Hey guys! I want to talk about a few different things today, all of which I'm really passionate about, and I want to share my passion with my readers.
- Author John Green (of Looking for Alaska, The Fault on Our Stars- read them if you haven't!) promoted a website called Kiva on his blog a few weeks ago, and I spent some time checking it out. Basically people lend their money to other global community members who need some extra money to fix up their small business, or to make their business larger. I tried out the service with a free $25 loan, just to see how it works. If this seems like something you'd be interested in, feel free to click here to get your own free $25 loan, and help struggling businesses all over the world!
- I read about Project Pan here a few months ago and I'd like to share it with you all (: Lots of blogs I read promote endless consumerism- with wish lists and outfit posts and product reviews galore. Project Pan challenges you to completely use 10 products before buying a new one. Now this can be applied to makeup, nail polish, whatever you want- maybe even get rid of 10 pieces of clothes before you make that new purchase, if your closet is as full as mine is! I'm not a huge beauty products connoisseur myself, but I really, really like this idea and believe this outlook of simplicity is much-needed in many lives.
- If you're concerned about the environment & climate change, there isn't a better place to do some reading than 350.org. This site promotes not only knowledge on what's happening to our world & why, but it asks you to get involved. They've done some cool projects lately, like connecting the dots about climate change by interacting with people who directly suffered from the consequences of recent extreme weather conditions. Get on their email list if you want to stay updated on their great work!
- Lastly, if any of the above things interested you, I highly recommend reading the book American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (it's constantly on my "what I've been reading" list!). Compiled from hundreds of authors over dozens of years, there is something for everyone who cares about the environment and it's future in this anthology.
Read up, get involved, take some awareness with you & enjoy (: