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THINK: Fund your next project

THINK: Fund your next project

Have you ever heard of kickstarter.com?  In case you haven’t, it’s a website that provides a funding platform for kickstarting creative projects (badum tish!). It turns out spacehive.com does the same thing for neighborhood improvement projects.  My good friend, Holly, sent me an email the other day asking if I had ever heard of this lovely website, and I thought to myself… “Well no, but I certainly should have!”...

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ACT: Candler Park’s Midsummer Fest

ACT: Candler Park’s Midsummer Fest

Support a local park and neighborhood this weekend: hit up the Midsummer Music + Food Festival at Candler Park. There will be lots of local artists, food trucks, and bands both Friday from 4-11pm and Saturday noon-11p.  (ACTing in support of your community can be just plain fun!)  Check out the details. Walk, bike, or take MARTA if you can! [ image from Midsummer Music + Food...

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THINK: Green Lighting

THINK: Green Lighting

Compact fluorescent bulbs, along with other energy-saving types like LEDs, have been steadily taking over the incandescent bulbs of yesteryear. But let’s be honest, the curly, swirly fluorescent tubes don’t always look at home peering out from some of your more traditional fixtures, especially those that expose the bulbs. The folks over at Inhabitat have compiled a gallery of lamps, fixtures, and sconces that are designed to play...

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THINK: Recycled insulation is sexy…literally

THINK: Recycled insulation is sexy…literally

THINK about all of the clothes you’ve outgrown or grown tired of. Do you turn them into household rags? Or perhaps, you give your clothes a second life by giving them to charity. What about all of those old undergarments? Not many people want to wear or clean with second-hand underwear and lingerie, so what do you do?  Well there is no need to worry as one Italian company has found an innovative use for women’s bras by turning them...

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ACT: Soles for Souls

ACT: Soles for Souls

I walked out of church yesterday bare foot. No I don’t attend some hippie church. Just went to a service that decided to make a difference right in the moment. It was an incredible experience when the pastor asked us to donate to Soles for Souls to make a difference in the lives of “victims of abject suffering” such as people who had lost their possessions to natural disasters like the 2004 tsunami and Hurricane Katrina....

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THINK: The Walkability Ladder

THINK: The Walkability Ladder

According to a recent New York Times article, exclusive suburban homes around the country that were accessible only by car were tagged with the highest prices in the 90s. Now, the most valuable real estate lies within walkable urban neighborhoods. There is a five-step “ladder” of walkability from least to most walkable. As the article states, “On average, each step up the walkability ladder [now] adds $9 per square foot to...

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