150th Arbor Day: How to Help

By Lizbeth Hartz | April 29, 2022

The good news this month is that Friday, April 29th is the 150th Arbor Day, a day where communities across America (or individuals on their own) get together to make the world a better place for future generations by planting trees. Many other countries celebrate Arbor Day (though some do it on different dates). I…

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Pep Talks from Kindergarteners: Passing on the Torch for #WATWB

By Lizbeth Hartz | March 24, 2022

This month marks the 55th, and final, edition of the We Are the World Blogfest. Though at times it’s been hectic to get a post together to share some good news, I’ve always had fun with the task (that didn’t feel like one at all once I dived in). As well, reading the good news…

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Take 2 Sunny Days and Call Me Next Week – #WATWB

By Lizbeth Hartz | February 24, 2022

Ah, the great outdoors. Arguably, there’s little that ails us that a day in the forest can’t heal. I’ve long revered the healing powers of nature. The good news this week is that now the Canadian government is acknowledging the benefits of nature on human health, too.  I’m pleased to inform you that some of…

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Protect Your Brain from Dementia Through Exercise – #WATWB

By Lizbeth Hartz | January 27, 2022

While on my monthly mission of searching for good news to share a la We Are The World BlogFest (#WATWB–their goal is to counteract the bad news in the feeds), I came across some news that gladdened my senior’s heart for two reasons. First, that the brain chemistry of folks on the far side of…

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Changing Human Poo into Organic Fertilizers, Green Energy, and More – #WATWB

By Lizbeth Hartz | November 25, 2021

I believe that saving the environment and the health of people and animals includes saying no to using toxic chemicals on animals, plants, and land rather than natural substances. So when I went searching for good news to share for this month’s We Are The World Blogfest (#WATWB) the article below was a natural (excuse…

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Build a Wall and the Wind Will Come – #WATWB

By Lizbeth Hartz | October 28, 2021

When my mom was growing up in rural Missouri, a person was considered “windy” when they talked too much. When it comes to helping the environment, however, harnessing the wind for energy (rather than coal-based fuel) is a great and fruitful thing. Witness the creativity of entrepreneur Joe Doucet, who tells us, “Anywhere there’s a…

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