A crash course in changing the world.
In 2020, I will be turning 29 years old and will hopefully be celebrating very differently than I am now in terms of sustainability. By then, I hope that we are using our natural resources more efficiently and maybe my family members will not even use cars to come over to my birthday party. We may be cooking using new and improved methods and all of my birthday presents are going to be more environmentally friendly!
Added by Courtney Miller on February 17, 2014 at 4:26am — No Comments
Something I use (or SHOULD use) everyday is a vacuum cleaner in my room and if my vacuum was solar powered I could charge it in the sun and then more easily move it around my room without having to deal with a cord and plugging it in around my room and having to change the outlet that I'm connected to. The only downside would be having to charge my vacuum in the sun but I could create an electronic "charging port" of some sort instead.
Added by Courtney Miller on February 17, 2014 at 4:24am — No Comments
I found the amazing website called Stanford Social Innovation Review and have loved reading many stories of empowering leaders. One in particular is Eve Ensler, founder of "V-day" and great activist for women's rights. Her story can be found here: http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/partnering_for_peace_through_education
Added by Courtney Miller on February 17, 2014 at 4:19am — No Comments
In 2020 I hope that I am eating healthier, more natural or organic food that is a sustainable lifestyle and that also provides great jobs for farmers, etc.
Added by Courtney Miller on February 17, 2014 at 4:13am — No Comments
I will make a very deliberate effort to buy two less starbucks drinks a week and donate the money that I would have spent on chai tea lattes to help out a local homeless shelter - that will probably be meals for one person for a week!
Added by Courtney Miller on February 7, 2014 at 7:16pm — No Comments
I work twice a week in downtown Gainesville and it is extremely common to see homeless men and women all over the area. It is not often that I stop and think about how different their lives are from mine and that I have plenty of food to eat on a daily basis but that they probably don't know when they'll eat their next meal. It really makes me stop and think about the amount of money I spend on needless snacks and starbucks drinks each week instead of helping the hungry all around me. In the…Continue
Added by Courtney Miller on February 7, 2014 at 7:12pm — No Comments
#5 from Paul Polak says to "think like a child" and when we are able to do this we can take a lot of the confusion out of life and our decisions. Children have the ability to see past reason and focus soley on what they want, simple as that. If we really want something we will be able to imagine many different ways of accomplishing our goals and dreams and can then help others to do the same.
Added by Courtney Miller on February 7, 2014 at 7:09pm — No Comments
In the year 2020, I will be six years older making me 28 years old. By that time in my life I hope to be happily married and starting my family. I hope to be working somewhere in the Higher Education system to help those attending college succeed and find the most meaningful paths that they possibly can for themselves and their peers through social awareness and outside of the classroom learning. Things will have undoubtedly changed in the next six years but I hope to remain loyal to my…Continue
Added by Courtney Miller on February 7, 2014 at 7:01pm — No Comments
Ben Rector is an unbelievable role model because he is sharing his talent (his wonderful voice and songwriting abilities) to share his love of God and his spirituality!Continue
Added by Courtney Miller on February 7, 2014 at 6:57pm — No Comments