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Chris says, “If I Can . . .” I say, “Could I?"

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Chris says, “If I Can . . .” I say, “Could I?"

              On a flight to California, I watched a short film about Chris Koch. His story inspired me and touched me deeply. I don’t think Chris would mind me saying this since he enjoys a good sense of humor but the quote “Never judge another person until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes” would not be applicable in Chris’ case. With regards to people who inspire us, it is human nature to ask: How would I respond in similar circumstances? In Chris’ situation, it is almost impossible to understand his immense verve and appreciation for life and giving back. One...

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Up-cycling ideas are built one Brick at a time, Literally!

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Up-cycling ideas are built one Brick at a time, Literally!

Plastic into Bricks – Plastic Into Marc Skid Waistbands. You never know when inspiration will strike. It struck Abhishek Banerjee on a 2016 field trip to a brick kiln. “We saw that the workers there were being treated very inhumanely,” he recalled. He saw working conditions he thought “improper” like people “digging clay with their bare hands.”A college student at India’s Jadavpur University, he wanted to do something not only to address bad working conditions at kilns but alleviate environmental damage they cause. As Anna Fletcher noted in the CNN World piece, “One study estimated that India’s brick kilns burn 15-20...

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & REPAIR?

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & REPAIR?

    We all hear about how we should be helping the planet more. We hear the phrase “REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE” so often, you probably only had to read that first word to know the next two that came after it. But let’s introduce a new word to that. REPAIR. It goes nicely don’t you think? You may think, “But I’m not handy, or a craftsperson, so how am I supposed to repair?” Here are 3 easy ways to repair items and keep them out of landfills.   Patches Patches are in -- and the perfect way to give your...

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Inspired Shopping - GET THE WORD OUT!

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Inspired Shopping - GET THE WORD OUT!

Marc Skid is dedicated to making our MARC. For every pair of Blue Underwear sold, $4 is donated to charities working to better our earth. Marc Skid is made from the highest quality Organic Pima Cotton on Earth; its waistbands are made from used recycled plastics. To date, over 1,400 plastic bottles have been kept from landfills. Additionally, there are no GMOS and our product is USDA Organic. Not only do we strive to Make Our Marc, but we love to highlight other organizations doing the same! Get the Word Out is a Non-Profit located in Maplewood, Missouri. Their products...

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People who are speaking out about the Amazon Rain-Forest fires and why it’s important

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People who are speaking out about the Amazon Rain-Forest fires and why it’s important

  After three weeks of no mention in the media, the Amazon Rain-Forest fires are finally at the forefront. The Amazon produces 20% of the earth’s oxygen, and it’s burning to a crisp. In normal fashion when there is a crisis, social media explodes, and every celeb posts a speech about how the tragedy needs #prayers. While celebs’ posts about the fires do raise awareness, most go back to their half-naked photos and movie promotions promptly after their heartfelt posting. But what are these top 1% actually doing to help? After some research it was difficult to find an actual...

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