Happy (hot!) Monday. Here’s one way to cool down while getting inspired: find an icy cold spot (a corner in the library works pretty well) and check out your weekly round up of service-related posts from around the web.

  • Hands-On Blog rallies volunteers to help victims of the ongoing Colorado wildfires. Find out how you can make a difference!
  • Mashable explains how social media (like the Hands-On blog, and others) is serving as a force of good in the Colorado recovery.
  • Idealist wonders if supporting entrepreneurial kids might just help solve the world’s problems.
  • Sustainablog reminds readers of the real costs (environmental and social) behind drinking bottled water.
  • GOOD shares Wales’ inspiring story of how its doubled its recycling rates in just a few short years.
  • Pro-Bono Junkie reports that the Billion + Change program just received it’s 200th company pledge to fund the increase of pro bono service in corporate America.