Sunday, November 25, 2007

What would you fight for?

I have no simple answer to that simple question. But I found a place where you can have some very interesting answers from real people talking about real steps towards improving our future.
The videos I found are from the University of Notre Dam

Here you have links to other resons why to fight for:

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Creative benefits of protecting the environment

What is good of all this movement related to protecting our planet is that we are finding ways of making "money" out of helping our planet to be better.
Just imagine...
  • using more bikes or going to work walking helps the environment and your health.
  • avoiding to consume product that are transported from far far away can help local production, traditional products and improve touristic attractions to a small town or location.
  • consumers, like you and me, are in constant search for more natural products of high quality. That is for sure a good business opportunity.
Now count it in worldwide level... I think we could make a much better place where to live. Less traffic please! More bikes please! More kids involved in the protection of our environment please!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Are you a web designer? we want to sponsor your work

Yes, exactly that!
We are looking for Web designers interested in developing CSS templates for Web sites. The goal is to sponsor designers and then publish their work for free usage and download.
That is great because actually many designers are already making it like an investment in making their work more known. We believe that it works! It is just needed to see the great WordPress templates for Blogs and many more available on the Internet.
The difference is that we would like to sponsor that work. If interested please give a check on Web Designers Sharing Point.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Greener holidays

Today is Saturday and like most weekends I take the start of the day really slow.
I just finished watching a great program on a travels channel and I'm very impressed with a great concept: "Being environmentally responsible" while traveling. The program's name is "How to holiday greener"
The power of the idea is that communities can use their touristic natural attractions in oder to increase their local production of services, food and crafts. For example: A hotel offers a free tea and cookies for families that arrive using public transportation.
In the town where I live there is a time of the year when the gardens are producing more vegetables and fruits that what is possible to consume (for example apples). But at the same time the supermarkets are selling imported products (apples) that are not as good as local ones, and require a lot of energy for their transportation (airplanes, trucks, cars) generating much more pollution. At least here the tradition helps to preserve some of the excess of fresh products by creating marmalade, juices and other kind of long lasting products.
It makes a lot of sense to trigger the local development of farmers by helping them to produce creative services and add value to what they know to do. Even better if that is a way to make the supermarkets and others to learn to respect the environment and use that concept withing their processes.
You can visit a great Blog about the topic clicking here.

Picture from wockerjabby

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Where is the truth?

Many days ago that I'm not posting any good news in my Blog. To tell you the truth I was looking for some substantial positive news but I couldn't find many inspirational information to share.
I was checking the process of growth my country is experiencing but even many good steps happened, many corruption related issues jumped to the public. That is not yet a substantial source of good news. I see economical growth without social growth.
The rest of the world is worried about the effects of climate change. That's important and transcendental and it is a process that will change our future. But there are still many contradictions yet to be solved. So that is not a source of inspirational good news.
Then I wondered if I'm the problem and I'm becoming negative. Or maybe I lost my sense of positivity.
I found that I had some challenges to solve in the office. That kind of "human" style problems that are sucking so much energy in order to be solved with responsibility and respect. I needed to charge my batteries.
While recharging I received a message from an old friend of mine. I learned that she found her own truth and she is happy and free. She fought for many years and she achieved it! That came to me like a fast load of pure and shining positivity.
Today I have started thinking about "the truth" and the source of being positive. I think that the personal truth is within the process of learning about ourselves, from our own experiences and from others. That means, in my perspective, that people that is not looking for the truth or that is not curious about which is the "trick" to lead a successful life is definitely going to live far from risks, changes and great success. They can live in peace of course. Those are probably persons that think they know the truth or at least they are satisfied with their own truth and they don't want to risk it introducing changes, they stopped learning about life. That's fine for many and probably good for society. For me not.
I think that positivity comes from observing the routes our live takes while looking for a personal truth; for preparing a legacy. That legacy should be a map for others to see where a person found wrong paths, how many times was needed to fix the route, change direction, create a new way and in many cases where that person treasured his or her own truth. That is a map not a recipe book. There are hundreds of other ways and specially because not all start the journey from the same place and of course because the destination is a secret.
That is for sure a message of hope, because at the end it is not important to arrive, it is important to look for the way to, what you think is, the destination. It is important that others can see which your truth is, which are the paths you walked. No matter who you are or what you own; it is important the legacy your life will bring after looking for innovative ways to achieve happiness, success, truth, freedom or whatever motivates you.
If all that is true then being positive is possible like a recognition of what we discovered until now.

The following is the sample of a guy that went out of the school, had problems with the police and that is certainly a source of inspiration for many.

The picture is from Jparise