Global Citizenship

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Water Charity Isn’t Working: How You Can Help

Water Charity Isn’t Working: How You Can Help - A perspective from a “Water Charity”

It’s pretty sexy these days to rally around the clean water for all movement. There has been a lot of money invested in marketing and “awareness.” 

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Why and How to Volunteer When You Travel

If you’ve ever wanted to know about volunteering when you travel but weren’t sure where to start, I have THE BOOK for you.  Author Amy E. Robertson has penned the best volunteering guide I’ve ever read: Moon Volunteer Vacations in Latin America. And while it focuses on Latin America, this book should be the first thing you pick up if you’re ready to learn about volunteer travel.

Giving Love: #JustOneRhino

by Dr. Jessie Voigts /
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Feb 14, 2015 / 0 comments

If you’re wondering about Valentine’s Day gifts, I have an idea (and this goes much further than today’s holiday).

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Eating Your Way Through the Woods: Forest Edibles

There’s something about a hike in the woods that drives questions from my kids.

A Global Conversation

by Johanna Kato /
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Jun 20, 2008 / 1 comments

Gone is the day when talking about the environment was solely for hippy tree-huggers. The discussion has expanded from science labs and legislation to classrooms and the workplace. It’s on your morning news and has shaped a good part of our presidential election.

We are clearly at crucial time in the story of our earth. With much to be decided about the future for this mother of ours and with all of her children feeling like they know what’s best -- it was only a matter of time for the conversation to truly turn global for the everyman.

Hands and Hearts

by Johanna Kato /
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May 04, 2008 / 1 comments

“I’m a Princess,” she said, opening her palms and turning her face to the sky. Soft pink petals of cherry blossoms sprinkled down magically around her. I’d never seen Kamioke-san look so light; so full of life. I’d been visiting her off and on as a volunteer for several months, through Hands and Hearts, an organization created to offer companionship to the elderly who suffered loss in some way during the ’95 Kobe earthquake.

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