Hello, my dear readers! As a money-conscious individual, I am always looking for the best tips to save money. However, protecting our environment is also near and dear to my heart. Here is a list of my best money-saving actions that you can take to benefit both your wallet and the environment.Read More
If you’re a woman, you know all about the pink ribbon. This symbol of breast cancer awareness, celebrated each October, is one of the most familiar health campaigns in the world.Read More
In the past many months, we’ve all learned that the best way to stay safe and slow the spread of COVID-19 is to practice social distancing, wearing a mask and to stay home. But what of the millions who have no home? What of those living in houses of cardboard and corrugated metal, without running water?Read More
Catastrophic wildfires have been devastating the American west coast over the last two months, record-breaking in both their size and the devastation caused. Over thirty people have lost their lives, including three firefighters, and thousands have lost their homes. Towns have been wiped off the map and thick smoke is choking many communities.Read More
Sahoja’s values are based entirely on the yamas, which are values of yoga. Sahoja is inspired by creating a digital world whose framework is embedded in them. Patanjali, in his yoga sutras, describes the yamas as universal values, which are not confined by time, space or, who practices them.Read More
With our support, impact partner One Tree Planted (OTP) planted a total of 30,600 trees on 41 acres of land in the Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky. Degraded by surface (coal) mining practices in the 1970’s and 80’s, the soil was severely compacted and colonized by aggressive, non-native ground cover.
Once the invasive species were removed, OTP planted a variety of native species to form an ecologically appropriate shortleaf pine-upland oak forest community. Those species were: white oak, chestnut oak, northern red oak, black oak, shortleaf pine, black cherry, American chestnut, sycamore, silky dogwood, black gum, persimmon, yellow poplar, American hazelnut, eastern redbud, black locust, and American plum.
Part of a larger effort to restore surface-mined lands in the Cumberland River Watershed, this project improves water quality by slowing infiltration rates, reducing erosion, and increasing water storage. The diverse mix of seedlings will provide food for wildlife and pollen for honeybees — and reduce the fragmentation of songbird and other wildlife habitat. It will also sequester an impressive amount of carbon — because mined soils have little to no remaining organic carbon, they can act as carbon sinks for decades.
30 July 2020 is designated “World Day against Trafficking in Persons” by the General Assembly of the United Nations.Read More