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  • fight hunger with local food
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    How to Fight Hunger with Local Food

    Today in Greater Des Moines, we have 26 school gardens, a dozen faith gardens, 10 community gardens supported by the city, a handful of employee gardens on corporate grounds, and an immigrant/refugee garden run by Lutheran Services. Rewind. In 2009, we didn’t have much at all. You can take any simple idea and create a revolution.  Click here for t...

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  • 2015 Goals That Work, Not Resolutions
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    2015 Goals That Work, Not Resolutions

    When I think of New Year’s Resolutions, an image pops into my head of being drunk on New Year’s Eve, lamenting all the things I didn’t do last year that I swear (slurred speech) “I’m going to do this year… for sure!” Which rarely makes a difference. Goal-setting, however, can be a different story – and image....

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  • Steal These Ideas… Change the World
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    Steal These Ideas… Change the World

    Your next business might be in this post.  No kidding. One thing I’ve learned over the years, is that the more I keep great ideas hidden — protecting, defending, and worrying about taking credit for them — the less impact I have in the world. When I share frivolously.  When I open up.  When I give things away.  When I let go of cont...

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  • The Type of Company I Dream of Working In
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    The Type of Company I Dream of Working In

    Yesterday I made a decision I never thought I would make – not in a million years. And in doing so, realized that I am afraid to admit that I may have found a company that fits what I’ve always dreamed of… and that I LOVE to work for. That’s because the decision I made was to push back one of the most important events of my life by ...

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  • Educating and Raising Awareness on Sustainability
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    Educating and Raising Awareness on Sustainability

    One of the top struggles of sustainability champions today (#3 on our list) is being able to teach others about sustainability. There are countless reasons why the act of educating and raising awareness can be difficult.  The important thing, however, is to focus on the strategies that work for people. I believe a few things are critical to consider: You...

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