and obesity. </blockquote> The day his story appeared in the San Diego Union Tribune, May 3, 2005, "Trekker hopes to deal with size and a memory":http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20050503-9999-1m3guy.html, there was an article on the facing page, "Two die when pickup, car crash in Oceanside." Every day the paper is like this. Rarely do the casualties of the car-wasteland become as creatively desperate as Steve Vaught (the fat man). According to the UT article, when he had trouble walking through the Target store in Escondido on March 31, he became desperate enough to change his life that he decided to walk across the US. He's like me. He's like all of us. He's a physical, individual manifestation of the layers of bad planning decisions that have resulted in what the "Green City Visions":../greencityvisions/ conference calls "the face of the peak oil / climate change / biodiversity collapse / health crisis" to which I add, "social wasteland." So, cheer him on! And talk to him about becoming an activist for the carfree cause. His yahoo group is "thefatmanwalking_group":http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/thefatmanwalking_group/. The name makes me think of the burning man festival and the blue man group. Eventually I plan to get "carfree patches":../carfreechic/ made. Maybe I could send him one and he'd sew it on his bag...
Link John Akre's carfree 2005 diary remote url Link 2005-05-17 2005-05-17
  Be sure to visit the rest of his "sloppybooks site":http://www.sloppybooks.com/. He writes:<blockquote>I cannot separate the act of riding in a car in the United States from complicity in the war in Iraq and in global warming. A ride in a car is a bomb aimed at innocent civilians. A ride in a car is a rising ocean erasing ancient civilizations from coasts and lowlands. When I ride in a private car I am complicit in the genocide, I have become the bomb blast. I do not want this killing, this world-ending in my name, so I will pledge to avoid cars, so I will pledge to avoid rides. I will make a quiet pledge to a carfree 2005.</blockquote> I don't quite understand... he's had "a carfree home page":http://home.earthlink.net/~jakre/carfree/freelif.htm online since 1998 at least... so who's writing the diary? or did he get a car after he wrote his carfree life page, and is now doing without again? He seems to have written whole novels against the car...
Link Carless in Cleveland (only a week?) remote url Link 2005-05-17 2005-05-17
  "For my first day of being car-less in Cleveland for one week, I had a good start." The author has a radio show, see "stonecoldbikini.com":http://stonecoldbikini.com/.
Link Carfree human-made islands in shape of the world remote url Link 2005-05-17 2005-05-17
  from "First freehold properties on The World go up for sale:":http://www.ameinfo.com/59084.html <blockquote> Unique to OQYANA is the fact that it will be the Middle East's first car-free destination. Travelling around the destination will either be by inter-island ferries or via an extensive network of seamlessly, inter-linked walkways. "OQYANA will truly be a sanctuary of supreme lifestyle - a tourism-getaway and second home destination," said Waleed Al-Humaidhi, Chairman, EFAD Holding. "It will be a walker's paradise with 17 kilometres of inter-linked walkways, a haven for beach lovers with some 5,300 metres of shore front and a boating hub with over 1,500 berths."</blockquote> The same company was responsible for "The Palm":http://www.thepalm.ae/. o google on "the palm":http://www.google.com/search?q=%22the+palm%22+dubai o "The World, Dubai":http://guide.theemiratesnetwork.com/living/dubai/the_world_islands.php o "The World Dubai - 300 kleine Inseln in Form der Welt":http://www.theworld.dubai-city.de/ o "wikipedia on Dubai":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubai o google on "dubai the world":http://www.google.com/search?q=dubai+%22the+world%22 o google on "OQYANA":http://www.google.com/search?q=oqyana
Link The Richard Florida creativity group remote url Link 2005-05-17 2005-05-17
  It is not easy to ignore this guy, and I believe in what he says. The hard thing is doing the work to make his vision happen... and no question: carfree areas are more attractive to the creative class.
Link The society for philosophical inquiry (and the World Café) remote url Link 2005-05-17 2008-03-05
  <blockquote>"Creating a positive future begins in human conversation. The simplest and most powerful investment any member of a community or an organization may make in renewal is to begin talking with other people as though the answers mattered."</blockquote> See also "the World Cafe":http://theworldcafe.com/.
