Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Happo-Dammo Ratio, Buying Local: Bridge Building this Holiday Season

This past week, the BGI blog republished the HappoDammo Ratio, a term coined by Gifford Pinchot III.  Referring to the happiness created by an activity, divided by the damage done by that activity, HappoDammo looms large during the holiday season.  … Continue reading

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As the Thanksgiving season approaches, I recall holidays of my youth, pies baking in the oven, short drives across the county to Grandma’s house for a multi-generational feast, and returning at night to see the first lights of the winter … Continue reading

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Community engagement through education

In the Peace Corps in Niger, our education volunteers focused on community and youth education, rather than teaching in classrooms.  Part of this was government mandate, but much resulted from the observation that education involving the whole community is a … Continue reading

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Organization Spotlight:

I recently learned about, Interfaith Partners for the Environment, and found many themes resonating with the content of Cultivating Bridges.  In addition to offering environmental statements from multiple denominations, GreenFaith also has useful resources on Stewardship, Spirit, and Justice. … Continue reading

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