Family Fun Day Event Benefiting Aid Still Required and The Garden of Eatin’

Hello Pismo Beach!  Playful Planet Co-founder Karen Duggan called ASR a couple of months ago and asked us to be the beneficiary of a wonderful event she is co-hosting in Pismo Beach July 30th with Harmony House Yoga and Honeymoon Cafe.  Why, yes, of course, Karen, THANK YOU, we’d love to participate! There will be something for everyone:   Whole Family Cookbook author, Scholastic 2010 Parent Blogger Award winner, mom, and former high-school teacher Michelle Stern will be signing copies of her new cookbook.  Clark Valley Organic Farms is providing healthy snacks, Storyland Yoga is presenting a yoga class,  Kids Entertainer Jody…

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Send A Tsunami of Love Around the World with Aid Still Required

Today marks the 6th anniversary of the December 2004 tsunami, 230,000 people across 12 countries killed in minutes, whole villages lost, millions displaced. Sitting in our kitchen in Santa Monica, CA, the day after Christmas, waiting to hear if friends in Thailand were alive,  Hunter and I asked the question “What can we do to help?”, the question which turned into the creation of The Aid Still Required All-Star CD compilation, and the question that set us on the adventure to ultimately founding Aid Still Required as a 501c3 nonprofit. Our mission: championing forgotten people and issues and keeping the…

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FOUR YEARS. GO. – ASR joins the Alliance!

The last day of the Bioneers Conference began with plenary speaker Lynne Twist. Lynne is a passionate and compassionate advocate for the planet! She has revolutioned the world of money and philanthropy with her book The Soul of Money. She co-founded The Pachamama Alliance which is leading a crusade to constitutionalize the Rights of Nature ( see last year’s Bioneers Blog with Margi Margil and Ecuador)

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Ladies! Wake up, Grab Your Wallet, and Cast Your Ballots!

Today, when we go to the market or Target or even the convenience store we are asked 9 times out of 10 if we would like to add a donation to our purchase to save the whales or feed the children or save little Timmy’s music education program. That’s pretty new. (There have been donation boxes for as long as I can remember, but this is still pretty new). It is an easy, near effortless way to make a contribution to an organization that is working to make someone, somewhere’s life a little better while buying our (toxic) laundry detergent or tonight’s (gentically modified) dinner. NGOs have learned how…

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Green Ways to Cleap-up an Oil Spill

We’ve all been inundated with the news, more news, live feeds, and contentious debates surrounding the oil spill (gush?) in the Gulf of Mexico. Since we can’t all sell our belongings and relocate to help clean up the mess there are some things we can do (alongside Kevin Costner’s nifty little invention, of course)! And, some interesting things to know when having those pesky debates about whether or not those (toxic?) dispersants are necessary…. Alternative #1 Donate your hair, your pet’s hair, or go on hair collecting missions around your city! Yep, it’s true, our hair collects and retains oil…

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