Link San Diego Civic Solutions remote url Link 2005-05-17 2005-05-17
  Very nice.<blockquote>We see a San Diego of tomorrow comprised of compact communities containing a diverse mix of residential, employment and recreational opportunities, located in neighborhoods shaped by quality design, served by a variety of transportation options, and bounded by a permanently, preserved and enhanced open space system.</blockquote> Two people behind it are "Sanford Goodkin":http://www.sgoodkin.com/ and "Howard Blackson":http://www.hb3urbandesign.com/. Don't you wish your city had visionaries like these?
Link SD-URBAN discussion list and Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 (C-3) remote url Link 2005-05-17 2005-07-21
  Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 is an old group, still active, and following it up leads to interesting links.<Blockquote> C-3 (Citizens Coordinate for Century 3): o Is a group of informed citizens who voice their concerns about regional planning issues. It has played an important role in shaping public policy since 1961. o Encourages a comprehensive approach to growth management issues: open spaces, high standards of urban design in the revitalization of downtown and neighborhoods, and coordination of planning between public and private sectors. o Is active in many San Diego regional projects such as the Toward Permanent Paradise project which provides a contemporary vision of the San Diego region's future. o Pulls together a membership of old San Diego money and new San Diego politics to get across a viewpoint of how San Diego should be planned.</blockquote> Allan Hoffman with "The Mission Group":http://www.missiongrouponline.com/ may be a member of C-3. Backing up on the URL brings us to the "San Diego Urban Environment discussion list:":http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/sdurban/ <blockquote>NOTE: to subscribe to the list, send an email to Listserver -at- UCSD.EDU with "subscribe myemail@myhost.org sd-urban" in the *body* of the message. Leave subject blank. This list is intended to provide a forum for continuing discussion of local design issues such as land use, preservation, urban design and the design of new public buildings. Historical, economic and political issues are germane to understanding such current dilemmas as a plan for the Embarcadero on the downtown waterfront, the design for a new central library, and the implications of the Multiple Species Conservation Program. For my part, while it has never been my profession, I have had an interest in architecture and urban design for as long as I can remember. ... As our city unfolds, I am committed to joining with others to find creative solutions to our urban design issues. Please feel free to introduce yourself to the list and share *your* thoughts regarding San Diego's urban environment. All list members are invited to participate in a respectful discussion. (Please note that name-calling (flames) and commercial advertisements are inappropriate on the list and will cause removal from the list.) When you RESPOND to a message on the list, you need to ADDRESS your reply to the list (or cc the list) at SD-URBAN -at- UCSD.EDU, otherwise your message will go only to the person who wrote the original message. Please feel free to contact me any time if you have questions. Looking forward to seeing you on-line! Carolyn Myhre, List owner</blockquote> This list is very active--maybe 20 emails a day, so set a filter. Carolyn Chase of San Diego EarthFair fame has been posting news stories of interest from various San Diego papers. There is not an archive that I know of.
Link Carl DeMaio, The Performance Institute, and the San Diego Citizens' budget project remote url Link 2005-05-21 2005-05-21
  This is relevant to San Diego politics/governance. o "The performance institute":http://www.performanceweb.org/ o "another URL for the San Diego project":http://www.cagac.org/sandiego/index.htm o "Carl DeMaio":http://www.performanceweb.org/about/staff/demaio_carl.html
Link The American Dream Project, Will Marrè, and comparison with other 'dream' projects remote url Link 2005-05-21 2005-05-21
  Here's "Will Marr&egrave;":http://www.willmarre.com/. He seems closest to what I what I go for in my "visions":../vision000/. The others that follow are older: "CommonDreams.org:":http://www.commondreams.org/about.htm <blockquote>It's been said that dreams are our roadmaps to the future. If so, where are we headed? Common Dreams is a national non-profit citizens' organization working to bring progressive Americans together to promote progressive visions for America's future. Founded in 1997, we are committed to being on the cutting-edge of using the internet as a political organizing tool - and creating new models for internet activism.