Worth a special mention:
- help plant trees locally
Alliance - good local environmental group
Freecycle is a
brilliant idea. Got something you want to get rid of that's too good to throw
away? Give it away! Freecycle helps givers and givees link up. There's over
media coverage of hybrid vehicles (Maryland Public Television, etc.)
for animal lovers:
Cat comforts grieving orangutan at zoo
Willy the hog pairs with antelope at zoo
- make your garden grow like crazy!
Biketown Africa is
a program that provides
extremely rugged, low maintenance bikes to healthcare workers in Africa. These
bikes allow them to see several times the number of patients in a day, versus
walking. The manufacturer, Kona, has a program that allows one bike to go to
Africa for every two bikes sold in the US. Or, you can just donate; $100
provides one bike that will truly changes lives.
Center for Global Peace at American University
"Declaration for All Life on Earth" video from the Goi Peace Foundation in
Japan (This is definitely worth watching.)
text of the declaration
is a brilliant idea that lets a person roll 20 gallons of water, rather than
have to struggle to carry a much smaller amount.
profit groups in the DC area
Conflict Studies (George Mason University)
SunLight Solar Powered
a buy one, give one program that provides safe, kerosene-free lighting in a
poor country. You get one for every one you donate.
a video of a 5 year old
blind girl who can play any song on the piano after hearing it only once
used by the Dalai Lama
the best of human nature
Approach To World Peace by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
of St. Francis
the rescuing hug
List - find recommended services and contractors
"Pilgrim Heart" is phenomenal (tracks 1 and 4 especially). Krishna Das
occasionally comes to the DC area; check his website for details.
Maybe the most beautiful music you'll ever hear: "Metta" by Imee Ooi (look for
metta.mp3 on this page).
Imee Ooi's music is very
hard to find in the US, but you can order it from
Garden of Life
- exceptional nutritional products: you can read about the company founder's
amazing healing in his book Patient Heal Thyself
homeopathic remedy for
migraines (they say it usually works very quickly).
nasal spray for headaches,
migraines, and sinus problems.