Monthly Archives: June 2013

Blessing Offor in Conversations with Sarah

June 30, 2013
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Blessing Offor in Conversations with Sarah

Oh my gosh, Blessing Offor is a blessing to me and us all! I met Blessing at a conference for Young Audiences National in Connecticut earlier this year.  His broad smile and warm spirit struck me instantly and then I heard him play. Well, needless to say, this guys got talent and I wanted to share…

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Quote of the Week

June 30, 2013
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Quote of the Week

“find though she be but little, she is fierce” Read the full post

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2013 Wine Hiking Tour Update

June 28, 2013
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Are you looking for something different for your next Oregon wine tour? Check out our wine hiking tour. We are once again offering these trips for the summer. However, we are not offering group trips this summer. If you would like to head out wiking, you can book one of our standard tours and just…

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Gratitude for Community

June 27, 2013
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Gratitude for Community

“We are called to be strong companions and clear mirrors to one another, to seek those who reflect with compassion and a keen eye how we are doing, whether we seem centered or off course…we need the nourishing company of others to create the circle needed for growth, freedom and healing.” … Wayne Muller This…

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The Colors of Spring

June 26, 2013
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YIPPEE!!! It is finally spring…finally! The daffodils and tulips are blooming, the grass is getting greener, the evenings are getting longer, and it is starting to get warmer. Although it has not been a particularly chilly winter, I am more than ready to run headlong into spring. I think what I am most excited about…

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“Go Green” with Your Drinking Water

June 26, 2013
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Do you shudder when you take a sip of the water out of your kitchen faucet? There’s a good reason. Contaminants in our drinking water are at an all-time high and funding for our drinking water infrastructure is at an all-time low. Homes built prior to 1986 may have lead in the pipes or in…

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Cuba=Dance=Transformation

June 25, 2013
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Cuba=Dance=Transformation

Hello All, This story was so important to me that I wanted to post it here with some added information and extra editing! Here it is.  I want you to enjoy.  And post your comments below!  I want to know what inspired you from reading this story and what will you do now with all…

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Greetings from Sustainable Brands 2013!

June 25, 2013
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Greetings from Sustainable Brands 2013!

The following post is by Katie Peige, Herban Lifestyle’s Sustainability Associate. This year, I was most fortunate to be a volunteer again at the Sustainable Brands Conference from June 3-6. I cannot begin to articulate how excited I was to spend four days amongst the leaders of the Sustainable Business and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) movement. SB is…

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10 Ways to Repurpose Burned Out Light Bulbs

June 24, 2013
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10 Ways to Repurpose Burned Out Light Bulbs

You’re probably making or have made the transition over to energy efficient light bulbs, but most people are using up the old bulbs they have first. We here at the Planet Forward blog are always looking for new and economical ways to help you live a more sustainable lifestyle and that often means repurposing. Repurposing…

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Fracking, Fracking & More (F*cking) Fracking.

June 24, 2013
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Fracking, Fracking & More (F*cking) Fracking.

Pavillion, WY, resident Louis Meeks’ well water contains methane gas, hydrocarbons, lead and copper, according to the U.S. EPA’s test results. When he drilled a new water well, it also showed contaminants. The drilling company Encana is supplying Meeks with drinking water. Photo credit: Abrahm Lustgarten/ProPublica By Stefanie Spear Originally posted on EcoWatch.com. It’s virtually impossible these…

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