Water Scarcity and Steps for Active Citizens

by Barry Wind and Jeremy A. Pearce Here in the mid-Atlantic, we enjoy, and maybe take for granted, our access to a healthy supply of clean water for drinking, bathing, watering our lawns. But around the world, 780 million people lack access to safe clean water. Two and half billion people lack access to adequate sanitation. Every 20 seconds a ... Read More »

Change Makers

Inspired to Act by Linda Sechrist “Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul will help immensely. It is not given to us to know which ... Read More »

Everyday Sustainability

Practical Ways We Can Help Out the Planet by Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko For many Americans, living more sustainably has become a natural part of their daily routine as they consistently recycle, eat healthy and use energy more efficiently. It’s just what they normally do every day. Every one of them had to start somewhere, growing their efforts over ... Read More »

The Adventure of Couchsurfing

Stay with Locals and Make New Friends  by Lisa Rosinky Daniel Sperry, a “couchsurfer” in his late 50s, decided a few years ago to quit his day job and make a living by performing cello music and reciting poetry in living rooms across the country. “I didn’t know it would become a catalyst for bringing communities of local people together,” ... Read More »

Supporting Female Soldiers

Keeping up the morale of the men and women who serve our country is an important responsibility of those who enjoy the freedom soldiers protect. Particularly for those who serve overseas, without loved ones nearby, deployments can be quite challenging. Understanding this need, the nonprofit organization, Spa Swag for Warriors, was formed with the express purpose of improving the morale ... Read More »

International Yoga Day

Last December, the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. Across the globe, yoga teachers and students will be coming together on this day to celebrate this new annual event. Locally, it will be celebrated at the Sylvan Theater on the National Mall from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Following yoga, there will be cultural ... Read More »

Earth in Peril

Children Confront Climate Change by Avery Mack  This month, Home Box Office (HBO), in collaboration with New York City’s American Museum of Natural History, will air the new documentary, Saving My Tomorrow. Scientists representing the museum discuss how temperature change affects life on Planet Earth, but the majority of voices are those of children. Their words cry out for universal ... Read More »

Earth Day 2015

Hope for Our Future by Julianne Hale When we learn about the condition of our most valuable resource—this spinning planet we call home—we may feel a sense of urgency, desperation or even defeat. Global climate change is a powerful foe, and current efforts may seem like a losing race against time. Yet, mounting evidence suggests that the global community is ... Read More »

Ruiz to Speak on New Book Tour

Don Jose Ruiz, New York Times bestselling author of The Fifth Agreement: A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery and Ripples of Wisdom,is combining an upcoming U.S. speaking tour with book signings of his latest work, My Good Friend the Rattlesnake: Stories of Loss, Truth, and Transformation. The event is designed to lead participants in an evening of their own self-discovery as ... Read More »

Preparation Over Panic

by Dr. Isabel Sharkar There is a lot of controversy about the Ebola virus and deep research reveals the truth behind what is really occurring. Should we panic and be afraid? How concerned should we be? As Dr. Vincent Lam said, “A pandemic may be a threatening experience and a legitimate human reaction to threat is fear. Panic is our ... Read More »