</blockquote> "The Center for a New American Dream:":http://www.newdream.org/about/ <blockquote>(since about 1997?) The Center for a New American Dream helps Americans consume responsibly to protect the environment, enhance quality of life, and promote social justice. Getting more of what matters Every day, we require a little of the planet’s resources to keep us going. How we use those resources can make a big difference in determining the health of the planet, the well-being of others, even our own happiness. Everything we do has an impact. The trick is to make that impact more positive. The Center exists to create that positive impact. We work with individuals, institutions, communities, and businesses to conserve natural resources, counter the commercialization of our culture, and change the way goods are produced and consumed. As for the “new” in New American Dream, we help people live the dream, but in a way that ensures a livable planet for current and future generations. Our message isn’t about deprivation. It’s about getting more of what really matters—more time, more nature, more fairness, and more fun. o Living consciously o Buying wisely o Making a difference</blockquote> Finally, here's The American Dream Project:<blockquote> Vision Our vision is to Change the World by changing the way we think about our world. We are a community of leaders, educators, professionals, parents and students offering research, publications, speeches, workshops, multi-media, discussion groups and teaching materials helping reignite the American Dream for the new future. Mission The American Dream Project inspires people to change the world through values, passion, innovation and creativity. We provide free leadership, workplace, educational and community ideas and resources through our website and events.</blockquote> What I like especially are the commentaries and insights under the "American Dream Project Centers". For example under "myDreamLife":http://americandreamproject.org/main/my_dream_life.php we have:<blockquote> The American Dream Project points to a radical change in the definition of our DreamLife. Inside, our souls need "Positive Emotions":http://americandreamproject.org/main/positive_emotions.php, "Passionate Engagement":http://americandreamproject.org/main/passionate_engagement.php and "Personal Meaning":http://americandreamproject.org/main/relationships_meaning.php. Outside, our lives have to integrate our "lifestyle":http://americandreamproject.org/main/lifestyle.php, relationships and career. If we neglect our inner needs we’ll feel dissatisfied…unhappy no matter what we achieve. If we don’t take conscious control of our outer life, we’ll never escape the stress of conflicting priorities. Instead we’ll have stress, working harder and harder to fill a bucket with a hole in the bottom.</blockquote> Here is Will's question:<blockquote>"What do you really want?" "No ... What does your soul long to accomplish?" There was no getting away from the question. He wanted an honest answer, not some made-up, leave-me-alone, you-can't-be-serious answer. This question is at the foundation of Will's recently launched American Dream Project, an online think tank and community for change focused on reigniting the American Dream in the 21st Century. This groundbreaking action-based initiative is aimed at a new generation of leaders, professionals, and students who want to make an impact and are looking for a blueprint for a life they both value and enjoy. </blockquote> Check out the group he cofounded, "Redline Resistance":http://www.redlineresistance.com/, "aimed at reducing teenage deaths and accidents from car crashes." The person who may be the cofounder "writes:":http://www.redlineresistance.com/about.aspx<blockquote> The statistics about teenage driving are appalling. Every week over 100 teenagers die and thousands more are seriously injured. Every week! This has been going on for decades. No amount of driver training or warning seems to make a difference. I decided we should try. We brought some education experts together with hundreds of young drivers and asked what would make a difference. We found two things were worth trying. </blockquote> He also cofounded "seacology:":http://www.seacology.org/ <blockquote>Seacology is the world's premier nonprofit, nongovernmental organization with the sole and unique purpose of preserving the environments and cultures of islands throughout the globe. Mission Too often, islanders around the world are told that they should make financial sacrifices on behalf of the environment, and receive nothing in return. Seacology searches for "win-win" situations that not only protect the local environment, but also provide tangible benefits to the islanders. In Samoa, Seacology's first project was to build a critically needed school in the remote village of Falealupo. In exchange, the village chiefs signed a covenant protecting 30,000 acres of pristine rainforest. In Nadogo Village, Fiji, Seacology has provided funding for basic access road improvements in exchange for a protective covenant preserving a 2,000-acre rainforest. These are just a couple of our many worldwide island projects. Our ambitions are large, yet our programs are successful because they are locally managed. Thus Seacology's motto is, "Saving the world....one island village at a time." </blockquote> For another contrast, be sure to visit "the American Dream Coalition":../AmericanDreamCoalition/.
Link Rolando Community Council remote url Link 2005-05-21 2005-05-21
  The grandma I live with goes to their meetings. I've been to one... the meeting is only a short walk away.

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