Talking So Others Will Listen

Recent events worldwide demonstrates the need for everyone to have a voice in how they are governed. However many people are living in their homelands without having their voices heard. Part of the problem lies in people realizing their voices need to be heard. Others may not want to get… Read more

Helping Others Is Right & It Feels Good

Everyday we are faced with news reports of natural disasters, war, conflict and the millions of victims. There is no paucity of areas to help, lend a hand, or donate money. We applaud those who continue to give before being asked, and those who graciously give when called upon. There… Read more

Making A Difference: Florida State Footballer

Every day there are opportunities for each and everyone of us to make a difference in others’ lives. Whether it is giving up our seats on a crowded bus, opening the door for someone, donating our time or money to charitable events or causes, or by simply smiling and saying… Read more

Africa Rising

We have experienced the African continent multiple times either visiting or bringing working health mission members to amazing countries like Kenya, Tanzania, Egypt, South Africa and Swaziland. Hearing from Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a leader working to improve that conditions in her native Nigeria, is inspiring. For anyone wanting to continue to… Read more

We can all help our environment

Climate change is affecting our environment on many different levels. Despite the reluctance of some politicians to avoid this issue or deny it’s existence, time and again the research is proving them wrong. All of these conversations about climate change can become depressing when thinking of the possible outcomes. What will… Read more

Scholarship Available: deadline July 29 2016

The CCREF Young Investigator Scholarship awards a $2,500 scholarship to encourage college-level compost research projects. In this way, we recruit tomorrow’s generation of industry experts and researchers! WHO SHOULD APPLY: College students with projects about the compost process, the application and use of finished compost, how compost can increase drought tolerance and… Read more

Homelessness

Being homeless is hard work, includes loss of dignity, increases the chances of illness. It is even worse when temperatures plunge below freezing. Many cities are grappling with their homeless populations, some better than others. The U.S. needs to put more focus on this issue at all levels, including the… Read more

Helping Others

The new year, 2016, has begun with numerous stories about victims of natural, unnatural and man-made disasters! More countries are experiencing the effects of war, poverty, economic imbalance, terror, violence, and most of all climate change. There is always some news about others taking advantage of those weaker. Whether it… Read more

Empowering Communities

Lately there has been much discussion in the media, world about the plight of the refugees from Syria. We must remember that there have always been refugees from many different parts of the world, and unfortunately there will always be refugees, people escaping their homelands for different yet personal reasons…. Read more