Inspiration and Motivation: For those feeling helpless, hopeless or burnt out – Part 1

Jim Hightower, Raising Hell  – Alternet 8/20/08

The Texas populist’s new book shows how ordinary Americans can in fact make a difference, and have. 


How Ordinary People Do Extraordinary Things – Metafilter 7/5/08


Appalachian Residents Have Found the Antidote to Coal – Alternet 7/9/08


Organic Aspirations: A Tale of Two Turkish Villages – Treehugger 11/9/08

Why does failure inspire some and demoralize others? – Boing Boing 11/25/08 


12 Warriors, Adventurers With Really Loud Green Messages – Treehugger 10/30/08


Those Who Dared: 30 Officials Who Stood Up For Our Country – CREW/Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington 7/16/08


Water for All: The Leaders of a New Revolution – Alternet 8/20/08

A gathering of international thinkers, artists, and activists is inspiring a new revolution in the right to water and what belongs to the commons.


Swim Against the Current: Ordinary Americans Can Make Change Happen – Alternet 3/7/08

The fight for our country’s future is still in our hands. Grassroots movements are breaking free from corporate control.


The Secret Library of Hope: 12 Books to Stiffen Your Resolve – ZMag 12/18/07

The Protest that Turned the Tide of Global Green Opinion – Alternet 7/2/08

Twenty five years ago a band of protesters blocked the construction of a dam and their success inspired a generation of environmentalists.


How an Indigenous Community Defeated a Logging Giant – Alternet 6/23/08


Let the Doers of the World Inspire You – Treehugger 10/20/08 

The Do Lectures were held this year for the first time. Started by a couple who live in Wales who “wanted to know what to Do about the things they cared about.” They had an idea that “the Doers of the world can inspire the rest of us to go Do something.” So they came up with a list of 22 inspirational speakers from a wide range of backgrounds: business, science, politicians, environmentalists, authors, bloggers and beekeepers.


“We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?”  – Ray Bradbury


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