|Change the World
Margaret Mead said "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only
thing that ever has."
You can help save the world by supporting organizations that work
to make the world better, and by shopping at responsible merchants
with an eco-conscience.
1planet1ocean is a nonprofit organization, founded to explore, restore and sustain the oceans through strong international partnerships, offering solutions to the problems our oceans face.
Please help support
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Located in Kanab Utah,
this amazing organization works with humane groups all across
the country -- to bring about a time when there are No More
Shop at Fair Indigo
- This Madison based (and online) store creates stylish,
high quality clothes while paying a fair wage to the people
who produce them.
DATA - DATA aims to raise
awareness about, and spark response to the crises swamping
Africa: unpayable Debts, uncontrolled spread of AIDS, and
unfair Trade rules which keep Africans poor.
The Nature Conservancy - The mission of The Nature Conservancy
is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities
that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting
the lands and waters they need to survive.
The Rainforest Site - Over one acre of rainforest disappears
every second. By clicking on this link you can help save
rainforests for free. Their sponsors donate money for each
click. They also have a wonderful selection of eco-friendly
products for sale.
The Animal Rescue Site - The Animal Rescue Site was
founded to help feed and care for some of the 27 million
unwanted animals given to shelters in the US every year.
Site sponsors pay for all funding, which benefits three
leading animal welfare charities: The Fund for Animals,
Petfinder.com Foundation and North Shore Animal League America.
Seed Savers Exchange - Seed Savers Exchange is a nonprofit
organization that saves and shares the heirloom seeds of
our garden heritage, forming a living legacy that can be
passed down through generations. When people grow and save
seeds, they join an ancient tradition as stewards, nurturing
our diverse, fragile, genetic and cultural heritage.
The Box Project - Their mission is to encourage and
enrich the lives of families and individuals living in poverty
in rural America by establishing meaningful relationships,
promoting education, and offering material aid. Right now,
in the richest country in the world, 37 million Americans
are living in a state of poverty, hunger and hardship. I have personally been a Box Project sponsor
for many years, and it has been an amazing experience. It will change your perspective forever.
No Kill Advocacy Center - Animal advocacy group that supports No Kill efforts nationwide to help bring about a No Kill nation. I heard the founder of this site on the radio,
and he has the simple, sane perspective that it's not acceptable to kill homeless animals. He helps shelters get in that
mind-set, rather than assuming they have no choice.
Custom Jewelry and Garden
- Thunder Ridge Gardens
- Purchase flower, vegetable, and herb seeds and plants, and organic pest controls from Parks Seed,
Wayside Gardens, Gardens Alive! and more.
- Thunder Ridge
Gallery - Beautiful jewelry designed from freshwater pearls,
oyster, and precious gems, with 14K gold-filled or sterling
silver findings. Original copper and glass garden sculpture
for indoors and out.
More Fun Sites
- Subsidence Inversions
- A brief discussion of atmospheric temperature inversions and
their recognition and application in lighter-than-air flight,
by Harold F. Maybeck.
- Z-Time - Why do
we refer to GMT, GCT, UTC, etc, as Z-time? by Harold F. Maybeck.
- Rapid River
Water Temperature Fluctuations - A Cursory Examination of
the Dramatic Decline in Water Temperature on the Pemigewasset
River at the Plymouth, NH River Stage Station on August 30-31,
2004, by Harold F. Maybeck.
Bernard Maybeck (1862-1957)
- www maybeck org - The Maybeck Foundation. Unfortunately this site has been hacked and
has a virus, so I'm no longer providing a live link to it. I will update the link once the site has been cleaned.
Maybeck - One of the great originals of American architecture
- Bernard Maybeck and